# Reading: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbal Reasoning - Reading Information 1 (Questions)

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Example

Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Emmett is Conleth's mother's brother and William is Conleth's father's father. Alistair is William's son. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

William is Conleth's grandfather
Conleth is Emmett's uncle
Alistair is William's brother
Emmett is Conleth's brother

Answer: William is Conleth's grandfather.

If William is Conleth's father's father, he must be Conleth's grandfather.
1. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Mattie, Jake and Sue buy some fruit from the greengrocers'. They each have £2.00 to spend. Apples cost 30p and oranges cost 40p. After they had bought their fruit, Mattie had 20p change, Jake had 70p change and Sue had 10p change. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [ ] Sue definitely had more pieces of fruit than Mattie [ ] Jake definitely bought only one orange [ ] Mattie definitely had 3 oranges [ ] Sue definitely bought 4 oranges
2. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

James is two years younger than Martha will be next year. Harry is 12. Martha is two years older than Harry was last year. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [ ] James is 12 [ ] James is 13 [ ] James is 11 [ ] James is 14
3. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

George, Abhati and Molly were playing with a die, and taking turns to try to get the highest score. George scored more than Molly, who got an even number. Abhati scored an odd number but scored more than George. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [ ] George scored 2 [ ] Abhati scored 5 [ ] George and Molly's scores added together were less than Abhati's score [ ] George scored 1
4. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Michael, Tracy and John all walk to school each day. Michael leaves home at 8.30am and takes twenty minutes to reach school. John arrives at school five minutes after Tracy, who arrives at school five minutes after Michael. Tracy takes 5 minutes to get to school. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Tracy leaves home at 08.45 [ ] Tracy leaves home at 08.50 [ ] Tracy arrives at the same time as John [ ] Michael arrives at school last
5. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Matthew's dad and Olivia's mom are brother and sister, and Andrew is Olivia's nephew. Hannah is Andrew's sister. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Matthew and Olivia are not cousins [ ] Matthew and Olivia are brother and sister [ ] Hannah is Olivia's niece [ ] Hannah and Olivia are not related
6. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Ranjit, Alexis, Ethan and Abigail want to go online and buy X-Box points. They each have £32 to spend. X-Box points are sold in multiples of £8, so they can only buy £8, £16, £24 or £32 worth of points. Ranjit spends twice as much as Ethan, but half as much as Abigail. Alexis needs to keep £10 back for his sister's birthday so buys as many points as he can while keeping back £10. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Ethan spends £24 [ ] Alexis spends £24 [ ] Alexis spends £16 [ ] Ethan buys the most of all the children
7. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Daniel is half as old as Surita, who is two years older than Christopher. Ashley is 1 year older than Surita was 2 years ago. Christopher is 10. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Christopher is the oldest [ ] Surita is the oldest [ ] Daniel is the oldest [ ] Ashley is the youngest
8. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Bedisa, Andrew, William, Julie and Sarah met while on holiday with their parents and took part in a range of fun activities. Julie did all activities. All the girls and Andrew took part in face painting. Andrew and Sarah were the only ones not to do banana boating. Julie, Sarah and Andrew did archery. Other than Julie, only Andrew did paintballing. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Sarah did banana boating [ ] William did paintballing [ ] Andrew did not do archery [ ] Julie did paintballing
9. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

William swam 100 meters in 58 seconds, which was 10 seconds slower than Samantha. Isabella swam half as fast as William, and Anthony finished four seconds before Isabella. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Isabella's time was 1 minute 56 seconds [ ] William's time was 1 minute 56 seconds [ ] William's time was 1 minute 50 seconds [ ] William finished last
10. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Ryan does not have blue eyes. Darshan does not have green eyes. Grace has brown eyes. Sarah's eyes are not blue and not the same color as Ryan's. Grace has the same color eyes as Ryan. Darshan's eyes are not the same color as Ryan's or Grace's. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] All the children have brown eyes [ ] 3 of the children have blue eyes [ ] 2 of the children have brown eyes [ ] Darshan has green eyes
Reading: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbal Reasoning - Reading Information 1 (Answers)
1. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Mattie, Jake and Sue buy some fruit from the greengrocers'. They each have £2.00 to spend. Apples cost 30p and oranges cost 40p. After they had bought their fruit, Mattie had 20p change, Jake had 70p change and Sue had 10p change. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [ ] Sue definitely had more pieces of fruit than Mattie [x] Jake definitely bought only one orange [ ] Mattie definitely had 3 oranges [ ] Sue definitely bought 4 oranges
This is because the only way to spend £1.30 is to buy 3 apples and 1 orange
2. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

James is two years younger than Martha will be next year. Harry is 12. Martha is two years older than Harry was last year. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [x] James is 12 [ ] James is 13 [ ] James is 11 [ ] James is 14
This is because if Martha is 2 years older than Harry was last year, she must be 13. If she is 13 James is two years younger than she will be next year, which makes him 12 now
3. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

George, Abhati and Molly were playing with a die, and taking turns to try to get the highest score. George scored more than Molly, who got an even number. Abhati scored an odd number but scored more than George. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.

