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! 

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.
Have you ever been to my __________________________?
The Greek dramatist authored “Alcestis” and “Andromache.”
The traffic flow at the corner was jammed. Manny feared getting late so he _____ with a bus and leaped at the door.
"Never the twain shall meet....." means the lines are:
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?
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:
"He is known as a political butterfly", the congressman remarked. This means the fellow is a _______.
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."
It is hard to earn a dollar these days.
“I die just when the dawn breaks to herald the day.” This is a famous quote from ____.
"Of man's first disobedience and the fruit/of that forbidden tree" is the opening to:
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 ______.
He's a good doctor but instead of working in a big hospital, he opts to practice his profession in remote areas.
BREAD is related to BUTTER as POTATOES is related to ____________.
The ancient people made a ___________ that the end of the world is near.
A. John Calvin died on May 27, 1564.
B. The English Puritans who went to America in the seventeenth century were Calvinists.
C. But by then his ideas had spread from Geneva to much of Western Europe.
D. The Presbyterian and other Reformed churches of today base their religious beliefs on John Calvin’s teachings.
What word is not properly spelled and used in these sentences?
Please read the chapter __________________.
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.
"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 _______________.
The measure of choosing well is whether or not man likes what he ________.
What season is it, with the line, "He ruffles every lily-pond? Where blossom kiss and part."
Belgrade was in total darkness after the bombs were dropped. This means ____.
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?
A prisoner was approached by a priest. "I will keep all you say in confidence", the priest assured. This means he tried to ______.
A Chinese proverb says, "the virtue with the shortest memory is gratitude." This tells of persons who are:
He drank his tea in oceans.
We buy only cherry plums since we like ______ best.
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:
Which is NOT synonym for ‘gathering’?
The nearest post office is on _____________________.
Which passage is expressed effectively and without structural error/s?
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?
We should work for a total ban ____ of pesticides that are harmful to man.
Which of the following is a work of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS?
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".
Parents admit that text messaging is an easy way of knowing their children’s whereabouts. However, they are worried about its effect on _______.
The __________ of the story is not to count your eggs until they are hatched.
The wounded soldiers were visited by the President who honored them with ______ for their ______.
Adults acquire new words and experience primarily through-
That is the face that caused a thousand ship and men to raise their arms and fight. Who was referred to by the poet?
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
Which of the following job has the stress on the first syllable?
___________ wiring is the cause of the sudden blackout.
Which sentence clearly and effectively states the idea and has no structural errors?
Which of the following describes the figure of speech utilized in the last line of the excerpt?
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: