Assertion and Reason Questions

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A) : Silver is not used to make electric wires. 

Reason (R)   :  Silver is a bad conductor. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) A is true but R is false.

Explanation:

Silver is a good conductor of electricity but it is not used to make electric wires because it is expensive 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A)   :  We prefer to wear white clothes in winter. 

Reason (R)      :  White clothes are good reflectors of heat. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) A is false but R is true.

Explanation:

We prefer to wear dark clothes in winter because they absorb the heat and keep the body warm. However, white clothes are good reflectors of heat and are worn in summer. 

 

 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A)  : Legumes revive the soil fertility. 

Reason (R)    : Microbes in the root nodules of legumes fix the atmospheric nitrogen. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Explanation:

The root nodules of leguminous plants contain certain nitrogen fixing bacteria which absorb the atmospheric nitrogen and convert it into nitrogeneous compounds useful for the plants reviving soil fertility. 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion(A)   :   Tamil Nadu gets most of the rainfall in winter. 

Reason (R)     :   Tamil Nadu gets rainfall from retreating monsoons. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Explanation:

Rainfall in Tamil Nadu is caused by the retreating monsoons which occur in winter. 

 

 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A)  : Cotton is grown in alluvial soils. 

Reason (R)    :  Alluvial soils are very fertile. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Explanation:

Alluvial soils comprising of silt and sand carried down by the rivers, are very fertile. However, cotton is grown in black soil that suits its mineral requirements 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A) :   When the bus starts, the person inside it falls forward. 

Reason (R)    :  The bus pushes the man forward.

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) Both A and R are false.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Both A and R are false.

Explanation:

When the bus starts, the person inside it falls backward because the bus moves forward but due to the property of inertia, the man tends to be in the initial Mate of rest. 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A)  :    Leakages in household gas cylinders can be detected. 

Reason (R)     :    LPG has a strong smell. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) A is true but R is false.

Explanation:

Leakages in household gas cylinders can be detected because of the strong smell of ethyl merceptan mixed with LPG. 

 

 

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Directions : For the Assertion (A) and Reason (R) below, choose the correct alternative 

Assertion (A) : Himalayas once laid under the sea. 

Reason (R)    : Fossils of marine creatures are traced on the Himalayas. 

A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A. B) Both A and R are true but R is NOT the correct explanation of A.
C) A is true but R is false. D) A is false but R is true.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Both A and R are true and R is the correct explanation of A.

Explanation:

Himalayas are the young fold mountains that at one time are believed to lie inside the Tethys sea. This is evident from the recovery of fossils of marine creatures on its peaks. 

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