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 there be a world government?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. It will help in eliminating tensions among the nations.
  2. No. Then, only the developed countries will dominate in the government.

[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, a world government cannot eliminate tensions among nations because it will also have the ruling group and the opposition group. Further, the more powerful and diplomatic shall rule the world to their interests. So, only argument II holds.

Samaira said: (Feb 21, 2013)  
To my understanding both arguments are correct.

As truly develop country will dominate and keep result under their interest.

While it is also very correct if unbiased panel get established it work for bettering developing nations and bring forth policy which raise human values rather surviving with nation stamp.

Sumit said: (Aug 6, 2016)  
Both arguments are correct. So either 1 or 2 is strong. Obviously if this happens developed countries will dominate.

Deep said: (Feb 1, 2017)  
Yes, Both options are correct.

Chamae C said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
"Clearly, a world government cannot eliminate tensions among nations because it will also have the ruling group and the opposition group".

-It does not necessarily mean "total elimination" but argument 1 says that "it will help" eliminate tensions among nations so I believe argument 1 is also a strong argument.

John said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
Both can be correct. But not at the same time, because a word government DOMINATED by developed nations would be it's very nature be tense. It could go either way.

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