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San Roque-Ezpeleta National High School

San Roque, Anini’y, Antique

Pretest in English 7
I. LISTENING: Listen carefully to the selection to be read by the teacher. Then, answer the questions that

1. Who was the head of Katipunan?

A. Andres Bonifacio B. Dr. Jose Rizal C. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo D. Marcelo Del Pilar
2. What did the Katipuneros tear to show their protest against the cruelty of the Spaniards?
A. bamboo B. bolo C. cedula D. salvo
3. What does the selection show? Filipinos are _________________.
A. brave B. honest C. humble D. infidel
4. Which is true according to the selection? The Filipinos ________________.
A. could no longer bear the cruelty of theSpaniards C. were free under the Spaniards
B. were comfortable with the Spaniards D. were happy under the Spanish government
5. The Filipinos revolted against the Spaniards because they ___________________.
A. liked to shout angrily C. were not free to do anything
B. were forced by Bonifacio D. they know how to use guns and bolos

II. READING AND LITERATURE: Read the story below, and then answer the questions that follow.

Once upon a time in the Philippines there was an old woman with strange magical qualities. The local
villagers had noticed her house seemed brighter at night even though there was no electricity. According to rumors
some had even seen dwarfs helping a mysterious and beautiful girl at night. No one ever discovered the source of the
mysterious night time glow.

She lived in the forest on the outskirts of a fishing village and was famous for her beautiful flowers. The
fisherman would barter their treasured catch for her flowers.

A young couple came to visit the village. They were haughty and were not from around there. A proud pair
that hated anything they thought was ugly. They would make fun of anything they thought was ugly.

They were out exploring the village one day and came upon the old woman in the forest. Since they found
her ugly, they mocked her. After making fun of her, the old woman asked them to leave but they refused.

To punish them, she said, “Since you only like beautiful things I will turn you into the most beautiful insect.
“She tapped them with her cane and they became the first two butterflies.

6. Who is the main character in the story?

A. old woman B. young couple C. many villagers D. colorful butterflies
7. The young couple played as the ____________ in the story.
A. protagonists B. antagonists C. friends D. heroes
8. The young couple made fun of the old woman. This part of the plot is the _______ of the story.
A. resolution B. introduction C. climax D. falling action
9. What is the resolution of the story?
A. The old woman became a butterfly. C. The old woman punished the young couple.
B. The young couple went home happily. D. The young couple befriended the old woman.
10. What kind of story is this?
A. novel B. legend C. epic D. myth
A. STRESS. Put the stress mark above the accented syllable. Use the symbol (‘).
11. tornado
12. talented
13. guitarist

B. INTONATION PATTERN: Tell whether the following sentences follow (A) rising-falling intonation or (B)
rising intonation pattern. Write the letter of your answer.

14. Did you visit your grandmother?

15. I’m a student. How about you?
16. I forgot my notebook yesterday.
A. Subject-Verb Agreement: Choose the correct form of the verb that agrees with the subject.

17. Two kilometers (is, are) the distance between our houses.
18. The flock of birds (is, are) flying south.
19. Either his mother or his grandparents (gives, give) him an advice.
20. News (come, comes) very early today.
21. Many (believe, believes) that Maria Makiling is a forest nymph.
22. Her measles (heal, heals) very fast.
23. A number of Filipino values (is, are) still observed today.
24. The mother and the daughter (help, helps) one another in doing house chores.


AFFIXES: Choose the letter of the correct prefix to form the word that completes the sentence.
25. No one ever ______ -covered the source of the mysterious night time glow. Which of the following
prefixes best completes the highlighted word? Read the sentence for other clues.
A. dis- B. re- C. im- D. in-
26. The young couple receives _______ from the old woman they mocked. (punish). Using the highlighted
word inside the parenthesis, which suffix appropriately forms a new word to fill in the blank?

PROVERBS AND IDIOMS: For numbers 27-28, identify the proverbs and idioms.

27. Which of the following is not a proverb?

A. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. C. Let the cat out of the bag.
B. A watched pot never boils. D. A sincere invitation is augmented a pull.
28. Which of the following is an example of idiomatic expressions?
A. cry over spilled milk C. as high as the mountain
B. take your medicine D. make a long story longer
For items 29-31, identify the meanings of the proverbs and idioms.
29. He visits our place once in a blue moon. The underlined idiom means it happens ________________.
A. always B. very rarely C. during the day D. during the night
30. Writing a news article for her is just a piece of cake. What does the idiom a piece of cake mean?
A. The task is simple. C. The job is complicated.
B. The work is like a cake. D. The activity is very hard.
31. What does “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” mean?
A. It’s better to hold something than to let it go.
B. It’s better to catch a bird in the cage than in the field.
C. It’s better to have one bird in the cage than to have two on the grass.
D. It’s better to have a lesser, but certain than having more but unsure.
SENSORY IMAGES: For numbers 32-33, identify the sense to which the following lines appeal.
32. Maria has long, black abundant hair which she usually decorates with pomelo flowers.
A. sight B. hearing C. smell D. touch
33. “Then back to his maiden fair he ran; unmindful of the rain; but his feet slipped and he fell down.”
A. hearing B. sight C. smell D. touch
TONE: Identify the tone of the speaker in the following lines.
34. “Alas. My brother Sulayman is dead!”
A. angry B. happy C. sad D. surprised
35. “If only that old woman hadn’t seen him! If only our Chief had not sentenced him to die!”
A. surprised B. angry C. sorrowful D. regretful

MOODS: Match the non-verbal communication in Column A with its interpretation in Column B. Write the
letter of your answer.
36. . He who bites his nail A. angry
37. The one who smiles alone B. bored
38. A man who clenches his fist C. restless
39. A person who yawns loudly D. insane
40. She who rests her jaw on her hand E. worried and sad
F. remembers something/something special

V. IDENTIFYING PARTS OF A PARAGRAPH: Rewrite the following sentences using the given organizer. (41-
A. A hawker is a person who moves from one place to another and sell their goods, by shouting on the streets.
B. They work hard throughout the day.
C. They move on the street on their bicycle and sometimes on foot and sell their products.
D. We can see hawkers everywhere.
E. They move everywhere selling their goods without caring about the weather.


42. 43. 44.


46 – 50. Write a short paragraph about a topic on how you can be a hero on your own way. Please refer to
the rubrics for grading the simple paragraph.


Criteria 5 4 3 2 1 Score
Content All sentences Only 5 Only 4 sentences Only 3 All sentences in
in the sentences in in the sentences in the the paragraph
paragraph the paragraph paragraph are paragraph are are related to
are related to are related to related to the related to the the topic.
the topic. the topic. topic. topic.

Organization The The The paragraph The paragraph The paragraph

of Ideas paragraph paragraph shows 3-4 shows 5 has more than
shows a shows 1-2 sentences which sentences which 5 sentences
logical sentences are not properly are not which are not
arrangement which are not organized. properly properly
of ideas. properly organized. organized.

Mechanics of All rules on Any 1-2 rules Any 3-4 rules Any 5 rules are More than 5
Writing capitalization are not are not properly not properly rules are not
, spelling, properly observed. observed. properly
grammar, observed. observed.
etc. are

Total Score

1. B
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. C
6. A
7. B
8. C
9. C
10. B
11. torna’do
12. ta’lented
13. guita’rist
14. B
15. A
16. A
17. is
18. is
19. give
20. comes
21. believe
22. heals
23. are
24. help
25. A
26. C
27. C
28. A
29. B
30. A
31. D
32. A
33. D
34. C
35. D
36. C
37. F
38. A
39. B
40. E
41. D
42. A
43. C
44. E
45. B