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Q 1. In the following question a statement is followed by four inferences. Select the one which is most appropriate.
All the books, written by Prabhakar, are textbooks. Some of his books are published by Pitamber Publishing Company.

A

All the books published by Pitamber Publishing Company have been written by Prabhakar.

B

Pitamber Publishing Company publishes some critical essays written by Prabhakar.

Some textbooks written by Prabhakar are published by publishers other than Pitamber Publishing Company.

D

Pitamber Publishing Company only publishes textbooks.

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Q 2. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
All University Professors have a doctorate degree. X is a lady professor.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. X does not have a Doctorate degree.
II. Only men Professors have a Doctorate degree.

A

Both I & II follow

B

Only I follows

Neither I nor II follows

D

Only II follows

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Q 3. ‘All the members of the Tennis club are members of the Badminton club too.” “No woman plays Badminton”. Find out the correct conclusion.

A

Some women play Tennis

B

No member of the Tennis club plays Badminton

C

Some women are members of the Tennis club

Only I and III follow

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Q 4. {tex}\mathrm{Statement :}{/tex}
I. All philosophers are men.
II. Socrates was a philosopher.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusion :}{/tex}
I. Socrates was a man.
II. Women cannot become philosophers.

A

Only I is valid

B

Only II is valid

C

Both are not valid

Both are valid

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Q 5. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex} :
Some doctors are teachers.
All teachers are counsellors.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. Some counsellors are not teachers.
II. Some doctors are counsellors

A

Only conclusion I follows

Only conclusion II follows

C

Both conclusion I and II follow

D

Neither conclusion I nor II follow

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Q 6. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
I. All students in my class are bright.
II. Sarla is not bright.

A

Sarla must work hard

Sarla is not a student of my class

C

Some students are not bright

D

None-bright ones are not students

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Q 7. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
Some Indians are educated. Educated men prefer small families.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
(I) All small families are educated.
(II) Some Indians prefer small families.

A

Only I follows

Only II follows

C

Both I and II follow

D

Neither I nor II follows

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Q 8. No monkey can sing but some monkeys can talk. If the above statement is correct, then which of the following is correct?

A

Some monkeys may sing

All monkeys can't sing

C

All monkeys can't talk

D

All monkeys can talk

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Q 9. {tex}\mathrm{Statements}:{/tex}
(a) All politicians are intelligent
(b) Some women are politicians
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. Some women are intelligent
II. All those intelligent are women

Only conclusion I follows

B

Only conclusion II follows

C

Both conclusions I & II follow

D

Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows

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Q 10. Two Statement are followed by alternatives. Mark the correct alternative that follows:
All Asians are wise
All Chinese are Asian
Therefore,

A

Some Chinese are wise

B

All wise are Chinese

All Chinese are wise

D

No conclusion follows

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Q 11. In this question some statements are given. You have to consider the statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the given conclusion, if any, follows from the given statement.
All men are mortal.
Ramu is a man.

A

No man is mortal

Ramu is mortal

C

Ramu is immortal

D

All men are immortal

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Q 12. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
(a) All dogs are books
(b) All books are pictures.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. All dogs are pictures.
II. All books are dogs.
III. All pictures are dogs.
IV. Some pictures are books.

Only I and IV follow

B

Only II and III follow

C

Either II or III follows

D

Either II or IV follows

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Q 13. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
(A) Some cats are dogs.
(B) Some dogs are stones.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions }:{/tex}
I. No cat is stone.
II. All dogs are stones.
III. Some stones are cats.
IV. No dog is cat.

A

Only I and III follow

B

Only II and III follow

C

Only I, III and IV follow

None follows

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Q 14. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex} :
(a) All poets are intelligent.
(b) All singers are intelligent.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. All singers are poets.
II. Some intelligent persons are not singers.

A

Only conclusion I follows

B

Only conclusion II follows

C

Either conclusion I or II follows

Neither conclusion I nor II follows

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Q 15. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex} :
No man is intelligent.
All women are intelligent.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. No man is a woman.
II. No woman is a man.

A

Only I follows

B

Only II follows

Both I & II follow

D

Neither of them follow

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Q 16. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
A. All girls are proud.
B. All proud will be humiliated one day.
{tex}\mathrm{Inferences}:{/tex}
I. All girls will be humiliated one day.
II. Some girls will be humiliated one day.

