Inferences And Conclusions Quiz

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The inference is the process of concluding the given facts. This informative quiz on inferences and conclusions is aimed at testing your understanding of the concept. The quiz contains various informative questions that are sure to test and challenge you. If you score above 6 on the quiz, you can consider yourself a master in inference. The quiz contains diverse questions ranging from easy, medium, and hard. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Turner almost wished that 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 on such a sunny morning. What probably happened?

    • A.

      Turner realized that he had an unnatural fear of falling radio parts

    • B.

      Turner had promised himself to do something silly that morning

    • C.

      Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain

    • D.

      Turner planned to trade his umbrella for a bus ride

    Correct Answer
    C. Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Turner had heard a weather forecast that predicted rain. This can be inferred from the fact that Turner grabbed his umbrella even though it was a sunny morning. It suggests that he was preparing for rain based on the weather forecast he heard on the radio.

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  • 2. 

    When Mrs. Kosich saw Ralph walk into her clothing store, she greeted him by name. Mrs. Kosich took Ralph by the arm and led him to a table stacked with new sweaters. Soon she was holding up a red sweater and nodding her head and smiling. Ralph, who had come in only for a pair of socks, started nodding his head along with her. “Not bad,” he said, as he reached for his wallet. What inference can you make from the fact that Mrs. Kosich greets Ralph by name?  

    • A.

      Mrs. Kosich has guessed Ralph’s name

    • B.

      Ralph is wearing a name tag

    • C.

      Mrs. Kosich already knows Ralph

    • D.

      Ralph is Mrs. Kosich’s son

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Kosich has guessed Ralph’s name
    Explanation
    The fact that Mrs. Kosich greets Ralph by name suggests that she already knows him. If she had guessed his name, she would not have been able to address him correctly. It is also not mentioned that Ralph is wearing a name tag or that he is Mrs. Kosich's son. Therefore, the most logical inference is that Mrs. Kosich already knows Ralph.

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  • 3. 

    What inference can you make about Mrs. Kosich?

    • A.

      She does not like to talk to customers

    • B.

      She is an aggressive salesperson

    • C.

      She makes lots of money in her store

    • D.

      She sells more socks than sweaters

    Correct Answer
    A. She does not like to talk to customers
    Explanation
    Based on the given options, the inference that can be made about Mrs. Kosich is that she does not like to talk to customers. This can be deduced from the fact that the other options do not provide any information about her interaction with customers or her sales performance.

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  • 4. 

    At the end of this passage, what conclusion can the reader draw?

    • A.

      Ralph will never come back to Mrs. Kosich’s store

    • B.

      Ralph will choose another sweater to buy

    • C.

      Ralph will buy a pair of socks, as he intended

    • D.

      Ralph will buy the red sweater

    Correct Answer
    A. Ralph will never come back to Mrs. Kosich’s store
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided in the passage, it can be concluded that Ralph will never come back to Mrs. Kosich's store.

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  • 5. 

    Many language specialists write novels.

    • A.

      Some language specialists do not write novels

    • B.

      It is not necessary for novelists to be language specialists

    • C.

      Language speciality is highly helpful to write novels

    • D.

      Language speciality is essential for writing novels

    Correct Answer
    C. Language speciality is highly helpful to write novels
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Language speciality is highly helpful to write novels". This answer suggests that while it is not necessary for novelists to be language specialists, having a strong understanding and expertise in language can greatly assist in the process of writing novels. This implies that language specialists have an advantage when it comes to writing novels, but it is not a requirement for success in this field.

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  • 6. 

    "Larry, as your boss, I must say that it’s been very interesting working with you," Miss Valdez said. "However, it seems that our company’s needs and your performance style are not well matched. Therefore, it makes me very sad to have to ask you to resign your position effective today." What was Miss Valdez telling Larry?

    • A.

      She would feel really bad if he decided to quit

    • B.

      He was being fired

    • C.

      He was getting a raise in pay

    • D.

