Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.3)

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.

3. 

Statements:

  1. The staff of Airport Authorities called off the strike they were observing in protest against privatization.
  2. The staff of Airport Authorities went on strike anticipating a threat to their jobs.

[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 effects of independent causes.

Sudhakar said: (Dec 4, 2010)  
Is it correct?

Biswanath said: (Feb 23, 2011)  
[A] is correct.

Rohan said: (Mar 17, 2011)  
How come. Airport authority are scared of losig their job because of privatization.

Khushbu said: (Aug 1, 2011)  
How these are independent effects.

I think these are common effect.

Ashok said: (Sep 26, 2011)  
I think option b is correct if any one know precisely tell the answer.

Aditya said: (Feb 25, 2012)  
Hey Khushbu, these both are independent effects only. as in the first statement the airport staff is withdrawing the strike they had because of privatization. But in the second statement they r going for stike for some unknown reason(cause of strike is unknown as it is not mentioned here in st 2).The staff can do the strike due to many reasons(may or may not be privatization).In the second statement the staff can withdraw the strike due to any cause independent of second statement(may be the increase in salary or facilities). so both statements r the causes of independent causes.

Chitrarth said: (Jul 10, 2013)  
Reason for strike is given in the second statement i.e. fear of loss of job. Which is due to to privatisation. So both have same cause.

Shivani Talati said: (May 10, 2017)  
Option E could also be a possibility since the strike could be because of privatisation.

Neville Rodrigues said: (Aug 10, 2017)  
On the face of it the correct answer is B. Because it's a CAUSE & EFFECT. Unless you are on a strike you cannot call it off! Hence the obvious.

Now if you see it in another way it still is the same but it is important to mention that the reason for the strike "appears" to be mentioned in the sentence that says it's been called off.

On the whole, the question itself is misleading and there is a huge space for arguments and will never resolve!

Rohan said: (Dec 7, 2017)  
I think it should be B.

"protest against privatization" in st1 and "a threat to their jobs" is a direct link between two statements.

Madhu said: (Jul 16, 2019)  
I think it is option B.

Ritik said: (Aug 25, 2019)  
I think E is correct. Because both are the effect of some common issue.

Yash said: (May 25, 2020)  
Option A is correct.

Poonam said: (Nov 8, 2020)  
Answer should be E.

Madhusudan said: (Nov 15, 2020)  
The answer should be E.

Tanu said: (May 6, 2021)  
I think it's B.

Tanu Shree said: (Jul 24, 2021)  
I think the answer is B.

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