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I. Choose the correct verb in each of the following sentences below. 1.

Each of us (needs, need) more application and concentration. 2. Everyone of them (is, are) to blame for the accident. 3. The audience in todays conference (is, are) big. 4. Here (comes, come) some tardy students. 5. A big number of books (does, do) not always make a library. 6. Not one of their friends (has, have) come to their rescue. 7. My scissors (is, are) not sharp. 8. Her mother, together with her two brothers, (is, are) arriving today from Davao. 9. Rice and fish (constitute, constitutes) a typical Filipino farmer meal. 10. Sixteen and a half feet (makes, make) a red. 11. Three feet (is, are) equal to one yard. 12. Here and there a man like the astronauts and the scientists (dares, dare) to venture to the unknown. 13. Occasionally a group of children and teenagers, (disturbs, disturb) our fiesta. 14. The class decided to see how one of these present-day cars (is, are) assembled. 15. Memory of summer escapades and summer friends soon (fades, fade) in the first exciting days of college freshman year. 16. A series of project (was, were) planned by the students. 17. Mother is one of those women who (doesnt, dont) support Womens Library. 18. He who (perseveres, persevere) will succeed. 19. To these four questions (was, were) added a fifth. 20. Majority of the people (is, are) happy about the situation. 21. A series of experiments (was, were) conducted. 22. Ten pounds of flour (is, are) sufficient. 23. Ten bags of flour (is, are) in the garage. 24. Five percent of the proceeds (was, were) forfeited. 25. Fifteen (is, are) one-fifth of seventy-five. 26. Brains, not brawn, (counts, count) more. 27. Not brawn, but brains, (counts, count) more. 28. The wear and tear of life (was, were) too much for her. 29. There (was, were) a man, a woman, and a child in the room waiting to be served. 30. Neither of the boys (was, were) responsible for what happened. 31. One of the prisoners who (is, are) required needs to be scrutinized. 32. The ethics of dining (is, are) a neglected art. 33. What (is, are) the vital statistics of each candidate. 34. Aunt Nena (look, looks) at these old photographs. 35. I (remembers, remember) that visit now! 36. Lily (puts, put) her hand in the bee hive. 37. You (cut, cuts) your foot on a piece of broken glass. 38. Ben (falls, fell) from the mango tree yesterday. 39. Uncle Martin (took, takes) your pictures last summer. 40. Delia and I (are, were) absent from the meeting yesterday. 41. Some of the votes (seem, seems) to have been miscounted. 42. The tornadoes that tear through this county every spring (is, are) more than just a nuisance. 43. There (have, has) to be some people left in that town after yesterdays flood. 44. A high percentage of the population (is, are) voting for the new school. 45. Some of the grain (appears, appear) to be contaminated. 46. A high percentage of the people (was, were) voting for the new school. 47. He seems to forget that there (is, are) things to be done before he can graduate.

48. Either the physicians in this hospital or the chief administrator (is, are) going to have to make a decision. 49. (Is, Are) my boss or my sisters in the union going to win this grievance? 50. Kobe Bryant, together with his teammates, (presents, present) a formidable opponent on the basketball court.

Decide and underline which of the verbs within the parentheses is to the correct one. 1. The committee (has, have) finished their report. 2. Thirty pesos (is, are) too much to pay for a bag. 3. Not one of my physics problems (was, were) answered correctly. 4. Our dog, with her five puppies (sleeps, sleep) to the terrace. 5. You, who (is, are) outstanding teachers should represent us. 6. Only one of my nieces (was, were) late. 7. Your schedule of classes (are, is) posted on the bulletin board. 8. He says that nobody (is, are) to be admitted until three. 9. Either of your two suggestions (is, are) practical. 10. There (is, are) several more applicants to be interviewed. 11. Either of these two television sets (is, are) a good bargain. 12. The committee (has, have) finished its project. 13. There (seems, seem) to be some objections to the class members. 14. Neither my truck nor my tractors (is, are) running well. 15. A list of candidates for graduation (have, has) been distributed. 16. Not one of the incidental fees (were, was) collected during the registration. 17. Behind the kitchen (is, are) a bicycle and two plows. 18. Be sure there (is, are) no erasures of the thesis. 19. The marketing manager or his assistant (is, are) always on duty. 20. Neither my sister nor my brother (except, excepts)to go Switzerland. QUIZ The following quiz involves the application of the use of simple tenses and the pointers on agreement. Choose the correct form of the verb in the parentheses in each of the following sentences. 1. The children ________ (watch, watches, watched, are watching) the fishing boats scattered all over the lake on moonlight nights. 2. After spending two weeks in the islands, the tourists _______ (go, went, going ) home carrying in their minds a beautiful picture which _____ (be, are, is ) both inspiring and ennobling. 3. During our visit to Tagaytay we ____ (go, went, goes ) to a point where we ____ (have, had, has) a good view of Taal Volcano which ____ (be, is, are) several feet below sea level. 4. During sunsets the lake _____ (appear, appears, will appear, appeared) peaceful. 5. As I _____ (lie, lay, lying, lied) awake in the dark last night, I ______ (realize, realizing, will realize, realized) how necessary light (be, is, are) _____. 6. Many visitors ______ (go, goes, went) up to Baguio in summer. 7. The city government _______ (collect, collects, will collect, collected) higher taxes stating next month. 8. Laguna Bay _______ (abound, abounds, abounded) in fish. 9. We _____ (meet, met, will meet) again and when that time ______ (come, comes, will come) I _____ (hope, hopes, will hope) to see you more charming, less impetuous, and more of a lady than you _______ (be, is, are) now. 10. Before you ______ ( leave, will leave, left) tell us what you ______ (do, did, done) with yourself in the United States. 11. Silas Marner is the story of a weaver who ______ (lose, lost, loss) his faith in man and God.

