26.Who is telling the story? (A)The father (B)The mother (C)The shoemaker (D)The eldest daughter
PRACTICE BOOKLET38 BKL PhiLSAT_AA_0317 GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE27.What experience made the greatest impact on Mary’s life?28.Besides making their shoes, why was the shoemaker’s visit eagerly awaited?29.What does the statement, “He remained a royal guest” mean? 30.How many siblings did Mary have? (A)Seven (B)Eight (C)Nine (D)Ten 31.What triggered the bitter argument between husband and wife? ______________________________________________________________________________ Selection 8 During the 1970’s, experts predicted that the world population of three and one-third billion would double in the next thirty years. According to Dr. Paul Erlich, a scientist at Stanford University, population explosion was causing mankind “…to run out of our food resources, and we were destroying the ecological system of our planet which keeps us alive.”In the Philippines, 3,295 babies were being added to our population every day, that is, two babies were being born every one-half minute, reported Dr. Juan Salcedo Jr., who was then Chairman of the National Science Development Board. Our country’s yearly population growth of 3.5 percent was considered to be one of the highest in the world.
PRACTICE BOOKLET39 BKL PhiLSAT_AA_0317 GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGEAn interesting aspect of the population issue was brought out by Dr. Mercedes B. Concepcion, who was then Director of the Population Institute of the University of the Philippines. She reported that almost fifty percent of the Filipinos were below fifteen years of age. Mr. Alfredo R. Roces, columnist of the Manila Times, predicted that the vast majority of our society would, in the near future, be comprised of teenagers. In connection with this, one aspect that needed close study, according to Dr. Concepcion, was the ominous repercussion which may upset our established economic structure because of a very young population. Also noted by her was that the rapid growth of the population here had brought about a heavy dependency rate among Filipinos.
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