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LAE SIMULATED TEST

MATHEMATICS
30 items / 40 minutes

General Directions
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This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

1. If Paola is now twice as old as she was


seven years ago, how old is Paola?
a. 28
d. 7
b. 21
e. None of the above
c. 14

2. The sum of the digits of a three-digit number


is 12. The ones digit is one more than the
tens digit and the hundreds digit is one less
than the tens digit. What is the number?
a. 876
d. 345
b. 678
e. None of the above
c. 543
3. Thirty-six more than five-sixths of a number
equals 86. What is the number?
a. 60
d. 42
b. 54
e. None of the above
c. 48
4. Danielle has a total of forty P20, P50, and
P100-bills. She has twice as many P50 as
P20-bills. She also has seven P100-bills.
How much money does she have?
a. P2020
d. P1690
b. P1910
e. None of the above
c. P1800
5. How much water should be added to two
liters of pure alcohol to make a mixture of
25% alcohol?
a. 8 liters
d. 5 liters
b. 7 liters
e. None of the above
c. 6 liters
6. What are two consecutive integers, such
that the difference of their sum is the square
of 5?
a. 4 and 5
d. 40 and 41
b. 12 and 13
e. None of the above
c. 24 and 25
7. Evaluate: 2 + 24 8 6 20
a. 6
d. 0
b. 4
e. None of the above
c. 2

8. The ratio of votes for Melody to votes for


Janelyn in an election is 17:8. There were a
total of 2,775 votes. How many people voted
for Janelyn?
a. 1887
d. 555
b. 1554
e. None of the above
c. 888
9. The measures of three angles in a triangle
are in the ratio of 1:3:5. What is the measure
of the smaller angle?
a. 20 degrees
d. 80 degrees
b. 40 degrees
e. None of the above
c. 60 degrees
10. Which of the following fractions has the
greatest value?
a. 3 / 5
d. 8 / 13
b. 4 / 7
e. None of the above
c. 6 / 11
11. The sum of three consecutive positive
integers is less than 272. What pair of
numbers has the greatest sum?
a. 88, 90, 92
d. 91, 92, 93
b. 89, 90, 91
e. None of the above
c. 90, 92, 94
12. What number comes next in the following
series? 1, 2, 6, 24,
a. 102
d. 156
b. 120
e. None of the above
c. 138
13. A rectangle, whose perimeter is 108 feet,
has a length that is 6 feet longer than its
width. What is the area of the rectangle?
a. 960 ft2
d. 600 ft2
2
b. 840 ft
e. None of the above
c. 720 ft2
14. Macapal Ads offers advertisements at P72 a
page printed in colored. How many pages
would if the budget I have is P3,000?
a. 29
d. 41
b. 31
e. None of the above
c. 37

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LAE SIMULATED TEST


15. Two cars leave a building at the same time
in opposite directions. The first car is
traveling at 75 kph and the other at 85 kph.
How long will it take for the car to be 3,200
kilometers apart?
a. 2 hours
d. 5 hours
b. 3 hours
e. None of the above
c. 4 hours
16. The theater manager calculated the total
revenue for the night to be P49,500. A total
of 400 movie tickets and popcorn were sold.
If movie tickets cost P150 each and popcorn
costs P80, how many movie tickets were
sold?
a. 150
d. 300
b. 200
e. None of the above
c. 250
17. A rectangle and a square have the same
area. The length of the rectangle is 5 times
its width. The length of a side of the square
is 25 inches. What are the dimensions of the
rectangle?
a. 10 by 140
d. 25 by 125
b. 15 by 135
e. None of the above
c. 20 by 130
18. Kate is four years older than Maan. Marc is
four more than two-thirds of Maans age.
Marc is nine years younger than Kate. How
old is Maan?
a. 22
d. 35
b. 27
e. None of the above
c. 31
19. If 54 is added to a two-digit number, the
original number will be reversed. The ones
digit of the original number is four times the
tens digit. What is the number?
a. 28
d. 82
b. 46
e. None of the above
c. 64
20. The larger of two numbers is four times the
smaller number. The larger number is also
48 more than the smaller number. What is
the smaller number?
a. 12
d. 64
b. 16
e. None of the above
c. 48
21. Evaluate: 22 + 1152 + 21 + 1520
a. 5
d. 8
b. 6
e. None of the above
c. 7

MATHEMATICS
22. Cielo has a total of thirty P10 and P5-coins.
She has a total of P255. She has twelve
more P10 than P5-coins. How many P10coins does she have?
a. 21
d. 16
b. 20
e. None of the above
c. 18
23. Isabel drove to Angelo's house at 60 kph.
Angelo's house is 96 kilometers away. Isabel
arrived at Angelo's house at 4:27 PM. What
time did she leave?
a. 3:55 PM
d. 2:19 PM
b. 3:23 PM
e. None of the above
c. 2:51 PM
24. One angle in a triangle is 42 degrees. The
difference between the measures of the
other two angles is 30 degrees. What is the
measure of the largest angle in the triangle?
a. 42 degrees
d. 95 degrees
b. 54 degrees
e. None of the above
c. 84 degrees
25. The ratio of adult tickets to student tickets
for the school play was 3:4. If the sum of the
adult tickets and one half of the students
tickets is 250, how many adult tickets were
sold?
a. 100
d. 250
b. 150
e. None of the above
c. 200
26. Kevin played a few games of bowling. In the
third game he scored 35 more than in the
second game. In the first game he scored 40
less than in the third game. His total score
for the first three games was 450. If he
wants an average score of 150, what must
he score in the fourth game?
a. 120
d. 150
b. 130
e. None of the above
c. 140
27. Margie owns three houses and makes
money by renting them out at equal rates.
The first house was vacant for six months
while the second house was vacant for four
months. Margie had total rent receipts of
P221,000 for the year. How much, per
month, was the rate for renting a house?
a. P8,000
d. P8,750
b. P8,250
e. None of the above
c. P8,500

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MATHEMATICS

LAE SIMULATED TEST


28. There are three consecutive odd integers.
Half the sum of the second and third
numbers is 24. What are the integers?
a. 23, 24, 25
d. 20, 22, 24
b. 22, 23, 24
e. None of the above
c. 21, 23, 25
29. Evaluate: | 5 4 | | 5 3 | | 4 3 |
a. 1
d. 4
b. 2
e. None of the above
c. 3
30. Factor: b3 + 64
a. (b 4)3
b. (b + 4)(b 4)
c. (b2 4)(b + 4)

d. (b + 4)(b2 4b + 16)
e. None of the above

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ABSTRACT REASONING

LAE SIMULATED TEST

50 items / 40 minutes
General Directions
1.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

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LAE SIMULATED TEST


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ABSTRACT REASONING

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
30 items / 20 minutes

General Directions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

GRAMMAR
For each of the sentences below, choose the
correct word that completes the statement.

1. The senior students have been partying all


weekend. They seem to have forgotten that
there __________ things to be done before
they can graduate.
a. is
b. are
c. were
d. was
e. None of the above
2. Compared to smoking and driving, almost
everything
else
seems
risk-free,
__________ almost nothing seems worth
regulating.
a. yet
b. since
c. even though
d. so
e. None of the above

6. Im tired of you doing all my errands. Dont


wait __________ me. I have my own hands
and feet.
a. on
b. for
c. after
d. at
e. None of the above
7. Hadrian is a fine person to be with because,
__________ what he thinks of himself, he
has great listening skills.
a. although
b. in spite of
c. despite
d. in fact
e. None of the above

3. The policemen got there immediately but the


troublemakers __________.
a. already fled
b. had already fled
c. have already fled
d. already flees
e. None of the above

8. There __________ got to be some people in


this city who knows how to fix this model of
camera. I need to take pictures today for the
Nature High magazine.
a. have
b. has
c. is
d. are
e. None of the above

4. I get very annoyed __________ people who


dont queue at the cashiers.
a. on
b. with
c. for
d. from
e. None of the above

9. Three-quarters of the entire population


__________ against the oil-price hike.
a. is
b. are
c. have
d. has
e. None of the above

5. We __________ overtime. Business seems


to be slackening these days.
a. neednt have done
b. dont need to do
c. mustnt have to do
d. shouldnt have to do
e. None of the above

10. We arent sure who my partner would be but


it might be __________.
a. she
b. her
c. him
d. hers
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

IDENTIFYING ERRORS
Choose the letter of the word or phrase that is
incorrect.
11. The ambassador was entertained lavish by
A
Mr. Colby, whose company has a monetary
B
C
interest in the industrial development of the
D
new country. No error.
E

16. That the history professor was able to


A
lecture so eruditely on a period
B
with which he himself was unfamiliar was
C
D
surprising to his colleagues. No error.
E

12. Among the discoveries


A
made possible by the invention of the
B
C
telescope they found that dark spots existed
D
on the Sun in varying numbers. No error.
E

17. Of the two late arrivals, David was by


far the least apprehensive about meeting
A
B
other people at the wedding party, since
he was generally comfortable in groups.
C
No error.
D

13. Because the doctors approach to treating


A
infection differed from his peers , he was
B
C
often thought of as being somewhat radical.
D
No error.
E

