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Hey, want to sharpen your analytical skills? Our " Test Analytical Skills" quiz is here to help! This quiz is all about flexing those mental muscles and honing your ability to analyze and solve problems. We've packed it with brain teasers, puzzles, and scenarios that will put your critical thinking skills to the test.
These skills involve breaking down complex problems into smaller components, examining each component critically, and synthesizing information to arrive at well-reasoned conclusions. Individuals with strong analytical skills can effectively assess situations, anticipate outcomes, and make informed decisions. Ready to put your analytical prowess to the Read moretest? Let's dive in and see what you're made of!


Analytical Skills Questions and Answers

  • 1. 

    Based on the information given in the statement, select the options that are true. Martha is a student who is playing marbles with her friends in the playground. a) Martha is in the marbles team during the summer. b) Martha is in the playground. c) Marbles are played in the playground in summer. d) Some pupils in the playground are playing marbles.

    • A.

      A & B

    • B.

      B & D

    • C.

      C & D

    • D.

      D & A

    Correct Answer
    B. B & D
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B & D:


    B. Martha is in the playground: This statement is directly implied by the sentence "Martha is playing marbles with her friends in the playground."
    D. Some pupils in the playground are playing marbles: This statement is also implied, as we know Martha and her friends are playing, but the sentence doesn't say all pupils are playing.


    Here's why the other options are incorrect:


    A. Martha is in the marbles team during the summer: This information is not specified in the sentence and could be true or false, so it's not a valid conclusion.
    C. Marbles are played in the playground in summer: This statement is too broad and not supported by the specific context of Martha playing with her friends.


    Therefore, only options B and D are directly supported by the given sentence about Martha playing marbles in the playground.

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  • 2. 

    John runs faster than Jody. a) Cisco is the champion runner. b) John can run further than Cisco. c) John can run as fast as Cisco. d) Cisco can run faster than Jody.

    • A.

      A & B

    • B.

      B & D

    • C.

      C & D

    • D.

      B & C

    Correct Answer
    C. C & D
    Explanation
    1. John runs faster than Jody: This is the given statement and our starting point.

    2. a) Cisco is the champion runner: This information is independent of the original sentence. We don't know if Cisco is running in the same context as John and Jody, what makes him a champion, or even if being a champion translates to speed in comparison to the others.

    3. b) John can run further than Cisco: There's no direct correlation between running speed and running distance. Just because John is faster than Jody doesn't guarantee he can run further than Cisco.

    4. c) John can run as fast as Cisco: This is true because the original sentence only tells us John is faster than Jody and doesn't provide any information about Cisco's speed relative to John. He could be faster, slower, or equal to John.

    5. d) Cisco can run faster than Jody: This is also true because if John is faster than Jody and we don't know how Cisco compares to either, there's a possibility he could be faster than Jody.

    Therefore, only options C & D are valid conclusions based on the given information. We can't confirm if Cisco is the fastest (a), if John can outrun him (b), or if John and Cisco have the same speed (c). But, we know John is faster than Jody and Cisco could be faster than Jody, making both c and d valid deductions.

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  • 3. 

    Fifty candidates sat for the examination. a) Twenty candidates answered under half the questions. b) There were ten failures in the examination. c) Over half the questions were answered by thirty candidates. d) Forty candidates were successful.

    • A.

      A & B

    • B.

      B & D

    • C.

      A & C

    • D.

      C & D

    Correct Answer
    B. B & D
    Explanation
    B & D is the most likely combination of true statements.While we cannot definitively confirm both without knowing the exam's specifics, let's break down the reasoning:B) There were ten failures in the examination: This statement doesn't necessarily tell us anything about the passing threshold or total number of questions. However, it implies that not all fifty candidates passed, leaving room for ten failures.D) Forty candidates were successful: If fifty candidates took the exam and ten failed, the remaining forty must have passed (50 - 10 = 40).As the question only asks for the most likely scenario, and assuming a reasonable passing threshold somewhere around half the questions, these two statements appear to be the most probable conclusions.

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  • 4. 

    One-town is north-east to Three-town. a) One-town is two miles north of Two-town. b) Two-town is two miles west of Four-town. c) Three-town is two miles west of Two-town. d) Four-town is south-east of One-town.

    • A.

      A & C

    • B.

      C & B

    • C.

      D & B

    • D.

