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 fashionable dresses be banned? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Fashions keep changing and hence consumption of cloth increases.
  2. No. Fashionable clothes are a person's self expression and therefore his/her fundamental right.

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, imposing ban on fashionable dresses will be a restriction on the personal choice and hence the right to freedom of an individual. So, only argument II is strong.

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