MCQ on General Mental Ability for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams/etc - II

MCQ on General Mental Ability for WBCS/SSC/Misc Competetive Exams/etc (78 Questions)

1. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) School : students        (b) Hospital : patients       (c) Tree : branches       (d) Industries : workers

    [Tree : Branch bear whole and part relationship. In other cases organisation and its beneficiary relationship exists]

2. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Poet : poem        (b) Architect : design        (c) Advocate : client        (d) Novelist : story

    [Advocate : Client is differently related. In other cases creator and creation relationship exists]

3. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Continent : countries       (b) Desert : camels       (c) Parliament : members       (d) House : rooms

    [Desert : Camels have ecological relationship. In other cases whole and part relationship. Collection of legislators taken as a whole may be considered the Parliament]

4. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Planet : Jupiter       (b) Vehicle : Truck       (c) Desert : Sahara       (d) Universe : Sun

    [Universe : Sun are single and single in the world. In other cases whole and part. Jupiter is one of the planets]

5. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Pen : plastic       (b) paper : wood        (c) Ink : liquid         (d) Brick : soil

    [Ink : liquid shows properties. In other cases product and orincipal raw material relationship exists]

6. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Bureaucrats : Examination        (b) Governors : selection

    (c) Parliamentarians : election        (d) Animals : Extinction

    [Animals : extinction is an ecological problem. In other cases the process of appointment has been shown]

7. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Cloudy : rain        (b) knowledge : ignorance        (c) right : left       (d) minor : major

    [Cloudy : rain is not opposite relation. In other cases an Antonym has been shown. Here right means right ward direction]

8. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Coal : mine       (b) fruit : tree         (c) milk : animal       (d) rice : shop

    [Rice : shop is differently related in relation to availability. In other cases product and source relationship has been shown]

9. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

    (a) Knife : sword        (b) rifle : gun        (c) Cottage : palace        (d) Axe : saw

    [Axe : Saw are of different type. In other cases small and big shaped equipments of similar things have been shown]

10. Select a pair of words which are not related as other pairs.

      (a) Mad : sane        (b) Bless : curse        (c) True : real        (d) Useful : useless

      [True : Real are Synonyms. In other cases Antonym relationship]

11. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Scholar        (b) educated        (c) literate        (d) illiterate

      [Illiterates have no knowledge about alphabets. Others have]

12. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Statesman        (b) Frontline         (c) pioneer       (d) Telegraph

      [Frontline is a periodical. Others are daily newspapers]

13. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Children        (b) Infants         (c) babies        (d) adolescents

      [Adolescents means nearing youthhood. Others are of lender age]

14. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Advantage       (b) opportunity       (c) benefit        (d) acknowledge

      [Acknowledge means ‘to recognize’. Others are synonymous]

15. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Tom         (b) Dick         (c) Harry        (d) Thomas

      [Thomas is an outsider. The phrase ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’ means common men or ordinary people of a society]

16. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Insects        (b) frogs       (c) mosquitoes       (d) butterflies

      [Insects is a broad class. Others are smaller groups]

17. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Fooding        (b) clothing        (c) housing        (d) travelling

      [Travelling is not basic necessaries. Others are basic needs for human being to maintain living]

18. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) SAPTA        (b) NAFTA        (c) ASEAN       (d) GATT

      [GATT is for International Trade matters. Others are for regional trading. GATT = General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade. SAPTA = South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement among SAARC Countries. SAARC = South Asian Association for Re­gional Cooperation. Members: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives. NAFTA = North American Free Trade Area : Members : USA, Canada, Mexico. ASEAN = Asso­ciation of South East Asian Nations]

19. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) U G C        (b) U P S C        (c) S S C       (d) P S C

      [UGC = University Grants Commission is for the develop­ment and finance of University Education in India. Others are for the appointment of Government Servants]

20. Find out the dissimilar one from the group.

      (a) Korea        (b) Vietnam         (c) Thailand        (d) Japan

      [Korea is not the name of country. Now there are North Korea and South Korea. Others are Countries]

21. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      PICTURE : FRAME

      (a) Book : cover       (b) Building : brick       (c) Cistern : Water        (d) Chair : furniture

      [Book is kept bounded in cover in the way a picture is kept bounded in frame. Others convey different relationship]

22. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      GIRL : WOMAN

      (a) Adult : major        (b) Infant : child         (c) Student : teacher        (d) Water : ice

      [Former stage of a woman is girl. In the same way former stage of a child is infant]

23. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      SQUARE : RHOMBUS

      (a) Angle : triangle        (b) Curve : circle        (c) Rectangle : Parallelogram        (d) Point : line

      [Square : rhombus and rectangle : Parallelogram - both pairs bear the properties of parallel lines]

24. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      PEOPLE : PARENTAGE

      (a) Product : quality       (b) goods : origin        (c) Percentage : profit        (d) Parody : author

      [People : parentage shows the race source. Similarly origin of goods shows the manufacturing source, e.g. Cement : Konark]

25. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      PARLOUR : TALKING

      (a) Kitchen : cooking       (b) Hall : viewing       (c) Road : running        (d) Field : walking

      [Parlour or drawing room is a place of talking. Similarly kitchen is the place for cooking. Others not definite]

26. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      ESSAY : PARAGRAPH

      (a) Sentence : story       (b) History : persons       (c) Book : chapter       (d) Press : letters

      [An Essay generally has got several paragraphs. Similarly A book is generally composed of several chapters]

27. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      SEDATIVE : MEDICINE

      (a) Mango : fruit       (b) Pillow : bed        (c) Property : building         (d) Paper : book

      [Sedative i.e. type of medicine which reduce pain is a kind of medicine. Similarly Mango is a kind of fruit]

28. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      SEGMENT : WHOEL

      (a) People : mob        (b) cow : cattle       (c) Army : battle        (d) flute : orchestra

      [Cow is a part of cattle. Similarly segment is a part of Whole. A group of agitated people may be considered a ‘mob’]

29. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      YANKEE : AMERICA

      (a) Hindu : India         (b) Dutch : Holland        (c) Slav : Russia        (d) Islam : Arabia

      [The people of America i.e. USA are known as Yankee. Similarly people of Holland or Netherlands are called Dutch]

30. Select the pairs of words which have got the similar relationship as in existence between the words written in Capital Letters.

      WHITE : BLACK

      (a) Yellow : green        (b) Pious : devil        (c) Student : teacher        (d) Universe : earth

      [Black is the antonym of white. Similarly Devil i.e. bad person is the antonym of pious i.e. good person]

31. Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

      8       12      28

     10        8      21

     14        11     ?

     (a) 29         (b) 31       (c) 33        (d) 36

     [Half of 1st Column + double of 2nd column=3rd column number. As 4+24=28, 5+16=21. Similarly 7+22=29]

32. Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

      4        28       6

      3        25       8

      5          ?        7

      (a) 36        (b) 39        (c) 42       (d) 49

      [Square of 1st column + double of 3rd Col. 16+12=28,  9+16=25. Similarly 25+14 = 39]

33.  Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

       23       4      5

       28       5      6

        ?         7      8

       (a) 32        (b) 34       (c) 36       (d) 38

       [Double of 2nd Col. + triple of 3rd Col. 8+15=23, 10+18=28. Similarly (7x2)+(8x3)=14+24=38]

34.  Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

       16      25      9

       36      64    14

       49      81     ?

       (a) 15        (b) 16        (c) 17       (d) 18

       [Sum of sq. root of 1st & 2nd Col. 4+5=9 , 6+8=14, 7+9= 16]

35.  Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

       21        12       81

      14         22       64

      12         24        ?  

       (a) 100        (b) 124        (c) 132        (d) 144

       [Square of subtracted number. (21-12)2 =92=81, (22 -14)2 =82=64, (24-12)2= (12)2=144]

36. Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

       8        16         6

     12        14         4

     10          9         ?

