Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument
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.
- (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.
Statement: Should family planning be made compulsory in India?
- Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is no other go.
- No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning is against the tenets of some of the religions.
Statement: Should income tax be abolished in India?
- Yes. It is an unnecessary burden on the wage earners.
- No. It is a good source of revenue.
Statement: Should there be a ceiling on the salary of top executives of multinationals in our country?
- Yes. Otherwise it would lead to unhealthy competition and our own industry would not be able to withstand that.
- No. With the accent on liberalization of economy, any such move would be counter-productive. Once the economy picks up, this disparity will be reduced.
Statement: Should school education be made free in India?
- Yes. This is the only way to improve the level of literacy.
- No. It would add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.
Statement: Should import duty on all the electronic goods be dispensed with?
- No. This will considerably reduce the income of the government and will adversely affect the developmental activities.
- No. The local manufacturers will not be able to compete with the foreign manufacturers who are technologically far superior.