# Critical Thinking - Round Three

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Over the past few weeks, we have been undergoing an extensive revision on critical thinking. Having covered two rounds already below is the third one. Do you feel confident that you can tackle it? Take it up and see if you are ready for the final exams or need some more practice or tutoring before then. All the best and share your results!

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• 1.
What causes night and day?
• A.

The earth spins on its axis

• B.

The earth moves around the sun

• C.

Clouds block out the sun's light

• D.

The earth moves in and out of the sun's shadow

• E.

The sun goes around the earth

• 2.
Was the infantry invasion of Japan a viable alternative to the use of the atomic bomb to end World War II? Is so, why? If not, why not?
• A.

Yes; transport ships were available in sufficient numbers.

• B.

Yes; island defenses in Japan were minimal.

• C.

No; estimated casualties would have been much greater.

• D.

No; Japan was on the verge of having an atomic bomb

• 3.
A special lottery is to be held to select the student who will live in the only deluxe room in a dormitory. There are 100 seniors, 150 juniors, and 200 sophomores who applied. Each senior's name is placed in the lottery 3 times; each junior's name, 2 times; and each sophomore's name, 1 time. What is the probability that a senior's name will be chosen?
• A.

1/8

• B.

2/9

• C.

2/7

• D.

3/8

• E.

1/2

• 4.
NOONTIME TEMPERATURES IN HILO, HAWAII Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 66 78 75 69 78 77 70 The table above shows the temperatures, in degrees Fahrenheit, in a city in Hawaii over a one-week period. If m represents the median temperature, f represents the temperature that occurs most often, and a represents the average (arithmetic mean) of the seven temperatures, which of the following is the correct order of m, f, and a?
• A.

A

• B.

A

• C.

M

• D.

M

• E.

A=m

• 5.
The projected sales volume of a video game cartridge is given by the function s(p) = 3000/2p+a,  where s is the number of cartridges sold, in thousands; p is the price per cartridge, in dollars; and a is a constant. If according to the projections, 100,000 cartridges are sold at \$10 per cartridge, how many cartridges will be sold at \$20 per cartridge?
• A.

20000

• B.

50000

• C.

60000

• D.

150000

• E.

200000

• 6.
Hoping to ------- the dispute, negotiators proposed a compromise that they felt would be ------- to both labor and management.
• A.

Enforce . . useful

• B.

End . . divisive

• C.

Overcome . . unattractive

• D.

Extend . . satisfactory

• E.

Resolve . . acceptable

• 7.
Because King Philip's desire to make Spain the dominant power in sixteenth-century Europe ran counter to Queen Elizabeth's insistence on autonomy for England, ------- was -------.
• A.

Reconciliation . . assured

• B.

Warfare . . avoidable

• C.

Ruination . . impossible

• D.

Conflict . . inevitable

• E.

Diplomacy . . simple

• 8.
Scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans, which are realistically depicted in the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner.
• A.

Scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans, which are realistically depicted in the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner.

• B.

Scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans being realistically depicted in the paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner.

• C.

The paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner realistically depict scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans.

• D.

Henry Ossawa Tanner, in his realistic paintings, depicting scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans.

• E.

Henry Ossawa Tanner, whose paintings realistically depict scenes from the everyday lives of African Americans.