Wednesday, 29 April 2015

SBI PO Reasoning Quiz -13

Direction (1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

In a sports event, different games are scheduled to be held on seven days, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. Two games are scheduled to be held on Saturday as well as on Sunday and one game on each of the remaining five days. The games to be held in these seven days are: Basketball, football, boxing, sprinting, swimming, shooting, weightlifting, wrestling and cycling, but not necessarily in the same order.

Shooting is scheduled to be held on Thursday. Boxing and cycling are scheduled to be held on the same day. Wrestling is scheduled to be held three days before basketball, i.e. two sports are scheduled between wrestling and basketball. Wrestling is not scheduled to be held on Wednesday. Weightlifting is scheduled immediately after the day boxing is scheduled. Football is scheduled immediately after the day wrestling is scheduled. Swimming is not scheduled on Monday.

1. Which of the following games is scheduled to be held on Friday?

(1) Basketball (2) Wrestling (3) Swimming (4) Weightlifting (5) Sprinting

2. Which of the following games is scheduled to be held on Sunday?

(1) Football (2) Wrestling (3) Basketball (4) Cycling (5) Swimming

3. On which of the following days is sprinting scheduled?

(1) Saturday (2) Friday (3) Wednesday (4) Monday (5) Cannot be determined

4. On which of the following days is weightlifting scheduled?

(1) Monday (2) Tuesday (3) Wednesday (4) Friday (5) Sunday

5. Shooting is related to Basketball in the same way as Wrestling is related to -

(1) Sprinting (2) Football (3) Shooting (4) Weightlifting (5) Boxing

Direction (6 - 10): In each group of questions, below are four statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the four given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the four statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer (1) if only conclusion I follows.

Give answer (2) if only conclusion II follows.

Give answer (3) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows,

Give answer (4) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

Give answer (5) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

(6 - 8):

Statements:

Some paints are brushes.

All brushes are varnishes.

All colours are varnishes.

No varnish is a canvas.

6. Conclusions:

I. No canvas is a brush.

II. Some paints are varnishes.

7. Conclusions:

I. No paint is canvas.

II. No colour is canvas.

8. Conclusions:

I. All varnishes are colours.

II. Some brushes are canvases.

(9 - 10):

Statements:

All rivers are winds.

All clouds are rivers.

All oceans are rivers.

All winds are breeze

9. Conclusions:

I. Some oceans are not breeze.

II. No cloud is an ocean.

10. Conclusions:

I. All rivers are breeze.

II. Some winds are not clouds.

Answers

(1 - 5):

Days

Games

Monday

Sprinting

Tuesday

Wrestling

Wednesday

Football

Thursday

Shooting

Friday

Basketball

Saturday

Boxing, Cycling

Sunday

Weightlifting, Swimming

1. 1; Basketball

2. 5; Weightlifting and swimming

3. 4; Monday

4. 5; Sunday

5. 2; Basketballs is scheduled immediately after shooting. Similarly, Football is scheduled immediately after Wresting.

(6 - 10):

(i) All brushes are varnishes = Universal Affirmative (A-type).

(ii) Some paints are brushes = Particular Affirmative (I-type).

(iii) No varnish is a canvas = Universal Negative (E-type).

(iv) some varnishes are not canvases = Particular Negative (O-type).

(6 - 8):

Some paints are brushes

All brushes are varnishes.

I + A = I-type of Conclusion

Some paints are varnishes. (A)

All brushes are varnishes.

No varnishes is a canvas.

A + E = E-type of Conclusion

No brushes is a canvas (B)

All colours are varnishes.

No varnishes is a canvas.

A + E = E-type of Conclusion

No colour is a canvas (C)

6. 5; Conclusion I is Converse of Conclusion (B).

Conclusions II is Conclusion (A).

7. 2; Conclusion II is Conclusion (C).

8. 4; None follows.

(9 - 10):

All rivers are winds.

All winds are breeze.

A + A = A-type of Conclusion

All rivers are breeze (A).

All clouds are rivers

All rivers are winds.

A + A = A-type of Conclusion.

All clouds are winds (B).

All rivers are winds.

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