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San Vicente West, Urdaneta City

Philippine History with Politics & Gov

Name_______________________________ Course __________

Schedule ______________________ Date____________

I. IDENTIFICATION. Identify what is being asked.

________________ 1. This consisted of gold, land, slaves or anything else of value

given by the groom to the family of the bride before marriage.
________________ 2. What was the most popularly accepted theory on the origin
of the Philippines?
________________3. The Philippines is bounded in the west by what particular sea?
________________4. What is the total land area of the Philippines?
________________5. This means the physical features of a particular country.
________________6. The narrowest strait in the world is the San Juanico Strait
between Samar and that particular province?
________________7. The second highest peak found on the Ifugao-Benguet
boundary in Luzon.
________________8. Considered as the “rice granary” of the Philippines.
________________9. The longest river in the Philippines.
________________10. The largest lake in the Philippines.
________________11.The largest valley in the Philippines and regarded as the
greatest tobacco-producing region in Asia.
________________12. The smallest volcano in the world.
________________13. The mourning custom for a deceased datu.
________________14. the “queen of Philippine flowers”.
________________15.The cultivation of wheat was first introduced in what
particular province?
________________16. This is a sharp pointed iron instrument used by the early
Filipinos as pen.
________________17. Where can we find the tarsier, which is reputed to be the
smallest monkey in the world?
________________18. This theory believes that the early Filipinos came from
settlers within the islands, not from outside.
________________19. The “queen of Philippine wood”.
________________20. The staple food of the Filipinos.
________________21. The collarless, short-sleeved jacket worn by the early
________________22. The first man to live in the Philippines in Palawan about
25,000 years ago.
________________23. The ruler of the barangay during the time of the ancient
________________24. The popular wine of our ancestors which was made from
________________25. They were the first people to come to the Philippines by
using the land bridges.

II. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the best answer from the choices given. Write the
letter of your answer on the space provided. Use CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY.

_____ 1. The most popularly accepted theory about the origin of the Philippines.
a. The Philippines was part of god’s creation of the world
b. The islands were fragments of the huge ball of the rock thrown by
a giant
c. The Phils. was part of the Sunda shelf or the continental shelf of
d. The Phils. was a remnant of a prehistoric continent called Mu

_____ 2. Unique animals in the Philippines, except one.

a. Zebronkey c. tarsius
b. monkey-eating eagle d. tamaraw

_____ 3. The Philippines is bounded in the West by the…

a. South China Sea c. Bashi Channel
b. Zulu and Celebes Sea d. Pacific Ocean

_____ 4. Three important parts about knowing a country’s history, except one.
a. Sovereignty c. Land
b. People d. God

_____ 5. They possessed a stoical outlook on life, religious, mild-tempered,

musical people and are fond of spicy food.
a. Bicolanos c. Bisayans
b. Tagalogs d. Ilocanos

_____ 6. The southernmost point of the Philippines is

a. Pusan point c. Y’Ami isle
b. Saluag isle d. Sulu

_____ 7. The least important element in a nation.

a. the spirit of the land and grain c. the leaders
b. the people d. the sovereignty

_____ 8. He gave the name “ARCHIPELAGO OF ST. LAZARUS” to our country.

a. Fr. Juan Delgado c. Claudius Ptolemy
b. Magellan d. Ruy Lopez de Villalobos

_____ 9. The bad habit of putting aside a work which can be done right away is
a. ningas cogon c. bahala na
b. maniana d. utang na loob

_____ 10. The doctrine which specifies the territorial boundaries of the Philippines.
a. territorial doctrine c. UNCLOS doctrine
b. exclusive economic zone d. archipelago doctrine

_____ 11. The Philippines loss of its many professionals.

a. brain drain c. professional exodus
b. brain damage d. professional migration
_____ 12. They are extravagant, carefree and jolly and they are lavish spenders
and prefer to have a good time to hard work.
a. Ilocanos c. Tagalogs
b. Bisayans d. Muslim

______13. The magical power which was believed to make its possessor
invulnerable to iron weapons.
a. odom c. uiga
b. anting-anting d. gayuma

______14. The first Arab visitor who came to Sulu from Mecca and spread Islam
and built the first mosque at Simumul, Sulu.
a. Sharif Kabunsuwan c. Mukdum
b. Abu Bakr d. Sultan Kudarat

_____ 15. Which of the following is the name of Mindoro before the Spaniards
named it after a gold mine.
a. Maniola c. Mamburao
b. Pinamalayan d. Mait

______16. The other name of the Philippine Independent Church that was
founded at the turn of the 20th century.
a. Aglipayan Church c. Iglesia ni Cristo
b. Katoliko Pilipino d. Rizalista

_____ 17. The string instrument used by the Bisayans and was later made as the
Tagalog symbol of poetry.
a. kumintang c. tultogan
b. kudyapi d. silbay

