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Choose the correct meaning of the underline word

1. The teacher-adviser monitors the class activities of his pupils.
a. Demands c. Identifies
b. Observes d. regulates
2. There is a need to renovate the old school building to avoid future accidents.
a. repair c. restore
b. repaint d. redecorate
3. The athlete was in a sanguine mood after the ball game
a. Frustrating c. sad
b. happy d. discouraging
4. There is a need for an amicable settlement between the parent and the teacher
a. embarrassing c. peaceful
b. humble d. continuing
5. There is an altercation going on between the teacher and principal in the office.
a. dispute c. settlement
b. competition d. jealousy

6. The English teacher is proficient in her teaching.

a. effective c. engrossed
b. expert d. perfect
7. Stipulate in your constitution and by-laws the qualified of the officers.
a. specify c. fasten
b. attach d. underline
8. Integrate values in all your subject areas
a. remove c. decrease
b. include into d. criticize
9. His preposterous reason made him the talk of the campus.
a. magnificent c. funny
b. ridiculous d. positive
10. The singer was fidgety as the judges were deciding on the winner.
a. appealing c. restlessly
b. with love d. none of these
11.He was deprive of a mothers love
a. satisfied c. chosen
b. debarred d. given
12. The flagrant pupils came shouting with stones in their hands.
a. industrious c. notorious
b. group of pupils d. intelligent
13.There was a question of fraud among the notorious pupils who took the special
a. cheating c. unfairness
b. injustice d. favoritism
14. Her answer was explicable in public
a. undetermined c. unacceptable
b. can be explained d. unreasonable
15. She looked haggard when she came in
a. fresh c. gaunt
b. at ease d. inspired
Subject-Verb Agreement
16.Everybody in the gymnasium _____ frustrated when the candidate did not appear in public.
a. was b. were

17.A bag of candies and a bottle of coke ____ on the table.

a. Is b. are
18.That _____ seem correct.
a. dont b. doesnt
19.Either the boys or girls _____ here.
a. is b. are
20.The number of teacher in the school ____ from year to year.
a. vary b. varies
21.One-third of the classroom_____ under water.
a. was b. were
22. She is one of those honor pupils who always _____ into confusion.
a. get b. gets
23. Each of the members of the club _____ a duty to perform.
a. Have b. Has
24.Mrs. Tecsons creativeness and concern _____ well appreciated.
a. is b. are
25.There ____ many pupils here.
a. Is b. are
26.Many years of his life _____ spent in province
a. Was b. were
27.No one ____ at home.
a. is b. are
28.My leg and my arm _____ aching.
a. Is b. are
29.She _____ to read novels.
a. like b. likes
30.There _____ eight men in the game.
a. is b. are
Identify the figure of speech in the following statement.
31.Michael shouts like mike does.
a. hyperbole c. metaphor
b. simile d. litotes
32.Dona was tired to death after a long day of cooking.
a. simile c. metaphor
b. hyperbole d. personification
33.She has a Venus beauty
a. simile c. metaphor
b. hyperbole d. litotes
34.As the rain falls, the leaves dance merrily while the cool breeze touches my lips gently.
a. Hyperbole c. metaphor
b. litotes d. personification
35. Mt. Apo is a small volcano compared to Mt. matutum.
a. Litotes c. Metaphor
b. Hyperbole d. Simile
36.Chris was a limb in the group during the disco party.
a. simile c. hyperbole
b. metaphor d. litotes
37. Her lips are as cold as ice
a. simile c. personification
b. metaphor d. synecdoche
38.James was crushed by the death of Kris.
a. simile c. hyperbole
b. personification d. metaphor
39. Her skin is as white as onion
a. simile c. hyperbole
b. metaphor d. litotes
40.She has the King Solomon ideas.
a. Simile c. metaphor
b. Hyperbole d. personification
IV. Vocabulary
41.That coke is delicious
a. looks good c. looks colorful
b. tastes good d. smells good
42.I wont come anymore
a. come soon c. already came
b. never come d. any of these
43.The story is uninteresting
a. very interesting
b. interesting in some part
c. not interesting
d. some how interesting
44.She was attracted by the hedge
a. stone c. fence
b. low bushes d. none of these
45.The memo is compulsory.
a. must be done c. must be kept
b. a request d. optional
46.She has to economize.
a. earn more money c. put business
b. spend less d. spend more
47.The pond is shallow
a. has clear water c. is full of mass
b. is not deep
48.The oil trickles down the machine
a. flows rapidly
b. flows little by little
c. flows in large quantities
49.That pond is full of fry.
a. small fish c. mosquito
b. frogs d. wraps
50.I sneaked out.
a. went out noisily c. went out easily
b. went out without attracting
51.He hasnt come yet
a. hell come later c. he wont come
b. we wont wait for him d. he will never come
52.You will sprinkle the flower once a day
a. change c. cut
b. water d. throw
53.These fish are fresh
a. cooked c. cheap
b. newly caught d. rotten
54.The light is dim
a. off c. colored
b. not bright d. very bright
55.The ants are motile
a. small c. numerous
b. movable d. big

