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Ayungon National High School

Tampocon II, Ayungon Negros Oriental

THIRD GRADING PERIODICAL TEST


In ENGLISH III
Prepared by: Mrs. Shiela P. Repe

Directions: 1. Read each item carefully and answer it the best you can.
2. Each of the items is followed by four choices. Only one of them is correct. Select
the one that best answers the question. Encircle the letter of your choice.

A part of the sentence has been omitted. Complete the sentence by choosing the word or phrase from
the choices given below each item.

1. Mustafa ........ the most successful in the writing contest, but he ....... the deadline to hand in his
essay.
A) could have proven / missed
B) proved / was missing
C) will prove / has missed
D) would have been proven / had missed
E) can prove / won't have missed
2. If I ......... Mary last night, I ........ her to bring my cd today.
A) saw / would remind
B) was seeing / could have reminded
C) had seen / would have reminded
D) were to see / would be reminding
E) must have seen / had reminded
3. Should I not pay for my electricity bill tomorrow, they ........ my energy any time.
A) were cutting
B) will have cut
C) would cut
D) may cut
E) could have cut
4. I ...... an extra pencil in case ........ it in the exam.
A) have taken / will need
B) took / might need
C) am taking / needed
D) had taken / had needed
E) was taking / would have needed
5. There ........ such a big accident if the roads ......... icy.
A) may not be / won't be
B) weren't / haven't been
C) won't be / aren't going to be
D) might not have been / aren't
E) wouldn't have been / weren't
6. Negotiations almost came to a halt. If both sides ....... more flexible and considerate for the
other, a solution to the border problem ......... .
A) were / could be found
B) are / will be found
C) had been / could have found
D) would be / had been found
E) could have been / could have been found
7. We ....... the evening news all the time if it ......... so saddening.
A) would have watched / weren't
B) would watch / weren't
C) had watched / hadn't been
D) will watch / wouldn't be
E) could have watched / wouldn't have been
8. I will feel lucky if ....... a well-paid job during this crisis.
A) can find
B) must find
C) am finding
D) could have found
E) will find
9. It seems that few businessmen participated in the charity ball for the street children; otherwise,
more money ........... .
A) had been raised
B) was being raised
C) could have raised
D) might have been raising
E) would have been raised
10. The traffic this morning ....... into jam if the bus ........ the lorry.
A) hadn't turned / could avoid
B) should have turned / didn't avoid
C) wouldn't have turned / could have avoided
D) must not have turned / avoided
E) might have turned / wouldn't avoid

Read each paragraph carefully. Choose the best answer to the questions that follow.

Researches suggest that there are creatures that do not know what light means at the bottom of
the sea. They don't have either eyes or ears; they can only feel. There is no day or night for them. There
are no winters, no summers, no sun, no moon, and no stars. It is as if a child spent its life in darkness in
bed, with nothing to see or hear. How different our own life is! Sight shows us the ground beneath
our feet and the heavens above us - the sun, moon, and stars, shooting stars, lightning, and the sunset.
It shows us day and night. We are able to hear voices, the sound of the sea, and music. We feel, we
taste, we smell. How fortunate we are!

11. Judging from the passage, we can say that this story is mainly about ............ .
a) life of sea creatures at the bottom of the sea
b) how changes in the seasons are perceived by the deep-sea creatures
c) how wonderful our lives were and will be
d) the differences among creatures of the earth and those of the sea
e) the superiority of human beings over some creatures in terms of senses
12. We discover that the sea creatures in the story ................ .
a) have the same senses that we do
b) have no sense of hearing as well as sight
c) hear the sounds of the ocean
d) live in darkness because no light reaches to the bottom
e) do not hear the sound of sea as they are accustomed to it
13. In the passage a child in darkness is likened to ................ .
a) someone who lives where there are no seasons
b) an animal without the sense of touch
c) a sea creature with no seeing or hearing ability
d) a deaf child unaffected by the environment
e) a perfect sleeper, for there is no sound around to hear

Official records state that the Pueblo Indians lived in New Mexico and Arizona . The word
"Pueblo" comes from the Spanish word "pueblo," meaning town or village. The Spaniards found these
Indians living in apartment houses, some of them on the side of a cliff in order that they could be
reached only by ladders. Whenever they were attacked by Apaches, the Pueblos would pull up the
ladders. They grew corn, which they watered with water flowing down in ditches. They wove cloth,
made wonderful baskets, and created jars and pots out of clay proving how skilful they were at hand-
craft.

