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ite the underlined portion of this sentence?

However, their VCR kept them from missing their favorite primetime shows.

A. keepes C. hard kept

B. keeps D. keeped

2. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

A person should keep in mind some basic safety rules when you are deciding whether or not to use a fire

A. rules you decide C. rules you are deciding

B. rules when you decided D. rules when deciding

3. What correction should be made to this sentence?

Most State tourism departments and some travel agencies have bed and breakfast listings.

A. Insert a comma after agencies C. Change tourism to Tourism

B. Change have to has D. Change State to state

4. What correction should be made to this sentence?

Recently, educators exammined the effectiveness of computer instruction in schools.

A. Replace educators with educator's

B. Change the spelling of exammined to examined
C. Change schools to Schools
D. Replace computer with computer's

5. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

However, if a fire extinguisher is handy, a quick-thinking person often can use them to put out a small fire.

A. They C. Them
B. Him D. lt

6. What correction should be made to this sentence?

First-borns often pattern their behavior after they're parents and other adults.

A. Replace their to they're C. Replace they're to their

B. Change pattern to patterned D. No correction is necessary

7. What correction should be made to this sentence?

Most fire-related death's result from household fires; yet many people do not have fire extinguishers in their homes.

A. Remove the comma after fires C. Change have to has

B. Change result to results D. Replace death's with deaths

8. What correction should be made to this sentence?

One of their theories is that the first child receives more of the parents' attention than other children so first-borns
tend to be more intellectual.

A. Change is to are C. Change parents' to parent's

B. Insert a comma after children D. Change theories to theory's
9. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

The hosts also benefit from running such a business because they can stay at home, make money, and meeting a
variety of people.

A. Get to meet C. And meet

B. To meet D. And be meeting

10. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?
The studies revealing that, for various reasons, girls spent less time working with computers' than boys.

A. Revealing studies C. Studies' revelations

B. Studies revealed D. Studies will reveal

11. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined' portion of this sentence?

Recently psychologists have been researching birth order, their research suggests that personality and intelligence
are based partly on where a child ranks in the family.

A. Order. Their C. Order, or their

B. Order and their D. Order their

12. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

There is smoke detectors in many homes to warn residents of a fire, but fire extinguishers can actually help people
fight fires.

A. They're is C. Their are

B. Their is D. There are

13. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

Researchers also speculate that some teachers might have ‘given boys more computer time because parents and
teachers expected, boys to need computers for future careers.

A. Will expect C. Will have expected

B. Expected D. Expecting

14. What correction should be made to this sentence?

Buying a fire extinguisher knowing how to use it, and placing it in a location familiar to all family members can
help protect families against fire.

A. Insert a comma after extinguisher C. Change placing to place

B. Change the spelling of families to familys
D. Insert a comma after help
15. Which is the BEST WAY to write the underlined portion of this sentence?

Many viewers taped shows to watch later.

A. Tapped C. Tape
B. Had taped D. Had tapped

16. What is meant by LAST DITCH in this sentence?

The aged bishop was prepared to fight to the last ditch to defend his good name.

A. One's last courage C. One's last hope

B. One's last strategy D. One's last defense

17. Which ward in the passage does NOT require a change in pitch to show confidence?

"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”

A. Am C. Master
B. Captain D. Fate

18. Which word is read on a high note to describe the kind of day?

This is a cold day.

A. Is C. Day
B. CoId D. This

19. Which verb in the sentence is pronounced with the ending as [d]?

They laughed and joked as they walked and played.

A. Joked C. Walked
B. Laughed D. Played

20. What is meant by the expression TO GET BLOOD OUT OF A STONE in these sentences?

Geraldo has owed me fifty thousand pesos for over a year now. I’ve asked him for it on several occasions,
but it’s like trying to get blood out of a stone.

A. Something is impossible.
B. Someone refuses to cooperate.
C. Someone is willing to give what is asked.
D. Someone wants revenge.
21. What is meant by TWO PINS in this sentence?

For two pins I could have hit him on the nose.

A. A second course of action

B. Without much persuading
C. The second chance
D. Have a second alternative choice

22. What is meant by AT SIXES AND SEVENS in this sentence?

We moved into the house last week, but I'm afraid everything, is still at sixes and sevens.

A. The things have not been shipped.

B. In a state of confusion
C. In an orderly manner
D. The boxes are still intact
23. Which word ends with [S] pronounced [Z]?

