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 use of all types of chemical pesticides in India?

Arguments :
I. No. The pests will destroy all the crops and the farmers will have nothing to harvest.
II. Yes. The chemical pesticides used in agriculture pollute the water underground and this has become a serious health hazard.

  • 1Only argument I is strong
  • 2Only argument II is strong
  • 3Either I or II is strong
  • 4Both I and II are strong
Answer:- 1

Clearly, pesticides are meant to prevent the crops from harmful pests. But at the same time, they get washed away with water and contaminate the groundwater. Thus, both the arguments hold strong.

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