Reading Comprehension Test, Exercise and Strategies

One of the challenging exams given from many kinds of test is Reading Comprehension because it is very time consuming. It involves with reading lots of paragraphs, articles, passages, and sections. Do not worry because this reviewer is made to help you pass the exam in one take.

Reading Comprehension will be easy if you follow our helpful tips and strategies here. We always provide sample test questions and exercises for this site reviewer.

How to pass the reading comprehension in an exam? The following tips, strategies and exercises are the best reviewer. It will help you practice in finding the right answers in this type of quiz. It really measures how you can comprehend and grasp about the topic in a passage.

Tips in getting the right answers for Reading and Comprehension Exam

Stay calm and donโ€™t panic. As you open the booklet, youโ€™ll definitely see long passages and paragraphs. Do not stress yourself into thinking โ€œwow should I really have to read all of this?โ€ because you really should darling ๐Ÿ™‚ Unless you donโ€™t want to pass the test and just waste your chance.

Read with your eyes not with your mouth. Avoid lips movement and whispering because reading with your lips is time consuming besides it will distract everyone. Reading with your eyes is also reading with your mind, it will help you understand what you are reading better.

Do not read word for word. Instead, read group of words or sections at a time for they will help you get the main topic of the paragraph. It will also help you save time and finish the test on time.

Do not read the answers first before the questions and the paragraph, it will only confuse you.

Read fast and understand what youโ€™re reading to get the main idea of the whole passage. Questions are always related about the main idea. What is the main idea? It is simply the main topic and the center of what is being talked about in the article.

Concentrate on the parts of the paragraph where the possible answer can be found.

Take note of the following:

  • Main idea โ€“ is simply what the story is mainly about
  • Climax โ€“ is the peak point or highlight of the story
  • Plot โ€“ is the pattern of events of the story
  • Conflict โ€“ is the tension and struggle part of the story
  • Setting โ€“ is where and when the story takes place
  • Best or alternative title โ€“ is usually being asked too so you must choose the best one that talks about the main idea

Focus on reading and everything will be taken into your mind like a movie playing inside your head. If you focus, youโ€™ll never be disturbed. If youโ€™re disturbed by something in the room, you lose an important key to ace this part of the test.

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Reading Comprehension Test Sample Questions and Answers

Instruction: Read each paragraph or passage below and select the best answer for what is being asked.

1.            Boracay, the most famous beach in the Philippines, is also known as a blessed island. I have never met anyone who has not been enthralled and fascinated when they visited Boracay. The first time you set foot on its powder-like sand, youโ€™ll surely feel lucky to be in a paradise island. The moment you see its crystal pristine water, youโ€™ll be so thankful youโ€™re alive. Many locals and foreigners go there again and again not only because of the breathtaking view but also because to celebrate life and its blessings.

The best title for the above article is:

  1. Famous Beach in the Philippines
  2. The Beach of Boracay
  3. Boracay, a Blessed Island
  4. Why People Go to Boracay

2.            Malaysia Airline Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still under investigation. Many countries joined in the search for what really happened and where the aircraft is now. The flight lost contact with air traffic controllers about an hour after its take off. The weather was fine when the aircraft was flying so it adds more theories about other possible reasons of the aircraftโ€™s fate. The oil slick spotted off Vietnamโ€™s coast turned out to be fuel oil used in cargo ships so it has nothing to do with the aircraft. Interpol also says the disappearance of the jet plane has nothing to do with terrorist attack. More questions are adding to this quest and no specific answer is given and proven yet.

The above selection supports the idea:

  1. That Flight MH370 is somewhere under the sea
  2. That Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still a mystery
  3. That Flight MH370 must have crashed after loss contact
  4. That Flight MH370 is in Bermuda Triangle

3.         Flappy Bird, a mobile game created in 2013 by Dong Nguyen from Vietnam became a hit at the start of 2014. At the end of January 2014, it was the most downloaded game in the iOS App Store. The game is extremely addictive and difficult so users strive harder to score higher. Due to its intense popularity, the creator decided to remove it from the App Store. Because of its millions of downloads, Nguyen claimed he was making $50,000 per day from it. The demand of Flappy Bird made some gadgets owners to sell their devices with Flappy Bird installed for twice or thrice their original price.

