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Eduardo L.

Joson Memorial College


Brgy. Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

Philippine Literature
Preliminary Examination
Name: _________________________________ Section/Block: ____________ Date: _________ Score:
I.MODIFIED TRUE or FALSE. Identify if the following statements indicate truthfulness or falseness. Write TRUE, if
correct. If not, underline the wrong word/phrase, and write the correct one on the blank before the number.
________________ 1. One Thousand and One Nights includes a story inside a story.
________________ 2. Bible comes from Greek word, Biblia which means sacred writing. Koran is the equivalent
Bible of the Muslims. Therefore, Koran is also address to be a collection of writings.
________________ 3. The Book of the Dead is an Italian literature which talks about mythology and theology.
________________ 4. The Mahab-harata’s theme deciphers rivalry between cousins in which the Pandavas’
brothers are the heroes of this Arabian literature.
________________ 5. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin shows the religion and customs of English.
________________ 6. The Song of Roland tells about the Golden Age of Christianity originating from Palestine and
Greece.
________________ 7. Noli Me Tangere deals with politics in which the government’s primary issue.
________________ 8. El Cid Compeador shows religion and customs of the early Italians.
________________ 9. The conflict itself presented in novel and in short story is the same in terms achieving the
highest peak in the plot.
________________ 10. The span of long period is found in short story regarding the time duration presented in
events.
________________ 11. Events in novels are true-to-life, but not stated in short story.
________________ 12. There are minimal characters in short story than in novels; therefore, the “town people” as
characters is only applicable for novel.
________________ 13. Awit is dodecasyllabic and recited in a martial beat.
________________ 14. Epic involves the hero struggling mightily against dynamic forces; he meets death or ruin
without success and satisfaction obtained by the protagonist in a comedy.
________________ 15. Dramatic poetry expresses emotions and feelings of the poet involving a real life event or
situation that is particularly exciting or emotionally involving.
________________ 16. Ode tells about noble feeling, expressed with dignity, with definite syllable numbers or no
definite number of lines in a stanza.
________________ 17. Sometimes, the theme of elegy is death.
________________ 18. Sonnets have a measure of 14 lines in a stanza.
________________ 19. Social poems picture the life of today.
________________ 20. Epic is a long series of events characterized by adventures or struggles.
________________ 21. The age of an epic is determined in their translation from other languages.
________________ 22. Folk tales can improve one’s perspectives on life.
________________ 23. Biag ni Lam-ang is authored by Tagalog writer, Pedro Bukaneg.
________________ 24. Diana is a Wedding Dance.
________________ 25. Sayings do not have hidden meanings.
________________ 26. Epigram is a witty form of expression.
________________ 27. All maxims have rhyming couplets with verses of 5,6, or 8 syllables.
________________ 28. Riddles are presented with rhymes.

II. ESSAY. Explain the given quotation/question briefly, but fully. Alignment of ideas to the concept presented is
needed to be expressed thoroughly.
1. Literature is a story of man. (3points)
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2. In discovering the history of a race, the feelings, aspirations, customs and traditions of a people are sure
to be included. (3points)
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3. Explain the contribution of sound, line length, and language in analysing poetry’s concept. (8points)
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FSPanginen | Intro to Philippine Literature and Pre-Spanish Period
Eduardo L. Joson Memorial College
Brgy. Singalat, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija

FSPanginen | Intro to Philippine Literature and Pre-Spanish Period