# Mental Ability Tests on 'Alphabet and Number Sequences and Series' Set 18

## These questions help you develop speed and accuracy. Every exam tests these skills. So if you are preparing for a bank exam, state and national talent search exams, UGC NET, GATE, etc., then this quiz will help you master these skills. I have provided answers and solutions to each of the questions. This is quiz no. 18 in this series.

Last Reviewed and Updated on August 18, 2019

## Quiz Questions

Each question has four choices. More than one option can be correct. After you have finished the quiz scroll towards the last question to view your result. I have provided solutions and answers to all the questions.

### Question 1

If the following series is reversed, then which item comes at position 2 counted from the left? The series is:

B 9 L Z N 3 T 8 + @ A % X Q M \$ K E W U

A

U

B

W

C

9

D

X

Soln.
Ans: B

The item at position 2 is total items + 1 - 2 which is 20 + 1 - 2 = 19. Counting from the left we get W.

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### Question 2

If the alphabets at the positions 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 19 and 20 are picked up and a meaningful word is formed out of them, what would be the second letter of that word?

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

A

T

B

C

C

E

D

H

Soln.
Ans: D

The letters are: C, E, H, I, M, S, T. The word is CHEMIST

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### Question 3

John is ranked 8th from the top and Kalpana is ranked 18th from the bottom in a class of 25 students. How many students are there between John and Kalpana?

A

9

B

2

C

5

D

4

Soln.
Ans: B

Sum of positions of an item from top(right) and bottom(left) of a list is always equal to the sum of the positions of the first and last items. So position of John from the bottom is = 25 - 8 + 1 = 18. Number of students between them is: difference of 18 and 15 (minus 1) = 2

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### Question 4

If each letter is attached a value equal to its serial number in the above arrangement starting from the left, then what will be the sum of the numbers attached to all the vowels in the sequence?

P N U X Y J O U Q Y R R H P W D M U F R S F E N S

A

55

B

59

C

53

D

61

Soln.
Ans: B

The vowels are:

1. U at position 3
2. O at position 7
3. U at position 8
4. U at position 18
5. E at position 23
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### Question 5

If the alphabets at the positions 5, 19, 20 and 26 are picked up and a meaningful word is formed out of them, what would be the second letter of that word?

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

A

S

B

E

C

Z

D

R

Soln.
Ans: B

The letters are: E, S, T, Z. The word is ZEST

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