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Comprehensive Reviewer for Career Service Examinations First Edition

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My sincerest greetings and felicitations to Police Superintendent Orlando Obispo Yebr4 jr., author of this commendable Comprehensive Reviewer for Career Service Examinations. Your book would certainly provide great help to those who long to pass the career service examinations as well as enhance the knowledge of those who failed in their previous attempts. So too our students and personnel in the Philippine Public Safety College System would surely

find your book worth reading and keeping in their respective homes their immediate handy reference from time to time.

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This book will not be made possible without the support and encouragement of my friends, my students, classmates, and fellow officers in the Philippine National Police.

First in the list is Ms. CHEDI SAMANTHA B. ORIBELLO to whom I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for helping me conceptualize the idea of writing this book and for her untiring support and assistance in researching and encoding important facts, as well as for helping me in formulating intelligent questions needed for the completion of this project. My appreciation and deep gratitude also to PO3 Bong Napa and Daniel Nadurata for their technical support and endlessly providing manpower in doing some legwork needed to accomplish this project.

My special thanks also to all my students at the PPSC and PNTI and my classmates at the MLQU College of Law for their support and encouragement.

express gratitude to all PNPA 1992 for their comments and suggestions

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TAGAPAGPATUPAD Class that became part of this endeavor.

To Rex Bookstore, Inc., its Chairman Juanito F. Fontelera, Atty. Emesto Salao, Mr. Robbie Robleza and Ms. Rose Ann Y. Fontelera for their accommodation in publishing this book.

I am also thank{ul to the Men and Women of the Manila Police District (MPD) whose names may have been inadvertently not included, but equally served that I can ever be.

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Inspired by the positive acceptance of my first book "Techniques and Strategies in Taking the Civil Service Examinations" by studentofficers of the National Police College and other prospective civil servants, I decided to prepare this Comprehensive Reviewer for Career Service Examinations. This humble work is once again my modest contribution to prepare

the examinees for Professional and Sub-Professional Examinations they will be taking. It is designed to provide examinees with a comprehensive strategies, techniques, and tips on how to approach particular type or area of examination. Likewise, practice tests for each type of examinations are separately presented in this book, so that, the examinee can practice more and be familiar with the type of question they will be facing during the actual examination day. Time and agairy in order to pass any kind of written examinatiory

a systematic and thorough preparation is important. Be optimistic that having this Reviewer in hand, you are more prepared than others who are just relying on luck and "hunches" in taking the same examinations.

Any commenf suggestiory and recommendation that will enhance this Comprehensive Reviewer for Career Service Examinations are most welcome, because errors can always happen in good faith.

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INTRODUCTION Passing a particular examination is far from a simple process of learning a subject and answering the questions out from it correctly. If it were that simple thery a lot more people would do a lot better in examinations. The main reason that most people do not find taking examination to be a simple process is because they get very iittle practice at it and they were too unfamiliar on the way the questions were presented. Usually the first time anyone encounters anything like a real examination sifuation is in the practice test and then the next time it is for real Considered one of the most important aspects of examination technique that is often overlooked by prospective examinees is that of examination psychology. Medical findings showed that our state of mind has great influence on the way we act and its importance should never be disregarded. Hereunder are conunon psychological problems encountered when taking examinations, see how they can be dealt with. Every time we attempt something new in life there is something inside us asking 'I wonder what this will be like?'. This can be experienced in different ways and feelings but there are two extremes, one being fear and the other being curiosity. Try to recall how you felt the first time you took the MRT or LRT, used an elevatoq, an escalato4, or flew in a plane or perhaps a chopper. Some people have a terrible fear of flying yet once they eventually manage their first flight they wonder what's all their fuss was about. Other people can't wait to get on the plane for the first time and are looking forward to finding out what flying is really like. The fear of the unknown can present possible causes when you are about to take an examination. This is especially when you have never had the experience of taking a major examination before and you wonder whai the actual examination will look like and how the questions are presented and you worried yourself out. This fear is normally not eiperienced by most people who already had the chance of dealing with major examinatiorL where he can already imagine what goes on in the process of the examination. This fear tends to be true only for the "first timer" examinees. Experiencing this fear is a normal reaction for most people and this naturally crops up at most examinations so it is well worth learning how to deai with it. The main thing to remember is that the human mind has a great ability for magnifying worries out of proportion, so

w!_a! mlght start out as a little idle curiosity as to what the questions will-be gan very easily turn into a nightmare. Luckily the human mind is also fatrly predictable. It can virtually guarantee that any worries you have about the questions will tend tJ be focused o., yb.r. weak points rather than your strong points. As a consequence you will find that your fear of the examination is greatest for your *"uku. subjects. If you have worked hard for the examination then you should be able.to make a good attempt answering even the killei question. Try tg grv-e your optimum performance and always re-emGr that even thogsh you're finding the examination tough, u lot oth"r examinees are finding it even tougher. You will probably have no objections when I say that we need preparations in order to pass the eligibility examination given by the Civil service Commission but what prepaiations do we rJaily n"Ld i., order to.get a passing mark? How are you going 1c review, what are the subjects that you need to review? or perhips *ay for the first time? To be effectively prepared for the examination, the first thing an aspiring examinee should make is a comprehensive review or rtirdy schedule.

- If you don't have a schedule or plan for reviewing or studying, then you will not have any way of all,ocating your valu"able time anl acquiring good chances of passing the examination. A good, well thought out schedule can help a lot. It is up to you how you are going to develop a schedule that meets your needs, but the most imp&tan-t thirg is, you should follow it. The best time to review or to study is when you are rested, alerf and have planned for it. The next thing to consiher when reviewing and studying is your review space and this should be as quiet anJ comfortable as possible. Avoid studying in places like coffee shops, sports joints, or lounges. You will never attain a very good receptive rnood because of the noise and distractions from the surroundingi. or reviewing, make a habit of keeping a waste -studying basket h-andy and have a consistent place for everything, andlbove all keep it there. see to it that everything you need in studying or reviewing is within reach. Avoid wasting-time looking for booki, notes, o, oifr",

information. After you have gathered the items you needed, place them where you can reach them easily.

organizing and observing an effective study habits will definitely reward you as you take the examination. consider these suggestions

and develop it in such a way that you will do it routinely. Begin studying no less than 30-90 minutes after meal; try to avoid studying within 30 minutes before going to sleep; prioritize what to do in your

study period. Make a list of what you intend to study, and stick to it; if possible, study no more than 30-40 minutes at a stretch. Maty students retain more by studying for short periods with breaks in between. It all depends on wiraL you are trying to study, but generally, after a period of study, take a break. Take study breaks away from your desk or wherever you are studying. Let the break be a time to think about other things, to reflect on some thoughts not necessarily related to the subject being studied.

Perhaps the most effective way of learning is through reading. Reading is not just looking at the texts of your books. It involves combination of skills, which must be practiced in order to become really good at them, so read every day. Read for fun; read to learn. Set a time aside each day for reading. When you read, picture what you read in your mind. This is very important. It is called "visualizing." Good readers see in their heads what is printed in the book. To be a good readeq, you need to see what you are reading. You have a wonderful mind. Use it. The more you use it, the smarter you will be, just as the more you read, the better reader you will be. Even fiction books can be a good source of information. Good readers, over time, come to know a lot about a lot of things, which they pick up when they are reading. The more you read, the more you will learn and the more you will understand. It is like a snowball rolling downhill - the farther it rolls, the bigger it gets. You should never forget the value of having a healthy body. Being physicalty fit also means a healthy mind; we all know that exercise should be an integral part of our daily life to keep fit. Having the proper weight according to ourheight and age will lightenthe required exercise program. Going to the gym is mostly misconstrued as the only best means to exercise; this is not true because we can exercise practically anywhere and everywhere. Good health is the basis for an active and good memory. A minl that is troubled by the problems of sickness and general weakness cannot concentrate, cannot pay full attention since its resources are diverted mostly towards the exercise of self preservation. Your mind and the nervous system also need some vitamins and minerals, and most especially, adequate rest and relief so that they can replenish and rejuvenate themselves to work more efficiently.

A disturbed and distracted mind cannot register things properry. Negative emotions such as feaq, anxiety, and anger can greatry teduie the flow of incoming information. Negative attitudes likewise equally damage chances of good memory. Having an open mind, a certain degree of humility, willingness to learn and be corrected, will enhance your ability to learn and most especially, your ability to remember.

Strategics and Hclpful Tips whcn Taking thc Examination Here are some tips that you must learn if you really want to acquire the confidence before attempting to deal with the firit question in an examination. L.

The night before the examination One of the most important ways of ensuring you do well in an examination is to make sure you are relaxed and refreshed on the day of the examinatron. This means getting a good night's sleep beforehand. As we all know, a good night's sleep on the night before an examination is not as easy to achieve as it sounds. You may find that as you lie in bed drifiing off to sleep, you are unable to stop yourself from thinking about all the little problems you would still like to sort out. If this happens thery make a note of what you want to do and set your alarm to wake you up an hour earlier so that you can sort the problems out. Do not party or sleep late the night before an examinatioru a well and properly rested brain will work much better to your advantage during an examination.

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Make sure you know the time and the place of your examination

Make sure you leave early enough to get you to the examination place in plenty of time. There is nothing worse than getting into a panic before the examination has even started by worrying if you will get there on time or not. Although it may sound unintelligent, make sure you know where the examination is to be held. It would be silly to miss the first 20 minutes simply because you went to the wrong building. 3.

well Stay as calm as possible while you wait to be allowed entry

Be able to handle pressure and uncertainty

to the examination room. Take your mind elsewhere by thinking of things nicer than the examination. For example think about the "winding up" you will be doing in a few days after the examination. Breathe deeply to relax yourself. The calmer you are when you go rn, the better you will deal with the examination.

The minute you feel yourself starting to get nervous or panicky, take deep breaths and stop thinking about the examination until you have calmed down again. You should learn how to deal with your nerves and moments of panic.

Once you are relaxed and in control, you will be in a much better position to cope with any anxieties the examination may give you. 4.

Do not do any last minute learning Do not attempt or do last minute learning - this will only jam your brain. Relax and concentrate, do some breathing exercises to calm your nerves and help make your brain work better. It is better to do meditation sessions. This relaxes the brain and will help in making it work properly. This is not an easy thing to.achieve, if you want "meditation" to work, you need to ask around for someone to teach you the proper way ol meditating or better yet go somewhere where they professionally teach meditation

Doing last minute learning while you wait to go inside the examination room will more likely put yourself into a panic than do anything useful. If you feel that you must do something then just glance over your notes to jumpstart your mind. Attempting to review this late in the day means your review program probably isn't complete. Consequently you are trying to cram some learning into the last few minutes. Forget it. This is likely to do more harm than good. Try and make do with the work you have already done and spend these last minutes preparing for the exam mentally. c.

Check your questionnaires

While sitting and waiting for the official time to start working _ on the examinatiory check if you have the right questionnaire with

you. See to it that you have been given the correct examination paper and do not take things for granted, things could happen and you would not feel right if you find yourself in a predicamen! wasting your time and having an unfavorable result. Normally, on the front of the paper you will be told how many questions there are. Check that there really are that many questions. This not only confirms that your paper has been printed correctly but also makes you aware of questions which

you may well have missed, for instance on the back page where many people forget to look. You should always check for "othe{'

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Many people get so used to answering past examinations that they invariably assume that they know exactly what they have to do and do not bother reading the instructions. Just be aware that the format of the examination may well have changed so read the instructions carefully. If there is anything you are unsure of, either before the examination starts or while you are on it, ask a proctor to explain. ,7

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examination and divide the time accordingly or approximately. Allocate a time per question. So if the examination is composed of a total of 200 items and you are given three (3) hours to finish the said examination that means you have to allocate around 54 seconds per question. Another strategy might be grouping the questions into blocks of, say 10, and allocate your time accordingly, i.e. L0 questions in 10 minutes. This is because some questions will be very quick and easy to answer while others will take longer to answer.

Grouping the questions in this way will even out the peaks and troughs in the timing. But do not consume all the time allocated for a particular question which you feel you could not answer within the time limit you allocated, skip it and just go back to it later if you still have time for it. 8.

Do not let other people's confidence put you off Stay away from the people who are waiting to go into the examination, even from your friends.

Being in the crowds of people waiting to go into the examination is a very dangerous time. People who love to get together and discuss what they do and do not know and try to get help on their last minute problems might only add agitation on your part and similarly, a discussion about a particular topic with different people giving different opinions will only confuse you. The best thing to do is to stay away from everyone. This way you will avoid being made confused or more nervous.

At times their confidence in themselves is a negative thought that can put you off and derail your own confidence, so, again avoid talking to friends, acquaintances or classmates just before taking an examination.

Other people are too arrogant, probably because of their own insecurities, will brag or boost about their confidence in the forthcoming examination and this might side track your confidence. Do not permit this to affect you. Focus on what you are supposed to do in the examination so that no amount of arrogance from other people could put you off.

Never let them upset you or worry you. Under pressure people are at their worst and while they may not lie they may not always be 100% truthful in what they tell you. For instance, a friend may tell you that he has finished all his review and is ready for the examination but in reality, he is probably unprepared and justboosting his confidence by telling you these things and seeing your reaction. Never believe such stories because they are usually untrue and will only worry you. All that matters is that you are ready for the examination and that you will do well.

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Do not allow a defeatist attitude Going to an examination and declaring "Que Sera Sera" or "Bahala Na" is a defeatist attitude. This only means that you are not prepared to take the examination. Have a positive attitude - if you think you're going to fail then you probably will fail. Going into an examination with a feeling of doom and gloom can only make your performance worse. Some might say that you almost want yourself to do badly simply so that you can say, "I told you I was going to fail". Snap out of this attitude. Have a positive attitude. Hold your head up high and tell the world that you are going to do well. Put across an air of quiet confidence.

Remember that you are not the only one sitting in the examination room and that hundreds of other people are experiencing the same emotions in the same way as you are. Think of how much better prepared you are for the examination than they are and how much better you will do as a consequence.

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11. Have spare pens, pencils, and some sweets Be well prepared, have extra pencils, but do not bring pencil sharpeners because using this will eat up precious time. Another problem likely to appear during examination is a rumbling stomach that could well put you off track. You need to eat right amount of food before taking the examination. Eating too less would make you experience hunger just a couple of hours into the examination, and eating too much may cause you to be drowsy or sleepy which will affect your performance in taking the examination. You may bring candies or sweets with you, for you to munch on in case you feel hungry and the sugar in the candies will help boost your sagging energies.

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If at any stage in the examination there is a problem with your seating position then tell the proctor immediately and request for assistance. For instance, the sun may be in your eyes or you are unable to see the clock in which you may request to be reseated somewhere else. If your desk wobbles then use some paper to stabilize it. Whatever happens make sure that you are completely happy withwhere you are sitting. After all if something is irritating you then it will irritate you even more in an hour time when you are trying to concentrate and you will be distracted from the task in hand.

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Jot down the things that you might forget (if allowed) As soon as you are allowed to write, start jotting down all the things from your review notes that you think you might forget, for example anything you have learned in the last days of your review. Sometimes you might be allowed to write from the time you sit down but often you will have to wait until you are told you can start writing. Don't write unless you are sure you are allowed to. Ask if you are unsure.

More often than not, it is allowed to have blank sheets of paper for you to use as scratch paper. Before you do the exam, use this blank paper to jot down the things you need to do to serve as a reminder as you take the examination. Do not rely on mental notes/ just jot it down for you to be reminded later. 14. Attempt favorite section first

Go or proceed to your "favorite" subject or section initially will trigger your thoughts to function

and tackle it. If you do this it easily.

Doing this strategy keeps your confidence at its peak throughout the examination. This will also boost you to overcome your initial nerves. Once you're into the examination and have settled down with a few simple questions under your belt, you will be in a much better mental state of mind to answer the more difficult questions. 15.

Beware of speed breaker questions There are series of questions that are arranged in a sequence that will make you in a "continuous answering mode". Then the sequence of "easy questions" will be followed by a question that will stun you for a while. If you get stuck or bogged down at this, and it looks like the problem might take a while to sort out, leave the problem to your subconscious mind to sort out, while you go and attempt to answer another question. You can refurn to the 'sticking point' later if you still have time. The basic technique for getting unstuck is to think of your review and not of the question you are actually trying to attempt. In effect you are trying to get into your memory via the back door. Read the question and use that to trigger the relevant memory areas. If you dry 'up, use this technique to effectively get you remembering all the work you have done on the subject with the 10

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Do not dwell on a question for too long, especially if you already know the answer to it. Time is limited and you could be pickingup points elsewhere rather thanwasting time on a question that you cannot do or just only confirming your answer by reading it again and again. Doing so will eat up a lot of precious time. During your review, see to it that you practice reading questions at a glance and immediately being able to understand what the question is. This is not an easy thi.g to do so you need a lot of practice to be able to possess the ability to glance at a question and have a complete understanding of it as well.

' As mentioned earlie4, work out how much time you have available for each question" with allowance for checking your answers at the end. Never allot more time for questions that look as though they might take longer. The questions are written such that a person who is capable of answering them has a sufficient amount of time in which to do so. If you think you will run out of time on a question do not overrun unless you are within a few minutes of finishing. Leave it and return to it later if you have time. 17, Manage stress mental block

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Close your eyes and think of things that are pleasant to you and along with this, do some breathing exercises, this will help relax your mind. Go back to your examination as soon as you have all the proper senses back. Think of something else - a friend, a joke, or anything unrelated to the examination. It doesn't matter what so long as you take your mind off the current problems. Stay calm and think of nice thoughts. Remaining calm is the most important thing at this time because the more you panic the harder it will be for you to recover.

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The fact that your mind has gone blank indicates that you are

suffering under pressure and the first step towards recovery is to stop worrying about the examination. Remind yourself that you are well prepared and are going to do well.

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Obviously, there is no sure way to correctly guess an answer

if you don't have any idea about it in the first place. If you need to do some guessing, do not resort to random guesses, instead always try to eliminate at least one answer choice before you

confirm your response.

You may also divide the answers into ,possibles, and 'impossibles' thus narrowing down your choice. with the answers now visible you may be able to see where you went wrong in your initial attempts. At the end of the day thouglu if you real$ cannot work out the correct answer the only solution is to pick one of the 'possibles' at random and hope for the best. 19. Always get to the end of the paper

' If you are abie to time manage during an examination,

it will almost always allow you to get to the end of the examination papers. Vgry often there will be 10 easy questions at the end. If you get -bogged down in the middle and do

nbt have enough time tb ft;sh then you have thror,rm away easy points. These eaiy questions are often put at the end of the questionnaire to test yo.tr Lxamination technique. People with poor technique may not get this far and will not get "sure" points.

Having followed the techniques and strategies given in this Reviewe4, it is a guarantee that you will have enough iime, for you to go over your answer sheet and make sure that you have ail the

questions answered. Do not leave any question unanswered. 20. Using the answer sheet

You can save a lot of time using your answer sheet only on the remaining 15 minutes or so oi the allotted time for th-e examination. sounds weird? I hope not. A lot of material time is wasted by answeri.g u questiory remembering its numbe4, shiftingyour focus to the ans*er sheet, marking yor-=, urrr*e4, and focusing back to the questionnaire again for the next question. By transferring answers to your answer sheet on the lasf15 minutes or sor you can just focus your attention on the questionnaire and mark each answer directly on it. With this technique, you do not only save time, you are also sure that your answers go to the corresponding number in the answer sheet. 12

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Dealing with multiple choice questions Civil Service Examinations are formatted in a multiple choice type where all the answers are given to you so all you have to do is to choose the right one. Multiple choice type of question is easy, provided you go about it in the correct way. There is a right method and a wrong method for attempting these types of examination and most people use the wrong method. The wrong way of answering multiple choice exams is to read the questioru look at the answers and choose the one that looks to be correct. The reason for this is that while there is only one correct answer there are other answers which are very plausible and are put there simply to mislead you. It is amazing how good we are at looking at an incorrect answer long enough to convince ourselves that it is correct. . The correct way to choose your answer is like this - use a blank piece of paper or your palm to cover up the questions and gradually pull it down to reveal the question but not the answers. Read the question carefully and try to work out the answer without looking at the answers you given. Then reveal the answers and choose the one that matches yours.

22.

Do not enter into post-mortems

!I d d u A u

5

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t e

t :I

t I

l t t

Do not discuss

withyour

peers the just concluded examination

as this is just a waste of time. "It is water under a bridge" and "No use crying over spilled milk". It is too late now to do anything about what you've written so what's the point in discussing it. You are only likely to worry yourself with your mind focusing in on everything you think you might have got wrong rather than on the good points. If you find an examination hard then remember that others will be finding it hard too. If you have worked hard for the examination then you should be able to make a good attempt at even the hardest question.

