# 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

Q256. 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 sex determination test during pregnancy be completely banned? **Arguments:** I. Yes. This leads to indiscriminate female foeticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance. II. No. People have a right to know about their unborn child.

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
Q257. 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 persons convicted of criminal offences in the past be allowed to contest elections in India? **Arguments:** I. No. Such persons cannot serve the cause of the people and country. II. Yes. It is democracy - let people decide whom to vote.

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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Q258. 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 officers accepting bribe be punished? **Arguments:** I. No. Certain circumstances may have compelled them to take bribe. II. Yes. They should do the job they are entrusted with, honestly.

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
Q259. 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 a complete ban on use of all types of chemical pesticides in India? **Arguments:** I. No. The pests will destroy all the crops and the farmers will have nothing to harvest. II. Yes. The chemical pesticides used in agriculture pollute the water underground and this has become a serious health hazard.

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

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Q260. 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 cutting of trees be banned altogether? **Arguments:** I. Yes. It is very much necessary to do so to restore ecological balance. II. No. A total ban would harm timber based industries.

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
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