Logic and Puzzle Quiz
Questions from a puzzle event called “Crack the logic” which i conducted in amdocs. The numbers in the brackets were the points awarded for each of the questions.
1. Give an English word which starts with “he” and ends with “he”, other than the word “he”.[1]
2. How many questions are there in this quiz? [1]
3. How many squares are present in the figure below? [2]
4. Which famous exAmerican President wrote the autobiography of Bill Clinton titled “My Life”? [1]
5. There is a circular forest of radius 10 Kilometers. How far can a dog run into this forest? [1]
*6. What is the next in the series? [2]
1
11
21
1211
111221
312211
7. What is the next word in the series? [2]
AID GUESS DEGREE ESTATE COLUMN SENSE _____
8. Fill in the blank. [1]
Prince Charles is Prince Harry’s father’s ______.
*9. Find the next number in the series. In case you didn’t know, 10^27 is called Octillion. [2]
10^3, 10^9, 10^27, 10^2, 1, ___
*10.The Amdocs Social Club had recently ordered a new display board advertising the facilities of the new Gym. The new gym had treadmills and cycles. But, the writing on the display board mentioning “treadmills and cycles” was not very friendly to the eye as the words were spaced too close to each other. So, Gopa wrote a mail to Nicos asking him to get this corrected. Nicos noticed that the sentence written by Gopa had the word “and” appearing five times one after another. What could have been the sentence that Gopa had written in the mail? [2]
11. Complete the shortforms below for [1] mark each.
E.g. 26 L of the A = Letters of the Alphabet
• 7 D of the W =
• 12 S of the Z =
• 8 P in the S S =
• 90 D in a R A =
• 24 H in a D =
#*12. An archer shoots 2 arrows at a circular target and both of them hit the target. What is the probability that the 2 arrows are in the same half of the target? [2]
13. Form a meaningful sentence starting with “the” from the grid below. The only condition is that a move from one word to another can only be like a knight/horse used in Chess. i.e. an ‘L’ shaped move. [2]
E.g.: if you are on “solve” (1st row, 2nd column), the next word can be either “this” (3rd row, 3rd column) or “to” (3rd row, 1st column) or “only” (2nd row, 4th column)
the

solve

around

to

board

on

is

like

only

moves

to

horse

this

chess

moves

puzzle

a

way

that

the

#*13. There are 49 students in a class. What is the probability that at least 5 of them have their birthdays in the same month? [2]
14. The alphabets “A” to “Z” (Capital letters) have been grouped into 4 categories as below. The alphabets have already been put into the groups. Identify the way that the groups have been classified. [2]
Group 1: A, M, T, U, V, W, Y
Group 2: B, C, D, E, K
Group 3: H, I, O, X
Group 4: F, G, J, L, N, P, Q, R, S, Z
15. If (xa)(xb)=x²(a+b)x+ab
What is the value of (xa)(xb)(xc)(xd)…………………….(xz) ? [2]
16. A tennis tournament has 7 rounds of single elimination of its men’s singles competition. This includes the championship match, and there are no byes. How many singles players originally enter when the tournament begins? [2]
*17. Find an eightdigit number such that the first digit tells you how many ‘zeros’ are there, second digit tells you how many ‘ones’ are there, third digit tells you how many ‘twos’ are there and so on. [2]
18. Trixies are pictorial/clued representations of words/phrases. Within brackets, you might have clues to what the trixie stands for.
Solve the trixies below.
a) sa, sb, sc, sd, sf, sg, sh ….. sz (Part of the body) [1]
b) PRO / MISE [1]
c) s t o r y –> stor (English Phrase) [1]
d) [1]
stand 
i 
e) abababababababababababab…… [2]
f) O_er_t_o_ [2]
g) Math The [1]
h) xqqme [1]
i) you just me [1]
j) comp144etence [2]
19. How many F’s are there in the paragraph below? [1]
FINISHED FILES ARE THE RESULT OF YEARS
OF SCIENTIFIC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE
EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.
20. Encrypted Phrases: Each of the group of phrases given resembles a meaningful entity when “read” differently
E.g. Lawn Sand Jealous –> Los Angeles
Solve each of these phrases for [1] point each
• Sand Tackle Laws –>
• My Gulch Hoard Un –>
• Aisle Oh View –>
• This hound dove muse sick –>
• Thumb ill key way –>
21. The “sequence” below is incomplete. Complete the “sequence” [1]
19 5 17 21 5 14 3 ?
22. Cross out nine letters in such a way that the remaining letters spell
a single word. [1]
N A I S N I E N L G E L T E T W E O R R S D
23. Find the country names encoded using the following characters.
a = any vowel
b = any letter which has to be written with an extension on top (b d f h k l t)
g = any letter which has to be written with an extension to the bottom (g j p q y)
c = any letter with no extensions (c m n r s v w x z)
For example Canada would be encoded as cacaba.
Now, try to find the names of the countries encrypted below. [1] point each.
• acbaa –
• aacbcabaa –
• cggcac –
• gagac –
• cacacaa –
• cac caabacb –
• ccabcacbacb –
• cacacaaba –
• ccacba –
• bacabba –
24) Before Mt Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain on earth?
#25) One of the words give below has been given to me as the secret word
AIM DUE MOD OAT TIE
If I were to tell you one letter of my secret word, then you would be able to tell me the number of vowels in my secret word. Which of the above is my secret word?
#*26)
A  B  C  
D  
E  F  G  
H  
I 
Each of the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 is
• represented by a different letter in the above figure
• positioned in the figure such that each of A+B+C, C+D+E, E+F+G, G+H+I is equal to 13.
What does the letter ‘E’ represents? [2]
27) This is Triplet puzzle. Many drinks (names of drinks) have been split into groups of three characters and distributed across the grid. Find as many names of drinks as you can. The individual groups of 3 letters are used in the name of only one drink. [1] mark for each drink you are able to find. There are 10 drinks in the grid.
28) Andreas and Christos look alike, but Andreas lies on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, whereas Christos lies on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They both tell the truth on Sunday. You come upon the two of them, and they make the following statements. In each case, determine who is who, and what day it is. [1 point for determining who A is, 1 point for determining what day it is]
Problem 1:
A – I will lie tomorrow
B – I lied yesterday, and I will lie tomorrow.
Problem 2:
A – Today is not Sunday
B – Today is not Monday
29) Each square grid below contains a path from every numbered square to some meeting point. The number in each square tells how many straight line segments it takes to get to the meeting point. The different paths to the meeting point cannot intersect, and can only go horizontally and vertically through the grid squares. The meeting point must be in an empty square.
Now find the meeting point (draw the line segments too) for the grids below for 1 point each.
#*30) If my house number is a multiple of 3, then it is a number from 50 to 59 (inclusive). If my house number is not a multiple of 4, then it is a number from 60 to 69 (inclusive). If my house number is not a multiple of 6, then it is a number from 70 to 79 (inclusive). What is my house number? [2]
31) Give an English word which has “adac” in the centre. [1]
Hope you enjoyed the puzzles.
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