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 non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country? Arguments:
  1. Yes. It is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country.
  2. No. Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

A Either I or II is strong

B Neither I nor II is strong

C Both I and II are strong

D Only argument I is strong

E Only argument II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Clearly, restriction on the diet of people will be denying them their basic human right. So, only argument II holds.

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