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Department of Education

DIVISION

Region III

OF

PA M PA N G A

City of San Fernando

Third Periodic Test in Grade 8 English
SY 2014-2015
Directions: Read each item carefully. Choose the best answer from the given choices. Write the
letter that corresponds to your answer on your answer sheet.
PROCESS
I. Listening/Speaking. Listen to the selection to be read by the teacher twice. After the second reading,
answer the questions that follow.
1. In his Nobel Prize speech, to whom did Mandela give credit for ending the apartheid in South Africa?
a. to himself
b. to the Africans
c. to the governments and organizations that fought against South Africa as a country and its people
d. to the governments and organizations that opposed the inhuman system and sue to end crime
against humanity
2. What was Mandela’s stand on the apartheid system?
a. He did not care about the issue on the apartheid system
b. He was an advocate of the apartheid system.
c. He opposed the apartheid system.
d. His stand on the apartheid system was not clear.
II. Oral Language and Fluency.
3. Before doing an interview, the interviewer should know a good deal of knowledge about the topic of the
interview. In order to formulate sensible questions, what skills can help the interviewer gather or
synthesize information?
a. comprehension
b. linguistic
c. locational
d. psychomotor
4. You interviewed a Korean about the ways of coping with the challenges of modernity. The Korean
answered all of your questions with a degree of certainty. How do you somehow preserve all the
Korean’s answers so that you can use these answers in the making of a feature article for your school
paper?
a. Just remember everything so that you will not disturb or distract the interviewee.
b. Let the interviewee stop from time to time so that you can write down everything in a notebook.
c. Record the entire interview through a video or voice recorder (with the interviewee’s permission).
d. Take down important details and make sure that you can write very fast.
III. Grammar Awareness and Structure.
5. What kind of complement is the underlined part in the sentence, “Aung San Suu Kyi’s mother was a
prominent political figure in the newly formed Burmese government.”?
a. adjective complement
c. subject complement
b. object complement
d. verb complement
6. What is the object complement in the sentence, “The people of Namwon consider Ch’unhyang
virtuous.”?
a. Ch’unhyang b. consider
c. people
d. virtuous
7. Which of these sentences contains a complex structure?
a. As she snoozes, I soundlessly leave the desk.
b. Maggie sleeps contentedly on my computer desk.
c. She’s weary from her dreams and my absence does not disturb her.
d. Sometimes she snores but she settles deeper into her fleece-lined pillow and purrs.
8. Which sentence has a compound-complex structure?
a. Although they were miles apart they kept in constant contact on the internet.
b. I would have purchased the book that you like, but it was too expensive.
c. The greedy Cassim marries a wealthy woman but Ali Baba marries a poor woman.
d. Yi Mong Yong had to go to the capitol while Ch’unhyang had to stay in Namwon.
9. Which of the following statements illustrates parallel structure?
a. I outlined the letters slowly and with care.
b. Physical and mental health rest on four pillars: regular exercise, healthy diet, social
interaction, and sufficient sleep.
c. She spent the day visiting all the tourist shops and watched the children on the beach.
d. Susan didn’t know how to rent an apartment and finding a job was a problem, too.
10. Choose the parallel word/phrase to complete the sentence below.
“My favorite pastimes include napping, snacking, and _____________ television.
a. to watch
b. to watching
c. watching
d. watched
11. If the lady had not stopped the boy, he ________________ into the van.
a. could have ran
b. could have run c. will have run
d. would have run

