UST Global Reasoning Ability

Posted on :26-03-2016

Directions for questions 1 to 7:
Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q1. Statements: Some dogs are bats. Some bats are cats.

Conclusions:
1. Some dogs are cats.
2. Some cats are dogs.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows
B. Only (2) conclusion follows
C. Either (1) or (2) follows
D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E. Both (1) and (2) follow

ANS: D

Q2. Statements: All the harmoniums are instruments. All the instruments are flutes.

Conclusions:
1. All the flutes are instruments.
2. All the harmoniums are flutes.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows
B. Only (2) conclusion follows
C. Either (1) or (2) follows
D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E. Both (1) and (2) follow

ANS: B

Q3. Statements: All the trucks are flies. Some scooters are flies.

Conclusions:
1. All the trucks are scooters.
2. Some scooters are trucks.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows
B. Only (2) conclusion follows
C. Either (1) or (2) follows
D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E. Both (1) and (2) follow

ANS: D

Q4. Statements: Some papers are pens. All the pencils are pens.

Conclusions:
1. Some pens are pencils.
2. Some pens are papers.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows
B. Only (2) conclusion follows
C. Either (1) or (2) follows
D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E. Both (1) and (2) follow

ANS: E

Q5. Statements: All cars are cats. All fans are cats.

Conclusions:
1. All cars are fans.
2. Some fans are cars.

A. Only (1) conclusion follows
B. Only (2) conclusion follows
C. Either (1) or (2) follows
D. Neither (1) nor (2) follows
E. Both (1) and (2) follow

ANS: D

Q6. Statements: No women teacher can play. Some women teachers are athletes.

Conclusions:
1. Male athletes can play.
2. Some athletes can play.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

ANS: D

Q7. Statements: Government has spoiled many top ranking financial institutions by appointing bureaucrats as Directors of these institutions.

Conclusions:
1. Government should appoint Directors of the financial institutes taking into consideration the expertise of the person in the area of finance.
2. The Director of the financial institute should have expertise commensurate with the financial work carried out by the institute.

A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

ANS: E

Q8. Fill the blank in the middle of the series or end of the series.
BCB, DED, FGF, HIH, ___

A. JKJ
B. HJH
C. IJI
D. JHJ

ANS: A

Q9. Look at this series: V, VIII, XI, XIV, __, XX, ... What number should fill the blank?

A. IX
B. XXIII
C. XV
D. XVII

ANS: D

Q10. Fill the blank in the middle of the series or end of the series.
QAR, RAS, SAT, TAU, _____

A. UAV
B. UAT
C. TAS
D. TAT

ANS: A

Q11. Look at this series: 8, 43, 11, 41, __, 39, 17, ... What number should fill in the blank?

A. 8
B. 14
C. 43
D. 44

ANS: B

Q12. Decide which of the arguments a strong argument is and which a weak argument is.

Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving license for sale to general public in India?

Arguments:
1. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary.
2. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong

ANS: A

Q13. Here are some words translated from an artificial language.

migenlasan means cupboard
lasanpoen means boardwalk
cuopdansa means pullman

Which word could mean walkway?

A. poenmigen
B. cuopeisel
C. lasandansa
D. poenforc

ANS: D

Q14. What conclusion can be drawn from the argument? Each paragraph is followed by five statements. One statement supports the authors argument better than the others do.

One of the warmest winters on record has put consumers in the mood to spend money. Spending is likely to be the strongest in thirteen years. During the month of February, sales of existing single-family homes hit an annual record rate of 4.75 million.

This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. consumer spending will be higher thirteen years from now than it is today.
B. more people buy houses in the month of February than in any other month.
C. during the winter months, the prices of single-family homes are the lowest.
D. there were about 4 million homes for sale during the month of February.
E. warm winter weather is likely to affect the rate of home sales.

ANS: E

Q15. Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.

Tims commute never bothered him because there were always seats available on the train and he was able to spend his 40 minutes comfortably reading the newspaper or catching up on paperwork. Ever since the train schedule changed, the train has been extremely crowded, and by the time the doors open at his station, there is not a seat to be found.

A. Tim would be better off taking the bus to work.
B. Tims commute is less comfortable since the train schedule changed.
C. Many commuters will complain about the new train schedule.
D. Tim will likely look for a new job closer to home.

ANS: B

Q16. Three of the words will be in the same classification, the remaining one will not be. Your answer will be the one word that does NOT belong in the same classification as the others.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

A. rye
B. sourdough
C. pumpernickel
D. loaf

ANS: A

Q17. Find out which of the answer choices completes the same relationship with the third word

Exercise is to gym as eating is to

A. food
B. dieting
C. fitness
D. restaurant

ANS: D

Q18. Decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.

Courses of Action:
1. Government should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
2. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.

A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

ANS: B

Q19. Find out which of the answer choices completes the same relationship with the third word

Window is to pane as book is to

A. novel
B. glass
C. cover
D. page

ANS: D

Q20. A river flows west to east and on the way turns left and goes in a semi-circle round a hillock, and then turns left at right angles. In which direction in the river finally flowing?

A.  West
B.  East
C.  North
D.  South

ANS: B

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