18. Regardless of

14. The honor of receiving several


A
distinguished-service awards have made the
B
C
elderly man forget all about his disputes with
D
his neighbors. No error.
E
15. After entering the hospital, the patient looked
A
around trying to find a nurse which could tell
B
C
him where he should wait. No error.
D
E

whether the fire was set

A
B
on purpose or unintentional, the person
C
responsible must be punished to the full
D
extent of the law. No error.
E
19. If one wishes to save money, you should not
A
give in to the temptation of schemes
B
designed to make money quickly. No error.
C
D
E
20. At the board meeting, the owner of the
A
corporation disclosed that a large proportion
of their profits had come from activities
B
not approved by its stockholders. No error.
C
D
E

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT
Choose the correct form of the underlined
phrase that would make the sentence correct.
21. Scenes from the everyday lives of African
Americans, which are realistically depicted
are in the paintings of Henry Ossawa
Tanner.
a. Scenes from the everyday lives of
African
Americans,
which
are
realistically depicted in the paintings of
Henry Ossawa Tanner.
b. Scenes from the everyday lives of
African Americans being realistically
depicted in the paintings of Henry
Ossawa Tanner.
c. The paintings of Henry Ossawa Tanner
realistically depict scenes from the
everyday lives of African Americans.
d. Henry Ossawa Tanner, in his realistic
paintings, depicting scenes from the
everyday lives of African Americans.
e. None of the above
22. Shakespeare wrote plays and they reflect
both the depth of human emotion and the
complexity of human society.
a. plays that reflect
b. plays, who reflect
c. plays being reflected by
d. plays, being that they reflect
e. None of the above
23. The idea that the world will become a
battleground for gods and giants is at the
heart of Norse mythology.
a. That the world become a battkleground
for gods and giants is the idea at the
heart of Norse Myhtology.
b. The idea that the world will become a
battleground for gods and giants in
Norse mythology is at its heart.
c. The world will become a battleground
for gods and giants is an idea at the
heart of Norse mythology.
d. The idea at the heart of Norse
mythology, the world will become a
battle ground for gods and giants.
e. None of the above

24. Looking up from the base of the mountain,


the trail seemed more treacherous than it
really was.
a. Looked up
b. While looking up
c. Viewed
d. Viewing
e. None of the above
25. The left-handed can opener was a brilliant
invention; the popularization of electric can
openers made them obsolete, however.
a. invention; electric can openers are
popularized and made it obsolete,
however.
b. invention; but the popularization of the
electric can opener made it obsolete.
c. invention, and the popularization of the
electric can opener made it obsolete.
d. invention, however the popularization of
the electric can opener made it
obsolete.
e. None of the above
26. For many academics, having the liberty to
teach what they want is more important than
having a good salary.
a. the liberty to teach what they want
b. the liberty of teaching what they want is
more important
c. there is more importance in being free to
teach what they want
d. to have the liberty to teach what they
want is more important
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST


27. Many recent films are based around natural
disasters, named in order to evoke fear in
audiences.
a.
films are based around natural
disasters, named in order to evoke fear
in audiences.
b. films, based around natural disasters,
are named in order to evoke fear in
audiences.
c. films are named in order to evoke fear in
audiences, based on natural disasters.
d. films having their names based on
natural disasters are meant to evoke
fear in audiences.
e. None of the above
28. The conscientious driver pulled out of the
driveway looking in both directions.
a. The conscientious driver pulled out of
the driveway looking in both directions.
b. The conscientious driver pulled out of
the driveway and looking in both
directions.
c. Pulling out of the driveway and looking
in both directions was the conscientious
driver.
d. Looking in both directions, the
conscientious driver pulled out of the
driveway.
e. None of the above

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
29. The poet Claude McKay was a native of
Jamaica who spent most of his life in the
United States but writing some of his poems
in the Jamaican dialect.
a. The poet Claude McKay was a native of
Jamaica who spent most of his life in the
United States but writing
b. Being that he was a Jamaican who
spent
most of his life in the United States, the
poet Claude McKay writing
c. Although a native of Jamaica, the poet
Claude McKay spent most of his life in
the United States, he wrote
d. Although the poet Claude McKay spent
most of his life in the United States, he
was a native of Jamaica and wrote
e. None of the above
30. Many ancient Eastern rulers favored
drinking vessels made of celadon porcelain
because of supposedly revealing the
presence of poison by cracking.
a. because of supposedly revealing the
presence of poison
b. for being supposed that it would reveal
the presence of poison
c. because of being supposed to reveal
poison in it
d. because it was supposed to reveal the
presence of poison
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

VERBAL ABILITY
60 items / 30 minutes

General Directions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

SYNONYMS
Choose the letter of the word that has the same
meaning as the italicized word.
1. baseless calumny
a. accusation
b. denigration
c. statement
d. allegations
e. None of the above

6. lugubrious eulogy
a. mournful
b. solemn
c. sincere
d. pretentious
e. None of the above

2. apropos for the situation


a. determined
b. poised
c. suitable
d. unseemly
e. None of the above

7. judicious lawyer
a. dogmatic
b. biased
c. wise
d. flexible
e. None of the above

3. feckless attempt to save face


a. futile
b. fruitful
c. fallacious
d. forthwith
e. None of the above

8. power to hoi polloi


a. rabble
b. leaders
c. followers
d. group
e. None of the above

4. the defendants imperviousness


a. deception
b. arrogance
c. solidness
d. impermeable
e. None of the above

9. supercilious sneer
a. sensitive
b. disdainful
c. deferential
d. degrading
e. None of the above

5. multifarious personalities of his team


a. warranted
b. dreary
c. uniform
d. motley
e. None of the above

10. tenuous alibi


a. laborious
b. fabricated
c. misleading
d. insubstantial
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

VERBAL ABILITY

ANTONYMS
Choose the letter of the word that is the opposite
of the italicized word.
11. amalgamate the two companies
a. separate
b. fixate
c. calibrate
d. correlate
e. None of the above
12. subliminal message
a. suppressed
b. phrenic
c. conscious
d. unpremeditated
e. None of the above
13. stolid bureaucracy of the Soviet system
a. bovine
b. blunt
c. uncaring
d. passionate
e. None of the above
14. vitriolic remarks of the critic
a. bellicose
b. amicable
c. spurious
d. ornery
e. None of the above
15. renege on the agreement
a. persist
b. abate
c. infract dereliction
d. pretext
e. None of the above

16. bucolic atmosphere


a. phlegmatic
b. disconcerting
c. civic
d. lively
e. None of the above
17. a plethora of suggestions
a. dearth
b. abomination
c. variety
d. excess
e. None of the above
18. soporific speech
a. tautological
b. roundabout
c. invigorating
d. impervious
e. None of the above
19. dereliction in ones duty
a. abandonment
b. negligence
c. acquittance
d. assiduousness
e. None of the above
20. obsequious attendance of her needs
a. supercilious
b. fawning
c. servile
d. paramount
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

VERBAL ABILITY

ANALOGY (SINGLE)
Choose the letter of the word that would make
the relationship true.
21. escape : capture :: dodge : _____
a. bullet
b. anger
c. blow
d. override
e. None of the above

26. impetuous : caution :: excessive : _____


a. inanity
b. moderation
c. respect
d. remnant
e. None of the above

22. frown : disapprobation :: glower : _____


a. anger
b. confidentiality
c. circumlocution
d. respect
e. None of the above

27. abacus : calculator :: hourglass : _____


a. sand
b. chronometer
c. time
d. pendulum
e. None of the above

23. elegy : paean :: lamentation : _____


a. blessing
b. joy
c. song
d. abundance
e. None of the above

28. innocuous : harmless :: ingenious : _____


a. insipid
b. tasteful
c. artless
d. deleterious
e. None of the above

24. urbane : suave :: pedestrian : _____


a. prosaic
b. boorish
c. tempestuous
d. rustic
e. None of the above

29. disguise : recognition :: padding : _____


a. lawsuit
b. bankruptcy
c. ramification
d. damage
e. None of the above

25. embezzle : trust :: perjure : _____


a. investigation
b. faith
c. caution
d. oath
e. None of the above

30. script : play :: score : _____


a. game
b. tournament
c. symphony
d. touchdown
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

VERBAL ABILITY

ANALOGY (PAIRED)
Choose the letter of the word pair that would
complete the relationship.
31. philanthropist : benevolence :: _____
a. optimist : quintessence
b. altruist : generosity
c. misogynist : blasphemy
d. pessimist : providence
e. None of the above

36. employee : wages :: _____


a. negotiator : conflicts
b. scholar : books
c. composer : symphony
d. entrepreneur : profits
e. None of the above

32. practical : idealistic :: _____


a. possible : quixotic
b. human : seraph
c. whimsical : factual
d. academic : theoretical
e. None of the above

37. captious : tolerant :: _____


a. notorious : renowned
b. homogenous : similar
c. copious : plentiful
d. punctilious : scrupulous
e. None of the above

33. authoritativeness : pundits :: _____


a. dedication : signatories
b. allegiance : partisans
c. sensitivity : literati
d. sobriety : executors
e. None of the above

38. troubled : distraught :: _____


a. annoyed : disillusioned
b. disturbed : interrupted
c. covetous : rapacious
d. outmoded : ostentatious
e. None of the above

34. pusillanimous : dastard :: _____


a. plebeian : theater
b. impecunious : mendicant
c. optimistic : cynical
d. magnanimous : misanthrope
e. None of the above

