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 articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published? Arguments:
  1. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply.
  2. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.

A Neither I nor II is strong

B Both I and II are strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, I does not provide a strong reason in support of the statement. Also, it is not possible to analyze the really deserving and not deserving. So/argument II holds strong.

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