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Reasoning Ability quiz 119 for IBPS PO

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the questions given below . Statements:Some preferences in India are based on patriarchal customs and traditions and the patrilineal form  of inheritance, where the inheritance is obtained through the common male ancestors and the sons inherit more than the daughters. Among the Hindus, it is largely believed that only a son can light the funeral pyre and offer prayers to ancestors, that the son remains a part of the family whereas the daughter becomes a part of another family, that Kanyadaan (giving away of a daughter in marriage) is a necessary spiritual obligation, and that only a son can provide old-age security.

1. Which of the following can be an assumption in the above passage?
1) India has a patriarchal society.
2) In Indian families, females are persecuted.
3) All the daughters are not given away in marriage.
4) Those families which beget no son face social opprobrium.
5) None of these

2. Which of the following statements weakens the idea expressed in the above passage?
1) Today many girls in India are opting for love marriage.
2) Women in India are largely uneducated and backward in outlook.
3) Modern girls are highly educated and they have demolished most of the traditional myths that girls are inferior to boys.
4) There are still many pockets of India where discrimination against girls is rampant.
5) None of these

3. Which of the following can be an inference from the above passage?
1) The traditions of the Hindus are very discriminatory against women as compared to what is in practice in Islam.
2) Kanyadaan is a mandatory process for all Hindu households.
3) There are many customs and traditions among the Hindus which weaken the position of women in India.
4) Women are themselves responsible for their inferior position in the Indian society.
5) None of these

4. Which of the following statements strengthens the idea expressed in the above passage?
1) Despite all legal efforts, the position of women in Indian society is very low.
2) Besides traditionally bestowed low position to women in India, khap panchayats and frequent  fatwasissued by Ulemas add to the discomfiture of women.
3) While the north-eastern and southern parts of India are matrilineal, rest of the country is patrilineal.
4) The Hindus are more traditional than the people belonging to other religions.
5) None of these

5. Statement:  Every holy river in India is going to lose its holiness and the percentage of pollution is only increasing in spite of spending millions of rupees for its treatment by the government. Which of the following can be an inference of the above statement?
1) The government is not serious about cleaning rivers in India.
2) Pollution divests rivers of their holiness.
3) India is using polluted river water for drinking purposes.
4) India is averse to seeking overseas technical help for cleaning its rivers.
5) None of these

Directions (Q. 6-10): Each question below is followed by two statements I and II. You are to determine whether the data given in the statement is sufficient to answer the question. You should use the data and your knowledge of Mathematics to choose between the possible answers. Give answer—
1) if the statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement II alone is not sufficient.
2) if the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question, but the statement I alone is not sufficient.
3) if either the statement I alone or the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
4) if you cannot get the answer from the statements I and II together, but need more data.
5) if both statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.

6. What is Rajeev’s position in a row of 12 children?
I. Manoj is fourth to the left of Ravi; Rajeev is seventh to the right of Narendra.
II. Rajeev is fifth to the right of Ravi; Manoj is third to the left at Narendra which is at one end.

7. Are  some boys  students?
I. Some students are teachers; All teachers are boys.
II. Some teachers are students; All boys are teachers.

8. Among M, N, O, P and R, P is taller than how many people?
I. O is taller than M but shorter than R, who is not taller than P.
II. N is not the tallest but is taller than O.

9. Difference of how many day’s is there between the ages of Jayendra and Ankit?
I. Ankit was born on 26 and the month was September or October. Jayendra was born on October 12.
II. Ankit was 3 months old at his first new year. Both of them were born in the same year.

10. Find the age of Ankita.
I. Ankita is more than 3 years older than Sneha. Sneha is 19 years old.
II. The ratio of the ages of Parul and Ankita is 3 : 5 respectively. Total age of both of them is between 65 to 73 years.

Answers :-

1. 1 ,    2. 3 ,    3. 3 ,    4. 2 ,    5. 1
6. 5 ,    7. 1 ,    8. 5 ,    9. 5 ,    10. 2


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