39. mimicry : camouflage :: _____


a. digestion : rumination
b. mutation : variation
c. territoriality : migration
d. hibernation : rumination
e. None of the above

35. numb : insensible :: _____


a. burnish : lustrous
b. reflect : luminous
c. braid : sinuous
d. repulse : odious
e. None of the above

40. illicit : ratify :: _____


a. obsolete : preserve
b. confusing : obscure
c. popular : criticize
d. belligerent : appease
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

VERBAL ABILITY

SENTENCE COMPLETION
Choose the letter of the word/s that would make
the sentence correct.
41. Mahatma Gandhi founded and perfected the
Satyagraha which he claimed to be the
peaceful and honest path to reformation. He
strongly believed in non-violence and
__________
a. prudence
b. veracity
c. antagonism
d. anarchy
e. None of the above

46. Because it is __________ to __________ all


the business costs related to employee
discontent, an accurate estimate of the
magnitude of these costs is not easily
calculated.
a. difficult measure
b. impossible justify
c. improper overlook
d. useless pinpoint
e. None of the above

42. Legislation has been introduced in some


states that require plastic bags be made of
biodegradable material which gradually
__________ over a period of time.
a. subsides
b. secretes
c. decomposes
d. ossifies
e. None of the above

47. The senior professor was __________


thinker who believed in doing even tedious
calculations by hand rather than using a
computer.
a. an eclectic
b. a cogent
c. an insensible
d. a dogmatic
e. None of the above

43. The air-conditioning unit was operated so as


to strike some balance between the danger
of __________ electricity bills and the desire
of the employees to be comfortable.
a. optimum
b. inordinate
c. exigent
d. inchoate
e. None of the above

48. Doug was both and . He


possessed
penetrating
acuity
and
discernment and was also extremely
humble.
a. diligent supercilious
b. perspicacious unpretentious
c. obtuse .. penitent
d. sagacious... imposing
e. None of the above

44. She was __________ liar who had mastered


the art of making untrue remarks in a
manner that they sounded __________.
a. a congenital creditable
b. a convincing illogical
c. a blatant incongruous
d. an incorrigible plausible
e. None of the above

49. The success of the project was __________


team effort rather than any individual
____________.
a. dependent on perfidy
b. commensurate to compendium
c. subordinate to.. idiosyncrasy
d. attributed to accomplishment
e. None of the above

45. While some see practical jokes a wish for


mastery in miniature over a world that
seems __________, others believe that the
jokes purpose is to disrupt, by reducing all
transactions to __________,
a. unruly chaos
b. disorderly symmetry
c. harmonious dissonance
d. turbulent uniformity
e. None of the above

50. The Mona Lisa, shipped in a private cabin


and received by important dignitaries, was
treated more like __________ than a
painting upon its arrival in the United States.
a. an interloper
b. a maverick
c. a potentate
d. an ascetic
e. None of the above

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VERBAL ABILITY

LAE SIMULATED TEST


PARAGRAPH COMPLETION
Fill in the blank with the correct word.
The _____(51)_____ of the source of copper
ore used in the manufacture of copper and bronze
artifacts of Bronze Age civilizations would add
greatly to our knowledge of cultural contacts and
trade
in
that
era.
Researchers
have
_____(52)_____ artifacts and ores for their
concentration of elements, but for a variety of
reasons, these studies have generally failed to
provide _____(53)_____ of the sources of the
copper used in the objects.

51. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

determination
difference
actualization
remembrance
None of the above

52. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

comprehended
questioned
admired
analyzed
None of the above

53. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

realization
reservation
evidence
clarity
None of the above

The _____(54)_____ of taxation on the back of


the people is not unlike the burden of a weight on
the back of a horse. Just as a small burden badly
placed may _____(55)_____ a horse that could
carry with ease a much larger package properly
adjusted, so as people may be _____(56)_____
and their power of producing wealth destroyed by
taxation that, if levied another way, could be borne
with ease.

54. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

benefit
load
ability
subsidy
None of the above

55. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

attune
distress
appease
deviate
None of the above

56. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

aided
prevented
impoverished
impugned
None of the above

Classical physics defines the vacuum as a


state of _____(57)______: a vacuum is said to
exist in a region of space if there is nothing in it. In
the quantum field theories that describe the
physics of elementary particles, the vacuum
becomes somewhat more _____(58)_______.
Even in empty space, particles can appear
_____(59)______ as a result of fluctuations of the
vacuum. For example, an electron and a positron
can be created out of the void. Particles created in
this way have only a _____(60)_____ existence;
they are annihilated almost as soon as they
appear.

57. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

absence
abscond
abstinence
apposite
None of the above

58. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

commensurate
compensated
complicated
complacent
None of the above

59. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

simultaneously
spontaneously
insipidly
tediously
None of the above

60. a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

belittled
callous
fleeing
fleeting
None of the above

STOP!
Do not go to the next page
until you are told to do so.

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LOGICAL REASONING
50 items / 55 minutes

General Directions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

PREMISES/ASSUMPTIONS

1. Given:
An Am-gym Fitness Center ad reads:
Every single one of us has the potential to
be slim and fit, so take the initiative and
begin losing excess pounds today. Dont
Eat! Exercise! Youll lose weight and feel
strong, happy, and attractive.

4. Given:
The rampant showing of bold movies in
our country has enraged many Filipino
Christian leaders, moralists, and politicians.
For them, these films are indecent and
immoral, and are causing many to commit
crimes like rape and murder.

Statement:
Fat people are not strong, happy, and
attractive.

Statement:
Movies play a major role in the
shaping of a persons social behavior.

a. The statement is an assumption.


b. The statement is not an assumption.

a. The statement is an assumption.


b. The statement is not an assumption.

2. Given:
This produce stand sells fruits and
vegetables. All fruits are delicious, and all
vegetables are rich in vitamins. Every fruit
that is vitamin-rich is delicious, so everything
sold at this stand is delicious.

5. Given:
According to one psychological theory,
in order to be happy, one must have an
intimate relationship with another person.
Yet the worlds greatest composers spent
most of their time in solitude and had no
intimate relationships. So the psychological
theory must be wrong.

Statement:
This produce stand sells only fruits and
vegetables.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.
3. Given:
Most radicals who argue for violent
revolution and the complete overthrow of our
existing society have no clear idea of what
will emerge from the destruction. They just
assert that things are so bad now that any
change would have to be one for the better.
But surely this is wrong, for things might
actually turn out to be worse.
Statement:
The specific results of the revolution
would be changes for the worse.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.

Statement:
The worlds greatest composers were
happy.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.
6. Given:
Ethical vegetarians argue that it is
wrong to rank humans above other animal
species. Humans do not have the right to kill
animals and eat them. Instead of eating
meat, people should eat vegetables.
Statement:
Vegetables rank lower than human
beings and animals.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.

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7. Given:
Everything turns gray when I dont have
at least one mark on the horizon. Life then
seems empty and depressing. I cannot
understand honest men. They lead
desperate lives full of boredom.
Statement:
Honest mens lives are empty and
depressing
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.
8. Given:
Havent you at some time had a favorite
song, book or film that was not well known
but later became popular? And didnt you
feel somehow betrayed and resentful when
what you thought was unique became
commonplace? On larger scale, the same
thing happens to novelists or film makers
who have enjoyed critical esteem without
popular success. Let them become public
sensations, and the critics who praised their
work will attack them virulently.
Statement:
Songs, books, and other literary work
that become public sensations lose their
literary value and become valuable in the
commercial sense.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.

LOGICAL REASONING
9. Given:
People who feel insecure often
compensate by acting in an aggressive
manner.
Statement:
All aggressive people are insecure.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.
10. Given:
Journalistic criticism of literature is
falling victim to its own efforts to justify its
existence. Critics believe that they garner
respect from their readers by ignoring
objective description in favor of opinionated
commentary. Any new work is given the
briefest of summaries than mercilessly
carved up in an effort to divine its deeper
meaning. But the best journalist simply
presents facts and allows his audience to
decide their meanings independently. Critics
should convey the truest possible form of
the works in question; let the art, and not the
art critic, speak to us.
Statement:
It is superfluous to criticize art and a
mistake to allow people to decide for
themselves.
a. The statement is an assumption.
b. The statement is not an assumption.

