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LET Reviewer in General Education

LET Reviewer for General Education
LET Reviewer for General Education
PRACTICE TEST IN GENERAL EDUCATION

51. The poem below is entitled Suburban Prophecy which is written by Howard Nemerov.

On Saturday, the power-mowers' whine
Begins the morning. Over this neighbourhood
Rises the keening, petulant voice, begin 
Green oily teeth to chatter and munch the cud. 

Monsters, crawling the carpets of the world, 
Still send from underground against your blades
The roots of things battalions green and curled
And tender, that will match your blades with blades 
Till the revolted throats shall strangle on. 

The tickle of their dead, till straws shall break 
Crankshafts like camels, and the sun go down 
On dinosaurs in swamps. A night attack 
Follows and by the time the Sabbath dawns 
All armored beasts are eaten by their lawns.

The imagery in the first stanza appeals to the reader's sense of
A. sight
B. touch
C. smell
D. hearing

52. Which part of the Allied action has been detailed in this passage? "After Saddam Hussein violated international agreements by sending Iraq troops to Kuwait and missiles into other neighboring countries, the Allies responded with military action."
A. The Allied bases in Saudi Arabia
B. The ground was in the desert
C. The movement of Allied Troops with Iraq
D. The air campaign in the Baghdad area

53. Which of the following words DOES NOT contain the voiceless Th?
A. Mouth
B. Breath
C. Teeth
D. Health

54. 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.

55. 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
B. Long and cool
C. Sob and winding
D. To and it

56. Which of the following lines is a simile?
A. Holding wonder like a cup
B. Life has loneliness to sell
C. Eyes that love you, arms that hold
D. Buy it and never count the cost

57. 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

58. Which are limited only to the sale of real property and stock transaction?
A. Business incomes
B. Capital gains
C. Employment incomes
D. Passive incomes

59. 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
B. Sarcastic
C. Depressed
D. Hopeful

60. Below is an excerpt from John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address."

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country as founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans into answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to bear arms, though, arms we need, not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, a, struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join me in this historic effort? 
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility; I welcome it I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

My Fellow citizens of the world ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

The speech is characterized by all of the following stylistic devices EXCEPT
A. sad
B. uplifting
C. light-hearted
D. sarcastic

61. How many ways can a committee of 4 people be selected from a group of 7 people?
A. 35
B. 70
C. 140
D. 210
E. none of these

62. Which word contains the voiced Th?
A. Thank
B. These
C. Think
D. Thing

63. 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
B. him
C. them
D. it

64. What indoor relative humidity range would probably be comfortable when the outside temperature and humidity levels are extremely low?
A. 90 to 100%
B. 50 to 70%
C. 20 to 30%
D. 30 to 40%

65. 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.

66. Kaninong tula hango ang sumusunod? "Ang hindi magmahal sa sariling wika mahigit sa hayop at malansang isda."
A. Jose Rizal
B. Emilio Jacinta
C. Apolinario Mabini
D. Graciano Lopez Jaena

67. Which word is read on a high note to describe the kind of day? "This is a cold day."
A. is
B. cold
C. day
D. this

68. 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.

69. 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

70. 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
B. expected
C. will have expected
D. expecting

71. Below is a biographical sketch.

Success often comes to those with humble beginnings, Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. He first sang in a church choir and taught himself to play the guitar, but he never learned to read music. By 1953, he had moved to Memphis, Tennessee, graduated from high school, and enrolled in night school to become an electrician. That year, at Sun Records, Presley recorded a personal record for his mother, a song that was heard by the company's president. As a result of the president's recognition, Presley's first record,That's all Right, Mama,was out in 1954.

He toured the South, and in 1955 five of his records were released simultaneously. His first national television appearance was that year on Jackie Gleason'sThe Stage Show,but Presley became known for his appearance onThe Ed Sullivan Show,where the young singer gyrated as he sangrock n' rollmusic. During the live television performance, Presley was photographed only from the waist up because his motions were considered obscene.

Elvis the Pelvisbegan his film career in 1956 with LOVE ME TENDER and signed a long term film contract. The movie critics were not always kind, but teenagers flocked to Presley's films. Within a few short years, Presley had established a career that would span twenty-five years of ups and downs and make him one of the most popular entertainers in history. Long after his untimely death at age 42, Presley would be remembered asThe King of Rock n' Roll

The last sentence reveals that the author's attitude toward Presley is one of
A. indifference
B. admiration
C. disbelief
D. disgust

72. What is the sum of all the two digit numbers which are divisible by 5?
A. 945
B. 950
C. 960
D. 1050

73. 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
B. I and III
C. I, II and III
D. II and III

74. 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
B. Need for civic responsibility
C. Need for universal solidarity
D. Need for personal integrity

75. Below is the poem written by Edgar Lee Masters in 1915:

What Happened to Tom Merritt? 

