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Harry Trevalga: You and your publication have unfairly discriminated against my poems. I have submitted thirty poems in the last two years and you have not published any of them! It is all because I won the Fenner Poetry Award two years ago and your poetry editor thought she deserved it.

Publisher: Ridiculous! Our editorial policy and practice is perfectly fair, since our poetry editor judges all submissions for publication without ever seeing the names of the poets, and hence cannot possibly have known who wrote your poems.

The publisher makes which one of the following assumptions in replying to Trevalga's charges of unfair discrimination?

(A) The poetry editor does not bear a grudge against Harry Trevalga for his winning the Fenner Poetry Award.

(B) It is not unusual for poets to contribute many poems to the publisher's publication without ever having any accepted for publication.

(C) The poetry editor cannot recognize the poems submitted by Harry Trevalga as his unless Trevalga's name is attached to them.

(D) The poetry editor's decisions on which poems to publish are not based strictly on judgments of intrinsic merit.

(E) Harry Trevalga submitted his poems to the publisher's publication under his pen name.

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The publisher's argument is based on the premise that the editor cannot see any submitter's name therefore cannot discriminate against anyone. However, if there is a way by which the editor can recognize a particular author (maybe style of writing, verse arrangement, etc) then that means that discrimination can still occur and Trevelga may be right in his accusation.

C is the right answer, because it raises the possibilty that the editor may be able to single out Trevelga's poem for discrimination even if his name is not on the poem
Negating C even makes this clearer, since it rips to smithereens the editor's "no name, therefore fair selection" argument.
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This one is a clear C. The editor did not know which poems belong to the author to discriminate against.

And I dont think Its an 700 question.

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Harry Trevalga: You and your publication have unfairly discriminated against my poems. I have submitted thirty poems in the last two years and you have not published any of them! It is all because I won the Fenner Poetry Award two years ago and your poetry editor thought she deserved it.
Publisher: Ridiculous! Our editorial policy and practice is perfectly fair, since our poetry editor judges all submissions for publication without ever seeing the names of the poets, and hence cannot possibly have known who wrote your poems.
The publisher makes which one of the following assumptions in replying to Trevalga charges of unfair discrimination?
(A) The poetry editor does not bear a grudge against Harry Trevalga for his winning the Fenner Poetry Award.
(B) It is not unusual for poets to contribute many poems to the publisher's publication without ever having any accepted for publication.
(C) The poetry editor cannot recognize the poems submitted by Harry Trevalga as his unless Trevalga name is attached to them.
(D) The poetry editor’s decisions on which poems to publish are not based strictly on judgments of intrinsic merit.
(E) Harry Trevalga submitted his poems to the publisher’s publication under his pen name.


Choice C is clearly correct.
Reply of publisher = Poetry editor jodges all submissions for publication without names of the poets => He/She cannot possibly have known the name of the poet.

Negate techniques:
(A) The poet editor BEAR a grudge against Harry Trevalga for his winning the Fenner Poetry Award. => this is the same side with the comment of the Poet. But the center information is that the rely of Publisher
(B) It is UNUSUAL for poets to contribute many poems to the publisher's publication without ever having any accepted for publication. => irrelevant to the reply of the Publisher
(C) The poetry editor CAN recognize the poems submitted by Harry Trevalga as his unless Trevalga name is attached to them. => the reply of the Publisher is collapse, and it is the correct one.
(D) The poetry editor's decisions on which poems to publish ARE based strictly on judgments of intrinsic merit. => Whether or not the judgement of poetry base on intrinsic merit or not does not affect the validity of reply of the Publisher.
(E) Harry Trevalga submitted his poems to the publisher’s publication WITHOUT his pen name. => same side with the publisher, does not collapse his reply.
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C

1. Editor + Grudge for Harry - >No publication of poetry
2. Editor Does not read names - > so she cant know who wrote it -> hence no scope for discrimination (Conclusion)

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Harry Trevalga: You and your publication have unfairly discriminated against my poems. I have submitted thirty poems in the last two years and you have not published any of them! It is all because I won the Fenner Poetry Award two years ago and your poetry editor thought she deserved it.
Publisher: Ridiculous! Our editorial policy and practice is perfectly fair, since our poetry editor judges all submissions for publication without ever seeing the names of the poets, and hence cannot possibly have known who wrote your poems.
The publisher makes which one of the following assumptions in replying to Trevalga charges of unfair discrimination?


(A) The poetry editor does not bear a grudge against Harry Trevalga for his winning the Fenner Poetry Award. Irrelevant
(B) It is not unusual for poets to contribute many poems to the publisher's publication without ever having any accepted for publication.Irrelevant
(C) The poetry editor cannot recognize the poems submitted by Harry Trevalga as his unless Trevalga name is attached to them.
(D) The poetry editor’s decisions on which poems to publish are not based strictly on judgments of intrinsic merit. Irrelevant
(E) Harry Trevalga submitted his poems to the publisher’s publication under his pen name. Irrelevant
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Only when the editor recognizes the style of a poet reading a poem, will the possiblity of occurance of discrimination be justified.

Option C clearly states that editor cannot recognize the poems unless the poet's name is attached.

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Easy c and I doubt on the credibility of the source, stating it as an LSAT question.
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