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 an organization like UNO be dissolved? Arguments:
  1. Yes. With cold war coming to an end, such organizations have no role to play
  2. No, In the absence of such organizations there may be a world war.

A Both I and II are strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Either I or II is strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: An organization like UNO is meant to maintain peace all over and will always serve to prevent conflicts between countries. So, its role never ends. So, argument I does not hold. Also, lack of such an organization may in future lead to increased mutual conflicts and international wars, on account of lack of a common platform for mutual discussions. So, argument II holds.

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