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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (D).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C):

Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (E):

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Why is B incorrect?
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Hey Jhobgood,

The lines from the passage describe the phenomenon that tangential details might be added to event details, and that these tangential details may not be important in one sense (such as in the first impression of an event) but could be important later (such as in helping identify a suspect). Answer choice (B) describes how a feature, caffeine, is present in some drinks and not in others based on the desired effects of the drink. That doesn't match the phenomenon described by the passage.

Instead, answer choice (D) is correct because it describes a feature, wheat germ, which is not super essential in some instances, such as for flavor and appearance, but which is important in others, such as for nutrition. In this example, wheat germ is the tangential detail which is not important in the initial memory of an event, but which is important in other instances, such as identifying a suspect.

Hope that helps!

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