Logical Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.14)

In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as

  • (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
  • (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
  • (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
  • (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

14. 

Statements:

  1. Large number of people living in the low-lying areas has been evacuated during the last few days to safer places.
  2. The Government has rushed in relief supplies to the people living in the affected areas.

[A]. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
[B]. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
[C]. Both the statements I and II are independent causes
[D]. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes
[E]. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

Evacuating low-lying areas and rushing in relief to the affected areas clearly indicates that floods have occurred in the area.

Hnm said: (Oct 23, 2014)  
Since statement II does not specify 'flood affected', it could possibly be from another news items which pertains to say some other natural disaster. So I think the answer should be D.

Divya said: (Sep 6, 2015)  
I agree with @Hnm rushing in relief does not mean that it is the same news.

Sergio said: (Dec 16, 2015)  
The problem is that there should be something like another answer.

F - Both the statements I and II are effects where causes/cause is uncertain.

That's all.

Sunil Chowdary said: (Sep 2, 2016)  
All the people were shifted to safe areas in statement 1 then for whom the people living in affected areas is govt supplying the necessaries I think option D is apt.

Veena said: (May 8, 2018)  
Shifting of people is done by the government organization or private, NGO is not mentioned than how could we say? It may be or may not be.

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