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A. Larges masses of sand
B. Sand that has been blown by the wind to form a
C. Wind-blown particles of sand formed into
mounds or ridges influenced by gravity
D. Mounds of sand gather from different regions
43. Sand dunes are comparable to other forms that ap-
pear when a fluid moves over a loose bed means the
A. Sand dunes move in a fluid motion
B. Sand dunes form wherever loose particles of
C. Sand dunes are loose sand beds
D. Sand dunes are similar to structures formed by
the movement of fluid over loose beds
44. The term "Arid Regions" as used in the text refers to
A. Parched areas of land
B. Flat areas of land
C. Large expanses of land
D. Gently sloping areas of land
45. Sand dunes formed in conjunction with vegetation
A. Have the same characteristics as sand sheets
B. Exist under the same levels of humidity
C. Are different from true dunes
D. Can be found in the polar ice cap
46. Which one of the following statements is TRUE?
A. The largest sand dunes exist in France and Texas
B. Sloping sandy conditions are regarded as sand
C. The formation of sand dunes require little rainfall
D. Sand dunes measure less than 10 square feet in
47. The solidification of sand seas helped to shape
A. The Sahara
B. The Grand Canyon
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.
48. What device is used at the start of the poem to get
A. A greeting
B. A comma
C. A full stop
D. An exclamation mark
49. Where is the poem set?
C. In a gas station
D. In a repair shop
50. By the speaker's account, the appearance of the sta-
tion is "disgusting". The words "oil-soaked and oil-
permeated," (lines 3 to 5) are an indication of
A. The presence of lubricant
B. A dingy, grimy location
C. Oils spills not yet cleaned
D. Grease and oil that has accumulated over years
51. "Be careful with that match!" (line 6) can be inter-
Oh, but it is dirty!
--this little filling station,
to a disturbing, over-all
Be careful with that match!
Father wears a dirty,
oil-soaked monkey suit
that cuts him under the arms,
and several quick and saucy
and greasy sons assist him
(it's a family filling station),
all quite thoroughly dirty.
Do they live in the station?
It has a cement porch
behind the pumps, and on it
a set of crushed and grease-
on the wicker sofa
a dirty dog, quite comfy.
Some comic books provide
the only note of colour--
of certain colour. They lie
upon a big dim doily
draping a taboret
(part of the set), beside
a big hirsute begonia.
Why the extraneous plant?
Why the taboret?
Why, oh why, the doily?
(Embroidered in daisy stitch
with marguerites, I think,
and heavy with gray crochet.)
Somebody embroidered the doily.
Somebody waters the plant,
or oils it, maybe. Somebody
arranges the rows of cans
so that they softly say:
to high-strung automobiles.
Somebody loves us all
By Elizabeth Bishop
A. An attempt at humour
B. A word of caution
C. An opinion
52. Father's clothes can BEST be described as
53. The word "Saucy" as used to portray "the Sons"
means NEARLY the same as
54. What leads the speaker to question whether the
family resides at the station?
A. The dog
B. The sons
C. The cement porch D. The plants
55. As the speaker scrutinized the furniture, she notices
another occupant which she identifies as
A. The sons
B. The dog
C. The plants
D. Comic books
56. What is the inference "of certain colour," used in rela-
tion to the comic books?
A. The comics are in black
B. The comic books are old
C. The colours of the books are difficult to distin-
D. The comic books are fading with age
57. In the midst of the grime and dirt, the speaker recog-
nizes there is a plant and it is being watered. The con-
trast between the dirt and the plant is
58. The poem appeals MOSTLY to the sense of
59. "Somebody arranges the rows of cans so that they
softly say: ESSO--SO--SO---SO," (lines 36 to 39) indi-
cates the use of which device?
60. The speaker references the embroidered doily, the
taboret, the watered plant and the well-placed oil
cans. Do these items hold any significance for the
family and if so, what have you deduced?
A. The articles reflect a woman's touch
B. The articles are insignificant
C. The articles are representative of a family with
D. These articles belong to a family with simple taste
END OF ENGLISH TEST
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