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    This quiz consists of questions from
    various past actual papers of MBA entrance exams. Leave your answers/ responses
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    Directions for Question No. 1-3: Use the
    information given below to answer.

    i. There is a group of 5 persons, namely A,
    B, C, D and E

    ii. In the group there is one badminton
    player, one chess player and one tennis player

    iii. A and D are unmarried ladies and do
    not play any games

    iv. No lady is a chess player or a
    badminton player

    v. There is a married couple in the group
    of which E is the husband

    vi. B is the brother of C and is neither a
    chess player nor a tennis player

    1. Which of the groups has only ladies?

      (a) ABC            (b)
    BCD            (c) CDE            (d) None of the above

    2. Who is the tennis player?

    (a) B                (b)
    C                (c) D                (d) E

    3. Who is the wife of E?

    (a) A                (b)
    B                (c) D                (d) None of the above

    4. Consider the following statements and
    answer the question.

    M, N, O and P are all different
    individuals.

    M is the daughter of N.

    N is the son of O.

    O is the father of P.

    Which among the following statements is
    contradictory to the above premises?

    (a) P is the father of M.

    (b) O has three children.

    (c) M has one brother.

    (d) M is the granddaughter of O.

    5. There are 3 societies A, B, C having
    some tractors each.

    A gives B and C as many tractors as they
    already have. After some days B gives A and C as many tractors as they have.
    After some days C gives A and B as many tractors as they have. Finally each has
    24 tractors.

    What is the original No. of tractors each
    had in the beginning?

    (a) A-29, B-21, C-12

    (b) A-39, B-21, C-12

    (c) A-21, B-12, C-29

    (d) A-21, B-12, C-39

    6. Although most of the fastest growing
    jobs in today’s economy require a college degree, many of the new jobs being
    created-from home health aide to desktop publisher-require knowledge other than
    that gained from earning a degree. For workers in those jobs, good basic skills
    in reading, communication, and mathematics play an important role in getting a
    job and developing a career.

    From the information given above it can be
    validly concluded that, in today’s economy,

    (a) Skills in reading, communication, and
    mathematics play an important role in developing a career as a desktop
    publisher.

    (b) Majority of the new jobs being created
    require knowledge other than that gained from earning a college degree.

    (c) A job as a home health aide will rely
    more on communication skills than on basic skills in reading and mathematics.

    (d) If a job is one of the fastest growing
    jobs, it will require a college degree.

    7. According to the National Agricultural
    Aviation Society (NAAS), without the use of crop protection products to control
    insects, weeds, and diseases, crop yields per acre will drop by more than 50
    percent. The first aerial application of insecticide occurred in 1921, and it
    was a huge success. By contrast, in today’s economy all aircrafts that are
    classified as aerial applicators do more than just apply insecticide; they also
    spread seed and apply fertilizer.

    From the information given above it CANNOT
    be validly concluded that

    (a) According to the NAAS, if crop yields
    per acre never drop by more than 50 percent, then crop protection products have
    been used to control insects, weeds, and diseases

    (b) In today’s economy, any aircraft that
    cannot be used to apply fertilizer cannot be classified as an aerial applicator

    (c) In today’s economy, if an aerial
    applicator is used, then it will be able to spread seed and to apply
    fertilizer.

    (d) According to the NAAS, if crop yields
    per acre drop by more than 50 percent, then crop protection products have not
    been used to control insects, weeds, and diseases.

    8. Lou observes that if flight 409 is cancelled, then
    the manager cannot possibly arrive in time for the meeting. But the flight was
    not cancelled. Therefore, Lou concludes that the manager will certainly be on
    time. Evelyn replies that even if Lou’s premises are true, his argument is
    fallacious. And therefore, she adds the manager will not arrive on time after
    all.

    Which of the following is most accurate in relation to
    this discussion?

    (a) Evelyn is mistaken in thinking Lou’s
    argument to be fallacious, and so her own conclusion is unwarranted.

    (b) Evelyn is right about Lou’s argument,
    but nevertheless her own conclusion is unwarranted. (c) Since Evelyn is right
    about Lou’s argument, her own conclusion is well-supported.

    (d) Since Evelyn is mistaken about Lou’s
    argument, her own conclusion must be false.

    9. Cars are safer than planes. Fifty percent of plane
    accidents result in death, while only one percent of car accidents result in
    death.

    Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the
    argument above?

    (a) Planes are inspected more often than
    cars.

    (b) The number of car accidents is several
    hundred thousand times higher than the number of plane accidents.

    (c) Pilots never fly under the influence of
    alcohol, while car drivers often do.

    (d) Plane accidents are usually the fault
    of air traffic controllers, not pilots.

    10. How many Mondays are there in a particular month of a particular
    year if the month ends on Wednesday?

    (a) 4                 (b)
    5                 (c) 3                 (d) Cannot be specified.

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    Answers

    1(d)    2(b)    
    3(d)    4(a)     5(b)    
    6(b)   7(d)    8(b)    
    9(b)    10(d)   

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