What is the best title for the above article?

  1. Most Downloaded Game
  2. The Demand of Flappy Bird Game
  3. Flappy Bird App
  4. The Rise of Game Apps
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4.            According to NASA, effects that scientists had predicted in the past would result from global climate change are now occurring like loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise and longer, more intense heat waves. Even our Earthโ€™s average temperature has increased about 1 degree in Fahrenheit in the 20th century. Many experts and scientists believe that global temperature will continue to rise from 2.5 to degrees Fahrenheit over the next century.

Which of the following conclusions best summarizes the selection above?

  1. Climate change will continue to get worse until humanity takes serious actions to stop it.
  2. Global climate change is happening on earth now.
  3. The effects of climate change are getting extremely dangerous.
  4. Global climate change and its effects are occurring and are likely to increase over time.

5.             Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Facebook spoke with President Barack Obama to discuss about internet privacy impositions by the U.S. government. Zuckerberg said, โ€œThe Internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world.

This is why Iโ€™ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the U.S. government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine weโ€™re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.

The U.S. government should be the champion for the Internet, not a threat. It needs to be much more transparent about what itโ€™s doing, or people will believe the worst.
Iโ€™ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.

So itโ€™s up to us โ€” all of us โ€” to build the Internet we want. Together, we can build a space that is greater and a more important part of the world than anything we have today, but is also safe and secure. Iโ€™m committed to seeing this happen, and you can count on Facebook to do our part.โ€

Why is Internet Privacy very important to all of us?

  1. Because it is not safe to trust anyone with our online accounts.
  2. Because nobody really owns the internet. It is a free space.
  3. Because it protects and secures not only our online accounts but also our online activities.
  4. Because the governmentโ€™s protection is not enough.

6.              Search Engine Optimization a.k.a. SEO is vital for a website to stay successful for a long time. The world of internet continues to evolve so website owners must stay in the game by making updates while practicing effective SEO. Great content and correct SEO are the blood of a website because without them, a site could die.

The paragraph is mainly about what?

  1. The importance of Search Engine Optimization
  2. The life of a successful website
  3. The secrets of making a website successful
  4. How to apply Search Engine Optimization

7.             There are around 2 million Filipinos without jobs today. That includes graduates and undergraduates. According to survey, there will be another half-million to graduate this year without possible job placements. Unemployed people complain about job shortage. Many go to the cities to apply to some companies but end up going home with nothing. Unemployment rate increases each year even though there are many job fairs.

The paragraph states thatโ€ฆ

  1. Unemployment in the Philippines is common
  2. Unemployment rate in the Philippines is seriously increasing
  3. Unemployment in the Philippines must be solved
  4. Unemployment solutions for Filipinos

8.         โ€œIn the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington State, a small town named Forks exists under a near-constant cover of clouds. It rains on this inconsequential town more than any other place in the United States of America. It was from this town and its gloomy, omnipresent shade that my mother escaped with me when I was only a few months old. It was in this town that Iโ€™d been compelled to spend a month every summer until I was fourteen. That was the year I finally put my foot down; these past three summers, my dad, Charlie, vacationed with me in California for two weeks instead.

It was to Forks that I now exiled myself โ€“ an action that I took with great horror. I detested Forks.

I loved Phoenix. I loved the sun and the blistering heat. I loved the vigorous, sprawling city.โ€
-Stephenie Meyer, โ€œThe Twilight Sagaโ€

Provide the specific setting of the story

  1. Phoenix
  2. Rainy day
  3. Forks, Washington
  4. Twilight

9.            โ€œItโ€™s twenty-five after six and the sky still has some shades of purple and orangeโ€ฆoh well just like me, I am standing here, in this secretive rooftop, overjoyedโ€ฆyet there are still some fragments of fear and haze… I wonder if the sky is glad and excited about the night or if it is crying over the bright day that passed.โ€              – Fehl Dungo โ€“ โ€œHigher than the Rooftopโ€

What is the mood of the story?

