Statement and Argument

Directions to SolveEach 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.

Q1: Statement: Can pollution be controlled? Arguments:
  1. Yes. If everyone realizes the hazards it may create and cooperates to get rid of it, pollution may be controlled.
  2. No. The crowded highways, factories and industries and an ever-growing population eager to acquire more and more land for constructing houses are beyond control.

A Only argument II is strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Neither I nor II is strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:C - Either I or II is strong

Explanation: The control of pollution, on one hand, seems to be impossible because of the ever-growing needs and the disconcern of the people but, on the other hand, the control is possible by a joint effort. So, either of the arguments will hold strong.

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