Logical Reasoning - Statement and Conclusion - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Conclusion - Section 1 (Q.No. 19)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statements: Modern man influences his destiny by the choice he makes unlike in the past.


  1. Earlier there were fewer options available to man.
  2. There was no desire in the past to influence the destiny.
Only conclusion I follows
Only conclusion II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
Clearly, I directly follows from the statement while II cannot be deduced from it.
19 comments Page 1 of 2.

Anomie said:   4 months ago

The statement suggests that modern man influences his destiny through the choices he makes, implying that there is a greater sense of agency and influence over one's destiny compared to the past.

Now, let's evaluate the conclusions:

Conclusion I: Earlier there were fewer options available to men. This conclusion logically follows from the given statement. If modern man influences his destiny through choices, it implies that there are more options available to him than there were in the past. Therefore, this conclusion logically follows from the information provided.

Conclusion II: There was no desire in the past to influence destiny. This conclusion cannot be logically inferred from the given statement. The statement does not provide information about the past desires or motivations of individuals. It only contrasts the influence of choices on destiny between modern times and the past.

In conclusion, Conclusion I logically follows from the given statement, while Conclusion II does not.

Sam roy said:   1 decade ago
From the statement it can be concluded that earlier, men did not influence their destiny by the choices they had made.

It is not mentioned whether there were few options available to them.

So, how A is the answer?

Answer should be D, since nothing about the desire in the past is mentioned.

Hong said:   8 years ago
How is it possible that Conclusion 1 is the answer? Even though the assertion might be true on it own, it doesn't fit what we are trying to do here. D is the answer. A is completely made up, and WRONG!

BRATATI GHOSH said:   2 years ago
In the case of conclusion, we have to stick with the statement only, so we take anything about past or future it going to be an assumption, so D is the right answer.

Pranav said:   2 years ago
Can someone please explain me how A is the answer?

Is it like they talked about modern man so they assumed that they were not having much option for them in past?

Brink said:   9 years ago
D is the only logical conclusion. Whoever made this is a *beep*. There's nothing inside the statement that in anyway could suggest people had less choices.

BISWAJIT BABLU said:   6 years ago
The Answer will be D, because in the statement there has not been mentioned that in past time there were fewer options to set up destiny.

Vidya said:   10 years ago
I totaly go with option 'D'.

They have not mention anything like option in the statement. There may be other reasons also.

Sarita said:   8 years ago
How can you say that earlier man doesn't influence there destiny by choices.

So I will go with option D.

Kashif firoze said:   5 years ago
Here it is mentioned "modern man" so in past man was not modern so man in past must have fewer option.

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