In making decisions about important questions it is desirable to be able to distinguish between ‘strong’ arguments and ‘weak’ arguments so far as they relate to the questions. ‘Strong’ arguments are those which are both important and directly affect and relate to the question. ‘Weak’ arguments are those which are of minor importance and may also not be directly related to the question or may be related to a trivial aspect of the question. Instructions:  Each question below is followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a strong argument. Give answer;

In a first-time study, it has been found that lead content in crockery is well beyond the permissible limits.

Statement I: Since Indian food is normally hot and acidic, there is a greater risk of leaching of lead into the food and hence the use of crockery should be minimized.

Statement II: There is no need to be scared of as lead poisoning is the least covered in the field of toxicity and such a study has been done for the first time.

A If only argument I is strong Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B If only argument II is strong Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C If either I or II is strong Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D If neither I nor II is strong; and Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
E If both I and II are strong Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


Only argument I is strong as it directly relates to the question and highlights the potential health risk associated with the use of crockery with high lead content. Argument II is a weak argument as it is not directly related to the issue and provides misleading information about the extent of coverage of lead poisoning in the field of toxicity.

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