Cause and Effects

Directions to SolveBelow in each of the questions are given two statements I and II. These statements may be either independent causes or may be effects of independent causes or a common cause. One of these statements may be the effect of the other statements. Read both the statements and decide which of the following answer choice correctly depicts the relationship between these two statements.Mark answer
  • (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.
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

Q1: Statements:
  1. Large numbers of people have fallen sick after consuming sweets from a particular shop in the locality.
  2. Major part of the locality is flooded and has become inaccessible to outsides.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q2: Statements:
  1. Majority of people residing in the locality have decided to protest against the municipality authority's decision to allow construction of a shopping mall in the locality.
  2. Many shopping malls have been opened all over the city in the recent time.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q3: Statements:
  1. The performance of Indian sports persons in the recently held Olympics could not reach the level of expectation the country had on them.
  2. The performance of Indian sports person in the last Asian games was far better than any previous games.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q4: Statements:
  1. There was a huge rush of people to the temple last Sunday the 15th of the month.
  2. The temple authority had decided to close down the temple for repairs from 17th of the month.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q5: Statements:
  1. The government has allowed private airline companies in India to operate to overseas destinations.
  2. The national air carrier has increased its flights to overseas destinations.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q6: Statements:
  1. The Government has increased rates of petrol and diesel by 10% from the immediate effect.
  2. Oil producing countries have decided to increase 10% of production on crude oil from the last quarter.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q7: Statements:
  1. All the schools in the area had to be kept closed for most part of the week.
  2. Many parents have withdrawn their children from the local schools.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q8: Statements:
  1. The Government has imported large quantities of sugar as per trade agreement with other countries.
  2. The prices of sugar in the domestic market have fallen sharply in the recent months.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q9: Statements:
  1. The university officers have decided to conduct last examination every year in March/April in order to announce the result at proper time.
  2. In past the result was declared late by the University due to the lack of number of examiners.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q10: Statements:
  1. Police authority has recently increased vigil during the evening hours in the locality.
  2. There has been considerable reduction in the incidents of petty crimes in the locality.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q11: Statements:
  1. The Government has reduced the prices of petroleum products by five percent a week after increasing the prices by ten percent.
  2. The rate of inflation dropped marginally during the last week.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q12: Statements:
  1. The State Government has announced special tax package for the new industries to be set-up in the State.
  2. Last year the State Government had hiked the taxes for all industrial activities in the State.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q13: Statements:
  1. The life today is too fast, demanding all full of variety in all aspects which at times leads to stressful situation.
  2. Number of suicide cases among teenagers is on increase.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q14: Statements:
  1. The prices of food grains and other essential commodities in the open market have risen sharply during the past three months.
  2. The political party in opposition has given a call for general strike to protest against the government's economic policy.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q15: Statements:
  1. The Government has decided to hold a single entrance test for admission to all the medical colleges in India.
  2. The State Government has debarred students from other States to apply for the seats in the medical colleges in the State.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q16: Statements:
  1. Many people in the area are reported to be suffering from Malaria.
  2. Private Medical Practitioners in the area have decided to close their clinics for few days.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q17: Statements:
  1. The university authority has instructed all the colleges under its jurisdiction to ban use of cell phones inside the college premises.
  2. Majority of the teachers of the college signed a joint petition to the university complaining the disturbances caused by cell phone ring tones inside the classrooms.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q18: Statements:
  1. The employees of the biggest bank in the country have given an indefinite strike call starting from the third of the next month.
  2. The employees of the Central Government have withdrawn their week long demonstrations.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q19: Statements:
  1. The literacy rate in the district has been increasing for the last four years.
  2. The district administration has conducted extensive training programme for the workers involved in the literacy drive.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q20: Statements:
  1. Importance of Yoga and exercise is being realized by all sections of the society.
  2. There is an increasing awareness about health in the society particularly among middle ages group of people.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q21: Statements:
  1. The staff of Airport Authorities called off the strike they were observing in protest against privatization.
  2. The staff of Airport Authorities went on strike anticipating a threat to their jobs.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q22: Statements:
  1. Police had resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the unruly mob from the civic headquarters.
  2. The civic administration has recently hiked the property tax of the residential buildings by about 30 percent.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q23: Statements:
  1. The meteorological Department has issued a statement mentioning deficient rainfall during monsoon in many parts of the country.
  2. The Government has lowered the revised estimated GDP growth from the level of earlier estimates.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q24: Statements:
  1. Standard of living among the middle class society is constantly going up since part of few years.
  2. Indian Economy is observing remarkable growth.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q25: Statements:
  1. Many people visited the religious place during the week-end.
  2. Few people visited the religious place during the week days.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q26: Statements:
  1. The vegetable prices in the local market have increases manifold during the past few days.
  2. Incessant rains have created flood like situation in most rural parts of the State.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q27: Statements:
  1. Large number of people living in the low lying areas has been evacuated during the last few days to safer places.
  2. The Government has rushed in relief supplies to the people living in the affected areas.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q28: Statements:
  1. The farmers have decided against selling their Kharif crops to the Government agencies.
  2. The Government has reduced the procurement price of Kharif crops starting from the last month to the next six months.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q29: Statements:
  1. A huge truck overturned on the middle of the road last night.
  2. The police had cordoned of entire area in the locality this morning for half of the day.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q30: Statements:
  1. The government has decided to give tax benefits for small savings for investments and benefit accruals. However, all withdrawals of such savings are to be taxed.
  2. People have been investing more in small savings than in equity market to avail maximum tax benefits.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q31: Statements:
  1. Rural and semi-urban areas in the country have been suffering due to load-shedding for quite some time.
  2. If the Government is not able to overcome the power crisis, load-shedding will be extended even to the urban areas.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q32: Statements:
  1. Large number of Primary Schools in the rural areas is run by only one teacher.
  2. There has been a huge dropout from the primary schools in rural areas.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q33: Statements:
  1. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months.
  2. The crude oil prices in the International market have gone up substantially in the last few months.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q34: Statements:
  1. The car manufacturing companies have recently increased the prices of mid-sized cars.
  2. The Government recently increased the duty on mid-sized cars.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q35: Statements:
  1. The Reserve Bank of India has recently put restrictions on few small banks in the country.
  2. The small banks in the private and co-operative sector in India are not in a position to withstand the competitions of the bigger banks in the public sector.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.

Q36: Statements:
  1. The committee appointed by the Government on the fee structure of the professional courses has drastically reduced the fees of various courses in comparison to those charged in the last year.
  2. The parents of aspiring students seeking admission to professional courses had launched a severe agitation protesting against the high fees charged by the professional institutes and the admission process was delayed considerably.

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

B Statement II is the cause and statement I 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.


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