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Department of Education

Region 3
Schools Division of Bataan
NAGBALAYONG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL - SHS
Cabildo St. Nagbalayong, Morong Bataan

MIDTERM EXAMINATION
21st CENTURY LITERATURE OF THE PHILS. AND THE WORLD

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: Read the questions that follow and choose the correct
answer by shading the letter on the answer sheet provided for. No erasures.

1. The period which brought liberal ideas and internationalism to literature.


a. Pre-colonial Period c. Spanish Colonial Period
b. American Colonial Period d. Contemporary Period
2. A long narrative poem about the death of Christ.
a. Sinakulo b. Pasyon c. Sarswela d. Korido
3. A metrical tale written in octosyllabic quatrains.
a. Korido b. Awit c. Poem d. Sarswela
4. A form of literature which deals with heroism and bravery of a character.
a. Legend b. Folk Song c. Epic d. Fables
5. A period wherein free verses and modern short stories where introduced.
a. Contemporary Period c. American Colonial Period
b. Spanish Colonial Period d. Pre-Colonial Period
6. A folk narrative which presents misleading or puzzling question to be solved or guessed
for entertainment purposes.
a. Proverbs b. Fables c. Riddles d. Epic
7. The author’s main idea or the underlying meaning in a piece of writing.
a. Conflict b. Resolution c. Setting d. theme
8. The series of events or arrangement of events that develops ideas in a drama or a story.
a. Conflict b. Plot c. Setting d. Exposition
9. A literary genre which focuses on characters and plots than the sounds and pattern.
a. Poetry b. Prose c. Non-Fiction d. Drama
10. A literary genre which focuses on sounds and typically follows specific patterns.
a. Prose b. Narrative c. Poetry d. Fiction
11. The Author of the short story “The Safe House”.
a. Gina Apostol b. Sandra Nicole Roldan c. Bj Patino d. Merlinda Bobis
12. The main idea of the short story “Preludes”.
a. views about foreign products d. change of attitude due to discrimination
b. discrimination against people who have black complexion
c. explores the issue of infidelity and how it affects the family
13. The prevailing feeling or atmosphere in a poem.
a. Theme b. Conflict c. Mood d. Connotation
14. It is an element of a plot where the conflict is slowly revealed.
a. exposition b. rising action c. denouement d. falling action
15. The main character of Merlinda Bobis’ story “Preludes”.
a. Juez b. Herbalista c. Nenita d. Mt. Banahaw
16. The use of other bodily entities to describe specific words in poetry.
a. rhetorical devices b. metaphor c. imagery d. onomatopoeia
17. The main character of a story
a. Antagonist b. Protagonist c. Antigonist d. Protogonist
18. The point of view used in the story “Lengua Para Diablo”.
a. first person b. first person omniscient c. third person d. third person
omniscient
19. A small unit or group of lines in a poem.
a. meter b. rhyme c. stanza d. rhyme scheme
20. What is the primary purpose of using imagery in a poem?
a. To enhance rhyming scheme c. To help create visual ideas through words.
b. To create sounds in every line of the stanzas d. All of the above
21. The “lengua” in the story of “Lengua Para Diablo” is used as a symbolism for
a. integrity b. infidelity c. losing one’s manhood d. words
23. A genre of fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and
light-heartedly; like the The Devil Wears Prada and Nanny Diaries
a. Chick-Lit b. Graphic novels c. Illustrated novels d. Manga
24. These are stories through text and illustrated images
a. Chick-Lit b. Graphic novels c. Illustrated novels d. Manga
25. Narratives in comic book formats.
a. Chick-Lit b. Graphic novels c. Illustrated novels d. Manga
26. It is used in the English-speaking world as a generic term for all comic books and
graphic novels originally published in Japan.
a. Chick-Lit b. Graphic novels c. Illustrated novels d. Manga
27. These are oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice
inflection.
