### Verbal Reasoning - Arithmetical Reasoning

#### Question - 1

A shepherd had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How many was he left with ?

• A Nil
• B 8
• C 9
• D 17

#### Question - 2

A bird shooter was asked how many birds he had in the bag. He replied that there were all sparrows but six, all pigeons but six, and all ducks but six. How many birds he had in the bag in all ?

• A 9
• B 18
• C 27
• D 36

#### Question - 3

What is the smallest number of ducks that could swim in this formation - two ducks in front of a duck, two ducks behind a duck and a duck between two ducks ?

• A 3
• B 5
• C 7
• D 9

#### Question - 4

The 30 members of club decided to play a badminton singles tournament. Every time a member loses a game he is out of the tournament. These are no ties. What is the minimum number of matches that must be played to determine the winner ?

• A 15
• B 29
• C 61
• D None of these

#### Question - 5

A man wears socks of two colours - black and brown. He has altogether 20 black socks and 20 brown socks in a drawer. Supposing he has to take out the socks in the dark, how many must he take out to be sure that he has a matching pair ?

• A 3
• B 20
• C 39
• D None of these

#### Question - 6

What is the product of all the numbers in the dial of telephone?

• A 1,58,480
• B 1,59,450
• C 1,59,480
• D None of these

#### Question - 7

A group of  1200 persons consisting of captains and soldiers is travelling in a train. For every 15 soldiers there is one captain. The number of captains in the group is

• A 85
• B 80
• C 75
• D 70

#### Question - 8

Aruna cut a cake into two halves and cuts one half into smaller pieces of equal size. Each of the small pieces is twenty grams in weight. If she has seven pieces of the cake in all with her, how heavy was the original cake ?

• A 120 grams
• B 140 grams
• C 240 grams
• D 280 grams
• E None of these

#### Question - 9

First bunch of bananas has $1\over4$ again as many bananas as a second bunch. If the second bunch has 3 bananas less than the first bunch, then the number of bananas in the first bunch is

• A 9
• B 10
• C 12
• D 15

#### Question - 10

At the end of a business conference the ten people present all shake hands with each other once. How many handshakes will there be altogether ?

• A 20
• B 45
• C 55
• D 90