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DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
11. There is a God. The Bible says so. The Bible
is the Word of God.
a. There is no God after all.
b. The Word of God says that there is a
God.
c. The argument is circular.
d. The Bible exists.
e. None of the above
12. If justice is fair then no prisoner in jail is not
guilty. Some of the prisoners in jail who had
undergone trial are innocent of the crime
they are accused of. Therefore, _____.
a. lawyers of the innocent prisoners were
not able to defend them well in the trial.
b. these prisoners said to be innocent lied
when they said that they are not guilty.
c. justice is not really fair.
d. justice is very difficult to define.
e. None of the above
13. The following is an excerpt from a letter sent
to a law school applicant:
Thank you for considering our school to
further your education. Your application was
well received before the deadline and was
processed with your admission test score
and undergraduate grade report.
However, we regret to inform you that
you cannot be admitted for the first
semester. We have had to refuse admission
to many outstanding candidates because of
the recent cut in state funding of our
program.
Thank you for your interest in our school
and we wish you success in your future
endeavors.
a. The recipient of the letter was being
seriously considered for a place in the
evening class.
b. The recipient of the letter did not have a
sufficiently high grade point average to
warrant admission to this graduate
program.
c. Criteria other than test scores and grade
reports were used in determining the
size of the entering class.
d. The law school sending the letter could
not fill all places in its entering class due
to a funding problem.
e. None of the above

LOGICAL REASONING
14. Riothamus, a Briton king of the 5th century,
was betrayed by an associate, fought
bravely against the Goths but was defeated
and disappeared mysteriously. Riothamuss
activitiesand only those of Riothamus
match almost exactly those attributed to
King Arthur. The stories told about King
Arthur are not strictly fictitious but are based
on a historical person and historical events.
Therefore, _____.
a. there is no point establishing a
connection between the lives of
Riothamus and King Arthur.
b. King Arthur is a fictional character.
c. Riothamus must be the historical model
for the legendary King Arthur.
d. King Arthur is not a product of the
authors imagination but Riothamus is.
e. None of the above
15. If the Philippine government wants all
Filipino children to have the best quality
education, then it should either ask all
school authorities to make education very
affordable or improve the quality of
education being given in the public schools.
The government does neither of these two.
Therefore, _____.
a. all Filipino citizens cannot avail of quality
education.
b. the Philippine government is not sincere
in this regard.
c. the Philippine government does not
want all Filipino children to have the
best quality education.
d. the quality of education in the
Philippines does not have to be
improved.
e. None of the above

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LOGICAL REASONING

LAE SIMULATED TEST


INTERPRETATION
For numbers 16-18, refer to the situation below

For numbers 19-22, refer to the situation below

Mr. Brown, Mr. Parker, and Mr. Watson are


seated together in a table. One of them is a
waiter, another is a barber, and the other is a
plumber. Mr. Brown is older than the barber. Mr.
Watson is the youngest of the three. The waiter
is younger than the barber.

A travel agent is arranging tours that visit various


cities: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I. Each tour
must be arranged in accordance with the
following restrictions:

16. Who is the plumber?


a. Mr. Brown
b. Mr. Parker
c. Mr. Watson
d. Either Mr. Brown or Mr. Parker
e. None of the above

17. Mr. Watson is a _____.


a. plumber
b. barber
c. waiter
d. either a waiter or a plumber
e. None of the above

19. If B is included in a tour, what is the


minimum number of other cities which must
be included in the tour?
a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5
e. None of the above

18. Which is the proper ordering of the three


from the youngest to the eldest?
a. Mr. Parker Mr. Watson Mr. Brown
b. Mr. Parker Mr. Brown Mr. Watson
c. Mr. Watson Mr. Parker Mr. Brown
d. Mr. Watson -- Mr. Brown Mr. Parker
e. None of the above

If B is included in a tour, both F and G must


also be included.
E can be included in any tour only if D is
also included.
If F is included in a tour, B must be included
along with C or I or both.
E and F cannot both be included in a tour.
A tour cannot include A and G.

20. Which of the following is an acceptable


group of cities for a tour?
a. B, C, D, E
b. B, C, F, G
c. B, C, F, H
d. A, B, F, G
e. None of the above
21. Which two cities can be deleted from the
group B, C, D, F, G, and I to form an
acceptable tour?
a. I and C
b. I and F
c. F and G
d. C and D
e. None of the above
22. Which of the following could be made into
an acceptable tour by adding exactly one
more city?
a. B, E, G
b. C, E, I
c. A, E, G
d. G, I, E
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LOGICAL REASONING

For numbers 23-25, refer to the given below.


Three blue balls, two red balls, two green balls,
and a yellow ball are to be arranged next to
each other with the following conditions:
-

The yellow ball is always between the red


balls.
A blue ball and a green ball occupy the first
and the last positions, respectively.
A red ball can never be placed beside a
green ball.

23. If two blue balls occupy the first two slots,


where should the yellow ball be places?
a. third
b. fourth
c. fifth
d. sixth
e. None of the above
24. The third slot can never be occupied by a
_____.
a. blue ball
b. green ball
c. yellow ball
d. red ball
e. None of the above
25. If each of the green balls is to be placed
next to a blue ball, it must follow that:
a. The yellow ball occupies the 3rd slot.
b. The yellow ball occupies the 5th slot.
c. A red ball occupies the 4th slot.
d. A red ball occupies the 2nd slot.
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LOGICAL REASONING

INFERENCES
26. Premises:
Some actors are rich.
All rich actors are good business
investors.
Myrna is a good business investor.
Statement:
Myrna is one of those rich actors.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
27. Premises:
A certain group that worships Jose Rizal
as god said that Rizal did not die. It was not
he who was executed in Bagumbayan but a
man who looked like him. Rizal was able to
escape from the Spaniards and is still alive.
Statement:
Facts about Rizals death written in the
history books are untrue.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
28. Premises:
All baseball players are athletic.
Some teenagers are baseball
players.
Statement:
Some teenagers are athletic.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
29. Premises:
Women may not be as physically strong
as men but emotionally they are stronger
than some men. Therefore, women are not
weak.
Statement:
True strength is measured not only
physically.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.

30. Premises:
Many of us are uncertain of the future.
This uncertainty, however, should not hinder
us from dreaming. Tomorrow may not be as
bright as we hoped it would be, but armed
with our dreams we can make the world a
brighter place in which to live.
Statement:
Dreams play a vital role in living our
lives.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
31. Premises:
To be mentally healthy, people must
have self-respect. People can maintain selfrespect only by continually earning the
respect of others they esteem. They can
earn this respect only by treating others
morally.
Statement:
People who are mentally healthy will be
treated morally by others.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
32. Premises:
The expression the doctrine of
unshakable foundations was once used by
a critic in an effort to illuminate the dogmatic
nature of certain economic and political
philosophies whose adherents, when
confronted with the failure of a policy
designed to put their philosophy into
practice, can conceive of only one reaction:
to design another different policy for putting
it into practice.
Statement:
The critic would approve if the
adherents allowed failure of a policy to lead
them to question the underpinnings of their
philosophies.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.

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33. Premises:
If you graduated from a prestigious
university then you are certain of getting a
high-paying job. A lot of graduates from
these universities are still unemployed after
months of job-hunting.
Statement:
The theory that graduates from
prestigious universities are assured of highpaying jobs is totally untrue.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.
34. Premises:
A certain ship in the Visayas sank
because of overloading. Two ships in Luzon
sank because of machine problems.

LOGICAL REASONING
35. Premises:
Teachers are either strict or
indifferent.
All strict teachers deliver good
lectures in class.
Some teachers who deliver good
lectures in class are indifferent to
their students.
Statement:
Some indifferent teachers who deliver
good lectures in class are strict.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.

Statement:
All ships sink because of overloading
and machine problems.
a. The statement follows the given
premises.
b. The statement does not follow the given
premises.

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LOGICAL REASONING

ARGUMENTS
36. If the demand for manufactured goods is
low, the inflation rate is low. The inflation
rate is high. Based on these statements, we
can conclude that _____.
a. the demand for manufactured goods is
high.
b. inflation rate is always fluctuating.
c. The demand for manufactured goods is
low.
d. the demand for manufactured goods is
inversely proportional to inflation.
e. None of the above
37. It was observed that the level of critical
thinking of students was diminishing. To
solve this problem, we have to put more
logic courses in the curriculum.
Which argument will weaken the statements
above?
a. The curriculum cannot accommodate
logic courses anymore.
b. Studying logic will definitely improve
ones critical thinking ability.
c. Logic courses do not necessarily
improve students critical thinking ability.
d. Students need logic to develop critical
thinking.
e. None of the above
38. Politicians are primarily concerned with their
own survival; artists are concerned with
revealing truth. Of course, the difference in
their reactions is readily predictable. For
example, while governmental leaders wrote
laws
to
ensure
the
triumph
of
industrialization in Western Europe, artists
painted, wrote about, and composed music
in response to the horrible conditions
created by the Industrial Revolution. Only
later did political leaders come to see what
the artists had immediately perceived.
Experience teaches us that _____.
a. artists are utopian by nature while
governmental leaders are practical.
b. the world would be a much better place
to live if only artists would become
kings.
c. artistic vision perceives in advance of
political practice.
d. throughout history political leaders have
not been very responsive to the needs
of their people.
e. None of the above

39. Creativity must be cultivated. Consciously,


all artists, musicians, and writers practice
interpreting the world from new and
interesting viewpoints. A teacher can
encourage his pupils to be creative by
showing them different perspectives for
viewing the significance of events in their
daily lives.
Which of the following, if true, would
undermine the authors claim?
a. Some artists, musicians, and writers
burn themselves out at a very early
age, producing a flurry of great works
and then nothing after that.
b. Public education should stress practical
skills, which will help a person get a
good job, instead of creative thinking.
c. A teachers effort to show a pupil
different perspectives may actually
inhibit development of the students own
creative process.
d. In a well-ordered society, it is important
to have some people who are not
artists, musicians, or writers.
e. None of the above
40. The accountant of a large company warned
that over half of the accounts receivable for
the previous quarter were delinquent. He
suggested that the company hire a collection
agency to collect the debt immediately.
However, his suggestion was not followed
when it was noted that the store had already
received over two-thirds of the total amount
of the outstanding accounts.
If the statements above are true, they most
strongly support which one of the following?
a. At least one-third of the accounts had
been paid before the beginning of the
last quarter.
b. Two-thirds of the total number of
delinquent accounts must have been
collected by the collecting agency.
c. The company has already collected on
twice as many accounts as remained
unpaid.
d. The total dollar amount and the total
number of delinquent accounts are not
necessarily proportional.
e. None of the above

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LAE SIMULATED TEST

LOGICAL REASONING

41. Scientists have long dreamed of the


technological possibilities of nuclear fusion,
a process in which the nuclei of two atoms
are fused together. The energy that would
be generated by this process would far
surpass that of nuclear fission. Years of
research however, have failed to produce
any tangible results. As a result, funding for
fusion projects has been drastically reduced.
Nonetheless, some scientists continue to
believe that fusion is possible. Unfortunately,
the one team that claimed to have achieved
cold fusion failed to replicate its
experimental results, and scientists continue
to believe that other explanations can be
found for the results the team initially
observed. Therefore, it is unwise to
conclude that nuclear fusion will be achieved
in the immediate future.
In the passage above, the author reaches
his conclusion by _____.
a. drawing a conclusion based on lack of
evidence for the opposing view
b. criticizing the premises on which the
opposing side bases its view
c. reaching
a
conclusion
that
is
incompatible with his premises
d. basing
his
conclusion
upon
experimental results
e. None of the above
42. So many arrogant and ill-tempered young
men have dominated the tennis courts of
late that we have begun to fear those
characteristics were prerequisites for
championship tennis. Tennis used to be a
gentlemans game. What is sad is not just
the game has changed. With so much
importance placed on success, it may be
that something has gone out of the
American
charactersuch
things
as
gentleness and graciousness.
Which one of the following, if true, most
seriously weakens the argument above?
a. Tennis has only recently become a
professional sport.
b. The gentleman of early tennis often
dueled to death off the court.
c. Some ill-tempered tennis players are
unsuccessful.
d. Some even-tempered tennis players are
successful.
e. None of the above

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43. The results of a recent poll in the United
States indicate that 80% of the public
opposes
the
relaxation
of
existing
regulations on air pollution, in contrast to the
17 percent who do not. Furthermore, not a
single major segment of the public wants to
make environmental laws less strict. The
results of this poll reveal that legislators, by
voting for a renewal of the Clean Air Act, are
being responsive to the will of the public
without alienating any significant specialinterest groups.
Which of the following pieces of information
would be most useful in evaluating the logic
of the argument presented above?
a. The groups in the population that were
defined as major segments of the public
are the groups defined as specialinterest groups.
b. The length of the time that current
federal environment laws have been in
effect and the length of time that states
have regulated air pollution.
c. The people whom the author hope to
influence by citing the results of the poll.
d. The percentage of those surveyed who
chose not to respond to the question
asked of them.
e. None of the above

LOGICAL REASONING
44. As part of a new commitment to customer
satisfaction, an electronics company sent a
survey to all customers who had purchased
its electronic personal organizer in the
previous month. The survey, which was sent
through mail, asked customers to give
personal information and to rate their
satisfaction with the product. Of the
customers who responded to the survey,
those who indicated a negative opinion of
the products performance were more than
those who indicated a neutral or positive
opinion. On the basis of these results, the
company, hoping to increase customer
satisfaction, decided to allocate a large
amount of capital to redesigning the product.
Which of the following, if true, indicates the
most serious flaw in the method of research
used by the company?
a. The marketing division has found that
responses to their mail-in surveys are
generally accurate.
b. The company relied on a numerical
system of rating responses rather than
on open-ended questions that allow for
more detailed feedvack.
c. People who are satisfied with a product
or have no strong opinion about it are
less likely to be motivated to return a
mail-in questionnaire.
d. Customers who were dissatisfied with
the information display of the organizer
outnumbered customers who were
dissatisfied with the variety of functions
offered by the organizer.
e. None of the above

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45. Observation reveals that as children become
physically exhausted, they become more
prone to crying and temper tantrums. Thus,
an occurrence of screaming or yelling in a
small child is best remedied by providing
physical rest.
Which one of the following uses the same
patterns of reasoning as the argument
above?
a. Scientists establish the validity of their
theories by conducting meticulously
controlled experiments. Thus, a scientist
who is conducting a meticulously
controlled experiment is well on his way
to establishing the validity of his theory.
b. People who fell insecure often
compensate by acting in an aggressive
manner. A person who is not acting in an
aggressive manner is therefore unlikely
to be insecure.
c. Washing ones hand often during the
cold season decreases the chance of
contracting common cold. If one does
not catch a cold during the cold season,
it is likely that simple rules of hygiene
were observed.
d. Habitual lack of sleep leads to a
condition
known
as
chronic
exhaustion. a person who is not
chronically exhausted is likely to get
regular and sufficient sleep.
e. None of the above

LOGICAL REASONING
For numbers 46-48, refer to the passage below:
After a grueling semester at law school, four
classmates, W, X, Y & Z, decided that a threeweek sem-ender spent in Baguio would unwind
their nerves. So after packing their clothes, they
immediately proceeded to the bus terminal in
Cubao to catch the 6:00 PM trip.
As they were running late, they decided to take
a cab from Katipunan Avenue) where they
assembled) to the terminal in Cube. They had
barely 10 minutes to get to the terminal to make
the trip. But because of the heavy traffic jam at
Aurora Boulevard, they ran out of time such that
they had to get off the cab along EDSA, right
across the bus terminal. They hurriedly grabbed
their bags and rushed out of the cab and ran like
crazy across EDSA towards the terminal on the
other side. The cab drive was yelling curses at
them as they ran because they forgot to pay the
fare.
Across EDSA, a police officer assigned in the
Police Stations near the bus terminal was also
about to board the same bus. He saw the four
fellows run across EDSA, endangering not only
their lives but the lives and property of the
motorists who tried to avoid hitting them. He also
saw and heard the cab driver yelling something
about the unpaid fare. But since the police officer
was so tired and needed sleep so badly, he just got
on the bus and slept on his seat. Meanwhile, the
four friends were able to board the same bus.
When they arrived in Baguio, the four law
students got off the bus ahead of the police officer.
They immediately proceeded to a friends house
and spent two weeks there. They spent the lat
week in Sagada feasting on hallucinogenic magic
mushrooms and marijuana.
When they were about to go home, they
decided that they would bring some stash of
marijuana and mushrooms with them to Manila. So
they bought a kilo of each, wrapped them in
newspaper, and put the packages in two of their
four bags. When they boarded the bus for Manila,
the police was also there.
Upon seeing them, the officer remembered
what the four fellows did and decided to arrest
them. He said he was arresting them for jaywalking
and for not paying the cab driver. He said he was
bringing them to the Cubao Police station to be
charged for their crimes. He also inspected their
bags and found the stash in two of the bags.

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LAE SIMULATED TEST


46. The four law students protested their arrest
saying that it was done without a warrant of
arrest.
a. The proposition is legally sound and
may have basis in law.
b. The proposition is not legally sound.

For number 49-50, choose the


argument for each of the sets given.

49. a. If support for the Taliban government grows,


then their supporters around the world will
also form an alliance against the U.S. If the
counter offensive in Afghanistan continues in
the coming weeks, then support for the
Taliban government will grow. The counter
offensive will not stop until the Taliban
government hands over Bin Laden and the
members of the Al Qaeda network to the
U.S. If the alliance of Taliban supporters
forms, then they will start World War III.
World War III will start because of Osama
Bin Laden.

47. The arrest was not valid because they were


arrested in Baguio and not in Cubao where
they committed the crimes.
a. The proposition is legally sound and
may have basis in law.
b. The proposition is not legally sound.
48. The stash found in their bags could not be
used against them in any case because they
did not have anything to do with jay-walking
and non-payment of their obligation to the
taxi driver.
a. The proposition is legally sound and
may have basis in law.
b. The proposition is not legally sound.

soundest

b. If the counter offensive in Afghanistan


continues in the coming weeks, then support
for the Taliban government will grow. If
support for the Taliban government grows
then their supporters around the world will
also form an alliance against the U.S. If the
alliance of Taliban supporters forms, then
they will start World War III. The counter
offensive will not stop if and only if the
Taliban government hands over Bin Laden
and the members of the Al Qaeda network to
the U.S. The Taliban will never hand over Bin
Laden to the U.S. Therefore, World War III
will start.

c.

If the counter offensive in Afghanistan


continues in the coming weeks, then support
for the Taliban government will grow. The
counter offensive will not stop until the
Taliban government hands over Bin Laden
and the members of the Al Qaeda network to
the U.S. If the alliance of Taliban supporters
forms, then they will start World War III. The
Taliban will never hand over Bin Laden to the
U.S. Then World War III will start.

d. If the counter offensive in Afghanistan


continues in the coming weeks, then support
for the Taliban government will grow. If
support for the Taliban government grows,
then their supporters around the world will
also forma n alliance against the U.S. If the
alliance of Taliban supporters forms, then
they will start World War III. The counter
offensive will not stop until the Taliban
government hands over Bin Laden and the
members of the Al Qaeda network to the
U.S. President Bush says he will stop
counter offensive next week. Therefore,
World War III will never happen.

