Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 46)
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 public holidays be declared on demise of important national leaders?


  1. No. Such unscheduled holidays hamper national progress.
  2. Yes. People would like to pay their homage to the departed soul.
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, unscheduled and untimely holidays would naturally cause the work to suffer. So, argument I holds strong. Also, a holiday is not necessary to pay homage to someone. So, argument II is vague.
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Shiva said:   2 years ago
I agree with you @Swapnil.

Swapnil shirsat said:   1 decade ago
But you can say argument I is not weak but still it is not strong enough because impact of those holidays on national progress is very little.

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