Cause and Effect


  1. I. Ten hardcore criminals escaped from the custody of the police while on the way to the jail in a city.
    II. All schools in the city remained closed for two days.
    1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
    2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
    3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
    4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
    5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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    The cause for the escape of the criminals could have been because of laxity on the pat of the policy. Since only schools were closed in the city, there is a high possibility of some other cause for it.

    Correct Option: D

    The cause for the escape of the criminals could have been because of laxity on the pat of the policy. Since only schools were closed in the city, there is a high possibility of some other cause for it.


  1. I. The trout fish because of excessive fishing and loss of conductive habitat is becoming endangered.
    II. Environmental activism is witnessing a steady rise.
    1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
    2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
    3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
    4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
    5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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    Both the statement are effect of the common cause of environmental damage.

    Correct Option: E

    Both the statement are effect of the common cause of environmental damage.



  1. I. The prime minister's Ireland visit was the headline in the newspapers.
    II. The prime minister's Ireland visit is historic.
    1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
    2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
    3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
    4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
    5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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    The Prime minister's visit making the headlines could be because of the absence of any other important news (cause). The visit could be historic because of other reason, such as it being the prime minister's first visit or the signing of some important agreements.

    Correct Option: D

    The Prime minister's visit making the headlines could be because of the absence of any other important news (cause). The visit could be historic because of other reason, such as it being the prime minister's first visit or the signing of some important agreements.


  1. I. Members of a community sat on a dharna (protest) demanding reservations in government jobs.
    II. The leaders of the movement from the community were arrested by the police.
    1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
    2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
    3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
    4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
    5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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    The members sat on a dharna because they did not have any hopes that the government will fulfill their demands. Only the leaders were arrested because of fear of law and order problem.

    Correct Option: D

    The members sat on a dharna because they did not have any hopes that the government will fulfill their demands. Only the leaders were arrested because of fear of law and order problem.



  1. I. The Migratory birds have stopped coming to the lake on the outskirts of the city.
    II. The lake has the highest water level in almost a decade and a large fish population.
    1. If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
    2. If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
    3. If both the statements I and II are independent causes.
    4. If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes.
    5. If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

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    Both are effects. If II were a cause, then migratory birds would have come to the lake.

    Correct Option: D

    Both are effects. If II were a cause, then migratory birds would have come to the lake.