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 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.

[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, the awards are given for individual excellence and perfection. So, only argument II holds strong.

Ifuba Ivan said: (May 22, 2016)  
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).

Erasid said: (Jun 1, 2017)  
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.

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