## Wednesday, 14 September 2016

### Night Class: Reasoning Quiz for BOB/IBPS Exam

Directions(1-5) : Study the following information and answer the following questions :

M, N, O, P, Q, R, S and T are eight friends who went to polling station to franchise their votes. There were different parties’ names in the EVM namely BJP, AAP, Congress, JDU, BJD, SP and BSP not necessarily in the same order. All the parties had different symbols namely Lotus, Glass, Cup, Broom, Cycle, Brinjal and Elephant, but not necessarily in the same order. Each person voted for their favourite party. There was one more symbol in the name of NOTA.

M voted on symbol cycle.
AAP symbol is Cup.
T voted for JDU.
Q voted on Lotus.
Glass is the symbol of Congress.
N did not vote for any party.
Brinjal is the symbol of BSP.
S voted for BSP.
O voted for the party whose symbol is cup.
M and P did not vote for BJD and whose party symbol is Broom.
P’s favourite party is SP.

Q1. What is the symbol of BJP?
(a) Cycle
(b) Cup
(c) Brinjal
(d) Glass
(e) None of these

Q2. Q voted for which party?
(a) BJP
(b) AAP
(c) BJD
(d) SP
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following combinations is definitely correct?
(a) M – SP – Cycle
(b) S – BSP– Elephant
(c) O – AAP– Broom
(d) Q – BJD – Lotus
(e) N – BJP– Lotus

Q4. Which candidate voted for NOTA?
(a) M
(b) T
(c) R
(d) Q
(e) N

Q5. Which of the following combinations is true according to the party symbols?
(a) BJP – Cycle
(b) JDU – Broom
(c) AAP – Cup
(d) BSP – Brinjal
(e) All of these

Directions(6-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given  below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and give answer:

Q6. On which day in April is Gautam’s birthday?
I. Gautam was born exactly 28 years after his mother was born.
II. His mother will be 55 years 4 months and 5 days on August 18 this year.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q7. What is the code for ‘is’ in the code language?
I. In the code language, ‘shi tu ke’ means ‘pen is blue’.
II. In the same code language, ‘ke si re’ means ‘this is wonderful’.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q8. Among A, B, C, D and E, who is in the middle while standing in a row?
I. C, who is third to the left of D, is to the immediate right of A and second to the left of E.
II. C is second to the left of E, who is not at any of the ends and who is third to the right of A. D is at one of the ends.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q9. Among A, B, C, D, E and F, who is the heaviest?
I. A and D are heavier than B, E and F but none of them is the heaviest.
II. A is heavier than D but lighter than C.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Q10. How many girls are taller than Shravan in his class?
I. When students of Shravan’s class are ranked in descending order of their heights, Shravan’s rank is 17th from the top among all the students and 12th among boys.
II. Shravan’s rank from the bottom on the basis of height among boys is 18th and among all students, 29th.
(a) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(b) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question.
(c) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
(d) if the data given in both the statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question; and
(e) if the data in both the statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Directions(11-15): Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Q11. Statement: Should all the practicing doctors be brought under Government control so that they get salary from the Government and treat patients free of cost?
Arguments:
I.  No. How can any country do such an undemocratic thing?
II. Yes. Despite many problems, it will certainly help minimize, if not eradicate, unethical medical practices.
(a) if only argument I is strong
(b) if only argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong

Q12.Statement: Should higher education be completely stopped for some time?
Arguments:
I.  No. It will hamper the country’s future progress.
II. Yes. It will reduce the educated unemployment.
(a) if only argument I is strong
(b) if only argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong

Q13. Statement: Should there be more than one High Courts in each state in India?
Arguments:
I. No This will be a sheer wastage of taxpayers’ money.
II. Yes. This will help reduce the backlog of cases pending for a very long time.
(a) if only argument I is strong
(b) if only argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong

Q14. Statement: Are nuclear families better then joint families?
Arguments:
I. No. Joint families ensure security and also reduce the burden of work.
II. Yes. Nuclear families ensure greater freedom.
(a) if only argument I is strong
(b) if only argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong

Q15. Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan?
Arguments:
I. No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India.
II. Yes. This would help settle conflicts.
(a) if only argument I is strong
(b) if only argument II is strong
(c) if either I or II is strong
(d) if neither I nor II is strong
(e) if both I and II are strong