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Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument


Exercise

"Everyone is wise until he speaks."
- (Proverb)

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

26. 

Statement: Should adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme?

Arguments:

  1. No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme.
  2. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

27. 

Statement: Should new universities be established in India?

Arguments:

  1. No. We have still not achieved the target for literacy.
  2. No. We will have to face the problem of unemployed but highly qualified people.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

28. 

Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. It is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country.
  2. No. Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

29. 

Statement: Should a total ban be put on trapping wild animals?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. Trappers are making a lot of money;
  2. No. Bans on hunting and trapping are not effective.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

30. 

Statement: Should Government close down loss-making public sector enterprises?

Arguments:

  1. No. All employees will lose their jobs, security and earning, what would they do?
  2. Yes. In a competitive world the rule is 'survival of the fittest'.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong




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