Logical Reasoning - Course of Action

Exercise : Course of Action - Section 3
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three given suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.


41.

Statement: The Management of School M has decided to give free breakfast from next academic year to all the students in its primary section through its canteen even though they will not get any government grant.

Courses of Action:

  1. The school will have to admit many poor students who will seek admission for the next academic year.
  2. The canteen facilities and utensils have to be checked and new purchases to be made to equip it properly.
  3. Funds will have to be raised to support the scheme for years to come.

Only I follows
Only either I or II follows
Only II and III follow
All follow
None of these
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Since the school has introduced the scheme without receiving any grant, it needs to pool up the funds and make adequate arrangements to keep the scheme going. So, only II and III follow.

42.

Statement: The day time temperatures in this summer have been four to five degree Celsius above the normal temperature across the country.

Courses of Action:

  1. All the district headquarters should be alerted to send prompt reports of death due to heat waves in their jurisdiction.
  2. The Government machinery should be put on high alert and provided with necessary equipments to prevent any untoward incident.
  3. The Government should make necessary arrangements to provide drinking water in all the areas affected due to extreme heat waves.

Only I follows
Only I and II follow
All follow
Only III follows
Only II and III follow
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The situation demands extending as much help and relief as possible, to the common people, thus making it easy for them to cope up with extreme hot weather. So, only II and III follow.

43.

Statement: The meteorological department has reported that a severe storm is likely to hit the city during the next forty-eight hours.

Courses of Action:

  1. The administration should advise all the business and educational establishments to close down for two days.
  2. The administration should not make the information public as it could create panic among the residents of the city.
  3. The administration should activate its disaster management program to tackle any possible emergency situation.

Only I and II follow
Only III follows
Only II and III follow
Only I and III follow
All follow
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The administration should strive to prevent the residents of the city from the ensuing danger. This can be done by persuading residents to stay indoors and putting emergency relief operation mechanism to work. Thus, both I and III follow. Further, the storm is likely to play havoc with the lives of general public if it comes as a surprise to them. So, II does not follow.

44.

Statement: In the city, over 75 percent of the people are living in slums and sub-standard houses which is a reflection on the housing and urban development policies of the Government.

Courses of Action:

  1. I. There should be a separate department looking after housing and urban development.
  2. II. The policies in regard to urban housing should be reviewed.
  3. III. The policies regarding rural housing should also be reviewed so that such problems could be avoided in rural areas.

Only I follows
Only I and II follow
Only II follows
Either II or III follows
Only II and III follow
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The statement talks of housing conditions in urban areas only. So, III does not follow. Also, to improve the deteriorating housing conditions, the urban housing policies need to be studied and the lackenings removed by a team of efficient personnel deployed for the same. So, both I and II follow.

45.

Statement: It is estimated that about twenty lakh people will visit the city during the ensuing festival.

Courses of Action:

  1. The civic authority should monitor the crowd and restrict entry of the people beyond a manageable number.
  2. The local police authority should be put on high alert to maintain law and order during the festival.
  3. All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case of any eventuality.

Only I and II follow
Only II and III follow
Only I and III follow
All follow
None of these
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Clearly, people cannot be deprived of enjoying the festival for lack of arrangements. Also, it becomes necessary to deploy police to regulate big crowds and avert any mishap in public gatherings. Further, it costs nothing but might prove useful to put hospitals on alert to be ready to provide quick medical aid to patients in case of any eventuality. So, both II and III follow.