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Sample test questions and answers for critical thinking tests

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Sample test questions and answers for critical thinking tests

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WHAT ARE CRITICAL THINKING TESTS?

Critical thinking is the discipline of being able to use evidence and reason to create strong arguments, and identify where other arguments are weak. It’s a skill used by everyone from philosophers and politicians, to lawyers and scientists, and is vital in everyday life for being able to think for oneself. The role of a critical thinker is to be able to examine beliefs, opinions, data, and arguments, whilst highlighting important details which others may have missed.

Critical thinking is one of the key skills which employers are looking out for in numerous fields where decision-making and clear understanding is vital. For this reason, employers use Critical thinking tests to assess your ability to identify strong and weak arguments, make correct inferences and deductions, and highlight interpretations and inferences in the workplace. This guide will give you everything you need to complete the critical thinking test, including explanations for each kind of question, example questions and answers, as well as plenty of sample questions to familiarise yourself with.

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WHAT IS THE CRITICAL THINKING TEST?

The critical thinking test is an assessment used to evaluate candidates’ critical thinking skills in the following areas:

  • The ability to identify assumptions being made by a passage;
  • The ability to make deductions based on text and then come to conclusions;
  • The ability to make accurate inferences;
  • The ability to interpret passages to see which statements logically follow from them;
  • The ability to interpret and evaluate arguments.

The critical thinking test comes in two forms. The first is a 40-question test, with 30 minutes to complete it in. The other is an 80-minute test, which is to be completed within 60 minutes. The test is usually taken at a computer in the earlier stages of an application process, but may also appear at an assessment centre. Either way, it’s important to take the time to learn what the critical thinking test is like, as well as how to pass it.

CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION TYPES

How2Become Critical Thinking Inferences

INFERENCES

When someone infers something, or makes an inference, then they are coming to a conclusion which is based on evidence. Logic (whether inductive or deductive) is applied to this evidence, which in turn brings the individual to their conclusion.

ASSUMPTIONS

An assumption is a claim that is accepted as the truth without sufficient evidence. These are an issue for critical thinkers because, as a rule, claims made without factual evidence are unhelpful and can be misleading.

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DEDUCTIONS

A deduction is a conclusion which is reached logically by examining premises. In fact, a deduction only uses its premises in order to reach a conclusion.

INTERPRETATIONS

An interpretation is a conclusion made from carefully evaluating data, and figuring out what information logically follows from it. We make interpretations every day when going about our lives.

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How2Become Critical Thinking Evalutation of Arguments

EVALUATION OF ARGUMENTS

Along with the aforementioned skills that a critical thinker needs to possess, it’s important to be able to evaluate arguments in a more general sense. Critical thinkers need to be able to figure out how strong an argument is by comparing it to the information it’s based on.

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  • A glossary of logical and argumentative fallacies, each with explanations and examples to improve your ability to highlight them in the critical thinking test as well as everyday life;
  • A step-by-step explanation for each of the five main kinds of question in the critical thinking test: assumptions, deductions, inferences, interpretations, and evaluating arguments;
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Sample Critical Thinking Test Questions

To help you get a better understanding of what a critical thinking test involves, let’s take a quick look at a few sample assumption questions.

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Critical Thinking Test Practice Questions

For each of the following questions, decide whether if the arguments are strong (‘Strong Argument’) or weak (‘Weak Argument’).

ASSUMPTION QUESTION 01

Should businesses in London ensure that wages match the living wage for staff living in the city?

Argument 1: No – staff can live outside of London and commute into the city to work.

Argument 2: Yes – the alternative would be to force staff to commute, which can lead to increased stress and therefore reduced productivity.

Argument 3: No – if businesses have to pay more for their staff to live where they want, they could end up having to pay for other luxuries such as private health care.

ASSUMPTION QUESTION 02

Do schools have an obligation to make sure that students study at least one of the sciences at A-Level? 

Argument 1: Yes – there’s a demand for people experienced in the core sciences in the workplace, so making students take at least one science subject will increase their job prospects. Since schools should prepare students for the real world, they have an obligation to get them on the right track for a good career.

Argument 2: No – it isn’t the school’s responsibility to decide exactly which subjects students choose. Pupils are free to choose the subjects that they want to take, but should be made aware of the possible benefits of studying one of the sciences at A-Level.

Argument 3: No – none of the A-Level students that I’ve met have wanted to do science.

ASSUMPTION QUESTION 03

The amount of organised crime in major cities has been increasing year on year. The number of armed police officers has also increased year on year. The government is now debating spending money on a new specialised taskforce for organised crime. A number of ex-chiefs of police have commented positively on this. Is this the correct decision?

Argument 1: No – we can see from the statistics that the increase in number of armed police officers is rising at the same time as the amount of organised crime. A new taskforce would just add to the problem rather than solve it.

Argument 2: Yes – ex-chiefs of police think that it’s a good idea to do it.

Argument 3: Yes – a specialised taskforce could be completely devoted to the problem of organised crime. In the long-term, this might mean that the government could potentially spend less money on armed police, which has the added benefit of having less police officers with firearms in cities.

ASSUMPTION QUESTION 04

Out of all the major businesses in London, 90% of them disclose their diversity statistics in an annual report. The rest of the firms are being pressured by investors who believe that a greater focus on diversity would increase annual profit. Should these remaining companies disclose their diversity data?

Argument 1: Yes – everyone else is doing it, so they should too.

Argument 2: Yes – the investors think it’s a good idea, and if the companies refuse to comply with their suggestions, the investors might pull funds from them.

Argument 3: No – increasing diversity isn’t something that companies should have to do since it’s not normal for there to be total equality in terms of ethnicity and gender.

ASSUMPTION QUESTION 05

Should nurses trained in the UK, and funded by the NHS, be required to work for a certain period of time within the UK public sector before being allowed to work in the private sector or overseas?

Argument 1: Yes – the NHS funds many of these nurses through training, so they should have to give back for a fixed period of time. This further experience would benefit them as well.

Argument 2: No – this denies them of their freedom where to work. They might as well be in a work camp.

Argument 3: Yes – I find it ridiculous that taxpayers’ money is spent on training these nurses, only for them to go overseas.

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  • A glossary of logical and argumentative fallacies, each with explanations and examples to improve your ability to highlight them in the critical thinking test as well as everyday life;
  • A step-by-step explanation for each of the five main kinds of question in the critical thinking test: assumptions, deductions, inferences, interpretations, and evaluating arguments;
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  • An introduction to good and bad arguments, how they’re constructed, and how to learn from them.
  • In-depth discussion, explanations, and examples for the five key areas in a Critical Thinking test: inferences, assumptions, deductions, interpretations, and the evaluation of arguments.
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