Filling base class array through copy constructor

Question | May 8, 2016 | nextptr 

Suppose we have following relation between class A and class B:

class A {
    A(const A&);
    A& operator = (const A&);
     // data members

class B : public A {
  // data members

And as shown below, suppose we have an array of 5 derived class B objects - bArr. We have a requirement to create an array of base class A objects - aArr - from members of bArr by invoking only the class A copy constructor. We can not invoke class A default constructor and assignment operators.

B* bArr = new B[5];
A* aArr;

This depiction shows our intent. You can think of each object of class B made of data from both A and B - {AB}. We only want to copy the A-part of each object in bArr to aArr.

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Which one of the following choices can achieve what we want to do?

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