Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.29)

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.

29. 

Statements:

  1. The performance of Indian sports persons in the recently held Olympics could not reach the level of expectation the country had on them.
  2. The performance of Indian sports person in the last Asian games was far better than any previous games.

[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 E

Explanation:

Both the statements are effects of some common cause.

Arun said: (Dec 10, 2010)  
Is it correct?

Haris said: (Jan 29, 2011)  
I would go with D.

Both are due to independent causes.

C M Sharma said: (Jul 18, 2011)  
I think both are the effect of a common cause that is strategy (right or wrong) , planning (right or wrong) , etc.

Swapnil said: (Jan 28, 2014)  
Explanation would be:

As players played well their performance in asian games is improved compared to last years which raised the expectation of public and players performed the same in olympics but as the level is different in olympics the could not won as many medals as they won in asian games.

Therefore common cause.

Kaya said: (Jun 24, 2014)  
How could we say that the players performed the same in both the games? I think it should be D option.

Raima said: (Jan 4, 2016)  
I feel the option is D. They are effect of independent causes.

Sarah said: (Sep 19, 2016)  
first, I thought that the answer should be 'D' but then I noticed the word "expectation" in the first statement so now I think that 'E' is correct.

As the players played well in the last Olympics the expectation was high this time.

Adithi said: (Feb 7, 2017)  
Shouldn't the answer be B?

Because it can be such that the players did well and that's why people expected them to do well even in the Olympics.

Correct me if I am wrong.

Ayu said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
I guess it should be D.

Surbhi said: (Nov 24, 2017)  
Yes, it should be B because statement 2 is the cause and effect is that the people expectations was high.

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