At first I suspected something 
She acted so calm and absent-minded. 
And one day I heard the back door shut, 
As I entered the front, and I saw him slink 
Back of the smoke house into the lot, 
And across the field. 
And I meant to kill him on sight. 
But that day, walking near Fourth Bridge,
Without a stick or a stone at hand, 
All of a sudden I saw him standing, 
Scared to death, holding his rabbits, 
And all l could say was,Don't, Don't, Don't,
As he aimed and fired at my heart. 

Which of the following techniques is used in the poem?
A. Verse
B. Rhyme
C. Free verse
D. Personification

76. 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
C. none of these
D. 65
E. 70

77. 4 1/5 + 3 2/7 = __________
A. 7 3/12
B. 7 3/35
C. 7 17/35
D. 7 1/35
E. none of these

78. 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.

79. 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 extinguisher."
A. rules you decide
B. rules when you decided
C. rules you are deciding
D. rules when deciding

80. Which is the MOST important perceived need and problem of the Filipino family?
A. Unemployment or financial problem
B. Proneness to vices
C. Over protectiveness of children
D. Double standard on the roles of male and female

81. Which one BEST defines personal integrity?
A. The unity between ignorance and reality
B. The unity of man's deeds, words, thoughts and realities
C. The unity of man's social, political and physical aspects
D. The relationship between virtue and conduct

82. Which is the length of the hypotenuse of a right triangle with legs 5 inches and 12 inches?
A. 17in.
B. 13 in.
C. 11in.
D. 20 in.
E. none of these

83. Ang sumusunod ay isang talumpati na may pamagat na SA KABATAAN na sinulat ni Onofre Pagsanghan. 

Isa sa mga salitang napag-aralan natin sa wikang Pilipino ay ang salitang NABANSOT. 
Kapang ang isang bagay daw ay dapat pang lumaki ngunit ito'y tumigil na sa paglaki, ang bagay na ito raw ay NABANSOT. Marami raw uri ng pagkabansot ngunit ay pinakamalungkot na uri raw ay ang pagkabansot ng isipan, ng puso at ng diwa.

Ang panahon ng kabataan ay panahon ng paglaki, ngunit ang ating paglaki ay kailangang paglaki, at pag-unlad ng ating buong katauhan, hindi lamang ng ating sukat at timbang. Kung ga-poste man ang ating taas at ga-pison man ang ating bigat ngunit kung ang pag-iisip naman nati'y ga-kulisap lamang kay pangit na kabansutan. Kung tumangkad man tayong tangkad-kawayan at bumilog man tayong bilog-tapayan, ngunit kung tayo nama'y tulad nibondyingay di mapagkatiwalaan-anong laking kakulangan. Kung magkakatawan tayong katawangTarzanat mapatalas ang ating isipang sintalas ng kay Rizal, ngunit kung ang ating kalooban nama'y itim na duwende ng kasamaan-anong kapinsalaan para sa kinabukasan. 

Kinabukasan, kabataan, tayo raw ang pag-asa ng Inang Bayan. Tayo raw ang maghahatid sa kanya sa langit ng kasaganaan at karangalan o hihils sa kanya sa putik ng kahirapan at kahihiyan. Ang panahon ng pagkilos ay ngayon, hindi bukas, hindi sa isang taon. Araw-araw ay tumutuwid tayong palangit or bumabaluktod tayong paputik. Tamang-tama ang sabi ng ating mga ninunong kung ano raw ang kinamihasnan ay siyang pagkakatandaan. Huwag nating akalaing makapagpapabaya tayo ng ating pag-aaral ngayon at sa araw ng bukas ay bigla tayong magiging mga dalubhasang magpapaunlad sa bayan. Huwag nating akalaing makapaglulublob tayo ngayon sa kalaswaaan at kahalayan at sa mahiwagang araw ng bukas sigla tayong magiging ulirang mga magulang.

Kabataan, tunay na pag-ibig sa bayan, ang tunay na nasyonalismo, ay wala sa tamis ng pangarap wala rin sa pagpag ng dila. Ang tunay na pag-ibig ay nasa pawis ng gawa.

Bakit di dapat tumangkad tulad nibondying?
A. Di ito magpakakatiwalaan
B. Di totoo ito
C. May kakulangan ito
D. Magulo kasi ito

84. Lucy's husband has been a drug dependent. She wanted him rehabilitated to be economically productive. Where will she commit her husband?
A. DARN
B. Bukang Liwayway Center
C. DARE
D. NFPI

85. Two days after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt made the following statements: 

In the past few years and most violently in the past few days, we have learned a terrible lesson. We must begin the great task that is before us by abandoning once and for all the illusion that we can never again isolate ourselves from the rest of humanity.

