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 India become a permanent member of UN's Security Council?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
  2. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

[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 A

Explanation:

A peace-loving nation like India can well join an international forum which seeks to bring different nations on friendly terms with each other. So, argument I holds strong. Argument II highlights a different aspect. The internal problems of a nation should not debar it from strengthening international ties. So, argument II is vague.

Nitin said: (Mar 15, 2012)  
Answer should be D. It is because there are many countries which love peace and amity but we cannot make all of them as Impermanent members of UNSC. It is political weight and development together that truly determine the criteria of membership of such big institution.

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