Statement and Assumption

Directions to SolveIn 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.

Q1: Statement: All existing inequalities can be reduced, if not utterly eradicated, by action of governments or by revolutionary change of government. Assumptions:
  1. Inequality is a man-made phenomenon.
  2. No person would voluntarily part with what he possesses.

A Both I and II are implicit

B Only assumption I is implicit

C Either I or II is implicit

D Only assumption II is implicit

E Neither I nor II is implicit

ANS:A - Only assumption I is implicit

Explanation: Since inequality can be reduced, it means that it is not natural but created. So, I is implicit. Nothing is mentioned about people's response. So, II is not implicit.

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