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! 

Generation Xers are those people born roughly between 1965 and 1981. As employees, Generation Xers tend to be more challenged when they can carry out tasks independently. This makes Generation Xers the most entrepreneurial generation in history.
This paragraph best supports the statement that Generation Xers
“I am the unfortunate grain of wheat that fell on stony ground at sowing time”. What figure of speech is exemplified in this line?
Teacher Michelle always tries to help people, but recently she has been _________ kind and generous.
Choose the sentence that expresses the thought clearly and that has no error in structure/spelling.
The battered wife is seeking ______________ separation from her husband.
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.
What word is not properly spelled and used in these sentences?
He's a good doctor but instead of working in a big hospital, he opts to practice his profession in remote areas.
Before the sleeping time, children are discouraged to watch____ shows that cause nightmares.
Which of the following describes the figure of speech utilized in the last line of the excerpt?
It is hard to earn a dollar these days.
The beautiful facade of the building elicited admiration from the guests.
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
"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 _______________.
Which of the following job has the stress on the first syllable?
"He is known as a political butterfly", the congressman remarked. This means the fellow is a _______.
A prisoner was approached by a priest. "I will keep all you say in confidence", the priest assured. This means he tried to ______.
The traffic flow at the corner was jammed. Manny feared getting late so he _____ with a bus and leaped at the door.
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:
Parents admit that text messaging is an easy way of knowing their children’s whereabouts. However, they are worried about its effect on _______.
TAILOR is related to NEEDLE as MECHANIC is related to ____________.
“I die just when the dawn breaks to herald the day.” This is a famous quote from ____.
Being the scion of a wealthy patriarch, the family enjoys a good life.
Both Nenita and _____ plan to go.
___________ wiring is the cause of the sudden blackout.
The main protagonist acted out the part with great elan.
Guest house rooms must be _________ by noon.
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:
A breath of fresh air and a change of milieu is what you need to regain your health.
Which passage is expressed effectively and without structural error/s?
Which is NOT synonym for ‘gathering’?
Belgrade was in total darkness after the bombs were dropped. This means ____.
Which sentence clearly and effectively states the idea and has no structural errors?
Mang Kanor's nipa hut was destroyed _________ by typhoon Manghut.
Which of the following is a work of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS?
The wounded soldiers were visited by the President who honored them with ______ for their ______.
That is the face that caused a thousand ship and men to raise their arms and fight. Who was referred to by the poet?
"Never the twain shall meet....." means the lines are:
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?
The Greek dramatist authored “Alcestis” and “Andromache.”
According to the current linguistics theories, which of the following is the best definition of the meaning of a word?
Joevy _____ in bed too long and missed her classes.
The ash from Mt. Pinatubo has been found to have gold content of only 20 parts per billion which is far below commercial levels. As such, officials have warned against hopes of a new "gold rush".
The measure of choosing well is whether or not man likes what he ________.
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?
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
The line from the Koran, "Woe to every backbiter," talks of _____________.
A person born in the Year of the Tiger is capable of earning large sums of money, but he is rather a spendthrift and does not always put his money to best use. He can also be most generous and will often shower lavish gifts on friends and relations. That is why a Tiger person has many friends and acquaintances.
Which of the following is true about a person born in the Year of the Tiger?
We buy only cherry plums since we like ______ best.
After 10 unfruitful years, Nancy finally quit the job. She ____ along with her boss for a long time.