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General Education "SOCIAL SCIENCE"



First Published: 2014/05/29

1. The Comprehensive Land Reform Program (CARP) provides a person, association or corporation cannot own or retain agricultural land which is more than how many hectares?

            a. 10                             b. 7                              c. 5                               d. 3

2. Without limiting the rights of parents to rear to rear their children, the Constitution provides compulsory elementary education for ______

            a. adult citizens and out-of-school youth

            b. all children of pre-school age

            c. all physically able individuals

            d. all children of school age

3. Which of the following teaching-learning process demonstrates the action learning approach to values education?

            a. Students engage in role playing of different characters.

            b. Teachers assign groups to discuss different national moral issues.

            c. Students and teachers participate in a community immersion program.

            d. Teacher and students debate actively on moral issues.

4. What is the social scientist’s explanation of the relationship of a leader to history?

            a. Had any great leader been different than he was, the course of would have been different.

            b. Leaders are a product of their times.

            c. History is a reflection of great leaders.

            d. Every great movement is the lengthened shadow of a great man.

5. Who was known as the “Tagalog Joan of Arc” because of her exploits during the revolution?

            a. Trinidad Tecson                                            c. Gregoria de Jesus

            b. Teresa Magbanua                                          d. Agueda Kahabagan

6. Which is the correct chronological order for the events in history listed below?

            I.    Execution of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

            II.   Declaration of the first Philippine independence

            III. The EDSA Revolution

            IV. World War II

            a. I, IV, II, III               b. II, I, IV, III               c. II, I, III, IV               d. I,II, IV, III

7. Who was the founder and first editor of La Solidaridad in Barcelona, Spain and was considered the greatest orator of the Filipino colony in Spain?

            a. Mariano Ponce                                              c. Marcelo H. del Pilar

            b. Graciano Lopez Jaena                                                d. Gregorio H. del Pilar

8. Which of the following forces of social change have the greatest impact upon the traditional Filipino family in the 20th century?

            a. Specialization and Assimilation                     c. Industrialization and Urbanization

            b. Socialization and Stratification                      d. Immigration and Migration

9. To be moral person is to__________

            a. Be acceptable by society.

            b. Know and act upon the “ought to be” ought to do.

            c. Be able to follow dictates of one’s conscience.

            d. Be integrated in speech, feeling, thinking and action.

10. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in ____________

            a. Virginia                                                        c. Pennsylvania

            b. Georgia                                                         d. South Carolina

11. Which of the following characteristics the behavior pattern of deferred gratification?

            a. the lower class                                              c. the middle class

            b. the minority groups                                      d. the upper class

12. Democracy refers to the involvement of all the citizens in the  control of government, while an oligarchy relegates control of government to _________

            a. a religious group.                                          c. an autocrat.

            b. select few                                                     d. the mother country

13. The Katipunan in Cavite was divided into two factions – the Magdiwang and the Magdalo while the Magdiwang in Cavite was led by Mariano Alvarez, who led the Magdalo faction?

            a. Ciriaco Bonifacio                                          c. Baldomero Aguinaldo

            b. Daniel Tirona                                               d. Artemio Ricarte

14. The benevolent assimilation proclamation on December 21, 1898 was the first official indication of American policy regarding the Philippines. It is expressly indicated the intention of the United States to stay in the Philippines by exercising the right of sovereignty over the Filipinos. Who was the American President who issued this “Benevolent Assimilation” Policy?

            a. Wilson                                                          c. Roosevelt

            b. Eisenhower                                                   d. McKinley

15. In the teaching of democratic beliefs in the classroom, which if the following is MOST consistent with current educational thought?

            a. The teacher should effectively lead the discussion on current affairs in the classroom.

b. Democratic belief can be taught based on respect for individual worth and faith in the ability of people to govern themselves.

c. Democracy is the smoothest form of government is emphasized.

d. Democratic beliefs can be taught by assuring that celebration are observed to honor national heroes.

16. Mass society is described as being composed of anonymous individuals. The word “anonymous” is used to convey the idea that the individual involved ___________

            a. have little influence on decision making since they are not organized.

            b. are unaware of other individuals exposed to the same stimuli.

            c. are known only to those who control the mass media.

            d. are unaware that there are mass audiences.

17. The Constitution provides that no educational institution shall be established exclusively for aliens, excepts those for ________

            a. citizens of ASEAN member countries

            b. permanent alien residents.

            c. are known only to those who control the mass media.

            d. are unaware that there are mass audiences.

18. In every society, certain positions are assigned to individuals on the bases of age, sex, marital status, and similar other criteria. These patterns are ________

            a. taught in school                                    c. universally accepted and practiced

            b. cultural defined                                     d. learned from parents

19. An aspect of Philippine culture that does much to promote interpersonal communication beyond the community boundary is _________

            a. zarzuela                                                                    c. Tagalog movies

            b. election                                                                    d. fiesta celebration

20. Which is LEAST likely to be a function of a trade association?

            a. influencing government policy

            b. protecting the reputation of the industry

            c. encouraging competition

            d. standardizing size of products

21. Thou shall love God and thy honor above all things. God as fountain of all truth, of all justice and all activity; and thy honor is the only power which will be oblige thee to be truthful, just industrious. This is one of the commandments lifted from whose Decalogue?

            a. Andres Bonifacio                                          c. Emilio Jacinto

            b. Emilio Aguinaldo                                          d. Apolinario Mabini

22. “It is important to consider that the world population problem cannot be adequately resolved by simply producing more food. Increased food production cannot keep pace with current increases in world population.” It may be concluded from this quotation that the author _________

            a. favors a policy allowing food production to keep pace with population.

            b. opposes cooperative sharing of the worlds food resources.

            c. opposes economic sanction against countries that encourage overproduction of food.

            d. advocates a drastic reduction in the birth rate.

