Does the LSAT Repeat Previous Logic Games Questions?

Does the LSAT repeat questions from previous tests?

Yes and no. You will not see questions repeated word-for-word. That would be too easy. However, you may see games that feature extremely similar methods of reasoning - sometimes only with small changes to the rules and variables. Although the games aren't identical, they're extremely similar.

You know you've been tutoring the LSAT for too long when you notice these things.

In horror movies, the teenagers are frightened (understandably) when their enemy rises from the dead. Luckily, the LSAT is not a horror movie. If you're lucky enough to recognize your enemy on test day, you'll have the tools to defeat it.

(For you new folks, PrepTests are previously-administered LSAT exams. See LSAT prep book recommendations for more info. See LSAT PrepTests and Date Administered to convert PrepTest # to month and year.)

These Logic Games just wouldn't die...

1. SuperPrep B, Game 2 (Trees in a park: firs, laurels, maples, oaks, pines, spruces, yews)
Preptest 33, Game 2
(Birds in a forest: grosbeak, harrier, jay, martin, shrike, wren)
PrepTest 36, Game 1
(Fruit stand carries: figs, kiwis, oranges, pears, tangerines, watermelons)
PrepTest 45, Game 3
(Friends in photo album: Raimundo, Selma, Ty, Umiko, Wendy, Yakira, Zack)
PrepTest 58, Game 2 (Parents' volunteer group: Felicia, Leah, Masatomo, Rochelle, Salman, Terry, Veena)
LSAT Blog Logic Game (Legislator votes on bills: defense, environment, free trade, gun control, health care, immigration, and judicial activism)

Type: Grouping: In-and-Out / Selection


2. PrepTest 26, Game 1 (Physics students assigned to laboratory benches)
PrepTest 36, Game 4
(Pilots and co-pilots assigned to flights)

Type: Advanced Linear

3. PrepTest 13, Game 3 (Art teacher schedules lectures: fresco, history, lithography, naturalism, oils, pastels, sculpture, watercolors)
PrepTest 32, Game 1
(Students in a seminar give oral reports in morning or afternoon)

Type: Grouping/Linear Combination


4. PrepTest 35, Game 2 (New cars with options: power windows, leather, sunroof)
PrepTest 47, Game 3 (Record stores in Crescentville carry folk, jazz, opera, rock)
PrepTest 48, Game 3 (Technicians repair machines: radios, televisions, VCRs)
LSAT Blog Logic Game (Seven Hindu deities answer prayers: Arjun, Bobby, Jason, Puja)

Type: Grouping: Matching with Numerical Distribution (not 1-to-1)


5. PrepTest 36, Game 2 (Radio calls are live or taped from Vancouver, Seattle, Kelowna)
PrepTest 46, Game 3
(Thunderstorm drops only rain or both hail and rain over 5 towns)

Type: Advanced Linear


6. PrepTest 37, Game 2 (Trucks arrive at a warehouse and are green or red)
PrepTest 39, Game 3 (Sam, Theo, Uma, Will, Zoe are left-handed or right-handed)
PrepTest 51, Game 3 (Guitarist's demo CD, rock classics and new compositions)
PrepTest 53, Game 3 (Detectives question suspects about burglaries, confess, not confess)

Type: Advanced Linear


7. PrepTest 51, Game 4 (Courier delivers eight parcels)
PrepTest 52, Game 1 (Workers at a water treatment plant open eight valves)

Type: Pure Sequencing


Bonus:

8. Preptest 53, Game 4 (Debate teams from Gillom High and Hilltop High)
PrepTest 56, Game 4 (Executives visit manufacturing plants: Farmington, Homestead, Morningside)

Type: Advanced Linear

Which games have you seen repeated on PrepTests?



7 comments:

  1. Hi Steve, great job on the blog! I was wondering, could you by any chance tell me how to set up preptest 47 game 3 (or similar games like it)? I did the preptest and got almost everything right except for this problem which I CANNOT seem to be able to figure out for the life of me. I really think I'm just not setting it up the right way or something. Thanks!!

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    1. If you want to see some great ways to approach games, 7 sage has all of the logic games available on video with explanations (you need to have a copy of the game to follow along with though)

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  2. Thanks for sharing these games to prepare for the LSAT. It is really useful. This is great!

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  3. Could you explain how to set up game 3 from preptest 53 (detectives suspects game)?

    thank you!!!!

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  4. I'm glad I have done most of those listed. The only ones I have yet to do are from the more recent preptests. Thanks for all you do!

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  5. Steve: I have quick question. I see that a game from PT 13 and PT 26 have been "recycled", but the rest are all from the later games (i.e. PT 29 and later). Would you advise that if one were to start studying now, that we focus more on the games from PT 29 and later? Thanks! And great blog btw!

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  6. I have question on the contrapositive of the rule 4 in SuperPrep B, Game 2. If it is not the case the park contains both laurels and oaks, then it contains firs and spruces. Anybody out there could help is greatly appreciated!! Thank you very much!

    Sincerely,

    Rose

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