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 all the legislators be forced to resign from their profession?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. They will be able to devote more time for the country.
  2. No, nobody will contest election.

[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 A

Explanation:

The legislators should surely not be engaged in any other profession because only then will they be able to work with devotion. So, argument I holds. Also, if such a law is enforced, only those people will contest elections who are really prepared to work for the country. So, argument II is vague.

Sharon Jonathan said: (Sep 1, 2013)  
Just because the legislators are forced to resign, it doesn't mean that they would do social service.

Jaydev said: (Oct 1, 2014)  
The statement is vague. It should mention resigning from 'other business activity'. Word 'Profession' can be implied as their job of legislator also.

Anamika said: (Nov 2, 2014)  
Statement 1 is completely vague and illogical ideally they are legislators to serve country better.

Narnia said: (Feb 21, 2015)  
The profession of a legislator is to make laws. In the explanation, it says "from all other professions". The statement never said anything about other professions!?

Smn said: (Sep 19, 2020)  
Statement I was is vague, how can anyone is forced to be resigned from their profession. I think option D will be correct.

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