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Part A. Structure
Directions: The following tests involve incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.


51.  ---------- was a customs office clerk who only wrote at night, the American Herman Melville made a big name for himself by writing one of the greatest whaling-adventure novels in the English language.
(A)   Although he
(B)   Though both he
(C)   He
(D)   Despite he

        Answer:

52.  Very rarely ---------- invasive surgery needed today to treat kidney stone, which can now be pulverized by laser rays and painlessly excreted by the body.
(A)   has
(B)   such
(C)   is
(D)   does

        Answer:

53.  It is ---------- the quality of writing nor its marketing but its taboo subject that cast the most ominous shadow over the sales prospects of the the author’s first novel.
(A)   both
(B)   either
(C)   neither
(D)   together

        Answer:

54.  That strip of land above a particular point on a stream ---------- contributes to the volume of
       a body of surface water is called a watershed.
(A)   there
(B)   that
(C)   where
(D)   so

        Answer:

55.  Gerard Jensen, ---------- , is regarded as one of Vanuato’s major expatriate artists.
(A)   he has art filled with fabulous creatures in a make-believe world
(B)   that is art filled with fabulous creatures in a make-believe world
(C)   which art is filled with fabulous creatures in a make-believe world
(D)   whose art is filled with fabulous creatures in a make-believe world

        Answer:

56.  Even in the lower latitudes, ----------.
(A)   coconut palm this hardy thrives
(B)   hardy coconut palm thrives this
(C)   thrives hardy this coconut palm
(D)   this hardy coconut palm thrives 

        Answer:

57.  Increasing the possibility of a state-wide strike in New Mexico, major supermarket chains said -------- would not agree to an extension of a contract with Albuquerque workers beyond today.
(A)   there
(B)   they’re
(C)   their
(D)   they

        Answer:

58.  An Idaho school district ---------- take out particular additions to biology textbooks that
was determined to be endorsing a certain religious sect.
(A)   had to order
(B)   was ordered to
(C)   be ordered to
(D)   ordered to

        Answer:

59.  The best way to treat panic disorder is by simply pulling yourself together ---------- things out
with someone.
(A)   or by talking
(B)   beside talking
(C)   and to talk
(D)   or to talk

       Answer:

60.  ---------- the movements known as Tai Chi based on long years of observation of animals, plants, and man.
(A)   Ancient Chinese teachers developed
(B)   For the ancient Chinese teachers developed
(C)   Developing ancient Chinese teachers
(D)   The ancient Chinese teachers were developed

        Answer:

61.  An ---------- is made by submitting a proposal that cites the reasons or grounds, and the
information to be included is specified by law.
(A)   appealing
(B)   appealed
(C)   appeals
(D)   appeal

        Answer:

62.  ---------- by downtime brought about by malware attacks, an increasing number of computer users are giving up or reducing their use of the web.
(A)   To feed up
(B)   Feeds up
(C)   Fed up
(D)   Feeding up

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63.  ---------- gold were fifty percent more abundant in nature, its use as a standard for the value of money would be impracticable.
(A)   Although
(B)   If
(C)   When
(D)   For

        Answer:

64.  Several acquaintances of 23-year-old Martin Davidson said they were horrified to hear that
he had been accused of beaking into a large mobile phone network ----------.
(A)   that millions of private messages guards
(B)   guards that millions of private messages
(C)   guarded millions of that private messages
(D)   that guards millions of private messages

        Answer:

65.  Through the use of their highly advanced garbage recycling system, this developing country’s ---------- the dumping of more than 850 million tons trash onto their landfills yearly.
(A) that avoids six major cities
(B) six major cities avoid
(C)   six major cities avoiding
(D)   avoiding 58 major cities

Answer:


Part B. Written Expression
Directions: In the following tests, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked A, B, C and D. Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen.


66.  Individuals with chronic liver disease is gravely at risk for premature death, 
                      A                                     B                                  C
       heart seizures, strokes as well as hypertension, jaundice, and malnutrition.
                                       D

      Answer:


67.  A metal crown is usually installed only in teeth that don’t have the upper portions  
                                A                                  B                  
      of their body structure damaging.
       C                                 D

       Answer:


68.  With cable broadband, you can go from one web page to another much quickly than
                                                 A                                                   B
       you can with a dial-up modem or DSL, and you can load web pages more readily.
            C                                                D

       Answer:


69.  In boxing, the standard dimensions of the ring should be 16 feet long by 25 feet 
             A                                               B                                                    
       width, and its is 3 or 4 foot off the ground while the posts rise above the platform
        C                                                                        D
       about 5 feet.

