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: "If you trouble me, I will slap you." - A mother warns her child. Assumptions:
  1. With the warning, the child may stop troubling her.
  2. All children are basically naughty.

A Only assumption I is implicit

B Neither I nor II is implicit

C Either I or II is implicit

D Both I and II are implicit

E Only assumption II is implicit

ANS:A - Only assumption I is implicit

Explanation: The mother warns her child with the expectation that he would stop troubling her. So, I is implicit. The general nature of children cannot be derived from the statement. So, II is not implicit.

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