# Statement and Argument ( 16 to 20 )

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Statement and Argument ( 16 to 20 ):

# APTITUDE QUESTIONS (STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT):

16. Statement

Should non-vegetarian food be banned in our country?

Arguments:

1. Yes, it is expensive and therefore it is beyond the means of most people in our country.
2. No, nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

Explanation:

Restriction on the diet of people will be denying them their basic human right. So, only argument II holds.

17. Statement

Should there be a ban on trapping wild animals?

Arguments:

1. Yes, trappers are making a lot of money.
2. No, bans on hunting and trapping are not effective.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

Explanation:

Ban is necessary to protect our natural environment. So, none of the arguments is strong enough.

18. Statement

Should government jobs in rural areas have more incentives?

Arguments:

1. Yes, incentives are important as they attract government servants there.
2. No, rural areas are cheaper, healthier and less complex than big cities.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

Explanation:

Govt. jobs in rural areas are underlined with several difficulties. On behalf of this, extra incentives are needed. So, only argument I holds strong.

19. Statement

Arguments:

1. Yes, it is essential requirement in a capitalist economy.
2. No, it leads to wastage of resources.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.C) Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.

Explanation:

The advertisements are the means to introduce people with the product. So, argument I holds strong. But argument II is vague because advertisements are an investment for better gain and not wastage.

20. Statement

Should fashionable clothes be banned?

Arguments:

1. Yes, because fashion keeps on changing.
2. No, fashionable clothes are a person’s self expression.

A)    Only argument I is strong.

B)    Only argument II is strong.

C)    Either I or II is strong.

D)    Neither I nor II is strong.

E)    Both I and II are strong.