14. From the passage we understand that the Pueblo Indians were afraid of ............. .
a) cliff dwelling
b) Apache Indians
c) apartment houses
d) water flowing down in ditches
e) solitary life
15. Why the Spaniards called these Indians "Pueblos" is because they ................ .
a) were close to the Apaches
b) lived together in a town or village
c) farmed and brought down water in ditches
d) pulled up their ladders when attacked
e) achieved fame thanks to their hand-craft
16. The Pueblo Indians lived on the side of a cliff ................ .
a) although they had apartment houses
b) to observe the stars in the sky for rain season
c) so that they could provide themselves with shelters
d) and, the didn't have a lake, a stream, or a pond
e) as long as they were all together

Have you ever wondered whether fishes drink or not? All living things must drink, and they
require a fresh supply of water often. A person can go without food for many days, but he or she cannot
go for long without water. Fishes drink, and fishes that live in salt water must drink salt water. However,
when we watch them in an aquarium and see them opening and closing their mouths, we must not
assume that they are drinking. Fishes need water for its oxygen. The water that they seem to be gulping
gives them oxygen, which is in the water. On the other hand, when a fish drinks, it swallows water, just
in the way we do.

17. It is stated in the passage that a fish opens and closes its mouth .............. .
A. in order to get oxygen
B. so as to gulp
C. to drink to stay alive
D. to swim in an aquarium.
E. so that it can suffice salt
18. We are informed by the passage that a person ................... .
A. can live for a long time without water
B. can live for a long time without food
C. has no need for food and water
D. has no need for a fresh supply of water
E. does need water to get oxygen
19. When a fish drinks water, ............................ .
A. it requires fresh water
B. it swallows water just like us
C. it requires salt water
D. it drinks water for its oxygen
E. it stays motionless for a while to swallow

Erosion is regarded not merely as the physical removal of soil by water and wind, but rather as
the deterioration of all the component parts of the habitat in which man and his crops and livestock
have to exist. Since there is no conclusive evidence for any major climatic change in historic times to
explain this deterioration, we must conclude that the eroding of the total environment has been due
primarily to thoughtless destruction of the vegetative cover. This has led to deterioration of the
microclimate above and below the surface, generally in the direction of a general drying out of the soil
which has exposed it to erosive action of wind and rainfall of high intensity or frequency, and to the loss
of organic matter in the soil, thus reducing its capacity to resist erosion by conserving the water that
falls on the surface. If everything possible is done within the total environment to conserve the naturally
planted or cultivated vegetation, this will also ensure optimal conservation of soil and water.

20. It is argued in the passage that the impoverishment of the world's habitat .......... .
A) is first and foremost due to man's irresponsible abuse of the vegetable cover of the earth
B) is largely due to gradual changes in climate over long years
C) became inevitable as soon as agricultural and animal husbandry developed
D) cannot be remedied
E) has been needlessly exaggerated
21. The definition of erosion given in this passage ............ .
A) is a strictly regional one
B) disregards man's role in it
C) concentrates on flooding
D) assumes that the process is inevitable
E) is a broad one
22. It is pointed out in the passage that the loss of organic matter in the soil ............ .
A) led to the destruction of the world's vegetative cover
B) is a direct result of insufficient rain
C) is an irreversible process
D) has made the soil more susceptible to erosion
E) came about through over planting which robbed the soil of nutrients

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.


His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer


To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake


To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.


But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

23. These woods are most likely owned by:


a) the speaker in the poem.
b) an acquaintance of the speaker.
c) someone unknown to the speaker.
d) the speaker’s best friend.

24. The speaker in the poem:


a) wished that the owner of the woods were there.
b) seemed relieved that the owner of the woods was not there.
c) came looking for the owner of the woods.
d) is thinking about buying the woods.

