PERFORMANCE REVIEW TOPICS High School NATIONAL YEAR 2017 Subject: ENGLISH – PROJECT NUMBER 04
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from the others of the same group.
Question 1: A. candy B. sandy C. many D. handy
Question 2: A. earning B. learning C. searching D. clearing
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that differs from the rest in the position of the main stress in each of the following questions.
Question 3: A. organize B. embarrass C. discourage D. surrounding
Question 4: A. engrave B. categorize C. memorialize D. discover
Question 5: A. advantageous B. oceanic C. compulsory D. influential
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word of phrase that is CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 6: Suddenly, it began to rain heavily, so all the summer hikers got drenched all over.
A. very tired B. refreshed C. completely wet D. cleansed
Question 7: The most abundant mineral derived from the sea is sodium chloride, or common salt. A. copious B. sufficient C. generous D. plentiful
Question 8: Corn, domesticated by the American Indians, was brought to Europe by Columbus.
A. trained B. cultivated C. implanted D. reared
Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that is OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined part in each of the following questions.
Question 9: Adverse reviews in the press may greatly change the prospects of a product.
A. Encouraging B. Additional C. Sensible D. Favorable
Question 10: There is practically no difference between the two options.
A. virtually B. hardly C. usually D. exactly
Mark the letter A,B,C, or D on your answer sheet to show the underline part that needs correction in each of the following questions.
Question 11: In the hot climate of India, innumerable caves serving generations of religious men as shrines and retreats.
A. In the B. innumerable C. serving D. as
Question 12: Professor Benton has more experience in this type of procedure from Professor Edwards. A. has B. in C. of D. from
Question 13: Since poaching is becoming more seriously, the government has imposed stricter laws to prevent it. A. it B. poaching C. seriously D. stricter laws
Question 14: Aristotle systematically set our various forms of syllogism that has remained an important reference for logic.
A. systematically B. various C. that D. has remained
Question 15: There are a number of reason why population is concentrated in temperate regions, but the wide variety and availability of animal and vegetable life may be the most important.A. of reason B. is concentrated C. availability D. the most important
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the following questions.
Question 16: In 1938, many people like listening to radio heard a report_______ had landed in New Zealand. A. how beings from Mars B. beings from Mars
C. that being from Mars D. that beings from Mars
Question 17: I stood up at the meeting and demanded_____. At last, I got the chance to express my opinion. A. to be heard B. having been heard C. to hear D. to have heard
Question 18: Mary was reading a book__________ waiting for the bus
A. as though B. as soon as C. while D. so then
Question 19: __________ information is enclosed effectively in the memory, it may not be easily recalled when necessary.
A. The B. Unless C. That D. So that
Question 20: The child’s arm was swollen because he__________ by a bee.
A. stung B. had been stung C. had stung D. had being stung
Question 21: “Would you mind turning down your stereo?’’ – “______________”
A. I’m really sorry! I ‘m not paying attention B. Yes, I do
C. Oh! I’m sorry! I didn’t realize that D. No. I don’t
Question 22: Tom: “Why didn’t you pay the telephone bill?” Lucy: “______________”
A. Thank you for all that B. Yes, it was true.
C. Well, it’s too thick D. I did
Question 23:Choose the best arrangement of the sentences marked i, ii, iii, iv to make a short dialogue.
i. They’re free. My father gave them to me. ii. In London. We can go in my car.
iii. I’d love to come. How much are the tickets? iv. Where are they playing?
A. i-ii-iii-iv B. i-iv-ii-iii C. iv-ii-iii-i D. iv-iii-ii-i
Question 24: Janet assured them that she would have finished the report__________.
A. until then B. by then C. till then D. from then
Question 25: We have__________ nothing left in the bank.
A. most B. by way of C. next to D. closest to
Question 26: Tony spent__________ money buying moving tickets that he didn’t have enough left to buy a soft drink or candy bar.
A. such B. a lot of C. too much D. so much
Question 27: A molecule of water is________ of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.
A. composed B. created C. included D. consisted
Question 28: Jane really loves the_________ jewelry box that her parents gave her as a birthday present. A. nice brown wooden B. brown wooden nice
C. nice wooden brown D. wooden brown nice
Question 29: Global warming will result___________ crop failures and famine.
A. of B. to C. in D. from
Question 30: John has finally found a new job after being__________ for three months.
A. out of order B. out of mind C. out of work D. out of reach
Read the following passage on social issues in American schools, and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct word for each of the blanks.
