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Ateneo de Zamboanga University

School of Liberal Arts Languages Department

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
ENGLISH 112

Questionnaire
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Read the instructions of each test carefully.
2. Write ALL answers on the answer sheet provided.
Test I. Multiple Choice (2 Points Each)
Instruction: Choose the letter of the correct answer.
1. Which of the following follows the proper way of APA reference entry of a book?
A. Carrey, A., Hollis, F., & Katerdunk, S. (1990). Early water experience.
New York: Howard Press
B. Carrey, A., & Hollis, F. (1989). Fish and underwater life.
Boston: Big Press.
C. Clone, J. E. (1991). Learners grammar review.
Washington, DC: American Educational System.
D. Clone, J. E. (1994). Language Acquisition Learning.
Washington, DC: American Educational System.
2. Which of the following follows the proper way of APA reference entry of an online resource?
A. Harris, P.K. (1998, July 14). The young generation. Seattle: Coastal University. Retrieved
from http://www.coastaluniversity.edu/younggen
B. Maddox, T.M. (1985, August, 7). The Perception of justice system.
Washington, DC: American Justice. Retrieved from http://www.armericanjustice.org
C. Fisher, S.W. (1999, Nov., 7). Learning Grammar Beyond Borders. California: Monte Valley
University. Retrieved from http://www.montevalleygrammar.org
D. Gene, G.S. (1994, May, 16). The nursery of premier finds.
San Francisco, California: Birks University. Retrieved from http://www.birksuniv.org
3. Which of the following follows the proper way of APA reference entry of a non-print media?
A. Lake, F.L. (Author and speaker). (1989). Bias and organizational decision making (Cassette).
Gainesville: Edwards.
B. Redford, R. (Director, 1980). Ordinary people [Motion Picture].
Los Angeles: Paramount.
C. Barber, S. (Composer). (1995). Cello sonata. On Barber [CD].
New York: EMI Records Ltd.
D. Liang, L. (Musician, 1998). Greatest Life. [Audio-Visual CD].
New York, EMI Records Ltd.
4. Which of the following follows the proper way of APA reference entry of a magazine article?
A. Jianying, H. (2007, July). Qing tomb enigmas. China Today. 56(7), 7276.
B. Jianying, H. (2007, July). Qing Tomb Enigmas. China Today, 56(7), 7276.
C. Jianying, H. (2007, July). Qing tomb enigmas. China Today, 56(7), 7276.
D. Jianying, H. (2007, July). Qing Tomb Enigmas. China Today. 56(7), 7276.

5. Which of the following follows the proper way of APA reference entry of a newspaper article?
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A. Lohr, S. (2004, December 3). Health care technology is a promiseunfinanced. The New York
Times, p. C5.
B. Lohr, S. (2004, December 3). Health Care Technology Is a PromiseUnfinanced. The New
York Times, p. C5.
C. Lohr, S. (2004, December 3). Health Care Technology Is a PromiseUnfinanced. The New York
Times, p. C5.
D. Lohr, S. (2004, December 3). Health care technology is a promiseunfinanced. The New York
Times, p. C5.
6. If the in-text citation looks like this: Duncan and Shibor (2012) reported that the current state
ofthe treatment for malnutrition is similar to the state of the treatmentof hypertension several
decades ago (p. 597). The References entry will look like:
A. Duncan, S.R. & Shibor, H.F. (2012). Drug therapy: Malnutrition [Electronic version]. The
New
England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.
B. Duncan, S.R. & Shibor, H.F. (2012). Drug Therapy: malnutrition [Electronic version]. The
New
England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.
C. Duncan, S.R. & Shibor, H.F. (2012). Drug therapy: malnutrition [Electronic version]. The
New
England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.
D. Duncan, S.R. & Shibor, H.F. (2012). Drug Therapy: Malnutrition [Electronic version]. The
New
England Journal of Medicine, 346, 591-602.
7. If the in-text citation on your paper looks like this: In APA papers, the references list appears
on a separate page at the end. It is headed with the word References (Andreadakis, 2009) .
The References entry will look like:
A. Andreadakis, F. (2009). A beginners guide to psychology, (3rd ed.) New York, NY: McGrawHill
B. Andreadakis, F. (2009). A Beginners Guide to Psychology. (3rd ed.) New York, NY: McGrawHill.
C. Andreadakis, F. (2009). A beginners guide to psychology. (3rd ed.) New York, NY: McGrawHill.
D. Andreadakis, F. (2009), A beginners guide to psychology. (3rd ed.) New York, NY: McGrawHill
8. How are entries ordered in a Reference list?
A. By author's last name first, then date of publication, then title.
B. By title first, then author's last name, and then by date of publication.
C. By date of publication first, then author's last name, then by title.
D. By authors last name first, then title, then date of publication.
9. Which of the following best describes the function of the reference page.
A. Sources cited in the paper must appear on the reference page in alphabetical order.
B. Books and articles read, but not cited in the paper, should be included in the reference
page.
C. Videos and blogs should be cited in the paper, but not included on the reference page.
D. Sources listed on the reference page do not need to be cited within the paper.
10. Below is a reference page listing for a book with two authors. How should the title of the book
be formatted?
Giorgis, C., & Glazer, J. I. (2009). Literature for young children:
Supporting emergent literacy, ages 0 - 8 (6th ed). Boston, MA:
Pearson Education.
A. The book title should be in quotations.
B. The book title should be in italics.
C. The book title should be listed without special formatting.
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D. The book title should be bolded.

