Praxis Reading : Identifying logical gaps and inconsistencies in the text

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Praxis Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Identifying Logical Gaps And Inconsistencies In The Text

If Gerald is a ne'er do well and ne'er do wells always miss their trains, it is reasonable to expect that Gerald will miss all his other scheduled appointments.

The given statement makes _________________.

Possible Answers:

a plea to evidence

a logically coherent claim supported by anecdotal evidence

a logically consistent argument

a leap of logic that leads it to reach an unsupported conclusion

a reasonable inference

Correct answer:

a leap of logic that leads it to reach an unsupported conclusion

Explanation:

The logical conditions stated in the introductory clause of this brief statement would ONLY logically support the assertion that Gerald would always his trains. The leap to all other appointments is not logical, as it glosses over innumerable potentially relevant factors.

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