12. James Watt _______ (discover, discovers, discovered) that steam ______ (have, has, had) power. 13. When my great grandmother _______ (is, are, was) in elementary school her teacher in English ____ (be, is, was, were) an American, but now there ______ (were, are, is, was) few American teachers in the school system. 14. We ______ (are, is, was, were) told that London fog _____ (last, lasts, lasted) hours and hours. 15. In our Biology class yesterday, our teacher______ (show, shows, showed) us how much nitrogen there _____ (is, are, were, was) in air. 16. Our experiment yesterday ______ (proved, prove, proves) that oxygen ______ (support, supports, supported) combustion. 17. Last week a marketing agent _____ (come, comes, came) to persuade my sister to buy a portable sewing machine. 18. The lecturer in our science class last week _______ (gives, gave, give) two proofs that air ______ (occupy, occupies, occupied) space. 19. The other day we _____ ( conduct, conducted, conducts) and experiment to prove that air (exert, exerts, exerted) pressure. 20. Each one of us (need, needs) more application and concentration. 21. The Indonesian softball team (was, were) beaten by the Philippine team by a score of seven to four. 22. One of his tonsils ( was, were) removed. 23. Not one of the party (was, were) injured in the explosion. 24. The audience (is, are) leaving one at a time now. 25. The audience in todays conference (is, are) big. Encircle your answer on the following questions: 1. Which is not a past form of the verb? was hear had looked spoke 2) Which is not a present form of a verb? are speak saw has talk 3) Which is not a plural form of a verb? are were am have do 4) Which is not a 3rd person singular form of a verb? goes has was are does 5) Which is not a modal? must is should can may 6) Which is a regular verb? looked saw was spoke heard 7) Which is not a simple tense of a verb? will move heard has spoken will talk see 8) Which is not used as an auxiliary of a verb? was have did will sees

9) Which verb can be both singular and plural? sees has do am is 10) Which verb can be both singular and plural? was does have comes hears Encircle the action verb in the following sentences. 1) I gracefully jumped over the old rotten log. 2) Bea ran as fast as she could to the store. 3) Bill and Jim carried the heaviest load of bricks. 4) The fire started in the basement in a pile of rags. 5) The world revolves around the sun in 364 days. 6) I walk to the store and get milk each morning. 7) Look at those fireworks! 8) The newborn baby cried for most of the evening. 9) I ran after the ice cream truck. 10) Roger stood up to recite the Pledge of Alligence. Encircle the word that is NOT an action verb. 1) ran, and, jump, sing 2) hum, walk, in, lock 3) row, of, steer, shoot 4) carry, stand, frown, can 5) out, came, change, smile 6) laughed, cried, being, brushed 7) combed, am, rode, ate 8) slept, fell, listened, be 9) was, moaned, screamed, gasped 10) plays, wanted, were, leap QUIZ: Copy the sentences below to Microsoft Word Processor. Underline the correct verb tense for each sentence and send your output to this email address ( Your output should be emailed to this day only (09-29-11). 1. I (goed, gone, went) to the mall after class. 2. What (do, were, did) you eat for lunch yesterday? 3. I (studying, studied, study) English for two years. 4. (Are, Did, Do) you see Jacks cat yesterday. 5. Sorry, I (wasnt, didnt, am not) hear you at the door. 6. We (was, did, were) not happy after the sad ending. 7. (Was, Were, Are) Kate and Alice at the meeting last month? 8. Zaq did not (work, worked, working) last weekend. 9. (Does, Did, Are) Joseph visit his girlfriend last night? 10. My brother (seen, saw, sees) a snake an hour ago. 11. We (do be, do are, are) Asian. 12. You (looks, are, be) so happy today! 13. Jessie (is, does, are) not go to my school. 14. (Is, Are, Am) I correct? 15. My parents (lives, live, are live) in a two-storey house. 16. Sorry, Zyke (am, is, be) not here at the moment.

