[50 Test Answers] Social Science Part 1: General Education (Gen Ed) LET Reviewer

Here is Part 1 of our free Gen Ed reviewer for the subject Social Science for the upcoming Licensure Exam for Teachers or LET/LEPT.

This is Part 1 of our free LET reviewer that covers Social Science subject. This has 50 multiple-choice questions that can be completed within 30 minutes.

Get a sense of what’s coming on your licensure exam by answering this set of questions. This reviewer is intended for the General Education (Gen Ed) portion of the exam but Social Science majors will find it useful, too.

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Question 1. After the accused, Rolando Cruz had consummated the crime of rape upon a girl named Rosario Reyes, age 18, niece of his deceased wife, he married the girl in a ceremony officiated by Minister Roa. He was charged and convicted of rape. Based on the facts, why was Rolando Cruz charged and convicted of rape after he married Rosario?
A. The marriage was solemnized by Minister Roa who had no authority to solemnize a marriage.
B. The offense of rape has been committed and the marriage was only a cover-up.✅
C. There was no real consent.
D. There was no intention of entering into the actual marriage status.

Question 2. Which one is the human right to life?
A. Equal treatment before the law
B. Fair trial
C. Political independence
D. Freedom from inhuman punishment✅

3. Which of the following is MOST likely to be studied by a macroeconomist?
A. What determines consumer demands
B. What causes high rates of unemployment✅
C. How a company make a profit
D. How firm price its products or services

Question 4. A conflict between property rights and freedom of speech might arise in all situations, EXCEPT:
A. disgruntled employee passing out leaflets in front of a hairdresser’s salon
B. protesters carrying signs outside a cinema in an enclosed shopping mall
C. environmentalists carry signs at the entrance of an oil refinery
D. a religious order soliciting funds and converts in the swimming pool area of a condominium✅

Question 5. The cooperative development Authority denied the registration of the Farmers Cooperative Bank of the Philippines because it has a minimum authorized share capital of _____.
A. P 300M
B. P 200M
C. P 400M
D. P 100M✅

Question 6. Which statement is guaranteed by the Civil Code of the Philippines?
A. Both husband and wife are co-equal.✅
B. Both are given the freedom to choose their occupations.
C. The husband has the right to object to the occupation of the wife.
D. The wife also has the right to object to the occupation of the husband.

Question 7. Which statements support the abolition of the death penalty?
A. Conviction followed by execution is a deterrent.
B. Death penalty is an uncivilized, cruel, and unusual form of punishment, depriving criminals of the ultimate right to life.✅
C. Recidivism in criminal cases is high.
D. Capital punishment fits the severity of the crime of murder.

Question 8. Who is taxed on the income derived from sources within the Philippines?
A. a citizen of the Philippines✅
B. a non-resident citizen
C. a Filipino
D. a domestic corporation

Question 9. The government wants a piece of private land for a government project. The owner resisted the government. How may the government own the land?
A. right of eminent domain✅
B. right of government ownership
C. right of habeas corpus
D. right of a sovereign over the governed

Question 10. A radio station was padlocked after a midnight broadcast. The operator accused the authorities of _____.
A. suppression of the right to express one’s views
B. suppression of the freedom of religion
C. suppression of the right to justice
D. suppression of the freedom of speech✅

Question 11. A man served his sentence of 8 years, although he was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.
A. a commutation of years✅
B. a pardon
C. total freedom
D. a parole

Question 12. A family built his house on an inner piece of land. He was not allowed to go through a neighbor’s yard. He was accused of trespassing on private property. The law allows such passage under the _____.
A. right of travel
B. right of way✅
C. right of homeowners
D. right of eminent domain

Question 13. A child after birth has a right to a name. This is actually _____.
A. right for just treatment
B. a right to survival
C. a right to suffrage
D. a right to his identity✅

Question 14. Mr. Sin was born as a Chinese national. He wants to run as a congressman. He was naturalized at age 18. Can he run for a congressional seat?
A. Yes, because he was a naturalized citizen.
B. Yes, because he is a citizen.
C. No, because a naturalized citizen can’t run for Congress..✅
D. No, because his parents are already a citizen.

