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Analytical Section : Analytical Reasoning

Try to answer the following questions based on analytical reasoning

Question 6 and 7

In an experiment conducted at a laboratory, 150 white cats were injected with Serum A. 150 other white cats were injected with a harmless glucose solution. In three weeks time 40% of the white cats, who were injected with Serum A contracted the highly contagious disease, cat flu. Hence, it can be concluded that cat flu is caused by some elements similar to the elements in Serum A.

6. The above discussion would be weakened most severely in case it is shown that?

  1. People contracting flu are usually the victims of the bite of the wild cats
  2. One among the 150 white cats had already contracted cat flu prior to the laboratory experiment
  3. The natural habitat of white cats does not contain any of the elements found in Serum A
  4. The scientists administered the injections being ignorant of the contents of the solutions used
  5. The 150 white cats used in the laboratory experiment were kept isolated from each other

Correct answer: b

7. The above argument would be highly empowered in case it were shown that:

  1. Some of the elements in Serum A are extracted from the root of a certain poisonous organisms found in jungle
  2. Within a period of three weeks about 40% of the white cats, who were injected with a harmless sugar solution also contracted jungle fever
  3. Almost all the white mice cats within a period of two days after the first symptoms appeared
  4. Normally the rate of cat flu among white cats is less than 0.01%
  5. Invariably the blood of the cat flu victims contains a high level of a certain toxic substance also found in serum A

Correct answer: e

Question 8

Though most of the fastest growing jobs in today's economy demand a college degree, there are many other job opportunities being created from nursing sector that require knowledge apart from the knowledge that you gain from earning a degree. For workers in those jobs, good basic skills in communication and nursing play an important role in getting a job and developing a career in medical field.

From the information given above it can be validly concluded that, in today's economy,

  1. skills in communication and nursing play an important role in developing a career as a medical nurse
  2. the majority of the new jobs being created require knowledge other than that gained from earning a college degree
  3. a job as a home health aide will rely more on communication skills than on basic skills in reading and mathematics
  4. if a job is one of the fastest growing jobs, it will require a college degree
  5. desktop publisher jobs and home health aide jobs are not among the fastest growing jobs

Correct answer: a

Question 9 and 10

When you adjust successfully to one's environment you get the feeling of happiness. The wars that take place at a universal level destroy the weak people, since they are unable to adjust to their changing environment. Therefore, the universal wars put the people who lack physical and mental strength also known as weak links, out of their depression and allow more space for their destroyers to lead a better life. In order to maximize the level of happiness of the majority of population, war at a universal level should take place.

9. What response would the author of the above discussion come up with, in the case of the objection that the weaklings far exceed strong people?

  • He would respond with the statement that the person making the objection is a weak person
  • He would respond with the statement that the strong would be frustrated if the weak people are destroyed.
  • He would respond by saying that weak people will be unhappy no matter what happens

  1. I and III only
  2. II only
  3. I only
  4. I and II only
  5. II and III only

Correct answer: c

10. The author's discussion would be greatly supported if he agreed to which of the following?

  • Environment can be changed with the help of technology.
  • War at the universal level should take place.
  • It is not at all possible for the strong to survive without suppressing the weaklinks.

  1. I only
  2. II only
  3. III only
  4. I and II only
  5. All of the above

Correct answer: a


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