# Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No. 9)
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.

9.

Statements:

1. The employees of the biggest bank in the country have given an indefinite strike call starting from the third of the next month.
2. The employees of the Central Government have withdrawn their week long demonstrations.
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 are effects of the different causes.
Discussion:
7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Ravjeet said:   6 years ago
Biggest bank in the country is central bank only i.e. RBI. Both entities are same.

Rohan said:   6 years ago
The reason for employees going on strike is not given anywhere. Also the reason for calling off strike is not given anywhere. So the cause (reason) for both the statements is different and could be any, therefore D.

1317614 said:   8 years ago
Yes, both are differrnt entities but both are effects not cause.

Eswar said:   8 years ago
The 1st statement is on bank employees strike.
The 2nd statement is on central govt employees.

Steve said:   8 years ago
I think the every answer could be correct.

II could conceivably cause I and I could cause II; each could be the cause of some other effect, and both could be the effect of a common cause.

The question needs a lot more context if it is to be answerable.