Examples for Verbal Comprehension

Verbal comprehension questions appear in all levels of  verbal ability tests but may be more detailed and technical in graduate and management level tests. 

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These questions consist of a short passage of prose and some related statements. The passage will often be about a topic which is unfamiliar to you, but this is an advantage rather than a disadvantage because you need to answer the questions based only on the information that you are given – not using any knowledge that you already have.

You will be asked to read through each passage and evaluate the statements. Each statement may be either:

True - The statement is true given the information in the passage.
False - The statement is false given the information in the passage.
Can’t Say - There is insufficient information to say whether the statement is true or false.

Example for  Verbal Comprehension

In law, trespass can be: the criminal act of going into somebody else's land or property without permission of the owner or lessee; it is also a civil law tort that may be a valid cause of action to seek judicial relief and possibly damages through a lawsuit. In some jurisdictions trespassing is an offence or misdemeanour covered by a criminal code. In other jurisdictions, it is not considered a crime or penal in nature, property is protected from trespass under civil law and privacy acts. In England and Wales, despite the prevalence of notices asserting that "trespassers will be prosecuted", unless the trespass is aggravated in some way, it will only be a civil wrong.

Although criminal and civil trespass laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, most have the following facets in common: Property owners and their agents (for example, security guards) may only use reasonable force to protect their property. For example, setting booby traps on a property to hurt trespassers or shooting at trespassers are usually strictly forbidden except in extreme circumstances. Not all persons seeking access to property are trespassers. The law recognizes the rights of persons given express permission to be on the property ("licensees") and persons who have a legal right to be on the property ("invitees") not to be treated as trespassers. For example, a meter reader on the property to read the meter is an invitee, as would be a travelling salesperson, or a police officer seeking to execute a warrant.
 

1) Aggravated trespass is a civil wrong and offenders cannot be prosecuted.

A B C  
true false` can't say Answer = B

 

2) Invitees are people who have been specifically invited onto the property by the owner.

A B C  
true false` can't say Answer = B

 

3) In Texas it is legal to use deadly force against trespassers after dark.

A B C  
true false` can't say Answer = C

 

4) Property is only ever protected from trespass under civil law and privacy acts.

A B C  
true false` can't say Answer = B

 

5) It is very difficult to successfully prosecute someone for trespass.

A B C  
true false` can't say Answer = C

 

How to Approach Verbal Comprehension Questions
You will probably find that the best way to answer these questions is to scan the text quickly to get the general idea, and then to attempt each question in turn, referring back to the appropriate part of the text. This approach becomes more important as the passage of test becomes more lengthy and complex.

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Preparation plays a large part in determining your level of success, and these sample questions should help you to face a test with increased confidence.

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