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Philippine Literature

Showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Philippines through a diverse collection of literary works, including poetry, prose, drama, and social issues.

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What was the reason for the narrator's behavior in the end (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo)?

  • Because despite Minggay Awok's kind and generous personality, the narrator still chose to believe that the old woman was the scary witch of Libas.

The traits worth appreciating of the Filipino man, according to the essay, "Pliant like a Bamboo."

  • fatalist

What object is personified in the following sentence? The balloon swells as Nestor blows it.

  • balloon

Describe the character of Lumnay in relation to her mood in the story, “The Wedding Dance.”

  • submissive

In the poem, the ink personifies the student.

  • branches

What was former President Cory Aquino referring to when she says, “.”

  • Freedom of the Filipinos under the dictatorship

Which part serves as the falling action of the story ?

  • When the narrator realized that the old woman he was talking to was actually Minggay Awok.

The central idea of the essay “I Demand My Share”.

  • Right to own part of God’s creation

Where did Patricia, author of the essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” want to be in when she was a child?

  • in a foreign country

In the poem Ang Magandang Parol, what does the parol symbolize?

  • The author's deceased grandfather

Why was former President Corazon C. Aquino’s husband put to jail in a military camp?

  • had spoken up for democracy

What can you conclude about Patricia Evangelista after reading her short winning speech, “Blonde and Blue Eyes”?

  • cares for her country

Which of the following was an outstanding display of a character’s personality in the story, “Magnificence”?

  • Mother’s magnificent care towards her children when she attacked Vicente to protect her child.

How does the story,end?

  • Regret comes to Badoy, when he realized what he had lost.

The last line of the poem, , "Kung wala man ako'y tanglawan ang bata" were words spoken by:

  • The grandfather

The ______________ of a story is the most intense moment.

  • Climax

The dominant symbol used in the play,

  • Stolen apple

The tiger runs after its prey furiously.

  • furiously

Choose the letter of the word that gives you the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word. Admonition applies only to the rich.

  • advice

Forgetting all material things is a form of .

  • giving up

Which of the following best describes a man, according to the poem, "Air Castle"?

  • persistent

Describe the character of Awiyao in relation to the mood of the story,

  • domineering

What does the underlined word symbolize?

  • all of the above

Bumble bee buzzes around the flowers.

  • Auditory

In the story, “The Wedding Dance,” this is the mood that was created in the scene when Awiyao invited Lumnay to join the wedding celebration.

  • embarrassing

Purpose of the author’s for writing “I Demand My Share”.

  • explain

Read the story, “The Wedding Dance” by Amador Daguio, and observe the mood used by the author in developing his story. What mood is dominantly expressed in the story?

  • sadness

The swastika is a symbol of _________________.

  • Nazism and hate

What is the beginning conflict of the film, ?

  • all of the choices are correct

In the essay, hat does she say about coming back home to the Philippines?

  • She wants to return and share her mature talents and good fortune

Internal conflict is _____

  • A struggle against oneself

I have seen a wolf whose fur is immaculately white, large paws, silvery eyes, and a body mass like a lion

  • Description

The story, is set in a big house near the school.

  • FALSE

The rising action in the story occurred when

  • When the narrator was told to go to Libas with a bottle of medicine for Tio Sabelo's sick wife, and first saw the balete tree across the creek from Minggay's hut.

First opinion about each character in the film, Muro Ami:

  • ruthless

Based on the text, what does the narrator think about the modern youth?

  • The narrator thinks that the modern youth are fortunate to be born in a society that aims to create and not to destroy.

Characteristic of non-fiction that involves the author’s attitude towards his subject matter.

  • Tone

The lady recognizes her skills that are needed for the accomplishment of her writing composition project. She has abundant vocabulary skills, mastery of reading techniques, and technical writing skills.

  • Enumeration

What was the playwright’s real focus in the “The World is an Apple?”

  • How wrong decisions become greater burdens in life

First opinion about each character in the film, Muro Ami: Fredo

  • ruthless

Read the speech of former President Corazon C. Aquino which she delivered during the Joint Session of the United States Congress, Washington, D.C. Choose the best answer based on the paragraph given.

