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Our Lady of the Pillar College- San Manuel Inc.

San Manuel, Isabela

Basic Education Department
S.Y. 2020-2021


Name: _____________________________________________________ Score: ______________________

Grade and Section: Grade 12 – HUMSS_______________________ Date: ______________________

Learning Objectives:
 Imagery and figures of speech make language creative

I. MULTIPLE CHOICES: Read the questions carefully then, write the letter of the correct and best
answer on the space provided before the item. Write E if there is no answer among the choices.

_____ 1. Which of the following words or phrases in the poem entitled Auto Wreck show comparison
directly and indirectly?
I. Ruby flare pulsing out red like an artery
II. Throats tight as tourniquets
III. Feet bound with splints
IV. Cancer, simple as a flower, blooms

A. I, II, III, and IV

B. I, II, and IV
C. III only
D. II and IV

_____ 2. Which of these words or phrases that are natural contrasts or contradictions?
I. Intimate and gauche
II. Sickly smile
III. Grim joke
IV. Banal resolution
V. Richest horror
VI. Expedient and wicked

A. I and IV
B. I, II, III, IV, V, VI
D. None of the above

_____ 3. Which of the following statements contains paradox?

A. My room is an organized mess, or controlled chaos, if you will. Same difference.
B. That’s my adult child. Poor thing still can’t get himself into the real adult world.
C. Nobody goes to Murphy’s Bar anymore — it’s too crowded.
D. Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate!

_____ 4. Which sentence has synecdoche?

A. A man became deathly ill from chicken.

B. The company responsible was Ted’s Chicken.
C. People are advised to return chicken bought last week.
D. The FDA has issued a recall.
_____ 5. The following statements are metonymy EXCEPT:
A. The pen is mightier than the sword.
B. Hollywood has been releasing a surprising amount of sci-fi movies lately.
C. A time traveler goes back in time and murders his own great-grandfather.
D. The kitchen is coming along nicely.
_____ 6. How does euphemism manifest?
A. Euphemism displays comparison by directly relating one thing to another unrelated thing.
B. Euphemism shows polite, mild phrases which substitute unpleasant ways of saying something sad or
C. Euphemism allows us to soften otherwise difficult or unpleasant things when we speak, especially to
children, or people who might be offended or disturbed by the situation we are talking about.
D. Both B and C
_____ 7. The following words and phrases are association EXCEPT?
A. Hyperbole – She’s going to die of embarrassment.
B. Metaphor – That football player is really putting the team on his back this evening!
C. Onomatopoeia – Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
D. Synecdoche – A boy has been admitted to the hospital. The nurse says, “He’s in good hands.”
_____ 8. What word or phrase in the poem “auto wreck” tells us it was an emergency?
A. Its quick soft silver bell beating, beating
B. The ambulance at top speed floating down
C. Who sweep glass and are large and composed
D. Both A and B
_____ 9. Which of these statements is exemplified as personification from the given verse?
“Ah William, we’re weary of weather,”
said the sunflowers, shining with dew.
“Our traveling habits have tired us.
Can you give us a room with a view?”

A. The sunflowers are given the human ability to speak.

B. The sunflowers are given the human ability to shine.
C. The sunflowers are given the human ability to travel.
D. All of the above

_____ 10. How does paradox and oxymoron different from each other?
A. Paradox and an oxymoron involve contradictions, they have an important difference. A paradox is a
rhetorical device or a self-contradictory statement that can actually be true while an oxymoron is a
figure of speech that pairs two opposing words.
B. An oxymoron is a logical puzzle that seems to contradict itself. No it isn't. Actually, it is. A paradox
is a figure of speech — words that seem to cancel each other out, like "working vacation" or "instant

C. All of the above
D. None of the above
_____ 11. The following relations is a good euphemism EXCEPT?
A. Correctional facility (prison)
B. Enhanced interrogation (torture)
C. Break-up (divorce)
D. Economically challenged (poor)
_____ 12. A boy has been admitted to the hospital. The nurse says, “He’s in good hands.” Which of the
following figures of speech was used in statement?
A. Metonymy
B. Personification
C. Synecdoche
D. Euphemism
_____ 13. Allie likes all alliterations! What sounds repeat from the preceding passage?
A. “a” and “i”
B. “l” and “e”
C. “a” and “I”
D. “i” and “e”

_____ 14. “Nice ride, man”. This is a compliment sentence in which figure of speech was used in statement?
A. Synecdoche
B. Metonymy
C. Metaphor
D. Euphemism

_____ 15. “Nice rims, man”. This is also a compliment statement in which figure of speech was used in
A. Metaphor
B. Synecdoche
C. Metonymy
D. Euphemism

_____ 16. Which of the following figurative language is used from the given text?
I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you
Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street.

