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AMA Computer College - Manila Campus

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THIRD QUARTER EXAM IN READING AND WRITING

I. ABILITY TO COMPREHEND AND RECALL LEARNED CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES

A. Directions: Read the following selections and answer the questions below. Write the letter of your answer on the
TEST BOOKLET. (10pts)

Selection 1
Reading, the bard once said, makes a full man. This is true for the scholar, whose stature and contribution to the
intellectual growth of society is made through constant reading and the common tao who has understood the printed word if he is not
left behind, if one does not form the habit of reading. Conversely, if one avails of the wealth available through printed word, the task
of developing a person, a community and the nation is made easier, more wholesomely. And this precisely is the reason or the theme
of the year's observance of National Book Week, a project of the Integrated Library Association which we endorse wholeheartedly.

1. What is the best title of the article?


A. A Captive of Ignorance
B. The Common Tao and Reading
C. Reading Makes a Full Man
D. National Book Week
2. What will happen to a person who doesn't have the habit of reading?
A. developed B. left behind C. without a friend D. faces a difficult life
3. If everyone reads, what will happen to the task of developing nations?
A. hard B. delicate C. difficult D. easier and wholesome

Selection 2
As students, you should spend valuable practice in learning how to write well. In the course of an ordinary school, you have a
wide range of experiences which may become possible materials for written composition. Each experience written up in a single
paragraph provides opportunities to write the forms of composition, narrative, description, exposition and argument in small units.
How long will depend upon how much material you have to put into them. The important thing about writing a paragraph is that
every detail and every sentence in it must have a close relationship to the purpose or main idea which gives the paragraph its unity.

4. What is the paragraph all about?


A. Learning to write well C. Materials for written composition
B. The four types of composition D. Making writing a profitable experience

5. What topic provides a rich source for writing a composition?


A. School experience C. Close relationship with nature
B. New articles in newspapers. D. Trips to malls and tourists spots

6. Which is the important thing about writing a paragraph?


A. main idea which gives the paragraph its reason
B. every detail and sentence in it must have a close relationship
C. there should be a good paper and pen
D. each letter in it must be bold

Selection 3
Everybody has a patron saint and every patron saint has a feast day. When the patron saint’s feast day comes, it is fiesta time. We see
the decoration hung over the town's main streets. The local band strikes up a tune and visitors come from different town and barrios. The
celebrations are as diverse as there are customs and traditions in every region. Such is the case with the pagan minorities in the North
and with the Muslim in the South.

7. What is inferred in the selection?


A. Filipinos are music lovers. C. Fiestas are common in the Philippines.
. B. Visitors come from different towns. D. The Philippines is composed of many towns.
8. Based on the text, what is its main idea?
A. Filipinos are thrifty. C. Filipinos are lovers of saints.
B. Filipinos are peace-loving people. D. Filipinos would not celebrate the feast day without money.

9. Which of the statements proves that fiesta is popular among Filipinos?


A. Children play in the street. C. Many are dressed in new clothes.
B. Party goers attend the party. D. Visitors come from different barrios to join the celebration.

10. In the paragraph below, draw a line across the sentence that is out of place.

One Saturday afternoon, I saw an oriole’s nest was made of straw. The beehive is the tree little birdies.

B. Directions: Choose the meaning of the underlined word. Write the letter of your answer on the TEST BOOKLET
(10pts)

1. Sunlight can’t shine through opaque objects like brick walls and wooden doors.
A. clean B. tall C. not clear D. clear
2. Chito was meticulous in his work as an artist. He took great pains to be detailed, precise,
and thorough with all of his paintings.
A. abstract B. dirty C. careful D. patient
3. Most plants have foliage that is bright green, but some have other colors such as red,
yellow, or purple.
A. Flower B. grass C. leaves D. seeds
4. Without seasoning, the food tends to be bland, it is tasteless.
A. Delicious B. not delicious C. spicy D. bitter
5. The blare of the siren was so loud, and I cannot concentrate on the lesson I ‘m reviewing.
A. Deafening B. soothing C. mellow D. rock
6. Don’t try to foist your political views on me, I’ll not buy your idea and I will never
be convinced.
A. To force someone to accept something
B. To agree with someone’s idea
C. To reject someone’s idea
7. The manager’s inept handling of the issue led to a strike.
A. competent B. incompetent C. respectful D. aggressive
8. The tsunami that hit Southeast Asia was a cataclysm. It destroyed properties and claimed
many lives.
A. Violent change B. fiesta event C. sudden change D. important event
9. The manager was in a bad mood and he gave a grunt when I asked permission to resign.
A. Clear, audible sound B. low, rough sound C. no reaction at all
10. The frolicsome twins played tricks on their unsuspecting friends.
A. Playful B. serious-minded C. silent D. friendly

II- ABILITY TO APPLY LEARNED GRAMMAR PRINCIPLES THROUGH THE PROCESSING, ANALYSIS, AND
CONSTRUCTION OF MEANING OF FACTS AND INFORMATION

A. Directions: Read each items carefully and spot the error. If there is an error, select the letter and if there’s no
error, write E. Write the letters on the TEST BOOKLET. (20pts)

1. Sponsors of the Olympic Games who bought advertising time on United States
A
television includes at least a dozen international firms whose names are familiar to
B C D
American consumers.

2. If one is interested in learning even more about Zora Neale Hurston, you should read
A B C D
Robert Hemenway's biography.
3. The starling is such a pest in rural areas that it has become necessary to find ways of
A B C
controlling the growth of their population.
D

4. In the early twentieth century, new thinking about symbolism and the
A
unconscious were greatly inspired by the writings of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.
B C D

5. Air pollution caused by industrial fumes has been studied for years ,but only
A B
recently has the harmful effects of noise pollution become known.
C D

6. Pine, like other softwoods that ignite quickly, are useful as kindling.
A B C D

7. The movie Frozen was a 2014 hit-film for children.


A B C D

8. We have decide to rearrange the event for the convenient viewing of the guests.
A B C D
9. The Peoples’ Palace in the sky is none other than Tagaytay City.
A B C D

10. The performers was really good in their dance presentations last night.
A B C D

B. Directions Transform these sentences into Compound or Complex Sentence. Rewrite the sentence on your test
booklet. (5x2= 10 pts.)

1. The leader was impeached.


2. You sister was startled.
3. A massive whirl wind struck Metro Manila last Sunday.
4. The citizens are gathering for a new leadership poll of this town.
5. The land lady has been gone for three days.

III- ABILITY TO SYNTHESIZE OVERALL LEARNING THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF LEARNED


PRINCIPLES INTO REAL SITUATIONS

Direction: Write a narrative paragraph about your meaningfulstay here in AMA College. You may tell here all the lessons,
the fun, and the hardships that you’ve experienced during your academic days here in school. Limit your written
composition into one paragraph only. (20pts)
ESSAY WRITING RATING DESCRIPTION POINTS
CONTENT Meets all the
Ideas are adequate and sustained focus on the topic EXCELLENT criteria 8
CLARITY Meets three of the
Ideas are clear, supported by real life examples SATISFACTORY criteria 5
GRAMMAR, PUNCTUATION, AND SPELLING Meets two of the
Virtually, no spelling, punctuation, grammatical error FAIR criteria 4
NEATNESS NEEDS Meets only one
Readable hand writing, word processed clearly IMPROVMENT 3

Total: 20 pts