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 engage into a dialogue with neighbouring countries to stop cross border tension? Arguments:
  1. Yes. This is the only way to reduce the cross border terrorism and stop loss of innocent lives.
  2. No. Neighbouring countries cannot be relied upon in such matters, they may still engage in subversive activities.

A Only argument II is strong

B Both I and II are strong

C Neither I nor II is strong

D Only argument I is strong

E Either I or II is strong

ANS:A - Only argument I is strong

Explanation: Clearly, peaceful settlement through mutual agreement is the best option, whatever be the issue. So, argument I holds strong. Moreover, the problem indicated in II can be curbed by constant check and vigilance. So, II seems to be vague.

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