Question 15. A child was born to a couple before the marriage vow. He demands a share of his inheritance. How will he be classified?
A. natural born
B. adopted child
C. illegitimate child✅
D. legitimate child

Question 16. There are military confrontations in some parts of the Philippines. How does the government address the situation?
A. declare ceased fire
B. declare amnesty for all
C. negotiate with the representatives of both panels✅

Question 17. In order to avoid conflict with China what does the Philippines invoke in terms of Spratly Island?
A. Laws on territorial boundaries✅
B. Laws on sea limits
C. Territorial Supremacy
D. Laws on immigration

Question 18. Why are barangay chairmen assigned to settle barangay cases?
A. They know all the residents✅
B. They are competent judges
C. They have training
D. They have biases

Question 19. An individual has the right to file the WRIT OF AMPARO before the investigation of an administrative case is filed against him/her. What fundamental right is invoked by the individual?
A. Right to be defended by a public attorney
B. Right to life, liberty, and security✅
C. Right to self-defense
D. Right to due process

Question 20. The logo of the Olympic Games represents the interconnectedness of the countries in the world. While the game highlights the strength of the nation in sports. What does this global activity promote?
A. World tourism
B. World peace✅
C. World industry
D. World history

Question 21. All of the following constitute the meaning of political science except:
A. A basic knowledge and understanding of the state
B. It is primarily concerned with the association of human beings in a political community
C. Common knowledge of every event taking place in the society✅
D. It deals with the relationship between men and groups which are subject to the control of state.

Question 22. It refers to the community of persons more or less numerous, permanently occupying a definite portion of territory, having a government of their own to which the great body of inhabitants render obedience, and enjoying freedom from external control.
A. Sovereignty
B. Nation
C. Citizenship
D. State✅

Question 23. It refers to the agency through which the will of the state is formulated, expressed, and carried out.
A. Government✅
B. Sovereignty
C. Constitution
D. State

Question 24. What are the four elements of the state?
A. people. territory, sovereignty, government✅
B. people, constitution, territory, government
C. government, law, peace, territory
D. constitution, people, land, independence

Question 25. What theory asserts that the early states must have been formed by a deliberate and voluntary compact among the people to form a society and organize a government for their common good?
A. Necessity Theory
B. Divine Right Theory
C. Social Contact Theory✅
D. Social Compact Theory

Question 26. Government exists and should continue to exist for the benefit of the people.
A. The statement is a general truth.✅
B. The statement is just an assumption.
C. The statement is a fallacy.
D. There is no basis for judgment.

Question 27. What are the forms of government in which political power is exercised by a few privileged classes?
A. Oligarchy and Aristocracy✅
B. Aristocracy and Monarchy
C. Theocracy and Fascism
D. Democracy and Tyranny

Question 28. The pre-colonial Philippines has no established government. Its villages and settlements were called barangays.
A. Only the first statement is true and correct
B. Only the second statement is true and correct
C. Both statements are true and correct✅
D. Both statements are untrue and incorrect

Question 29. There were four social classes of people in the precolonial barangays. They were the nobles, freemen, serfs, and slaves.
A. Only the first statement is true and correct.
B. Only the second statement is true and correct.
C. Both statements are true and correct.✅
D. Both statements are untrue and incorrect.

Question 30. What are the two known written codes during the pre-Spanish era in the Philippines?
A. Maragtas and Kalantiaw Codes✅
B. Sumakwil and Sulayman Codes
C. Panay and Subanon Codes
D. Hammarubi and Ur Nammu Codes

Question 31. Under the Spanish colonial government, who directly governed the Philippines?
A. The Governor-General
B. The Viceroy of Mexico
C. The Royal Audiencia
D. The King of Spain✅

Question 32. What is the first city to be established in 1565 in the Philippines?
A. Manila
B. Davao
C. Cebu✅
D. Ilo-ilo

Question 33. The government that Spain established in the Philippines was defective. It was a government for the Spaniards and not for the Filipinos.
A. Only the first statement is true and correct.
B. Only the second statement is true and correct.
C. Both statements are true and correct.✅
D. Both statements are untrue and incorrect.

