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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Region V - Bicol
CAMARINES SUR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL INC.

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PURPOSES


1ST QUARTER EXAM

NAME: ________________________________ COURSE & SECTION: ______________


DATE: __________ SCORE: ___________

For each statement below, choose what type of intelligence is manifested. Select your answer from
the list of Multiple Intelligences Below. Write the letter only.
a. Verbal/linguistic f. naturalistic
b. Logical/mathematical g. Body/Kinesthetic
c. Visual/spatial h. Intrapersonal
d. Interpersonal i. Existential
e. musical

1. I enjoy playing brainteaser and logic puzzles. B


2. I enjoy team sports rather than individual sports. D
3. I am observant. I often see things that other miss. C
4. I enjoy participating in debates and/or discussions. A
5. I have a good understanding of my feelings and how I will react to situations. H
6. I notice similarities and differences in trees, flowers and other things in nature. F
7. I can pick out different instruments when I listen to a piece of music. E
8. I can understand what others feel. D

MULTIPLE CHOICE : Please write the letter of the correct answer on the blank/beside the number.

9. Evaluate the given sentences, which one is most acceptable in academic writing?
a. You need to back up your argument with data.
b. The kids who were interviewed were also asked to answer the test
c. The newly-installed system enabled the offices to dismiss their
outdated files.
d. PARTICIPANTS OF THE STUDY IDENTIFIED TAKING CARE OF THE
CHILDREN, LOOKING AFTER THEIR CLOTHES AND OTHER STUFF AS
THEIR COMMON CHORES.

10. Below are the characteristics of an academic text except one, which is NOT?
a. Academic text is an educational text.
b. Academic text is basically anything that is used in schools or classrooms.
c. Academic text use jargons or specialized language of the field
d. ACADEMIC TEXT IS OPINIONATED, BACKED UP WITH INFORMATION THAT
IS NOT VALID AND RELIABLE, AND USUALLY CITIES FURTHER REFERENCES.
11. Among the types of academic texts stated below, which is not considered an essay?
A. ARTICLE c. research paper
b. critique paper d. review

12. It is an act when an author uses the language of another writer and claims it as his/her own.
a. paraphrasing c. jeopardy
B. PLAGIARISM d. None of the above

13. Which of the sentences shows impersonality in writing an Academic text?


a. We were shocked by the result of the study because it was alarming.
b. The people who answered the survey were very accommodating.
c. THE RESEARCH ASSISTANT FAILED TO OBSERVE THE GUIDELINES IN GATHERING
DATA.
d. The questions are badly formulated.

14. Read and analyze the sentences. Which among the sentences shoes formality in writing?
a. I will do it through service and interviews.
b. Your paper talks about the reasons behind school attrition.
c. THIS STUDY WILL DETERMINE THE FACTORS AFFECTING READING AND
WRITING.
d. I’ve studied a range of books to identify the reading and writing problems.

15. Which of the following sentences does NOT show objectivity in writing?
a. I BADLY NEED TO CONDUCT A RESEARCH.
b. The investigator did not expect the results.
c. The researchers need to conduct the experiment.
d. This study aims to measure the communicative competence of the lingual
learners.

16. Among are the reasons why writers use hedging in writing, which is NOT included?
a. It is when the writer wants to open up possibilities for discussions.
b. IT IS WHEN THEY ARE HIGHLIGHTING A NEGATIVE PART ON THEIR WORK OR
STUDY.
c. It is when there are exceptions to the findings or results which are inconclusive.
d. It is when the writers are sure about what they are saying but want to appear
more modest or difference to their readers or colleagues

17. In hedging in writing, writer’s expressions like according to, on the basis, or based on, when a
writer wants to ____________.
a. express caution c. AVOID MAKING A STRONG CLAIM
b. shows some certainty d. distance himself from the findings

Read and analyze the sentence. Identify the hedging devices used in the following sentences.
18. The results in the experiment indicate that students exposed to music while studying seemed to
get higher scores.
a. Indicate c. SEEMED
b. Exposed d. while
19. Generally, students in this class tend to be speaking more in a bilingual language.
a. GENERALLY c. Tend
b. More d. Class

20. The use of Swales’ CARS Model (2009) appears to be a practice in a few Universities.
a. APPEARS c. use
b. Practice d. few

21. There is probably a biological difference between how male and female learn.
a. Biological c. Difference
b. Between D. PROBABLY
Analyze the sentence and choose the appropriate transitional word.

22. The government is trying its best to uplift the people’s lives. __________ it’s effort, many
Filipinos do not show some care for the country.
a. Despite c. However
B. IN SPITE OF d. Moreover
23. The result was questioned by the member of the thesis review panel. _________, data about
them had to be disregarded.
a. For Example C. AS A RESULT
b. Generally d. However

24. Spoken Communication uses simple words. ____________, written communication is more
lexically dense.
a. In fact c. Nevertheless
B. IN CONTRAST d. Generally
25. The questionnaire should distribute immediately after the activity. _____________, they should
be retrieved by the researcher himself.
a. As mentioned C. MOREOVER
b. In the end d. Therefore
26. Some of the participants failed to attend the second session. ____________, data about them
had to be disregard.
a. So far C. THEREFORE
b. In the end d. However
27. Survey shows that the satisfaction rating of the president is decreasing. _________, several
members of the senate still support him
a. Moreover c. Without a doubt
b. In fact D. HOWEVER
28. The employees’ working hours will be reduced. ________, the company will be able to saved
thousands of pesos.
a. Even though C. AS A RESULT
b. Nonetheless d. Then
29. The pretest scores of the experimental group were slightly lower than the posttest scores.
___________, the score of the control group were higher than the pretest.
a. Therefore C. IN CONTRAST
b. In addition d. So
30. In order to reduce the number of the student with low achievement scores, the school
formulated an intervention program. ___________, the parents’ organization donated several
units of LCD projectors for classroom use.
a. In like manner c. No doubt
B. SIMILARLY d. Surely
31. The decision will lead to massive repair in various parts of the city. ________, people will
continue to experience water shortage.
a. In fact c. Suddenly
B. CONSEQUENTLY d. Typically
32. _________________ is defined as the copying of verbatim of language and ideas of other
writers and taking credit for them.
a. Citation c. Paraphrasing
b. Direct quotation D. PLAGIARISM

33. It is a part of an essay that tackles about the topic, coverage and thesis statement.
a. Body c. Review
b. Conclusion D. REACTION

34. ______________ is an important rhetorical pattern in academic writing as they present a


balanced view of things.
a. Critic c. Review
B. CRITIQUE d. Reaction

35. The following are parts of a review paper, except one; which is NOT included?
a. Introduction c. Review
B. CONCLUSION d. Recommendation

36. Which of the following best describes an opinion?


a. A person who can prove something c. Making a good choice
B. A PERSONS THOUGHT OR FEELINGS ABOUT d. Something that can be proven
SOMETHING

37. Which of the following best describes a fact?


a. The feeling of the main character c. Something that can’t be proven
b. How much you like something D. SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PROVEN
Tomorrow is Jill’s birthday. She is excited because she gets to pick where she will eat dinner. Will it be
Mexican food at the big Enchilada House? Or will it be fried chicken at the Chicken Shack, or a big cheese
burger at AI’s Hamburger Palace. She just couldn’t decide. Then there was always the Pizza Shop with
that great pepperoni pizza. How would she ever decide? Maybe she would just flip a coin.

38. What is the best summery of this passage?


a. JILL’S HAS MANY RESTAURANTS TO CHOOSE FROM FOR HER BIRTHDAY.
b. Jill loves Mexican food.
c. The Pizza Shop has the best pizza in town.
d. Jill will choose a place by flipping a coin.

39. What is the main goal of a Marxist Critic?


a. TO EXAMINE HOW ECONOMICS AFFECTS CHARACTER’S LIFE
b. to examine how war affects a characters life
c. to examine how feminism affects a characters life
d. to examine how gender affects a characters life

40. It is a kind of academic writing that includes descriptive writing, but you also re-organize the
facts and information.
a. descriptive writing c. persuasive writing
B. ANALYTICAL WRITING d. critical writing
41. It is a kind of academic writing which has all the features of analytical writing, with the addition
of your own point of view.
a. descriptive writing C. PERSUASIVE WRITING
b. analytical writing d. critical writing
42. It is a kind of academic writing which has all the features of persuasive writing, with the added
feature of at least one other point of view.
a. descriptive writing c. persuasive writing
b. analytical writing D. CRITICAL WRITING
43. It is the simplest type of academic writing.
a. DESCRIPTIVE WRITING c. persuasive writing
b. analytical writing d. critical writing
44. It is a kind of academic writing that the main purpose is to provide facts or information.
a. DESCRIPTIVE WRITING c. persuasive writing
b. analytical writing d. critical writing
45. It is the belief that people are generally selfish and dishonest.
A. CYNICISM c. critique
b. pessimism d. feminism

46. Mainly to do with the structural purposes of a particular text. It is the study of the text without
taking into account any outside influences.
A. FORMALISM c. Marxist
b. feminism d. eco criticism
46. it is the feeling or belief that bad things will happen in the future.
a. cynicism c. critique
B. PESSIMISM d. feminism

47. It is the advocacy of women’s right on the basis of the equality of the sexes.
a. formalism c. Marxist
B. FEMINISM d. eco criticism
48. It is a kind of academic writing that includes descriptive writing, but you also re-organize the
facts and information.
a. descriptive writing c. persuasive writing
B. ANALYTICAL WRITING d. critical writing
49. This is basically anything that can be used in a school or classroom. It can include school books,
newspapers, articles, textbooks and anything that has been written by someone with experience
in the field.
a. reaction paper c. literature
B. ACADEMIC TEXT d. studies

50. It is the simplest type of academic writing.


A. DESCRIPTIVE WRITING c. persuasive writing
b. analytical writing d. critical writing