UKCAT Verbal Reasoning Questions Volume 1 Answers

 1.Dogs are much friendlier than wolves

 Can’t tell -The text states that dogs get their friendliness and other characteristics from wolves but does not compare the two.

2.Pedigree dogs are much more expensive than dogs from a shelter

 True-The text states that in addition to the costs which must be considered when buying any dog, an additional cost to consider when buying a pedigree dog is the cost of buying it – the text states that dogs from shelters are free.

3.Dogs are abandoned mainly because the owners can’t afford to keep them 

Can’t tell-The text says many dogs are abandoned each year often because they can’t afford them anymore – it gives no indication of how many so we are not able to say whether this is the main reason or not.

4.Pre-packaged dog food is better for a dog’s health than human food 

True-The text states that pre-packaged dog food is better suited to a dog’s actual requirements than human food and can stop a dog getting too fat or becoming malnutritioned.

5.Cost is the most important decision to consider when buying a dog

 Can’t tell-We are simply told it is one of the most important decisions but not that it is the most important so we can’t tell

6.It is illegal not to clean up dog waste in a public place 

Can’t tell-We are told that when out walking a dog in public to take a bag with us to clean up any waste, but not given any information regarding the legality or not of not cleaning this up therefore we can’t tell.

7.Large dogs eat more food than small dogs 

Can’t tell-We are told large dogs can potentially eat more, but we are not told categorically that large dogs do eat more in every instance therefore we can’t tell if this statement is true or not relying on the text solely.

8.Dogs will live longer if fed nutritionally balanced food 

Can’t tell-We are told that nutritionally balanced food meets the dog’s requirements and can help stop malnutrition or getting fat, but we are not told specifically what effect this has on a dog’s life span and since we must rely on the text solely for our information, we can’t tell if this is true or not

9.Glass only occurs naturally in volcanoes

 False-We are told that glass can occur naturally, but that only some of it occurs in volcanoes and so this is false.

10.The Egyptian climate causes artefacts to be well preserved 

True-The text states this directly and so it is true.

11.At least half of the glass in Ancient Egypt was imported 

Can’t tell-We are told that possibly some glass in ancient Egypt was imported but not told any quantities so we can’t tell

12.Glass making happened in every major city in Egypt in the late bronze age 

Can’t tell-We are told glass-making was widespread but we aren’t told any specifics about the numbers of cities that were involved.

13.Stained glass was made in the 10th Century 

Can’t tell-We are told glass was manufactured after 1st Century in Europe, and that stained glass production only occurred extensively after the 12th Century  so some did occur before then –just not extensively– but we are not given any dates so we can’t tell.

14.No stained glass was made before the 12th century 

False-We are told it was only extensively made after the 12th century which implies it was made before then just not extensively.

15.The best example of stained glass in Europe is in Canterbury Cathedral and dates back to the 13th Century 

Can’t tell-We are told there are many notable examples, one of which is the window at Canterbury cathedral but we are not whether or not it was the best

16.In modern times glass is made from three substances: sodium carbonate, lime and silicone dioxide 

False-We are told glass today is made mostly from these substances but are told there are other substances involved also, not only these.

17.Pilkington and Bickerstaff contributed equally to the development of the float glass process 

Can’t tell-We are told they both developed it, but not which one had more or less input if any.

18.All windows are made of glass 

Can’t tell-We are told that glass is used for window-panes, but not to what extent so we can’t tell if all windows everywhere are made of glass.

19.Everyone suffers from headache from time to time 

False-We are told most people suffer from headache at some point, but not told that everyone does so this is false, as by saying “most” it implies there are those who never experience headache. 

20.Headaches are always due to a serious underlying problem

 False-We are told that often headaches are harmless.

21.One of the most common forms of headache is migraine 

Can’t tell-We are told migraine is one of the most common reason people seek medical help but are not given any indication as to how common or not migraine occurrence is.

22.Noone knows why people get migraines

 True-We are told there is no conclusive agreement on the biological cause of migraine

23.Blood vessels in the brain can constrict and dilate

 True-We are specifically told that this happens

24.Most who have migraine have aura symptoms 

Can’t tell- We are told about aura symptoms but not how commonly they occur with migraine

25.The prodromal phase can last up to seven days

 True-This is specifically stated in the text

26.The Post dromal phase always last for about a week

 Can’t tell- We are told it can last up to a week, but not told how often this happens.

27.The Prodromal phase can cause people to faint 

Can’t tell- We are given a list of symptoms of the prodromal phase but are not told whether or not it can make a person faint.

28.Migraine affects more women than men 

Can’t tell- There is no indication of what the male:female ratio occurrence rates are for migraine


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