Reoding Comprehension Tips Reading comprehension questions are formulated to test your understanding of the implications, meanings, and structures presented in the passages. Normally, you can find 8 to L0 passages of 100 to 200 words each in the verbal ability section of the CSC examinations. You can normally find the questions after each passage. 13

1.

Typ"s of Reading Comprehension Passages The passages that you usually encounter in CSC Examinations will most likely deal with science and technology, social science, or business passages. In dealing with each type of passage, you need to apply different test-taking strategy. Most test writers intentionally pick obscure topics for comprehension passages. This is done to minimize the chances of giving someone with "expertise" to a particular topic an undue advantage over others taking the same test. In dealing with Science and Technology passages, you should approach them by doing an initial speed reading / skimming of the text. Science passages are very facfual and straightforward. Hence, they will likely provide the easiest reading comprehension questions you will encounter in the examination. You are much more likely to see several factual questions that can be answered directly from the passage. Science passages will likely be the easiest reading comprehension questions you encounter. Social Science passages are normally those that deal with topics such as history, politics, and geography. They will probably be the most enjoyable reading comprehension passages you will read. This is fortunate, because you must read theie passages slowly in order to answer the many inference questions they are sure to present Business passages involve very difficult structures, and present questions that require you to infer information and even to determine the authors' moods and opinions. They need to be read slowly and carefully. Frequently, business passages also include compound words that few people have ever heard before, and that even fewer people use in ordinary conversation. Do not feel bad when you run into such terms. They are not very difficult to decipher if you break them down and examine each of their parts.

Common Types of Reading Comprehension Questions Factual Questions

You will likely find these questions the easiest ones to answel but also the most time consuming. You need to be careful because they often contain "curveballs" such as those described below, in the strategies and tips section. Howeve4, 1.4

these curveballs are also relatively easy to recognize and overcome. b.

Inference Questions

In{erence questions do not test your knowledge of explicitly-cited facts, but rather your ability to draw conclusions from other information. These questions may evenaskyoutomake a judgment aboutthe author's opinions, or to guess what further conclusions the author might draw. They are usually the most difficult questions for test takers. Main Idea Questions Main idea questions ask the test taker to identify the passage's overall theme, as opposed to supporting facts and arguments. Many clients have told us that they thought these questions were exceptionally difficult. Our advice is to accept that just because all of the answer choices have been discussed in the passage, it does not mean that every one of them can be called the passage's central theme. d.

Tone Questions

You will often be asked to describe the passage's tone. The same general rule about negativity applies here. The tone is much more likely to be positive or neutral than it is to be negative. For a science passage, the tone is most likely neutral. 2.

Use your scrap paper

difficult sentence and paragraph structures, you may want to use your scrap paper to take aery brief notes on the main ideas of each Since these passages can be rather long and present

paragraph.

Taking brief notes is particularly useful for remembering where to find factual information in the science passages. When we say very brief notes, what we have in mind is something along the lines of "Paragraph 1: The different types of butterflies, Paragraph 2: How their nervous systems work, Paragraph 3: Why pesticide A is killing too many of them," and the likes. Use abbreviations liberally. Using scrap paper in this fashion can also help you outline passages and identify their main arguments for main idea questions.

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- Of course, yol can also use your scrap paper as you go along, to keep track of the answer choices you are ibl" to eliminate as

incorrect.

Read the first question before you read the passage You will gain a slight advantage by reading the first question before you read the passage for the first time. This will gi'u" yo., a better idea of what you should be focusing on as yo,r ruud, itt order to answer that question. 4.

Identify the type of passage you are reading Remember the type of passage presented above and each one should be treated differently in order to optimize your score on this section. whe_n answering a fact question, read

the data

boththe passageproviding

- and several lines before it - carefully

when a fact question directs you to look at a particular line of text for information, you will

often find that one of the answer choices is a deceptive one, taken directly from that line number. More likely than not, there will be something in the sentence or two before the referenced line number that will give you the proper frame for interpreting the data and hence direci you to the right answer to the fact question.

Do not ju''rp to conclusions with fact questions using roman numerals to identify answer choices You will recognize this style of question as soon as you see it:

a. b. c. d. e.

I only

II only

III only I and II only

II and III only

The catch is that, oftentimes, facts I and II will be presented -be in the passage, but fact III will buried much further in the text. Take the time to review and consider each fact on its own merits. very- close to each other

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7.

Know the function of each paragraph Some functions:

8.

a.

to introduce

b.

to give the main idea (author's ultimate opinion)

c.

to give an alternate idea (potentially a criticism of the author's idea)

d.

to support an idea

e.

to refute an idea

t.

to exemplify

o o'

to compare and contrast

Use your finger as a

pointer

Run it below the line of text. The human eye naturally follows a pointel, so this keeps your eye going at the pace your brain wants. Ideally right-handed students should use their left hands as pointers. That way they can take occasional notes in while holding their place in the passage with their left hand.

Anolylicol Reosoning Tips

All Civil Service Commission Examinations

contain Analytical

Reasoning problems. Make each problem the sole focus of your being for the time it takes you to work it. Do not think about anything else. Ignore the other problems, the rest of the test questions, your hopes and fears about the future, and your dinner plans for that evening. Remember the Zen approach live in the present.

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When you walk into the room where you will take the eligibility examinations, forget your preconceived notions about the examinatiorL rules, and standardized tests. Everythirg you need to answer all the questions on the test is contained in the test booklet. Don't read anything into the questions. Focus your whole being on the page in front of you.

EveryAnalytical Reasoning puzzleis like a little world all its own. The way to succeed is to immersed yourself in that world and become

totally familiar with its rules and possibilities. In fac! while you immerse yourself into this problem's little world" you want to leave all your knowledge about the subject at home.

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In order to become as familiar with that world as possible as canbe, take your time setting up your diagram before you start attempting the questions. Explore the rules, savoring the possibilities like a connoisseur with a mouthful of fine wine. Make sure you understand what the rules say and consider what they do not say. Draw any conclusions you can. The better you prepare yourself, the easier the questions will be. You do not have to work the problems in consecutive order. You can work the second problem first, and then the fourttu the first, and just as long as you answer the third if you want to. No one cares them all. Whatever you do, do not skip from one problem to another without finishing all the problem's questions" If you do, you are wasting time for every and unnecessarily addling your brain. Think about it you that allows a fact pattern need to hold in your head problem,.you to answer its questions. Sure, you write down notes and a diagram, but the most important information is in your brain. If you leave one problem unfinished to work on another, intending to come back to the first one, when you do come back, you have to relearn the facts. Your brain can only hold so much information at once. Given the time it takes to figure out the facts of one problem, you can get a better score by finishing three problems and skipping one thanby frantically trying to hit parts of all four problems.

After you finished a problem, forget about it. It is over and done with, and you need the brain space it occupied . Be Zen - live in the present. Leave the past in the past.

Dolo Interprelotion Tips In gleaning data from a chart, graph or table, it is remarkably easy to inadvertently grab your data from the wrong graph, bal line, and the likes. This is the number one (1) cause of incorrect responses of examinees in dealing with data interpretation. To avoid this blunde+ use your finger in pointing to the data you want. Check to see if the question asks for an approximation.If so, you can safely estimate numbers by rounding off.

Do not confuse percentages with raw numbers. Always

ask

yourself which type of number the chart or graph is providing, and what the question is asking for. t

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approximations when it comes to reading bar graphs and line charts. The test-makers are not out io test your eyesight. So if two or more answer choices come very, very close to your solution, rest assured that you need not estimate values more precisely. Instead, go back to square 1, you have made some other

It is okay to rely on visual

mistake along the way. Take 15-30 seconds right up front to assimilate and make sense the charf graph, or table _- and be sure to read all the information of around it. Get a sense of what the variables are for and how they relate you tackle the questions. to one another

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The ability to interpret data presented in tables, graphs, and charts is common in examination like the CAREER SERVICE EXAMINATION. This area of the examination involves analysis of or decision-making based on numerical and data interpretation. Data interpretation problems usually require two basic steps. Firsf vou have to read a chart or graph in order to obtain certain information.

Then you have to apply or manipulate the information in order to obtain an answer. These questions often use very specific illustrations, for example the question may present financial data' Data Interpretation questions are very widely used in assessing ie examinees' analysis capability. Many people who have been out of :he education system for a while or who do not use interpret graphs, :ie charts, scatter diagrams, and tables of data on a day-to-day basis nav feel overawed by these types of question. The important thing to :emember is that you do not need to have studied mathematics to a high .;r-el to succeed. These questions are primarily tests of interpretation :,..d the math needed is invariably straightforward.

Proclice, proctice, Proctice You cannot expect to become a scratch golfer just by reading a :=',\- magazine articles and watching a few golf tournaments on TV. I:actice makes perfect. If you want to excel in any examinatio'ry you : e.cd to accustom yourself to types of questions given in a particular =,':tnation. You also need to work through many practice questions .::. learn to put tips and strategies like the ones we have presented to -.:,:

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VOCABULARY Word ltlcaning

Direction:

1.

Choose the correct meaning of the underlined words.

Leave your humdrum behind, come together and let's make everlasting memories.

a. b. 2.

restless

law witty

c. d.

secure

wise

impossible

The event was postponed because to the bad weather'

a. b. 4.

boredom

monotony

Moses established a grave and pnrdettL

a. b. 3.

c. d.

happiness

c. d.

went on against

It was resolved to make

a

canceled

within

contribution of P2 million Pesos for the

charity institutions.

a. b. 5.

c. d.

change name

combined

enlarge cut into

d.

effect

view

The Le Mont restaurant on the top floor serves French cuisine. c. menu a. style of cooking

b.

8.

degrade

Neck pain is one symptom of meningitis. c. sign a. element

b.

7.

dreamed

decided

Ana mersed the two sets of data.

a. b.

6.

c. d.

approval

d.

servers

agenda

Punctuality is the politeness of Kings. c. being on time a. being huppy

b.

d.

being wonderful 22

being handsome

9.

I tilted the mirrol, inspecting my tongue. a. sloping c. flexible b. tall d. adjusted

10. Despite millions of income, show bands can falter due to bad publicity. a. hesitate

b.

accept

11. A terrier

a. b.

c. d.

go on

quit

is a formidable opponent for a fox.

c. d.

annoymg strong

good causing fear for apprehension

12. Each of the bedrooms are individually designed to reflect the unioue ambiance of the hotel.

a. production b. cost

c. d.

pervading atmosphere personality

13. The stone is chiefly a tenacious red clay and partly a gravelly loam.

a. smooth b. tough -1.

d.

dispute

highway corridor

c. d.

undergroundpassageway opencanal

No charge will be made for this duplicate certificate. c. blue print a. original

b. *

business

The traffic passes through an encrypted tunnel.

a. b. -:.

harden compressed

The war is ending, the Italian wants to leave, they have an altercation with the Germans. a. concem c. war

b. -5.

c. d.

hand written

d.

copy

That criminal became infamous in the underground.

a. b.

notorious joined

c. d. 23

approved submitted

18.

Let's face it, nobody really wants to stalk the deer.

a. murder c. eat b. track d. cook 19. A very small of electric pulse is needed to equilibrium. a. soil b. dinosaur

20. Knowledge

a. D.

tr.r

27.

balance asleep

can and should be acquired gradually.

c. d.

gain malntaln

use

distribute

Taking too much of a sedative drug can lead to a fatal overdose.

a. b. 22.

c. d.

disturb the

cure

c.

deadly

painless

d.

successful

Due to massive expansion plans, we are looking for an experienced Resource Manager.

a. b.

daily Iarger or greater

23. Bridal

a. b.

c. d.

double believed

bouquets are an inseparable part of wedding ceremonies.

c. d.

recognized checked

24. Such calumny is

easy

cannotbe separated usual

to utter yet hard to refute in foreign

country.

a. b. 25.

acknowledge cheered

c. d.

praise

malicious statement

God will teach you real peace by putting you in absolute chaos.

a. b.

trouble extreme

c. confusion d.

unruly desperate

26. God is always gracious enough to give us time to embrace His truth in our life. a. shining b. worshipful

c. d. 24

rcalize

kind

27.

The realistic story is certainly more artistic than the melodramatic story.

a. b. 28.

c. d.

sensational

inspirational

thriller comedy

Nausea is common to pregnant women. a. awake at night c. impulse to vomit b. hunger d. sleepiness

29. The most difficult thing to write was the actual svnopsis of the episode.

a. b.

10. Diarrhea

a. b. L.l

i1.

c. d.

title ending

summary composition

causes deh dehvdration to humans.

c. d.

loss of teeth loss of appetite

loss of water loss of hair

Ang pagtulong sa kapwa ay dapat bukal sa damdamin. a. matapat c. unawa

b.

d.

kusa

likas

:1. Ang kanyang hangarin ay mabuti para sa mamamayan. a. dalangin c. layunin b. pangarap d. adhikain

F

:,1.

Mario ay tumiwalag a. kawanihan Si

b. :"i

:

i

lupon ng samahan.

c. d.

komisyon

sangay

komite

Ang krimen na naganap kagabi ay nakaririmarim.

a. b. _l_<

sa

c. d.

nakakapangilabot kalunos-lunos

kahindik-hindik kasuklam-suklam

\4araming pulubi ang naglipana sa kalye dahil sa kahirapan. a. nagkalat c. iskwater

b.

d.

istambay

25

palaboy

ay lumilikha ng nakakatulig na ingay'

36. Ang tunog ng trumpeta

a. nakakabingi b. nakakagalak 97.

Si

nakakainis nakakaantok

Miguelito ay napakalikit na bata.

a. b. 38.

c' d'

masunurin matigas ang ulo

c. d.

makulit

c. d.

sasakyan

mataba

Ang bato aY nahulog sa libok.

a. b.

ilog bangin

39. Siya ay malimang

a. b.

sa

hagdan

pagsusukli.

c. d.

malito tama

kulang sobra

40. Maganda ang Pagkakalislbag ng aklat na ito'

a. b. 4L,

c. d.

pagsusulat pagkakaimPrenta

jun ay nagpupuyos a. mainit ang ulo

Si

paggamit

sa galit kaninang umaga'

c. d.

b. nagngingitngit 42.

pagbili

nanginginig natutuwa

Isangguni ang problema sa mga kinauukulan' c. ikonsulta a. lutasin

b.

d.

ihatid

ilihim

4g. Ang kapatid ni Alma ay isang taong patals'

a. b. 44.

c. d.

mayaman kapos

mata-Pobre

inutil

bahay na iyon ay may mga kababalaghang nangyayari' c. nakakainis a. nakakatakot

Sa

b.

d.

nakakatuwa

26

di-pangkaraniwan

45. Mabilis niyang

sinunggaban ang suspek na pumatay sa kanyang

anak.

a. b. 16.

c. d.

dinampot kinain

niyakap

Si Rochelle ay nagugulumihanan kung anong kurso ang kanyang

kukunin

a. b. 17. Ans

a.

sa

kolehiyo.

c. d.

nalilito nagtataka

nababahala

naiinip

pas-eensavo ne banda av nakakabulahaw.

c. d.

nakakaantok

b. . nakakagulo

{8.

rnaSaw

nakakabahala

nakakavamot

Anu mang alitan ay hindi dapat magtagal. a. hiniram c. di-pagkakasunduan

b.

d.

proyekto

pagtatampo

{9.

Halina't pukawin natin ang damdamin ng mga mamamayan. a. libangin c. Pagapangm b. palayasin d. gisingin

il.

Kumipot ang Maynila sa dami ng mga gusali dito. a. sumikip c. kumalat

b.

d.

lumuwag

27

lumubog

Synonyns

Direction:

Choose the word or phrase most likely similar in meaning

to the italicized word. 1.

spiritual

a. b. 2.

transfer

c. d.

strict

ignore

ProPer uncertain

home

door

middle

c. d.

kitchen

c. d.

solar

climax

remainder ingredients

usage

lead role

show

c. d.

beggar express

recipient's mailbox

a. b. 8.

stop

c. d.

to emote in a role

a. b. 7.

resolve

residues of pesticides

a. b. 6.

Poor slavery

cross the threshold of every home

a. b. 5.

development

c. d.

4precarious democrary

a. b. 4.

progress

deliberate on the matter

a. b. J.

bondage

low price

anguish

large

receiver

cadaaer at

hospital

a.

dead body

c.

small

b.

injured

d.

mammary

9.

meticulous about hygiene

a. b.

ng

10.

mistake scolded

unmindful usual

change

tmth

righteous

combination smooth

c. d.

cold

rude healthy

wondrous creafures

a. b.

large species

c. d.

extraordinary

c. d.

weakening

c. d.

coPy

adjusted

rampantcommercialism

a. b.

widespread embarrassing

16. authentic

a. b. V.

c. d. c. d.

b. wafin

15.

false

phlegmatictemperament

a. 74.

c. d.

synthesis of collagen

a'. complicated b. suspect 13.

morbid

oblitsious of the fact

a. b. 12.

cruel

careful

ueracity of allegations

a. b. L1.

c. d.

question

dispute

recipes

fake

original

false

mandatory for all cyclists

a. b.

c. d.

dumped secure

29

obligatory prohibited

18.

patheticexcuses

a. b. 19.

careless

useful

a quasi scholar

a. b. 20.

c. d.

idiom pititul

supposedly

audition

c. d.

included

c. d.

sweet

show

tainted fruits a. sour

b. decayed

fresh

21,. Islamic militant

a. b. 22.

c. d.

worship

c. d.

move

c. d.

high

c. d.

sharp

c. d.

bargain

c. d.

greedy

statue

ball

adom

hit

magnify

turbulent in strong winds

a. b. 24.

friendship

sroerve the

a. b. 23.

combative

damage

uniform

stormy

incisiae scissors

a. b.

long fat

smooth

25. rustic dress

a. b. 26.

simple immediate

provoking

obliuion is an attitude

a. b.

shame useless

30

forgetfulness

27.

received remuneration

a. b. 28.

praise

problem food

speak aiaidly

a. b. 29.

c. d.

salary

c. d.

loud orderly

clear$ silent

she seeks oendetta

a. b.

c. d.

challenge revenge

shelter

transport

30. trbial meeting

a. b. 31.

c. d.

useless

c. d.

useful

c. d.

nurnerous

c. d.

beneficial

c. d.

old

cancel

hidden

successful

laziness

imperfect

complex

in concerts

mystery dimension

obsession

weird manifestation

a. b. 35.

respected

mania

a. b. U.

schedule

discourage indolence

a. b. 33.

emergency

c. d.

nullifu proposal

a. b. 32.

unimportant

drama

exhibition

thtifty

inert account

a. b.

inactive complex

31

uncertain

36. juaenile person

a. b. 37.

young

a. b.

c. d.

foolish reasonable

38. topsy-turay

b.

dirty scattered

c. d.

increased

c. d.

first class

disorderly

confused short lived

indifferent

c. d.

inadequate

enough

inapi

original late

c. d.

bahay

c. d.

puno

tinimpi

tigib na ang baso

a. b.

basag

luma

wala

namumutikflk sa bunga

a. b. M.

careful

manner

41,. siniil ngmga dayuhan a. tinapon

43.

illogical

insatiable income

a. b.

42.

hideous

she is apathetic

a. b. 40.

tall

plausiblestatement

a. b.

39.

c. d.

pretty

c. malaki d. lumiit

marami

kulang

walang humpay

a. b.

c. d.

lakas

pansin

32

problema

hinto

45.

tigang na puno

a. b.

malaki mababa

c. d.

malago

c. d.

malungkot pangarap

c. d.

madilim

c. d.

kahawig

c. d.

kumakain

c. d.

pagsisiyasat

tuyo

46. Toagas na pag-ibig

a. b. 47.

dalisay

mukhang mabalasik

a. b. 48.

mahiwaga

matapang maamo

kawangis na gusali

a. b.

makulay mataas

49. sila'y

a. b. 50.

magulo

marupok

namimitagan

pagbigay-galang naglalangoy

nakikisuyo

paglilitis sa korte

a. b.

pagpasok pagkanta

pagpunta

Antonynrs

Direction: Choose the word that is most opposite in meaning to the given word. f

.

impermanent

a. b.

active

rl

2.

unchangeable

recent praise

apt

c. d.

']

comic

c. d.

notion support

exPose

discretional

c. d.

success sPace

arrest reserved

hypocrite

a. b. lil[

native

fiasco

a. b.

8.

:

incumbent

a. b.

