1000+ Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers for Bank Exams - 1

Question: 1

Each question given below consist of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments us a strong argument and which is a weak argument.
Statement :
Should individuals/institutes having treasures of national significance like Nobel Prizes, hand them over to the Central Government for their safe custody?
Arguments :
I. Yes. The individuals or institutions do not have enough resources to protect them.
II. No. These are the property f the individuals/institutions who win them and should be in their custody.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: B

Clearly, the awards are given for individual excellence and perfection. So, only argument II holds strong.

Question: 2

Statement :
Should India have no military force at all?
Arguments :
I. No. other countries in the world do not believe in non violence.
II. Yes. Many Indians believe in non violence.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: D

Clearly, India needs to have military force to defend itself against the threat of other military powers in the world. So, none of the arguments holds strong.

Question: 3

Statement :
Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving license for sale to general public in India?
Arguments :
I. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary.
II. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: A

Clearly, health of the citizens is an issue of major concern for the Government. So, a product like drugs, must be first studied and tested in the Indian context before giving licence for its sale. So, only argument I holds strong.

Question: 4

Statement :
Should articles of only deserving authors be allowed to be published?
Arguments :
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.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: B

Clearly, I does not provide a strong reason in support of the statement. Also, it is not possible to analyze the really deserving and not deserving. So, argument II holds strong.

Question: 5

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. Sports persons will be frustrated and will not get international exposure.

(A) if only argument I is strong

(B) if only argument II is strong

(C) if either I and II is strong

(D) if neither I nor II is strong and

(E) if both I and II are strong

Ans: B

Clearly, spending money on sports cannot be avoided merely because it can be spent on socio-economic problems. So, argument I does not hold. Also, if the expenses on sports are curtailed, the sports persons would face lack of facilities and training and our country will lag behind in the international sports competitions. So, II holds.

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