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In a novel or a short story, this is the point of view assumed by the narrow from which is
able to tell everything that happens in the story. This is known as ___________________.

A. eyewitness C. first person

B. omniscient D. stream of consciousness

2. Which type of paragraph has the goal of convincing another person to change or think about
changing his/her opinion on something?

A. Descriptive C. Expository

B. Persuasive D. Narrative

3. A plot device in literature which is usually employed where visions are realized due to the
action of the character who tries to prevent them. An example of this is “Oedipus Rex.”

A. Oracle C. Self- fulfilling prophecy

B. Foresight D. Insight

4. The ten commandments of a modern story are: it must have compression and
immediateness, momentum, characterization, verisimilitude, style, culmination must be

A. publishing C. read in one sitting

B. short D. complete in one reading

5. What is the method of storytelling in which the narrator knows the thought and feelings all
the characters in the story?

A. Third person limited C. First person point-of-view

B. Second person point-of-view D. Third person omniscient

6. The stylistic device in which a word or phrase is repeated at the end of successive clauses is
known as _________________.

A. polyptoton C. gradatio

B. epiphora D. symploce

7. The most important sentence in any essay is ____________.

A. The first sentence in the body of the paragraph

B. The thesis sentence in the introduction

C. The final sentence of the conclusion

D. the first sentence of the introduction

8. A scene in a short story, a novel, a narrative poem, or a play that interrupts the story to
show an event that happened earlier or in the past is known as ________________’

A. fore shading C. retreat

B. review D. flashback

9. The glass unicorn in the Glass menagerie, the rocking horse in the Rocking-horse Winner
and the road in Robert Frost’s The Road not Taken are all example of ______________.

A. fable C. subject

B. imagery D. symbol

10. The resolution of the conflict in a story is known as ___________________.

A. denouement C. Diasporas

B. coda D. epilogue

11. In fiction, the transformation of the character from arrogance to humility is referred to as

A. catharsis C. realism

B. turning point D. mellowing

12. Which of the following is a characteristic of a formalist criticism?

A. It is dependent on the writer’s background.

B. Criticism is focused on the work itself.

C. It is extrinsic in essence.

D. Criticism describes the objectives of the author.

13. The person assigned to dictate the actor’s line if he forgets is called a/an ___________.

A. prompter C. substitute

B. understudy D. assistant

14. A poem that tells a tragic story is called __________.

A. parable C. sonnet

B. epic D. ballad

15. What literary device refers to a situation of poetic justice where the good characters are
rewarded and the evil character are punished for their vices?

A. Ambiguity C. Nemesis

B. Apocalyptic D. Objectivity
16. “It’s no wonder everyone refers to Mary as another Mother Theresa in the making; she
loves to help and care after people everywhere from the streets to her own friends’, is are
example of a/an _________.

A. metaphor C. allusion

B. irony D. historical paradox

17. The funeral home was built next to a children’s nursery is an example of ______________.

A. oxymoron C. juxtaposition

B. metaphor D. paradox

18. “Debit card and bad credit,” “The earthquake and the queer shake are examples of

A. anagrams C. contracts

B. puns D. oxymorons

19. Read the stanza and answer the item that follows:

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud

Under the bludgeoning of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed

“My head is bloody, but unbowed” is an example of which figure of speech?

A. Hyperbole C. Simile

B. Alliteration D. Metaphor

20. The words spoken by an actor to the people watching a play that the characters in the play
do not hear is called a/an ____________.

A. lines C. aside

B. monologue D. symbolic narrative

21. What figure of speech is: “O wild, west wind?”

A. Apostrophe C. Irony

B. Hyperbole D. Metaphor
22. The Trojan War can be seen today as ____________.

A. women’s empowerment

B. the war over lands and boundaries

C. men’s exhibition of grief

D. the reign of political dynasty

23. The myths of the Greek reflect ___________.

A. a view of the universe that acknowledges the mystery and beauty of humanity

B. that humans are the center of the universe

C. that humans and gods live alike

D. a less strange and frightening magic than the myths of other ancient civilizations.

24. For what act is Antigone sentenced to death?

A. She refused to marry the King’s son

B. she killed her own father.

C. She disobeyed her sister’s command.

D. She performed the burial rituals for her brother.

25. Si Malakas at Maganda is a famous Filipino____________.

A. legend C. creation myth

B. Folk tale D. story

26. What does the presence of these three divinities: Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos in Greek
myth symbolize?

A. Immortals play a great part in mortals’ life

B. Destiny cannot be controlled by anyone

C. Power of immortals over mortals

D. mortal’s fate depends on the gods

27. Maria Makilig is famous Filipino

A. folktale C. myth

B. legend D. fairy tale

28. In Greek mythology, who was the hero who sailed in the long ship Argo to search for the
Golden Fleece?

A. Jason C. Medes

B. Ulysses D. Hercules

29. Who was the mythical strong man punished by the gods for stealing fire?

A. Jason C. Paris

B. Ulysses D. Hercules

30. Which of the following lines from the poem “Vulture” by Chinua. Achebe represents a
miserable or bleak scene?

“In the grayness

And drizzle of one despondent

Dawn unstirred by harbingers

Of sun break a vulture

Perching high on

Broken bones a dead tree,,”