      She really enjoyed having him in the office

    Correct Answer
    B. He was being fired
    Explanation
    Miss Valdez was telling Larry that he was being fired. She mentioned that their company's needs and his performance style are not well matched, which implies that he is not meeting the expectations or requirements of his job. Therefore, she asked him to resign his position effective immediately.

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  • 7. 

    Bill and Jessica were almost done taking turns choosing players for their teams. It was Jessica’s turn to choose, and only Kurt was left. Jessica said, "Kurt." We can infer that

    • A.

      Kurt is not a very good player

    • B.

      Jessica was pleased to have Kurt on her team

    • C.

      Kurt was the best player on either team

    • D.

      Jessica was inconsiderate of Kurt’s feelings

    Correct Answer
    A. Kurt is not a very good player
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, we can infer that Kurt is not a very good player. This is because it is mentioned that Bill and Jessica were almost done taking turns choosing players for their teams, and Kurt was the only player left. If Kurt was a good player, it is likely that Jessica would have chosen him earlier rather than waiting until the end. Therefore, the inference is that Kurt is not a very good player.

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  • 8. 

    Mending by Judith Viorst A giant hand inside my chest Stretches out and takes My heart within its mighty grasp And squeezes till it breaks. A gentle hand inside my chest, With mending tape and glue, Patches up my heart until It’s almost good as new. I ought to know by now that Broken hearts will heal again. But while I wait for glue and tape, The pain! The pain! The pain! The poem is probably about

    • A.

      A woman

    • B.

      A man

    • C.

      A broken heart

    • D.

      Heart surgery

    Correct Answer
    C. A broken heart
    Explanation
    The poem "Mending" by Judith Viorst describes the experience of a broken heart. The speaker uses vivid imagery to convey the intense pain and emotional turmoil that comes with heartbreak. The giant hand squeezing the heart represents the overwhelming pain, while the gentle hand with mending tape and glue symbolizes the healing process. The repetition of "The pain!" emphasizes the lingering agony and the speaker's struggle to find relief. Overall, the poem explores the universal theme of heartbreak and the hope for eventual healing.

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  • 9. 

    Mending by Judith Viorst A giant hand inside my chest Stretches out and takes My heart within its mighty grasp And squeezes till it breaks. A gentle hand inside my chest, With mending tape and glue, Patches up my heart until It’s almost good as new. I ought to know by now that Broken hearts will heal again. But while I wait for glue and tape, The pain! The pain! The pain! It can be inferred that the subject of the poem

    • A.

      Is in a lot of physical pain

    • B.

      Enjoys arts and crafts

    • C.

      Is a good friend

    • D.

      Has had a broken heart before

    Correct Answer
    D. Has had a broken heart before
    Explanation
    The poem describes the experience of having a broken heart and the pain associated with it. The speaker talks about a giant hand squeezing their heart until it breaks, which suggests a past experience of heartbreak. The mention of mending tape and glue implies that the speaker has gone through the process of healing a broken heart before. Therefore, it can be inferred that the subject of the poem has had a broken heart before.

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  • 10. 

    People are always less happy to accept scientific data they feel contradicts their preconceived beliefs. No surprise here; no human likes to be wrong. But science isn't supposed to care about preconceived notions. Science, at least good science, tells us about the world as it is, and not as some wish it to be. Sometimes what science finds is consistent with a particular religion's wishes. But usually it is not.

    • A.

      A good science is rejected by people

    • B.

      Science and religion are same

    • C.

      Science is based on concrete results obtained through testing the hypothesis

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Science is based on concrete results obtained through testing the hypothesis
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that science is based on concrete results obtained through testing the hypothesis. This means that scientific findings are not based on preconceived beliefs or wishes, but rather on empirical evidence and experimentation. Good science relies on rigorous testing and analysis to arrive at reliable conclusions about the world as it is, regardless of personal beliefs or desires. This explanation aligns with the statement in the passage that "Science, at least good science, tells us about the world as it is, and not as some wish it to be."

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