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Puzzle – 1

The Reddys were recently on vacation and bought each of their four children (on is Jasmine) a stuffed Animal as a souvenir. To avoid confusion, they bought 4 animals which were clearly different types (One was a Hippo) and also different Colors (One was Yellow). Using the following clues, find out each child’s age (no two children are the same age and the ages are all one year apart, expressed in whole number of years) and the type and color of animal that each Reddy child received.

The Clues

1. Radhika was so excited by her present, she ripped off the wrapping from her package first, followed by the three year old. Next the bunny was unwrapped and finally the blue toy was uncovered.

2. The Eldest Child (Who was not Ravi) received an Orange animal as a gift.

3. Vikki, who did not receive any teddy bear, is an year younger than the child who received the lamb (which was not blue).

4. The two year old’s toy was soon forgotten when a bright red toy was unwrapped immediately after it.


1. Who among the following is the eldest Reddy Sibling?

a) Vikki    b) Radhika    c) Ravi    d) Jasmine    e) None of these

2. What did Ravi get as a gift from his Parents?

a) Blue Lamb   b) Red Bunny   c) Red Teddy bear   d) Orange Hippo   e) Yellow Lamb

3. What color animal did the youngest Reddy get as a gift?

a) Yellow   b) Blue   c) Red   d) Orange   e) None of these

4. If Ravi and Radhika decide to exchange their gifts, what colour animal would Radhika get?

a) Red   b) Blue   c) Yellow   d) Orange   e) Black

5. Which of the following toys was forgotten when the red toy was opened?

a) Hippo   b) Bunny   c) Lamb   d) Teddy Bear   e) None of these

6. Which of the following statement is Wrong?

a) Vikki is the youngest child among four

b) Ravi is Three years old

c) Radhika got Yellow lamb as a gift

d) Jasmine got Orange animal

e) Hippo is red in colour


Puzzle – 2

The five people who reached the Finals in 2015 national Arts Festival Contest, happen is specialize in 5 different areas – Sculpture, Seascapes, Portraits, Charcoal Drawings, Still Lifes. Each is from different state in the country, one of which is from Manipal. One last name is Guljar. One First Name is Ahan. From the following clues, discover the full names; specialties; home towns of the First, Second, and Third Prize winners and also the two artists who received consolation prizes.


1. Sindhuja and the artist from Satpur, both placed ahead of the sculptor, but not as high as the person who does charcoal drawings.

2. Although artists Bafna and Bodhe have been contestants for several years, this is the first time either has reached the finals.

3. The artist from Waluj, who did not receive the II consolation prize. does not work in charcoal.

4. Amod won a prize higher than that received by the Still Life artist; the artist from Nandeed was placed ahead of both, but did not win the First prize.

5. The First consolation Prize went to the artist from Ambattur, whose name is not Bafna.

6. Akshata and the Portrait Painter met when they were contestants in last year’s finals. this year they were delighted to meet the artists from Waluj, a new comer to the contest.

7. The Charcoal artist was placed ahead of contestant named Walecha.

8. Radhika, who is not from Nanded, was not the first prize winner (whose last name is not Gujar).


1. Who among the following is the First Consolation Prize Winner?

a) Ahan   b) Akshata   c) Amod   d) Sindhuja   e) Radhika

2. Who among the following was specialized in Portraits?

a) Ahan   b) Akshata   c) Amod   d) Sindhuja   e) Radhika

3. What is the surname of Artist from Waluj?

a) Gujar   b) Guljar   c) Walecha   d) Badhe   e) Bafna

4. Which of the following was Sindhuja’s Speciality?

a) Seascapes   b) Charcoal Art   c) Portraits   d) Sculptor   e) Still Life

5. Who among the following is from Nandeed?

a) Ahan   b) Akshata   c) Amod   d) Sindhuja   e) Radhika

6. Who among the following is the Sculptor?

a) Gujar   b) Guljar   c) Walecha   d) Badhe   e) Bafna

Puzzle – 3

The following Puzzle is a real tough one. This level of puzzle won’t come in bank or Insurance exam. It’s just to crack your brain. People call it Einstein’s Puzzle. It took me 18 minutes to solve it. I guess you people can solve it less than that. Some of you may already know this and for others just give a try. Here is the Puzzle.

Einstein’s Puzzle

Let us assume that there are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different nationality. Every man has his favorite drink, his favorite brand of cigarettes, and keeps pets of a particular kind.


  1. There are five houses.
  2. The Englishman lives in the red house.
  3. The Spaniard owns the dog.
  4. Coffee is drunk in the green house.
  5. The Ukrainian drinks tea.
  6. The green house is immediately to the right of the ivory house.
  7. The Old Gold smoker owns snails.
  8. Kools are smoked in the yellow house.
  9. Milk is drunk in the middle house.
  10. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
  11. The man who smokes Chesterfields lives in the house next to the man with the fox.
  12. Kools are smoked in the house next to the house where the horse is kept.
  13. The Lucky Strike smoker drinks orange juice.
  14. The Japanese smokes Parliaments.
  15. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The Question

Who drinks water?

Who owns the zebra?