A. Maps C. Laughs
B. Jakes D. Buys
24. What is meant by SOFT OPTION in these sentences?

Rebecca realized that if she stayed in her present job it would mean competing with an envious rival.
Leaving the company would probably be a soft option.
A. An action that is difficult to take

B. An action that is not agreeable

C. An action that is easier.

D. An action that is weakly funded

25. Which word contains the voiced Th?

A. Thank C. Think
B. These D. Thing

26. To gain the attention of the audience, the trick is __________?

A. start low, speak hurriedly

B. start high, speak loudly

C. start high, speak rapidly

D. start low, speak slowly

27. Which word contains the [ae] sound?

A. Carriage C. Caste
B. Cabin D. Can

28. Which of the following words DOES NOT contain the [voiceless th]?

A. Mouth C. Teeth
B. Breath D. Health

29. Which pitch is used for the word STRANGE?

What a strange story!

A. 3 C. 4
B. 2 D. 1
30. What do the following lines CONVEY?

Midnight, not a sound from the pavement.

Has the moon lost her memory?
She is smiling alone.
In the lamp light the withered leaves
Collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan

A. Confusion C. Loneliness
B. Optimism D. Eagerness

31. What is the mood of these lines?

Daylight, I must wait for the sunrise

I must think of a new life
And I mustn't give in.
When the dawn comes
tonight will be a memory, too
And a new day will begin.

A. Afraid C. Depressed
B. Sarcastic D. Hopeful

32. What is suggested in the opening line?

June 13, 1986 - they came from all over America - 200,000 heroes strong, with their families.

A. The writer holds great admiration for the veterans

B. The writer was a veteran of the war
C. The writer is opposed to the Vietnam War
D. The writer is a flag-waving patriot
33. Carl Sundburg wrote "Jazz Fantasia" which has for its first stanza:

Drum on your drums, batter on your banjos, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen.

Which words illustrate alliteration?

A. Batter and banjos C. Sob and winding

B. Long and cool D. To and it

34. Which of the following lines is a simile?

A. "Holding wonder like a cup" C. "Eyes that love you, arms that hold”
B. "Life has loneliness to sell" D. "Buy it and never count the cost"

35. The stanza below is taken from "Barter" by SaraTeasdale.

Life has loneliness to sell,

Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.

To what does Teasdale compare music?

A. The scent of pine trees C. Eyes that love

B. A curve of gold D. The rain

36. Robert Frost wrote the poem "Acquainted with the Night" from which the stanza is taken:

I have been one acquainted with the night.

I have walked out in rain-back in rain.
I have out walked the farthest city light

The poet in the stanza talks of

A. isolation and loneliness. C. joy getting out of the house.

B. happiness in having been acquainted with the D. youthful delight playing in the rain.
37. Lines 11 and 12 are taken from the poem "maggie and milly and molly and may."

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)

it's always ourselves we find in the sea

Which of the following ideas is the author expressing?

A. The sea is a source of life and death.

B. The sea represents all of our moods.

C. The sea is the best place for a person to reflect about life.

D. The sea and its surroundings can give people a fresh view on life.

38. Anong uri ng panghalip ang salitang may salungguhit sa pangungusap?

May padalang tulong ang pamahalaan para sa kanila.

A. Pambalana C. Paari
B. Palagyo D. Palayo

39. Nasa anong kaganapan ng pandiwa ang pangungusap?,

Naglaro ng basketball sa Rizal Stadium ang koponan ng aming pamantasan.

A. Sanhi C. Kagamitan
B. Tagaganap D. Ganapan

40. Alin uri ng parirala ang may salungguhit sa pangungusap?

Utang sa kanyang sipag at sikap sa paggawa ang kanilang maalwang pamumuhay.

A. Pangngalan C. Pawatas
B. Pangngalang-diwa D. Pang-ukol

41. Si Dr. Jose Rizal ay sumulat ng aklat ng itinampok sa ibat' ibang bansa.

Ang pangungusap ay nagagamit bilang __________?

A. panuring C. tuwirang layon

B. pamuno D. paksa

42. Kilalanin ang uri ng pariralang may salungguhit.

Ang pangangalaga sa mga likas na yaman ay tungkulin nating lahat.

