1. Arun went for a movie nine days ago. He goes to watch movies only on Thursdays. What day of the week is today?

a) Friday

b) Thursday

c) Wednesday

d) Saturday

Explanation:

Clearly it can be understood from the question that 9 days ago was a Thursday

Number of odd days in 9 days = 2 (As 9 - 7 = 2, reduced perfect multiple of 7 from total days)

Hence today = (Thursday + 2 odd days) = Saturday

2. January 1, 2007 was Monday. What day of the week lies on Jan. 1, 2008?

a) Sunday

b) Tuesday

c) Monday

d) Wednesday

Explanation:

The year 2007 is an ordinary year. So, it has 1 odd day.

1

^{st}day of the year 2007 was Monday.

1

^{st}day of the year 2008 will be 1 day beyond Monday.

Hence, it will be Tuesday.

3. What was the day of the week on 24^{th} July 2011?

a) Sunday

b) Wednesday

c) Monday

d) Tuesday

Explanation:

Formula : (Date + Month code + No.of years + No.of leap year + Century code)/7

$$\eqalign{ & = \frac{{24 + 0 + 11 + 2 + 6}}{7} \cr & = \frac{{43}}{7} \cr & = 1 \cr & = {\text{Sunday}} \cr} $$

4. How many days will there be from 26^{th} January, 1996 to 15^{th} May, 1996 (both days included)?

a) 113

b) 111

c) 110

d) 112

Explanation:

Number of days from 26-Jan-1996 to 15-May-1996 (both days included)

= 6(Jan) + 29(Feb) + 31 (Mar) + 30(Apr)+ 15(May)

= 111

5. On 8^{th} Feb, 2005 it was Tuesday. What was the day of the week on 8^{th} Feb, 2004?

a) Monday

b) Sunday

c) Tuesday

d) Wednesday

Explanation:

The year 2004 is a leap year. It has 2 odd days.

∴ The day on 8

^{th}Feb, 2004 is 2 days before the day on 8

^{th}Feb, 2005.

Hence, this day is Sunday.

6. Today is 3^{rd} November. The day of the week is Monday. This is a leap year. What will be the day of the week on this date after 3 years?

a) Thursday

b) Wednesday

c) Tuesday

d) Monday

Explanation:

This is a leap year. So, none of the next 3 years will be leap years. Each year will give one odd day so the day of the week will be 3 odd days beyond Monday i.e. it will be Thursday.

7. If the first day of a year (other than leap year) was Friday, then which was the last day of that year?

a) Saturday

b) Thursday

c) Wednesday

d) Friday

Explanation:

Given that first day of a normal year was Friday

Odd days of the mentioned year = 1 (Since it is an ordinary year)

Hence First day of the next year = (Friday + 1 Odd day) = Saturday

Therefore, last day of the mentioned year = Friday

8. Which of the following is not a leap year?

a) 1200

b) 700

c) 2000

d) 800

Explanation:

The century divisible by 400 is a leap year.

∴ The year 700 is not a leap year.

9. If the seventh day of a month is three days earlier than Friday, What day will it be on the nineteenth day of the month?

a) Tuesday

b) Monday

c) Wednesday

d) Sunday

Explanation:

Given that seventh day of a month is three days earlier than Friday

⇒ Seventh day is Tuesday

⇒ 14

^{th}is Tuesday

⇒ 19

^{th}is Sunday

10. Today is Thursday. What will be the day of the week after 94 days?

a) Sunday

b) Wednesday

c) Tuesday

d) Monday

Explanation:

94 days = (13 × 7) + 3 = 3 odd days.

The required day is 3 days beyond Thursday i.e., Sunday