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 import duty on all the electronic goods be dispensed with? Arguments:
  1. No. This will considerably reduce the income of the government and will adversely affect the developmental activities.
  2. No. The local manufacturers will not be able to compete with the foreign manufacturers who are technologically far superior.

A Neither I nor II is strong

B Either I or II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Abolishing the import duty on electronic goods shall reduce the costs of imported goods and adversely affect the sale of the domestic products, thus giving a setback to the Indian electronics industry. So, argument II holds strong. Argument I does not provide a convincing reason.



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