Critical Reasoning-2

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Critical Reasoning-2

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  • 1. 
    In each of the following questions one interrogative statements followed by two arguments, one beginning with ‘yes’ and the other with ‘no’. Mark one of the following answer choices. Is the banning of corporal punishment in schools justified? A. Yes, because a child can be corrected with affection and not by beating. B. No, because if there is no fear of punishment students will not obey the teachers.
    • A. 

      If only argument A is forceful

    • B. 

      If only argument B is forceful

    • C. 

      If both A and B are forceful

    • D. 

      If neither A nor B is forceful.

  • 2. 
    In each of the following questions one interrogative statements followed by two arguments, one beginning with ‘yes’ and the other with ‘no’. Mark one of the following answer choices. Should science be made a compulsory subject in schools as well as in colleges? A.  Yes, because this is the age of science and students must know science. B.  No, the study of science will make them mechanical in outlook.
    • A. 

      If only argument A is forceful

    • B. 

      If only argument B is forceful

    • C. 

      If both A and B are forceful

    • D. 

      If neither A nor B is forceful.

  • 3. 
    The lives of hundreds of people at risks from kidney disease could be saved by a simple inexpensive test now readily available to the doctors. The multi-banded indicator test gives early warning of kidney damage by detecting the amount of protein in urine along with high risk patients such as those suffering from diabetes or hypertension. Too much may indicate the kidneys are not functioning efficiently and that the patient should be referred to a specialist. Pathologists in India are now encouraging all people to buy home- kits of the same. Which of the following if true would most question the recommendation of the pathologists?
    • A. 

      It is normal for children to show a high content of protein in urine.

    • B. 

      The indicator works only when seen against sunlight.

    • C. 

      If the test is carried out just after taking a meal it does not always show the correct result.

    • D. 

      The indicator shows erratic results when there is a slight difference in room temperature.

  • 4. 
    Africa’s red- billed oxpeckers had long been thought to aid mammals like the impala by picking ticks off their skin-an example of mutualism. But British biologist Paul Weeks kept oxpeckers away from a group of oxen and found no change in the number of ticks. On other oxen, oxpeckers picked at existing wounds delaying the healing time. A conclusion that can be drawn from the above is
    • A. 

      Oxpeckers and Impala’s have been thought to have a symbiotic relation for long now.

    • B. 

      Ticks multiply if not scavenged by oxpeckers.

    • C. 

      Oxpeckers may be carnivorous.

    • D. 

      All but (3).

  • 5. 
    Global financial markets froze in the morning New York trade on Wednesday as projections of a Republican sweep of the White House and Congress came unstuck over a recount in the pivotal state of Florida, Leaving the presidential election result in balance. The dollar firmed but pared earlier gains against the Euro after the White House race was put on hold. In the event of a clear Republican win in America, which of the following predictions about the dollar are most likely to come true?
    • A. 

      It will be at an advantage against the Euro.

    • B. 

      It will rise to some advantage but will eventually slide.

    • C. 

      It will be stable

    • D. 

      It will continue to be volatile and unstable.

  • 6. 
    By the time it’s completed in 2005, a statue now slated for construction in Bodh Gaya, India, will be the tallest edifice in the country- and the tallest figure of Buddha on the planet. Artists and engineers in India and Britain are planning the Maitreya Project a meditation Park funded by Buddhist donors from all over the world. The centre piece of the 40-acre park will be the 500-foot bronze clad figure, so large that the Statue of Liberty would just reach its arm. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
    • A. 

      The Maitreya project will take five years to complete.

    • B. 

      The Statue of Liberty is one of the taller structures in the world.

    • C. 

      A statue taller than the 500 foot Buddha will not be built anywhere in world in the next five years time.

    • D. 

      Bodh Gaya is a holy place.

  • 7. 
    Flying in the face of the contemporary wisdom which dictates that only stretch targets and a gigantic leap towards a yet-to-be-envisioned future can lead companies to growth, the step-by-step argument posits that betting the company on a huge gamble is more likely to fail than succeed. Which of the following statements, if true, strengthens the above argument?
    • A. 

      Only strategic innovations, involving new products or services can do the job.

    • B. 

      Dramatic results act as a buoyant for company morale

    • C. 

      Revolutionary changes that undo the gains of the past are unnecessary

    • D. 

      Not all companies can reciprocate the swiftness of such dramatic steps.

  • 8. 
    Economic nationalism, it would seem, still survives. It is alive and kicking in India. Which of the following statements, if true, weakens the argument above?
    • A. 

      Exporters have been held back for centuries and face the brunt of a licence raj.

    • B. 

      Import licences are not issued easily and the import of capital goods is severely

    • C. 

      The government has announced a huge reduction in import tariff.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Directions for questions 9 and 10: In the following questions, select one alternative in which the third statement is implied by the first two statements.
    • A. 

      All elephants are wild. All lions are wild. So, all lions are elephants.

    • B. 

      All mangoes are red. Some apples are mangoes. So, all apples are red.

    • C. 

      All roads are boxes. All foxes are roads. So, all boxes are foxes.

    • D. 

      All XYZ can run. All ABC are XYZ. So, all ABC can run.

  • 10. 
    Directions for questions 9 and 10: In the following questions, select one alternative in which the third statement is implied by the first two statements.
    • A. 

      All dogs are mad. All sick persons are mad. So, all sick persons are dogs.

    • B. 

      All oranges are black. All figs are oranges. So, all figs are black.

    • C. 

      All windows are dogs. Some doors are dogs. So, all windows are doors.

    • D. 

      No man can fly. No kite can fly. So, all men are kites.

  • 11. 
    In the following sentences the main statement is followed by four sentences each. Select the pair of sentences that relate logically with the given statement.   Kamal, the philosopher, says he stinks, therefore he is. But he also requires to think, without which he cannot survive. Either Kamal will think or he will stink. Those close to Kamal say he is better at stinking than at thinking. Therefore, A. Kamal, the philosopher, will think.              B. Kamal, the philosopher, will not stink. C. Kamal, the philosopher, will stink.              D. Kamal, the philosopher, will not think.
    • A. 

      AB

    • B. 

      DB

    • C. 

      BA

    • D. 

      CD

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