7.

extravagant

alien b. driver

6.

impart

c. allay d. modern

exact

a. doctor

5.

c. d.

steady

hamper

a. b. 4.

decay

obsolete

a. b. 3.

c. d.

obedience expanded

c. d.

acceptable

c. d.

exuberant

sincere

oblivious

a. b.

conscious somber

u

under

9.

proponent

a. b. 10.

lovely

boring joyous

nourish

bright

c. d.

carbon

mourrr

bashtul

near

oblige

c. d.

barren

c. d.

tolerate

c. d.

fondness

c. d.

becoming

c. d.

disease

discord

unison

a. b.

melody oblige

1,4. grudge a. disdainful

b. 15.

c. d.

interesting

remote

a. b. 13.

critic

saucy

a. b. 12.

c. d.

eradicate

a. b. 11.

tall lobby

dept

discord

awkward

adhere

a. b.

abandon

improper

lazy

16. awful

a. b. 17.

shameful guileless

noble

degrade

c. d.

a. digtify b. advertise 35

encourage

power

I

18.

accompanied

a. b.

c. d.

stopped

refined

let go on one's own

well-thought

L9. excruciating

a. b.

painless avenue

c. d.

rude

c. d.

infamous

c. d.

block

c. d.

good luck

c. d.

affluence

secret

20. lethal

a. b.

dangerous nast

safe

21.. hindrance

a.

b. 22. ji* a. b.

'

active stepping-stone

evil crowd

expensive

gigantic

23. noteworthy

a. b.

firm nosey

trivial

24. vouch

a. b. 25.

26. fl

t

simple

c. d.

trifling

c. d.

hideous

c. d.

new

spiteful

uncanny

a. b. 1i

refute

flaws

ordinary

firm

ramshackle

a. b.

shabby

old

36

entirely

27.

denuded

a. b.

c. d.

noisy

virgin

lucky

ugly

28. vocal

a. b. n.

c. d.

loud annoying

color silent

iilegal

a. b.

c. d.

Iawful expression

enoy erratic

30. illuminate

a.' b.

c. d.

ight heavy

darken reliable

37. profitable

a. b. 3L

c. d.

fearless

belief

unyielding

fair

aggravated

a. b.

erratic

poor

c. d.

honest

c. d.

prodigal

c. d.

muutnum

c. d.

mirth agility

eased

33, certitude

a. b. 3{-

obedient

discard

optimum

a. b. 35

doubt

large

darken

lean

industry

a. b.

intensity sloth

37

36. hypothetical

a. b.

c. d.

theoretical transform

despair

normally

37. prim

a. b. 38.

improper

c. d.

splendid

c. d.

loyalty

c. d.

fetter

c. d.

small

dominate

abide

a. b. 39.

rebel

forget

rich

refuse to endure

destinate

a. b.

petulant

indignant

adept

40. unlikely

a. b.

casual

probable

steady

41.. niluklok

a. b.

tinanggal payapa

c. d.

maluwag

c. d.

mayaman

c. d.

matigilan

c. d.

galangin

nababagay

42. sagana

a. b.

gipit pagtago

marami

43. masalimuot

a. b.

PayaPa

mahirap

maingay

44. sugpuin

a. b.

pigilan ipagpatuloy

38

purihin

45. mahinhin

a. b. #.

mataas maganda

c. d.

magaslaw

c. d.

ibigay

c. d.

itaguyod

mabuti

ingatan

a. b.

pabayaan tago

sunduin

17. kinamumuhian

a. b.

masungit minamahal

ipatupad

48. mapaknit

a. b. S.

c. d.

maalis matatapos

artistiko mabagal

lusak

a. b.

putik patag

f,l- itinatwa a. ipinakita b. itinago

c. d.

magulo

c. d.

ihagis

maingay

isama

I 39

Corrcct Usagc/Btammal Direction: Choose the letter that corresponds to the correct word or phrase that will complete each sentence.

1.

The investigation revealed that drunk driving was the cause their accident.

a. b. 2.

a. b.

3.

c. by d. if

in of

Would you mind if I

_

_

your computer keyboard?

c. d.

barrow borrow

Philippine Mountaineering

loan spent

Team

to Mount Makiling

was carefully documented.

a. b. 4.

c. d.

ascent

should

please

mourn

outlines for the

The professor distributed different students to follow.

a. b. 5.

6.

course

The coastal folks decided impending tsunami.

a. b.

c. book d. newspaper

corse

to

their homes because of the

c. d.

ring laugh

The Chef and his students used

desert reserve

_

sauce for the lasagna last

Monday.

a. b. 7.

c. d.

less

tremendous

peas

bountiful

The Zirco performer juggles eggplants,

a. b.

c. d.

by too

40

_

can

write

you?

Please try to make the equipment operationar so we could finish this _ in a short time.

a. b. 9.

sundance

May I

a. b. 10.

c. d.

prospect

know

c. d.

whom are who is

_

L2.

c. d. speaker

blew up blew over

_

due to fever.

painful

c.

emote

broke down

d.

cry

The unexpected rainfall

a. b.

who can who should

the candles after the song.

blow away blew out

11. The guest of honor and

a. b.

agenda

the most senior in this association?

The birthday celebrant

a. b.

project

exaggerated

smooth

caused c. d.

traffic along EDSA. heavy commotion

13. The arrested drug dealers tried to

a. b. 1l l=.

c. d.

buy off bought

the narcotics agents. sell

brought

We should cut back on our expendifures and

needs.

a. spending b. spend 15.

going to

A strong rain

a. b.

c. d.

goby

_

only on our

spender spent

Always inculcate in your kids minds to grow wiser

a. b. :6.

c. d.

_

as

goesby gone

for

the old tree.

c. d.

knock me knocking by 4't

knockout knocked down

time

17.

Never look down on people with infirmities for rights protected by the State.

a. b. 18.

their

You should

a. b.

th"y they be

your best in everything that you do.

c. d.

put down be

you help setting up the table?

a. b. a. b.

c. d.

Do Does

20. I remember

Doing

Did

her writing the details of the escape

c. d.

mind route

goat

intention

because he was able through the project despite the limited time.

My teacher was very

a. b. 22.

always

put forth change to

19.

2'1,.

c. d.

them

ungrateful ingenious

c. d.

-

angry

who

father a. hop-in b. think

over

can no longer endure another year of hardship, so her

to seek employment abroad.

c. d.

decided

migrate

in disguise so as

24. The operative often _ identification.

a. b.

among them

c. whom d. will

whose

23. Her family

to push

lazy

The Arroceros siblings were bickering gets the largest doughnut.

a. b.

t

also have

traveled

c.

display

mend

d.

ignore

42

to

avoid

5. My

classmates often me that if one inquisitive, then he may gain much knowledge. a. told c. telling b. tells d. tell

is

constantly

!6. The transportation rate in public utility vehicles is not applicable to student

a. himself b. ourselves

c. d.

yourself themselves

Yearly, approximately 23/o, of the examinees pass BAR Examination.

a. b. 5. h

19. n !ll1.

:1"

the

for

well

a. b.

c. d.

on

in

will surely

Peter

accomplished

b.

will have accomplished

Please give this package to

c. d.

_

by

whoever

he

the project.

should accomplish accomplishes

you meet at the terminal.

c. d.

whose

any subject.

at

pass by the office after

a.

the

on

Jun is always able to write very

a. b. :r

c. d.

by

_

whomever

who

a repeat order from our regular

Records shows that we

client.

a. b. d

c. d.

havenothad havenot

does not have

donothave

Everybody in the evacuation area is getting along the disaster.

a. b.

c. d.

all's right

right

43

all right themselves

_

after

I

v ,

33. If the weather doesn't

a. b. c. d.

by tomorrow, his performance

improve (will be stopped) shine (rise)

improvement (cancellation)

improve (will be cancelled) pay debts on time.

34. It is a good attitude for everyone to

c. d.

a. seek b. remind 35.

Life mind.

-

ask

a thrilling adventure to those who keep an oPen

a. canbe b. -isa 36.

always

c. d.

should be is like

The warden's treatment to the inmates was

a. b.

c. d.

humane human

showoff humanitarian

37. After answering these, you may-

to the answer key at the

end part of this book.

a. b. 38.

c. d.

ask

refer

out confine with

your proposal.

agree

39. Are we going to

-

rl

,i

40.

c. d.

agree

with

buy out

our plan to go swimming?

c. d.

a. continue b. continued ll

revert

The teacher will definitely not

a. b.

il

tum-in

stop

divert

The exposure of Sam's in the museum

been damaged by

typhoon Marce.

a. b.

c. d.

had has 44

have

have should

{1. In the crowded

her

Boracay Beach last summeq Leslie

own sandcastle.

a. b.

c. d.

erected

putup

constructed created

-

it is only five o'clock, but it is very dark outside. 42. c. Since a. If d. Because b. Even if

$.

His newly acquired car broke nearest repair shop.

a. b..

down c. d.

but reason

45.

so

47.

yet

c. d.

display roast

Kristela a. working b. works

be quiet.

all like their

raised

raising

-

since 6 o'clock in the morning.

c. d.

working has been working have been

fever.

This medicine is also good

a. for b. with 48.

must

When the Olympic was ovet the victorious country flag over the stadium.

a. b. 46.

c. d.

therefore

it to the

always

14. While my father is soundly sleeping, we

a. b.

he brought

c. d.

-

in to

The police concluded that more than five persons are involved the crime. a.

to

b.

in

c. d.

45

by when

I

I

49. His shining and very attractive wallet is made a. in c. of

b. 50.

There is

a. b. 51.

c. d.

with

(

57.

_

since

_

from beside

plane?

through

c. d.

by

c. d.

for of

ln

July.

at

in

superior

his brother Teroy.

c. d.

on against

c. d.

Where

What

As I read your theme, there are

a. much b. many

I

you tomorrow.

to

with

was the effect of the new price adjustments upon the consumers?

a. b. 55.

touch

for

Rommel is

a. b. 55.

-

He was bom

a. b. 54.

all

Shall we go to Davao

a. b. 53.

something

like

wrong with the telephone you gave me. c. everything d. anything.

Surely,I will get in

a. b. 52.

d.

up to

leather.

Who errors in it.

more

small

not expect such behavior from julie.

I

a. b. -

c. d.

_

With

c. d.

does

do

46

did what

58.

piece of wood is full of holes.

a. b. 59.

c. d.

This That

his colleagues.

c. d. -

to

b. with Darvin left for Zamboanga

against

August.

c. d.

61.. Roni will ask Shiela

at

to

a date.

a. with b. for

c. d.

They are both

to by

of music.

a. found b. like

c. d.

fond obsessed

-

63. I

to their classroom by mistake.

a. went b. came 64. These chocolates a. b.

from

_

a. in b. on

62.

There

The candidate feels he is famous

a.

ffi.

Those

c. d.

goes

gone

for vou.

c. d.

came

by

are

of angry shouts of the

65. The announcement was received audience.

a. b. 66.

c. d. -

with into

I related that funny story

a. with b. from

over since

my brotheq, Pearson.

c. d.

47

like to

67.

The women were all

a. in b. about 68.

Alvin

_

good mood.

c. d.

by to

presently employed

in a slaughter

house in

hrdonesia.

a. b. 69.

c. d.

are

is

were

guilty c. by d. with

They say that the accused is really

a. b.

of at

70. I haven't seen all my relatives

a. beginning b. start 7L.

was

_

the crime.

May.

c. d.

since

in

Ang kapakanan ng bayan ay

na mauna kaysa sarili, _ alinsunod kay Pangulong Mauel L. Quezon. a. dapat c. hindi dapat

b.

d.

karapat-dapat

72. Angmalapadna dahonng

saging ay

bubong.

a. b.

ipinantabing itinabing

c. d.

dapat lang

_niMaria

sa

kanilang

itatabing ipinantatabing

73. Malaki

ang bahay nina Alex kaya doon ginanap ang masayang pagtitipon.

a. b.

rin din

74. Hindi

a.

sila kasya sa upuan

sila

c. d.

dito

rito Tomas at Isko.

75. Makikita na ang kutis ng balat ni

simputi ng

Tanya

labanos.

a. b.

c. d.

si ay

raw daw

76. Di-gaanong masaya ang pagsapit ng Pasko

a. b.

n.

sa

c. d.

makalawa

bukas

nSayon m€unaya

sukang puti.

Alam ng lahat na ang kalamansi ay

a. b.

c. sin-asim d. -ng sim-asim

slng-aslm singasim

78. Maari mo bang ipakiusap kay ]ose na bukas ko na

ang

aklat niya?

a. b. 79.

c. d.

ipasoli isosoli

c. d.

kayo

ninyo

80.

isasauli

-

para sa mabilis mong paggaling.

Ipagdarasal

a. b.

hiniram

-

kita kata

magastos ang mga tao ngayon kaysa noong nagdaang panahon.

a. b.

c. d.

Di-gaanong Gasinong

49

Pareho

Gaano

Paragraph Organization Direction: The following sentences are presented in scrambled order. Read and decide what should be the correct order of sentences to form a well-organized paragraph.

A.

I.

The international Women's Year Conference held in Thailand

has sought to correct and envision more action aimed at promoting greater participation of women in development.

il.

Since the United Nations began its operation in 1955, much prior has been made in improving the status of women in the

world.

1.

m.

Howeve4, traditions, attitudes, and practices are slow to chastity.

ry V.

The gap between law and reality remains wide.

Laws and nations are being changed to accord women with equal rights with men.

What should be the first sentence?

a. II c.

b.rd. 2.

ilI

What should be the third sentence?

a.Ic.

IV II

b.Vd, J.

What should be the last sentence?

a. II b.rd.

B.

IV

I.

IL

n.

c.

ilI

w

The animal which has locomotive ability is a parasite on plants and so are we for all our accomplishments. A form of existence which confines us to cities where we encounter no form of life other than our own may be of bad counsel i{ we are to adopt a policy of ecological balance. Ir:r this great process of evolutiory superiority has not meant independence.

;ii' ,iLr

ry.

Through millions

of

years, increasingly complex living systems, organisms have arises from an initial beginning as a shapeless jelly.

50

V.

Those forms of life playing the greater ability are dependent for their existence upon those displaying lesser.

What should be the second sentence?

a.Ic.

b.vd.m

il

What should be the fourth sentence?

f

a. IV b. I

h P

il

6.

c.

II

d.v

What should be the last sentence?

a. IIc. b.Vd. C. I- In

I Itr

some instances, the Spaniards were

with

friendlv

gestures.

II. Our ancestors lived in

organized communities called

barangays.

m.

So, the Spaniards had to deal with the head of the barangay whenever they go to a certain community.

fV.

In others, they were engaged in armed combats. When the Spaniards came, they found out that the Filipinos has a system of government.

V. 7.

What should be the first sentence?

a.V b. IV 8.

c. d.

II I

What should be the fourth sentence?

a. b. D. I. II. ru.

I II

c. d.

IV

III

There is need therefore to seek ways to master words which will keep us speak more confidently and write more fluently. We use the same words or phrases over again. We take back seat on social occasions, reading comprehension

activities, and memory tests.

rV.

When we are uneasy, we find a safe way out. 51

V. 9.

Most of us become uneasy from time to time about the exact meaning of words.

What should be the first sentence?

a. II b. I

c.V d. III

10. What should be the third sentence? a. III c. I

b.

IV

d.

II

11. What should be the last sentence?

E.

L2.

a. b.

II

c.

I

d.v

I. U.

Over the preceding month, I leamed a lot about stress.

IV

Adrenalin clotting factors and fuels, sugar and fats flood the bloodstream.

m.

I learned that whenever we are confronted with any unusual demand or challenge, an alarm goes off in our brain.

IV.

Thus the body's metabolism and respiratory functions speed up to meet the emergenry.

V.

Instantly, the body's life saving functions speed up.

What should be the first sentence?

a. II

b.v

c. d,

13. What should be the third

a. b.

II I

fV I

sentence?

c.

IV

d.v

't4. What should be the fourth sentence?

a.Vc. b. IVd. ,iirr

'il

F

I. II. ru.

II I

Am I in love? Is this the love that poets rave about? These are some of the questions that a

52 I

t

girl asked herself.

ry. V.

If she can answer these, she is ready to make a decision that will affect the rest of her life. Is it also the love that will last forever and ever?

15. What should be the first sentence?

a. b.

II IV

c.

I

d.v

'1.6. What should be the third sentence?

a.V b. I

c.

d.

II Iu

17. What should be the last sentence?

a. b.

tV

I

c.V d. II

You will notice that it has five strings G. I. II. The smallest produces the highest pitch. m. The largest string produces the lowest pitch.

ry.

Each string when plucked produces a sound different from the others.

V.

Take a close look at a guita4, a familiar instrument to all of us.

18. What should be the first sentence? c. III a. II

b.v

d.

IV

19. What should be the fourth sentence? c. III a. I d.v b. rv 20. What should be the last sentence? c.V a. II

b.ry

H. I. il. m.

d.

I

The drunken driver is the second menace. The reasons are many. Cars cost more lives than wars. 53

t, I

ry.

Another cause of accidents are the inexperienced drivers who doesn't realize that driving is a responsible job.

v.

First, there are the careless drivers who disobey ail traffic rules.

21,. What should be the fourth sentence?

a. b. 22.

II I

c.

IV

d.v

What should be the fifth sentence?

a.

IV

b.v I. . II. nI.

c.

II

d.r

Sgme pains are alarm signals indicating that some actions should be taken at once.

A pain in the chest may stop a man to take exertion which is doing harm to his heart.

IV.

It lets us know that something is not right. Symptoms are for our own benefit.

V.

Even a symptom such as a severe pain is a blessing in disguise.

23.

What should be the first sentence?

a. II b. IW 24.

c.i

d.v

What should be the second sentence?

a.

III

b.v

c. d.

II I

25. What should be the third sentence? a. II c.V

t.

b.

IV

I. n.

I opened it and peeped in. I knocked at the door.

UI.

Nobody answered.

d.

I

54

[V.

The room was filled with garden tools but nobody was there.

V.

I hastily shut the door and left.

What should be the second sentence?

a. b. 5.

III IV

What should be the last sentence?

a.V b. III tL

c.V d. II c. d.

II I

L tr.

This morning I woke up quite late.

b.

I

I dressed as fast as I could. m. 'I hastily said my prayers and jumped out of bed. [V. Class had begun when I arrived in school. V. Then I gulped my breakfast. What should be the first sentence? a. IV c. II

fj.

d.

III

What should be the second sentence?

a.

II

b.v

c. d.

j{1. What should be the fourth

a.V d. I L I. II.

III I

sentence?

c. d.

II III

An equally severe ruler is desired. Once a bad habit has begun and practiced, it is very hard to break.

m.

Habit is a master.

tV.

Though it is free in the eyes of the law, man is often a slave.

V. i1.

When desire becomes a greed, great crimes are committed. What should be the first sentence?

a.

III

b.v

c. d.

IV I 55

32. What should be the second sentence? c. IV a. III d. I b. II 33. What should be the third sentence? c. III a. II

b.v M.

L II. ilL [V.

V.

d.

So be a good

IV

citizen and pay your taxes correctly.

One way of doing this to pay one's taxes correctly.

Paying correct taxes results in increased revenues that the government uses for infrastrucfure and other projects' Not only that, paying taxes also means that the government

willno longer need to Acquire loans to fill the budget deficit. Every citizen should lend a hand in pursuing economic Progress.

34. What should be the second sentence?

a. b. 35.

I IV

c. d.

III II

What should be the fourth sentence?

a. b. N. I.

IV

I

c.tr d. rII

By listenin1, we show our friends that they are important to us.

II. ilI.

So learn

rV.

We also show that we care about what goes on in their lives'

V.

Although listening canbe very tiring on the part of the listenet, it may on the other hand, be comforting to the speaker.

how to listen and gain more friends.

Leaming to listen is one way oI keeping friends.

36. What should be the third sentence? c. II A,V

b.

tv

d.

I 56

i7.

o"

What should be the fourth sentence?

a. b.

II III

I.

There was Nido across the gym guarding no. 21who had been lifted from the game and was sitting on the bench.

II.

During a game, he sent in one of the youngest boys and gave him strict instructions.

m.

Mr. Tolentino's first coaching experience was with a high

c.

IV

d.v

school basketball team.

ry. V.

nt L

38.

What should be the first sentence?

a.

ric

Afew minutes late4 Mr. Tolentino saw only four of his players on the court. "You go after no. 21, Nido", he said.

III

b.v

c. d.

I II

39. What should be the third sentence? a. II c.V b. IV d. I P.

I. II. m. ry.

The new job offer was attractive.

Consequently, she sought the advice of her parents.

Maria didn't know whether to accept it or not. She was pleased

with their advices, for she really wants to

work.

V.

Now she would be able to save necessary capital for her to open a smell dress shop.

10.

What should be the first sentence?

a. b. {1.

II IV

c.V d. I

What should be the second sentence?

a.

III

b.v

c. d.

I II 57

I

42.What should be the last sentence?

a. b. a. I.

c.V d. III

I II

A person who cannot break his bad habits doesn't have

a

good character.

II.

Habits are built up slowly, but once established are difficult to break.

ilL

Characters, either good or bad, is a matter of habit.

IV.

On the other hand, a person who performs repeated good actions forms good habits and therefore builds up a good character.

V

Any action that is performed regularly becomes habit, that is, it is done without conscious effort.

