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Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Directions: In this question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit.
Statement:
‘The marketing of movies has gradually changed from being content oriented to being controversy oriented’ – A book on Movie Marketing.
Assumptions:
I. Controversies help in the marketing of movies.
II. The author has a fair knowledge on the subject of movie marketing.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Directions: In this question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit.
Statement:
Strive for the best. Settle for nothing less.
Assumptions:
I. Those who settle for less than the best are failures.
II. Only people who strive for the best are successful.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Directions: In this question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit.
Statement:
India is currently in midst of a major revamping of its image and is now portraying itself as a land of number of opportunities.
Assumptions:
I. Foreigners still view India as a land where there are very less jobs and excessive population
II. The IT sector is spearheading this revamping of India’s image

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Directions: In this question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. Consider the statement and decide which of the given assumptions is implicit.
Statement:
As opposed to a bad student, a good student is one who makes notes in class, and revises them on a daily basis.
Assumptions:
I. Good students do exist
II. A bad student doesn’t make notes in class.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement:
‘If the organization is to meet the challenges of the changing world, it must be prepared to change everything about itself except its basic beliefs as it moves through corporate life . . . . The only sacred cow in an organization should be its basic philosophy of doing business’– Thomas J. Watson Jr.
Assumptions:
I. The basic beliefs and philosophy of an organization should not change with the changing times.
II. The author is talking only about big corporations and not small ones.
III. Except for basic philosophy, everything in an organization inevitably changes.
IV. It is essential for the organizations to change itself with the changing world around them.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement:
‘It is debatable whether the President should be really active throughout his tenure. I feel that the drafters of Indian Constitution had deliberately envisaged more of a ‘rubber-stamp’ role for a President’. – A tells B.
Assumptions:
I. The constitutional bodies should not go beyond the limits of the roles as envisaged by the drafters of the Constitution.
II. The drafters of the Indian Constitution felt that an overzealous President might come in way of policy making.
III. The President should not be really active throughout his tenure.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement: ‘We should not invest in a space mission to study Mars, when we’re already in debts and cannot even invest liberally in social sector programs and public health.’– A says to B.
‘But this way, we would be depriving ourselves of a fantastic opportunity of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the superpowers who routinely undertake such tasks’– B replies to A.
What are the assumptions on which A relies?
I. One should not invest in luxuries with borrowed money.
II. Investing in the social sector and public health programs will generate better returns financially, than investing in space missions.
III. The present investment in social sector programs and public health may not be enough.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement: ‘We should not invest in a space mission to study Mars, when we’re already in debts and cannot even invest liberally in social sector programs and public health.’– A says to B.
‘But this way, we would be depriving ourselves of a fantastic opportunity of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the superpowers who routinely undertake such tasks’– B replies to A.
What are the assumptions on which B relies?
I. It is imperative to be in the same league as the superpowers who routinely invest in such space programs.
II. The proposed space mission to Mars is a giant step for a country like India.
III. India has already invested enough in social sector programs and public health.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement: The decaffeinated cappuccino of Café Drums coffee shop is so much better than the other, bigger coffee chains. Is not it clear that the size of the cafes barely makes a difference when it comes to the quality of the beverages being served over there?
Assumptions:
I. The size of Café Drums coffee shop is smaller than the other coffee chains.
II. The decaffeinated cappuccino is an apt representative of the beverages being served in any particular coffee chain.
III. Smaller the size of a coffee chain, better the quality of beverage being served over there.

Question for Practice Questions: Statement and Assumptions
Try yourself:Statement: ‘Do as you’re told, and we will not hurt you. Call up your parents, and tell them to give Rs.15 lakhs to the person we’re sending to get the money’ – Kidnapper to the kidnapped boy.
Assumptions:
I. The parents of the kidnapped boy can manage to give the person Rs.15 lakhs on a short notice.
II. The kidnapped boy would not like to get hurt.
III. If the kidnapped boy does not call his parents, he might be hurt.

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