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Which of the Following Would Contradict the Author’S Stance? - Logical Reasoning

Question

MCQ

Direction : Read the following passage and answer the question that follows:

In a monarchy, the king or queen is the head of state. However, as the UK has a constitutional monarchy, the ability to make and pass legislation belongs to Parliament rather than the Queen. The monarch retains a symbolic role in government. She formally opens Parliament every year, and when the government passes a bill, it cannot become an Act of Parliament until it receives her stamp of approval, a process called Royal Assent. In reality, though, no monarch has refused to give Royal Assent since 1708, when Queen Anne did so only at the behest of ministers. As such, Queen Elizabeth II’s formal duties are largely representational, such as embarking on goodwill visits abroad and hosting foreign heads of state. The monarch’s main role is to serve as a vital part of Britain’s “national identity, unity, and pride”, says the official royal website, royal.uk.

Which of the following would contradict the author’s stance?

Options

  • The Queen has taken good care of fulfilling her representational duties.

  • Modernism, in a way, is slowly dissolving the role of the monarch.

  • The monarch reserves the right to decline a bill that the government passes.

  • In a monarchy, the only person above the King or the Queen is the head of the state. 

Solution

In a monarchy, the only person above the King or the Queen is the head of the state.

Explanation:

The Queen has taken good care of fulfilling her representational duties does not contradict the author’s stance and is thus incorrect. 

The monarch reserves the right to decline a bill that the government passes is a fact stated in the passage and fails to contradict the author’s stance. Hence, it is also not the correct answer. There is no mention of modernism and its role in dissolving monarchy. Refer to the first line of the passage, “In a monarchy, the king or queen is the head of state”. 

This contradicts with the statement presented in a monarchy, the only person above the King or the Queen is the head of the state.

Hence, the correct answer is a monarchy, the only person above the King or the Queen is the head of the state.

Concept: Statement and Arguments (Entrance Exam)
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