17. It (are,is,am) a beautiful day today! 18. He (do, does, is) not want to come to parties. 19. (Is, Am, Are) we too late to catch the bus? 20. Do you (like, likes, is like) chocolate fudge? *Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in parentheses in simple future tense. Example: : I am feeling homesick. I (go) will go home to visit my family. Example: Steve, (wash) will you wash the car on Saturday? 21. I guess I (ride) _______ _______ the bus to save gas. 22. The cookies are all gone. (buy) _______ you _______ some, please? 23. Listen, team: we (win) _______ _______ the trophy this year! 24. Everyone is hungry. I (get) _______ _______ some doughnuts for breakfast. 25. Peter, (fix) _______ you _______ the porch tomorrow? 26. Becky, (go) _______ you _______ to Alaska with us this summer? 27. The house is dirty. I (clean) _______ ________ it on Monday. 28. Okay then, our group (meet) _______ ________ on Thursday. 29. Helga (hike) _______ you _______ with us on Friday? 30. If necessary, we (carry) _______ ________ the supplies in our car Saturday. Select the best answer to each question. 1. Who wrote this line? Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise. a. Robert Browning b. William Shakespeare c. Rudyard Kipling d. Edgar Allan Poe 2. What nationality was Robert Louis Stevenson, writer of Treasure Island? a. English b. Welsh c. Irish d. Scottish 3. Which Bronte writer authored Jane Eyre? a. Charlotte b. Emily c. Cristina d. Anne 4. In which century were Geoffrey Chaucers Canterbury Tales written? a. 14th b. 15th c. 16th d. 17th 5. The following taboo phrases were used by which writer? I fart at thee, shit on your head, dirty bastard a. Ernest Hemingway b. Henry James c. Ben Johnson d. Arnold Bronte

6. In the book The Lord of the Rings, who or what is Bilbo Baggins? a. man b. hobbit c. wizard d. dwarf 7. Name the book which opens with the line All children, except one grew up? a. The Jungle Book b. Tom Sawyer c. Peter Pan d. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 8. How many lines does a sonnet have? a. 12 b. 13 c. 14 d. 15 9. Who was the author of the famous storybook Alices Adventures in Wonderland? a. H.G. Wells b. Lewis Carroll c. Mark Twain d. E.B. White 10. Cabbages and Kings (1904) is either a novel or a collection of related short stories written by O. Henry. In it, he coined the phrase banana republic. On what was his title based? a. Mark Twains The Prince and the Pauper b. Alice Hegan Rices Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch c. The Shahnameh an 11th Century Persian epic poem d. Lewis Carrolls poem The Walrus and the Carpenter 11. Two versions of Robert A. Heinleins novel Stranger in a Strange Land have been published: the edited version first published in 1961 and the original full-length (60,000 words longer) published posthumously in 1991. From what does the title derive? a. The play Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare b. The Old Testament Book of Exodus c. The novel Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift d. The book Utopia by Sir Thomas More 12. Southern American poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren wrote All the Kings Men in 1946. The novel won the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. On what is the books title based? a. A verse in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty b. William Shakespeares play Richard III c. Oscar Wildes short story The Young King d. Joyce Kilmers poem Kings

13. Which novel, eventually published in 1945, was rejected by a New York publisher stating it is impossible to sell animal stories in the USA? a. Animal Farm b. Black Beauty c. Watership Down d. The Tale of Peter Rabbit 14. Which writer of spy fiction, and creator of Smiley, was rejected with the words you are welcome to **** he hasnt got any future? a. Ian Fleming b. John le Carr c. Eric Ambler d. Len Deighton 15. The Good Earth was rejected fourteen times, before being published and going on to win the Pulitzer Prize. Who was the author? a. Pearl S. Buck b. John Steinbeck c. Edith Wharton d. Henry Miller 16. Irving Stones Lust for Life was rejected sixteen times, with one rejection stating a long, dull, novel about an artist. Which artist did the book feature? a. Sigmund Freud b. John Noble c. Michelangelo d. Vincent Van Gogh 17. Who is presented as the most honest and moral of Chaucers pilgrims? a. The Knight b. The Parson c. The Reeve d. The Wife of Bath 18. Out of the following four pilgrims, which is the most corrupt? a. The Sergeant /Man of Law b. The Wife of Bath c. The Reeve d. The Pardoner 19. He translated The Fall of Princes from the French. a. William Langland b. Sir Thomas Malory c. Geoffrey of Monmouth d. John Lydgate

20. What work contains these lines: There hurls in at the hall-door an unknown rider . . . Half a giant on earth I hold him to be. a. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight b. Morte Darthur c. Piers Plowman d. Canterbury Tales ANSWER KEY and EXPLANATION 1. B William Shakespeare 2. D Scottish Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. 3. A Charlotte Charlottes Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emilys Wuthering Heights, Annes The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature. Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and childrens poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter. 4. A 14th The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century. 5. C Ben Johnson 6. B hobbit Bilbo Baggins is the protagonist and titular character of The Hobbit and a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings, two of the most well-known of J. R. R. Tolkiens fantasy writings. 7. C Peter Pan Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie (18601937). A mischievous boy who can fly and magically refuses to grow up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood adventuring on the small island of Neverland as the leader of his gang the Lost Boys, interacting with mermaids, Indians, fairies, pirates, and (from time to time) meeting ordinary children from the world outside. 8. C 14 The term sonnet derives from the Occitan word sonet and the Italian word sonetto, both meaning little song or little sound. By the thirteenth century, it had come to signify a poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and specific structure. 9. B Lewis Carroll Some of H.G. Wells works are The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds. He is also known as the Father of Science Fiction. Mark Twain is most popular in his Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. E.B. White is well known of her novel Charlottes Web. 10. D Lewis Carrolls poem The Walrus and the Carpenter 11. B The Old Testament Book of Exodus Moses fled Egypt and married Zipporah. And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. Exodus 2:22 Authorized (King James) Version. 12. A A verse in the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty Robert Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. A commemorative postage stamp was issued in the United States in 2005 to honor the 100th anniversary of his birth. Stage plays, television versions, several movies and even a grand opera have been based on Warrens novel. 13. A Animal Farm was written by George Orwell, and is a satire on revolution and the corruption of power. One of the best known lines from it is all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The rejection notice implies that the publisher did not actually read the book or totally misunderstood it if he did. Watership Down was written by Richard Adams and published in 1972. Anna Sewell wrote Black Beauty, which appeared in 1877 and Beatrix Potter was the author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit from 1902. 14. B John le Carr This was a rejection notice for The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, which found another publisher in 1963. Le Carr had worked for both MI5 and MI6, the British intelligence services, and left to become an author full time following the success of this novel. Among Len Deightons novels are The Ipcress File and Eric Ambler wrote The Mask of Dimitrios. Fleming, of course, is the creator of probably the most famous spy of all in James Bond. 15. A Pearl S. Buck One rejection notice read I regret that the American public is not interested in anything on China. The novel was published in 1931 and won the Pulitzer Prize the following year. Pearl S Buck wrote numerous other novels, including East Wind, West Wind, short stories, biographies and non-fiction works and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938.

