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LEARNING COMPETENCY Knowledge Comprehension Analysis Application Synthesis Evaluation

12 12 6 6 1 3
EN10G-IIIa-31: Use pronouns
effectively 8,9,10 10
EN10LT-IIIc-2.2.3: Determine tone,
11, 12, 13,
mood, technique, and purpose of the 5
14, 15
EN10VC-IIIb-23: Share viewpoints
based on the ideas presented in the 16 1
materials viewed
EN10VC-IIId-28: Disclose the
personal significance of a material 17 1
EN10RC-IIIf-2.18: Personal
significance of the selection to the 18, 33 21 40 4
EN10LT-IIIa-2.2: Explain how the
elements specific to a genre
19, 20, 22 36, 39 5
contribute to the theme of a particular
literary selection
EN10RC-IIIc-22.3: Power struggles
23, 25 2
of characters
EN10RC-IIIe-22.5: Relevance of the
selection to the historical context 24 1
during which it was produced
EN10RC-IIIa-22.1: Overall artistic
value of the structure and elements
of the selection
EN10RC-IIIb-22.2: Treatment of
underlying or overarching issue 26, 29 31, 34 4
concerning human experience
EN10LT-IIIg-20: Evaluate literature
as a source of wisdom in expressing
30 35 2
and resolving conflicts between
individuals or groups and nature
EN10LT-IIIa-2.2.1: Express
appreciation for sensory images used
EN10V-IIIc-13.9: Give expanded
definitions of words 38 27, 28 32 4

EN10LT-IIIb-2.2.2: Explain the

37 1
literary devices used

Total 12 12 6 6 1 3 40

Name: ___________________________________________________ Year & Section: _________________________

School: __________________________________________________ Date: ______________ Score: ___________

The questions in this test have four answer choices. Read each question/statement carefully and choose the best
answer by shading the letter of your choice or by writing the word/s on the blanks provided for. GOOD LUCK!

Direction: Choose the correct form of the pronouns that best completes the sentence.

1. Terenty is a man _____________ worked as a cobbler in the village.

A which B who C whose D whom
2. The flash of lightning struck, an incident ___________ worried Danilka very much for her brother.
A where B that C those D this
3. Sen. Leila Delima delivered __________ privilege speech during the senate hearing on the Extra Judicial Killing.
A his B her C their D she
4. Atty. Richard Gordon submitted _______________ findings on time.
A his B her C their D its
5. Edward, Paul and Anthony are promoting ___________ passion in using information communication and technology towards
his her their its
6. The Eskimos promoted the bear’s meat as ____________ primary food
A his B her C their D its
7. He practiced headcraft to survive _________ problem with hunger.
A his B her C its D their

Direction: Identify the case of the underlined pronoun. Choose the letter of the correct case of pronoun.
8. He and I were great adventurers.
A objective B subjective C possessive D none of the above
9. My desire of giving a cuckoo’s egg lead me into trouble.
A objective B subjective C possessive D none of the above
10. Mother Earth likes me.
A objective B subjective C possessive D none of the above


Direction: Analyze the speaker’s tone/attitude, mood and feeling of each of the given statement.

11. "Uncle Terenty," says Fyokia, with a sob, tugging at the lapel of the cobbler's coat. "Brother Danilka had an accident! Come along!"
"What sort of accident? Ough, what thunder! Holy, holy, holy… . What sort of accident?"
A anxious B hopeful C enraged D angry

12. “Naah! Naah!” the hunters cried. “Put the child out! Send him to bed. He should not talk to gray-beards this way!”
He waited calmly till the uproar died down.
A doubtful B determined C mysterious D enraged

Direction: From the choices given, select the word which properly completes each set of relationships.
13. Keesh: character; Polar Bear: ________.
A setting B theme C conflict D conclusion
14. The story of Keesh: Jack London; A Day in a Country: ________.
A Rudyard Kipling B Robert Frost C Anton Chekhov D John Milton
15. “The air is warm and fragrant” appeals to the sense of ________.
A sight& sound B feeling & smell C hearing & feeling D smell & sound


Direction: Read each of the following items carefully and answer its corresponding questions.

Speed Test Between PORSCHE and FERRARI on Different Tracks



16. Based on the line graph, which of the following statements is TRUE?
A Porsche runs faster than Ferrari. C It takes Ferrari the same time to run as Porsche.
B Ferrari runs faster than Porsche. D Porsche and Ferrari have the same running speed

17. Which do you think shall win the race?

A The Porsche will dominate the race. C The Ferrari will gain success in this competition
B The Ferrari will be left behind.. D They will finish at the same time.

18. Below are some lines of the song, “Heal the World”, what does it convey?

“Heal The World

Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me”

A Destruction of mankind is possible.

B People’s negligence may result to Earth’s extinction.
C Whatever is lost can still be renewed or retrieved through hard work.
D The world is always a better place to live if there is love among the people.

19. What was emphasized in the song?

A People of different races are still brothers and sisters.
B Only those who are brothers should help each other.
C Those who are happy are hopeful.
D Heaven is here on earth.

20. In the same song, what kind of place is referred to in this stanza, “There are ways to get there if you care enough for the living,
make a little space, make a better place for you and for me”?
A One that is dangerous to human race. C One that is polluted.
B One that needs improvement for the people to live. D One that is full of destruction.

21. The world can be healed if ________.

A There are high technologies that will create innovations. C People who died are taken care.
B People are concerned enough to make it better. D Human race will collaborate to take care of all living.