V. Answer the following correctly.

56.How do you address a Christmas card where the husband is a Doctor of Philosophy and the
wife is an attorney? Which is the right form?
a. Dr. and Atty. Ben Marquez
b. Dr. Ben Reyes and Atty. Rose Reyes
c. Dr. Reyes and Atty. Reyes
d. Dr. and Mrs. Ben Reyes
57.Writing to your superior, what complimentary wending should be used?
a. truly yours, c. Yours truly,
b. very truly yours, d. Truly very yours
58.Choose the proper use of everyday.
a. You find this headline everyday.
b. You find this headline everyday in the newspapers.
c. You dont find the issue clear everyday.
d. I read the issue everyday
59.Which declaration shows determination?
a. What an embarrassing situation!
b. I have good words for you.
c. This time, I wont stop teaching.
d. I will still think about it.
60.When you are writing to someone you hardly know, the salutation should be
a. My dear Mrs. Ponce
b. Dear Mrs. Ponce
c. To ever dearest Mrs. Ponce
d. My ever dearest Mrs. Ponce
61. Early to bed, early to rise, keeps a man healthy, wealthy, and wise means
a. sleep early and wake up early so you will become wealthy
b. Develop healthy habits of going to bed early and getting
c. Sleeping is the root of making wealth
d. Sleeping will give you a healthy mind.
62.Tell me who your friends are and Ill tell you who you are means
a. You are the judges as to who your peers are.
b. Your friends are your everyday companions.
c. You choose your friends.
d. Tell me who you to be with.
63. Which of this word are synonymous with settlement?
a. Autonomy c. Accord
b. Breakthrough d. Policy
64.What does it mean by saying Not all close eyes are asleep.
a. Not all eyes are blind.
b. The eyes seem to be closed, yet she knows whats going on.
c. When we sleep sometimes we open our eyes.
d. Sleeping is not always closing our eyes.
65. What is meant by live within your means?
a. Grow as your live
b. Liking is the means of growing.
c. Spend according to your income.
d. Growing is the means to live.
66. I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul was written by
a. Henley c. Elliot
b. Dickens d. Shelley
67. A thing of beauty is a joy forever expressed the philosophy of
a. Spencer c. Elliot
b. Keats d. Tennyson
68. Americas greatest humorist
a. Benjamin Franklin c. Washington Irving
b. Mark twain d. Samuel Clemens
69.A long narrative poem dealing with persons of heroic proportion and actions of great
a. Ballad c. Sonnet
b. Epic d. Elegy
70.Considered the father of the modern American short story
a. Shakespeare c. Edgar Allan Poe
b. Bacon d. Robert frost
71.It is a Japanese poem with 17 syllables.
a. Niponggo c. Canto
b. Haiku d. Tanaga
72.A collection of literary pieces
a. Prose c. Anthology
b. Biography d. Diary
73.Verse with 14 iambic pentameter lines
a. Epic c. Verse
b. Sonnet d. Prose
74.Longest epic ever written
a. Invictus c. Mahabharata
b. Lam-ang d. Lament
75.Stories that reflect peoples beliefs and are handed from generation to generation
a. Prose c. Poetry
b. Folktales d. Ballad
76.These are not tales making use of animals as characters
a. Myths c. Fables
b. Legends d. Fiction
77.Known for his pen name Dolores Manapat
a. Antonio Luna c. Gracianio Lopez Jaena
b. Marcelo H. del Pilar d. Andres Bonifacio
78.Filipino essayist an Patriots who edited and published La Solidaridad
