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Multiple Choice. Write the letter of the correct answer on the space provided before each number.
___1. What are the two known written codes during the Pre-Spanish Era?
A. Panay and Subanon Codes
B. Hammurabi and Ur Nammu Codes
C. Maragtas and Kalantiaw Codes
D. Sumakwil and Sulayman Codes
___2. Under the Spanish colonial government, who directly governed the Philippines?
A. The Governor-General
C. The Royal Audiencia
B. The Viceroy of Mexico
D. The King of Spain
___3. It is defined as written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established,
limited and defined and by which these powers are distributed among the several departments or branches fo
r their and useful exercise for the benefit of the people.
A. Statutes
C. Laws
B. Constitution
D. Ordinances
___4. What branch of the government that interprets the laws?
A. Legislative C. Judiciary
B. Courts
D. Executive
___5. What year did Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines?
A. 1528
C. 1526
B. 1523
D. 1521
___6. It refers to the community of persons more or less numerous, permanently occupying a definite portion
of territory, having a government of their own to which the great body of inhabitants render obedience and
enjoying freedom from external control.
A. Sovereignty
C. Nation
B. People
D. State
___7. What form of government in which it is only governed by the few
A. Aristocracy
C. Oligarchy
B. Tyranny
D. Democracy
___8. What is the first city that was established by the Spanish here in the Philippines?
A. Iloilo
C. Cebu
B. Manila
D. Leyte
___9. It refers to the agency in which the will of the state are being formulated, expressed and carried out.
A. Government
C. Nation
B. Organizations
D. Court
___10. What are the four elements of the state?
A. Government, People, State, Nation
B. People, Sovereignty, Territory, Government

C. Nation, Courts, People, Laws

D. Court, People, Constitution, Territory

___11. Who was the President of the Philippines during the Commonwealth Period?
A. Manuel Quezon C. Manuel Roxas
B. Ferdinand Marcos D. Diosdado Macapagal
___12. It the basic unit that constitute the Philippine local government.
A. Sitio
C. Municipality
B. Barangay
D. City

___13. What was the civil government established here in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation?
A. The Japanese Emperial
C. The Civil Government of Japan
B. Philippine Civil Rule
D. The Philippine Executive Commission
___14. Who is the head of the Senate?
A. Congressman
C. Senator
B. President
D. Senate President
___15. To be a candidate in the Philippine Presidential Elections, one must be able to read and write and at
least what age in the day of election?
A. 40
C. 30
B. 45
D. 35
___16. What was the Nationality of Ferdinand Magellan?
A. Portuguese
C. Spanish
B. Mexican
D. Italian
___17. The Philippines is located in what part of Asia?
A. West Asia
C. Southeast Asia
B. South Asia
D. Northwest Asia
___18. It is the record of the past events.
A. Journal
C. Diary
B. History
D. Books
___19. Who was the President of the Philippines who topped the bar exam despite the fact that he is behind
A. Gloria Arroyo
C. Ferdinand Marcos
B. Fidel V. Ramos
D. Diosdado Macapagal
___20. Who gave the name Islas Felipinas to the Philippines who was also a member of the Villalobos
A. Bernardo de la Torre
C. Carlos Felipe
B. Juan Marco Polo
D. Ferdinand Magellan
___21. What is another way to oust the President of the Philippines from his position?
A. Impeachment
C. Assassination
B. Pardon
D. Condemn
___22. How many Senators are elected in the Philippines?
A. 22
C. 24
B. 25
D. 26
___23. Who was the president of the Philippines who were remembered due to the following problems, like
Jueteng Scandal and Economic Plunder, attendant to his government?
A. Fidel V. Ramos
C. Diosdado Macapagal
B. Joseph Estrada D. Gloria Arroyo
___24. What did Rajah Colambu and Magellan did after they befriended each other?
A. Blood Compact C. Signed a Scroll
B. Shake Hands
D. Exchanged Goods
___25. All of the following constitute the meaning of political science except:
A. Common knowledge every events taking place in the society.
B. A basic knowledge and understanding of the state.
C. It is primarily concerned with the association of human beings into a political community.

D. It deals with the relationship among men and groups which are subject to the control by the state.

Matching Type. Match column A with column B.



1. A government ruled by the King or Emperor.

2. Government of the people, by the people and for the people.
3. It is the absence of the government.
4. It is a government of the privileged class.
5.The government powers are distributed between the central
government and the local government.
6. Wherein in this type of government the Chief Executive is
directly chosen by the people through elections.
7. This means, of right, by right, according to the law.
8. This type of government ruled only by the few.
9. It is in fact, in reality or in actual existence.
10. The powers are concentrated in the Central Government
through the representation of the majority party.


De facto
De jure
I. Republican
J. Unitary
K. Federal

Write T if the statement is True and F if it is False.

1. The president has the authority to declare war any time he wants.
2. There were four social classes of people in the pre-colonial barangays the nobles, freemen,
serfs and the slaves.
3. One of the major reasons of the Spanish Colonialism is to evangelize the natives of the
4. A senator of Member of the House of Representatives shall be privileged from arrest while the
session is going on.
5. The session of the Congress of the Philippines convenes every 5th Monday of July.
6. One of the powers of the Congress is the Power of the Purse.
7. The power of the eminent domain means, the state has the power to impose taxes.
8. The three principal branches of the government are separate and distinct from each other but,
they are coordinated and interdependent with each other.
9. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is also the Commander-in-Chief of the state.
10. A member of the Supreme Court must have been for at least 5 years or more a judge of the
lower court and have practiced the law in the Philippines.


Complete the Preamble of the 1987 Philippine Constitution by filling the blanks with the correct word.
We, the 1)sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of 2)Almighty God, in order to build a just and 3)humane
society, and establish a Government that shall embody our 4)ideals and 5)aspirations, promote the 6)common good,
7)conserve and develop our patrimony, and 8)secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence
and democracy under the 9)rule of law and a 10)regime of truth, 11)justice, 12)freedom, 13)love, 14)equality, and 15)peace, do
ordain and promulgate this Constitution.


1. The Special Powers of the President 10pts
2. The Functions of the President 5pts
3. Illustrate the Presidential Succession of the Philippine Republic 15pts