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! 

"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
Rousseau advised, “Have a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.” What is being referred to?
Belgrade was in total darkness after the bombs were dropped. This means ____.
After 10 unfruitful years, Nancy finally quit the job. She ____ along with her boss for a long time.
Which of the following job has the stress on the first syllable?
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 of the following is a work of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS?
Please read the chapter __________________.
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.
What word is not properly spelled and used in these sentences?
A Chinese proverb says, "the virtue with the shortest memory is gratitude." This tells of persons who are:
A breath of fresh air and a change of milieu is what you need to regain your health.
"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-
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.
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?
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?"
TAILOR is related to NEEDLE as MECHANIC is related to ____________.
The __________ of the story is not to count your eggs until they are hatched.
The traffic flow at the corner was jammed. Manny feared getting late so he _____ with a bus and leaped at the door.
Which sentence clearly and effectively states the idea and has no structural errors?
Before the sleeping time, children are discouraged to watch____ shows that cause nightmares.
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?
Guest house rooms must be _________ by noon.
There was HIATUS of two years before I went back to college. HIATUS means _______.
The measure of choosing well is whether or not man likes what he ________.
Research suggests that there are creatures that do not know what light means at the bottom of the sea. They don't have either eyes or ears; they can only feel. There is no day or night for them. There are no winters, no summers, no sun, no moon, and no stars. It is as if a child spent its life in darkness in bed, with nothing to see or hear. How different our own life is! Sight shows us the ground beneath our feet and the heavens above us - the sun, moon, and stars, shooting stars, lightning, and the sunset. It shows us day and night. We are able to hear voices, the sound of the sea, and music. We feel, we taste, we smell. How fortunate we are!
In the passage a child in darkness is likened to:
"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 _______________.
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.
The Nibelungelied is a ____.
Which passage is expressed effectively and without structural error/s?
I should have returned this book last Tuesday, it is now five days ____.
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
Don Quixote, hero of Cervantes' immortal novel, rode forth -
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.
The main protagonist acted out the part with great elan.
Which of the following describes the figure of speech utilized in the last line of the excerpt?
I was speaking to Raquel on the phone when suddenly we were _____.
"Of man's first disobedience and the fruit/of that forbidden tree" is the opening to:
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.
He drank his tea in oceans.
Caryle said, "A man perfects himself by working". This means _______.
Choose the sentence that expresses the thought clearly and that has no error in structure/spelling.
"How much money did you bring for shopping?" Which of the following answers this question?
Mang Kanor's nipa hut was destroyed _________ by typhoon Manghut.
He's a good doctor but instead of working in a big hospital, he opts to practice his profession in remote areas.
Being the scion of a wealthy patriarch, the family enjoys a good life.
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:
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?