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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

(1) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(2)Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
(3)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(5)Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.
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08 Oct 2008, 19:21
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08 Oct 2008, 23:23
yeah, agree with C...I mean 3

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09 Oct 2008, 01:57
C for me. That payment has no relevance for a future success

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09 Oct 2008, 04:37
Agree with the choice 3.

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09 Oct 2008, 05:14
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Another 3

dwivedys wrote:
Agree with the choice 3.

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The math challenges are excellent

no idea about the verbal tests though
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09 Oct 2008, 13:01
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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

(1) The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.
(2)Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.
(3)The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.
(4)The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.
(5)Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.

i also agree with C

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09 Oct 2008, 22:29
Oh My God! I didnt see EXCEPT in the question and was wondering all the time how cld this option help? This shows one should be very carefully in forst understanding wht z being asked.

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Sorry for bringing this up, but for the folks who are still still studying and picked 'C', their choice is incorrect.(according to the answers and I somewhat agree.) The question asks which of the following does not support the publisher's goal. This answer choice should strengthen the goal or may be irrelevant, and in this case its irrelevant.

See below.

'C' explanation:- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' Explanation:- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.

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Sorry for bringing this up, but for the folks who are still still studying and picked 'C', their choice is incorrect.(according to the answers and I somewhat agree.) The question asks which of the following does not support the publisher's goal. This answer choice should strengthen the goal or may be irrelevant, and in this case its irrelevant.

See below.

'C' explanation:- The fact that the publisher has already received a form of profit from the link of novel and movie supports the soundness of the plan.
'D' Explanation:- Although the actress’s high opinion of the novel may add interest in the eyes of the public, it has no direct bearing on the soundness of the publisher’s plan.

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What is the source of your answer and explanation? D seems to be supporting the publisher's plan as it indicates some sort of campaigning for the book. C has no bearing on the positive or negative aspect of the publisher's plan.

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24 Oct 2008, 13:43

Actress interview is not part of the plan

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24 Oct 2008, 22:37
OA must be C

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27 Oct 2008, 02:25
OA is D. I have edited my post. Earlier by mistake i had written C.

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27 Oct 2008, 20:01
OA is D.

This question is part of V01 and I just took it. I have no idea why OA is D. I'm unable to understand the explanation.

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27 Oct 2008, 20:41
I would say C as well, is the OA C or D?

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29 Oct 2008, 08:22
The keyword in this question is the "soundness" of the plan.

If you read it too quickly, it's most likely you would have missed the word.

In D) it doesn't support the soundness of the plan.

OA is D.

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A major film studio announced the release date of a movie based on a novel that, though it was a bestseller when first published, has been out of print for nearly fifteen years. Hoping to capitalize on the anticipated success of the film, the publisher who owns the copyright on the novel plans to print a new edition to be made available the same week the film premieres.

EACH of the following, if true, supports the soundness of the publisher’s plan to capitalize on the success of the film EXCEPT

a The publisher has received permission from the film studio to stamp the words “Now a major motion picture” on the cover of each book.

b Last year a new edition of a novel that had been out of print hit the bestseller lists two weeks after a movie biography of its author was released.

c The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.

d The actress playing the lead in the film has discussed her love for the novel in nationally televised interviews.

e Last year a new edition of an unpopular novel was adapted into a top-grossing film, and sales of the book spiked.
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05 Aug 2009, 16:54
I pick C...c The publisher received two hundred thousand dollars after selling the production rights to the film studio.

as this has nothing to do with the success of the film nor the book itself...

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05 Aug 2009, 17:09
C for the same reason as above. It doesnt have any relation to the book being release again

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05 Aug 2009, 20:14
C for me too

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