Statement and Argument ( 6 to 10 )

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Statement and Argument ( 6 to 10 ):


APTITUDE QUESTIONS (STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT):

6. Statement

Should Indian engineers working abroad be called back to India?

Arguments:

i.)    Yes, they must serve the country first.

ii.)    No, we have enough talent.

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

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Answer: option (D)

Explanation:

Every person is free to work wherever he wants to and no compulsion should be made to confine one’s to own country. So, argument I is vague. However, talented engineers can be of great benefit

to the nation and some alternatives as special incentives can be provided to them to stay within their country. So, argument II also does not hold.

 

7. Statement

Should new industries be started in Bangalore?

Arguments:

i.)    Yes, as it will create opportunities.

ii.)    No, it will further add to the pollution of the city.

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

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Answer: option (C)

Explanation:

Opening of new industries is advantageous for more employment opportunities and disadvantage is that it will create pollution. So, either of the arguments holds strong.

 

8. Statement

Should chimneys be installed in industries?

Arguments:

i.)    Yes, it will reduce pollution at ground level.

ii.)    No, it will increase pollution in upper atmosphere.

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

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Answer: option (A)

Explanation:

Yes, chimneys need to be installed in industries so that pollution is reduced at ground level which is the most hazardous for human and animal life. So, argument I holds.

 

9. Statement

Does India need planning for development?

Arguments:

i.)    Yes, nothing can be achieved without proper planning.

ii.)    No, too much time, money and energy are wasted on planning.

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

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Answer: option (A)

Explanation:

Before involving in new development programme it is necessary to plan the target, policies and their implementation and usage of funds which shows the right decision to work. So, argument I

holds strong. Also, planning ensures the full utilization of resources and funds and approach the target. So, spending a part of money it is no wastage. Thus, argument II is not valid.

 

10. Statements

Should only deserving author’s article should be published.

Arguments:

  1. Yes, as it will save paper which are short in supply.
  2. No, because it is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and undeserving.

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.

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Answer: option (B)

Explanation:

Argument I does not provide a strong reason to support of the statement. Also, it is not possible to analyze the deserving and not deserving. So, argument II holds strong.

 

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