Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 6)
Directions to Solve

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 cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas?


  1. Yes. Rural people are creative.
  2. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
Clearly, cottage industries need to be promoted to create more job opportunities for rural people in the villages themselves. The reason that rural people are creative is vague. So, only argument II holds.
15 comments Page 1 of 2.

Isha said:   1 year ago
I think option E should be correct. Even people living in the rural areas can be creative. It's just they don't get proper encouragement sometimes.

Rishabh jain said:   4 years ago
Argument 1 is weak because it is just saying that rural people are creative but that doesn't necessarily mean all the rural people are creative in that particular industry. It is just half explained argument.

ARAVIND said:   5 years ago
Here, Rural people are creative.

So, According to me, it is option E.

Lucy li said:   6 years ago
First of all, yes, it is definitely helping local economic development. Second, it also helps attract tourism to visit rural areas, as the products rural people made are unique and handcraft, such as wooden chairs.

Honey said:   6 years ago
Yes, I agree @Prashant.

Chandan Kumar Pradhan said:   6 years ago
Yes, I agree @Prashant.

K.s.praneelreddy said:   6 years ago
Rural are also very creative but their creativity lacks within that village. So we can encourage them by building cottage industries. Hence my response is both of them are strong arguments.

Sunil singh said:   7 years ago
Here the word. ' creative' is vague. Creativity varies with different people's perspective. Let say if I'm a dull boy. It can happen that even a small idea would look an innovative one. Unparalleled it would not look so to one who is far superior to me.

Radhika Nigam said:   7 years ago
I agree with @Prashant.

Naresh kumar meena said:   8 years ago
Having skill and being creative are two totally different approaches. When it come to create new product or making change in product they are far behind from urban community because they have lack of basic knowledge and training.

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