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42. What does the writer present in the introductory
A. Facts about stamp collecting
B. An overview of stamp collecting
C. Tips for getting started in stamp collecting
D. A brief history of stamp collecting
43. In (lines 3 and 4) the writer speaks of "transition-
ing collectors". In what way have the young col-
lectors contributed this process?
A. As the children grew so too did their appetite
for stamp collecting.
B. Children began to pursue collecting with a
view to realizing a profit.
C. Interest in collecting took on a new meaning
when children began scrutinizing the stamps
D. Children were able to influence adults to be-
come involved in stamp collecting.
44. During what period did stamps become promi-
A. The eighteenth century
B. The nineteenth century
C. The twentieth century
D. The twenty-first century
45. The word "pristine" used in (paragraph 5) refers
A. The environment in which the stamps are
B. The immaculate condition of the stamps
C. The expert handling of the stamps
D. The type of facility used for storage
46. What two imperatives are required for maintain-
ing a stamp collection?
A. Low humidity and no direct sunlight
B. An album and a piece of glass
C. Glassine envelopes and a dry place
D. A cool, low humidity environment
47. The word "novice" denotes
A. An avid collector B. A beginner
C. A renowned dealer D. An expert collect
48. In the context of the article "niche" is used in re-
A. Stand point
C. Price point
49. Why do you suppose more young people are not
involved in stamp collecting?
A. They are not aware of the benefits.
B. The hobby of stamp collecting is associated
with mature adults.
C. They have not been exposed to stamp collect-
D. Not much effort has been made to promote
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempt-
ing the questions. Each question has four options, se-
lect the most appropriate answer based on what is
implied or stated in the poem.
50. Which of the two men appeared to have the
A. The ailing man
B. The drowning man
C. The man from the shore
D. Both men had equal need
51. The pleas of the drowning man indicated?
A. His state of panic
B. He was a nuisance
C. He did not know whether his cries for help
had been heard
D. He hoped someone would come to his aid
52. How did the diseased man respond, as the
drowning man beckoned for help?
A. The diseased man ignored his pleas for help.
B. The diseased man asked him to be patient.
C. The diseased man tried to convince the
drowning man that he was in a worse situa-
D. Both men were crying out for help.
53. Are you satisfied that the ailing man acted in
the best interest of the drowning man?
A. Yes. Given the man's state of health, he did
B. No. The ailing man did little to help the
C. It is not clear whether more could have been
done to aid the drowning man.
D. No. The ailing man could have intervened or
signalled for help.
54. How would you describe the relationship be-
tween the two men?
A. They were a source of comfort to each
B. They were both desperate
C. They were strangers
D. Neither could help the other
55. Who or what would have contributed MOST to
keeping the drowning man afloat?
A. His will to live
B. His belief that help would soon arrive
C. Encouragement from the diseased man
D. His poem recital
56. Why do suppose the drowning man chose to re-
A. To entertain both men
B. To change his outlook
C. To encourage himself
D. To distract himself
57. Which of the following lines captures the scene
of the poem?
C. Lines 9 and 10
D. Lines 17 and 18
58. The speaker's tone in (lines 19 -- 23) is BEST de-
59. Based on your understanding of the poem, both
men were facing
A. The fear of death B. Separation
C. Impending death D. Anxiety
60. How would you describe the mood of the
A. Funny and encouraging
B. Sad but humorous
END OF ENGLISH TEST
HAVE A NICE DAY
'Help, help,' said a man. 'I'm drowning.'
'Hang on,' said a man from the shore.
'Help, help,' said the man. 'I'm not clowning.'
'Yes, I know, I heard you before.
Be patient dear man who is drowning,
You, see I've got a disease.
I'm waiting for a Doctor J. Browning.
So do be patient please.'
'How long,' said the man who was drowning. 'Will it take
for the Doc to arrive? '
'Not very long,' said the man with the disease. 'Till then
try staying alive.'
'Very well, ' said the man who was drowning. 'I'll try and
By reciting the poems of Browning
And other things he wrote.'
'Help, help,' said the man with the disease, 'I suddenly feel
'Keep calm.' said the man who was drowning,' Breathe
deeply and lie quite still.'
'Oh dear,' said the man with the awful disease. 'I think I'm
going to die.'
'Farewell,' said the man who was drowning.
Said the man with the disease, 'goodbye.'
So the man who was drowning, drowned
And the man with the disease past away.
But apart from that,
It's been a very nice day.
by Spike Milligan
Stamp collection is an interesting hobby to start that can
eventually blossom into a lucrative investment. It is a hobby
that can be started by anyone on any kind of budget; even
a limited one.
The equipment required is inexpensive and can be obtained
easily. Stamp collecting has come a long way; from a child's
simple collection to an aficionado that is willing to spend a
fortune on a rare stamp.
Article By: Chris Bednarz
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