# Reasoning Questions: Syllogism Set 23

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1. Direction:Q(1 – 2)
Statements: All bags are novels. No novel is a pen. All pens are pencils.
Conclusions: -1) No bag is a pen 2) all bag being pencils is a possibility.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Explanation :

2. Statements: All bags are novels. No novel is a pen. All pens are pencils.Conclusions: 1) No pencil is a bag 2) All novels being pencils is a possibility.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 2) if only conclusion II follows.
Explanation :

3. Direction:Q(3 – 4)
Statements: -No boy is a graduate. Some graduates are girls. All girls are intelligent.
Conclusions: -1) All boys being intelligent is a possibility 2) No boy is a girl.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 1) if only conclusion I follows.
Explanation :

4. Conclusions:  1) No intelligent is a graduate 2) At least some intelligent are graduates.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 2) if only conclusion II follows.
Explanation :

5. Statements: – No river is white. All whites are blacks. Some blacks are huts.
Conclusions: – 1) No river is black 2) At least some whites are huts
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
Explanation :

6. Statements: No virus is hardware. Some hardware are antivirus. All applications are hardware.
Conclusions: 2) No application is a virus 2) some virus are applications.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 1) if only conclusion I follows.
Explanation :

7. Statements: All wings are plastic. No sheet is a wing. All sheets are fibres.
Conclusions: 1) Some fibres are sheets 2) Some fibres if they are wings must be plastic.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Explanation :

8. Statements: Some desks are circular. Some rectangles are desk.
Conclusions: 1) Some desk being circular is a possibility 2) some rectangles are circular
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
Explanation :

9. Direction:Q(9 –10)
Statements: All cows are birds. All birds are bat. Some birds are sparrows.
Conclusions: 1) All cows are bats 2) All bats being sparrows is a possibility.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Explanation :

10. Conclusions:  1) Some bats are not birds 2) All sparrows are birds.
1) if only conclusion I follows.
2) if only conclusion II follows.
3) if either conclusion I or II follows.
4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
5) if both conclusions I and II follow
Answer – 4) if neither conclusion I nor II follows.
Explanation : only 2 follows (when all birds overlap all sparrow)

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