Verbal Ability

Question 1
The corners and mid-points of the sides of a triangle are named using the distinct letters P, Q, R, S, T and U, but not necessarily in the same order. Consider the following statements:

The line joining P and R is parallel to the line joining Q and S.
P is placed on the side opposite to the corner T.
S and U cannot be placed on the same side.

Which one of the following statements is correct based on the above information?
A
P cannot be placed at a corner
B
S cannot be placed at a corner
C
U cannot be placed at a mid-point
D
R cannot be placed at a corner
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Question 2
Some people believe that "what gets measured, improves". Some others believe that "what gets measured, gets gamed". One possible reason for the difference in the beliefs is the work culture in organizations. In organizations with good work culture, metrics help improve outcomes. However, the same metrics are counterproductive in organizations with poor work culture.
Which one of the following is the CORRECT logical inference based on the information in the above passage?
A
Metrics are useful in organizations with poor work culture
B
Metrics are useful in organizations with good work culture
C
Metrics are always counterproductive in organizations with good work culture
D
Metrics are never useful in organizations with good work culture
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Question 3
Given below are four statements.

Statement 1: All students are inquisitive.
Statement 2: Some students are inquisitive.
Statement 3: No student is inquisitive.
Statement 4: Some students are not inquisitive.

From the given four statements, find the two statements that CANNOT BE TRUE simultaneously, assuming that there is at least one student in the class.
A
Statement 1 and Statement 3
B
Statement 1 and Statement 2
C
Statement 2 and Statement 4
D
Statement 3 and Statement 4
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Question 4
The _____ is too high for it to be considered ______
A
fair / fare
B
faer / fair
C
fare / fare
D
fare / fair
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Question 5
Six students P, Q, R, S, T and U, with distinct heights, compare their heights and make the following observations.

Observation I: S is taller than R.
Observation II: Q is the shortest of all.
Observation III: U is taller than only one student.
Observation IV: T is taller than S but is not the tallest

The number of students that are taller than R is the same as the number of students shorter than ____________.
A
T
B
R
C
S
D
P
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Question 6
Listening to music during exercise improves performance and reduces discomfort. Scientists researched whether listening to music while studying can help students learn better and the results were inconclusive. Students who needed external stimulation for studying fared worse while students who did not need any external stimulation benefited from music.

Which one of the following statements is the CORRECT inference of the above passage?
A
Listening to music has no effect on learning and a positive effect on physical exercise
B
Listening to music has a clear positive effect both in physical exercise and on learning
C
Listening to music has a clear positive effect on physical exercise. Music has a positive effect on learning only in some students
D
Listening to music has a clear positive effect on learning in all students. Music has a positive effect only in some students who exercise
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Question 7
Pen : Write :: Knife : _______

Which one of the following options maintains a similar logical relation in the above?
A
Vegetables
B
Sharp
C
Cut
D
Blunt
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Question 8
Gauri said that she can play the keyboard __________ her sister.
A
as well as
B
as better as
C
as nicest as
D
as worse as
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Question 9
Some people suggest anti-obesity measures (AOM) such as displaying calorie information in restaurant menus. Such measures sidestep addressing the core problems that cause obesity: poverty and income inequality.

Which one of the following statements summarizes the passage?
A
The proposed AOM addresses the core problems that cause obesity
B
If obesity reduces, poverty will naturally reduce, since obesity causes poverty
C
AOM are addressing the core problems and are likely to succeed
D
AOM are addressing the problem superficially
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Question 10
Given below are two statements 1 and 2, and two conclusions I and II

Statement 1: All bacteria are microorganisms.
Statement 2: All pathogens are microorganisms.

Conclusion I: Some pathogens are bacteria.
Conclusion II: All pathogens are not bacteria.

Based on the above statements and conclusions, which one of the following options is logically CORRECT?
A
Only conclusion II is correct
B
Only conclusion IIII is correct
C
Either conclusion II or IIII is correct
D
Neither conclusion II nor IIII is correct
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There are 10 questions to complete.

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