  • empowered

In the story, "Footnote to Youth", what is the first reaction of Dodong’s father when Dodong told him that he will marry Teang?

  • angry at Dodong

The element that creates suspense and encourages the reader to go and find out more about the event that is being hinted.

  • Foreshadowing

What makes “Magnificence” realistic?

  • It shows the reality of child abuse which is a serious problem in our society today.

First opinion about each character from the film, Muro Ami, below: Botong

  • mean

The winter wrapped its icy claws around Alaska.

  • winter

Describe how the author of the essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” feels about living abroad.

  • eager to grab every opportunity that comes her way for her country

What is the most dramatic event in the story, “May Day Eve”?

  • Badoy loving Agueda at the end.

The image conjured from reading the sentence appeals to what sense?

  • Auditory

At the end of the rainbow is a pot of gold.

  • Success

What events in the story “Footnote to Youth” recur in cycles?

  • Marrying at a young age

Identify the main flashback in the story, “May Day Eve”.

  • Badoy recalled about his past love for Agueda

In the poem, he parol reminded the author of

  • their deceased grandfather

At the end of the rainbow is a

  • Success

The foreign group that invaded the Philippines and referred to as pestilence were

  • Japanese

What is the overall lesson of the story, "Footnote to Youth"?

  • The untoward consequences of marrying at an early age.

The lady recognizes her skills that are needed for the accomplishment of her writing composition project. She has abundant vocabulary skills, mastery of reading techniques, and technical writing skills

  • Enumeration

What is the text structure used in the essay, "Pliant Like a Bamboo"?

  • Comparison/Contrast

These are the important details of an essay.

  • thesis statement, supporting details, grammar

What does the drama “The World is an Apple” want to tell its readers about life?

  • Life is unfair.

In the story, he little girl appreciated Vicente’s generosity.

  • TRUE

Back in the day, we used to play outside and climb on trees.

  • back in the day

It was winter in Switzerland when Roy met his mother in one of the busiest restaurants in the city.

  • It was winter in Switzerland

What is the most dramatic event in the story, ?

  • Badoy loving Agueda at the end.

In the story, “Magnificence,” the little girl appreciated Vicente’s generosity.

  • True

Where is the lighting most effective in the film, Muro Ami?

  • All of the choices

Which is an appropriate definition of literature?

  • Imaginative or creative writing, especially of recognized artistic value

The essay "Isang Bagong Daigdig na Isinilang" by Carlos P. Romulo was a type of:

  • Persuasive essay

The image conjured from the sentence appeals to what sense?

  • Olfactory

The author uses properties and other things to strengthen his objective. What element of the drama is this?

  • Symbolism

Literature created from the imagination. This genre includes crime thrillers and romance.

  • Fiction

Essay and poem are similar because both of them are written in verses with high quality standard and musicality.

  • False

What was former President Cory Aquino referring to when she says, “Today, I have returned as the president of a free people.”

  • Freedom of the Filipinos under the dictatorship

What was the main theme of the essay, ?

  • To create and nurture a New World

Describe how the author of the essay, feels about living abroad.

  • eager to grab every opportunity that comes her way for her country

What did you learn about the author from his essay, “?

  • He wants fairness.

Who are the main characters of the play, "" by Alberto S. Florentino?

  • Gloria, Mario, Pablo

In the poem Ang Magandang Parol, was the author able to personify the parol?

  • Yes, because the author gave the parol human traits which make it seem alive.

applies only to the rich.

  • advice

In the essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” what was interesting about the author's thoughts towards living abroad and coming back home to her country

  • Her care for her country and her fellowmen in spite of her success abroad

“Magnificence” started with the nightly visit of Vicente to the little boy and girls.

  • True

What sound in the setting spark the narrator’s memory at the beginning of “May Day Eve”?

  • merry-making in the evening

Purpose of the author’s for writing “”.

  • explain

Which part of the story (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo) describes the setting?

  • When I was twelve years old, I used to go to Libas, about nine kilometers from the town, to visit my favorite uncle, Tio Sabelo, the head teacher of the barrio school there. I like going to Libas because of the many things to eat at my uncle’s house: cane sugar syrup, candied meat of young coconut, corn and rice cakes, ripe jackfruit, guavas from trees growing wild on a hill not far from Tio Sabelo’s house.

