This set of Verbal Reasoning Questions and Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Sequencing”. These questions are beneficial for various competitive exams, placement interviews, and entrance tests.

1. Four girls are sitting on a bench to be photographed. Komal is to the left of Aakriti. Disha is to the right of Aakriti. Ankita is between Aakriti and Disha. Who would be second from the left in the photograph ?
a) Komal
b) Aakriti
c) Ankita
d) Disha

Explanation: Here, the sitting order is Komal→Aakriti→Ankita→Disha.

2. What is the next number in the series. 21, 16, 22, 15, 23, 14, …..?
a) 24
b) 13
c) 21
d) 19

Explanation: Here, in this series the alternate digits follows pattern.
i.e. 21 → 22 → 23.
Similarly, 16 → 15→ 14. So the next number will be 24.

3. Find the next number in the series : 61, 52, 63, 94, 46, …. ?
a) 18
b) 81
c) 35
d) 49

Explanation: Here, each number is reverse of a number which is square of a number.
i.e. 42=16→61, 52=25→52, 62=36→63, 72=49→94, 82=64→46.
So, the next number will be 92=81→18.

4. A person is sixth in the queue from either end. How many people are there in the queue ?
a) 9
b) 11
c) 15
d) 10

Explanation: Here, that person is in sixth position from either end of the queue i.e. 5 people stands in front of him and 5 people stand behind him.
Therefore, total number of people will be 11.

5. A cowherd had 23 cows. All but seven died. How many will he have left?
a) 7
b) 11
c) 8
d) 9

Explanation: Here, it is given that all cows died except 7 cows i.e. out of 23, 16 cows died.

6. Complete the series 34, 45, 57, ?, 54, 43.
a) 88
b) 92
c) 75
d) 63

Explanation: Here, in the series after first three numbers, remaining three numbers are reversed number of previous numbers.

7. Complete the following series 3, 8, 15, 24, …?
a) 38
b) 35
c) 28
d) 42

Explanation: Here, the pattern followed is :-
3×1=3, 4×2=8, 5×3=15, 6×4=24. Similarly 7×5=35.

8. Complete the following series 2, 6, 15, 31, 56…?
a) 84
b) 92
c) 72
d) 87

Explanation: Here, the difference between the digits is the square of digits i.e.
6-2 = 4 = 22, 15-6 = 9 = 32, 31-15 = 16 =42, 56-31 = 25 = 52.
Similarly, 92-56 = 36 = 62

9. Complete the following series 4, 8, 24, 120, 840…?
a) 8249
b) 6829
c) 9240
d) 9284

Explanation: Here, the series follows the following pattern.
4×2=8, 8×3=24, 24×5=120, 120×7=840.
Similarly, 840×11=9240.

10. In a row of 26 girls, when Sakshi shifted four places towards the left, she become 10th from the left end. What was her earlier position form the right end of the row?
a) 10th
b) 11th
c) 12th
d) 13th

Explanation: Here, there are 26 girls and Sakshi is in 10th position from left end after shifting. i.e. Sakshi is in 14th position from left before shifting. So 26 – 14 = 12 i.e. there are 12 girls before Sakshi, so her position was 13th from the right end.

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