Analytical Reasoning – Practice Test

Analytical Reasoning – Practice Questions

Analytical reasoning assesses your ability to articulate and support complex ideas, construct and evaluate arguments, and sustain a focused and coherent discussion. It does not assess specific content knowledge. Following are some basic questions with answers which can help you understand analytical reasoning.

7 persons live in a street, having houses in line. Consider the following:
1. A lives in the corner’s house
2. C is between E and G
3. There is 1 house between D and F
4. F is neighbor of G
5. There are two houses between A and G

Q.1. Who lives in the second corner?
(A) B
(B) C
(C) D
(D) E
(D) F

Q. 2. Who lives in the middle?
(A) C
(B) D
(C) E
(D) F
(E) G

Q.3. Who lives between B and G?
(A) C
(B) D
(C) E
(D) F
(E) G

Q.4. __________ is neighbor of A?
(A) B
(B) C
(C) E
(D) F
(E) G

Q.5. There are __________ houses between B and E?
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 4

Answers and Explanation
Note down the given information
NOTE: 7 persons live in a street
So, we can draw 7 lines: ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
1. A lives in the corner’s house
So, there are two possibilities:
_A_ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ OR ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _A_
2. C is between E and G
Here, also two possibilities:
_E_ _C_ _G_ OR _G_ _C_ _E_
3. There is 1 house between D and F
Two possibilities: _D_ ___ _F_ OR _F_ ___ _D_
4. F is neighbor of G
_F_ _G_ OR _G_ _F_
5. There are two houses between A and G
_A_ ___ ___ _G_ OR _G_ ___ ___ _A_
Now gather the given information
Two houses between A and G: _A_ ___ ___ _G_ ___ ___ ___
C is between E and G: _A_ _E_ _C_ _G_ ___ ___ ___
F is neighbor of G: _A_ _E_ _C_ _G_ _F_ ___ ___
1 house between D and F: _A_ _E_ _C_ _G_ _F_ ___ _D_
And finally: _A_ _E_ _C_ _G_ _F_ _B_ _D_
Check whether all the given information is true or not
Answers:
1. (C)
2. (E)
3. (D)
4. (E)
5. (D)