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Statement And Arguments
1.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should number of holidays of government employees be reduced ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, our government employees are having maximum number of holidays among the other countries of the world.
II. Yes, it will lead to increased productivity of government offices.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Argument I is not strong because we should copy with other country. But II is strong because on reducing the number of holidays, the working time will be increased and so productivity will also increase.

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2.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should there be a complete ban on manufacture of fire-crackers in India ?

Arguments :
I. No, this will render thousands of workers jobless.
II. Yes, the fire-cracker manufacture use child labour to a large extent.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Argument I is strong because when manufacturing of fire crackers is banned, a large workers involved in manufacturing it, will be jobless but II is vague because to stop child labour, it is not necessary to close the industry.

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3.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should election expenses to Central and State legislatures be met by the government ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, it will put an end to political corruption.
II. No, it is not used in any country.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
As parties who are rich, spend more money in conversing, banners etc., to support the position while other parties are not able to meet these facilities. Therefore, the election expenses met by the Government, will put the political corruption to an end. Hence, I argument is strong.

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4.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should the educated people work in villages ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, because they can revolutionize agriculture and revamp rural atmosphere.
II. No, the educated should be employed in cities only otherwise their education will go waste.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
By working of educated people in villages, their education will not be wasted but their will be the proper use of their education. On account of their education they will revolutionize agriculture and revamp rural atmosphere.

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5.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should all the foreign investment be concentrated only in few States ?

Arguments :
I. No, this goes against the all round economic development of the country.
II. Yes, as most of the States do not have the requisite infrastructure to attract foreign investments.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Harmonic development in all States is not possible so second argument is strong.

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6.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should there be only one rate of interest for term deposits of varying durations in banks ?

Arguments :
I. No, People will refrain from keeping money for longer duration resulting into reduction of liquidity level of banks.
II. Yes. This will be much simple for the common people and they may be encouraged to keep more money in banks.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
The proposed scheme would discourage people from keeping deposit for longer durations and not draw in more funds. So, only argument I holds.

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7.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should the sex determination test during pregnancy be completely banned ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, this leads to indiscriminate female foeticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance.
II. No, people have a right to know about their unborn child.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Parents indulging in sex determination of their unborn child generally do so as they want to keep only a boy child and do away with girl child. So, argument I hold strong. Also, people have right to know only about the health, development and general well-being of the child before its birth, and not the sex. So, argument II does not hold strong.

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8.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should all the criminal convicted for committing murder be awarded capital punishment ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, this will be a significant step towards reducing cases of murder in future.
II. No, nobody has the right to take any person's life irrespective the acts of such individuals.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Argument I is strong because by giving capital punishment to murderers, the cases of murdering will be reduced. Argument II is weak because by doing so there will be increase in such criminal cases day-by-day.

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9.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should there be a maximum ceiling imposed on the earnings of an individual in an organization ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, this is the only way to create more opportunities for those who seek professional training.
II. No, this will dilute the quality of professional training as all such colleges may not be equipped to conduct such course.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Both the arguments are strong because by doing so, students will get more opportunities and it is also correct that without any affiliation the quality of training will decrease.

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10.Directions : Each of the following question consists of a statement followed by two arguments I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a STRONG arguments and which is a WEAK Argument.

Statement : Should the Government restrict all political and religious processions without prior permission of the government ?

Arguments :
I. Yes, such processions lead to riots many times.
II. No, this is against the human rights in a democratic country.

Answer:Option 1

Explanation:

Solution:
Either I or II is strong. Generally the undesirable elements in processions do so wrong things with the purpose to disturb the peace. Hence restrictions for such processions is necessary. But in democratic country this is against the human race.

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