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: Should 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level? Arguments:
  1. No, our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models.
  2. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers.

A Both I and II are strong

B Only argument II is strong

C Either I or II is strong

D Neither I nor II is strong

E Only argument I is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Nowadays, computers have entered all walks of life and children need to be prepared for the same. So, argument II is strong. Argument I holds no relevance.

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