# Statements, Assumptions, Arguments and Conclusions

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Q316. 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 students graduating in any discipline desirous of pursuing post-graduation of the subjects of their choice be allowed to enrol in the post-graduate courses? **Arguments:** I. Yes. The students are the best judge of their capabilities and there should not be restrictions for joining post-graduate courses. II. No. The students need to study relevant subjects in graduate courses to enrol in post-graduate courses and the students must fulfil such conditions. III. No. There are not enough institutes offering post-graduate courses which can accommodate all the graduates desirous of seeking post-graduate education of their own choice.

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

Solution : None of these
Q317. 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 we impart sex education in schools? **Arguments:** I. Yes. All the progressive nations do so. II. No. We cannot impart it in co-educational schools. III. Yes. It would certainly help in eradicating the existing misunderstanding and make the younger generation physically and mentally healthier. IV. It will destroy the moral fibre and the highly esteemed value system which we have inherited from our forefathers.

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

Solution : None of these
Q318. 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 coal engines be replaced by electric engines in trains? **Arguments:** I. Yes. Coal engines cause a lot of pollution. II. Yes. Electric engines are good on performance, easy to operate and low on maintenance. III. No. India does not produce enough electricity to fulfil its domestic needs also.

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

Solution : Only I and II are strong
Q319. 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 those who are convicted for heinous crimes like murder or rape, beyond all reasonable doubts be given capital punishment or death penalty? **Arguments:** I. No. The death penalty should be given only in very rare and exceptional cases. II. Yes. This is the only way to punish such people who take others' lives or indulge in inhuman activities. III. Yes. Such severe punishments only will make people refrain from such heinous acts and the society will be safer. IV. No. Those who are repentant for the crime they committed should be given a chance to improve and lead a normal life.

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

Solution : Only III is strong

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Q320. 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 profit making public sector units be sold to private companies? **Arguments:** I. Yes. This will help the government to augment its resources for implementing the development programmes. II. No. The private companies will not be able to run these units effectively. III. Yes. There will be a significant improvement in the quality of services. IV. No. There would not be job security for the employees at all the levels.

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

Solution : Only III and IV are strong
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