A. Pangngalan C. Pang-ukol
B. Pangngalang-diwa D. Pawatas

43. Sabihin ang aspekto ng pandiwa sa pangungusap na ito.

"Mag-aral sa bahay ng mga araling ukol sa halaman."

A. Pawatas C. lmperpektibo
B. Kontemplatibo D. Perpektibo

44. Dadalaw sa mga paaralan si Dr. Filemon S. Salas, ang tagapamanihala ng mga paaralang lungsod, sa lungsod
ng Pasay.

Ang pangungusap ay nagagamit bilang

A. panuring C. tuwirang layon

B. paksa D. pamuno
45. Alin ang di karaniwang anyo ng pandiwang HINTAY KA?

A. Tay C. Intay

B. Tayka D. Teka

46. Ano ang ipinahihiwatig ng salitang may salungguhit?

Matayog anq lipad ni Pepe kaya't bata pa siya'y nagsisikap na siya.

A. May kayabangan si Pepe.

B. Mataas ang pangarap ni Pepe.

C. Marunong si Pepe.

D. Ibig ni Pepeng maabot ang langit

47. Sa "Espiritu ni Bathala ang nangangalaga ng kanilang kalusugan" ang ipinahihiwatig na katangian ay

A. malinis
B. mabisa
C. maliksi
D. makapangyarihan

48. Alin sa mga salita ang kasingkahulugan ng salitang may salungguhit?

Ang ama ni Anita ay kilalang bulanggugo sa kanilang lalawigan.

A. Laging ibinubulong
B. Laging handang gumasta
C. Laging handang makipag-away
D. Laging handang makipagtalo
49. Anong tayutay ang tinutukoy nito?

Durog ang katawang bumagsak sa semento si Miguel.

A. Pagtutulad
B. Pagbibigay katauhan
C. Pagmamalabis
D. Pagwawangis

50. Sa alin salita magkakaroon ng saglit na paghinto kung pinapilitang si Rose ang nakabasag ng pinggan?

Hindi si Rose ang nakabasag ng pinggan.

A. Rose C. Nakabasag
B. Hindi D. Pinggan

51. Alin ang kahulugan ng KAHIRAMANG SUKLAY?

A. Kakilala
B. Kaibigan C. Karibal
D. Kalahi
52. Alin antas ng tono ang lumilitaw sa bahaging may salungguhit ng pangungusap na

Magbabasa ng mga gawain ang guro.

A. 1 C. 2
B. 3 D. 4

53. Alin antas ng tona ang lumilitaw sa bahaging may salungguhit ng pangungusap na nagdududa?

Nagpuputol ng puno ang lalaki.

A. 1 C. 4
B. 2 D. 3

54. Alin ang kahulugan ng AGAW-BUHAY?

A. Masiglang-masigla C. Pagpapatuloy ng buhay

B. Malapit nang mamatay D. Mahirap na buhay

55. Alin ang naayong pamagat sa tanagang sinulat ni Jose Villa Panganiban?

Ano man sa daigdig,

Maaring magamit,
Ano mang masaisip;
Di sukat maiipit.

A. Pagkainip C. Pag-asa
B. Paraya D. Pagbibigay

56. Ano ang kahulugan ng taludtod na ito?

"Ang anak man ay alagaan sa marubdob na pagsuyo sikapin ma sa sarili'y huwag siyang maging luko
talipandas sa paglaki na sa sama marahuyo sa lahi mo't sa Bayan may isang tinik sa balaho."

A. Mahalin ang anak ng walang hangganan.

B. Tamang pagpapalaki sa anak ang dapat.
C. Suyuin ang anak at ibigay lahat ng hilig.
D. Paligayahin ang tahanan.57. Kaninong tula hango ang sumusunod?

"Ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika mahigit sa hayop at malansang isda."

A. Jose Rizal C. Apolinario Mabini

B. Emilio Jacinta D. Graciano Lopez Jaena

58. Alin sa mga sumusunod ang aral na ibinibigay ng epikong Muslim na INDARAPATRA AT

A. Pagmamahal C. Katapatan ,
B. Katapangan D. Pagtanaw ng utang-na-Ioob

59. Alin sa mga sumusunod ang aral na ibinigay ng ANG ALAMAT NI MARIANG MAKILlNG na ikinuwento
ni Jose Rizal?

A. Pagyamanin at pangalagaan ang ating bayan at lahi pagka’t hiyas at yaman natin ito.
B. Pag-ibig ang makapagbabago sa mundong ito.
C. Kabanalan ang magpatawad at tulungan ang isang nagkasala.
D. Dahil sa pagmamalabis at pagsasamantala, maraming biyaya ang sa kanya'y nawawala.
60. Alin sa mga sumusunod ang mensahe ng epiko ng IIokano na BIAG NI LAM-ANG?

