Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 3 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

Give answer

  • (A) If only assumption I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.


Statement: Many people have expressed surprise as the princess has broken the royal tradition of marriage by choosing a commoner as her life partner.


  1. People expect royal families to observe customs and traditions.
  2. People still value 'purity of royal blood' and 'status' when it comes to a marriage of members of royal family.

Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Neither I nor II is implicit
Both I and II are implicit
Answer: Option
Since the princess' step has been taken by surprise, it is evident that she was not expected to marry a commoner but a person of equivalent 'status*. So, both I and II are implicit.
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

Payal said:   7 years ago
I think only 1 option is implicit.

Arka said:   7 years ago
I "expect" there will be a power failure. Does not necessarily mean I "value" a power failure.

Aniket A.Pathak said:   7 years ago
Only option 1 follows, about purity of blood ect is not mentioned in statement.

Sabarinath S said:   8 years ago
Assumption I can be the Reason for 'surprise' factor in the above 'Statement' so I is implicit. In Statement no clue for what people still value is not mentioned. So II is 'not Implicit'.

Pragya said:   9 years ago
Same here I think only A is implicit.

Peter said:   9 years ago
I don't feel assumption II is implicit. The expression of surprise doesn't necessarily imply that people value 'purity of royal blood'. Many people could not support the idea of royal interbreeding but merely be surprised that a royal had the confidence to break tradition.

You can be in support of royals marrying commoners and be shocked a royal did it because 'you never thought you'd see the day'.

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