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 school education be made free in India? Arguments:
  1. Yes. This is the only way to improve the level of literacy.
  2. No. It would add to the already heavy burden on the exchequer.

A Only argument II is strong

B Either I or II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:B - Only argument II is strong

Explanation: Making education free for all is not the only means to ensure literacy. An awareness needs to be aroused for this. So, argument I is vague. Also, such a step would require immense funds and lead to financial drain. So, argument II holds.

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