43. What should be the first sentence? c. IV a. II d.v b. I 44. What should be the fourth sentence?

a. b.

tV

I

c.V d. III

45. What should be the last sentence? c. II a. IV d. I

b.v

R. I. II. nI. ry. V. ,rl

But the most valuable of these resources are her people who share common aspirations and work for common goals. Her rivers and seas teem with fish.

I am a young Filipino. It is a country rich in natural resources. The Philippines is my native land.

46. Which is the third a. III

b.v

sentence?

c. d.

IV

I 58

47.

What should bet he last sentence?

a. I b. II S.

I.

c.V

d.

tv

Samakatuwid, ngayon pa lang ay bahugin na ng isang tao kung negatibo ang kanyang paraan ng pag-iisip.

II. K*g

masama ang kinaugalian, masama rin ang magiging bunga.

ru.

d d

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ry.

Ito ang nagbubunga ng mabuti o masama, batay na rin

sa

kinaugalian.

V: 48.

Kung mabuti ang kinaugalian, mabuti ang magiging bunga.

Ano dapat ang unang pangungusap?

a. b.

II

c.

IV

d.v

49. Ano dapat

III

ang pang-apat na pangungusap?

a.V b. I

c.

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ang panghuling pangungusap?

a. b.

IV

III

IV

d.m c. d.

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I :

It was cold dark Halloween night but my dad always takes us out to eat on Halloween. We always have pizza at about 5:30 and get back home at around 6:30. Then we put on our costumes and I could not believe it so did my dad. He put his costume on to hand out treats at our front door. We stopped by *y friend's house and picked him up. So, me and friend David went trick or treating. We came to a house that had the lights on dim. We walked slowly up the stairs onto the porch and knocked on the door. We heard screams from inside the house, thert the door slowly opened and there standing in the doorway was a huge werewolf. We ran back down the stairs urrd u".oss the yard as fast as we could go. From a distance, we were safe but other people went to that house. They were not as lucky because they got their heads ripped off. Eventually we realized that the people who survive his wraith had a flashlight. So, we spent the rest of the night in his front yard hiding in the bushes, shining our flashlight in his eyes every time someone came to his door.

1.

Who was with the main character of the selection during the trick or treat on Halloween?

a. David b. Angelo 2.

Goliath Dad

What did the characters see when they knocked on the door and slowly opened?

a. b. 3.

c. d.

c. d.

bee

squid

werewolf candies

\ /hat thing can be used to survive the wraith of the werewolf? a. pliers c. wrench

b.

d.

screw

flashlight

!!!r

4.

Which of the following statements is not true?

a.

Trick or treating is done during Halloween. 60

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b.

Father and son always havepizza on Halloween.

c.

Truck can be used to survive the wraith of the werewolf.

d.

They saw a werewolf from the house where they heard screams.

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Once there was a little puppy named Elvis. Elvis was a cute little and white dog. Elvis thought his parents were being mean to :im. He wanted to run away from home. Elvis's mom and dad never -et him do anything by himself. One dark night after his parents had :allen asleep; he got out of bed, packed his clothes and ran away. First, :e went to the city park but there was a big mean dog at the park. Elvis clew he could not stay there. Nex! he went to the animal shelter but ilere was way too many dogs there. The animal shelter was so noisy nd it really stunk. He couldn't stand it at the animal shelter, so he ieaded back home. His mom and dad were glad to see him and from iut day on he never threatened to run away again.

IY

!

I

bXack

a. Elvis b. Andrew

in 1e

-1!_4.

What is the name of the dog in the selection?

:

Coyote Sammy

Why did Elvis ran away from home?

a. b. c. d. -

c. d.

because he wants to meet new friends

to attend aparty his parents were being mean to him he wants to fight

with

a cat

Where did Elvis go first when he ran away from home?

a. b.

c. d.

petshop disco bar

laundry shop city park

relection 3 With her heart beating faster by the moment Lisa looked straight m Danny and said "Hi." Danny raised his head up and calmly replied 'Her', what's up Lisa?" "Danny I have something to tell yart," Lisa said. .i\-lrat?" Danny said with apuzzLed look on his face. "I just want you to ltia,u-riv that I love you," Lisa said nervously. Danny paused for a moment 6L

and then softly said, "Wow,I love you too." Lisa screamed and opened her eyes to see her mother standing over het telling her to get up or she would be late for school. "Sorry mom I was just dreaming," Lisa said to her mother. She got dressed as quickly as possible and headed out the front door. She was too nervous to eat so she just skipped breakfast. After pulling the door closed Lisa mumbled to herself, "I've got to tell Danny that I'm in love with him today." All the way to school Lisa kept reassuring herself that telling him was the right thing to do. As she approached the school Danny was sitting on the front steps. Lisa walked straight up to him and right past him without saying a word' Lisa rushed to class; she was so frustrated with herself. "Maybe I'll tell him tomorrow," she thought.

8.

The selection is all about what?

a. b. 9.

c. d.

saying " I Love You" skipping breakfast

dreaming going to school

Who is the main character of the selection? c. Leny a. Andrea

b.

d.

Lisa

]oan

10. Who is the male character of the selection?

a. Lito b. Joel

c.

Danny

d.

]ose

11. Who woke up Lisa from her dream?

a. b.

maid her grandmother their

c.

the baby sitter

d.

her mother

Selection 4

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Basketball is so much fun. It's easy to learn. You will get a lot of exercise when you play. Basketball is a great sport for kids. You should really play the spoit sometime. Basketball is my favorite sport. Ihave played basketball for five years now. I like to play small forward, but when I practice I mostly play shooting guard. Last year I tried out for my school's team, but I didn't make it. This year I am going to try out again and I hope I'11make it. I even love to watch basketball. Sometimes my dad takes me to our local Junior College basketball games. If you get a chance to play it is really fun. I hope you get a chance to play basketball. 62

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12.

rshe

a. b.

said I

The author of this selection is a

out

c. d.

male gay

female

artist

fast. l

tell

13.

Lisa

a. b. c. d.

rAs Lisa ord. I

Which of the following statements is not true?

tell

14.

Basketball is fun and easy to learn. The author also love to watch basketball. Sports can give you a lot of stress and sickness. Basketball is also a sports for kids.

The author is playing basketball for how many years now?

c. d.

L0 years

b.

20 years

5 years 1,

year

Selection 5 I lost my shoe. Is it in my closet? No! There are only clothes. Where could it be? Is it under my bed? No! There is only dust and a few toys. Where could

it be? Is

it in the bathroom? No!

There is only a wet towel. Where could

it

be?

Is it in the it be?

laundry room? No! There are only dirty clothes. Where could

Is it in the kitchen? No! There's only my mother cooking breakfast. Where could it be? dining room? No! There's only my dad reading the newspaper. Where could it be? Is it in the

tof uld lve but for cut nes

rou

luy

Is

it on the couch? No! There's only my little brother

watching TV.

Where could it be? There it is at the front door where I left it!

15.

The selection is all about?

a. b.

mother making breakfast brother watching TV

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c. d.

father reading newspaper lost shoe

r I

1,6. What things are in the laundry room?

a. b.

c. d.

toys shoes

dirty clothes fruits and vegetables

Selection 6 Nancywas alittle girlwho lived atthe edge of a forest. she dreamed many times of venturing into the forest. one day she saw a deer graze at the tree line and then dart back into the forest. Nancy could not iesist her love for animals, so away she went into the thici trees. Not long after entering the forest, Nancy came across a young fox. The fox wai excited to tell Nancy about all the different kinds of animals that make their home in the forest. The two new friends walked deeper into the forest and met a little deer. Nancy and her little animal friends decided to play a game of Hide-and-seek. Nancy was so excited about all the great places to hide. she had so much fun playing in the forest. But, it soon came time for Nanry to go back home. Nancy looked back and waved goodbye to her new animal friends as she ran toward her home. she was could not wait the tell her parents about her adventure into the forest.

17. What

a. b.

are the animals that Nancy saw at the forest?

c. d.

dog and cat snake and bees

18. what

lizard and frog fox and deer

is the name of the girl who had an adventure in the forest?

a. Ana b. Luisa

c. d.

Nancy Daniela

19. What did Nancy and her animal friends played in the forest?

a. volleyball b. soccer

c.

basketball

d.

hide and seek

c. d.

near the waterfalls

20. Nanry lived at ,"1 iXir

a. b.

edge of the forest at the cave

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beside the bridge

Selection 7 At the last minute my family decided to go on a vacation to Mexico.

My dad made quick reslrvation and as ali'ays he chose everything cheap. So there we were on the next plane to Mexico. There was only one stewardess to take care of the entire plane. Once we got to the hotel it was the creepiest I have ever seen. In the hotel there was only our

family and the family next door. I decided to make the best of it and started to unpack. Suddenly the lights went ouf I took one of the many candles from the desk. After lighting the candle there was a knock at the door. It was onlv the familv next door. We all went down stairs. All of the staff had turned into wlrewolves. Then I heard this loud voice coming from the other side of the door. It was telling me get up or I rvould be late for school.

21.

Where did the family plan to have a vacation?

a. b.

c. d.

Pampanga

Australia

Mexico Pangasinan

I

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22. Which

of the following statements is not true?

a.

The family decided to not have a vacation because of the expensive package fees.

b. c. d.

The selection was all about a dream of the main character.

I

They arrived at the creepiest hotel they have ever seen.

All the staff from the hotel turned into werewolves.

Selection 8

Our family went on a camping trip one summer weekend. My sister and I got to take our bike. There was a little country store at one end of the camping area; we really liked riding our bikes to the store. We always got those little packages of cheese and crackers. One afternoory my sister and I decided to ride our bike to the store. My sister told me she had found a short cut. So she convinced me that we should take the short cut. My sister went half way down the long scary path. The pathway was narrow path with overgrown brush on both sides. Then I got the courage and started down the trail. I was going to fast and I tried to put on my brakes. Then I crashed into the large rocks at the end of the path. I flew forr,r'ard and over the handlebars of my bike landing into the gravel parking lot in front of the store. \{hen we got back to our camping site I showed my mom mybruises. She put abigbandage over it. It really hurt. 65

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23.

Where was the little country store located based on the selection? a. under the flyover c. above the mountain

d.

b. end of the camping area

floating on the river

24. What did her sister find out on their way to the store?

a. b.

dead dog

25. What did she get from

a.

c. d.

canon ball

smooth skin

c.

bruises

d.

fever

.lVhere did the family go one summer weekend?

a. b. 27.

short cut

the accident on taking the short cut route?

b. cough 26.

convenient store

c. d.

camping trip

biking

cruise

swimming

What did het mother put on her bruises?

a. b.

c. d.

herbal medicine

water

antibiotics bandage

Selection 9 josh walked across the dry rugged desert in a deliberate steady pace. He didn't even stop to look back at the plane crash he had just survived and walked away from. His light gray long sleeved shirt would help reflect the heat from the sun. Howevel the black pants he was wearing had the opposite effect. With a single canteen of water strapped to his side on a gray belt, he headed to the mountains in the distance. After Josh had walked all mourning, the landscape began to change. Clumps of dry grass with small shrubs growing sporadically were a welcome change from the hot sand. It also meant ]osh was getting closer to the mountains. By the middle of the a{ternoory Josh had reached the outer edge of the mountains. He stopped for a quick rest at the first tree. The small tree didn't bring much shade but it was a break from the sun. Josh knew he would need to find a spot to spend the night. Locating a small indention at the edge of rock overhang, he began to prepare it for sleeping in. After digging out some of the dirt so he could lay down in it, Josh gathered some brush to use as a door. The night was cold and damp. He was ready for the morning sunrise. Josh only had about one forth of his water left. He had hoped to find a stream running along the base of the mountain. Josh headed straight up the mountain 66

resting often and only taking a small sip of water every hour. Several hours into the climb, he finally reached the top of the mountain. Josh struggled up onto a large flat rock and viewed down into the valley relow. Enormous cottonwood trees lined the small running stream below. Suddenly he spotted a cabin nestled between two large rock :ormations. There were people working around the cabin. Relief came -rver Josh's tired and weak body.

18. Why

a. b. c. d. l'9.

was ]osh in the dessert? to climb the mountain because of the plane crash because the night was cold and cramp

for a vacation

Who is the main character of the selection? c. Angie a. Annie

b.

d.

Joseph

Josh

What did Josh see from the top of the mountain? c. cabin a. wild animals

b. -ri.

d.

river

town

What is the color of Josh's long sleeve? c. black a. blue d. gtay b. yellow

Selection 10 Ella andher parents were spending a couple of monthsvacationing -on the yacht. One calm and clear dght, Ella asked her :r the Caribbean :rother and dad, "Can we sail on to Bermud a?" Her parents shuddered :: the thought but eventualiy decide to go on to Bermudu. Th9 next day, ila and hei parents sailed toward Bermuda. Right through the middle

the Bermuda Triangle. Some say when they were about halfway :"ere the weather turned ugly and their yacht went down in a swirling :,agnetic pool. The yacht Ella's parents would never be seen again.As ::: Ela she was found a few days later on an uncharted island. After lla rvas rescued, the island would never be seen again. Some say the lernuda Triangle released Ella via a temporary island. Others think it *-as just pure magic. Yet others believe the girl rescued from the island

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\\'as not Ella and no one survived the yacht trip into the Bermuda Triangle. Even so, the island is referred to as Ella Island. Ella lived out her hfe with her aunt and uncle, but she never forgot the horror of the Bermuda Triangle. As for Ella's parents, they were never seen again. Howevel, somssay that other ships passing through the middle of the Bermuda Tiiangle on calm and clear night have spotted a mysterious yacht. In additibru calls from the two people on the mysterious yacht are heard. " Ella! Ella! Where are you Ella?"

32.

Where did Ella and her family had their vacation?

a. b. 33.

Caribbean

Madison Square

c. d.

Australia

c. d"

|ordan River Neil River

Triangle

Where did Ella want to sail?

a. b.

Laguna de Bay

Bermuda Island

94. Based onthe selectiory whatwillhappenif youwere abouthalfway to the Bermuda Triangle?

a. b. c. d.

weather will turn ugly and yacht will go down in a swirling magnetic pool. yacht will disappear like a magic there will be another yacht the yacht will turn into a banana boat

Selection 11 cloudy morning about a month ago in an old cabin in the hills. I was looking around outside when I realized that there was a bad smell somewhere. You have probably had that experience before. I felt a cold chill, and I knew that soon I would have to do something about it. My friend Brent had stopped me at school the previous day, and told me all about Chris's problem with the stray dog that was acting strangely, and I was a little worried about what would happen. TherU all of a sudden, I saw behind a tree what I realized was a snarling wolf, and right then I knew I was in trouble! I remembered what my grandfather hia tota me about a situation like this. It was very important that I not panic. Very calmly,I spoke a few quiet words to myself and waved my irms in th-e air. nefore I knew i! it was oveq, and I knew I had done the right thing. So you see, I really got a good scare, and I decided I had to tell you all about it.

It was

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35. What did

a. b. %.

coconut

wolf

c. d.

asParaSus

c. d.

Bert

dog

What is the name of her friend?

a. b. 37.

she see behind a tree?

Bobby Bastie

Brent

Based on the selectiory when did the incident happened?

a. b.

c. d.

2 years ago

5 months ago

a

month ago

yesterday

38. What did her grandfather tell her when she will situation like that of the wolf? a. not panic

b.

sleep

c. d.

be in a strange

run fast cry out loud for help

Selection L2 One day George and Harvey went on a hiking trip. They walked dry area with few trees before reaching the forest. George and Harvey hiked for about two hours deep into the forest. Then they saw a wild hog. Knowing that wild hogs canbe violent George and Harvey kept their distance. They hiked deeper into the forest for a little longer. They then saw a bridge of trees that they had to go through. Harvey stopped and pointed at them in shock. But George said, "Look over there, a narrow path, so let's go that way."As they passed through the bridge of trees, Harvey admitted it wasn't so bad. After all it was kind of neat to be in the forest with all the different kinds of wild creatures. Finally, they came to a spot clear enough for their tent to be setup and stay for the night. They cooked some hotdogs on an open camp fire before going to sleep. The next morning, they got up early and headed out of the forest for home.

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across a

39. Who

a. b.

are the main characters of the selection?

c. d.

IvoryandEbony Tomandlerry

George and Harvey

Mickev and Minnie

40. How many hours did they hike into the forest?

a. b.

3

c. d.

hours

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24hours

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47. What did they see on the forest during their hike?

a. small cat b. fox 42. What did George

c. d.

puppy wild hog a

and Harvey have for dinner?

a. hotdogs b. grilled cheese

c. d.

fruits soup

Selection 13 . The strangest thirg happened to me about a month ago in the cafeteria. I was just sitting there when I realized that someone was watching me. You have probably had that experience before. I felt nervous and upset, and I knew that soon I would have to make a decision.-My friend Emily had called me the previous day, and told me all about ]enna's problem with her boyfriend, and I was a little worried about both of them. Then, all of a suddery I saw across the room staring at me what I realized was my true love, and right then I knew I was ii love! I was in love with jenna's boyfriend! I remembered what mv older sister had told me about a situation like this. It was very important that I not take Fi$t too seriously. very calmly, I said a little prayer and immediately felt better about it. Before I knew it, it was over, and I knew I had done the right thing. so you see, I really was thankful that I acted sensibly, and I decided I had to tell you all about it.

43.

M.

The selection was all about what? a. realizing that true love falls on anybody b. being nervous and upset

c.

falling in love with Jenna's boyfriend and successfully controlled it

d.

falling in love with Emily's husband

What did she realized at the cafeteria a month ago?

a. b.

someone is watching her she is sleeping

c. d.

someone likes her

floating on air

45. yhg tu"t her advice on situation like that of falling in love with her friend's bovfriend?

a. b.

c. d.

mother sister 70

brother father

Selection 14

is famous for saving the life of Captain Iohn smith, the leader of Jamestown. It helped the survival of jamestown, the first English settlement in the Americas. Pocahontas

Pocaho-ntas, daughter of the Indian Chief powhatan. At the age of 11 she

saved the life of Captain John smith, leader of the settlers at Jimestown. lvhen Powhatan was about to kill smith, pocahontas begged her father to spare him. In 1613, Pocahontas metlohn Rolfe, who she later married .le161'4. Pocahontas had ababy named Thomas, and when he was old enough, John Rolfe took his family to England.rn1617, while waiting for a ship back to America, Pocahontas died of smallpox.

16. what is the first English settlement in Americas based on the selection?

a. b.

c. d.

Jamestown

Malaysia

Apple's Eve New York

17. What is the name of Pocahontas'babv bov?

a. b.

c. d.

Iohn Thomas

Boy

Tommy

+8. Who is the leader of the settlers at Tamestown?

a.

Pocahontas

Captain ]ohn Smith

b. America

d.

]ohn Lennon

19. Who is the husband of Pocahontas?

a. b.

c. d.

Will Smith ]ohn Rolfe

Brad Pitt James Ingram

50. How old was Pocahontas when she saved the life of Captain Smith?

a. b.

19 years

old

50 years

old

c. d.

11

John

years old

23 years

old

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spent yesterday' No Error'

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65. Some people believing that one could seq his

ab

future mate by

looking into a mirror at twelve midnight. No Error.

cd

ffi. That buildine in the corner is not government-owned hence, it is

abc

private. No Error. d 67.

Every weekends. Kristela and Jun going to Enchanted Kingdom ab

toeether. No Error.

cd

68.

One must learn to love books and to take care of it. No Error.

59.

Evervbodv is expectation to do his share for the success of the

abc

I

,

,

concert. No Error.

d

will

be served at the partv. No Error.

;0.

Special Tapanese foods

:1.

Hardinero lamans sina sa bahav na ivon. Walane Mali.

abcd

abcd 2.

Si Berto na naman ay

abc

nangingiti kapag siya ay tinatawag na

gwapo. Walans Mali. d :3.

Ans pananalie niva sa Divos av mavroon batavan. Walane Mali.

abcd

-4.

I

Huwas mons bilisan ane umiikot para hindi ka mahilo.

abc

Walane Mali. d 79

,,1

Mahusay ang paggev/a ng kanilang pinto. Walang Mali.

abcd

Huwag kang maghintay. Ako ay hindi Pupunta

abc

IiF

Walang Mali

d 78. Pamunas mo ang luha sa mga mata ni Kris. Walang Mali.

abcd

79.

Subukan natin ang trayoP na ginisira ng halaman. Walang Mali.

abcd

Maghihintay daw si Ella dun Sabado ng tar€hali. Walang Mali'

abcd

80

NUMERICAL REASONING Direction: Analyze and solve each problem carefully. Choose the correct answer from the given choices.

f.

ifl+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10 is equal to 55, then 11+12+13+14+15+15+17 +'1.8+19+20+21 is equal to?

a. 105 b. 156 2.

180 000 1 800 000

a. b.

01 +

12 005

398

212

8 000

c. d.

0 is equal to?

1 055

)

25 000

til

c. d.

180

320

c. d.

