Logical Reasoning Set 2 (Courses of Action)

In each question below a statement is given followed by two courses of action. A course of action of a practicable and feasible step or administrative decision to be taken for follow-up, improvement, or further action in regard to the problem, policy, etc.
On the basis of the information given in the statements, you have to assume everything in the statement to be true, and decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow (s) for pursuing.

  1. Statement: The police reported that two armed terrorists had entered the city a couple of days ago.
    Courses of Action:
    I. Police should immediately circulate the photographs of the terrorists using electronic and print media in order to take public’s help I nabbing them.
    II. Public should be informed to stay indoors until the terrorists are arrested.
    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 follows
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    Option A

  2. Statement: There have been sporadic cases of stone throwing and damaging vehicles in the locality during the day following altercation between two local youth clubs last night.
    Courses of action:
    I. The local police administration should arrest all those who are caught committing these acts.
    II.The local police administration should call a meeting of office bearers of both the clubs of the locality to bring the situation under control.
    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 follows
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    Option E

  3. Statement: A huge truck overturned on middle of the main road and blocked most part of the road, causing a huge traffic jam.
    Courses of action:
    I. The traffic department should immediately deploy its personnel to divert traffic through other roads.
    II. The traffic department should immediately send men and equipment to move the truck and clear the road.
    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 follows
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    Option E

  4. Statement: Some workers of the company making diamond jewellery were caught while there were leaving the premises as they were trying to smuggle small pieces of diamonds hidden in their purses.
    Courses of Action:
    I. The management of the company should immediately put on hold all activities in the premises till a full proof security system is in place.
    II. The belongings of all the workers should thoroughly be searched before they leave the premises of the company.
    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 follows
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    Option B

  5. Statement: A huge tidal wave swept away many fishing boats and hutments of the fishermen living along the coastline.
    Courses of Action
    I. The fisherman should henceforth be restrained from constructing their huts along the coast line.
    II. The local administration should send a team of officials to assess the extent of damage and suggest remedial measures.
    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 follows
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    Option E

  6. Statement: A large number of invitees who attended the marriage function fell ill due to food poisoning and were rushed to various hospitals located in the area.
    Courses of action:
    I. The govt should ban such marriage function till further notice.
    II. The local hospital should be advised by the govt to provide best services to the affected people.
    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 follows
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    Option B

  7. Statement: Some students of the local college were caught travelling in the train without purchasing valid tickets.
    Courses of Action:
    I. The parents of these students should be informed about the incident and requested to counsel their wards.
    II. These students should be put behind bars for travelling without bonafide credentials.
    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 follows
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    Option A

  8. Statement: Many customers complained to the manager of the local branch of the bank against the highhandedness of the bank employees while dealing with the customers.
    Courses of action:
    I. The bank management should immediately suspend all the employees of the branch and deploy a different set of employees.
    II. The bank management should ask for a report from the manager of the branch for taking necessary tips.
    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 follows
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    Option B

  9. Statement: Many school children died in few accidents caused due to poor maintenance of school buses during the last few months.
    Courses of action:
    I. The government should set up an expert group to inspect the condition of school buses to avoid such accidents.
    II. The government should suspend the license of school buses.
    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 follows
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    Option A

    Actions like II should be taken if things do not get sorted by other actions. SoII cant be taken immediately.
  10. Statement: Prices of oil and gas are likely to rise in India owing to the rising tension in the Gulf region due to the fear of US attack on Iraq, a major source of oil.
    Courses of Action:
    I. India should tap new oil sources to avoid the fallout of an attack on Iraq.
    II. At least a month’s stock of oil and its products should be stored.
    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 follows
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    Option B

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