causes and effect verbal reasoning questions

31.

Statements:

Large numbers of people have fallen sick after consuming sweets from a particular shop in the locality.
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 & Explanation

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Both statements I and II are the effects of independent causes.
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32.

Statements:

The life today is too fast, demanding all full of variety in all aspects which at times leads to stressful situation.
Number of suicide cases among teenagers is on increase.

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 & Explanation

Answer: Option E

Explanation:

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33.

Statements:

The university authority has instructed all the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of cell phones inside the college premises.
Majority of the teachers of the college signed a joint petition to the university complaining the disturbances caused by cell phone ring tones inside the classrooms.

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 & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Since the teachers of the colleges complained to the university about the disturbances caused by cell phone ring-tones inside the class-rooms, the university authority has instructed all the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of cell phones inside the college premises.
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34.

Statements:

Majority of people residing in the locality have decided to protest against the municipality authority’s decision to allow construction of a shopping mall in the locality.
Many shopping malls have been opened all over the city in the recent time.

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 & Explanation

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Since in the recent time, many shopping malls have been opened all over the city, therefore, majority of the people residing in the locality have decided to protest against the municipality authority’s decision to allow construction of a shopping mall in the locality.
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35.

Statements:

The Government has reduced the prices of petroleum products by five percent a week after increasing the prices by ten percent.
The rate of inflation dropped marginally during the last week.

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 & Explanation

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

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

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