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LOGICAL REASONING

50. a. He who knows when to fight and


when not to fight will win;
He who knows how to deploy large
and small forces will win;
He whose whole army is united in
purpose will win;
He who is well-prepared to seize
opportunities will win;
He whose general are able and not
interfered by the ruler will win;
Osama Bin Laden knows how to train
his men well;
Bin Laden will win the war against the
United States.
b. When outnumbering the enemy ten to
one, surround him;
When five to enemys one, attack him;
When double his strength, divide him;
When evenly matched, you may choose
to fight;
When slightly weaker to the enemy, be
capable of withdrawing;
When greatly inferior to the enemy,
avoid engaging him;
For no matter how obstinate a small
force is, it will succumb to a larger and
superior force.
c.

A ruler must not start a war out of anger;


a general must not fight a battle out of
resentment. Engage only when it is in
the interest of the State; cease when it is
to its detriment. For anger can be
restored to happiness, and resentment
can become pleasantness; a state that
has perished cannot be restored and a
man who is dead cannot be resurrected.

d. In war, when capable, feign incapability;


when active, feign inactivity; when near
to the objective, feign that you are far
away, make it appear that you are near.
All warfare is based on deception.

STOP!
Do not go to the next page
until you are told to do so.
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LAE SIMULATED TEST

READING COMPREHENSION
30 items / 40 minutes

General Directions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

This test simulates the Law Aptitude Exam. Expect time pressure.
Do not begin until you are told to do so.
Only pencils and eraser are allowed on top of the table. Scratch paper shall be provided.
For each question, choose the best answer according to the instructions. Shade the
corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
If you want to change your answer, erase the shading completely, then shade your new
answer.
Stop when the time is up.
Do not write anything on any part of this booklet.

Selection A

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It was eleven o'clock that night


when Mr. Pontellier returned from
his night out. He was in an excellent
humor, in high spirits, and very
talkative. His entrance awoke his
wife, who was in bed and fast asleep
when he came in. He talked to her
while he undressed, telling her
anecdotes and bits of news and
gossip that he had gathered during
the day. She was overcome with
sleep, and answered him with little
half utterances.
He thought it very discouraging
that his wife, who was the sole
object of his existence, evinced so
little interest in things which
concerned him and valued so little
his conversation.
Mr. Pontellier had forgotten the
bonbons and peanuts that he had
promised the boys. Notwithstanding,
he loved them very much and went
into the adjoining room where they
slept to take a look at them and
make sure that they were resting
comfortably. The result of his
investigation was far from
satisfactory. He turned and shifted
the youngsters about in bed. One of
them began to kick and talk about a
basket full of crabs.
Mr. Pontellier returned to his
wife with the information that Raoul
had a high fever and needed looking
after. Then he lit his cigar and went
and sat near the open door to smoke
it.
Mrs. Pontellier was quite sure
Raoul had no fever. He had gone to
bed perfectly well, she said, and
nothing had ailed him all day. Mr.

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Pontellier was too well acquainted


with fever symptoms to be mistaken.
He assured her the child was burning
with fever at that moment in the
next room.
He reproached his wife with her
inattention, her habitual neglect of
the children. If it was not a mother's
place to look after children, whose
on earth was it? He himself had his
hands full with his brokerage
business. He could not be in two
places at once; making a living for
his family on the street, and staying
home to see that no harm befell
them. He talked in a monotonous,
insistent way.
Mrs. Pontellier sprang out of bed
and went into the next room. She
soon came back and sat on the edge
of the bed, leaning her head down on
the pillow. She said nothing, and
refused to answer her husband when
he questioned her. When his cigar
was smoked out he went to bed, and
in half a minute was fast asleep.
Mrs. Pontellier was by that time
thoroughly awake. She began to cry
a little, and wiped her eyes on the
sleeve of her nightgown. She went
out on the porch, where she sat
down in the wicker chair and began
to rock gently to and fro.
It was then past midnight. The
cottages were all dark. There was
no sound abroad except the hooting
of an old owl and the everlasting
voice of the sea, that broke like a
mournful lullaby upon the night.
The tears came so fast to Mrs.
Pontellier's eyes that the damp
sleeve of her nightgown no longer
served to dry them. She went on
crying there, not caring any longer
to dry her face, her eyes, her arms.
She could not have told why she was
crying. Such experiences as the
foregoing were not uncommon in her
married life. They seemed never
before to have weighed much
against the abundance of her
husband's kindness and a uniform
devotion which had come to be tacit

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READING COMPREHENSION

and self-understood.
An indescribable oppression,
which seemed to generate in some
unfamiliar part of her consciousness,
filled her whole being with a vague
anguish. It was like a shadow, like a
mist passing across her soul's
summer day. It was strange and
unfamiliar; it was a mood. She did
not sit there inwardly upbraiding her
husband, lamenting at Fate, which
had directed her footsteps to the path
which they had taken. She was just
having a good cry all to herself. The
mosquitoes succeeded in dispelling a
mood which might have held her
there in the darkness half a night
longer.
The following morning Mr.
Pontellier was up in good time to
take the carriage which was to
convey him to the steamer at the
wharf. He was returning to the city
to his business, and they would not
see him again at the Island till the
coming Saturday. He had regained
his composure, which seemed to
have been somewhat impaired the
night before. He was eager to be
gone, as he looked forward to
a lively week in the financial center.

1. The narrator would most likely describe Mr.


Pontellier's conduct during the evening as
__________.
a. typically generous
b. justifiably impatient
c. passionate and irrational
d. patronizing and self-centered
e. concerned and gentle
2. In lines 69-113, Mrs. Pontellier's reactions to
her husband's behavior on returning home
suggest that __________.
a. she accepts unquestioningly her role of
caring for the children
b. this is one of the first times she has
acknowledged her unhappiness
c. her marriage is not what is making her
so depressed
d. she is angry about something that
happened before her husband went out
e. she is not as worldly as her husband is

3. In context, the description in lines 58-59 of


Mr. Pontellier's way of speaking suggests
the narrator's belief that his complaints are
__________.
a. stumbling and confused
b. familiar and not as urgent as he claims
c. angry and sarcastic
d. too complex to make sense to anyone
but himself
e. both rational and thought-provoking
4. The passage shows Mr. Pontellier as
happiest when he __________.
a.
is attending to his children
b.
sits outside and smokes a cigar
c.
makes up with his wife after an
argument
d.
has been away from home or is
about to leave home
e.
has showered his children with gifts
of candy

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READING COMPREHENSION

Selection B
These two passages were adapted from autobiographical works. In the first, a playwright describes
his first visit to a theater in the 1930's; in the second, an eighteenth-century writer describes two visits to
theaters in London.
Passage 1

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I experienced a shock when I saw


a curtain go up for the first time. My
mother had taken me to see a play at
the Schubert Theater on Lenox
Avenue in Harlem in New York
City. Here were living people
talking to one another inside a large
ship whose deck actually heaved
up and down with the swells of the
sea. By this time I had been going to
the movies every Saturday afternoon
Charlie Chaplin's little comedies,
adventure serials, Westerns. Yet
once you knew how they worked,
movies, unlike the stage, left the
mind's grasp of reality intact since
the happenings were not in the
theater where you sat. But to see the
deck of the ship in the theater
moving up and down, and people
appearing at the top of a ladder
or disappearing through a door
where did they come from and
where did they go? Obviously into
and out of the real world of Lenox
Avenue. This was alarming.
And so I learned that there were
two kinds of reality, but that the
stage was far more real. As the
play's melodramatic story
developed, I began to feel anxious,
for there was a villain on board who
had a bomb and intended to blow
everybody up. All over the stage
people were looking for him but he
appeared, furtive and silent, only
when the searchers were facing the
other way. They looked for him
behind posts and boxes and on top
of beams, even after the audience
had seen him jump into a barrel and
pull the lid over him. People were
yelling, "He's in the barrel," but the

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passengers were deaf. What


anguish! The bomb would go off
any minute, and I kept clawing at
my mother's arm, at the same time
glancing at the theater's walls to
make sure that the whole thing
was not really real. The villain was
finally caught, and we happily
walked out onto sunny Lenox
Avenue, saved again.

Passage 2
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I was six years old when I saw


my first play at the Old Drury. Upon
entering the theater, the first thing I
beheld was the green curtain that
veiled a heaven to my imagination.
What breathless anticipations I
endured! I had seen something like it
in an edition of Shakespeare, an
illustration of the tent scene with
Diomede in Troilus and Cressida.
(A sight of that image can always
bring back in a measure the feeling
of that evening.) The balconies at
that time, full of well-dressed men
and women, projected over the
orchestra pit; and the pilasters*
reaching down were adorned with a
glistering substance resembling
sugar candy. The orchestra lights at
length rose. Once the bell sounded.
It was to ring out yet once again
and, incapable of the anticipation, I
reposed my shut eyes in a sort of
resignation upon my mother's lap. It
rang the second time. The curtain
drew up and the play was
Artaxerxes! Here was the court of
ancient Persia. I took no proper
interest in the action going on, for I
understood not its import. Instead,
all my feeling was absorbed in
vision. Gorgeous costumes, gardens,
palaces, princesses, passed before
me. It was all enchantment and a
dream.
After the intervention of six or
seven years I again entered the doors
of a theater. That old Artaxerxes
evening had never done ringing in
my fancy. I expected the same

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feelings to come again with the same


occasion. But we differ from
ourselves less at sixty and sixteen,
than the latter does from six. In that
interval what had I not lost! At six I
knew nothing, understood nothing,
discriminated nothing. I felt all,
loved all, wondered all. I could not
tell how, but I had left the temple a
devotee, and was returned a
rationalist. The same things were
there materially; but the emblem, the
reference, was gone. The green
curtain was no longer a veil, drawn
between two worlds, the unfolding
of which was to bring back past
ages, but a certain quantity of green
material, which was to separate the
audience for a given time from
certain of their fellows who were to
come forward and pretend those
parts. The lights the orchestra
lights came up a clumsy
machinery. The first ring, and the
second ring, was now but a trick of
the prompter's bell. The actors were
men and women painted. I thought
the fault was in them; but it was in
myself, and the alteration which
those many centuries those six
short years had wrought in me.

