Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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.

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Statement: Should foreign films be banned in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. They depict an alien culture which adversely affects our values.
  2. No. Foreign films are of a high artistic standard.

[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

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Clearly, foreign films depict the alien culture but this only helps in learning more. So, argument I does not hold. Also, the reason stated in argument II is not strong enough in contradicting the ban. So, it also does not hold.

Prashant said: (Mar 3, 2014)  
I think argument 1 is weak because India is getting westernized so foreign films does not depict any alien culture and banning a film just because it jeopardizes our values is bourgeois. Indians love foreign films and that is the reason that some of the Hollywood film franchises releases films first in India than in their own country so the answer must be option A.

Saahen said: (Dec 22, 2019)  
In past year question book the first argument is strong.

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