Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

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: 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.

[A]. Only I follows
[B]. Only II follows
[C]. Either I or II follows
[D]. Neither I nor II follows
[E]. Both I and II follow

Answer: Option E


The forecast of a storm clearly necessitates steps to avert any loss of life. So, both I and II follow.

Kshitja said: (Apr 22, 2014)  
Am I right if I don't agree with it because its quite obvious that if residents of coastal area are informed then this includes those fishermen too?

Shagun said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
I feel the same way that it should be either of them because people include all who are a part of the two states.

Kindly revert back.

Cristina said: (Nov 15, 2014)  
I agree, the people include fishermen as well. Additionally, during a cyclonic storm most areas of the sea would be dangerous, so it is not correct to consider that only certain areas need to be avoided.

Bob said: (Aug 25, 2016)  
I agree, and could also add that the local administration should always advise against going to dangerous areas of the sea, therefore the action is not strictly a result of the statement.

Ziphozonke said: (Sep 21, 2016)  
If the boat topples due to the cyclonic blow that is just that. It is also not mentioned how strong the cyclones might be. In addition, the cyclones' direction of travel cannot be defined 100%, therefore no area can be called safe. So everyone including fisherman should evacuate the areas.

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