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: Lack of stimulation in the first four or five years of life can have adverse consequences. Assumptions:
  1. A great part of the development of observed intelligence occurs in the earliest years of life
  2. 50 percent of the measurable intelligence at age of 17 is already predictable by the age of four.

A Either I or II is implicit

B Only assumption I is implicit

C Neither I nor 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 lacking in first four or five years can be adverse because it is the main period of development. So, I is implicit. Since nothing is mentioned about the predictability of intelligence, II is not implicit.

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