Remember that a responsive answer to a given question is one of four kinds of statement.
First, it could be a direct answer to the question, i.e., a statement that gives exactly the information requested, no more, no less. Second, it could be a corrective answer to the question, i.e., a denial of one or more presuppositions to the question. Third, it could be an admission of ignorance, i.e., a statement that the respondent does not know the answer. Fourth, it could be an explanation of impertinence, i.e., a statement of reasons why the question is inappropriate in the context. Anything else is an unresponsive answer.
For each of the questions below, identify the answer that is unresponsive.
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