Uncritical Inference Test

By Johnson, Andrea | ETC.: A Review of General Semantics, January 2008 | Go to article overview

Uncritical Inference Test


Johnson, Andrea, ETC.: A Review of General Semantics


This test tries to show how anyone may jump to conclusions, by unconsciously making inferences based on the facts given. It will also test the ability to evaluate accurately.

Read the story carefully. Consider the information factual.

Next, read the statements and circle your answers.

"T" means that given the information in the story, the statement is definitely true.

"F" means that given the information in the story, the statement is definitely false.

"?" means that the statement may be true or may be false, but given the information in the story you cannot be definitely certain.

You may re-read the story as often as you like, but don't change your answers once you have marked a statement.

It was the grand opening for Mumbai-Mayo Hospital when AJ Jones entered the administration office. Jones walked from desk to desk pleasantly greeting the new employees. One person sat at her desk with her back turned to Jones. She didn't acknowledge the greeting; in fact she kept her eyes cast downward. Jones looked at her desk nameplate, which said "Nayana, "frowned and walked briskly out of the office. …

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