Logical Reasoning previous years questions (CAT) - Set 0015


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Logical Reasoning

    Post your solutions as reply to respective questions below.


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    Question 1

    Four people of different nationalities live on the same side of a street in four houses each of different color. Each person has a different favorite drink. The following additional information is also known:
    The Englishman lives in the red house.
    The Italian drinks tea.
    The Norwegian lives in the first house on the left.
    In the second house from the right they drink milk.
    The Norwegian lives adjacent to the blue house.
    The Spaniard drinks fruit juice.
    Tea is drunk in the blue house.
    The white house is to the right of the red house.

    1. The color of the Norwegian’s house is

    (a) yellow
    (b) white
    (c) blue
    (d) red

    2. Milk is drunk by

    (a) Norwegian
    (b) English
    (c) Italian
    (d) None of the above

    3. The Norwegian drinks

    (a) milk
    (b) cocoa
    (c) tea
    (d) fruit juice

    4. Which of he following is not true?

    (a) Milk is drunk in the red house.
    (b) The Italian lives in the blue house.
    (c) The Spaniard lives in a corner house.
    (d) The Italian lives next to the Spaniard.
          (CAT 1993)


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    Answer: Option A Option B Option B Option D


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    Question 2

    “Kya – Kya” is an island in the South Pacific. The inhabitants of “Kya – Kya” always answer any question with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other always false.

    You find that your boat is stolen.
    You question three inhabitants of the island and they reply as follows:

    John says, “I didn’t do it. Mathew didn’t do it.”
    Mathew says. “I didn’t do it. Krishna didn’t do it.”
    Krishna says. “I didn’t do it. I don’t know who did it.”

    Who stole your boat?

    (a) John
    (b) Mathew
    (c) Krishna
    (d) None of them
            (CAT 1993)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 3

    “Kya – Kya” is an island in the South Pacific. The inhabitants of “Kya – Kya” always answer any question with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other always false.

    There is only one pilot on the island. You interview three men, Koik, Lony and Mirna. You also notice that Koik is wearing a cap.

    Mirna says, “Lony’s father is the pilot. Lony is not the priest’s son.”
    Koik says, “I am the priest. On this island, only priests can wear caps.”
    Lony says says, I am the priest’s son. Koik is not the priest.”

    Which of the following is true?

    (a) Lony is not Koik’s son.
    (b) Koik is the pilot.
    (c) Mirna is the pilot.
    (d) Lony is the priest.
              (CAT 1993)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 4

    “Kya – Kya” is an island in the South Pacific. The inhabitants of “Kya – Kya” always answer any question with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other always false.

    You are walking on the road and come to a fork. You ask the inhabitants Ram, Laxman and Lila. ”which road will take me to the village?”

    Ram says, “I never speak to strangers, I am new to these parts.”
    Laxman says, “I am married to Lila. Take the left road.”
    Lila says, “I am married to Ram, He is not new to this place.”

    Which of the following is true?

    (a) Left road takes you to the village.
    (b) Right road takes you to the village.
    (c) Lila is married to Laxman.
    (d) None of these.
                                              (CAT 1993)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 5

    “Kya – Kya” is an island in the South Pacific. The inhabitants of “Kya – Kya” always answer any question with two sentences, one of which is always true and the other always false.

    You want to speak to the chief of the village. You question three inhabitants. Amar, Bobby and Charles. Only Bobby’s is wearing a red shirt.”

    Amar says. “I am not Bobby’s son. The chief wears a red shirt.”
    Bobby says, “I am Amar’s father, Charles is the chief.”
    Charles says, “The chief is one among us. I am the chief.”

    Who is the chief?

    (a) Amar
    (b) Bobby
    (c) Charles
    (d) None of them
               (CAT 1993)


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    Answer: Option B


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