     (a) 9        (b) 11       (c) 13       (d) 15

     [Sum of each horizontal line is 30]

37. Select suitable number to be placed in the blank space on the basis of principle of selection of number in other similar two.

      15      20       25

      30      35       40

      35       ?        15

      (a) 40        (b) 30        (c) 25       (d) 20

      [Sum of each vertical line is 80]

38. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      15, 24, 35, ……

      (a) 42, 46        (b) 48, 63        (c) 72, 80       (d) 84, 99

      [Square of next digit - 1. So 72 -1, 82 -1 = 48, 63]

39. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      3, 9, 27, 4, 16; …….

      (a) 48       (b) 56       (c) 64       (d) 72

      [A number, its square, its cube. So 4, 42, 43 = 64]

40. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      13,  18,  28,  33, ……..

      (a) 38         (b) 43         (c) 48        (d) None

      [First 5, next 10 added. So 33 + 10 = 43 is the next no]

41. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      8, 12, …… ,  27.

      (a) 14        (b) 16        (c) 18         (d) 20

      [Half of previous number added. So 12 + 6 = 18]

42. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      2,  5,  10,  17, …. 

      (a) 24        (b) 26         (c) 28        (d) 30

      [Square of next digit + 1. So 52 +1=26]

43. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      123,  246, ……, 984

      (a) 386        (b) 432        (c) 482        (d) 492

      [The next number is made double. So 246x2 = 492]

44. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      18,  14,  17,  12,  16,  ……

      (a) 8        (b) 9        (c) 10        (d) 11

      [Two series. In odd places (1,3,5) decreasing by 1. in Even places.(2,4,6) decreasing by 2. So 12 - 2 =10]

45. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      3, 5, 10, 12, 24, 26, ……

      (a) 48        (b) 52         (c) 64        (d) None

      [Increase by 2, multiplied by 2 in next two steps. So the next after 24 is 24 + 2= 26, then 26x2 = 52]

46. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      12, 21, 14, 41, 16, …….

      (a) 41        (b) 53        (c) 61        (d) None

      [Numbers of odd places are increased by 2. And the number of even places are made reverse of the preceeding one]

47. Select the number to be placed in the blank in order to develop a logical series.

      480, …., 80, 20, 4.

      (a) 160         (b) 180         (c) 240        (d) 320

      [The number is made ½,  ⅓,  ¼, 1\5 in successive stages]

48. Which one is necessarily present in democratic election ?

      (a) Politicians        (b) Candidates        (c) Posters       (d) Canvassing

      [Without candidates no election or voting can be held. Others may be absent]

49. Treatment in hospitals depends mainly upon :

      (a) Equipments        (b) Nurses        (c) Doctors        (d) Supervisors

      [Others are engaged to assist the doctors in the treatment process. Treatment cannot be done without doctors]

50. A person proceeding towards South in the morning will find the rising Sun towards his :

      (a) Left        (b) right        (c) front       (d) None of these

      [Consider yourself to proceed towards South. The left hand will remain towards the East where the sun rises]

51. Which one of the following statements is definitely true ?

      (a) All cancer patients are smokers       (b) All smokers get cancer

      (c) Smoking may lead to cancer           (d) Smoking always leads to cancer

      [There is no definiteness that smoking will always bring cancer. So the word ‘may’ is applicable in this case]

52. If rubber is considered eleastic, then Iron is considered :

      (a) heavy        (b) thick        (c) hard        (d) costly

      [Hard or rigid or inelastic (as rubber can be expanded but iron can not be expanded through pulling]

53. In the early morning the Sunshine is less hot, because of :

      (a) the earth is cooler in the morning

      (b) People feel less heat in the early morning

      (c) Sun’s rays travel more in slanting direction

      (d) Sun has got less fire in the morning.

