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Logical Reasoning: Syllogism Practice Paper

Practice paper on syllogism

QUESTIONNAIRE – 1

Directions for Questions 1 to 10: Each question consists of five statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order; choose the option which indicates a valid agreement, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements

Example

  1. All burgers are hazardous to health
  2. Brand X is a burger
  3. Brand X is hazardous to health

ABC is a valid option where statement C can be concluded from statements A and B

  • (A) All software companies employ knowledge workers
  • (B) Vistara tech employs knowledge workers
  • (C) Vistara tech is a software company
  • (D) Some software companies employ knowledge workers
  • (E) Vistara tech employs only knowledge workers

 

  • (a) ABC
  • (b) ACB
  • (c) CDB
  • (d) ACE
  • (A) Traffic congestion increases carbon monoxide in the environment
  • (B) Increase in carbon monoxide is hazardous to health
  • (C) Traffic congestion is hazardous to health
  • (D) Some traffic congestion does not cause increased carbon monoxide
  • (E) Some traffic congestion is not hazardous to health

 

  • (a) CBA
  • (b) BDE
  • (c) CDE
  • (d) BAC

3.

  • (A) mangoes are not sweets
  • (B) Some mangoes are sweet
  • (C) Some mangoes are tasty
  • (D) Some mangoes are not tasty
  • (E) No mango is tasty

 

  • (a)CEA
  • (b) BDC
  • (c) CBD
  • (d) EAC

4.

  • (A) Some towns in Westeros are polluted
  • (B) All polluted towns should be destroyed
  • (C) Town Winterfell should be destroyed
  • (D) Town Winterfell is polluted
  • (E) Some towns in Westeros should be destroyed

 

  • (a) BDE
  • (b) BAE
  • (c) ADE
  • (d) CDB

 

  • No patriot is a criminal
  • Shamsher shah is not a criminal
  • Shamsher shah is a patriot
  • Shamsher shah is not a patriot
  • Shamsher shah is a criminal

 

  • (a) ACB
  • (b) ABC
  • (c) ADE
  • (d) ABE
  • (A) Anteaters like ants
  • (B) Boys are anteaters
  • (C) Ramesh is an anteater
  • (D) Ramesh likes ants
  • (E) Ramesh may eat ants

 

  • (a) DCA
  • (b) ADC
  • (c) ABE
  • (d) ACD
  • (A) All actors are handsome
  • (B) Some actors are popular
  • (C) Ram is handsome
  • (D) Ram is a popular actor
  • (E) Some popular people are handsome

 

  • (a) ACD
  • (b) ABE
  • (c) DCA
  • (d) EDC

 

  • (A) Modern industry is technology-driven
  • (B) TESLA is a modern industry
  • (C) TESLA is a technology driver
  • (D) Technology driven industry is modern

 

  • (a) ABC
  • (b) ABD
  • (c) BCA
  • (d) EBC

 

  • (A) All islanders are blue coloured people
  • (B) Some smart people are not blue coloured people
  • (C) Some babies are blue coloured
  • (D) Some babies are smart
  • (E) Some smart people are not islanders

 

  • (a) BCD
  • (b) ABE
  • (c) CBD
  • (d) None of the above

 

  • (A) MBAs are in great demand
  • (B) Shahrukh and Gauri are in Great demand
  • (C) Shahrukh is in great demand
  • (D) Gauri is in great demand
  • (D) Shahrukh and Gauri are MBAs

 

  • (a) ABE
  • (b) ECD
  • (c) AEB
  • (d) EBA

ANSWER KEY

  1. Statement A says that “All software companies employ knowledge workers” and statements C says “Vistara tech is a software company”. Hence we can conclude statement B says Vistara Tech employs knowledge workers. Hence Answer in (b)
  2. Statement B says the increase in Carbon Monoxide is hazardous to health and statement A says Traffic congestion increases carbon monoxide in the environment. Hence we can conclude C that traffic congestion is hazardous to health. Hence answer is (d)

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  1. Statement C :

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From statement C & E :

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Hence we can conclude that “No Mango is sweet”.

Therefore, the answer is (a)

  1. From statement B:

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Therefore, the answer is (b).

  1. From statement A :

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Therefore, the answer is (a).

  1. From A & C

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Hence D is the conclusion from A & C. Therefore, the answer is (d).

  1. From A & B

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Hence, we can conclude E.

Therefore, the answer is (b).

  1. From A & B

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Hence, we can conclude C. Therefore, the answer is (a).

  1. From A & B

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In all the 3 possibilities, E could be concluded. Therefore, the answer is (b).

  1. From A & E

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Hence B can be concluded. Therefore, the answer is (c).

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