_____ 18. The armlet that Filipinos wore during the medieval times.
a. batalan c. buyo
b. baltiw d. kalombigas

_____ 19. The strip of clothes that serves as lower garment for Filipinos before the
Spaniards came.
a. kaputol c. putung
b. bahag d. patadyong

_____ 20. The Darangan is the epic poetry of what people.

a. Maranaw c. Ilocano
b. Ifugao d. Tausug

III. FILL IN THE BLANKS. Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

1. The written laws were promulgated by the Datu with the help of the elders
and were put into writing. These written laws were announced to the people by a
barangay crier known as ________________.
2. The early Filipinos were courteous and polite. When two persons of equal
rank met on the road, they removed their _________________ as a sign of
3. The early Filipinos had their own government. Each settlement was an
independent kingdom called ___________________.
4. A Bisayan wine made from fermented rice is called _______________.
5. The early domestic trades were carried on by means of _________________.
6. A Tagalog wine taken from coconut palm is called________________.
7. The early Filipino women wore a wide-sleeved jacket called ____________.
8. The _____________________ studies old material relics like bones, jars,
pottery and antique jewelry.
9. The _____________________ of the Sulu Sea still live in boat-houses.

10. The _____________________ lived in larger villages; they had government,
writing, music, arts and sciences. They lived by agriculture, fishing, mining and

IV. Identify the people who gave the following contributions and
heritages to the Filipino culture.

____________ 1. The toleration of polygamy.

____________ 2. The hanging of fresh flowers around the neck of a visitor.
____________ 3. The sultanate form of government.
____________ 4. The offering of buyo to a visitor.
____________ 5. The hiring of professional mourners during funeral.
____________ 6. The pilgrimage of a childless couple to a holy shrine.
____________ 7. The showering of the groom & bride w/ rice after the weeding.
____________ 8. The used of white clothes for mourning the dead.
____________ 9. The giving of dowry by the groom to the bride’s parents.
____________ 10. The used of the sarong and the putong.
____________ 11. The used of loose trousers and early Filipino jackets.
____________ 12. The titles of sultan, raha, dayang and kali.
____________ 13. Tagalog words such as salamat, sulat, alak and bukas.
____________ 14. The used of firecrackers during New Year
____________ 15. The respect accorded by children to their parents.
____________ 16. The praying to many Gods, spirits and images.
____________ 17. The worship of dead ancestors.
____________ 18. Words such as maharlika, ama, halaga, mutya and nanay.
____________ 19.The tight-fitting trousers and embroidered shawls.
____________ 20. The pilgrimage to Mecca.


A. Two purposes why the early Filipinos tattooed their bodies.


B. State at least five (5) grounds of divorce practiced by the early Filipinos.

C. State why did the Spaniards came in the Philippines.


D. State the five ship in the Magellan expedition

E. Results of Magellan’s voyage


F. Kinds of Alipin

TEST V. ESSAY. Explain the Treaty of Tordesillas and Treaty of Zaragoza (5 points)



Prepared by:



Test II

1. I
2. H
3. F
4. B
Answer Key: 5. A
6. E
Test I. 7. C
8. J
1. Pearl of the Orient Seas 9. G
2. part of Sunda shelf or the 10. D
continental shelf of Asia
3.South China sea
4. 300, 780 sq. km.
5. topography
6. Leyte
7. Mt. Pulog
8. Central plain
9. Cagayan river
10. Laguna de bay
11. Cagayan Valley
12. Taal volcano
13. Kainigin
14. Sampaguita Test III.
15. Laguna
16. Eastern Sarus crane, A. 1. Tamaraw
labong,tipol 2. mouse deer
17. Bohol 3. zebronkey
18. Balabac Island or Palawan 4. tarsius
19. Narra B. 1. it is the only Christian nation
20. huge whale shark (rhincodon in the non-Christian world
typus) or pating bulik(striped 2. it is a melting pot of races
shark) and cultures
21. pandaka pygmaea 3. it is the bridge that links the
22.Tridacna Gigas oriental and occidental worlds
23. pearl of allah 4. it is at the crossroads of
24. Zambales Asia’s air and sea routes
25. Banaue Rice Terraces

5. it is the bastion of
C. 1. there is a geographical
barrier separating the Phils.
from other nations in Asia
2. This archipelago barrier also
divides tribes and nations in
the Phils.
3. with many islands to defend,
the country is easily invaded
by foreigners who want to
colonize or conquer
4. smuggling, piracy and
migration can happen more
easily in this archipelago
5. the different islands and
cultural features make an
ideal training ground for
missionaries and evangelists
who want to learn about
different cultures, climates and
D. 1. we are a unique nation with
a cultural heritage from four of
the major civilizations in the
world-Asian, European, Latin
American and North American
2. We are a nation with a gift
of faith and a gift of music that
other Asian nations do not
3. we are the first republic in
4. we received training in self-
government and democracy
5. we led the Asian world in
building schools and
universities, roads and bridges,
town planning and others.

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