      A & D

    Correct Answer
    A. A & C
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A & C:

    1. One-town is north-east to Three-town: This tells us the relative direction of One-town and Three-town.

    2. Analyzing options:


    a) One-town is two miles north of Two-town: This aligns with the information about One-town being north-east of Three-town. If One-town is north of Two-town, it suggests it's also potentially north-east of Two-town in relation to Three-town. So, option a could be true.
    b) Two-town is two miles west of Four-town: This doesn't provide any information about the relative positions of One-town, Three-town, or Two-town. It only refers to a different town (Four-town) not mentioned in the initial statement.
    c) Three-town is two miles west of Two-town: This doesn't contradict the given information about One-town's direction relative to Three-town. However, it doesn't necessarily confirm their exact distance or positions.
    d) Four-town is south-east of One-town: This directly contradicts the original statement that places One-town north-east of Three-town. Since Three-town is north-east of One-town, Four-town cannot be south-east of One-town.


    Therefore, only options a) and c) are consistent with the provided information about One-town and Three-town. They agree on the relative positioning of One-town being north of Two-town, which aligns with its north-east position relative to Three-town.

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  • 5. 

    Janet, Eric, Marcus, Joan, Emmanuel, Andrew & Angela sit in this order in a row left to right. Janet changes places with Eric, and then Eric changes places with Marcus.  Who is at the right end of the row?

    • A.

      Joan

    • B.

      Emmanuel

    • C.

      Andrew

    • D.

      Angela

    Correct Answer
    D. Angela
    Explanation
    After the initial order, which is Janet - Eric - Marcus - Joan - Emmanuel - Andrew - Angela, and the given changes in places. First, Janet changes places with Eric: The order becomes Eric - Janet - Marcus - Joan - Emmanuel - Andrew - Angela. Then, Eric changes places with Marcus: The order becomes Marcus - Janet - Eric - Joan - Emmanuel - Andrew - Angela. So, Angela is at the right end of the row after these changes.

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  • 6. 

    Joan, Emmanuel, Marcus, Andrew, Janet, Eric & Angela sit in this order in a row left to right. Janet changes places with Eric, and then Eric changes places with Marcus.   Who is to the left of Eric?

    • A.

      Joan

    • B.

      Emmanuel

    • C.

      Angela

    Correct Answer
    B. Emmanuel
    Explanation
    Initial Order: Janet, Eric, Marcus, Joan, Emmanuel, Andrew, Angela (Left to Right).
    After Janet changes places with Eric: Now, the order is Eric, Janet, Marcus, Joan, Emmanuel, Andrew, Angela.
    After Eric changes places with Marcus: The final order becomes Marcus, Janet, Eric, Joan, Emmanuel, Andrew, Angela.
    So, Angela is at the right end of the row in the final arrangement after the exchange of positions between Janet, Eric, and Marcus.

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  • 7. 

    A group of friends lives in a house divided into one flat per floor. Shawn is in the flat below Claudia & Madeleine is in the flat above Sara. Sara is in the flat below Shawn, and Claudia lives with Roger. Peter lives on the top floor.  Who is in the bottom flat?

    • A.

      Sara

    • B.

      Shawn

    • C.

      Claudia

    • D.

      Peter

    • E.

      Madeleine

    Correct Answer
    A. Sara
    Explanation
    Let's break down the clues and deduce the occupant of the bottom flat:Peter lives on the top floor: This eliminates him from consideration for the bottom flat.Madeleine lives above Sara: Since Madeline is above Sara, she cannot be in the bottom flat either.Sara is in the flat below Shawn: This tells us Sara isn't on the top floor, but it doesn't necessarily place her in the bottom floor yet.Claudia lives with Roger: We don't know which floor Claudia and Roger live on, so they remain possibilities for now.Now, let's analyze the remaining possibilities:Shawn: We know Shawn is above Sara. Since Sara isn't in the bottom flat, Shawn automatically cannot be either.Claudia & Roger: If they live below Sara, then Sara wouldn't be in the flat below Shawn, contradicting the given information. Therefore, Claudia and Roger cannot be in the bottom flat.Through elimination, we're left with Sara as the only viable occupant of the bottom flat. All other residents are placed on higher floors based on the provided clues.Therefore, Sara confidently resides in the bottom flat.

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  • 8. 

    A group of friends lives in a house divided into one flat per floor. Shawn is in the flat below Claudia & Madeleine is in the flat above Sara. Sara is in the flat below Shawn, and Claudia lives with Roger. Peter lives on the top floor.   Who else shares a flat?

    • A.

      Shawn & Madeleine

    • B.

      Sara & Peter

    • C.

      Shawn & Peter

    • D.

