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INSTITUTE OF THE ORIENT

PLACER, MASBATE

NAME: _______________________________ SUBJECT: __________________


GRADE/ SEC.__________________________ SCORE: ___________________

SEMI- FINAL EXAMINATION


IN
ENGLISH- 10

I-Write the correct verb form in the space provided.

_______________1. Physics ( is, are ) not difficult as students think.


_______________2. The news ( spreads, spread ) quickly.
_______________3.Mathematics ( is, are ) my favorite subject in high school.
_______________4. The number of applicants for contact agents in Skyes ( has, have) continuously risen
for the past six months.
_______________5. A number of problems about the new modem ( is, are ) coming out.
_______________6.They ( has, have ) little time to do anything else.
_______________7. Television ( is, are ) also popular with adults.
_______________8. Every year, the TV networks ( choose, chooses ) to show their best programs during
those months.
_______________9. It ( is, are ) you who make me happy.
_______________10. Few ( take, takes ) the challenge out of fear.
_______________11. Neither the father nor the sons ( know, knows ) how to cook.
_______________12. Neither the sons nor the father ( likes, like ) the shoes.
_______________13. Either Mary or Jane ( was, were ) tasked with financial matters.
_______________14. Either Mary or the girls ( was, were ) tasked with financial matters.
_______________15. Nine times nine ( equal , equals) eighty-one
_______________16. Five and six ( is, are ) eleven.
_______________17. Many students ( are, is ) lining up for the meal of the day.
_______________18. Tom and Jerry ( were, was ) his good friends.
_______________19. The number of casualties ( are, is ) staggering.
_______________20. Neither the servants nor the landlord ( have, has ) doubted the suspect.

II- Identifying True or False: Write TIK if the statement is true and TOK if the statement is false.Underline
the word/s that makes the sentence false.

_____1. A verb does not agrees its subject in number.


_____2. A compound subject that designates only one person or thing takes a plural verb.
_____3.Compound subjects joined by or, either or , neither nor , take verbs agreeing in number with the
subject closer to the verb.
_____4. Compound subjects modified by using each or every are regarded as singular and take a plural
verb.
_____5. A singular subject followed by as well as, with, including with, along with, and together with,
takes a plural verb.
_____6.When the impersonal pronoun it begins a sentence , it is always followed by a plural verb.
_____7. The indefinite pronouns, both, many, several, and few take a singular verb.
_____8. Nouns plural in form but singular in use take a plural subject.
_____9. Plural verbs are used with mathematical abstraction.
_____10. A sentence beginning with the indefinite article a number takes a plural verb; the number
takes a singular verb.

III- Fill in the blanks:

1. _____________________ is a short work of fiction.


2. _____________________is one of the earliest and most popular activities of human kind.
3. ____________________is the story line, consisting of events and the actions of the characters.
4. ____________________the central mover of the story.
5. ____________________The time and place in which the story happens.
6. _________________it includes physical and social conditions as well as atmosphere or mood.
7. ___________________the struggle in the story which might be between characters.
8. ___________________ the central idea of the story.
9. A short story consist usually less than _________ words , that aims for unity of theme, effect,
and characterization.
10. ______________it may be a person, an animals, or an animated object,.

III- Enumeration

BASIC ELEMENTS OF A SHORT STORY