Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

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

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.

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.

[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 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.

C M Sharma said: (Jul 18, 2011)  
There might be some cause of overturning the truck, so it should be effect.

Yuvi Vino said: (Sep 15, 2013)  
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.

Shalini said: (Apr 30, 2014)  
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.

Hiteshparyani said: (May 15, 2017)  
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.

Shaswat said: (May 10, 2018)  
It can be some other area the police had cordoned.

Atul said: (Oct 2, 2018)  
How the entire area could be cordoned off?

Alexbr said: (Jun 27, 2021)  
Yes, I agree @Shaswat and @Hiteshparyani.

Hitesh Patil said: (Aug 11, 2021)  
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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