Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect

Exercise :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect

Below in each of the questions are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statements. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.

Mark answer

  • (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
  • (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
  • (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
  • (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.
21. 

Statements:

  1. The Government has increased rates of petrol and diesel by 10% from the immediate effect.
  2. Oil producing countries have decided to increase 10% of production on crude oil from the last quarter.

A. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
B. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
C. Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
D. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
E. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Both statements I and II are the effects of independent causes.

22. 

Statements:

  1. The vegetable prices in the local market have increases manifold during the past few days.
  2. Incessant rains have created flood like situation in most rural parts of the State.

A. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
B. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
C. Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
D. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
E. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The transportation gets effect due to the flood created by incessant rains in the most rural parts of State.

Therefore, on account of this, it is possible to increase the vegetable prices in the local market.


23. 

Statements:

  1. Police had resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the unruly mob from the civic headquarters.
  2. The civic administration has recently hiked the property tax of the residential buildings by about 30 percent.

A. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
B. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
C. Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
D. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
E. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Both the statements I and II are the effects of independent causes.

24. 

Statements:

  1. The government has decided to give tax benefits for small savings for investments and benefit accruals. However, all withdrawals of such savings are to be taxed.
  2. People have been investing more in small savings than in equity market to avail maximum tax benefits.

A. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
B. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
C. Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
D. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
E. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Both the statements I and II are independent causes.

25. 

Statements:

  1. There was a huge rush of people to the temple last Sunday the 15th of the month.
  2. The temple authority had decided to close down the temple for repairs from 17th of the month.

A. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
B. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
C. Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
D. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
E. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Since the temple authority had decided to close down the temple for repairs from 17th of the month, hence, there was a huge rush of people to the temple last Sunday the 15th of the month.