23. One of the stages in moral development approach which is an instrumental relationship is best illustrated by ________

            a. Everyone is an instrument for good deeds.

            b. I will do what I think is right no matter what happens.

            c. Good work is rewarded and bad work is punished.

            d. “You scratch my back and will scratch your”.

24. Of the following statements, the best example that represents functional illiteracy is ________

            a. inability to comply with graduation requirements

            b. inability to apply basic communication skills in expressing ideas

            c. failure to pass a qualifying examination

            d. failure to graduate from high school

25. A society that adopts the democratic view of education places great emphasis on __________

            a. the selection of textbook to be use in school

            b. the essential dignity of all individuals

            c. choice of leaders in charge of education

            d. compulsory schooling for all its citizens

26. Through the process of socialization, the individual is able to _________

            a. become an adult member of society

            b. satisfy his personal needs and drives

            c. learn to dialogue with peers and adults

            d. function as contributing a contributing member of the group

27. The principal legal forms of business organizations are _________

            a. open shop, union shop, closed shop

            b. partnership, charter, single proprietorship

            c. single proprietorship, partnership, corporation

            d. corporation, charter, stock company

28. Emilio Jacinto’s literacy works were written in Tagalog and a small part in Spanish. The best in all of his works was written on October 8, 1897. It was visibly an animation of Rizal’s “Mi Ultimo Adios.” What was the title of this poem?

            a. Amor Patrio                                                  c. Ala Patria

            b. Ala Juventud Filipina                                      d. Mi Madre

29. The right to life, liberty, property as well as the pursuit of happiness are basic human rights which are embodied in an international document signed by different countries on December 10, 1948. What is this document?

            a. U S Constitution                              c. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

            b. Social Contract                               d. Magna Carta

30. The Code of Kalantiao which was allegedly written in 1443 gave the early Filipinos insights into _____

            a. the country’s educational system

            b. the formal and informal systems of education

            c. families characterized by nobility

            d. personal and social relations

31. The primary source of the objectives of education in the Philippines at present is the __________

            a. Report of the Monroe Commission                c. Tydings McDuffie Act

            b. Philippine Constitution                                 d. The Swanson Report

32. The fundamental aim of the ASEAN as an organization of Southeast Asian Nations is to ________

            a. safeguard the peace and prosperity of the region

            b. develop the natural resources of the member countries

            c. foster economic, social and cultural cooperation

            d. provide facilities for professional and technical training

33. The voyage of Ferdinand Magellan is considered the greatest single achievement in the history of sea exploration and discovery because it _______

            a. made Spain the mistress of the sea

            b. develop the natural resources of the member countries

            c. foster economic, social and cultural cooperation

            d. provide facilities for professional and technical training

34. An important factor which has contributed to the weakness in the internalization desirable social values is the _______

            a. minimum recognition and appreciation given to teachers.

            b. lack of models among the very people expected to exemplify these values.

            c. lack of follow up system from one grade level to another.

            d. use of approaches which are mainly cognitive rather than effective.

35. The preservation and development of Filipino culture should be one of the responsibilities of the state as provided in the Constitution in order to promote __________

            a. international recognition                               c. national interest

            b. national identity                                           d. historical awareness

36. The breakdown of feudalism started first in _________

            a. Hungary                                        c. Russia

            b. France                                         d.England                                                

37. The Filipino wants to be accepted by his fellowman for what he is and to be treated according tohis status. He can achieve this by –

            a. offering his services in whatever form that suits him

            b. participating in group activities that interest him

            c. being obedient to all demands that come his way

            d. socializing with his fellowmen within the norms of society

38. One of the strength of the Filipino character is “pakikipagkapwa-tao”. This is manifested in all of the following EXCEPT –

            a. “Malasakit”                                                   c. “Lakas ng loob”

            b. “Pakikiramay”                                               d. “Pakikiramdam”

39. The Philippine Constitution, recognizing the natural right and duty of parents in rearing the youth for civic efficiency and developing moral character, mandates that this should be supported by the _______

            a. community        b. schools                 c. church               d. governments

40. After the resolution, Macario Sacay went underground and established a republic based on the ideology of the Bonifacio, Jacinto and the Katipunan. What do you call the republic established by Macario Sacay at his headquarters on top of Mount San Cristobal?

            a. Republika ng mga Pilipino                             c. Republika ng Katagalugan

            b. Republika ng San Cristobal                           d. Republika ng Katipunan 


Almeida, Caiky Xavier. ""One Year in Mission" Project, South American Division." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. November 27, 2021. Accessed March 05, 2024.

Almeida, Caiky Xavier. ""One Year in Mission" Project, South American Division." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. November 27, 2021. Date of access March 05, 2024,

Almeida, Caiky Xavier (2021, November 27). "One Year in Mission" Project, South American Division. Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. Retrieved March 05, 2024,