# 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.

• (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.
31.

Statements:

1. The life today is too fast, demanding all full of variety in all aspects which at times leads to stressful situation.
2. Number of suicide cases among teenagers is on increase.

 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.

Explanation:

32.

Statements:

1. The university authority has instructed all the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of cell phones inside the college premises.
2. Majority of the teachers of the college signed a joint petition to the university complaining the disturbances caused by cell phone ring tones inside the classrooms.

 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.

Explanation:

Since the teachers of the colleges complained to the university about the disturbances caused by cell phone ring-tones inside the class-rooms, the university authority has instructed all the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of cell phones inside the college premises.

33.

Statements:

1. Majority of people residing in the locality have decided to protest against the municipality authority's decision to allow construction of a shopping mall in the locality.
2. Many shopping malls have been opened all over the city in the recent time.

 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.

Explanation:

Since in the recent time, many shopping malls have been opened all over the city, therefore, majority of the people residing in the locality have decided to protest against the municipality authority's decision to allow construction of a shopping mall in the locality.

34.

Statements:

1. The Government has reduced the prices of petroleum products by five percent a week after increasing the prices by ten percent.
2. The rate of inflation dropped marginally during the last week.

 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.

Explanation:

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

35.

Statements:

1. Police authority has recently increased vigil during the evening hours in the locality.
2. There has been considerable reduction in the incidents of petty crimes in the locality.

 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.