Instructions

In making decision about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments so far as they relate to the question. Strong arguments are those which are are of major importance and directly related to the question. Weak arguments are those which are minor importance and also be directly related to the question of may be related to a trivial aspect of the question.

After each question two Argument I and II are given. You have to decide which argument is strong and which argument is weak.

Question 161

Should there be only five holidays in a calendar year in all the states of India ?Arguments:I. Yes, we can not afford to lose so many working days as at present.II. Yes, the USA has few holidays in a calendar year.

Solution

Argument 1 says that we can not afford to lose so many working days as at present. But this is not backed by any reasoning. Thus it is incorrect.

Argument 2 says that the USA has few holidays in a calendar year but it does not mention the number of holidays at all. Thus it is also incorrect.

Hence Option D.

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