Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.28)

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.

28. 

Statements:

  1. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months.
  2. The crude oil prices in the International market have gone up substantially in the last few months.

[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 are independent causes.

Haris said: (Jan 29, 2011)  
I think it shoudl be D.

Something like less production caused price hike in international mkt.

But, due to some reason, it didnt affect domestoc marktet, example, domestic mkt already hav enuff supplies.'

Rach said: (Jun 10, 2011)  
(D)Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes

should be correct since I could be true due to gov subsidy and II could be due to more demand or due to some shift in international policy.

David said: (Jan 7, 2014)  
Agree it should be D as the price is the effect of supply (the cause) , in this case the cause "supply" is different domestically & internationally.

Rithik said: (Nov 21, 2015)  
Answer is D as both are effect and are not related to each other, so Effects of independent causes.

Samir said: (Sep 13, 2016)  
How to identify whether it is cause or effect? Please suggest me.

Bajinder Singh said: (May 9, 2017)  
Answer should be D. Petrol prices remaining unchanged cannot be the cause, it is an effect for sure.

Faith said: (Dec 8, 2017)  
It should be D. A particular reason made domestic prices of petrol and diesel unchanged, while the crude oil price in increased in the international market for another reason.

Aaina said: (May 28, 2018)  
It should be D.

Because both statements seem to be independent effect rather than cause.

Sai Manasa said: (Aug 27, 2018)  
Yes, the answer should be D.

Krishna said: (May 20, 2020)  
Completely agree. The answer should be (D).

Anis Siddiqui said: (Dec 9, 2020)  
Absolutely, it should be (D).

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