# 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.

16.

Statement: The employees union of the Municipal Corporation has decided to strike work for indefinite period in protest against the management's refusal to grant bonus.

Courses of Action:

1. The government should immediately pay ex-gratia grant to the Municipal Corporation to grant bonus to its employees.
2. The striking employees should be persuaded to defer the strike notice.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Immediately conceding to the employees' demands may entice the employees into black-mailing the management frequently. A better way is to have talks with them and persuade them to end strike. So, only course II follows.

17.

Statement: The killer entric fever has so far claimed 100 lives in some tribal villages in M.P. during the past three weeks.

Courses of Action:

1. The residents of these villages should immediately be shifted to a non-infected area.
2. The Government should immediately send a medical squad to this area to restrict spread of the killer disease.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, I is vague because if infected people are shifted to a non-infected area, the infection will spread there as well The remedy is only to fight the disease and restrict its spread. So, only II follows.

18.

Statement: There is a substantial increase in the number of accidents causing deaths and severe injuries due to malfunctioning of the traffic signals.

Courses of Action:

1. The traffic police should immediately post traffic personnel at the junctions.
2. The signal system should immediately be repaired or replaced.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, either the traffic signals should be made to function properly or traffic personnel should be deployed to guide vehicular movement in the right way. So, either I or II follows.

19.

Statement: India's performance in the recent Olympic Games was very poor. Not even a single medal could be bagged by the players. Government has spent Rs. 5 crores in training and deputing a team of players to participate in the Olympic Games.

Courses of Action:

1. India should stop sending players to the future Olympic Games.
2. Government should immediately set up an enquiry commission to find out the reason for India's dismal performance.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, to compete against a challenge, the first step must be to find out where the lacking is. So, only course II follows.

20.

Statement: Three persons were caught with huge arms and ammunition in the city.

Courses of Action:

1. Police should be instructed for night patrolling.
2. The three persons should be set free and their movements should be carefully watched to nab the other criminals.

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