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READING AND WRITING SKILLS FOR GRADE 11

THIRD QUARTER EXAMINATION


General Directions: Read each item carefully and follow directions as indicated. Choose only one letter in every test stem. Write
the letter of your choice on your paper.
I. Concept Recall
1. What composition which can be made in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or tell a story and dialogue
designed for theatrical performance?
A. Drama B. Poetry C. Prose D. Narrative
2. What writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a
specific emotional response through meaning, sound and rhythm?
A. Drama B. Poetry C. Prose D. Narrative
3. All of the following are benefits of writing for media, except
A. Earn money B. Get Scholarship C. Share our Idea D. Give false information
4. Novels and short stories are examples of ________________.
A. Drama B. Poetry C. Prose D. Narrative
5. All are entities under poetic structure of a literary work, except
A. Character B. Idea C. Style D. Theme
6. What structure in a research paper that briefly introduce the reader to the aims of the study, the methodology, results and
findings?
A. Abstract B. Introduction C. Literature Review D. Discussion
7. In writing for media, what is the rule that should be followed in this example: She likes running, cooking, and swimming.
A. Gerund B. Active/Passive voice C. Parallelism D. That and Which
8. All of the following are concepts related to writing for media, except
A. Writing is a process B. Writing requires discipline C. Writing is building D. Writing is merely telling
9. What writing which organize, present and communicate in a specific format; and it conveys complex, specialized information in
a way that is easy for a non-technical reader to understand?
A. Academic writing B. Descriptive writing C. Narrative writing D. Technical writing
10. In SCANS report, there are five workplace competencies, these are the following, except
A. Interpersonal B. Experience C. Resources D. Technology
II. Reading Comprehension
Questions 1 and 2 refer to the following passage:
Many gardeners find growing rare flowers or planning an elegant garden a stimulating challenge. Others enjoy topiary as an outlet
for their creativity. Each shrub is a potential diamond, club, spade, or heart; each tree is a possible pyramid, cube, or sphere. The
gardener with shears in hand is like a sculptor with a chisel, each bush like a block of marble.
  11. From this passage, one can learn that "topiary" means 
  (A) trimming trees and shrubs into shapes (C) planning formal gardens
(B) raising special varieties of trees and shrubs (D) stimulating the growth of shrubs and bushes
  12. According to the passage, some gardeners enjoy topiary because it _______________________.  
  (A) is easier than raising flowers (C) permits self-expression
(B) is a relief from boredom (D) is easy for beginners to learn

Questions 3 and 4 refer to the following passage:


Anyone who is prejudiced against one group is nearly always prejudiced against other groups as well. Prejudice is a disorder of
thinking: prejudiced people make faulty generalizations by applying to a whole group what they have observed or heard about a
few of its members. Then they behave toward the whole group as if there were no individual differences among its members. Few
people would throw out a whole box of strawberries because they found one or two moldy berries at the top, yet this is the way
prejudiced people think and act.
  13. According to the passage, prejudice results from a person's 
  (A) experience with individuals of different types
(B) tendency to make illogical generalizations about people
(C) inability to distinguish the characteristics of one group from those of another
(D) dependence on hearsay rather than observation
  14. In the strawberry analogy, the author uses the "one or two moldy berries" to represent the people 
  (A) who try to create prejudicial feelings within their group
(B) who deserve to be examined more closely by prejudiced people
(C) whose lives have been destroyed by prejudice
(D) whose behavior influences the opinions of prejudiced people

Directions: Choose the genre and subgenre in which the story most likely belongs.

Fiction: science fiction, historical fiction, and realistic fiction


Nonfiction: autobiographies, biographies, informational writing, and essays
Folklore: myth, fairytale, legend, tall tale, and fable
Title: Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
The story of a German professor who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the earth. He, his nephew Axel,
and their guide Hans climb down a crater and have many wild adventures, encountering dinosaurs and prehistoric man. They
eventually return to surface again in southern Italy.
15. Genre: _____________________ 16. Subgenre: _______________________
Title: Sleeping Beauty retold by Charles Perrault
A beautiful princess pricks her finger on a sewing needle, after being cursed by a wicked fairy. The princess falls into a deep
sleep. One hundred years later, a prince fights his way through the enchanted forest and awakens sleeping princess with a kiss.
17. Genre: _____________________ 18. Subgenre: _______________________
Title: The Man behind the Moon by Shelton Pacer
This text tells the true life story of Richard Proctor, who argued in the 1870s that the dark spots on the Moon’s surface were
craters formed by collision, not volcanoes as previously believed.
19. Genre: _____________________ 20. Subgenre: _______________________

III. Writing and Composition


Directions: Read the passage below. Choose two passages and Identify the text structure. Write information from the two
passages you’ve chosen into the appropriate graphic organizer.

Passage #1 – Chemical and Physical Changes (10 points)


All matter, all things can be changed in two ways: chemically and physically. Both chemical and physical changes affect the state
of matter. Physical changes are those that do not change the make-up or identity of the matter. For example, clay will bend or
flatten if squeezed, but it will still be clay. Changing the shape of clay is a physical change, and does not change the matter’s
identity. Chemical changes turn the matter into a new kind of matter with different properties. For example, when paper is burnt, it
becomes ash and will never be paper again. The difference between them is that physical changes are temporary or only last for a
little while, and chemical changes are permanent, which means they last forever. Physical and chemical changes both affect the
state of matter.

Passage #2 – The Best PB & J Ever (10 points)


When I got home from school after a long boring day, I took out the peanut butter, jelly, and bread. After taking the lid off of the
jars, I spread the peanut butter on one side of the bread and the jelly on the other, and then I put the two pieces of bread together.
After that, I enjoyed it while watching “Cops” on the TV. I swear, that was the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich I ever ate.

Passage #3 – Bobby Fischer (10 points)


Robert James Fischer was born in Chicago but unlocked the secrets of chess in a Brooklyn apartment right above a candy store.
At the age of six he taught himself to play by following the instruction booklet that came with his chess board. After spending much
of his childhood in chess clubs, Fischer said that, “One day, I just got good.” That may be a bit of an understatement. At the age of
13 he won the U.S. Junior Chess Championship, becoming the youngest Junior Champion ever. At the age of 14 he won the U.S.
Championship and became the youngest U.S. Champion in history. Fischer would go on to become the World Champion of
chess, but he would also grow to become his own worst enemy. Instead of defending the title, he forfeited it to the next challenger
without even making a move, and the rise of a chess superstar ended with a fizzle.

Direction: Label below with the correct text features.

41. __________

42. __________

45. ________
43. __________

44. __________

46. _______
1. What is the importance of research in the field of Education, Medicine and Science & Technology? (10 points)