16. D Vincent Van Gogh The book was published in 1934 and was so successful that it was made into a film of the same name, starring Kirk Douglas, in 1956. Irving Stone also wrote about all the other names given as options. Michelangelo was the subject of The Agony and the Ecstasy, published in 1961 and also filmed, with Charlton Heston, in 1965. John Noble, an American artist, was the subject of The Passionate Journey from 1949. Sigmund Freud, the psychoanalyst, was covered in The Passions of the Mind in 1971. 17. B The Parson Despite the immorality that is apparent amongst the clergy, hope manifests itself in the form of the Parson, who is presented as an almost Christ-like figure. Although materially poor, he is spiritually empowered, for riche he was of both hooly thoght and werk. Yet for every trap that Chaucers Parson has avoided, there are thousands that have fallen into them, and in light of this, the goodness of Chaucers Parson only serves to heighten the unruliness that is present in everybody else. For in the General Prologue he is the only individual that completely measures up to the strict Christian ideal, which is something even the Church itself does not. 18. D The Pardoner The Pardoner, is certainly presented as one of the most corrupt of all Chaucers pilgrims (along with the Summoner), making both the person and the peple his apes. His deception and feyned flaterye convinces simple folks to purchase his phoney relics. He cheats and manipulates all that believe in the sanctity of the Church and the morality of those that represent it, so much so, that Chaucer himself can find nothing good to say about him. For thought He was in chirche a noble ecclesiaste, this is merely an act, for he would preche, and wel affile his tonge for the sole purpose of of winning silver from the crowd. 19. D He also translated The Siege of Thebes. The Fall of Princes is based on another work by Boccaccio. Lydgate is little known today, but in his own time he was nearly as renowned as Chaucer. 20. A Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The author of this Arthurian tale is unknown, but he is thought to have also written the poems Patience, Pearl, and Purity. Select the best answer to the question. 1. GNASH is related to TEETH as LISTEN is related to ____________. a. hear b. ears c. resolve d. dissuade 2. BREAD is related to BUTTER as POTATOES is related to ____________. a. gravy b. steak c. margarine d. lamb 3. PORCINE is related to PIG as BOVINE is related to ____________. a. boy b. cow c. sheep d. iodine 4. TAILOR is related to NEEDLE as MECHANIC is related to ____________. a. engineer b. screwdriver c. tool chest d. brush 5. DISTANCE is related to MILE as LIQUID is related to ____________. a. milk b. quart c. water d. meter 6. AUTOMOBILE is related to HIGHWAY as LOCOMOTIVE is related to ____________. a. station b. train c. track d. engine 7. SUGGEST is related to REQUIRED as REQUEST is related to ____________. a. ask

b. demand c. suspect d. allow 8. PROBLEM is related to SOLUTION as POISON is related to ____________. a. hemlock b. nitrate c. arsenic d. antidote 9. SAW is related to CUT as YARDSTICK is related to ____________. a. foot b. inch c. measure d. tool 10. AMBIGUOUS is related to CLARITY as TEMPORARY is related to ____________. a. transient b. permanence c. clear d. fragile 11. BOOK is related to CHAPTER as SONG is related to ____________. a. stanza b. sing c. music d. instrument 12. DELICACY is related to GOURMET as INSECT is related to ____________. a. bee b. pollen c. frog d. hive 13. AGILE is related to NIMBLE as FAST is related to ____________. a. swift b. slow c. perpetual d. racy 14. CHEMIST is related to LABORATORY as ARTIST is related to ____________. a. canvas b. museum c. easel d. studio 15. MOVIES is related to PROJECTOR as RECORDS is related to ____________. a. speakers b. tape recorder c. phonograph d. radio 16. STOOPED is related to POSTURE as SLURRED is related to ____________. a. diction b. stance c. music d. action 17. RETRACT is related to STATEMENT as VOID is related to ____________. a. escape b. avoidance c. contract d. empty

