Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 15)
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 articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published?


  1. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply.
  2. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.
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, I does not provide a strong reason in support of the statement. Also, it is not possible to analyze the really deserving and not deserving. So/argument II holds strong.
3 comments Page 1 of 1.

Satyam Gujar said:   6 years ago
D option is right.

1st is a weak argument.

2nd : in the 2nd argument it is said "it is impossible to draw the line", this impossible word makes it weak because it might be difficult to draw line between deserving and non-deserving but not impossible. So this argument is also weak.

Bhumika Gandhi said:   8 years ago
There is no deserved and undeserved category in the field of literature. As they bring out their own thoughts every author must be respected. After publishing only the popularity is known.

Here before publishing we cannot differentiate them as deserving and undeserving. So I feel it's the correct option.

Nisha said:   9 years ago
But in job always deserving people get selected by skills and experience people are recognized as deserving then only they get job.

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