Reasoning Quiz

Direction: In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered (A), (B) and (C). 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.

1. Statement : A heavy unseasonal downpour during tho last two days has paralysed the, normal life in the state in which five persons were killed but this has provided a huge relief to the problem of acute water crisis in the state.
Courses of action:
(A) The state government should set up a committee to review the alarming situation.
(B) The state government should immediately remove all the restrictions, on use of potable water in all the major cities in the state.
(C) The state government should send relief supplies to all the affected areas in the state.
(1) None
(2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B) and (C)
(4) Only (C)
(5) All (A), (B), (C)

2. Statement: A large private bank has decided to retrench one-third of its employees in view of the huge losses incurred by it during the past three quarters.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should issue a notification to general public to immediately: stop all transactions with the bank.
(B) The Govt. should direct the bank to refrain from retrenching its employees.
(C) The Govt. should ask the central bank of the country to initiate an enquiry into the bank’s activities and submit its report.
(1) None
 (2) Only (A)
(3) Only (B)
(4) Only (C)
(5) Only (A) and (C)

3. Statement: Many political activists have decided to stage demonstrations and block traffic movement in the city during peak hours to protest against the steep rise in prices of essential commodities.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should immediately ban all forms of agitations in the country.
(B) The police authority of the city should deploy additional forces all over the city to help traffic movement in the city.
(C) The state administration should carry out preventive arrests of the known criminals
staying in the city.
(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these

4. Statement: The school dropout rate in many districts in the state has increased sharply during the last few years as the parents of these children make them work in the fields owned by others
to earn enough for them to get at least one meal a day.
Courses of action:
(A) The Govt. should put up a mechanism to provide foodgrains to the poor people in these
districts through public distribution system to encourage the parents to send their wards to school.
(B) The Govt. should close down some of these schools in the district and deploy the teachers of these schools to nearby schools and also ask remaining students to join these schools.
(C) Govt. should issue arrest warrants for all the parents who force their children to work in fields instead of attending classes.
(1) Only (A)
 (2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
(4) Only (A) and (B)
(5) None of these

5. Statement: One aspirant was killed due to stampede while participating in a recruitment drive of police constables.
Courses of action:
(A) The officials incharge of the recruitment process should immediately be suspended.
(B) A team of officials should be asked to find out the circumstances which led to the death
of the aspirant and submit its report within a week.
(C) The Govt. should ask the home department to stagger the number of aspirants over more number of days to avoid such incidents in  future.
(1) Only (A)
(2) Only (B)
(3) Only (C)
 (4) Only (B) and (C)
(5) None of these


Ans-
1- 4
2- 4
3- 2
4- 1
5- 2


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