Statement and Arguments Questions

Q:

Should all the factories in the cities be shifted to the outskirts, far away from the main city?

Arguments :

I. Yes. This is an essential step for controlling pollution in the city.

II. No. Such a step will lead to lot of inconvenience to the employees of the factories and their families as well

A) If only argument I is strong B) If only argument II is strong
C) If neither I nor II is strong D) If both I and II are strong
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) If only argument I is strong

Explanation:

I is strong because pollution control is highly desirable. II is weak. There may be some inconvenience initially but in fact their families would live better lives in the outskirts.

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Should there be an upper age limit of 65 years for contesting parlimentary/Legislative Assembly elections? 

Arguments:

1. Yes. Generally ,people above the age of 65 years lose their dynamism and will power

2. No. The life span is also increased that people remain physically and mentally active even upto age of 80 years

A) Only 1 is true B) Only 2 is true
C) Either 1 or 2 is true D) Neither 1 nor 2 is true
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Neither 1 nor 2 is true

Explanation:

The age of the person is no criteria for judging his mental capbilities and administrative qualities.So,none of the arguments holds strong

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Should India create a huge oil reserve inorder to face some difficult situations in future 

Arguments:

1. No. There is no need to block huge amounts of foreign exchange and keep the money die

2. Yes. This will keep India withstand shocks of sudden rise in oilprices due to un forseen circumstances

A) Only 1 is true B) Only 2 is true
C) Either 1 or 2 is true D) Neither 1 nor 2 is true
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only 2 is true

Explanation:

Oil being an essential commodity ,our country must keep it in reserve.So argument 1 is vague,while argument 2 holds as it provides a substancial reason for the same

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Should individuals/industries having treasures of national significance like nobel prizes, hand them over to central goverment for their safe custody? 

Arguments:

1. Yes. They d not have enough resources to protect them

2. No. These are the properties of Individuals /Industries who win them. So, they should be there int heir custody

A) Only 1 is true B) Only 2 is true
C) Either 1 or 2 is true D) Neither 1 nor 2 is true
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only 2 is true

Explanation:

The awards are given to the individual perfection and excellence.So only 2 holds

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Should 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level?

Arguments:

I. No. Our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models.

II. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers.

A) Only argument I is strong B) Only argument II is strong
C) Neither I nor II is strong D) Both I and II are strong
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only argument II is strong

Explanation:

Nowadays, computers have entered all walks of life and children need to be prepared for the same. So, argument II is strong. Argument I holds no relevance.

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Should there be a ban on affiliation of student unions to political parties?

Arguments : 

I. Yes. The political parties take undue advantage of the student unions to fulfill their own selfish  interests.

II. No. Without the support of political parties student unions will not be able to survive.

A) If only argument I is strong B) If only argument II is strong
C) If neither I nor II is strong D) If both I and II are strong
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) If neither I nor II is strong

Explanation:

Simply saying that a thing can be abused is a simplistic argument. This applies to everything and is hence weak unless you specify the reason for abuse. Hence I is weak. II is weak because it is just not true.

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Should there be restriction on the migration of people from one state to another state in India? 

Arguments:

1. No. Any Indian citizen has the right to live at any place of his/her own choice. They can't be stopped

2. Yes. This is the way to effect an equitable distribution of resources across the states in India

A) Only 1 is true B) Only 2 is true
C) Either 1 or 2 is true D) Neither 1 nor 2 is true
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Only 1 is true

Explanation:

clearly argument 1 holds strong,while argument 2 is vague

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Should government stop spending huge amounts of money on international sports ? 

Arguments : 

I. Yes. This money can be utilised for poor. 

II. No. Sports-persons will be frustrated and will not get international exposure.

A) Only argument I is strong B) Only argument II is strong
C) Neither I nor II is strong D) Both I and II are strong
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Only argument II is strong

Explanation:

Clearly spending money on sports can not be avoided merely for social economic problems. But Argument II is strong. Be a sports man and then think on this question. 

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