Course of Action Questions and Answers

 

Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Give answer

  • (A) If only I follows
  • (B) If only II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows
  • (E) If both I and II follow.
1.  Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type.Courses of Action:

  1. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.
  2. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

2.  Statement: Severe drought is reported to have set in several parts of the country.Courses of Action:

  1. Government should immediately make arrangement for providing financial assistance to those affected.
  2. Food, water and fodder should immediately be sent to all these areas to save the people and cattle.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

3.  Statement: Since its launching in 1881, Vayudoot has so far accumulated losses amounting to Rs 153 crore.Courses of Action:

  1. Vayudoot should be directed to reduce wasteful expenditure and to increase passenger fare.
  2. An amount of about Rs 300 crore should be provided to Vayudoot to make the airliner economically viable.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

4.  Statement: Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from January this year.Courses of Action:

  1. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.
  2. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

5.  Statement: A large number of people die every year due to drinking polluted water during the summer.Courses of Action:

  1. The government should make adequate arrangements to provide safe drinking water to all its citizens.
  2. The people should be educated about the dangers of drinking polluted water.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION
6.  Statement: Footpaths of a busy road are crowded with vendors selling cheap items.Courses of Action:

  1. The help of police should be sought to drive them away.
  2. Some space should be provided to them where they can earn their bread without blocking footpaths.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

7.  Statement: Some serious blunders were detected in the Accounts section of a factory.Courses of Action:

  1. An efficient team of auditors should be appointed to check the Accounts.
  2. A show cause notice should be issued to all the employees involved in the irregularity.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

8.  Statement: Researchers are feeling agitated as libraries are not equipped to provide the right information to the right users at the right time in the required format. Even the users are riot aware about the various services available for them.Courses of Action:

  1. All the information available to the libraries should be computerised to provide faster services to the users.
  2. Library staff should be trained in computer operations.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

9.  Statement: Many medical and engineering graduates are taking up jobs in administrative services and in banks.Courses of Action:

  1. All the professionals should be advised to refrain from taking up such jobs.
  2. The government should appoint a committee to find out the reasons for these professionals taking up such jobs and to suggest remedial measures.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION

10.  Statement: Due to substantial reduction in fares by different airline services, large number of passengers so far travelling by upper classes in trains have switched over to airline services.Courses of Action:

  1. The railways should immediately reduce the fare structure of the upper classes substantially to retain its passengers.
  2. The railways should reduce the capacity of upper classes in all the trains to avoid loss.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow

EXPLANATION
11.  Statement: Lack of coordination between the University, its colleges and various authorities has resulted in students ousted from one college seeking migration to another.Courses of Action:

  1. If a student is ousted from a college, the information should be sent to all the other colleges of the University
  2. The admissions to all the colleges of the University should be handled by the University directly.
  3. A separate section should be made for taking strict action against students indulging in anti-social activities.
A. Only I follows
B. Only II follows
C. Only III follows
D. Only I and III follow
E. Only II and III follow
 
EXPLANATION

12.  Statement: Over 27,000 bonded labourers identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation.Courses of Action:

  1. More cases of bonded labourers should be identified.
  2. Till the proper rehabilitation facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not be freed.
  3. The impediments in the way of speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers should be removed.
A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only II follows
D. Only III follows
E. Only II and III follow

EXPLANATION

13.  Statement: Number of dropouts from the municipal schools has significantly increased after withdrawal of mid-day meal scheme.Courses of Action:

  1. The government should reconsider its decision of withdrawal of midday meal scheme.
  2. The government should close down some of the municipal schools.
  3. The government should carry out a detailed study to find out the reasons for school dropouts.
A. None follows
B. Only I follows
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only II and III follow
E. All follow

EXPLANATION

14.  Statement: There has been unprecedented increase in the prices of essential commodities during the past few days due to the strike call given by the transporters association.Courses of Action:

  1. The transporters’ association should be ordered by the government to immediately withdraw strike call or else they will face severe consequences.
  2. The government should immediately make alternative arrangements to ensure adequate supply of essential commodities in the market.
  3. The government should immediately declare the strike illegal and put all those responsible for the strike behind the bars.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these

EXPLANATION

15.  Statement: A large number of students studying in municipal schools could not pass the Xth Std. Board examination causing frustration among the students and their parents.Courses of Action:

  1. The Municipal authority should immediately review the position and initiate measures to improve the situation.
  2. The municipal authority should immediately fill up the teachers’ vacancies in the municipal schools.
  3. The municipal authority should close down some of their schools and concentrate their attention on remaining schools to improve the conditions.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these

EXPLANATION
16.  Statement: Incessant rain for the past several days has posed the problem of overflowing and flood as the river bed is full of silt and mud.Courses of Action:

  1. The people residing near the river should be shifted to a safe place.
  2. The people should be made aware about the imminent danger over radio/television.
  3. The silt and mud from the river bed should be cleared immediately after the receding of the water level.
A. None follows
B. Only I and ll follow
C. Only II and III follow
D. Only I and III follow
E. All follow

EXPLANATION

17.  Statement: Some strains of mosquito have become resistant to chloroquine – the widely used medicine for malaria patients.Courses of Action:

  1. Selling of chloroquine should be stopped.
  2. Researchers should develop a new medicine for patients affected by such mosquitoes.
  3. All the patients suffering from malaria should be checked for identification of causal mosquito.
A. None follows
B. Only I and III follow
C. All follow
D. Only II and III follow
E. None of these

EXPLANATION

18.  Statement: Many private sector banks have reduced interest rate on housing loans in comparison to public sector banks.Courses of Action:

  1. The case should be raised before the regulatory authority for investigation by the public sector banks as they cannot follow such reduction.
  2. Public sector banks must adopt such policy to remain in competition.
  3. The public sector banks should advertise their special feature repeatedly so that they do not lose their future customers.
A. All follow
B. Only I and II follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. Only either II or III follows
E. None of these

EXPLANATION

19.  Statement: The Deputy Mayor of city Z has proposed to install a plant of mineral water and to supply citizen’s mineral water bottles at Rs. 6 per litre as against Rs. 10 per litre being sold by local private companies.Courses of Action:

  1. The local private companies of city Z will have to close their operation.
  2. The Corporation of city Z will have to provide for losses in this project in its budget.
  3. The tap water schemes of city Z will have to be stopped.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these
EXPLANATION

20.  Statement: The meteorological department has issued a notification forecasting less rainfall during next year’s monsoon.Courses of Action:

  1. The government should immediately set up a water authority for proper management of water resources.
  2. The water supply authorities should be asked to implement reduction in regular water supply to tackle the situation.
  3. The farmers should be advised to cultivate alternate crops which require less water during the coming months.
A. Only I and II follow
B. Only II and III follow
C. Only I and III follow
D. All follow
E. None of these
EXPLANATION
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