Statement and Arguments Questions

Q:

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 correspondence courses at the university level be discontinued in India ?

Arguments :

I. Yes. Only interaction between teachers and students at the college helps total development of personality.

II. No. The demand for discontinuance comes only from the elite who have no knowledge of what is meant by  poverty.

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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Sould the railways in india be privatised in a phased manner like other public sector enterprises? 

Arguments:

1. Yes. This is the only way to bring in competativeness and provide better services

2. No. It leads to wastage of resources

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:

Privatization would no doubt lead to better services.But saying that 'this is the only ' is wrong

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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 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 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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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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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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