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2nd Examination in Lit 1


Philippine Literature

General Instructions:
1. DO NOT WRITE anything on the questionnaire.
2. Write the letter (IN UPPERCASE) of your choice only.
3. No ERASURES and ALTERATIONS.
4. Use the official booklet of UM.
5. Read each items carefully.
6. Use blue/black pen only.
7. Write answer (s) legibly.
_______________________________________________________________________________

1 It deals with ideas, thoughts, and emotions of man. It is said to be the story of man.
a. Novel b. Literature c. Legends d. Poetry

2 Literature as a faithful reproduction of man’s manifold _______ blended into one harmonious expression.
a. Experience b. Heritage c. Culture d. Traditions

3 We need to study literature so that we can better appreciate our literary ______________
a. Expression b. Beliefs c. Democracy d. Heritage

4 A type of literature which consists of those wrtten within the common flow of conversation in sentences and
paragraphs.
a. Poetry b. Prose c. Sayings d. Riddles

5 This is a long narrative divided into chapters and the events are taken from true-to-life stories.
a. Biography b. Novels c. Legends d. Ballads

6 This is a narrative involving one or more characters, one plot and one single impression.
a. Short story b. Novels c. Plays d. Legends

7 This is presented on a stage and is divided into acts and each acts has many scenes.
a. Broadway b. Plays c. Short story d. Poems

8 These are fictitious narratives,usually about origins.


a. Legends b. Fables c. Epics d. Orations

9 These are fictitious and they deal with animals and inanimate things.
a. Essay b. Anecdotes c. Fables d. Poems

10 These are merely products of the writer’s imagination and the main aim is to bring out lessons to the reader.
a. Anecdotes b. News c. Oration d. Legends

11 This expresses the viewpoint or opinion of the writer about a particular problem or event.
a. Biography b. Essay c. News d. Oration

12 This deals with the life of a person which maybe about himself or his autobiography
a. Proverbs b. Biography c. Essay d. Short story

13 This is a report of everyday events in society, government, science and industry.


a. Anecdotes b. News c. Epic d. Legends

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14 This forms of poetry describes important events in life either real or imaginary.
a. Poetry b. Narrative poetry c. Lyric poetry d. Dramatic poetry

15 This refers to that kind of poetry meant to be sung with an accompaniment.


a. Lyric poetry b. Narrative poetry c. Poetry d. Dramatic poetry

16 This is an extended narrative about heroic exploits often under supernatural control.
a. Epic b. Legends c. Short story d. Metrical tale

17 This is a lyric poem which expresses feelings of grief and whose theme is death.
a. Farce b. Elegy c. Sonnets d. Ode

18 This is a poem of a noble feeling, expressed with dignity, with no definite number of syllables.
a. Psalms b. Elegy c. Ode d. Sonnets

19 This is an exaggerated comedy which seekd to arouse mirth by laughable lines.


a. Farce b. Comedy c. Corridos d. Awit

20 This form is written for the ppurpose of amusing and has a happy ending.
a. Ode b. Comedy c. Elegy d. Psalms

21. This refers to the diverse and rich group of works that has evolved side by side with the country’s history.
a. Philippine Literature
b. Spanish Literature
c. American Literature
d. Japanese Literature

22. These are stories that have no scientific proofs for any of these creatures, but people in rural areas in the
Philippines decisively believed in its existence.
a. Epics
b. Fables
c. Fantastic Stories
d. Legends
e.
23. The following are examples of fables, EXCEPT.
a. The Upo Plant
b. Finding Nemo
c. Shark Tale
d. Barney and Friends

24. The word myth comes from the Modern Latin word what?
a. Mythos
b. Mythula
c. Mythese
d. Mythus

25. The following are examples of a Myth, EXCEPT.


a. Malakas and Maganda
b. Story of Bathala
c. Biag ni Lam-Ang
d. Bagobo Origin

26. The story of Malakas and Maganda talks about what?


a. The origin of the Male and Female gender.
b. The origin of the native Filipinos.
c. The story about the creation.
d. The story about the Philippine Archipelago.

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27. The word “fable” comes from the Latin word “fabula” which means what?
a. Animals
b. Story
c. Imagination
d. Not real

28. The characters of these stories are given human qualities to impart and illustrate lesson or a ‘moral’ to the
readers and listeners.
a. Myths
b. Epics
c. Legends
d. Fables

29. The following are examples of fables EXCEPT for one.


a. Sesame Street
b. Bambi
c. Lion King
d. The Bug’s Life

30. The following are examples of fables EXCEPT for one.


a. Chicken Little
b. Finding Nemo
c. Shark Tale
d. Barney and Friends

31. These are stories that have no scientific proofs for any of these creatures, but people in rural areas in the
Philippines decisively believed in its existence.
a. Epics
b. Fables
c. Fantastic Stories
d. Legends

32. These creatures are said to like to eat small children. Their favorite body parts are the liver and the heart. The
following are the names for this creature EXCEPT for one.
a. Aswang
b. Tik-Tik
c. Manananggal
d. Wak-Wak

33. They are the Filipino version of a sorcerer. They are normal human beings with black magic who torture and
later kill their victims by infesting their bodies with different insects.
a. Mambabarang
b. Mangkukulam
c. Albularyo
d. Manghuhula

34. These scary creatures eat babies and fetuses from a mother’s womb. Their very long and sharp tongue passes
through the roof and touches the mother’s navel to suck the blood of the unborn child.
a. Aswang
b. Manananggal
c. Tikbalang
d. Tiyanak

35. It is generally a giant, usually 8 feet tall, with black or brown long course hair including a beard and eyes that
burn like a cigar tip.

