Analytical Reasoning Sample Question (MCQ) Set 4

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Q: 621

Question 1: It is popularly believed that teachers are more or less indifferent about the microcomputer technology. This assumption is false, or at least dated. A survey recently conducted indicated that 80 percent of the 7,000 surveyed teachers revealed a high level of interest in microcomputers.
Among the following statements which would most damage the above argument if proved to be true?

  1. There was no attempt made in the survey to ascertain whether the surveyed teachers had any previous exposure to microcomputers.
  2. Teachers interested in microcomputer technology were more likely to complete and return the questionnaires than others.
  3. Irrespective of their subject area, their expertise and their teaching experience questionnaires were received by the teachers.
  4. After the survey results were tabulated there have been many developments in the applications of microcomputer technology.
  5. A company manufacturing and selling microcomputers conducted the survey.

Q: 622

Six scientists A, B, C, D, E, and F are to present a paper each at a one-day conference. Three of them will present their papers in the morning session before the lunch break whereas the other three will be presented in the afternoon session. The lectures have to be scheduled in such a way that they comply with the following restrictions:
B's should present his paper immediately before C's presentation; their presentations cannot be separated by the lunch break.
D must be either the first or the last scientist to present his paper.

Question 1: In case C is to be the fifth scientist to present his paper, then B must be

  1. first
  2. second
  3. third
  4. fourth
  5. sixth

Question 2: B could be placed for any of the following places in the order of presenters EXCEPT

  1. first
  2. second
  3. third
  4. fourth
  5. fifth

Question 3: In case F is to present his paper immediately after D presents his paper, C could be scheduled for which of the following places in the order of presenters?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth
  5. Fifth

Question 4: In case F and E are the fifth and sixth presenters respectively then which of the following must be true?

  1. A is first in the order of presenters.
  2. A is third in the order of presenters.
  3. A is fourth in the order of presenters.
  4. B is first in the order of presenters.
  5. C is fourth in the order of presenters.

Q: 623

n a small inn, one or more of the chefs have to perform duty during dinnereveryday. The chefs are Nicholas, Antonio, and Jeremy.
None of them can be assigned to dinner duty two or more days in a row.

Question 1: In case Antonio and Jeremy share the dinner duty thrice over a five-day period, which among the following would be true?

  1. Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the first of the five days.
  2. Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the second of the five days.
  3. Nicholas is on dinner duty alone on the third of the five days.
  4. Antonio and Jeremy share dinner duty on the second of the five days.
  5. Antonio and Jeremy share dinner duty on the fourth of the five days.

Question 2: In case Nicholas and Antonio share dinner duty on Monday of some week, and if Antonio and Jeremy share dinner duty on Thursday of the same week, which of the following would be true for that week?

  1. Antonio is on dinner duty alone on Tuesday.
  2. Jeremy is on dinner duty alone on Wednesday.
  3. Nicholas and Jeremy share dinner duty on Wednesday.
  4. Nicholas is on duty alone on Tuesday, and Antonio is on breakfast duty alone on Wednesday.
  5. Jeremy is on breakfast duty alone on Tuesday, and Nicholas is on breakfast duty alone on Wednesday.

Question 3: Which among the following could be true of some four-day period?

  1. On three of the four days, pairs of chefs were on dinner duty.
  2. On one of the four days, all three chefs were on dinner duty.
  3. Antonio drew twice as many dinner assignments as did Jeremy.
  4. Nicholas drew three times as many dinner assignments as did Antonio.
  5. Both Nicholas and Antonio drew three times as many dinner assignments as did Jeremy.

Q: 624

Question 1: Which among the following statements is the most probable taking into consideration the source and the degree of seriousness with which they are uttered?

  1. Examiner: "The exam will be taken under the honor system: the professors have the honor, and the students have the system."
  2. Banker: "The low percentage of Jews in this bank has nothing to do with discrimination. Jews don't seem to be interested in banking."
  3. Book cover: "This book is sure to become the last word in its field."
  4. Politician: "My opponent has an impeccable political and personal record."
  5. Artist: "Einstein's theory of relativity falsifies life."

Q: 625

Question 1: Tom: It is likely that Greece will be humiliated in the Cyprus affair. In case she fights Turkey, she will be defeated in battle; whereas if she doesn't fight, letting Turkey win, she will be humiliated, as she would then seem impotent.
Sarah: In that case Greece could always call the Soviet Union to her aid.
Sarah attacks Tom's argument by:

  1. attacking Tom on a personal level.
  2. attacking Tom's method of reasoning
  3. siding with Greece
  4. advocating passive resistance
  5. citing an alternative which was overlooked by Tom.

Q: 626

Question 1: In case Sue sits between Pete and Harry, then Harry sits between Sue and Mike. Harry won't be there unless Sue sits next to Mike. Hence, Sue will not sit between Pete and Harry.
Apart from the above mentioned statements, what additional premises are assumed by the author of this argument?
Mike sits next to Sue if no one sits between them.
If Sue sits between Pete and Harry, then Sue sits between Harry and Pete.
If Harry isn't there, then he doesn't sit next to Mike.

  1. I and II only
  2. I and III only
  3. II and III only
  4. I, II and III
  5. None of the above

Q: 627

An increasing number of people prefer to retain their own individuality and their own identity and consequently this has lead to a decline in the marriage rate.

Question 1: Which among the following assumptions are used in the above premises? I. When a person is married, he or she loses his or her own identity and is no longer accountable to himself or herself. II. Married persons do not find contentment as opposed to unmarried people. III. There has been a steady increase in the divorce rate.

