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A human rights group is considering ways to place additional pressure on Mercury Sports Shoes. The group wants Mercury to pay higher wages to their employees in foreign manufacturing plants. The group is already boycotting Mercury Sports Shoes and is considering calling for an additional boycott of Championship Sports Apparel. Both Mercury and Championship are owned by Universal Sports Conglomerate.

The answer to which of the following questions is least directly relevant to the human rights group’s decision of whether calling for a boycott would lead to higher wages for the employees of Mercury?

A Would revenue losses by Championship Sports Apparel seriously impact Universal Sports Conglomerate?
B Can current Championship customers find sports apparel of a similar style and quality made by another manufacturer?
C Have other shoe companies increased the wages paid in manufacturing plants?
D Have other groups that have employed the boycott strategy successfully achieved their goals?
E Do other conglomerates that own sports shoe companies also own sports apparel companies?
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A human rights group is considering ways to place additional pressure on Mercury Sports Shoes. The group wants Mercury to pay higher wages to their employees in foreign manufacturing plants. The group is already boycotting Mercury Sports Shoes and is considering calling for an additional boycott of Championship Sports Apparel. Both Mercury and Championship are owned by Universal Sports Conglomerate.

The answer to which of the following questions is least directly relevant to the human rights group’s decision of whether calling for a boycott would lead to higher wages for the employees of Mercury?

A Would revenue losses by Championship Sports Apparel seriously impact Universal Sports Conglomerate?
B Can current Championship customers find sports apparel of a similar style and quality made by another manufacturer?
C Have other shoe companies increased the wages paid in manufacturing plants?
D Have other groups that have employed the boycott strategy successfully achieved their goals?
E Do other conglomerates that own sports shoe companies also own sports apparel companies?


I eliminated A,B, D first because they all would provide evidence that the human rights group would want to strengthen their argument. In narrowing it down between C & E, I think the answer is E because it seems like it is the only question that provides information that would be irrelevant to the human rights group whereas knowing the answer to C would also provide evidence (if other companies are raising wages, there is support for Championship to do the same) that could be helpful to the group.

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A human rights group is considering ways to place additional pressure on Mercury Sports Shoes. The group wants Mercury to pay higher wages to their employees in foreign manufacturing plants. The group is already boycotting Mercury Sports Shoes and is considering calling for an additional boycott of Championship Sports Apparel. Both Mercury and Championship are owned by Universal Sports Conglomerate.

The answer to which of the following questions is least directly relevant to the human rights group’s decision of whether calling for a boycott would lead to higher wages for the employees of Mercury?

A Would revenue losses by Championship Sports Apparel seriously impact Universal Sports Conglomerate?
B Can current Championship customers find sports apparel of a similar style and quality made by another manufacturer?
C Have other shoe companies increased the wages paid in manufacturing plants?
D Have other groups that have employed the boycott strategy successfully achieved their goals?
E Do other conglomerates that own sports shoe companies also own sports apparel companies?


hi haardiksharma,

once you look at C and E, both are YES or NO questions, so answer both ways to each Q and see how it effects right group's decision


C Have other shoe companies increased the wages paid in manufacturing plants?

YES....... group can easily convince people that there boycott is justified and it can put pressure on the company.
NO........ now the company can claim that the boycott is not justified as the wages are similar to other companys
it does effect

E Do other conglomerates that own sports shoe companies also own sports apparel companies?

YES.......nothing on the boycott
NO.... again does not effect boycott /decision
Irrelevant

so E
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