Which of these is the best example of a cause-and-effect chain of events? 1. alonzo went to the music festival. 2. carmen went to the same music festival. 3. alonzo met carmen at the music festival. 1. yosef bought a new car from a dealership. 2. bailey bought a car from the same dealership. 3. bailey paid more for his car than yosef did. 1. the high school football team played a game on friday night. 2. the drama club put on a play on friday night. 3. maya watched the football game instead of the play. 1. a fast food restaurant ran an advertisement on television. 2. hank saw the advertisement and got hungry. 3. hank went to the fast food restaurant and bought food.
The best example of a cause-and effect chain of events is the following:
1. A fast food restaurant ran an advertisement on television.
2. Hank saw the advertisement and got hungry.
3. Hank went to the fast food restaurant and bought food.
Let's think about it backwards. Hank went to the fast food restaurant and bought food because he say an advertisement and got hungry. Why did he get hungry? He got hungry because he saw an advertisement for a fast food restaurant on the television. One of these things caused the other, which in turn caused the next thing.
While it may be tempting to think the answer might be A, it's not the correct answer. Carmen did not go to the music festival because Alonzo did. However, they did meet because they both went. It is cause and effect, but the three are not a chain which is what the question is asking.
1. Alonzo went to the music festival
2. Carmen went to the same music festival
3. Alonzo met Carmen at the music festival
(if that doesn't sound right it's probably the food ad thingy)