1. Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.
Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood.
It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers.
It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries.
Thomas would like to have his own paper route.
2. The Pacific yew is an evergreen tree that grows in the Pacific Northwest. The Pacific yew has a fleshy, poisonous fruit. Recently, taxol, a substance found in the bark of the Pacific yew, was discovered to be a promising new anticancer drug.
Taxol is poisonous when taken by healthy people.
Taxol has cured people from various diseases.
People should not eat the fruit of the Pacific yew.
The Pacific yew was considered worthless until taxol was discovered.
3. Erin is twelve years old. For three years, she has been asking her parents for a dog. Her parents have told her that they believe a dog would not be happy in an apartment, but they have given her permission to have a bird. Erin has not yet decided what kind of bird she would like to have.
Erin's parents like birds better than they like dogs.
Erin does not like birds.
Erin and her parents live in an apartment.
Erin and her parents would like to move.
2. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
3. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
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5. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
6. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
encourages an individual to give priority to personal goals over organisational goals.
is crucial for the survival of an individual and organisation.
is the product of an individual's physical and mental energy.
is the external force which induces an individual to contribute his efforts.
2. Due to enormous profits involved in smuggling, hundreds of persons have been attracted towards this anti-national activity. Some of them became millionaires overnight. India has a vast coastline both on the Eastern and Western Coast. It has been a heaven for smugglers who have been carrying on their activities with great impunity. There is no doubt, that from time to time certain seizures were made by the enforcement authorities, during raids and ambush but even allowing these losses the smugglers made huge profits. The passage best supports the statement that
smuggling hampers the economic development of a nation.
smuggling ought to be curbed.
authorities are taking strict measures to curb smuggling.
smuggling is fast increasing in our country owing to the quick profit it entails.
3. Though the waste of time or the expenditure on fashions is very large, yet fashions have come to stay. They will not go, come what may. However, what is now required is that strong efforts should be made to displace the excessive craze for fashion from the minds of these youngsters. The passage best supports the statement that:
fashion is the need of the day.
the excessive craze for fashion is detrimental to one's personality.
the hoard for fashion should be done away with so as not to let down the constructive development.
work and other activities should be valued more than the outward appearance.
4. One of the important humanitarian by-products of technology is the greater dignity and value that it imparts to human labour. In a highly industrialized society, there is no essential difference between Brahmin and Dalit, Muslim and Hindu; they are equally useful and hence equally valuable for in the industrial society individual productivity fixes the size of the pay cheque and this fixes social status. The passage best supports the statement that:
technology decides individual's social status.
castes and religions are man-made.
human labour has dignity and value.
all individuals, irrespective of caste and creed, are born equal.
5. The future of women in India is quite bright and let us hope that they will justify their abilities by rising to the occasion. Napoleon was right when he declared that by educating the women we can educate the whole nation. Because a country can never rise without the contribution of 50% of their population. The passage best supports the statement that:
India is striving hard for the emancipation of women.
all women should be well educated.
a nation can progress only when women are given equal rights and opportunities as men.
women ought to be imparted full freedom to prove their worth and contribute to the progress of the nation.
6. The prevention of accidents makes it necessary not only that safety devices be used to guard exposed machinery but also that mechanics be instructed in safety rules which they must follow for their own protection, and that lighting in the plant be adequate. The passage best supports the statement that industrial accidents -
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
2. Statements: The old order changed yielding place to new. Conclusions: I. Change is the law of nature. II. Discard old ideas because they are old.
3. Statements: Government has spoiled many top ranking financial institutions by appointing bureaucrats as Directors of these institutions. Conclusions: I. Government should appoint Directors of the financial institutes taking into consideration the expertise of the person in the area of finance. II. The Director of the financial institute should have expertise commensurate with the financial work carried out by the institute.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Both I and II follow
4. Statements: Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario of many developing countries in days to come. Conclusions: I. The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future. II. It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.
5. Statements: Prime age school-going children in urban India have now become avid as well as more regular viewers of television, even in households without a TV. As a result there has been an alarming decline in the extent of readership of newspapers. Conclusions: I. Method of increasing the readership of newspapers should be devised. II. A team of experts should be sent to other countries to study the impact of TV. on the readership of newspapers.
6. Statements: In Japan, the incidence of stomach cancer is very high, while that of bowel cancer is very low. But Japanese immigrate to Hawaii, this is reversed - the rate of bowel cancer increases but the rate of stomach cancer is reduced in the next generation. All this is related to nutrition - the diets of Japanese in Hawaii are different than those in Japan. Conclusions: I. The same diet as in Hawaii should be propagated in Japan also. II. Bowel cancer is less severe than stomach cancer.