209909 299090

What is the remainder when 192888 is divided by

a,0 b.8

8?

c.5 d. 1

Which of the following statement is true?

a. b. c. d. 8.

L1

Round 299 943 to the nearest thousand. b.299 900

7.

800

102+ 103+104+ 1 05+106+107+1 08+ 1 09+

190

a.299 999

6.

c. d.

Find the quotient of 8,000 + 25.

a. b. 5.

176

lfl+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10 is equal to 55, then 1

4.

196

Find the product of 800 x225.

a. b. 3.

c. d.

If a number is divisibleby 4, then it is divisible by 8. If a number is divisible by 3, then it is divisible by 6. If a number is divisible by 10, then it is divisible by 5. If the number is divisible by 5, then it is divisible by 10. What is25% of 456?

a. b.

1'l-4

217

c. d.

1.87

176

Evaluate 123x0.1+ 123x0.01 + 123 x 0.001.

a. b. 1.0.

13.653

12.001 1.3.635

228 is 25% of what number?

a. b. 11.

c. d.

13.1456

c. d.

67 78

34

912

Reduce 231,l7001to its lowest term.

a. b.

c. d.

311,3

2112

12. Find the value of x in the eouationSx

a.4 b. . l-71

c. d.

13. If 8x + L2 :24, what

3190 7167 +7

:28.

l7j l+

7]

is the value of 24x + 36?

c.8 d. 1.4

a.7

b. 1t

1,4. If positive integers m and n are not both odd, which

of the

following

is always true?

a. mniseven b. m+niseven 15.

c. m+n-lisodd d. m-ncannotbeodd

The difference between 8 times a number and 17 is 231. Find the number.

a. b.

c. d.

1234 1.3

3L

2564

16. If 8less than the product of a number and -3 is greater than7, which of the following could be that number?

c.6 d. -4

a. -6 b.4 17. *fr t i, fr

1+ 3_2 4

r'

ft5

is equal to?

9

2

a.

m

c.

m

b.

4 50

d.

n

I a'

82

3

LS. Write

'-).

a. b.

15.5%

in decimal.

c. d.

.155

5.10

c.6 d. 12

What is the sum of (15a

a. b. 11.

'

1.

s.001

(+15) + (-9) is equal to?

a.7 b. 45 :il.

0.151

8x

-

5bcd) and (L2a + 16bcd)?

c. d.

27a+ 10bcd 34a + 3bcd

12a+72bcd 10a + 10bcd

- 4 :12. What is the value of x?

a.2 b. 1.2

d.

34

What is the product of 5019 and 6518?

a. b.

c. d.

32713842

2345634 13. How much is1,4% of F

) ,

54982373 45987123

11 000 000.00?

a. ? 1.41.4 000.00 b. F1540000.00

c. d.

P 1.123 000.00

c. d.

451L50

F 1767

000.00

The 45:150 is equal to?

a. b. l-;.

45 x 130

45-450

c. d.

45+15 and divide it by 79334r.1 97 332r.1

c.

66

Find the sum of 1.450.99 and'1.468.98

a. b. +

97 455r.2 97 555r.2 is what percent

a. ,tZ

ot

f,

z

b. 66 3

d.

g.

10

66

4

:7. Find the value of x in the equation, 5x : 45. c.8 a.6 d. 12 b.9 83

( .03.

I

28. If 5x -

10 is equal

to 6 - 3>; what is the value of x?

a.4 b.3 29.

Find three consecutive integers whose sum is 75.

a. b. 30.

c. d.

24,25,26 23,24,25

L2,13,'J.4

32,33,34

What are the three consecutive odd numbers whose sum is 39?

a. b. 31.

c.2 d.4

c. d.

'1.0,11,,12

3,7,9

11",13,15

2'],,23,27

Find the value of x in the equation, x + 2x:2A.

a. 67

c. 6t

sI

d. 61

J

b.

32. What is the product of (+6X+2)?

a. b.

c.

(+12) (+3a)

33. If 4y - x - 1,0 : a.7 b.6

d.

c4) 0 and 3x:2y, what is the value of xy?

34. Find the product of a.

c.8 d. 10

E*5*9 9154

1

t

c.

').

d.

E 35.

f,rrl

il'

(-12)

Find the product or

|$ *

16

nx

1

E

2 3

10

14' 't4

4.6 12

c.

,15 D' 36

d.

84

a 12

35

%.

Whatistheproduct of

tZ \

x5?

a.60l

c. 60t

b.

d.503

61.

2

?n

37. Find the quotient of the equation,

40 is

5(1L-2) 13.

what part of 64?

a.E2

1.

c.

E 1

1

b.4d.

8

39. What is the su.r,

r\

of ? 3 * ?4'Z

rtfl

5

1

a. lO b.1; {o.

-

c.9 d. 10

a.2 b. 12 3S.

8(1L-2)

6

c.

24

d.

''1,0

tl

,5

9 inches is what part of a foot?

a';.41L _?,1 b'id'E

{1.

What is the quotient of 27

a. b.

+, 1,

c. d.

L4 12

18

20

What is the product of 00057 x L000?

c. d.

a. 27 b. 5.7 What is125% of

a. b.

57 2.7

40?

c. d.

50 50

85

58 81

I

I t I

41. 8% is the same as 1 out of what

a. b.

number?

c. d.

135

125

45. What is 9

a

*J

^29-;J

L.

2

(1.

T

,

1

tr

46. What

a.L

't.

c.

2

5

2

d.

47. Findthequotient otrc a.

1121.

b.

t^ 124 12s

4

1

f, +8 *J

.

2L22

123

125

Find the quotient

1.

a.

b.

'l-,4

-; J

ffi in its simplest form?

b*

48.

1.65

in improper fraction?

12

b.

105

)' -2

3 6

^r 1r1,

d.

t#

"

122

- E. 11 '7

a

1

11 -2

d. ,,^

'# in lowest term. 49. Express '52

4.4 b.8 r'" tu

50.

a J

1

b.4

,

d.

5

4

1.

What is the difference of 1'4

a.5

L.

1

; -9

n

,

L,

J

a:

5

'6

6 1

d.

2 86

')' -8

,t

What fraction mustbe added to or exacily

3^ mr

i:

n

c. d.

48 10

12

20

What grade did a student received on his first test if the grades on his other tests werc 50%, 70% and 90%, and his average of the fourth testwas7i%?

a. b. $

o.+4tJo

1.

If Peter's truck can contain 12 to lS large boxes, what is the least number of large boxes contained in 4 trucks?

a. b.

lF

1,

z- to give an average

.L L!E-

J

T b.

31.7 5'4'L0'

c. d.

75

50

80

I,

90

Supposed you have 72 rcd pens and 108 blue pens to sell. You decided to separate them into packages of the same size, each containing all red or all blue. What is the greatest number of pens you can put in each package?

a. b.

c. d.

23 40

36 10

A farmer took a load of corn to Bulacan. The weight of the load was 988 kilos. If a sack of corn weighs 44 kilos, how many sacks of corn does he had?

a. b.

c. d.

22.45 sacks

224sacks

2.25 sacks 2.40 sacks

Nelia needs to buy cotton cloth for 2 dresses, if 2 + yards are needed for each, how many yards should Nelia buy?

a. 4 yards b. 4 ] yura,

c.

3

d.

5

t

yards

yards

Robinson's department store offers blouses for ?72.00 instead of the list price of F90.00. What is the rate of discount for this items? a.

20%

b.

40%

c. d. 87

10% 15%

I

58.

If each of a man's daughters work one eight as fast as she does and the man does a job in three hours, how many hours does it take her daughters working together to do the job?

c.9 d. 12

a.8 b. 10 59. Patty's

convenience store sold 818 kilos of flour in 6 days. What was the average daily sale of flour?

a. b. 60.

c. d.

kilos 132.88 kilos L20.45

L36.33

kilos

L24.23k,rlos

Six consecutive integers are given. The sum of the first three is 27. What is the sum of the last three?

a. b.

c. d.

23 45

67 36

61. If the amount of last month's telephone bill, decreased by the product of 3 and F30.00 equals F1,3L9.50. What is now the amount of the bill?

a. b. 62.

c. d.

F1409.50 F1400.00

?l407.00 F1450.00

Eight less than seven times the number of sandwiches is 269.How many sandwiches are there?

a. b.

c. d.

40 41

63. Jamby is twice as old as Ruby. ages was 15.

a. b.

50 12

Seven years ago the sum of their

How old is Ruby now?

c. d.

19 10

12 11.

64. Mr. Tan must

take his medication every 7 hours starting at 7:00AM, Sunday. On what day should he first receive his medication at 8:00

AM?

c. Tiresday Monday d. Friday Everyday 65. For what value of x will x be the average of.2, 4x, 6, 8,'l'0? a. b.

a. b.

c. d.

20 26

88

12

46

6.

Consuelo Tower and the lot where it is erected are sold for F14 M. The building costs F1.5M times as much as the lot. How much does the lot costs?

a. b. 67.

F3.2 M

F5.6 M F1.8 M

Of the 300 scuba divers surveyed, 96 did not have a regular day of the week on which they go scuba diving. What percentage of the divers did not have a regular day of diving?

a. b. 58.

c. d.

F1.2 M

c. d.

32% 12%

50%

4s%

If 560 out of 700 examinees passed in the recent Criminology Board Exams, what percent of examinees passed?

a. b.

c. d.

75%

80%

65% 50%

69. Gypty imported pants is being sold for F1,078.00 each or 3 for ?2,997.00. How much would one save by buying 3 pants at a time instead of 3 pants, one at a time?

a. b. 70.

c. d.

?237.00 ?248.00

x+I : t510 a. 12 b.5

T,whatisthevalueof

?248.00 ?2s9.00 x?

c. 10 d.7

71,. lf. 4x:10 and 6v :12, what is 24xv?

a. b.

c. d.

120 150

110

50

V2. In which of the following numerals does the digit

a. b.

c. d.

907 90002

9 mean 90?

6009 793

73. The Beyonce in Concert was attended by 4,340 people at the Cuneta Astrodome and seated equally in L4 rows. How many people were there in each row?

a. b.

330

c.3L0

300

d.290

89

It

t

74.

Roberto paid F300.00 less to his car fixed at the tire shop rather than at u gut station. He would have paid ?2,190.00 at the gas station. How much did he pay to have his car fixed?

a. b.

c. d.

Fl980.00 F1890.00

F2 000.00 F1000.00

is being installed around a kitchen celling, An insulator is

0.74

m wide and 3 m long. At?17.60 per mete4, find the cost of the insulator.

a. b. 76.

77.

F200.50

75% of what number is

a. b.

c. d.

F131.55

P141.50

?112.75

1"8?

c. d.

34 24

12

36

Tom earned F450.00 on the L't week, F500.50 on the second week, and F385.70 on 3'd week. He spent half of all that he had earned during the 3 weeks. How much did he had left?

a. b.

c. d.

P668.10

?772.50

?788.20 F350.s0

The sum of 270 is to be divided among brothers BerL Joe, and Zach according to the ratio 2:3:4, tespectively. How much will Ben receive?

a. b.

c. d.

50 60

40 100

Y does the same in 3 days,how long together to do the job? working them two of witl it take the c. 2 days a. L day

79. If X does a job in 6 days,and

b. 80.

d.

Adays

3 days

honor roll, sheena needs to have an average of 90. If she scored 82,92,89, and 88 on four tests, what should be her score on the next test?

To keep her rank in the

a. b.

c. d.

95

55

90

75

45

CLERICAL ABILITY Direction: Arrange the following words alphabetically.

Choose the correct answer from the choices on the right.

A. B. C. D.

Three hundred

Four centavos Four million

a. DBAC b. BCAD

c. BDCA d. DCBA

a. BACD b. CDBA

c. DABC d. DCBA

TWo thousand

A. B. C. D.

explanation

A. B. C. D.

develop

exploit extraordinary expedition

\

picture video

a, ADCB b. BCDA

c. BDAC d. AB D C

a, AD B C b. DCBA

c. BDAC. d. CDBA

a. BADC b. CBDA

c. BDAC d. BCDA

a. ACBD b. BDCA

c. DBA d. AB D C

pixels

A. B. C. D.

Amorsolo, ]ulio

A.

Invention of

Amorsolo, Recto Anastacio, Juan Abastacio, Pepito

The Decade

B. C. D.

Integrated School

A. B. C. D.

Santos, Alberto B.

Inventory Sale International Organization

Santos, Avante C. Santos, Angelo D. Santos, Limuel

S.

u

u

Sta. Barbara Glee Club

7.

a. CABD b. BDCA

Sta. Lucia Realty Estate Sta. Ana Racing Club Sta. Monica

8.

J

&

S

c. BCDA d. CBDA

High School

Condominiums

a. BDAC b. DACB

j&SLawFirm ]&SArtistCenter

c.

D CAB

d.

DABC

& S Advertising Company

J

Sixty-fifth

9.

BACD DBAC

c. CBAD d. CABD

BACD DCAB

c. BCAD d. ACBD

a. CDAB b. CBDA

c. ABCD d. ACBD

a. CABD b. CBAD

c. BDAC d. DBAC

Sixty-one

a.

Sixty-thousand

b.

Sixty-eight Dr. Alvin Mangahas

10.

Atty. Jun Obispo Hon. Agnes Magpale Pres. Gioria

a.

b.

Arroyo

Arcanghef Gabriel

11.

Arcanghel, Gary Arcanghel, Josepha Arcanghel, Joselito

T2. A. B.

Jollibee Food Corporation ]ollibee Loans

Department

v

C.

D.

|ollibee Bus Terminal Jollibee Water Station

92

13.

A. B. C. D.

caution catastrophe cadaver

b. DABC d. CBAD

a, BACD b. ABCD

c. CBAD d. ADBC

a. BDAC b. BCDA

c. CDAB d. DCAB

cannibalism

i{. A. B. C. D.

familiar fairy

li5. A.

boulevard

B. C. D.

a. CDBA b. ACDB

famine

famous

bacteria bastard

boastful

\

rl

16.

A. B. C. D.

\7. A.

n8.

n9.

management

malicious married

a. BDCA b. ABDC

c. DBAC d. ABCD

a. ABDC b. DBCA

c. BDAC d. ACBD

)t

magrufy deliberate

B. C. D.

demure

A. B. C. D.

summary

A. B. C. D.

embark

destroy desperate

scandal scenario

I

a. BCDA b. DCBA

c. BDAC d. ABCD

sensational

estimate exaggerate

(

t

I ( ,

a. ABCD b. DCBA

extraordinary 93

c. BCDA d. B CAD

I I

A. B. C. D. 21..

A. B. C. D. A. B. C. D.

23. A.

B. C. D. 24.

A. B. C. D.

25. A.

B. C. D.

landscape

a. ABCD b. ADBC

c. BCAD d. BADC

a. CDAB b. CBAD

c. BACD d. AB D C

a. BACD b. BADC

c. DABC d. ADCB

a. BACD b. CDBA

c. AD B C d. CBAD

a. BCAD b. ABCD

c. BDCA d. ACBD

landslide leisure

lavander

mongoloid deaf

blind psychotic President Secretary Treasurer

Auditor tenure tendenry tactical testify

huppy beautiful gracious

wonderful College of Medicine

Tourism a. College of Nursing b. College of

College of Engineering

DACB

ADBC

c. BDAC d. DCBA

Direction:

Choose the correct answer from the given choices.

Which of the following should be avoided in choosing a stationery a business letter?

for

a. b.

c. d.

Colored paper

Ordinary pad paper

Club or fraternity stationery

All of the above

Which of the following responsibilities does not belong to a clerical worker in a company?

a. b. c. q

billing buyers providing costumers with promotional sample of product typing and filing correspondence processing orders

This is the advantage of a geograPhic filing over individual names.

a. it b. )

c. d.

enables the operator to check, controf analyze and summarize the activities of the department most efficiently. he file operator may come to correspond with different persons of varied nationalities. the file operator has the opportunity to go places. all of the above.

When we hear an intermittentbtzzing of a phone, what does it mean?

a. b.

c. d.

the line is dead the line is in use

the line is busy the line falls

One of the following activities is not an activity in the filling Process.

c. d.

a. decoding b. dividing into units

coding

indexing

Which section in an office takes care of preparing the costumer's accounts to the company? c. Billing section a. Indexing section d. Ordering section b. Purchasing section 95

\ I

,

7.

This number is assigned by the BIR to every taxpayer.

b. National ID Card number d.

a.

GSIS

number

RC number Tax

Identification Number

What does the long tone on the phone means? a. the line is ready for use c. contact has been made d. none of the above b. the line is dead 9.

What does a local number represents? a. specific office in a building b. specific department of an office

c.

both a and b

d.

.

noneoftheabove

10. Which

is not used in an indexing system?

a. Directory b. Subject files 11.

c. d.

AlPhabet

c. d.

memory all of the above

GeograPhic

What is an asset in filing?

a. b.

accuracy promptness

L2. The document used for retumed items and deducted payments by

a costumer

a. b.

to a comPany.

c. d.

Memorandum Credit document

Sales invoice

Letter of credit

13. Who does the ordering of goods in an office?

a. b.

clerk accounting clerk

purchasing

c.

salesman

d.

receiving clerk

14. The primary aim of filing in a particular office.

I

a. to keep it secret b. to reduce the work of a secretary c. to store materials systematically in a safe place for easy access

d.

to keep the office neat 96

1f.

Which of the following best describes a block letter form? a. The parts of the letter from a square. b. All parts except the beginning of each paragraph begin at the left hand margin. c. A11 of the parts of the letter including the heading, complimentary close, and signatures begin at the ieft- hand margin.

d. T6,

All of the above.

what is the best complimentary ending for a business letter? c. Devoted yours a. Very truIy yours

b.

d.

Your servant

Sincerely yours

is the word to be used to a letter that is addressed to a firm to reach the reader more PromPtlY.

17. This

a. b.

alteration

18, Which

a. b.

c. d.

personal

data

verification

10.

c. d.

body heading

climax salutation

I

orders, requisitions, bills statements, checks, lists of prices, records, invoices

communications, correspondence all of the above

The device used for filing cards in alphabetic file' c. tab a. guide

d'

b. caption

ali of the above

21. Which is not a business letter?

a. b.

A

one is not a part of the letter?

19. What are the composition of filing?

a. b. c. d.

T

c. d.

letter comPlaint letter of application

letter of inquirY resignation letter

I I

c

4 ri

1

l

r

97

l

] t r

22.

Which is a friendly letter? letter complaint a. b. collection letter

c. d.

ordering letter none ofthe above

29. What is the alphabetic method based mainly on geographic location of correspondence? a. geographic method

b.

c. d.

local method

long method method of life

24. It includes the name and address of the firm or individual and such other information as maybe desirable and is usually printed,

engraved, or lithographed.

c. d.

a, letterhead b. . signboard

mailing envelope none of the above

25. What is the long rectangular metal below all the letters computer keyboard? c. backspace a. space bar

b.

d.

delete

98

enter key

in a

GENERAL INFORMATION Direction: Read each question carefully. From the choices givery choose the letter with the correct answer.

1.

It was the secret society established by GatAndres Bonifacio for the purpose of securing independence from the Spanish colonizers.

a. b.

c. d.

Katipunan Kapatiran

Sandugo

Mamamayan

L

What was the newspaper established by Marcelo H. del Pilaq' which served as the propaganda material of the reformist? c. La Solidaridad a. Daily Inquirer d. Manila Bulletin b. Manila Chronicles

3.

This country is known as Asia's first republig and it celebrated its 100s year of independence in 1998. c. Malaysia a. Singapore

b. 1.

Hongkong

I

He was the leader of Magdalo faction of the Katipunan in cavite who ordered the summary execution of Gat Andres Bonifacio in the mountains of Maragondory Cavite on May 10,1'897c. Marcelo H. del Pilar a. Emilio Aguinaldo

b. 5.

d.

Philippines

I

Jose

d.

Rizal

NinoyAquino

Rizal was exiled in this town in zamboanga del Norte for four years before he was executed.

a. b. 6.

l.

c. d.

Dipolog Dagonoy

Dapitan

IpiI

It is the only Philippine province with an English name. c. Bicol a. Aparri d. Mountain Province b. Isabela

It was during his presidenry when the celebration of Philippine Independence was transferred from ]uly 4 to June 12.

a. b.

c. d.

Diosdado Macapagal Fidel Ramos 99

Ferdinand Marcos ]oseph Estrada

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This event took place on April 1.0, 1942 when the Filipino and American prisoners of war were made to march from Mariveles, Bataan to Capas, Tarlac.

a. b. 9.

c. d.

Independence Day Death March

Cry of Balintawak Fall of Bataan

It refers to the declaration and enumeration of individual rights and privileges, which the constitution guarantees and protects.

a. b.

c. Rights of the Accused d.

Bill of Rights

Basic Rights

Human Rights

10. He was the first Filipino chief justice of the country's

Supreme

Court.

a. b.

c. d.