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a. Tikbalang
b. Santelmo
c. Kapre
d. Aswang

36. Johnson was looking out after his baby nephew; he heard cries from the other room, thinking it was his nephew
he ran towards the sound. Surprisingly, his nephew was fast asleep and the one crying was no baby but a tiyanak.
What should Johnson do to break loose from the enhancement of its cries?
a. Throw salt to the baby.
b. Rub oil to her skin to stop the crying.
c. Turn her clothes inside out.
d. Utter the phrase “tabi-tabi po”.

37. The Tikbalang was impressed by Joy’s beauty. One night when Joy was walking alone, the Tikabalang planned
of raping Joy. What should Joy do to tame the Tikbalang?
a. He has to stab the Tikbalang with a specialized knife.
b. He has to jump over the Tikbalang and pull a hair from its head.
c. He has to obtain one of its three manes of sharp spines.
d. He has to set the Tikbalang on fire.

38. Leon got very mad because he was scolded by his parents. He went out and started kicking a small hill due to
his frustration without knowing that it is the home of some mythical creature. What creature is dwelling in that
small hill?
a. Duwende
b. Nuno sa Punso
c. Santelmo
d. Tiyanak

39. These stories talk about heroic actions of an individual written in verse form.
a. Legends
b. Epics
c. Folktales
d. Fables

40. This can be an enormous, covering vast nations, the world or the universe where an Epic may happen. What
characteristic is referred to?
a. Action
b. Setting
c. Style
d. Hero

41. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Literature?

a. It refers to literary works, such as poetry, short stories, essays especially works of imagination characterized by
brilliance of style and expressions by the themes of general and continuing interest.
b. It is body of written or printed work of a society or populace which is unique and has imaginative and artistic
value.
c. Literature is derived from the Latin term “litera” which means litter.
d. It has been defined differently by various writers.

42. All of the following is TRUE about the importance of studying PhiliLiterature EXCEPT

a. It cultivates other important abilities that make it an essential and indispensable part of a person’s education.
b. To gain knowledge about the literature of the Philippines.

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c. Through the pieces of our different Filipino writers and poets, we are given an insight of the class of Filipino
writings in particular subjects.
d. None of the above

43. What are the twio divisions of Literature?

a. prose and stories b. Prose and poetry c. Poetry and elocution d. Poetry and epic

44. It is called the “framework”or “skeleton”of the story. It refers to the sequence of events that are linked
together.

a. Setting b. Character c. Plot d. Climax

45. This refers to the person or individual in a story that performs the action of the plot.

a. Character b. Person c. People d. Children

46. He/She is the central person in a story, and is often referred to as story’s main character.

a. Antagonist b. Protagonist c. Both A and B d. All of the above

47. This is the struggle between two or more characters in a short story.

a. Climax b. Plot c. Conflict d. Character

48. It refers to the time and locale of the story. It answers the question “Where?” and “When?”.

a. Character b. Plot c. Climax D. Setting

49. This is the direction from which the writer has chosen to tell a story.

a. Point of Vibes b. Point of Vines c. Point of View d. Point of Veils

50. It is the central idea or belief in a short story. It is what the author is saying through the story (a deeper truth
about reality).

a. Time b. Tone c. Theme d. Tactile

End of the test…


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Literature 2B
First Examination

I Multiple Choice: Read the questions carefully. Choose the letter of the correct
answer. Write the letter only.

1 It deals with ideas, thoughts, and emotions of man. It is said to be the story of man.
b. Novel b. Literature c. Legends d. Poetry

2 Literature as a faithful reproduction of man’s manifold _______ blended into one


harmonious expression.
b. Experience b. Heritage c. Culture d. Traditions

3 We need to study literature so that we can better appreciate our literary ______________
b. Expression b. Beliefs c. Democracy d. Heritage

4 A type of literature which consists of those wrtten within the common flow of conversation
in sentences and paragraphs.
b. Poetry b. Prose c. Sayings d. Riddles

5 This is a long narrative divided into chapters and the events are taken from true-to-life
stories.
b. Biography b. Novels c. Legends d. Ballads

6 This is a narrative involving one or more characters, one plot and one single impression.
b. Short story b. Novels c. Plays d. Legends

7 This is presented on a stage and is divided into acts and each acts has many scenes.
b. Broadway b. Plays c. Short story d. Poems

