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 all the annual examinations up to Std. V be abolished? Arguments:
  1. Yes. The young students should not be burdened with such examinations which hampers their natural growth.
  2. No. The students will not study seriously as they will get automatic promotion to the next class and this will affect them in future.

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:E - Both I and II are strong

Explanation: Clearly, neither the students can be burdened with studies at such a tender age, nor can they be left free to take studies casually, as this shall weaken their basic foundation. So, both the arguments follow.

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