# Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No. 19)
Directions to Solve

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.

19.

Statements:

1. Many people in the area are reported to be suffering from Malaria.
2. Private Medical Practitioners in the area have decided to close their clinics for few days.
Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect.
Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect.
Both the statements I and II are independent causes.
Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.
Explanation:
Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes. Because spreading malaria or to be suffering from malaria may be due to mosquitoes or dirtiness. But the decision of private medical practitioners to close the clinics may be due to other causes.
Discussion:
3 comments Page 1 of 1.

David said:   2 years ago
You are right, I agree with you @Mahrukh.

MahRukh said:   4 years ago
I thought B to be the answer because clinics could be closed due to any reason so many patients are not treated and the number of people suffering from malaria has increased.

Goodspeed said:   7 years ago
I think the answer is supposed to be C because people suffer from malaria because of mosquito bites and hospitals can close because of numerous reasons.