a. Apolinario Mabini c. Jose Rizal
b. Andres Bonifacio d. Marcelo H. del Pilar
79.His words were the source of inspiration for the poem Like the Molave
a. Mabini c. Quezon
b. Carlos Romulo d. Rizal
80.A poem lamenting the dead
a. Sonnet c. Elegy
b. Ode d. Satire
81. Represent of a thing or ideas of a person
a. hyperbole c. Heroic Couplet
b. Allusion d. Personification
82.A speech by a person who reveals his thoughts
a. Sonnet c. soliloquy
b. Metaphor d. simile
83.Figure of speech where two different things are compared thru the use of as and like
a. simile c. facsimile
b. allegory d. epic
84.Author of how My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
a. Manuel Arguilla c. Paz Benitez
b. Fernando maramag d. None of these
85.These stories, which reflect the peoples belief, are handed down from one generation to
another by word of mouth.
a. novels c. prose
b. folktales d. poetry
86. A type of literature which narrates heroic deeds and supernatural happenings with local
color and which people sing or chant
a. epic c. verse
b. poetry d. riddles
87.He wrote the famous letter To the Women of Malolos
a. Gregorio del Pilar c. Jose Rizal
b. Andres Bonifacio d. Emilio Jacinto
88.A kind of literary piece which moralizes and was written in letter from between two sisters
dwelling in the city ad the other in the province.
a. urbana at Felisa c. Manang Biday
b. Pasyon, religious play d. None of these
89.How is the author of The legend of sleepy Hollow which revolves around a headlines
horsemans tale
a. George Washington c. Washington Irving
b. Robert Surtess d. Shakespeare
90.Considered as one of the worlds greatest short stories and it is Edgar Allan Poes story
of terror about a hypochondriac living in morbid fear.
a. Annabel Lee c. Macbeth
b. The fall of the house of Usher d. The Raven
91.He is Edmond Rostands famous character who is a poet and a soldier noted for his
peculiar nose.
a. Roxanne c. Ichabod
b. Don Quixote d. Cyrano de Bergerac
92.If eyes are made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being - is taken from the
a. The bells c. Don juan
b. Sonnet d. Rhodora
93. A great epic poem whose plot centers around the anger and wrath of Achilles against
Agamemnon, a geek leader
a. Bernardo Carpio c. The Odyssey
b. The Iliad of Homer d. Myth
94.I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul,, is taken room the poem
a. O Captain, my captain
b. Invictus
c. The arrow and the Song
d. None of these
95.He was the American President who said: Ask not what America will do for you, but what
together we can do for the freedom of man.
a. Gerald Ford c. Harry Truman
b. F. Roosevelt d. Abe Lincoln
96.The speech of Abe Lincoln which end, thus; That the government of the people, by the
people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. is in his famous
a. farewell Address at Sprinfield
b. Inaugural Address
c. Address at Gettysburg
d. None of these
97.The figure of speech, which uses exaggerated statement for aesthetic reason.
a. Alliteration c. Hyperbole
b. Onomatopoeia d. Metaphor
98. His famous work is Mona Lisa
a. Jose Rizal c. Juan Luna
b. Leonardo da Vinci d. Pavarotti
99.The famous painting Juan Luna made
a. Spolarium c. Rice Paddies
b. Bahag-hari d. Sunset
100. The stature of David was created by
a. Sigfried Vandike c. Michelangelo
b. Vincent Gogh d. Andre Warbol


