Paragraph Organization Practice Test

Direction: The sentences below when properly arranged would make a well-developed paragraph. Arrange the sentences in such a way that the paragraph becomes a meaningful ordering of the sentences. Answer the questions that follow.

ITEMS # 1-4

A.) Because of that, he came into conflict with the Catholic Church, and he was eventually put on trial.
B.) This is essentially the view that the earth goes around the sun rather than vice versa.
C.) On that basis, he defended a view known as heliocentrism.
D.) Now this was in opposition to the prevailing view advocated by the Church, the geocentric view, the belief that the sun orbits the earth.
E.) Galileo uses the telescope, a new and imperfect technology at that time to make observations about the heavens.

1.) What should be the proper order of the sentences?
A.) D-C-B-A-E
B.) B-E-A-C-D
C.) C-D-A-B-E
D.) E-C-B-D-A

2.) Which should be the fourth sentence?
A.) Sentence A
B.) Sentence B
C.) Sentence C
D.) Sentence D

3.) Which should be the first sentence?
A.) Sentence E
B.) Sentence A
C.) Sentence B
D.) Sentence C

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Identifying Error Exercise

Direction: Each sentence consists of four underlined words or phrases. Identify the one word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. If there are no errors, choose “No error”. Encircle letter of your choice.

1.) Jasper and me went to the park to play soccer with our friends. No error.

A.) me
B.) went
C.) to play
D.) with
E.) No error.

2.) The duties of the council chair are to preside over meetings, monitoring the progress of the group and consulting with more senior officers on issues discussed in meetings. No error
A.) council chair
B.) to preside
C.) monitoring
D.) consulting
E.) No error.

3.) The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, and have the final decision on issues that matter the most. No error.
A.) is
B.) in the land
C.) have
D.) the most.
E.) No error.

4.) The value of the peso declines as the rate of inflation raises. No error.
A.) value
B.) declines
C.) as the
D.) raises.
E.) No error.

5.) Either Prof. Leloy Claudio or his fellow professors identifies as anti-communist. No error.
A.) either
B.) or
C.) his fellow professors
D.) identifies
E.) No error.

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Civil Service Exam Double-word Analogy Reviewer

Here are some multiple-choice Civil Service exam reviewers on Double-word Analogy.

Instruction : Choose the letter that corresponds to the pair of words that is related in the same way as the given pair of words.

1.) buck : doe :: _______ : _______
A.) bitch : pup
B.) grander : duck
C.) bull : cow
D.) boomer : joey

2.) ethics : morality :: _______ : _______
A.) logic : fallacies
B.) biology : animals
C.) apologetics : heresy
D.) epistemology : knowledge

3.) Dante Alighieri : Divina Commedia :: _____ : ______
A.) Charles Darwin : Evolution
B.) Vergil : The Aeneid
C.) Niccolo Machiavelli : The Little Prince
D.) Bram Stoker : Frankenstein

4.) pachyderm : rhinoceros :: _______ : _______
A.) deer : doe
B.) ungulate : yak
C.) elephant : herd
D.) dog : Siberian husky

5.) green : yellow :: _______ : _______
A.) orange : blue
B.) violet : red
C.) brown : purple
D.) gray : orange

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Civil Service Exam Correct Usage Reviewer

Here are some multiple-choice Civil Service exam reviewers on Correct Usage.

Instruction: Choose the letter that corresponds to the word or phrase that will correctly complete each sentence.

1.) The musical play _______ we saw last night was fascinating.
A.) whose
B.) whom
C.) that
D.) since

2.) _______ the four candidates, Margot was chosen to become the school representative.
A.) Between
B.) Among
C.) Meanwhile
D.) Already

3.) I noticed that you don’t look too well. What is it that _______ you?
A.) ails
B.) ales
C.) aisles
D.) isles

4.) My teacher _______ I was absent last time when she _______ the lesson on Tirad Pass.
A.) taught, thought
B.) tot, thawed
C.) thought, taught
D.) thought, teached

5.) The envoy from Latvia handled the affair in a _______ fashion.
A.) discreet
B.) discrete
C.) discretely
D.) discreetly

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Civil Service Exam Analogy Reviewer

Here are some multiple-choice Civil Service exam reviewers on Single-word analogy.

