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Critical Reasoning Mock Test Online Question Answer

Test Name Critical Reasoning Test
Subject Aptitude Advance
Test Type Mcqs
Total Question 15
Total Marks 30
Total Time 15
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Critical reasoning questions test your ability to analyze logical arguments. The arguments cover a range of topics and situations which average GMAT-takers would be expected to be able to understand, even if they are not very familiar with the subject area.You do need to be able to evaluate a piece of reasoning.We are going to provide you complete exercise and practice in form of Online Critical Reasoning Mock test mcqs. This quiz shall assist you to overcome your deficiencies as well as preparation for GMA, CAT and miscellaneous quizzes accordingly.There are 15 questions in number for which you have to solve and they will present instant result with you.

Critical Reasoning Practice Mock Test Online Question Answer

Verbal Ability

1. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Voltaire once said, “Common sense is not so common.”

Which of the following most nearly parallels Voltaire statement ?

Question 1 of 15

2. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Plato said that art represents 'general truths' about human nature. Our city councilman is arguing in favour of the artistry __ a giant mural in front of a dealership, portraying a variety of four-wheel drive vehicles. He cites Plato's conception of art as his support.
The passage above raises which of the following questions ?

Question 2 of 15

3. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Consumers are not so easily manipulated as they are often painted. They may know what they want, and what they want may be greatly different from what other people believe they need.

Which of the following statements, if true, most weakens the above argument ?

Question 3 of 15

4. Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow ?

Historically, famines have generally been followed by periods of rising wages, because when a labour force is diminished, workers are more valuable in accordance with the law of supply and demand. The Irish potato famine of the 1840s is an exception; it resulted in the death or emigration of half of Ireland’s population, but there was no significant rise in the average wages in Ireland in the following decade.

Which one of the following, if true, would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the exception to the generalization ?

Question 4 of 15

5. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Speaker 1: The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime.

Speaker 2: If not asked to lend money.

They two speakers represent which of the following contrasting attitudes ?

Question 5 of 15

6. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

If quarks are the smallest subatomic particles in the universe, than gluons are needed to hold quarks together. Since gluon are needed to hole quarks together, it follows that quarks are the smallest subatomic particles in the universe.

The logic of the above argument is most nearly paralleled by which of the following ?

Question 6 of 15

7. Answer the questions based on the following passage?

The last census showed a sharp rise during the 1970 in the number of Americans living together as unmarried couples, but a more recent increase in the marriage rate in 1981 suggests that matrimony will make comeback in the 1980s.

Which of the following best refutes the argument above ?

Question 7 of 15

8. Answer the questions based on the following passage?

The last census showed a sharp rise during the 1970 in the number of Americans living together as unmarried couples, but a more recent increase in the marriage rate in 1981 suggests that matrimony will make comeback in the 1980s.

With which of the following would the author be likely to agree?

Question 8 of 15

9. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

They daily journey from his home to his office takes John Bond on an average 1 hr and 35 min by car. A friend has told him a different route that is longer in mileage, but will only take an hour and a quarter on average, because it contains stretches of roads where it is possible to drive at higher speeds. John Bond’s only consideration apart from the time factor is the cost and he calculates that his car will consume 10% less gasoline if he takes the suggested new route. John decides to take the new route for the next two weeks as an experiment.

If the above statements were considered which one of the following may have an following may have an effect on the decision John has made ?

Question 9 of 15

10. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

The shortsightedness of our government and our scientists have virtually nullified all of their great discoveries because of their failure to consider the environmental impact. The situation is far from hopeless but our government agencies must become better watchdogs ?

This argument fails to place any blame on

  1. Consumers who prefer new technology to clean air.
    1. The ability of government to actually police industry.
      1. Legal loopholes which allow industry abuse of government regulation.

Question 10 of 15

11. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

There are three main factors that control the risks of becoming dependent on drugs. These factors are the type of drug, the personality of the individual and the adult population and the circumstances in which the drug is taken. Indeed, it could be said that majority of the adult population have taken alcohol, very few have become dependent on it. Also, many strong drugs that have been used for medical purposes have not caused the patient to become addicted.

However, it can be demonstrated that people who have taken drugs for fun are more likely to become dependent on the drug. The dependence is not always physiological but may remain psychological, although the effects are still essentially the same. Those at greatest risk appear to be personalities that are psychopathic, immature , or otherwise unstable. Psychological dependence is very strong with heroin, morphine, cocaine, and amphetamines. Physiological dependence is great with heroin and morphine, but less with amphetamines, barbiturates and alcohol.

Which of the following conclusion can be drawn from the text ?

Question 11 of 15

12. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Unfortunately, only 12 per cent of the driving public use regular seat belts. Automatic restraints are the answer, and the quicker they are implemented, the sooner highways deaths will be reduced.

The author’s conclusion is based upon which of the following assumptions ?

Question 12 of 15

13. Read the given passages and answer the questions that follow ?

Lou observes that if flight 409 is cancelled, then the manger could not possibly arrive in time for the meeting. But the flight was not cancelled. Therefore, Lou concludes, the manger will certainly be on time, Evelyn replies that even if Lou’s premises are true, his argument is fallacious. And therefore, she adds the manager will not arrive on time after all.

Which of the following is the strongest thing that we can properly say about this discussion ?

Question 13 of 15

14. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

Amit: If an alien species ever visited Earth, it would surely be because they were looking for other intelligent species with whom they could communicate. Since we have not been contacted by aliens, we may conclude that none has ever visited this planet.

Anita: Or, perhaps, they did not think that human beings are intelligent.

How is Anita’s response related to Amit's argument ?

Question 14 of 15

15. Read the argument given in the following questions and mark the appropriate answer ?

In the past to run for one’s country in the Olympics was the ultimate achievement of any athlete. Nowadays an athlete’s motives are more and more influenced by financial gain and consequently we do not see our best athletes in the Olympics, which is still only for amateurs. Which of the following will most weaken the above conclusion ?

Question 15 of 15


 

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