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 drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary.
  2. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

A Only argument I is strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Only argument II is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Clearly, health of the citizens is an issue of major concern for the Government. So, a product like drugs, must be first studied and tested in the Indian context before giving licence for its sale. So, only argument I holds strong.

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