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# Reasoning: Syllogism & Puzzles For Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (1-5): In these questions, four statements are given followed by five conclusions. One of which definitely does not logically follow (or is not a possibility of occurrence) from the given statement. That conclusion is your answer. (Note: You have to take the four given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusion logically does not follow from given statements disregarding commonly known facts.)
1. Statements:
No toy is a doll.
All guns are toys.
All houses are dolls.
All dolls are baskets.
Conclusions:
a. All baskets are toys
b. No gun is a house
c. All guns being baskets is a possibility
d. All houses are baskets
e. No doll is a gun
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2. Statements:
Some logics are reasons.
All reasons are arguments.
All arguments are fights.
No fight is a discussion.
Conclusions:
a. All discussion being logics is a possibility
b. No discussion is an argument

c. All logics being discussion is a possibility
d. All reasons are fights
e. No reason is a discussion
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3. Statements:
All references are mails.
All mentions are references.
All comments are mentions.
No mail is a declaration.
Conclusions:
a. No reference is a declaration
b. All comments are mails
c. No mention is a declaration
d. All declaration being comments is a possibility
e. At least some mails are mentions
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4. Statements:
Some moments are flash.
All moments are seconds.
All flash are instance.
No instance is an hour.
Conclusions:
a. All hours being seconds is a possibility
b. No second is a flash
c. No hour is a flash
d. At least some moments are instances
e. At least some seconds are instances
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5. Statements:
circles are spheres.
All spheres are rectangles.
No rectangle is a pyramid.
No pyramid is a triangle.
Conclusions:
a. At least some circles are pyramids
b. All triangles being circles is a possibility
c. All rectangles being triangles is a possibility
d. At least some rectangles are circles
e. No pyramid is a sphere
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Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given question.
A, B C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The one who sit at the four corners face the centre of the table while those sit in the middle of the sides face outside. Each one of them likes a different chocolate viz. Toblerone, Crunch, Hershey’s, Wispa, Galaxy, Turkish delight, Kitkat and Dubble Bubble. (None of the information given is necessary in the same order).
C sits third to left of the one who likes Dubble Bubble. The one who likes Dubble Bubble faces outside. Only two people sit between C and H. The one who likes Toblerone sits to immediate right of H. The one who likes Galaxy sits second to the right of G. G is neither an immediate neighbor of H nor C. G does not like Dubble Bubble. Only one person sits between A and the one who likes Galaxy. D sits to immediate left of the one who likes Turkish Delight. G does not like Turkish Delight. E likes Kitkat. E is not an immediate neighbor of A. The one who likes Crunch is an immediate neighbor of E. The one who likes Wispa is an immediate neighbour of F.
Q­6. Who amongst the following sits diagonally opposite the one who likes Toblerone?
a. The one who likes Crunch
b. D
c. A
d. The one who likes Hershey’s
e. The one who likes Wispa
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Q­7. Who amongst the following represents the immediate neighbour of the one who likes Galaxy?

a. B, F

b. C, E
c. B, E
d. D, F
e. F, H
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Q­8. Who amongst the following sits exactly between H and B?
a. C
b. The one who likes Crunch
c. The one who likes Hershey’s
d. G
e. A
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Q­9. Which of the following is true regarding B?

1. B is one of the immediate neighbour of D
2. The one who likes Dubble Bubble is an immediate neighbor of B
3. B sits second to left of H
4. B likes Kitkat
5. B is an immediate neighbour of the one who likes Toblerone
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Q10. What is the position of the one who likes Turkish delight with respected to G?

a. Second to the left
b. Third to the right
c. Fourth to the left
d. second to the right
e. Third to the left
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