      Sara & Madeleine

    Correct Answer
    A. Shawn & Madeleine
    Explanation
    Peter lives on the top floor: This eliminates him from consideration for sharing a flat with anyone.Madeleine lives above Sara: This tells us two things: First, Madeleine is NOT on the bottom floor (because she's above Sara). Second, however, it DOESN'T necessarily mean she's alone on the second floor.Sara is in the flat below Shawn: This confirms Sara isn't in the top three floors and places her on the floor below Shawn.Claudia lives with Roger: This implies they share a flat, but we don't know which floor they're on.Now, let's analyze the possibilities for shared flats:Shawn & Madeleine: Since Madeleine is above Sara and Shawn is above Sara, they BOTH could be on the second floor, sharing a flat. This fits with the clue and doesn't contradict any other information.Sara & Peter: We know Sara isn't on the top floor, and Peter is. Additionally, there's no indication they know each other or live on the same floor.Shawn & Peter: Similar to Sara and Peter, there's no indication they share a flat or live on the same floor.Sara & Madeleine: Madeleine is above Sara, so they cannot share the same flat on the third floor.Therefore, the only possibility for a shared flat among the given options is Shawn and Madeleine. They both could be on the second floor together, while everyone else is positioned on different floors or living alone.

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  • 9. 

    Five cars have a race. The Honda beat the Dodge but couldn't overtake the Smart Car. The Mini failed to overtake the Audi but beat the Smart Car. Which car came last?

    • A.

      Honda

    • B.

      Dodge

    • C.

      Smart Car

    • D.

      Mini

    • E.

      Audi

    Correct Answer
    B. Dodge
    Explanation
    The car that came last was the Dodge. Here's the breakdown:Honda beat the Dodge: This means the Honda finished ahead of the Dodge.Honda couldn't overtake the Smart Car: This doesn't necessarily mean the Smart Car finished ahead of the Honda. It could mean they finished in the same position, with the Honda not able to pass during the race.Mini failed to overtake the Audi: This indicates the Audi finished ahead of the Mini.Mini beat the Smart Car: This confirms the Mini finished ahead of the Smart Car.Now, analyzing these clues:We know the Dodge was behind the Honda.We also know the Mini finished ahead of the Smart Car.Since the Honda did not overtake the Smart Car but the Mini did, it implies the Smart Car finished somewhere between the Honda and the Mini.Therefore, the order of finish becomes:Honda (didn't overtake Smart Car)Smart Car (between Honda and Mini)Mini (beat Smart Car)Audi (Mini couldn't overtake)Dodge (last, behind Honda)

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  • 10. 

    Five cars have a race. The Honda beat the Dodge but couldn't overtake the Smart Car. The Mini failed to overtake the Audi but beat the Smart Car. Which car came third?

    • A.

      Honda

    • B.

      Dodge

    • C.

      Smart Car

    • D.

      Mini

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Smart Car
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the Honda beat the Dodge, but couldn't overtake the Smart Car. The Mini failed to overtake the Audi but beat the Smart Car. Therefore, the Smart Car came third in the race.

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  • 11. 

    Joan can play the piano but not the flute, while Neil plays the violin and the flute. Amit plays the violin but not the piano, and Sam plays the flute but not the violin. If each child plays two of the three instruments, which one is likely to be similar to Neil?

    • A.

      Amit

    • B.

      Joan

    • C.

      Sam

    Correct Answer
    A. Amit
    Explanation
    Neil plays the violin and the flute.
    Amit plays the violin but not the piano (similar to Neil's violin).
    Joan plays the piano but not the flute.
    Sam plays the flute but not the violin.

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  • 12. 

    A man drove from Cambridge to Toronto. Shortly after passing through Easter, he stopped for coffee at Brighton, which was the halfway point on his journey. Which is the longest distance?

    • A.

      Cambridge to Easter

    • B.

      Easter to Toronto

    • C.

      Brighton to Toronto

    • D.

      Easter to Brighton

    Correct Answer
    B. Easter to Toronto
    Explanation
    The longest distance is from Easter to Toronto. This is because the man drove from Cambridge to Easter, which is the first part of his journey. After stopping at Brighton, which is the halfway point, he continued driving to Toronto. Therefore, the distance from Easter to Toronto is longer than the distance from Cambridge to Easter or Brighton to Toronto.

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Jennifer DeSetto |MSN- Mental Health |
Mental Health Expert
Jennifer is an ANCC board-certified PMHNP with a decade of experience in mental health. She excels in medication management and evidence-based practices, having worked in private practice, community mental health centers, and inpatient settings. Jennifer earned her MSN in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from Molloy University and holds a certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her expertise enriches our quiz review process, ensuring quizzes align with current psychiatric nursing practices and standards.

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