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What is the theme of the selection, “The People of the Philippines”?

a. The Philippines are marked by a true blend of cultures.

b. The different religions that can be found in the Philippines.
c. The long history of Western colonial rule.
d. The different dialects and languages in the country.
What conclusion can you draw about the selection?
a. Those Filipinos with white complexion, tall, and can speak fluently in English were not Filipino at all.
b. We should learn to accept and respect one another despite our differences in appearance and cultures.
c. Filipinos should imitate more cultures of other country.
d. Philippines is a country with a very rich culture, colourful history, and people with remarkable traits.
How are you going to carry out the remarkable traits of Filipinos?
a. By observing the behavior of those children of my age.
b. Going to church when I feel like it.
c. Being friendly, respectful, and hospitable host all the time.
d. Reciting the remarkable traits of Filipinos during class discussion.
Which of the following statements show the piousness of the Filipinos which we inherited from the Spaniards?
a. An 18 year old girl is still living with her parents.
b. Going to church every Sunday.
c. Many people were employed as call center agents because they can speak fluently in English.
d. Nice accommodation of visitors.
The following statements support the idea that the culture of Filipinos come from different nations EXCEPT
a. The Philippines has a population of 70 million.
b. Some 80 percent of the population is Catholic, Spain’s lasting legacy.
c. The close family relations are said to have been inherited from the Chinese.
d. The Filipino is basically of Malay stock with a sprinkling of Chinese, American, Spanish, and Arab blood.
Why do you think we, Filipinos were mixture of different culture?
a. Because we are divided geographically and culturally into regions.
b. Because the Filipino character is usually a little bit of all cultures put together.
c. Because of the long history of western colonial rule, interspersed with the visits of merchants and traders.
d. Because tribal communities can be found scattered across the archipelago.
There was a group activity in your English class. Your leader assigned different tasks for each member to do. As
one of the members, you have to do the visual aids for the reporting while your other classmates have to do the
research. Your group do tasks that were assigned to you. As a result, your group got the highest grade in group
activity. What remarkable trait of the Filipino was shown in this situation?
a. Hospitality
b. Bayanihan/Cooperation
c. Camaraderie/friendship
d. Piousness
Your aunt from America will be arriving tomorrow. You became very busy the day before. You washed he bed
sheets, change the sheets, and bring out the cutleries that your mother was keeping in the cabinet. What
Filipino trait is shown in this situation?
a. Close family relation
b. Camaraderie
c. Cooperation
d. Hospitality

What is considered as the most famous river in the Philippines?

a. Pasig River b. Navotas River c. San Juan River d. Pateros River
Who is the female protagonist in the legend of Pasig River?
a. Laz b. Caz c. Paz d. Daz
What is the meaning of “mango”/”mangga” during ancient times?
a. pear-shaped b. heart-shaped c. shoe-shaped d. triangle-shaped
What creature is known for smoke belching and came to dwell in mango trees?
a. Dwarf b. fairy c. mermaid d. kapre
Direction : Arrange the following to form the correct sequence in the story/legend. Choose the letter that corresponds
to your answer.

The Legend of Pasig River

(1) The tragic incident spread among the people and from then on, this river was called Pasig.
(2) Ilog Pasig is one of the most famous rivers in the Philippines. It can be found in the City of Manila. At present, this
river is notorious for being filthy and murky, but there was a time when Pasig River is pristine and is romantic place for
(3) The two romantically sailed the length of the river under the moonlight and along the cool breeze. As they passed
along floating water lilies, Paz extended her arm and reached for a flower. The guy, not noticing what Paz was up to,
got off-balanced and fell into the waters.
(4) Long ago, there were two young lovers. The girl was a Filipina named Paz and the gentleman was Spanish. One night,
they decided to boat along a quiet and deep river. The boy was the one paddling the boat while Paz was calmly seated in
front of him.
(5) The guy doesn’t know how to swim so every time his head will pop above the water, he shouts. “Paz, sigueme! Paz,
sigueme!” which means, “Paz, Rescue me!”. Paz tried hard to reach for her lover but she did not succeed. At the last
time the boy emerged, all he managed to say was. “Paz, sig…”

a. 2 - 4 - 3 - 5 - 1 b. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 c. 4 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 3 d. 3 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 2

