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Critical Reasoning - 1
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This part of the verbal ability will test your assumption skills and skills on how well you can determine good reasoning, a quick tip mentioned in the lesson is to practice such reasoning question often to get a hang of it and then you will definitely do well.

Rachel Shruthi
Graduated from ST. Francis Degree college in bachelor's English literature . I have about 8 months of experience in teaching. Currently pur

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arpit sir is back...hip hip hurrah
there are no right answer but your voice is so sweet.
mem please give answers with questions then we decide we are doing right or wrong
confusing, how to decide which is true
  1. How to approach critical reasoning questions


  2. 1.Read the argument carefully. Wherever possible, identify premises, assumptions and conclusion. (Take approx. 30 seconds to understand.) 2.Take a few extra seconds to make sure you understand the conclusion of the argument. 3. Read the question prompt to find what you are asked to do (strengthen / weaken / find assumption etc.) and then think what a correct answer might involve. (Take approx. 30 seconds to think.)


  3. 4. Now read the answer choices. Select the best answer this should be easy if you have not rushed the previous steps. (Take approx. 30 seconds to read and select.)


  4. Practice Paper -1 1. All German philosophers, except for Marx, are idealists. From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred? A. Except for Marx, if someone is an idealist philosopher, then he or she is German B. Marx is the only non-German philosopher who is an idealist.


  5. C. If a German is an idealist, then he or she is a philosopher, as long as he or she is not Marx. D. Marx is not an idealist German philosopher. E. Aside from the philosopher Marx, if someone is a German philosopher, then he or she is an idealist.


  6. 2. Advertisement: Today's 'customers expect high quality. Every advance in the quality of manufactured products raises customer expectations. The company that is satisfied with the current quality of its products will soon find that its customers are not. At MegaCorp, meeting or exceeding customer expectations is our goal.


  7. Which of the following must be true on the basis of the statements in the advertisement above? A. MegaCorp's competitors will succeed in attracting customers onlv if those competitors adopt MegaCorp's goal as their own B. A company that does not correctly anticipate the expectations of its customers is certain to fail in advancing the quality of its products C. MegaCorp s goal is possible to meet only if continuing advances in product qualitv are possible


  8. 3. In an attempt to abate the destructive decline in Micro Chip's revenue brought about by shrinking demand that is accompanying an economic recession, Micro Chip is offering customers a 50% discount for the next three months on all purchases fully paid for within 15 days. Which of the following assumptions most underlies the chip maker's offer of a discount?


  9. A. The government will provide massive technology tax credits to businesses, spurring them to purchase chips and other related products. B.The government will not pursue Micro Chip if in fact its behavior in offering a deep discount amounts to a violation of predatory pricing laws. C,.The decrease in revenue brought about by the reduction in price will be smaller than the anticipated increase in revenue brought about by the increase


  10. 4.Eating beets significantly lowers the risk of cancer, according to an article in a nutritional magazine. The article refers to a study that found that people who consumed one or more beets per day were half as likely to be diagnosed with the disease as people who did not. Which of the following, if true, most weakens the argument in the magazine article?