1. Data Sufficiency: Structure & Format by Ayman Sadiq [Skill development]
Critical Reasoning Hard 2
- Donors are almost never offended being asked too much (in fact they are usually flattered). And if you ask for too much, your donor can always suggest a smaller amount. On the other hand, donors are frequently offended by being asked for too little. A common question is “So that is all they think I’m worth.” The above statements are based on which of the following assumptions?
- A child watching television can only see flashes of fast moving images and sounds, unlike the pages of a book which can be read as slowly or as quickly as the child wishes. So the latter can enhance a child’s power of imagination. The above argument is best expressed by which of the following assumptions?
- The number of cars sold in 1976 was greater than the number of cars sold in 1986. However, more money was spent buying cars in 1986 than was spent buying cars in 1976. Which of the following statements can be properly inferred from the statements above?
- I am afraid that Tabasser will never be an outstanding actor. Last month he burnt his face and the doctors failed to cure that. The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions? (i) One must have an unburnt face in order to act. (ii) Unburnt face is a must for professional acting career. (iii) How well a person acts may be influenced by the condition of his face.
- Mehedi overslept. So, he did not take his breakfast. He realized that he was late for college, so he ran as fast as he could and did not see a hole in the ground in his way. He tripped and broke his ankle. He was taken to the hospital. His classmate, who wanted to know why he got up late, visited him. Which of the following conclusions can be made from the above passage?
- Homeowners aged 40 to 50 are more likely to purchase ice cream and are more likely to purchase it in larger amounts than are members of any other demographic group. The popular belief that teenagers eat more ice cream than adults must, therefore, be false. The argument is flawed primarily because the author
- Suncorp has been clearing large sections of the tropical Amazon forest for cattle ranching. This practice continues even though greater profits can be made from rubber tapping, which does not destroy the forest, than from cattle ranching, which does destroy the forest. Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain why Suncorp has been pursuing the less profitable of the two economic activities mentioned above?
- Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience, it is in fact a genuine scientific enterprise, for it uses scientific methods such as controlled experiments and statistical tests of clearly stated hypotheses to examine the questions it raises. The conclusion above is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?
- A major network news organization experienced a drop in viewership in the week following the airing of a controversial report on the economy. They also received a very large number of complaints regarding the report. The network, however, maintains that negative reactions to the report had nothing to do with its loss of viewers. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the network's position?
- Because no employee wants to be associated with bad news in the eyes of a superior, information about serious problems at lower levels is progressively softened and distorted as it goes up each step in the management hierarchy. The chief executive is, therefore, less well informed about problems at lower levels than are his or her subordinates at those levels. The conclusion drawn above is based on the assumption that _____________.