Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Relation between brain growth and the development of scientific reasoning ability

Theoretically it has been already shown that the development of prefrontal lobe at the onset of early adolescence period is highly correlated with an individual's skills to slow down task-irrelevant data and to get aligned with task-relevant data. These skills are again conditioned by two essential factors – physical experience and social experience – which in turn manipulate the scientific reasoning ability. It also gives power to refuse scientific misconceptions, while allowing scientific theories. Many researches have been conducted in support of this theory and in most of the cases, it retrieves positive result. To know more about it in details, follow this link.

Now it is the time to know about the answers of the previous set.

1. c) ; 2. a) 22 ; 3. b) 48 ; 4. b) 578 ; 5. a) 50 and 30 ; 6. JMQ ; 7. d) guava ; 8. c) Some parrots are birds ; 9. c) Coast-river ; 10. a) .

Are you ready to face today's questions?
Here we go.

Today's (15th November, 2008) Questions

1. It was Wednesday on 6.7.83. What day of the week fell on 18.9.85?

a) Wednesday
b) Friday
c) Monday
d) None of these

2. Twenty five workers were employed to finish a job in 12 days. Five workers, however, left after working only for 4 days. The rest of the job was completed by the remaining 20 workers. In how many days the total job work was completed?

a) 18
b) 14
c) 15
d) 16

3. An accurate clock shows the time as 30 minutes past two. The angle (in degrees) between the minute-hand and the hour-hands is:

a) 120 dig
b) 110 dig
c) 115 dig
d) 105 dig

4. Fill in the next number in the series

1, 4, 16, 64, _______

a) 81
b) 256

c) 144
d) 196

5. Aileen's mother-in-low’s elder sister got her son married to Aiden's father’s sister Alana. If Aileen's mother is Alana's sister then state the relationship between Aileen and Aiden?

a) They are friends
b) They are cousins
c) Aiden is Aileen's Uncle
d) Aileen is Aiden's aunt

6. What is the number opposite 2?

a) 1
b) 3
c) 4
d) 6

7. Spot the odd one

a) 51
b) 65
c) 78
d) 104

8. A boy earns thrice as much in the months of November and December as in every other month of the year. What part of the entire year’s earning does he earn in November and December?

a) 5/16
b) 3/8
c) 1/4
d) 7/16

9. A mother is three times the age of her son. 5 years back, the son was one sixth the age of his father. If the father is 5 years older than the mother, what is the age of the son?

a) 15

b) 12
c) 10
d) 8

10. Provide the most logical deduction

Given the following premises –

i) Women are bi-peds

ii) Hens are bi-peds

which of the following is the most appropriate answer?

a) All hen are women
b) Some women are hen
c) All bi-peds are either hen or women
d) All hen are bi-peds but they are not women

An Update: The next session will appear on 20th November, 2008. Till then, stay tuned.