      [In the morning the distance between the Sun and the earth is higher. This distance become reduced in midday or noon]

54. It is not advisable to sleep under a tree at night, because :

      (a) The person may be afraid of ghost

      (b) Trees release no oxygen during night

      (c) Carbon Monoxide is released by trees during night

      (d) Harmful Carbon di-oxide is released by trees during night

      [Trees release oxygen in the presence of sunlight during daytime, but during night Carbon-di-oxide is released by the tree. As Carbon-di-oxide is heavier than ordinary air so it is likely to become concentrated at ground level at the bottom of trees. People lying under a tree may face death through inhaling carbondioxide]

55. Consider the Statements : All the farmers are hardworking, and, Haripada is hardworking. Now state which of the follow­ing conclusions is correct ?

      (a) Haripada is a farmer

      (b) Non-farmers are not hardworking

      (c) All hardworking persons are farmers

      (d) Some hardworking persons are farmers

      [People are engaged in various professions of which one is ‘farming’. So some of the hardworking persons are associated with farming. Many hardworking persons may remain associated with various other professions]

56. Cycles are preferred in Indian societies for communication, because of the reason that :

      (a) Cycles are produced in the country

      (b) Cycles are cheap

      (c) Negligible cost is incurred to use cycles

      (d) There is no need to have a licence to keep and run a cycle

      [Indian people are generally poor, So they prefer cycle as a means of communication for cost effectiveness]

57. Consider the Statements :  All the murderers are hanged to death, and, Charles was hanged to death. Now which one of the conclusions can be drawn from the statements ?

      (a) Charles was definitely a murderer

      (b) Persons convicted in other offences are not hanged to death

      (c) Charles could be a murderer

      (d) Only murderers are hanged to death

      [Charles could be or was probably a murderer can be concluded. All the murderers, if proved, are hanged to death does not mean that persons convicted in other offences do not face it]

58. Consider the following Statement :

      Morerji Desai lived nearly 100 years and used to perform Yoga Exercise. Now show which of the following conclusions can be definitely drawn :

      (a) Persons practising Yoga Exercise can live nearly 100 years

      (b) Yoga Exercise may be considered helpful to live long.

      (c) Only Joga Exercise helped Mr. Desai to live a long life.

      (d) No other exercise is so helpful as Yoga to live long.

      [On the basis of the statement we can not conclude definitely that Yoga exercise helped him to live so long]

59. If ‘ENTERPRISE’ is coded as ‘EESNITREPR’ ,the code for ‘FRUSTRATE’ will be :

      (a) FERTUSSRT       (b) ERTRUASRT       (c) EFTRAURST       (d) None

      [(1st,1st), (2nd, 2nd) and so on from the end and the beginning of the letters of the given word as code]

60. If ‘WASHINGTON’ is coded as ‘VZRGHMFSNM’ then code for ‘HYDERABAD’ will be :

      (a) GXCEQZAZC        (b) GXCDQZAZC        (c) OZEFSNCNE       (d) None of these

      [Preceding letter as the code for any letter. A=Z, C=B etc]

61. Which one of the following is not similar to others ?

      (a) London        (b) Islamabad         (c) New York        (d) Tokyo

      [New York is not the capital of a country. Others are capital cities. The capital of USA is Washington D.C.]

62. Select suitable word for the blank in the following sentence.

      The Crime was …………… during the last night.

      (a) done        (b) performed        (c) celebrated         (d) committed

      [Celebrate is used for festival]

63. A meaningful word can be formed using the letters ATENHPLE. The word is the name of an/ a —- ?

      (a) Machine         (b) Animal         (c) Person         (d) Place

      [Elephant can be formed. So an Animal]

64. Name of a famous person can be written using the letters EEEAASSRPKH ; what is the 2nd letter of the name of the man ?

