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True or False.

1. Drama comes from Latin word Dran which means “To do” or “To Act”.
2. Essay is a story told in front of an audience.
3. Playwright is the author of a play
4. Thesis statement contains the main claim of the essayist.
5. Tragedy is humorous play with a happy ending.
6. Long before the Spaniard and other foreigners landed on Philippine shores, our forefathers
already had not had their own literature stamped in the history of our race.
7. Our ancient literature shows our customs and traditions in everyday life as trace in our folk
stories, old plays and short stories.
8. Our ancestors alphabet was brought by the Spaniards.
9. Folk tales are made up of stories about life, adventure, love, horror and humor where one can
derive lessons about life.
10. Epics are long narrative poems in which a series of heroic achievements or events, usually of a
hero, are dealt with at length.
11. Haiku and Tanaga are one of the oldest forms of Philippine literature that emerged in the pre-
Spanish period.
12. During the American Period, Filipinos embraced the Catholic religion, changed their names,
and were baptized.
13. The first Filipino alphabet called ALIBATA was replaced by the Roman alphabet.
14. ANG DOCTRINA CRISTIANA was the first book printed in the Philippines in 1593 in xylography.
15. EL FILIBUSTERISMO was the novel that gave spirit to the propaganda movement and paved
the way to the revolution against Spain.
16. The Pasion is the book about the life and sufferings of Jose Rizal.
17. The Panunuluyan is a dramatic performance to commemorate the passion and death of Jesus
Christ.
18. The Cenaculo this is presented before 12:00 on Christmas Eve.
19. The Zarzuela is considered the father of the drama.
20. THE BALAGTASAN is a poetic joust or a contest of skills in debate on a particular topic or issue.
21. Miguel Lopez de Legazpi was the first spanish governor-general in the Philippines.
22. During the Era of Independence Filipino writers in English turned to writing in Filipino.
23. Haiku is a poem of free verse which is made up of 17 syllables divided into three lines.
24. During the contemporary period of literature writings were journalistic in nature.
25. Another inspiration for writers in Filipino was the launching of the Palanca Memorial Awards
for literature headed by Ricardo Palanca Sr. in 1950.