a. Chick-Lit b. Doodle Fiction c. Manga d. Spoken Poetry
28. Pre-colonial verses were composed and sung which are regarded as group property.
This type of versification was used in legendary and religious poems.
a. Iambic Verse b. Octosyllabic Verse c. Dodecasyllabic verse d. Couplets
29. A literary form involves reference to one or two images that symbolize the
characteristics of an unknown object that is to be guessed.
a. Salawikain b. Sawikain c. Bugtong d. Bulong
30. Short poems that have been customarily been used and served as laws or rules on good
behavior by our ancestors. Example: Ang matapat na kaibigan, tunay na maaasahan. - -
-You will know a true friend in time of need.
a. Salawikain b. Sawikain c. Maxims d. Bulong
31. Allegories or parables that impart lessons for the young often expressing a single idea
that is usually satirical and had a witty ending. ( e.g.: kumukulo ang dugo "blood is boiling"
means is very angry and isulat sa tubig "write on water" means forget about it. )
a. Salawikain b. Sawikain c. Maxims d. Bulong
32. It is used in witchcraft or enchantments. (e.g. : Sa hinaba-haba ng prusisyon
Sa simbahan din pala ang tuloy; Hele hele, Bago kyeme )
a. Salawikain b. Sawikain c. Maxims d. Bulong
33. A literary text used in teasing or to comment on a persons’ acutations. This example:
Nag-almusal mag-isa…Kaning lamig, tinapa; Nahulog ang kutsara…Ikaw na sana, sinta
a. Kasabihan b. Tanaga c. Ambahan d. Folk songs
34. The versification used in romance themed literature.
a. Iambic Verse b. Octosyllabic Verse c. Dodecasyllabic verse d. Couplets
35. A quatrain with seven syllables each with the same rhyme at the end of each line. No
title, 7-7-7-7, AABB. ( e.g. “Tahak ng tingin, tulak…ng sulyap, yakap, lapat…ng titig sa
balikat. hatak pa, kindat, hakat” )
a. Kasabihan b. Tanaga c. Ambahan d. Folk
songs
36. A short story which concerns a father, and how he no longer feels like he has power
over his family and society. It shows how unemployment can affect people and their
family members.
a. Preludes b. Lengua Para Diablo c. The Safe House d. Justice
37. A traditional poetry of the Hanunoo Mangyans of Oriental Mindoro which is normally
inscribed on bamboo using a pre-Colonial syllabic writing system called the Surat
Mangyan.
a. Kasabihan b. Tanaga c. Ambahan d. Folk songs
38. A form of folk lyric which expresses the people’s hopes, aspirations, and lifestyles. It is
repetitive and sonorous, didactic and naïve, traditional songs and melodies inspired by
the reaction of the people to their environment
a. Kasabihan b. Tanaga c. Ambahan d. Folk songs
39. These are classified as dystopian, supernatural fiction, weird fiction, superhero fiction,
apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, fantastical fiction, sci-fi types of literary texts
a. Digi-fiction b. Doodle Fiction c. Flash Fiction d. Speculative Fiction
40. A literary presentation where the author incorporates doodle drawings and hand written
graphics in place of traditional font. An example of this is the Diary of a Wimpy Kid
series
a. Digi-fiction b. Doodle Fiction c. Flash Fiction d. Speculative Fiction
41. A literary experience that combines three media: book, movie/video, and Internet
websites.
a. Digi-fiction b. Doodle Fiction c. Flash Fiction d. Speculative Fiction
42. It is a style of fictional literature of extreme brevity. This example:
Ernest Hemingway: For sale: baby socks, never worn.
Margaret Atwood: Longed for him. Got him. Shit.
a. Digi-fiction b. Doodle Fiction c. Flash Fiction d. Speculative Fiction

Match the form of folk songs to their pre-colonial nomenclature.

43. a. harana a. – lullaby


44. b. kundiman b. – war song
45. c. komintang c. – melancholic love song
46. d. uyayi d. – serenade

47. a. Tagulaylay a. – drinking song


48. b. subli b. – Kalinga rice-pounding song
49. c. mambayu c. – dance-ritual song of courtship /marriage
50. d. tagay d. - songs of the dead

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Prepared by Noted

GUILITO B. MACATUGGAL MELODY P. DEL ROSARIO, EdD


Teacher II School Principal 1