A

Only I follows

B

Only II follows

Both I & II follow

D

Neither of them follows

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Q 17. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
P. All men are women.
Q. All women are crazy.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. All men are crazy.
II. All the crazy are men.
III. Some of the crazy are men.
IV. Some of the crazy are women.

A

None of the conclusions follows

B

All the conclusions follow

Only I, III and IV follow

D

Only II and III follow

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Q 18. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
(i) All radios sold in that shop are of high standard.
(ii) Some of Murphy radios are sold in that shop.
{tex}\mathrm{Inferences}:{/tex}
I. All radios of high standard are manufactured by Murphy company,
II. Some of the Murphy radios are of high standard.
III. None of the Murphy radios is of high standard.
IV. Some of the Murphy radios of high standard are sold in that shop.

A

I and II inferences only

II and IV inferences only

C

I and III inferences only

D

I and IV inferences only

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Q 19. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex} :
All soldiers are men.
Some citizens are soldiers.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. Some citizens are men.
II. All soldiers are citizens.

Only I follows

B

Neither I nor II follows

C

Only II follows

D

Both I and II follow

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Q 20. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex} :
All Americans are English speaking.
No Eskimos are English speaking.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. No Eskimos are Americans.
II. No English-speakers are Eskimos.

A

Only I follows

B

Neither I nor II follows

C

Only II follows

Both I and II follow

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Q 21. {tex}\mathrm{Statement}:{/tex}
All children are playful.
Some animals are playful.
{tex}\mathrm{Conclusions}:{/tex}
I. Some animals are children.
II. Some children are animals.

A

Only I follows

Neither I nor II follows

C

Only II follows

D

Both I and II follow

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Q 22. In the question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Statement: The laws and statutes framed by the Government for the purpose of providing equal treatment to every citizens, on implementation perpetuate corrupt working system.
Conclusions:
I. The laws and statutes should be framed but they should not be implemented to avoid corrupt working system.
II. There should be obvious method to investigate corrupt working system.

A

if only conclusion I follows.

B

if only conclusion II follows.

C

if either I or II follows.

if neither I nor II follows

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Q 23. In the given question a statement is given followed by four options. You have to consider the statements to be true even if it seems to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which one of the given conclusions are definitely drawn from the given statement.

‘All the members of the Tennis club are members of the Badminton club too.” “No woman plays Badminton”.

A

Some women play Tennis

B

No member of the Tennis club plays Badminton

C

Some women are members of the Tennis club

No woman is a member of the Tennis club

E

None of these

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No woman plays badminton. Therefore, no woman plays tennis.

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Q 24. Two statements are given followed by two conclusions I and II. You have to consider the two statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You have to decide which one of the given conclusions is definitely drawn from the given statements.
 
Statements:
Some Indians are educated.
Educated men prefer small families.

Conclusions :
(I) All small families are educated.
(II) Some Indians prefer small families.

A

Only I follows

Only II follows

C

Both I and II follow

D

Neither I nor II follows

E

None of these

Explanation

First statement is Particular Affirmative (I-type).
Second statement is Universal Affirmative (A-type)
Both the statements are already aligned. Thus,
Some Indians are educated.
(All) Educated men prefer small families.
We know that,
I + A I-type Conclusion.
Therefore, our derived Conclusion would be:
“Some Indians prefer small families."

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Q 25. Two statements are given followed by four conclusions, I, II, III and IV. You have to consider the statements to be true, even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts. You are to decide which of the given conclusions can definitely be drawn from the given statements. Indicate your answer.

Statements :
(A) No cow is a chair.
(B) All chairs are tables.

Conclusions :
I. Some tables are chairs.
II. Some tables are cows.
III. Some chairs are cows.
IV. No table is a cow.

A

Either II or III follow

B

Either II or IV follow

C

Only I follows

D

All conclusions follow

None of these

Explanation

F irst Premise is Universal Negative (E-type).
Second Premise is Universal Affirmative (A-type).
No cow is chair.
All chairs are tables.
E + A Oi - type of Conclusion “Some tables are not cows.” Conclusion I is Converse of the second Premise. Therefore, Conclusion I follows.
Conclusions II and IV form Complementary Pair. Therefore, either Conclusion II or IV follows. Thus, Conclusion I and Conclusion II or IV follow.
There is no such options.