Ishi was reminded of her high school days with her friends when she saw Geena in the mall.

  • reminded of her high school days with her friend

The plot structure is formed around the conflict. In the short story , what was the conflict?

  • The main character has heard of rumors about Minggay Awok, the witch who was feared in Libas, but he truly has no idea who she was.

The lady her bag gradually.

  • wove

Describe the character of Lumnay in relation to her mood in the story,

  • submissive

What is the tone of the story “May Day Eve”?

  • Life is full of regret, for we realize what we have when it is gone.

The author’s attitude in the essay, “I Demand My Share”.

  • serious

When an author uses the pronouns , , , , or , it indicates that he/she is writing in the _______________ point of view.

  • First Person

I am hopeful for a better result of my examination.

  • hopeful

Which sentence signifies a flashback?

  • When I was twelve years old, I used to go to Libas, about nine kilometers from the town, to visit my favorite uncle, Tio Sabelo, the head teacher of the barrio school there.

In terms of production value, what did the film "" have?

  • both choices

A feeling of by the common man

  • humiliation

Identify a distant shot from the film, Muro Ami.

  • Children pounding the coral reefs at the bottom of the sea

At which part of the poem, did the author compare the parol to a human?

  • at parang tao ring bago na ang bihis at sinasalubong ang Paskong malamig.

In this narrative essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” which sentence/s express/es the climax?

  • n a few years, I may take advantage of whatever opportunities that come my way. But I will come home

Forgetting all material things is a form of renunciation.

  • giving up

In the story (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo), how did the narrator feel when he realized that the old woman bathing in the creek was Minggay Awok in person?

  • He was angry after realizing that he had spoken to Minggay Awok, the witch.

In the exposition stage, readers learn about ___________

  • Both setting and character/s

A Man from the Slums Contemplates His Church

  • Poverty

Choose the letter of the word that gives you the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word. The nuns practice asceticism

  • self-denial

What does Castillo want to emphasize in the personification he used in the poem “Ink”?

  • Speak up one's mind

What is the beginning conflict of the film, Muro Ami?

  • all of the above

When Robert Burns wrote, “O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,” which figure of speech was he using?

  • Simile

Choose the letter of the correct answer. Setting of the movie, Muro Ami:

  • Sea in Bohol before the cold Christmas season

In stories told from the third person point of view, the narrator uses the words “I,” “we” or “our” to show their perspective.

  • False

A kind of non-fiction where a writer emphasizes his or her relationships with other people of the impact of significant historical events on his or her own life.

  • memoir

Tone used in the play, “The World is an Apple.”

  • Frustrations and regret

The mower groaned as it cut the grass on the yard.

  • mower

The narrative essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” ends with the writer expressing her desire to come home as a sign of gratitude of becoming a Filipino.

  • True

The family head works hard for the finances of his family. This is the only way to meet their basic needs

  • Problem/Solution

What was the main goal of the author in writing the poem Ang Magandang Parol?

  • To honor the memory of his deceased grandfather

The central idea of the essay .

  • Right to own part of God’s creation

Behind the clouds, the sun is still shining.

  • Reinvention

“The old mansion frowned down at us from the top of the hill” is an example of which figure of speech?

  • Personification

Flowers in bloom are perfumes to me.

  • Olfactory

Read the story “Footnote to Youth” and find out how the main character Dodong is affected by his family and the rural community he lives in. Which of the choices below describe the character of Dodong?

  • assertive

How does the story,“May Day Eve,” end?

  • Regret comes to Badoy, when he realized what he had lost.

Soft petals tickle my feet as I step on the floor. The image conjured from reading the sentence appeals to what sense?

  • Tactile

Read the winning speech, “Blonde and Blue Eyes” by Patricia Evangelista in a Speech Competition in London. What dominant image in this selection lingers in your mind after reading the speech?

  • Working in a foreign land

Read the lyric poem “The Rural Maid” by Francisco Maramag. Choose the best answer. Why is the poem considered as a lyric poem?

  • deals overwhelmingly with love and personal feelings

What is the theme of the poem “”?