A. Dawn unstirred by harbingers C. In the grayness

B. Of sun break a vulture D. Broken bones and a dead tree

31. Li Qingzhao, the greatest Chinese poetess is NOT known for ____________.

A. Employment of figure- ground- ground theory

B. Utilization of foregrounding such as repetition and metaphor

C. Use of imagery to enrich the content

D. Dominance of hyperbole

32. What is revealed in the following lines taken from the poem, “ The Answe,” by Bei Dao?

Debasement is the password of the base

Nobility the epitaph of the noble

See how the glided sky is covered

With the drifting, twisted shadows of the dead

A. Condemned voices of the suppressed C. Disparity between the rich and
the poor
B. Slavery as a pressing concern in societies D. High disposition enjoyed by the

33. What message is expressed in the first line of the poem by Rabindranath Tagore entitled,
“ Mind is Without Fear”?
“Where the mind is without fear

And the heard is held high;

Where knowledge is free;”

A. Only a fearless mind can hold its head upright.

B. There must be unity in diversity
C. Bravery is better than cowardice.
D. Liberation is best achieved by force.

34. Egyptian literature is identified as _______________literature.

A. Mediterranean C. Asian

B. Middle Eastern D. African

35. The FENCE in the story written by Jose Garcia Villa refers to ______________.

A. free standing structure designed to restrict movement across a boundary

B. represents the distance between two families

C. walls representing hindrances that separate the families

D. protection from intrusion of other people

36. Read the excerpt below, then answer the question.

“Are you insulting my poor father? He gives me a piece of sodden land?

Impossible! Oh if he were to know what sort of son-in-law he was getting

He would have made a wise decision. But I shall have a better son-in-law

Who’ll not depend on his wife’s dowry.” What is revealed in the character of the
one who utters the above lines?

A. She acted as an over-protective mother

B. She loved her father very much
C. She wanted a good son-in-law
D. She regretted marrying her husband.
37. Who popularized Haiku poetry in Japan by Creating visual auditory multimedia sensations
with few strokes of his writing brush as given in the lines below?

“Absolute stillness
Piercing into rocks
The voice of the locust.”
A. Ikkyu C. Boncho

B. Basho D. Gyai

38. “Awake for Morning in the Bowl of Night

Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:

And lo! The Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turrent in a Noose of Light.”

The above stanza is taken from famous poem of_____________.

A. Rabindranath Tagore C. Khalil Gibran

B. Omar Khayyam D. Nelson Mandela

39. Who is the Chinese leader whose essays and poem depicted the totalitarian rule in China
and advocated a revolutionary movement?

A. Chou en Lai C. Mao Tze-tung

B. Lao-Tze D. Confucius

40. What traditional Japanese poem consists of three lines totaling only seventeen syllables
and treats the world in its natural setting?

Example” A bead of water

Clinging to a willow branch

The first drop of rain.”

A. Tanka C. Haikai
B. Sintaishi D. Haiku

41. What is the oldest Indian document of Sanskrit literature that consists of 1,028 hymns
recited in solemn rituals?

A. Mahabharata C. Ramayana

B. Upanishads D. Rig Veda

42. What does the phrase “ merciless Indian savages” used by Jefferson refer to?

A. Asian- American C. Britons

B. Indian- American D. Native Americans

43. What could be the reason why Benjamin Franklin added Humility in the list of 13 virtues?

A. Humility best reflects the strength of character

B. He believes that conceit spoils even the finest genius

C. He is reminded of his friend Quaker about how overbearing and insolent he is.

D Success without humility is worthless.

44. How can the new criticism school and poetry be characterized?

A. Intellectual and metaphysical

B. sentimental didactic

C. impressionistic and symbolical

D. emphasis on craft over content

45. What does the forest in Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream symbolize?

A place to ____________.

A. To face trials for the character to pass c. Lose one’s memory

B. Lose virginity and innocence d. Reach adulthood

46. Dillard in her piece, Talent, said that doing something does not require discipline; its
territory by the use of the items listed below EXCEPT.

A. working hard for the thing you value the most

B. self-control as indication of good education

C. governing the self to act accordingly

D. regimen imposed on the self out of masochism

47. During the 1800s as reflected in American Literature, the US government expanded its
territory by the use of the items listed below EXCEPT

A. technology (railroad) C. force (US army)

B. invasion (conquest) D. diplomacy (treaties)

48. “0n the Pulse of the Morning,” by Maya Angelou, it is suggested that ___________

A. each new day gives people new chances

B. each new day is a new gift when spent best

C. each new day symbolizes the monotony of task

D. each new day signifies a challenge to overcome

49. In “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman, the workers sing varied carols to express;

A. take new pride in one’s abilities

B. joys for bountiful blessings

C. happiness in work and the uniqueness of the contribution

D. contrast in work attitude

50. Which of the following statements best reflects the writing of the “The Declaration of

a. It is accusatory and subjective.

b. It is very structured and orderly.

c. It is simple yet moving.

d. It is rich in logic and lessons.

Answer key

1. B 44. D
2. D 45. D
3. C 46. A
4. C 47. B
5. D 48. A
6. B 49. C
7. B 50.
8. D
9. D
10. A
11. A
12. B
13. A
14. B
15. C
16. C
17. D
18. A
19. A
20. C
21. A
22. A
23. A
24. D
25. C
27. B
28. D
30. D
34. A
35. C
36. D
37. B
38. B
39. C
40. D
41. D
42. B