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INSTRUCTIONS:
BLUE BOOKLETS ARE PROVIDED. DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING ON THIS QUESTIONNAIRE.
This is a multiple choice type of test. Write the LETTER of your choice ONLY on the blue
booklet provided for this examination.
NO PERMIT NO EXAM is the policy of the university or students with no permit to take the
exam. They are advised to take the delayed exam as scheduled. These students are
advised to see their respective instructor after this exam.
Do not consult your classmate but your proctor if you have any questions pertaining to
this examination.
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1. Who was the notable Mayor of Manila who, in support of the Rizal Bill, walked
out of the church during the homily where the mass celebrant berated the said
legislation?
a. Fernando Cuenco
b. Francisco Apostol
c. Arsenio Lacson
d. Cipriano Lactao

2. Who was the Philippine President who signed Rizal Law otherwise known as R.A.
1425 on June 12, 1956?
a. Elpidio Quirino
b. Manuel Roxas
c. Carlos Garcia
d. Ramon Magsaysay

3. What was the economic institution of the Spanish colonial government which
led to the waning of the agricultural industry in the entire archipelago?
a. Encomienda
b. Forced Labor
c. Tribute
d. Royal Economic Society of Friends of the Country

4. In 19
th
Century, Spain’s status as a global superpower declined significantly.
What is the correct justification to this statement?
a. Yes. Spain was superseded by England when it comes to naval capability.
b. Yes. It was replaced by the United States of America when it comes to
capturing foreign dominions.
c. No. Spain as well as Portugal still clutches the throne of supremacy in this
historical period.
d. No. The siglo de oro of Spain was only decimated during the 20
th
Century.

5. Nationalism is a specific form of _____________ in which the prime focus is one’s
own nation.
a. Socialism
b. Patriotism
c. Ecumenism
d. Liberalism

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6. Complete the analogy: PRINCIPALES : PROPERTY ; ILUSTRADO : ______________.
a. Wealth
b. Education
c. Influence
d. Power

7. A poem written by Rizal during his childhood years which expressed his love
and appreciation for the place where he grew up.
a. Sa Aking Mga Kababata
b. A La Juventud Filipina
c. Un Recuerdo A Mi Pueblo
d. Along the Pasig

8. An academic merit given to Rizal when he was studying in the Ateneo which is
lower than sobresaliente and implies that he is “one of the leaders but not the
top of his class.”
a. Accesit
b. Suficiente
c. Honoraria
d. Sobresaliente

9. Racial Discrimination was so pervasive in the University of Santo Tomas. Rizal
enshrined this occurrence in El FIlibusterismo particularly in the chapter entitled
“The Class in Physics.” Who was the fictitious student who engaged in a word
war with Fr. Millon?
a. Procopio Clemente
b. Filipo Valiente
c. Basilio
d. Placido Penitente

10. Which of the following given situations does not describe the Constitution of
Cadiz of 1812?
a. It gave the Spanish Cortes the power over national sovereignty and the
legislature.
b. It defined the idea of a Nation which constitutes all Spaniards in the peninsula
and the overseas provinces and defied the idea of slavery.
c. It gave the Jesuits the opportunity to return back to the Philippines by
1859.
d. It enforced equal political rights which eventually gave the Filipinos the
privilege to send representative to the Spanish Cortes – which justified the
reformists’ move for assimilation.

11. In the Noli, when Ibarra came home to San Diego, the first thing that he
proposed was to build a modern school-house which would be “not a torture-
chamber but a playground of the mind”. Rizal’s bitterness against the barbarous
methods of instruction was initially related to his schoolmaster Justiniano Cruz
Aquino whose belief specifically was:
a. Spare the rod, spoil the child
b. Knowledge will be transmitted by way of the pupil’s buttocks
c. The primer would be a black book bathed in children’s tears
d. Corporal punishment is the rule of thumb

