# Verbal Reasoning - Cause and Effect

Exercise : Cause and Effect - Introduction
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.

Introduction:

In this type of questions two statements are given. Out of these two statements one may be the cause and other the effect or either these two may be independent causes any effect or independent effects of any cause etc.

The following examples will you a clear cut idea to solve this type of problems.

Example 1:

Statements:

1. Ram's father was ill.
2. Ram brought medicine after consulting the doctor.

As Ram's father was ill, he brought medicine on the advice of doctor.

Therefore, I statement is the cause while II statement is the effect.

Example 2:

Statements:

1. The Central Government has recently declared to finish the rebate on farming.
2. The Central Government faces financial loss on account of giving rebate on farming for the last few years.