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Making Inferences Quiz Questions And Answers - Quiz

Do you know how to make an inference? If yes, start playing this making inferences quiz and give answers to the questions asked below and evaluate how good are you at this. Making inferences is a comprehension strategy used by writers and students to read between the lines to make connections and draw conclusions by reading a text or part of it. Do you wish to see how good you are at making inferences? Take up the test below and improve your skills.


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  • 1. 

    Not too long ago, two women sat down at a French Roast restaurant on Broadway in New York. The women were not alone. They had their dogs with them. One had a golden retriever, the other a rookie. At one time, the women would have been shown the door by the manager because, except for guide dogs used by the blind, dogs were not allowed in restaurants. Such rules about dogs and other pets, however, may well be becoming a thing of the past as more and more people insist that their dogs are necessary to their emotional well-being. When the manager at French Roast questioned the dogs' presence, that is precisely what he was told: The dogs were providing their owners with emotional support. One of the women even had a letter from her doctor saying just that: She needed the dog nearby to function. Two years before the restaurant episode, tenants had used the same strategy to force their landlords into accepting the presence of dogs in two New York apartment buildings. Dog owners have become bolder about insisting on the presence of their pets ever since a 2003 ruling by the Department of Transportation stating that people with emotional ailments like depression or anxiety should be allowed to have dogs present on airplanes. In short, they should be treated like other disabled people and allow the company of a service animal. Whatever the Department of Transportation's original intentions, the chances are good that the ruling will be abused, and some people will want to bring their dogs to a restaurant or concert simply because of a bad day at work. (Source of information: Beth Landman, "Wagging the Dog, and a Finger," The New York Times, May 14, 2006, section 9, p.1)

    • A.

      The Department of Transportation realizes its mistake is making plans to fix it.

    • B.

      Once they let dogs into restaurants, goats and pigs are sure to follow.

    • C.

      People without pets are probably mentally healthier than people who have pets.

    • D.

      Dogs display affection and give their owners a feeling of being loved and cared for.

    Correct Answer
    D. Dogs display affection and give their owners a feeling of being loved and cared for.
    Explanation
    Dogs display affection and give their owners a feeling of being loved and cared for. This is supported by the information provided in the passage, where the women brought their dogs to the restaurant for emotional support and one of them even had a letter from her doctor stating that she needed the dog nearby to function. The passage also mentions that people with emotional ailments like depression or anxiety should be allowed to have dogs present on airplanes for support. Therefore, it can be inferred that dogs provide emotional well-being to their owners.

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  • 2. 

    Bill and Jessica are almost done taking turns to choose the players for their teams. It was Jessica's turn to choose, and Kurt was the only person left. Jessica called Kurt's name. We can infer that:

    • A.

      Kurt is not a very good player.

    • B.

      Kurt is on Bill's team.

    • C.

      Jessica was inconsiderate of Kurt's feelings.

    • D.

      Bill, Jessica, Kurt and the other players are playing basketball.

    • E.

      Kurt is mean.

    Correct Answer
    A. Kurt is not a very good player.
    Explanation
    We can infer that Kurt is not a very good player because Jessica chose him last when it was her turn to choose the players for their teams. This suggests that Kurt may not be as skilled or talented as the other players, leading to him being chosen last.

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  • 3. 

    "Larry, as your boss, I must say it has been very interesting working with you," Ms. Valdez said. "However, it seems that our company's needs and your performance style are not well matched. What is Ms. Valdez telling Larry?

    • A.

      She would feel bad if Larry quit.

    • B.

      Larry is being fired.

    • C.

      Larry is getting a raise.

    • D.

      She really enjoyed working with him.

    • E.

      Larry had good performance reviews.

    Correct Answer
    B. Larry is being fired.
    Explanation
    Ms. Valdez is telling Larry that his performance style does not align with the company's needs, indicating that he is being fired.

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  • 4. 

    Jim spends most of his time staring at the cement walls. He wishes he would have done things differently. Jim hates the meals he is served.  He also hates having to wear the required uniform.  Where is Jim most likely at?

    • A.

      Construction site.

    • B.

      School

    • C.

      Jail

    • D.

      The passage does not provide enough information to know.

    Correct Answer
    C. Jail
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided in the passage, Jim is most likely in jail. The mention of cement walls, regretting past decisions, disliking the meals and required uniform all suggest a restrictive and confined environment, which is typically associated with being in jail.

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  • 5. 

    Jill's hands were trembling, and sweat ran down her back. Her face was red, and she could feel her ears turning pink, too. Jill grabbed her speech and walked on stage. She smiled at the audience. What can you infer?

    • A.

      Jill has to give a speech.

    • B.

      Jill is nervous.

    • C.

      Jill was prepared.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Based on the description given, we can infer that Jill has to give a speech because she grabbed her speech and walked on stage. Additionally, her trembling hands, sweat, red face, and pink ears indicate that Jill is nervous. The fact that she smiled at the audience suggests that she was prepared despite her nervousness. Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above."

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  • 6. 

    Turner almost wished he hadn't listened to the radio. He went to the closet and grabbed his umbrella. He would feel silly carrying it to the bus stop.

    • A.

      Turner had promised himself to do something silly that morning.

    • B.

      It was raining outside.

    • C.

      Turner had to return the umbrella to his teacher.

    • D.

      Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain.

    • E.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain." This is because the passage mentions that Turner almost wished he hadn't listened to the radio, and then he grabs his umbrella. This suggests that he heard a weather forecast predicting rain, which is why he is taking the umbrella with him. The other options are not mentioned in the passage.

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  • 7. 

    Jesse slowly made his way into the classroom. He sat in the back row and put his head down. Mr. Miser announced today they were playing a trivia game and the winning students would receive extra credit. What can you infer?