7. Statements: The Government run company had asked its employees to declare their income and assets but it has been strongly resisted by employees union and no employee is going to declare his income. Conclusions: I. The employees of this company do not seem to have any additional undisclosed income besides their salary. II. The employees union wants all senior officers to declare their income first
8. Statements: Monitoring has become an integral part in the planning of social development programmes. It is recommended that Management Information System be developed for all programmes. This is likely to give a feedback on the performance of the functionaries and the efficacy with which services are being delivered. Conclusions: I. All the social development programmes should be evaluated. II. There is a need to monitor the performance of workers.
9. Statements: The T.V. programmes, telecast specially for women are packed with a variety of recipes and household hints. A major portion of magazines for women also contains the items mentioned above. Conclusions: I. Women are not interested in other things. II. An average woman's primary interest lies in home and specially in the kitchen.
10. Statements: The distance of 900 km by road between Bombay and Jafra will be reduced to 280 km by sea. This will lead to a saving of Rs. 7.92 crores per annum on fuel. Conclusions: I. Transportation by sea is cheaper than that by road. II. Fuel must be saved to the greatest extent
11. Statements: The manager humiliated Sachin in the presence of his colleagues. Conclusions: I. The manager did not like Sachin. II. Sachin was not popular with his colleagues.
12. Statements: Women's organisations in India have welcomed the amendment of the Industrial Employment Rules 1946 to curb sexual harassment at the work place. Conclusions: I. Sexual harassment of women at work place is more prevalent in India as compared to other developed countries. II. Many organisations in India will stop recruiting women to avoid such problems.
13. Statements: Nation X faced growing international opposition for its decision to explode eight nuclear weapons at its test site. Conclusions: I. The citizens of the nation favoured the decision. II. Some powerful countries do not want other nations to become as powerful as they are.
14. Statements: In a highly centralised power structure, in which even senior cabinet ministers are prepared to reduce themselves to pathetic countries or yesmen airing views that are primarily intended to anticipate or reflect the Prime Minister's own performances, there can be no place for any consensus that is quite different from real or contrived unanimity of opinion, expressed through a well orchestrated endorsement of the leader's actions. Conclusions: I. The Ministers play safe by not giving anti-government views. II. The Prime Minister does not encourage his colleagues to render their own views.
15. Statements: National Aluminium Company has moved India from a position of shortage to self-sufficiency in the metal. Conclusions: I. Previously, India had to import aluminium. II. With this speed, it can soon become a foreign exchange earner.
16. Statements: Jade plant has thick leaves and it requires little water. Conclusions: I. All plants with thick leaves require little water. II. Jade plants may be grown in places where water is not in abundance.
17. Statements: Use "Kraft" colours. They add colour to our life. - An advertisement. Conclusions: I. Catchy slogans do not attract people. II. People like dark colours.
Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Both I and II are implicit
2. Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so. Assumptions: I. At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn. II. The schools do not admit children after six years of age.
Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Neither I nor II is implicit
3. Statement: "In order to bring punctuality in our office, we must provide conveyance allowance to our employees." - In charge of a company tells Personnel Manager. Assumptions: I. Conveyance allowance will not help in bringing punctuality. II. Discipline and reward should always go hand in hand.
4. Statement: Unemployment allowance should be given to all unemployed Indian youth above 18 years of age. Assumptions: I. There are unemployed youth in India who needs monetary support. II. The government has sufficient funds to provide allowance to all unemployed youth.
5. Statement: "If you trouble me, I will slap you." - A mother warns her child. Assumptions: I. With the warning, the child may stop troubling her. II. All children are basically naughty.
6. Statement: The State government has decided to appoint four thousand primary school teachers during the next financial year. Assumptions: I. There are enough schools in the state to accommodate four thousand additional primary school teachers. II. The eligible candidates may not be interested to apply as the government may not finally appoint such a large number of primary school teachers.
7. Statement: A warning in a train compartment - "To stop train, pull chain. Penalty for improper use Rs. 500." Assumptions: I. Some people misuse the alarm chain. II. On certain occasions, people may want to stop a running train.
8. Statement: If it is easy to become an engineer, I don't want to be an engineer. Assumptions: I. An individual aspires to be professional. II. One desires to achieve a thing which is hard earned.
9. Statement: The concession in rail fares for the journey to hill stations has been cancelled because it is not needed for people who can spend their holidays there. Assumptions: I. Railways should give concession only to needy persons. II. Railways should not encourage people to spend their holidays at hill stations.
