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 â€œheâ€ and ends with â€œheâ€, 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 ex-American President wrote the autobiography of Bill Clinton titled â€œMy Lifeâ€? [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 Harryâ€™s fatherâ€™s ______.

*9. Find the next number in the series. In case you didnâ€™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 â€œtreadmills and cyclesâ€ 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 â€œandâ€ appearing five times one after another. What could have been the sentence that Gopa had written in the mail? [2]

11. Complete the short-forms below for [1] mark each.

E.g. 26 L of the A = Letters of the Alphabet
â€¢ 7 D of the W =

â€¢ 12 S of the Z =

â€¢ 8 P in the S S =

â€¢ 90 D in a R A =

â€¢ 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 â€œtheâ€ 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 â€˜Lâ€™ shaped move. [2]
E.g.: if you are on â€œsolveâ€ (1st row, 2nd column), the next word can be either â€œthisâ€ (3rd row, 3rd column) or â€œtoâ€ (3rd row, 1st column) or â€œonlyâ€ (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 â€œAâ€ to â€œZâ€ (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 (x-a)(x-b)=xÂ²-(a+b)x+ab

What is the value of (x-a)(x-b)(x-c)(x-d)â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.(x-z) ? [2]

16. A tennis tournament has 7 rounds of single elimination of its menâ€™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 eight-digit number such that the first digit tells you how many â€˜zerosâ€™ are there, second digit tells you how many â€˜onesâ€™ are there, third digit tells you how many â€˜twosâ€™ 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) ababababababababababababâ€¦â€¦ [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 Fâ€™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 â€œreadâ€ differently

E.g. Lawn Sand Jealous –> Los Angeles

Solve each of these phrases for [1] point each

â€¢ Sand Tackle Laws –>

â€¢ My Gulch Hoard Un –>

â€¢ Aisle Oh View –>

â€¢ This hound dove muse sick –>

â€¢ Thumb ill key way –>
21. The â€œsequenceâ€ below is incomplete. Complete the â€œsequenceâ€ [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.

â€¢ acbaa –

â€¢ aacbcabaa –

â€¢ cggcac –

â€¢ gagac –

â€¢ cacacaa –

â€¢ cac caabacb –

â€¢ ccabcacbacb –

â€¢ cacacaaba –

â€¢ ccacba â€“

â€¢ 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

â€¢ represented by a different letter in the above figure
â€¢ 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 â€˜Eâ€™ 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 â€“ I will lie tomorrow
B – I lied yesterday, and I will lie tomorrow.
Problem 2:
A â€“ Today is not Sunday
B â€“ 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 â€œadacâ€ in the centre. [1]

Hope you enjoyed the puzzles.

44 Responses

1. Aiisha says:

ans. to q. 3 is 32

2. bhavneek says:

question 3 ans:25 squares

5. kajal amrutkar says:

ans5 is 20km

6. kajal amrutkar says:

ans3 is 26 square

7. Hari says:

Cross out the Letters that spell:
“NINE LETTERS” (all the odd letters) leaving
“A SINGLE WORD” (all the even letters)

8. Hari says:

9. Hari says:

7-Heaven

10. katta vijay says:

ans for Q13 is 1 sol. (5*1)+(4*11)=49 implies atleast in one month 5 birthdays are celebrated, assuming no one is born on feb 29

11. katta vijay says:

ans to qustn 6 is 13112221

12. Mastanvali says:

13. Saroj Gupta says:

Excellent quiz puzzle

14. gowtham says:

15. Subhankar says:

11.
â€¢ 7 D of the W =Days of the week

â€¢ 12 S of the Z =Signs of the Zodiac

â€¢ 8 P in the S S =Planets in the Solar System

â€¢ 90 D in a R A =Degrees in a Right Angle

â€¢ 24 H in a D =Hours in a Day

16. Subhankar says:

3.30
4.Bill Clinton
5.20 km
6.13112221
7.Heaven
8.Son

17. amartya says:

Awesome but give some harder questions dude.

18. Deepu says:

Questions are too good. And i would like to know the answers. Can you please either mail me the answers for these questions or post it in this website?

19. SAHANA says:

Answer to the question no 3 is 31….

20. Khushboo says:

the only way to solve this puzzle is to move like a horse.

21. Ramesh Barot says:

Answer also required so we can check our knowledge. Only questions create confusions and doubts

22. Manish Kumar Mishra says:

I also want the answers for the given questions. I was to solve more than 2 questions.

23. manikarnika says:

GOOD!!!

24. Gopal says:

1^2+2^2+3^2+4^2 = 30

25. Candice says:

The answer to question 3 is 30. theres One 4×4 ‘s, Four 3×3 ‘s, Nine 2×2 ‘s, Sixteen 1×1 ‘s.

26. ajay says:

ans to question no-3 is 26

27. Kohila says:

34 squares

28. ans to que:31

29. csearuna says:

28) answer for question no 28 is A–> Andreas and B–> Christos

30. Ghanshyam Agarwal says:

Ans to ques 1:

English letter start and end with ‘he’ is

one is ‘Headache’ and another is ‘Heartache’

31. Ghanshyam Agarwal says:

Numbers of squares is 30

32. Sunaina says:

Answer to ques 5 is: Bill Clinton

33. Sunaina says:

Number of squares is 28.

34. Sunaina says:

35. Pranitha says:

interesting quiz

36. venkat says:

37. sreekanth says:

answer to 17 th que is 42101000

38. manoj says:

39. manoj says:

40. Priyanka says:

Nice puzzles.. give the answers dude

41. Bharat Pattani says:

pl. mail me ans. to the above quiz.
Also mail me regularly quiz questionas with ans. My family is very much interested in it.
Regards.
Bharat Pattani

42. Kunal says:

quiz no. 13) can the 3rd row 5th column be made move from moves?

43. Shivani says:

The questions of this site are good, but it will be nice if the answer are also given at the end atleast.

44. Anindya says:

The question set is very well balanced, i.e. nice mix of different difficulty levels and topics. Can we have the answers published please. It is like a bad itch not to be able to confirm the answers…