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1. What does a professional code of ethics prescribe for all?


A. Moral standards and ethical behavior.
B. Rules and regulations in practicing the profession
C. Strict implementation of laws of the land
D. Civic-mindedness and social consciousness
2. Man is to be hailed as a social being. What does this line mean?
A. He necessarily attends social events.
B. He must introduce himself in social gatherings.
C. He does not live only for himself.
D. He does not need other people
3. At the base of a triangle that shapes us into what we are, is one of the following. Which one?
A. Environment
B. Heredity
C. Training
D. School attended
4. What does presumption of innocence mean in so far as human rights is concerned?
A. A suspect is considered guilty until proven otherwise.
B. A suspect has the right to remain silent.
C. A suspect has the right to legal counsel.
D. A suspect remains innocent until proven guilty.
5. No person may be elected as President of the Philippines unless he/she is a ______.
A. natural born citizen
B. residents for at least 2 year
C. at least 21 years old
D. professional
6. What do we call a typical social structure which describe a pattern through which relationships at
work are ordered?
A. Technological
B. Communistic
C. Capitalistic
D. Bureaucratic
7. A society cannot exist without a government. Which word is synonymous with government?
A. Domination
B. Authority
C. Restraint
D. Check-and-balance
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8. What does a nuclear family consist of?


A. Grandfathers, and grandmothers
B. Father, mother, sons and daughters
C. Sons, daughters and cousins
D. Sons, daughters and in-laws
9. What does capital in economic refer to?
A. Investment and loss computed
B. Outcome of a business transaction
C. Money/ machines invested to transact business
D. Profit and labor spent for the business
10. Which of the four pillars of education for the 21st century is crucial in the light of conflicts
between Israel and Palestine?
A. Learning to do
B. Learning to be
C. Learning to live together
D. Learning to know
11. Which is the most important element of a state?
A. People
B. Government
C. Territory
D. Sovereignty
12. According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, what are the three fundamentals human
rights?
A. Life, liberty and Self-development
B. Life, liberty and Security
C. Life, dignity and security
D. Life, dignity and self-development
13. What form of government is characterized by the separation of power?\
A. Parliamentary
B. Presidentially
C. Aristocracy
D. Monarchical
14. Who does the canvassing of votes for Presidents and Vice President in every election?
A. Comelec and Chief Justice
B. Senate and Congress
C. Supreme Court and Congress
D. Joint committee of Congress

15. All appropriations, revenue or tariff bills shall originate exclusively from the
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A.
B.
C.
D.

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Senate
Sangguniang Panlalawigan
House of Representatives
Department of Budget

16. What occurs when the government spends more than what it collects in the form of taxes?
A. Excessive allotment
B. Fiscal overspending
C. Fiscal deficit
D. Erroneous appropriations
17. Which department has the authority to make laws and to alter them when needed?
A. Executive
B. Legislative
C. Judicial
D. Administrative
18. When can we say that a person has values?
A. Lives a life of integrity, sincerity and commitment
B. Enjoys life of leisure and pleasure
C. Works towards self-aggrandizement
D. Lives a life of joy in the company of others
19. What is the type of cooperative which promotes thrift among members and creates funds in order
to be able to grant loans?
A. Service
B. Producers
C. Consumers
D. Credit
20. One of the major functions of taxes is to finance real government expenditures. This function can
simply be stated as
.
A. To promote development
B. To ensure price stability
C. To raise revenues
D. Raise national security
21. Who is the general who said, I shall return? A monument in his honor stands in Corregidor by
the bay.
A. William H. Taft
B. Douglas McArthur
C. John Dewey
D. Schurmann

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22. A bill becomes a law even if not signed by the Presidents.