  • Love

In this narrative essay, which sentence/s express/es the climax?

  • In a few years, I may take advantage of whatever opportunities that come my way. But I will come home.

Which of the following serves as the exposition of the story (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo)?

  • When I was twelve years old, I used to go to Libas, about nine kilometers from the town, to visit my favorite uncle, Tio Sabelo, the head teacher of the barrio school there. I like going to Libas because of the many things to eat at my uncle’s house: cane sugar syrup, candied meat of young coconut, corn and rice cakes, ripe jackfruit, guavas from trees growing wild on a hill not far from Tio Sabelo’s house. It was through these visits that I heard many strange stories about Minggay Awok.

Identify the main flashback in the story, .

  • Badoy recalled about his past love for Agueda

Whose nest is a weathered shoot;

  • Happiness

The mood of the story “Magnificence.”

  • protective

The mood at the end of the film, Muro Ami.

  • Nostalgic

What was the symbol used in the poem, ?

  • The parol

The following are characteristics that are referring to the main character except:

  • He had a sow for a pet.

Identify a close-up shot that emphasizes the focus of the film (Muro Ami).

  • Both choices

Black as the pit from pole to pole.

  • Damnation

Behind the clouds, the is still shining.

  • Reinvention

My son worries about his lost cell phone.

  • worries

"She cried a river” is an example of what figure of speech?

  • Hyperbole

“Nasaan ang dangal ng mga Tagalog?Nasaan ang dugong dapat na ibuhos?Baya’y inaapi, bakit di kumilosAt natitilihang ito’y mapanuod?”What does the stanza imply?

  • Filipinos do not have the heart to fight for their country

Setting of the movie, Muro Ami:

  • Sea in Bohol before the cold Christmas season

What does Inang Bayan refer to in the poem (Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa)?

  • Philippines

President Cory said, “in an excess of arrogance, the dictatorship called for its doom in a snap election.” What word expresses mood?

  • doom

In the movie, Muro Ami, does the dialogue fit the characters and the situation they are in?

  • Yes

In the story, "Footnote to Youth," which line in the dialogue hinted on the setting of the story?

  • “Dodong, Dodong, you come up”

The subject matter in Patricia Evangelista's “Blonde and Blue Eyes”

  • Filipino diaspora and the contricutions of the gloabal Filipino and her desire to come back

The following describes the parol in the poem Ang Magandang Parol by Jose Corazon de Jesus except:

  • It has different sparkling lights powered by electricity.

An impression about the relationship of Awiyao and Lumnay from the story, “The Wedding Dance,” in relation to mood.

  • social influence

What is the theme of the poem “The Rural Maid”?

  • Love

In the story, "Footnote to Youth", how would you describe Dodong's actions?

  • impatient

Makati and Cebu are leading commercial cities in the Philippines. Makati is a commercial center in Metro Manila while Cebu is a commercial center in the Visayas.

  • Comparison/Contrast

Read the winning speech, “Blonde and Blue Eyes” by Patricia Evangelista in a Speech Competition in London.

  • Working in a foreign land

What object is personified in the following sentence?

  • balloon

_Select the answer that best illustrates how significant literature is in our lives.

  • Literary pieces shape our minds and make us changed individuals.

“Kayong mga pusong kusang napapagalNg daya at bagsik ng ganid na asal,Ngayon ay magbango’t Bayan ay itanghalAgawin sa kuko ng mga sukaban.”What concrete idea does the stanza imply?

  • Revenge

According to the narrator of the essay, , which of the following consists of poor, small countries hoping to achieve growth and success someday?

  • Third World

Identify which phrase within the sentence signals flashback.

  • reminded of her high school days with her friend

The foreign group that invaded the Philippines and referred to as pestilence were:

  • Japanese

To what two things does the author of compare his love in the line, “"?

  • Heaven and Earth

In terms of production value, what did the film "Muro Ami" have?

  • both choices

Who is the villain in the story, ?

  • Vicente

"I hope you remember how I used to play the fool among us, without minding how people looked at me," he recounted, sullenly

  • I hope you remember how I used to

What is the symbol used in the poem, "Ink"?

  • ink

What type of poem did Bonifacio write?

