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 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

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

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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