Cisco Reasoning Questions

DIRECTIONS for the questions 1 to 4 : Read the following in formation carefully and answer the questions given below it:
One morning editor Rita Storey tackled the pile of manuscripts on her desk. She read five stories, each by different author. The authors were Abner, Blake and Ellery (all males) and Celeste and Doris (both females). Each of the stories was about a different threat to civilisation (one was about a vengeful mad scientist). One of the authors had the surname James. There are eight clues:
  1. Rita read the five stories in this order from first to last: the story by the author surnamed Gardon, the one set on the moon, the one by Doris, Land's Lost, and the story about an impending ice age.
  2. Ellery's story and Nightmares both take place on Earth. Of the two Rita read the one that takes place under the sea some time before she read the one set in the mountains.
  3. Ms Frederick isn't the woman who wrote about nuclear explosions.
  4. As Rita set down Mr Irving's manuscript and picked up October Oppression she realised that she knew both authors personally, and that they were soon to be married to each other.
  5. Henderson's story and the story about killer plants take place, not necessarily respectively, on Mars and Venus; Rita didn't read these two stories consecutively.
  6. Blake didn't write Mushroom Madness.
  7. Before reading their stories, Rita had never heard of the authors of either the story set on Mars or the one about hostile aliens.
  8. After finishing Celeste's story, Rita read at least one other story before getting to Killer Time.
  1. Who has written about a vengeful mad scientists?
    1. Abner
    2. Blake
    3. Celeste
    4. Can't say
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option A
    S No.NameSurnameTitleSettingThreat
    1CelesteGordonNightmaresSeaNuclear Explosion
    2AbnerIrvingMushroom MadnessMadScientist
    3DorisFrederickOctober OpressionVenusKiller Plants
    4ElleryJamesLand's lostMountainsHostile Aliens
    5BlakeHendersonKiller TimeMarsIce age
  2. Whose last name is James?
    1. Abner
    2. Blake
    3. Celeste
    4. Doris
    5. Ellery

    Answer: Option E
    S No.NameSurnameTitleSettingThreat
    1CelesteGordonNightmaresSeaNuclear Explosion
    2AbnerIrvingMushroom MadnessMadScientist
    3DorisFrederickOctober OpressionVenusKiller Plants
    4ElleryJamesLand's lostMountainsHostile Aliens
    5BlakeHendersonKiller TimeMarsIce age
  3. Give the title of Gordon's story.
    1. Killer Time
    2. Land's Lost
    3. Mushroom Madness
    4. Nighmares
    5. October

    Answer: Option D
    S No.NameSurnameTitleSettingThreat
    1CelesteGordonNightmaresSeaNuclear Explosion
    2AbnerIrvingMushroom MadnessMadScientist
    3DorisFrederickOctober OpressionVenusKiller Plants
    4ElleryJamesLand's lostMountainsHostile Aliens
    5BlakeHendersonKiller TimeMarsIce age
  4. What is the threat involved in the story set on the moon?
    1. Hostile Aliens
    2. Killer plants
    3. Mad scientist
    4. Can't say
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option C
    S No.NameSurnameTitleSettingThreat
    1CelesteGordonNightmaresSeaNuclear Explosion
    2AbnerIrvingMushroom MadnessMadScientist
    3DorisFrederickOctober OpressionVenusKiller Plants
    4ElleryJamesLand's lostMountainsHostile Aliens
    5BlakeHendersonKiller TimeMarsIce age
DIRECTIONS for the questions 5 to 6 : In each of the following questions a no. series is given. After the series, a no. is given below it, followed by a, b, c, d and e. You have to complete the series starting with the no. given and following the same property as in the given no. series. Then answer the questions below it.
  1. 101323545767989111011
    34abcde

    What should come in place of a?

    1. 56
    2. 78
    3. 43
    4. 100
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option A
    The series is: every digit of the no. increases by 2 in each step.
  1. -1010653451750
    -2 abcde

    What should come in place of e?

    1. -1750
    2. 1375
    3. -1325
    4. -1475
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option E
    -1375. the series is (+1) x 5, (+2) x 5, (+3) x 5...
  2. A market survey shows that 40% consumers liked Cola drink of brand 'A', 25% consumers liked Cola drink of brand 'B' and 10% consumers liked both. What pet-cent of consumers liked neither Cola' A' nor 'B'
    1. 35%
    2. 25%
    3. 45%
    4. 55%

    Answer: Option C

    If 10% like both, then % who like only A = 40 - 10 = 30%
    Similarly Only B = 15%
    So % who like at least one = 55%
    ∴ % who neither like 'A' nor 'B' = 45%. Option C
DIRECTIONS for the questions 8 to 10: In a certain code language lep sta pur stands for "lemon is sour", sta cal phi stands for "apple is sweet", and call dir fos stands for "you are sweet".
  1. Find the odd man out.
    1. phi
    2. fos
    3. pur
    4. gro
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option D
    After comparison, cal = sweet, sta = is and rest is not clear.
  2. How would you write "you sour apple" in the above code language?
    1. lep cal gro
    2. sta lep fos
    3. lep phi fos
    4. Can't say
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option D
    After comparison, cal = sweet, sta = is and rest is not clear.
  3. What is the code for "sweet"?
    1. call
    2. phi
    3. sta
    4. Can't say
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option A
    After comparison, cal = sweet, sta = is and rest is not clear.
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