1 b 51 A
2 a 52 B
3 b 53 B
4 c 54 B
5 a 55 B
6 b 56 D
7 a 57 B
8 b 58 C
9 b 59 C
10 c 60 B
11 b 61 B
12 c 62 A
13 a 63 C
14 b 64 B
15 c 65 C
16 a 66 A
17 b 67 B
18 b 68 B
19 b 69 B
20 b 70 C
21 a 71 B
22 b 72 C
23 b 73 B
24 a 74 C
25 b 75 B
26 b 76 C
27 a 77 B
28 b 78 D
29 b 79 C
30 b 80 C
31 b 81 D
32 b 82 C
33 c 83 A
34 d 84 B
35 a 85 B
36 b 86 A
37 b 87 C
38 c 88 A
39 a 89 C
40 c 90 B
41 b 91 D
42 b 92 D
43 c 93 B
44 b 94 B
45 a 95 D
46 b 96 C
47 b 97 C
48 b 98 B
49 a 99 A
50 b 100 C
Select the best answer to each question.

1. Who wrote this line? Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise.

a. Robert Browning
b. William Shakespeare
c. Rudyard Kipling
d. Edgar Allan Poe

2. What nationality was Robert Louis Stevenson, writer of Treasure Island?

a. English
b. Welsh
c. Irish
d. Scottish

3. Which Bronte writer authored Jane Eyre?

a. Charlotte
b. Emily
c. Cristina
d. Anne

4. In which century were Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales written?

a. 14th
b. 15th
c. 16th
d. 17th

5. The following taboo phrases were used by which writer? I fart at thee, shit on your head,
dirty bastard
a. Ernest Hemingway
b. Henry James
c. Ben Johnson
d. Arnold Bronte

6. In the book The Lord of the Rings, who or what is Bilbo Baggins?
a. man
b. hobbit
c. wizard
d. dwarf

7. Name the book which opens with the line All children, except one grew up?
a. The Jungle Book
b. Tom Sawyer
c. Peter Pan
d. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

8. How many lines does a sonnet have?

a. 12
b. 13
c. 14
d. 15

9. Who was the author of the famous storybook Alices Adventures in Wonderland?
a. H.G. Wells
b. Lewis Carroll
c. Mark Twain
d. E.B. White

10. Cabbages and Kings (1904) is either a novel or a collection of related short stories written
by O. Henry. In it, he coined the phrase banana republic. On what was his title based?
a. Mark Twains The Prince and the Pauper
b. Alice Hegan Rices Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch
c. The Shahnameh an 11th Century Persian epic poem
d. Lewis Carrolls poem The Walrus and the Carpenter

11. Two versions of Robert A. Heinleins novel Stranger in a Strange Land have been published:
the edited version first published in 1961 and the original full-length (60,000 words longer)
published posthumously in 1991. From what does the title derive?

a. The play Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

b. The Old Testament Book of Exodus
c. The novel Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift
d. The book Utopia by Sir Thomas More

12. Southern American poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren wrote All the Kings
Men in 1946. The novel won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. On what is the books title
a. A verse in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty
b. William Shakespeares play Richard III
c. Oscar Wildes short story The Young King
d. Joyce Kilmers poem Kings

13. Which novel, eventually published in 1945, was rejected by a New York publisher stating it is
impossible to sell animal stories in the USA?
a. Animal Farm
b. Black Beauty
c. Watership Down
d. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

