Syllogism Quiz for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Directions (Q. 1 – 10): In each question below are given three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. 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. 

Give answer
  1. if only conclusion I follows.
  2. if only conclusion II follows.
  3. if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
  4. if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
  5. if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.
QUESTION (1 – 2):Statements: 
  • All stars are moons.
  • All moons are planets.
  • All planets are round.
1. Conclusions: 
  • I. All moons being stars is a possibility.
  • II. All stars are round.
2. Conclusions: 
  • I. At least some planets are stars.
  • II. All stars if they are moon will be planet.

QUESTION (3 – 4):Statements: 
  • All shirts are pants.
  • No pant is trousers.
  • Some jackets are pants.
3. Conclusions: 
  • I.All shirts being jackets is a possibility.
  • II.No trousers are shirt.
4. Conclusions: 
  • I.There is a possibility that all shirts are trousers.
  • II.All pants being jackets is a possibility.

5. Statements: 
  • Some cakes are pastries.
  • Some breads are pastries.
  • I.All pastries being cakes is a possibility.
  • II.There is a possibility that some cakes are breads.

QUESTION (6 – 7):Statements: 
  • All princes are kings.
  • All braves are princes.
  • No queen is a king.
6. Conclusions: 
  • I.All princes being brave is a possibility.
  • II.At least some kings are brave.
7. Conclusions: 
  • I.A prince can never be a queen.
  • II.All those princes who are kings are queens.

QUESTION (8 – 9):Statements: 
  • All squares are circles.
  • All circles are triangles.
  • Some rectangles are triangles.
8. Conclusions: 
  • I.All circles being rectangles is a possibility.
  • II.Some triangles are squares.
9. Conclusions: 
  • I.All squares being rectangle is a possibility.
  • II.At least some rectangles are circles.
10. Statements: 
  • Some flowers are white.
  • No flower is black.
  • I.No black is white.
  • II.All whites being flowers is a possibility.

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

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