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Reasoning
The Flying Shuttle and the Spinning Jenny are two early 18th century British inventions that revolutionised the textile industry. They increased productivity by automating some key processes thereby reducing the amount of manual operation needed. The Flying Shuttle, for example, raised the productivity of manual weaving by around 50 percent by returning the shuttle automatically meaning that one worker could do the work that previously had been done by two. The Spinning Jenny invented a couple of decades later similarly automated processes allowing one spinner to do more. Reducing the amount of manual intervention needed for these tasks meant that they were more suitable for adaptation to mechanical power such as waterpower and steam which had become the new means of propulsion shortly before their invention.

113. Automating the production process of weaving was a necessary precursor to the application of steam power

(a) True
(b) False
(c) Cannot say
(d)

114. The two inventions led to job losses in the textile industry

(a) True
(b) False
(c) Cannot say
(d)

115. Steam as a propulsion system was introduced into the textile industry after waterpower

(a) True
(b) False
(c) Cannot say
(d)

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1. Passage Reading 2. Verbal Logic 3. Non Verbal Logic 4. Numerical Logic

5. Data Interpretation 6. Reasoning 7. Analytical Ability 8. Basic Numeracy

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