Statement and Arguments Questions

Q:

Should the teenagers be denied access to the Internet?

Arguments : 

I. Yes. Most of the children, particularly the teenegers, are found indulging in accessing pornographic contents.

II. No. Denying access to the internet would mean denying access to a lot of useful information ; instead the access may be controlled

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: D) If both I and II are strong

Explanation:

I is strong because an obsession with such contents creates  a bad impact on their impressionable minds. II is strong because in today's age one can't afford to lose access to information

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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 there be a complete ban on import of sugar by India?

Arguments :

I. No. The production of sugar in India is not sufficient to meet the requirement.

II. No. This will keep the prices of sugar under control as the supply will be adequate.

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: D) If both I and II are strong

Explanation:

Import of sugar is directly related with the domestic production of sugar. If import of sugar is banned then it will result in hoarding of sugar besides increase in its prices (due to less supply than the requirement). Hence I is strong. Note that availability of a commodity keeps the prices of the commodity under control. Hence, II is strong.

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One New York publisher has estimated that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States want an anthology that includes the complete works of William Shakespeare. And what accounts for this renewed interest in Shakespeare? As scholars point out, his psychological insights into both male and female characters are amazing even today.


This paragraph best supports the statement that
A. Shakespeare's characters are more interesting than fictional characters today.
B. people even today are interested in Shakespeare's work because of the characters.
C. academic scholars are putting together an anthology of Shakespeare's work.
D. New Yorkers have a renewed interested in the work of Shakespeare.
E. Shakespeare was a psychiatrist as well as a playwright.

A) A B) B
C) C D) D
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) B

Explanation:

The last sentence in the paragraph clearly gives support for the idea that the interest in Shakespeare is due to the development of his characters. Choice a is incorrect because the writer never makes this type of comparison. Choice c is wrong because even though scholars are mentioned in the paragraph, there is no indication that the scholars are compiling the anthology. Choice d is wrong because there is no support to show that most New Yorkers are interested in this work. There is no support for choice e either.

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Draw the Judgement from the following passage ?

Mrs. Carson took a taxi to meet her three friends for lunch. They were waiting for her outside the restaurant when she pulled up in the car. She was so excited to see her friends that she left her tote bag in the taxi. As the taxi pulled away, she and her friends took notice of the license plate number so they would be able to identify the car when they called the taxi company. The four license plate numbers below represent what each of the four women thinks she saw.

Which one is most likely the license plate number of the taxi ?

A) JYK 12L B) JXK 12I
C) JXX 12L D) JXK 12L
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) JXK 12L

Explanation:

The four women seem to agree that the plate starts out with the letter J. Three of them agree that the plate ends with 12L. Three of them think that the second letter is X, and a different three think that the third letter is K. The plate description that has all of these common elements is D.

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Jio is a big shot at reducing the cost of Internet access in India. The U.S., despite being the richest country in the world, lags far behind in terms of cost and penetration of Internet access. Cheap access to the Internet is an important step in bridging the access gap – access to good education, good healthcare, etc. But the market reaction to Jio is similar to the U.S. market’s reaction to firms announcing their intention to diversify.

(A) The final group of losers is the current shareholders of RIL. On announcement of Jio, the stock price of RIL fell.

(B) It shows that the market’s short-term reaction is usually proven correct in the long-run.

(C) On losing end, the first groups of losers are the shareholders of other telecom companies.

(D) The large amount of revenue the Government of India gets from auctioning off the nation’s natural resources is not necessarily a good thing because the Government does not have a stellar track record when it comes to spending the money. A large fraction of Government spending is wasted.

(E) The second loser is the Government of India. The big money the Indian Government was raking in selling cellular bandwidth was actually coming from the pockets of the cellular consumers. 

(F) The first obvious winners of this scheme are customers.

(G) The second winner is Mr. Ambani; he can potentially make a lasting impact as the man who brought Internet to millions of Indians.

 

Question:

Which of the following supports the decision of other companies opposing Reliance JIO Scheme?

A) Only A B) Both A & B
C) Only C D) Both C & E
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Both C & E

Explanation:

As the arguments C and E states that other companies are on the losing end with this scheme, it is the only appropriate answer to this question.

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A statement is followed by two arguments. Decide which of the arguments is/are strong with respect to the statement.


Statement:
Should too much revealing dress be banned?


Argument:
1. Yes, it disturbs the people and create abuse.
2. No, wearing cloths of their choice is the fundamental right of the individual

A) Neither argument l and 2 is strong B) Only argument 1 is strong
C) Only argument 2 is strong D) Either argument 1 or 2 is strong
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Only argument 2 is strong

Explanation:
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A statement is given followed by three inferences numbered I, II, and III. Consider the statement to be true even if it is at variance with commonly known facts. You have to decide which of the inferences, if any, follow from the given statement.

Statement: Japan will open up its doors to about two lakh IT professionals from India, and issue green cards to settle down in Japan and support the country's rapidly expanding IT infrastructure, said Shigeki Maeda, Executive Vice President at Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), a government body.

Inferences:

I. There is a dearth of IT professionals in Japan.

II. IT professionals from India are way more talented and hardworking than professionals from other countries.

III. Japan’s IT industry is growing by leaps and bounds every year.

A) Both I and II follow B) Both I and III follow
C) Both II and III follow D) Only III follows
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Both I and III follow

Explanation:

Both inferences I and III follow. Because there is a shortage of IT professionals in Japan, they want to recruit people from India. Also, the given statement says that Japan’s IT infrastructure is rapidly expanding, from which we can conclude that the IT industry in Japan is growing by leaps and bounds.Inference II does not follow because the given statement gives us no information on whether IT professionals from India are better than professionals from other countries.

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