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 there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting Parliamentary/ Legislative Assembly elections? Arguments:
  1. Yes. Generally, people above the age of 65 lose their dynamism and will power.
  2. No. The life span is so increased that people remain physically and mentally active even up to the age of 80.

A Either I or II is strong

B Only argument II is strong

C Only argument I is strong

D Both I and II are strong

E Neither I nor II is strong

ANS:D - Neither I nor II is strong

Explanation: The age of a person is no criterion for judging his mental capabilities and administrative qualities. So, none of the arguments holds strong.

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