Library is a collection of books and other informational materials made available to people for reading, study, or reference. The word library comes (31)________ liber, the Latin word for “book”. (32)________ , library collections have almost always contained a variety of materials. Contemporary libraries maintain collections that include not only printed materials such as manuscripts, books, newspapers, and magazines, (33)________ audio-visual and online databases. In addition (34)________ maintaining collections within library buildings, modern libraries often feature telecommunications links that provide users with access to information at remote sites.
The central mission of a library (35)________ to collect, organize, preserve, and provide access to knowledge and information. In fulfilling this mission, libraries preserve a valuable record of culture that can be passed down to (36)________ generations. Libraries are an essential link in this communication between the past, present, and future. Whether the cultural record is contained in books or in electronic formats, libraries ensure (37)________ the record is preserved and made available for later use.
People use library resources to gain information about personal (38)________ or to obtain recreational materials such as films and novels. Students use libraries to supplement and enhance their classroom experiences, to learn (39)________ in locating sources of information, and to develop good reading and study habits. Public officials use libraries to research legislation and public policy issues. One of the most valued of all cultural institutions, the library (40)________ information and services that are essential to learning and progress.
From “Library (institution)” by Richard S. Halsey et al.
Question 31: A. from B. in C. to D. out
Question 32: A. Despite B. However C. Therefore D. Instead
Question 33: A. only if B. as well C. or else D. but also
Question 34: A. on B. to C. in D. from
Question 35: A. are B. is C. have D. has
Question 36: A. succeeding B. succeed C. successful D. success
Question 37: A. what B. which C. who D. that
Question 38: A. profits B. attractions C. interests D. appeals
Question 39: A. abilities B. skills C. talents D. capacities
Question 40: A. relates B. applies C. supplies D. digests
Read the following passage on transport, and mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions.
The ancient Egyptians firmly believed in the afterlife and spent their time on earth preparing for it. Elaborate burial rituals included preparing the burial site, providing for all of the deceased’s material needs (food, clothing, jewels and tools for their trade), and preserving the corpse so that it would not decay. This preservation was accomplished through a process of mummification. The ancients left no written accounts as the execution of this process, so scientists have had to examine mummies and establish their own theories. The embalming process might have taken up to seven days for the pharaohs and nobility and only a few days for the poor.
The embalmers spread a variety of compounds of salt, spices and resins in allover the corpse to preserve it. They followed this with a prescribed wrapping, a procedure in which the wound strips of fine linen around, over and under the body while placing various amulets within the wrappings to protect the deceased from harm in the long journey to the afterlife. They also painted resins over the wrapped linen. Finally, a pharaoh or noble would have been encased in a wooden box before being placed in a sarcophagus.
Question 41: The word “They” in the second paragraph refers to___________.
A. embalmers B. spices C. pharaohs D. the poor
Question 42: The embalming process can best be described as___________.
A. lengthy and complicated B. short and simple
C. strict and unfaltering D. wild and terrifying
Question 43: The word “decay” in the first paragraph could best be replaced by___________.
A. die B. deteriorate C. embalm D. rejuvenate
Question 44: Why did the ancient Egyptians mummify the deceased?
A. to preserve the body from destruction
B. to scare tomb robbers.
C. to encase the body in sarcophagus
D. to protect the body from harm on the journey to the afterlife
Question 45: The word “accomplished” in the first paragraph is closest in meaning to___________.
A. performed B. forsaken C. reproduced D. dwindled
Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the sentence that best joins each of the following pairs of sentences in each of the following questions.
Question 46: We arrived at the conference. We realized our reports were still at home.
A. We arrived at the conference and realized that our reports are still at home.
B. It was until we arrived at the conference that we realize our reports were still at home.
C. Not until we arrived at the conference, did we realize that our reports were still at home
D. Not until had we arrived at the conference, we realized our reports were still at home.
Question 47: I should have studied last night. However, I was too tired.
A. I couldn’t study last night because I was very tired.
B. I studied last night because I was bored.
C. I studied last night because I had to.
D. I tried to study last night, but the homework was too hard.
Question 48: Anne jogs every morning. It is very good for her health.
A. Anne jogs every morning, which is very good for her health.
B. Anne jogs every morning and is very good for her health.
C. Anne jogs every morning that it is very good for her health.
D. Anne jogs every morning and then it is very good for her health.
Question 49: The plan may be ingenious. It will never work in practice.
A. Ingenious as it may be, the plan will never work in practice.
B. Ingenious as may the plan, it will never work in practice.
C. The plan may be too ingenious to work in practice.
D. The plan is as impractical as it is ingenious.
Question 50: It doesn’t make any difference if it rain. They will still go.
A. The difference is their going in the rain. B. Whether it rains or not, they will still go.
C. But for the rain, they would have gone. D. But for the rain, we would not have gone.