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Republic of the Philippines

Department of Education
Caraga Administrative Region
Division of Surigao del Sur
Lingig National High School
GRADE 8 ENGLISH
First Quarter Examination I
– LISTENING
Direction: Listen carefully as the teacher reads the selection twice. Choose the best answer.
_____ 1.What is the story all about?
a. The Woman c. The Wise Old Woman
b. The Wise Young Woman d. The Wise Woman
_____ 2. How many times did she save her village?
a. Once b. Twice c. Thrice d. Never
_____ 3. What do the old people expected to share to their people?
a. Knowledge b. Beauty c. Courage d. Wisdom
_____ 4. What did the story depict?
a. Beauty and Charm c. Cruelty and Wickedness
b. Courage and Great Love d. Loneliness and Desolation
_____ 5. Even if it’s not elaborated, we can infer that the story is a kind of _________.
a. comedy b. melodramatic c. drama-adventure d. action-horror
II – VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT/ TRADITIONS and VALUES
6. Japanese often send money to bereaved friends as an expression of sympathy.
7. Number 4 is considered lucky in Japan.
8. In Japan it is impolite to pour your own drink when eating with others--you pour your companion's drink and your companion pours yours.
9. It is a no-no in Japan to pick up your rice or miso soup bowl and hold it under your chin to keep stuff from falling.
10. Chinese parents are usually concerned about the discipline of their children. The parent never gets divorce if the relationship does not work.
The father maintains a strict discipline over the children.
11. In the Tower of the Great Bell: now the mallet is lifted to smite the lips of the metal monster—the vast lips inscribed with Buddhist texts.
A mallet is _______ a. a hammer b. an axe c. a saw
12. All the green-and-gold tiles of the temple are vibrating; the wooden goldfish above them are writhing against the sky. writhing means
________ a. twisting b. pointing c. leading d. pulling
13. Therefore, the worthy mandarin Kouan-Yu assembled the master-molders and the renowned bellsmiths of the empire, and all men of great
repute and cunning in foundry work. cunning means _______ a. innocent b. expert c. skillful d. d. wise
14. Therefore, the molds had to be once more prepared, and the fires rekindled, and the metal remelted, and all the work tediously and toilsomely
repeated. rekindled means_____ a. lighted again b. set on fire again c. stopped the fire d. extinguish
15. Gold and brass will never meet in wedlock, silver and iron never will embrace, until the flesh of a maiden be melted in the crucible; until the
blood of a virgin be mixed with the metals in their fusion.” What does this mean?
a. Gold, brass, silver and iron will never be fused together by a virgin maiden
b. The blood of a virgin maiden mixed with gold, brass, silver and iron
c. Gold, brass, silver and iron will fuse when mixed with the blood of a virgin
III – ORAL LANGUAGE & FLUENCY, and STUDY STRATEGIES
Direction: Identify the correct letter that best corresponds to your answer.
16. Stress in the right syllable helps to show contrast and emphasis in meaning. If the word permit has stress on the last syllable as in permit’. What
does it mean?
a. a notice b. to give consent c. to request d. a written grant/authority
17. Your teacher asked you to recite an excerpt of the speech of the Prime Minister of Japan in your literature class as part of your “Team Asia”
activity. Your teacher is expecting you to:
a. copy the full text of the speech c. make an outline of speech
b. interpret the speech d. make the speech short including only the keypoints
18. When reading researches, you may have noticed website reference at the end of a topic or article as in this example:
Prosodic features are features that appear when you put sounds together in connected speech. It is as important for you to learn the
prosodic features as successful communication depends as much on intonation, stress and rhythm as on the correct pronunciation of
sounds.
What is the purpose of putting this website reference?
a. to promote the website and its links c. to make researches look formal
b. to recognize source thus avoid plagiarism d. to provide additional information
19. What is the major language of Iran?
a. Farsi b. Nihongo c. Hindi d. Bahasa
20.Why are references included in a research project?
a. To give courtesy to the authors of the works that you have read.
b. To keep a record of everything that you have read in writing the report. c. To impress lecturers.
d. To fully identify the source of information and ideas discussed in the report so that others may check for themselves.
21. If you are asked to use conditional sentences to talk about uncertain events and situations, which of the sentences below would best convey your
message?
a. If I see Mia, I will ask if she wants to join our research group.
b. I will join the research team tomorrow if my Mom will let me go.
c. If she won’t come, then she will have to join the group on line.
d. If I knew her Mom’s number, I would talk to her.
22. When you're served a plate of sushi or sashimi, a Japanese food how will you go about eating it. Here’s how:
_______, pour soy sauce on the small individual plate.______, hold one piece of sushi (including the ball of rice on the bottom) and dip the fish
side into the sauce. Avoid dipping the rice into the sauce. Place the whole piece of sushi in your mouth. _______, Refresh your mouth with a
slice of ginger._______, eat sashimi sushi (individual slices of raw fish) by dipping the fish slices into soy sauce. If desired, order a side dish
of rice and take a few bites after each slice of fish.
What words will you use to fill in the blanks to show proper sequence of events in the paragraph?
a. Now, Afterwards, Then, Lastly c. Now, Then, Afterwards, Lastly
b. First, Second, Third, Lastly d. First, Next, Then, Finally
23. In the sentence “I don’t think he should get the job” Where will you put the stress if you mean “Somebody else should get that job.”
a. I b. He c. Job d. Don’t
24. Why is research, best regarded as skill?
a. Because it involves special ability and training c. Because it is updated from time to time
b. Because it is developed in school d. Because it is a God given talent.
25. How do you characterize Persian Women in general?
a. good for little more than decorating the harem
b. good for little more than having priorities
c. royal women were thought to be corrupt control freaks
d. had a great deal of personal freedom
26. Most of the themes in African Literature focus on freedom, independence, equality and economic freedom to name a few. What do these lines from
the African story of creation reveal about their values?