name calling d. So he asked his brother to fetch his wife. keep the deadline b. Personally I think … b. Luetsi wished to visit her mother. name calling d. a. Ch’unhyang’s defiance enraged the magistrate.” said Ki. Which of the following words will best complete the sentence. resistance d. I’ll be glad to _______________. c. narrating history orally d. stop 17. ki could not go with his wife. The moral of the story is that people. do the deadline c. panegyric ode c. Choose the sentence that uses parenthetical expression correctly. treat one another with kindness. My personal view is that… d. Television Advertisement: “Rush to shop at Super Mart this weekend. This proves that… 19. “If you decide to take the train instead of the jeepney you’ll _______________ some time. glittering personalities c. story in verse d. Television Advertisement: “Get all your stains out by using new and improved Ultra suds and wash you blues away!” a. scripture or chronicle 20. Ki. b. deception c. Get the dictionary and get the meanings of the difficult words. With them lived Ntio. glittering personalities c. everyone is doing it!” a. Bandwagon b. It is better for you to fetch your wife yourself. d. Ki’s brother. KNOWLEDGE IV. compliance b. “It is better not to leave Luetsi in uncertainty. b. d. Now it happened that Ki was bitten in the foot by a snake and he could not walk.12. is that people should always. meet the deadline 14. 22. Legends from both were written by ordinary people. The moral of the story is that people should always. 13. Define words through context. 23. c. as was the custom. You are reading a Korean story with two to three difficult words in every page. c. as a result. the Pygmy. Terms that indicate opinions are called opinion signal words/expressions. d. Read the excerpt below then answer this question . They are careless. has married a Pygmy girl from another village. keep an eye on you b. and he ordered her to be taken to prison. Ki agreed and gave Luetsi a big piece of meat to take to her mother. After reading a Korean legend. Highlight the difficult words and get back to them later as soon as you finish reading the book d. give you a hand d. a. It seems to me that… c. prose works during the 15 th to 19th century were few and authors were monks. what was the principal form of literary entertainment of the Koreans? a. c. You better just finish reading the book. folklore from Africa For items 23-25. b. Just ignore the words. Can you ________________? a. The moral. Which one is an example of work under prose? a. as a result treat one another with kindness. courtiers and poetesses. Legends from both countries narrated ethnic rituals practiced by the natives. The girl was called Luetsi and she became Ki’s wife. reciting poems b. historical ballad b. You must hand in your essay on Friday. but he promised to fetch her from her mother’s house in four weeks’ time. telling legends orally UNDERSTANDING 21. testimonial . hold the deadline d. wear your heart on your sleeve Literature/ Reading and Comprehension.” -An excerpt from The Leopard. Vocabulary Development. b. 15. get out of hand c. Long before any written forms of literature. “In a few days’ time you will be able to walk again. Identify the propaganda devise used in the following. In the literature of Myanmar. They are caring people. you notice one striking similarity between Korean and Filipino legends. subordination 16. Legends from both countries were orally transmitted first before they were written. They are wild people. describing persons c. testimonial 24. The meaning of the underlined word is ________________. and I’ll give you my best bow. What similarity is this? a. of the story.”? a. avoid b.”? a. is that people should always as a result treat one another with kindness. The moral of the story. The examples of these are below except a. As a big hunt was imminent. Ntio did not want to go and said. keep c. Which of the following does the excerpt imply about Africans? a. Legends from both countries described the rich natural resources back then. What idiom will best complete the sentence. Choose the appropriate collocation to complete the sentence. What should be the best immediate strategy to use in order to deal with the difficult words? a. should always. Fetch her home for me. “If you have any trouble with your homework. She would not wait for me but would start the journey home alone. They are not afraid of animals. save d. as a result treat one another with kindness. 18.” No. Bandwagon b. After a year.

Literature mirrors the psyche. c. In an advertisement during a senatorial campaign. We need to recognize where we really came from and that we should also prepare ourselves for the uncertainty that the future will bring. plain folks d. the heart is too weak to handle the situation so it finds a way to fly and just be in any place that it wants. it rains outside. . “If the heart flies. Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly three decades. being a Korean and the challenges of modernity that somehow affected you both as Asians. It is not fit to stay in that body. b. The first paragraph goes like this: I am a Filipino. Nelson Mandela was the best president the world has ever had. 27. he participated in the eradication of apartheid and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa. The South African activist and former president Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) helped bring an end to apartheid and has been a global advocate for human rights. Literature is a work of art that describes citizens with breeding and refinement. you are given by your teacher to react on the first paragraph of Carlos Romulo’s I Am a Filipino. “Perhaps. The heart must be taken away from the persona’s body because it is weak. inheritor of a glorious past. this heart must have been borrowed by somebody else. You cannot help but discuss pertinent characteristics about you. Released in 1990. Nelson Mandela’s death shocked the whole world.25. forming a multiethnic government to oversee the country’s transition.27. For numbers 29-30. b.” b. d. d. c. By the lamp my heart flies myriad miles away. soft soap 26. not! But the heart is a symbol of love. then it must have wings on its own. “Does the heart fly? Of course. Nelson Mandela was a South African activist and a former president.” c. love is certainly gone. d. it will always be the product of what we decide for our present. Nelson Mandela remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice after retiring. he was a leader of both peaceful protests and armed resistance against the white minority’s oppressive regime in a racially divided South Africa. 30. In this last two lines of the poem titled On A Rainy Autumn Night by Ch’oeCh’iwŏn. he remained a devoted champion for peace and social justice in his own nation and around the world until his death in 2013 at the age of 95. Read the following paragraph and answer the questions that follow. c. We should accept that whatever we will become in the future. At third watch. like miles away.” d. b. a. As such I must prove equal to a twofold task – the task of meeting my responsibility to the past and the task of performing my obligation to the future. card stacking b. name calling c. Your Korean classmate has been a student here in the Philippines for two years. “The heart literary flies. We have to acknowledge that as Asians we exist because of our past and because society is constantly evolving.” 28. how do you define the highlighted phrase? Choose the best analysis. being a Filipino and your classmate. therefore. a. Why is literature a good source of knowing Koreans? a. Loren Legarda talked with the Manobo tribesmen and joined the farmers in Cagayan Valley in planting rice. Nelson Mandela died at age 95. and because love flies. We have to respond to the challenges of so many tasks so that we will be more prepared in facing the future. A member of the African National Congress party beginning in the 1940s. 29. Which of the following is an opinion as stated in the paragraph? a. Literature gives all the updates about all the important events in a country. In studying a formal essay. after retiring from politics in 1999. Literature provides a descriptive picture of how the people dress and speak like. we must keep up and see the positive things brought about by these changes. b. hostage to the uncertain future. temperament. What would be the best lesson of the paragraph that you can present to your teacher and classmates that somehow will be true to you both as Asians? a. d. Which of the following is NOT a fact as stated in the paragraph? a. His actions landed him in prison for nearly three decades and made him the face of the antiapartheid movement both within his country and internationally. c. . culture and traditions of the people. Nelson Mandela died in 2013.