14. Which writer of spy fiction, and creator of Smiley, was rejected with the words you are
welcome to **** he hasnt got any future?
a. Ian Fleming
b. John le Carr
c. Eric Ambler
d. Len Deighton

15. The Good Earth was rejected fourteen times, before being published and going on to win the
Pulitzer Prize. Who was the author?
a. Pearl S. Buck
b. John Steinbeck
c. Edith Wharton
d. Henry Miller

16. Irving Stones Lust for Life was rejected sixteen times, with one rejection stating a long,
dull, novel about an artist. Which artist did the book feature?
a. Sigmund Freud
b. John Noble
c. Michelangelo
d. Vincent Van Gogh

17. Who is presented as the most honest and moral of Chaucers pilgrims?
a. The Knight
b. The Parson
c. The Reeve
d. The Wife of Bath

18. Out of the following four pilgrims, which is the most corrupt?
a. The Sergeant /Man of Law
b. The Wife of Bath
c. The Reeve
d. The Pardoner

19. He translated The Fall of Princes from the French.

a. William Langland
b. Sir Thomas Malory
c. Geoffrey of Monmouth
d. John Lydgate

20. What work contains these lines: There hurls in at the hall-door an unknown rider . . . Half a
giant on earth I hold him to be.
a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
b. Morte Darthur
c. Piers Plowman
d. Canterbury Tales



1. B William Shakespeare

2. D Scottish Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel
writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll
and Mr Hyde.

3. A Charlotte Charlottes Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emilys Wuthering
Heights, Annes The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as
masterpieces of literature. Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety
of romantic, devotional, and childrens poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin
Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak

4. A 14th The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey
Chaucer at the end of the 14th century.

5. C Ben Johnson

6. B hobbit Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist and titular character of The Hobbit and a
supporting character in The Lord of the Rings, two of the most well-known of J. R. R. Tolkiens
fantasy writings.

7. C Peter Pan Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie
(18601937). A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends
his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his
gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time)
meeting ordinary children from the world outside.

8. C 14 The term sonnet derives from the Occitan word sonet and the Italian word sonetto,
both meaning little song or little sound. By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a
poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure.

9. B Lewis Carroll Some of H.G. Wells works are The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor
Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds. He is also known as the Father of Science
Fiction. Mark Twain is most popular in his Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn. E.B. White is well known of her novel Charlottes Web.

10. D Lewis Carrolls poem The Walrus and the Carpenter

11. B The Old Testament Book of Exodus Moses fled Egypt and married Zipporah. And she
bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange
land. Exodus 2:22 Authorized (King James) Version.

12. A A verse in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty Robert Penn Warren is the only person
to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. A commemorative postage stamp was
issued in the United States in 2005 to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth. Stage plays,
television versions, several movies and even a grand opera have been based on Warrens novel.

13. A Animal Farm was written by George Orwell, and is a satire on revolution and the
corruption of power. One of the best known lines from it is all animals are equal, but some
animals are more equal than others. The rejection notice implies that the publisher did not
actually read the book or totally misunderstood it if he did. Watership Down was written by
Richard Adams and published in 1972. Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty, which appeared in
1877 and Beatrix Potter was the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902.

14. B John le Carr This was a rejection notice for The Spy Who Came in From the Cold,
which found another publisher in 1963. Le Carr had worked for both MI5 and MI6, the British
intelligence services, and left to become an author full time following the success of this novel.
Among Len Deightons novels are The Ipcress File and Eric Ambler wrote The Mask of
Dimitrios. Fleming, of course, is the creator of probably the most famous spy of all in James

15. A Pearl S. Buck One rejection notice read I regret that the American public is not
interested in anything on China. The novel was published in 1931 and won the Pulitzer Prize the
following year. Pearl S Buck wrote numerous other novels, including East Wind, West Wind,
short stories, biographies and non-fiction works and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.

