# Practice Passage And Conclusion Questions - Verbal Reasoning Online Quiz (Set-1) For All Competitive Exams

##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-1)   The movie The Wizard of Oz' will help improve business conversation.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-2)   For most, if they watch a movie more than once, different aspects in a different order, like special effects, photography, story, music etc., would impress in a better way.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-3)   The tips are given for understanding business conversation.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-4)   The advice is being given to the sales team.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 1
The first time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the story bewitched me. The second time I saw the Wizard of Oz, the special effects amazed me. The third time I saw The Wizard of Oz, the photography dazzled me. Have you ever seen a movie twice, three times? You notice subtleties and hear sounds you completely missed the first time around.
It's the same on the phone. Because your business conversations are more consequential than movies, you should listen to them two, may be three times, often we have no clear idea of what really happened in our phone conversation until we hear it again. You'll find shadings more significant than the colour of toto's collar and more scare crows than you imagined who 'haven't got a brain!'
How do you listen to your important business conversation again? Simply legally and ethically tape record them. I call the technique of recording and analysing your business conversations for subtleties.
[P.N.B. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-5)   The author watches most movies more than twice.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-6)   Many Indians, who below the poverty line, get necessary amount of proteins.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-7)   People living above the poverty line are less likely to suffer from infections.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-8)   India's poverty alleviation programmes can only succeed after reaching agreement about the poverty line.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 2
There is some controversy about the percentage of population below the poverty line in India. The criteria for the poverty line is basis on person's nutritional requirement is terms of calories. It is assumed that the minimum nutritional requirement per person per day in rural areas is 2400 calories whereas it is 2200 calories in urban areas. If the household is unable to bear the expenditure for this level of nutrition, it is categorised as below the poverty line. There is also a view that alongwith calories, the amount of protein intake be treated as a criterion as it is related to physical energy, mental alertness and resistance to infection.
[S.B.I. (PO) 2010]

#### Q-9)   People in urban areas are less physically weak compared to people in rural areas.

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##### Directions:
Questions in the form of inferences/ conclusions are based on the passages given below. Each passage is followed by five inferences. You are required to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity.
1. If the inference is definitely true, i.e., it properly follows from the statement of facts given
2. If the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given
3. If the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false
4. If the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given
5. If the inference is definitely false i.e., it cannot possibly be drawn from the facts given or it contradicts the given facts
##### Passage 3
Domestic steel industry has been going through challenging times with raw material prices rising unabated and Government trying to cap final product (steel) prices in order to keep inflation under check. Notably, the Government has taken several measures in the past six months to keep a check on steel prices. Which contribute around 3.63% of WPI. Now, after holding prices for three months the battle between the Government and steel players has erupted again.
With the anticipation of players increasing prices very soon, Government is trying to counter this with the imposition of a price band on steel products. Imposition of price band may unfairly treat the domestic steel industry as global steel prices are ruling at 30% premium to domestic prices. Global prices have increased by 50% to 60% in 2008 as compared to just 20% rise in the domestic market.
[Syndicate Bank (PO) 2008]

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