  • Ballad

Which of the following lines from the poem, personify the parol?

  • The correct answers are: at parang tao ring bago na ang bihisat sinasalubong ang Paskong malamig., Nasa kanyang kulay ang magandang nasa,nasa kanyang ilaw ang dakilang diwa

The family head works hard for the finances of his family. This is the only way to meet their basic needs.

  • Problem/Solution

What mood is dominantly expressed in the story?

  • sadness

I have seen a wolf whose fur is immaculately white, large paws, silvery eyes, and a body mass like a lion.

  • Description

The question mark (?) is a symbol of ______________________.

  • all of the above

According to the story, he throwing of the girl’s clothes to the kitchen range means casting away the girl’s bad experience.

  • TRUE

Myrna likes cats. She has three cats, and she has a soft heart for them because her cats protect her love birds from harm.

  • Cause/Effect

Which of the following best describes a man, according to the poem, "Air Castle"

  • persistent

Read the poem “Ink” by Guillermo Castillo and analyze by answering this question:

  • TRUE

Why is the poem considered as a lyric poem?

  • deals overwhelmingly with love and personal feelings

A symbolizes __________________.

  • Love and Romance

Radiant is her room filled with red roses and yellow bells. The image conjured from reading the sentence appeals to what sense?

  • Visual

Two main types of literature.

  • Prose and Poetry

They suffered horrific experiences years back because of the accident or assault which caused the facial injury every time they look in the mirror.

  • every time they look in the mirror

Identify a characteristic of non-fiction from the choices below:

  • presents facts, describes true-life experiences, or discusses ideas

According to the narrator of the essay, , the youth of today carry the ______ to make the world a better place.

  • Hope

Identify the type of structure used in each passage. Choose the letter of the correct answer.

  • Comparison/Contrast

Choose the letter of the word that gives you the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word.

  • humiliation

Flowers in bloom are perfumes to me. The image conjured from the sentence appeals to what sense?

  • Olfactory

Which sentence from the story, "Footnote to Youth" suggests the character's occupation?

  • . Dodong unhitched the carabao leisurely ang gave it a healthy tap on the hip

Louie stays calm after learning the result of the Math quiz.

  • calm

In the story, "Ang Kalupi," why did Aling Marta accuse the young boy of stealing?

  • the boy looked like a thief

Read the story “May Day Eve” by Nick Joaquin and observe how flashbacks are used as literary devices. Evaluate how the flashback is used. Find out how the flashback adds to the meaning of the story. What sound in the setting spark the narrator’s memory at the beginning of “May Day Eve”?

  • merry-making in the evening

Which of the choices below describe the character of Dodong?

  • assertive

The alarm clock screams to wake me up.

  • alarm clock

___________________ occurs after the climax.

  • Falling action

Who are the main characters of the play, "The World is an Apple" by Alberto S. Florentino?

  • Gloria, Mario, Pablo

What is the focus of Pres. Cory Aquino’s speech?

  • encounters of injustice

Mga kabataan sa panahong ito: ituring ninyong sa dilang mapalad na kayo ay isinilang at nabubuhay sa panahong di-nagwawasak kundi sa panahong nahaharap sa pagbuo, pagtatag at paghubog. Kayo and inaasahang bubuo ng bagong daigdig, di tulad ng kabataang sinundan ninyo, na naatasang manira at magwasak upang kayong tagapagmana’y makabuong muli.

  • The narrator thinks that the modern youth are fortunate to be born in a society that aims to create and not to destroy.

Identify the words that suggest/s the mood expressed.

  • furiously

Which of the following scenes from the story, "Footnote to Youth" was deemed exciting and suspenseful?

  • The day Dodong's first child was born.

The broadest category of literature that is based on facts.

  • non-fiction

The branches of the tree pointed to the old dirty road.

  • branches

Gina longs for her parents in the Philippines.

  • longs

Outerspace could be the setting for a story.

  • TRUE

Identify which phrase within the sentence signals or prompts flashback.

  • back in the day

President Cory said, “” What word expresses mood?

  • doom

Where is the play, "The World is an Apple" set?

  • House of Mario and Gloria

External conflict includes _____________________.