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12. While in Ateneo, Rizal was only awarded as accesit in all of his subjects where
he had excellent grades yet still unable to receive a single award. An accesit
means that he was among the?
a. brilliant but stubborn
b. exceptional but an indio
c. emperors but externo
d. leaders but not top of his class
13. Rizal was an example of a many-splendored genius and had several
professions
and titles. He was even given the title as Prophet. Which of his prophecies below
suggests his prophetic tendencies but historically invalid?
a. He prophesied that a time will come where people will make statues of
him.
b. He prophesied, by interpreting his mother’s dream, that the latter will
bereleased from prison within three months
c. He prophesied that people will commemorate his death and would build an
extravagant mausoleum for him.
d. He prophesied, while he was in Madrid and 14 years before his execution,
that he would die on December 30th.

14. Government might rise and fall in Madrid. Governors might come and go
in Manila. But they remained as the only element of stability and continuity in the
colony?
a. Peninsulares
b. Insulares
c. Spanish Friars
d. Secular Priests

15. Who was the former artillery man whose testimony convicted GomBurZa and
was even the first to be executed.
a. Barabas
b. Viola
c. Saldua
d. Laong Laan

16. Which of the following writings of Rizal was dedicated to the martyrdom of the
secular priests.
a. Noli Me Tangere
b. El Filibusterismo
c. A La Juventud Filipina
d. The Indolence of the Filipino

17. In what year when the Jesuits were allowed to return to the Philippines?
a. 1854
b. 1864
c. 1874
d. 1884

18. Which of the following was not an accomplishment of Governor-General De
la Torre?
a. As a military man, he suspended the opening of a new school of arts and
trades.
b. He abolished censorship of the press.
c. He substituted imprisonment for flogging as a punishment in the army.
d. He encouraged freedom of speech and assembly.

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19. Who was the priest from the Ateneo who advised Rizal to take up medicine in
UST?
a. Mariano Ponce b. Pedro Pelaez
c. Pablo Ramon d. Gregorio Martinez

20. What is the English title of Rizal’s favorite childhood story? ( “El Amigo de
los Ninos”)
a. The Story of the Moth
b. The Count of Monte Cristo
c. Uncle Tom’s Cabin
d. League of Extra Ordinary Gentlemen

21. What was the term used to address the Spaniards in the Philippines who were
born in the Iberian Peninsula?
a. Peninsulares
b. Creole
c. Mestizo
d. Insulares

22. What was the term used to address the Spaniards who were born in the
Philippines?
a. Insulares
b. Peninsulares
c. Sangley
d. Mestizo

23. Who was the Liberal Governor – General who abolished censorship of the
press, fostered free political discussion and supported the Secularization of
the parishes in the Philippines?
a. Ramon Blanco
b. Carlos Ma de la Torre
c. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
d. Juan Ponce de Leon

24. Who was the champion of R.A. 1425 whose political career was threatened
by the religious sector?”
a. Salvador P. Laurel
b. Alexander Lichauco
c. Claro M Recto
d. Esteban de Ocampo

25. Who was the Governor – General who ruled “with a crucifix in one hand, and
a sword in the other?”
a. Rafael de Izquierdo
b. Ramon Blanco
c. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
d. Carlos Ma de la Torre


26. What was the name of the Archbishop who believed in the innocence of the
three priests, (GomBurZa) and ordered the tolling of bells as a sign of salute?
a. Mariano Sevilla
b. Pedro Pelaez
c. Meliton Martinez
d. Vicente del Rosario

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27. What was the Spanish title of the poem submitted by Rizal in the Liceo
Artistico Literario de Manila in 1879?
a. A La Juventud Filipina
b. El Consejo de los Dioses
c. Junto al Pasig
d. Por La Education Recibe Lustre La Patria

28. What was the poem of Jose Rizal that featured the gods and in which he won
first prize in a competition?
a. Junto al Pasig
b. El Consejo de los Dioses
c. A La Juventud Filipina
d. Por La Education Recibe Lustre La Patria

29. What was the poem of Rizal in which he explained the concept that faith and
belief in truth and love of God could be discovered through a dedicated
study and cultivation of human mind?
a. Por La Education Recibe Lustre La Patria
b. El Consejo de los Dioses
c. Alianza Intima Entre la Religion y la Buena Education
d. A La Juventud Filipina

