Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.30)

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.

30. 

Statements:

  1. Large numbers of people have fallen sick after consuming sweets from a particular shop in the locality.
  2. Major part of the locality is flooded and has become inaccessible to outsides.

[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 statements I and II are the effects of independent causes.

Tushar said: (Feb 4, 2016)  
Can anyone explain the possible cause for Statement 2?

Ayu said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
The cause of flood can be heavy rainfall.

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