Statement and Arguments Questions

Q:

Should a total ban be put on traping wild animals?

Arguments:

1. Yes. Trappers are making a lot of money
2. No. Bans on hunting and trapping are not effective

A) Only 1 is true B) Only 2 is true
C) Either 1 or 2 is true D) Neither 1 or 2 is true
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Neither 1 or 2 is true

Explanation:

Ban is necessary to protect our natural envoirnment .So none of the argument is strong enough

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Should jobs be linked with academic degrees and diplomas? 

Arguments:

1. No. A very large number of persons with meagre academic qualifications will apply

2. No. Importance of higher education will be diminished

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:

Delinking jobs with degrees will diminish the need for higher education as amny of them persue such education for jobs.So, only arg 2 is strong

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Is the Government justified in spending so much on defence?

Arguments:

I. Yes. Safety of the country is of prime importance.

II. No. During peace, this money could be used for the development of the country.

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: A) Only argument I is strong

Explanation:

Clearly, defence is necessary for the safety of the country, which is of prime importance. So, argument I holds. Also, a country can concentrate on internal progress and development only when it is safe from external aggressions. So, argument II does not hold.

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Should India become a permanent member of UN's Security Council?

Arguments:

I. Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.

II. No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

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: A) Only argument I is strong

Explanation:
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Should high chimneys be installed in industries? 

Arguments:

1. Yes. It reduces pollution at ground level

2. No. It increments pollution in upper atmosphere

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:

Pollution at ground level is the most hazardious in the way of being injuriousto human and animal life.So,argument 1 alone holds

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Should cutting of trees be banned altogether?

Arguments:

I. Yes. It is very much necessary to do so to restore ecological balance.

II. No. A total ban would harm timber based industries.

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: D) Both I and II are strong

Explanation:
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Should there be only a uniform rate of income tax irrespective of the level of income?

Arguments :

I. Yes. This will substantially reduce the work of the officials of the income tax department.

II. No. This will reduce Govt tax collection to a large extent

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: B) If only argument II is strong

Explanation:

I is weak because reduction of workload of IT officials is not too desirable a motive. II is strong because reduced tax collection will have a bad impact on state activities.

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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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