      Answer:


70.  Imperfections in chromosomes that result in genetic disease, such as severe mental
                               A                           B
       retardation, often result in a highest incidence of heart malformations among
                                                     C                                D
      babies.
       
     Answer:


71.  The Philippine coral reefs have an area of approximate 26,000 square kilometers, hosting
                                  A
       more than 900 fish species as well as 400 coral species, many of them 
        B                                       C                                     D   
       endemic to the area.

       Answer:



72.  Petunia Foods, Inc. was based in Idaho until it moved to Princeton, New Jersey in
                        A                               B
       2003, where it finally finished construction of its permanent head office.
                    C                            D

       Answer:


73.  Long prized for its medicine value, ginseng these days has become the most 
         A                      B                                                                 C
       common of energy-boosting drinks particularly for high-performance athletes.
                                         D
       Answer:


74.  Apocryphal devotional stories differ to legends that they often get integrated into
                                 A                    B
       the dogma of a certain culture and are considered sacred and factual.
                                   C                              D
       Answer:


75.  Production palm oil in Sabah, which began over 30 years ago, is a major source of 
                 A                                  B                     
       funds that Malaysia’s extensive efforts at industrialization.
                                 C                               D

       Answer:


76.  During the Golden Age of Chinese poetry, classical work reached their zenith 
            A                      B                                 C            
       under the Tang Dynasty.
         D
     
       Answer:


77.  Whatever their religious persuasion, Americans have tended to share a common 
           A                                                            B
       faith in as the most effective mean of achieving a better future for themselves.
                       C                  D

       Answer:


78.  American artist Grant Wood is famous for iconic images such as paintings as 
            A                                                 B                                    C
      “American,” which became one of the most parodied artworks within American popular 
                                                               D
      culture.     

      Answer:


79.  In Taoism, Tao or The Way gives emphasis to simple, naturalness, and
                          A                                   B                        C            
      spontaneity in life.     
                          D
      Answer:


80.  Classical music includes the concerto, symphony, opera, dance music, and 
           A                          B                     
       another forms such as etudes and symphonic poems..
          C                           D
 
       Answer:


81.  Tin, known as since 3000 BC a malleable metal for coating other metals to prevent
           A                                                  B                        
       corrosion, was widely alloyed with copper to form bronze.
                                   C                                          D
       
       Answer:


82.  The dog’s ear can distinguish sounds at a level of 40 Hertz and can tolerate  
        A              B                                                      C                                      
       sounds up Hertz.
                   D
       Answer:


83.  ExxonMobil it was founded in 1911 with the breakup of Standard Oil  
             A             B                             C                                       
      after much litigation regulatory restriction in the United States.
       D
       Answer:


84.  Scrabble, a word game for 2 to 4 players, are played by forming words from 
                                                         A                 B
       individual tiles on a game board marked with a 15-by-15 grid.
                 C                                  D

       Answer:


85.  The Gobi Desert’s fossil deposits in Mongolia have yield vast data regarding primate 
            A          B
      and human lineage owing to discoveries there of numerous Cretaceous placental mammals,  
                                                                                   C
       including the Eutheria.
   D                 
                      

       Answer:


86.  In face-lifting, excess skin, usually from sagging tissue, is cut and the   
       A                                                                                           B               
       area tightened is closed with stitches or metal clips.
       C                           D
     
       Answer:


87.  Malaria is a serious disease caused by a eukaryotic Plasmodium protist and 
          A                     B                                            
      transmitted to the bite of the anopheles mosquito.
                C                                            D

       Answer:


88.  Semantic is devoted to the study of meanings and the relations between 
             A                                         B                           C
      different linguisticunits of language.
                              D   
     
     Answer:


89.  Lee De Forest’s inventor of the vacuum tube with a three-terminal switching  
                                      A                                                                   B                 
     devicepushed forward the development of telephony, radio, and computers.
        C                                    D                                                      C

       Answer:


90.  Often a headache is caused by the contraction of one of the muscle group 
          A                            B                                                                       C
      that cover the skull, thus causing spasm and pain.
                                                     D
     
      Answer:

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