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Department of Education

Region VI- Western Visayas


BAROTAC NUEVO NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL
Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL


1ST Grading Department Test
21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World

1. It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that has 3 lines. The first and last lines have 5 syllables and the middle
line has 7 syllables and the lines rarely rhyme.
a. Tanaga b. haiku c. pasyon d. poetry
2. It is the first published book in 1593.
a. Dead Stars b. Noli Me Tangere c. Doctrina Christiana d. Dictionary
3. The other term used for wise sayings or salawikain.
a. Proverbs b. riddle c. binalaybay d. folksong
4. He is a poet, literary critic, short story writer and a painter. He is one of the finest contemporary poets regardless of
race and language.
a. Carlos P. Romula b. Francisco Arcellana c. Jose Garcia Villa d. Amado Hernandez
5. Who wrote THE GOD’S STEALER?
a. Carlos P. Romula b. Francisco Arcellana c. Jose Garcia Villa d. F. Sionil Jose
6. A fiction writer and the one who wrote BONSAI;The Lament for the Littlest Fellow.
a. Carlos P. Romula b. Editha L. Tiempo c. Jose Garcia Villa d. Amado Hernandez
7. He has been considered National Artist in 2014 and has written SUMMER SUNS and GALAW NG ASOGE.
a.Cirilo F. Bautista b. Francisco Arcellana c. Jose Garcia Villa d. Amado Hernandez
8. Nestor Vicente Madali “N. V. M.” Gonzalez was born on September 8, 1915 in Romblon, Romblon. At the age of
five, his family moved to Mindoro. He attended the Mindoro High School from 1927 to 1930 and the National
University, but he was not able to obtain a degree. His first essay was published in the Philippine Graphic. He was
also an editor for the Manila Chronicle and Evening News Magazine.
The passage about N. V. M. Gonzalez is a _________.
a. Biography b. biographical analysis c. biographical context d. fiction
9. “Mi último adiós” is a poem written by Jose Rizal a day before he was executed in Bagumbayan. Based on this
information, what can you infer about the author?
a. He was prepared to die.
b. He passed the torch to Andres Bonifacio.
c. He remained optimistic despite of his suffering.
d. He encouraged the people to fight against the Spaniards.

10. In this period of the development of Philippine Literature in English, Filipino writers were believed to be gaining
full command of English. What do you call this period?
a. period of emergence b. period of American colonialism c. period of apprenticeship
d. period of public education
11. Which of these statements tells the consequence of English being the official medium of instruction in public
schools during the American Colonial Period?
a. Filipinos easily embraced the new language.
b. Filipinos were exposed to the Anglo-American culture and ways of thinking.
c. Filipinos wrote original and interesting stories using the new language.
d. Filipinos saw that Anglo-American literature was superior to their native and Spanish colonial literatures.
12. Why is “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez-Benitez a significant work in Philippine Literature in English?
a. Its story and the handling of the language were fully developed.
b. It was written by a woman, and it made Paz Marquez-Benitez stand out among male writers of her time.
c. It shed light on the genuine attempt of a Filipino writer to express her ideas clearly in a foreign language.
d. It provides evidence that the newly established American public education system in the Philippines was indeed
effective.

13. How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife (An Excerpt)


By Manuel E. Arguilla
She stepped down from the carretela of Ca Celin with a quick, delicate grace. She was lovely. She was tall.
She looked up to my brother with a smile, and her forehead was on a level with his mouth.
What effect do the different lengths of the sentences in the text create?
a. The text sounds easy and graceful.
b. The text sounds less poetic and more prosaic.
c. The text sounds choppy and quick.
d. The text sounds awkward and unusual.
14. How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife (An Excerpt)
By Manuel E. Arguilla
"You are Baldo," she said and placed her hand lightly on my shoulder. Her nails were long, but they were
not painted. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom. And a small dimple appeared
momently high on her right cheek. "And this is Labang of whom I have heard so much." She held the wrist
of one hand with the other and looked at Labang, and Labang never stopped chewing his cud. He swallowed
and brought up to his mouth more cud and the sound of his insides was like a drum.
What makes this piece of text distinctly Filipino?
a. It uses the summer season, which happens all-year-round in the Philippines.
b. It uses a flourish of words that melodramatic Filipinos tend to enjoy.
c. It uses a short, simple statement that indicates Filipino practicality.
d. It uses images and scents that exist in the rustic Philippine countryside.
15. In the short story “Dead Stars,” a character named Julia Salas is described as a woman with inner beauty.
In Alfredo Salazar’s eyes her beauty is seen this way: “The lure was there, of naturalness, of an alert vitality
of mind and body, of a thoughtful, sunny temper, and of a piquant perverseness which is sauce to charm.”
Which of these statements does not describe the woman in the excerpt?
a. The woman had a joyful and sweet personality mixed with playfulness.
b. The woman possessed a natural loveliness that was very attractive.
c. The woman was a perfect physical specimen of female beauty.
d. The woman had an indescribable allure and magnetic charm.