A West African creation tale explains how two spirit people were accidentally sent down to earth by the sky god. Lonely, the people decided to
create children from clay, but feel they must hide them when the sky god comes down. Because they are hidden in fire, the children soon turn
to various shades based on how long they had been exposed to the heat. Over time, these clay children grow up and move to various regions
of the earth, ultimately populating it (Fader).
a. Africans value people’s differences. c. Africans entertain themselves through tales
b. Africans follow their religion. d. Africans are hardworking people.

27. Here are some English translations of the Japanese Haiku:

1. a clear
waterfall —
into the ripples
fall green pine-needles
2. low tide
morning... the willow
skirts are tailed
in stinking mud
3. your
hermitage the moon and
chrysanthemums
plus an acre of rice fields
Haikus are traditional Japanese poems. What do these three Haikus say about the Japanese?
a. They are inspired by nature. c. They like to view low tide.
b. They are moon worshippers. d. They write about water, moon and mud.
28. As part of the Asian continent, Filipinos share the same values and traditions with Chinese and Japanese. What values are common among the
three groups of people? Choose from the items below.
a. family oriented, religious and hardworking c. goal oriented, hardworking, and nature enthusiasts
b. family oriented, superstitious, hardworking d. hardworking, religious, goal oriented

29. Oral literature includes folktales; myths and legends. Myths are often sacred within the culture of a group of people and are incorporated in their
religion. Legends include familiar landmarks and/or known historical events. Folktales deal with everyday lives that can be used to pass on moral
values or for entertainment purposes.
One common characteristic of myths and legends is that:
a. They are meant to be read by kids c. They are believed to be true
b. They are written by the ancestors. d. d. They deal with animals and extraordinary people
30. “Be as Rama, be as Sita” this is one of the most famous sayings the Indians taught to their young ones. What specific value is imparted by this
quote?
a. Be a perfect son and an ideal husband like Rama; and be a faithful wife like Sita
b. Be a strong man like Rama and be submissive as Sita
c. Be a hero like Rama and a heroine like Sita
d. Be exiled like Rama and be dependent like Sita
31. Your Iranian friend messaged you in Facebook. He said he will be having a vacation here in the Philippines for a week. You offered him to stay in
your house. Your mother was having a hard time already thinking of the menu you will have during your friend’s visit. Since you have learned their
customs in your history subject, what is the best food you can offer to him?
a. Rice, unleavened bread, fried chicken, black tea, fresh fruits c. Bread, fresh fruits, black tea
b. Rice, fried pork, coffee, fresh fruits d. Rice, fried pork, unleavened bread, coffee,
32. You are the feature editor of Philippine Daily Inquirer. You are tasked to make a write up about the Muslims. You want the public especially the
Christians to be familiar with their customs because it will guide them to understand Muslims better.
You will focus on their:
a. history. b. culture c. problems of the people d. leaders
.
33. You’re a columnist in your school paper and in your column you give advice on appropriate acts to be done based on one’s traditions and values.
What tip should you give your reader who wrote….

