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# Reasoning & Problem Solving Sample Questions

 Posted Date: 20-Feb-2008 Last Updated: 20-Feb-2008 Category: General Author: rajasekhar Member Level: Gold Points: 5

Reasoning & Problem Solving Sample Questions

The ability to identify and resolve problems, and also to apply the principles of logic to given situations, is needed to perform many Parish jobs. These types of questions are designed to measure the applicant's ability in these areas.

1. If New York time is three hours ahead of San Francisco time, what time would it be in New York if a San Francisco clock one hour behind the time shows 4 o'clock?
1. 1 o'clock
2. 6 o'clock
3. 7 o'clock
4. 8 o'clock
2. Most of the Gaspard family lives in South Louisiana. Many of the people in South Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras. Frank is a member of the Gaspard family. Based on these facts, we can conclude that:
1. Frank lives in South Louisiana.
2. Frank does not celebrate Mardi Gras.
3. All of the Gaspards celebrate Mardi Gras.
4. None of the above can be concluded.
3. Bill must use Highway 19 to get to work. Bill has a meeting today at 9:00 AM. If Bill misses the meeting, he probably will lose a major account. Highway 19 is closed all day due to repairs. Based on the above, we can conclude that:
1. Bill will not be able to get to work.
2. Bill will probably not be able to reschedule the meeting.
3. Bill will lose a major account.
4. None of the above can be concluded.
4. Mrs. Sellers reports that she was in the elevator late yesterday evening after leaving her office on the 15th floor of a large office building. A man got on at the 12th floor, pulled her off the elevator, and assaulted her, stealing her purse. She believes that she has seen the man in elevators and hallways of the building before. She thinks that he works in the building. Study the following parts of Mrs. Sellers' description of the man. Which one would most useful in finding him, assuming that he is a regular occupant of the building?
2. He was wearing a striped tie.
3. He had a scar on his left cheek.
4. He was carrying a blue backpack.

The correct answer to question 1 is number 4. If a San Francisco clock shows 4:00 and is one hour behind (slow), the actual time in San Francisco is 5:00. Therefore, the time in New York, which is three hours ahead, would be 8:00, or choice 4.

The correct answer to question 2 is number 4. Choice 1 cannot be concluded, since most but not all of the Gaspard family lives in South Louisiana. Choice 2 is not supported by the passage at all. Choice 3 cannot be concluded, because the passage states that many, not all, people in South Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras. Therefore, the answer is none of the above, or choice 4.

The correct answer to question 3 is number 1. The passage does not address whether or not Bill will be able to reschedule his meeting, so choice 2 cannot be concluded. Choice 3 cannot be concluded, because the passage says he will probably lose a major account, but this is not a certainty. Choice 1 is a correct conclusion, because the passage states that Bill must use Highway 19 to get to work, and that Highway 19 is closed all day. Therefore, it can be concluded that Bill would not be able get to work that day.

The correct answer to question 4 is number 3. Choices 1, 2, and 4 all describe characteristics that could be easily changed or hidden. However; a scar on the face is noticeable and could not be easily disguised or removed. Therefore, the best answer is choice 3.

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Responses to "Reasoning & Problem Solving Sample Questions"
Author: Deepu    18 Mar 2008Member Level: Gold   Points : 1
Hi Raj,

Nice collection,good job,keep going with your postings.

-Deepu.

Guest Author: Chetan S     27 Jan 2013
Reasoning & Problem Solving Sample Questions is very informative and I got relevant institute address from this. Thanks

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