Statement and Conclusion

Directions to SolveIn each question below is given a statement followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then consider the two conclusions together and decide which of them logically follows beyond a reasonable doubt from the information given in the statement.Give answer:
  • (A) If only conclusion I follows
  • (B) If only conclusion II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows and
  • (E) If both I and II follow.

Q1: Statements: Nation X faced growing international opposition for its decision to explode eight nuclear weapons at its test site. Conclusions:
  1. The citizens of the nation favoured the decision.
  2. Some powerful countries do not want other nations to become as powerful as they are.

A Only conclusion II follows

B Either I or II follows

C Neither I nor II follows

D Only conclusion I follows

E Both I and II follow

ANS:D - Neither I nor II follows

Explanation: Neither the citizens response to the decision nor the reason for opposition by other nations can be deduced from the statement. So, neither I nor II follows.

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