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 India become a permanent member of UN's Security Council? Arguments:
  1. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
  2. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

A Only argument I is strong

B Both I and II are strong

C Either I or II is strong

D Only argument II is strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: A peace-loving nation like India can well join an international forum which seeks to bring different nations on friendly terms with each other. So, argument I holds strong. Argument II highlights a different aspect. The internal problems of a nation should not debar it from strengthening international ties. So, argument II is vague.

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