Important for Exam: Paper-1 Important Questions June 2012

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Q. In the expression ‘Nothing is larger than itself’ the relation ‘is larger than’ is

(A) antisymmetric

(B) asymmetrical

(C) intransitive

(D) irreflexive

Answer: (D)

Q. Assertion (A) : There are more laws on the books today than ever before, and more crimes being committed than ever before.

Reason (R) : Because to reduce crime we must eliminate the laws.

Choose the correct answer from below :

(A) (A) is true, (R) is doubtful and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(B) (A) is false, (R) is true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).

(C) (A) is doubtful, (R) is doubtful and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

(D) (A) is doubtful, (R) is true and (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).

Answer: (A)

Q. If the proposition “all men are not mortal” is true then which of the following inferences is correct? Choose from the code given below:

1. “All men are mortal” is true.

2. “Some men are mortal” is false.

3. “No men are mortal” is doubtful.

4. “All men are mortal” is false.

(A) 1, 2 and 3

(B) 2, 3 and 4

(C) 1, 3 and 4

(D) 1 and 3

Answer: (B)

Q. Determine the nature of the following definition:

“Abortion” means the ruthless murdering of innocent beings.

(A) Lexical

(B) Persuasive

(C) Stipulative

(D) Theoretical

Answer: (B)

Q. Which one of the following is not an argument?

(A) Devadutt does not eat in the day so he must be eating at night.

(B) If Devadutt is growing fat and if he does not eat during the day, he will be eating at night.

(C) Devadutt eats in the night so he does not eat during the day.

(D) Since Devadutt does not eat in the day, he must be eating in the night.

Answer: (B)

Q. Venn diagram is a kind of diagram to

(A) represent and assess the validity of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(B) represent but not assess the validity of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(C) represent and assess the truth of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

(D) assess but not represent the truth of elementary inferences of syllogistic form.

Answer: (A)

Q. Reasoning by analogy leads to

(A) certainty

(B) definite conclusion

(C) predictive conjecture

(D) surety

Answer: (C)

Q. Which of the following statements are false? Choose from the code given below:

1. Inductive arguments always proceed from the particular to the general.

2. A cogent argument must be inductively strong.

3. A valid argument may have a false premise and a false conclusion.

4. An argument may legitimately be spoken of as ‘true’ or ‘false’.

(A) 2, 3 and 4

(B) 1 and 3

(C) 2 and 4

(D) 1 and 2

Answer: (C)

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