100+ Deriving Conclusion from Passage Questions for Bank Exams - 1

Question: 1

A tiger, when killing its natural prey, which it does either by stalking or lying in wait for it, depends for the success of its attack on its speed and, to a lesser extent, on the condition of its teeth and claws. When, therefore, a tiger is suffering from one or more painful wounds or when its teeth are missing or defective and its claws worn down, and it is unable to catch animals it has been accustomed to eating, it is driven by the necessity to killing human beings.
Tiger kills man only when it has been incapacitated through wounds.

(A) a. if the inference is ‘definitely true’ i.e., it directly follows from the facts given in the passage.

(B) if the inference is ‘probably true’ through not definitely true in the light of the facts given.

(C) if you think the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

(D) if you think the interference is ‘probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given and

(E) if you think the inference is ‘definitely false’ i.e., it contradicts the given facts.

Ans: A

According to the passage, a tiger takes to killing man only when certain wounds render it incapable to kill its natural prey – the animals in the forest.

Question: 2

Human beings are the natural prey of tigers.

(A) if the inference is ‘definitely true’ i.e., it directly follows from the facts given in the passage.

(B) if the inference is ‘probably true’ through not definitely true in the light of the facts given.

(C) if you think the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

(D) if you think the interference is ‘probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given and

(E) if you think the inference is ‘definitely false’ i.e., it contradicts the given facts.

Ans: E

It is given in the passage that tigers take to killing human beings when they are unable to catch the animals they are used to eating. This violates the fact given in the question.

Question: 3

Sharp claws are needed by the tigers to kill animals in the forest.

(A) if the inference is ‘definitely true’ i.e., it directly follows from the facts given in the passage.

(B) if the inference is ‘probably true’ through not definitely true in the light of the facts given.

(C) if you think the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

(D) d. if you think the interference is ‘probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given and

(E) if you think the inference is ‘definitely false’ i.e., it contradicts the given facts.

Ans: A

According to the passage, the success of a tiger in killing its prey depends on the condition of its claws. This implies the given fact.

Question: 4

Old age propels tigers to take to man eating.

(A) if the inference is ‘definitely true’ i.e., it directly follows from the facts given in the passage.

(B) if the inference is ‘probably true’ through not definitely true in the light of the facts given.

(C) if you think the data are inadequate i.e., from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false.

(D) if you think the interference is ‘probably false’ though not definitely false in the light of the facts given and

(E) if you think the inference is ‘definitely false’ i.e., it contradicts the given facts.

Ans: C

The given fact is neither mentioned in nor can be derived from the given passage.

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