If a novelist is popular he or she can vividly imagine large numbers of characters, each with a personality and attit...

on February 17 at 08:54PM

Why C

Why is C correct?

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Shunhe on February 18 at 05:48PM

Hi @sprozes,

Thanks for the question! Note that the second sentence of the stimulus tells us that if a novelist is popular, then they will be capable of empathizing with people who have goals completely different from their own. Now notice, this can be diagrammed as

Novelist popular —> Can empathize with people who have goals completely different from their own

And if we take the contrapositive of this statement

~Can empathize with people who have goals completely different from their own —> ~Novelist popular

Which means that (C) must be false, based on the contrapositive.


Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.