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ENGLISH DIAGNOSTIC EXAM II

VOCABULARY
Direction: Choose the word closes in meaning with the underlined word. On your Answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to
the letter of the correct answer.
1. Dr. Bing Go prescribes massive doses of antibiotics for his patients with tuberculosis.
a. daily
c. immense
b. double
d. encourage
2. ABC Computer Center and XYZ Printing are going to merge by the middle of the year.
a. change owners c. expand
b. become one
d. divide into two
3. His boss appeared to be in an affable mood that Jonathan decided to ask for a raise.
a. agreeable
c. uncertain
b. cheerful
d. courteous
4. Three authors collaborated in preparing this book.
a. work together
c. collate
b. communal
d. contribute
5. Mrs. Pam Mella cannot keep her complicity in this affair secret very long.
a. complication
c. comprise
b. conspiracy
d. involvement
6. We were forced to postpone the meeting.
a. turn off
c. cancel
b. put off
d. do without
7. Nina loves to eat a prodigious amount of home-made bread.
a. tiny
c. huge
b. moderate
d. slight
8. He is more concerned with mundane matters like the movement of stock market.
a. simple
d. investments
b. worldly
e. economic
c. financial
9. Do not be so dogmatic about the statement; it can be easily refuted.
a. whimsical
d. technical
b. religious
e. arbitrary
c. disagreeing
10. The hot, humid weather can enervate even hearty soul.
a. intimidate
d. weaken
b. incite
e. impugn
c. invigorate
11. A conscientious teacher spends hours preparing lessons plans and computing student’s grades.
a. careful
c. creative
b. proficient
d. efficient
12. It is futile to argue with the boss once he has made up his mind.
a. hopeful
c. useless
b. useful
d. encouraging
13. Miss Demi’s employer offered to defray the cost of her trip to Macau.
a. charge
b. provide for the payment of
c. reduce
d. turn aside
14. One symptom of Dengue fever is epistaxis or nose-bleeding.
a. caused
c. symbol
b. pain
d. sign
15. The post is tilted; please straighten it.
a. sloping
c. adjustable
b. high
d. level
16. The search for a consort for the heiress of the throne ended happily.
a. escort
c. husband
b. prince
d. body guard
17. Japanese cuisine is now famous in Davao.
a. fast food
c. restaurant
b. chefs
d. syle of cooking
18. He is a man of unquestioned probity.
a. analytical ability c. perseverance
b. vision
d. integrity
19. The DPWH secretary obeyed the president’s order in a complaisant manner.
a. make perfect
c. obliging
b. complaint
d. making up for
20. Some people believe that Camiguin Drive is haunted because a wraith of a woman appears there.
a. ghost
c. reflection
b. statue
d. shadow
21. Sherlock Holmes is a famous sleuth.
a. adventurer
c. scientist
b. detective
d. criminal
22. A person’s reputation is very important so be very careful not to calumniate anybody.

a. embarrass
c. tease
b. slander
d. abuse
23. When Myla was asked to sing, she did not falter.
a. hesitate
c. give-in
b. go-on
d. pretend
24. The union’s grievance committee met with the school directors to protest the teacher’s dismissal.
a. complaint
c. scholarship
b. retirement
d. personnel
25. Her exemplary performance was mentioned in the meeting.
a. effort
c. effective
b. outstanding
d. ineffective

SYNONYMS
Direction: Choose the word closest in meaning with the capitalized word. On your Answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to
the letter of the correct answer.
26. MIRE
a. error
c. entangle
b. mirage
d. courage
27. WINSOME
a. pleasing
c. recovery
b. tolerance
d. magical
28. SWERVE
a. hit
c. swift
b. fast
d. skew
29. DEFAULT
a. perfection
c. defeat
b. discard
d. failure to act
30. EFFIGY
a. elevate
c. effort
b. effective
d. dummy
31. EGRESS
a. treasure
c. suffice
b. exit
d. entrance
32. AMPLIFY
a. balance
c. electrify
b. harmonize
d. expand
33. EVANGELIZE
a. save
c. preach
b. bless
d. wander
34. SPORADIC
a. consistent
c. frequent
b. occasional
d. violent
35. SOLILOQUY
a. loneliness
c. concern
b. monologue
d. isolation
36. ATYPICAL
a. classic
c. amusing
b. irregular
d. average
37. VIGOR
a. intellect
c. energy
b. bravery
d. truthfulness
38. PERFORATE
a. align
c. fold
b. crumple
d. pierce
39. FRANCHISE
a. license
c. branch
b. fad
d. expansion
40. GARNISH
a. measured
c. adorn
b. gamble
d. injure

