# 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.

11.

Statement: The Meteorology Department has forecast that a severe cyclonic storm would hit coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the next forty-eight hours.

Courses of Action:

1. The local administration should advise the fishermen not to go to dangerous area in the sea.
2. The local administration should alert the people of coastal areas of these two states and they should be prepared to shift to safer places.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
The forecast of a storm clearly necessitates steps to avert any loss of life. So, both I and II follow.

12.

Statement: There has been large number of cases of internet hacking in the recent months creating panic among the internet users.

Courses of Action:

1. The government machinery should make an all out effort to nab those who are responsible and put them behind bars.
2. The internet users should be advised to stay away from using internet till the culprits are caught.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, internet users should not suffer on account of certain individuals who indulge in internet hacking. However, such wrong-doers ought to be penalised so that there are no hassles in the use of internet. So, only course I follows.

13.

Statement: The Union Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has fixed an annual target of Rs 10,000 crores by way of tourism earnings towards the end of the current decade.

Courses of Action:

1. There is no need of development of further new tourist spots to meet the target.
2. The Ministry should evolve attractive packages to woo the foreign tourists to meet the target.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Such a high target can be achieved only by a drastic increase in the number of tourists. The tourists can be attracted only by developing spots worth seeing and providing attractive packages which seem to be a good value-for-money offer to foreign tourists. So, only II follows.

14.

Statement: A large number of students have been caught using unfair means during the final-year degree examination.

Courses of Action:

1. All these students should be debarred permanently from appearing for any examination conducted by the authority.
2. The guardians of these students should be called by the authority to inform them that any such behaviour in future will not be tolerated.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Merely a warning for the future won't help, and an extremely harsh punishment as debarring students from exams permanently would spoil their future. So, none of the courses follows.

15.

Statement: The alert villagers caught a group of dreaded dacoits armed with murderous weapons.

Courses of Action:

1. The villagers should be provided sophisticated weapons.
2. The villagers should be rewarded for their courage and unity.

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