# Clocks and Calendars Quiz Set 17

### Question 1

The Independence Day on 15 August 1996 was celebrated on a Wednesday. On what day was it celebrated in the year 1996?

A

Monday.

B

Tuesday.

C

Friday.

D

Thursday.

Soln.
Ans: d

Difference of number of days from 15th Aug. 1996 to 15th Aug. 1996 is 365. After diving 365 by 7 we get 1 as remainder. Therefore, 1 day after Wednesday is Thursday.

### Question 2

How many Wednesdays are there in particular month of a particular year, if the month ends on Thursday?

A

4.

B

5.

C

3.

D

Cannot be determined.

Soln.
Ans: d

As Wednesday falls on 31st, or 30th, or 29th or 28th there will be 5 or 4 Wednesdays.

### Question 3

How many degrees does a minute hand sweep in 15 minutes?

A

90°.

B

100°.

C

80°.

D

105°.

Soln.
Ans: a

In 60 mins the angle is 360°. So in 1 min it will sweep by 360/60 = 6°. Therefore in 15 mins it will sweep by 6 x 15 = 90°

### Question 4

If the 9th of a month is 6 days earlier than Monday, what day will be on the 28th of that month.

A

Sunday.

B

Monday.

C

Saturday.

D

Thursday.

Soln.
Ans: a

6 days earlier than Monday will be Tuesday. So day 9 of that month is Tuesday. Number of days between 28 and 9 is 19. Since 19 = 2 X 7 + 5, so excess days are 5. So we can count the day to Sunday

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### Question 5

An event occurs at regular intervals of 50 minutes. The last event occured 28 minutes ago The next event is due at 02::40 PM. What is the time now?

A

02::18 PM.

B

02::19 PM.

C

02::16 PM.

D

02::14 PM.

Soln.
Ans: a

The last event took place at 02::40 PM - 50 minutes, i.e., at 01::50 PM, which was 28 minutes earlier from now. So the time now is 01::50 PM + 28 mins = 02::18 PM.