Verbal Reasoning Questions and Answers

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Q 1
Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.

A) Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood.

B) It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers.

C) It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries.

D) Thomas would like to have his own paper route.


Correct Option - A

ExplanationThe fact that Vincent and Thomas live on the same street indicates that they live in the same neighborhood. There is no support for any of the other choices.

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Q 2
Georgia is older than her cousin Marsha. Marsha's brother Bart is older than Georgia. When Marsha and Bart are visiting with Georgia, all three like to play a game of Monopoly. Marsha wins more often than Georgia does.

A) When he plays Monopoly with Marsha and Georgia, Bart often loses.

B) Of the three, Georgia is the oldest.

C) Georgia hates to lose at Monopoly.

D) Of the three, Marsha is the youngest.


Correct Option - D

ExplanationIf Georgia is older than Marsha and Bart is older than Georgia, then Marsha has to be the youngest of the three. Choice b is clearly wrong because Bart is the oldest. There is no information in the paragraph to support either choice a or choice c.

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Q 3
Erin is twelve years old. For three years, she has been asking her parents for a dog. Her parents have told her that they believe a dog would not be happy in an apartment, but they have given her permission to have a bird. Erin has not yet decided what kind of bird she would like to have.

A) Erin's parents like birds better than they like dogs.

B) Erin does not like birds.

C) Erin and her parents live in an apartment.

D) Erin and her parents would like to move.


Correct Option - C

ExplanationSince Erin's parents think a dog would not be happy in an apartment, we can reasonably conclude that the family lives in an apartment. We do not know if Erin's parents dislike dogs (choice a) or if Erin dislikes birds (choice b).There is no support for choice d.

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Q 4
When they heard news of the hurricane, Maya and Julian decided to change their vacation plans. Instead of traveling to the island beach resort, they booked a room at a fancy new spa in the mountains. Their plans were a bit more expensive, but they'd heard wonderful things about the spa and they were relieved to find availability on such short notice.

A) Maya and Julian take beach vacations every year.

B) The spa is overpriced.

C) It is usually necessary to book at least six months in advance at the spa.

D) Maya and Julian decided to change their vacation plans because of the hurricane.


Correct Option - D

ExplanationThe first sentence makes this statement true. There is no support for choice a. The passage tells us that the spa vacation is more expensive than the island beach resort vacation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the spa is overpriced; therefore, choice b cannot be supported. And even though the paragraph says that the couple was relieved to find a room on short notice, there is no information to support choice c, which says that it is usually necessary to book at the spa at least six months in advance.

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Q 5
On weekends, Mr. Sanchez spends many hours working in his vegetable and flower gardens. Mrs. Sanchez spends her free time reading and listening to classical music. Both Mr. Sanchez and Mrs. Sanchez like to cook.

A) Mr. Sanchez enjoys planting and growing vegetables.

B) Mr. Sanchez does not like classical music.

C) Mrs. Sanchez cooks the vegetables that Mr. Sanchez grows.

D) Mrs. Sanchez enjoys reading nineteenth century novels.


Correct Option - A

ExplanationBecause Mr. Sanchez spends many hours during the weekend working in his vegetable garden, it is reasonable to suggest that he enjoys this work. There is no information to suggest that he does not like classical music. Although Mrs. Sanchez likes to cook, there is nothing that indicates she cooks vegetables (choice c). Mrs. Sanchez likes to read, but there is no information regarding the types of books she reads (choice d).

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Q 6

Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word. REPEAL


A)  

Sanction

B)  

Perpetuate

C)  

Pass

D)  

Cancel


Correct Option - D

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Q 7

Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.FEEBLE


A)  

Weak

B)  

Vain

C)  

Arrogant

D)  

Sick


Correct Option - A

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