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: Players who break various records in a fair way get special prizes. Player X broke the world record but was found to be under the influence of a prohibited drug. Conclusions:
  1. X will get the special prize.
  2. X will not get the special prize.

A Only conclusion I follows

B Both I and II follow

C Only conclusion II follows

D Neither I nor II follows

E Either I or II follows

ANS:B - Only conclusion II follows

Explanation: Clearly, X will not get the special prize because although he broke the world record, he was found to use unfair means. So, II follows while I does not.

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