Reasoning Quiz 15th September 2018

Direction (1 to 5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Seven People namely M, N, O, P, Q, R and S have an anniversary but not necessarily in the same order, in seven different months of the same year namely February, March, April, June, September, October and November. Each of them also likes a different book namely One Indian Girl, The God of Small Things, Everyone Has a Story, The Ministry of utmost Happiness, Half Girl Friend, Bahubali: The Battle of Bold and The Small Town Sea but not necessarily in the same order.
R has an anniversary in the month which has more than 30 days. Only one person has an anniversary between R and the one who likes One Indian Girl. Both S and O have an anniversary in one of the months after the one who likes One Indian Girl. S has an anniversary immediately before O. The one who likes Everyone Has a Story has an anniversary in the month which has less than 30 days. Only three people have an anniversary between the one who likes Everyone Has a Story and the one who likes The Small Town Sea. Only two people have an anniversary between S and the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness. P has an anniversary immediately after the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness. Only two people have an anniversary between P and Q. M has an anniversary immediately before the one who likes The God of Small Things. O does not like Bahubali: The Battle of Bold.

Question 1: Which of the following represents the month in which S has an anniversary?
A. October
B. March
C. April
D. September
E. Can not be determined

Question 2: Which of the following does O like?

A.One Indian Girl
B. The God of Small Things
C. The Ministry of utmost Happiness
D. Half Girl Friend
E. The Small Town Sea

Question 3: As per the given arrangement, Everyone Has a Story is related to April and The Ministry of utmost Happiness is related to September following a certain pattern, which of the following is The Small Town Sea related to following the same pattern?
A. February
B. June
C. October
D. November
E. March

Question 4: Which of the following represents the people who have an anniversary in April and November respectively?
A. N,M
B. Q,M
C. Q,O
D. N,O
E. N,S

Question 5: How many people have an anniversary between the months in which Q and M have an anniversary?
A. None
B. One
C. Three
D. Two
E. More than three

Direction (6-10): In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Give answer

Question 6:

Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type.

Courses of Action:

I. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.

II. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

A. Only I follows

B. Only II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Neither I nor II follows

E. Both I and II follow

Question 7:

Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.

Courses of Action:

I. Government should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.

II. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

A. Only I follows

B. Only II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Neither I nor II follows

E. Both I and II follow

Question 8:

Statement: Since its launching in 1981, Vayudoot has so far accumulated losses amounting to Rs 153 crore.

Courses of Action:

I. Vayudoot should be directed to reduce wasteful expenditure and to increase passenger fare.

II. An amount of about Rs 300 crore should be provided to Vayudoot to make the airliner economically viable.

A. Only I follows

B. Only II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Neither I nor II follows

E. Both I and II follow

Question 9:

Statement: Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from January this year.

Courses of Action:

I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.

II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.

Only I follows

Only II follows

Either I or II follows

Neither I nor II follows

Both I and II follow

Question 10:

Statement: A large number of people die every year due to drinking polluted water during the summer.

Courses of Action:

I. The government should make adequate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to all its citizens.

II. The people should be educated about the dangers of drinking polluted water.

A. Only I follows

B. Only II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Neither I nor II follows

E. Both I and II follow

SOLUTION

Explanation: (1 to 5)

R has an anniversary in the month which has more than 30 days. Only one person has an anniversary between R and the one who likes One Indian Girl. Both S and O have an anniversary in one of the months after the one who likes One Indian Girl. S has an anniversary immediately before O. The one who likes Everyone Has a Story has an anniversary in the month which has less than 30 days. Only three people have an anniversary between the one who likes Everyone Has a Story and the one who likes The Small Town Sea. Only two people have an anniversary between S and the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness. P has an anniversary immediately after the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness.

Case 1

Month Persons Book
  Feb   Q Every has a stroy
  Mar   R  
  April   Utmost happen
  June     P One indian girl
  Sep   Small town sea
  Oct   S  
  Nov   O  

 Case 2

Month Persons Book
  Feb   Q Every has a stroy
  Mar   R Utmost happiness
  April   P  
  June     One indian girl
  Sep   S Small town sea
  Oct   O  
  Nov    

 Only two people have an anniversary between S and the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness. CASE 2 gets eliminated.    P has an anniversary immediately after the one who likes The Ministry of utmost Happiness. Only two people have an anniversary between P and Q. M has an anniversary immediately before the one who likes The God of Small Things. O does not like Bahubali: The Battle of Bold.

Month Persons Book
  Feb   Q Every has a stroy
  Mar   R  Bahubali
  April   N Utmost happen
  June     P One indian girl
  Sep   M Small town sea
  Oct   S  The god of small things
  Nov   O Half girl friend
  1. A
  2. D
  3. D
  4. D
  5. C
  6. E

Clearly, prevention from mosquitoes and elimination of mosquitoes are two ways to prevent malaria. So, both the courses follow.

  1. B

the break-out of a natural calamity, the basic duty of the government becomes to provide the basic amenities essential to save the lives of people and cattle. Providing financial assistance to all would put undue burden on the country’s resources. So, only II follows.

  1. A

Clearly, for better economic gain, losses should be reduced and income increased. So, only course I follows.

  1. D

The statement mentions that the commercial banks violate a directive issued by the RBI. The remedy is only to make the banks implement the Act. So, none of the courses follows.

  1. E

The situation demands creating awareness among people about the dangers of drinking polluted water so that they themselves refrain from the same, and at the same time taking steps to provide safe drinking water. So, both the courses follow

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