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 unauthorized structures in the city be demolished? Arguments:
  1. No. Where will the people residing in such houses live?
  2. Yes. This will give a clear message to general public and they will refrain from constructing unauthorized buildings.

A Both I and II are strong

B Either I or II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: The demolition of unauthorized buildings would teach a lesson to the unscrupulous builders and also serve as a warning for the citizens not to indulge in such activities in the future. This is essential, as unauthorized constructions impose undue burden on the city's infrastructure. So, only argument II holds strong.

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