CAT 1999 Question Paper Question 113


DIRECTIONS for questions: Each question consists of five statements followed by options consisting of three statements put together in a specific order. Choose the option which indicates a valid argument, that is, where the third statement is a conclusion drawn from the preceding two statements. Example:

A. All cigarettes are hazardous to health.

B. Brand X is a cigarette.

C. Brand X is hazardous to health.

ABC is a valid option, where statement C can be concluded from statements A and B.

Question 113

A. Some towns in India are polluted.

B. All polluted towns should be destroyed.

C. Town Meghana should be destroyed.

D. Town Meghana is polluted.

E. Some towns in India should be destroyed.


Option A: We do not know if town Meghana is in India. So, we cannot infer the statement E. Hence, option A is wrong.

Option B: All polluted towns must be destroyed and some towns in India are polluted => Some towns in India must be destroyed. Option B is correct.

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