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 government jobs in rural areas have more incentives? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Incentives are essential for attracting government servants there.
  2. No. Rural areas are already cheaper, healthier and less complex than big cities. So ? Why offer extra incentives!

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument II is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Neither I nor II is strong

E Only argument I is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Clearly, government jobs in rural areas are underlined with several difficulties. In lieu of these, extra incentives are needed. So, only argument I holds strong.

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