Read the excerpt below and answer this question: What characteristic of Africans is revealed in the excerpt? And so Luetsi had to lie there for hours. At last. love and respect 33. They are courageous. Hulme were introduced. a. unwise. gentleness and resourcefulness d. kindness d. looking for its dead mate. God made me He made you. indecisiveness and courtesy b. Translation of Western literature continued. bravery and respect c. c. “If I were you”--But you know. foolish to think that I can be you. she began to imagine that the leopard on top of her was moving. You meddle. b. It has a topic sentence that gives the best practices of the Koreans. courage c. . bravery b. persistence 32. What values are asserted by the poet in the poem? a. It has an impact because it has a well-chosen topic. c. Although these young men had one leg missing. b. The jungle was full of threatening voices. interfere in my affairs as if they were yours and you were me. Their aims and intentions were as different from those of the addicts as east from west.S. The two young soldiers told Lin Aung that they planned to work in the disabled soldiers’ cooperative shop. she could hear the roaring of the leopardess. But still she did not budge from the spot. You are unfair. What is the best observation regarding this paragraph? Modern Korean literature attained its maturity in the 1930s through the efforts of a group of talented writers. This artistic and critical activity was a protest against the reduction of literature to journalism and its use as propaganda by leftist writers. d. Eliot. They are protecting their country from its enemies. and T. I am not you. 34. Richards. so keen was she to find out how her husband would behave. -An excerpt from The Leopard. They are deceptive. Their aims and intentions were as different from those of drug addicts. Read the paragraph and answer the question. What African quality do the lines in the poem generally express? a.E. you For God’s sake Let me be. Why were the two young men the country’s good sons? These young men were the country’s good sons who were protecting their country from its enemies. They like to display their strength. b. 35. they still wanted to serve their country. as if it had come to life again. folklore from Africa a. a.For items 31-32. and works by I. They drew freely upon European examples to enrich their art. d. will not let me be. beneath the dead leopard. north from south. They love animals. They have one leg missing. In the distance. Read the poem carefullyand answer the questions that follow.A. act and think like you. yet you will not let me be me. T. AFRICA’S PLEA By Roland Tombekai Dempster I am not you --but you will not give me a chance. 31. They planned to work in the disabled soldier’s cooperative shop. talk.

C 3. had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice. C 22. not to fight against South Africa as a country or any of its people. had the nobility of spirit to stand in the path of tyranny and injustice. A 15. C 17.” 1. B Third Periodic Test in English Grade 8 SY 2014-2015 Key to Correction 18. A 33. C 27. both inside and outside our country. racism. A 8. D 7. A 34. repression and the impoverishment of an entire people. C 29. the governments and organizations that joined with us. both inside and outside our country. D 19.” “I am also here today as a representative of the millions of people across the globe. D 21. the anti -apartheid movement. C 5. C 4. “We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social system whose very essence is war. C 11. D 20. B 10. They recognized that an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency. D 14. not to fight against South Africa as a country or any of its people.” “These countless human beings. B 9.” Listening Text in English Grade 8: Third Periodic Test Directions: Listen to the teacher as he/she reads the listening selection twice then answer the questions that follow: Here are excerpts from Nelson Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech given in 1993. They recognized that an injury to all and therefore acted together in defense of justice and a common human decency. oppression. B . C 26. B 24. A 28.” “I am also here today as a representative of the millions of people across the globe. Listening Text in English Grade 8: Third Periodic Test Directions: Listen to the teacher as he/she reads the listening selection twice then answer the questions that follow: Here are excerpts from Nelson Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech given in 1993.” “These countless human beings. d. D 30. but to oppose an inhuman system and sue for a speedy end to the apartheid crime against humanity. B 23. C 13. oppression. It has coherence in its sentences and cohesion in its ideas. D 12. “We stand here today as nothing more than a representative of the millions of our people who dared to rise up against a social system whose very essence is war. without seeking selfish gain. A 25. repression and the impoverishment of an entire people. but to oppose an inhuman system and sue for a speedy end to the apartheid crime against humanity. D 2. D 31. violence. the governments and organizations that joined with us. the anti -apartheid movement. C 16. C 6. It has one imperative sentence and three declarative sentences. violence. without seeking selfish gain. B 32.c. racism.

C .35.