Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Course of Action - Section 1 (Q.No. 9)
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.

Give answer

  • (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.


Statement: Four districts in State A have been experiencing severe drought for the last three years resulting into exodus of people from these districts.

Courses of Action:

  1. The government should immediately start food for work programme in the district to put a halt to the exodus.
  2. The government should make since efforts to provide drinking/potable water to these districts

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
The exodus can be stopped by providing the people conditions conducive to living. So, both the courses follow.
22 comments Page 2 of 3.

Jeffrey Loehr said:   8 years ago
Whoever is writing these is obviously not paying attention to their own questions. Maybe they are making up similar questions to already made questions.

If the sentence suggests drought. That means water, not food. I think the correct answer is the editor of these questions needs to be fired.

Hemant said:   9 years ago
E is the correct option.

Option 1: Since its drought food and water is of main priority.

Option 1: Provides food.

Option 2: It provides water to all.

Ekta said:   9 years ago
But @Parnit is it mentioned that its an agricultural city or there are farmers nothing is specifically mentioned. So we cannot relate food with later. Hence only option 2 follows.

Pranit Jaiswal said:   9 years ago
OPTION I not follows only because there is no meaning of starting food for work program. Because the person who can't work will not get the food. So OPTION I is completely wrong.

But I don't agree with TOM, LOUISE and CHRIS. Because when there is condition of drought then not only people face the problems regarding drinking water but also face the problem regarding the water needed for the farming/agricultural needs which will also affect the production of food.

Chris said:   1 decade ago
Exactly what @Tom and @Louise said!

There is exodus (mass departure) because of the drought, the question doesn't say anything about a shortage of food or work, so I don't understand how option I follows?

Louise Cassidy said:   1 decade ago
People are moving due to lack of water, and it is lack of water preventing them growing food, therefore only need water to stop moving.

Drought is only a lack of water. Not Food.

Tom said:   1 decade ago
Reported error - people are moving due to lack of water, not due to lack of food or employability. A scheme to start a food for work programme means that there will be food or work or whatever, it does not deal with the fact there is a drought. In simplest of forms. They need water so they move, you offer them food/money/both you still aren't offering water.

Kalyan said:   1 decade ago
How are they supposed to work in a place where drought is prevailing?

Deepali said:   1 decade ago
What if there is already something like a food for work programme? - which means the opportunity to work and gain something out of it.

Here the question is about drought, not about the existing or non existing opportunities of other sort- indirect solutions.

Kasa praveen said:   1 decade ago
Since, there will be people of all age groups (particularly more age), they cant work in that age . so,i agree with option E as it provides also work for young ones...

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