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. The police authority has recently caught a group of house breakers.
  2. The citizens group in the locality have started night vigil in the area.

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

B Both the statements I and II are independent causes

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

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

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

ANS:E - Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Explanation: Both the statements are clearly backed by a common cause, which is clearly an increase in the number of thefts in the locality.



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