  1. Happiness
  2. Sorrow
  3. Confusion
  4. Grief

10.                Investing has been a hot topic for quite a while. Many people especially employees and entrepreneurs donโ€™t rely on time deposits and regular savings account to save and earn interests. The most common investments in the Philippines are through real estates, mutual funds and trust funds. Although few people also join trading in the stock market, more and more Filipinos are not reluctant to invest their money and diversify them to different money making wheels.

What does the article try to convey?

  1. Filipinos are now willing to open different investments.
  2. Filipinos are wise in saving their money.
  3. Filipinos rely mainly on savings and deposit accounts.
  4. Filipinos invest in real estates, mutual funds and trust funds.

Correct answers are posted in the Answer Key page below.

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388 thoughts on “Reading Comprehension Test, Exercise and Strategies”

  1. Maam! what is the correct answer?…please send me the correct answer!

    1. Boracay, a Blessed Island
    2. That Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still a mystery
    3. The Demand of Flappy Bird Game
    4. Global Climate change and its effects are occurring and are likely to increase over time.
    5. Because it protects and secures not only our online accounts but also our online activities.
    6. The importance of Search Engine Optimization
    7. Unemployment rate in the Philippines is seriously increasing
    8. Forks, Washington
    9. Confusion
    10. Filipinos are now willing to open different investments.

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      • 1. Boracay, a Blessed Island
        2. That Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still a mystery
        3. The Demand of Flappy Bird Game
        4. Global Climate change and its effects are occurring and are likely to increase over time.
        5. Because it protects and secures not only our online accounts but also our online activities.
        6. The importance of Search Engine Optimization
        7. Unemployment rate in the Philippines is seriously increasing
        8. Forks, Washington
        9. Confusion
        10. Filipinos are now willing to open different investments.

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  2. dahil sa limited ang time, pwede naman sa tanong muna tapos sagot basahin para habang nagbabasa, alam mo na kung san ka magpopokus na idea. mejo mali ang payo mo na intindihin mabuti bago basahin ang tanong at sagot. e limited ang time e. thumbs down

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  3. Pls.check my answers
    1. 3
    2. 2
    3. 2
    4.3
    5. 4
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 2
    9. 3
    10. 1

    Pls send back the correct answers with my personal email.thank u.

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  4. Good am Mam kindly send to me the correct answer please, my answer
    Question 1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 1
    4. 2
    5. 3
    6.1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 1
    10. 1

    Thank you very much for your kindness Mam

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  5. Hello Ma’am! Meron po bang available hard copy ang reviewer nyo in any Bookstore sa Pinas? Here in abroad and I prefer po ang hard copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks po!

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  6. Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    MY ANSWERS: please send me the correct answer via email. thank you.
    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 1
    4. 1
    5. 3
    6. 2
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 1

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  7. My Answers: kindly send the correct answers on my email. Thank you…
    1. 2
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 3
    5. 1
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 1
    9. 3
    10. 1

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  8. Boracay, a Blessed Island
    That Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still a mystery
    The Demand of Flappy Bird Game
    Global Climate change and its effects are occurring and are likely to increase over time.
    Because it protects and secures not only our online accounts but also our online activities.
    The importance of Search Engine Optimization
    Unemployment rate in the Philippines is seriously increasing
    Forks, Washington
    Confusion
    Filipinos are now willing to open different investments.

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    • Hi ms. Felh..how to get the latest reviewer exam for civil service? Mag exam po ako this coming august 6,2017. Thank u so much

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    • 1Boracay, a Blessed Island
      2That Flight MH370โ€™s disappearance is still a mystery
      3the Demand of Flappy Bird Game
      4Global Climate change and its effects are occurring and are likely to increase over time.
      5Because it protects and secures not only our online accounts but also our online activities.
      6The importance of Search Engine Optimization
      7Unemployment rate in the Philippines is seriously increasing
      8Forks, Washington
      9Confusion
      10.Filipinos are now willing to open different investments.

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  9. My answers are
    1)3
    2)2
    3)2
    4)4
    5)3
    6)1
    7)2
    8)3
    9)3
    10)1

    Maam, is there any way where I can buy your reviewer’s books through palawan and recieved it through LBC or something?

