June 18, 2016

Reasoning Ability: Syllogism Set 2

Directions (Q. 1 - 10): In this question three/four statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II have been given. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

Given answer
1) if only conclusion I is true
2) if only conclusion II is true
3) if either conclusion I or II is true
4) if neither conclusion I nor II is true
5) if both conclusion I and II are true

1. Statements: Some chairs are buildings.
                        All buildings are vehicles.
                        Some vehicles are trucks.
    Conclusions:  I. Some chairs are trucks.
                           II. No truck is a chair.

2. Statements: All numbers are letters.
                        Some letters are symbols.
                        No symbol is a triangles.
    Conclusion: I. All symbols are numbers.
                        II. Some letters are not triangles.

3. Statements: Some students are members.
                        No member is a teacher.
                        All teachers are players.
    Conclusion: I. Some students are not teachers.
                        II. Some members are not players.

4. Statements: No cup is a bottle.
                        All plates are spoons.
                        No bottle is a spoon.
    Conclusion: I. No spoon is a cup.
                        II. Some plates are cups.

5. Statements: Some dogs are rats.
                        All rats are trees.
                        Some trees are not dogs.
    Conclusion: I.Some trees are dogs.
                        II. All trees are dogs.

6. Statements: Some ice are rings.
                        No ring is paint.
                        Some rings are gold.
    Conclusions: I. No any gold is paint.
                          II. No any ice is gold.

7. Statements: Some books are pens.
                         Some pens are watches.
                         All watches are radios.
    Conclusions: I. Some radios are watches.
                           II. Some radios are pens.

8. Statements: All stations are houses.
                         No house is garden.
                         Some gardens are rivers.
                         All rivers are ponds.
    Conclusions: I. Some ponds are gardens.
                           II. Some ponds are houses.

9. Statements: All fruits are vegetables.
                         All pens are vegetables.
                         All vegetables are rains.
    Conclusions: I. All fruits are rains.
                           II. Some rains are vegetables.

10. Statements: All goats are tigers.
                            Some tigers are horses.
                            All horses are jackals.
     Conclusions: I. Some horses are goats.
                           II. Some jackals are tigers.

Answers

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2.    2
3.    1
4.    4
5.    1
6.    4
7.    5
8.    1
9.    5
10.  2

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