There's a class of puzzles where:
- The puzzles come in a themed set
- Usually, the puzzle requires you to answer by listing the steps to do something
- The subsequent puzzles are often reliant on facts revealed in the prior puzzles or their answers.
A typical structure is:
Q: How do you do X?
A: (1) Do step 1 (for example put an object in a container), (2) Do step 2, (3) Do step 3.
Q: How do you do Y that's similar to X?
A: (1) Do something to reverse effects from steps in prior puzzle (for example free the container from the object we put there in last puzzle), (2) Do Step 1, ...
Is there a proper name for this class of puzzles? The ones I'm aware of were typically called "refrigerator" puzzles, after one of the more famous examples of the class (stashing animals in a refrigerator).