LSAT sample questions
The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. Administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) for prospective law school candidates, the LSAT is designed to assess reading comprehension, logical, and verbal reasoning proficiencies.The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada (common law programs only), the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a growing number of other countries. An applicant cannot take the LSAT more than three times within a two-year period.
Are you preparing for the LSAT? Try these sample LSAT test questions to determine where to focus your study efforts. Answers are provided at the end of all the questions…
- Logical Reasoning
- Analytical Reasoning
- Reading Comprehension
- Writing Sample
1. Vincent has a paper route. Each morning, he delivers 37 newspapers to customers in his neighborhood. It takes Vincent 50 minutes to deliver all the papers. If Vincent is sick or has other plans, his friend Thomas, who lives on the same street, will sometimes deliver the papers for him.
A. Vincent and Thomas live in the same neighborhood.
B. It takes Thomas more than 50 minutes to deliver the papers.
C. It is dark outside when Vincent begins his deliveries.
D. Thomas would like to have his own paper route.
1. Four students are sitting on a bench in a class room. Suresh is sitting leftside of Rajeev. Manoj is sitting to the rightside of Rajeev. Ravi is sitting between Rajeev and Manoj. Who is sitting in the second position from the lefthand side in the bench.?
The levels of dissolved oxygen in the world’s ocean waters are declining precipitously. Just like humans, fish need oxygen to survive, and so in ocean areas experiencing significant levels of oxygen scarcity, or hypoxia, fish populations are plummeting. Although some hypoxic areas, called “dead zones,” occur naturally, hypoxia in coastal areas and inland waters is caused mainly by agricultural run-off and by discharge of industrial waste waters. More than one-hundred permanent dead zones, many covering thousands of square miles, exist worldwide today.
Since reproductive success is the most critical factor in the sustainability of any species, the extent of this threat to marine life and genetic diversity can hardly be overstated. After several months in hypoxic waters, female fish produce fewer eggs. Moreover, hypoxic conditions serve to alter the normal ratio between two particular hormones manufactured during the embryonic stage when a fish’s gender is determined. During gestation and under these conditions, the mother produces more testosterone (and less estradiol), which inhibits the development of female reproductive organs and other female characteristics in the embryo, while promoting the development of male traits.
The author would probably view the developments discussed in the passage as
Which of the following is the best title for the passage?
- Why are Fish Gender Ratios Changing so Rapidly?
- Dead Zones: Their Causes and Consequences
- The Dangers of Industrial Waste-water Runoff
- A Prescription for Reversing Hypoxia Levels
- What Causes Birth Defects in Salt-water Fish?
Writing Sample (Sample only):
Denyse Barnes, a young country music singer who has just released her debut CD, is planning a concert tour to promote it. Her agent has presented her with two options: she can tour as the opening act for Downhome, a famous country band that is mounting a national tour this year, or she can be the solo act in a tour in her home region. Using the facts below, write an essay in which you argue for one option over the other based on the following two criteria:
- Barnes wants to build a large and loyal fan base.
- Barnes wants to begin writing new songs for her next CD.
Downhome is scheduled to perform in over 100 far-flung cities in 8 months, playing in large arenas, including sports stadiums. This ambitious schedule would take Barnes far away from her home recording studio, where she prefers to compose. Downhome’s last concert tour was sold out, and the band’s latest release is a top seller. Many concertgoers at large arenas skip the opening act. But it is possible that Barnes would be invited by Downhome to play a song or two with them.
The solo tour in her home region would book Barnes in 30 cities over a 4-month period, including community theaters and country-and-blues music clubs, a few of which have reputations for launching new talent. These venues have loyal patrons; most shows are inexpensive and are well-attended, even for new talent. Barnes would have a promotion budget for her solo tour, but it would be far smaller than that for Downhome’s tour.
Sample lsat questions
Answer: Option A
The fact that Vincent and Thomas live on the same street indicates that they live in the same neighborhood. There is no support for any of the other choices.
Answer: Option B
Suresh is in left of Rajeev. Manoj sitting to the right of Rajeev. Ravi is sitting between Rajeev and Manoj. Hence by arranging the students in the appropriate positions we will this sequence..
Suresh, Rajeev, Ravi, Manoj. Hence Rajeev is sitting second position from left.
Question 1 Answer: Option A
In the second paragraph the author states that “the extent of this threat to marine life and genetic diversity can hardly be overstated,” suggesting that in the author’s view hypoxia has reached critical, or alarming, levels. The correct response is (A).
Question 2 Answer: Option B
The first paragraph briefly discusses what causes hypoxic waters (so-called “dead zones”), while the second paragraph discusses one of hypoxia’s consequences: a decline in the genetic diversity and population of fish. Choice (B) is the only one that embraces the entire passage without extending beyond its ideas. The correct response is (B).