DOST SEI- English Reviewer

This online practice test measures your ability to apply the rules of the English language, specifically on grammar and syntax, vocabulary, reading comprehension and paragraph organization. Choose the correct answer from the given choices. The correct answer will be marked green, otherwise red. Good luck! 

Thomas Carlyle said, “The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder…” It could be interpreted as ______.
Which of the following job has the stress on the first syllable?
The ancient people made a ___________ that the end of the world is near.
___________ wiring is the cause of the sudden blackout.
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
A. Imagine for a moment that an unknown animal had been discovered deep in the jungles of South America.
B. What does it look like? What are its winning characteristics?
C. Take a paper now and draw it, making some notes about your sketch.
D. It is destined to replace the dog and the cat in popularity as a domestic pet during this century.
Which is NOT synonym for ‘gathering’?
GNASH is related to TEETH as LISTEN is related to ____________.
He's a good doctor but instead of working in a big hospital, he opts to practice his profession in remote areas.
A. The idea for ‘rinsing’ glass over a molten tin bath came to Sir Alastair when he stood at his kitchen sink washing dishes.
B. Pilkington’s proprietary process eliminated this final manufacturing stage by floating the glass, after it is cast from a melting furnace, over a bath of molten tin about the size of a tennis court.
C. A float line needs only half the number of workers to produce three times as much glass as old production methods.
D. The float process gives a distortion-free glass of uniform quality with bright, fire-polished surfaces; savings in costs are considerable.
What figure of speech is employed when the author states, " O souls and spirits of the martyred brave. arise?"
Guest house rooms must be _________ by noon.
Which of the following is a work of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS?
BREAD is related to BUTTER as POTATOES is related to ____________.
"Of man's first disobedience and the fruit/of that forbidden tree" is the opening to:
A. The strength of a company’s ethical culture lies in the extent to which the organization makes doing the right thing a priority.
B. Hence, it is imperative to continually share expectations and policies to create a clear understanding of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour at the workplace.
C. This creates a culture where employees independently behave in an ethical manner.
D. And, if a zero-tolerance policy towards unethical practices is adhered to, the myth of nice guys finishing last will be shattered.
In the past, consumers would rarely walk into an ice cream store and order low-fat ice cream. But that isn't the case today. An increasing health consciousness combined with a much bigger selection of tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable item for ice cream store owners.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
Parents admit that text messaging is an easy way of knowing their children’s whereabouts. However, they are worried about its effect on _______.
In Feng Shui, clutter is a big no-no. Clutter is consists of old toys, clothes, old magazines and everything old which are no longer used. It hinders the free circulation of the fresh energy inside the house, preventing it to enter every room. It makes the energy inside the house stale and inactive, making the residents of the house sickly and less aggressive. To avoid more unlucky situations in the homes, clutter should be cleared once it starts to pile up. This is good Feng Shui.
What conclusion can we make?
I should have returned this book last Tuesday, it is now five days ____.
PORCINE is related to PIG as BOVINE is related to ____________.
Mang Kanor's nipa hut was destroyed _________ by typhoon Manghut.
The nearest post office is on _____________________.
It is hard to earn a dollar these days.
What word is not properly spelled and used in these sentences?
"He is known as a political butterfly", the congressman remarked. This means the fellow is a _______.
The line from the Koran, "Woe to every backbiter," talks of _____________.
That is the face that caused a thousand ship and men to raise their arms and fight. Who was referred to by the poet?
We buy only cherry plums since we like ______ best.
There was HIATUS of two years before I went back to college. HIATUS means _______.
According to the current linguistics theories, which of the following is the best definition of the meaning of a word?
A prisoner was approached by a priest. "I will keep all you say in confidence", the priest assured. This means he tried to ______.
I was speaking to Raquel on the phone when suddenly we were _____.
The traffic flow at the corner was jammed. Manny feared getting late so he _____ with a bus and leaped at the door.
Teacher Michelle always tries to help people, but recently she has been _________ kind and generous.
Rousseau advised, “Have a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.” What is being referred to?
Choose the sentence that expresses the thought clearly and that has no error in structure/spelling.
"Run from anything that gives you the evil thought.... but stay close to anything that makes you want to do right."
It is about defeating _______________.
What season is it, with the line, "He ruffles every lily-pond? Where blossom kiss and part."
"Once I passed through a populous city imprinting my brain for future use with its shows, architecture, customs, traditions. Yet now, of all that city I remember only a woman I casually met who detained me for love of me." This passage is an example of-
One New York publisher has estimated that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States want an anthology that includes the complete works of William Shakespeare. And what accounts for this renewed interest in Shakespeare? As scholars point out, his psychological insights into both male and female characters are amazing even today.
This paragraph best supports the statement that
“I am the unfortunate grain of wheat that fell on stony ground at sowing time”. What figure of speech is exemplified in this line?
If you're a fitness walker, there is no need for a commute to a health club. Your neighborhood can be your health club. You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to get a good workout either. All you need is a well-designed pair of athletic shoes.
This paragraph best supports the statement that:
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."
As the popularity of tattoos continue to grow, so does the concern about potential risks. Some risks, such as the spread of infections through the use of unsterilized needles, have long been known. But what isn't clear is the safety of tattoo inks. Getting inked may have long-term consequences beyond just having to live with your ex-girlfriend's name on your bicep for decades.
What conclusion can we draw from the passage?
A. After examining him, the doctor smiled at him mischievously and took out a syringe.
B. Thinking that he was really sick, his father summoned the family doctor.
C. That day, Mintu wanted to take a day off from school.
D. Immediately, Mintu jumped up from his bed and swore the he was fine.
E. Therefore; he pretended to be sick and remained in bed.
He drank his tea in oceans.
Which of the following works by DANIEL DEFOE features a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued?
It was a man who lived before the time of Christopher Columbus that was the world's first great traveler. His name was Marco Polo. With his father and his uncle, he traveled from Italy to China, crossing mountains and deserts to get there. In China a king called Kublai Khan was pleased to see the Polos and had them live near to him. They stayed for twenty-three years. Kublai Khan sent Marco to other countries to do business for him. When Marco finally returned to Italy, he wrote all about his adventures in a book, which was read by Columbus and many other people, who also became interested in traveling to strange countries.
This story is mainly about:
Which among the following is the correct sequence of the sentences below?
1. The image of a good teacher is one who is constantly reflecting about how best to help different types of learners how to learn.
2. The National Competency-Based Teacher Standards (NCBTS) define a new paradigm of teaching where the teacher is viewed as a knowledge professional who is responsible for facilitating learning.
3. Good teaching is defined in terms of those practices that help students learn better.
4. Competency-based means that the standards or criteria for characterizing good.
5. The NCBTS can be used as a self assessment tool for professional development.