Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 4)
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 there be compulsory medical examination of both the man and the woman before they marry each other?


  1. No. This is an intrusion to the privacy of an individual and hence cannot be tolerated.
  2. Yes. This will substantially reduce the risk of giving birth to children with serious ailments.
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, such a step would help to prevent the growth of diseases like AIDS. So, only argument II is strong.
14 comments Page 1 of 2.

Imran wahid said:   3 years ago
I think option E is the correct answer.

Vaibhav Mehta said:   4 years ago
I think the answer should be C as while both the arguments are correct, they are opposing each other.

Himan said:   4 years ago
According to me, the answer should be option E. Because everyone has his own personal life and privacy.

Binoy said:   4 years ago
The answer is C because one is a disadvantage and the other is an advantage. So it can be any one not both together.

Sushant said:   6 years ago
Yes, right @Yashasvi.

It had to be E.

Unnati said:   6 years ago
To know about diseases like AIDS one should definitely get a medical examination. However such medical test check up to be made compulsory before marriage is an intrusion of one's privacy. People have sex before marriage too and also people even after marriage are not ready to have a baby so marriage is not equal to baby. In my opinion Argument 1 is only strong.

Yashasvi said:   7 years ago
Come on, E has to be the right choice. Intrusion on someone's privacy has to be considered because they've got all the rights of freedom. Some people might want to marry despite their ailment, so it is invalid to make it a compulsion.

Bilah said:   7 years ago
Agree @Funke.

The argument II certainly has a weakness, imposing an intrusion on someone's privacy cannot be considered as a strong argument, unless mutual consent is assumed.

Moreover, where the argument II was it mentioned that they prevent diseases like AIDS.

Funke said:   8 years ago
Argument II assumes that folks getting married would definitely be having kids. That's a definite weakness in my opinion. But a compulsory medical examination definitely imposes on an individual's privacy. Now that's a strong argument.

Sergio said:   9 years ago
The truth is more people would like their privacy more than health of their children because birth rate of unhealthy children isn't that high.

Thus both I and II are strong.

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