Syllogism Questions

Directions (Q. 1-10): In each question below there are three statements followed by four conclusions numbered, I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

  1. Statements: Some tumblers are plates. Some bottles are tumblers.
    All plates are spoons.

    Conclusions: I. Some spoons are tumblers
    II. Some spoons are plates          
    III. Some bottles are plates
    IV. No bottle is a plate

    (1) Only I & II follows          
    (2) Either III or IV follow                
    (3) All follow                     
    (4) Only III & II follows
    (5) None of these
  2. Statements:
    a. No Cloud is Bird.
    b. Some Goats are Birds.
    c. All Cars are Goats.


    Conclusions:
    I. No Car is Cloud.
    II. Some Cars are Birds.
    III. No Bird is Car.
    IV. Some Clouds are Goats.
    1) Only III follows
    2) Only either II or III follows
    3) Only I follows
    4) Only I and either II or III follow
    5) None of these


  3. Statements:
    Some pencils are pens.
    All pens are erasers.
    All staplers are erasers.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some pens are not pencils.
    II. All erasers are pencils.
    III. Some staplers are pens.
    IV. Some staplers are pencils.
    1) Only I follows
    2) Only II follows
    3) Only III follows
    4) Only IV follows
    5) None of these

  4. Statements:
    All fans are tubelights.
    No pen is a bulb.
    Some bulbs are fans.
    Conclusions:
    I. Some pens are tubelights.
    II. No pens are tubelights.
    III. Some tubelights are fans.
    IV. All tubelights are fans.
    1) Only I and II follow
    2) Only I, II and III follow
    3) Either I or II and III follow
    4) Only III and IV follow
    5) None of these

  5. Statements: All roots are stems.
    Some branches are trees.
    Some stems are branches.

    Conclusions: I. Some trees are stems
    II. Some trees are branches             
    III. All trees are stems
    IV. Some trees are not branches

    (1) Only I, II & III follow          
    (2) Only I & II follow        
    (3) Only I follows         
    (4) Only either I or III & II follow             
    (5) Only II follow

  6. Statements:
             I. Physical exercise is necessary for good health.
             Conclusions:
    I. john plays tennis at age of seventy.
             II. Men with irregular habits have to go to hospital.
    (1) Only conclusion follow
    (2) Only conclusion II follows
    (3) Both I and II follows
    (4) None follows

  7. Statements: Some clips are copies.
    Some copies are magazines. No magazines is a dictionary
    Conclusions: I. No copies are dictionary    
    II. Some copies are dictionary
    III. Some copies are not dictionary  
    IV. No clips are magazines
    (1) Only III follows                (2) Only either I or II & III follow
    (3) Only I follows                 (4) Only either I or II follows
    (5) None of these

  8. Statements: Some clouds are thunder
          All clouds are rain
    Conclusions:
    I. Those clouds which are not thunder are also rain.
    II. Those clouds which are not thunder are not necessarily rain.
    (1) Only conclusion follow
    (2) Only conclusion II follows
    (3) Both I and II follows
    (4) None follows
    (5) None of these

  9. Statements: Some pots are keys. Some keys are locks
    All keys are rings.
    Conclusions: I. Some pots are locks.
     II. Some pots are not locks
    III. Some pots are rings
    IV. Some pots are not rings.
    (1) Only either III or IV follow            (2) Only either I or II follows
    (3) Only either I or II & III follow         (4) None follow             
    (5) None of these

  10. Statements: Some pots are keys.
    Some keys are locks
    All keys are rings.

    Conclusions: I. Some pots are locks.
     II. Some pots are not locks         
    III. Some pots are rings
    IV. Some pots are not rings.

    (1) Only either III or IV follow
    (2) Only either I or II follows
    (3) Only either I or II & III follow
    (4) None follow                
    (5) None of these
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