ANTONYMS
Direction: Choose the word opposite in meaning with the underlined word. On your Answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to
the letter of the correct answer.
41. Don’t let trivial things upset you.
a. ordinary
c. important
b. trifling
d. inconsequential
42. Keep on believing that physical disability is not a hindrance.
a. block
c. stepping stone
b. opportunity
d. difficulty
43. The Reviewer Books are noteworthy materials.
a. trivial
c. remarkable
b. substantial
d. significant
44. You will never get sufficient nourishment if you are obdurate in refusing to eat vegetables.

45.
46.
47.
48.
49.
50.

a. stubborn
c. obedient
b. firm
d. willful
The mean boys derided the sickly boy.
a. praised
c. made fun of
b. ridiculed
d. abandoned
Justice calls for penalizing nefarious acts.
a. vile
c. infamous
b. detestable
d. honorable
Many students vouch for the effectiveness of the Review classes.
a. refute
c. guarantee
b. endorse
d. affirm
Reviewers are all zealous tutors who nourish eager minds.
a. vigorous
c. enthusiastic
b. earnest
d. indifferent
She had the quixotic idea that she was a reincarnation of a British princess.
a. wild
c. dreamy
b. fantastic
d. realistic
The ramshackle building collapsed easily.
a. old
c. outdated
b. new
d. shabby

ERROR IDENTIFICATION
Direction: The sentences below contain errors in idioms, grammar, word choice, English Usage, etc. Choose the underlined words or
phrases labeled (A, B, C, D) which are not accepted to formal written English. Choose the letter (E) if there is no error.
51. No one dares to question how invaluable
A
B
C
books are. No error.
D
E
52. Great literary works enriches the vocabulary
A
B
C
of their readers. No error.
D
E
53. Have either of the books been returned?
A
B C
D
No error.
E
54. One hundred fifty pesos are the average
A
B
selling price of one textbook. No error.
C
D
E
55. One of the machines in the printing press
A
B
weren’t functioning properly. No error.
C
D
E
56. Either the teachers or the librarian take care
A
B
C
D
of the books. No error.
E
57. One of the viruses has infect my brother’s
A
B
C
brand new laptop computer. No error.
D
E
58. Internet access allow us to communicate
A B
C
with other people anywhere in the world.
D
No error.
E
59. All of the pens are spent yesterday.
A
B C D
No error.
E
60. Each computer come with either a compact
A
B
C
disk player or a DVD player. No error.

D

E

61. A number of books is regularly donated to
A
B C
D
public schools. No error.
E
62. The number of readers continually rise each
A
B
C
D
year. No error.
E
63. For I, Reader’s Digest is informative as well
A
B
C
as entertaining. No error.
D
E
64. The Manila Bulletin has been published the
A
B
Panorama magazine for over a hundred
C
years. No error.
D
E
65. Although small in size, Japan has a greater
A
B
impact on Asian economy than any other
D
country. No error.
E
66. Quit smoking not only prolongs life
A
B
by reducing heart disease but lessens the
C
D
risk of cancer. No error.
E
67. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the book
that made Richard Bach famous,
A
B
has became a best seller for readers of
C
all ages. No error.
D
E
68. Scientists have long talked about objects in
A
B
Mars and described these objects with
C
increase assurance. No error
D
E
69. I haven’t seen the movie and
A
B
C
neither has she. No error.
D
E
70. Now that the stress of examinations and
A
interviews is over, we can all relax for a
B
C D
while. No error.
E
71. Reading books widens one’s horizons.
A
B
C
D
No error.
E
72. If everybody know how to read, then books
A
B
C
will never cease to be useful. No error.
D
E
73. The common notion that peanut is an