18. FELONY is related to MISDEMEANOR as KILL is related to ____________. a. maim b. bury c. murder d. guilty 19. BEGGAR is related to POOR as FOX is related to ____________. a. skunk b. slow c. large d. sly 20. SCALPEL is related to KNIFE as NURSE is related to ____________. a. doctor b. assistant c. hospital d. operation ANSWER KEY and EXPLANATION 1. B The first word is the action of the second word. 2. A The second is usually put on the first word. 3. B The first word means pertaining to the second word. 4. B The second word is a tool of the first word. 5. B The second word is a measure of the first word. 6. C The first word travels on the second word. 7. B The second word is an imperative (must) of the first word. 8. D The second word overcomes the first word. 9. C The first word is the tool to do the second word. 10. B The first word is the opposite of the second word. 11. A The second word is a part of the first word. 12. C The first word is eaten by the second word. 13. A The first word is a synonym of the second word. 14. D The second word is where the first word works. 15. C The second word plays the first word. 16. A The first word is a n impairment of the second word. 17. C The first word nullifies the second word. 18. A The first word is a more serious degree of the second word. 19. D The second word is a characteristic of the first word. 20. B The first word is a medical term for the second word.REVIEWER

Choose the best answer for each item. 1. More than one friendly whale has nudged a boat with such _________ that passengers have been knocked overboard. a. enthusiasm b. animosity c. lethargy d. serenity 2. Readers were so bored with the verbose and redundant style of the Victorian novelists that they welcomed the change to the _________ style of Hemingway. a. prolix b. consistent c. florid d. terse 3. Fossils may be set in stone, but their interpretation is not; a new find may necessitate the __________ of a traditional theory. a. assertion b. revision c. formulation d. validation

4. The linguistic _____________ of the refugee children is reflected in their readiness to adopt the language of their homeland. a. conservatism b. inadequacy c. adaptability d. philosophy 5. Lucille is too much ___________ in her writings: she writes a page when a sentence should suffice. a. pleasant b. lucid c. verbose d. efficient 6. It is remarkable that a man so in the public eye, so highly praised and imitated, can retain his _______________. a. idiosyncrasies b. dogmas c. humility d. magniloquence 7. Breaking with established artistic and social conventions, Picasso was _________ genius whose heterodox works infuriated the traditionalists of his day. a. a venerated b. a trite c. an iconoclastic d. an uncontroversial 8. A tapeworm is an example of a __________ organism, one that lives within or on another creature, deriving some or all of its nutriment from its host. a. a protozoan b. a parasitic c. an exemplary d. an autonomous 9. The mob lost confidence of him because he never ___________ the grandiose promises he had made. a. tired of b. renegade on c. delivered on d. retreated from 10. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson,received little honor in her lifetime but her poetic legacy has gained considerable fame _______________. a. anonymously b. posthumously c. prematurely d. previously 11. Unlike the highly ________ Romantic poets of the previous century, Rudyard Kipling and his fellow Victorian poets were _______ and interested in moralizing. a. emotional . . . didactic b. sensitive . . . strange c. dramatic . . . warped d. rhapsodic . . . lyrical 12. Ana is an interesting ________, an infinitely shy person who, in apparent contradiction, possesses an enormously intuitive ________ for understanding people. a. phenomenon . . . disinclination b. caricature . . . talent c. paradox . . . gift d. aberration . . . disdain

13. Truculent in defending their rights of sovereignty under the Articles of the Confederation, the newly formed states __________ constantly. a. apologized b. squabbled c. digressed d. acquiesced 14. No real life hero of ancient or modern days can surpass James Bond with his nonchalant _______ of death and the _________ with which he bears torture. a. veneration . . . guile b. concept . . . terror c. disregard . . . fortitude d. impatience . . . fickleness 15. Surrounded by sycophants who invariably ________ in her singing, Zsa Zsa wearied of the constant adulation and longed for honest criticism. a. assailed b. thwarted c. reciprocated d. extolled 16. Despite the growing ______________ of the Party list Representatives in the Philippine Congress, many political experts fell that the NGOs are still ______________ in the government. a. decrease . . . inappropriate b. prominence . . . underrepresented c. skill . . . alienated d. number . . . misdirected 17. Although Tagalogs often use the terms Bisaya and Cebuano ____________, people coming from the Southern part of the Philippines are profoundly aware of the ___________ the two. a. unerringly . . . significance of b. confidently . . . origins of c. deprecatingly . . . controversies about d. interchangeably . . . dissimilarities between 18. There is nothing __________ or provisional about Brontes early critical pronouncements; she deals ___________ with what then radical new developments in poetry. a. tentative . . . confidently b. dogmatic . . . arbitrary c. imprecise . . . inconclusively d. shallow . . . superficially 19. This well-documented history is of importance because it carefully __________ the __________ accomplishments of the Filipino artists who are all too little known to the public at large. a. recognizes . . . negligible b. scrutinizes . . . illusory c. substantiates . . . considerable d. distorts . . . noteworthy 20. An experienced politician who knew better than to launch a campaign in troubled political waters, he intended to wait for a more ________ occasion before he announced his plans. a. provocative b. unseemly c. questionable d. propitious ANSWER KEY 1. A enthusiasm 2. D terse 3. B revision 4. C adaptability 5. C verbose 6. C humility

