Logical Reasoning - Matching Definitions - Discussion

Discussion :: Matching Definitions - Type 1 (Q.No.5)

Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.


Posthumous Publication occurs when a book is published after the author's death. Which situation below is the best example of Posthumous Publication ?

[A]. Richard's illness took his life before he was able to enjoy the amazing early reviews of his novel.
[B]. Melissa's publisher cancels her book contract after she fails to deliver the manuscript on time.
[C]. Clarence never thought he'd live to see the third book in his trilogy published.
[D]. Elizabeth is honored with a prestigious literary award for her writing career and her daughter accepts the award on behalf of her deceased mother.

Answer: Option A


Although choice d also mentions a writer who has died, it does not state that one of the writer's books was published after her death, only that she received an award. Choice a states that Richard wasn't around to see the early reviews of his novel, therefore implying that Richard died before the book was published. The other two options depict living writers.

P.Manoj said: (Feb 1, 2011)  
we cannot directly come to conclusion that book was not published as mentioned in option A it might be either case.

Noemi said: (Oct 25, 2011)  
The definition says that Richard was not able to enjoy the reviews, therefore he died before the reviews were published. Still there is no clear mentioning of when he died, he might have been alive when the book was published, but he died a few days later.

Karthikeyan said: (Feb 4, 2014)  
Option A does not imply that Richard died before the publication. It says he was not hear his novels reviews due to his sudden death. It means the book has been published and he was awaiting the reviews.

No clear information and as no other option is so close to 'Posthumous Publications' we are forced to choose option 'A'.

Sudhir said: (Sep 11, 2014)  
D is answer as Authors daughter accepts the award on behalf of her deceased mother.

Polaiah said: (Aug 11, 2016)  
D is answer as Authors daughter accepts the award on behalf of her deceased mother.

Adeeba Afreen said: (Jun 12, 2017)  
None is applicable because.

1. Richard's book might have been published before he died, but his book reviews came after his death. It takes time for a book to get popular.

Ayush said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
I think C is correct.

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