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  10. 1. 2
    2. 4
    3. 3
    4. 2
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 1
    10. 4

    This is my answer ma’am..can you please send me the correct one? thanks a lot. God Bless ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. This is my answers:
    1. 2
    2. 2
    3. 1
    4. 4
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 1

    Can you please send me the correct answers in my email account. Thank you!

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  12. thank you 1taker.com! took the civil service exam last may 3, and i passed! certified one taker! galing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Pwede niyo po bang ma email yong pdf? Pano po ba makakakuha non wala po kasi akong card..ano po ba ibang mode if payments?

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  14. hello maam good day poh.. me i get the correct answer
    i’m waiting ur response ๐Ÿ™‚
    once again goodday and god bless !!!!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1.3
    2.2
    3.2
    4.3
    5.2
    6.1
    7.2
    8.1
    9.2
    10.4

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    • @santiago eljon m. you only have 4 correct answers.
      the correct answer key for this:

      1. 1
      2. 2
      3. 2
      4. 4
      5. 3
      6. 1
      7. 2
      8. 3
      9. 3
      10. 1

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  15. her my ans.
    1. 3
    2. 2
    3. 2
    4. 4
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 1

    Helloo madam i need more reviewer for CSC exam this coming oct, 26 2014.

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  16. Hello I tried answering the questions, my answers are below. Can you send me the key answers for the questions?

    1. 3
    2. 2
    3. 1
    4. 1
    5. 4
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 4
    10.1

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  17. Admin, permisson to post po. โ˜บ

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    Goodluck po sa lahat ng magtitake ng exam, God bless.

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  18. thanks for the online reviewer ma’am…
    it helps a lot.
    wish all the takers will pass … lalo na ung mga nanghingi ng answer key na naka post na naman.
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  19. My answer as fallows:
    1. 2
    2.2
    3.2
    4.3
    5.1
    6.2
    7.2
    8.3
    9.3
    10.4
    Pls email m d correct answer, n snd more latest reviewer. Thanks n god bless po.

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  20. Pls send me the correct answer mam

    Here’s my answer.
    1. 4
    2. 2
    3. 2
    4. 3
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 3
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 2

    Pls give us more review exam. Thank you madam.

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  21. thank u for the answers key, i appreciate it more. sana makapasa aku xa exams, with da lord jesus christ bleesings. pwd bang maghingi ng iba pang mga tips?

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  22. hi thanks for sharing helpful tips and insights for the CS exam. Can i ask for a soft copy of these reviewers together with the answers?

    thank you so much.

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  23. Please email me the correct answer. Thank you very much,. I hopre this will help me a lot. I been taking exam for profe for 3x but still I failed coz lack of reviewer matorials I hope this will help me a lot.

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  24. Please send me the correct answers. Many thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, here are my answers:

    1) 3
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 3
    6) 1
    7) 2
    8) 3
    9) 3
    10) 2

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  25. Thank you for the free reviewer I learned a lot
    Here are my answers
    1. 2
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 3
    5. 2
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 2

    Please email me the correct answers. thanks

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  26. mam hellow po eto po yung sagot ko pwede ko po ba malaman ang tamang sagot paki email nlng po tnx 4,2,1,2,3,3,2,3,3,4

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  27. can i get the answer so that ill check my answer if i am correct. kindly message me the answer thanks

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  28. nagtry ako sumagot hahahaha… kakabahan ako while answering.. mahina tlga ako to understand english.. but i am wishing and praying na sana makapasa ako sa civil service pag magtake ako…

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  29. sir/ma’am please po send to me the answer.. i do appreciate a lot.. thanks for your website malaking tulong na po to….i will be patience to wait your reply.. thanks ulit

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  30. Hello po! Good day! Please send the correct answers on my email po. Very grateful and happy that I’ve seen this site, REALLY HELPFUL. I really haven’t reviewed, and my exam will be tomorrow. HAHAHA! Will be waiting for your response. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! GOD BLESS.

