Last year's JLPT tests were made available for download recently, and so to gauge my progress and plan what to study I decided to take the N2 test. I'm right at the threshold of passing (58% overall raw score), so this is in large part an effort to try and figure out how to pick up some points in a section that is killing me.
Specifically, it's the section of the test where they give you a sentence with four blanks and a star in the third blank. Your objective is to put the clauses in answers 1-4 in order and choose the number corresponding to the starred spot. Unfortunately the answer key only said which one was the right answer, so in the spots I missed I've got little way of telling where I went wrong.
The first question, and my accompanying logic when I took the test, are as follows. Please help me understand where my logic is off.
問い１： 不調だった山中【やまなか】選手がついにゴールを決めた。彼に__ __ * __相当あったはずだ。
At the time I seem to have arranged them as 4-2-1-3, however the answer key said the correct answer was 2. In light of that, would 3-4-2-1 be correct? It seems like 2 has to come after 4 on account of the quotative particle と, but that's all I've got with certainty here.