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Deriving Conclusions from Passages

Direction for [ Question No: 1 To 5 ] :

In each of the following questions, a statement is given, followed by two conclusions. 
Give answer
(a) if only conclusion I follows,
(b) if only conclusion II follows,
(c) if either I or II follows,
(d) if neither I nor II follows,
(e) if both I and II follow

1.

Statement : Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
Conclusions:
I. Fashion designers do not understand the public mind very well.
II. The public by and large is highly susceptible to novelty.

Answer: B

The statement asserts that people cannot stand any particular trend for long and seek change quite often. So, only II follows.

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2.

Statement: No country is absolutely self-dependent these days.
Conclusions:
I. It is impossible to grow and produce all that a country needs.
II. Countrymen in general have become lazy.

Answer: A

Clearly, only I provides a suitable explanation to the given statement. So, only I follows.

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3.

Statement : Vegetable prices are soaring in the market.
Conclusions : 
I. Vegetables are becoming a rare commodity.
II. People cannot eat vegetables.

Answer: D

Only vegetables prices are mentioned in passage.

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4.

Statement : Fortune favours the brave.

Conclusions :
I. Risks are necessary for success.
II. Cowards die many times before their death

Answer: A

Only conclusion I follows.Conclusion II can not be deduced from the statement.

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5.

Statement : Modern man influences his destiny by the choice he makes unlike in the past.
Conclusions :
I. Earlier there were less options available to man.
II. There was no desire in the past to influence the destiny.

Answer: A

Only conclusion I follows.

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