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 higher education be completely stopped for some time? Arguments:
  1. No. It will hamper the country's future progress.
  2. Yes. It will reduce the educated unemployment.

A Only argument II is strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Clearly, higher education is not the cause of unemployment. In fact, it has created greater job opportunities. So, argument II is vague. Also, higher education promotes the country's development. So, argument I holds.

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