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Reasoning Quiz 38 - Competitive Exams - IBPS/SSC/RRB/Banking Exams

Direction (1-4): Read the following passage and then answer the question that follows:
Six scientists A, B, C, D, E, and F are to present a paper each at a one-day conference. Three of them will present their papers in the morning session before the lunch break whereas the other three will be presented in the afternoon session. The lectures have to be scheduled in such a way that they comply with the following restrictions:

B should present his paper immediately before C’s presentation; their presentations cannot be separated by the lunch break. D must be either the first or the last scientist to present his paper.
1. In case C is to be the fifth scientist to present his paper, then B must be
(1)First
(2)Second
(3)Third
(4)Fourth
(5) None of these

2. B could be placed for any of the following places in the order of presenters EXCEPT
(1)First
(2)Second
(3)Third
(4)Fourth
(5) None of these

3. In case F is to present his paper immediately after D presents his paper, C could be scheduled for which of the following places in the order of presenters?
(1)First
(2)Second
(3)Third
(4)Fourth
(5) None of these

4. In case F and E are the fifth and sixth presenters respectively then which of the following must be true?
(1) A is first in the order of presenters.
(2) A is third in the order of presenters.
(3) A is fourth in the order of presenters.
(4) B is first in the order of presenters.
(5) None of these

Direction (5-9): In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.
Give answer-
(1)If only assumption I is implicit.
(2)If only assumption II is implicit.
(3)If either I or either II is implicit.
(4) If neither I nor II is implicit.
(5) If both I and II are implicit.

5. Statement:
In a B-school, this year only 80 students took admission against 180 seats for MBA while last year all seats were occupied by students.
Assumptions:
I. Students are not looking at a tier II B-school for their M.B.A. and now students are preparing for government sector.
II. Irregular classes and poor management can be the causes for this situation.

6. Statement:
Police are not allowing stores after 9 p.m. in a local market while people want them to remain open till 11p.m.
Assumptions:
I. Police have taken this step due to increasing criminal incidents.
II. It is an understanding between the shopkeepers and police after a recent terror attack.

7. Statement:
A father said to his daughter “You should not get friendly with all the people you meet”.
Assumptions:
I. He knows that people might take advantage of her.
II. His daughter has a good image and he wants her to maintain a safe distance from other people.

8. Statement:
The ICC had allotted only one match to Delhi while the other nominated cities hosted 4 to 5 matches of CWC 2011.
Assumptions:
I. Pitch of Delhi ground was not good. Also, the stadium was not spacious enough to accommodate a huge crowd.
II. Foreign players were not interested in playing in New Delhi and this decision was fully based on the interest of foreign players.

9. Statement:
In the last two years, the US President has visited India 4 times.
Assumptions:
I. India is a fast growing economy and hence every country wants to keep closer relationship with it.
II. He wants to take some advice from Indian Ministers on policies for Pakistan because India knows Pakistan better.

Direction (10-11): Read the following passage and then answer the question that follows:
Successfully adjusting to one’s environment leads to happiness. War at a universal level destroys the weaker people, who are the most unable to adjust to their environment. Thus, war at the universal level puts weaklings out of their misery and allows more space for their predators to enjoy life in a better manner. As those actions have to be performed, which maximize the level of happiness of the greatest number, war at a universal level should take place.

10. What response would the author of the above discussion come up with, in the case of the objection that the weaklings far exceed strong people?
I. He would respond with the statement that the person making the objection is a weakling.
II. He would respond by saying that weaklings will be miserable no matter what happens.
III. He would respond with the statement that the strong would be frustrated if the weaklings are destroyed.
(1) Only I
(2) Only II
(3) Only III
(4) Only II and III
(5) None of these

11. The author’s discussion would be greatly supported if he agreed to which of the following?
I. Technology could change the environment.
II. War at the universal level would be an integral part of the environment.
III. It is possible for the strong to survive without suppressing the weak.
(1) Only I
(2) Only II
(3) Only III
(4) Only I and III
(5) None of these



ANSWERS
Solutions (1-4)

Morning
Evening
1
D
4
B
2
B
5
C
3
C
6
D

Morning
Evening
1
D
4
B
2
F
5
C
3
6





Morning
Evening
1
D
4
A
2
B
5
F
3
C
6
E






Note: B should present his paper immediately before C’s presentation; their presentations cannot be separated by the lunch break

1. (4) B should be in fourth position to present his paper
2. (3) Except third B can be placed in any order to present his paper.
3. (5) In case F is to present his paper immediately after D, than C could be scheduled on 5th position to present his paper.
4. (3)  A is fourth in order of presentation.

Answers (5-9)

5. 2
6. 1
7. 5
8. 1
9. 4

Answers (10 -11)
10. 4
11. 1

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