8 These are fictitious narratives,usually about origins.


b. Legends b. Fables c. Epics d. Orations

9 These are fictitious and they deal with animals and inanimate things.
b. Essay b. Anecdotes c. Fables d. Poems

10 These are merely products of the writer’s imagination and the main aim is to bring out
lessons to the reader.
b. Anecdotes b. News c. Oration d. Legends

11 This expresses the viewpoint or opinion of the writer about a particular problem or event.

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b. Biography b. Essay c. News d. Oration

12 This deals with the life of a person which maybe about himself or his autobiography
b. Proverbs b. Biography c. Essay d. Short story

13 This is a report of everyday events in society, government, science and industry.


b. Anecdotes b. News c. Epic d. Legends

14 This forms of poetry describes important events in life either real or imaginary.
b. Poetry b. Narrative poetry c. Lyric poetry d. Dramatic poetry

15 This refers to that kind of poetry meant to be sung with an accompaniment.


b. Lyric poetry b. Narrative poetry c. Poetry d. Dramatic poetry

16 This is an extended narrative about heroic exploits often under supernatural control.
b. Epic b. Legends c. Short story d. Metrical tale

17 This is a lyric poem which expresses feelings of grief and whose theme is death.
b. Farce b. Elegy c. Sonnets d. Ode

18 This is a poem of a noble feeling, expressed with dignity, with no definite number of
syllables.
b. Psalms b. Elegy c. Ode d. Sonnets

19 This is an exaggerated comedy which seekd to arouse mirth by laughable lines.


b. Farce b. Comedy c. Corridos d. Awit

20 This form is written for the ppurpose of amusing and has a happy ending.
b. Ode b. Comedy c. Elegy d. Psalms

II Write T if the statement is correct and F if it is incorrect.

__________1. The word literature is derived from the latin word “litera”.
__________2. Literature deals with ideas, thoughts and emotions of man.
__________3. In order to know the history of a nation’s spirit, one must write its literature.
__________4. Tru literature is a piece of written work which is dying.
__________5. Through such study, we will realize our literary limitations conditioned by
historical factors.
__________6. Literature and history are closely interrelated to each other.
__________7. History can also be written.
__________8. Literature is not part of history.
__________9. Prose is the only type of literature.
__________10. History is made up of events that really happened.

III ESSAY. Answer the following questions. (5 points each)

1. What is more difficult for you, looking into someones eyes when you are telling
someone how you feel, or looking into someones eyes when they are telling you how
they feel?

2. Would you rather be hurt by the one you trust the most or the one you love the most?

3. Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a broken heart, or never
loved at all? Why?

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4. Do you consider yourself a hero or a villain in your story? Why?

Literature 1
Third Examination

IA IDENTIFICATION: Read each riddle carefully. Write your answers on your examination
booklet.

_______________1. Binili ko nang di kagustuhan,Ginamit ko nang di nalalaman.

_______________2. May binti walang hita,May tuktok walang mukha.

_______________3. Bugtong-bugtong,Magkakarugtong.

_______________4. Dalawang magkaibigan,habulan nang habulan.

_______________5. Pag-aari mo, dala-dala mo,datapuwa't madalas gamitin ng iba kaysa


iyo.

_______________6. Bahay ng kapre, iisa ang haligi.

_______________7. Kweba ng senyora, binuksa’y di naisara.

_______________8. Kung kailan tahimik saka nambubuwisit.

_______________9. Hindi akin, hindi iyo, ari ng lahat ng tao.

_______________10. Walang bibig, walang pakpak, Kahit hari’y kinakausap.

B.

_______________11. Described as being a hideous, scary vampire-like creature capable of


severing its upper torso in order to fly into the night with huge bat-like
wings.

_______________12. Is a Witch or sorcerers who cast evil spells to inflict pain or illness.

_______________13. Goblins or elves who live within mysterious lumps of soil which can
provide a person who steps on their shelter with good luck or
misfortune.

_______________14. These are babies who died before receiving baptism rites. After
death, they go to a place known as Limbo, a chamber of Hell which
unbaptized dead people fall into, and are transformed into evil spirits.

_______________15. It has a horse’s head, the body of a human but with the feet of the
horse.

_______________16. A filthy, dark giant who likes to smoke huge rolls of cigars, and hide

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within and atop large trees, particularly the balete and old acacia or
mango trees.

_______________17. A monster that steals corpses whether it is in a funeral or grave and


feeds on them. It has a strong sense of smell for dead human bodies.

________________18. A vengeful demon found in Ilocano folklore were blamed as the


cause of the fatal nocturnal disease.

________________19. Described as a giant humanoid with one eyed who is always


laughing.

________________20. A fair-skinned, their mouths gleam with gold teeth, heels point
forward and toes behind. They have long hair that reaches their feet,
but are only as big as a two-year old child.

III Translate the following salawikain in English and give its meaning or implication. (5 points)

1. Bago mo sabihin at gawin, makapitong iisipin.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

2. Kung di ukol, di bubukol.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

3. Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

4. Kung walang tiyaga, walang nilaga.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

5. Kung may isinuksok, may maidudukot.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

6. Kung apaw na ang takalan, kailangan kalusan.


Translation:_______________________________________________________
Meaning: _________________________________________________________

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