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Read the following text and complete the statements. You are to choose the one best answer, A, B, C or D to each statement on the basis of what is stated or implied in the text.
(1) Coca-Cola was invented in 1886, when the curiosity of an Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton, led him to create a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains. He created a flavored syrup, took it to his neighborhood pharmacy, where it was mixed with carbonated water and deemed “excellent” by those who tasted it. The name for the product was actually proposed by Pemberton’s assistant and bookkeeper, Frank Robinson. He also designed the trademarked, distinct script, still used today.
(2) On the other hand, the name was taken from the two most unusual ingredients in the drink, the South American coca leaf and the African cola nut. The recipe for today’s Coca-Cola is still very well guarded. Many of the ingredients are known. That is, in addition to coca leaves and cola nut, they include lemon, orange, lime, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, caramel and sugar. The proportions of the ingredients and the identity of Coke’s secret ingredients are known by only a few of the senior and corporate officers of the Coca-Cola Company.
(3) Prior to Dr. John S. Pemberton’s death in 1888, just two years after creating what was to become the world’s #1-selling sparkling beverage, Dr. Pemberton sold portions of his business to various parties, with the majority of the interest sold to Atlanta businessman, Asa G. Candler. Under Mr. Candler’s leadership, distribution of Coca Cola expanded to soda fountains beyond Atlanta.
(4) In 1894, impressed by the growing demand for Coca Cola and the desire to make the beverage portable, Joseph Biedenharn installed bottling machinery in the rear of his Mississippi soda fountain, becoming the first to put Coca Cola in bottles. Large scale bottling was made possible just five years later, when in 1899, three enterprising businessmen in Chattanooga, Tennessee secured exclusive rights to bottle and sell Coca Cola. The three entrepreneurs bought the bottling rights from Asa Candler for just $1. Benjamin Thomas, Joseph Whitehead and John Lupton developed what became the Coca Cola worldwide bottling system.
(5) The bottlers agreed that a distinctive beverage needed a standard and distinctive bottle, and in 1916, the bottlers approved the unique contour bottle. The new Coca Cola bottle was so distinctive it could be recognized in the dark and it effectively set the brand apart from competition. The contoured Coca Cola bottle was trademarked in 1977. Over the years, the Coca Cola bottle has been inspiration for artists across the globe — a sampling of which can be viewed at the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta.
(6) The first marketing efforts in Coca Cola history were executed through coupons promoting free samples of the beverage. Considered an innovative tactic back in 1887, couponing was followed by newspaper advertising and the distribution of promotional items bearing the Coca Cola script to participating pharmacies.
(7) Up to the present day, Coca Cola is believed to be the #1 leading soft drink, which has spread American culture and values to many parts of the world.