A. Pinatutunayan ng epiko ang yaman ng Ilokano sa lahat ng bagay.

B. Kailangan paniniwalaan ang ukol sa bisa ng mga anting-anting dahil sa mga pangyayaring nagpapatunay dito.

C. Dito nagpapatunay na walang kamatayan.

D. Masasalat ang mga katutubong ugali at mga tradisyong dapat pagyamanin at panatilihin upang pakinabangan
ng kabataan.

61. Ano ang pinakaangkop na kahulugan nito?

"Nagsasaya tayo ngayon sapagkat ang iyong namatay na kapatid ay muling nabuhay; ang nawawala ay
muling nakita."

A. Ang pagbabalik ay dapat ipaghanda nang malaki.

B. Ang pagbabago ng kapatid ay dapat pahalagahan.
C. Dapat silang magsaya sa muli nilang pagsasama-sama
D. Ang pagsasama nila ay dahil sa muling pagbabalik ng kapatid

62. Si Mariano Ponce ay propagandistang may sagisag sa panulat na

A. Tamaraw C. Kapre
B. Tikbalang D. Kalapate

63. Anong aral ang ibinibigay ng sumusunod na salawikain?

"Ang taong napapailalim, ay naipapaibabaw rin."

A. Maaring ngayon ay hirap pagdating ng bukas ay may ginhawa rin

B. Tiyak ang pag-unlad kapag nauna ang hirap

C. Kung ano ang ibig natin ay mangyayari

D. Magtiis kung dumarating ang hirap

64. Alin ang di karaniwang anyo ng pandiwang WINIKA KO?

A. Ikako C. Kako
B. Wikako D. Wika

65. A politician wants to get his message to 2/3 of the population of 48,000 in Bulacan. However, his advertising
campaign reaches only 3/4 of the number he intended. How many people does he actually reach?

A. 16,000 D. 36,000
B. 10,000 E. none of these
C. 24,000

66. Mr. Garcia owns a 10½ hectare tract of land. He plans to subdivide this tract into ¼ hectare lots. He must first
set aside 1/16 of the total land for roads. How many lots will this tract yield?

A. 30 D. 45
B. 35 E. none of these
C. 42
67. A meter was cut at the 35-cm mark. What is the ratio of the smaller piece to the larger piece?

A. 7:13 D. 65:100
B. 65:35 E. none of these
C. 35:100
68. The carat is a unit of measure used to weigh precious stones. It equals 3.086 grains. How many grains does a 2.8
carat diamond weigh?

A. 864.08 D. 8640.8
B. 86.408 E. none of these
C. 8.6408

69. A carpenter wanted three pieces of wood each 1⅝ feet long. If he planned to cut them from a 6-foot piece of
wood, how much of the piece would be left?

A. 4 ⅜ ft D. 3 ft
B. 1 ⅛ ft E. none of these
C. 4 ⅞ ft
70. Four mangoes cost P29.00. At that price what will 2½ dozen mangoes cost?

A. Php217.50 D. Php870.00
B. Php188.50 E. none of these
C. Php348.50

71. If P75.00 is shared among three children in the ratio of 3:7:15. The size of the smaller share is

A. Php9.00 D. Php35.00
B. Php15.00 E. none of these
C. Php25.00

72. 4 1/5 + 3 2/7 = __________

A. 7 3/12 D. 7 1/35
B. 7 3/35 E. none of these
C. 7 17/35

73. 10 - 3 2/17 = __________

A. 7 2/1 7 D. 6 15/17
B. 6 2/1 7 E. none of these
C. 6 1/17

74. How many whole numbers can divide 30 exactly?

A. Eight D. Four
B. Six E. none of these
C. Five
75. Which is the sum of the infinite progression 3/2, 1, 2/3, 4/9 . . . ?

A. 6½ D. 7½
B. 5½ E. none of these
C. 4½

76. In the progression 18, -12, 8 . . . which term is 512/729?

A. the 8th
B. the 6th D. the 7th
C. the 9th E. none of these
77. Which are the next three terms in the progression 1, 4, 16 . . . 8 terms?

