[LIC AAO] reasoning ability questions

REASONING ABILITY

 This is a test to see how well you can think. It contains questions of various kinds. Here are some sample questions.
Q.1. If the letters in the word TOPS can be rearranged to form a meaningful word beginning with O, the last letter of that word is your answer. If more than one such word can be formed, M is the answer and if no such word can be formed, X is the answer.
(1) T (2) P (3) M (4) S (5) X

Q.2. Some leaders are dishonest. Satyapriya is a leader. Which of the following inferences definitely follows from these two statements ?
(1) Satyapriya is honest (2) Satyapriya is dishonest (3) Some leaders are honest (4) Leaders are generally dishonest (5) Satyapriya is sometimes
dishonest

Q.3. If the letters of the following alphabet intercharge positions, so that A takes the place of Z and Z takes the place of A; B takes the place of Y and Y takes the place of B and so on, what will be the 13th letter from the right ? A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
(1) M (2) N (3) O (4) L (5) Other than those given as options

Q.4. If the first and the second letters in the word ‘DEPRESSION’ were interchanged, also the third and the fourth letters, the fifth and sixth letters and so on, which of the following would be the seventh letter from the right ?
(1) R (2) O (3) S (4) I (5) Other than those given as options

Q.5. In a row of girls, if Seeta who is 10th from the left and Lina who is 9th from the right interchange their seats, Seeta becomes 15th from the left. How many girls are there in the row ?
(1) 16 (2) 18 (3) 19 (4) 22 (5) Other than those given as options

Q.6-10. Read the information given below and answer the questions.

Six plays A, B, C, D, E and F of a famous playwright are to be staged one on each day from Monday to Saturday. The schedule of the plays is to be in accordance with the following.
(1) A must be on the previous day of the on which E is staged.
(2) C must not be staged on Tuesday.
(3) B must be on a day which follows the day on which F is staged.
(4) D must be staged on Friday only and should not be immediately preceded by B.
(5) E must not be staged on the last day of the schedule.

 Q.6. Which of the following is the schedule of plays, with the order of their staging from Monday ? (1) E A B F D C (2) A F B E D C (3) A F B C D E (4) F A B E D C (5) Other than those given as options

Q.7. Play C cannot definitely be staged on which of the following days in addition to Tuesday ?
(1) Monday (2) Wednesday (3) Thursday (4) Friday (5) Saturday

Q.8. Play D is between which of the following pairs of plays ?
(1) C and E (2) E and F (3) A and E (4) B and E (5) C and F

Q.9. Which of the following plays is on Monday ?
(1) E (2) A (3) F (4) B (5) C

Q.10. Which of the following plays immediately follows B ?
(1) F (2) E (3) D (4) C (5) A
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