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Republic of the Philippines

Region III – Central Luzon
City of Meycauayan


NAME: ______________________________________________________________ SCORE: _________________
GRADE/SECTION:____________ DATE:__________________ PARENTS SIGNATURE________________________

A.Reading and Literature: Read the story below, and 5.What kind of story is this?
then answer the questions that follow. A. Novel B. Legend C. Epic D. myth

Once upon a time in the Philippines there B. Put the stress mark above the accented syllable.
was an old woman with strange magical Use the symbol (‘)
qualities. The local villagers had noticed her 6.tornado
house seemed brighter at night even though thre 7.talented
was no electricity. According to rumors some 8.guitarist
had even seen dwarfs helping a mysterious and
beautiful girl at night. No one ever discovered C. Tell whether the following sentences follow
the source of the mysterious night time glow. (A) rising-falling intonation or (B) rising
She lived in the forest on the outskirts of a intonation pattern. Write the letter of your
fishing village and was famous for her beautiful answer.
flowers. The fisherman would barter their 9.Did you visit your grandmother?
treasured catch for her flowers. 10.I’m a student. How about you?
A young couple came to visit the village. Thay 11.I forgot my notebook yesterday.
were haughty and were not from around there.
A proud pair that hated anything they thought D.Choose the correct form of the verb that
was ugly. They would make fun of anything they agrees with the subject.
thought was ugly. 12.Two kilometers (is,are) the distance between
They were out exploring the village one day our houses.
and came upon the old woman in the forest. 13.The flock of birds (is,are) flying south.
Since they found her ugly, they mocked her. 14.Either his mother or his grandparents (gives,
After making fun of her, the old woman asked give) him an advice
them to leave but they refused. 15.News (come,comes) very early today.
To punish them, she said “since you only like 16.Many (believe, believes) that Maria Makiling
beautiful things I will turn you unto the most is a forest nymph.
beautiful insect.” She tapped them with her cane 17. Her measles (heal,heals) very fast.
and they became the first two butterflies. 18.A number of Filipino values (is,are) still
observed today.
1.Who is the main character in the story? 19. The mother and the daughter (help, helps)
A. Old woman C. many villagers one another in doing house chores.
B. Young couple D. colorful butterflies
E.Choose the letter of the correct prefic to form
2.The young couple played as the ___ in the story. the word that completes the sentences.
A. Protagonists C. friends 20.No one ever __ -covered the source of the
B. Antagonists D. heroes mysterious night time glow.
A. dis- B . re- C. im- D. in-
3.The young couple made fun of the old woman.
This part of the plot is the ___ of the story. 21.The young couple receive punish-__ from the
A. Resolution C. climax old woman they mocked.
B. Introduction D. falling action A. -ance B. – ity C. -ment D. – val

4.What is the resolution of the story? F. Identify the proverbs and idioms
A. The old woman became a butterfly 22. Which of the following is not a proverb?
B. The young couple went hoe happily A. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
C. The old woman punished the young couple B. A watched pot never boils.
D. The young couple befriended the old C. Let the cat out of the bag.
woman. D. A sincere invitation is augmented a pull.

School ID 501138 : Saint Francis Gasak City of Meycauayan, Bulacan 3020 : (044) 913 1850 :
23. Which of the following is an example of
idiomatic expressions? Column A Column B
A. cry over spilled milk 31. He who bites his nail A. angry
B. take your medicine 32. The one who smiles B. bored
C. as high as the mountain alone
D. make a long story longer 33. A man who clenches C. restless
his fist.
G. Identify the meanings of the proverbs and 34. A person who yawns D. insane
idioms. loudly E. worried and sad
24. He visits our place once in a blue moon. 35. She who rests her jaw F. remembers
A. always C. during the day on her hand someone special
B. very rarely D. during the night
K. Rewrite the following sentences using the
25. Writing a news article for her is just a piece of given organizer.
A. The task is simple. C. The job is complicated A. A hawker is a person who moves from one
B. The work is like a cake. D. The activity is very hard. place to another and sell their goods, by
shouting on the streets.
26. What does “A bird in the hand is worth two in B. They work hard throughout the day.
the bush” mean? C. They move on the street on their bicycle and
A. It’s better to hold something than to let it go. sometimes on foot and sell their products.
B. It’s better to catch a bird in the cage than in the D. We can see hawkers everywhere.
E. They move everywhere selling their goods
C. It’s better to have one bird in the cage than to
have two on the grass.
without caring about the weather.
D. It’s better to have a lesser, but certain than having
more but unsure.

H. Identify the sense to which the following lines


27. Maria has long, black abundant hair which 37. 38. 39.
she usually decorates with pomelo flowers.
A. sight B. hearing C. smell D. touch

28. “Then back to his maiden fair he ran;

unmindful of the rain; but his feet slipped and he 40.
fell down”
A. hearing B. sight C. smell D. touch
41-50. Write a short paragraph about a topic
I.Identify the tone of the speaker in the following on how you can be a hero on your own way.
lines. (10 pts.)
Simple Paragraph Rubrics
29. “Alas, My brother Sulayman is dead!” Criteria
All sentences
Only 5
Only 4
Only 3 All

A. angry B. happy C. sad D. surprised are related to

the topic
sentences sentences
are not
related to
the topic

30. “If only that old woman hadn’t seen him! If Organization
of ideas
5 sentences More than 5

only our Chief had not sentenced him to die!” shows a

shows 1-2
arrangement which are
A. surprised B. angry C. sorrowful D. regretful of ideas. not properly
Mechanics All rules on Any 1-2 Any 3-4 Any 5 rules More than 5
in Writing capitalization, rules are not rules are not are not rules are not
J. Match the non-verbal communication in Column A spelling, properly properly properly
grammar,etc observed. observed observed.
with its interpretation in column B. Write the letter of are perfectly
your answer.