Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017

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Verbal Reasoning Practice Questions for SBI PO 2017
Directions (1 – 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Whenever a company takes delivery of a new computer, the software technician must load at least one program from each of the following three categories: word processing programs—F, G, H; database programs—O, P, R; internet browsers—T, U, W. When the software technician loads the programs, the following requirements must be satisfied:
(i)   An equal number of programs from each category must be loaded on the computer.
(ii)  T and P are not both loaded on the same computer.
(iii)  If R is loaded on a computer, U must also be loaded.
(iv)  O must be loaded on a computer if F is loaded on the computer.
(v)  R is not loaded if P is loaded on the computer.
1. Which one of the following is an acceptable list of software programs to be loaded onto an employee’s computer?
a) G, H, T                  
b) F, P, U                   
c) F, G, O, T, U, W               
d) G, H, O, P, U, W              
e) F, G, O, R, T, W   
2. If R and W are loaded onto an employee’s computer, then which one of the following must also be loaded onto the computer?
a) F
b) G
c) O
d) T
e) H
3. If P is the only database program loaded onto an employee’s computer, how many possible combinations of programs could be added to that computer?
a) two
b) three
c) four
d) five
e) six
4. If two browsers are loaded onto an employee’s computer, all of the following could be true, EXCEPT:
a) T and U are loaded.                   
b) R and O are loaded.                  
c) P and O are loaded.                   
d) F and G are loaded.                   
e) T and W are loaded.     
5. If F and T are loaded onto an employee’s computer, each of the following could be true, EXCEPT:
a) O is the only database program loaded onto the computer.                   
b) G or H is loaded onto the computer.             
c) O is loaded onto the computer.                      
d) P is loaded onto the computer.                      
e) U is loaded onto the computer           
Directions (6 – 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below.
Statement: The scale, intensity and level of orchestration of terror attacks in Mumbai put one thing beyond doubt: India is effectively at war and it has deadly enemies in its midst.
(A)  In the case of the demolition of New York's World Trade Center in 2001, Mumbai's iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal Hotel, the Oberoi Trident and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus have come under attack.
(B)  This kind of attack on India's financial capital is intended to send the message that India isn't a safe place to do business. The Indian economy and its links with the world are under attack.
(C)  A coordinated effort to process information gleaned by state and central agencies should help to transform randomly collected information into actionable intelligence.
(D) The government should immediately work on an internal security doctrine that demarcates the role of various security wings and a clear command structure to deal with terrorism. This should include contingency plans for various scenarios which lay out in advance how to respond to them. Tougher laws, in consultation with the opposition, may also be needed to control terror.
(E)  India should seek international help now to upgrade its own security apparatus, but also to stabilise the entire region stretching from Afghanistan to Bangladesh. There is no time to waste.
6. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) can be the possible course of action for security of people from terrorism?
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only D
d) Only E
e) Both D and E
7. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) could be the result of given statement?
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only E
e) Both A and E
8. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) shows the disadvantage of given statement?
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only D
e) Only E
9. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) can be conclusion from the information given in the statement?
a) Only A
b) Only C
c) Only D
d) Only E
e) Both A and C
10. Which of the statements numbered (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) can be inferred from the information given in the statement?
a) Only A
b) Only B
c) Only C
d) Only D
e) Only E
Solutions:
1. D) F G H- word processing
O P  R- databases
T U W- browsers
Options (1), (2) and (3) do not follow condition (i). Option (4) follows all given conditions. Option (5) does not follow condition (iii).
2. C) When R is selected, U must be selected. U and W are two of the browsers. Since two browsers are selected, two databases and two word processing programs must be selected. Of the databases, when R is selected, P cannot be selected, thus O is selected. R and O are the two databases. Finally, you must select two programs from word processors F, G, and H. All three are equally valid.
__ __ O R W U
 F/G/H
3. C) Since P is the only database, R is not used and O is not used. When O is not used, F cannot be used. G and H can be used. When P is used, T cannot be used. U and W can be used.
Note that the R to U link is a one-way arrow. This means U can be selected even if R is not. There are four i.e. PUG, PUH, PWG and PWG.
4. E) Since there are now two browsers, there must be a total of six programs. Therefore, all of the following options could be true, except: T and W are loaded.
5. D) This new information gives us quite a bit to work with. When F is selected, so is O. So the three programs could be FTO. But there could also be six programs. When T is selected, P is not selected. When there are six programs, the absence of P means that R must be selected. Once R is selected, U must be selected. G and H are equally likely.
6. E)   7. B)   8. B)   9. A)   10. B)