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 taxes on colour television be further increased?
- Yes, Colour television is a luxury item and only rich people buy them.
- No, Televisions are bought by the poor too.
Statement: Should the educated unemployed youth be paid "unemployment allowance" by the Government?
- Yes. It will provide them some monetary help to either seek employment or to kick-start some 'self-employment' venture.
- No. It will dampen their urge to do something to earn their livelihood and thus promote idleness among the unemployed youth.
Statement: Should higher education be restricted to only those who can bear the expenditure?
- Yes. Higher education is very costly; hence it should not be given free.
- No. There are a large number of brilliant students who cannot afford to pay and they should be given higher education.
Statement: Should those who receive dowry, despite the law prohibiting it, be punished?
- Yes. Those who violate the law must be punished.
- No. Dowry system is firmly rooted in the society since time immemorial.
Statement: Is the Government justified in spending so much on defence?
- Yes. Safety of the country is of prime importance.
- No. During peace, this money could be used for the development of the country.