7. C an iconoclastic 8. B a parasitic 9. C delivered on 10. B posthumously 11. A emotional . . . didactic 12. C paradox . . . gift 13. B squabbled 14. C disregard . . . fortitude 15. D extolled 16. B prominence . . . underrepresented 17. D interchangeably . . . dissimilarities between 18. A tentative . . . confidently 19. C substantiates . . . considerable 20. D propitious Hey guys! Check out if you can answer the following questions for literary works and authors. Correction key and explanation are available at the end of the quiz. Enjoy! 1. Identify the author of this literary work: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN a. Ernest Hemingway b. Benjamin Disraeli c. Louis-Ferdinand Celine d. E.M. Forster 2. PILGRIMS PROGRESS was written by: a. John Bunyan b. Jack London c. Henry Fielding d. Stendhal 3. DON QUIXOTE a. Gustave Flaubert b. Joseph Condrad c. Miguel de Cervantes d. D.H. Lawrence 4. Which of the following works by DANIEL DEFOE features a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical island near Venezuela, encountering Native Americans, captives, and mutineers before being rescued? a. Memoirs of a Cavalier b. Robinson Crusoe c. Moll Flanders d. Captain Singleton 5. VANITY FAIR is a novel satirizing society in early 19th-century Britain. Who wrote this classic? a. Daniel Defoe b. Wikie Collins c. Herman Melville d. William Makepeace Thackeray 6. JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE NIGHT a. Wikie Collins b. Herman Melville c. Louis-Ferdinand Celine d. Franz Kafka 7. AS I LAY DYING a. William Faulkner b. Jerome K. Jerome c. Erskine Childers d. George Grosmith

8. THE TRIAL is a novel which tells the story of a man arrested and prosecuted by a remote, inaccessible authority, with the nature of his crime never revealed either to him or the reader. Who is the writer of this novel? a. Henry James b. Franz Kafka c. Thomas Hardy d. Fyodor Dostoevsky 9. THE GREAT GATSBY a. Ford Madox Fod b. F. Scott Fitzgerald c. D.H. Lawrence d. Joseph Condrad 10. A PASSAGE TO INDIA is about the racial tensions and prejudices between indigenous Indians and the British colonists who rule India. Who wrote this novel? a. Virginia Woolf b. Oscar Wilde c. Jack London d. E. M. Forster 11. MRS. DALLOWAY is a novel that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway in post-World War I England. Who is its author? a. Virginia Woolf b. Charlotte Bronte c. Mary Shelley d. Emily Bronte 12. ULYSSES chronicles the passage of Leopold Bloom through Dublin during an ordinary day, 16 June 1904.The title alludes to Odysseus, the hero of Homers Odyssey. Name the author of Ulysses. a. Anthony Trollope b. Kenneth Grahame c. Laurence Strene d. James Joyce 13. THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS features the adventures of Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip. Who wrote this novel? a. Honore De Balzac b. Samuel Richardson c. John Buchan d. Thomas Love Peacock 14. THE GOOD SOLDIERs original title was The Saddest Story, but after the onset of World War I, the publishers asked its author for a new title. What is the name of its author? a. Gustave Flaubert b. Henry Fielding c. Ford Madox Ford d. Samuel Richardson 15. THE RAINBOW is a novel with a frank treatment of sexual desire and the power it plays within relationships as a natural and even spiritual force of life. Who is its author? a. D. H. Lawrence b. Jonathan Swift c. Alexandre Dumas d. Daniel Defoe 16. IN THE SEARCH OF LOST TIME a. Laurence Sterne b. Marcel Proust c. Jack London d. Thomas Hardy

17. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is a classic of childrens literature which was adapted partly on stage as Toad of Toad Hall in 1929. Name its author. a. Kenneth Grahame b. E.M. Foster c. Thomas Hardy d. Erskine Childers 18. NOSTROMO features Seor Gould, a native Costaguanero of English descent who owns the silver-mining concession in Sulaco. Name the author of this novel. a. Joseph Condrad b. Samuel Richardson c. George Elliot d. Thomas Hardy 19. THE CALL OF THE WILD is known for its dog protagonist. It is sometimes classified as a juvenile novel, suitable for children, but it is dark in tone and contains numerous scenes of cruelty and violence. Who wrote this novel? a. Oscar Wilde b. Jack London c. Henry James d. Kenneth Grahame 20. THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDS is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism. It has been made into a film and TV film. Who wrote this novel? a. Erskine Childers b. William Faulkner c. Jerome K. Jerome d. Honore De Balzac 21. JUDE THE OBSCURE, include themes such as class, scholarship, religion, marriage, and the modernisation of thought and society. Name its author. a. Samuel Richardson b. Franz Kafka c. Thomas Hardy d. Joseph Condrad 22. THE DIARY OF A NOBODY has spawned the word Pooterish to describe a tendency to take oneself excessively seriously.Who is the author of this novel? a. John Buchan b. George Grossmith c. Anthony Trollope d. Samuel Richardson 23. THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY is about a young man who sold his soul to the devil to ensure his portrait would age rather than himself. Which of the following is its author? a. Herman Melville b. Oscar Wilde c. Jonathan Swift d. Wikie Collins 24. THREE MEN IN A BOAT was initially intended to be a serious travel guide with accounts of local history along the route. Who wrote this novel? a. Benjamin Disraeli b. Jerome K. Jerome c. Laurence Stern d. Marcel Proust 25. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde. Who is its author? a. James Joyce b. Jack London c. Robert Louis Stevenson d. Stendhal

