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# All About Family-Based Puzzles Type Questions

Family-based puzzle-type questions are questions that involve questions related to a family tree, blood relation, family history and characters, and very basic information about siblings, parents, grandparents, etc.

## Blood relation questions

Blood relation questions come under the section of logical reasoning in a puzzling test. It is found to be one of the trickiest sets of questions among students. In this type of question, the blood relation among the family members is given as a piece of information, and the candidates need to analyse the information and choose the correct answer. For this, the candidate must know about the structure of the family tree, the hierarchical pattern of generation, and family relations. Blood relation questions are easy to solve once we come to know about the information provided, but sometimes the questions might get tricky. At that moment, the student needs to concentrate on the information and construct a flow chart to get an accurate answer.

So usually, in blood relation type questions, the students need to find out the relation between one family member with the other based on the information given.

## Family-based questions

Family-based puzzle questions are the questions that contain clues related to the relationship between the members of the family, which may involve their preferences, qualities, behaviour, appearances, relations, etc. Here, the students or candidates need to focus on the complete information provided and then answer the questions accordingly. The questions framed for family-based puzzles are sometimes tricky, so the candidates need to carefully read the entire information given in the question before jumping to a conclusion.

Here is an example of family-based questions-

1. Mr Sharma has three children, the eldest being A, who is married to a Patil, B is the middle one, who is married to the Singh family. Mr Sharma is only friends with Mr Patil’s father. The youngest is married to her father’s friend’s son. What is the surname of the youngest child?

a) Sharma

b) Singh

c) Patil

d) None of the above

Solution– Father’s friend= Patil

Friend’s son= Patil

Thus, married to the father’s friend’s son=, Patil

### Solving blood relation questions

Here are some blood relation questions based on the type of questions that can help students understand better.

• Introducing someone to a person- Pointing to someone and explaining the relationship through a conversation
• A man introduces a woman as the daughter of the brother of his mother. How is the man related to the woman?

a) Niece

b) Daughter

c) Cousin

d) Aunt

Solution– Brother of mother= Uncle, daughter of uncle= Cousin

• A woman pointed at a boy and said that he was the son of my mother’s only son. What is the relationship of the boy with the woman?

a) Niece

b) Son

c) cousin

d) Nephew

Solution– Mother’s only son= brother, son of brother= nephew

Questions based on family hierarchy -Here, the candidate needs to figure out the structure of a family tree and the relationship between two people.

• A is the daughter of B, C is the son of D, B and D are sisters. Then who is A to C?

a) Cousin

b) Niece

c) Nephew

d) Daughter

Solution– A= daughter of B, C= son of D

B & D= sisters, A & C= cousins

Coded relations- This type of question is depicted with some codes like *, #, @, %. The candidates need to find out the answer by decoding these codes.

1. A#B signifies A is the mother of B
2. A&B signifies A is the sister of B
3. A%B signifies A is the son of B
• Find the relation between L and P if L% M& N# P

a) Daughter

b) Cousin

c) Aunt

d) None of the above

Solution- L is the son of M, M is the sister of N and N is the mother of P.

So, L and P are cousins.

## Conclusion

Logic reasoning set of questions is found to be a bit time-consuming if you don’t understand the basic concept. Blood relation type questions are most commonly found in all types of competitive examinations, so proper understanding and practice can help you solve these puzzles easily.

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