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1st Mid Quarter Examination in English 8

Name: _______________________________________ Section:_____________ Score: _______


I.

A. Encircle the letter that corresponds to your choice.

1. A type of reference material that provides the meaning, pronunciation and etymology of a
word.
a. atlas
b. almanac
c. thesaurus
d. dictionary
2. The information provided by this material are updated and new. These can be published daily,
weekly, monthly or annually.
a. almanac
b. periodicals
c. encyclopedia
d. atlas
3. A type of reference material in which words are listed in alphabetical order but does not
provide meaning of a word.
a. thesaurus
b. periodicals
c. dictionary
d. almanac
4. These are letter/letters being added before the root word.
a. prefixes
b. suffixes
c. root words
d. affixes
5. It is a word that means exactly or nearly the same as another word.
a. antonym
b. homonym
c. synonym
d. idiom
6. A word or phrase that has a deep meaning and must not be taken literally.
a. idiom
b. synonym
c. antonym
d. homonym
7. A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word.
a. idiom
b. synonym
c. antonym
d. homonym
8. The complete name of Melvil Dewey the one who devised the Dewey Decimal Classification
System.
a. Melville Luiz Kusot Dewey
c. Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey
b. Melville Luiz Kossuth Dewey
d. Melville Louis Kusoth Dewey
9. A collection of maps, which can depict countries continents, and the world itself.
a. almanac
b. atlas
c. thesaurus
d. periodicals
10. This contains informative articles, maps, pictures, and diagrams and is arranged by letters or
volumes.
a. encyclopedia
b. dictionary
c. almanac
d. atlas
B. Complete the table below.
Classification Number
000 099
100 199
200 299
300 399
400 499
500 599
600 699
700 799
800 899
900 999
II.

Subject
Generalities
Social Sciences
Language
Applied Sciences
General Geography and History

Write a new word that can be derived from the following root words. You may add a prefix or
suffix.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

III.

generous
active
character
work
appear

6. teach
7. formal
8. moral
9. understand
10. assist

Encircle the word that does not belong to the group.


1.
2.
3.
4.

happiness
lovely
worry
dilemma

jubilance
ugly
relax
problem

depression
exquisite
unwind
blessing

5. amour
6. trust
7. hope
8. helping hand
9. peace
10. inability
IV.

hatred
faith
discouragement
unkindness
harmony
knowledge

love
dishonesty
optimism
charity
disagreement
intelligence

Use the each idioms in sentence.

1. let the cat out of the bag (to reveal a secret)


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2. head over heels in love with (to be very much in love with someone)
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3. on pins and needles (nervous)
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4. tickled pink (extremely happy)
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5. driving me bananas (driving me crazy)
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V.

Decide which reference book would be the best and fastest way in finding the following.

1. Synonyms of the word BRAGGART


2. Weather of the day
3. History of the English Language
4. Pronunciation of Otorhinolaryngologist
5. Geographical formation (shape) of Italy
6. Etymology of the word FOREVER
7. The worlds tallest and shortest man
8. The best date of marrying someone
9. Game standing between Cavs and GSW
10. Distance of London from the Philippines
VI.

Choose a quotation in which you can relate with and explain it briefly and comprehensively.
(maximum of 5 sentences ONLY) 10 points

a. When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will
respect you. Lao Tzu
b. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius