Old age should burn and rage as close a day; Raged, against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas The person in the lines above could be characterized as:

pessimistic c. courageous

violent d. strong

What figure of speech is present in this line of the poem “The Brook”?

“This second time, he was like a tiny snake.”

Personification c. Simile

Metaphor d. Apostrophe

The “Rubaiyat”, a loosely joined series of 280 stanzas, has this general theme. Which one?

Always look forward to a new day

Never give in to death easily

Grasp pleasure while you can

Create your own world and beautify it

In Psalm 23 otherwise known as “Psalm of David”, what is the closest meaning to the line?

“He maketh me to lie down in green pasture; he leadeth me beside the still waters.”

“Only one who bursts with eagerness do I instruct. Only one who bubbles with excitement do I enlighten”. The lines give one the idea that true learning:

comes with commitment and passion

makes man a disciple of instruction

involves patience and a dash of lethargy

is capable of making man

Alin ang mali sa pangungusap na ito? “Ilang taon ring namahinga sa pag-awit ang sikat na si Whitney Houston.”

ang sikat c. sa pag-awit

ring d. Ilang taon

Alin ang pinakatamang pahayag?

Sinulyapan niya ang langit

Tiningala niya ang langit

Tinitigan niya ang langit

Tinitingnan niya ang langit

“You can count on me”. Ang pinakamalapit na salin nito ay:

“Maaasahan mo siya.”

“Bilangin mo kami.”

“Maaasahan mo ako.”

“Bilangin mo ako.”

Si Lolo Juanito ay malakas pa kahit alog na ang baba. Ang kahulugan ng may salungguhit ay:

Matanda na

Masakit ang baba

Bata pa

Malabo ang mata

“Katulad ng wika ang isang halaman. Sa matabang lupa kusang lalago ito kung may sapat na tubig at liwanag.” Ang pahayag na ito ni Teongociang ay umaayon sa:

Taglish

Dekolonisasyon

Intelektwalisasyon

Puristang paniniwala

Alin sa mga sumusunod ang salitang pambansa?

Pinoy c. Mapagkumbaba

Kamusta d. Nagdadalantao

Ano ngayon ang tuntunin na susundin sa pagtutumbas sa Filipino ng “rice terraces.”

A map is drawn to scale such that 1.5cm on the map corresponds to 75cm in actual distance. How many centimeters on the map would represent that distance between two towns which are 270cm apart?

2.7 cm c. 1.8 cm

3.6 cm d. 5.4 cm

How much greater is the sum of the first 20 counting numbers than the sum of the first 10 counting numbers?

110 b. 55 c. 100 d. 155

Which of these statements is always TRUE?

The sum of 3 consecutive pages of a book is always odd

The sum of 5 consecutive numbers is always divisible by 5

The sum of two square numbers cannot be odd

The sum of the page number of two consecutive pages of a book is even

A father and son working together can finish painting a room in 6 hours. Working alone, a father takes 9 hours to do the painting. How many painting hours will it take the son, working alone, to finish painting the room?

18 b. 15 c. 75 d. 12

Which common fraction is equivalent to 0.216?

53 b. 27 c. 21 d. 108

250 125 50 375

From a 75m bolt/roll of clothing material, 28 school uniforms are made. Each uniform uses 2m. How many meters of material are left?

8 ¾ b. 19 c. 16 d. 12

Nene takes ^{3}/_{4} hour to dress and get ready for school. It takes ^{4}/_{5} hour to reach school. If her class start promptly at 8:15 A.M.; what is the latest time she can jump out of bed in order not to be late for school?

6:42 A.M. c. 6:45 A.M.

6:50 A.M. d. 7:22 A.M.

In a playground for Kindergarten kids, 18 children are riding tricycles or bicycles. If there 43 wheels in all, how many tricycle are there?

8 b. 9 c. 7 d. 11

Simplify 5√75 - 4√12.

13√5 c. 33√3

√63 d. 17√3

A child can be admitted to Grade I if he/she is at least 5 years and 10 months old by June of the school year. Which of these birthdates will disqualify a child from being admitted to Grade I on June 15, 2009?

June 10, 2003 c. May 5, 2003

January 10, 2003 d. April 30, 2003

A time deposit in a bank will mature after 91 days. If the deposit was made on April 28, on what date will it mature?

June 28 c. July 28

July 18 d. July 29

The readings on the water meter in April and May are 417.8kl and 430.4kl, respectively. If there is a basic charge of 23 pesos and the cost per kl is 20 pesos, how much is the billing for water consumption between the two months?

PHP 2,520 c. PHP 275

PHP 272 d. PHP 2,543

Determine the midpoint of the line segment joining the points (5,-3) and (-1,6).

(2,^{3}/_{2}) c. (3,^{3}/_{2})

(2,^{-3}/_{2}) d. (1,^{5}/_{2})

The legs of one right triangle are 9 and 12, while those of another right triangle are 12 and 16. How much longer is the perimeter of the larger triangle than the perimeter of the smaller triangle?

84 b. 7 c. 12 d. 14

In a circle with center O, arc RS=132 degrees. How many degrees are there in angle RSO?

22 b. 24 c. 20 d. 48

One angle of a parallelogram is 35? What are the measures of the three other angles?

45˚, 65˚, 170˚

145˚, 35˚, 145˚

85˚, 135˚, 140˚

35˚, 65˚, 65˚

One side of a 45˚- 45˚- 90˚ triangle measures 5 cm. What is the length of its hypotenuse?

5√3cm b. 5 cm c. 5√3 d. 5√2cm

2cm

An online shop sells a certain calculator for P850 and charges P250 for shipping within Manila, regardless of the number of calculators ordered. Which of the following equations shows the total cost (y) of an order as a function of the number of calculators ordered (x)?

y=(850+250)x c. y=850x+250

y=250x+850 d. x=850y+250

How many glasses of cola each to be filled with 150 cu cm of liquid can be made from 5 family sizes bottles of cola each containing 1.5 liters?

60 b. 45 c. 40 d. 50

The edges of a cubical frame are made from plastic straws. How much longer is the total length of the plastic edges of a cube whose edge is 10 cm compared to a cube whose edge is 8 cm?

32 cm c. 24 cm

8 cm d. 16 cm

If the width of a rectangle is reduced by 20% and the length is also reduced by 20%, what percent of the original area is the new area of the rectangle?

60% b. 64% c. 80% d. 36%

How many square inches are in 1 square yard?

900 b. 144 c. 1,296 d. 648

Which of these has the longest perimeter?

A rectangle 19 cm long and 24 cm wide

A right triangle whose two legs are 24 and 32 cm

A square 21 cm on a side

An equilateral triangle whose side is 28 cm

A series of square figures are made with match stick. If the first three figures are the following, how many matchsticks will be needed to form the 6^{th} figure?

60 b. 5 c. 84 d. 40

If 1 = a then x equals the _______.

x b

product of a and b

quotient of a and b

sum of a and b

difference of a and b

On a certain day, three computer technicians took turns in manning a 24-hours internet shop. The number of hours Alpha, Bravo and Charlie were on duty was in the ratio 1:2:3, respectively. The shop owner pays them PHP40 per hour. How much would Charlie receive for that day?

PHP 230 c. PHP 160

PHP 960 d. PHP 480

A bus has seven vacant seats. If there are additional passengers that will enter the bus, in how many different ways can they be seated?

6 b. 210 c. 5040 d. 35

Roger’s grades in 6 subjects are 88, 89, 84, 90, 91 and 86. What is the least grade that he should aim for the 7^{th} subject if he has to have an average of 88?

91 b. 90 c. 88 d. 92

In how many ways can 7 people be seated around a circular table?

49 b. 720 c. 5,040 d. 14

A committee of 3 is to be selected from a group of 5 girls and 3 boys. What is the probability that two boys are selected?

^{15}/_{56} b. ^{8}/_{56} c. ^{3}/_{56} d. ^{5}/_{56}

A student has ten posters to pin up on the wall of her room, but there is space for only seven. In how many ways can she choose the posters to be pinned up?

5040 c. 120

604,800 d. 7

Janina, a retailer, buys candies for PHP 37.50. That pack has 25 pieces of candies. If she sells each candy for PHP 2.25, how much profit does she make?

PHP 15.50 c. PHP 37.50

PHP 56.25 d. PHP 18.75

In how many ways can four boys and four girls seated in a row containing eight seats if the boys and girls must sit in alternate seats?

1,152 c. 40,320

24 d. 576

During period of increased global temperatures, which of the following is most likely to occur?

A decrease in earthquakes

An increase in atmospheric CO_{2}

An increase in earthquakes

A decrease in atmospheric CO_{2}

Which of the following human activities reduces the level of ozone in the atmosphere?

The existence of extraterrestrial life may never be proven, but this idea will become more scientifically acceptable over time if:

Alternative hypotheses are proposed and confirmed

Hypotheses are made related to the idea

Increasing scientific evidence supports the idea

No one disputes this idea in a scientific forum

Why is incineration not favored as a method of waste disposal?

It is expensive for a country like ours

It releases noxious gases

The country lacks funds to install incineration

It requires large energy expenditure

Teacher Monica showed the class the potted plants placed on the window sills. She asked them to observe the direction of their growth. The pupils observe that the plants tented to grow outward. Then Teacher Monica asked the class this question: “Why do you think the plants grow outward?” What was Teacher Monica engaging the pupils to do?

Observe

Draw conclusion

Formulate hypothesis

Design an experiment

Which of the following has the smallest mass when measured in an equal arm balance?

Which of the following activities help reduce water pollution?

Throwing only liquid wastes

Using organic fertilizers in farms

Cleaning with soap instead of detergents

Treating wastewater before it is discharge

Leaves are green in sunlight because _______.

they absorb the green light

their tints bounce off

they absorb the blue and yellow object and yellow light

they reflect green light

Which of the following is true about light and seeing?

Light enters the eyes enabling people to see objects

Light goes out from eyes, hits an object, and then returns to the eyes

Light rays coming from an object meets light coming from a light source and then enters the eyes

Light hits an object, bounces, and then enters the eyes

A tray filled with ice was left on a table. After one hour, it was observed that some of the ice had changed to liquid. Which of the following is true about the temperature of the water and of the ice?

The temperature of the ice did not change

The temperature of the ice became higher

The temperature of water is higher than the temperature of the ice

II only c. III only

I and III d. I only

A stainless steel spoon feels colder than a plastic spoon because stainless steel ______.

absorbs less heat from the hand than plastic does

is really colder than plastic

has a lower temperature than plastic

conducts heat away from the hand faster than plastic does

Why does the level of water in a beaker rise after a stone is laced on it?

In connection with government transactions involving public interest, which policy, is adopted by the Constitution to assure the public of accountability and transparency?

Rural development and agrarian reform

Private enterprise and incentives to needed investments

Full public disclosure

Balanced and healthful ecology

With the Batasang Pambansa performing legislative and executive powers in the Marcos regime, which form of government was implemented?

Monarchial c. Presidential

Parliamentary d. Dictatorial

In President Quezon’s time, the country had the Philippine Commonwealth. What is true about the Philippine Commonwealth? The Filipinos were __________. .