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Syllogism Quiz for IBPS PO / CLERK

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Syllogism Quiz for IBPS PO / CLERK

Directions (Q. 1-10): In each question below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two 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. Give answer
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow.

1. Statements: All papers are books.
All books are files.
No paper is a novel.
Conclusions: 
I. Some books being novels is a possibility.
II. No file is a novel.

2. Statements: 
No key is a lock.
All locks are buttons.
No button is a clock.
Conclusions: 
I. No clock is a lock.
II. All buttons being locks is a possibility.

3. Statements: 
Some clips are watches.
All clips are telephones.
All telephones are pins.
Conclusions: 
I. All telephones can never be watches.
II. All clips are pins.

(4-5):
Statements: 
Some benches are trees.
Some trees are flowers.
All flowers are fruits.

4. Conclusions: 
I. Some fruits are benches.
II. All trees being benches is a possibility.

5. Conclusions: 
I. All fruits can never be trees.
II. All flowers being benches is a possibility.

6. Statements: 
No mango is a tomato.
All tomatoes are potatoes.
No potato is sugarcane.
Conclusions: 
I. No mango is sugarcane.
II. All potatoes being sugarcane is a possibility.

7. Statements: All mangoes are tangos.
Some tangos are charlies.
No charlie is a sweet.
Conclusions: I. No sweet is a tango.
II. Some tangos being sweets is a possibility.

8. Statements: No book is a paper.
Some papers are pens.
Conclusions: I. Some books being pens is a possibility.
II. All pens being books is a possibility.

9. Statements: 
No book is a rough.
No rough is a pen.
Conclusions: 
I. No book is a pen.
II. Some pens being books is a possibility.

10. Statements: 
All pens are columns.
Some columns are inks.
No ink is a copy.
Conclusions:
I. Some columns are copies.
II. No copy is a column.

Answers:

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