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 foreign films be banned in India? Arguments:
  1. Yes. They depict an alien culture which adversely affects our values.
  2. No. Foreign films are of a high artistic standard.

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument II is strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Only argument I is strong

E Both I and II are strong

ANS:D - Neither I nor II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, foreign films depict the alien culture but this only helps in learning more. So, argument I does not hold. Also, the reason stated in argument II is not strong enough in contradicting the ban. So, it also does not hold.



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