100+ Statement and Courses of Action Questions and Answers - 1

Question: 1

In this type of questions, a statement is given followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. The candidate is required to grasp the statement, analyse the problem or policy it mentions and then decide which of the courses of action logically follows.
Statement :
Youngsters are often found starting at obscene posters.
Courses of action :
I. Children should be punished and penalized if they are doing so.
II. Any display of such material be banned.

(A) if only I follows

(B) if only II follows

(C) if either I or II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: B

Bad things attract more and punishment after the act has been committed is no remedy. The act should be prevented. So, only course II follows.

Question: 2

Statement :
Orissa and Andhra Pradesh have agreed in principle to set up a joint control board for better control, management and productivity of several inter state multipurpose projects.
Courses of action :
I. Other neighbouring states should set up such control boards.
II. The proposed control board should not be allowed to function as such joint boards are always ineffective.

(A) if only I follows

(B) if only II follows

(C) if either I or II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: A

The effectiveness of such Control Boards is established by the fact that Orissa and A.P. have agreed to it for better control of its multipurpose projects. So, only course I follows.

Question: 3

Statement :
The cinema halls are incurring heavy losses these days as people prefer to watch movies in home on TV than to visit cinema halls.
Courses of action :
I. The cinema halls should be demolished and residential multi storey buildings should be constructed there.
II. The cinema halls should be converted into the shopping malls.

(A) if only I follows

(B) if only II follows

(C) if either I or II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: D

Doing away with cinema halls is no solution. Hence, none of the courses follows. Instead, certain incentives and promotional schemes should be awarded to cinema hall owners so that they could manage to draw in crowds.

Question: 4

Statement :
A large number of employees have gone on a mass casual leave in protest against the company’s new recruitment policy.
Courses of action :
The company should immediately withdraw the new recruitment policy.
II. All these employees should immediately be suspended from their service.

(A) if only I follows

(B) if only II follows

(C) if either I or II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: D

Here, the problem is one of mutual disagreement. So, extreme measures as getting rid of the policy or employees protesting against it, won’t help. It can best be solved by finding a middle path via mutual talks.

Question: 5

Statement :
Exporters in the capital are alleging that commercial banks are violating a Reserve Bank of India directive to operate a post shipment export credit denominated in foreign currency at international rates from January this year.
Courses of action :
I. The officers concerned in the commercial banks are to be suspended.
II. The RBI should be asked to stop giving such directives to commercial banks.

(A) if only I follows

(B) if only II follows

(C) if either I or II follows

(D) if neither I nor II follows

(E) if both I and II follow

Ans: D

The statement mentions that the commercial banks violate a directive issued by the RBI. The remedy is only to make the banks implement the Act. So, none of the courses follows.

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