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In each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.


Give answer:


* (A) If only conclusion I follows

* (B) If only conclusion II follows

* (C) If either I or II follows

* (D) If neither I nor II follows and

* (E) If both I and II follow.

Statements: Water supply in wards A and B of the city will be affected by about 50% on Friday because repairing work of the main lines is to be carried out.

 

Conclusions:

 

1. The residents in these wards should economise on water on Friday.

2. The residents in these wards should store some water on the previous day.


A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option E

Explanation: Clearly, the information has been given beforehand so that the residents can collect water on the previous day and use less water on Friday. So, both I and II follow.



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Statements: People who speak too much against dowry are those who had taken it themselves.

 

Conclusions:

 

1. It is easier said than done.

2. People have double standards.


A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option E

Explanation: The statement clearly implies that it is easier to say than to do something and what people say is different from what they do. So, both I and II follow.



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Statements: The national norm is 100 beds per thousand populations but in this state, 150 beds per thousand are available in the hospitals.

 

Conclusions:

 

1. Our national norm is appropriate.

2. The state's health system is taking adequate care in this regard.


A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

Explanation: Whether the national norm is appropriate or not cannot be said. So, I does not follow. However, more number of beds per thousand population are available in the state. So, II follows.



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Statements: Our securities investments carry market risk. Consult your investment advisor or agent before investing.

 

Conclusions:

 

1. One should not invest in securities.

2. The investment advisor calculates the market risk with certainty.


A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option B

Explanation: Investment in securities involves risk. This does not mean that one should not invest in securities. So, I does not follow. Since the statement advises one to consult investment advisor before investing, so II follows.



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Statements: Money plays a vital role in politics.

 

Conclusions:

 

1. The poor can never become politicians.

2. All the rich men take part in politics.


A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

Answer & Explanation:

Answer: Option D

Explanation: Neither the poor nor the rich, but only the role of money in politics is being talked about in the statement. So, neither I nor II follows.



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