Cayetano Arellano ]ose Cayetano

Marcelo Fernan

Alberto Sison

11. It is a kind of goverrunent where the executive

is independent of the legislative as to tenure, policies and acts. The chief executive is directly elected by the people.

a. b.

c. d.

monarchy de jure

L2. All enrolled Bill

may become a

presidential parliamentary

law afler a lapse of how many

days?

a. b. 13. I

c. d.

30 days

75 days

60 days

40 days

The Constitution empowers the President to declare Martial law for:

a. b.

c. d.

40 days 20 days

10 days 80 days

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1,4. This is considered 2 I

)

a. b.

as the

fundamental law of the land,

c. d.

Constitution Administrative Law

lF

100

Philippine Criminal Law Preamble

15. The rights which are intended to ensure the well-being and economic security of individuals including the right to property and just compensation.

a. b.

c. d.

Power of Taxation

Cultural Rights

Civil Rights Social & Economic Rights

16. This is the method the Constitution is allowing the Congress to propose the amendments.

a. b.

method c. Constituent Assembly d. Longitudinal

Plebiscite People's Initiative

17. What

is the method wherein a public officer may be removed from the office during his tenure or before the expiration of his term by a vote of the people after registration of a petition signed by a required percentage of the qualified voters?

a. b.

c. Re-election d. All of the above

Recall Police Power

18. The power to apply the laws to dispute concerning legally recognized rights or duties between the State and private persons brought before the judicial tribunals.

a. b. 19

.

c. d.

Judicial Powers Law Power

People Power

Emergency Powers

The vote of the people expressing their choice or against a proposed

law.

a. b.

c. d.

Accountability Rights

20. Which of the following

Plebiscite

Public Trusts

is a renewable source of energy?

a. ecosystem b. geothermal energy

c. d.

stem cell gas

The study of relationship between plants and animals and their environment is known as

a. b.

c. d.

Ecology

Zoology

101

Hematology Numerology

T ;

22.

This is considered as the sum of all different species of animals, plants, fungi, and microbial organisms living on earth.

a. b.

c. d.

Biodiversity Global warming

Biochemistry Botanical

23. What is the financial situation wherein the State's expenditures are more than the income generated?

a. b. 24.

25.

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c. d.

Tidal Wave Earthquake

El Nino Tsunami

What is a legitimate platform of the incumbent President to make an accounting to the people the achievements of the administration?

a. b.

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budget deficit

maturity

This also known as the oceanographic phenomena associated with extreme variable climate.

a. b. I

c. d.

regression

c. d.

Press Release

Refraction

26. This is the unit of measurement

Multi-SectoralMeeting Press Conference

used in determining distances in

the universe.

a. b. 27.

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c. d.

meter

light-year

The toxic chemicals believed sank

waves

radar

with the Princess of the Stars on

in Romblon.

lune

21, 2008

a. c.

hydrocarbons

c.

endosulfan

methane gasses

d.

liquid mercury

il

28. iir

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The law that mandates the strict segregation of waste materials.

a. b. c. d.

EcologicalManagementAct Waste Proposal

Garbage Collection Clean and Green Campaign

r02

-i. It is considered

as the integration of national markets into a single world market where goods, services, financial capital and technology flow in and out of countries virtually unhampered.

a. b.

c. d.

Globalization Information Process

Neutralization Purification

:'-1. This can be the result brought about by rapid globalization. a. Ecosystem changes c. Economy Fractures b. Borderless Trade d. Barter

:1.

What is the movement launched by Arroyo Administration as a covenant for economic survival?

a. b. :1.

:3.

Movement c. Bilhin Mo Movement d. Lakas

Buy-Pinoy Movement For Sale Movement

What is the program designed to solve the social ills of society through personal transformation? a. Educational Program c. Moral Recovery Program b. Mental Program d. Politics Program

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What is the program designed to eliminate the budget deficit by 201.0?

a. b. :t

,E.

c. d.

BudgetProgram Savings Program

E-VAT Program Loan plus Interest Program

The Philippines' own gas field that can be found off the coast of Palawan.

a. b.

c. d.

Malampaya

Tiwi Power Plant

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Mantiqui

(

jeepneys which are currently plying in Makati City are called e-jeepneys. This modern day jeepneys are so called because it derived power from: a. electricity c. ecosystem

i

b.

!J

:5. The innovative

d.

electronic

energy-saving

ro. He is the running mate of Joseph Estrada during the 1998 presidential elections. a. Edgardo Angara

b.

Chavit

c. d.

Singson 103

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37.

The first president of the Katipunan.

a. c.

Andres Bonifacio Deodato Arellano

c. d.

Jose

Rizal

Manuel Quezon

38. Which district was considered as the business

sector of Manila

during the 1870's?

a. b.

Pandacan

Malate

c. d.

Binondo Ermita

39. Under the 1987 Constitutioru the election for members of the Philippine Senate is conducted every

a. b. 40.

l2years 4 years

c. d.

6 years 3 years

Biag ni Lam-ang is an epic of what region? c. Tagalog a. Bicol

b.

Ifugao

d.

Ilocos

4'1.. The primary function of the central Bank of the Philippines.

:

a. b. c. d.

to supervise banking institution to determine rate of interest to serve as central dePository

to distribute money

42. Dolores Manapat is a pen name used by which famous Filipino writer?

a. b.

Marcelo H Del Pilar

Emilio Jacinto

c. d.

]uan Luna Jose Rizal

43. One of the following is a commission created by the Philippine Constitution.

a. b. c. d.

Commission on Human Rights Ombudsman Commission onAudit Commission on Good Government

r04

+1. Who founded the newspaper La Republica Filipina in 1898? a. Graciano Lopez-Jaena c. Antonio Luna

b. ,J.

Pedro Paterno

A government official which may be removed by impeachment.

a. The President b. Ombudsman 5

d.

Felipe Calderon

c. d.

Members of the Supreme Court Vice President

Allappropriatioru revenue or tariff bills shall originate exclusively in this goverrunent body.

a. b.

c. d.

Senate

SanggunianPanlalawigan

House of Representatives Supreme Court

It.refers to the act of the President of staying the execution of a convict.

a. b. {S.

Pardon

d.

Japanese

Reprieve

Arabic

Which blood type is a universal recipient?

a. TypeO b. TypuA i,l.

Commutation

What is the most widely spoken language in the world? a. Mandarin Chinese c. English

b. 49.

c. d.

Amnesty

c. d.

TypeAB TypeB

Who is the father of Balarilang Wikang Pambansa? a. Jose Rizal c. Andres Bonifacio

b.

d.

Lope K. Santos

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L.c 2.b 3.c 4.c

s.b

6.c 7.a 8.c 9.a 10. a 11, d 12. c 13. b 74. d 15. c

1.6. d

17. a 18. b 19. c 20. a 21..

c

22. b 23. c 24. d 25. b

Synonyms

L.d 2.a 3.b 4.a 5.a 6.d 7.d 8.a 9.c 10. d 11. a 12. c 13. a

26. d 27. a 28. c 29. c 30. c 31. a 32. b 33. d 34. a 35. d 36. a 37. b 38. b 39. a 40. b

1.4.

15.

't"6.

41.. b

c a

26. d 27. a 28. c 29. b 30. a 31. c 32. a 33. d 34. b 35. a 36. b 37. b 38. d 39. d 40. a

b

41,. b

17. c 18. b 19. a 20. b

42. c 43. c 44. d 45. c 46. a 47. b 48. c 49. d 50. a

21..

22. 23. 24. 25.

t

42. c 43. a 44. d 45. d 46. b 47. a 48. c 49. a 50. c

a c

d c a

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1..

2.a 3.c 4.c 5.d

b

6.a 7.d 8.a 9.c 10. b

11. d 12. a 13. d 1.4.

c a

15. 16. b 17. a 18. c 19. a 20. d

21.. b

22. c 23. d 24. a 25. b 26. c 27. b 28. d 29. a 30. c 107

31. c 32. d 33. a 34. c 35. b 36. a 37. b 38. d 39. a 40. b

4'J..

42. 43.

a a a

M.b

45. c 46. a 47. b 48. a 49. b 50. a

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1. b 11. b 21,. b 2. b 12.c 22. b 3. a 13. a 23. c 4. b 1,4. b 24. a 5. c 1"5. c 25. d 6. a 1.6. d 26. d 7.c 17.c 27. b 8.c18.a28.a 9. b 19. d 29.a 10. b 2a. b 30. b

31. d 32. c 33. d 34. c 35. a 96. a 37. b 38. c 39. a 40. b

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a

2.b 3.c 4.a 5.c 6.a 7.a 8.b 9.c 10. a 11. b 12. d 13. a 1.4.

a

15.

c

1.6.

a

17. a 18. b 19. c 20. a 21. b 22. a 23. b 24. a 25. c

71" 72.

1.a 2.c 3.d 4.c 5.a30.c 6.c 7.d 8.a 9.b34.a 10. c

26. a 27. a 28. a 29. c 30. a 3'1.. c

32. a 33. a 34. d 35. a 36. c 37. d 38. a 39. c 40. d 4L. a

11. 12. 13.

'1.4.

d a c

c

15. d 16. c 17. d 18. c 19. d 20. a

42. b 43. d 44. b 45. a 46. c

2't.

22.

47. a 48. c 49. a 50. d

c a

23. b

24. d 25. c 108

26. a 27. d 28. b 29. d 31,. d

32. 33.

a

b

35. b 36. d 37. c 38. a 39. c 40. b 41,. d

42. a 43. c 44. a 45. b 46. a 47. b

48. c 49. b

50.

a

a

73. a 74. b 75. b 76. c 77. a 78. d 79. c 80. a

Reading Comprehension

Parugraph Organization

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d 51. b 61. b 42. a 52. d 62. c 43. d 53. b 63. a 44. c 54. c 64. c 45. c 55. b 65. a 46. b 56. b 66. d 47. a 57. c 67' a 48. a 58' a 68. b 49. c 59. b 69. a 50. a 60. a 70. c 4r.

c

ldentifying Erors 11. d - No Error 21,. d - No Error 12. d- No Error 22. d- No Error 13. c - it does not 23. c - theY Pass 1.4. b-medical 24. c-willbe 25.c-heis 15. a-were 16. d-NoError 26. d- NoError 27. c- is designed 17. a- be sure

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a-who

3.

c-

a :t.

a - those

5.

b - brought

6.

first before d - No Error L8. a - which b - the girl and the puppy 19.

7. 8. 9. 1,0.

hard

c-

b-turnoff

31.

a - was

32. b - criticized

33. c-theyrequire 34. c - watcir 35. a - intend to see you 36. c - plays 37. a - wanted 38. a - regularly 39. b-had 40. d-NoError

b-has b-took 20. c-enacted

28.b-who 29.a-gives 30. d-NoError

c -originality 42. b - meet 43. c-enjoy M. d- No Error 45. d - No Error

51. a - have been 52. a- effects 53. b-given 54. d - no error 55. c - is the best 46.b-book 56. d-NoError 47. c-functioning 57. b-asked 48. c-donated 58. a-are 49. c-mustbe 59. a-who 60. b-allows 50. b-works 4'J..

71,. b - sila 72. a - naman 73. c - may 74. b - ikot

61,. d-NoError

62. d-NoError 63. d-NoError 64. a - the 65. a - believe 66. c - private 67. b-go 68. d-NoError 69. a - expected 70. d-NoError

75. b - pagkakagawa 76. d-walangmali 77. d-walangmali 78. a - pahiran 79. c - sumisira 80. b-sa 109

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a 12. d 13. b 1.4. a 15. c 16. a 17. d 18. a 19. c 20. a

1.. d

11..

2.a 3.c 4.d 5.b 6.a 7.c 8.a 9.b 10. d

21. a 22. a 23. b 24. c 25. d 26. a 27. b 28. c 29. a 30. c

a 32. a 33. b 34. c 35. d 36. a 37. c 38. d 39. a 40. b

31,.

b 42. c 43. a 44. b 45. c 46. a 47. a 48. a 49. c 50. a 41...

1.a 2.c 3.b 4.a 5.c 6.d 7.a 8.b 9.a

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10. a 11. c 12. b 13. a

10. a 11. d 12. b 13. a

1.4.

c

1.4.

c

15. b 16. d 17. a 18. a 19. a 20. a

15.

c a

21.. b

21..

22. c 23. d 24. a 25. a

22. d 23. a 24. a 25. a

1.6.

6'1.. a

62. b 63. b 64. c 65. b 66. c 67. a 68. d 69. a 70. b

71.. a 72. d

73. c 74. b 75. a 76. b 77. a 78. b 79. c 80. a

GENERAL INFORTVTATION

CLERICALABILITY

1.b 2.c 3.d 4.a 5.c 6.a 7.a 8.c 9.b

51. b 52- a 53. d 54. c 55. a 56. d 57. a 58. a 59. c 60. d

10. a 11. c L2. a 13. a '1.4.

a

15. d 16. b 17. a 18. a 19. c 20. b

17. b 18. c 19. d 20. d

2'J..

a

22. a 23. b 24. c 25. d

a

110

26. b 27. c 28. a 29. a 30. b 31,.

c

32. c 33. c 34. a 35. a 36. a 37. a 38. c 39. c 40. d 41..

a

42.

a

43. c 44. a 45. b 46. c

47.

d

48. 49. 50.

a c

b

Word ltleanlng

Direction: Choose the correct meaning of the following words from the given choices.

1.

abeyance

a. b. 2.

7.

8.

boost

c. d.

commotion

dread

penury

voluble

ambivalent

revolting

c. d.

gushing

c. d.

cure-all

c. d.

reservation

c. d.

constant

clever

escaped

varied

clattered

unconventional logistics

criteria

trepidation

a. b.

,l

fatigue

bohemian

a. b. t!

c. d.

chaos

panacea

a. b. 6.

expenses

vacillating

a. b. 5.

monotony

bedlam a. 'loud

b. 4.

possible

c. d.

ameliorate

a. b. 3.

suspension

aPPease

fear

brave

feigned

a. b.

constant

paradox

c. d.

112

stylish pretended

9.

surreptitious

a. b.

c. d.

secret

c. d.

solid

enemy

inconspicuous

c. d.

\2. innocuous a. non-dangerous b. allergic

c. d.

dangerous

laxity partner

seal

10. alacrity

a. b.

zeal

liquid

toxic

11. unobtrusive

a. b.

loyal

It3. amorphous a. .ightly

b.

octagon

X4. diffidence a. timidity

b.

poisonous

foresight

freedom

J

c. d.

shapeless

c. d.

indecisive

c. d.

effects

c. d.

glamorous

c. d.

negate

circle

indifference

15. enervate

a. b.

sinister weaken

strong

16. mundane

a. b.

simple tame

active

n7, corroborate

a. b.

gravity yielding

113

confirm

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18.

soporific

a. b.

ghostly technical

c. d.

horrible

c. d.

sad

c. d.

pleasant

c. d.

endless

c. d.

short trip

c. d.

exposed

c. d.

duplication jolted

c. d.

huge

c. d.

useless

sedative

19. sanguine

a. b.

huppy dead

cheerful

20. tacifurn

a. b. 21..

aware

habitually silent

preposterous

a. b. 22.

ugly

untiring absurd

daring

jaunt

a. b.

compelling

original

confined

23. maudlin

i

a. b.

vulgar exaggeratedlymoumful

daydreaming

24. perspicacious

a. b.

prolific moistened

25. prodigious a.

tiny

b. real

)' I ,

vulnerable

26. futile

a. b.

cheerful recyclable

11.4

complication

5.

conscientious

a. b. 5.

comprise princess

c. d.

prmce

c. d.

escort

c. d.

loan

c. d.

poetic

c. d.

negative

c. d.

wild

careful

complaisant

a. b.

obliging husband

communal

19. defray

a. b.

provide for payment

vision

integrity

30. audacity

a. b.

basement boldness

pinnacle

L

31. comely

a. b.

aptitude spite

I pretty

32. efficary

a. b.

popular give

effectiveness

33. cursory

a. b. 34.

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c. d.

favorite simple

casual

gracious

t I

morose

a. b.

,

sullen seek

c. d.

sell

c.

lettered

rl

d.

friendly

4

conclude

35. erudite

a. talkative b. fill 115

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36. wily

a. b. 37.

c. d.

frank cunning

sweet

fret

compunction

a. b.

c. d.

memory

helptul

technical pressure

38. glut

a. b. 39.

b.

t; r

poring

c. d.

poverty

c. d.

rhy

c. d.

deranged

overstock

gregarious

a. I

short

'

sociable

gruff

mean

40. levity

trll

a. b.

guise

wavelike

natural

41. latent

a. b.

l;;

42.

't

43.

lr 1,n

rl;

F'

t. ;

44.

bland

kindness cruelty

c. d.

rued

c. d.

summary

c. d.

bland

friendship

succinct

a. b.

ll

dormant

mind

mettle

a. b.

I

c. d.

smooth

brief climax

scary

supersede

a. b.

replace cautious

L1.6

focus

15. thwart

a. b.

suede

frustrate

c. d.

negate

c. d.

unsupportable

c. d.

infallible

c. d.

fresh

servile

15. untenable

a. b.

false

boring

note

17. wary

a. b. 18.

nafural frustrate

cautious

zealot

a.' b.

sadist

rotten

hideous

i]h

19. whimsical

a. b. 50.

clear capricious

c. d.

faculty plain

c. d.

grammatical

tr[

verbose

a. b.

wordy action

flrnmary

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Synonyms

Direction: Choose the closest meaning of the following italicized words from the given choices.

1.

usury on loan

a. b. 2.

I

tiger

brief

scenic

c. d.

unJorfunate

c. d.

problem

gloomy

vivid shady

dangerous

dirty ashes

aid

rapine case

a. b.

l/

c. d.

inject

htst succor

a. b. 5.

goal

sylaan place

a. b. 4.

medical

c. d.

ferse statement

a. b. J.

interest

harsh

L.

downfall

unwanted

d.

plundering

difficulty

c.

summary

accuse

d.

contents

c. d.

defendant

c. d.

herb

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6.

economic quagmire

a. b.

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pusillanimors person

a. b.

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8.

passionate

weak-spirited

complainant

phloxmedicine

a. b.

disgusting dept

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hidden

speak monotonously

a. b. -t.

c. d.

whispered

intelligent

attracted

continuously

myriad experiences

a. b.

innumerable confidential

c. d.

harmless

c. d.

root

fit

meditatioe mood

a. b.

excessive

thoughtful

beneficial

Iaconically agreed

a. b. 11 ^J,

illusion

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c. d.

inherited

c. d.

rude

dresses

crafty

friendly

thoughtful

c. d.

deep-rooted desire

, inherited traitor

q

c. d.

imperfect

corrupt

unchangeable reaction

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t

t

hoax imaginations

a. b.

,

f,

immutable characteristics

a. b. 17.

sluggishness

inaeterate hatred

a. b. T6,

repair

insolent to others

a. b. 15.

stinking

accordingly

days of languor

a. b. 1t t=.

c. d.

ignorant

c. d.

oral

trickery

719

disable selected

)

t

18.

with saleslady talk

haggle

a. b.

laws

c. d.

date

bargain

19. gyrating planet

a. b.

small

hot

20. fortuitous meeting

a. b.

accidental

important

21.. forbearance attitude a. restraint

b.

uncertain

22. fortitude of the mind

a. b. 23.

foreign

big

c. d.

shining

c. d.

show

c. d.

strength

c. d.

abundant

c. d.

sPace

c. d.

weakening

c. d.

juvenile

rotating

evening

clear

fatal

no eon

a. b.

**'

jewel

c. d.

timing loss of air

indefinite time

1

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24.

efficacy of medicine

a. b.

weight composition

effectiveness

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25.

eneraatingaccident

a. b. 26.

submit apathy

traditional

discordantsound

a. b.

advanced

miner

120

clashing

77.

desultory study

a. b.

c. d.

rambling spicy

doubtful educational

18. clandestinelocation

a. b. 29.

secret

beautiful

c. d.

known

c. d.

big

c. d.

choosy

amazing

caustic object

a. b.

sharp sale

affectionate

30. cupidity on food

a. b.

confusion arrangement

greediness

llr

31. broach a marriage

a. b. 32.

arrange

allowed

lll

c. d.

priceless

c. d.

rude

propose

brusque statement

a. b.

inviting unruly

national

illl

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33.

intolerance to

a. b.

pain

lI

confusion

c.

bigotry

survive

d.

affection

Irq

,4. Iargebarouche a. accept b. decorator

c. d.

continue

t

rI

carriage

lh

35.

amenable to his

a. b.

wife

ill

c. d.

fear

rude

121.

loving

tr

submissive

ll

36. amalgam of chemicals

a. b. 37.

combination

c. d.

mixfure

c. d.

irresponsible

composition

assuage of loneliness

a. b. 38.

honor

afraid

faith

relieve

mollifu conservationist

a. b.

aPPease

staff

c. d.