22. What does this stanza suggest? “Heal the world make it a better place for you and me and the entire human race, There are people
dying if you care enough for the living make a better place for you and for me.”
A Unity among the local government officials C Generosity among the people
B Sacrifice among the family members D Hope among the depressed

23. In the poem “Song of Autumn”, what line suggests death?

A Farewell, vivid brightness of our short-lived summers!
B My heart will be no more than a frozen red block.
C That somewhere they are nailing a coffin, in great haste
D All winter will possess my being: wrath, hate, horror, shivering, hard, forced labor
24. How was the idea of hope exemplified in the poem?
A Autumn is in between summer and winter, so there is still a chance to change course.
B The seasons are a cycle of events, so nothing is permanent.
C Autumn is associated with leaves, which symbolize life.
D 3
The seasons represent the cycle of life and when there’s life, there is hope.

25. In the story, “To Build a Fire”, how was the concept of survival shown?
A When the man tried to kill the dog, it ran away.
B The man continued to try all the means to avoid being frozen and reach the camp.
C The man wants to reach the camp to see his friends and eat hot food.
D The man jumped up and began to run.

26. How was the human nature highlighted when the man attempted to kill the dog but soon decided to relax and stay aback?
A Man is hopeless when problems arise.
B Man will do anything just for food.
C Man is but an animal that base his decisions on his instincts.
D Man will exhaust all means to survive even at the expense of others.

27. What do these lines signify? “Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine, In another’s being mingle…”
A every being is complement of another C stimulus triggers a response
B interrelationship among entities exist D no man is an island

28. What does this line mean? “The winds of heaven mix forever with a sweet emotion”.
A People regardless of race are blessed with a free air to breathe.
B Air from heaven is sweet and fresh.
C Air that people breathe makes people emotional.
D God regardless of race recognizes people as His children and blesses them with life.

29. What does this line connote? “No sister could be forgiven if it disdained his brother.”
A Law of God and man shall prevail if one sinned.
B No matter how beautiful one is, if sinned should be punished.
C Brothers and sisters should not be forgiven if erred.
D Relatives should be helped.

30. What do these lines reflect? “Through your loving existence and nonexistence merge. All opposites unite.”
A Possibility of love everywhere C Oneness of nature and all other beings
B Diversity is good D Unity of enemies


Direction: Read each of the following items carefully and answer its corresponding questions.

A. Items 31 – 35.
Coming Home
When we’re driving, in the dark, on the long road to Province town, which lies empty for miles,
when the buildings and the scrub pines lose their familiar look,
I imagine us rising from the speeding car,
I imagine us seeing everything from another place –
the top of one of the pale dunes or the deep and nameless fields of the sea –
and what we see is the world that cannot cherish us but which we cherish, and what we see is
our life moving like that, along the dark edges of everything – the headlights like lanterns
sweeping the blackness – believing in thousand fragile improvable things,
looking out for sorrow, slowing down for happiness,
making all the right turns right down to the thumping barriers to the sea,
the swirling waves, the narrow streets, the houses, the past, the future,
the doorway that belongs to you and me.

31. What could be the reason for the speaker’s anxiety in the poem?
A There are no gasoline stations for refueling.
B It is still a long way to their house.
C She and her companion are heading towards a dark provincial road.
D The driver is in trouble of losing direction.

32. When the persona said that the world cannot cherish them but which they do, what does this mean?
A She has prejudices towards provincial life. C She hates province.
B She positively treated nature and the mother earth. D She doesn’t like the provincial scenery.

33. The line “believing in a thousand fragile and improvable things, looking out for sorrow”, affirms that life’s journey is ______.
A Unpredictable and uncertain C Full of pessimism
B Full of promises to be broken D Undeniably challenging and worth – travelling

34. The line “along the dark edges of everything – the headlights like lanterns sweeping the blackness” signifies that ______.
A Dark places are lighted by headlights. C Hard work brings glory.
B Headlights bring security and safety. D There is hope because there is solution to every problem.

35. What trait of persona can be characterized in the poem?

A realistic B pessimistic C naturalistic D autocratic

B. Items 36 – 40.
Count Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910) was a Russian writer and philosopher. Born into an aristocrat family, Tolstoy was reared in
the world of luxury. He was educated by private tutors and then attended the University of Kazan. He served for a time in the army
before settling down to run family estate. The harshness and inequality of the Russian social system offended Tolstoy, and he
refused to be an aristocrat. He worked with peasants in the fields and even dressed like them. He taught the peasant’s children
and wrote textbooks for them. Finally, he gave up his estate to his wife and children in order to dedicate himself more fully to
writing and helping peasants.
His novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are world-famous. The powerful language and graphic descriptions of
Russian life in his works established him as a major world writer.

36. What value is shown in the above passage work?

A respect B service C humility D temperance

37. What type of text is the selection?

A Academic B Scientific C Literary D Journalistic

38. As used in the selection, what does the underlined word reared mean?
A exploited B employed C adopted D raised

39. From the selection, what can be inferred about Tolstoy?

A had detractors who wanted him to be exiled C empathized with the socially disadvantaged
B went through the most difficult crisis in his life D came from a noble lineage

40. What is the best paraphrase of the following line? “The Russian social system offended Tolstoy, and he refused to be an aristocrat.”
A If Tolstoy became an aristocrat, he would offend Russia.
B Being an aristocrat, Tolstoy was offended.
C The Russian social system offended the aristocrats.
D The social practices of Russians offended Tolstoy so he gave up being an aristocrat.


SY 2016 - 2017
Division Unified Test in GRADE 10 ENGLISH


1. B 21. D
2. B 22. C
3. B 23. C

4. A 24. A
5. C 25. B
6. C 26. D
7. A 27. B
8. B 28. D
9. C 29. A
10. A 30. C
11. A 31. C
12. D 32. B
13. C 33. A
14. C 34. D
15. B 35. A
16. B 36. C
17. C 37. D
18. D 38. D
19. A 39. C
20. B 40. D