# Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No. 4)
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.

4.

Statements:

1. A huge truck overturned on the middle of the road last night.
2. The police had cordoned of entire area in the locality this morning for half of the day.
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:
Since a huge truck overturned on the middle of the road last night, so, the police had cordoned off the entire area in the locality last morning for half of the day.
Discussion:
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

HITESH PATIL said:   3 years ago
Focus on the word "last night" in statement 1 and the "morning" in statement 2, by considering this (a) is the correct answer.
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AlexBR said:   3 years ago
Yes, I agree @Shaswat and @Hiteshparyani.

Atul said:   6 years ago
How the entire area could be cordoned off?
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Shaswat said:   6 years ago
It can be some other area the police had cordoned.
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Hiteshparyani said:   7 years ago
Yes but do we need to link the two statements if they are not connected explicitly. The area can be cordoned off due to some other reason also.
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Shalini said:   10 years ago
A is the correct answer. The first thing to be done in these kind of statements Cause and effect) is to check whether any one of them is an effect to the other or not. If no, then try to check whether they are independent ones.

So now, read the statement like this: A huge truck overturned on the middle of the road last night, therefore the police had cordoned of entire area in the locality this morning for half of the day.

The effect goes along well with the cause without any doubt.

Yuvi Vino said:   1 decade ago
Agreed with @Sharma, There might be some cause of overturning the truck, so it should be effect. And there might be some other cause for police to cordon the entire area. So option D should be the correct answer.
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C m sharma said:   1 decade ago
There might be some cause of overturning the truck, so it should be effect.