26. Which of the following is a work of SAMUEL LANGHORNE CLEMENS? a. Animal Farm b. Uncle Toms Cabin c. The Scarlet Letter d. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 27. Which is a HENRY JAMES masterpiece? a. Vanity Fair b. The Portrait of Dorian Gray c. The Portrait of a Lady d. David Copperfield 28. Which novel features JOSEPHINE JO MARCH? a. Wuthering Heights b. Little Women c. Sense and Sensibility d. Scarlet Letter 29. Which is an HONORE DE BALZAC novel? a. The Black Sheep b. The Charterhouse of Parma c. The Count of Monte Cristo d. Dangerous Laisons 30. Which of the following gothic authors wrote the THE INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE? a. Anne Rice b. Mary Shelley c. Bram Stoker d. Gaston Leroux KEY TO CORRECTION AND EXPLANATION 1. A- Men Without Women (1927) is a collection of short stories written by American author Ernest Hemingway. The volume consists of fourteen stories, ten of which had been previously published in magazines. The story subjects include bullfighting, infidelity, divorce and death. The Killers, Hills Like White Elephants and In Another Country are considered to be among Hemingways best work. 2. A- The Pilgrims Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan and published in February, 1678. It is regarded as one of the most significant works of religious English literature, has been translated into more than 200 languages, and has never been out of print. Pilgrims Progress is an allegory of a Christians journey (here represented by a character called Christian) from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Along the way he visits such locations as the Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair, the Doubting Castle, and the Valley of the Shadow of Death. 3. C Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha, is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story by inventing a Moorish chronicler for Don Quixote named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. 4. B ROBINSON CRUSOE was published in 1917, the story was likely influenced by the reallife Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived four years on the Pacific island called Ms a Tierra (in 1966 its name was changed to Robinson Crusoe Island), Chile. CAPTAIN SINGLETON (1720), is a bipartite adventure story whose first half covers a traversal of Africa, and whose second half taps into the contemporary fascination with piracy. It has been commended for its sensitive depiction of the close relationship between the eponymous hero and his religious mentor, the Quaker, William Walters, one which appears homoerotic to many modern readers. MEMOIRS OF A CAVALIER (1720) is a work of historical fiction by Daniel Defoe, set during the Thirty Years War and the English Civil Wars. The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders (commonly known as simply MOLL FLANDERS) is a novel written by Daniel Defoe in 1722.

5. D Vanity fair refers to a stop along the pilgrims progress: a never-ending fair held in a town called Vanity, which is meant to represent mans sinful attachment to worldly things. It was written by William Makepeace Thackeray and was first published in 1847. 6. C Journey to the End of Night (Voyage au bout de la nuit, 1932) is the first novel of LouisFerdinand Cline. This semi-autobiographical work describes antihero Ferdinand Bardamu. His surname, Bardamu, is derived from the French words Bardathe pack carried by World War I soldiersand mu, the past participle of the verb mouvoir, meaning to move. Bardamu is involved with World War I, colonial Africa, and post-World War I America (where he works for the Ford Motor Company), returning in the second half of the work to France, where he becomes a medical doctor and establishes a practice in a poor Paris suburb, the fictional La Garenne-Rancy. 7. A As I Lay Dying is a novel by the American author William Faulkner. The novel was written in six weeks while Faulkner was working at a power plant, published in 1930, and described by Faulkner as a tour-de-force. It is Faulkners fifth novel and consistently ranked among the best novels of 20th century literature. The title derives from Book XI of Homers The Odyssey, wherein Agamemnon speaks to Odysseus: As I lay dying, the woman with the dogs eyes would not close my eyes as I descended into Hades. The novel is known for its stream of consciousness writing technique, multiple narrators, and varying chapter lengths; the shortest chapter in the book consists of just five words, My mother is a fish. 8. B The Trial (German: Der Proze) is a novel by Franz Kafka, first published in 1925. Like his other novels, The Trial was never completed, although it does include a chapter which brings the story to an end. After his death in 1924, Kafkas friend and literary executor Max Brod edited the text for publication. 9. B The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Islands North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922. It is a critique of the American Dream. 10. D A Passage to India (1924) is a novel by E. M. Forster set against the backdrop of the British Raj and the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. It was selected as one of the 100 great works of English literature by the Modern Library and won the 1924 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best Englishlanguage Novels from 1923 to 2005 11. A Mrs. Dalloway (published on 14 May 1925) is a novel by Virginia Woolf. It was created from two short stories, Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street and the unfinished The Prime Minister, the novels story is of Clarissas preparations for a party of which she is to be hostess. With the interior perspective of the novel, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters minds to construct an image of Clarissas life and of the inter-war social structure. 12. D Ulysses is a novel by the Irish author James Joyce, first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, in Paris. One of the most important works of Modernist literature, it has been called a demonstration and summation of the entire movement. 13. C The Thirty-Nine Steps is an adventure novel by the Scottish author John Buchan, first published in 1915 by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh. It is the first of five novels featuring Richard Hannay, an all-action hero with a stiff upper lip and a miraculous knack for getting himself out of sticky situations. 14. C The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion is a 1915 novel by English novelist Ford Madox Ford. It is set just before World War I and chronicles the tragedies of the lives of two seemingly perfect couples. The novel is told using a series of flashbacks in non-chronological order, a literary technique pioneered by Ford. It also makes use of the device of the unreliable narrator, as the main character gradually reveals a version of events that is quite different from what the introduction leads you to believe. The novel was loosely based on two incidents of adultery and on Fords messy personal life.

