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


Statement : Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
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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Statement: No country is absolutely self-dependent these days.
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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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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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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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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