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This question paper consists of five sections: Section A, Section B, Section C, Section D and Section E with 40 questions.Answer all questions.Questions in all sections have either three or four answer options.You are advised to spend about 10 minutes on Section A, 10 minutes on Section B, 10 minutes on Section C, 10 minutes on Section D, 20 minutes on Section E. SECTION A Questions 1 2 Read the advertisement below carefully and answer the questions that follow.
SECRETARY Requirements: SPM or Diploma & above Bilingual in English & Malay language (both spoken & written) Fresh graduates are welcome 4-5 working days per week Age 21-35 years old Only females need to apply Bring along resume Interested applicants may walk-in for an interview at the following: Date : 17 July 2010 (Saturday) Venue : Metro Hotel, Kajang Time : 9.30 am - 11.30 am

Rahimah just received her SPM results two days ago. Can she apply for this position? A No, because she is not fluent in English B Yes, because she has a SPM qualification C Yes, because she is a very attractive person D No, because she is underage for this position

Which of the following is not true? A The applicant should be able to speak and write in English and Malay language B The applicant should bring along her resume and photocopies of the certificates during the interview C The venue of the interview is in Metro Hotel, Kajang D Only females should apply for this position

Question 3 Read the notice below carefully and answer the question that follows.

Where can we see this notice? A At the office B At the canteen C At the playground D At the restaurant

Questions 4 5 Study the cartoon strip below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Adapted from Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson 4 The word hot water means A happy B comfortable C desire D trouble

Why did the little boy get a D-minus? A Because he was late in handing in his insect collection B Because he asked Susie to help him to finish his project C Because he did not pay attention in the class D Because Susie made him fail in his project

Questions 6 7 Study the pie chart below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

Professions of the Residence of Taman Rapat Setia 6 Most of the residents in Taman Rapat Setia are A doctors B businessmen C managers D supervisors

From the pie chart, we know that A doctors form the largest profession in this community B most of the people here work with the government C the least preferred profession is a manager D most of the residents here are involved in business

Questions 8 9 Study the brochure below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

According to this brochure, the vacation is in A Japan B Hong Kong C Taiwan D Korea

Which of the following is false? A The tour company is located in Ipoh B Interested tourists can e-mail to obtain further information C No passport is needed when entering Everland D The tourist will experience the process of making kimchi

Question 10 Study the newspaper headline below carefully and answer the question that follows. Student burnt to death as van
bursts into flames


The newspaper headline tells us that the student died A because he was trapped in the van B because he was burnt in a van C because he burnt himself in a van D because he committed suicide in the van SECTION B

Questions 11 18 Each question in the text below refers to a numbered blank. For each question, choose the best answer from the options A, B, C and D to fit the numbered blanks. Top spinning is one of the famous sports and pastimes of the people in Terengganu. It is played during ______(11) harvest season. These tops are made______(12) hard wood and designed beautifully. Top spinning competition_______(13) celebrated on a big scale in Terengganu. Usually all the______(14) attend this celebration. A_____(15) spin and whip of the string can make_______(16) top spin for more than an hour. This kind_____(17) top spinning is only played____(18) the elderly men because it needs great skills.

11 A a B is C the D are

13 A is B are C been D was

12 A of B with C off D from

14 A community B citizen C neighbours D villagers

D are 17 A like 15 A good B better C worse D bad 18 A by 16 A a B is C the B while C with D during B of C with D into

SECTION C Questions 19 21 Read the conversation in Situation A and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation A :Jenny is crying in the playground near her house. Rashidah : Are you okay, Jenny? Are you crying? Jenny : Oh, Leslie, my dog has passed away (19). Rashidah : Dont cry. What happened? Jenny : He was crossing a road. A huge lorry came and ran him down (20). Rashidah : Calm down (21). You must accept Gods will.

19 passed away A escaped B died C busy D disappeared

20 ran him down A slaughtered him B pushed him C hugged him D knocked him

21 calm down A Try to smile B Try to angry C Try to relax D Try to laugh

Questions 22 24 Read the conversation in Situation B and choose the best meaning for the phrases that are underlined. Situation B :Hamzah and Liyana are having lunch. Liyana : Why did you choose this hotel? I heard the price is rather steep (22) here.

Hamzah : You have to throw money (23) to enjoy something delicious. Liyana : Are you pulling my leg? (24)

Hamzah : Of course not. Dont worry, lets enjoy our meal. 22 the price is rather steep A the food is not clean B the food is different C the food is expensive D the food is delicious

23 to throw money A to spend money B to send money C to withdraw some money D to give money away