  • All of the choices

The narrative essay, ends with the writer expressing her desire to come home as a sign of gratitude of becoming a Filipino.

  • TRUE

In the film, Muro Ami, do the camera angles (aiming up and aiming down) affect and give significance to the characters’ portrayals?

  • Yes

Describe the range of emotions that President Cory might have experienced on the day she lost her husband.

  • heartbroken to liberating

What is implied by “Life of a man with an ambition”?

  • with motivation to work towards a goal

The flood waters swallowed the trees in one big gulp.

  • flood waters

Black as the from pole to pole.

  • Damnation

Which of the following serves as the exposition of the story ?

  • When I was twelve years old, I used to go to Libas, about nine kilometers from the town, to visit my favorite uncle, Tio Sabelo, the head teacher of the barrio school there. I like going to Libas because of the many things to eat at my uncle’s house: cane sugar syrup, candied meat of young coconut, corn and rice cakes, ripe jackfruit, guavas from trees growing wild on a hill not far from Tio Sabelo’s house. It was through these visits that I heard many strange stories about Minggay Awok.

Cory Aquino ended her speech by encouraging the people to fight against poverty.

  • True

In the essay, hat was interesting about the author's thoughts towards living abroad and coming back home to her country?

  • Her care for her country and her fellowmen in spite of her success abroad

What can you conclude about Patricia Evangelista after reading her short winning speech, ?

  • cares for her country

What does the stanza imply?"

  • encouraging nationalism

The process by which an author reveals the personality of a character is___________.

  • Characterization

A metaphor is a comparison between two things that uses the words “like” or “as”

  • False

“Pliant Like a Bamboo” describes what quality of the Filipinos?

  • flexibility

An impression about the relationship of Awiyao and Lumnay from the story, in relation to mood.

  • social influence

Which of the following scenes served as the climax of the story ?

  • When the narrator encountered an old woman taking a bath in the shade of a catmon tree.

In the story, “Magnificence,” the mother did not mind what Vicente had done to her daughter.

  • False

The two trees compared in "Pliant Like a Bamboo" are:

  • mango and bamboo

Soft petals tickle my feet as I step on the floor.

  • Tactile

Why was ’s husband put to jail in a military camp?

  • had spoken up for democracy

The message of the poem, "The Rural Maid."

  • The unbearable longing for his/her love

The lot is larger than the corner I live in

  • Visual

Which part of the story describes the setting?

  • When I was twelve years old, I used to go to Libas, about nine kilometers from the town, to visit my favorite uncle, Tio Sabelo, the head teacher of the barrio school there. I like going to Libas because of the many things to eat at my uncle’s house: cane sugar syrup, candied meat of young coconut, corn and rice cakes, ripe jackfruit, guavas from trees growing wild on a hill not far from Tio Sabelo’s house.

Why do you think the author chose the rural community setting for the story, "Footnote to Youth"?

  • The barrio depicts simple dreams and simple life.

Which tone is represented in the following passage? Choose the letter of the correct answer. "Oh, I don’t need that strong sound in here.”

  • Annoyed

In the essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” what does she say about coming back home to the Philippines?

  • She wants to return and share her mature talents and good fortune

Which of these promptly describes the home of Dodong and Teang from the story, "Footnote to Youth"?

  • simple and mean

Choose the letter that corresponds to your answer.

  • Personification

Read the poem “Ink” by Guillermo Castillo and analyze by answering this question: In the poem, the ink personifies the student.

  • True

In the story, he mother did not mind what Vicente had done to her daughter.

  • FALSE

The denouement contains the remaining secrets, questions or mysteries which remain after the resolution are solved by the characters or explained by the author. What was the denouement of the story ?

  • All if the answers are correct

Fear clutches me as I saw shadows above me.

  • fear

What makes the poem “The Rural Maid” musical?

  • ending in rhymes

Tone used in the play,

  • Frustrations and regret

The subject matter in Patricia Evangelista's “”

  • Filipino diaspora and the contricutions of the gloabal Filipino and her desire to come back

The message of the poem, "."

  • The unbearable longing for his/her love

Chrysanthemum, a sweet herbal tea that quenches my thirst.

