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! 

Choose the sentence that expresses the thought clearly and that has no error in structure/spelling.
I was speaking to Raquel on the phone when suddenly we were _____.
A. Now we shall do everything we can to enforce this law.
B. In the struggle against crime, government and people should join hands.
C. Republic Act 7659, the death penalty law is government's response in law against cruelty and heartlessness.
D. The law's main objective is not retribution but reform and rehabilitation of offenders and would-be offenders.
E. All countries in the world are presently sieged by violent crime.
A. The questions isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me, remarked celebrated author Ayn Rand.
B. Born into an affluent family, she opened her soul to music and literature, in that order. But her times were different.
C. For women, talent was confined to what you turned to when the ‘real’ things were over with.
D. She was accomplished in her own right.
Have you ever been to my __________________________?
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?
BREAD is related to BUTTER as POTATOES is related to ____________.
Both Nenita and _____ plan to go.
Van Gogh, the artist, felt that GOD should not be judged on this earth which he felt represents one of his sketches that turned out badly. Which of the following maybe inferred from this passage?
Teacher Michelle always tries to help people, but recently she has been _________ kind and generous.
Please read the chapter __________________.
The beautiful facade of the building elicited admiration from the guests.
Thomas Carlyle said, “The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder…” It could be interpreted as ______.
Select the sentence with the most appropriate order of adverbs and adverbial phrases.
The battered wife is seeking ______________ separation from her husband.
Being the scion of a wealthy patriarch, the family enjoys a good life.
The wounded soldiers were visited by the President who honored them with ______ for their ______.
"Never the twain shall meet....." means the lines are:
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
TAILOR is related to NEEDLE as MECHANIC is related to ____________.
A breath of fresh air and a change of milieu is what you need to regain your health.
GNASH is related to TEETH as LISTEN is related to ____________.
The Nibelungelied is a ____.
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.
The advent of cellphone is perhaps the best contribution of modern technology to our communication system. Back then, it would take a week or longer before we can communicate with our loved ones if we are working in other countries. It was through letters that we could communicate with them, and letters really took time to reach their destinations. Today, if we want to talk to our loved ones, even of we are living in another country, we can do so very easily with the use of cellphones. In a matter of minute, we are connected with them.
What does the passage say?
Adults acquire new words and experience primarily through-
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?
“I die just when the dawn breaks to herald the day.” This is a famous quote from ____.
Guest house rooms must be _________ by noon.
According to the current linguistics theories, which of the following is the best definition of the meaning of a word?
The games we used to play when we were young have been sidelined by modern gadgets. Nowadays, we no longer see children and teens playing piko, tumbang preso, luksong baka, patintero and other enjoyable games our parents used to play. The young generation of today is so hooked on gadgets that they even have no time to talk to each other during their free time. This is very unhealthy according to some social scientists.
From the passage, we can conclude that:
PORCINE is related to PIG as BOVINE is related to ____________.
The __________ of the story is not to count your eggs until they are hatched.
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
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.
"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-
What word is not properly spelled and used in these sentences?
"Of man's first disobedience and the fruit/of that forbidden tree" is the opening to:
A. Following his defeat, he abdicated with the apparent intention of going into exile in America.
B. At Rocherfort, however he found the harbor blockaded and he decided to surrender himself to Royal Navy.
C. He was escorted aboard HMS Bellerophon. It was a new experience for him to see the inside of a ship of the Royal Navy, the instrument of France’s defeat at Trafalgar a few years earlier.
D. If you or I had been in Napoleon's shoes after his shattering defeat at Waterloo, we might well have lapsed into a state of inward-looking depression if not despair. Not so Napoleon.
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:
Joevy _____ in bed too long and missed her classes.
He eats like a pig.
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?
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.
I should have returned this book last Tuesday, it is now five days ____.
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:
The traffic flow at the corner was jammed. Manny feared getting late so he _____ with a bus and leaped at the door.
Belgrade was in total darkness after the bombs were dropped. This means ____.
Which of the following job has the stress on the first syllable?