Quiz On Figure And Mood Of Categorical Syllogisms! Trivia Questions

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Quiz on Figure and Mood of Categorical Syllogisms! A Categorical syllogism has to have the major term, the minor term, and the middle term. In the quiz below, you will get to learn some more about the different moods. How about you give it a try and see if you remember all you learnt about syllogisms? Keep a look out for other quizzes like it!


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  • 1. 

    All X are Y All X are Z Therefore, all Z are Y.

    • A.

      AAA-1

    • B.

      AAA-2

    • C.

      AAA-3

    • D.

      AAA-4

    • E.

      AIA-3

    • F.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. AAA-3
    Explanation
    AAA-3. The mood of the argument is defined by the combination of the propositions. Take note that all given propositions are A-type propositions. Premise 1 is an A proposition and Premise 2 is an A proposition while the conclusion is an A proposition as well. Hence, we have a combination of AAA. The Figure of the argument is defined by the arrangement of the Middle Term and in this argument, the Middle Term is arranged according to Figure 3 appearing as Subject in both premises.

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  • 2. 

    No X are Y All X are Z Therefore, some Y are Z.

    • A.

      AAA-1

    • B.

      EA1-2

    • C.

      EA1-3

    • D.

      EAA-3

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above.
    Explanation
    None of the above. The given argument DOES NOT observe the Standard form of categorical syllogisms. Remember that in the Figure and Mood of syllogisms, only the four (4) figures are valid (acceptable) and that it is required that the Major Term (the Predicate of the Conclusion must always appear in the first premise (or Major premise). In the given argument, the term "Z" is the Major Term but appears in the second premise.

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  • 3. 

    Only politicians are corrupt. No one among us is corrupt. Therefore, no one among us is a politician.

    • A.

      AEE-3

    • B.

      AEE-2

    • C.

      AEE-1

    • D.

      EEE-1

    • E.

      OEE-1

    • F.

      EEE-2

    • G.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    E. OEE-1
    Explanation
    This is an example of the Fallacy of the Undistributed Middle. The argument commits a logical error by assuming that because all politicians are corrupt and no one among "us" (presumably non-politicians) is corrupt, therefore no one among "us" is a politician. However, this conclusion does not logically follow from the premises.

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  • 4. 

    Given this argument, Many Ilocanos are farmers. No farmers are able to put up their own companies. Therefore, not all of those able to put up their own companies are Ilocanos. Which one is the minor term?

    • A.

      Farmers

    • B.

      Able to put up their own companies

    • C.

      Ilocanos

    Correct Answer
    B. Able to put up their own companies
    Explanation
    The Subject of the Conclusion is the Minor Term.

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  • 5. 

    Many Ilocanos are farmers. No farmers are able to put up their own companies. Therefore, not all of those able to put up their own companies are Ilocanos. Which one is the major term?

    • A.

      Farmers

    • B.

      Ilocanos

    • C.

      Able to put up their own companies

    Correct Answer
    C. Able to put up their own companies
    Explanation
    The Predicate of the Conclusion is the Predicate Term.

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  • 6. 

    Supply the missing premise to have a Figure 4 argument.            (1.) Only friendly people will be rewarded by God.            (2.) _____________________________________.             Therefore, Some Louisians will not be rewarded by God.

    Correct Answer
    Some friendly people are not Lousians.
    No friendly people are Louisians.
    Some friendly people are Louisians.
    All friendly people are Louisians.
    Explanation
    You need to translate first the non-standard proposition "Only friendly people will be rewarded by God" into "All those who will be rewarded by God are friendly people." Any type of proposition can be constructed as long as the subject is "friendly people".

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  • 7. 

    Some Louisiana is friendly. Some Louisiana is Ibalois. Therefore, some Ibalois are friendly. Identify the Figure.

    • A.

      Fig.1

    • B.

      Fig.2

    • C.

      Fig.3

    • D.

      Fig.4

    • E.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    C. Fig.3
  • 8. 

    Identify the mood of the syllogism. No professors are considerate. None of those professors will be rewarded by God. Therefore, only those considerate will be rewarded by God.  

    • A.

      EEE

    • B.

      EEO

    • C.

      EAE

    • D.

      EEA

    • E.

      EAA

    • F.

      AEE

    Correct Answer
    D. EEA
    Explanation
    The mood of the syllogism is EEA. This is determined by analyzing the statements in the syllogism. The first statement "No professors are considerate" is represented by the E proposition, which means that no professors are included in the class of considerate individuals. The second statement "None of those professors will be rewarded by God" is represented by the E proposition as well, indicating that none of the professors are included in the class of individuals who will be rewarded by God. The conclusion "Therefore, only those considerate will be rewarded by God" is represented by the A proposition, stating that only considerate individuals will be rewarded by God.

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  • 9. 

    Supply the missing premise to have an AII-1 argument.       (P1.) A number of women are mothers.       (P2.) _____________________.        (C)   Some mothers are OFWs.

    Correct Answer
    None is possible. One cannot have a Fig.1 argument here since the Major Term is not in the first (major) premise.
    Explanation
    Any type of proposition can be constructed as long as the subject is "OFWs".

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  • 10. 

    All X are Y Some X are Z Therefore, all Z are Y. Which one is the Middle Term?

    • A.

      X

    • B.

      Y

    • C.

      Z

    • D.

      Some

    • E.

      All

    • F.

      None of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. X
    Explanation
    The term that appears twice in the premises but not in the conclusion is technically the middle term.

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