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In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.


Give answer

* (A) If only assumption I is implicit

* (B) If only assumption II is implicit

* (C) If either I or II is implicit

* (D) If neither I nor II is implicit

* (E) If both I and II are implicit.



Statement: Never before such a lucid book was available on the topic.

 

Assumptions:

 

1. Some other books were available on this topic.

2. You can write lucid books on very few topics.

 


A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

Explanation: It follows from the statement that books on this topic were available before also but they were not 'lucid'. So, I is implicit. But a general comment as II cannot be made from the given statement. So, II is not implicit.



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Statement: Please do not use lift while going down - an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building.

 

Assumptions:

 

1. While going down, the lift is unable to carry any load.

2. Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.

 


A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

Explanation: The statement requests people not to use lift while moving down. This implies that the lift may be used to move up and the request has been made so that more people can use the lift for ascending which would otherwise cause more physical stress than going down the stairs. So, only II is implicit.



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Statement: "I have not received telephone bills for nine months inspite of several complaints" - A telephone customer's letter to the editor of a daily.

 

Assumptions:

 

1. Every customer has a right to get bills regularly from the telephone company.

2. The customer's complaints point to defect in the services which are expected to be corrected.

 


A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option E

Explanation: The customer's eagerness to get the bills makes I implicit. Besides, the customer has written to the editor to bring the malfunctioning of the department to public notice. So, II is also implicit.



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Statement: "This drink can be had either as it is, or after adding ice to it." - An advertisement.

 

Assumptions:

 

1. People differ in their preferences.

2. Some people will get attracted to the drink as it can be had as it is.

 


A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option E

Explanation: The advertisement tells the different ways in which the drink can be had. This means that different people prefer to have it in a different way and that some people would prefer it only because it can be taken in a particular manner. So, both I and II are implicit.



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Statement: Government has permitted unaided colleges to increase their fees.

 

Assumptions:

 

1. Unaided colleges are in financial difficulties.

2. Aided colleges do not need to increase fees.

 


A. Only assumption I is implicit
B. Only assumption II is implicit
C. Either I or II is implicit
D. Neither I nor II is implicit
E. Both I and II are implicit

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option A

Explanation: Unaided colleges have been allowed to increase their fees. This means that they are in financial difficulties. So, I is implicit. Nothing is mentioned about the aided colleges. So, II is not implicit.



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