Mango : The Broken Heart

(1) On the day of the wedding, Aganhon was nowhere to be found. The bridal party searched high low, until someone
finally ventured into a nearby stream and stumbled upon the young bride’s motionless body, with a dagger sticking out
of the poor girl’s chest.
(2.) There was once a man named Daeogdog who lived in a quiet village in the Aklan province. He was known for his
quick, explosive temper, and for always trying to get his way. Thus, it was no surprise when he forced his beautiful and
gentle daughter, Aganhon, into an engagement with Maeopig, a young man who was as quarrelsome and domineering
as he was.
(3.) He sampled one and found it to be as sweet and tender as the heart of the daughter whose feelings he callously is
regarded. He called it “mango”/”mangga”, which meant “heart-shaped” in their ancient tongue. The story doesn’t say
how the smoke-belching kapre came to dwell in mango trees, but my brother reckons that Aganhon’s ogre of a suitor
might have started the trend.
(4.) Stricken with grief and remorse, Daeogdog dreamt of his daughter on the night of her funeral. In the dream,
Aganhon led her father to a tree that grew on the spot where they found her body. As soon as he awakened, Daeogdog
rushed over to the stream and found the same tree, its branches heavy with bright yellow fruits that were shaped like
(5.) Aganhon pleaded her father to cancel the engagement, but her flatly refused and kept insisting that his choice was
the best.

a. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 b. 3 - 4 - 5 - 1 - 2 c. 2 - 5 - 1 - 4 - 3 d. 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

The students __________ to school on time.

a. come b. comes c. coming
The pollution in our environment __________ us sick.
a. Make b. makes c. making
The books on the table __________ to me.
a. Belong b. belongs c. belonging
The luxurious bag __________ so beautiful.
a. is b. are c. am
The students __________ for their professor.
a. are waiting b. is waiting c. am waiting
My friend and I __________ the leadership training last week.
a. attend b. attends c. attending
The toy of Angel __________ broken.
a. was b. were c. am
The students __________ to the teacher carefully.
a. are listening b. is listening c. listening
The responsible group __________ the room everyday.
a. clean b. cleans c. cleaning
The story __________ about the importance of trust and friendship.
a. tell b. tells c. telling
The palace __________ nice and big.
a. is b. are c. am
She always__________ the group.
a. lead b. leads c. leading
Our topic this week __________ easy.
a. is b. are c. am
The things and toys of Sophia __________ arranged properly.
a. is b. are c. am
The remote control of the television __________ broken.
a. Was b. were c. am

What do we call to the narrative tale about god/s?

a. myth b. biography c. short story d. novel

Which is not true about Philippine literature?

a. It consists of folktales during prehistory
b. It is passed to us by the word of mouth
c. It is based on the influenced of colonizers
d. It shows the life of Filipinos before

What do we call to passing of songs, stories, and poems to generation to generation using their mouth?
a. legend b. oral tradition c. literature d. folktale

It is an entertaining story of unknown origin that is composed orally and then passed by word of mouth.
a. short story b. novel c. legend d. essay

I. Identify the noun used in each sentence. Choose the letter of your answer.

For number 1 and 2, identify which is the Proper Noun used in the sentence.

_____1. The people of the Philippines have a unique blend of East and West in terms of appearance and culture.

a. People b. Philippines c. Appearance d. Culture

_____2. During the American occupation, the Filipinos were taught about the importance of education.

a. American b. Occupation c. Importance d. Education.

For number 3 and 4, identify which is the Common Noun used in the sentence.

_____3. We basically came from the Malay stock.

a. we b. came c. malay d. stock

_____4. Hospitality is our common denominator as a Filipino.

a. hospitality b. is c. our d. filipino

II. Identify the correct pronoun that will complete the sentence. Choose the letter of your answer.

5. The pupils presented _______ project to the teachers. a. they b. them c. their

6. Ramon knew that _______ did a job well done. a. he b. him c. his

7. My mother is a religious woman. ________ goes to church daily. a. She b. Her c. Her

8. Anna, Tina, and Wena are all writers. The school is proud ________. a. they b. them c. their

III. MULTIPLE CHOICES. Read the statements carefully and choose the letter of your answer.

____1. It is a narrative involving one or more characters, one plot and one impression.

a. Legend b. Novel c. Short Story d. Myth

____2. It is a narrative based on fictions and is about the origin of things.

a. Legend b. Novel c. Short Story d. Myth

____3. This type of prose is fictitious in nature wherein animals and non-living things are made to act and talk like
people to teach lessons.

a. Essay b. Biography c. Novel d. Fable

____4. It is the expression of the writer's viewpoint about an issue or problem.

a. Essay b. Biography c. Novel d. Fable

____5. It is a long narrative consisting of several chapters and is based on life experiences.

a. Essay b. Biography c. Novel d. Fable

____6. It refers to the life story of another person.

a. Essay b. Biography c. Novel d. Fable