Question 34. What was the secret society founded in 1896 that precipitated the glorious revolution against the Spaniards?
A. The Katipunan✅
B. The Kalahi
C. The Biak na Bato Republic
D. The Ilustrado

Question 35. Arranged the sequence of governments during the revolutionary era:
1. The Dictatorial Government
2. The Revolutionary Government
3. The Biak-na-Bato Republic
4. The First Philippine Republic
A. 2 3 1 4
B. 3 1 2 4✅
C. 4 1 3 2
D. 1 2 3 4

Question 36. Arranged according to its establishment during the American Regime:
1. The Commonwealth Government
2. The Military Government
3. The Civil Government
A. 1 2 3
B. 2 3 1✅
C. 3 2 1
D. 2 1 3

Question 37. What was the civil government established during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines?
A. The Japanese Imperial Government
B. The Philippine Republic
C. The Puppet Government of Japan
D. The Philippine Executive Commission✅

Question 38. The Constitution was used by the Philippine government from the Commonwealth period until 1973.
A. The Malolos Constitution
B. The Biak-na- Bato Constitution
C. The 1935 Constitution✅
D. The 1901 Constitution

Question 39. What kind of government was installed under the 1973 Constitution under the Marcos regime?
A. Modified Presidential system✅
B. Modified Parliamentary system
C. Military system
D. Bicameral system

Question 40. A de facto government requires a de jure status when it gains wide acceptance from the people and recognition from the community of nations.
A. The statement is true and valid.
B. The statement is an assumption.
C. The statement is a fallacy✅
D. The statement is doubtful

Question 41. It is defined as a written instrument by which the fundamental powers of the government are established, limited, and defined and by which powers are distributed among the several departments or branches for their useful exercise for the benefit of the people.
A. Laws
B. Statutes✅
C. Constitution
D. Ordinances

Question 42. There is no Constitution that is entirely written or unwritten.
A. The statement is true and correct.
B. The statement is incorrect.
C. The statement is partially correct.
D. There is no basis to conclude.✅

Question 43. Requisites of a well-written constitution.
A. Brief
B. Broad
C. Definite
D. All of the given options✅

Question 44. Who has the authority to interpret the Constitution?
A. Private individual
B. Courts
C. Legislative and Executive departments of the government✅
D. All of the given options

Question 45. “We the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society and establish a government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote our common goods, conserves and develops our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and regime of truth, justice, freedom, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution”.
What part of Constitution is this?
A. General Provision
B. Amendments
C. Preamble✅
D. National Patrimony

Question 46. Which statement is TRUE of the pre-Spanish Filipino government?
A. The datu exercised all power of government.✅
B. Laws were formulated by a law-making body elected by the datu.
C. Laws were formulated by a law-making body elected by the community.
D. There was a court created by the datu to hear complaints.

Question 47. What characteristic/s of government is established by the 1987 Constitution
I. Presidential system of government with three branches.
II. Parliamentary system of government.
III. The three branches of government are separate and independent of one another.
IV. The three branches of government have a check and balance over one another.
A. I only
B. II only
C. II, III, and IV
D. I, III, and IV✅

Question 48. If our present government is a democracy, where does power reside?
A. In the Filipino People✅
B. In Congress
C. In the President
D. In the Supreme Court

Question 49. In President Quezon’s time, the country had the Philippine Commonwealth. What is TRUE about the Philippine Commonwealth? The Filipino people ______.
A. were fully independent
B. were partially independent✅
C. were granted total freedom to course their destiny only in matters of education
D. were citizens of the United States

Question 50. In the decade of the 70s, one clamor of the activists who staged street demonstrations on the streets was “Down with the oligarchs!” What did they accuse the government of as suggested by the underlined word?
A. A rule of the few rich✅
B. A form of dictatorship
C. Anti-poor
D. Elitist

Answer key

1. B11. A21. C31. D41. B
2. D12. B22. D32. C42. D
3. B13. D23. A33. C43. D
4. D14. C24. A34. A44. C
5. D15. C25. C35. B45. C
6. A16. C26. A36. B46. A
7. B17. A27. A37. D47. D
8. A18. A28. C38. C48. A
9. A19. B29. C39. A49. B
10. D20. B30. A40. C50. A