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LSAT Test Prep: Analytical Reasoning Sample

Analytical Reasoning is a large part of what you will encounter on the LSAT. Take a look at this sample section for a brief example of the types of questions you might see on test day.

Directions: Each group of questions in this section is based on a set of conditions. In answering some of the questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answers each question and blacken the corresponding space on your answer sheet.

The questions in this article refer to the following scenario.

A fantasy gaming team has seven members: Brunhild, Cayenne, Maev, Roxanne, Solomon, Yorick, and Zilla. They each participate in exactly one of three fantasy gaming tournaments. The three tournaments are held in Fargo, Little Rock, and Omaha. In deciding who attends which tournament, they must observe the following rules:

Yorick cannot attend the tournament in Fargo.

Cayenne must attend the tournament in Fargo.

Brunhild and Roxanne must attend the same tournament.

Solomon and Yorick cannot participate in the same tournament.

Maev and Zilla cannot participate in the same tournament.

Exactly half as many team members attend the tournament in Omaha as attend the tournament in Fargo.

  1. If Brunhild and Yorick attend the same tournament, then which one of the following could be true?

    • (A)Brunhild attends the tournament in Fargo.

    • (B)Maev attends the tournament in Fargo.

    • (C)Roxanne attends the tournament in Omaha.

    • (D)Solomon attends the tournament in Little Rock.

    • (E)Yorick attends the tournament in Omaha.

  2. Which one of the following could be true?

    • (A)Roxanne is the only team member who attends the tournament in Little Rock.

    • (B)Solomon is the only team member who attends the tournament in Omaha.

    • (C)Solomon is the only team member who attends the tournament in Fargo.

    • (D)Exactly two team members attend the tournament in Little Rock.

    • (E)Exactly three team members attend the tournament in Fargo.

  3. If exactly one team member attends the tournament in Little Rock, then which one of the following must be true?

    • (A)Brunhild attends the tournament in Fargo.

    • (B)Maev attends the tournament in Omaha.

    • (C)Solomon attends the tournament in Fargo.

    • (D)Yorick attends the tournament in Omaha.

    • (E)Zilla attends the tournament in Omaha.

  4. Each of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the team members who attend the tournament in Omaha EXCEPT:

    • (A)Brunhild and Roxanne

    • (B)Maev and Solomon

    • (C)Maev and Yorick

    • (D)Solomon and Zilla

    • (E)Yorick and Zilla

  5. Which one of the following is a possible allocation of some team members to tournaments?

    • (A)Brunhild: the tournament in Omaha; Maev: the tournament in Fargo; Solomon: the tournament in Little Rock

    • (B)Brunhild and Maev: the tournament in Omaha; Yorick: the tournament in Little Rock

    • (C)Brunhild, Solomon, and Zilla: the tournament in Little Rock

    • (D)Maev: the tournament in Little Rock; Yorick and Zilla: the tournament in Fargo

    • (E)Roxanne, Solomon, and Zilla: the tournament in Fargo

  6. Which one of the following must be true?

    • (A)Brunhild, Cayenne, and Maev do not attend the same tournament.

    • (B)Cayenne, Yorick, and Zilla do not attend the same tournament.

    • (C)Brunhild and Maev attend different tournaments.

    • (D)Cayenne and Maev attend different tournaments.

    • (E)Maev and Yorick attend different tournaments.

  7. Which one of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the team members who do NOT attend the tournament in Fargo?

    • (A)Solomon, Yorick

    • (B)Yorick, Zilla

    • (C)Brunhild, Roxanne, Yorick

    • (D)Maev, Solomon, Yorick

    • (E)Roxanne, Yorick, Zilla

Answer Key

  1. B. Maev attends the tournament in Fargo.

  2. B. Solomon is the only team member who attends the tournament in Omaha.

  3. A. Brunhild attends the tournament in Fargo.

  4. A. Brunhild and Roxanne

  5. C. Brunhild, Solomon, and Zilla: the tournament in Little Rock

  6. B. Cayenne, Yorick, and Zilla do not attend the same tournament.

  7. D. Maev, Solomon, Yorick

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