Reasoning Quiz – Statement & Courses of Action – 6

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Courses of Action

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. A course of action is a step or administrative decision to be taken for improvement, follow-up or further action in regard to the problem, policy etc. On the basis of the information given in the statement, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing

Give answer (a) if only course of action I follows.

Give answer (b) if only course of action II follows.

Give answer (c) if either course of action I or II follows.

Give answer (d) if neither course of action I nor II follows.

Give answer (e) if both courses of action I and II follow.

 

  1. Statement : It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and fresh vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsuled Vitamin E does not have same effect on human body.

Courses of action:

I : The sale of capsuled Vitamin E should be banned.

II : People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and fresh vegetables to meet the body requirement of Vitamin E.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation:

Only course of action II is suitable for pursuing. Since capsuled Vitamin E has not any deleterious effect on human body, it is not proper to ban the sale of capsuled Vitamin E.

 

  1. Statement : India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries.

Courses of action:

I : India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats.

II : India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation:

Only course of action II is suitable for pursuing. The first course of action may aggravate the situation further. Therefore, it is not suitable for pursuing.

 

  1. Statement : India has now been recognised by the Western World as a vast resource of knowledge and are eager to use the same.

Courses of action:

I : India should exploit this opportunity to hasten its economic growth.

II : India should bargain effectively with the Western World and become a super power in South Asia.

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

Only course of action I seems to be appropriate for pursuing. It is not desirable to achieve something by undue means.

 

  1. Statement : It is estimated that about twenty lakhs people will visit the city during the ensuring festival.

Courses of action:

I : The civic authority should make adequate arrangements to tackle the situation.

II : All the hospitals in the city should be put on high alert in case on any eventuality.

Answer

Option: E

Explanation:

Both the courses of action are suitable for pursuing considering the visit of a large number of people.

 

  1. Statement : Drinking water supply to many parts of the town has been disrupted due to loss of water because of leakage in pipes supplying water.

 

Courses of action:

I : The government should order an enquiry into the matter.

II : The civic body should set up a fact-finding team to assess the damage and take effective steps.

Answer

Option: B

Explanation: The first course of action does not match the scale of the problem. The problem is not so big as to merit a govt enquiry. It is enough that the civic body take action and hence II follows.

 

  1. Statement : There is an alarming increase in the number of people suffering from malaria in many parts of the city.

Courses of action:

I : The municipal corporation has advised all the govt hospitals to store adequate supply of malaria drugs.

II : The municipal corporation has urged people to use mosquito repellants and keep their premises clean.

Answer

Option: E

Explanation:

I will help in cure while II will help in prevention.

 

  1. Statement : Many people have encroached upon govt. property and built their houses and business establishments.

Courses of action:

I : The government should take immediate steps to remove all unauthorised constructions on govt land.

II : All the encroachers should immediately be put behind bars and also be slapped with a hefty fine.

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

II is an extreme action and hence does not follow. I is a proper course of action. Note that taking immediate steps is not the same as immediate removal of the constructions, which may again have been considered to be an extreme course of action.

 

  1. Statement : The meteorological department has predicted normal rainfall throughout the country during the current monsoon.

Courses of action:

I : The govt should reduce the procurement price of foodgrains for the current year.

II : The govt should reduce subsidy on fertilizers for the current year.

Answer

Option: D

Explanation:

If the rainfall is normal, it does not mean we would deprive the farmer of his due. The actions may be deemed to be correct only if we know that they are the reversal of policies which had been framed during crisis years.

 

  1. Statement : The dolphin population in India has been decreasing sharply over the past few years.

Courses of action:

I : Dolphins should be declared an endangered species and bred in aquariums or protected areas.

II : Locals should be enlisted to protect dolphins.

Answer

Option: E

Explanation:

Both the courses of action will help increase the population of dolphins.

 

  1. Statement : Cell phone users have found that tariff plans are not as attractive as promoted by telecom companies and complained to regulatory authority about the same.

Courses of action:

I : The regulatory authority should direct telecom companies to be transparent on the tariff structure of all plans.

II : The government should restrict the number of telecom companies operating in the country.

Answer

Option: A

Explanation:

Being “not as attractive as promoted” is a clear case of hiding things. Hence “transparency” is the answer to the problem and I follows. II goes against the spirit of free market and is not relevant to the problem either.

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Team EP

 

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