Reasoning Quiz for KVS/NVS 2016

In each of the following questions, three statements are given followed by four conclusions numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance with commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.

1. Statements: Some pearls are stones. Some stones are diamonds. No diamond is a gem.
Conclusions: 
I  Some gems are pearls.
II Some gems are diamonds.
III  No gem is a diamond.
IV  No gem is a pearl.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only III and IV follow
C. Only either I or IV and either II or III follow
D. Only III and either I or IV follow
E. None of these

2. Statements: All rods are bricks. Some bricks are ropes. All ropes are doors.
  Conclusions:
I  Some rods are doors.
II Some doors are bricks.
III  Some rods are not doors.
IV  All doors are ropes.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only I, II and III follow
C. Only either I or III, and II follow
D. Only either I or III, and IV follow
E. None of these

3. Statements: All myths are fictions. No fiction is novel. All novels are stories.
Conclusions:
I  No myth is novel.
II Some fictions are novels.
III  Some fictions are myths.
IV Some myths are novels.
A. Only either I or II and both III and IV follow
B. Only either I or IV and II follow
C. Only either I or IV and both II and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these
4. Statements: No paper is pen. No pen is pencil. All erasers are papers.
Conclusions:
I  Some papers are erasers.
II No pencil is eraser.
III  No pen is eraser.
IV All papers are erasers.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I, II and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these
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5. Statements: No man is sky. No sky is road. Some men are roads.
Conclusions:
I No road is man.
II No road is sky.
III  Some skies are men.
IV  All roads are men.
A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow
E. None of these

In each 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.
Give answer:
(A) If only conclusion I follows
(B) If only conclusion II follows
(C) If either I or II follows
(D) If neither I nor II follows and
(E) If both I and II follow.

6.  Statements: In Japan, the incidence of stomach cancer is very high, while that of bowel cancer is very low. But Japanese immigrate to Hawaii, this is reversed – the rate of bowel cancer increases but the rate of stomach cancer is reduced in the next generation. All this is related to nutrition – the diets of Japanese in Hawaii are different than those in Japan.
Conclusions:
The same diet as in Hawaii should be propagated in Japan also.
Bowel cancer is less severe than stomach cancer.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

7. Statements: The Government run company had asked its employees to declare their income and assets but it has been strongly resisted by employees union and no employee is going to declare his income.
Conclusions:
The employees of this company do not seem to have any additional undisclosed income besides their salary.
The employees union wants all senior officers to declare their income first.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

8.  Statements: Monitoring has become an integral part in the planning of social development programmes. It is recommended that Management Information System be developed for all programmes. This is likely to give a feedback on the performance of the functionaries and the efficacy with which services are being delivered.
Conclusions:
All the social development programmes should be evaluated.
There is a need to monitor the performance of workers.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

9. Statements: The T.V. programmes, telecast specially for women are packed with a variety of recipes and household hints. A major portion of magazines for women also contains the items mentioned above.
Conclusions:
Women are not interested in other things.
An average woman’s primary interest lies in home and specially in the kitchen.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

10. Statements: The distance of 900 km by road between Bombay and Jafra will be reduced to 280 km by sea. This will lead to a saving of Rs. 7.92 crores per annum on fuel.
Conclusions:
Transportation by sea is cheaper than that by road.
Fuel must be saved to the greatest extent
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow