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SNAP 2015 Preparation series. It is a known fact that although there is no specific syllabus for aptitude tests, the concepts and in some cases, even the questions get repeated a lot. Also, the previous year papers are a fair indication of what level of difficulty should one expect and so, avoid over-preparing. To make sure that you know exactly what to expect in SNAP 2015, we will be running a series under SNAP 2015 preparation. In this, we will be featuring actual SNAP questions and solutions segregated section wise for your benefit. There will be 400+ actual questions covered in the SNAP 2015 preparation series. You can browse through the posts here.

1. Replace the question mark with the right option

4, 32, 288, ?, 31680

a. 25600
b. 2880
c. 7420
d. 10000

2. In the Sunday bazzar, Jamuna sells her lemons at Rs. 0.50 for two. Her neighbour Seema has a little smaller lemons; she sells hers at Rs. 0.50 for three. After a while, when both ladies have the same number of lemons left, Seema is called away. She asks her neighbour to take care of her goods. To make things simple, Jamuna puts all lemons in one big pile, and starts selling five lemons per one rupee. When Seema returns, at the end of the day, all lemons have been sold. But when they start dividing the money, there appears to be a shortage of Rs.3.50. Supposing they divide the money equally, how much does Jamuna lose with this deal?

a. 10.50
b. 11.50
c. 42.00
d. 52.50

3. There are two cups, one containing orange juice and one containing an equal amount of lemonade.One teaspoon of the orange juice is taken and mixed with the lemonade. Then a teaspoon of this mixture is mixed back into the orange juice. Is there more lemonade in the orange juice or more orange juice in the lemonade?

a. More orange juice in the lemonade.
b. More lemonade in the orange juice
c. Equal amount of each juice between the two cups
d. None of the above

4. Consider the statement and decide which of the assumptions are implicit:

“In the present period of economic hardships, education and small family norm may lead the nation to progress and prosperity”

Assumptions:
a. Education and small family norm are directly related to nation’s progress family norm
b. Big families find it difficult to bear the cost of education.

a. Only A is implicit
b. Only B is implicit
c. Both A and B are implicit
d. Neither A nor B is implicit

5. Fill in the blanks to find out two words that are synonyms

a.KS, ST
b.MS, NT
c.ST, DN
d.MS,DN

6. Beautiful beaches attract people, no doubt about that. Just look at the city’s most beautiful beaches, which are amongst the most overcrowded places in the state.Which of the following exhibits a pattern of reasoning similar to the one exhibited in the argument above?

a. Moose and bear usually appear at the same drinking hole at the same time of the day. Therefore, moose and bear must be feeling thirsty at about the same time.
b. Children who are scolded severely tend to misbehave more often than other children. Hence if a child is not scolded severely, that child is less likely to misbehave.
c. During warm weather my dog suffers more fleas than during cool weather. Therefore, fleas must thrive in a warm environment.
d. Tally accounting software helps increase the work efficiency of its users. As a result, these users have more time for other activities.

7. Abdul, Mala and Chetan went bird watching. Each of them saw one bird that none of the others did. Each pair saw one bird that the third did not. And one bird was seen by all three. Of the birds Abdul saw, two were yellow. Of the birds Mala saw, three were yellow. Of the birds Chetan saw, four were yellow. How many yellow birds were seen in all? How many non-yellow birds were seen in all?

a. 7 yellow birds and 3 non yellow birds
b. 5 yellow birds and 2 non yellow birds
c. 4 yellow birds and 2 non yellow birds
d. 3 yellow birds and 2 non yellow birds

8.In each of the following two sets (I & II), find the word or pair of words different from the other three words or pair of words:

I:
J. Lake
K. Brook
L. Stream
M. River

II:
J. Weighty-Heavy
L. Big-Large
M. Tiny-Small

a. I-J, II-J
b. I-K, II-M
c. I-K, II-J
d. I-J, II-K

9. A, B, C and D are standing on the four corners of a square field as shown in the figure. From the positions shown in the figure, A walks to North position and B walks to the East position while C decides to walk two sides in anticlockwise direction. B walks to North and then changes his mind to take the previous position. Identify the choice with correct positions.

a. A & B occupy the same position
b. C & D occupy the same position
c. D & B are in their original positions
d. B & C are diagonally opposite positions.

10. A gambler bet on a horse race, but the bookie wouldn’t tell him the results of the race. The bookie gave clues as to how the five horses finished – which may have included some ties – and wouldn’t pay the gambler off unless the gambler could determine how the five horses finished based on the following clues:

• Penn Fe finished before Night Marvel and after Wish Bones
• If Hallelujah is not tied with Sundae, then Wish Bones is tied with Penn Fe
• Penn Fe finished as many places after Sundae as Sundae finished after Wish Bones if and only if Wish Bones finished before Night Marvel

The gambler thought for a moment, then answered correctly. How did the five horses finish the race?

a. Sundae came in first. Wish Bones and Hallelujah tied for second place. Penn Fe came in fourth. Night Marvel came in fifth.
b. Wish Bones came in first. Sundae and Penn Fe tied for second place. Hallelujah came in fourth. Night Marvel came in fifth.
c. Wish Bones came in first. Sundae and Hallelujah tied for second place. Penn Fe came in fourth. Night Marvel came in fifth.
d. Penn Fe came in first. Night Marvel and Hallelujah tied for second place. Wish Bones came in fourth. Sundae came in fifth.

1. b
2. a
3. c
4. d
5. d
6. c
7. b
8. a
9. d
10. c

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