Syllogism Online Quiz


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Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 1 - Statements:

I. No cat is a mouse.

II. Some mice are birds.

Conclusions:

I. No cat is a bird.

II. Some birds are not cats.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : B

Explanation

No cat is a mouse (E) + some mice are birds (I) = E + I = O ∗ = some birds are not cats. Hence conclusion II follows. But conclusion I does not follow.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 2 - Statements:

I. All bacteria are germs.

II. Some germs are fungus.

Conclusions:

I. Some bacteria are fungus.

II. No bacteria is fungus.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : C

Explanation

Both the conclusions are mediate inferences. We know from table of mediate inference that A + I = no result. However, this conclusion forms the complementary pairs and comply the conditions, i.e. both the conclusions are I - E type and have the same subject and predicate. Hence either 1 or 2 follows.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 3 - Statements:

I. Some autumn are summer.

II. All summer are spring.

Conclusions:

I. Some autumn are spring.

II. All autumn are spring.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : A

Explanation

Both the statements are aligned, i.e. predicate of the first is the subject of the second. From the table of mediate inference, we know that I + A = I. Hence conclusion “some autumn are spring” follows.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 4 - Statements:

I. All pencil are pens.

II. Some pens are rubbers.

Conclusions:

I. Some pencils are rubbers.

II. No pencil is rubber.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : C

Explanation

Both the conclusions are mediate inferences. We know from table of mediate inference that A + I = no result. However, this conclusion forms the complementary pairs and comply the conditions, i.e. both the conclusions are I - E type and have the same subject and predicate. Hence either 1 or 2 follows.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 5 - Statements:

I. Some banyans are oaks.

II. No oak is teak.

Conclusions:

I. Some oaks are banyans.

II. No banyan is teak.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : A

Explanation

Conclusion I is the immediate inference drawn from first statement. For mediate inference, I + E = O. Therefore, from the pair of statements, conclusion “some banyan are not teak” is valid. But this is not our conclusion. Hence only 1 follows.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 6 - Statements:

I. No English is an Odia.

II. Some Odia are Hindi.

Conclusions:

I. No English is a Hindi.

II. Some Hindi are not English.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : B

Explanation

No English is an odia (E) + some odia are Hindi (I) = E + I = O ∗ = some Hindi are not English. Hence conclusion II only follows, but conclusion I does not follow.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 7 - Statements:

I. No paper is a pen.

II. All pens are covers.

Conclusions:

I. At least some covers are pens.

II. No cover is a paper.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : A

Explanation

All pens are covers (A) - conversion - some covers are pens (I). Hence conclusion I follows. No paper is a pen (E) + all pens are covers (A) = E + A = O ∗ = some covers are not papers. Hence conclusion II does not follow.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 8 - Statements:

I. Some intelligent are fools.

II. Some fools are great.

Conclusions:

I. Some intelligent are great.

II. All great are fools.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : D

Explanation

Conclusion II is an immediate inference drawn from second statement and this is not valid as per rule of conversion. Conclusion 1 is a mediate inference. But as per table of mediate inference, I + I = no result. Hence none of the conclusion follows.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 9 - Statements:

I. Some muscles are hearts.

II. No heart is a cardiac.

Conclusions:

I. No muscle is a cardiac.

II. At least some muscles are cardiac.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : C

Explanation

Some muscles are hearts (I) + no heart is a cardiac (E) = I + E = O = some muscles are not cardiac. But conclusion I and II make a complementary pair (I - E). Hence either I or II follows. So option C is the right answer.

Two statements are given below followed by two conclusions numbered as I and II respectively. Consider the given statements as true even if they seem to be not. After reading all the conclusions conform which of the given conclusions logically follows, disregarding commonly known facts.

Q 10 - Statements:

I. All ducks are swans.

II. Some swans are kingfishers.

Conclusions:

I. Some kingfishers are swan.

II. No ducks is a kingfisher.

A - If only conclusion I follows.

B - If only conclusion II follows.

C - If either conclusion I or II follows.

D - If neither conclusion I nor II follows.

E - If both conclusion I and II follows.

Answer : A

Explanation

All ducks are swans (A) + some swans are kingfishers (I) = A + I = no conclusion. Hence conclusion II does not follow. Again some swans are kingfishers (I) - conversion - some kingfishers are swans (I). Hence conclusion I follows.

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