Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.1)

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.

1. 

Statements:

  1. Standard of living among the middle class society is constantly going up since part of few years.
  2. Indian Economy is observing remarkable growth.

[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 A

Explanation:

Since the standard of living among the middle class society is constantly going up so Indian Economy is observing remarkable growth.

Mohd Kalim said: (Dec 8, 2010)  
i don't think option A is right becoz unless indian economy will not grow how can the standard of middle class society will go up.in my opinion B is correct.

Roshan said: (Dec 10, 2010)  
Yes you are right.

Tarun said: (Dec 13, 2010)  
Absolutely, option b is right.

Athreyan said: (Jan 26, 2011)  
Re@ Kalim, Roshan, Tarun

Friends.
Our views may vary, but in exam we have to follow only active mindset "society is for people".

1)NO NATION CAN BUILD ECONOMY ON ITS OWN UNTIL PEOPLE INVOLVE.
2)ECONOMY IS SURELY A DEPENDENT VARIANT OF SOCIETY.

In this perspective, Option A suits, and this is the way the examiner also justifies the answer.

If we go with our specified view , we may loss a mark.
As you know "cause & effect","strong & weak", "Implicity & explicity", " Truthfulness of Statement " these all fall under this same category of "Point-of-View Variatio".

Habib said: (Feb 21, 2011)  
I think its B. Indian economy is the CAUSE for the EFFECT in standard of living.

Rajesh said: (Mar 1, 2011)  
This is quite confusing.

Atul M Shandilya said: (Mar 4, 2012)  
Growth in economy affects the way of living, but the reverse may or may not be true.

Prashant said: (Mar 27, 2012)  
China has a better economy growth than India still the standard of living of people is not better than India so Im ny view option A is right.

Ankit said: (Apr 19, 2012)  
Athreyan and Prashant are contradicting themselves, so even followers of A, has debate among them!
I would say it's B.

Hariom Singh said: (May 20, 2013)  
Growth of an economy means GDP growth. GDP means value of whatever is being produced in that country. Value will be more if quantity is more. Quantity will be high if demand is more. So ultimately it is the people who determine demands.

That's why option A is correct.

Aditya Jain said: (Dec 14, 2015)  
@Prashant.

The statement is about the growth of standard of living and not about standard of living. (read the statement, it says "going up"). So your example of china is probably not relevant here because nevertheless the standard of living in china is going up however slow or fast it maybe.

This is because of the rapid growth in Chinese economy. In context of all other countries direct relationship between growth in economy and growth in standard of living is quite evident. (better growth in economy, better growth in solution) same is true for India. So B is definitely correct.

Arpit said: (Aug 10, 2016)  
Option B should be the answer.

Shalinee said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
People have a better living standard that means their purchasing power has increased. They will demand more. Hence, the economic growth.

Shalinee said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
Yes, OPTION B should be the answer.

Jagmeet said: (Oct 4, 2016)  
Please tell me what is cause and effect?

Abhi said: (Nov 18, 2016)  
I agree that the right answer is B.

Shivani said: (Dec 10, 2016)  
In my opinion, option A will be the answer because recently due to demonisation people have less purchasing power so law standard of living law.

Demand and ultimately law growth.

Darshan said: (Feb 15, 2017)  
@Hariom Singh.

Don't go so deep in the question, you have to take the question in the face value and you must not have any preconceived notions.

Parth said: (Mar 19, 2017)  
I agree @Darshan.

Konika Gayen said: (Apr 29, 2017)  
Standard of living is the result of the economy I guess, option B is correct according to me.

Nick said: (Oct 29, 2017)  
Option B is correct according to me also.

Pradeep Tippe said: (Feb 27, 2018)  
Option A is correct.

Mahmud Hasan Pian said: (Mar 29, 2018)  
I think Option B is correct.

If our economic conditions is not improved then how can our living conditions can be improved? ?

Like without good amount of money how will I buy a good apartment?

So, Economy is the cause of improved living condition.

Jude Jose said: (May 12, 2018)  
Why should only the middle class be considered? What about the lower class- the farmers and manual labourers. I think the development of the Indian economy also depends on the development of the lower classes as well. All factors must be considered.

Purusottam said: (Aug 28, 2018)  
B should be the correct answer.

Paul said: (Sep 26, 2018)  
No, it is a cause!

Indian economy growth is the cause of middle-class good lifestyle.

Prititiss said: (Dec 15, 2018)  
If we think that the standard of living increases the need of people, resulting in manufacturing more product, i.e. more industry and hence economic growth. So answer is A.

Manoj said: (May 18, 2020)  
Option B is correct.

Hritvik said: (Dec 7, 2020)  
Actually, it could be E too right?

Both of them could be because of a common cause.

Raj said: (Feb 18, 2021)  
It should be B.

Krunal said: (Jun 7, 2021)  
Yes, you are right Agree @Athreyan.

Muhammad Aqib said: (Jul 12, 2021)  
I think B is correct.

Laxman K said: (Jul 13, 2021)  
Who's responsible for the economy to grow?

We, people. Hence people or their standard of living is the cause. So, it should be Option A.

Ashwin V Naik said: (Aug 22, 2021)  
Op B.

Because.

There are 3 main factors that drive economic growth:
Accumulation of capital stock.
Increases in labor inputs, such as workers or hours worked.
Technological advancement.

So, when a nation's eco grow, money comes in people's hand & that's when their standard of living improved.

Mehak said: (Sep 15, 2021)  
I think B is the correct answer.

Mehak said: (Sep 15, 2021)  
I think B is the correct answer.

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