1 . Each of these questions are followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Mark answer as
(a) If only argument II is strong.
(b) If only argument I is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should there be only one rate of interest for term deposits of varying durations in banks?
Arguments: I. No, people will refrain money for longer duration resulting into reduction of liquidity level of banks.
II. Yes, this will be much simpler for the common people and they may be encouraged to keep more money in banks.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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2 . Each of these questions are followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Mark answer as
(a) If only argument II is strong.
(b) If only argument I is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should all those who have come in contact with the patients' infectious respiratory disease be quarantined in their houses?
Arguments: I. No, nobody should be quarantined unless they are tested and found to be infected by the virus causing the disease.
II. Yes, this is the only way to control the spread of the dreaded disease.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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3 . Each of these questions are followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Mark answer as
(a) If only argument II is strong.
(b) If only argument I is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should mutual funds be brought under strict Govt. control?
Arguments: I. Yes, that is one of the ways to protect the interest of the investors.
II. No, strict Govt. controls are likely to be counter productive.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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4 . Each of these questions are followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Mark answer as
(a) If only argument II is strong.
(b) If only argument I is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
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.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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5 . Each of these questions are followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument. Mark answer as
(a) If only argument II is strong.
(b) If only argument I is strong.
(c) If either argument I or II is strong.
(d) If neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should the public sector undertakings be allowed to adopt hire and fire policy?
Arguments: I. Yes, this will help the public sector undertakings to get rid of non-performing employees and will also help to reward the performing employees.
II. No, the management may not be able to implement the policy in an unbiased manner and the employees will suffer due to the high-handedness of the management.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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6 . Each of these questions consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak', Mark answer as :
(a) If only argument II is strong
(b) If only argument I is strong
(c) If neither I nor II is strong
(d) If both I and II are strong
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Statement : Should there be a ceiling on the salary of top executives of multinationals in our country?
Arguments : I. Yes, otherwise it would lead to unhealthy competition and our own industry would not be able to withstand that
II. No, with the accent on liberalization of economy, any such move would be counter-productive. Once the economy picks up, this disparity will be reduced
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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7 . Each of these questions consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak', Mark answer as :
(a) If only argument II is strong
(b) If only argument I is strong
(c) If neither I nor II is strong
(d) If both I and II are strong
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Statement : Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself?
Arguments : I. Yes, we have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our imports
II. No, even selective encouragement would lead to shortages
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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8 . Each of these questions consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak', Mark answer as :
(a) If only argument II is strong
(b) If only argument I is strong
(c) If neither I nor II is strong
(d) If both I and II are strong
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Statement : Should government stop spending huge amounts of money on international sports?
Arguments : I. Yes, this money can be utilized for upliftment of the poor.
II. No, sportspersons will be frustrated and will not get international exposure.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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9 . Each of these questions consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak', Mark answer as :
(a) If only argument II is strong
(b) If only argument I is strong
(c) If neither I nor II is strong
(d) If both I and II are strong
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Statement : Should all refugees, who make unauthorized entry into a country, be forced to go back to their homeland?
Arguments : I. Yes, they make their colonies and occupy a lot of land
II. No, they leave their homes because of hunger or some terror and on human grounds, should not be forced to go back.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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10 . Each of these has a question followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is 'strong' and which is 'weak '. Mark answer as
(a) if only argument II is strong.
(b) if only argument I is strong.
(c) if either argument I or II is strong.
(d) if neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should all the professional colleges in India be encouraged to run their own courses without affiliation to any university?
Arguments : I. Yes, this is the only way to create more opportunities for those who seek professional training.
II. No, this will dilute the quality of professional training as all such colleges may not be equipped to conduct such courses.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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11 . Each of these has a question followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is 'strong' and which is 'weak '. Mark answer as
(a) if only argument II is strong.
(b) if only argument I is strong.
(c) if either argument I or II is strong.
(d) if neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should all those who have come in contact with the patients of infectious respiratory disease be quarantined in their houses?
Arguments: I. No, nobody should be quarantined unless they are tested and found to be infected by the virus causing the disease.
II. Yes, this is the only way to control the spread of the dreaded disease.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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12 . Each of these has a question followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is 'strong' and which is 'weak '. Mark answer as
(a) if only argument II is strong.
(b) if only argument I is strong.
(c) if either argument I or II is strong.
(d) if neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should India support all the international policies of United States of America ?
Arguments: I. No, many other powerful countries do not support the same.
II. Yes, this is the only way to gain access to US development funds.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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13 . Each of these has a question followed by two arguments numbered I and II. Decide which of the arguments is 'strong' and which is 'weak '. Mark answer as
(a) if only argument II is strong.
(b) if only argument I is strong.
(c) if either argument I or II is strong.
(d) if neither argument I nor II is strong.
(e) If both arguments I and II are strong.
Should there be a complete ban on advertising of tobacco products in all media?
Arguments: I. Yes, this is the only way to save people from suffering from cancer.
II. No, this will adversely affect the sale of tobacco products.
A.  a
B.  b
C.  c
D.  d
E.  e
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