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Sample Logical Reasoning Test Answers

1. Correct Answer:

D) none of the teams are exempt from traveling to any duty location within the sector

This question is about the canine teams in Agent Smith’s sector.
According to the last sentence in the paragraph, all of the canine
teams must be available to travel to any duty station within the sector.
This is equivalent to saying that none of the teams are exempt from
traveling to any duty location within the sector, Response D.
Responses B and C contradict the information in the last sentence.
The third sentence in the paragraph informs us that most teams are
stationed along the border. Responses A and E contradict this
information.

2. Correct Answer:

C) if special funding is not needed from the city council, then it is not a holiday weekend

Combining the information in the last two sentences we know that if
it is a holiday weekend, then special funding is needed from the city
council (due to assigning additional staff to duty). Accordingly, if
special funding is not needed, then it must not be a holiday weekend;
otherwise, special funding would be needed.
Responses A and E are false because they contradict the information
in the paragraph. Responses B and D might be true, but they are not
fully supported by the paragraph.

3. Correct Answer:

B) all cross border tunnels are used for narcotics smuggling

This is an example of a test question with a negative lead statement.
It asks for the conclusion that is NOT supported by the paragraph.
That means that four of the statements are valid conclusions based on
the paragraph while one is not. In this case, Response B is invalid.
The paragraph says that “most” cross border tunnels are used for
smuggling narcotics, but Response B says that “all” cross border
tunnels are used for smuggling narcotics.
Responses C and D are based on the information that most cross
border tunnels are crudely constructed. Response C is based on the
information that most cross border tunnels are used to smuggle
narcotics. Finally, Response E combines all information about the
tunnels being crudely constructed and used for smuggling narcotics.

4. Correct Answer:

A) if P.C. loses her U.S. citizenship without being denaturalized, then she must have expatriated

This question concerns a situation where there are two ways for
naturalized U.S. citizens to lose U.S. citizenship, either by
expatriation or denaturalization. In Response A, the situation is
considered in which P.C. has lost her U.S. citizenship without being
denaturalized. Expatriation is the only option remaining to explain
the loss of U.S. citizenship.
Responses B and E are invalid because they fail to consider that there
is more than one way for P.C. to lose U.S. citizenship. Responses C
and D are about situations in which P.C. may or may not be
denaturalized. These two responses are invalid because they fail to
consider that there are several possible reasons for denaturalization.

5. Correct Answer:

B) no one ineligible to apply for permanent resident status was a national of Vietnam who was paroled into the United States through the Orderly Departure Program

This paragraph is mainly about the group of Vietnamese Nationals
who were paroled into the United States under the Orderly Departure
Program with indefinite immigration status. In 2003, a new rule
made everyone in this group of Vietnamese Nationals (and others)
eligible to apply for permanent resident status. Accordingly, anyone
who is not eligible to apply for permanent resident status must not be
part of this group of Vietnamese Nationals, which is equivalent to
Response B.
Responses A and C fail to recognize that others, such as nationals of
Cambodia, were also eligible to apply for permanent resident status.
Responses D and E contradict the information that everyone in the
group of Vietnamese Nationals who were paroled into the United
States under the Orderly Departure Program was eligible to apply for
permanent resident status.

6. Correct Answer:

C) if an applicant’s documentation appears to be true and relevant to an employer, the employer must refuse acceptance and ask for other documentation from the Government’s list of acceptable documents

This question asks for the response option that CANNOT be validly
concluded from the information in the paragraph. The only response
option that cannot be validly concluded is Response C. Response C
is invalid because the paragraph does not say that employers must
refuse acceptance of documentation that appears to be true and
relevant.

Responses B and E are valid based on the information in the first
sentence. Response A is valid based on the information in the second
sentence that employers cannot change documentation requirements.
Response D is valid based on the information in the last sentence
stating that employers may request different documentation when
they believe the documentation submitted appears to be altered.

