Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 75 of 90)

  1. Which one of the following Venn diagrams correctly symbolizes the argument: ‘All philosophers are good thinkers; some poets are philosophers, therefore some poets are good thinkers.’ (Scheme of abbreviations: P: The class of philosophers, T: The class of good thinkers, E: The class of poets)

  2. A A A cannot be a valid mood in the second figure because it would involve the fallacy of

    1. Illicit Minor

    2. Illicit Major

    3. Undistributed Middle

    4. Two particular premises

  3. Which of the following are NOT truth functional statements?

    1. Alfred thinks that logic is difficult.

    2. It is not the case that logic is difficult.

    3. Possibly logic is difficult.

    4. Logic is difficult

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:


    1. 1 and 2

    2. 1 and 3

    3. 2 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  4. Consider the argument: ‘He knows where the shoe pinches, so he must have worn the shoes.’

    1. All who know where the shoe pinches must have shoe worn the shoe.

    2. All who have worn the shoe know where the shoe pinches.

    3. Some who know where the shoe pinches must have worn the shoe.

    4. Those who have never worn the shoe cannot know where the shoe pinches.

    Of these statements

    1. 1 and 4 are correct

    2. 2 and 4 are correct

    3. 3 and 2 are correct

    4. 1 and 3 are correct

  5. Which one of the following is the correct symbolization of ‘Not all juniors are pretty’

    1. (x) (Fx-~ Gx)

    2. ~ (-x) (Fx. ~ Gx)

    3. ~ (x) (Fx-Gx)

    4. (-x) (~ Fx. Gx)