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Midterm Examination
1 Semester, SY 2019-2020
SOC SCI-2 Reading in Philippine History

I. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the letter of the correct answer. (25 points)
1. A mythical legal code that was a source of pride for the people of Aklan that later found to be a hoax?
A. Code of Hamurabi B. Code of Kalantiaw
C. Code of Lakandula D. Code of Sikatuna
2. He defines history as the attempt to discover, on the basis of fragmentary evidences, the significant things
about the past?
A. Geoffrey Barraclough B. William Henry Scott
C. Jose Maria Pavon D. Jose E. Marco
3. Historians judgment on how the past should be seen make the foundation of _________________?
A. Historical inference B. Historical description
C. Historical interpretation D. Historical multiperspectivity
4. Interpretations of the past vary according to who _______ the primary source, when it was ______ and how
it was ________?
A. accepted B. created C. delivered D. read
5. It is a way of looking at historical events, personalities, developments, cultures and societies from different
A. Multi vision B. Multilingual C. Multiperspectivity D. Multi perception
6. When did Magellan landed on the island of Zamal?
A. March 16, 1521 B. March 17, 1521 C. March 18, 1521 D. March 19, 1521
7. A poem written by Jose Rizal when he was eight years old and one of his prominent work?
A. Mi Ultimo Adios B. Noli Me Tangere C. El Filibusterismo D. Sa AKing Mga Kabata
8. How many days did Magellan’s expedition stayed at the Island of Homonhon?
A. 1 week B. 2 days C. 4 days D. 8 days
9. When did Magellan’s fleet left the island of Homonhon?
A. March 22, 1521 B. March 24, 1521 C. March 25, 1521 D. March 28, 1521
10. How many days did Magellan’s fleet stayed at the Mazaua Isaland?
A. 7 days B. 6 days C. 5 days D. 4 days
11. What two historic events happened on the year 1872 that caused ripples throughout time directly
influencing the decisive events of the Philippine Revolution toward the end of the century?
A. Cavite Mutiny and Cry of Rebellion
B. Cry of Rebellion and Martyrdom of GomBurZa
C. Cavite Mutiny and Martyrdom of GomBUrZa
D. Cry of Rebellion and Execution of Rizal
12. What are the two Spanish accounts of Cavite Mutiny that corroborated each other?
A. Montero and Tavera accounts B. Montero and Izquerdo accounts
C. Izquerdo and Plauchut’s accountsD. Tavera and Plauchut’s accounts
13. When was the GOMBURZA executed?
A. February 17, 1872 B. August 26, 1896
C. July 7, 1892 D. December 30, 1896
14. What novel written by Rizal was dedicated to the memory of GomBurZa?
A. Sa Aking Mga Kabata B. Noli Me Tangere
C. El Filibusterismo D. Mi Ultimo Adios
15. What document declares Rizal’s belief in the Catholic faith and taking back everything he wrote against the
A. The Last Farewell B. El Filibusterismo
C. Noli Me Tangere D. The Retraction
16. What did Rizal vilify in his two novel Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo?
A. Catholic faith B. Friars act
C. Government status D. Filipino patriotism
17. Who was the only eyewitness of the alleged letter of retraction signed by Jose Rizal?
A. Fr. Vicente Balaguer B. Fr. Manuel Garcia
C. Cuerpo de Vigilacia D. Michael Chua
18. What organization was founded by Rizal that only existed for a short period of time as he was exiled to
Dapitan by the Sapniards?
A. Katipuna B. La Liga Filipina C. Magdiwang D. Magdalo
19. When was Jose Rizal exiled to Dapitan?
A. February 17, 1872 B. August 26, 1896
C. July 7, 1892 D. December 30, 1896
20. Who lead the Cry of Rebellion according to Teodoro Agoncillo by tearing apart the tax receipt before the
A. Andres Bonifacio B. Emilio Jacinto
C. Pio Valenzuela D. Santiago Alvarez
21. When did the Cry of Rebellion happened?
A. February 17, 1872 B. August 26, 1896
C. July 7, 1892 D. December 30, 1896
22. Who identified the Cry of Rebellion to have happened in Balintawak on August 25, 1896?
A. Guillermo Masangkay B. Oligario Diaz
C. Pio Valenzuela D. Santiago Alvarez
23. According Bonifacio, the sign of slavery of the Filipinos were the ________?
A. Biblia B. Cedula C. Libreta D. Pasaporte
24. What was the provisionary constitution of the Philippines during the Revolution?
A. 1897 Constitution B. 1899 Constitution
C. 1935 Constitution D. 1973 Constitution
25. What constitution was borrowed from Cuba and was written by Isabelo Artacho and Felix Ferrer in
A. Constitution of Biak-na-Bato B. Malolos Constitution
C. Commonwealth Constitution D. Freedom Constitution
II. True or False. Write true if the statement is correct. Otherwise, write false if the statement is incorrect. (15
26. The Cry of Rebellion happened in Manila.
27. Constitution is defined as a set of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which the
state or other organization is governed.
28. The 1899 Malolos Constitution was enforced in the Philippines effectively while it was under the control of
the US.
29. The Constitution of Biak-na-Bato was never fully implemented since a truce was signed between the
Spanish and the Philippine Revolutionary Army.
30. In Philippine Constitution, there were only two constitutions that have effectively governed the country.
31. Using the primary and secondary sources of the Cry of Rebellion, four places have been identified as the
location of the said historical event.
32. According to Teodoro Agoncillo, the Cry happened at Pugad Lawin on August 26, 1896.
33. Historian Gregorio Zaide identified the Cry to have happened in Balintawak on August 26, 1896.
34. The Cry of Balintawak was celebrated every 25 of August every year.
35. Emilio Aguinaldo commissioned a “Himno de Balintawak” to inspire the renewed struggle after the Pact of
the Biak-na-Bato succeeded.
36. Andres Bonifacio lead the Cry of Rebellion aka Cry of Balintawak by tearing the cedula before the
Katipuneros who also did the same.
37. Guillermo Masangkay, Cry of Balintawak is one of the accounts that can be considered as a primary
38. El Grito de Rebelion means Cry of Balintawak.
39. Jose Rizal signed the retraction letter prepared by the friars a day before his execution.
40. Noli Me Tangere was the novel written by Rizal dedicated to the GomBurZa.
41. The GOMBURZA was executed by garrote in public and purportedly witnessed by Jose Rizal when he was
42. GOMBURZA is the collective name of the three martyred priest Jose Gomez, Mariano Burgos and Jacinto
43. General Izquierdo created a junta composed of high officials with some friars to investigate the problems
submitted to the Manila committee.
44. The arrival of General Izquierdo put an end to all necessary reforms.
45. The friars used the Cavite Mutiny to cement their dominance over the Filipino.
46. The Cavite Mutiny was planned and organized by the three native priest GOMBURZA.
47. The Age of Exploration is a period of competition among European rulers to conquer and colonize lands
outside their original domains.
48. The two Spanish accounts that identified the site of the first mass in the Philippines was Albo’s Log and
Magellan’s account.
49. The only ship that was able to return back to Europe was the ship Trinidad.
50. The Code of Kalantiaw was proved a hoax in 1968 by William Henry Scott.

III. Essay. Write your stand of the following cases of events in Philippine History.

1. Is the Code of Kalantiaw really a hoax?

2. Did Rizal Retract?
3. If you were Rizal, will you retract? Why?