• Question

      In each question below a statement is given followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

      Statement: The Kabini Backwaters, a paradise for elephants in scorching summer, is a let-down for wildlife this year owing to extreme drought.

      I. The number of elephants spotted in Kabini Backwaters this year, is less compared to what it used to be in previous years.

      II. Every year, large herds of elephants would flock to the backwaters not only for water but also for fodder in the form of fresh shoots of grass that would cloak the moist backwater bed as the shoreline would gradually recede during summer.

      A if only I implicit. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      B if only II implicit. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      C if either I or II implicit. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      D if neither I nor II implicit. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      E if both I and II implicit. Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      The Number of elephants visiting Kabini Backwaters is less this year due to drought hence we can imply that elephants visit there for water but we don’t know if they visit there for fodder also. Hence, assumption I is implicit and assumption II is not and correct answer option is 1.

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