Directions: In this test you will read several passages. Answer all the questions that follow by encircling the correct answer.

Passage D

    1. The complacent Filipino majority may not have been awakened yet to the reality of a ravaged environment; nonetheless, the evidence must be overemphasized. Automotive vehicles for one, reportedly contribute 94.6 million tons of waste released into the air each year, a commuter can only imagine how polluted the air that gets into his respiratory system is.
    2. Pollution experts are inclined to single out man as the culprit of his own destruction. Man, rightly referred to as a “messy animal,” has helped being about untold environmental decay.
    3. Imperiled by the pollution of air, water and land are not only human lives. The marine species as well as the flora and fauna are just adversely affected. Mass suicides of fishes and whales have been witnessed along Australian and American shorelines.
    4. The mushrooming of factories and plants along river banks have been largely responsible for the pollution of the different bodies of water, indiscriminate disposal of industrial waste makes festering sinks of the rivers. Too much dumping of industrial waste renders to water stagnant. Many of the rivers that used to flow along industrial banks can use some dredging. And yet what good will dredging of a river do if in no time at all it will serve again as dumping basin? The initiative has to come from the factory owners.
    5. A great number of scientists like or think that new technology can be called upon to check the impending pollution disaster, others are of the opinion that fewer births and less gadgetry may yet provide the answer to the devastating dilemma. It cannot be denied, however, that man’s wasteful ways call for some measure of discipline.
    6. Man’s brutality toward his environment will only lead to his unmarking. It is ironical, indeed, that he who was created to have dominion over every living creature on earth should one day be overpowered by an environment he has helped to pollute. The catastrophe can hopefully still be averted.


23. What does the selection generally urge man to realize?

a. The threat of environmental pollution to each country

b. The necessity of taking immediate steps to solve the pollution problem

c. The scope of the problem of environmental pollution

d. The steps to take in checking the impending pollution disaster

24. The phrase “mushrooming of factories” are used in the fourth paragraph of the selection refers to factories which are

a. built           b. destroyed                  c. maintained                       d. abandoned

25. In what part of the passage can you read of the ways we can prevent pollution?

a. First paragraph         b. Fourth paragraph         c. Fifth paragraph         d. Last paragraph

26. Who is referred to in the phrase “a messy animal” in the second paragraph of the passage?

a. Fishes and whales         b. Flora and fauna          c. Scientist              d. Man

27. What is implied in the last paragraph of the passage?

a. Man failed to realize the seriousness of the pollution problem.

b. Pollution, if unchecked, can bring about the destruction of man.

c. Man does not deserve to be the master of His creation.

d. There is no need to be alarmed of the pollution problem.

28. What would be the likely outcome if we continue polluting our environment?

a. Man will be destroyed by an environment he had polluted.

b. Less births and less gadgetry will save the world from catastrophe  .

c. Technology can help check the problem on environmental pollution.

d. Man’s wasteful ways will contribute more to the pollution of the environment.

29. Which of the following statements show a cause and effect relationship?

a. Man’s wasteful ways are a perennial problem.

b. Man’s brutality toward his destruction.

c. The marine species and the flora and fauna are adversely affected.

d. Mass suicide of fishes and whales have been seen along coastlines.

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