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NAT – IIP Analytical Reasoning (Physical Science)

NAT-IIP Test is for Students Who have Completed their 14 Years Education in Physical Sciences Group and are looking for affirmation in College/University for Masters Degree.

 

Analytical Reasoning Sample Questions

11. Testifying before the Senate committee investigating charges that cigarette
manufacturers had manipulated nicotine levels in cigarettes in order to addict
consumers to their products, tobacco executives argued that cigarette smoking is not
addictive. The primary reason they gave in support of this claim was that cigarette
smoking was not regulated by the Federal Drug Administration.

For the tobacco executives’ argument to be logically correct, which of the following must be
assumed?

a) Substances that are not addictive are not regulated by ………..the Federal Drug Administration.
b) The tobacco executives lied when they claimed that ………..cigarette smoking was not addictive.
c) Some addictive substances are not regulated by the ………..Federal Drug Administration.
d) There is no scientific proof that cigarette smoking is ………..addictive.

12. People should be held accountable for their own behavior, and if holding people
accountable for their own behavior entails capital punishment, then so be it. However,
no person should be held accountable for behavior over which he or she had no control.

Which of the following is the most logical conclusion of the argument above?

a) People should not be held accountable for the ………..behavior of other people.
b) People have control over their own behavior.
c) People cannot control the behavior of other people.
d) Behavior that cannot be controlled should not be ………..punished.

13. There is clear evidence that the mandated use of safety seats by children under age four
has resulted in fewer child fatalities over the past five years. Compared to the five-year
period prior to the passage of laws requiring the use of safety seats, fatalities of
children under age four have decreased by 30 percent.

Which one of the following, if true, most substantially strengthens the argument above?

a) The number of serious automobile accidents involving ………..children under age four has
remained steady over the ………..past five years.
b) Automobile accidents involving children have decreased ………..sharply over the past five years.
c) The use of air bags in automobiles has increased by ………..30 percent over the past five years.
d) Most fatal automobile accidents involving children under ………..age four occur in the driveway of
their home.

14. Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are
spending a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one
living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses.
Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
Karen is next to Peter and Jack. Karen is next to Peter and Jack. None of the girls
occupy adjacent cottages. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.

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How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage?

a) 2
b) 3
c) 4
d) 5

15. An employee has been assigned the task of allotting offices to six of the staff members.
The offices are numbered 1 – 6. The offices are arranged in a row and they are separated
from each other by six foot high dividers. Hence voices, sounds and cigarette smoke
flow easily from one office to another. Miss Robert’s needs to use the telephone quite
often throughout the day. Mr. Mike and Mr. Brown need adjacent offices as they need
to consult each other often while working. Miss. Hardy, is a senior employee and has to
be allotted the office number 5, having the biggest window. Mr. Donald requires silence
in the offices next to his. Mr. Tim, Mr. Mike and Mr. Donald are all smokers. Miss
Hardy finds tobacco smoke allergic and consecutively the offices next to hers to be
occupied by non-smokers. Unless specifically stated all the employees maintain an
atmosphere of silence during office hours.

In the event of what occurrence, within a period of one month since the assignment of the offices,
would a request for a change in office be put forth by one or more employees?

a) Mr. Donald quitting smoking.
b) The installation of a noisy teletype machine by Miss Hardy in her office.
c) Mr. Robert’s needing silence in the office (s) next to her own.
d) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert.

Answers

(11) Substances that are not addictive are not regulated by ………..the Federal Drug Administration.
(12) People have control over their own behavior.
(13) The number of serious automobile accidents involving ………..children under age four has
remained steady over the ………..past five years.
(14) 4
(15) Mr. Tim taking over the duties formerly taken care of by Miss. Robert.

16. Three girls Joan, Rita, and Kim and two boys Tim and Steve are the only dancers in a
dance program, which consists of six numbers in this order: One a duet; two a duet;
three a solo; four a duet; five a solo; and six a duet. None of the dancers is in two
consecutive numbers or in more than two numbers. None of the dancers is in two
consecutive numbers or in more than two numbers. The second number in which Tim
appears is one that comes after the second number in which Kim appears.

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Rita must perform only in duets if

a) Kim is in number two
b) Kim is in number five
c) Tim is in number two
d) Tim is in number six

17. The only people to attend a conference were four ship captains and the first mates of
three of those captains. The captains were L, M, N and O; the first mates were A, D and
G.
Each person in turn delivered a report to the assembly as follows:
Each of the first mates delivered their report exactly after his or her captain. The first
captain to speak was M, and captain N spoke after him.
In case A spoke immediately after L and immediately before O, and O was not the last speaker, L
spoke
a) Second
b) Third
c) Fourth
d) Fifth

18. A five-member research group is chosen from engineers I, J, K and L and chemists M,
N, O and P. At least three engineers must be in the research group. However, I refuses
to work with L, J refuses to work with M, N refuses to work with O, L refuses to work
with N.
If J and K are chosen, which is necessarily true?
I. I is chosen
II. L is chosen
III. Either N or O is chosen
a) I only
b) II only
c) III only
d) II and III only

19. An increasing number of people prefer to retain their own individuality and their own
identity and consequently this has lead to a decline in the marriage rate.
a) Very few people prefer to bring up a family.
b) Emotionally divorce is not an easy procedure.
c) 700 couples from 1000 surveyed couples complained that they were losing their identity.
d) Married people have to make a considerable effort to make the marriage last.

20. Successfully adjusting to one’s environment leads to happiness. War at a universal
level war destroys the weaker people, who are the most unable to adjust to their
environment. Thus, war at the universal level puts weaklings out of their misery and
allows more space for their predators to enjoy life in a better manner. As those actions
have to be performed, which maximize the level of happiness of the greatest number,
war at a universal level should take place.
I. Technology could change the environment.
II. War at the universal level would be an integral part of the environment.
III. It is possible for the strong to survive without suppressing the weak.
a) I only
b) III only
c) II only
d) I and III only

Answers

(16) Tim is in number two
(17) Fourth
(18) III only
(19) Married people have to make a considerable effort to make the marriage last
(20) I only

 

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