Verbal Reasoning - Logical Deduction Questions


What is Verbal Reasoning: Logical Deduction?

 

Verbal reasoning as the name speaks includes problem solving based around words and language. Verbal reasoning calculates one's reading and understanding abilities. Reading comprehension and critical thinking are part of verbal reasoning .One should be able to draw reasonable conclusions from sentences and paragraphs .spellings and vocabulary, sentence formations, punctuation and grammar are all tested. Verbal reasoning involves interpreting sentences, deriving conclusions from passages, solving of word problems, extracting logic from given statements, deriving course of action from the statements, arguments, assumptions and conclusions from the given statements.

 

Verbal reasoning questions are expected in many competitive and Entrance exams like IBPS and other Bank Exams, WBSC Exam, APPSC, SSC Exams, PSTET Exam, NDA, CAT,GMAT and other MBA entrance exams, Job placement tests for many IT and Non IT organizations, SAT,GRE, GATE ,TOEFL,Medical transcription tests and more. For some Entrance exams like GRE, GATE,TOEFL the test scores are highly based on verbal reasoning score.

 

One can acquire strong verbal reasoning from extensive vocabulary, good knowledge on synonyms and antonyms, spellings, strong reading and understanding skills. Thorough practice of several verbal reasoning papers develops ease in answering and understanding different patterns of questions.

 

We have a large database of questions for you to practice on verbal reasoning. You can expect these questions in most of the competitive exams and entrance tests.


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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: All magazines are papers

Statement II: Some tabloids are magazines

 

Conclusion I: Some papers are tabloids

Conclusion II: Some tabloids are papers

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Both conclusions I and II follow

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In a certain code language, '÷' represents '+', '-' represents 'x', '+' represents '÷' and 'x' represents '-'. Find out the answer to the following question

1 x 16 ÷ 15 - 10 + 6 = ?

A) 42 B) 19
C) 30 D) 10
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) 10

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: Some razors are blades

Statement II: All knives are razors

 

Conclusion I: Some razors are knives

Conclusion II: No knives are blades

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Only conclusion I follows

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: No pockets are wallets

Statement II: All purses are pockets

Conclusion I: Some wallets are purses

Conclusion II: No purses are wallets

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only conclusion II follows

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: No umbrellas are raincoats

Statement II: Some jackets are umbrellas

 

Conclusion I: All raincoats are jackets

Conclusion II: All jackets are raincoats

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: Some ribbons are tapes

Statement II: Some strips are ribbons

 

Conclusion I: All tapes are strips

Conclusion II: No strips are tapes

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to beat variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: All potatoes are chips

Statement II: All french fries are potatoes

 

Conclusion I: No chips are french fries

Conclusion II: Some french fries are chips

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only conclusion II follows

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In the question two statements are given, followed by two conclusions, I and II. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusions, if any, follows from the given statements.

 

Statement I: Some perfumes are incenses

Statement II: All perfumes are oils

 

Conclusion I: Some incenses are oils

Conclusion II: No oils are incenses

 

A) Only conclusion I follows B) Only conclusion II follows
C) Both conclusions I and II follow D) Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Only conclusion I follows

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