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1 . 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.

1. if only Conclusion I is follows.

2. if only Conclusion II is follows.

3. if either I or II is follows.

4. if neither I nor II is follows.

5. if both I and II are follows.
$Statement:$

Should officers accepting bribe be punished?

$Arguments:$

I. No, certain circumstances may have compelled them.
II. Yes, they should do the job honestly, they are entrusted with
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
2 . 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.

1. if only Conclusion I is follows.

2. if only Conclusion II is follows.

3. if either I or II is follows.

4. if neither I nor II is follows.

5. if both I and II are follows.
$Statement:$

Should India make efforts to harness solar energy to fulfill its energy requirement?

$Arguments:$

I. Yes, most of the energy sources used at present are exhaustible.
II. No, harnessing solar energy requires a lot of capital, which India lacks
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
3 . In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

$Statement:$

A large number of persons have become critically ill after taking spurious medicinefrom a local chemist.

$Course of action:$

I. The government should immediately close down all the shops selling spurious medicine till the stocks are further tested for presence of toxicity.
II. The chemist should be asked to leave the city and open a shop somewhere else.
III. The owner of the shop shoul d immediately be arrested for criminal negligence.
Only I and II follow
Only I and III follow
Only II follows
Only II and III follow
All follow
4 . In each question below is given a statement followed by three courses of action numbered I, II and III. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true, then decide which of the three suggested courses of action logically follows for pursuing.

$Statement:$

Many private sector banks have increased the interest rates on savings bank accounts in comparison to public sector banks.

$Course of action:$

I. The case should be placed by the public sector banks before the regulatory authority for investigation as they cannot allow such an increase.
II. Public sector banks must adopt such policies as would help them remain in competition.
III. Public sector banks should advertise their special features repeatedly so that they do not lose their future customers
Only I and II follow
Only I and III follow
Only either II or III follow
All follow
None of these
5 . In each of the questions below are given two or three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1. If only conclusion I follows.

2. If only conclusion II follows.

3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follows
$Statements :$

Some stars are moons.
All moons are planets.
No planet is universe.

$Conclusions :$

I. All moons being stars is a possibility.
II. No universe is a star
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
6 . In each of the questions below are given two or three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1. If only conclusion I follows.

2. If only conclusion II follows.

3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follows
$Statements :$

Some stars are moons.
All moons are planets.
No planet is universe.

$Conclusions :$

I. At least some planets are stars.
II. No moon is universe.
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
7 . In each of the questions below are given two or three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1. If only conclusion I follows.

2. If only conclusion II follows.

3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follows
$Statements :$

All apartments are huts.
No hut is a building.
All buildings are cottages.

$Conclusions :$

I. No cottage is an apartment.
II. Some cottages are apartments.
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
8 . In each of the questions below are given two or three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1. If only conclusion I follows.

2. If only conclusion II follows.

3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follows
$Statements :$

All apartments are huts.
No hut is a building.
All buildings are cottages

$Conclusions :$

I. No apartment is a cottage.
II. Some buildings being apartments is a possibility.
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
9 . In each of the questions below are given two or three statements followed by two conclusions numbered I and II. You have to take the three given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from commonly known facts and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the three statements disregarding commonly known facts. Give answer:

1. If only conclusion I follows.

2. If only conclusion II follows.

3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows.

4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows.

5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follows
$Statements :$

All apartments are huts.
No hut is a building.
All buildings are cottages

$Conclusions :$

I. Some cottages being apartments is a possibility.
II. No cottage is a hut
if only Conclusion I is follows.
if only Conclusion II is follows.
if either I or II is follows.
if neither I nor II is follows.
if both I and II are follows.
10 . Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

Seven lectures are scheduled to be held in a week. There is only one lecture on each of the seven days of the week, starting from Monday and ending on Sunday.

Lecture on chemistry is either on Wednesday or on Saturday. Three lectures are scheduled to be held between Chemistry and English. Two lectures are scheduled to be held between English and Computers. Lecture on Physics is scheduled on the day which is immediately next to the day when lecture on Biology is scheduled. Lecture on Psychology is scheduled to be held after Mathematics (not necessarily immediately after Mathematics). Lecture on Psychology is not scheduled for Saturday or Sunday
Which of the following lectures is scheduled for Thursday?
Mathematics
English
Physics
Biology
Computers