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 new big industries be started in Mumbai? Arguments:
  1. Yes. It will create job opportunities.
  2. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.

A Only argument II is strong

B Only argument I is strong

C Either I or II is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:C - Either I or II is strong

Explanation: Opening up of new industries is advantageous in opening more employment avenues, and disadvantageous in that it adds to the pollution. So, either of the arguments holds strong.

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