A. 64, 256, 1024

B. 67, 259, 1027 D. 65, 257, 1025
C. 66, 258, 1026 E. none of these

78. Which are the next three terms in the progression 1/125, -1/25, 1/5 . . . 7 terms?

A. -2, 6, -26
B. -3, 7, -27 D. -1, 5, -25
C. -4, 8, -28 E. none of these
79. Which is the equivalent common fraction of the repeating decimal 3.242424…?

A. 107/33
B. 110/33 D. 108/33
C. 109/33 E. none of these

80. What is the difference between the largest 4-digit number and the smallest 4-digit number?

A. 8999 D. 8888
B. 8000 E. none of these
C. 9998

81. What is the sum of all the two digit numbers which are divisible by 5?

A. 945 C. 960
B. 950 D. 1050

82. Find m in the proportion m/12 = 30/24.

A. 30 D. 25
B. 15 E. none of these
C. 20

83. The Miranda Family purchased a 250-pound side of beef and had it packaged. They paid Php365.00 for the side
of beef. During the packaging, 75 pounds of beef were discarded as waste. What was the cost per pound for the
packaged beef?

A. Php2.08 per pound D. Php2.06 per pound

B. none of these E. Php2.30 per pou
C. Php2.50 per pound

84. If a baseball player hits 10 home runs in the first 45 games, at the same rate how many home runs can he expect
to hit during the 162-game season?

A. 38 D. 40
B. 42 E. none of these
C. 36

85. During a recent shopping spree, Tomas and Nena bought some new accessories for their apartment. Nena chose
a crocheted throw pillow at Php24.95, and Tomas purchased a rural landscape painting for Php135.00. How much
did they actually spend if they paid 7% sales tax on their purchases?

A. Php171.15
B. Php139.25 D. Php159.95
C. none of these E. Php148.75

86. You buy a new refrigerator for Php12,800.00 and make a down payment of Php2,500.00. If you finance the
remainder at 8% annually for three years, how much will you actually pay for the refrigerator?
A. Php12,190.00 D. Php12,772.00
B. Php10,300.00 E. Php15,272.00
C. none of these

87. To pass her English Test, Lucille must get 75% of the items correct. Out of 80 questions, how many must she
correctly answer?

A. 55
B. 60 D. 65
C. none of these E. 70

88. Employees at Shaira's Musicmart get a 20% discount on all purchases. If Theresa buys three tapes at Php7.49
each, how much will she have to pay after her employee discount?

A. Php16.98
B. Php19.98 D. Php17.98
C. Php18.98 E. none of these

89. A car dealer is offering a rebate of Php7,500.00 on any new-car purchase. If the purchase price of a car is
Php200,000.00 more than it was last year, what is the rate of discount offered by the rebate?

A. 10% D. 13.3%
B. not enough information is given E. 14.2%
C. 7.5%
90. How many ways can a committee of 4 people be selected from a group of 7 people?

A. 35 D. 210
B. 70 E. none of these
C. 140
91. In how many ways can you arrange three mathematics books (Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry) in order on a

A. 6 D. 24
B. 8 E. none of these
C. 12

92. One package is 100 pounds, and the other is 150 pounds. The weight of the second package is how many times
that of the first?

A. 1½ times heavier
B. ½as heavy D. 10 pounds heavier
C. none of these E. 20 pounds heavier

93. How many gallons of water will fill a fish tank that is 18 inches by 12 inches by 48 inches? (There are 231
cubic inches per gallon). Round your answer to the nearest gallon.

A. 45 gallons
B. 40 gallons D. 47 gallons
C. none ofthese E. 38 gallons

94. How much topsoil is needed to cover a garden 25 feet by 40 feet to a depth of 6 inches?

A. 480 ft3
B. 440 ft3 D. none of these
C. 500 ft3 E. 460 ft3
95. What are the next four numbers in this sequence 8, 5, 4, 9,17, ___, ___, ___, ___?

