Syllogism

Syllogism Practice Questions

The following section presents the Syllogism Practice Questions for bank exams. Here you will find different kinds of Syllogism Questions with answers. It is a complete and exhaustive set of Syllogism Practice Questions. These questions will help you ace various competitive exams, interviews and online tests.

Syllogism Practice Questions

A syllogism is a form of reasoning in which conclusions are drawn from two or more statements. 
Syllogism questions test your logical reasoning skills. You will find these type of questions in the logical reasoning section of the test.
 
Let us start with the simplest type of problems on syllogism, two premise arguments.

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Two Premise Arguments

Directions (Questions 1-3):

Two statements are given in each of the following questions, followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two statements, disregarding commonly known facts.

Give answer:

a: if only conclusion I follows

b: if only conclusion II follows

c: if either conclusion I or II follows

d: if neither I nor II follows

e: if both conclusions I and II follow

Q1: Statements:

Some notebooks are books.

All books are papers.

Conclusions

I. Some notebooks are papers.

II. No paper is a notebook.

Q2: Statements:

All huts are mansions.

All mansions are temples.

Conclusions:

I. Some temples are huts.

II. Some temples are mansions.

Q3: Statements:

All pens are pencils.

No pencil is a cap.

Conclusions:

I. All caps are pencils.

II. Some caps are pencils.

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (c), Q2: (e), Q3: (d)

More than Two Premises Arguments

Syllogism Practice Questions

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Directions (Questions 4 – 5):

Three statements are given in each of the following questions, 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 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.

Q4: Statements:

All eye drops are liquids.

Some eye drops are ear drops.

Conclusions:

I. Some eye drops are drinkable.

II. Some ear drops are drinkable.

III. All liquids are eye drops.

(a) I and II follow.

(b) II and II follow.

(c) Only III follows.

(d) All follow.

(e) None follows.

Q5: Statements

Nail polish is cosmetic.

No cosmetic is powder.

Some powders are medicine.

Conclusions

I. Some powders are cosmetics.

II. Some medicines are nail polishes.

III. Some cosmetics are nail polishes.

(a) Only I follows            (b) Only II follows           (c) Only III follows           (d) II and III follow

(e) None of the follows.

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Q4: (e), Q5: (c)

Additional Syllogism Practice Questions (Set 1)

 

Directions (Q. no. 1 – 4):

Two statements are given in each of the following questions., followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take one given two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the two given statements, disregarding the known facts.

Give answer:

a: if only conclusion I follows

b: if only Conclusion II follows

c: if either conclusion I or II follows

d: if neither conclusion I nor II follows

e: if both conclusions I and II follow

Q1: Statements

I. All fish are tortoise.

II. No tortoise is a crocodile.

Conclusions

I. No crocodile is fish.

II. No fish is a crocodile.

Q2: Statements

I. All trucks fly.

II. Some scooters fly.

Conclusions

I. All trucks re scooters.

II. Some scooters do not fly.

Q3: Statements

I. All leaders are good team workers.

II. All good team workers are good orators.

Conclusions

I. Some good team workers are leaders.

II. All good orators are leaders.

Q4: Statements

I. Some papers are pens.

II. Angle is a paper.

Conclusion

I. Angle is not a pen.

II. Angle is a pen.

Find Your Answers Here

Q1: (d), Q2: (b), Q3: (a), Q4: (c)

Additional Syllogism Practice Questions (Set 2)

Directions (Q. Nos. 5 – 10):

Two statements are given in each of the following questions, followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to take the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. Read the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusion logically follows the given two statements, disregarding the known facts.

Give answer:

a: if only conclusion I follows

b: if only conclusion II follows

c: if both conclusions I and II follow

d: if none of the conclusion follows

Q5: Statements

I. Latha is a beautiful and intelligent girl.

II. She is very good.

Conclusions

I. All beautiful girls are intelligent.

II. Beauty and intelligence are essential factors of goodness.

Q6: Statements

I. All writers are lawyers.

II. All readers are lawyers.

Conclusions

I. Some lawyers are readers.

II. Some readers are writers.

Q7: Statements

I. All players are doctors.

II. Some doctors are actors.

Conclusions

I. Some doctors are players as well as actors.

II. All actors are doctors.

Q8: Statements

I. All skaters are good swimmers.

II. All good swimmers are runners.

Conclusions

I. Some runners are skaters.

II. Some skaters are good swimmers.

Q9: Statements

I. Some buses are four-wheelers.

II. All four-wheelers are vans.

Conclusions

I. Some vans are buses.

II. Some buses are vans.

Q10: Statements

I: All crows are birds.

II. All peacocks are crows.

Conclusions

I. All peacocks are birds.

II. All birds are peacocks.

Find Your Answers Here

Q5: (d), Q6: (a), Q7: (d), Q8: (c), Q9: (c), Q10: (d)

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