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Sample Analytical Reasoning Questions

Just to give you an idea of what the LSAT can be like, here are a group of questions from the Analytical Reasoning (a.k.a. “logic games”) section of one of the prep-tests. Give yourself, on average, about 1.4 minute to read and answer each question. This whole section should take only about 8.75 minutes.

Six reviewers–Frank, George, Hilda, Jackie, Karl, and Lena–will review four movies–Mystery, Retreat, Seasonings, and Wolves–according to the following conditions:

  • Each reviewer reviews exactly one movie, and each movie is reviewed by at least one of the six reviewers.
  • Hilda reviews the same movie as Frank.
  • Lena reviews the same movie as exactly one other reviewer.
  • George reviews Mystery.
  • Jackie reviews either Mystery or else Wolves.
  • Hilda does not review Wolves.

1. If Lena reviews Seasonings, which one of the following must be true?

  1. Hilda reviews Retreat.
  2. Jackie reviews Seasonings.
  3. Karl reviews Mystery.
  4. Karl reviews Retreat.
  5. Karl reviews Wolves.

2. If Karl does not review Seasonings, which one of the following must be true?

  1. Lena reviews Mystery.
  2. Lena reviews Retreat.
  3. Lena reviews Seasonings.
  4. Frank and Hilda review Retreat.
  5. Frank and Hilda review Seasonings.

3. Which one of the following is a complete and accurate list of the movies each of which could be the movie that Lena reviews?

  1. Mystery, Retreat
  2. Retreat, Seasonings
  3. Mystery, Seasonings, Wolves
  4. Retreat, Seasonings, Wolves
  5. Mystery, Retreat, Seasonings, Wolves

4. Which one of the following can be true?

  1. Frank and George review Mystery.
  2. Frank and Lena review Wolves.
  3. George and Jackie review Mystery.
  4. Karl reviews Wolves and Lena reviews Mystery.
  5. Lena reviews Retreat and Frank reviews Seasonings.

5. Lena can review any of the following EXCEPT

  1. Mystery with George
  2. Mystery with Karl
  3. Retreat with Karl
  4. Seasonings with Karl
  5. Wolves with Jackie

6. If Karl reviews the same movie as exactly one other reviewer, which one of the following is a complete and accurate list of the movies any one of which could be the movie that these two reviewers review?

  1. Mystery, Retreat
  2. Mystery, Seasonings
  3. Retreat, Seasonings
  4. Mystery, Seasonings, Wolves
  5. Retreat, Seasonings, Wolves

Correct answers: 1) 1;  2) 5;  3) 5;  4) 5;  5) 2;  6) 3

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