Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

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.


Statement: There are more than 200 villages in the hill area of Uttar Pradesh which are severely damaged due to cyclone and it causes an extra burden of Rs 200 crore on State Government for relief and rehabilitation work.

Courses of Action:

  1. People of hill area should be shifted to other safer places.
  2. State Government should ask more financial support from Central Government.
  3. Government should levy relief tax to the corporate sector to ease the additional burden.

[A]. None follows
[B]. Only I and II follow
[C]. Only II and III follow
[D]. Only I and III follow
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option E


Since severe damage has been caused by cyclone, people in affected villages ought to be shifted to safer places. Also, since relief work entails huge amounts, the State Government needs to pool up funds by either of the ways given in II and III. So, I and either II or III follow.

Sid said: (Sep 8, 2013)  
Why would industry sector aid in the extra pooling of money it is to government to handle hence B.

Ian said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
The first and last choice are semantically identical. This looks clearly like a mistaken question. The last option should be either All of them or Either I, II, or III, which is clearly supported by the explanation.

Eric said: (Feb 19, 2015)  
Having an option of "none of these" means that neither options 1, 2, nor 3 were held as valid. If you were trying to get across that any of them could be valid responses, then provide an option of "1, 2, and 3 follow" rather than "none".

It is fundamentally invalid to use "none" in a way that actually means "all". It's just backwards.

Amit K Sinha said: (Sep 27, 2016)  
As per my knowledge, the answer is option E.

Ben said: (Feb 19, 2017)  
In my opinion, that should be option B: Government cannot levy tax relief to corporate sectors since they are not responsible for it. They can only solicit for help and not mandate them to pay.

Bless said: (Aug 15, 2017)  
There should be an option which says both 'B' and 'D'. Since such an option does not exist none of these is the correct answer.

Abhi said: (Apr 18, 2019)  
How can it be none of these?

I think the answer must be = B.

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