Clocks and Calendars Quiz Set 26

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Question 1

Two watches, one of which gained at the rate of 1 min. and the other lost at the rate of 1 min. daily, were set correctly at noon on the 1st Jan., 1987. When did the watches indicate the same time?

 A

Dec. 27, 1987 mid-night.

 B

Dec. 27, 1987 noon.

 C

Dec. 28, 1987 noon.

 D

Dec. 24, 1987 noon.

Soln.
Ans: b

The first watch gains on the second watch 1 + 1 =2 min. in a day. The watches will indicate same time when one has gained 12 hours on the second. As 2 minutes are gained in 1 day. So 12 hours are gained in = 12 x 12 x 60 = 360 days. Counting 360 days from 1st Jan. 1987 we get Dec. 27, 1987.


Question 2

Standing at a railway station Rajiv remembers that distance of Rajpura is more than 12 KM but less than 16 KM, but Akshat knows that it is between 1 and 14 KM. What is the correct distance if both of them are right?

 A

13 KM.

 B

14 KM.

 C

12 KM.

 D

15 KM.

Soln.
Ans: a

Probable distances according to Rajiv are 13; 14; 15; Probable distances according to Akshat are 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12; 13; The common distance is: 13.


Question 3

How many degrees does a minute hand sweep in 30 minutes?

 A

180°.

 B

190°.

 C

170°.

 D

195°.

Soln.
Ans: a

In 60 mins the angle is 360°. So in 1 min it will sweep by 360/60 = 6°. Therefore in 30 mins it will sweep by 6 x 30 = 180°


Question 4

Harmeet took the calendar of the year 1990 and with its help he came to know about the days of the year. Can he use the same calendar for any other year? If so then for which year?

 A

1998.

 B

2001.

 C

2005.

 D

2004.

Soln.
Ans: b

After 11 years the calendar is repeated. Hence, it can be used after 11 years in 2001.


Question 5

Amit remembers that picnic with Kirat is after May 16 but before May 23, but Sameer remembers that it is between 17 and 19 May. What is the correct date, if both of them remember well?

 A

18.

 B

19.

 C

17.

 D

16.

Soln.
Ans: a

Probable dates according to Amit are 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; Probable dates according to Sameer are 18; The common date is: 18.


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Updated on 2019-08-18.

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