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Reading Comprehension Direction: Read the following questions carefully. Choose the best answer form the choices provided. Base your answer on the selection given. On a Pencil by Lydia Arguilla (insert text) Date: Score:
1. The text above is an example of an ______. a. novel b. short story 2. The writer shows interest on _______. a. Ballpens b. Bags c. Pencils d. Erasers c. essay d. poem
3. “I was reared by a mother who was always in a state of harassment over tuition fees, textbooks, papers and so on.” Harassment means _____.
c. happiness b. b. The speaker in the text is the _______________. Occupation determines the way of life of people. d. Jobs have nothing to do with the life of people. author himself b. Pencils are always there. a. 5. b. father d. d. c. d. neighbor 6. Fascinated with pencils. mother People and Jobs by Samuel Spiegler (insert text) 1. apprehension d. Pencils are good to use. Harassed by her mother. wastefulness c. c. Lonely and miserable in life. What is the main idea of the text? a. a. b. It can be inferred from the text that the writer is __________________. A person must be contented with his life. @efs|2013 . comfort 4. Pencils are not functional. A person is influenced by the people around them.a. Irritated to use pencils in writing. Pencils are very fascinating to look at. c. What is the main idea of the text? a.
The social status a person considers necessary for him to live. a cottage in the country b. a. metaphor d. except ________. a. rising with the moon rather than the sun c.2. A night watchman must sleep while most of the world wakes. Occupation determines __________________. Nicholas Sparks 5. b. James Patterson b. 3. Below are the things to consider in planning a career. Select a job that is on a level of skill and competence at which you can perform efficiently. going to the aid of a patient 6. d. In the field of work in which you are interested. 4. simile b. Who is the author of the text people and jobs? a. hyperbole c. c. a. b. personification c. The pattern of existence of human d. The life you have when you are still a child. The friends that you have in life. Stephen King d. broken nails and calloused fingers d. c. A plumber must make the best of __________. The amount of money that you earn. The underlined phrase in the sentence is what kind of figure of speech? a. Samuel Spiegler @efs|2013 . Find a job that is not suited for your skills.
still pursuing. that perhaps another. and not sorrow. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal. Be not like dumb. Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers. But to act. A forlorn and shipwrecked brother. driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife! Trust no Future. leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time. And our hearts. departing. though stout and brave. Learn to labor and to wait. Footprints. Was not spoken of the soul. like muffled drums.B. In the bivouac of Life. Still. In the world’s broad field of battle. @efs|2013 . that each to-morrow Find us farther than to-day. Seeing.— act in the living Present! Heart within. Dust thou art. Art is long. Not enjoyment. Is our destined end or way. then. to dust returnest. shall take heart again. in mournful numbers. and God o’erhead! Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime. Still achieving. Poetry A Psalm of Life BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist . and Time is fleeting. howe’er pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act. Sailing o’er life’s solemn main. And things are not what they seem. be up and doing. And. Tell me not. With a heart for any fate. Let us. are beating Funeral marches to the grave.
sorrow c. Life must be wasted. 3. young man 2. a child @efs|2013 . Who is the persona in the poem? a. b. d. magician d. What does the author want to tell his readers? a. What is the overall tone of the poem? a.1. Learn to wait until you die. Live life to the fullest. c. Life is a journey. encouragement c. old man b. defeat b. hopelessness d.
simile c. simile II. simile c. ___5. What figure of speech is shown in stanza I line 2? a. metaphor d. simile c. The tree fell in the middle of the road ___4. biblical allusion 6. ___1. ___3. parallelism 8. Tim forgot his math book. ___2. Matching Type Match the following clauses or sentences to their correspondent cause-effect relationship. there are ocean tides. personification b. simile c. Robert ate too many jellybeans. biblical allusion 5. What figure of speech is shown in stanza II line 3? a. Jack is a very poor basketball player. metaphor d. metaphor d. personification b.4. What figure of speech is shown in stanza IX line 3? a. @efs|2013 . biblical allusion 7. A. personification b. personification b. What figure of speech is shown in stanza IV line 1? a. What figure of speech is shown in stanza IV line 3? a. biblical allusion c. metaphor d. metaphor d. personification b.
5. The yard looked nice ___10. III. Mom locked the car door. since Kyle mowed and raked the grass. Everyone wanted __________. 1. Leroy expanded his skills ____________. e. 2. 4. and she got an A on the test. i. 7. j. I shoveled the driveway.___6. @efs|2013 . Because of the moon's gravitational pull. so that the kids could have something to drink. a. _________ Australia slowly is my dream. The soldiers. He got a toothache. __________ broke her $900 bridgework. he should be taken off the team. __________ was his only wish. ___7. so he was unable to complete his homework. c. Choose from the word box below the verbal phrase to use in the sentence to make it complete. Mom made lemonade g. because of the high wind. The police officer reported ______________. b. Kelly studied her spelling words ___9. f. Fill in the blanks. We couldn't get in the car. therefore. 3. ___________ might satisfy your desire for new experiences. 6. B. ___8. It snowed outside. 8. d. h. ____________________. threw down their weapons.
To tour The frozen candy bar To sleep all night trapped by the enemy by studying seeing the suspect Jammed with commuter traffic to go Traveling running IV. Sentence Combination Combine the following pairs of sentences making the second statement a rejoinder to the first statement. My sister enjoys dancing. 3. 4. 6. @efs|2013 . I don’t like eggplants. 10. Albert plays basketball. Irving started ___________. the bridge out of the city collapsed suddenly. Your teachers believe in your ability. People do not desire poverty. People do not desire violence. 5. Danny plays basketball. Opium has medicinal value. You don’t like eggplants. ________________________. At the age of 10. I enjoy dancing. 1.9. Marijuana has medicinal value. 2. Your parents believe in your ability.
10. Suicide is against the law of God. 9. Cannabis is an addicting drug flowing through illicit international channels. Wealth is everything. The school authorities are vigilant watching drug addicts. 8. Popularity is everything. The police are vigilant watching drug addicts.7. Cocaine is an addicting drug flowing through illicit international channels. Mercy killing is against the law of God. @efs|2013 .