Proneer enrage

39. decrepit buildings

a. b. 40.

i

tease

avenue

pretty huppy

weaned

a. b. 43.

I

'l lit- '

".:

44.

c. d.

stopped

c. d.

brutal

c. d.

freedom

c. d.

agreement

c. d.

lazy

ruined

criminal

shy

feeling

hatred unusual

ghostly

signing of enmity

a. b.

1

dirty

ruffian person

a. b.

t"

high

c. d.

calumniate anybody

a. b. 41.

core

notebook

biography

information

piquant mouse

a. b.

intelligent dumb

L22

cross-eyed

{5.

toddler rude

irascible

a. b.

cheerful

46. infinitesimal

a. b. 17.

crying

area

large

dark

c. d.

honest

c. d.

speech

crowded

remarkable unchangeable

idea respectful

boring

ha.ughty

a. b. 19.

clever

ignominious statement

a. b. {8.

c. d.

good

ephemeral

a. b.

c. d.

dependable useless

fashion

huppy lousy

c. d.

beautiful

c. d.

thoughtful inspirational

short-lived

50. disparagingremarks

a. b.

damaging offensive

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Antonyns Direction: Choose the opposite meaning of the underlined words from the following choices givenbelow. f

.

incandescent care for someone

a. b.

c. d.

clever

weak

c.

secure

voluble

d.

boring

3. gih her with her work a. provoke b. change

c.

compliment

d.

promote

unstable

c.

peaceful

pleasant

d.

Poor

c.

striped

d.

florid

c. d.

mourn barren

enviable

c.

faithful

tolerable

d.

clear

c. d.

muddy

2.

a

pallid skin

a. b.

I' I

serious

erislv smell

a. b. 5.

apathetic

precarious place

a. b.

4.

somber

dirty blurred

luxuriant ambiance I

a. b. 7.

;.'

white

piteous situation

a. b. )r.

middle

'

8.

adroit emplovee

a. b.

clumsy harmonic

124

obedient

:

compendium of the storv

a. b. -

l.

abridgement

c. d.

climax

c. d.

shy

c. d.

vibrated

c. d.

humorous

synopsis

has an avarice attitude

a. b. -1.

affable

kindness

wild

skilltul

quixotic imaeination

a. b.

outdated realistic

fake

:1. pathos traeedv

a. -b.

revengeful advanced

:3, loathsome

a. b.

accepted

a. b. i5.

16.

c. d.

firm

c. d.

rotten

many

tree

short and stout dead

yellow

angel danger

c. d.

behave

nasty

17. sarrulous

a. b.

captain

c. d.

silent sober

h"ppy

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J

I

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quiet

It

advisers

she is inebriated

a. b.

J

I

kibitzers of the team

a. b.

|,

I

criminals

adorable

14. the lankv

normal

c. d. L25

intelligent slow

l

I

18.

act of

a. b.

dunlicitv

treachery honesty

c. d.

disloyalty

c. d.

throw

c. d.

dirty guilt

c. d.

Proper supper

comfort

19. souander vour wastes

a. b.

lost collect

save

20. penurv on this countrv

a. b. 21..

22.

\

")4

.,i

a. b.

F!r l.

hindrance

c. d.

warm

c. d.

warmth

c. d.

joyful

c. d.

easygoing

c. d.

shame

complimentary

anSer

compliment

shout

naive combat

tame

25. contentious attitude

a. b.

-i

wt,

shiver

cvnical person

{

l'

caught

vilifu the iudees

a. b.

i

indifference

derosatorv act

a. b. 23.

threshold

affinitv for the poor

a. b. alt"'

luxury

26.

genial amiable

viral

peiorative statement

a. b.

doubtful naughty

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positive

insidious insects

a. b.

harmless

flying

c. d.

creePy

c. d.

shorten

c. d.

schedule

dangerous

abridee the storv

a. b. 19.

abbreviate

length condense

briefness

ausment the rule

a. b. 31.

summary

brevitv of time

a. b. 30.

expand

clumsy wordiness

c. d.

diminish

write

curtail the budget

a. b.

extend use

c. d.

expense

c. d.

benefit

7

t

keep

dream of copious blessings

a. b. -a JJ.

)+,

more

desirable scanty

c. d.

lncrease

enlarge

'1

c. d.

stretch

IJ

shorten cut

throw

J

J

a

terse composition

a. b.

J J I

protract the measurement

a. b. 35.

little

profuse acts

a. b. 1/

huppy

c. d.

expansive change

127

short abrupt

t

J

36.

countn/ of autocracv

a. b. 37.

dictatorship

poverty

c. d.

democrary

c. d.

praise

c. d.

quiet

c. d.

accept

c. d.

humiliate

c. d.

crawling

famous

deference for the speaker

a. b.

disrespect

copy

38. a diffident

a. b.

drinks

student

shy

bright

slow

39. capifulate to accusation

a. b.

I 40.

surrender

give

chastise the plavers

a. b.

I

fight back

praise

angry

assume

41. submissive children

a. b.

proud crazy

42. anprobation

a. b. I

a. b.

'I.

of request

approved disapproval

43. renroach il

noisy

c. d.

coPy

c. d.

shout

comment

the suspects

blame catch

praise

r

/t,

"

I

I b

.,

M.

debiliw of a person

a. b.

c. d.

weakness

incapacity

I28

strength attitude

45.

salutarv activitv

a. b.

nonsense

good

c. d.

benefit

c. d.

disrespect

c. d.

ridiculous

c. d.

complete

c. d.

token

c. d.

good

productive

46. venerate the decision

a. b. 47.

follow graceful

payback

sublime words

a. b.

inspiring

uplifting

48. replete facilities tull

". b.

lack

provoked

content

49. vestieial machine

a. b. 50.

functional remaining

tl

ll stolen

visionarv teacher

a. b.

unwise large

male

It

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rf

tl

tJ

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Corrcct llsagc / Gs ammal Direction: Choose the letter that corresponds to the word or phrase that will correctly complete each sentence. 1.

The crowd in the concert hall singer of the band collapsed.

a. b. 2.

shocked when the lead

c. d.

was

where

At the antique shop _

why who

an old chair and few Filipiniana

clothes.

a. b. 3

[,

r

4.

is

c.

were

are

d.

at

He is a student

a.

am

b.

I

r

t

il

'')il dl

6.

she

who

her books in the shelves.

c. d.

-

had lay from year to

The number of employees in this company year.

a. b.

f

c. d.

She should have

a. laid b. lie l/' iJ. i

is always late.

vary

The casts and

a. b.

c. d.

vanes

variety

-

varieties

cinematography c. d.

addend gone

in the play.

addition adds

tt-

t*4;t I

l.i :-

7. I together with my officemates, Makiling.

a. b.

c. am -going is d.

are

you

130

to hike at Mount

The alumni of College of Tourism were in work projects.

a. b.

g.

c. d.

at

on

Each of the artists in the

a. b.

have is the

that

10. He

a

movie c. d.

dance school

favor

charity

of there a

script to memorize.

on the has

will be open soon at their

subdivision.

c. d.

a. knows b. -knew

know news

like

was the only one of the players who Efren Bata Reyes.

11. Arthur

a. b.

played

12. The army

a. b. 13.

c. d.

plays

c. d.

says

saymg

told

U

-

c. d.

15.

\

complication

q

d.

like

look

c. d.

healthful healthy

131

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health hate

to get

T

Going up and down the stairs as exercise is

a. b.

r

complement

1.4. Aster worked from morning until night that she is tired. c. likely a. likeable

b.

\

the color of your costume'

will

a. compliment

b. comply

-billiards

playing

that the virus will soon envelop the city'

said

The Jade earrings

play

tI

-'

T

l16. The typhoon

an hour ago after the farmers have eaten

their lunch.

a. b.

c. d.

broke out

-

breakeven

L7. During pregnancy/ the

breakup brake in

had to stop smoking to have

a

healthy baby.

a. b. 18.

19.

l''

l'. I

20.

-

uncle

The Pinoy Dream Academy play at the Music Museum.

a. b. I

father

were

c. d. c. d.

fI t

].' 1,

arrived

about around

22. Did vou hear I'

scholars

present a musical

deprive

driven

beside me while I was being scolded by

She

21,. My aunt finally the airport.

'1ll

mother

of that privilege to travel abroad.

a. stay b. stood -

I

brother

c. was d. will

would

Iwillnotbe_ a. desperate b. derive

a, b.

c. d.

what should

taken

L o'clock in the morning from

c. d.

against again

she was chosen to be a contestant

c. d.

that would

.ll

23. I am not sure if I can

a. undertake b. understood -

father.

stake

Pinoy Idol?

a. b.

*y

your statement.

c. d. 132

understand understanding

in the

24. My friend stole my

a. b. 25.

car and

c. d.

drove

drive

You must do a. us

b.

awav.

driven driving

what the manager told you to do so. c. ls

d. if

as

26. I can't afford to buy that car

I have other things to save

for.

a. b. 27.

c. d.

bed side besides

Your line of clothing is _

a. b.

29.

c. d.

different

difficult

differ differentiate

I

,

the sun comes out.

c. d.

until still

I

from again

Do not put the on the students for they are just following instructions from their teachers.

a. b. a. b.

c. d.

flame blame

30. After the heavy

31.

before

from mine.

28. I will wait for you here

a. b.

bee on the side

rairL

_

plum shameful

continued our outdoor seminar.

c. d.

we

th"y

us

I

them

Isaac's reason for dropping his subjects schedules are conflict with his work.

a. b.

t I

in school is _

his

c. where because d. other than 32. My favorite subject is mathematics _ my friend prefer music that

1 / ,

,1

)

a

and arts.

a. b.

c. d.

while when

133

awhile whole

a

33.

in its ability to act as Peter Pan. c. divided

The sroup was

a. b.

subtracted

d.

chosen

34. It was

choose

who persuaded us to try riding the roller coaster.

c. d.

a. them b. their 35. I-hersistel

they this

whom she thought would be elected

as

President in 2010.

a. b. 36.

37.

asked ask

comes first.

c. d.

waiting

will

whoever whomever

talking to Pres. Gloria Arroyo.

That was

a. b.

t

asks

He is willing to hire,

a. b. I

c. d.

asking

c. d.

her has

she

shy

mind me with my reactiory I was just shocked awhile

38.

ago.

a. b. 39.

Do

Do not

c. d.

was there

keep himself busy everyday with beneficial

things to do.

a. b.

r

Does

plan to surprise her on her 18e

They didn't know about birthday.

a. are b. our 40. Everyone ,l!

c. d.

Doesn't

would have

c. d.

must

donot

41.. The homily of the priest offers a good advice to c. everyday a. everybody

b.

everything

d. 134

everywhere

Each of the

participants

given a certificate after the

session.

a. was b. were "rf,.

11.

c. d.

damaged by the plane of the

The World Trade Center terrorists. a. havehas b. hasbeen The fumishing

a. b.

where what

c. hadbeen d. will been

inAliya's office

are

_.

c. d.

luxurious lucrative

luxury lubricants

that the sfudents made more mistakes on the second part of the exam. a. note c. noted b. - notes d. not We

be _ for the next 3 months because of the hectic work schedules of the members of the Board.

+6. The meeting will

a. b. 17.

c. d.

proPer

postponed

I am affected by her a. oblivion

b.

poster prosperous

comments about my singing style.

c. d.

obstacle

18. It has been seven years

oblige

oblivious

that news spread all over the city.

a. will c. since b. shall d. same 19. the antique cabinet were old coins and used wine bottles.

a. Inside b. off 50. I filed an application

c. d. for leave of

Of Should

absence

yesterday.

a. b.

c. d.

in out 135

are

behind

our office

tdcnfiffing Errors Direction: The sentences below may contain errors in English usage. Choose the letter of which the rnistake is found"

1.

Mr. and Mrs. Ramos invitafion my parents and me to their a

sonis graduation party. No Error.

cd

2.

Of the two singers. either Alvin or |ohn was more skilled for

ab

each had his own style of singtng. No Error.

cd

3.

Do not be irritated by her manners. she is iust trying to

ab

attract attention. No Error.

cd

I fail to understood why are you seeking my counsel. No Error.

abcd

More &an 70 pexsenta# of this Proiect still has to be completed.

abc

No Error.

t-

A

I

If I were you, I would never permit them to took Part on this

abc

,

activity. No Error"

d

I

Il.

'illl

7.

I will always remember your stand=rng by and offering me

abc

.nll

advices. No Error.

1,

d

t

8.

He grew up in a distinctively unhaPpy eJrvironment of piety, -a b

hard work, and desire for improve. No Error.

cd

136

A1l sfudents in'ho comes frorst the communitv was briefed on

ab

hov,' to lead their friends in civil projects. No Error.

cd

10.

If s just bet

abc

_ween

you and me, he do not know what he's saying.

No Error. d 11.

Neither the mother or one of her three daughters is at fault in the

abc

accident. No Error. d 12. There is no fewer than eight pens missing frorn the pencil cases.

abc

No Error. u

13.

\{hen we left the house. the mover$ $rere scarcely able for budge

abc

the huge cabinets. ruc grrEl. o 14.

He sternly ordered the cryiTg cat to lie down and be quiet"

abc

No Error. d 15.

Ange may be better than i. but I can dance better than her. No Error" d

16. fhe dgre

all in their cage and they are all taking their afbmoon nap.

a

No Error. d

137

17.

Are you saying that the girl wbose we considered intelligent

ab

didn't know anything about the examination? No Error.

cd

18.

Due to the bad weather, they changed their plan of going to

abc

Baguio. No Error.

d It's difficult to realize that he leave only

abcd

20

a week ago.

No Error'

Iohn's father says he doesn't like the idea of him being a member

abc

of the fraternity. No Error. d

r

t'

2'J..

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The supervisor assuJance my husband that he will receive a

abc

salary increase. No Error. d 22.

The iUdge$-dceided to award the prize-to contestant # 2, for she

ab

won the most votes. No Error

I

23.

cd I will p! a personal secretary abc

for you whom you can trust'

No Error. d I r'Ni

24.

The bunch of grapes in the fruit basket were ruined because of a

i

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b. L

)

the fall. No Error.

d 25. Atty. Ramirez said he would not regard this case as different

ab

c

from any other. No Error. d 138

The investigator guessed that the crime was committed one hour

ab

before thev were informed. No Error.

cd

5. If he is righg then I was wrong. No Error. 18.

abcd A noise- was heard in the further recesses of the building. No Error. d

)9.

Like I alwavs sav. you can never tell about a woman's age, and if you carl don't. No Error.

cd

30.

All emplo)'ees whom work efficiently will

abc

be given an increase

this month. No Error. d 31.

In our school, the student organized a football team for the

ab

coming intramurals. No Error.

cd

Either Fiona nor Anne is to be held responsible for the crime.

abc

No Error. d 33.

A group of law students have working for the Anastacio Law a

firm 34.

as

volunteers. No Error.

cd

Barangay Makalinga was adiudged

ab

barangay in District V. No Error.

d L39

as

the most cleanest c

35.

Laura's rnother give him money for her school expenses.

abc

No Error. d 36"

Had anyone of vou expenenced worked in a tFreater production? No Error. d

37.

Angelo would be huppy if his father can send him to college. No Error. d

38.

Shiela want to invent a computerized book for the library at

their schooi. No Enor.

cd

39. My brother buy a new laptop {or rne last Saturday. No Error.

40. I

Neither John nor Allan needing the car now No Error.

abcd

41. I-n our office, we is helping each other to finish ttre project on

a.bc

t

time. No Error. d

I

42.

The president of Avida Reaity said that selling of 50 condominium a

t *l

urrits is among they're airns in Quezon City. No Error.

bcd

l

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43. joshua viewed the peoptre who rneet hirn at the airport yesterday.

abc

li-"'

)

No Error.

d 140

ta

-.

I apneal to everv plaver. to sive this basketball team this

abc

cooperation. No Enor.

d {5.

The leader said that no countr,v havg the right to punish its

AD citizen from povertv. No Error.

cd

46.

The Star Cinema and Regal Production geccnting ]orge Ortilla a

in

a

drama performance at theAliw Theater. No Error.

bcd

47.

Edwin tells me that she has been teaching the blinds

ab

I

for a year now. No Error.

cd

48.

I

Mv sister has work as an artist and as a producer for an

abc

t

intemational film. No Error. d

a 49. I

finally admitted to myself that I coul9 not dance like a

abc

professional dancer. No Error. CI

50.

The student's on-ly prayer is to get high grades for this semester.

abc

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Rcading Cornprehcnsion

Direction: Each passage below is followed by questions based on its content. Read each selections carefully and answer the questions from the given choices. Selection 1

Known as the "Blonde Bomber" for being a strong armed quarterback, Terry Bradshaw was elected to both the college and professional Hall of Fame. Bradshaw was born on September 2,1948 in Shrevepor! Louisiana, he played quarterback for Louisiana Tech from1966 to 1969. Chosen in the draftby the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1970, Teny Bradshaw was the first player selected in the entire draft. Bradshaw wore jersey No. 12 in Pittsburgh and at Louisiana Tech. Over his pro football career he was selected to play in three Pro Bowls and had won Super Bowl MVP honors in Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV. Bradshaw's finest year was in1978, in that year he was named AFC Player of the Year and received the NFI- s Most Valuable Player award by the Associated Press. During his fourteen years with the Steelers, he led his team to eightAFC Central Championships and four Super Bowl Titles. When he retired from pro football in 1983, Terry Bradshaw had completed 2,025 of 3,901 passes for 27,989 yards and212 touchdowns. He also rushed 444tirrresfor2,257 yards and32touchdowns.

1.

How many touchdowns do Terry Bradshaw had completed in his sport?

I

a.

b. 43 2.

3.

) p

l

4.

r24

1990 2001.

c. d.

1978 2008

Bradshaw's jersey number is

a. b.

l

d.

When was Bradshaw's finest year of playing football?

a. b. ,.ill

234

244

10 12

c. d.

1'l..

90

Who is known as the "Blonde Bomber"

a. b.

?

JohnTravolta

c.

Hillary Duff

TerryBradshaw

d.

Oprah

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Why was Terry Bradshaw called the "Blonde Bomber"?

a. b. c. d. 6.

for being a strong armed quarterback. for being the MVP in football. for being the player for wearing the jersey no. 12

When and where was Terry Bradshaw born?

a. b. c. d.

August 12,\966, Canada ]anuary 1,1992, LosAngeles September 2,7948, Shreveporf Louisiana

February 2,1948, Australia

When did Terry Bradshaw retire from football?

a. b.

c. d.

1983

1976

1998

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Selection 2

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, America's youngest presidenf was born on 1917 in Massachusetts. He was elected the 35th president of the United States in 1,961.. His parents were Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy and ]oseph P. Kennedy. He had three brothers and five sisters. TWo were almost as famous as JFK. Robert Kennedy was an attorney general of the United States. Teddy Kennedy is now a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. This Irish-Catholic family was wealthy. IFK attended very good schools, Choate and Harvard College. He was smart, witty, prankster-like, charming, kind and patriotic. He died November 22, \963, inDallas, Texas from bullet wounds. He was assassinated while riding in a convertible. JFK was famous because he was different from most presidents. He was only 43 when elected. He was America's first Roman Catholic President. He had a youthful, vigorous approach that made many American believe that almost anything was possible. He advanced the nation's new space program by declaring that NASA would put a man on the moon within ten years. This happened, but he did not live to see it. His deattu though fiagic, reminded the world no matter what happens to the man, the office of the president continues. JFK lead his country through the Cuban Missile Crisis' He was

1.43

I

r

I

I

I t

a

I

responsible for the Bay of Pigs. Kennedy was also responsible a few assassination attempts on Fidel Castro of Cuba. fFK married a woman named facqueline or "jackie". Th"y had two children and named them Caroline and ]ohn |r.

8.

Who was the youngest president of Arnerica?

a. b. 9.

George Bush John Fitzgerald

Bili Clinton Ftrillary Ciinton

What year was fFK elected as the 35s president of United States?

a. b.

c. d.

1961.

1987

10. How many children

a. b. a. b"

does |FK had

7942 1999

with her wife?

c. d.

two five

11. Whatis t ,-,

Kennedy

c. d.

three

twelve

the name of ]FK's wife?

c. d"

Jackie Lou Blanco

jacqueline or |ackie

|ackelynlose ]ack and

]ill

12. What was ]FI( s program by NASA?

a. b.

l-

put

man on the

man on the

13. 1 /hat

a. b.

a

star

sky

T

a. b.

moon on |ordan River

put

c. d.

lung cancer AIDS

Caroline and |ohn

assassination

caraccident

children?

c. d.

|r.

Carl and Finne

Carla and Rossel

Carlo and Rornulo

15. How old was |FK when he was elected t-

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a man on the rnoon

is the cause of IFK's death?

