Competitive Exams: Philosphy MCQs (Practice-Test 18 of 90)

  1. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer:

    List-I (Propositions) List-II (Distribution of terms)
    1. Universal Affirmative

    2. Universal negative

    3. Particular affirmative

    4. Particular negative

    1. Distributes the predicate term alone

    2. Distributes the subject term alone

    3. Distributes both the subject and the predicate

    4. Distributes neither subject nor predicate

    • A
    • B
    • C
    • D
      • 1
      • 3
      • 2
      • 4
      • 4
      • 2
      • 3
      • 1
      • 2
      • 1
      • 4
      • 3
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 1
  2. Which one of the following is a set of contradictory statements?

    1. Whatever is x is F; there is no x such that it is F

    2. There is no x such that it is not F; there is some x such that it is not F

    3. Not a single x is F; every x is F

    4. It is not the case that nothing that is x is F; not everything that is x is F

  3. In which of the Figures can the universal proposition be NOT a valid conclusion?

    1. I and II Figures

    2. III and IV Figures

    3. IV Figure

    4. III Figure

  4. Which of the following is a valid ‘weakened’ mood of syllogism when the premise. There are S is added?

    1. AAI of Figure III

    2. AEO of Figure IV

    3. All of Figure I

    4. EIO of Figure II

    Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

    1. 3 and 4

    2. 1 and 2

    3. 1 and 3

    4. 2 and 4

  5. Consider the following argument: ‘Only patterns of electromagnetic energy stimulate rods and cones, only patterns of electromagnetic energy would be used in this experiment; hence, all that would be used in this experiment would stimulate rods and cones.’ The above argument commits the fallacy of

    1. illicit major

    2. illicit minor

    3. four terms

    4. undistributed middle

  6. Which one of the following pairs of syllogistic form and fallacy is NOT correct?

    1. AAA is Figure Ii: Undistributed middle

    2. IEO in Figure I: Illicit minor

    3. AAA in Figure III: Illicit minor

    4. IAA in Figure III: Illicit minor

  7. All D-Mat shares can be transacted. Nothing that can be transacted will involve risk. Hence, nothing that will involve risk are D-Mat shares. Which one of the following Venn diagrams represents the above argument?

    1. S P M

    2. S P M

    3. S P M X X

    4. S P M