For each pair of sentences below, select the one that you think would make the more effective
thesis in the introductory paragraph of an essay. (1 point each)
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(a) The Hunger Games is a science fiction adventure film based on the novel of the same
name by Suzanne Collins.
(b) The Hunger Games is a morality tale about the dangers of a political system that is
dominated by the wealthy.

12.

(a) There is no question that cell phones have changed our lives in a very big way.
(b) While cell phones provide freedom and mobility, they can also become a leash,
compelling users to answer them anywhere and at any time.

13.

(a) Finding a job is never easy, but it can be especially hard when the economy is still
feeling the effects of a recession and employers are reluctant to hire new workers.
(b) College students looking for part-time work should begin their search by taking
advantage of job-finding resources on campus.

14.

(a) For the past three decades, coconut oil has been unjustly criticized as an arteryclogging saturated fat.
(b) Cooking oil is plant, animal, or synthetic fat that is used in frying, baking, and other
types of cooking.

15.

(a) There have been over 200 movies about Count Dracula, most of them only very
loosely based on the novel published by Bram Stoker in 1897.
(b) Despite its title, Bram Stoker's Dracula, a film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, takes
considerable liberties with Stoker's novel.

16.

(a) There are several steps that teachers can take to encourage academic integrity and
curtail cheating in their classes.
(b) There is an epidemic of cheating in schools and colleges, and there are no easy solutions
to this problem.

17.

(a) J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who directed the building of the first
atomic bombs during World War II, had technical, moral, and political reasons for opposing
the development of the hydrogen bomb.
(b) J. Robert Oppenheimer, often referred to as "the father of the atomic bomb," was born in
New York City in 1904.

18.

(a) The iPad has revolutionized the mobile-computing landscape and created a huge
profit stream for Apple.
(b) The iPad, with its relatively large high-definition screen, has helped to revitalize the
comic book industry.

19.

(a) Like other addictive behaviors, Internet addiction may have serious negative
consequences, including academic failure, job loss, and a breakdown in personal
relationships.
(b) Drug and alcohol addiction is a major problem in the world today, and many people
suffer from it.

20.

(a) When I was a child I used to visit my grandmother every Sunday.


(b) Every Sunday we visited my grandmother, who lived in a tiny house that was undeniably
haunted.