 [ ] George scored 2 [x] Abhati scored 5 [ ] George and Molly's scores added together were less than Abhati's score [ ] George scored 1
This is because she scored an odd number (1, 3, or 5) but scored higher than George, who scored more than Molly. Since Molly scored 2, 4 or 6, George must have scored 3, 4, 5 or 6. For Abhati to score more than George and an odd number, she must have scored 5
4. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Michael, Tracy and John all walk to school each day. Michael leaves home at 8.30am and takes twenty minutes to reach school. John arrives at school five minutes after Tracy, who arrives at school five minutes after Michael. Tracy takes 5 minutes to get to school. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Tracy leaves home at 08.45 [x] Tracy leaves home at 08.50 [ ] Tracy arrives at the same time as John [ ] Michael arrives at school last
This is because she takes 5 minutes to get to school and arrives 5 minutes after Michael. Michael takes 20 minutes to get to school, and leaves home at 08.30 am. He must arrive at 08.50 which makes Tracy arrive at 08.55. A five minute journey arriving at 08.55 = 08.50
5. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Matthew's dad and Olivia's mom are brother and sister, and Andrew is Olivia's nephew. Hannah is Andrew's sister. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Matthew and Olivia are not cousins [ ] Matthew and Olivia are brother and sister [x] Hannah is Olivia's niece [ ] Hannah and Olivia are not related
This is because Matthew's dad and Olivia's mom are brother and sister. This makes Hannah Olivia's niece
6. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Ranjit, Alexis, Ethan and Abigail want to go online and buy X-Box points. They each have £32 to spend. X-Box points are sold in multiples of £8, so they can only buy £8, £16, £24 or £32 worth of points. Ranjit spends twice as much as Ethan, but half as much as Abigail. Alexis needs to keep £10 back for his sister's birthday so buys as many points as he can while keeping back £10. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Ethan spends £24 [ ] Alexis spends £24 [x] Alexis spends £16 [ ] Ethan buys the most of all the children
This is because to keep £10 back from his original £32 he can only buy £8 worth of points, or £16 worth of points. Since he wants to buy as many points as he can, he buys £16 worth
7. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Daniel is half as old as Surita, who is two years older than Christopher. Ashley is 1 year older than Surita was 2 years ago. Christopher is 10. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Christopher is the oldest [x] Surita is the oldest [ ] Daniel is the oldest [ ] Ashley is the youngest
This is because Surita is 12 (2 years older than Christopher). Ashley is 11. Daniel is 6
8. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Bedisa, Andrew, William, Julie and Sarah met while on holiday with their parents and took part in a range of fun activities. Julie did all activities. All the girls and Andrew took part in face painting. Andrew and Sarah were the only ones not to do banana boating. Julie, Sarah and Andrew did archery. Other than Julie, only Andrew did paintballing. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] Sarah did banana boating [ ] William did paintballing [ ] Andrew did not do archery [x] Julie did paintballing
This is because we are told Julie did all activities. Andrew did do archery. Andrew and Sarah were the only ones not to do banana boating so 'Sarah did banana boating' must be wrong. Only Andrew and Julie did paintballing so 'William did paintballing' must also be wrong
9. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

William swam 100 meters in 58 seconds, which was 10 seconds slower than Samantha. Isabella swam half as fast as William, and Anthony finished four seconds before Isabella. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [x] Isabella's time was 1 minute 56 seconds [ ] William's time was 1 minute 56 seconds [ ] William's time was 1 minute 50 seconds [ ] William finished last
This is because we are told she swam half as fast as William. 58 seconds x 2 = 1 minute 56 seconds
10. Read the following statement, then choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Ryan does not have blue eyes. Darshan does not have green eyes. Grace has brown eyes. Sarah's eyes are not blue and not the same color as Ryan's. Grace has the same color eyes as Ryan. Darshan's eyes are not the same color as Ryan's or Grace's. Using this information decide which of the following statements is true.
 [ ] All the children have brown eyes [ ] 3 of the children have blue eyes [x] 2 of the children have brown eyes [ ] Darshan has green eyes
This is because Grace has brown eyes and she has the same color eyes as Ryan. 'All of the children have brown eyes' is wrong because Darshan's eyes are not the same color as Ryan's or Grace's and we know Grace has brown eyes. '3 of the children have blue eyes' is wrong because Grace has the same color eyes as Ryan (brown) meaning only two children can have blue eyes. Darshan cannot have green eyes because we know Sarah's eyes are not blue, and not the same color as Ryan's. Sarah must have green eyes