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Must Be True—PR. The correct answer choice is (C)
The columnist quoted in this stimulus might be a bit difficult to understand because of the use of a
double negative, but the argument can be restated more simply as follows:
Thought and expression should be completely free, but that doesn’t make it right to exploit depraved
(i.e. corrupt, perverted, etc.) tastes for money.
The stimulus is followed by a Must Be True—Principle question, so we should seek the answer
choice which follows the principle above.
Answer choice (A): This choice would put government limits on the freedoms of thought and
expression, so this is not aligned with the principle from the stimulus.
Answer choice (B): The principle in the stimulus does not deal with the freedom to exploit depraved
tastes and to refrain from such exploitation, so this cannot be the correct answer choice.
Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice. This answer perfectly follows the principle
expressed by the author of the stimulus: with specific regard to books, thought and expression should
not be restricted, but that does not mean that it is alright to exploit depraved tastes for gain.
Answer choice (D): This incorrect answer choice deals with limitations on depraved recordings,
rather than freedom of thought or expression, so it does not conform to the principle in the stimulus
and is incorrect.
Answer choice (E): The principle from the stimulus is that there should be freedom but that this does
not justify the exploitation of depravity. This choice deals with criticism of others and exhibition,
omitting any reference to the exploitation of depraved tastes.