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### Logical Reasoning :: Cause and Effect

Directions To Solve

This type of reasoning question consists of two statements, I and II. These statements may have cause and effect relationship; can be the effects of the same or independent causes or may be the independent causes without having any relationship. You are required to read both statements carefully and choose the right answer.

1. I. All the colleges in the city had to keep closed for three days a week.

II. Many students have left the local colleges.

2.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

3. I. The number of unemployed youth rose tremendously this year as compared to the previous year.

II. A large number of candidates applied for the post of a manager in a bank against an advertisement of the job in a newspaper.

4.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

5. I. The literacy rate in the city is increasing for the last three years.

II. The city administration has conducted extensive literacy programs to educate the illiterate people of the city.

6.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

7. I. The government has imported large quantities of rice as per trade contract with other countries.

II. The prices of rice reduced sharply in the domestic market in recent months.

8.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

9. I. The private colleges have increased the course fees in the current year by 60% to meet the expenses.

II. The government colleges have not increased the course fees in spite of increased expenses.

10.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

11. I. There is a possibility of snowfall in the next week.

II. The handloom industries have increased their production by 40%.

12.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

13. I. Tom was not granted a visa to the UK.

II. Tom's flight to Manchester was delayed by at least 10 hours.

14.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

15. I. Salman's movie has crossed the 300 crores mark at the box-office.

II. His movie is nominated for the Oscars.

16.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

17. I. Ram has not paid the rent.

II. He has not arrived yet.

18.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause

19. I. The state government has increased the duty on mid-sized cars.

II. Last year the state government had hiked taxes for all industrial activities.

20.  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 are effects of independent causes D. Both the statements are independent causes E. Both the statements are effects of some common cause