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 adult education programme be given priority over compulsory education programme? Arguments:
  1. No. It will also help in success of compulsory education programme.
  2. Yes. It will help to eliminate the adult illiteracy.

A Only argument II is strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, argument I gives a reason in support of the statement and so it does not hold strong against it. The adult education programme needs to be given priority because it shall eliminate adult illiteracy and thus help in further spread of education. So, only argument II is strong enough.

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