# FREE PowerSchool Aptitude Test: Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers

#### Two-thirds of children in a study of native-born residents of Newland showed significant levels of nearsightedness after beginning school, although their illiterate parents and grandparents, who had no access to formal education, did not exhibit this condition.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the aforementioned claims, assuming they are true?

Explanation

According to the above stated passage only the argument " The nearsightedness in the children is caused by the .....visual stress required by reading and other class work." will be true

#### Some alphabets are missing from the alphabet series, but they are provided as replacements below it in that sequence. Select the appropriate option.

Adb, Ac, Da, Cddcb, Dbc, and Cbda

Explanation

The series is adbc acbd abcd dcba dbca cbda.

Thus, the letters equidistant from the beginning and the end of the series are the same.

#### Twelve participants in a conference shook hands before and after the meeting. How many handshakes took place in total?

Explanation

The first person shook hands with the 11 remaining people, and the second person also shook hands with 11 people, but we count 10, as the handshake with the first person has already been counted. Then add 9 for the third person, and 8 for the fourth one & proceeding in this fashion we get: 11 + 10 + 9 + 8 + 7 + 6 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 2 + 1 = 66. Hence 66 handshakes took place before & 66 after the meeting, for a total of 132

#### Some alphabets are absent from the alphabet series, but they are provided as replacements below it in that sequence. Select the appropriate option.

J10R, M20P, P43N, S90L, G4T

Explanation

The first letter of each term is moved three steps forward and the last letter is moved two steps backward to obtain the corresponding letters of the next term.

The numbers follow the sequence x 2 + 1, x 2 + 2, x 2 + 3, x 2 + 4.

So, 10 is wrong and must be replaced by (4 x 2 + 1) i.e. 9.

#### Fulfill the 1, 6, 13, 22, 33 series.

Explanation

Pattern is +5, +7, +9, +11

So next number will be +13

33+13 = 46

#### There are four days until Monday as of the day after the day after tomorrow. Which day is it right now?

Explanation

Four days before Monday is Thursday, simply because four days after Thursday is Monday. Besides, day after the day after tomorrow is Thursday only if present day is Monday.

#### 2, 12, 15, 1, 20, and 6, 12, 1, 13, 5 are to flames, consequently

Explanation

6,12,1,13,5 each number in the break up signifies the corresponding letter in the alphabet. (viz. 6->f, 12->l...etc.)

Similarly 2,12,15,1,20 which signifies bloat.