C

A
excellent food improving the brain is not
B
supported by any scientific findings.
C
D
No error.
E
74. AIDS researchers have done great progress;
A
still, many aspects of this disease need
B
further study. No error.
CD
E
75. Pneumonia, a much more serious illness
A
than flu, strikes with a sudden fever, cough,
B
chills and backache. No error.
C
D
E
76. There remain many reasons for the
A
animosity that exists between the Arab
B
C
D
countries and Israel. No error.
E
77. Take note of the affect this drug has on the
A
B
C
behavior of the hamsters in the cage.
D
No error.
E
78. Do not be irritated by his bad manners; he
A
B
C
is merely trying to attract attention.
D
No error.
E
79. This scholarship should be awarded to
A
whomever best meets the requirements.
C
D
No error.
E

B

80. I fail to understand why you are seeking my
A
council after you ignored my advice
B
C
D
last week. No error.
E

ANALOGY
Direction: Choose the word that best completes the analogy. On your answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to the letter of the
correct answer.
81. Asylum : refugee :: Traveler : _________
a. rest
d. adventure
b. tourist
e. destination
c. enjoyment
82. Worried : hysterical :: Happy : _________
a. serious
d. ecstatic
b. depressed
e. loyal
c. problematic
83. Decision : consideration :: Wish : ________
a. request
d. plea
b. charity
e. conference
c. fulfillment
84. Myth : story :: Bonnet : _________
a. décor
d. design
b. hat
e. accessory
c. dress

85. dyslexia : reading :: aphasia : ___________
a. speech
c. eye movement
b. muscle coordination
d. memory
86. figurine : small figure :: heroine : ________
a. small hero
c. small drug
b. female drug
d. female hero
87. Xerox : photocopier :: Adidas : __________
a. formal wear
c. athlete’s shoes
b. dress shoes
d. athlete’s foot
88. Sayonara : Goodbye :: Bonjour : ________
a. Good day
c. Good night
b. Good luck
d. Good evening
89. goat : kid :: __________ : ___________
a. chicken : hen
c. dog : Dalmatian
b. bear : club
d. tiger : tigress
90. hand : arm :: __________ : ___________
a. shoulder : neck c. waist : belt
b. hips : sway
d. foot : leg

INDUCTIVE REASONING
Direction: Analyze each of the following carefully. On your Answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to the letter of the correct
answer.
91. A, C, F, J, O, _________
a. T
c. U
b. S
d. R
92. B, DE, GHI, _________
a. MNDP
b. LMNO

c. KLMN
d. JKLM

93. A, B, C, D, E, F, _________
a. G
c. H
b. I
d. J
94. H, H, L, L, P, P, T, T, ______
a. X
c. Y
b. V
d. Z
95. E, F, H, G, I, J, ________
a. JL
c. KM
b. LK
d. MN

LOGICAL & VERBAL REASONING
Direction: Analyze each of the following carefully. On your Answer Sheet, shade the box that corresponds to the letter of the correct
answer.
96. Wealth is to indigent as nourishment is to:
a. happiness
c. stature
b. emaciated
d. variety
97. If all birds can fly and dove is a kind of bird, therefore:
a. Doves can fly
b. Doves are flightless birds
c. Doves are birds
d. None of these
98. Always is to often as never is to:
a. occasional
c. seldom
b. usual
d. every time
99. All flowers are aromatic. Rose is a flower, therefore:
a. Rose is foul-smelling
b. Rose is colorful
c. Rose is sweet-smelling
d. None of these
100.All picture frames are hanged on the wall. Susana placed the picture of the Last Supper in an antique picture frame, therefore:
a. Picture frames used by Susana are antique
b. Susana enjoys putting pictures in picture frames
c. The picture of the Last Supper in the antique picture frame is hanged on the wall
d. None of these