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Reasoning Quiz-8 For LIC AAO, SBI Exam 2016

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.
Give answer:
(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

1. Statement: Should India encourage exports, when most things are insufficient for internal use itself?
I. Yes. We have to earn foreign exchange to pay for our     imports.
II. No. Even selective encouragement would lead to shortages. 

2. Statement: Should there be students union in college/university?
I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus.
II. Yes, it is very necessary Students are future political leaders

3. Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas?
I. Yes. Rural people are creative.
II. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent

4. Statement: Should we scrap the system of formal education beyond graduation?
I. Yes. It will mean taking employment at an early date.
II. No. It will mean lack of depth of knowledge

5. Statement: Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published?
I. Yes. It will save a lot of paper which is in short supply.
II. No. It is not possible to draw a line between the deserving and the undeserving.

6. Statement: Should the prestigious people who have committed crime unknowingly, be met with special treatment?
I. Yes. The prestigious people do not commit crime intentionally.
II. No. It is our policy that everybody is equal before the law

7. Statement: 
Should all the unauthorized structures in the city be demolished?
I. No. Where will the people residing in such houses live?
II. Yes. This will give a clear message to general public and they will refrain from constructing unauthorized buildings.

8.Statement: Is buying things on instalments profitable to the customer?
I. Yes. He has to pay less.
II. No, paying instalments upsets the family budget.

9. Statement: Should government jobs in rural areas have more incentives?
I. Yes. Incentives are essential for attracting government servants there.
II. No. Rural areas are already cheaper, healthier and less complex than big cities. So ? Why offer extra incentives.

10. Statement: Should 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level?
I. No, our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models.
II. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers

11. Statement: Should India engage into a dialogue with neighbouring countries to stop cross border tension?
I. Yes. This is the only way to reduce the cross border terrorism and stop loss of innocent lives.
II. No. Neighboring countries cannot be relied upon in such matters, they may still engage in subversive activities.

12. Statement: Should the practice of transfers of clerical cadre employees from government offices of one city to those of another be stopped?
I. No. Transfer of employees is a routine administrative matter and we must continue it.
II. Yes. It involves lot of governmental expenditure and inconvenience too many compared to the benefits it yields.

13. Statement: Is paying ransom or agreeing to the conditions of kidnappers of political figures, a proper course of action?
I. Yes. The victims must be saved at all cost.
II. No. It encourages the kidnappers to continue their sinister activities.

14. Statement: Should there be no place of interview in selection?
I. Yes, it is very subjective in assessment.
II. No. It is the only instrument to judge candidates' motives and personality.

15. Statement: Should family planning be made compulsory in India?
I. Yes. Looking to the miserable conditions in India, there is no other go.
II. No. In India there are people of various religions and family planning is against the tenets of some of the religions.

16. Statement: Should there be a ceiling on the salary of top executives of multinationals in our country?
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

17. Statement: Should import duty on all the electronic goods be dispensed with?
I. No. This will considerably reduce the income of the government and will adversely affect the developmental activities.
II. No. The local manufacturers will not be able to compete with the foreign manufacturers who are technologically far superior.

18. Statement: Should children be legally made responsible to take care of their parents during their old age?
I. Yes. Such matter can only be solved by legal means.
II. Yes. Only this will bring some relief to poor parents.

19. Statement: Should there be reservation in Government jobs for candidates from single child family?
I. No. This is not advisable as the jobs should be offered to only deserving candidates without any reservation for a particular group.
II. Yes. This will help reduce the growing population in India as the parents will be encouraged to adopt single child norm.

20. Statement: Should we scrap the 'Public Distribution System' in India?
I. Yes, Protectionism is over, everyone must get the bread on his/her own.
II. Yes. The poor do not get any benefit because of corruption


1.A, 2.E, 3.B, 4.B, 5.B, 6.B, 7.B, 8.D, 9.A, 10.B, 11.A, 12.D, 13.E, 14.A, 15.E, 16.E, 17.B, 18.D, 19.D, 20.D,

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