Sentence Rearrangement - The Treachery of Images

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Sentence Rearrangement - The Treachery of Images

    A. With his iconic painting, Margritte showed how art can change our view of this world and give us a fresh opportunity to attempt to define the indefinable.

    B. Magritte, who considered himself a thinker who communicated through paint, wanted to prove that images could equal words in the expression of consciousness.

    C. In painting this, Margritte was inspired by the definition of a poem by popular literary figures André Breton and Paul Éluard, who declared that “Poetry is a pipe”.

    D. One of René Magritte’s most famous paintings, “The Treachery of Images,” features an image of a tobacco pipe with the words “This is not a pipe” underneath it.

    1. BDCA
    2. BADC
    3. DBCA
    4. DCBA


  • Correct Answer
    Choice D. DCBA

Detailed Solution

All four sentences given talk of the painter Magritte. Sentence D is the only one that states his full name: René Magritte. So, this is the starting sentence of the paragraph.

Sentence D describes the painting, "“The Treachery of Images". Now, both C and A refer to the painting: C states what inspired Margritte "in painting this", while A states what Margritte achieved with the help of his iconic painting. But clearly, the pronoun reference--this-- in C relates to the painting described in D. So, C follows immediately after D.

Now, Sentence B states what Magritte wanted to prove, whereas A states what he did prove with his painting. So, A follows B.

DCBA is the right order.

Correct Answer: DCBA

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