Statements, Assumptions, Arguments and Conclusions

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Q301. The question given below consists of a statement, followed by four arguments numbered I II,III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. **Statement:** Should the public sector undertakings be kilo wed to adopt hire and fire policy? **Arguments:** I. Yes. This will help the public sector undertakings to get rid of non-performing employees and reward the performing employees. II. No. This will give an unjust handle to the management and they may use it indiscriminately. III. Yes. This will help increase the level of efficiency of these organizations and these will become profitable establishments.

1.  None is strong
2.  Only I and II are strong
3.  Only II and III are strong
4.  Only I and III are strong
5.  All are strong

Solution : Only I and III are strong
Q302. The question given below consists of a statement, followed by four arguments numbered I II,III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. **Statement:** Is caste-based reservation policy in professional colleges justified? **Arguments:** I. Yes. The step is a must to bring the underprivileged at par with the privileged ones. II. No. It obstructs the establishment of a classless society. III. Yes. This will help the backward castes and classes of people to come out of the oppression of upper caste people.

1.  Only I and II are strong
2.  Only II is strong
3.  Only II and III are strong
4.  Only I and III are strong
5.  All are strong

Solution : Only II is strong
Q303. The question given below consists of a statement, followed by four arguments numbered I II,III and IV. 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 genetically modified imported seeds? **Arguments:** I. Yes. This will boost the demand of domestically developed seeds. II. No. This is the only way to increase production substantially. III. Yes. Genetically modified products will adversely affect the health of those who consume these products.

1.  Only I and II are strong
2.  Only II is strong
3.  Only II and III are strong
4.  Only I and III are strong
5.  All are strong

Solution : Only II is strong
Q304. The question given below consists of a statement, followed by four arguments numbered I II,III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. **Statement:** Should the income generated out of agricultural activities be taxed? **Arguments:** I. No. Farmers are otherwise suffering from natural calamities and low yield coupled with low procurement price and their income should not be taxed. II. Yes. Majority of the population is dependent on agriculture and hence their income should be taxed to augment the resources. III. Yes. Many big farmers earn much more than the majority of the service earners and they should be taxed to remove the disparity.

1.  Only I is strong
2.  Only I and II are strong
3.  Only II and III are strong
4.  All are strong
5.  None of these

Solution : All are strong

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Q305. The question given below consists of a statement, followed by four arguments numbered I II,III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. **Statement:** Should all the management institutes in the country be brought under government control? **Arguments:** I. No. The government does not have adequate resources to run such institutes effectively. II. No. Each institute should be given freedom to function on its own. III. Yes. This will enable to have standardized education for all the students. IV. Yes. Only then the quality of education would be improved.

1.  None is strong
2.  Only I, II and III are strong
3.  Only I and III are strong
4.  All are strong
5.  Only III is strong

Solution : None is strong
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