# Statements, Assumptions, Arguments and Conclusions

Statements, Assumptions, Arguments and Conclusions: Critical Reasoning Questions. Tricks on how to solve critical Reasoning questions

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Q281. The 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' argument. **Statement:** Should all news be controlled by Government in a democracy? **Arguments:** I. Yes. Variety of news only confuses people. II. No. Controlled news loses credibility.

1.  Only argument I is strong
2.  Only argument II is strong
3.  Either I or II is strong
4.  Neither I nor II is strong
5.  Both I and II are strong

Solution : Only argument II is strong
Q282. The 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' argument. **Statement:** Should taxes on colour television be further increased? **Arguments:** I. Yes, Colour television is a luxury item and only rich people buy them. II. No, Televisions are bought by the poor too.

1.  Only argument I is strong
2.  Only argument II is strong
3.  Either I or II is strong
4.  Neither I nor II is strong
5.  Both I and II are strong

Solution : Neither I nor II is strong
Q283. The 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' argument. **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 kick-start 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.

1.  Only argument I is strong
2.  Only argument II is strong
3.  Either I or II is strong
4.  Neither I nor II is strong
5.  Both I and II are strong

Solution : Both I and II are strong
Q284. The 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' argument. **Statement:** Should higher education be restricted to only those who can bear the expenditure? **Arguments:** I. Yes. Higher education is very costly; hence it should not be given free. II. No. There are a large number of brilliant students who cannot afford to pay and they should be given higher education.

1.  Only argument I is strong
2.  Only argument II is strong
3.  Either I or II is strong
4.  Neither I nor II is strong
5.  Both I and II are strong

Solution : Only argument II is strong

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Q285. The 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' argument. **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.

1.  Only argument I is strong
2.  Only argument II is strong
3.  Either I or II is strong
4.  Neither I nor II is strong
5.  Both I and II are strong

Solution : Only argument I is strong
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