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A manuscript of a novel titled The Stanhopes

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A manuscript of a novel titled The Stanhopes was recently discovered in an eighteenth-century English manor. An expert asked to assess the claim that the manuscript was written by Jane Austen has verified the claim, stating as evidence the fact that the manuscript is written in the form of hand-made booklets that exactly match the type used by Austen to write several of her manuscripts.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the expert’s assessment of the claim?

(A) The expert has made several other accurate assessments over the course of an acclaimed career
(B) No other writer from Austen’s time is known to have used handcrafted booklets to write manuscripts.
(C) The novel is likely to reach the top of the bestseller list as soon as the claim is verified and the book is published.
(D) Fiction was the most popular form of literature in the eighteenth century.
(E) Jane Austen has a reputation for having been a reclusive writer who rarely left her home.
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A manuscript of a novel titled The Stanhopes was recently discovered in an eighteenth-century English manor. An expert asked to assess the claim that the manuscript was written by Jane Austen has verified the claim, stating as evidence the fact that the manuscript is written in the form of hand-made booklets that exactly match the type used by Austen to write several of her manuscripts.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the expert’s assessment of the claim?

(A) The expert has made several other accurate assessments over the course of an acclaimed career
(B) No other writer from Austen’s time is known to have used handcrafted booklets to write manuscripts.
(C) The novel is likely to reach the top of the bestseller list as soon as the claim is verified and the book is published.
(D) Fiction was the most popular form of literature in the eighteenth century.
(E) Jane Austen has a reputation for having been a reclusive writer who rarely left her home.



(A) The expert has made several other accurate assessments over the course of an acclaimed career
(B) No other writer from Austen’s time is known to have used handcrafted booklets to write manuscripts.Correct
(C) The novel is likely to reach the top of the bestseller list as soon as the claim is verified and the book is published.
(D) Fiction was the most popular form of literature in the eighteenth century.
(E) Jane Austen has a reputation for having been a reclusive writer who rarely left her home.

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A) The expert has made several other accurate assessments over the course of an acclaimed career- So what ..He might be wrong on this one.
(B) No other writer from Austen’s time is known to have used handcrafted booklets to write manuscripts.- Correct
(C) The novel is likely to reach the top of the bestseller list as soon as the claim is verified and the book is published.-Irrelavant
(D) Fiction was the most popular form of literature in the eighteenth century.-Irrelevant
(E) Jane Austen has a reputation for having been a reclusive writer who rarely left her home.- Irrelavant
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