Verbal Reasoning Comprehension Exercise

Comprehension exercises in verbal reasoning tests consist of a passage of text and some related statements. You should read through the passage and evaluate the statements which follow it according to these rules below.

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.

Remember to answer the questions based only on the information that you are given and not on any general knowledge that you may have.

Verbal reasoning comprehension exercises can be found in all levels of verbal ability tests but may be more detailed and technical in graduate and management level tests.

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Verbal Reasoning - Comprehension Exercise

Under law, negligence is usually defined in the context of jury instructions wherein a judge instructs the jury that a party is to be considered negligent if they failed to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would have exercised under the same circumstances. In most jurisdictions, it is necessary to show first that a person had a duty to exercise care in a given situation, and that they breached that duty.

In brief: Negligence, a tort, is a civil wrong consisting of five criteria: Duty or reasonable standard of care (as decided by judge as a matter of law), Breach (or "negligence" in laymen's terms, decided as a matter of fact), Injury (the fact that the plaintiff suffered an injury, and is determined at a matter of fact), Cause in Fact or conduct of defendant that causes plaintiff's injury(s)(decided as a matter of fact), Legal Cause (now perceived as the foreseeability of the type of injury caused but not the specific injury or extent of injury, determined as a matter of fact). Matters of law are decided by a judge, matters of fact are decided by a jury.

In order to prove negligence, it is not necessary to prove harm, but in order for a cause of action to rest in tort, harm must be proven. Hence, it would be meaningless to sue someone for negligence if no harm resulted. Conversely, it is not enough that a harm was done. In order for the harm to be compensable in a negligence lawsuit, the defendant must be shown to have been negligent, and it must be demonstrated that his negligence was the proximate cause of the harm sustained by the plaintiff.
 

1) Matters of fact and matters of law are decided by a judge and jury respectively.

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

 

2) The defendant must be shown to have been negligent before compensation can be awarded.

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

 

3) Legal cause is one of the criteria which is determined by a judge.

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

 

4) In some cases negligence can be proven but harm cannot be proven.

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

 

5) Proximate cause is an important concept in cases of negligence.

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

 

How to Approach Verbal Reasoning - Comprehension Exercises
Most people find that the best way to tackle these questions is to scan the text fairly quickly to get the general idea and then to attempt each question in turn, referring back to the appropriate part of the text. This is obviously more important when the passage of test is fairly lengthy and complex as it is in the second example above.

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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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