16. How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife (An Excerpt)


By Manuel E. Arguilla
"Give me the rope, Baldo," my brother Leon said. "Maria, sit down on the hay and hold on to anything." Then he put
a foot on the left shaft and that instant, Labang leaped forward. My brother Leon laughed as he drew himself up to
the top of the side of the cart and made the slack of the rope hiss above the back of Labang. The wind whistled
against my cheeks and the rattling of the wheels on the pebbly road echoed in my ears.
In this passage, the author uses simple language to convey meaning. What makes it simple?
a. The tone is very dull.
b. The writing is very smooth.
c. The words are familiar.
d. The characters are relatable.
17. All statements are true for both Bienvenido Santos and N. V. M. Gonzalez except one. Which one is it?
a. They wrote about the Philippines.
b. They published works in English.
c. They studied in American universities.
d. They were both naturalized American citizens.
18. Biag ni Lam- Ang, HInilawod and Bantugan are examples of ________.
a. short stories b. poems c. epics d. awit
19. It is a long time narrative about the life of Jesus Christ.
a. Pasyon b. Duplo c. Awit d. korido
20. The longest period in Philippine literature.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
21. Christianization started on ________.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
22. The first printing press was introduced during this period.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
23. During this period poets wrote in simple language and free verse.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
24. This literary period was divided into two; The period of Apprenticeship and The period of Emergence.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
25. She wrote DEAD STARS during the American Regime.
a. Paz Latorena b. Paz Marquez Benitezc. Jose Garcia Villa d. Zoilo Galang
26. It is the lingua franca of the West Visayas in Central Philippines.
a. Cebuano b. Bisaya c. Hiligaynon d. Karay-a
27. What are the other names for riddle and proverb.
a. ambahan kag sugilanon b. ambahan kag hurubaton c. paktakon kag sugilanon d. paktakon kag
hurubaton
28. What is done to please the diwata or supernatural beings or spirits in exchange for good health and luck in the
home and the fields during planting and harvest seasons.
a. ambahan b. belasyon c. composo d. ritual chants
29. A long song alternately sung by a soloist and a chorus.
a. ambahan b. belasyon c. composo d. ritual chants
30. In what period was Yuhum magazine established?
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
31. The Cory Revolution has ushered in these historical landmarks in the literature of West Visayas: which one is not;
a. the emergence of Kinaray-a painting;
b. The emergence of Aklanon writing;

c. The emergence of writing in Filipino which is Visayan-based;


d. The ferment of campus writing in these languages.

32. All the Hiligaynon writers are both_________ and ________.


a. talented and strong
b. bilingual and multilingual
c. keen and creative
d. lazy and noisy
33. It is a popular Visayan folk song. It is a farewell song; the title is the name of the boy to whom the singer is saying
goodbye.
a. Ili-Ili b. Tilibum c. Dandansoy d. Leron Leron Sinta
34. His family calls him as the 9th of eleven children.
a. Dr. Felipe Landa Jocano b. Dr. Leoncio Deriada c. Rev. Elias Arandela
d. Alfredo Siva
34. In what era were komedya, the sinakulo, the sarswela, the playlets and the drama introduced.
a. Spanish Regime b. Japanese Regime c. pre- Colonial Period d. American Period
35. Whose penname was Huseng Sisiw?
a. Jose Corazon de Jesus b.Francisco Balagtas c. Leona Florentino d. Isabelo de los Reyes
36. Another popular secular poetry is the metrical romance, one is set in dodecasyllabic quatrains while the other is
in octosyllabic quatrains.
a. prose and poetry b. riddles and proverbs c. haiku and tanaga d. awit and korido
37. FLORANTE AT LAURA is an example of _________.
a. prose and poetry b. riddles and proverbs c. haiku and tanaga d. metrical romances
38. They were the Filipinos who were able to study in Europe.
a. Dugong Bughaw b. makata c. illustrados d. nobelista
39. He wrote NOLI ME TANGERE and EL FILIBUSTERISMO.
a. Apolinario Mabini b. Andres Bonifacio c. Jose Rizal d. Jose Corazon De Jesus
40. Who wrote MY BROTHER’S PECULIAR CHICKEN?
a. Alejandro R. Roces b. Bienvenido Lumbera c. Lazaro Franciscod. Francisco Arcellana
41. Who wrote THE MATS?
a. Alejandro R. Roces b. Bienvenido Lumbera c. Lazaro Franciscod. Francisco Arcellana
42. TUTUBI:
Hila mo'y tabak
Ang bulaklak nanginig
Sa paglapit mo
It is an example of _________. a. Tanaga b. haiku c. riddle d. free verse
43. PALAY:
Palay siyang matino
Nang humangi’y yumuko
Ngunit muling tumayo
Nagkabunga ng ginto.
It is an example of ___________. a. Tanaga b. haiku c. riddle d. free verse
44. “GUGMA”
Sa mag-asawa subong may pag-isa
Kag may paghiusa sa Dios
Kon kaisa pero in di gid mahamutig
May tion gid nga sila naga baisay
Nagasuay nga daw naga-away.
Pero kun may pagpatugsiling sa pagpukaw
Sa gugma kag maayo nga buhat
Ang gugma nga baton sang tanan.

This is an example of________. a. riddle b. hulubaton c. Folk song d. sugilanon

45. Dandansoy, bayaan ta icao


Pauli aco sa Payao
Ugaling con icao hidlauon
Ang Payaw imo lang lantauon.

Dandansoy, con imo apason


Bisan tubig di magbalon
Ugaling con icao uhauon
Sa dalan magbobonbobon.
Convento, diin ang cura?
Municipio, diin justicia?
Yari si dansoy maqueja.
Maqueja sa paghigugma
Ang panyo mo cag panyo co
Dala diri cay tambijon co
Ugaling con magcasilo
Bana ta icao,asawa mo aco.

This is an example of ___________.

a. riddle b. hulubaton c. folksong d. sugilanon

PREPARED BY:

MRS. SHEILA L. LUTERO

GOOD LUCK!!!!