Statement and Conclusion Questions and Answers

Directions to Solve

In 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.
1. Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners.

Conclusions:

  1. 80% of the team consists of spinners.
  2. The opening batsmen were spinners.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

2.  Statements: The old order changed yielding place to new.

Conclusions:

  1. Change is the law of nature.
  2. Discard old ideas because they are old.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

3. Statements: Government has spoiled many top ranking financial institutions by appointing bureaucrats as Directors of these institutions.

Conclusions:

  1. Government should appoint Directors of the financial institutes taking into consideration the expertise of the person in the area of finance.
  2. The Director of the financial institute should have expertise commensurate with the financial work carried out by the institute.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

4. Statements: Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario of many developing countries in days to come.

Conclusions:

  1. The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future.
  2. It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

5. Statements: Prime age school-going children in urban India have now become avid as well as more regular viewers of television, even in households without a TV. As a result there has been an alarming decline in the extent of readership of newspapers.

Conclusions:

  1. Method of increasing the readership of newspapers should be devised.
  2. A team of experts should be sent to other countries to study the impact of TV. on the readership of newspapers.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION
6.  All that glitters is not gold.
A. Non-metals also glitter.
B. Only gold glitters.
C. Not all metals glitter.
D. Glittering things may be deceptive.
EXPLANATION

7.  Most dresses in that shop are expensive.
A. There are no cheap dresses available in that shop.
B. Handloom dresses in that shop are cheap.
C. There are cheap dresses also in that shop.
D. Some dresses in that shop are expensive.
EXPLANATION

8.  Many business offices are located in buildings having two to eight floors. If a building has more than three floors, it has a lift.
A. All floors may be reached by lifts.
B. Only floors above the third floor have lifts.
C. Seventh floors have lifts.
D. Second floors do not have lifts.
EXPLANATION

9.  Every library has books.
A. Books are only in library.
B. Libraries are meant for books only.
C. No library is without books.
D. Some libraries do not have readers.
EXPLANATION

10.  In a class, three-fourth of the boys play football, one-half play cricket, one-fourth of those who play cricket do not play football.
A. Two-third of the boys play only football.
B. One-fourth of the boys play neither cricket nor football.
C. One-third of the boys play neither cricket nor football.
D. One-eighth of the boys play neither cricket nor football.
E. Two-fifth of the boys play only football.
EXPLANATION
11.  Statements: A man must be wise to be a good wrangler. Good wranglers are talkative and boring.

Conclusions:

  1. All the wise persons are boring.
  2. All the wise persons are good wranglers.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

12. Statements: “The Government will review the present policy of the diesel price in view of further spurt in the international oil prices”. – A spokesman of the Government.

Conclusions:

  1. The Government will increase the price of the diesel after the imminent spurt in the international oil prices.
  2. The Government will not increase the price of the diesel even after the imminent spurt in the international oil prices.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

13.  Statements: The Government of country X has recently announced several concessions and offered attractive package tours for foreign visitors.

Conclusions:

  1. Now, more number of foreign tourists will visit the country.
  2. The Government of country X seems to be serious in attracting tourists.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

14. Statements: After this amendment to the Constitution, no child below the age of 14 years will be employed to work in any factory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment.

Conclusions:

  1. Before this amendment, children below 14 years were employed to work in factory or mine.
  2. The employers must now abide by this amendment to the Constitution.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

15. Statements: It has been decided by the Government to withdraw 33% of the subsidy on cooking gas from the beginning of next month. – A spokesman of the Government.

Conclusions:

  1. People now no more desire or need such subsidy from Government as they can afford increased price of the cooking gas.
  2. The price of the cooking gas will increase at least by 33% from the next month.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION
16.  Statements: A large majority of the work force in India is unorganised. Most of them earn either the minimum or uncertain wages while others are engaged in sundry jobs.

Conclusions:

  1. The workers in the organised sector get better facilities and stay longer in their jobs.
  2. Some workers in the unorganised sector of the work force have a regular and fixed income.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

17.  Statements: Industrial Revolution which first of all started in Europe has brought about modern age.

Conclusions:

  1. Disparity between rich and poor results in revolution.
  2. Revolution overhauls society.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

18.  Statements: The T.V. staff deserves an applaud for showing booth capture.

Conclusions:

  1. T.V. aims at showing things in their true perspective.
  2. People involved in booth capturing have been recognised and are being tried by law.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

19.  Statements: America’s defence secretary reiterated that they would continue to supply arms to Pakistan.

Conclusions:

  1. Pakistan is incapable of manufacturing arms.
  2. It would ensure peace in the region.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

20.  Statements: Fortune favours the brave.

Conclusions:

  1. Risks are necessary for success.
  2. Cowards die many times before their death.
A. Only conclusion I follows
B. Only conclusion II follows
C. Either I or II follows
D. Neither I nor II follows
E. Both I and II follow
EXPLANATION

 

 

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