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  31. Thank you for this online reviewer! Could I have the copy of key to correction? May you continue to assist and inspire aspiring passers. God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. 1. 2
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 1
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 1
    9. 3
    10. 1

    Those are my answers. Please e-mail me the right answers. Thank You so much. I will be having my CSE-PPT on April 6, 2014 ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Hello. These are my answers 2 2 3 4 3 1 2 3 3 1

    I am excited to know my score,please send me the answers.. Thanks ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

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  34. hi maam.. good day, i want to know the exact answer for this exercises.. kindly email me.. thank u po! im really interested..

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  35. Thank you for this short but helpful test. 2224312332 are my answers.. Kindly send the correct answers. Salamat po.

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  36. Here is my answers 3,2,2,3,2,1,3,3,3,1

    Kindly email me the correct answers.. Thank you very much. This site is awesome….

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  37. here are my answers ๐Ÿ™‚
    3,2,1,4,3,1,2,3,1,3

    please email po the answers thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
    i will be taking the civil exam this april 6 hope to make it.

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  38. Here are my 10 answers:

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 3
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 2

    Please email me the right answers so I can compare it from mine and study it.

    Thank you. More power to this blog and God bless..

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  39. These are my answers:
    1. 3
    2. 2
    3. 2
    4. 4
    5. 1
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 3

    Kindly email me the correct answers, please. thanks!

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  40. this is my answers
    1. 1
    2. 1
    3. 2
    4. 4
    5. 4
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 2
    9. 1
    10. 4

    Please check my answers. Thank you and God Bless!

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  41. Please send me the correct answers so I can review those questions with the correct answers. thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  42. hi maโ€™amโ€ฆ thank you for the valuable advices in taking the CS.. can you please send me the correct answers? thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  43. hi ma’am… thank you for the valuable advices in taking the CS.. can you please send me the correct answers? thank you so much.

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  44. Pls. send me the answers on Reading Comprehension Test.
    Below is my answers:
    1. 4
    2. 2
    3. 2
    4. 4
    5. 4
    6. 1
    7. 2
    8. 3
    9. 3
    10. 1

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  45. 3,2,3,4,4,1,2,21

    thanks for this online reviewer,it helps a lot,
    Please send me the correct answer.

    thank you and more power,..

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  46. Thank you for the tips… I tried answering and I have the answers below..

    Please send me the answers…
    3
    2
    2
    4
    3
    3
    2
    3
    4
    1

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  47. here are my answers:
    3,2,2,4,3,1,2,3,3,1

    hope u could send me the correct answers. thanks and God bless! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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  48. Hello. I’ve finished answering the questions. Can you please email me the correct answers so that i can check if my answers are correct.

    Thank you and more power!

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  49. its a big help! im so glad there’s an online reviewer like this for the civil service examination.
    please email me the answer. i can’t wait to know if my answer are correct!
    thank you….

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  50. these are my answers..

    1. 4
    2.) 2
    3.) 2
    4.) 3
    5.) 1
    6.) 1
    7.) 2
    8.) 3
    9.) 4
    10.)2
    i wanna know if i had the chance to pass the csc, plz email me the correct answers..tnx..it will help…gbu…

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  51. Hi! Thank you for this very helpful reviewers. Can you please send me the correct answers for Reading Comprehension questions. God Bless! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  52. these are my answer:

    1, 2
    2, 2
    3, 4
    4, 4
    5, 3
    6, 1
    7, 2
    8, 4
    9, 2
    10, 2

    please send me the right answer so that i would know if i am correct,, tnx

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  53. Can you please email me the answer? I will be taking the CS Exam on April 6 and I only started my review today. Thank you

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  54. hi….m juz trying to answer this….kindly email 2 me the correct answer …so that i can check f m correct…tnx much n GOD bless.

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  55. Thank you for this very useful reviewer. Can you please send me the correct answers to these questions?
    please feel free to email me. Thank you again and continue inspiring others.

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  56. kindly message me the answer

    these are my answers in your test

    1,) 2
    2,) 2
    3,) 3
    4,) 1
    5,) 4
    6,) 1
    7,) 2
    8.) 2
    9,) 3
    10,) 4

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