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Vocabulary Words
10. He wrote the famous novel “ The Hunchback of
The following are excerpts from different literary
Notre Dame”
works. Identify the meaning of the underlined words.
A. Alexander Dumas B. Dante Alighieri
C. Victor Hugo D. Edgar Allan Poe
1. Primordial love and ultimate intellect
Only those elements time cannot wear
11. It is one of the stories in Boccaccio’s “Decameron”
A. existing from the beginning
A. Of Men and Mice C. Federigo’s Falcon
B. a brand new one
B. Anna Karenina D. The Raven
C. a new beginning
D. the past
12. Alexander Dumas fictionalize his father’s real life
exploits in his famous novel
2. Here and forever all hope of Paradise:
A.The Prince C. The Three Musketeers
I come to lead you to other shore,
B. Paper Towns D. Sense and Sensibillity
Into eternal dark, into fire and ice.
A. endless C. deep
13. He is the tragic hero of the novel ,”The Huncback of
B. far D. hopeless
Notre Dame”
A. Quasimodo C. Macbeth
3. Sacred justice moved my architect .
B. Federigo D. D’Artagnan
I was raised here by divine omnipotence
A. superb C.crying out in grief
14. This way of speaking is applied to an unmemorized
B. courage D. unlimited power
speech given from notes or an outline.
4. Her sight was so suavely merciless A. extemporaneous C. direct
That I left work to follow her at leisure B. impromptu D. indirect
A. elegantly C. unattractive
B. badly D. understandably 15. Which among the following sentences is NOT
CORRECT about Oxford-Oregon Debate Format?
5. But to me only heavy sighs return A. The affirmative proves the invalidity of the issue or
For her who carried in her little hand topic.
B. Each team has two speakers and one scribe
My heart’s key to her heavenly sojourn
C. A debate moderator enforces the rules to ensure the
A. a temporary stay C. forever debate’s smooth conduct.
B. permanent stop D. All of these D. None of these

II . Multiple Choice: Analyze the following 16. He snores louder than a cargo train. This sentence
statements, then write the letter of the word/s that expresses _______________.
correspond to your answer to each item. A. unsupported generalization C. conclusion
B. exaggeration D. none of these
6. This kind of essay convinces the reader and call to
action. 17. He is drowning in his tears. This sentence
A. persuasive C. argumentative expresses _________.
B. expository D. informative A. unsupported generalization C. conclusion
B. exaggeration D. none of these
7. This essay is more like a debate in a written form.
A. persuasive C. argumentative 18. Snakes are the deadliest reptile of all animals. This
B. expository D. informative expresses ____________.
A. unsupported generalization C. conclusion
8. A form of bias that excludes a group , this kind of B. exaggeration D. none of these
bias caused the missing of topics like homosexuality,
women, those with disabilities from today’s texts. 19. The Philippine Literary work “Ibong Adarna”
A. Invisibility C. Streotyping is a _______________.
B. Unreality D.Fragmentation A. myth C. poetry
B. narrative song D. all of these
9. The most familiar form of Bias , this kind of bias is
more often negative, it assigns a rigid set of 20. The garden is filled with blooming roses, jasmine
characteristics to members of a group at the cost of and sunflowers. This sentence appeals to the ______
individual differences. A. sense of sight C. sense of taste
A. Invisibility C. Streotyping B. sense of hearing D. sense of smell
B. Unreality D.Fragmentation
D. by choosing the white pebble

V. Reading Comprehension. Read carefully the text, and 25. Is the loan-shark aware that the daughter found
then answer the questions that follow after. out his fraudulence? How can you say so?
Thinking Out of the Box A. Yes, because the daughter is obvious.
B. No, because the daughter acted innocent.
In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small C. Yes, because at the end the daughter confronted him.
business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. D. No, because the loan-shark is busy
The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that
just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter. He VI.
decided to offer the businessman a deal that would A. Stress. Read each of these words silently.
completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the Decide on which syllable the stress falls.
catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could Choose the letter of your answer from the
marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this box.
proposal was met with a look of disgust.
first syllable C. third syllable
The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a
second SyllableD. fourth syllable
bag, one white and one black.The daughter would then have
to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black,
26. a-bout 29. en-hance
the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then
27. po-li-ti-cian 30. psy-cho-lo-gy
marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but
28. ad-jec-tive 31. Ca-na-dian
the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-
shark.Standing on a pebble strewn path in the
businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked B. News . Identify what element of a Newsworthy
up two pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter Story is used in the following headlines. Choose
noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed the letter of your answer below.
them both into the bag. He then asked the daughter to reach A. Timing B. Significance C. Proximity D. Prominence
into the bag and pick one.
32. 'Marlou is dead': Xander Ford trends worldwide
The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she 33. Laguna under state of calamity after 'Maring' leaves
could have done:First, refuse to pick a pebble from the bag . 34. City Hall honors, gives medals to 250 students
Second, take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the 35. Breaking News. President Donald Trump makes a
loan-shark for cheating. Third, pick a pebble from the bag statement about the mass shooting in Las Vegas
fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her
father’s freedom. VII. Bibliography
A. Write a bibliography using the APA format with
She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it
the given information below. Use correct
‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles.
She said to the loan-shark,”OH, HOW CLUMSY OF ME. NEVER
punctuation marks.
MIND, IF YOU LOOK INTO THE BAG FOR THE ONE THAT IS (36-40) Title of book: Facts about Journalism
LEFT, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TELL WHICH PEBBLE I Author: Skyy Crawford
PICKED.” Publication Date: October 2013
Published by: Random House
The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as Place of Publication: Koronadal City
the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play
along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and B. Write a parenthetical citation for each of the
clear her father’s debt. –(Anonymous) following cited work.
21. What do you mean by loan-shark?
41-43. Quintana, Harley B. & Jame B. Bell. Love
A. a borrower who wants no interest
B. a debtor and Work. Manila City ; Random P 2012. ( ________)
C. a moneylender w/ high rates and give illegal deals 44-45. Wersbeck ,Alodia T. Final Notch. Martin
D. an illegal recruiter Books 2009. (__________)
22. ‘Think out of the box’ is an example of ______
A. idiomatic expression VIII. Arrange the following sentences into a
B. proverbs
C. imperative sentence comprehensive argumentative essay. Use letters
D. figures of speech A,B,C,D,E to show sequence. (46-50)
23. The purpose of the author is to_____________________. ___46.Moving school calendar is an option for colleges
A. to give information and universities as provided in Republic Act 7797.
B. to persuade ___47. It states that the school year shall start on the first
C. to convince Monday of June but not later than the last day of August.
D. to amuse ___48. However, moving the academic calendar means
24. How did the daughter clear off her father’s debt? that the hottest month of the year will be school days.
A. by sacrificing herself ___49. There are a lot of quality assurance issues that
B. by thinking out of the box most higher education institutions need to focus on before
C. by paying the debtor they work on moving their academic calendars.
___50. The first reason cited by schools is to align them
with the international academic calendars.

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