7. Correct Answer:

A) all of the employees from Honduras were working legally

The correct answer is A. The last sentence of the paragraph states
that none of the illegal workers were from Honduras, which is
equivalent to saying that none of the employees from Honduras were
working illegally. Given that none were working illegally, it must be
the case that all were working legally.

From the information in the paragraph, we know that all of the female
employees were working legally and that all of the employees from
Honduras were working legally. However, there is insufficient
information to determine how many of the female employees were
from Honduras. Therefore, Responses C, D, and E cannot be validly
concluded. Response B contradicts the information that all of the
female employees were working legally.
8. Correct Answer:

C) was not born in the United States to U.S. citizens parents

According to the paragraph, there are two ways of acquiring U.S.
citizenship at birth. Also, the paragraph states that J.B. did not
acquire U.S. citizenship at birth. Therefore, the only conclusion that
can be validly drawn is that J.B. did not meet either of the two
conditions for acquiring U.S. citizenship at birth. Specifically, J.B.
was not born in the United States to U.S. citizen parents, and J.B. was
not born overseas to U.S. citizen parents who previously lived in the
United States for the required period of time. Any other conclusion is
not supported by the information in the paragraph.

9. Correct Answer:

E) only sector canine handlers have the authority to issue citations for misdemeanor marijuana and paraphernalia offenses committed in
their presence

Question 9 is a negative lead item, so the correct response is the only
response option that CANNOT be validly concluded. The first
sentence states that all state peace officers have authority to issue
certain drug-related citations. Response E is invalid because it says
that only sector canine handlers have such authority.

The first sentence states that all state peace officers have authority to
issue certain drug-related citations; therefore, at least some who have
authority to issue certain drug-related citations must be peace
officers, Response A. The last sentence states that all sector canine
handlers are state peace officers; therefore, all sector canine handlers
have authority to issue certain drug-related citations because the
handlers are state peace officers, Response B. Moreover, given that
all sector canine handlers have authority to issue certain drug-related
citations, it must be the case that at least some individuals who have
authority to issue certain drug-related citations are sector canine
handlers, Response C. Finally, given that all sector canine handlers
have authority to issue certain drug-related citations, it must be the
case that no sector canine handlers lack authority to issue certain
drug-related citations, Response D.

10. Correct Answer:

E) if C.P. has veterans’ preference, then C.P. is eligible to apply for any open civil service examination

The fourth sentence in the paragraph states that when an applicant has
veteran’s preference, the applicant has permanent reinstatement
eligibility. The second sentence states that an applicant with
reinstatement eligibility is eligible to apply for any civil service
examination. Therefore, if an applicant has veteran’s preference, the
applicant is eligible to apply for any civil service examination due to
having reinstatement eligibility. Accordingly, Response E is valid
because C.P. will be eligible to apply for any open civil service
examination if C.P. has veterans’ preference.

Responses A, B, C, and D are invalid because they make assumptions
which cannot be supported by the information in the paragraph.
Response B assumes that the only two ways of attaining
reinstatement eligibility is to have veteran’s preference or three years
creditable service. Response C assumes that applicants are allowed
to apply for open civil service examinations and jobs open only to
status candidates only when applicants have reinstatement eligibility.
Responses A and D assume that applicants are allowed to apply for
open civil service examinations and jobs open only to status
candidates when and only when applicants have veteran’s preference
or three years creditable service.

11. Correct Answer:

D) if Officer Stoler must physically force entry into the home, then Officer Stoler is not required to ensure that the home is secure upon
leaving

This question is a negative lead question, so the correct response is
the only response option that CANNOT be validly concluded. The
first sentence in the paragraph states that when officers must
physically force entry into a home, the officers are required to ensure
that the home is in a secure condition when the officers leave.
Response D contradicts this information in saying that Officer Stoler
is not required to leave the home in a secure condition. Thus,
Response D is the correct response.

