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Living things—animals and plants—typically | CAT VARC Questions- Parajumble

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The question below is from previous year CAT question from CAT 2019 exam comes from CAT Parajumble: Language is an autapomorphy found only in our lineage

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CAT 2019 – Slot -2 - Question 4 - Living things—animals and plants—typically

Q. 4: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. Living things—animals and plants—typically exhibit correlational structure.
2. Adaptive behaviour depends on cognitive economy, treating objects as equivalent.
3. The information we receive from our senses, from the world, typically has structure and order, and is not arbitrary.
4. To categorize an object means to consider it equivalent to other things in that category, and different—along some salient dimension—from things that are not.

It is clear that the paragraph is about “cognitive economy” or categorizing objects as equivalent and dissimilar. Therefore, option 2 is the introductory sentence of the paragraph.

Sentence 4 follows sentence 2 by elaborating on the “equivalent” part first mentioned in sentence 2.

Sentences 3-1 are a pair. Sentence 3 mentions that all information received has some sort of structure and order (and therefore can be categorized) and sentence 1 closes the paragraph by concluding that living things – animals and plants – exhibit correlational structures.

Correlational means existing in some sort of order which is therefore suitable for categorization.

Hence, the sequence is 2431.


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