Syllogism Possibility Questions Answers Bank PO Set 6

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Syllogism Possibility Questions Answers Bank PO Clerk

Directions (Ques 1 – 10) : In each question below there are three 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 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.

1. Statement:
Some pages are papers.
Some papers are magazines.
All magazines are books.
Conclusions:
I. Some books are magazines.
II. Some books are papers.
III. Some magazines are pages.
IV. Some pages are magazines.
1) All follow
2) Only I and III follow
3) Only II and IV follow
4) Only I and IV follow
5) None of these
2. Statements:
All windows are doors.
No door is a lock.
Some locks are keys.
Conclusions:
I. Some locks are doors.
II. Some locks are not doors.
III. Some keys are not doors.
IV. All doors are windows.
1) All follow
2) Only either I or II follows
3) Only either I or II and III follow
4) None follows
5) None of these
3. Statements:
Some shirts are coats.
All coats are jackets.
Some jackets are trousers.
Conclusions:
I. Some shirts are jackets.
II. Some jackets are shirts.
III. All trousers are jackets.
IV. Some trousers are jackets.
1) All follow
2) Only I, II and III follow
3) Only I, II and IV follow
4) Only II, III and IV follow
5) None of these
4. Statements:
All bikes are scooters.
All scooters are scooties.
All scooties are mopeds.
Conclusions:
I. All mopeds are scooties.
II. All scooties are scooters.
III. All scooters are bikes.
IV. All bikes are mopeds.
1) None follows 2) All follow
3) Only III and IV follow4) Only IV follows
5) None of these
5. Statements:
Some pots are buckets.
Some buckets are bags.
Some bags are purses.
Conclusions:
I. Some purses are buckets.
II. Some bags are pots.
III. Some purses are pots.
IV. Some pots are bags.
1) All follow 2) None follows
3) Only I and III follow
4) Only II and IV follow
5) None of these
6. Statements:
All biscuits are chocolates.
Some chocolates are breads.
All breads are pastries.
Conclusions:
I. Some biscuits are pastries.
II. Some pastries are chocolates.
III. Some biscuits are not pastries.
IV. All pastries are breads.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only I, II and III follow
3) Only either I or III and II follow
4) Only either I or III and IV follow
5) None of these
7. Statements:
All glasses are roads.
No road is a stick.
Some sticks are pens.
Conclusions:
I. Some glasses are sticks.
II. Some pens are sticks.
III. Some roads are sticks.
IV. No glass is a stick.
1) None follows
2) Only I or IV and II follow
3) Only either I or II and IV follows
4) Only either I or II and IV follow
5) None of these
8. Statements:
Some lions are goats.
Some goats are horses.
Some horses are flowers.
Conclusions:
I. Some lions are horses.
II. Some goats are flowers.
III. Some lions are flowers.
IV. Some horses are lions.
1) None follows
2) All follow
3) Only I and IV follow
4) Only II and III follow
5) None of these
 
9. Statements:
All trees are books.
Some books are tables.
All tables are pencils.
Conclusions:
I. Some pencils are tables.
II. Some books are trees.
III. Some tables are trees.
IV. Some pencils are trees.
1) None follows
2) All follow
3) Only either I or III follows
4) Only either I or II follows
5) None of these
 
10. Statements:
Some doors are windows.
All windows are dogs.
Some dogs are cats.
Conclusions:
I. Some dogs are doors.
II. All dogs are doors.
III. Some cats are windows.
High Level Syllogism Questions IBPS PO 2017IV. Some dogs are windows.
1) Only I and II follow
2) Only II and III follow
3) Only I and IV follow
4) All follow
5) None of these

Difficult Syllogism Solutions Answers

1.5; Some pages are papers + Some papers
2. 5; No door is a lock → on conversion → No lock is a door → implication → Some locks are not doors. Hence II follows and I does not. No door is a lock + Some locks are keys = Some keys are not doors. Hence III follows. IV does not follow from the first statement.
3. 3; First + second statement gives conclusion
4. 4; I does not follow from the last statement, on conversion. II does not follow from the second statement, on conversion. Ill does not follow from the first statement, on conversion. 1st + 2nd + 3rd statement gives conclusion IV.
5. 2; As all the statements are I-type, no conclusion
6.3; Some chocolates are breads + All breads are pastries = Some chocolates are pastries → on conversion → Some pastries are chocolates. Hence II follows. 1st statement + Some chocolates are pastries gives no conclusion. Hence I and III do not follow but they make a complementary (I-O) pair. Hence either I or III follows. IV does not follow from the last statement.
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9. 5; I follows from the last statement, on conversion. Similarly, II follows from the first statement, on conversion. Conclusions III and IV do not follow.
10. 3; IV follows from the second statement, on conversion. Some doors are windows + All windows are dogs = Some doors are dogs → on conversion → Some dogs are doors. Hence I follows and II does not. Ill does not follow from the last two statements.