Cubes and Dice – Nonverbal Reasoning Questions and Answers

Cubes and Dice – Nonverbal Reasoning Questions and Answers for competitive exams.

Important facts about cube and dice: If a cube is painted on all of its surfaces with the same colour and then divided into smaller cubes of equal size, then after separation, number of smaller cubes, so obtained will be calculated as under.

  1. Number of smaller cubes with three surfaces painted = 8
  2. Number of smaller cubes with two surfaces painted = (n – 2) x 12
  3. Number of smaller cubes with one surface painted = (n – 2)2 x 9
  4. Number of smaller cubes with no surface painted = (n – 2)3

Here, n – Number of division on the surface of the biggest cube
= length of edge of big cube/Length of edge of one smaller cube


Q1. Which number is on the face opposite to face having number 1?

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A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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Answer: B – The numbers 1,2,3 and 5 are on adjacent faces of 6, Hence 4 is opposite to 1.

Q2. On the basis of two figures of dice you have to tell what number will be there on the opposite side of number 5?

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A. 1
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

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Answer: C – Number 4 is opposite to number 5.

Q3.  Three positions of a dice are given below
Identify the number of the face opposite of 6?

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A. 1
B. 4
C. 5
D. 7

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Answer: B – From dice II and III 3 and 5 are two common numbers. Hence, 6 and 4 are opposite to each other.

Q4. What number is at the opposite of 3 in the figure shown below? The given two positions are of the same dice whose each surface bears a number among 1, 2 , 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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A. 2
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6

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Answer: C – It is clear from other the positions that 2,6,1 and 4 appear adjacent to 5. Therefore, 3 must appear at the opposite.

Q5. Four positions of a dice are given below. Identify the number at the bottom when the top is 3.

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A. 5
B. 1
C. 2
D. 6

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Answer: A – Opposite of 3 is 5.

Q6. According to given figure of dice, which option is correct.

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Answer: C – 1<—->3, 2<—->6 and 6<—->5.