25. The horse is apparently:


a) surprised the speaker has stopped.
b) relieved the speaker has stopped.
c) angry the speaker has stopped.
d) unwilling to stop itself.
26. The night described is:
a) November 21. b) December 21. c) January 21. d) February 21.
27. The speaker interprets the horse’s shaking bells as:
a) a signal to spend the night.
b) a signal to turn around.
c) a signal to keep on going.
d) a signal to turn around

28. Which of the following weather reports would have been the most accurate?
a) a wild and stormy night.
b) a cold and cloudless night.
c) a brief mid-winter thaw.
d) a gentle snow.

29. The last three lines suggests the poet is:


a) going to stay in the woods for the night.
b) going to start on his journey again.
c) unsure where to go because he is lost.
d) afraid to make a decision.

30. The line, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep”:
a) sums up what attracted the poet to stop.
b) is the opposite of what the speaker has said until now.
c) is unrelated to what the speaker has said until now.
d) is an explanation for the rest of the stanza.

Write the letter of the word or phrase that gives the correct meaning of the underlined idiomatic
expressions as used in the sentence.

31. In contrast to her husband she's a very down-to-earth sort of person who manages to
control his wild ideas.
A. Cynical B. boring C. clever D. practical
32. I give you my word it will never happen again.
A. say B. speak C. promise D. agree
33. You can always rely on that company because they keep their word whatever happens.
A. do what they like B. do what they say C. say what they do D. do what they want
34. He'd only been in his new job three days when he found himself in hot water for something
he'd done wrong.
A. in danger B. in security C. in trouble D. in force
35. We've lost a lot of money and have little income and so we're finding it difficult to make ends
meet.
A. examine B. contribute C. convene D. survive
36. Aurora was dressed to kill this weekend.
A. wore her worst clothes B. wore out-of-date clothes
C. wore her best clothes D. wore her torn and ripped clothes
37. I always tell my friend to make herself at home when she comes over.
A. act like my home is her home B. clean my house
C. build herself a house D. own my house
38. "When he came home from the war he was a bag of bones."
A. obese B. extremely thin C. petite D. healthy

Choose the best synonym for the following words.

39) abrupt A. safe B. heavy C. sudden D. intense E. blank


40) crimson A. red B. universal C. virtually D. angry E. invisible
41) sealed A. artificial B. fierce C. earnest D. airtight E. distinct
42) contrite A. gleaming B. lovely C. secret D. whole E. sorry
43) austere A. stuck B. strict C. practical D. ugly E. tremendous
44) juvenile A. unfit B. vertical C. young D. basic E. colorful

Choose the best antonym for the following words.

45) cautious A. careless B. floppy C. excellent D. sticky E. yellow


46) inland A. present B. coastal C. small D. sick E. bright
47) gorgeous A. busy B. certain C. ugly D. fearful E. huge
48) jovial A. extra B. living C. public D. nervous E. grim
49) inner A. necessary B. ripe C. sharp D. outer E. sunny
50) prohibited A. trained B. strange C. uncertain D. crosswise E. . legal

Write what is asked in the blank before each number. Choose your answer from the box below.

transitive verb fact intertextual reading


conditional Sentence sequence signals

__________________51. It is either in the active voice or passive voice


__________________52. A statement known to be true or which can be proven to be true
__________________53. The act of cross-referencing what you know with the information in the
text you are currently looking at
__________________54. A sentence that has an if clause which states a condition and another
clause that states what happens as a result of the condition.
__________________55. Words or phrases used to tie up sentence together to help improve the
clarity and smoothness of a text.

Tell whether the italicized verb in each sentence is in the Indicative Mood or Subjunctive Mood.

__________________56. She wishes she were the reporter.


__________________57. Are the cities in developing nations growing faster?
__________________58. There are 12 megacities in the world today.
__________________59. If educational opportunities were provided in rural areas, students
would no longer come to the city.
__________________60. It is necessary that the youth be given instructions on methods of birth
control.
__________________61. They would be more prepared if they were provided basic education.
__________________62. Everyone knows what a megacity looks like.
__________________63. Do urban dwellers have greater opportunities that their counterparts in
the rural areas?
__________________64. The audience demanded that they be given a clear idea about urban
expansion.
__________________65. In the past, urban expansion was evenly a split between developing and
industrialized country.

GOOD LUCK!

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