Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 40)
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: Is paying ransom or agreeing to the conditions of kidnappers of political figures, a proper course of action?


  1. Yes. The victims must be saved at all cost.
  2. No. It encourages the kidnappers to continue their sinister activities.
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
Both the arguments are strong enough. The conditions have to be agreed to, in order to save the life of the victims, though actually they ought not to be agreed to, as they encourage the sinister activities of the kidnappers.
5 comments Page 1 of 1.

Byomkesh said:   4 years ago
I too agree, Option C should be the right answer.

Sundar said:   5 years ago
The answer should be C, both the Arguments are not strong.

Naga divya said:   6 years ago
It should be C because both can't be applied at same time.

RUCHIKA said:   8 years ago
It must be C because both are contradictory.

RAJAT said:   8 years ago
The answer must be C because both the arguments together can't be considered as strong.

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