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**Valentine’s Day Quiz.**

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*1.Alfred buys an old scooter for Rs. 4700 and spends Rs. 800 on its repairs. If he sells the scooter for Rs. 5800, his gain percent is:*

**A.** 32/7%

**B**. 60/11%

**C**. 10%

**D**. 12%

2. A right triangle with sides 3 cm, 4 cm and 5 cm is rotated the side of 3 cm to form a cone. The volume of the cone so formed is:

**A**. (12* 22/7) cm^{3}

**B**. (15*22/7) cm^{3}

**C.** (16*22/7) cm^{3}

**D**. (20*22/7) cm^{3}

*3. The sum of ages of 5 children born at the intervals of 3 years each is 50 years. What is the age of the youngest child?*

**A**. 4 years

**B.** 7 years

**C**. 5 years

**D.** None of these

*4. The difference between a two-digit number and the number obtained by interchanging the positions of its digits is 36. What is the difference between the two digits of that number?*

**A**. 3

**B**. 4

**C.** 9

**D**. None of these

*5. An accurate clock shows 8 o’clock in the morning. Through how may degrees will the hour hand rotate when the clock shows 2 o’clock in the afternoon?*

**A**. 144º

**B**. 150º

**C**. 168º

**D**. 180º

*6**. Mr. Thomas invested an amount of Rs. 13,900 divided in two different schemes A and B at the simple interest rate of 14% p.a. and 11% p.a. respectively. If the total amount of simple interest earned in 2 years be Rs. 3508, what was the amount invested in Scheme B?*

**A**. Rs.6400

**B**. Rs.6500

**C**. Rs.7200

**D**. Rs.7500

*7. A bag contains 2 red, 3 green and 2 blue balls. Two balls are drawn at random. What is the probability that none of the balls drawn is blue?*

**A**. 10/21

**B**. 11/21

**C.** 2/7

**D.** 5/7

8. *The cube root of .000216 is:*

**A.** 0.6

**B.** O.06

**C**. 0.006

**D.** 0.03

*9. There are two examinations rooms A and B. If 10 students are sent from A to B, then the number of students in each room is the same. If 20 candidates are sent from B to A, then the number of students in A is double the number of students in B. The number of students in room A is*:

**A.** 20

**B.** 80

**C.** 100

**D.** 200

*10. Which of the following is used in pencils?*

**A.** Graphite

**B.** Silicon

**C.** Charcoal

**D**. Phosphorous

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*1.The total of the ages of Amar, Akbar and Anthony is 80 years. What was the total of their ages three years ago?*

**A**. 71 years

**B**. 72 years

**C**. 74 years

**D**. 77 years

* 2. Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z. If P is in the South of Z, then in which direction of Y, is P?*

**A**. North

**B**. South

**C**. South-East

**D**. None of these

*3. A bank offers 5% compound interest calculated on half-yearly basis. A customer deposits Rs. 1600 each on 1 ^{st}January and 1^{st}July of a year. At the end of the year, the amount he would have gained by way of interest is*:

**A.** Rs. 120

**B**. Rs. 121

**C**. Rs. 122

**D**. Rs. 123

*4. The compound interest on Rs. 30,000 at 7% per annum is Rs. 4347. The period (in years) is*:

**A**. 2

**B**. 5

**C**. 3

**D**. 4

*5. The ratio between the perimeter and the breadth of a rectangle is 5 : 1. If the area of the rectangle is 216 sq. cm, what is the length of the rectangle?*

**A**. 16 cm

**B**. 18 cm

**C**. 24 cm

**D**. Data inadequate

*6. The percentage increase in the area of a rectangle, if each of its sides is increased by 20% is:*

**A**. 40%

**B**. 42%

**C**. 44%

**D**. 46%

*7. In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?*

**A**. 6.25

**B**. 6.50

**C**. 6.75

**D**. 7.00

*8. The average of 20 numbers is zero. Of them, at the most, how many may be greater than zero?*

**A**. 0

**B**. 1

**C**. 10

**D**. 19

*9. The H.C.F. of two numbers is 23 and the other two factors of their L.C.M. are 13 and 14. The larger of the two numbers is:*

**A**. 276

**B.** 299

**C**. 322

**D**. 332

*10. A fruit seller had some apples. He sells 40% apples and still has 420 apples. Originally, he had:*

**A**. 588

**B**. 600

**C**. 672

**D**. 700

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**Let the quiz begin.**

**Choose the word which is similar to the meaning of:**

1. *Corpulent*

**A**. Lean

**B**. Gaunt

**C**. Emaciated

**D**. Obese

2**.***Embezzle*

**A**. Misappropriate

**B**. Balance

**C.** Remunerate

**D**. Clear

**Choose the word which is opposite to the word:**

3. *Artificial*

**A**. Red

**B**. Natural

**C**. Truthful

**D**. Solid

** **4.*Exodus*

**A**. Influx

**B**.Homecoming

**C**. Return

**D**. Restoration

**Fill in the blanks with correct options:**

*As a rule of thumb, a manned mission costs from fifty to a hundred times more than a comparable unmanned mission. Thus, for scientific exploration alone, … (5) … missions, employing machine intelligence, are … (6) … However, there may well be … (7) … other than scientific for exploring … (8) … social, economic, political, cultural or … (9) …*