24 pulling my leg A dreaming B playing prank C teasing D telling a joke

SECTION D Questions 25 28 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow. Forensic science is defined as the application of science to the law. Forensic scientists are usually involved in the search for and examinations of physical traces that might be useful in identifying the scene of crime or victim. Their findings and conclusions are used as evidence in courts of law to solve the crime cases. Forensic science draws on and brings together many scientific disciplines. DNA testing, microscopy and spectroscopic analyses are used to conduct chemical tests to identify hair, blood, dirt and cloth fibres. A forensic scientist may perform many tasks. They can identify illicit drugs, analyse drugs and poison in human tissue and blood fluids, examine items of human and animal biological materials to be compared with victims and suspects using DNA profilling. A forensic scientist can also examine drug plants such as cannabis. To identify whether a document is fake or not, special techniques are used. A case of a house breakin can be solved using forensic science. For example, if the intruder break in without using gloves, traces will be everywhere. In this situation, a forensic scientist will take samples of finger prints whether at the window, door and so on using powder and a special duster. These finger prints will be sent to the laboratory for analysis. Forensic science also includes identifying firearms and ammunition, examining fire and explosion scenes to establish the origin and cause of explosion, produce reports as well as appear in court and present a scientific opinion on the accident accurately to commit the suspect as guilty and to provide advice to police investigators, scientists and pathologists across a broad range of disciplines. Adapted from (i) 9 (ii) forensic1.html

25 What is forensic science? A Application of science and technology B Application of science to the environment C Application of law to the science D Application of science to the law

26 Which of these techniques can be used to identify hair? A DNA profilling B DNA testing C DNA analysis

27 The word illicit means all the following, except A legal B forbidden C illegal D not allowed

28 Which of the following is false? A Drug plants can also be examined by forensic scientist B A report will be produced by a forensic scientist after the analyses C Forensic science can identify the victims by using their saliva D Forensic scientists help the police during the investigation of crimes Questions 29 34 Read the passage below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow. Pottery is one the oldest art forms. This art has been practised in all parts of the world. Pottery began as ancient people struggled to find ways to cook, store and carry water, but

went on to a form of art as people began creating vases and dishes for decorative uses. There are three major types of pottery which are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. Each of them have their own characteristics on clay mixture and temperature when baking and firing. Earthenware is a pottery clay mixture that is fired at a lower temperature which allows the use of colourful glazes but it can crack and chip off more easily than any other type. Stoneware pottery is made of a heavier clay mixture that gives it greater strength because it has been fired at a higher temperature. Porcelain is made from koalin, a fine white clay that is mixed with controlled amounts of feldspar and then fired at a low temperature. It is the purest and the most delicate type of pottery. Pottery making is classified into two categories i.e easy and hard. The easy pottery is when the object is shaped with wet clay first and then hardened by baking. It includes both decorative and practical items such as bowls, vases, dishes and lamps. For the harder types, it is made of baked clay. It includes valuable works of art, inexpensive dinnerware, vases and other simple household items which are made by professional potters. Pottery making involves four steps. They are preparing the mixture, shaping the clay, decorating and glazing the item and firing. Different temperatures give the pottery different strength and appearance. Adapted from

29 Pottery existed when

A people struggled to find food B ancient people discovered clay C ancient people struggled to do their daily chores D people began creating vases and dishes


All of the following are major types of pottery, except A ceramics B earthware C porcelain D stoneware

31 Which of the following is not suitable for cooking? A Porcelain B Stoneware C Vases

D Earthenware

32 Which of the following item cannot be classified as easy pottery? A Lamps B Valuable art C Vases D Dishes

33 What is the last step when making pottery? A Firing B Shaping C Glazing the item D Preparing the mixture

34 From the passage, we know that A professional potters can make easy and harder pottery B porcelain and stoneware are baked at low temperatures C earthenware pottery is more durable compared to stoneware D porcelain is the purest form of pottery


Questions 35 37 Read the poem below carefully. Then, answer the questions that follow. Lifes Brief Candle To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools, The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle! Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player. That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, And then is heard no more; it is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

35 Which of the following words describe a player? A A stage, an hour, a sound B A fool, an actor, a man C A shadow, an idiot, a day D A candle, a syllable, a fury 36 The persona is very A frustrated B sorrowful C excited D angry

37 The phrase Signifying nothing shows that life is A temporary B unimportant C meaningful D meaningless


Questions 38 40 Read the extract from the short story Of Bunga Telur and Bally Shoes below carefully. Jamal met a friend who suggested obtaining a personal loan. Again Jamal saw fresh hope. Jamal went to the bank. The loan officer was most helpful and he said Jamal could borrow RM5000.00. Five thousand ringgit! Jamals heart leapt sky-high. Thats it! All his problems are solved. But, wait Jamal! Theres a catch. Look at the loan repayment scheme, its RM500.00 for the first month and RM400.00 every month henceforth. Jamals heart sank. With his miniscule salary he couldnt even buy cucumbers with the money left over after the repayments. He cannot imagine his beautiful wife eating cucumbers every day. Besides, there might be little Jamals very soon and he didnt think they too, could thrive on cucumbers. Jamal said goodbye to the Bank Bumiputera officer but took his RM70.00 out from the savings account. He gave it to his mother.

38 What did Jamals friend suggest to him when Jamal was running short of money? A Borrow from his mother B Obtain a personal loan C Obtain an illegal loan D Sell his shoes 39 How much did Jamal have to pay every month according to the loan repayment scheme? A B C D RM70.00 RM400.00 RM5000.00 RM500.00

40 From the extract, we can conclude that A Jamal did not take a personal loan

B Jamals wife likes to eat cucumbers C Jamals salary is high D Jamal did not like his wife


Prepared by: Rosliza Tokiman Subject Teacher

Checked by: Fadhilah Jaafar Subject Coordinator

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