Statement And ArgumentsPage 1

1.

Statement: Should small states be formed out of bigger states in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, there will be greater administrative convenience.
  2. No, it will jeopardize the national integration.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: DClearly, if we form smaller states out of bigger one in India, there will be of greater administrative convenience. Hence, Argument 1 is strong. Also, it may hamper the national integration. So, Argument 2 is also strong. Hence, both arguments are strong.

2.

Statement: Should there be only one entrance test for all the medical colleges both government and private in India?

Arguments:

  1. No, each college has unique requirements and decisions on admissions should be left to concerned colleges.
  2. Yes, this will bring in uniformity in the standard of students at the time of admission and will reduce multiplicity.
(a)If only Assumption (1) is strong.
(b)If only Assumption (2) is strong.
(c)If either (1) or (2) is strong.
(d)If neither (1) nor (2) is strong.
Answer is: BOnly Argument 2 is strong because a common entrance test will brought a uniformity in the standard of students, which is necessary.

3.

Statement: Should computers be used in all possible sectors in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, it will bring efficiency and accuracy in the work.
  2. No, it will be an injustice to the monumental human resources which are at present underutilized.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: DUse of computers does have the positive impact, as mentioned in Argument 1 but the negative impact as mentioned in Argument 2 is also worth considering. So, both arguments are strong.

4.

Statement: Should non-vegetarian food be totally banned in our country?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, it is expensive and therefore, it is beyond the means of most people in our country.
  2. No, nothing should be banned in a democratic country like ours.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: BRestrictions on the diet of people will deny them their basic human right. So, only Argument 2 holds.

5.

Statement: Should India become a permanent member of UN’s Security Council?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, India has emerged as a country which loves peace and amity.
  2. NO, let us first solve problems of our own people like poverty and malnutrition.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If neither 1 nor 2 is strong.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: AClearly,India seeks to bring different nations on friendly terms with each other. Also, internal problems of nation should not discourage it from strengthening international relations. Hence, only Argument 1 holds strong.

6.

Statement: Should foreign films be banned in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, they depict an alien culture which adversely affects our values.
  2. No, foreign films are of a high artistic standard.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If neither 1 nor 2 is strong.
Answer is: DForeign films depict the alien culture but they also help in learning . Hence, Both arguments are not strong

7.

Statement: Are nuclear families better than joint families?

Arguments:

  1. No, joints families ensure greater security.
  2. Yes, nuclear families ensure greater freedom.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: DThere are more security in joint family as there are other members to help. Also in nuclear families, there are lesser persons, so lesser responsibilities and more freedom. Hence, both argument are strong.

8.

Statement: Should the sex determination during pregnancy be completely banned?

Arguments:

  1. Yes, this leads to discriminate female feticide and eventually will lead to social imbalance.
  2. No, people have the right to know about their unborn child.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If neither 1 nor 2 is strong.
Answer is: AThis determination is done as parents mostly want a boy child. Also, people who have a right to know, they should only know about the health, development and general well being of the child before its birth. Hence, argument 1 is holds.

9.

Statement: Should persons convicted of criminal offences in the past be allowed to contest elections in India?

Arguments:

  1. No, such persons cannot serve the cause of the people and country.
  2. Yes, it is democracy – Let people decide whom to vote.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: APersons with criminal backward cannot stand to serve as the representative of the common people, so they should not allowed to contest elections. Hence, only argument 1 is holds strong.

10.

Statement: Should India have no military force at all?

Arguments:

  1. No, other countries in the world do not believe in non-violence.
  2. Yes, many Indians believe in non-violence.
(a)If only Argument 1 is strong.
(b)If only Argument 2 is strong.
(c)If either 1 or 2 is string.
(d)If both 1 and 2 are strong.
Answer is: AClearly, all the countries in the world facing problem of terrorism. so, practically India should have military. Hence, argument 1 holds strong.
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