# Logical Reasoning - Course of Action

Exercise : Course of Action - Section 2
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

• (A) If only I follows
• (B) If only II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows
• (E) If both I and II follow.

6.

Statement: Footpaths of a busy road are crowded with vendors selling cheap items.

Courses of Action:

1. The help of police should be sought to drive them away.
2. Some space should be provided to them where they can earn their bread without blocking footpaths.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Crowding on footpaths is a great inconvenience for walkers. So, stern action needs to be taken to remove the vendors. But at the same time these people ought to be provided alternative means of livelihood. So, both the courses follow.

7.

Statement: Some serious blunders were detected in the Accounts section of a factory.

Courses of Action:

1. An efficient team of auditors should be appointed to check the Accounts.
2. A show cause notice should be issued to all the employees involved in the irregularity.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, the situation demands that the faults in Accounts be properly worked out and the persons involved be interrogated about the matter. So, both the courses follow.

8.

Statement: Researchers are feeling agitated as libraries are not equipped to provide the right information to the right users at the right time in the required format. Even the users are riot aware about the various services available for them.

Courses of Action:

1. All the information available to the libraries should be computerised to provide faster services to the users.
2. Library staff should be trained in computer operations.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, the library needs to be provided with the essential facilities and trained personnel for better services. So, both the courses follow.

9.

Statement: Many medical and engineering graduates are taking up jobs in administrative services and in banks.

Courses of Action:

1. All the professionals should be advised to refrain from taking up such jobs.
2. The government should appoint a committee to find out the reasons for these professionals taking up such jobs and to suggest remedial measures.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Following course I would be an infringement of the right to freedom of individuals. However, if the lacking of their respective fields are found out and removed, the professionals would surely give up the idea of opting for other jobs. Hence, only course II follows.

10.

Statement: Due to substantial reduction in fares by different airline services, large number of passengers so far travelling by upper classes in trains have switched over to airline services.

Courses of Action:

1. The railways should immediately reduce the fare structure of the upper classes substantially to retain its passengers.
2. The railways should reduce the capacity of upper classes in all the trains to avoid loss.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow