Prepare for the LSAT with Analytical Reasoning Practice Questions

By Lisa Zimmer Hatch, Scott A. Hatch, Amy Hackney Blackwell

You will face a section on the LSAT called analytical reasoning. The best way to prepare for this set of questioning is to practice. Take advantage of practice exams and sample questions and you will find yourself prepared on test day.

Analytical reasoning sample questions

A boutique law firm provides services in only four areas of law: employment, immigration, real estate, and tax. Four attorneys share the work; their names are Burton, Duway, Cheatham, and Howard. Each attorney specializes in at least one and at most three areas of law, according to the following specifications:

Duway specializes in an area of law that is also Cheatham’s specialty.

Burton and Howard do not share any specialties with Cheatham.

Exactly one attorney specializes in tax.

Exactly two attorneys specialize in employment.

Exactly two attorneys specialize in real estate.

Exactly three attorneys specialize in immigration.

  1. If Duway specializes in two and only two areas of law, which one of the following must be true?

    • (A) Burton does not specialize in tax law.

    • (B) Cheatham does not specialize in employment law.

    • (C) Duway does not specialize in tax law.

    • (D) Howard does not specialize in employment law.

    • (E) Howard does not specialize in tax law.

  2. Which one of the following must be true?

    • (A) Burton specializes in more areas of law than Cheatham.

    • (B) Howard specializes in more areas of law than Duway.

    • (C) Duway specializes in more areas of law than Howard.

    • (D) Duway specializes in more areas of law than Cheatham.

    • (E) Burton specializes in more areas of law than Howard.

  3. Each of the following could be a complete and accurate list of the attorneys who specialize in both employment and immigration EXCEPT:

    • (A) Duway

    • (B) Burton

    • (C) Burton and Howard

    • (D) Duway and Burton

    • (E) Duway and Howard

  4. If Cheatham specializes in exactly two areas of law, then each of the following must be false EXCEPT:

    • (A) Duway specializes in tax law.

    • (B) Duway specializes in exactly two areas of law.

    • (C) Howard specializes in employment law.

    • (D) Howard specializes in tax law.

    • (E) Howard specializes in exactly three areas of law.

  5. If Burton specializes in exactly three areas of law, which one of the following must be true?

    • (A) Burton specializes in employment law.

    • (B) Burton specializes in real estate law.

    • (C) Burton specializes in tax law.

    • (D) Howard specializes in employment law.

    • (E) Howard specializes in tax law.

  6. Which one of the following statements CANNOT be true of the attorney who specializes in tax?

    • (A) The attorney also specializes in immigration but does not specialize in real estate.

    • (B) The attorney also specializes in both immigration and real estate.

    • (C) The attorney also specializes in real estate but not in immigration.

    • (D) The attorney also specializes in employment but not in real estate.

    • (E) The attorney specializes in neither employment nor real estate.

  7. Each of the following must be false EXCEPT:

    • (A) Burton specializes in three areas: employment, immigration, and real estate.

    • (B) Burton specializes in three areas: employment, real estate, and tax.

    • (C) Duway specializes in three areas: employment, immigration, and real estate.

    • (D) Duway specializes in three areas: employment, real estate, and tax.

    • (E) Howard specializes in three areas: employment, real estate, and tax.

Answers

  1. C. Duway does not specialize in tax law.

  2. D. Duway specializes in more areas of law than Cheatham.

  3. B. Burton

  4. D. Howard specializes in tax law.

  5. C. Burton specializes in tax law.

  6. C. The attorney also specializes in real estate but not in immigration.

  7. C. Duway specializes in three areas: employment, immigration, and real estate.