# Deductive Reasoning Quiz Set 008

### Question 1

1. Excess rainfall causes damage to the crops.
2. The crop yield was less this year.
3. This year there was excess rainfall.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:

A

true.

B

false.

C

uncertain.

D

None.

Soln.
Ans: c

Crop yield can be less because of damage due to rainfall, and it can be less because of other factors also, like less rainfall. So we cannot say with certainty.

### Question 2

1. Jasvir weighs more than Roshan.
2. Roshan weighs less than Ritu.
3. Of the three babies, Ritu weighs the most.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is.

A

true.

B

false.

C

uncertain.

D

none.

Soln.
Ans: c

We only know that Ritu weighs more than Roshan. There is no way to tell whether Ritu also weighs more than Jasvir.

### Question 3

1. The Elante Mall has more stores than the Fun Republic.
2. The North Country Mall has fewer stores than the Fun Republic.
3. The Elante Mall has more stores than the North Country Mall.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is.

A

true.

B

false.

C

uncertain.

D

none.

Soln.
Ans: a

From the first two statements, you know that the Elante Mall has the most stores, so the Elante Mall would have more stores than the North Country Mall.

### Question 4

1. A box of marbles contains more dark blue marbles than orange marbles.
2. There are more dark blue marbles than red.
3. The box contains fewer dark blue marbles than orange marbles.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is.

A

true.

B

false.

C

uncertain.

D

none.

Soln.
Ans: b

dark blue > orange, and dark blue > red. Statement is false because dark blue are the most.

### Question 5

1. Houses in the Chandigarh cost less than Houses in The Panchkula.
2. Houses in the Mohali cost more than Houses in the The Panchkula.
3. Of the three, a House in Mohali costs the most.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is.

A

true.

B

false.

C

uncertain.

D

none.

Soln.
Ans: a

Since the Panchkula costs more than the Chandigarh and the Mohali costs more than the Panchkula, it is true that the Mohali costs the most. 