10. Statement: "The bridge was built at the cost of Rs. 128 crores and even civil bus service is not utilizing it, what a pity to see it grossly underutilized." - A citizen's view on a new flyover linking east and west sides of a suburb. Assumptions: I. The building of such bridges does not serve any public objective. II. There has to be some accountability and utility of money spent on public projects.
11. Statement: The Government has decided to levy 2 percent on the tax amount payable for funding drought relief programmes. Assumptions: I. The Government does not have sufficient money to fund drought relief programmes. II. The amount collected by way of surcharge may be adequate to fund these drought relief programmes.
12. Statement: Detergents should be used to clean clothes. Assumptions: I. Detergents form more lather. II. Detergents help to dislodge grease and dirt.
13. Statement: It will be a substantial achievement in the field of education if one provides one school for every village in our country and enforce attendance. Assumptions: I. Children in villages do not attend school regularly. II. Providing school to every village is desirable.
14. Statement: The government has decided to disinvest large chunk of its equity in select public sector undertakings for a better fiscal management. Assumptions: I. The amount generated out of the disinvestment process may reduce substantially the mounting fiscal deficits. II. There will be enough demand in the market for the shares of these undertakings.
15. Statement: Never before such a lucid book was available on the topic. Assumptions: I. Some other books were available on this topic. II. You can write lucid books on very few topics.
16. Statement: Please do not use lift while going down - an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building. Assumptions: I. While going down, the lift is unable to carry any load. II. Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.
17. Statement: "I have not received telephone bills for nine months inspite of several complaints" - A telephone customer's letter to the editor of a daily Assumptions: I. Every customer has a right to get bills regularly from the telephone company. II. The customer's complaints point to defect in the services which are expected to be corrected.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
2. Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary. II. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.
3. Statement: Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfil its energy requirements? Arguments: I. Yes, Most of the energy sources used at present is exhaustible. II. No. Harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks in
4. Statement: Should there be students union in college/university? Arguments: I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus. II. Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Both I and II are strong
5. Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan? Arguments: I. No. Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India. II. Yes. This would help settle conflicts.
6. Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas? Arguments: I. Yes. Rural people are creative. II. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.
7. Statement: Should young entrepreneurs be encouraged? Arguments: I. Yes. They will help in industrial development of the country. II. Yes. They will reduce the burden on employment market.
8. Statement: Should all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished? Arguments: I. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth. II. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.
9. Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India? Arguments: I. Yes. They must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all. II. No. We have enough talent; let them stay where they want.
10. Statement: Should we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation? Arguments: I. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date. II. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge.
11. Statement: Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections? Arguments: I. Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power. II. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.
12. Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai? Arguments: I. Yes. It will create job opportunities. II. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.
13. Statement: Should high chimneys be installed in industries? Arguments: I. Yes. It reduces pollution at ground level. II. No. It increases pollution in upper atmosphere
14. Statement: Does India need so many plans for development? Arguments: I. Yes. Nothing can be achieved without proper planning. II. No. Too much time, money and energy is wasted on planning.
15. Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published? Arguments: I. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply. II. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.
16. Statement: Should colleges be given the status of a university in India? Arguments: I. Yes. Colleges are in a better position to assess the student's performance and therefore the degrees will be more valid. II. No. It is Utopian to think that there will not be nepotism and corruption in awarding degrees by colleges.
17. Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment? Arguments: I. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally. II. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.
18. Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments: I. Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled. II. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.
19. Statement: Should the railways in India be privatized in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises? Arguments: I. Yes. This is the only way to bring in competitiveness and provide better services to the public. II. No. This will pose a threat to the national security of our country as multinationals will enter into the fray.
2. Look at this series: 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?
3. Look at this series: 36, 34, 30, 28, 24, ... What number should come next?
4. Look at this series: 22, 21, 23, 22, 24, 23, ... What number should come next?
5. Look at this series: 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ... What number should come next?
6. Look at this series: 21, 9, 21, 11, 21, 13, 21, ... What number should come next?
7. Look at this series: 58, 52, 46, 40, 34, ... What number should come next?
The ski instructors at Top of the Peak Ski School work from December through March
Matthew prefers jobs that allow him to work outdoors
Lucinda makes an appointment with the beach resort restaurant manager to interview for the summer waitressing position that was advertised in the newspaper
Doug's ice cream shop stays open until 11 p.m. during the summer months
2. Violating an Apartment Lease occurs when a tenant does something prohibited by the legally binding document that he or she has signed with a landlord. Which situation below is the best example of Violating an Apartment Lease?