16. D Vincent Van Gogh The book was published in 1934 and was so successful that it was
made into a film of the same name, starring Kirk Douglas, in 1956. Irving Stone also wrote about
all the other names given as options. Michelangelo was the subject of The Agony and the
Ecstasy, published in 1961 and also filmed, with Charlton Heston, in 1965. John Noble, an
American artist, was the subject of The Passionate Journey from 1949. Sigmund Freud, the
psychoanalyst, was covered in The Passions of the Mind in 1971.

17. B The Parson Despite the immorality that is apparent amongst the clergy, hope manifests
itself in the form of the Parson, who is presented as an almost Christ-like figure. Although
materially poor, he is spiritually empowered, for riche he was of both hooly thoght and werk.
Yet for every trap that Chaucers Parson has avoided, there are thousands that have fallen into
them, and in light of this, the goodness of Chaucers Parson only serves to heighten the
unruliness that is present in everybody else. For in the General Prologue he is the only
individual that completely measures up to the strict Christian ideal, which is something even the
Church itself does not.

18. D The Pardoner The Pardoner, is certainly presented as one of the most corrupt of all
Chaucers pilgrims (along with the Summoner), making both the person and the peple his
apes. His deception and feyned flaterye convinces simple folks to purchase his phoney relics.
He cheats and manipulates all that believe in the sanctity of the Church and the morality of those
that represent it, so much so, that Chaucer himself can find nothing good to say about him. For
thought He was in chirche a noble ecclesiaste, this is merely an act, for he would preche, and
wel affile his tonge for the sole purpose of of winning silver from the crowd.

19. D He also translated The Siege of Thebes. The Fall of Princes is based on another work
by Boccaccio. Lydgate is little known today, but in his own time he was nearly as renowned as

20. A Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The author of this Arthurian tale is unknown, but he is
thought to have also written the poems Patience, Pearl, and Purity.
1. Toponym is a name derived from a place.
2. Portmanteau words are formed by blending two or more words, partially. High-tech from high/
technology; emcee from masters/of/ceremonies; smog from smoke/ fog. Lab is different from the
choices because it is an example of apocopated word.
3. Acronym is adopting initial letters of related words, and reading as a single word.
4. Allonym words are names adopted from any source as in the examples.
5. Anagram is a coined word through transposition of letters. Plaridel is derived from del Pilar.
6. Apocopated words are shortenings without end punctuation.They are also called special
abbreviations, journalistic words, colloquialism, and clipped words.
7. Antonomasia is a name taken from a fictional character as from a novel or from a legend.
Mercury, in Roman mythology, is the messenger of the gods.
8. Memorial words are names derived from a prominent persons.
9. Kangaroo words are letters taken from long words without changing the original meaning.
Cheese cheez is an example of of technical language or shop talk used by some groups of
people. These words usually proliferate because of advertisements. Song/festival songfest is an
example of portmanteau words. Advertisement ads is an example of apocopated words. Tomb
from the word catacomb is the correct answer.
10. Palindromic words are words that can be read forward and backward.
Q.1 Which of the following examples is a toponym?
Project Apollo
Rio Alma
Sabang Elementary School

Q.2 All of the options are Portmanteau Words, except one.


Q.3 WHO, DECS, NASA are examples of what kind of derivative word?

Q.4 Heherson is derived from "he and her son"; Benson from "son of Ben"; these are examples
Memorial words
Antonomasia words
Anagram words
Allonym words

Q.5 Which of the choices is an example of an anagram word?


Q.6 Exam is derived from examination; auto from automobile; info from information; these are
examples of:
Apocopated words

Q.7 Which is an example of antonomasia?

Mercury Drug

Q.8 St. Agustine College is a name derived from a prominent person. What it is called?
memorial words
allonym words
clipped words
coloquial contractions

Q.9 Which is an example of a kangaroo word?

song/festival - songfest
cheese - cheez
catacomb - tomb
advertisement - ads

Q.10 Which is a palindromic word?