# Clocks and Calendars Quiz Set 30

### Question 1

A bus for Mumbai leaves every forty minutes from a bus stand. An enquiry clerk told a passenger that the bus had already left 10 minutes ago and the next bus will leave at 10.45 a.m. At what time did the enquiry clerk give this information to the passenger?

A

10.05 a.m.

B

9.55 a.m.

C

10.35 a.m.

D

10.15 a.m.

Soln.
Ans: d

As buses are left from Mumbai after every forty minutes and the next bus had to go at 10:45 a.m. hence, the previous bus left at 10:05 a.m. Since the enquiry clerk told that it had left just 10 minutes ago. Hence the enquiry clerk gave the information at 10:15 a.am.

### Question 2

Three comets appear in the sky at regular periods of 6, 12 and 18 years respectively. If a comet has passed just now, what is the minimum time that we must wait for a comet to appear in the sky?

A

6 years.

B

19 years.

C

18 years.

D

12 years.

Soln.
Ans: a

The least of the given time periods is 6. So this is the minimum waiting time.

### Question 3

Akshat remembers that birthday of Rajiv is after Oct 11 but before Oct 17, but Rakesh remembers that it is between 14 and 16 Oct. If it was Friday on Oct 11, what is the day of the week on the correct date, if both of them remember well?

A

Tuesday.

B

Wednesday.

C

Monday.

D

Sunday.

Soln.
Ans: a

Probable dates according to Akshat are 12; 13; 14; 15; 16; Probable dates according to Rakesh are 15; The common date is: 15, and the day will be Tuesday

### Question 4

A day after tomorrow will be X-MAS day. What will be the day on Jan 1 new year if today is Monday?

A

Monday.

B

Wednesday.

C

Sunday.

D

Tuesday.

Soln.
Ans: b

Since XMAS day falls on 25th Dec., therefore, today it will be 23rd Dec. Hence on 23rd Dec. it is Monday. The number of days between 23rd Dec. and 1st Jan. is 9 days. Dividing 9 by 7 we get 2 as remainder. So it will be Wednesday on New Years day.

### Question 5

If the 10th of a month is 3 days earlier than Monday, what day will be on the 18th of that month.

A

Saturday.

B

Thursday.

C

Tuesday.

D

Wednesday.

Soln.
Ans: a

3 days earlier than Monday will be Friday. So day 10 of that month is Friday. Number of days between 18 and 10 is 8. Since 8 = 1 X 7 + 1, so excess days are 1. So we can count the day to Saturday

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