A. 4, 3, 2, 1 D. none of these
B. 5, 4, 3, 2 E. 3, 2, 1, 0
C. 6, 3, 2, 0

96. What day follows the day before yesterday if 2 days from now will be Sunday?

A. Tuesday D. Wednesday
B. none of these E. Thursday
C. Saturday

97. How much larger is the supplement of a 57 degree angle than the complementof a 75 qegree angle?

A. 108 degrees
B. 18 degrees D. none of these
C. 105 degrees E. 123 degrees

98. The hypotenuse of a right triangle is 25 feet. If one leg is 24 feet, what is the length of the other leg?

A. 5 ft A. 17in.
B. 5 ft B. 13 in.
C. 20 ft C. 11in.
D. none of these D. 20 in.
E. 7 ft E. none of these

100. Which one should be TRUE if Earth's rotation axis did not tilt?

I. Days and nights would be the same length everywhere on Earth.

II. There would be no hours of darkness on points along the equator.
III. Earth would have no seasons,
IV. Each part of the Earth would have the same daily temperature pattern.

A. II and IV
B. III and IV
C. IVand I
D. I and Ill

101. Tides, caused by the moon's gravity, create a frictional force that is gradually slowing down Earth's rotation
speed. One million years from now, scientist may discover that compared to today, Earth's

A. day is shorter C. day is longer

B. year is longer D. year is shorter

101. Tides, caused by the moon's gravity, create a frictional force that is gradually slowing down Earth's rotation
speed. One million years from now, scientist may discover that compared to today, Earth's

A. day is shorter C. day is longer

B. year is longer D. year is shorter

102. What indoor relative humidity range would probably be comfortable when the outside temperature and
humidity levels are extremely low?

A. 90 to 100% C. 20 to 30%
B. 50 to 70% D. 30 to 40%

103. Which of the following facts support the Big Bang theory's explanation of the creation of the universe?
A. The universe does not expand nor contract.
B. The universe seldoms expand.
C. The universe will have background radiation.
D. The universe has no beginning nor end.

104. Which of the following is the BEST example of self-preservation?

A. mouse runs when it sees a cat.

B. A dog barks when it sees its owner.
C. A young man decides to quit smoking
D. A salmon swims back to the place of its birth to lay eggs.

105. Which of the following internal forces interrupt the external forces of erosion?

I. Forces that cause volcanoes

II. Forces that cause ocean trenchers
III. Forces that create mountains

A. I, II and III C. II and III

B. I and III D. I and II

106. Which location should have most nearly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness during
December? A town that is located

A. halfway between the Equator and the South Pole.

B. close to the Equator.
C. close to the North Pole.
D. close to the South Pole.

107. At which time during the year does the ozone level present a particular health threat in urban areas for people
with respiratory problems?

A. Spring C. Summer
B. Fall D. Winter

108. Which of the following procedures used by a farmer is NOT related directly to preventing erosion?

A. Contour plowing around a hill

B. Planting more seeds than are necessary to yield a bountiful crop.
C. Planting grass in gullies to act as a filter
D. Planting crops in alternate rows (strip farming)

109. A nation in which loess would likely be found today is

A. Iceland C. Japan
B. United States D. Ecuador

110. Which one explains why oxygen a gas, is the largest component of the Earth’s crust?

A. Oxygen gives Earth's crust its lightness

B. Oxygen is the most abundant element in the world
C. Oxygen is capable of combining with most of the elements in the Earth's crust.
D. Oxygen is needed to sustain all life on Earth.

111. Which is the BEST evidence that helium gas is lighter than air?
A. Helium has the lowest boiling point of all elements.
B. Helium atoms do not combine with other air atoms.
C. Helium-filled balloons rise in air.
D. By volume, helium makes up only 0.0005% of air.
112. In which kingdom should MOLD be classified?

A. Protista C. Fungi
B. Plantae D. Animalia

113. Which area of the brain controls feeling on the left side of a person's face?

A. The left occipital lobe C. The right parietal lobe

B. The left parietal lobe D. The right occipital lobe

114. Scientist also find that other stalky vegetables such as carrots also help lower blood pressure. This statements
is BEST classified as

A. experiment C. finding
B. nonessential fact D. prediction

115. The Jones family has had four children, all girls. The fifth child born is a boy. This change is the result of

A. conception classes taken by the parents.

B. the timing of the fertility cycles.
C. the father's contribution of a "Y" chromosome.
D. the "law of averages" finally catching up.

116. Which of the following should you expect to be true about the rate of cellular respiration for a group of
students who are the same age, height, and weight?