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. III only
  4. I and II only
  5. I, II, and III

Question 2: Among the following statements, which would weaken the above argument?

  1. The stability resulting from marriage offsets the negative aspects of the dual responsibility of husband and wife.
  2. Most people are not mature enough to be married.
  3. Among most married couples the wife wants to have children.
  4. There are a differing set of values honored by men and women.
  5. It is advantageous to be single form a tax point of view.

Question 3: Which among the following would strengthen the above argument?

  1. Very few people prefer to bring up a family.
  2. Emotionally divorce is not an easy procedure.
  3. 700 couples from 1000 surveyed couples complained that they were losing their identity.
  4. Married people have to make a considerable effort to make the marriage last.
  5. The financial complications arising from a divorce are becoming decreasingly complicated.

Question 4: Emma: Financially the private university is ruined. In case it raises its tuition fees, the number of paying students will come down and if they refrain from raising the fees the university will go bankrupt.
Richard: The pay of the teachers and professors could be cut.
Richard responds to Emma's argument by

  1. drawing attention to an earlier overlooked alternative.
  2. attacking her method of reasoning.
  3. resigning himself to the demise of the private university.
  4. attacking Emma on a personal level.
  5. taking the side of the university as against that of the students.

Q: 628

Mrs. Green wishes to renovate her cottage. She hires the services of a plumber, a carpenter, a painter, an electrician, and an interior decorator. The renovation is to completed in a period of one working week i.e. Monday to Friday. Every worker will be taking one complete day to do his job. Mrs. Green will allow just one person to work per day.
1. The painter can do his work only after the plumber and the carpenter have completed their jobs.
2. The interior decorator has to complete his job before that of the electrician.
3. The carpenter cannot work on Monday or Tuesday.

Question 1: In case the painter works on Thursday, which among the following alternatives is possible?

  1. The electrician works on Tuesday.
  2. The electrician works on Friday.
  3. The interior decorator does his work after the painter.
  4. The plumber and the painter work on consecutive days.
  5. Mrs. Green cannot fit all of the workers into schedule.

Question 2: In case the painter works on Friday, which among the following statements must be untrue?

  1. The carpenter may work on Wednesday.
  2. The carpenter and the electrician may work on consecutive days.
  3. In case the carpenter works on Thursday, the electrician has to work on the previous day i.e. Wednesday.
  4. The plumber may work before the electrician does.
  5. The electrician may work on Tuesday.

Question 3: Which arrangement among the following is possible?

  1. The electrician will work on Tuesday and the interior decorator on Friday.
  2. The painter will work on Wednesday and the plumber on Thursday.
  3. The carpenter will work on Tuesday and the painter on Friday.
  4. The painter will work on Monday and the carpenter on Thursday.
  5. The carpenter will work on Wednesday and the plumber on Thursday.

Q: 629

According to the laws pertaining to the use of recyclable containers, beverages are sold only in reusable containers. The people who object to such laws point out that the collection of reusable bottles requires gasoline, and washing them requires water; but, it takes less water to wash these containers than it does to make throwaway bottles. The expenditure saved due to the saved water exceeds the cost of the gasoline used to transport empty bottles.

Question 1: The above passage directly answers which of the below mentioned objections to recyclable beverage containers?

  1. It is likely that consumers will continue to discard even the recyclable containers.
  2. Consumers will find it an inconvenience to return bottles.
  3. The extra expense involved in recycling would raise the prices of beverages.
  4. Recycling would be detrimental to the glass and plastic industries, which produce containers.
  5. Recycling of containers only partially answers the problem of disposal of solid waste.

Q: 630

A recently conducted study reveals that the prospects for success in later schooling for 3-5 old children were improved by a particular educational plan. From this it follows that the introduction of similar education plans for all 3-5 year old children will lead to an improvement in their chances for success in later schooling.

Question 1: Which among the following would weaken the above argument if true?

  1. Parents of preschool children in the United States get attracted to fads in the educational field, without having a clear idea of the type of early educational plans which would benefit their children.
  2. The cognitive abilities of children are constantly changing between ages three and five
  3. The people who conducted the research included quite a few children who had earlier been exposed to another educational enrichment program.
  4. Many parents are of the view that formal training at an early age takes up the time, which the children could better spend exploring their worlds independently.
  5. To establish such educational programs at a national level would require extraordinary public expense.

Q: 631

Three girls Joan, Rita, and Kim and two boys Tim and Steve are the only dancers in a dance program, which consists of six numbers in this order: One a duet; two a duet; three a solo; four a duet; five a solo; and six a duet.
None of the dancers is in two consecutive numbers or in more than two numbers.
The first number in which Tim appears is the one that comes before the first number in which Kim appears.
The second number in which Tim appears is one that comes after the second number in which Kim appears.

Question 1: Which among the following is a complete and accurate list of those numbers that could be the last one in which Kim performs?

  1. Three
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. Three, Four
  5. Four, Five

Question 2: Rita must perform only in duets if

  1. Kim is in number two
  2. Kim is in number five
  3. Tim is in number one
  4. Tim is in number two
  5. Tim is in number six

Question 3: In case Steve is in number five, number four must consist of

  1. two women
  2. two men
  3. Tim and a woman
  4. Rita and a man
  5. Kim and a man


Q: 621-B       Q: 622-A       Q: 623-A       Q: 624-D       Q: 625-E       Q: 626-B       Q: 627-A       Q: 628-A       Q: 629-C       Q: 630-C       Q: 631-A