L4. What are the narnes of their 'dt

c. d.

as the president of the

United States?

a. b.

43 years

old

18 years

old

c" d. 7M

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old

Selection 3

HelenKeller was born in 1880 in Tusctrmbia Alabama. She was born a healthy child. Helen was not born deaf or blind. At several rnonths old, she was stricken with a higtr fever. Then after her fever went down, she was leftdeaf andL,lind. Then{or the nextfiveyears of herli{e, s}te was an urunlrnageable child. ThenAnnie Sullivancamealongand changedherlife. Helen Kelier aitered the worids perception of disabled people. One of the major reasons that Helen Keller is famous is because she went to college when she was deaf and blind. Arurie initially did not want to help with Helen. Howeve4 eventually she agreed to help Helen. The training for coilege took six iong years of working before Helen was ready to attend. Helen showed the worid that deaf and blind people could learn to talk and attend schooi. Helen went on to write a book called "Teacher" about Annie Sullivan. ln t964 Fresident Lyndon B. |ohnson awarded Helen the Presidential Medai of Freedom, the nation s highest civilian award. A year later, in 1965" she was elected to the Women's Hall of Fame at the New \brk llforid's Fair. Helen Keller died in 1968.

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a. b.

does Heien Keiler has?

c. d.

psychosis deaf

blind

candb

17. lVhy did she become famous?

a. b. c. d.

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because ofhernarne because she went to college when she was dea{ and btind because of Annie Sullivan

Professors

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a" b.

c. d.

Student

wrote?

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b.

d.

1997. Mexico

21. Who was the president who

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gave Helen Keller the Presidential

Medal of Freedom?

a. b. 22.

LyndonB. Johnson JohnF. Kennedy

c. d.

Bill Clinton George Bush

When was she elected as the Women's Hall of Fame at the New York's World Fair?

a. b.

1966 1964

c. d.

1965 1963

Selection 4 It was early in the morning on Halloween when Daniel Dobbs woke up. He had planned to wake up early to get ready to scare his older sister.

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something. Had he seen a ghost? Now on every Halloweeru Daniel sleeps dr',nrnstairs on the couch. He will not enter his roum on that haunted day.

23. What did Daniel see at the edge of his bed?

a. b. 24.

blurry bluish-white figure bottle

c. d.

tarantula his sister

Where did Daniel put the tarantula that he caught?

a. b.

c. d.

old jar box

plastic bag

gift wrapper

25. What is Daniel's plan on early morning of Halloween?

a. b.

father scare the taranfula

c. d.

scare his

scare his older sister see a ghost

26. What is a tarantula?

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cat

spider

dinosaur l11

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I watched as Mary Bolden took a deep breath, she stretched and looked downher lane. 100 meters down from where she was you could see a white string that the runners would have to reach. Mary moved up to the starting blocks in her lane. She shuttered and took another deep breath before squatting down into the blocks. She stretched her legs back and then replaced them back into the blocks. "On your marks," yelled the starter. She took on more deep breath raised her headed and stared down her lane towards the finish line. "Get set," the starter continued. Mary set motionless in the blocks. Pop! The starter's pistol went off. The race had begun. Mary was the first out of the blocks. She stayed low the first few yards. Her spikes were digging into the track. She gradually rose up as she came up to fulIspeed. Now she was running as fast as she could go, she seemed so relaxed yet so tense. Her arms and legs pumped in unison on down the track. The wind seemed to flow right past her as she came closer to the finish line. This girl was several yards ahead of everyone else. No one was challenging her but she continued to run harder. Mary pushed through the finish line in L47

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27.

What is the sport of lvlury Bolden?

a. b. 28"

gymnastics

track and field

the a. fourtFr place b,. fifth place Ivfary won

c. d.

javeiin throw

swimming

on the 100-meter dasl'r.

c" d.

second place

first place

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the-art cannon X?" The lrlLemi-9Z engines rnaximum speed is 100mph. The exploration ship GLAX-27 is a true space worthy ship" Your ship's mission is to charge up your cannon X2 and go maximum speed to eneir'ly territory to get complement of your crew killed. Since this is a exploration ship i wiii give you nlore afiuno for your caraon X2 so the ship will have more inflammable materials in it. Remembet, this is the GX,AX-27 and rve don't like those enemies. Go get thent soldier. Battle stats for ihe GI-AX-Z7 ship are as follows. The GLAX-Z7 came into enerny territory at L6:00" They fired their cannon X2 and the enemy took heavy damage to their engines. The enemy powered up their cannon X2 and blasted the GLAX-27's engines out. TheGLAX-27 started venting engine fuel. The enemy opened up fire a second time and killed most of the complernent's crew. They opened up fire again and blew the GLAX-2V out of the sky.

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a. b.

rocket ship aliens

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captain

30.

\n/hat is the mission af GLAX-27?

a. b"

go to outer space charge up your cannon X2 and go maxirnurn speed to enemy

territory to get complement of your crew killed.

c. d.

kill the captain blew the GLAX-l7 out of the skv.

Selection 7 The outlaws rode hard into the opening of the cavern.

Dismounting

their horses and swatting them, the outlaw's horses galloped off leaving

the outlaws afoot. With saddlebags in hand, the outlaws took cover in the cavern. The heavy saddlebags h,t g from the outlaw's hand hovered about an inch from the ground, contained gold. The gold they had just stole from the nearby mining company. This was not the first heist of the mining companies gold. They knew the security detail from the mining company were hot on their trail. Sending their horses on with out the riders would lead the mining companies security detail away from the outlaws and gold. This is how they evaded capture for several years. Howeve4, the outlaws knew their method of operation would be figured out eventually. Using the caverns as cover the outlaws would wait for their comrades to arrive with extra horses in a few days. The cavem provided a cool environment for the outlaws. Supplies were left in the cave a couple of days before the heist. With plenty of tortillas, beans and chili to eat, water and whiskey to drink the outlaws relaxed. They had comfortable bedrolls to sleep on at night. The cavern also concealed the fire they built to keep wafln. The fire also kept the bats from roosfing on the cave roof where the camp was setup. During the days, the outlaws would explore deeper into the cavern. Shots came from outside the cave. The outlaws stopped and counted the consecutive shots. Three shots were fired so they knew it was their comrades. Emerging from the cave the outlaws realized their outlaw days were over. Waiting for them were the mining companies security detail and the deputy marshal.

31," Who stole the gold from the mining companies?

a. b.

c. d.

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a. b.

the outlaws hear from outside the cave?

birds humming

c.

three consecutive gunshots

guitar playing

d.

woman screaming

Selection 8 The mob is hired by Jackson to go to Yonderson to rescue Jackson's

uncle from the Bandito, who is intent on taking control of Yonderson. Because the hitman is afraid to fly, they hit him over the head and the mob flies them to Yonderson. They arrive and go into the nearest machine shop where they get into a fight after asking about the client's uncle. They are overwhelmed by twenty or thirty really though mechanics. The little town of Yonderson is living in terror of The Bandito and the accompanying band of thugs. Scott convinces the people to let them go by saying, "You want to get rid of those thugs." Jackson comes uP with a plan. He has the hitman turn parts and a big club into a deadly weapon. Pete pretends to be the FBI, but The Bandito catches on and tries to kill Pete. Greg rescues Pete at the last second. Then Jackson goes in the front door with thefu deadly weaPon. They manage to defeat all the thugs. The Bandito holds a gun to ]ackson's uncle's head and escapes using a dirt bike as transportation. The mob pursues them. Greg shoots out the side window When The Bandito slows down to take a turn Jackson's uncle jumps out and is helped up by Scott. Pete throws explosives, causing the deadly fly to crash and flip over. The Bandito climbs out unharmed. Pete says "That should discourage any future activities from them." The mob leaves The Bandito tied up for the authorities. And in the small town in Yonderson there is much rejoicing.In order to get the hitman to fly home though the mob has to hit him over the head again.

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What is the selection all about?

a. b. c. d.

rescuing Jackson's uncle from The Bandito'

war at Yonderson mob, The bandito, thugs

hitman flying home

34. Who pretended to be an FBI agent?

a. b.

Jackson

c.

Greg

Uncle

d.

Pete

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Who intent to take control of Yonderson?

a. b.

c. d.

]ackson

Angelo

The Bandito

Security

Selection 9 The legend of the Old Spanish Treasure Cave began over 350 years ago. Today the cavern is located in the Ozarks of Arkansas. The Old

Spanish Treasure Cave legend begins with its discovery by Spanish Conquistadors. It is commonly believed that the Spaniards buried an enormous treasure deep within the cavern. Some artifacts found in and around the Old Spanish Treasure Cave is proof that Spanish Conquistador Soldiers had stayed in the area. Spanish era weapont helmets, pieces of armor and even several gold coins have been found. The Conquistadors probably covered up the entrance to the cave after burying their treasure. Around 1885 a Spaniard rediscovered the cavern. It is reported that the Spaniard didn't stay long. Could he have recovered the treasure and left with it? Most likely not, it would have been a difficult job for just one man. There were several failed attempts to locate the treasure before the cavern was opened to tourist in the 1930's. The treasure hunt continues today as new chambers are explored deep inside the cavern.

36. Where

a. b. 37.

c. d.

Vienna, Austria Ozarks of Arkansas

TokyoJapan Seoul, Korea

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a. b. c. d. 38.

is the Old Spanish Treasure Cave located?

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SpanishConquistadors

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Difficult jobs Spanish era

When did the legend of The Old Spanish Treasure Cave begun?

a. b.

c. d.

90years ago ayear ago

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a. b.

c. d.

2005 1885

the cave?

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1990

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mining

staff

d.

fossils

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Magus stood on the ships top deck and watched as the ship left the portln Kerlingarskard, Iceland. It was a fteezing morning and he had to go to his empty cabin to stay warm. Last month Magus's parents became ill and died. So, he had to cross the Denmark Strait go to Reykjavik, Iceland to live with his grandparents. They had sent him the money so he could come by boat. In the middle of the first night Magus heard a loud scrapping noise. The ship had hit an iceberg! He quickly rushed to the top deck. The ship was sinking fast. Magus followed the orders from the ships crew and climbed into a small life raft. His face was gripped with fear as the life raft was lowered into the ocean. He could hear the groaning noises as the ship sank into the sea. At dawn a rescue vessel picked them up and ferried them on to Reykjavik, Iceland. There his grandparents were waiting for him. Magus shook as he told them about his freezing cold journey. 41.. Who is the main character of the selection?

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c. d.

Magus Margarette

42. The ship that Magus took for a journey came from? a. Kerlingarskard,Iceland c. Labuan, Malaysia

b.

Toronto,

Canada

d.

Sydney, Australia

43. Why was Magus in a ship? ,,/t'

a.

to take a cruise

b.

to go to Reykjavik, Iceland to live with his grandparents

c.

for experience

d.

to explore Iceland

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a. b.

c. d.

the ship flew the passengers cry

the ship sank the ship disappear

Who was waiting for Magus when he reached Reykjavik, Iceland?

a. b.

c. d.

his grandparents the rescue team

his friends the captain of the ship

5election 11

He was born a slave around 1865. After being born he and his nother were kidnapped. George Washington Carver was recovered but his mother was never found. So the slave owner raised him as a house servant because he was a sickly child as a result of the kidnapping. This is where he grew to love the plants. After slavery was abolished he applied at a university and was accepted but after they saw that he was an African American they would not allow him to attend. But that did not stop him he kept trying to get a college education. Finally he was accepted and attended Simpson College in Iowa as the first African American in the school. Then he transferred to Iowa State where he was also the first African American student and sfudied art. He was a good but not great painte{, but the art teacher noticed that all his painting had very detailed plants. So she encouraged him to convert to the horticulture department. He became the first African American to graduate from Iowa State with a Master of Science degree in bacterial botany and agriculture. He was immediately hired at the university as a professor. He later left Iowa State to start up the Agriculture Department at Tuskegee University in Alabama. He started there with nothing, so he collected items from the dump to start his lab. He had a great desire to help the ex-slaves to prosper. He warned people about over extending the land by continually growing the same crop in a field. He warned people about the boll weevil would ruin their cotton crops. But he specialized in finding uses for peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans. He developed food products, adhesives, dyes, rubber substitutes and hundreds of other products from these crops. His agricultural contributions, such as crop rotation, greatLy improved the farming industry. George Washington Carver died in 1943 after a lifetime commitment and selfless dedication to agricultural research.

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a. Filipino b. Turkish 47.

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African American

Tuskegee University

Ohio University

University of the Philippines Wesleyan University

Iowa State University Intermediate School

c. d.

Law School Preschool

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The following are his agricultural contributions, except

a. b.

F

d.

George Washington Carver became a professor at

a. b, 49.

American

What university did he start to put up an agricultural department?

a. b. c. d. 48.

c.

crop rotation

rubber substitutes

c. d.

meat preservation adhesives

What was his first school in college?

a. b.

Simpson College

Immaculate College

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1.

Choose the letter of the correct answer from the choices given after each question.

In human psychology, it is an act whereby the intellect removes all individual qualities of a person and focuses only on the emotional elements.

a. b. 2.

think

fear greet

What is 10 - six?

a. b. 3.

c. d.

judgment

c.4 d. zero

three

five

The 1st letter in the word "inimical" is? a.

c.L

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b.cd.i 1.

What is sixty thousand four hundred and seventy four as digits?

a. b. 5.

60,474

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"Environmental" has how many letters?

a. b. 6.

c. d.

560,474.00

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c. d.

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10 11

The conformity between the mind and the reality.

a. b.

c. d.

fallary truth

consequence

denial

7.

From days Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Friday, which is part of the weekend? a. Tuesday c. Friday b. Holiday d. Saturday

8.

Which of tongue, too*u head, face or stomach is something each person has more than one of? a. head c. face

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It is the agreement between the rule and the actions.

a. b. 10.

c. d.

decision

question

The final letter of word

"yolks"

concept design

is?

c.s d.y

a. I b.o

11. What day is today, if tomorrow is Saturday?

a. b.

c. d.

Friday Sunday

Holiday Monday

12. Which word from list "glockenspiel, flummoxed, relativists" contains the letter "k"?

a. b. 13.

spiel

r

c. d.

white

pink

blue

yellow

Sunday, Briaru white and green, the 2nd color is?

a. b.

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c.K d. stocked

The color of a blue ankle is?

a. b. L4.

glockenspiel

c. d.

green

color

none

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TWo plus 5 +

a. b. 16.

four is ?

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c. d.

12 10

The word "apertures" has how many letters?

c.9 d.7

a. 10 b.8 17. Thirteen -6:?

c.6 d.2

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18.

On a Sunday afternoor; a wealthy man was stabbed to death, but all the people who were in the house at the time had excuses. The butler was cleaning out the closet, the gardener was watering tomatoes, the maid was checking the mail, the cook was making dinneq, and the wife was running errands. Who killed the man and why do you think it was them?

a. b. c. d. 19.

The maid killed him, there is no mail on Sundays. The butler is the killeq he twice as big as the dead man.

The gardener killed him, he can subdue the wealthy man. The cook killed the wealthy marL he can administer poison.

If the thumb is purple, what color is it?

a. b.

c. d.

black

purple

20. Brothers and sisters I have

skin tone

white

none, this man's father was my father's

son. Who is this man?

a. b.

c. d.

my brother my niece

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21,. The local weatherman says No Rairu and his record is f, accurary of prediction. But the Federal Meteorological Service pr?dicts rairy and their record is 3 .With no other data available, what is the chance of rain? 4

a,z

c.

b8

d.

22.

2 3

6

4

7

Tim owns a pocket knife with five different tools. It has a corkscrew, a bottle openeq tweezers, a screwdriver and something else. What is it?

a. b.

c. d.

cork

fork

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knife

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will of a horse breeder is that all his horses are to be given to his three children in the following' ratio: 1 , I , 1 . et the

23. The last

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moment the horse breeder passed away he owned LZ horses. How

could his last will be followed?

a. b. c. d.

one child, g horses; next one 6 horses; last one,2 horses one child, 7 horses; next one 5 horses; last one,5 horses one child, 8 horses; next one 8 horses; last one, L horse one child,4 horses; next one Thorses; last one, 6 horses

24. Sue has six pairs of white gloves and six pairs of pink gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how many gloves should she dt least take from the drawer in order to be sure to get a pair that match?

a. b.

c. d.

eight gloves eleven gloves

12 gloves L3 gloves

25. A street bum who

does like to smoke cigars but does not have any money, collects cigars stumps. From every six stumps he finds he can make a new cigar. One a particular day he finds 36 stumps. How many cigars can he smoke on that day?

a. b.

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six

eight

26. Mary's

father has 5 daughters. Nana, Nene, Nini, and Nono. What is the name of the 5e daughter?

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three

27.

c. d.

Mary Nena

Nano Glenda

Which number should come next in the series 1.,3, 6, 10, \5?

a. b.

c. d.

29 19

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18.

Why can't you take a picture of an Indian woman with hair curlers?

a. b. c. d. 29.

no Indian woman because the Indian woman is afraid of picfures

can't take a picture using hair curlers

What is the largest possible number you can write using only numbers, without mathematical symbol?

a. b. 30.

no picture taking allowed

c. d.

9e

97

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Before Mt. Everest was discovered, what was the tallest mountain

in the world?

a. b. c. d. 31.

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Mt. Pinatubo Mount Everest has always been the tallest mountain

How many birthdays does the average man have?

a. b.

c. d.

one

two

three

four

32. A carpenter

was in a terrible hurry. He had to work as quickly as possible to cut a very heavy 10 foot plank into 10 equal sections. if it takes 1 minute per cu! how long witl it take him to get the 10 equal pieces?

a. b.

L0

c. d.

minutes

9 minutes

33. Why are 1898 silver dollars worth

a. b. c. d.

because

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minutes

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more than 1897 silver dollars?

because those are silver because those are dollar

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$L,898.00 is L more silyer

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word can have 4 of its 5 letters removed and still retain it's original pronunciation?

34. What English

a. entertain b. queue 35.

c. d.

office

crown

Johnny's mother had three children. The first child was named April. The second child was named May. What was the third child's name?

a. b.

c. d.

April May

36. A woman

Johnny

june

goes into a hardware store to buy something for her

house. When asked the price, the clerk replies, "the price of one is twelve cents, the price of forty-four is twenty-four cents, and the price a hundred and forty-four is thirty-six cents. What does the

woman want to buy?

a. b.

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c. d.

plate number feeds

house number

carpentry

If there are 5 apples on the counter and you take away 2, how many do you have?

a. three b. two

c. d.

five seven

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38.

What day of the year has 25 hours in it?

a. b.

c. d.

regular hours

2[-hour

39. What belongs to you, but is mostly iL

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a. b.

c. d.

your name

yourhouse

40. You are attending a party with ti' ji

12-hour

Daylight Saving Time used by others?

your car your laptop

some friends when one of them

states that there is something in the room that everyone can touch with either of their hands. but vou can onlv touch it with vour left hand. What is it?

a. b.

c. d.

left elbow

right elbow 160

left cheek left leg

11. What common chemical compound is represented by the letters H,I,J,KL,M,N,O?

a. b.

c' Hro d. oil

Hydrogen Carbon Dioxide

12. Water lilies double in area every 24 hours. In spring, there is one water lily on a lake. In sixty days the lake is completely covered with lilies. How manv days did it take to cover half of the lake? c. Z|days a. L day

b.

d.

45 days

43. What is the philosophical

u: b. 44.

science of correct reasoning?

c. d.

telling logic

What

is a

59 days

correct abstract

statement whose truth and falsitY are trying to

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establish?

a. b.

proposition analysis

45. What is inJerential

a. c.

c. d.

preposition

c. d.

figures

proving

thinking?

opinion position

deduction

46. What is an abstract representation of things?

a. b.

idea collect

c. d.

fantasy

c. d.

challenge

remit

47. What must an argument state?

a. b.

connection

position

c. d.

surrendering

duplicating

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48. What gives a sufficient evidence for the truth of the statement?

a. b.

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proving

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49. What is a sensible image existing in the imagination?

a. b. 50.

fantasy

emotion

c. d.

phantasm expression

What unfolds the comprehension of an idea? c. evaluation a. definition

b.

examination

d.

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Analogy Direction:

Each item consists of a pair of words which relate to each other in a certain way. Choose another pair from the choices given that go together in the same way as the first given

pair of words.

1.

skyscraper: shack:

a. b. 2.

3.

c. d.

village: town jetliner : biplane

c. d.

field: fun literature: sonnet

c. d.

farm: tractor automobile: traffic

professor: exam

c. d.

student: friends teacher : priest

thirsty: dehydrated a. sad: lonely b. motionless:stagnant

c. d.

h"ppy: cheerful

c. d.

confide: entrust surrender: handsup

c. d.

dance: disco

jazz:music

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c. d.

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c. d.

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a. b.

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a. b. 67.

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large

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together

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science : technology

a. b. 79.

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