Verbal Ability – Parajumble – While you might think that you see or are aware of

Slot – 2 – VA

Q. 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. While you might think that you see or are aware of all the changes that happen in your immediate environment, there is simply too much information for your brain to fully process everything.
  2. Psychologists use the term ‘change blindness’ to describe this tendency of people to be blind to changes though they are in the immediate environment.
  3. It cannot be aware of every single thing that happens in the world around you
  4. Sometimes big shifts happen in front of your eyes and you are not at all aware of these changes.
Answer: 1342

Sentence 2 with “this tendency”, sentence 3 with “it” and sentence 4 which is clearly a thought extender cannot be the introductory sentence. By the process of elimination we arrive at sentence 1 as the introductory sentence.

Sentences 1-3 are a pair. The pronoun “It” in sentence 3 refers to the brain in sentence 1.

Sentences 4-2 are a pair. The term “change blindness” used in sentence 2 refers to not being aware of changes stated in sentence 4. Hence, the correct sequence is 1342.

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