30. What was the title of the one who served as the vice royal patron of the
Church and also as the lone representative of the Spanish Crown.
a. Friar b. Alcalde Mayor c. Gobernadorcillo d.Governor-General
31. What was the political affiliation of the open minded Governor-General who
began to serve in the Philippine colony in1869?
a. liberal b. conservative c. federal d. central political party
32. Who was Jose’s paternal grandfather and served as Mayor in Binan.
a. Domingo Lamco b. Juan Mercado
b. Don Cipriano Alonso d. Manuel Mercado

33. Who was the Governor General who decreed the execution of GomBurZa?
a. Eulogio Despujol y Dusay b. Ramon Blanco
c. Carlos Maria dela Torre c. Rafael Izquierdo
34. The following subjects were taken by Jose Rizal when he took the entrance
exam at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran on June 10, 1872, except one.
a. Philosophy b. Christian Doctrines c. Arithmetic d. Reading
35. Who was one of the three priests with whom Paciano Mercado was
associated in 1872 events?
a. Mariano Gomez
b. Fr. Francisco de Paula Sanchez
c. Jacinto Zamora
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36. What was the religious order that took a lead in the exercise of certain powers for
inspection and regulation of schools in 19th century Philippines?

a. Franciscans b. Recollects c. Dominicans d. Jesuits

37. What was the course Rizal took at the University of Santo Tomas before he
took a course in Medicine?
a. Land Surveying b. Philosophy and Letters
c. Spanish and Latin Letters d. Philosophy
38. What was the course that Jose Rizal earned at the Ateneo Municipal?
a. Land Surveying b. Philosophy and Letters c. Medicine d. Bachiller en Artes
39. What was referred to as an idea that is constant and inspiring for the youth according
to the R.A. No. 1425?
a. Nationalism b. Patriotism c. Freedom d. Liberty
40. What are the ideals that the Filipino students need to re-dedicate in which
their heroes lived and died according the R.A. No. 1425?

a. Freedom and Liberty b. Nationalism and Patriotism
c. Freedom and Nationalism d. Liberty and Patriotism
41. Which of the following refers to an ideology based on the premise that individual’s
loyalty and devotion to the nation or state surpass other individual?
a. Nationalism b. Patriotism c. Freedom d. Liberty
42. What was the specific name of the crime charged against Jose Burgos, Mariano
Gomez and Jacinto Zamora according to Leon Maria Guerrero?
a. Instigating the Cavity Mutiny of 1872 b. Subversive
c. Treason d. Rebellion

43. What was the subject taught by the first teacher of Jose Rizal?
a. History b. Religion
c. Bible d. Spanish

44. What was it that devoured the the young moth in the story told by Dona Teodora
Alonso to Jose Rizal?
a. Dust b.Flame c. Glass of water
d. candle

45. Which of the following schools awarded Jose Rizal a degree in 1876?
a. University of Sto. Tomas b. Ateneo Municipal
c. Colegio de San Letran d. Colegio de San Beda

46. Who was Jose Rizal’s first infatuation that was mentioned by his stories in L.
Ma. Guerrero?
a. Leonor Rivera b. Leonor Valenzuela
c. Dolores d. Segunda Katigbak
47. What was the social class of Jose Rizal?
a. Principales b. Indios c. Ilustrados d. Kasamas

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48. The friars or the members of the religious orders were responsible in suppressing the
freedom of leaders like Jose Rizal. What was the first religious group to arrive in the
Philippines?
a. Augustinians b.Franciscans c. Jesuits d. Dominicans
49. What was referred to in the meaning of the surname Rizal?
a. Rizal’s work b. life of Rizal c. Rizal’s poems d. Teachings of Rizal
50. If Jose Rizal would still be alive in December 2014, how old would he be in the
celebration of GomBurZa execution in February 2015?
a. 154 b. 153 c. 164 d. 163

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