Reasoning Quiz on Syllogism For NICL & BOB Exams

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The quiz on syllogism, provided here, will help you prepare for the upcoming exams. Please try to give answers in the comment box; soon we will publish the correct answers.

Directions (1-5): In each of the
questions below are given four 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 from commonly known facts. Read all the conclusion
and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given
statements disregarding commonly known facts.

1. Statements: Some pins are needles. Some
threads are needles. All needles are nails. All nails are hammers.

Conclusion: I. Some pins are hammers.

II. Some threads are nails.

III. Some pins are threads.

IV. No pin is thread.

(1) I, II and either III or IV follow

(2) III and IV follow

(3) I and II follow

(4) All follow

(5) None of these

2. Statements: All pens are clocks. Some clocks
are tyres. Some tyres are wheels. Some wheels are buses.

Conclusion: I. Some buses are tyres.

II. Some wheels are clocks.

III. Some wheels are pens.

IV. Some buses are clocks.

(1) None follows

(2) Only I follows

(3) Only II follows

(4) Only III follows

(5) Only IV follows

3. Statements: Some roses are flowers. Some flowers
are buds. All buds are leaves. All leaves are plants.

Conclusion: I. Some plants are flowers.

II. Some roses are buds.

III. All leaves are roses.

IV. No roses are buds.

(1) Only I follows

(2) I and II follow

(3) I and either II or IV follow

(4) Either II or IV follows

(5) None of these

4. Statements: Some doctors are lawyers. All
teachers are lawyers. Some engineers are lawyers. All engineers are
businessman.

Conclusion:  I. Some teachers are doctors.

II. Some businessman are lawyers.

III. Some businessman are teachers.

IV. Some lawyers are teachers.

(1) None follows

(2) Only II follows

(3) Only III follows

(4) II and IV follow

(5) None of these

5. Statements: Some sweets are chocolates. Some chocolates
are mint. Some mints are food. Some foods are diet.

Conclusion: I. No sweet is diet.

II. No food is chocolate.

III. Some sweets are diet.

IV. Some sweets are food.

(1) None follows

(2) Either I or III follows

(3) III and IV follow

(4) II and III follow

(5) None of these

Answers:

1 (1)  I, II and either III or IV follow

2 (1) None follows

3  (3) I and either II or IV follow

4. (4) II and IV follow

5. (2) Either I or III follows

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