  • Gustatory

The is a symbol of _________________.

  • Nazism and hate

“Ishi gently covered her pet puppy with a soft cloth before she cuddled her along.”

  • Calm

Who is the villain in the story, “Magnificence”?

  • Vicente

"I hope you remember how I used to play the fool among us, without minding how people looked at me," he recounted, sullenly.

  • I hope you remember how I used to

The essay, “Blonde and Blue Eyes,” started with Patricia’s desire to have blonde and blue eyes.

  • True

A bouquet of red roses symbolizes __________________.

  • Love and Romance

The story, “Magnificence,” depicted child abuse.

  • True

What did you learn about the author from his essay, “I Demand My Share"?

  • He wants fairness.

“Hayo na nga kayo, kayong nangabuhaySa pag-asang lubos na kaginhawahanAt walang tinamo kundi kapaitanHayo na’t ibigin ang naabang Bayan.”What does the stanza imply?

  • encouraging nationalism

According to the story, “Magnificence,” the throwing of the girl’s clothes to the kitchen range means casting away the girl’s bad experience.

  • True

Where did the story (Disappearances by Alexis A.L. Abola) take place?

  • In a condominium building called Elysia

The short story is a theatrical dialogue performed on stage.

  • False

The dominant symbol used in the play, “The World is an Apple.”

  • Stolen apple

Read the essay, “I Demand My Share” by Salvador Lopez and then answer the questions below. Choose the letter of the word that gives you the most appropriate meaning for the underlined word. The lady harnessed her bag gradually.

  • wove

Symbol used in the film, Muro Ami, and what it represents:

  • Both the leather belt and net are symbols used in the film, representing cruelty and control over the fish (children)

What could cheer a man through life according to the poem "Air Castle"?

  • ambition

The story, “Magnificence,” is set in a big house near the school.

  • False

“Hey, the toy car almost reached the roof top of that high rise building!”

  • Scared

“My future seems a boundless sea.”

  • simile

Where the windows have lids of sorrow

  • Visual

Human vs. Nature is when a character in a story is struggling with another character.

  • False

The universal message that an author wants the reader to be able to take from a piece of writing is called the____________

  • Theme

dove is a symbol of ____________________.

  • peace

A feeling of mortification by the common man

  • humiliation

To what two things does the author of The Rural Maid compare his love in the line, “Thou art half human, half divine"?

  • Heaven and Earth

In the story, he mood that was created in the scene when Awiyao invited Lumnay to join the wedding celebration.

  • embarrassing

If a narrator is omniscient, it means that:

  • He/she knows everything about all characters

According to the author, who was also the narrator of the poem, the parol was made of what material?

  • Paper

My heart is like a singing bird Whose nest is a weathered shoot; My heart is like an apple tree Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit

  • Happiness

The nuns practice .

  • self-denial

Describe the character of Awiyao in relation to the mood of the story, “The Wedding Dance.”

  • domineering

First opinion about each character from the film, Muro Ami, below:

  • mean

What beckons the speaker in the poem “Air Castle”?

  • future life

The focus of the movie, Muro Ami.

  • Gruesome child-labor practice

White dove is a symbol of ____________________.

  • Peace

Describe the mood expressed in the speech of Pres. Cory Aquino before the U.S. Congress.

  • empowered

Which part of the sentence signals flashback?

  • I hope you remember how I used to

The story, depicted child abuse.

  • TRUE

The plot structure is formed around the conflict. In the short story (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo), what was the conflict?

  • The main character has heard of rumors about Minggay Awok, the witch who was feared in Libas, but he truly has no idea who she was.

The balloon swells as Nestor blows it.

  • balloon

The mood at the middle of the film, Muro Ami.

  • Terrifying

In the story, "Ang Kalupi," what mood does Aling Marta project?

  • irate

What are the words in the essay of former President Corazon Aquino that suggested negative mood?

  • break out in tears

Based on what you have read and understood in the story (The Witch by Edilberto K. Tiempo), what kind of person is Minggay Awok?

  • All of the answers are correct

The purpose of the speech of Pres. Cory Aquino before the U.S. Congress.

  • To inform

A character’s personality can be revealed by the things he/she does and says.

  • True
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