Response A is valid and follows from the information in the fourth
sentence. Responses B and E are valid and follow from the
information in the first sentence. Response C follows from the
information in the third sentence and is valid.

12. Correct Answer:

D) all of the vehicles that did not contain bundles of marijuana were registered

The fourth sentence contains the information that all of the
unregistered vehicles contained bundles of marijuana. Accordingly,
if a vehicle did not contain bundles of marijuana, it could not be one
of the unregistered vehicles since all unregistered vehicles contained
marijuana. Therefore, it can be deduced that all of the vehicles that
did not contain bundles of marijuana were registered.

Response A contradicts the information in the last sentence.
Response B contradicts the information in the fourth sentence.
Response C assumes that only unregistered contained bundles of
marijuana, but there is insufficient information to make that
conclusion. Response E assumes that some of the registered vehicles
also contained bundles of marijuana, but there is insufficient
information to make that conclusion.

13. Correct Answer:

C) green cards are the only work authorization documents that expire after 10 years

This question is a negative lead question, so the correct response is
the only response option that CANNOT be validly concluded.
Response C is invalid because it assumes from the information that
all green cards are authorization documents that expire after 10 years
that green cards are the ONLY work authorization documents that
expire after 10 years.

The fourth sentence states that all green card applicants must apply in
person; therefore, an application that does not require applicants to
apply in person cannot be a green card application, Response A.
Response B is valid and is based on the information in the third
sentence. The second sentence establishes that green cards have an
expiration date, so Response D is valid. The last sentence says that
sometimes it takes a year to receive a new green card, so Response E
is valid.

Based on the information in the first sentence, if R.G. is not an
undocumented alien, then R.G. has not violated his/her nonimmigrant status. Based on the information in the second sentence, if
R.G. has not violated his/her non-immigrant status, then R.G. has not
accepted unauthorized employment. Therefore, if R.G. is not an
undocumented alien, the R.G. has not accepted unauthorized
employment, Response E.

14. Correct Answer:

E) if R.G. is not an undocumented alien, then R.G. has not accepted unauthorized employment

Responses A and D are invalid because it cannot be determined
whether or not R.G. entered the United States illegally based only on
the information that R.G. is an undocumented alien because R.G. may
have violated his/her non-immigrant status. Response C is invalid
because R.G. may be an undocumented alien for several different
reasons even if R.G. did not remain in the United States longer than
permitted. Likewise, Response B is invalid because R.G. could have
committed a violation other than accepting unauthorized employment
that resulted in violation of non-immigrant status.

15. Correct Answer:

A) H.B.’s departure is not voluntary if H.B.’s passport is allowed to be returned to H.B.

This question is a negative lead question, so the correct response is
the only response option that CANNOT be validly concluded.
According to the third sentence, if H.B.’s departure is voluntary, then
the passport is allowed to be returned to H.B. Based on this
information, Response A is invalid.
Responses C and D are both valid and are supported by the
information in the third sentence that the passport is allowed to be
returned to H.B. if H.B.’s departure is voluntary. Responses B and E
are valid and are supported by the information in the second sentence
that H.B.’s passport will be returned to the issuing government if
H.B. is being “removed.”

The third sentence says that almost all arrestees are unable to see after
being sprayed with OC. Accordingly, few arrestees are able to see
after being sprayed with OC, Response B.

16. Correct Answer:

B) few arrestees are able to see after being sprayed with OC

Response A is false because, according to the first sentence, OC is an
example of a tool that causes a burning sensation of the eyes but is
not deadly force. Sentences four and five do not say that the agencies
who have experienced fewer allegations of use of excessive force are
the same agencies that have reported a reduction in officer and
arrestee injuries, thus Response C is invalid. Response D is false
because it contradicts the information in the fourth sentence that some
agencies using OC have experienced fewer allegations. Finally, the
first sentence states that OC is an effective, non-lethal tool for violent
or threatening arrestees, but it does not state that OC is the only tool
(Response E).


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