A. 60
B. 40
C. 20
D. 30
23. Which refers to the act of the President to stay the execution of a convict?
A. Commutation
B. Amnesty
C. Pardon
D. Reprieve
24. Who has the power to declare the existence of a state of war?
A. Chief Justice
B. President
C. Senate Presidents
D. Congress
25. A loosing senatorial candidate may file a protest against the winner. What body will assume
jurisdiction over the case?\
A. Supreme Court
B. Electoral Tribunal
C. Comelec
D. Regional Trial Court
26. Which was the main vision of the DECS when it formulated Values Education Program?
A. A productive society
B. A globally competitive nation
C. A just and humane society
D. An industrialized nation
27. In 1565 Legaspi concluded a blood compact with the chief of Bohol. Who is referred to?
A. Raja Sulayman
B. Sikatuna
C. Lakandula
D. Rajah Tupas
28. How is the crime of rape classified?
A. Heinous
B. Homicide
C. Slander
D. Malicious Mischief
29. When is the United Nations Day celebrated?
A. March 17
B. October 21
C. September 21
D. October 24
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30. Which landmark located in New York City was attached by terrorists on September 11, 2001?
A. Sears Tower
B. Empire State Buliding
C. Rockefeler Center
D. World Trade Center
31. The Japanese successful invasion was climaxed by the surrender of the joint Filipino American
forces on May 6, 1942. Where did it happen?
A. Bataan
B. Corregidor
C. Capas
D. Manila
32. The Philippines objected to the advisory on travels to Mindanao by the Australian Government.
What should the government do?
A. Declare war against the country
B. File diplomatic protest
C. Recall all nationals
D. Arrest their nationals
33. Foreign investors are discouraged in doing business with our country. What condition is being
blamed for this?
A. Deteriorating peace and order
B. Poor technology
C. High tariffs
D. Poor standards
34. Which term refers the measures undertaken by the government which would remove anything
that hinders the entry of foreign products, services and capital between countries?
A. Liberalization
B. Globalization
C. Privatization
D. Internationalization
35. Which is one of the World Heritage Sites of our country?
A. Intramuros Walled City
B. Palawan Underground River
C. Banawe Rice Terraces
D. Batanes Stone Houses
36. What do we call the sum of money collected for our use for a road, bridge and highway?
A. Tax
B. Assessment
C. Penalty
D. Toll

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37. Which term refers to duties payable on goods, whether imported or exported?
A. Assessment
B. Tariff
C. Subsidiary
D. Revenue
38. What is the principal means through which culture is transmitted from generation to generation?
A. Community action
B. Education
C. Family
D. Language
39. When people are experiencing problems which may be considered global in perspective, what set
of values must they possess in order to cope successfully?
A. Personal authority, independence, vision
B. Security, survival, self-restraints
C. Intimacy, independence, security
D. Work ethics, positive vision and self-acceptance
40. Material culture refers to the tangible and concrete objects produced by man. Which is a material
culture?
A. Stone walls of Tasadays
B. Ceremonies of Ivatans
C. Sinulog celebrations
D. Moriones festival
41. Which human need is considered basic?
A. Pleasure
B. Security
C. Wealth
D. Order
42. Which factors determine population growth?
A. Industry, investments and societal demands
B. Birth rate, death rate and migration trends
C. Mortality, birth control and economic growth
D. Laws, government and civic responsibility
43. Which term to the social aspects of sex or to socially defined roles and expectations that are
associated with sex?
A. Social differentiations
B. Social class
C. Gender
D. Cultural context

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44. To which type of political system do we belong?


A. Colonialism
B. Totalitarianism
C. Democracy
D. Capitalism

45. In which form of government does power or authority resides in a few persons who govern for
their own interest?
A. Oligarchy
B. Monarchy
C. Democracy
D. Parliamentary
46. Which is the biggest and most populated island of the Philippine Archipelago?
A. Mindanao
B. Luzon
C. Cebu
D. Leyte
47. In what part of the globe can we trace the International Date Line?
A. North pole
B. Atlantic ocean
C. Pacific ocean
D. South pole
48. Which of the following countries is not part of ASEAN (Southeast Asian Nations)?
A. Singapore
B. Thailand
C. Malaysia
D. Taiwan
49. What is the present population of the Philippines?
A. 83 m
B. 73 m
C. 60 m
D. 90 m
50. Which cities are three leading financial centers of the world?
A. Hongkong, Paris, Rome
B. London, New York, Tokyo
C. Beijing, Sydney, Seoul
D. Singapore, Berlin, Moscow

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51. Among the development Asian nations, which of the following is widely promoted to be better
solutions to poverty and unemployment?
A. Privatization
B. Urbanization
C. Industrialization
D. Importation
52. Which is the oldest university in the Philippines which was founded by the Dominicans in 1611?
A. Ateneo de Manila
B. University of the Philippines
C. University of Santo Thomas
D. San Juan de Letran
53. Who is the President who is known for his Filipino First Policy and Austerity Program?
A. Diosdado Macapagal
B. Carlos P. Garcia
C. Manuel Roxas
D. Ramon Magsaysay
54. Which city suffered from the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945?
A. Hiroshima
B. Chernobyl
C. Moscow
D. Nagasaki
55. Pre-colonial trade in the Philippine was prosperous. What system did they use for their business
transactions?
A. Money
B. Barter
C. Credit
D. Banking
56. Which tools were made of during the Lower Paleolithic period?
A. Stones
B. Bronze
C. Iron
D. Ceramics

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