Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 8 of 90)

  1. The Syllogism: Some parrots are not pests: All parrots are pets, therefore no pets are pests is invalid because

    1. it contains more than three terms

    2. its middle term is not distributed in the premises

    3. the major term that is not distributed in the premises is distributed in the conclusion

    4. the minor term which is not distributed in the premises is distributed in the conclusion

  2. Which one of the following is known as ‘the paradoxes of material implication’

    1. ~ p- (p-q); ~ q- (p-q)

    2. ~ p- (p-q); ~ q- (~ p-q)

    3. q- (p-q); ~ p- (p-~ q)

    4. q- (~ p-q); ~ p- (~ p-~ q)

  3. Which one of the following is symbolised by ~ (A. S)

    1. Sharad and Sushma will not be the Principal

    2. Sharad and Sushma will not both be the Principal

    3. It is not the case that either Shared or Sushma will be the Principal

    4. Neither Shared nor Sushma will be the

    Principal

  4. Which one of the following is the correct symbolization of the statement: ‘Provided that evil exists if any only if God is either unwilling or unable to prevent it. God exists only if he is neither impotent nor malevolent’ [Scheme of abbreviations: p: Evil exists q: God is unwilling to prevent it r: God is unable to prevent it s: God exists t: God is impotent u: God is malevolent]

    1. (p- (q-r) ) - ( (~ t-~ u) -s)

    2. (p- (q-r) ) - (s- (~ t. ~ u) )

    3. p- (q-r) - (s-~ (t. u) )

    4. (p-q) -r- (~ (t-u) -s)