Reasoning Questions – Syllogism Set 43

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1. Statements:
Some brown are blue.
All blue is black.
Some black is yellow.
Conclusions:
I. Some brown are black
II.Some yellow is not black.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either conclusion I or II follows
D. Neither conclusion I nor II follows
E. Both conclusion I and II follow
Answer – A. Only conclusion I follows
Explanation :

2. Statements:
Some cups are slates.
No slate is a book.
Some books which are cups are pens.
Conclusions:
I. All slates can be pens is a possibility.
II. some slates are pens.
III. some cups are not books
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and III follow
E. Both II and III follow
Answer – C. Only III follows
Explanation :

3. Statements:
No lawyer is a teacher.
No teacher is a doctor.
Some doctors are police
Conclusions:
I. No lawyer is doctor
II. All teachers are police is a possibilit
III. Some police are not teachers
A. Only II follows
B. Only III follows
C. Both II and III follow.
D. Either II or III follows
E. All I, II and III follow
Answer – C. Both II and III follow.
Explanation :

4. Statements:
Some rats are cats.
All cats are bats.
No bat is a dog
Conclusions:
I. Some rats are definitely not dogs
II. No rat is dog
III. Not cat is a dog
A. Only I follows.
B. Only II follows.
C. Both I and II follow.
D. Both I and III follow.
E. All I, II and III follow
Answer – D. I and III follow
Explanation

5. Statements:
Some tables are chairs.
No chair is a pen.
All pens are books
Conclusions:
I. Some chairs are definitely not books
II. Some pens are not tables.
III. Some tables being not books is a possibility
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and II follow
E.Both I and III follow
Explanation :

6. Statements:
All pandas are rabbits.
No panda is tortoise.
No giraffe is rabbit.
Conclusions:
I. No panda is giraffe
II. At least some giraffes are pandas
III: At least some rabbits are not tortoises.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and II follow.
E. Both I and III follow.
Answer – E. Both I and III follow.
Explanation :

7. Statements:
Some grapes are kiwis.
No kiwi is apple.
All apples are mangoes.
Conclusions:
I. Some kiwis are definitely not mangoes
II. Some apples are not grapes.
III: Some grapes being not mangoes is a possibility
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and II follow.
E. Both I and III follow.
Answer – B. Only II follows.
Explanation :

8. Statements:
All tea is coffee.
All coffee is water.
No water is milk.
No milk is juice.
Conclusions:
I. At least some coffee are juices
II. Some juices are not tea
III: No water is juice
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. All I, II and III follow.
E. None follow

9. Statements:
All apples are bananas.
Some bananas are not cherries.
some cherries are mangoes..
Conclusions:
I. All apples being cherries is a possibility.
II. At least some mangoes are bananas
III: All cherries being apples is a possibility
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and III follow.
E.Either I or III follows
Answer – D. Both I and III follow.

10. Statements:
All candles are sticks.
No stick is a torch.
Some torches are lanterns
Conclusions:
I. All lanterns being candles is a possibility.
II.Some lanterns are not sticks.
III: Some candles being torches is a possibility.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Both I and II follow
E. Both II and III follow
Answer – B. Only II follows

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