CAT Parajumble Practice Question 06

Question 6:

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

  1. Relying on narrative structure alone, indigenous significances of nineteenth century San folktales are hard to determine.
  2. Using their supernatural potency, benign shamans transcend the levels of the San cosmos in order to deal with social conflict and to protect material resources and enjoy a measure of respect that sets them apart from ordinary people.
  3. Selected tales reveal that they deal with a form of spiritual conflict that has social implications and concern conflict between people and living or dead malevolent shamans.
  4. Meaning can be elicited, and the tales contextualized, by probing beneath the narrative of verbatim, original-language records and exploring the connotations of highly significant words and phrases.
Option: 1432
Explanation:

This is a simple parajumble question. None of the sentences, except 1 have the opening idea. 1 says “indigenous significances of nineteenth century San folk tales are hard to determine”. The idea of “San Folk tales” makes this an opening idea. Rest all just mention the word “the tales” without specifying the kind of tales. Now, 1 says “significances of the tales are hard to determine” and 4 says “meaning can be elicited ...by probing beneath the narrative of the verbatim...”. Thus 14 form a pair. 3 further says that “selected tales reveal that they deal with a form of spiritual conflict...and concern conflict between people”. Finally, in 2 we have “...benign shamans transcend the levels of the San cosmos in order to deal with social conflict...”.  Thus 1432 is the right sequence in which information flows like this: significance of San Folk tales is hard to determine...but meaning can be elicited .... the tales reveal social conflict... shamans try to deal with the social conflict

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