August 15, 2016

Reasoning Ability: Syllogism Set 3

Directions (Q. 1 - 10): In this question two/three/four statments 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: All rooms are flowers.
                        Some flowers are leaves.
                        All roots are leaves.
    Conclusions:  I. Some rooms are leaves.
                           II. Some flowers are roots.

2. Statements: No pen is a paper.
                        Some papers are bottles.
                        No cap is a bottle.
    Conclusion: I. Some bottles are not pens.
                        II. No bottles are not pens.

3. Statements: Some files are folders.
                        All folders are pockets.
                        No pocket is a bag.
   Conclusion: I. All folders are files.
                       II. At least some bags are folders

4. Statements: Some spoons are bowls.
                        All bowls are plates.
                        Some glasses are spoons.
    Conclusion: I. Some plates are bowls.
                        II. At least some glasses are plates.

5. Statements: No mouse is a keyboard.
                         No keyboard is computer.
                         All wires are computers.
    Conclusion: I. No keyboard is a wire.
                         II. No computer is a keyboard.

6. Statements: All numbers are digits.
                         Some letters are words.
                         No digit is a letter.
    Conclusions: I. All digit being numbers is a possibility.
                           II. All letters being digitsQ is a possibility.

7. Statements: Some lines are circles.
                         All squares are lines.
                         Some figures are circles.
    Conclusions: I. All squares being circles is a possibility.
                           II. All lines being figures is a possibility.

8. Statements: All clues are data.
                         Some codes are clues.
                         Some data are papers.
    Conclusions: I. At least some codes are data.
                           II. At least some clues are papers.

9. Statements: All scores are marks.
                         No mark is a number.
                         No number is a letter
    Conclusions: I. No mark is a letter
                           II. No letter is a number.

10. Statements: No chair is a table
                           No table is a bench
                           All boards are benches.
      Conclusions: I. Some boards are not tables.
                             II. At least some chairs are boards.

Answers

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

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