A. Athletes would tend to have higher rates of cellular respiration than non-athletes.
B. Africans would have a higher rate of cellular respiration than Asians.
C. Boys would have a higher rate of cellular respiration than girls.
D. Non-athletes would have higher rates of cellular respiration than athletes.

117. What is the function of DIFFUSION in the human body?

A. Regulates blood flow

B. Plays an insignificant role in the body's functioning
C. Allows an even distribution of substances throughout all cells of the body
D. Comes into play in times of extreme illness

118. What is the MOST likely reason for a desert plant to have a few or no leaves?

A. To increase photosynthesis
B. To decrease photosynthesis
C. To increase transpiration
D. To decrease transpiration

119. It was also discovered that the chemical 3m butylphthalide can lower the blood pressure of rats. This statement
is classified as

A. prediction C. finding
B. experiment D. nonessential fact
120. Which kingdom should STREPTOCOCCUS be classified?

A. Protista C. Fungi
B. Plantae D. Monera

121. Which of the following methods can all diabetics control their condition and avoid heart disease and

I. Regulating their intake of glucose

II. Increasing the levels of insulin in the body by taking insulin injections
Ill. Maintaining a reasonable exercise regimen to keep weight down.

A. I C. I and II
B. II D. I and III

122. Without the process of meiosis, we can infer that offspring from sexual reproduction would

A. have a high degree of genetic variety.

B. have twice the assigned number of chromosomes.
C. be identical.
D. have a number of mutations.

123. Which method of reproduction provides for the most variety of offspring?

A. Cloning C. Asexual reproduction

B. Sexual reproduction D. Cellular reproduction

124. What does a stick of unlit dynamite demonstrate?

A. Chemical Energy C. Kinetic Energy

B. Nuclear Energy D. Potential Energy

125. The principle under which a thermostat operates is the same when

A. a gas expands to fill the container in which it is held.

B. a pendulum swings when it is set into motion.
C. a chemical reaction occurs when two substances combine.
D. the level of mercury rises or falls in a glass tube.

126. What do you predict will happen when you bring two bar magnets closer together?

A. They will repel each other.

B. They will create an alternating current
C. Nothing will happen
D. They will attract each other.

127. Which of the following BEST demonstrates the greenhouse principle?

A. A heated aquarium
B. A car with rolled-up windows
C. A microwave oven
D. A solar battery -powered calculator

128. Which law of force and motion explains this occurrence, when a rocket is propelled upward by the powerful
downward discharge of exhaust gases?

A. Universal Gravitation C. Applied Force

B. Action and Reaction D. Inertia
129. Why does a pendulum in a grandfather clock once set in motion continue to swing, thereby regulating the
clock's movement? This is due to the Law of

A. Universal Gravitation C. Applied Force

B. Action and Reaction D. Inertia

130. Why does a bullet when discharged into the air eventually fall to the ground? This is due to the Law of

A. Universal Gravitation C. Inertia

B. Applied Force D. Action and Reaction

131. Which of the following will occur if a cold bottle of soda is left open on a kitchen counter?

A. The pressure that the soda exerts on the bottle will increase.
B. The temperature of the soda will decrease.
C. The amount of dissolved carbon dioxide gas will decrease.
D. The amount of dissolved carbon dioxide gas will remain the same.

132. In an experiment, a drop of blue ink is placed on the surface of a glass of water. In a few minutes, the drop of
ink is dispersed throughout the water, turning it light blue. The result of the experiment proves that

A. molecules of ink and molecules of water are in constant motion.

B. heat causes the ink to disperse.
C. a new compound is formed by the combination of ink and water.
D. ink molecules have less density than water molecule.

133. Each of the following objects is designed to employ the buoyancy principle EXCEPT a

A. life preserver C. submarine

B. kite D. canoe

134. An elderly woman suffered a stroke, a restriction of blood flow to the brain. If the stroke caused to the right
side of her body to become temporarily paralyzed, she most likely experienced a decreased blood flow to

A. the left side of her body. C. the left side of her brain.
B. the front of her brain. D. the right side of her brain.

135. In an experiment, a vacuum is created when all air is removed from a tube. A coin and bits of confetti are
released in the vacuum at the same time. They fall at the same rate and reach the bottom at the same time. The
experiment proves that

I. in a vacuum, the rate of acceleration is the same for all objects regardless of weight.
II. outside a vacuum, air resistance is what makes different objects fall at different rates.
III. gravity has no effect at all on objects that fall in a vacuum.

