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PMI Colleges Bohol

Tagbilaran City, Bohol

PRELIM EXAM IN READING AND WRITING

Name: Date:

Yr. and Section: Score:

I. Multiple Choice

A. Direction: Write the letter of the best answer before the number. (10pts)

1. What level of comprehension refers to reading between the lines?


A. Literal comprehension B. Inferential comprehension
C. Reading comprehension D. Initial Comprehension
2. Which of the following statements describes a schema?
A. Previous experiences B. Inferential situations C. Make-believe facts D. Decisions
3. Which of the following is the most likely you will use in order to explain or justify something?
A. Schema B. Background knowledge C. Reasoning D. Appeal
4. This tends to be a common argument in the Philippines, where pakikisama and pakikipagkapwa-tao
are important values.
A. Claim of fact B. Appeal to numbers C. Claim of value D. Appeal to pity
5. Using insults to demean a person in order to discredit his/her argument.
A. Claim of value B. Appeal to force C. Claim of policy D. Appeal to numbers
6. A level of comprehension that occurs when people ask questions that can be answered by simply
reading the words.
A. Initial comprehension B. Reading comprehension
C. Inferential comprehension D. Literal Comprehension
7. The classic excuse of “Everybody else is doing it” is an example of it.
A. Claim of fact B. Appeal to numbers C. Claim of value D. Appeal to pity
8. This refers to illogical arguments made to discredit a person’s opinion.
A. Schema B. Logical fallacies C. Reasoning D. Appeal
9. Which of the following could be referred to mudslinging?
A. Ad Hominem B. Appeal to force C. Claim of fact D. Appeal to pity
10. This is the act of reading words and other texts either on print or screen and understanding what
they mean.
A. Viewing B. Understanding C. Writing D. Reading
II. Identification
Direction: Identify whether the statement is INDUCTIVE or DEDUCTIVE. Write your answer on the space
provided. (10pts)
1. Searching for proof before coming up with a generalization.
2. Searching for proof before believing in generalization.
3. Starts with a concept, followed by an action and a judgment about whether the
actions were right or wrong.
4. Gathers information before jumping to conclusion.
5. Breaking down a whole into parts.
6. Putting parts together to synthesize a big idea.
7. Looks at a concept and tries to prove through examples.
8. Pieces of information are analysed to create a solution.
9. Scrutinize a concept to point out important details.
10. Using specific details to create an inference.
III. Synthesis

A. Direction: Supply the meaning and give 2 examples each of the following claims. (15pts)

CLAIMS

CLAIM OF FACT CLAIM OF VALUE CLAIM OF POLICY

B. Direction: In one sentence, define reading in your own words. (Write inside
the box) 5pts