XAT 2011 Question 14

Question 14

Impressions are direct, vivid, and forceful products of immediate experience; ideas are merely feeble copies of these original impressions.

Assuming the above statement is true, which of the statements logically follow from it?
I. Every impression leads to an idea.
II. Ideas must follow an antecedent impression.
III. The colour of the 2011 XAT test booklet right in front of a candidate is an impression to her, whereas the memory of the colour of her television set is an idea.
IV. If one was interested in origin of the idea of the colour of a television set, then one need to understand the impressions from which this idea was derived.

Solution

Statement I is extreme and and it is not stated in the given statement.Since, ideas are feeble copies of original impressions, statements II and IV are relevant and correct. Memory is an impression retained, we cannot call it an idea, Thus statement 3 is false as idea is a weak copy of impression. 

Hence, option D is the correct answer. 



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