5. (solve as per the direction given above)

**A**. Manned

**B**. Unmanned

**C**. Space

**D**. Lunar

6. (solve as per the direction given above)

**A.** Liked

**B**. Wanted

**C**. Used

**D**. Preferred

7. (solve as per the direction given above)

**A**. Reasons

**B**. Causes

**C**. Clues

**D**. Object

8. (solve as per the direction given above)

**A**. Moon

**B**. Sun

**C**. Space

**D**. Mission

9. (solve as per the direction given above)

**A**. Casual

**B**. Historic

**C**. Historical

**D**. Histrionic

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**The following pie-chart shows the percentage distribution of the expenditure incurred in publishing a book. Study the pie-chart and the answer the questions based on it.**

*1. If for a certain quantity of books, the publisher has to pay Rs. 30,600 as printing cost, then what will be the amount of royalty to be paid for these books?*

**A**. Rs.19,450

**B**. Rs.21,200

**C**. Rs.22,950

**D**. Rs.26,150

*2. What is the central angle of the sector corresponding to the expenditure incurred on Royalty?*

**A.** 15º

**B**. 24º

**C**. 54º

**D**. 48º

*3. The price of the book is marked 20% above the C.P. If the marked price of the book is Rs. 180, then what is the cost of the paper used in a single copy of the book?*

**A**. Rs.36

**B**. Rs.37.50

**C**. Rs.42

**D**. Rs.44.25

*4. If 5500 copies are published and the transportation cost on them amounts to Rs. 82500, then what should be the selling price of the book so that the publisher can earn a profit of 25%?*

**A**. Rs.187.50

**B**. Rs.191.50

**C**. Rs.175.00

**D.** Rs.180.00

*5. Royalty on the book is less than the printing cost by*

**A**. 5%

**B**. 166/5%

**C**. 20%

**D**. 25%

*6. Pointing to a photograph of a boy Suresh said, “He is the son of the only son of my mother.” How is Suresh related to that boy?*

**A**. Brother

**B**. Uncle

**C**. Cousin

**D**. Father

*7. If A + B means A is the mother of B; A – B means A is the brother B; A % B means A is the father of B and A x B means A is the sister of B, which of the following shows that P is the maternal uncle of Q?*

**A**. Q – N + M x P

**B**. P + S x N – Q

**C**. P – M + N x Q

**D**. Q – S % P

*8. Which one will replace the question mark?*

**A**. L10

**B**. K15

**C**. I15

**D**. K8

*9. Which one will replace the question mark*?

**A**. 25

**B**. 37

**C**. 41

**D**. 47

*10. Two bus tickets from city A to B and three tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 77 but three tickets from city A to B and two tickets from city A to C cost Rs. 73. What are the fares for cities B and C from A?*

**A**. Rs. 4, Rs. 23

**B**. Rs. 13, Rs. 17

**C**. Rs. 15, Rs. 14

**D**. Rs. 17, Rs. 13

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From the dawn of civilization, it has been “reasoning skills” that have helped us achieve the unachieved. From the giant leap of being termed as “Farmers” from being “Wanderers” to the “Editing of a Human Embryo for the First Time”, it has always been our reasoning skills that have paved the way. But over the years, this advancement in the knowledge front has had an inverse effect on our reasoning front. Maybe this is why even after spending around eighteen years to get educated, when there is time for recruitment, companies want to test a student on a subject which is not even a part of the curriculum. The reason behind is that reasoning and aptitude test tests the ability of a candidate to apply basics to solve complex situations. Every question that is asked is nothing but situations which are supposed to be solved with a basic understanding. In the class, students have very little hands-on experience of real-life situations while on a job this is something which is required all the time.

In order to combat the dire need for Employment, team **VAWSUM** has started to provide shelter to the students of each and every school under the umbrella of “Aptitude” and “Reasoning” tests (known as **VATS**). **VATS**, which is the abbreviation of **Vawsum Aptitude Tests for Schools**, provides that platform for students which would help them to nurture themselves such that they can cater to the ever-evolving need for “Logical Reasoning”. **VATS** consist of various Arithmetic, Data interpretation, Diagrammatic and Psychometric question and answers. Though these tests seem confusing at first, with proper practice and applied logic, they are very easy to crack. Later, it becomes interesting to solve such puzzles. Most of these are based on a particular sequence, hence it is important to understand the sequence to solve the problem. Practicing these more and more will yield better results.

**VATS** can be used as the measure of the abilities of the student. This test gives the complete idea of a students mind. **As most of the companies take an aptitude test for the candidate trying for the job, this test can serve as a very big platform for practice as this would then be beneficial at the time of their recruitment**. Schools should opt for **VATS** as this would help the school get in terms with the drawbacks of the students in the school. So all in all, **VATS** serves as the perfect magnet and within its magnetic field lies the many positives of a students life, be it in the short or the long run. It’s time that you too take shelter under the Umbrella of **VATS**.