# Reasoning Quiz for UIIC AO 2016 – Set 2

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Directions (Q. 1-5):
Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered
I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the
statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and
1) if the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer
the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer
the question.
2) if the data in statement II alone are sufficient to
answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to
3) if the data either in statement I alone or in statement
II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
4) if the data in both statements I and II together are not
5) if the data in both statements I and II together are
1. Is it 5 o’clock?
I. I’m looking at
my watch. From this moment on, the hour hand will take exactly twice as long as
the minute hand to reach the number six.
II. I’m looking
at my watch. From this moment on, the hour hand will take exactly three times
longer than the minute hand to reach the number six.
2. In which month is
my birthday?
I. I will
celebrate my birthday in a month which begins on a Friday and ends on a Friday
too.
II. I will
celebrate my birthday in the current month. The result of adding the date of
the last Monday of last month and the date of the first Thursday of next month is
38.
3. Manisha and Ruchi
put 40 matches on the table and make themselves aware of the game for which

the matches are to be used. As per the rules,
the winner is the one who takes the last match. Who will
win the game?
I. Each player in
turn takes 1, 3 or 5 matches.
II. Ruchi chooses
to go first and takes 3 matches.
4. Two cars start
traveling from different points and in opposite directions in a circuit race at
a constant
speed. How much faster is
one car going than the other?
I. The distances
from A to B, B to C, and C to A are the same.
II. The cars
cross for the first time at point A, the second time at point B, the third time
at point C, and the fourth time again at point A.
5. What was the score
in each match of a three-team tournament in which the three teams (who
participated) A, B and C got 3 points, 2 points
and 1 point respectively?  2 points are
awarded for a win
and 1 for a draw.
I. Each team
played once against each of the two other teams.
II. Each team
scored one goal.
Directions (Q. 6-10): In making decisions about important questions, it
is desirable to be able to distinguish between “strong” arguments and “weak”
arguments insofar as they relate to the question. “Strong” arguments are those
which are both important and directly related to the question. “Weak” arguments
are those which are of minor importance and also may not be directly related to
the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Each
question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to
decide which of the arguments is a “strong” argument and which is a “weak”
argument.
1) if only argument I is “strong”.
2) if only argument II is “strong”.
3) if either I or II is “strong”.
4) if neither I nor II is “strong”.
5) if both I and II are “strong”.
6. Statement:
Should Antipiracy Bill be brought in the Parliament?
Arguments:
I. Yes. This will
help the film industry to fight against piracy as a result of which the
industry will be financially strong.
II. No. We have
7. Statement:
Should Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) be entitled to dual citizenship?
Arguments:
I. Yes. This will
bolster the intimacy of the NRIs with the Indian soil.
II. No. The move
will not be fruitful for all NRIs because there is lack of provision for dual
citizenship in many countries.
8. Statement:
Should reputed private driver training schools be allowed to issue driving
licences?
Arguments:
I. Yes. This will
enable more and more people to get driving licences.
II. No. This will
increase the congestion of the vehicles on the road and will result in traffic
jams too.
9. Statement:
Should a trouble-torn state like Jammu & Kashmir release separatist leaders
without any condition?
Arguments:
I. Yes. Release
of separatist leaders will be useful as a goodwill gesture to make the
situation peaceful in the state.
II. No.
Unconditional release of the separatist leaders will aggravate the existing
situation because these leaders have not shown any flexibility in their views.
10. Statement:
Should power theft be made a cognizable offence?
Arguments:
I. Yes. People do
not use power honestly.
II. Yes. This
will be a wise decision and will reduce antisocial activities in society.
Solutions:

1. From I: Our answer is ‘Yes’
because from here, the minute hand will take 30 minutes to reach 6, and the
hour hand will take an entire hour.
From II: Our answer is ‘No’.
There are two possible times in this situation: approx. 5 : 15 (the minute hand
takes 15 minutes to reach 6 and the hour hand takes 45) and approx. 3 : 45 (the
minute hand takes 45 minutes to reach 6 and the hour hand takes 2 hours and 15
minutes, which is 135 minutes.)
2. From I: If a month starts and
ends with the same day of the week, it must have a complete number of weeks
plus one more day. The only possible month is a 29-day February.
From II: In order to add up to
38, it can only be the highest possible number for the last Monday of a month
(31) and the highest for the first Thursday of a month (7).
Therefore, both last month and
the current must have 31 days. The only two 31-day months in a row in the same
calender year are July and August. If both the months are from the same
calendar year, August is our answer. But the statement does not say that the
both the months are from the same calendar year. Note that December and January
are also the months in a row which have 31 days each.
3. From I and II together: Every
player takes an odd number of matches per play. After the first player goes,
there will always be an odd number of matches left. After the second player
goes, there will always be an even number of matches left. Therefore, the
second player, i.e Manisha, is the winner.
4. From II: The first crossing
took place at point A. Consider A as a new starting point. Do the same for
every crossing point. Since they drove at consistent speeds, the distances from
A to B, B to C, and C to A are the same. After point A, one car must have
driven twice the distance as the other to reach B at the same time. Therefore,
one goes twice as fast as the other.
5. From I and II together: The
team A could win 3 points only by winning one match and tying another. Since
they only scored one goal, the results must be 1-0 and 0-0. The team C tied one
and lost the other match. The scores must have been 1-1 and 0-1. Their tied
game must have been against the team B. So team A beat team C (1-0) and team A
tied with team B (0-0).
6. Only I is strong. II is not
strong because we do not know whether the existing provisions are sufficient or
not.
7. I is strong because intimacy
of NRIs with Indian soil will be helpful for Indian economy. II is a weak
argument because a move can’t be restricted only because the move is not giving
benefit to all of a kind.
8. I is weak because it is not
desirable. Moreover, is falsely assumes that govt authorities can’t cope with the
demand of driving hiences. II is weak because it is not logical. It wrongly
assumes that such a move will lead to a spurt in the number of vehicles.
9. I is strong because it will
encourage non-violence and will make the environment conducive for peace. II is
also strong because effort from only one side will not necessarily usher in
desirable result. But the state can’t be both more and less peaceful at the
same time. Hence either I or II follows.

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