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.


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


  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

Answer: Option B


Clearly, restriction on the diet of people will be denying them their basic human right. So, only argument II holds.

Philip said: (Jun 24, 2011)  
The statement 2 says that nothing should be banned, but the que is whether non veg food is to banned.

Ankit said: (Mar 4, 2014)  
The second statement is too strong and generalise how it can be the answer.

Bhaskar said: (Jul 17, 2014)  
Statement 2 says "nothing" should be banned ! It means we cannot ban illegal or harmful things also? How can it be a strong argument?

Attapattu said: (Mar 11, 2015)  
Yes, isn't that too extreme? The use of the phrase 'nothing should be banned' indicates that even if every household has a rocket launcher and army tank, the government cannot impose any restriction or can on this. How is that correct?

Yunus said: (Jun 18, 2015)  
In the statement it was not said that the country is democratic.

Shikher said: (Mar 4, 2016)  
How can 2nd argument be strong ?

I think 2nd one is vague.

Vivek said: (Jan 14, 2017)  
I think D is the answer.

Aniket said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
The 2nd argument is vague as it says NOTHING SHOULD BE BANNED which is not appropriate.

Anchal said: (Nov 26, 2018)  
The answer should be D.

Because how can we say that nothing can be banned taking into the consideration of the harmful and illegal things?

Manav said: (Jan 29, 2019)  
Yes, the exact answer is 'D'.

Garry said: (Oct 1, 2019)  
"Nothing" isn't feel too ambiguous? How can this be answer?

Akash Basak said: (Feb 21, 2020)  
Answer is neither 1 nor 2.

Manish Rai said: (Feb 27, 2021)  
The right answer is option D.

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