Dear Ask Me,

Hi, My Chinese friend whose birthday falls on the same day as mine has given me a gift. I learned in my English 8 class that reciprocating is one
of the Chinese values, so I have bought a gift for her too. How should I give my gift? I understand Chinese has a rich culture and tradition. I want
my friend to be happy. Thanks!
Thelma

Hi Thelma, like the Filipinos, Chinese would appreciate gifts that are given wholeheartedly. However, you’d show how much you care for them more
by considering their culture. One way of doing that is by __________________.

a. Wrapping your gift with white paper. c. Wrapping your gift in transparent plastic.
b. Wrapping your gift in colorful wrappers. d. Wrapping your gift in red and gold.
I hope your friendship will remain strong. Take care!
Ask Me
34. You are a graduating linguist student. In your thesis you decided to conduct an in depth study of the culture and history of a particular group in
Asia. To be able to do it you have to read Arabic articles. For you to achieve your goal the first thing you need to do is
a. identify the leaders of the group. c. ask help from a translator.
b. learn their language first. d. know their interests.
35. You are a Language instructor; you are to make an assessment of the proper use of stress in speaking. You decided to have a collaborative activity,
what are the possible activities you can give them to show that they learned?
a. Do interactive story telling. c. Give them statements and let them give the meaning the way it
was said
b. Let them write a script and do a short skit d. Provide activity sheets to answer.
IV – GRAMMAR
Direction: Classify the given sentence according to its structure. Choose your answer from the Word box.

A. SIMPLE B. COMPOUND C. COMPLEX D. COMPOUND-COMPLEX


36. Bharata begs Rama to return to the palace but the latter refuses.
37. King Dasharatha decides it is time to give his throne to Rama and retire to the forest.
38. Sita and Lakshman begged and convinced Rama to let them set out for the forest.
39. When Sita steps outside the circle, Ravana grabs her and carries her off to his kingdom in Lanka.
40. Kaikeyi requested that her son be made the regent king and Rama should be exiled in the forest.
I – VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
Direction: Encircle the letter of the most appropriate meaning of each of the following passages
Encircle the letter of the most appropriate meaning of each of the following passages. 41.
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly -- and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing.
a. Life is short b. Birds cannot fly for a long time. c. Birds die fast. d. None of the above

42. The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon


Turns Ashes -- or it prospers;
a. Men’s desires either fail or suceed. b. Men burn their hopes.
c. When men hope, their hurts burn. d. None of the above

43. How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp


Abode his Hour or two and went his way.

a. No matter how rich a person is, time comes when he becomes poor.
b. Even rich men just live the life meant for them, and then they die.
c. A rich man does not stay permanently in a palace.
d. None of the above

44. Oh threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise!


One thing at least is certain--This Life flies:
a. Life is destined for hell or paradise. b. Everyone should think about hell and paradise.
c. Life on earth soon ends. d. None of the above

45. One thing is certain and the rest is lies;


The Flower that once is blown for ever dies.
a. All flowers die after it has bloomed. b. Only one thing is certain in this world; all that live, die.
c. Once a thing dies, it does not live again. d. d. None of the above

V – WRITING
Direction: Merge the two sentences using appropriate coordinating (46-47) and subordinating conjunctions (48-50)
46. Tell the truth. I’ll not punish you.
a. and b. but
47. She lost her book. She didn’t look for it.
c. or d. so
What subordinating conjunctions should connect these clauses?

48. She could not go out. She felt ill.

49. She did not know. She lost her watch.


a. if b. that
50. She didn’t wear her new shoes. Her mother told her to..
c. because d. although

-==END==-

Give your best… be honest… so you will be blessed!

Prepared by:
#Mr.RSV
The Wise Old Woman
This is the story of a wise old woman who trice saved their village and made their ruler decree that old people would be
treated with respect and honor. Likewise, they were expected to share the wisdom of their years with the people in the
village. The story also depicted the great love and courage of the young farmer for his mother as he opposed the cruel
decree to let old people die in the mountain.

Answers key:
1. C

2. C

3. D

4. B

5. C

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