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 family planning be made compulsory in India? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is no other go.
  2. No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning is against the tenets of some of the religions.

A Only argument I is strong

B Either I or II is strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:E - Both I and II are strong

Explanation: Family planning is an essential step to curb population growth. So, argument I holds strong. Also, family planning being against the tenets of some of the Indian religions, it is not necessary to make it compulsory. Instead, it can be enforced by creating public awareness of the benefits of family planning. So, argument II also holds.

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