A. Personification
B. Metaphor
C. Hyperbole
D. Synecdoche

_____ 17. When one word or phrase is substituted for another with which it’s closely associated to or when
something is described indirectly by referring to things around it. What does the preceding statement refer
A. Personification
B. Metonymy
C. Symbolism
D. Imagery

_____ 18. “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.” What figures of speech was used in
A. Synecdoche
B. Symbolism
C. Metonymy
D. Personification

_____ 19. Which refers to the choice of words by the writers?

A. Syntax
B. Theme
C. Motif
D. Diction

_____ 20. Which refers to how the words are arranged in a sentence or line?
A. Syntax
B. Diction
C. Theme
D. Motif

II. FIGURES of SPEECH. Read the following statements and identify the figures of speech that was
employed. Please refer to the box below for your answer and write the letter that that corresponds to

_____ 1. The leaves dance with the blowing wind.

_____ 2. Death, be not proud!
_____ 3. Life is a wheel.
_____ 4. The queen’s heart is as hard as a stone.
_____ 5. The magicians crack seriously funny jokes.
_____ 6. Truth is honey which is bitter.
_____ 7. The book is on its way.
_____ 8. Time will always be the enemy of Life.
_____ 9. The clouds covered the tip of the mountain.
_____ 10. The man’s tongue is like a sword.
_____ 11. The family’s problem is an open secret in the community.
_____ 12. Death, where is your sting?!
_____ 13. I am nobody.
_____ 14. The performers should act naturally on stage.
_____ 15. Her hands is as soft as the clouds.
_____ 16. The pen is mightier than the sword.
_____ 17. The man smells good after not taking a bath for a month.
_____ 18. Your enemy’s friend is your friend.
_____ 19. I am washing a mountain of dishes.
_____ 20. The light will vanquish darkness.
_____ 21. The world is an apple.
_____ 22. A good Samaritan is a person who is willing to lend a helping hand.
_____ 23. The leaves are dancing with the swirling wind.
_____ 24. The palace must not scorn the cottage.
_____ 25. Oh death, where is your sting!
_____ 26. Bocobo said that in the Philippines there is college uneducation.
_____ 27. The man is washing a mountain of dishes.
_____ 28. Her hair is as white as snow.
_____ 29. The lad is so wise to think that the married lass loves her.
_____ 30. At last, the two love birds are alone together.
_____ 31. June is nobody.
_____ 32. Passing the board examination is a bitter-sweet success.
_____ 33. Her skin is as white as snow.
_____ 34. Life is but a wheel.
_____ 35. The calm water is calling me to approach him.
_____ 36. Her tongue is a sword that cuts through the flesh of man.
_____ 37. The enemy of my nation is my enemy as well.
_____ 38. His desire to pursue her is an open secret to others.
_____ 39. Do not judge a book by its cover.
_____ 40. Her lips is like a blooming pink rose in the garden.

III. WRITING HAIKU. Write a haiku describing the present condition of the world in the midst of
Pandemic. Your output will be graded using the rubric below.

NOTE: Kindly underline the Kigo used.

Kigo is a word or phrase associated with a particular season, used in traditional forms of Japanese
poetry. Kigo are used in the collaborative linked-verse forms renga and renku, as well as in haiku, to indicate
the season referred to in the stanza.

Criteria Reflective 10 pts Aware 5 pts Novice 3 pts Total

Clarity The language is clear Minor, infrequent lapses There are frequent lapses
and expressive. in clarity and accuracy. in clarity and accuracy.
Use of Kigo The use of Kigo was The Kigo used was not There was no Kigo used.
effective in giving able to give justice in
audience a clear picture describing the present
of the world today. condition of the world.

Prepared by:

English Teacher

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SHS Coordinator/Principal Date

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