Cause and Effect

Directions to SolveIn each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as
  • (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
  • (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
  • (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
  • (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Q1: Statements:
  1. It is the aim of the city's civic authority to get the air pollution reduced by 20% in the next two months.
  2. The number of asthma cases in the city is constantly increasing.

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

B Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect

C Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect

D Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

E Both the statements I and II are independent causes

ANS:B - Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect

Explanation: The increase in number of asthma cases must have alerted the authorities to take action to control air pollution that triggers the disease.



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