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the most appropriate answer based on what is contained or
implied in the passage.
I'll rest me in this sheltered bower,
And look upon the clear blue sky
That smiles upon me through the trees,
Which stand so thickly clustering by;
And view their green and glossy leaves,
All glistening in the sunshine fair;
And list the rustling of their boughs,
So softly whispering through the air.
And while my ear drinks in the sound,
My winged soul shall fly away;
Reviewing long departed years
As one mild, beaming, autumn day;
And soaring on to future scenes,
Like hills and woods, and valleys green,
All basking in the summer's sun,
But distant still, and dimly seen.
Oh, list! 'tis summer's very breath
That gently shakes the rustling trees -
But look! the snow is on the ground -
How can I think of scenes like these?
'Tis but the frost that clears the air,
And gives the sky that lovely blue;
They're smiling in a winter's sun,
Those evergreens of sombre hue.
And winter's chill is on my heart -
How can I dream of future bliss?
How can my spirit soar away,
Confined by such a chain as this?
By Anne Bronte
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SELF HELP DEVELOPMENT -- CHARACTER
The world is filled with people who make lots of money in
questionable ways -- drug dealers, con artists, dishonest
business men, politicians on the take, and so on. If you
measure success simply by how much money you make,
then you must realize that people who accumulate riches
in a dishonest manner lack something that is the true mark
of success -- character and integrity.
No amount of wealth can compensate for a lack of char-
acter. Character equals integrity and integrity means you
always do what is right -- even when no one is watching
you. It means that fear and guilt are all but eliminated from
your life because you have nothing to hide and nothing to
hold you back from achieving success in the true definition
of the word.
In a practical sense, this means you practice the "golden
rule" by doing unto others as you would have them do unto
you. In your daily life, there are numerous opportunities for
you to make this rule a part of your routine. Think about it.
Have you ever been tempted to shortcut your way to the
top of the corporate ladder? Reaching this goal is a won-
derful achievement, but take a look around you. Are the
hallways in your office building stacked high with the bod-
ies of people you stepped on in order to get there? If so, be
prepared to get stepped on in return.
Do you routinely treat people with honesty and respect?
Or do you have a short temper when it comes to dealing
with people who refuse to bow down to your every wish
and command? The person with character and integrity
will never have to worry about this because they know
that no one achieves success single-handedly. Whether it's
success in the business world or sports or family life, some-
one was probably there to offer a helping hand somewhere
along the way. The person with character and integrity will
know and appreciate this and offer the same helping hand
when the opportunity arises.
Celebrated portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh, was fa-
mous for photographing celebrities and world leaders. He
said, "I have found that great people do have in common
an immense belief in themselves and their mission. They
also have great determination as well as an ability to work
hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw upon
their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity."
It is important that you take a good look at your attitude
regarding what success means to you. Albert Einstein said,
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
Character is what you are. Success is what you achieve.
What you achieve can be large or small, but success with-
out character and integrity is merely a shadow. Your char-
acter is the key to success and it is the attribute you will
pass on to your children. So let your strength of character
shine through in all you do and say and you will truly be
able to achieve meaningful success in life.
Article by Leigh Everett
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21. When the writer speaks of questionable ways in (line
1), it is in reference to?
A. Indisputable activities
B. Dubious activities
C. Legitimate activities
D. Strange activities
22. The writer states that success cannot be measured in
dollars and sense that is the SAME as saying?
A. Success must be viewed in isolation.
B. Money is not the only means by which success is
C. Success is not easily measured.
D. Success and money though important are meas-
23. Which of the following statements BEST defines in-
A. A person who practices to do right with or with-
B. A person who endeavours to live right.
C. A person who does not obtain money by ques-
D. A person who does right when they are being
24. Identify the MAIN point of (paragraph 3)?
A. Learn the Golden Rule
B. Treat others with respect
C. Practice the Golden Rule in your daily life.
D. Success is important but not at the expense of
25. What would motivate someone to trample on others
in order to get ahead?
A. A lack of respect for others
B. Not having a clear understanding of integrity
C. Having a wrong notion of success
D. The desire for success
26. According to Photographer Yousuf Karsh, what is at
the core of a great person?
27. Why was it necessary for the writer to share the wis-
dom of Yousuf Karsh in (paragraph 5)?
A. He wanted to show that we are all equal.
B. He understands the change that is required to
C. He wanted to share what he had learned from his
experiences with others.
D. He wanted to emphasize what is really important
in a person.
28. Albert Einstein said "Weakness of attitude becomes
weakness of character." What do you understand by
A. Weakness begins with a poor attitude
B. Attitude determines character
C. A weak attitude leads to weak character
D. Attitude and character can result in weakness
29. In (paragraph 7) the writer distinguishes between
A. Success and attitude
B. Attribute and attitude
C. Character and success
D. Weakness and character
30. How would you determine whether your character is
deficient in a particular area?
A. By observing the way I treat others
B. By examining the way I measure success
C. By observing the behaviour of others
D. By reading this article and seeing what applies to
31. What is the MOST salient point of the article?
A. Success is important, but money is not every-
B. Remember those persons that helped you to suc-
C. Integrity and respect are the cornerstones of true
D. Strength of character determines your success
and your legacy.
DIRECTIONS: 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.
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