# Reasoning: Syllogism Set 5

### Directions: In each of the questions below, statements are given followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements.

1. Statements: All cones are cylinders. All cylinders are squares. No square is a rectangle.
Conclusions:
I. No rectangle is a cone
II. No cone is a square
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option A
2. Statements: No apple is orange. All grapes are oranges. Some apples are sweet.
Conclusions:
I. No apple is grape
II. Some oranges are not apples.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option E
II. Some oranges are not apples: For checking this, check: All oranges are apples.
Since All oranges are apples does not follow, so Some oranges are not apples follows
all
3. Statements: All white are black. Some red are black. No black is green.
Conclusions:
I. At least some green are red.
II. All green being red is a possibility.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option B
I. At least some green are red: is not definite
II. All green being red is a possibility: If all green are red, than some green will be black also which is not possible.
4. Statements: Some boys are smart. Some smart are girls. All girls are pretty.
Conclusions:
I. All girls being boys is a possibility.
II. Some pretty are not boys.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option A
There is no negative statement given so all possibilities follow
II. Some pretty are not boys:
Now since All pretty are boys is a possibility follows, so Some pretty are not boys does not follow
5. Statements: Some planes are rails. No metro is a plane. All busses are rails.
Conclusions:
I. Some rails are not metro.
II. All metro being rails is a possibility.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option E

All rails are metro is not a possibility, so Some rails are not metro follows
6. Statements: All principals are students. Some teachers are students. All mothers are teachers.
Conclusions:
I. All teachers are mothers.
II. No principal is teacher.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option D
7. Statements: No gold is silver. Some platinum is gold. Some diamonds are silver.
Conclusions:
I. Some diamonds are not gold.
II. All platinum being silver is a possibility.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option A
All diamonds are gold is not a possibility so Some diamonds are not gold follows.
All platinum being silver is not a possibility, because then then some silver will be gold.
8. Statements: All blue are white. No white is a black. All black are red.
Conclusions:
I. No blue is a black.
II. Some red is white.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option A
9. Statements: All Lions are tigers. All monkeys are tigers. Some tigers are cat.
Conclusions:
I. Some monkeys are Lions.
II. Some cats are monkeys.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option D
10. Statements: Some crickets are footballs. Some footballs are hockey. All hockey are tennis.
Conclusions:
I. No hockey is a cricket.
II. Some tennis are footballs.
A) only I follows
B) only II follows
C) either I or II follows
D) neither I nor II follow
E) both I and II follow
Option B

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1. sachin shukla@ my turn 2017

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2. Ayushi Srivastava

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