Question 22

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) given 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. Contemporary African writing like ‘The Bottled Leopard’ voices this theme using two children and two backgrounds to juxtapose two varying cultures.
2. Chukwuemeka Ike explores the conflict, and casts the Western tradition as condescending, enveloping and unaccommodating towards local African practice.
3. However, their views contradict the reality, for a rich and sustaining local African cultural ethos exists for all who care, to see and experience.
4. Western Christian concepts tend to deny or feign ignorance about the existence of a genuine and enduring indigenous African tradition.

Correct Answer: 4312


The correct order is 4-3-1-2.

Sentence 4 introduces the conflict between Western Christian concepts and indigenous African tradition.This gives context for the discussion to be followed.

Now we can see that Sentence 3 starts with “However….” which implies that this sentence is challenging the views presented in Sentence 4 by asserting the existence of a rich indigenous African cultural ethos. Therefore Sentence 3 must be following Sentence 4.

Sentence 2 introduces Chuwkuemeka Ike and provides additional information about Chukwuemeka Ike's exploration of the conflict, adding depth to the discussion. Sentence 1 introduces an example of contemporary African writing that explores the conflict. It makes sense that first we give an example and then elaborate on it. Sentence 1 introduces the book; it is a logical inferences that Ike must be the author of this book.

Therefore Sentence 2 must be following Sentence 1.
Therefore the correct order is 4-3-1-2.

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