5. The authors of both passages describe


__________.
a. a young person's sense of wonder at
first seeing a play
b. a young person's desire to become a
playwright
c. the similarities between plays and other
art forms
d. how one's perception of the theater may
develop over time
e. the experience of reading a play and
then seeing it performed
6. The "happenings" mentioned in line 17 refer
to the __________.
a. work undertaken to produce a movie
b. events occurring in the street outside
the theater
c. fantasies imagined by a child
d. activity captured on the movie screen
e. story unfolding on the stage

7. In the final sentence of Passage 2 ("I


thought in me"), the author expresses
__________.
a. exultation
b. vindication
c. pleasure
d. regret
e. guilt
8. Which of the following best describes the
difference between Passages 1 and 2?
a. Passage 1 remembers an event with
fondness, while Passage 2 recalls a
similar event with bitter detachment.
b. Passage 1 considers why the author
responded to the visit as he did, while
Passage 2 supplies the author's
reactions without further analysis.
c. Passage 1 relates a story from a
number of different perspectives, while
Passage 2 maintains a single point of
view.

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d. Passage 1 treats the visit to the theater


as a disturbing episode in the author's
life, while Passage 2 describes the
author's visit as joyful.
e. Passage 1 recounts a childhood
experience, while Passage 2 examines
how a similar experience changed over
time.
Selection C
Passage 1

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Cloning creates serious issues of identity and individuality. The cloned person may experience concerns about his
or her distinctive identity, not only because the person will
be in genotype (genetic makeup) and appearance identical to
another human being, but, in this case, because he or she
may also be twin to the person who is the "father" or
"mother"if one can still call them that. What would be
the psychic burdens of being the "child" or "parent" of your
twin? The cloned individual, moreover, will be saddled
with a genotype that has already lived. He or she will not
be fully a surprise to the world.
People will likely always compare a clone's performance in
life with that of the original. True, a cloned
person's nurture and circumstances in life will be different;
genotype is not exactly destiny. Still, one must also expect
parental and other efforts to shape this new life after the
"originalor at least to view the child with the original
vision always firmly in mind. Why else then would they
clone from the star basketball player, mathematician, and
beauty queenor even dear old dadin the first place?
Since the birth of Dolly, there has been a fair amount of
doublespeak on this matter of genetic identity. Experts have
rushed in to reassure the public that the clone would in no
way be the same person, or have any confusions about his
or her identity; they are pleased to point out that the clone
of film star Julia Roberts would not be Julia Roberts. Fair
enough. But one is shortchanging the truth by emphasizing
the additional importance of the environment, rearing, and
social setting: genotype obviously matters plenty. That,
after all, is the only reason to clone, whether human beings
or sheep. The odds that clones of basketball star Larry Bird
will play basketball are, I submit, infinitely greater than
they are for clones of jockey Willie Shoemaker.

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Given all the brouhaha, you'd think it was crystal cleat


why cloning human beings is unethical. But what exactly
is wrong with it? What would a clone be? Well, he or she
would be a complete human being who happens to share.
the same genes with another person. Today, we call such
people identical twins. To my knowledge no one has
argued that twins are immoral. "You should treat all clones
like you would treat all monozygous [identical] twins or

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triplets,"concludes Dr. H. Tristam Engelhardt, a professor


of medicine at Baylor and a philosopher at Rice University.
'That's it." It would be unethical to treat a human clone as
anything other than a human being.
Some argue that the existence of clones would undermine
the uniqueness of each human being. "Can individuality,
identity, and dignity be severed from genetic distinctiveness, and from belief in a person's open future?" asks
political thinker George Will. Will and others have
fallen under the sway of what one might call "genetic
essentialism," the belief that genes almost completely
determine who a person is. But a person who is a clone,
would live in a very different world from that of his or her
genetic predecessor. With greatly divergent experiences,
their brains would be wired differently. After all, even
twins who grow up together are separate peopledistinct
individuals with different personalities and certainly no
lack of Will's "individuality, identity, and dignity."
But what about cloning exceptional human beings?
George Will put it this way: "Suppose a clone of
basketball star Michael Jordan, age 8, preferred violin to
basketball? Is it imaginable? If so, would it be tolerable
to the cloner?" Yes, it is imaginable, and the cloner would
just have to put up with violin recitals. Kids are not commercial property. Overzealous parents regularly push their
children into sports, music, and dance lessons, but given the
stubborn nature of individuals, those parents rarely manage
to make kids stick forever to something they hate. A ban on:
cloning wouldn't abolish pushy parents.

9. In line 13, the author of Passage 1 uses the


word True" to indicate __________.
a. acknowledgement that the passage's
opening arguments are tenuous
b. recognition
of
a
potential
counterargument
c. conviction about the accuracy of the
facts presented
d. distrust of those who insist on pursuing
cloning research
e. certainty that cloning will one day
become commonplace
10. The question in lines 18-20 ("Why else
first place") chiefly serves to __________.
a. suggest that some issues are not easily
resolved
b. argue for the importance of parents in
the lives of children
c. offer an anecdote revealing the flaw in a
popular misconception
d. imply that cloning might displace morefamiliar means of reproduction
e. suggest the value perceived in a person
who might be selected for cloning

11. In line 21, "fair" most nearly means


__________.
a. considerable
b. pleasing
c. ethical
d. just
e. promising
12. The authors of both passages agree that
__________.
a. genetic characteristics alone cannot
determine a person's behavior
b. a formal code of ethical rules will be
needed once human beings can be
cloned
c. people who are cloned from others may
have greater professional opportunities
d. identical twins and triplets could provide
useful advice to people related through
cloning
e. cloning human beings is a greater
technological challenge than cloning
sheep

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13. The author of Passage 1 mentions two
sports stars (lines 31-33) in order to
__________.
a. argue against genetic analysis of any
sports star's physical abilities
b. distinguish between lasting fame and
mere celebrity
c. clarify the crucial role of rigorous,
sustained training
d. highlight
the
need
for
greater
understanding of the athletes' genetic
data
e. suggest that athletes' special skills have
a genetic-component

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b. public concern about human cloning will
eventually diminish
c. human cloning is a genuine possibility in
the future
d. individualism is less prized today than it
has been in the past
e. technological advances have had a
mostly positive impact on society
15. In line 49, "open" most nearly means
__________.
a. overt
b. frank
c. unrestricted
d. unprotected
e. public

14. Both passages base their arguments on the


unstated assumption that __________.
a. genetic distinctiveness is crucial to
human survival as a species
Selection D
This passage is taken from a novel set in early twentieth-century England. Mrs. Deverell is the widow
of a shop-keeper who lived and worked in Volunteer Street; their daughter Angel has become a bestselling novelist. Here, Mrs. Deverell finds herself in a new home that she and Angel share in the
prosperous village of Alderhurst.

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"I never thought I would live in such a beautiful place,"


Mrs. Deverell told Angel when they first moved in. But
nowadays she often suffered from the lowering pain of
believing herself happy when she was not. "Who could
be miserable in such a place?" she asked. Yet, on misty
October evenings or on Sundays, when the church bells
began, sensations she had never known before came
over her.
She sometimes felt better when she went back to see
her friends on Volunteer Street; but it was a long way to
go. Angel discouraged the visits, and her friends seemed.
to have changed. Either they put out their best china and
thought twice before they said anything, or they were
defiantly informal"You'll have to take us as you find
us"and would persist in making remarks like "Pardon
the apron, but there's no servants here to polish the grate."
In each case, they were watching her for signs of grandeur
or condescension. She fell into little traps they laid and
then they were able to report to the neighbors. 'It hasn't
taken her long to start putting on airs." She had to be
especially careful to recognize everyone she met, and
walked up the street with an expression of anxiety which
was misinterpreted as disdain.
The name "Deverell Family Grocer" stayed "for a long
time over the shop, and she was pleased that it should,
although Angel frowned with annoyance when she heard
of it. Then one day the faded name was scraped and burnt

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away, and on her next visit to Volunteer Street, she saw


that "Cubbage's Stores" was painted there instead. She felt
an unaccountable panic and dismay at the sight of this and
at the strange idea of other people and furniture in those
familiar rooms. "Very nice folk," she was told. "She's
so friendly. Always the same. And such lovely kiddies."
Mrs. Deverell felt slighted and wounded; going home
she was so preoccupied that she passed the wife of the
landlord of The Volunteer without seeing her. "1 wouldn't
expect Alderhurst people to speak to a bar keep's wife,"
the woman told everyone in the saloon bar. "Even though
it was our Gran who laid her husband out when he died."
All of their kindnesses were remembered and brooded
over; any past kindness Mrs. Deverell had doneand
they were manyonly served to underline the change
which had come over her.
At a time of her life when she needed the security of
familiar things, these were put beyond her reach. It seemed
to her that she had wasted her years acquiring skills which
in the end were to be of no use to her: her weather-eye for
a good drying day; her careful ear for judging the gentle
singing sound of meat roasting in the oven; her touch for
the freshness of meat; and how, by smelling a cake, she
could tell if it were baked. These arts, which had taken
so long to perfect, fell now into disuse. She would never
again, she grieved, gather up a great fragrant line of
washing in her arms to carry indoors. One day when they
had first come to the new house, she had passed through
the courtyard where sheets were hanging out: she had
taken them in her hands and, finding them just at the right
stage of drying, had begun to unpeg them. They were
looped all about her shoulders when Angel caught her.
"Please leave work to the people who should do it," she
had said. "You will only give offense." She tried hard
not to give offense; but it was difficult. The smell of
ironing being done or the sound of eggs being whisked
set up a restlessness which she could scarcely control.
The relationship of mother and daughter seemed to
have been reversed, and Angel, now in her early twenties,
was the authoritative one; since girlhood she had been
taking on one responsibility after another, until she had
left her mother with nothing to perplex her but how to
while away the hours when the servants were busy and,
her daughter was at work. Fretfully, she would wander
around the house, bored, but afraid to interrupt; she was
like an intimidated child.

