Satement - Arguments


The following question given below consists of a statement, 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'


Statement : Should smoking be prohibited ?

Arguments : I. Yes. It is wrong to smoke away millions of money.

                   II. No. It will throw thousands of workers in the tobacco industry out of employment.

A. If only argument I is strong
B. If only argument II is strong
C. If either I or II is strong
D. If neither I nor II is strong and
E. If both I and II are strong.

Answer : Option D

Explanation :

Clearly, smoking needs to be abolished because it is injurious* to health and not only

to save money. So, argument I is vague. Clearly, to provide employment one cannot

continue a hazardous task. So, argument II is also vague.