CAT Parajumble Practice Question 15

Question 15:

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) given below, when properly sequenced would yield a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequence of the order of the sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer.

  1. People with dyslexia have difficulty with print-reading, and people with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty with mind-reading.
  2. An example of a lost cognitive instinct is mind-reading: our capacity to think of ourselves and others as having beliefs, desires, thoughts and feelings.
  3. Mind-reading looks increasingly like literacy, a skill we know for sure is not in our genes, since scripts have been around for only 5,000-6,000 years.
  4. Print-reading, like mind-reading varies across cultures, depends heavily on certain parts of the brain, and is subject to developmental disorders.
Option: 2341
Explanation:

1 must come at the end because it is contrasting a specific feature of print-reading and mind-reading. Before 1, we must have the ideas of print reading and mind-reading introduced to us.

41 is definitely a pair because, and we must introduce mind-reading before statement 4. The point is should we have 2 or 3 as the opening sentence? 2 has a better introductory tone, and statement 3 goes into the detail of mind-reading. Thus we must 23 as one pair and 41 as the other, with 23 coming first. 2341 is thus the right sequence.

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