Test II. Paraphrasing


Directions: Choose the letter of the sentence which has the closest meaning with the underlined
sentence. (2 points each)
1. Research data suggest that girls who witnessed maternal abuse may tolerate abuse as
adults more than girls who did not.
a. Women who witnessed the abuse of their mother as teens are more likely to
become abusive adults.
b. Women who observed the abuse of their mothers when they were young are more
likely to endure abuse themselves.
c. Women who were abused as children are more likely to abuse their own children.
d. Girls who testify about maternal abuse tolerate abuse as adults more readily.
2. It has been reported that the richest one percent of Americans own 40% of the country's
wealth.
a. The richest 1% are 40 times as wealthy as the rest of Americans.
b. If the gap between rich and poor continues to grow at the current rate, the richest
one percent will soon own 40% of the country's wealth.
c. 40% of the country's wealth is in the hands of only 1% of Americans.
d. 99% of Americans own 40% as much as the richest 1%.
3. Martha thinks that the issue of adolescent problems is important to write about.
a. Martha thinks that adolescents like to write about their problems.
b. Martha feels that writing about adolescent problems is worthwhile.
c. Martha believes that the dream of most adolescents is to write something
important.
d. Martha thinks that adolescents can write about their problems.
4. 25% of adolescents who have one baby have a second baby within two years of the first
baby's birth.
a. 25% of babies are born to mothers who are adolescents.
b. One out of four adolescent mothers has another baby before the first baby reaches
his second birthday.
c. A quarter of adolescent mothers gives birth when their first born is two.
d. 25% of adolescent mothers become pregnant again when their first babies are two
years old.
5. The judge was relieved when the jury was finally ready to announce its verdict.
a. When the jury announced its verdict, the judge was relieved.
b. The judge asked the jury to arrive at a verdict.
c. The judge welcomed the prospect of an imminent verdict.
d. The jury welcomed the judge's relief.
Test III. Summarizing and Paraphrasing (20 Points Each Paragraph)
Read the original text. Identify the main points of the paragraph by summarizing and
paraphrasing.
(1) ORIGINAL TEXT
Language of Globalization
Today about 300 million people speak English as the first language and another 350 million
use it as a second language. English, for its widespread use and acceptance, plays the role of
the common language well. Thus, English is considered to be a global language. The present
age is an age of globalization. Anything produced or invented in any part of the world gets
global character or recognition very rapidly. To keep pace with the process of globalization, we
need to learn English. Conversely, the globalizing process requires single language for
international communication. For various reasons English has achieved the prestige of global
language. As a result, it has crossed the national borders of English speaking countries and
reached people who speak other languages. English is no longer a unique possession of the
British or American people, but a language that belongs to worlds people.
From: Byrd, Mary Jane (2006, September). A Students Guide to Success, pp. 44-45.
(2) ORIGINAL TEXT
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Freedom of Press
Freedom of press denotes an atmosphere in which media-professionals like journalists,
reporters, correspondents, editors and columnists can work and publish what is true and fact
without fear or any threat. Freedom of press is an important precondition of a democratic and
free society. In most countries of the world, freedom of press is guaranteed by the constitution.
As an important means of public media, newspaper holds and exerts immense influence on
people. Freedom of press means newspapers can print news and views without being censored
or barred by any authority. When press enjoys freedom, it indicates that the press can publish
news and opinions on any issues without facing any restrictions and prohibitions. But it does
not mean that this freedom is absolute and arbitrary. Newspaper cannot publish whatever they
wish, rather they should publish things that are constructive for the society or the country and
should refrain from publishing any propaganda or biased news and anything that can harm
society or the state. So press must realize the meaning of the scope of its freedom, otherwise
their power can turn into an instrument of great public harm and damage.
From: Lochhead, Jack (2005). Problem Solving and Comprehension, p.667.

Test IV. Writing Sentence Outline (15 Points)


A solution essay presents a problem, describes what the writer thinks is the best solution
to the problem, and then supports his or her choice of solution. The solution must have strong
support in order to convince the reader that indeed they are the best solutions.
Problem: Studies show that many young people spend more time watching TV than they do in
any other leisure activity. This has concerned some citizens and they have formed a group called
Unplug and Tune In. The group does not say watching TV is wrong, but they are concerned that
watching too much TV does not improve peoples reading and thinking skills. The group has
asked for possible solutions to encourage young people to spend less time in front of the TV. You
were asked to provide solutions to the problem. Write a sentence outline showing solutions to the
problem.
Your sentence outline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
(1) Language use that presents the urgency of the problem 10 points,
(2) Logical sequencing of ideas 5 pts.

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Ateneo de Zamboanga University

School of Liberal Arts Languages Department

MIDTERM EXAMINATION

ENGLISH 112

Answer Sheet
Name: __________________________________________________________________ Section: _____
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Test II: Paraphrasing (2


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Test III. Paraphrasing and Summarizing (20 Points Each Paragraph)


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Three-sentence Summary

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Test IV. Writing Sentence Outline


I. Introduction
Thesis

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Body
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Solution:

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Supporting details:
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IV. Conclusion:
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