Direction: Choose the letter that corresponds to the word matches perfectly with each analogy.

1.) Gaborone : Botswana :: Kiev : _______

A.) Moldova
B.) Estonia
C.) Ukraine
D.) Latvia

2.) Lucban : Quezon :: Naga : _______

A.) Laguna
B.) Sulu
C.) Bohol
D.) Camarines Sur

3.) Ilocos : bagnet :: Cebu : _______

A.) lechon
B.) diningding
C.) Bicol express
D.) pinaupong manok

4.) Shakespeare : Hamlet :: J.K. Rowling : _______

A.) Jonathan Livingstone
B.) Robinson Crusoe
C.) Frodo Baggins
D.) Harry Potter

5.) Odin : Norse :: Thoth : _______

A.) Greek
B.) Aztec
C.) Babylonian
D.) Egyptian

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Civil Service Exam Antonyms Reviewer

Here are some multiple-choice Civil Service exam reviewers on antonyms.

Instruction: Choose the letter that corresponds to the word opposite in meaning to the bold and italicized word in the sentence.

1.) Because of his love for culture and the arts, Martin is considered by his friends as elegant and refined.

A.) aggressive
B.) praiseworthy
C.) philistine
D.) peaceful

2.) I don’t think they have the temerity to put these accusations in print.

A.) meekness
B.) silence
C.) daring
D.) strength

3.) Waging a campaign against the candidate’s character, the press attempted to vilify Mr. Rosario and his family.

A.) criticize
B.) publish
C.) mask
D.) praise

4.) Young people who experience unrequited love often outgrow it and become more mature in their dealings.

A.) uncensored
B.) reciprocated
C.) remarkable
D.) rejected

5.) It is not a good thing to hang out with people with morose dispositions in life.

A.) thoughtful
B.) jubilant
C.) depressing
D.) unresponsive

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Civil Service Exam Synonyms Reviewer

Here are some multiple-choice Civil Service exam reviewers on synonyms.

Choose the letter that corresponds to the word closest in meaning to the bold and italicized word in the sentence.

1.) It is paradoxical to say that one can be patriotic and not patriotic at the same time.

A.) supportive
B.) contradictory
C.) energizing
D.) truthful

2.) Many false stories surfaced the author’s death but only those which are widely popular remained canonical.

A.) valuable
B.) meaningful
C.) engaging
D.) acceptable

3.) The five star general remained composed in his behaviour although a lot of logistical problems continued to fill his ranks.

A.) serene
B.) inspired
C.) thoughtful
D.) focused

4.) The football team remained enervated after the particularly difficult final match with the defending champions from Barotac.

A.) exhausted
B.) motivated
C.) calculating
D.) noisy

5.) The chief operating officer suggested a more pragmatic approach in dealing with the situation, relying more on results and outcomes.

A.) planned
B.) practical
C.) polite
D.) purposeful

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Civil Service Review Spelling Quiz 17 – Set 2

In each item, identify the word with incorrect spelling.

Item 01

a. sequential
b. tidy
c. incorrigible
d. haughtines
e. eighth

Item 02

a. pallate
b. palpitate
c. controversial
d. addiction
e. consistency

Item 03

a. terminal
b. premonicion
c. adversity
d. hydration
e. invoke

Item 04

a. inundate
b. clemency
c. sustainance
d. ironic
e. invert

Item 05

a. pacifist
b. opiate
c. palette
d. solubol
e. opus

Item 06

a. eschew
b. blurt
c. challenging
d. deserve
e. loitter

Item 07

a. influence
b. affluence
c. frugallity
d. callous
e. coagulate

Item 08

a. humain
b. glower
c. espionage
d. gratify
e. grate

Item 09

a. hover
b. hibernate
c. incriment
d. entail
e. extravagant

Item 10

a. maxim
b. celebration
c. government
d. metaphor
e. inarticullate


1. d. – haughtiness
2. a – palliate
3. b – premonition
4. c – sustenance
5. d – soluble
6. e – loiter
7. c – frugality
8. a – humane
9. c – increment
10. e – inarticulate

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