IAS 2012 Prelims Solved Paper II Aptitude (Part 4 of 18)

  1. Consider the following statements:

    1. All artists are whimsical.

    2. Some artists are drug addicts.

    3. Frustrated people are prone to become drug addicts

    From the above three statements it may be concluded that

    1. Artists are frustrated.

    2. Some drug addicts are whimsical.

    3. All frustrated people are drug addicts.

    4. Whimsical people are generally frustrated.

    Answer: b

  2. Examine the following statements:

    1. Either A and B are of the same age or A is older than B

    2. Either C and D are of the same age or D is older than C

    3. B is older than C.

    Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

    1. A is older than B

    2. B and D are of the same age

    3. D is older than C

    4. A is older than C

    Answer: d

  3. Examine the following statements:

    1. Only those who have a pair of Binoculars can become the members of the birdwatcher's club.

    2. Some members of the birdwatcher's club have cameras.

    3. Those members who have cameras can take part in photo-contests.

    Which of the following conclusions can be drawn from the-above statements?

    1. All those who have a pair of binoculars are members of the birdwatcher's club.

    2. All members of the birdwatcher's club have a pair of binoculars.

    3. All those who take part in photo-contests are members of the birdwatcher's club.

    4. No conclusion can be drawn.

    Answer: b

  4. During the last summer vacation. Ankit went to a summer camp where he took part in hiking swimming and boating. This summer, he is looking forward to a music camp where he hoped to sing, dance and learn to play the guitar. Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above?

    1. Ankit's parents want him to play the guitar.

    2. Ankit prefers music to outdoor activities.

    3. Ankit goes to some type of camp every summer.

    4. Ankit likes to sing and dance.

    Answer: d

  5. Three persons A, B and C wore shirts of black, blue and orange colours (not necessarily in that order) and pants of green, yellow and orange colours (not necessarily in that order). No person wore shirt and pants of the same colour. Further, it is given that

    1. A did not wear shirt of black colour.

    2. B did not wear shirt of blue colour.

    3. C did not wear shirt of orange colour.

    4. A did not wear pants of green colour.

    5. B wore pants of orange colour.

    What were the colours of the pants and shirt worn by C, respectively?

    1. Orange and black

    2. Green and blue

    3. Yellow and blue

    4. Yellow and black

    Answer: b

  6. Ten new TV shows started in January-5 sitcoms, 3 drama and 2 news magazines. By April, only seven of the new shows were still on, five of them being sitcoms. Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above?

    1. Only one news magazine show is still on:

    2. Only one of the drama shows is still on:

    3. At least one discontinued show was a drama.

    4. Viewers prefer sitcoms over drama.

    Answer: c

  7. Read the passage given below and the two statements that follow (given on the basis of the passage): Four men are waiting at Delhi airport for a Mumbai flight. Two are doctors and the other two ace businessmen. Two speak Gujarati and two speak Tamil. No two of the same profession speak the same language. Two are Muslims and two are Christians. Notwo. Of the same religion are of the same profession, nor do they speak the same language. The Tamil-speaking doctor is a Christian.

    1. The Christian-businessman speaks Gujarati.

    2. The Gujarati-speaking doctor is a Muslim.

    Which of the above statements is/are correct conclusion/conclusions?

    1. 1 only

    2. 2 only

    3. Both 1 and 2

    4. Neither 1 nor 2

    Answer: c