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Bank PO :: Test No 142
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Direction (Q. 1 - 5) : Below is given a passage followed by several possible inferences which can be drawn from the facts stated in the passage. You have to examine each inference separately in the context of the passage and decide upon its degree of truth or falsity. Imagine your self to be in the year 2001.
Intensive Pulse Polio campaigns have helped reduce the number of confirmed polio cases from 1126 in 1999to 265 in year 2000 and to 112 in year 2001. Transmission of the virus isnow virtually confined to a few districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. During the year 2001 -02, in addition to strengthening the routine immunisation programme, two national Immunisation Days were organised all overthe country on December 2,2001 and January 20,2002. One Sub-National Immunisation Day was also held on October 14,2001, in the States of Uttar Pradesh, B ihar, Delhi and West Bengal. With vigorous implementation of the programme and intensified efforts in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, Government is confident that "Zero Incidence of Polio" will be reached in the year 2002.

In the year 2002, the number of confirmed polio cases will be less than 112.

A.    if the inference is definitely true ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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2 .

There were no confirmed cases of polio from West Bengal in the year 2001.

A.    if the inference is definitely true ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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3 .

There will be no incidence of polio, either in UP or in Bihar, in the year 2002.

A.    if the inference is definitely true ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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4 .

The number of confirmed cases of polio from Madhya Pradesh was 15 in the year 2001.

A.    if the inference is definitely true ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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5 .

Government is keenly interested in attaining its objective regarding Pulse Polio.

A.    if the inference is definitely true ie it properly follows from the statement of facts given. B.    if the inference is probably true though not definitely true in the light of the facts given.
C.    if the data are inadequate, ie from the facts given you cannot say whether the inference is likely to be true or false. D.    if the inference is probably false though not definitely false in the light of the facts given.
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Direction (Q. 6 - 10) : In making decisions about important questions, it is desirable to be able to distinguish between "Strong" arguments and "Weak" arguments insofar as they relate to the question. "Strong" arguments are those which are both important and directly related to the question. "Weak" arguments are those which are of minor importance and also may 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 and which is a weak argument.

Statement: Should the government allow use of LPG as fuel for commercial vehicles ?
Arguments: I. No, when the petroleum agencies cannot fulfil the demand even for domestic use satisfactorily, how will they meet the demands for commercial vehicles ?
II. No, LPG fuel is not adaptable to the spark ignition engines and compressed ignition engines which are commonly used in the country.

A.    if only argument I is strong. B.    if only argument II is strong.
C.    if either I or II is strong. D.    if both I and II are strong.
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Statement: Is the recent hike of about 50% in fees and transport charges by schools in cities justified ?
Arguments: I. Yes, we have entered the era of information technology and inclusion of IT as a subject has put a burden of huge amount on schools due to expansion in infrastructure facilities.
II. No, this will suddenly increase the burden of parents of the students.

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.
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Statement: Should commercial activity be permitted in residential areas ?
Arguments: I. No, these activities impair the growth of residents of residential areas.
II. Yes, commercial activity adds to economic development, and it is one of the major aspects of economic activity.

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.
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Statement: Should government make rooftop rainwater harvesting mandatory for every builder in Delhi ?
Arguments: I. Yes, in a scientific study, it has been established that we can capture and recharge 65,000 litres of rainwater in Delhi from a 100-sq-m size rooftop and meet drinking and domestic water requirement of a family of four for 160 days.
II. Yes, the ground water level in some areas is falling at the rate of one metre per year and compounding the water crisis.

A.    if only argument I is strong. B.    if only argument II is strong.
C.    if either I or II is strong. D.    if both I and II are strong.
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10 .

Statement: Should a government employee be given study leave ?
Arguments: I. Yes, every person has the fundamental right to get education and it is the duty of the government to co-operate with its employees in attaining their goals.
II. No, this will give the employee a pretext to get relief from burden of work.

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.
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