Important Possibility Based Syllogism Questions for IBPS PO Mains 2017

Directions (Q1 to Q5): In each of the questions below are given two/three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with 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. Give answer.
Q1.
Statements: 
All blades are sharp.
Some blades are blunt.
No blunt is a sword.
Conclusions:  
I.   All sword being blades is a possibility.
II. At least some blades may be swords.
Options:
a) if only conclusion I follows.
b) if only conclusion II follows.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.
Q2.
Statements:  
All flowers are white.
Some whites are beautiful.
Conclusions:  
I.   All flowers being beautiful is a possibility.
II. At least some white may not be flowers.
Options:
a) if only conclusion I follows.
b) if only conclusion II follows.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

Q3.
Statements:  
All fruits are tasty.
No tasty is good.
All goods are yummy.
Conclusions:  
I.   All yummy things being tasty is a possibility.
II. All fruits being yummy is a possibility.
Options:
a) if only conclusion I follows.
b) if only conclusion II follows.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.
Q4.
Statements:  
All mangoes are grapes.
Some grapes are black.
Conclusions:  
I.   Some mangoes being black is a possibility.
II. There is a possibility that some mangoes are not black.
Options:
a) if only conclusion I follows.
b) if only conclusion II follows.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.
Q5.
Statements:  
No book is a pencil.
All pencils are pens.
No pen is blue.
Conclusions:  
I.   No blue is a pencil.
II.  All books being pen is a possibility.
Options:
a) if only conclusion I follows.
b) if only conclusion II follows.
c) if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.
d) if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.
e) if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow.

Answer Index: Q1-(e), Q2-(e), Q3-(b), Q4-(e) and Q5-(e)

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