DATA INTERPRETATION

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[font=comic sans ms]   Quantitative Section : Data Interpretation

Questions 1 - 5 refers to the following table:

PROFILE OF CONGRESS IN YEAR X
(total membership: 535)

House of
Representatives       Senate
   Party    
292    Democratic    62
143    Republican    38
435    TOTAL    100
   Sex    
418    Male    100
17    Female    0
   Age    
27    Youngest    34
77    Oldest    80
48    Average
(arithmetic mean)    54
   Religion    
255    Protestant    69
107    Catholic    12
18    Jewish    5
4    Mormon    3
51    Other    11

House of
Representatives       Senate
   Profession    
215    Lawyer    63
81    Business Executive
or Banker    15
45    Educator    6
14    Farmer or Rancher    6
22    Career Government    0
24    Official    4
2    Journalist or
Communications    0
1    Executive    1
0    Physician    2
6    Veterinarian
Geologist    0
25    Worker or Skilled
Tradesperson
Other    3
   Ethnic Group    
17    Black American    1
2    Asian American    3
4    Hispanic American    0

   1. In the Senate, if 25 male members were replaced by 25 female members, the ratio of male members to female members would be
         1. 4 to 1
         2. 3 to 1
         3. 3 to 2
         4. 2 to 1
         5. 1 to 1

      Ans : B
   2. Approximately what percent of the members of Congress are lawyers?
         1. 63%
         2. 58%
         3. 56%
         4. 52%
         5. 49%

      Ans : D
   3. If 5 senators are Catholic Democrats, how many senators are neither Catholic nor Democratic?
         1. 79
         2. 74
         3. 69
         4. 31
         5. 21

      Ans : D
   4. If all lawyers and all women in the House of Representatives vote for the passage of a bill, how many more votes will be needed for a majority?
         1. 435
         2. 220
         3. 3
         4. 0
         5. It cannot be determined from the information given.

      Ans : E
   5. Which of the following can be inferred from the information given in the chart?
         1. More than 80 percent of the men in Congress are members of the House of Representatives.
         2. The percent of members who are categorized as farmers or ranchers is greater for the House of Representatives than for the Senate.
         3. The median age in the Senate is 57.
         1. I only
         2. II only
         3. III only
         4. I and II
         5. I and III

      Ans : A



Questions 6 - 7 refers to the following table:

PERCENT CHANGE IN DOLLAR AMOUNT OF SALES
IN CERTAIN RETAIL STORES FROM 1977 TO 1979

Percent Change
Store    From 1977
to 1978    From 1978
to 1979
P    +10    -10
Q    -20    +9
R    +5    +12
S    -7    -15
T    +17    -8

   1. In 1979, for which of the stores was the dollar amount of sales greater than that of any of the others shown?
         1. P
         2. Q
         3. R
         4. S
         5. It cannot be determined from the information given.

      Ans : E
   2. In store T, the dollar amount of sales for 1978 was approximately what percent of the dollar amount of sales for 1979?
         1. 86%
         2. 92%
         3. 109%
         4. 117%
         5. 122%

      Ans : C

Questions 8 - 9 refers to the following Figure:

   1. Of every dollar received by the federal government, how much (in cents) is from coporate sources?
         1. 32
         2. 70
         3. 30
         4. 35
         5. 29

      Answer : 1
   2. what percentage of the federal revenue is derived from borrowings?
         1. 0.2%
         2. 0.02%
         3. 2.7%
         4. 1.2%
         5. 2.5%

      Answer : 3

Questions 10 - 11 refers to the following table:

DIRECTIONS: The following question are based on the bellow table, which shows per capita Mean Expenditure, Per capita Food expenditure, Number of Households and Per capita cereal consumption, in both quantity and value, for different expenditure classes of rural India. The sampled 41597 households are divided into 12 expenditure classes, starting from less than Rs.65 per month per capita and ending at more than Rs.385 per capita per month.

   1. According to the results of this sample survey, what is the proportion of total expenditure on food to total expenditure for all the sampled households taken together?

         1. 58%
         2. 36.7%
         3. 63.3%
         4. 71%
         5. Cannot be determined

      Answer : 3
   2. What is the difference, approximately, between the gross expenditure of the sampled households in the Rs.95-110 expenditure class and in the Rs.180-215 expenditure class?

         1. 372000
         2. 448000
         3. 496000
         4. 93.8
         5. 52.3

      Answer : A

Questions 12 - 13 refers to the following Graph:

GRAPH SHOWS EXPENDITURE ON ARMS BY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES (VALUE IN DOLLARS '000 MILLIONS)

   1. The amount spent by country C in 1983 is what percentage more than the amount spent by Countries A and B together in 1977? (Find approximately)

         1. 50%
         2. 179%
         3. 75%
         4. 13%
         5. 70%

      Answer : C
   2. Which of the following statements must be true?
         1. Country A spends minimum amount of its budget on arms.
         2. Throughout, Country C has spent the maximum amount on arms during the years shown.
         3. An examination of the information for the last 3 years reveals that generally all 3 countries are reducing their expenditure on arms.

         1. i only.
         2. i and ii only
         3. i and iii only
         4. ii and iii only
         5. None of the statements above.

      Answer : E

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