Statements and Assumptions Quiz Set 35

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Question 1

Statement: "The prices of onions have touched 80" - a newspaper in Delhi.

Assumptions:

  1. Here 80 refers to the Indian currency.
  2. There is an ambiguity, it is either 80 per bag, or 80 per kg, or 80 per item.
 A

Only I is implicit.

 B

Only II is implicit.

 C

Either I or II is implicit.

 D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: a

The contextual meaning is Rs. 80 per Kg. So only I is implicit.


Question 2

Statement: Summers have not yet started, but a lot many cold drink companies have started giving advertisements on television.

Assumptions: .

  1. Summers are coming, people will need drinks to chill themselves so they should be made aware in advance.
  2. Last year's left over stock can be consumed this way because some eager customers will come and buy their cold drinks.
 A

Only I is implicit.

 B

Only II is implicit.

 C

Either I or II is implicit.

 D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: a

There is no left over stock in cold drinks, so only option I is implicit.


Question 3

Statement: Ram reaches the office in time even though he comes by bicycle.

Assumptions: .

  1. Ram lives nearby to the office.
  2. Ram is punctual.
 A

Only I is implicit.

 B

Only II is implicit.

 C

Either I or II is implicit.

 D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: d

He comes on a bicycle so probably he is coming from somewhere nearby. He is also punctual enough to reach in time. So both the assumptions are valid.


Question 4

Statement: "He is running a social media campaign. He seems to be ahead of you" - A supporter to a candidate for the state elections.

Assumptions:

  1. The supporter is referring to the opponent candidate.
  2. The supporter is making a false statement.
 A

Only I is implicit.

 B

Only II is implicit.

 C

Either I or II is implicit.

 D

I and II are implicit.

Soln.
Ans: a

The "he" here is contextually pointing to the opponent, so I is implicit. There is nothing in the given data that can help us decide on the truth or falsehood of this statement. So II is implicit.


Question 5

Statement: Most people who stop smoking gain weight.

Assumptions: .

  1. If one stops smoking, one will gain weight.
  2. If one does not stop smoking, one will not gain weight.
 A

Only I is implicit.

 B

Only II is implicit.

 C

Either I or II is implicit.

 D

Neither I nor II is implicit.

Soln.
Ans: d

The statement is statistical. So it is probabilistic. There is no guarantee that all people who quit smoking gain weight, and neither is there any guarantee that weight is gained only by quitting smoking.


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Updated on 2019-08-18.

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