In the statement, Roosevelt is expressing the ideas of __________.
A. an internationalist
B. an anti-imperialist
C. an imperialist
D. an isolationist

86. Which is the sum of the infinite progression 3/2, 1, 2/3, 4/9 . . . ?
A. 6½
B. 5½
C. 4½
D. 7½
E. none of these

87. How much larger is the supplement of a 57 degree angle than the complement of a 75 degree angle?
A. 108 degrees
B. 18 degrees
C. 105 degrees
D. none of these
E. 123 degrees

88. Ang sumusunod ay isang talumpati na may pamagat na SA KABATAAN na sinulat ni Onofre Pagsanghan. 

Isa sa mga salitang napag-aralan natin sa wikang Pilipino ay ang salitang NABANSOT. 
Kapang ang isang bagay daw ay dapat pang lumaki ngunit ito'y tumigil na sa paglaki, ang bagay na ito raw ay NABANSOT. Marami raw uri ng pagkabansot ngunit ay pinakamalungkot na uri raw ay ang pagkabansot ng isipan, ng puso at ng diwa.

Ang panahon ng kabataan ay panahon ng paglaki, ngunit ang ating paglaki ay kailangang paglaki, at pag-unlad ng ating buong katauhan, hindi lamang ng ating sukat at timbang. Kung ga-poste man ang ating taas at ga-pison man ang ating bigat ngunit kung ang pag-iisip naman nati'y ga-kulisap lamang kay pangit na kabansutan. Kung tumangkad man tayong tangkad-kawayan at bumilog man tayong bilog-tapayan, ngunit kung tayo nama'y tulad nibondyingay di mapagkatiwalaan-anong laking kakulangan. Kung magkakatawan tayong katawangTarzanat mapatalas ang ating isipang sintalas ng kay Rizal, ngunit kung ang ating kalooban nama'y itim na duwende ng kasamaan-anong kapinsalaan para sa kinabukasan. 

Kinabukasan, kabataan, tayo raw ang pag-asa ng Inang Bayan. Tayo raw ang maghahatid sa kanya sa langit ng kasaganaan at karangalan o hihils sa kanya sa putik ng kahirapan at kahihiyan. Ang panahon ng pagkilos ay ngayon, hindi bukas, hindi sa isang taon. Araw-araw ay tumutuwid tayong palangit or bumabaluktod tayong paputik. Tamang-tama ang sabi ng ating mga ninunong kung ano raw ang kinamihasnan ay siyang pagkakatandaan. Huwag nating akalaing makapagpapabaya tayo ng ating pag-aaral ngayon at sa araw ng bukas ay bigla tayong magiging mga dalubhasang magpapaunlad sa bayan. Huwag nating akalaing makapaglulublob tayo ngayon sa kalaswaaan at kahalayan at sa mahiwagang araw ng bukas sigla tayong magiging ulirang mga magulang.

Kabataan, tunay na pag-ibig sa bayan, ang tunay na nasyonalismo, ay wala sa tamis ng pangarap wala rin sa pagpag ng dila. Ang tunay na pag-ibig ay nasa pawis ng gawa.

Sa alin makikita ang tunay na NASYONALlSMO?
A. Diwa
B. Gawa
C. Sulat
D. Salita

89. 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

90. What values are being given priority by juries in criminal cases?
A. The rights of the criminal over the strict interpretation of the law
B. The safety of the community over sympathy for the criminal
C. The needs of the criminals over the advice of the judge
D. The punishment of the criminal over the safety of the community

91. 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

92. Si Dr. Jose Rizal ay sumulat ng aklat ng itinampok sa iba't ibang bansa.

Ang pangungusap ay nagagamit bilang __________?
A. panuring
B. pamuno
C. tuwirang layon
D. paksa

93. A nation in which loess would likely be found today is
A. Iceland
B. United States
C. Japan
D. Ecuador

94. Which method of reproduction provides for the most variety of offspring?
A. Cloning
B. Sexual reproduction
C. Asexual reproduction
D. Cellular reproduction

95. Ano ang ipinahihiwatig ng salitang may salungguhit? "Matayog ang 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.

96. Below is an excerpt from John F. Kennedy's "Inaugural Address."

In your hands, my fellow citizens, more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course. Since this country as founded, each generation of Americans has been summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young Americans into answered the call to service surround the globe.

Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to bear arms, though, arms we need, not as a call to battle, though embattled we are; but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out, rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, a, struggle against the common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South, East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will you join me in this historic effort? 
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility; I welcome it I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.

My Fellow citizens of the world ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

One of the purposes of the speech is to motivate listeners to
A. serve their country
B. enlist in the armed forces
C. prepare themselves for battle
D. preserve the right to bear arms

97. 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.

98. 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 child.
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

99. 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
  
100. The main message of the Moral Recovery Program launched by Leticia Ramos Shahani starts with the __________.A. world
B. family
C. self
D. nation


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