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 legislators be forced to resign from their profession? Arguments:
  1. Yes. They will be able to devote more time for the country.
  2. No, nobody will contest election.

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Neither I nor II is strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: The legislators should surely not be engaged in any other profession because only then will they be able to work with devotion. So, argument I holds. Also, if such a law is enforced, only those people will contest elections who are really prepared to work for the country. So, argument II is vague.

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