Reasoning Quiz

Directions: In each of the question given
below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II
and III. 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 three
given course(s) of action logically follow(s) worth pursuing. Then decide which
of the alternatives (1), (2), (3), (4) or (5) is correct.

1. Statement: The army has been alerted in the
district following floods triggered by incessant rains.

Courses of Action: 
I. Relief to flood affected people
should be arranged.
II. Supply of flood articles should
be arranged.
III. Adequate medical facilities
should be arranged.

(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Only I
and III follow 
(d) None
(e) All

2. Statement: Faced with a serious resource
crunch and a depressing overall economic scenario, the state ‘X’ is unlikely to
achieve the targeted percent compound annual growth rate during the 10th plan.

Courses of Action: 
I. The target growth should be
reduced for the next Plan.
II. The reasons for the failures
should be studied.
III. The state X’s performance should
be compared with that of other States.
(a) Only I
(b) Only I
and III follow
(c) Only II
and III follow
(d) None
(e) All

3. Statement: Over 27,000 bonded labourers
identified and freed are still awaiting rehabilitation.

Courses of Action: 
I. More cases of bonded labourers
should be identified.
II. Till the proper rehabilitation
facilities are available, the bonded labourers should not be freed.
III. The impediments in the way of
speedy and proper rehabilitation of bonded labourers should be removed.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Only III
(d) Only II
and III follow
(e) None

4. Statement: Higher disposal costs encourage
those who produce waste to look for cheaper ways to get rid of it.

Courses of Action: 
I. The disposal costs should be made
II. The disposal costs should be
brought down.
III. A committee should be set up to
study the details in this respect.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II
(c) Either I
or II follows
(d) Only II
and III follow
(e) All

5. Statement: If the faculty members also join
the strike, there is going to be a serious problem.

Courses of Action: 
I. The faculty members should be
persuaded not to go on strike.
II. Those faculty members who join
the strike should be suspended.
III. The management should not worry
about such small things.
(1) Only I
(2) Only I
and II follow
(3) Only II
and III follow
(4) None
(5) All

6. Many sociologists have argued that there is a functional
relationship between education and economic systems. They point to the fact
that mass formal education began in industrial society and is an established
part of all industrial societies.

Which of the
following inferences can be drawn from the above statements?
(1) Formal education has suffered a
setback due to industrial society
(2) Industrial society is responsible for
expansion of education of the mass level
(3) Formal education can he traced to
industrial society.
(4) Industrial society changed the pattern
of education
(5) None of these

7. Statements: A country X has no national gun
act. There is no firearm control and licensing mechanism in the country. The
general public is free to acquire gun. The people require arms for their
safety. This has ultimately increased the crime rate considerably in the

Should the
gun or firearm not be licensed?
(1) It is not necessary to license the gun
or fire arm
(2) The gun or fire arm act is opposed by
the people of country
(3) The Government should make all
necessary arrangement to enact fire arm act
(4) Many countries in the world have no
fire arm act
(5) None of these

8. It has been reported in recent years that a very large number of
seats in the engineering colleges in the country remain vacant at the end of
the admission session.

Which of the
following may be the probable cause
of the above effect?
(1) There has been a considerable decrease
in hiring of engineering graduates due to economic slowdown in the recent years.
(2) Students have always preferred to
complete graduation in three years time instead of four years for engineering.
(3) The Government has recently decided to
provide post qualification professional training to all engineering graduates
at its own cost.
(4) There has always been a very poor
success rate among the engineering students.
(5) None of these

9. The condition of the roads in the city has deteriorated considerably
during the first two months of monsoon and most of the roads have developed big
pot holes.

Which of the
following can be a possible effect
of the above cause?
(1) The municipal corporation had repaired
all the roads in the city before onset of monsoon with good quality material.
(2) A large number of people have
developed spine related injuries after regularly commuting long distances by
road within the city.
(3) The municipal corporation has been
careful in choosing the contractors for repairing roads in the past.
(4) People always complain about potholed
roads during the monsoon months.
(5) None of these

10. Majority of the students who appeared in the final examination of
post graduate course in management in the local college have secured first
class which is comparatively higher than the performance of students of other
management colleges in the state.

Which of the
following may indicate that the results are not in line with the general trend?
(1) The students of the local college are
qualitatively better than those of other colleges
(2) The authorities of the other
management colleges in the state are stricter in their standard of evaluation
for their students.
(3) The students of other management
colleges in the state performed better than the students of the local college
in all the previous examinations.
(4) The local management college recently
retrenched many of its regular faculty members.
(5) None of these

It has been reported in many leading newspapers that the current
year’s monsoon may be below the expected level as many parts of the country are
still not getting adequate rainfall.

Which of the
following can be a possible fallout
of the above situation?
(1) People from those affected areas with
less rainfall may migrate to urban areas.
(2)          Government may announce ex-gratia
payment to all the farmers affected in these areas.
(3)          Government may declare these areas as
drought affected areas.
(4)          People may blame the Government and
agitate for not getting adequate water for cultivation
(5)          None of these

There has been a spate of rail accidents in India in the recent
months killing large numbers of passengers and injuring many more. This has
raised serious doubts about the railway’s capability of providing safety to
Which of the
following statements substantiates
the views expressed in the above statement?
(1)          Indian Railways has come to be known
to provide best passenger comfort in the recent years
(2)          People have no option other than
travelling by rail over long distances.
(3)          The railway tracks at many places have
been found to be stressed due to wear and tear in the recent times.
(4)          Local residents are always the first
to provide a helping hand to the passengers in the event of such disasters.
(5)          None of these

A few travellers were severely beaten up by villagers recently in
a remote rural part of the state as the villagers found the movement of the
travellers suspicious. The district authority has sent a police team to nab the
Which of the
following inferences can be drawn
from the above statement?
(An inference
is something which is not directly stated but can be inferred from the given
(1)          The villagers dislike presence of
strangers in their vicinity.
(2)          Villagers are generally suspicious in
(3)          Travellers prefer to visit
(4)          The Government generally provides
protection to travellers across the country.
(5)          None of these

There has been a considerable drop in sales of four wheelers
during the past six months when compared to the number of four wheelers sold
during this period last year.
Which of the
following can be the probable cause
of the above phenomenon?
(A)          The Government has imposed higher
excise duty on four wheelers at the beginning of this year.
(B)          The petrol prices have risen
considerably during the past eight months.
(C)          The rate of interest on home and car
loans has been rising for the past seven months.
(1)          All (A), (B) and (C)
(2)          (A) and (C) Only
(3)          (B) and (C) Only
(4)          (B) Only
(5)          (A) Only

There is an alarming trend of skewed sex ratio against women in
India during the past decade and situation may get out of hand if adequate
steps are not taken to stop female foeticide.
Which of the
following can be an effective step to
reverse the trend
(A)          The Government should immediately
completely ban use of scanners/ sonography on expectant mothers at all health
(B)          The Government should announce a
substantial incentive scheme for couples who have at least one girl child.
 (C)          The Government should launch a
nationwide campaign to create awareness against female foeticide.
(1)          (A) only
(2)          (A) and (B) Only
(3)          (B) and (C) Only
(4)          All (A), (B) and (C)

(5)          None of these

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