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Flyer: Appleseed Books is pleased to announce that our Summer Bookclub and Signing Series will feature six of the best new novels by local authors. Club registration fee includes all books, refreshments at meetings, and admission to each signing event.

Based on the information above, which of the following must be true?


A. Summer Bookclub will be popular among fans of local authors.
B. Most local authors write novels rather than poetry.
C. Book signings will not be held during regular meetings.
D. Only Bookclub members will be admitted to signing events.
E. It must be decided which new novels are the best.

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Flyer: Appleseed Books is pleased to announce that our Summer Bookclub and Signing Series will feature six of the best new novels by local authors. Club registration fee includes all books, refreshments at meetings, and admission to each signing event.

Based on the information above, which of the following must be true?


A. Summer Bookclub will be popular among fans of local authors.
B. Most local authors write novels rather than poetry.
C. Book signings will not be held during regular meetings.
D. Only Bookclub members will be admitted to signing events.
E. It must be decided which new novels are the best.


Situation:A bookstore announces the components of its summer book club.

Reasoning: Which option must be true? In order to answer this question correctly, it is necessary to distinguish between information that might or could be true, and information stated directly in the passage. Since the flyer claims the club will read the best new novels, it is reasonable to conclude that someone has decided which novels qualify as the best.
  1. This may or may not be the case.
  2. Genres in which local authors work are not discussed in the passage.
  3. Though the passage lists book signings and meetings as separate items in a series, it does not state that they will be held at different times.
  4. The passage does not make this claim.
  5. If the book club will be reading six of the best new novels, it is reasonable to conclude that some member of the bookstore or reading series staff has made a decision as to what constitutes the best.

Answer: E
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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.
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Club registration fee includes...admission
This sounds like membership to me. Meanwhile, E looks like a mere re-statement, it's kinda redundant.
Please elaborate more on this question
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another poor quality question. this is a must be true question, and we must chose an answer that will be 100% true based on the info presented in the argument.
what if in total, there are only 6 novels?
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The book club could decide to use bestseller lists to find the best local authors (this won't be difficult or unlikely if the book club was located in major city).

In this case, "made a decision as to what constitutes the best" is NOT the same as "decided which new novels are the best." You may argue that deciding to use the list is already a decision on what books are the best. However, that would not be correct.

Take a different example of decision: Say that I wanted to find the top countries by GDP. I could "decide" to use the World Bank's list of countries by "GDP, PPP (current international $)" rather than another list. However, that's when the decisioning process ended. Did I "decide" that the Netherlands had a higher GDP than Malaysia? No, that would be a ridiculous statement - deciding to use the list doesn't mean that I decided the individual elements of that list.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.
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Club registration fee includes all books, refreshments at meetings, and admission to each signing event.

If I'm not wrong then , Club registration fee in the above line seems to mean the registration fee to enrol yourself to that club.
The conclusion would then have been, only the registered members of the club are eligible for the signing event.
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Club registration fee includes all books, refreshments at meetings, and admission to each signing event.

If I'm not wrong then , Club registration fee in the above line seems to mean the registration fee to enrol yourself to that club.
The conclusion would then have been, only the registered members of the club are eligible for the signing event.


The word "only" is wrong. The statement implies that the club members are eligible for the signing event. However this does not mean that non-members are not eligible.
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New post 01 Jun 2017, 19:32
the question is so unintelligible. There is no way to know whether best books are decided. According to the official solution, the 6 best novels have been chosen; this forms basis for the OA. This is unacceptable.
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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. The solution isn't clear. There should be strong reason why option E is right instead of option C. As of now, the explanation given is not at all useful.
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I think this is a poor quality question due to the language used in option E

"It must be decided which new novels are the best"

Implies it has not yet been decided. The explanation given says that a member of the club/applebees books has decided which are best and this is NOT what option E states. Maybe E needs rewording to "it has decided which new novels are best"?
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Why option C is wrong?

Can anyone give a proper reasoning?
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New post 27 Jun 2018, 18:44
m still not clear why option D is wrong ?
please explain
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A High Quality Question. Missed on this one. Marked C, but got the logic on second attempt.

Registration fee includes
1. all books
2. refreshments at meetings
3. admission to each signing event

A. Summer Bookclub will be popular among fans of local authors. - Irrelevant. There could be 100 Books, There could be a Club which people like more which keeps perhaps ALL books considered best.

B. Most local authors write novels rather than poetry. - Irrelevant

C. Book signings will not be held during regular meetings. - This looked the best of the options in a hurry. But there is no mention of anything which suggests that signing cannot happen in the meetings. Or Signing event can be a part of the meetings.

D. Only Bookclub members will be admitted to signing events. - If, being a Gold Member at a Club, you get a Complementary Entry to every Weekend Party, it doesn't necessarily mean your friend (not a member) or someone who is not a Member can't pay the Entry Charges. There can be Member-Only Events too, but that is not mentioned.

E. It must be decided which new novels are the best. - Until you don't decide which books are the best, how will you keep them at the event. This is a Step which happened before the Event. So this must happen.
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New post 30 Sep 2018, 03:58
Though i agree the reasoning , The reason i rejected the E because the choosing of best novels has already been done. The option statement states that the action is yet to be taken. The verb tense usage in the statement is ambiguous .

Two ways one can infer this-
1. The decision has been made and this was a must.
2.the decision must be made (future tense) - in which case it will not hold true to the "must be true"
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Hi, I don’t think that option E is correct .


Firstly, it has already been mentioned that series will feature 6 of the best new novels by local authors. So we don’t need to decide which is the best

Secondly, It has not been mentioned that book club and signing series will be held at same time. If the signing series are held at different time then there is no need to decide which book is the best .

Third, let’s assume that all the signing series are held at same time. It might be possible that novel 2 is the best for me but being a huge fan of the author of novel 4, I decide to attend his signing series.

Bunuel sayantanc2k please help me with my confusion.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate. It "must be decided" indicates that the decision of which books are "the best" has not been decided yet, i.e., the function of the bookclub is to organize the hierarchy of the books. But the stimulus sounds like it is an ad that is simply featuring books that have ALREADY been determined to be the best among local authors. The difference is in tense. (E) would have made way more sense if it said, "It HAD to be decided which new novels were best" (Past perfect would rightly indicate that the novels were judged, the ad was placed, and the bookclub is to commence at some later point in time).
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Bunuel wrote:
Flyer: Appleseed Books is pleased to announce that our Summer Bookclub and Signing Series will feature six of the best new novels by local authors. Club registration fee includes all books, refreshments at meetings, and admission to each signing event.

Based on the information above, which of the following must be true?


A. Summer Bookclub will be popular among fans of local authors.
B. Most local authors write novels rather than poetry.
C. Book signings will not be held during regular meetings.
D. Only Bookclub members will be admitted to signing events.
E. It must be decided which new novels are the best.


[mbt–inference]
[fact] ab anounces that sbc and ss feats 6 of best new novels by locals.
[fact] club fee includes all books, drinks at meetings and adm to each sign event.

(A) not necessarily, also stem never refers to popularity;
(B) never stated;
(C) maybe there could be a meeting with a signing event;
(D) nop, reg fees includes admission to events, but nothing about exclusivity;

Answer (E): yes, this must be true, because the publisher featured "the best new novels"!
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