A. I and II C. I, II and III

B. I and III D. II and III

136. New peonies, perennial plants that produce showy flowers can be propagated from the parent plant by dividing
corns that grow underground. This reproductive form resembles a

A. bulb C. seed
B. runner D. bud
137. Which antidote would have a similar effect if vinegar or citrus juice were not available?

A. Milk C. Vegetable oil

B. Raw egg white D. Water

138. Which is NOT among the hazardous effects of water pollution to health?

A. The epidemic threat of hepatitis and dysentery

B. The increase incidence of liver cancer
C. The dumping of mercury in the sea causing blindness, brain damage, or death
D. The presence of certain bacteria in the digestive tract causing methemoglobinemia
139. A tightly coiled spring demonstrate?

A. Steam energy C. Potential energy

B. Kinetic energy D. Chemical energy

140. As a representative of the Urban Poor Commission of the Association of Religious Superiors (ARS), which
action will you most likely take to resolve the long-term roots of structural inequalities-proliferation of child labor and
child prostitution?

A. Raise views of human rights abuse.

B. Organize regular programs for information and discussion of human rights.
C. Conduct skills training.
D. Raise questions over the government's commitment to rebuild human rights

141. Which explains the reason why there are continuous and increasing human rights violations?

A. The United Nation's General Assembly approved only resolutions on human rights and the basic freedoms
which are not binding.

B. The solutions used are ineffective.

C. The United Nations as an international body is rather slow in the exercise of its powers.
D. The United Nations uses a single solution on all forms of human rights violations.

142. The following are legitimate children, EXCEPT

A. those born by artificial insemination.

B. those legitimated.
C. those born during a valid marriage of parents.
D. those born out a valid marriage of the parents.

143. Thousands of street children in large Brazilian cities were murdered by paramilitary death squads which included
police officers. What could be the reason why these operations were not suppressed by the government?

A. Totalitarian governments do not give protection to their people.

B. The business people even funded these operations to clean up their streets and neighborhoods.
C. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was only lip service.
D. To how they treat their people was nobody else's business.

144. Spouses Jose S. Luz and Celerina Luz filed a petition to adopt Gregorio Luz Ona, their nephew. The spouses are
childless and they reared Gregorio from his birth in 1971 until 1975 and they continued to support him. Gregorio had
to be left in the Philippines when the spouses went to the United States where Jose is employed. The MSSD
recommended the adoption to the court on the premise that petitioners are in a better position to provide for the minor
child than the natural parents who are impoverished.

What could be the possible decision of the court on the petition?

A. The court denied the petition because the spouses are already aliens
B. The petition for adoption was granted because the court finds that it is to the best interest of the
C. The petition for adoption was denied because the spouses are non-residents of the Philippines.
D. The court denied the petition on the premise that the trial custody requiredby PD 603 cannot be effected for
spouses are non-residents

145. Which one is the human right to life?

A. Peace C. Own property

B. Live in national and international order D. Fair trial

146. Which one is the human right to dignity?

A. Political independence C. Form associations

B. Honor and reputation D. Social and economic reforms

147. Carolina Diaz filed a petition for habeas corpus against Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Alde to recover custody of Lina
Diaz Tan alias "Gracia Alde," the natural daughter of Carolina Diaz, who was a hostess.

What could be the possible action of the court on the petition filed by Carolina Diaz?

A. Her petition would be granted because she now works as a clerk in a prestigious office.
B. Her petition would be denied because she was a former hostess.
C. Her petition would be denied because when Gracia was given to the Aldes it was tantamount to abandonment of
the child, resulting to termination of parental authority.
D. Her petition would be granted because she is the natural mother.

148. Mary Rose, an 18 year old was sexually abused by 3 teenagers from well-to-do families from Makati. Despite
pressures, she came out into the open to get justice. Which need did Mary Rose satisfy?

A. Need for family unity C. Need for universal solidarity

B. Need for civic responsibility D. Need for personal integrity

149. The following are defects present at the time of marriage which is voidable and annullable EXCEPT

A. impotence
B. deceit

C. fraud
D. threat
150. Which one is the right to human dignity?

A. Choose the goals and means of development

B. Share in scientific and technological advances of the world
C. Right to information
D. Sovereignty over our natural resources