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THANTHAI PERIYAR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

1) If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks
and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black
bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

2) Two people were walking in opposite directions. Both of them walked 6 miles
forward then took right and walked 8 miles. How far is each from starting
positions?

3) O,T,T,F,F,S,S,E,N……………..what is the next nine letters?

4) X’s mother’s name is 32, brother’s name is 42, sister’s name is 52. Then what is
his father’s name?

5) Mary’s mother has four children. The first child is called April. The second may.
The third June. What is the name of the fourth child?

6) Two people on cycle are traveling at 10 miles/hour in opposite direction. When


they are at a distance of 50 miles, a housefly lands on the first cyclist and then flies
to the other at a speed of 16 miles/hour. What is the distance covered by fly?

7) My successor’s father is my father’s son. And I don’t have any brothers or sons.
Who is my successor?

8) Every Thing I swallow is digested in Full but If I Drink Water I’ll Die Soon. Guess
what is it?

9) Two identical trains, at the equator start traveling round the world in opposite
directions. They start together, run at the same speed and are on different tracks.
Which train will wear out its wheel treads first?

10) There is a number, which is very peculiar. This number is three times the sum
of its digits. Can you find the number?

11) I bought a sari and a blouse for Rs.110 at the New Market. The sari cost Rs.100
more than the blouse, how much does the sari cost?

12) A box contains 12 marbles of three different colors green, yellow, and blue 4
each. If you were to close your eyes and pick them at random, how many marbles
must you take out to be sure that there is at least two of one color among the
marbles picked out?
13) A heavy tree trunk can be sawed into a 12ft long piece in one minute. How long
will it take to saw it in to twelve equal pieces?

14) There are two numbers with the difference of 3 between them and the difference
of their squares is 51. Can you find the numbers?

15) Can you place 10 coins in such a way that they lie in 5 straight lines and on each
line there are 4 coins. There are at least two solutions.

16) Find the Value of CXVI + XIII + VI + CCLXV

17) What was the day of the week on 16th July, 1776?

18) Suppose 8 monkeys take 8 minutes to eat 8 bananas. (a) How many minutes
would it take 3 monkeys to eat 3 bananas? (b) How many monkeys would it take to
eat 48 bananas in 48 minutes?

19) A pool has four taps. The first tap takes two days to fill the pool, the second tap
three days, the third four days and the last one only 6 hours. How long will it take
to fill the pool using all 4 taps at once?

20) 1, 0, 0, 3, 20……..what is the next number?

21) We have a brick of regular size. It weighs 4kg how much do you think a similar
brick four times smaller, but made of the same material weigh?

22) A little ball is dropped from a height of 8ft and it bounces back each time to a
height which is one half of the height of the last bounce. How far approximately
will the ball have travelled when it comes to rest?

23) A hotel has 10 storeys. Which floor is above the floor below the floor, below
the floor above the floor, below the floor above the fifth?

24) Complete the series:


5, 20, 24, 6, 2, 8…?

25) A family X went for a vacation. Unfortunately it rained for 13 days when they
were there but whenever it rained in the mornings, they had clear afternoons and
vice versa. In all they enjoyed 11 mornings and 12 afternoons. How many days did
they stay there totally?

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