Tim has decided to move to another city, so he calls his landlord to tell him that he is not interested in renewing his lease when it expires next month
Valerie recently lost her job and, for the last three months, has neglected to pay her landlord the monthly rent they agreed upon in writing when she moved into her apartment eight months ago
Mark writes a letter to his landlord that lists numerous complaints about the apartment he has agreed to rent for two years
Leslie thinks that her landlord is neglecting the building in which she rents an apartment. She calls her attorney to ask for advice
3. An Informal Gathering occurs when a group of people get together in a casual, relaxed manner. Which situation below is the best example of an Informal Gathering?
The book club meets on the first Thursday evening of every month
After finding out about his promotion, Jeremy and a few coworkers decide to go out for a quick drink after work
Mary sends out 25 invitations for the bridal shower she is giving for her sister
Whenever she eats at the Mexican restaurant, Clara seems to run into Peter
4. People speculate when they consider a situation and assume something to be true based on inconclusive evidence. Which situation below is the best example of Speculation?
Francine decides that it would be appropriate to wear jeans to her new office on Friday after reading about "Casual Fridays" in her employee handbook
Mary spends thirty minutes sitting in traffic and wishes that she took the train instead of driving
After consulting several guidebooks and her travel agent, Jennifer feels confident that the hotel she has chosen is first-rate
When Emily opens the door in tears, Theo guesses that she's had a death in her family
5. Posthumous Publication occurs when a book is published after the author's death. Which situation below is the best example of Posthumous Publication?
Richard's illness took his life before he was able to enjoy the amazing early reviews of his novel
Melissa's publisher cancels her book contract after she fails to deliver the manuscript on time
Clarence never thought he'd live to see the third book in his trilogy published
Elizabeth is honored with a prestigious literary award for her writing career and her daughter accepts the award on behalf of her deceased mother
Alfredo's offers fine Italian cuisine and an elegant Tuscan decor. Patrons will feel as though they've spent the evening in a luxurious Italian villa
Pancho's Mexican Buffet is an all-you-can-eat family style smorgasbord with the best tacos in town
The Parisian Bistro is a four-star French restaurant where guests are treated like royalty. Chef Dilbert Olay is famous for his beef bourguignon
Marty's serves delicious, hearty meals in a charming setting reminiscent of a baseball clubhouse in honor of the owner,Marty Lester, a former major league baseball all-star
2. The film director wants an actress for the lead role of Lucy who perfectly fits the description that appears in the original screenplay. He is not willing to consider actresses who do not resemble the character as she is described in the screenplay, no matter how talented they are. The screenplay describes Lucy as an average-sized, forty something redhead, with deep brown eyes, very fair skin, and a brilliant smile. The casting agent has four actresses in mind. Actress #1 is a stunning red-haired beauty who is 5'9" and in her mid-twenties. Her eyes are brown and she has an olive complexion. Actress #2 has red hair, big brown eyes, and a fair complexion. She is in her mid-forties and is 5'5". Actress #3 is 5'4" and of medium build. She has red hair, brown eyes, and is in her early forties. Actress #4 is a blue-eyed redhead in her early thirties. She's of very slight build and stands at 5'.
3. The school principal has received complaints from parents about bullying in the school yard during recess. He wants to investigate and end this situation as soon as possible, so he has asked the recess aides to watch closely. Which situation should the recess aides report to the principal?
A girl is sitting glumly on a bench reading a book and not interacting with her peers.
Four girls are surrounding another girl and seem to have possession of her backpack.
Two boys are playing a one-on-one game of basketball and are arguing over the last basket scored.
Three boys are huddled over a handheld video game, which isn't supposed to be on school grounds.
4. Mrs. Carson took a taxi to meet her three friends for lunch. They were waiting for her outside the restaurant when she pulled up in the car. She was so excited to see her friends that she left her tote bag in the taxi. As the taxi pulled away, she and her friends took notice of the license plate number so they would be able to identify the car when they called the taxi company. #1: The four women seem to agree that the plate starts out with the letter J. #2: Three of them agree that the plate ends with 12L. #3: Three of them think that the second letter is X, and a different three think that the third letter is K. The four license plate numbers below represent what each of the four women thinks she saw. Which one is most likely the license plate number of the taxi?
2. Blueberries cost more than strawberries. Blueberries cost less than raspberries. Raspberries cost more than strawberries and blueberries. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
3. All the trees in the park are flowering trees. Some of the trees in the park are dogwoods. All dogwoods in the park are flowering trees. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
4. Mara runs faster than Gail. Lily runs faster than Mara. Gail runs faster than Lily. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
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