Chapter 4 Test of Grammar and Usage

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The Witch
Edilberto K. Tiempo

First Dimension (Literal Comprehension)

1. Who was Tio Sabelo?
2. What is an Awok?
3. Who was Minggay Awok?
4. Where did Minggay live?
5. What is a Wakwak?

Second Dimension (Interpretative Comprehension)

1. What are the characteristics of the protagonist and the antagonist? 2. Why was Minggay feared in Libas and the surrounding barrios? 3. What minor characters appear in the story, and what roles do these characters play in advancing the action of the story? 4. Why is the old woman living alone?

5. What details of the setting help to create the dominant impression, or mood?

Third Dimension (Critical Analysis)

1. If you were the main character would you be afraid of Minggay? Why? Why not? 2. Which lines in the story do you like best? Why?
3. Do the protagonist and the antagonist change in the course of the story? If so, in what ways do they change, and why? 4. What do you think is the main purpose of the writer in this story? 5. What do you think is the lesson of the story?

Fourth Dimension (Application and Creation)

1. Do you have a strange story from your barrio? Tell about it. 2. What glimpse of rural life did you get from the story? How do you compare them with yours? 3. Did you also stay with relatives? Tell us why you like going at their place. 4. Do you think that the incidents in this story would actually happen nowadays? Explain your answer. 5. Would you dislike a person just because other people said he/she is wicked without knowing the truth yourself? Explain your answer.

How My Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife
Manuel Arguilla

First Dimension (Literal Comprehension)

1. Who was lovely and tall?
2. Who were the other characters in the story?
3. What path to their place did Baldo took?
4. Who told him to follow the rocky path?
5. Who is Labang?

Second Dimension (Interpretative Comprehension)

1. Why did Baldo follow the Wait instead of the Camino Real? 2. What major events occur between the introduction and the resolution of the central conflict? 3. How would you describe Leon and Baldo’s father?

4. What are the characteristics of the protagonist and the antagonist? 5. What details of the setting help to create the dominant impression, or mood?

Third Dimension (Critical Analysis)

1. Why did Baldo say Maria was lovely, instead of just saying she was beautiful? 2. Do the protagonist and the antagonist change in the course of the story? If so, in what ways do they change, and why? 3. If you were the father of Leon, would you also test Maria’s characteristics, attitudes, and the way she handles a situation? Why? Why not? 4. Do you agree that Leon has a strong personality? If so, why? 5. Do Maria and the mother of Leon play and represent the Filipino women? Why? Why not?

Fourth Dimension (Application and Creation)

1. What glimpse of rural life did you get from the story? How do you compare them with yours? 2. Give the advantages and disadvantages of (1) living in a rural area; (2); living in an urban area. 3. Would you face anything for the sake of love? Explain your answer. 4. Do you think that the incidents in this story would actually happen nowadays? Explain your answer. 5. Do you know any more stories regarding love? Share three of them.

The Legend of Sampaloc Lake

First Dimension (Literal Comprehension)

1. Who lived in the northern side of San Pablo?
2. What did the selfish couple have which made them proud?
3. Who was the old woman?
4. What did the couple do after seeing the old lady pluck a curly thick pod from the tree? 5. What stretched before the unbelieving eyes of the couple?

Second Dimension (Interpretative Comprehension)

1. Why was the couple punished?
2. Why was God not pleased with what the couple did?
3. Why did the fairy disguised as an old woman beggar?
4. How was the hospitality of the couple tested?
5. Why is Sampaloc Lake now called a tourist spot?

Third Dimension (Critical...
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