# 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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## Online Logical Reasoning Test Questions with Answers on Statements, Assumptions, Arguments and Conclusions

Q286. 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:** Is the Government justified in spending so much on defence? **Arguments:** I. Yes. Safety of the country is of prime importance. II. No. During peace, this money could be used for the development of the country.

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
Q287. 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 girls learn arts like judo and karate? **Arguments:** I. Yes. It will enable them to defend themselves from rogues and ruffians. II. No. They will lose their feminine grace.

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
Q288. 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 India develop a national water grid by connecting all the rivers in the country? **Arguments:** I. No. This is not just possible as we do not have the technical knowhow. II. Yes, this will greatly help the entire country by effectively channelizing the excess water to the areas having shortage.

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
Q289. 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 individuals/institutes having treasures of national significance like Nobel Prizes, hand them over to the Central Government for their safe custody? **Arguments:** I. Yes. The individuals or institutions do not have enough resources to protect them. II. No. These are the property of the individuals/institutions who win them and should be in their custody.

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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Q290. 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 there be reservation of seats and posts on communal basis? **Arguments:** I. Yes. It will check most of the inter-communal biases. II. No, ours is a secular state.

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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