# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 43)
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.

• (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.

43.

Statement: Should individuals/institutes having treasures of national significance like Nobel Prizes, hand them over to the Central Government for their safe custody?

Arguments:

1. Yes. The individuals or institutions do not have enough resources to protect them.
2. No. These are the property of the individuals/institutions who win them and should be in their custody.
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
Explanation:
Clearly, the awards are given for individual excellence and perfection. So, only argument II holds strong.
Discussion:
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Erasid said:   7 years ago
Does custody imply ownership?

Definition: "The function of watching, guarding, or overseeing".

If the prize is made out of diamonds, it isn't illogical to think that the individual shouldn't be responsible for the guardianship of the prize but may still own the prize.

Ifuba Ivan said:   8 years ago
What if the prizes won are precious that they would cause insecurity problems to those owning them?

I think both the statements were vague(unclear).