Special Reasoning Quiz for IBPS PO / CLERK – 35 (SYLLOGISM)


Directions (1-16): In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the 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.      Statements: All dolls are windows.
                   All bottles are windows.
                   All cars are bottles.
Conclusions: I. All cars are windows.
              II.Some cars are dolls.
             III. Some windows are cars.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only II and III follow
(3) Only I and III follow
(4) All follow
(5) None of these
2.      Statements: All fruits are vegetables.
                   All pens are vegetables.
                   All vegetables are rains.
Conclusions: I. All fruits are rains.
               II. All pens are rains.
                III. Some rains are vegetables.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I and II follow
(3) Only II and III follow
(4) Only I and III follow
(5) All follow
3.   Statements: All snakes are trees.
                         Some trees are roads.
                        All roads are mountains.
     Conclusions: I.Some mountains are
                           snakes.                      
             II. Some roads are snakes.
            III. Some mountains are trees.
(1) Only I follows       
(2) Only II follows      
(3) Only III follows
(4) Both I and II follow
(5) None follows
4.   Statements:Some saints are balls.
                             All balls are bats.
                             Some tigers are balls.
      Conclusions: I.Some bats are tigers.
                II. Some saints are bats.
                III. All bats are balls.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only II follows
(3) Only I and III follow
(4) Only In follows
(5) None of these.
5    Statements: Some hills are rivers.
                      Some rivers are deserts.
                      All deserts are roads.
      Conclusions: I. Some roads are rivers.
              II. Some roads are hills.
              III. Some deserts are hills.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only I and II follow
(4) Only II and III follow        
(5) All follow
6.  Statements: Some blades are hammers.    
Some hammers are knives.
Some knives are axes.
    Conclusions: I. Some axes are hammers. 
            II. Some knives are blades.
            III. Some axes are blades.
(1) None follows         (2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows       (4) Only III follows
(5) None of these
7.  Statements: All trees are flowers.
                        No flower is fruit.
                        All branches are fruits.
    Conclusions:           I.Some branches are trees.       
            II. No fruit is tree.
            III. No tree is branch.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only either I or III follows            
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only either I or III, and II follow               (5) None of these
8.  Statements: All tigers are lions.
                                No cow is lion.
                              Some camels are cows.
    Conclusions: I. Some lions are camels.
            II. No camel is tiger. 
            III. Some tigers are cows. 
            (1) None follows
(2) Only I follows
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows    
(5) Either I or II follows
9.   Statements: Some towels are brushes.
                                  No brush is soap.
                                   All soaps are rats.
     Conclusions: I.Some rats are brushes.
             II. No rat is brush.
             III. Some towels are soaps.
            (1) None follows        
(2) Only either I or II follows
            (3) Only II follows
(4) Only I and III follow         
(5) None of these
10.   Statements: Some pens are books.
                               All schools are books.
                            Some colleges are schools.
       Conclusions: I.Some colleges are pens.
                II. Some pens are schools.
                 III. Some colleges are books.
(1) Only I and II follow
(2) Only II and III follow                 
(3) Only I and III follow
(4) All follow I           
(5) None of these
11.   Statements: All tigers are jungles.
                              No jungle is bird.
                              Some birds are rains.
        Conclusions: I.No rain is jungle.
                II. Some rains are jungles.                
                III. No bird is tiger.
            (1) Only I and II follow
            (2) Only III follows    
(3) Only either I or II, and III follow
(4) All follow
(5) None of these
12.    Statements: All flowers are toys.
                             Some toys are trees.
                             Some angels are trees.
    Conclusions: I. Some angels are toys.
             II.Some trees are flowers.
            III. Some flowers are angels.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only II follows
(4) Only III follows    
(5) Only I and III follow
13.  Statements: All trains are buses.
                            No room is bus.
                          All boats are rooms.
       Conclusions: I.No boat is train.
                 II. No bus is boat.
                             III. No train is room.
            (1) None follows
(2) Only I and II follow
            (3) Only II and III follow
            (4) Only I and III follow
(5) All follow
14.   Statements: No rabbit is lion.
                           Some horses are lions.
                           All rabbits are tables.
       Conclusions: I.Some tables are, lions.    
                II. Some horses are rabbits.
   III. No lion is table.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only either I or III follows
(3) Only II and III follow
(4) Only III follows
(5) None of these
15. Statements: Some mountains are hillocks.
                         Some mountains are rivers.    
                         Some mountains are valleys.
      Conclusions:
I. All mountains are either hillocks or rivers or valleys.   
II. No valley is river.
III. Some river are valleys.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only either II or III follows   
(4) Only III follows
(5) None of these
16. Statements: Some boxes are hammers.
                                Some hammers are beads.
                               All beads are rings.
Conclusions: I. Some rings are hammers.
        II. Some hammers are boxes.
        III. Some rings are boxes.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only I and II follow        
(4) Only II and III follow
(5) All follow
17. Statements: All trucks fly.
                         Some scooters fly. 
      Conclusions: I.All trucks are scooters.
                         II. Some scooters do not fly.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only II follow        
(4) Only I and II follow
18. Statements: Some swords are sharp.
                         All swords are rusty.
Conclusions: I. Some rusty things are sharp.
                      II. Some rusty things are not sharp.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only I and II follow        
(4) Only II follow
Directions (19-20):
Statements:
Some teachers are professors.
Some lecturers are teachers.
19. Conclusions: I) All teachers as well as all professors being lectures is a possibility.
II) All those teachers who are lectures are also professors.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only I and II follow        
(4) Only II follow
20. Conclusions: I) No professor is a lecturer.
                          II) All lecturers being professors is possibility.
(1) None follows        
(2) Only I follows       
(3) Only I and II follow        
(4) Only II follow


ANSWER KEY SYLLOGISM
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3
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5
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3
4.
1
5.
2
6.
1
7.
3
8.
1
9.
2
10.
5
11.
3
12.
1
13.
5
14.
2
15.
3
16.
3
17.
1
18.
2
19.
2
20.
4

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