      (a) E       (b) A        (c) S        (d) H

      [The name is SHAKESPEARE, the famous writer in English]

65. Find the persons who is of different type from others :

      (a) R. Browning         (b) P. B. Shelley        (c) J. Keats        (d) J. B. Shaw

      [J.B.Shaw is a dramatist. Others are poets (all in English]

66. Which one is dissimilar from others :

      (a) Democracy        (b) Monarchy        (c) Aristocracy         (d) Federal

      [‘Federal’ denotes the type of a country having autonomy For associated States or provinces. Others are type of Govern­mental management. Democracy is a form of Government where citizens have got the constitutional power to form the Govern­ment. Monarchy has got King/Queen. Aristocracy is a form of Government where a few selected sophisticated persons enjoy the power to run the Government]

67. If Elephant : Ant, then Palace : ………

      (a) building         (b) hut        (c) house         (d) room

      [Large and small relationship. Elephant is a large ani­mal whereas ant is a small animal. Similarly Palace is a very big house, whereas hut is very small house]

68. If Music : harmonious, then Noise : ………

      (a) people        (b) loud         (c) discordant        (d) ugly

      [Discordant which means harsh or having no harmony. In music the sound is systematic. But in noise sound is harsh]

69. Find out the dissimilar one in the group :

      (a) Needle        (b) Knife        (c) Tackle       (d) Handle

      [Except Knife others have got ‘le’ at the end]

70. Which of the following letters are to be placed in the gaps to develop a meaningful series :

      A N C P - R G - I V K - M Z

      (a) F T W        (b) E T X        (c) F S Y       (d) F U M

      [26 letters have been divided into two equal parts A to M and N to Z. Now 1st, 1st: 3rd-3rd; 5th-5th from both. See below :

      A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I    J     K    L   M

      N   O  P   Q   R   S   T    U  V   W    X    Y   Z

71. Which of the letter-groups are to be placed in the blanks to develop a meaningful series :

      a a c - b b - d c c - a d - b b

      (a) d c d a        (b) a d b d        (c) c d a d        (d) c a d a

      [The letters aacc bbdd ccaa ddbb]

72. Which letters may develop a meaningful series :

      d c - a   c b - d   b a - c   a - c b

      (a) a d c b        (b) c a d b        (c) b a d d        (d) a d b d

      [The letters dcba cbad badc adcb]

73. Consider the Statement ‘All Governments are not power hungry’ Now show which one of the following Statements is valid.

      (a) All Governments are powerful

      (b) Some Governments are not powerful

      (c) Some Governments are willing to expand power

      (d) No Government is willing to expand power

      [Some Governments are always willing to expand power (i.e. power hungry) in different directions]

74. Find out the letters which will not show differently, if reflected on a mirror :

      A S H M I O L M V W X Y U Z T

      (a) M W Y       (b) S L U        (c) S L Z        (d) L Z T

      [Others will be different on a mirror. Take a mirror and observe the changes in Figures on the mirror MWY=YWM]

75. If Ships are tigers, then which one of the following countries has got largest number of tigers (in the group ):

      (a) Bangladesh       (b) South Africa        (c) Nepal        (d) Japan

      [This country has got largest number of ships, in the group or even in the world. Nepal is a land-rocked country and has probably no ship, or tiger]

76. In which one of the following countries the Sun goes down at the earliest i.e. evening comes earlier than any other.

      (a) Saudi Arabia         (b) Afghanistan         (c) Vietnam         (d) Maldives

      [Vietnam is at the most eastern side in the group so in this country the sun rises at the earliest and also goes down at the-ear­liest. (Consult world map and International Date Line)]

77. A Special mark is there on 1, 17, 33, 49, 65 etc. number of pages of a book. These marks are given on the concerned pages for the convenience of the : ……… of books.

      (a) Printer         (b) Binder        (c) Seller       (d) buyer

      [Generally books are printed in format having 16 pages. So the mark for each format is given for the convenience of the binders]

78. First four letters of ‘Cocksure’ and last four letters of ‘Retail’ taken together mean :

      (a) Organ of a bird        (b) a delicious drink        (c) Confident man        (d) None of these

      [Cocktail means a mixed alcoholic drink of delicious type]

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