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48. Based on your understanding of the passage, who
would you credit for transforming the Vietnamese
economy following the war?
A. The Vietnamese Government for its trade
B. The US for being the largest injector of
C. The investment of the Vietnamese people
D. Diverse construction projects
49. What does (paragraph 11) expose about the condi-
tions existing in Vietnam today?
A. Vietnam is under democratic leadership.
B. There is less resistance to current farming policies
C. North and South have reconciled their
D. Communism still exists in Vietnam
50. The writer refers to sparring between China and
Hanoi, what do you understanding by sparring?
A. Trade relations between the two are strained.
B. Existing tensions between the two can lead to
C. There exists a dispute between Hanoi and its
D. China and Hanoi are bound by territorial waters.
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four options, select the
most appropriate answer, based on what is implied or
stated in the poem.
41. How would you describe the relationship between
North and South Vietnam prior to the war?
42. Why do you suppose "the tank crashing the gates",
symbolized a victory for the Vietnamese nation?
A. It marked North's independence from South
B. 3 million communist fighters met their death.
C. It represented 30 years of national resist-
ance from the French and the Americans.
D. 58,000 Americans and 250,000 South
Vietnamese were slain.
43. April 30th 1975, the day on which the war commenced,
is regarded as?
A. A symbolic Victory
C. A victory for the Communists Party of Vietnam
D. The fall of Saigon
44. The plaque placed at the US Consulate was laid in
A. The reconciliation between Vietnam and America
B. Two fallen US Servicemen
C. The 58,000 American killed during the war
D. The 40th Anniversary of the War
45. Who or what posed the greatest threat to the econ-
omy and people of Vietnam pre war?
A. The Insurrection
C. Deficient trade policies
D. The French Colonialists
46. What was the net effect of the war on Vietnam?
I. Hundreds of Thousands fled South Vietnam in
search of freedom.
II. The country was plagued by poverty and isolation.
III. It sparked an uprising between the North and South
which resulted in bloodshed.
IV. Millions of lives were lost
47. Given the options below select the one which BEST
A. The government allows the migration of its
people for study and work opportunities.
B. The free movement of goods and service i.e. trade
between one country and another.
C. The resources employed in the production of goods
and services are privately owned.
D. The government dictates what goods and
services are produced, sold and/or imported.
51. Why does the poet use the wild rose-briar to describe
A. Love blossoms before friendship
B. Love can be captivating
C. Love knows no boundaries and occurs naturally
D. Friendship requires more attention than love
52. Identify the figurative device used in (line 2) "Friend-
ship like the holly-tree."
ships. China continues to spar with Hanoi and other neighbours over disputed islands in the South China Sea in what is
viewed as a growing maritime threat in the region.
(Article by the Associated Press writer Tran Van Minh contributed from Ho Chi Minh City.)
LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP
Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly? 4
The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.
By Emily Bronte
53. What is the complexion of the holly when the rose-
54. In (line 4) why does the poet question, "But which
will bloom most constantly?"
A. The writer want the reader to pay attention to
B. Because the results will surprise the reader
C. Love can last a lifetime
D. Friendship is slow to bloom
55. The poet indicates that the wild rose-briar is sweet in
spring. What is the inference to Spring?
A. Spring symbolises newness of life
B. Spring is the first season of the year
C. The wild rose-briar is most beautiful in spring
D. Roses bloom in spring
56. When winter comes what becomes of the wild rose-
A. It is sweet
B. Its blossoms scents the air
C. Its beauty is lost
D. It blooms constantly
57. In (line 9) what does the writer use to emphasise his
A. Strong words
B. Two negatives
C. A command
58. What do you suppose the "December blights" is?
59. As you reflect on the last stanza of the poem, what
is the salient point?
A. Love may last for a season but friendship can
stand the test of time.
B. The holly is ever green
C. Love in spite of its early appeal is temporal
D. When the rose is dead the holly still shines
60. What has the poem taught you about friendship?
A. Friendship takes longer to develop as compared
B. Friendship has its advantages
C. Friendship precedes love
D. Friendship can weather any season
END OF ENGLISH TEST
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