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GMAT Verbal Section : GMAT Sample Critical Reasoning Questions

Read the separate condition given below each statement and then select the correct answer from the following five options.

  1. To have a good and strong heart it is necessary to have seven to eight hours of sleep.

    Which of the following would reveal most clearly the seriousness of the conclusion drawn above?

    1. Seven to eight of sound sleep helps in having a good cardiovascular health
    2. Sleep well in order to stay fit and fine
    3. Good sleep is very essential for a very good health
    4. Improper and inadequate sleep may result in increase in problems related to heart and blood vessels
    5. Good sleep is the key to a healthy heart

    Correct answer: d

  2. One of the most important benefits of good and sound sleep is that it helps in maintaining the level of stress hormone in check.

    Any of the following, if introduced into the argument as an additional premise, makes the argument above logically correct EXCEPT:

    1. If you donít sleep well then it results in sleep deficiency which increases the production of stress hormones and hence makes it more difficult to sleep
    2. Sleep hormones make it more difficult to sleep
    3. Sleep hormones are responsible for sound sleep
    4. If sleep hormones are released in excess then they make sleep more difficult
    5. It is necessary to keep the level of stress hormones in check because excess of it affects the duration of our sleep

    Correct answer: c

  3. It is essential to sleep for seven to eight hours because the body cells produce more protein when you are asleep, which helps the body to recover from damage caused by stress and other harmful exposures such as ultraviolet radiation.

    Which of the following, if true, most seriously jeopardizes the validity of the argument by the speaker above?

    1. It is essential to sleep for seven to eight hours because the body cells produce more protein while youíre asleep
    2. Proteins help the body to recover from damage caused by stress and other harmful exposures
    3. Cells in the body produce more proteins while you are asleep
    4. Since the cells in the body produce more proteins while you are awake, you should try not to sleep for very long time
    5. In order to maintain the level of proteins you should not only have protein rich food but also have a good sleep

  4. Both the sleep and the rate of metabolism are controlled by the same part of the brain; so to maintain your body weight it is very important to have adequate sleep.

    From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred?

    1. Both the sleep and the rate of metabolism are controlled by the same part of the brain
    2. To maintain your body weight it is very important to have adequate sleep
    3. To maintain your body weight keep on sleeping for long time
    4. Since the rate of metabolism is also controlled by the same part of the brain controlling sleep, it is necessary to have enough of sleep to maintain the right body weight
    5. One of the reasons for increase in body weight is inadequate sleep

    Correct answer: d

  5. Try to avoid any stress creating conversation topics out of your bedroom because bedroom is meant for rest and relaxation.

    From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred?

    1. Do not discuss about serious issues such as money in your bedroom
    2. Bedroom is meant for rest and relaxation
    3. Discussing topics such as finance and others inside your bedroom could create an atmosphere of stress which will affect your sleep very much and hence your health
    4. In order to have adequate sleep try to keep all the stress creating topics of conversation outside your bedroom
    5. You should only relax and rest in your bedroom

    Correct answer: c

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