Numerical Critical Reasoning

In this test you will be using facts and figures present in various statistical tables to answer questions designed to assess your ability to evaluate numerical data.

In each question you are given either five or ten options to choose from. One, and only one, of the options is correct in each case.

Please refer to the statistics tables below in order to correctly answer each question.

1. How many more W German tourists visited France than French tourist visited W Germany in 1981?

A. 740,000
B. 1,910,000
C. 2,311,000
D. 2,650,000
E. 3,131,000
AB. 3,428,000
AC. 3,840,000
AD. 4,016,000
AE. 4,328,000
BC. 4,840,000

2. If output for the Neptune field increased by 50% in 1986, by how many thousands of barrels would its average daily output be more or less in 1986 compared with output in 1984?

A. 40 less
B. 20 less
C. the same
D. 20 more
E. 40 more
AB. 70 more
AC. 110 more
AD. 160 more
AE. 220 more
BC. Cannot say

3. Between which two weeks was there the greatest proportional increase or decrease in Brown’s mileage, relative to the previous week?

A. Weeks 1-2
B. Weeks 2-3
C. Weeks 3-4
D. Weeks 4-5
E. Cannot say

4. What was the approximate pre-tax profit of Barlow Chemicals as a percentage of turnover in 1990?

A. 1%
B. 5%
C. 8%
D. 11%
E. 15%
AB. 19%
AC. 23%
AD. 28%
AE. 32%
BC. Cannot Say

5. Over which 2 year period did Devondale Orchards’ total output of pears equal that of apples?

A. 1983-84
B. 1984-85
C. 1985-86
D. 1986-87
E. 1987-88


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