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Test: Arguments - Question 1

### Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument. Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong. Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong. Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong. Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong ​Q. Statement : Should the sale of all the toys made in China be banned in India? Arguments : I. Yes, these are very cheap and hence will put the local toy manufacturers out of business. II. No, Indian toys are of much better quality and their sale will not be affected.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 1

The correct option is E.
Both the arguments are correct in their aspects.
As an argument I say ,Yes these are very cheap and hence will put the local toy manufacturers out of business, this statement is absolutely correct.
Argument II says ‘No,Indian toys are of much better quality and their sale will not be affected’, this statement is also correct.

Test: Arguments - Question 2

### Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument. Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong. Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong. Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong. Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong ​Q. Statement: 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.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 2

The correct option is B.
Argument I is weak because the reduction of workload of IT officials is not too desirable motive. Argument II is strong as reduced tax collection ill have bad impact on state activities.

Test: Arguments - Question 3

### Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument. Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong. Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong. Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong. Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong ​Q. Statement: Should there be only two political parties in India? Arguments: I. Yes, in many developed countries there are only two political parties. II. No, Indian electorate is not mature to select between only two political parties.

Test: Arguments - Question 4

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should the sale of tobacco products be restricted to only a few outlets in each city / town?

Arguments:

I. Yes, this will substantially reduce consumption of tobacco products.

II. No, those who want to purchase tobacco products  should get them at convenient locations.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 4

The correct option is A.
Argument I is strong as reduced tobacco consumption is desirable. Arguments II is weak as such convenience is not desirable.

Test: Arguments - Question 5

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special  treatment?

Arguments:

I. Yes, the prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.

II. No, it is our policy that everybody is equal before the law.

Test: Arguments - Question 6

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should those who receive dowry, despite the law prohibiting it, be punished?

Arguments:

I. Yes, those who violate the law, must be punished.

II. No, dowry system is firmly rooted in the society since time immemorial.

Test: Arguments - Question 7

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should there be only one type of schools up to matriculation in the entire country?

Arguments:

I. Yes, this exists in some of the western countries.

II. No, schools in rural and urban areas need to be different.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 7

B is the correct option. If there is a uniform schooling system in western countries we can not assume that the same would work for our country. Also rural and urban areas require different approaches due to various socio-economic difference.

Test: Arguments - Question 8

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should gambling be made legal in India?

Arguments :

I. Yes, Government can earn huge amount of money by imposing tax on the amount involved in gambling as people otherwise gamble illegally.

II. No, people belonging to the poorer sections of the society will spend their entire earnings on gambling if it  is made legal and this will lead them and their family to starve.

Test: Arguments - Question 9

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Arguments:

I. Yes, most of the children, particularly the teenagers, are found indulging in accessing pornographic contents.

Test: Arguments - Question 10

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should all the universities in the country switch over to grade system rather than awarding marks?

Arguments:

I. Yes, with this the students falling in a particular range of marks can be treated on par.

II. No, it will be difficult to rank the students when required to be short-listed.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 10

The correct option is E.
Both the arguments are correct in their aspects.

Test: Arguments - Question 11

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should the city development authorities encourage construction of shopping malls which may    result into closure of smaller shops?

Arguments:

I. Yes, in shopping malls one can get everything under one roof at a cheaper rate.

II. No, it will not be convenient for many people to go to a shopping mall for purchases of day-to-day requirements.

Test: Arguments - Question 12

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should the knowledge of Hindi language be made compulsory for all the employees of public sector organisations?

Arguments:

I. Yes, it is necessary for dealing with people from the educationally backward strata of the society.

II. No, it is not necessary for every employee to have the knowledge of Hindi language

Test: Arguments - Question 13

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should there be a total ban on use of plastic bags?

Arguments:

I. No, instead the thickness of plastic bags, which can be used without much damage to the environment, should be specified.

II. Yes, use of plastic bags causes various problems like water pollution and water-logging and hence it is necessary to ban it.

Test: Arguments - Question 14

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should there be reservation in Government jobs for candidates from single child family?

Arguments:

I. No, this is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving candidates without any reservation for a particular group.

II. Yes, this will help reduce the growing population in India as the parents will be encouraged to adopt single child norm.

Test: Arguments - Question 15

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should the educated unemployed youth be paid “unemployment allowance” by the Government?

Arguments:

I. Yes, it will provide them some monetary help to either seek employment or to kickstart some ‘self- employment’ venture.

II. No, it will dampen their urge to do something to earn their livelihood and thus promote idleness among the unemployed youth.

Test: Arguments - Question 16

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should Indian scientists working abroad be called back to India?

Arguments:

I. Yes, they must serve the motherland first and forget about discoveries, honours, facilities and all.

II. No, we have enough talent, let them stay where they want.

Test: Arguments - Question 17

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

​Q.

Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country?

Arguments:

I. Yes, it is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country.

II. No, nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 17

We cannot ban something in country like india because then it would deny people from their basic rights.

So, Nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours is correct argument supporting the statement.

Hence, Option B is correct.

Test: Arguments - Question 18

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

Q. Statement: Should India give away Kashmir to Pakistan?

Arguments:

I. No, Kashmir is a beautiful state. It earns a lot of foreign exchange for India.

II. Yes, this would help settle conflicts.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 18

The correct option is A.

Clearly, India cannot part with a state that is a major foreign exchange earner to it. So, argument I holds strong. Further, giving away a piece of land unconditionally and unreasonably is no solution to settle disputes. So, argument II is vague.

Test: Arguments - Question 19

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) : if only argument II is strong.

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if both arguments I and II are strong

Q. Statement: Should all correspondence courses at graduate level be stopped?

Arguments:

I. No, correspondence courses help needy students to pursue studies and earn at the same time.

II. Yes, quality education is not possible without teachers and classrooms.

Test: Arguments - Question 20

Directions: Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a ‘strong’ argument and which is a ‘weak’ argument.

Give answer (a) : if only argument I is strong

Give answer (b) :  if both arguments I and II are strong

Give answer (c) : if either argument I or II is strong.

Give answer (d) : if neither argument I nor II is strong.

Give answer (e) : if only argument II is strong.

Q.Statement: Should there be uniforms for students in the colleges in India as in the schools?

Arguments:

I. Yes, this will improve the ambience of the colleges as all the students will be decently dressed.

II. No, college students should not be regimented and they should be left to choose their clothes for coming to college.

Detailed Solution for Test: Arguments - Question 20

The correct option is E.
After being in strict discipline and following a formal dress code of the school for so many years, the students must be granted some liberty in college life, as they have to take on the responsibilities of life next. Besides, schools adopt uniforms to take care of the security of the child - an aspect which doesn't matter much in the Colleges. But if there is uniform in the college then college students should not be regimented  So, argument II holds strong. Also, the environment of the college depends on the students' dedication and etiquette and not on their uniforms.

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