16. Which interpretation of Mrs. Deverell's


statement in line 1 ("I never place") is
most fully supported by the rest of the
passage?
a. It reveals an unsatisfied longing for
beauty and comfort.

b. It suggests that Mrs. Deverell is


unprepared for her new life.
c. It illustrates Mrs. Deverell's desire to
impress her old friends.
d. It hints at Mrs. Deverell's increasing
discomfort with her daughter's career.

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e. It indicates Mrs. Deverell's inability to be
happy in any environment.
17. The "sensations" (Line 7) might best be
described as feelings of __________.
a. anger and bitterness
b. reverence and gratitude
c. dejection and isolation
d. nostalgia and serenity
e. empathy and concern

18. The primary purpose of the second


paragraph (lines 9-23) is to show Mrs.
Deverell's __________.
a. surprise that her friends have not
forgotten her
b. nostalgia for her old neighborhood
c. feelings of superiority toward her friends
d. embarrassment about her former
neighborhood
e. changing relationship with her friends'
19. The author most likely quotes Mrs.
Deverell's friends in lines 14-16 in order to
__________.
a. voice a concern
b. dismiss a belief
c. illustrate an attitude
d. cite an authority
e. mock an undertaking

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a. account for a peculiar style of dress
b. bemoan the lack of adequate help
around the house
c. frankly apologize for the messiness of
the family's home
d. indirectly express resentment about
a difference in social status
e. overtly call attention to Mrs. Deverell's
arrogant behavior
21. Mrs. Deverell's reaction to the remarks
quoted in lines 32-33 suggests that she
thinks that these remarks __________.
a. contain an implicit criticism
b. mischaracterize the new family
c. are a poor attempt at humor
d. stem from an old grudge
e. insult the memory of her husband
22. Which of the following is suggested by lines
40-43 (All of her) about the customers in
the saloon bar?
a. They do not recall those occasions
when Mrs. Deverellwas kind to them.
b. They feel that Mrs. Deverell is still
essentially the same person that she
has always been.
c. They are not especially well acquainted
with Mrs.Deverell.
d. They are more generous toward
themselves than they are toward Mrs.
Deverell.
e. They do not generally share the
opinions of the bar keeper's wife.

20. The speaker of the sentence quoted in lines


15-16 ("Pardon ... grate") most likely intends
to __________.
Selection E
In the following passage from a newspaper commentary written in 1968, an architecture critic
discusses old theaters and concert halls.

After 50 years of life and 20 years of death, the great


Adler and Sullivan Auditorium in Chicago is back in
business again. Orchestra Hall, also in Chicago, was
beautifully spruced up for its sixty-eighth birthday. In
St. Louis, a 1925 movie palace has been successfully
transformed into Powell Symphony Hall, complete with
handsome bar from New York's demolished Metropolitan
Opera House.

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Sentimentalism? Hardly. This is no more than a


practical coming of cultural age, a belated recognition
that fine old buildings frequently offer the most for the
money in an assortment of values, including cost, and
above all, that new cultural centers do not a culture
make. It indicates the dawning of certain sensibilities,
perspectives, and standards without which arts programs
are mockeries of everything the arts stand for.
The last decade has seen city after city rush pell-mell
into the promotion of great gobs of cultural real estate. It
has seen a few good new theaters and a lot of bad ones,
temples to bourgeois muses with all the panache of suburban shopping centers. The practice has been to treat the
arts in chamber-of-commerce, rather than in creative,
terms. That is just as tragic as it sounds.
The trend toward preservation is significant not only
because it is saving and restoring some superior buildings
that are testimonials to the creative achievements of other
times, but also because it is bucking the conventional
wisdom of the conventional power structure that provides,
the backing for conventional cultural centers to house the,
arts.
That wisdom, as it comes true-blue from the hearts and
minds of real estate dealers and investment bankers, is that
you don't keep old buildings; they are obsolete. Anything
new is better than anything old and anything big is better
than anything small, and if a few cultural values are lost
along the way, it is not too large a price to pay. In addition,
the new, big buildings must be all in one place so they will
show. They'11 not only serve the arts, they'11 improve the
surrounding property values. Build now, and fill them later.
At the same time, tear down the past, rip out cultural
roots, erase tradition, rub out the architectural evidence that
the arts flowered earlier in our cities and enriched them and
that this enrichment is culture. Substitute a safe and sanitary
status symbol for the loss. Put up the shiny mediocrities of
the present and demolish the shabby masterpieces of the
past. That is the ironic other side of the "cultural explosion"
coin. In drama, and in life, irony and tragedy go hand in
hand.
Chicago's Auditorium is such a masterpiece. With its
glowing, golden ambiance, its soaring arches and superstage from which whispers can be heard in the far reaches
of the theater, it became a legend in its own time. One of
the great nineteenth-century works of Louis Sullivan and
Dankmar Adler and an anchor point of modern architectural
history, it has been an acknowledged model of acoustical
and aesthetic excellence. (Interestingly, the Auditorium is
a hard theater in which to install microphones today, and
many modern performers, untrained in balance and projection and reliant on technical mixing of sound, find it
hard to function in a near-perfect house.)
Until October 1967, the last performance at the Auditorium was of Hellzapoppin' in 1941, and the last use of the

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great stage was for bowling alleys during the Second World
War. Closed after that, it settled into decay for the next
20 years. Falling plaster filled the hall, and the golden ceiling was partly ruined by broken roof drains. Last fall the
Auditorium reopened, not quite in its old glory, but close
to it. The splendors of the house were traced in the eightcandlepower glory of carbon-filament light bulbs of the
same kind used in 1889 when the theater, and electricity,
were new. Their gentle brilliance picked out restored architectural features in warm gilt and umber.
We have never had greater technical means or expertise
to make our landmarks bloom. The question is no longer
whether we can bring old theaters back to new brilliance,
but whether we can fill them when they're done. As with
the new centers, that will be the acid cultural test.

23. The principal function of the opening


paragraph is to __________.
a. introduce the concept of conventional
arts centers
b. illustrate the trend toward revitalization
of cultural landmarks
c. explore
the
connection
between
classical architecture and the arts
d. provide an explanation for the theater's
resurgent popularity
e. contrast the beauty of old. theaters with
ordinary modern buildings
24. On the basis of information provided in the
rest of the passage, the word "death" (line 1)
best conveys __________.
a. flagging attendance
b. wartime malaise
c. demolition
d. neglect
e. disrepute
25. The bar mentioned in line 7 had apparently
been __________.
a. costly but symbolic
b. beautiful but outdated
c. enlarged and elongated
d. treasured and imitated
e. rescued and relocated
26. The question in line 9 is intended to
__________.
a. expose the folly of the new construction
b. convey the emotional burdens of the
past
c. provide a typical explanation for the
renovations
d. lament the decline of cultural values
e. address the public's indifference toward
old buildings

27. As described in lines 17-23, the "practice"


refers to the __________.
a. commercialization of culture
b. preservation of cultural treasures
c. construction of shopping centers
d. government funding of the arts.
e. distortion of theatrical works
28. In lines 13-14, the phrase "new make"
most directly suggests that __________.
a. modern architects lack the artistic
reputations of their predecessors
b. the commercial treatment of culture
encourages art that is mass-produced
c. culture evolves out of tradition and
cannot be instantly created
d. historically significant venues positively
influence the creative process
e. new cultural centers should be
constructed in collaboration with artists
29. The description in lines 20-21 ("temples
centers") best serves to __________.
a. scorn the architects' commitment to
historically accurate renovations
b. mock the timeworn theatrical works
showcased in modern cultural centers
c. deprecate
the
appearance
and
character of many new theaters
d. downplay the government's efforts to
support the arts
e. poke good-humored fun at commercial
establishments
30. In lines 27-30, the author uses the word
"conventional" several times in order to
__________.
a. reveal the performers' frustration with
modern theaters

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b. disparage the present-day treatment of


the arts
c. parody
the
creative
efforts
of
contemporary artists
d. emphasize the absurdity of a purely
aesthetic approach to the arts
e. exaggerate the importance of tradition in
the arts

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