15. A The Rainbow is a 1915 novel by British author D. H. Lawrence or David Herbert Richards Lawrence. It follows three generations of the Brangwen family, particularly focusing on the sexual dynamics of, and relations between, the characters. 16. B In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past is a semi-autobiographical novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is popularly known for its extended length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the episode of the madeleine. The novel is still widely referred to in English as Remembrance of Things Past, but the title In Search of Lost Time, a more accurate rendering of the French, has gained in usage since D.J. Enrights 1992 revision of the earlier translation by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin. The complete story contains nearly 1.5 million words and is one of the longest novels ever written. 17. A The Wind in the Willows is a classic of childrens literature by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternately slow moving and fast paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animal characters in a pastoral version of England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie. 18. A Nostromo is a 1904 novel by Polish-born British novelist Joseph Conrad, set in the fictitious South American republic of Costaguana. It was originally published serially in two volumes of T.P.s Weekly. 19. B The Call of the Wild is a 1903 novel by American writer Jack London. The plot concerns a previously domesticated dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events leads to his serving as a sled dog in the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush, in which sled dogs were bought at generous prices. 20. A The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is a novel that owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that were a staple of Victorian Britain; perhaps more significantly, it was a spy novel that established a formula that included a mass of verifiable detail, which gave authenticity to the story. 21. C Jude the Obscure, the last of Thomas Hardys novels, began as a magazine serial and was first published in book form in 1895. The book was burned publicly by William Walsham How, Bishop of Wakefield, in that same year. Its hero, Jude Fawley, is a working-class young man who dreams of becoming a scholar. The two other main characters are his earthy wife, Arabella, and his cousin, Sue. 22. B The Diary of a Nobody, an English comic novel written by George Grossmith and his brother Weedon Grossmith with illustrations by Weedon, first appeared in the magazine Punch in 1888 89, and was first printed in book form in 1892. It is considered a classic work of humour and has never been out of print. The diary is the fictitious record of fifteen months in the life of Mr. Charles Pooter, a middle aged city clerk of lower middle-class status but significant social aspirations, living in the fictional Brickfield Terrace in Upper Holloway which was then a typical suburb of the impecuniously respectable kind. Other characters include his wife Carrie (Caroline), his son Lupin, his friends Mr Cummings and Mr Gowing, and Lupins unsuitable fiance, Daisy Mutlar. 23. B The Picture of Dorian Gray is the only published novel by Oscar Wilde, appearing as the lead story in Lippincotts Monthly Magazine on 20 June 1890, printed as the July 1890 issue of this magazine. Wilde later revised this edition, making several alterations, and adding new chapters; the amended version was published by Ward, Lock, and Company in April 1891. The title is sometimes rendered incorrectly as The Portrait of Dorian Gray. 24. B Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Thames between Kingston and Oxford. One of the most praised things aboutthe novel is how undated it appears to modern readers the jokes seem fresh and witty even today.

25. C Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson and first published in 1886. The work is known for its vivid portrayal of a split personality, split in the sense that within the same person there is both an apparently good and an evil personality each being quite distinct from the other. 26. D Samuel Langhorne Clemens is well known by his pen name Mark Twain. He is noted for his novel ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1884). UNCLE TOMS CABIN; or, Life Among the Lowly is a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe. ANIMAL FARM is a novel by Eric Blair, commonly known as George Orwell. SCARLET LETTER is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne also known as Ashley A. Royce. 27. C THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY is a novel by Henry James. It is one of his most popular long novels, and is regarded by critics as one of his finest. The Portrait of a Lady is the story of a spirited young American woman, Isabel Archer, who affronts her destiny and finds it overwhelming. She inherits a large amount of money and subsequently becomes the victim of Machiavellian scheming by two American expatriates. The Portrait of Dorian Gray is a novel by OSCAR WILDE. Vanity Fair was written by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERY. 28. B Josephine Jo March is the protagonist of Little Women and is the autobiographical depiction of the writer, Louisa May Alcott, herself. In Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte featured CATHERINE EARNSHAW as the female protagonist. ELIZABETH BENNET hails froms Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice while HESTER PRYNNE came alive in Nathaniel Hawthornes Scarlet Letter. 29. A La Rabouilleuse (THE BLACK SHEEP), is a 1842 novel by Honor de Balzac as part of his series La Comdie humaine. The Black Sheep is the title of the English translation by Donald Adamson published by Penguin Classics. It tells the story of the Bridau family, trying to regain their lost inheritance after a series of unfortunate mishaps. THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO is an adventure novel by Alexandre Dumas. THE CHARTERHOUSE PARMA is a novel published in 1839 by Stendhal. DANGEROUS LIAISONS is play by Christopher James Hampton. 30. A Gaston Leroux, a French novelist, wrote THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Bram Stoker is known for his novel DRACULA while Mary Shelley wrote FRANKENSTEIN during the Year without Summer in Europe. Anne Rice is the only non-classic writer in the options. She wrote THE INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE IN 1973.