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Question 17 : The four sentences (labelled 1, 2, 3 and 4) 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. The trajectory of cheerfulness through the self is linked to the history of the word 'cheer' which comes from an Old French meaning 'face'.
2. Translations of the Bible into vernacular languages, expanded the noun 'cheer' into the more abstract 'cheerful-ness', something that circulates as an emotional and social quality defining the self and a moral community.
3. When you take on a cheerful expression, no matter what the state of your soul, your cheerfulness moves into the self: the interior of the self is changed by the power of cheer.
4. People in the medieval 'Canterbury Tales' have a 'piteous' or a 'sober' cheer; 'cheer' is an expression and a body part, lying at the intersection of emotions and physiognomy.

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Explanatory Answer

142 is a link: Sentence 1 talks about the history of the word 'cheer'; 4 follows this up with different interpretations of 'cheer' in the medieval times and finally 2 talks about how the noun 'cheer' expanded into 'cheerfulness'. So, we have two possibilities 3142 and 1423. Between the two, 3142 is better as 3 links with the idea of cheerfulness moving into the self in 1. So, 3142 is the correct order.

The answer is '3142'

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