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Long Test in Philippine Literature in English

Name: _____________________________________ Year and Section: _____________ Score: _________

Instructions: Give what each of the items asks for. Use a separate sheet of paper if deemed necessary.

Modified True or False: Read the following statements. If the sentence is true, write T on the space provided. If the sentence is false, underline the word or phrase that makes the sentence wrong and write the correct answer on the space provided. (20 points)

__________1. Literature is the reflection of History because the details it gives to historical events are

literally meaningful.

__________2. The history of a nation can be learned in its constitution, in its laws, and in its political

statements. But to know the history of a nation’s spirit, you must read its literature. For

through it, you can discover how the people of a nation have reacted to the events around

them.

__________3. Nick Joaquin’s The God Stealer illustrates the struggle a modern native Ifugao and his

ways of coping with the challenges and demands of culture and modernization.

__________4. The Scent of Apples shows that Filipinos go and live abroad because the Philippines is a

country without hope.

__________5. Aida Rivera Ford’s Hunger characterizes how the Philippine society is both pathetic and

promising.

__________6. Francisco Icasiano’s The God Stealer uses the concept of cultural alienation to conscienticise the

Filipinos as regards their too much sense of colonial mentality.

__________7. For Aida Rivera Ford, wealth and comfort in life are not enough to rear up a child as it was

reflected in her short story, Hunger.

__________8. That Bienvenido Santos is the assumed protagonist in The Scent of Apples emphasizes the truth

that a literary piece cannot escape reflecting the author’s life and milieu.

__________9. Esa, in The Chieftest Mourner, is a Feminist.

__________10. Miss Noel, an idealistic English teacher from Pugad Lawin, decided to leave the school

after she saw the reality of the education system upon the visitation of the school

supervisors.

Modified Multiple Choices: Choose the letter of your answer for the following items. Each of the options is correct, however with corresponding points; 5 for highest and 1 for the lowest. (50 points)

1. The dead poet’s niece is the chieftest mourner because she _________________________.

A. lost her favourite uncle

B. did not have a chance to be mentored by her uncle

C. is the embodiment of the double standard society

D. is enchanted by the mystery of Esa, the paramour

E. is sad for her widowed auntie

2. Miss Noel’s being idealistic is ____________________________.

A. baseless

B. hopeless

C. pathetic

D. principled

E. noble

3. For F. Sionil Jose, success and modernity______________.

A. are evil

B. cannot be achieved unless ethnic identity is completely forgotten

C. may still be achieved without necessarily forgetting one’s roots

D. cause the Westerners to be attracted to exotic objects

E. imperil ethnic roots due to their imperialistic nature

4. Wendy’s unfixed shoe strap shows that ______________________________.

A. her parents do not love her

B. she is all alone

C. irresponsible parenthood is across socio-economic status

D. rich kids have their own share of problems

E. poor children are better than rich ones

5. The God Stealer pictures the significant human experience which says that _____________.

A. blood is thicker than water

B. the reason for the search of identity is guilt and...
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