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  • 1. 

    What does this advertisement suggest about Singapore society in the past and how it has changed?

  • 2. 

    Who are the claimants in the South China Sea conflict?

  • 3. 

    Where do we get our water from?

    • A.

      NEWater, Linggui reservoir, Desalinated water

    • B.

      NEWater, Kranji, Paya Lebar reservoir, Desalinated water

    • C.

      NEWater, Batam, Marina Barrage, Kranji Reservoir

    • D.

      NEWater, Linggui reservoir, Batam, Marina Barrage

    Correct Answer
    A. NEWater, Linggui reservoir, Desalinated water
    Explanation
    Linggui Reservoir is in Johor. Desalinated water treats seawater. NEWater is treated waste water.

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  • 4. 

    Which countries have been affected by the Zika virus?

    • A.

      Brazil, Canada, Thailand, Philippines

    • B.

      Brazil, Zimbabwe, The United States, Mexico

    • C.

      Brazil, The United States, Mexico, Thailand

    • D.

      Brazil, Philippines, Columbia, Dubai

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil, Canada, Thailand, Philippines
    Explanation
    Take note that Zika has affected both developed and developing countries although developed nations are better equipped at containing its spread. What does this suggest about our ability to arrest the spread of diseases?

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  • 5. 

    The Zika virus is spread by mosquito, sexual intercourse and pregnancy. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The Zika virus can indeed be spread through multiple routes, including mosquito bites, sexual intercourse, and from a pregnant woman to her fetus during pregnancy. Mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes species, are the primary vectors for transmitting the virus. However, it is also possible for the virus to be sexually transmitted, and pregnant women infected with Zika can pass the virus to their unborn babies, leading to severe birth defects. Therefore, it is crucial to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and practice safe sexual behaviors to reduce the risk of Zika transmission.

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  • 6. 

    The terrorists responsible for the Paris attacks were all living within the European Union. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    What are the trade offs in opening borders?

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  • 7. 

    Match the most precise paraphrased response to "Without question, there will be a need for common languages, as standardisation allows growth in software and in people."

    • A.

      Common languages are essential if we are to progress.

    • B.

      Common languages would undeniably be important if we wish to develop our welfare system and citizens.

    • C.

      Common languages are undeniably essential if we are to develop individual capacity and technology.

    • D.

      Common languages are undoubtedly necessary if we wish to improve our workforce and technology.

    Correct Answer
    C. Common languages are undeniably essential if we are to develop individual capacity and technology.
    Explanation
    Common languages are undeniably essential if we are to develop individual capacity and technology. This paraphrased response accurately reflects the original statement that common languages are necessary for growth in software and in people. It emphasizes the importance of common languages in developing individual skills and capabilities, as well as advancing technology.

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  • 8. 

    The fact that companies in Singapore gives out Performance Bonus and that employees are promoted based on their abilities, show that we are a ________ society. 

    Correct Answer
    meritocratic
    Explanation
    The given correct answer for this question is "meritocratic." This is because the statement mentions that companies in Singapore give out performance bonuses and promote employees based on their abilities. This indicates that Singapore operates on a meritocratic system, where individuals are rewarded and promoted based on their merit or performance rather than factors like social class or personal connections.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following statements uses Pathos as a mode of persuasion?

    • A.

      Communication technology is a very powerful tool that can unite people as it allows us to keep in contact with those who may be physically distanced from us.

    • B.

      Communication technology, according to experts at IBM, has the potential to change our lives.

    • C.

      Many experts unreservedly believe that communication technology is a very powerful tool that can unite people and save many lives.

    • D.

      Communication technology is a very powerful tool that would save many lives, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

    Correct Answer
    D. Communication technology is a very powerful tool that would save many lives, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
    Explanation
    Pathos is the use of emotion to persuade.

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  • 10. 

    30% of our workforce is made up of foreigners. This is reflective of our ________ society. 

    Correct Answer
    open, small, diverse
    Explanation
    This example can be used to illustrate many characteristics. You should therefore, purposefully interpret examples rather than leave the interpretation to the reader.

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  • 11. 

    'We will always need fossil fuel.' Is this statement true, at least in the foreseeable future?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Do you see the use of fossil fuel to cease in the near future?

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  • 12. 

    Identify the best Topic Sentence for this question: discuss the claim that in the modern world people should care more about international than national issues.

    • A.

      National issues are important because they concern the specific needs of the community.

    • B.

      In such a competitive global climate, international issues are important because this knowledge will help us establish good relationships with other countries and trade partners.

    • C.

      In such a competitive global climate, national issues are more relevant than international ones simply because we need to play up our uniqueness in order to gain an upper hand.

    • D.

      International issues are not important if the country has more pressing needs that must be addressed.

    Correct Answer
    C. In such a competitive global climate, national issues are more relevant than international ones simply because we need to play up our uniqueness in order to gain an upper hand.
    Explanation
    This answer contains the context (characteristics of modern world), compares international and national issues and offer a reason (claim).

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  • 13. 

    Question: 'Parents are mainly responsible for their children's success and and failure in life.' Comment.Topic Sentence: Parents have the right to decide what is best for their children when ________.

    Correct Answer
    their children are young and lack the maturity to differentiate right from wrong.
    Explanation
    The context is important. You may use qualifiers.

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  • 14. 

    Children, ________ parents are more financially endowed, would have an advantage in giving their children a head start.  (who, whom or whose)

    Correct Answer
    whose - "Whose" is a possessive pronoun like "his," "her" and "our." We use "whose" to find out which person something belongs to.
  • 15. 

    Americans seem to know ________ they wish to vote for. (who, whom, whose)

    Correct Answer
    whom - "Whom" is an object pronoun like "him," "her" and "us." We use "whom" to ask which person receives an action.
  • 16. 

    The person ________ has more resources will likely gain an advantage even in a meritocratic system. (who, whom, whose)

    Correct Answer
    who - "Who" is a subject pronoun like "he," "she" and "we" in the examples above. We use "who" to ask which person does an action or which person is a certain way.
    Explanation
    In this sentence, "who" is used to refer to the person who has more resources. It is the subject of the verb "has" and indicates that this person is the one who is likely to gain an advantage in a meritocratic system.

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  • 17. 

    Every name is called a ________,As field and fountain, street and town.In place of a noun the ________ stands,As he and she can clap their hands. The ________ describes a thing,As magic wand or bridal ring.The ________ means action, something done, To read and write, and jump and run.How things are done the ________ tell,As quickly, slowly, badly, well.The ________ shows relation,As in the street or at the station.________ join in many ways,Sentences, words or phrase and phrase.The ________ cries out "Hark!I need an exclamation mark!"Through poetry, we learn how eachof these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH. Source: www.happychild.org.uk

    Correct Answer
    Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjection
    Explanation
    The given answer correctly identifies the different parts of speech mentioned in the poem. The poem highlights the importance of each part of speech in language and how they contribute to communication. Nouns are used to name people, places, and things. Pronouns replace nouns. Adjectives describe nouns. Verbs indicate action or state of being. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Prepositions show relationships between words. Conjunctions join words or phrases. Interjections express strong emotions. Overall, the answer provides a comprehensive list of the parts of speech mentioned in the poem.

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