    • A.

      Jesse enjoys Mr. Misers class.

    • B.

      Mr. Miser teaches math.

    • C.

      Jesse does not like Mr. Miser's class.

    • D.

      Mr. Miser is Jesse's favorite teacher.

    • E.

      Both B and C.

    Correct Answer
    C. Jesse does not like Mr. Miser's class.
    Explanation
    Jesse's action of slowly making his way into the classroom and putting his head down suggests that he is not enthusiastic about being in Mr. Miser's class. This behavior indicates a lack of interest or enjoyment in the class, leading to the inference that Jesse does not like Mr. Miser's class.

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  • 8. 

    Thanks to television and movies; many people believe that if you want access to someone's hidden or unconscious thoughts, hypnosis will provide it. Put people into a hypnotic trance and presto; you can unlock their deepest secrets. While this view of hypnosis might make for good televised or cinematic drama, it doesn't have much factual support. For one thing, not everyone can be hypnotized. People who are not suggestible and who aren't highly imaginative are all but impossible to hypnotize. Then, too, hypnosis, instead of unlocking the truth, is likely to distort it. That's because people under hypnosis, who are highly suggestible, to begin with, become even more suggestible. Tell them that they have been kidnapped as children and they will end up thinking that they have experienced a kidnapping. In other words, there's a good reason why the courts look with suspicion on testimony given while a person is hypnotized. Such testimony is likely to be based on memories created by the hypnotist rather than the subject.

    • A.

      People who are suspicious by nature are not good candidates for hypnosis.

    • B.

      People who watch a lot of television are among the easiest to hypnotize because they are used to living in a fantasy world and are ready to believe almost anything, even if the events described are highly unusual, even unbelievable.

    • C.

      In movies, crime solvers successfully use hypnosis to make people talk about experiences they want to forget or hide; people who watch these movies then think the same thing can happen in reality.

    • D.

      In movies, crime solvers successfully use hypnosis to make people talk about experiences they want to forget or hide; people who watch these movies then think the same thing can happen in reality.

    Correct Answer
    C. In movies, crime solvers successfully use hypnosis to make people talk about experiences they want to forget or hide; people who watch these movies then think the same thing can happen in reality.
    Explanation
    The passage states that thanks to television and movies, many people believe that hypnosis can unlock someone's hidden or unconscious thoughts. It further explains that this belief is not supported by facts, as not everyone can be hypnotized and hypnosis can distort the truth. The answer choice states that people who watch a lot of television are among the easiest to hypnotize because they are used to living in a fantasy world and are ready to believe almost anything. This aligns with the passage's explanation that people's belief in hypnosis is influenced by what they see in movies and television, making this answer the correct choice.

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  • 9. 

    Sally sat down at the dinner table. Her plate was piled high with her mother's home cooking. Sally took very small bites and pushed the food around her plate. Her parents asked how her day was and made small talk. Sally wished her dog, Bubba, wasn't outside. What can you infer?

    • A.

      Sally isn't hungry.

    • B.

      Sally doesn't like what her mother made for dinner.

    • C.

      Sally's mother's cooking is awful.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, we can infer that Sally isn't hungry because she is taking very small bites and pushing the food around her plate. Additionally, Sally wishing her dog, Bubba, wasn't outside suggests that she would rather be with her dog than eating her mother's home cooking, implying that she doesn't like what her mother made for dinner. Therefore, all of the above options can be inferred from the given information.

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  • 10. 

    Randy walked into his room and discovered that his hamster, Pickled, had croaked. He cleaned out an old box and carefully placed Pickles inside. Randy then dug a hole in his backyard and buried the tiny box. Later, he placed a large rock over the mound. What can you infer?

    • A.

      Randy was happy Pickles finally died because he was getting old.

    • B.

      Randy knew Pickles was getting ready to die.

    • C.

      Randy liked Pickles.

    • D.

      Randy didn't know what to do with a dead hamster.

    Correct Answer
    C. Randy liked Pickles.
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, we can infer that Randy liked Pickles. This is indicated by the fact that Randy cleaned out an old box and carefully placed Pickles inside, dug a hole in his backyard to bury the hamster, and placed a large rock over the mound. These actions suggest that Randy cared about Pickles and wanted to give him a proper burial, indicating a fondness for the hamster.

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  • 11. 

    Help Wanted: Young person to work at Cardinal's ballpark. Some sales experience helpful, but not necessary.  Uniform provided. Apply at the concession stand at the corner of Broadway and 2nd Ave. The person who takes this job will probably be:

    • A.

      A major league baseball player.

    • B.

      An usher.

    • C.

      A ticket salesman.

    • D.

      A hot dog vendor.

    • E.

      Non of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. A hot dog vendor.
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided, the job advertisement states that the position is at a concession stand at the ballpark. It mentions that sales experience is helpful but not necessary and that a uniform will be provided. Since the concession stand typically sells food items like hot dogs, it can be inferred that the person who takes this job will most likely be a hot dog vendor.

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  • 12. 

    When a poem's speaker describes beautiful flowers, bright sunshine and a happy childhood, you might conclude that he or she:

    • A.

      Spends a lot of time outside.

    • B.

      Has a positive outlook on life.

    • C.

      Writes poems a lot.

    • D.

      Is unhappy most of the time.

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Has a positive outlook on life.
    Explanation
    Based on the speaker's description of beautiful flowers, bright sunshine, and a happy childhood, it can be inferred that the speaker has a positive outlook on life. This is because they are focusing on and appreciating the beauty and happiness in their surroundings, which suggests a positive perspective. The other options are not supported by the information given in the question.

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