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Q. 1: 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
The paragraph is about mind-reading and print-reading and sentence 1 seems to conclude the paragraph by giving names to people who cannot print-read or have difficulty in mind-reading – people with dyslexia have difficulty with print-reading, and people with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty with mind-reading.
Sentence 2 is the introductory sentence since it defines and gives the meaning of mind reading. It goes on to mention that mind-reading is a “lost cognitive instinct.”
Sentence 3 extends this thought of mind-reading by likening it to literacy and stating that scripts have been around for only 5000-6000 years. Therefore, literacy is not in our genes.
Sentence 4 with “print reading” extends this thought of scripts being around for a short human period only. Furthermore, it talks about development “disorders” in print-reading.
Sentence 1 concludes the paragraph by giving names to people with mind-reading or print-reading disorders – people with dyslexia have difficulty with print-reading, and people with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty with mind-reading.
Hence, the correct sequence is 2341.