Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions, decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement and choose your answer accordingly.

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Statement: Bill Clinton is the second democrat to be re-elected as President of America, the other being the legendary Roosevelt.

Assumptions:

  1. Clinton has the same qualities that Roosevelt had.
  2. The majority of people in America have faith in Clinton.
  3. The election campaign of Clinton's rivals was not impressive.

[A]. Only I is implicit
[B]. Only II is implicit
[C]. Only III is implicit
[D]. Either I or III is implicit
[E]. Either II or III is implicit

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The statement simply mentions that Clinton and Roosevelt were the only two persons who were re-elected as President of America. But this does not imply that they were liked by the public for the same reasons or qualities. So, I is not implicit. However, it is clear that that majority of people adore Clinton. So, II is implicit. Nothing about the reasons of Clinton's victory or the election campaign of Clinton's rivals can be assumed from the given statement. So, III is not implicit.

Aaaa said: (Feb 19, 2011)  
I think it can also be that election campaign of Clinton's rivals can be assumed to be not impressive or else why would they want to choose the rivals? So it should be E (II or III)

Divya said: (Jan 2, 2012)  
I can't understand how to find out the answers for this can any one help me and say some tips to find out he correct answer.

Harsh said: (Nov 27, 2014)  
It should be either 2nd or 3rd as a candidate wins when he himself is quite good or when the other options are poorer than him.

Abhiram said: (Apr 4, 2015)  
I will be answer because its 2nd time so means they like his work not because of faith. If it would be 1st time then only you can say they having faith in you that's why you won. But 2nd time you are having quality that they want.

Elle said: (Jan 16, 2016)  
I don't agree at all, it's not obvious that the majority of American's have faith in him. It could be that the majority thought the other candidate was even worse so they voted for him as the least bad choice, it could also be that many abstained from voting and thus a smaller part of the population actually voted for him.

So many questions lack logic here it seems like the person who wrote the test just used his/her beliefs as "the ultimate truth".

Vishal said: (Dec 31, 2016)  
I also agree with above comments the answer should be E.

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