CAT 2020 Question Paper (Slot 3) Question 26

Question 26

The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3, 4) below, when properly sequenced would yieldĀ a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper sequencing of the order of theĀ sentences and key in the sequence of the four numbers as your answer:
1. Each one personified a different aspect of good fortune.
2. The others were versions of popular Buddhist gods, Hindu gods and DaoistĀ gods.
3. Seven popular Japanese deities, the Shichi Fukujin, were considered to bringĀ good luck and happiness.
4. Although they were included in the Shinto pantheon, only two of them, DaikokuĀ and Ebisu, were indigenous Japanese gods.

Correct Answer: 3142


Statement (3) opens the paragraph by introducing the subject: seven popular Japanese deities who bring good luck. Statement (1) then comments on the aspect of good fortune followed by statements (4) and (2). Statement (4) clarifies how only two of these seven entities qualify as indigenous Japanese gods while Statement (2) comments on the origin/background of the rest. Hence, (3)-(1)-(4)-(2) forms a coherent arrangement.Ā 

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