Calendar Questions and Answers

Q 1

December 31, 2008 was a Wednesday. What day of the week was January 1, 2008?


A)  

Tuesday

B)  

Wednesday

C)  

Monday

D)  

Thursday


Correct Option - A

Explanation

No. of odd days in 2008 = 2

So, December 31,2007 was a Monday.

Hence Jan 1, 2008 was a Tuesday.

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Q 2

What is the number of odd days in a leap year?


A)  

1

B)  

2

C)  

3

D)  

4


Correct Option - B

Explanation

The number of days more than the complete weeks during a given period is the number of odd days during that period. A leap year contains 366 days i.e. 52 weeks and 2 days.

The number of odd days in a leap year is 2.

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Q 3

Find the number of odd days in 100 years.


A)  

0

B)  

2

C)  

5

D)  

6


Correct Option - C

Explanation

100 years contain 76 ordinary years and 24 leap years.

No. of odd days

= (76*1)+(24*2)

= 124

= (17*7)+5

= 5 odd day

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Q 4

Day before yesterday was Christmas. What will be the day on New Year if tomorrow is Monday?


A)  

Sunday

B)  

Saturday

C)  

Friday

D)  

Thursday


Correct Option - C

Explanation

Day before yesterday was 25th Dec. Today is 27th Dec.

Today is Sunday (27th Dec).

New Year falls on Friday.

The difference between Christmas and New Year is 7 days(0 odd days). Hence, they fall on the same day.


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Q 5

Find the number of ordinary years between 1952 and 2013(excluding both the years).


A)  

45

B)  

44

C)  

16

D)  

15


Correct Option - A

Explanation

Number of years between 1952 and 2013

= 60

Number of leap years between 1952 and 2013

= 15

Number of ordinary years = 60-16 = 45


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Q 6

In a leap year, which of the following pairs of months begin on the same day?


A)  

Mar, Sep

B)  

Feb, Nov

C)  

Jan, Apr

D)  

Aug, Dec


Correct Option - C

Explanation

No. of odd days from Jan to March

= 3+1+3

= 7

Jan and April begin on the same day.

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