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. There is increase in water level of all the water tanks supplying drinking water to the city during the last fortnight.
  2. Most of the trains were cancelled last week due to water-logging on the tracks.

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

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

C Both the statements I and II are independent causes

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

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

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

Explanation: The problems discussed in both the statements are clearly the result of heavy downpour in the area.



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