Statement Argument Verbal Reasoning questions

Cetking launches its famous 10 workshops for Verbal Reasoning with revolutionary 3 phases in each workshop

Workshop 1 – Statement Conclusions – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 2 – Cause and Effect  – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 3 – Courses of Action  – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 4 – Statement Arguments – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 5 – Statement Inferences – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 6 – Strong Arguments – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 7 – Weak Arguments – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 8 – Statement Assumptions – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 9 – Assertions and Reasoning – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3
Workshop 10 – Statements Assumptions and Inferences combined  – Phase 1 – Phase 2 – Phase 3

Sample questions

Each 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.

(A) If only argument I is strong
(B) If only argument II is strong
(C) If either I or II is strong
(D) If neither I nor II is strong and
(E) If both I and II are strong.
Statement:
Should India become a permanent member of UN’s Security Council?

Arguments:
I Yes. India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
II No. Let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty, malnutrition.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

Statement:
Should an organization like UNO be dissolved?

Arguments:
I Yes. With cold war coming to an end, such organizations have no role to play
II No, In the absence of such organizations there may be a world war.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong
Statement:
Should fashionable dresses be banned?

Arguments:

Yes. Fashions keep changing and hence consumption of cloth increases.
No. Fashionable clothes are a person’s self expression and therefore his/her fundamental right.

A. Only argument I is strong
B. Only argument II is strong
C. Either I or II is strong
D. Neither I nor II is strong
E. Both I and II are strong

1. Option A
A peace-loving nation like India can well join an international forum which seeks to bring different nations on friendly terms with each other. So, argument I holds strong. Argument II highlights a different aspect. The internal problems of a nation should not debar it from strengthening international ties. So, argument II is vague.

2. Option B
An organization like UNO is meant to maintain peace all over and will always serve to prevent conflicts between countries. So, its role never ends. So, argument I does not hold. Also, lack of such an organization may in future lead to increased mutual conflicts and international wars, on account of lack of a common platform for mutual discussions. So, argument II holds

3. Option B
Clearly, imposing ban on fashionable dresses will be a restriction on the personal choice and hence the right to freedom of an individual. So, only argument II is strong.

There is 1 comment
1. HI,
My query is on how to solve questions regarding whether a particular argument is strong or not?
Is there any difference in an argument being “forceful” or “strong”?