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Republic of the Philippines

Region VIII ( EasternVisayas)

Leyte Division
Matag-ob National High School

2nd Periodical test in Grade 10 English

I. Tell whether the sentences below express unsupported generalization or exaggerated


1. It takes a lifetime to forgive someone who had gravely wronged you.

2. Most teachers wear their hair in buns.
3. I will stand by you forever.
4. Dogs are the most domesticated of all animals.
5. Generally speaking, men are emotionally susceptible.

Choose the correct answer from the given choices.

6. He wrote the famous novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

a. Alexander Dumas c. Victor Hugo
b. Dante Alighieri d. Edgar Allan Poe

7. He is the tragic hero of the novel, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

a. Quasimodo b. Federigo c. Macbeth d. D’ Artagnan

8-9. Identify the two aims of a debate program

a. To enhance the students’ intellectual abilities.

b. To enhance the students’ social/communicative skills
c. To enhance the students’ locational skills
d. To enhance the students’ writing skills.

10-11. What are the two sides in the Oxford-Oregon debate?

a. Rebuttal b. affirmative c. proposition d. negative

12-15. Identify the affirmative expressions from the statement below.

a. No doubt about e. Definitely

b. Pardon me, but… f. That is indeed great
c. You have a good point, however… g. Certainly
d. I have nothing against it

16-17. From the choices given above, identify two special expressions in negation.

18. This type of citation uses the author’s last name and the year of publication.

a. parenthetical citation c. in-text citation

b. LMA citation d. paragraph-number citation
19. She was compared to “The White Doe” in Petrarchan Sonnet.
a. Laura b. Marimar c. Cecelia
20. It is one of the stories in Boccaccio’s “Decameron”.
a. Of Men and Mice b. Federigo’s Falcon c. The Raven

21. “One for all, all for one” motto embodies the friendship of four gentlemen in this novel.
a. The Three Musketeers c. The Analects
b. Decameron d. The Pearl
22. It is the first part of Dante’s “Divine Comedy”.
a. Inferno b. Purgatorio c. Paradiso d. Earth
23. It is an example of oxymoron.
a. sweet despair b. ugliness c. love d. beautifully pretty
24. It is a 14-line poem divided by rhymes into two parts, an eight-line octave followed by a six-
line sestet.
a. Shakespearean Sonnet b. Petrarchan Sonnet c. Haiku
25. It is comprised of 100 novellas told by 10 men and women over a ten day journey.
a. Canterbury Tales b. The Decameron c. Ibong Adarna
26. This amazing folklore is about love, sacrifices and fantasy and was considered a big part of
the Philippine literature.
a. Canterbury Tales b. The Decameron c. Ibong Adarna
27. It is the theme of Federigo’s Falcon story.
a. noble generosity b. love is blind c. forever exist
28. Alexandre Dumas fictionalize his father’s real life exploits in his famous novel.
a. The Prince b. The Three Musketeers c. Paper Towns

Directions: Read closely the story in the box and write the letter of the most appropriate
answer to complete each of the following numbered items.

As the cool stream gushed over one hand, she ( my teacher) spelled
into the other hand the word water, first slowly, then rapidly. I stood still, my
whole attention fixed upon the motion of her fingers. Suddenly I felt a misty
consciousness as of something forgotten – a thrill of returning thought; and
somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that “w-a-t-
e-r” meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand. That
living word awakened my soul and gave it light, hope, joy –set it free!

29. The paragraph implicitly stated that

a. Helen Keller had the best tutor. C. Helen Keller was mentally challenged
b. Helen Keller was very eager to learn. D. Helen Keller was rich
30. From the story, we can say that Helen Keller is
a. blind b. illiterate c. ignorant d. deaf
31. The paragraph implicitly stated that Helen Keller was
a. an intelligent young girl c. a girl with disability
b. a daughter of a rich man d. a good writer
32. As the story was narrated, the author felt
a. happy b. proud c. annoyed d. irritated
33. The author’s purpose in writing the text was
a. To inform the people about her life. C. To boast off her knowledge
b. To inspire the people about her life. D. To persuade people to get a tutor

Midway in our life ̓s journey, I went astray

from the straight road and woke to find myself
alone in a dark wood. How shall I say
What wood that was! I never saw so dear,
So rank, so arduous a wilderness!
Its very memory gives a shape to fear
-̒̒ ̒The Inferno ̓ ̓, Canto 1 by Alighieri
34. The last three lines signify the tone of the author as
a. fearful b. bold c. wonder d. awe
35. At the beginning of the passage, the mood is
a. quiet b. regretful c. eerie d. energetic
36. From the passage, it could be implied that
a. The speaker had not been a good man in his lifetime.
b. The speaker was in deep dark forest
c. The speaker was into a great adventure.
d. The speaker was lost.
37. AT the end of the passage the evident mood is
a. tranquil b. fearsome c. eerie d. gross

Child, you are like a flower

So sweet and pure and fair;
I look at you and sadness
Comes on me, like a prayer.
I must lay my hands on your forehead
And pray God to be sure
To keep you forever and always
So sweet and fair – and pure.

38. The values implied are
a. being loving and caring c. being affectionate and prayerful
b. being prayerful and peaceful d. being nonsense and callous
39. The feelings of the poet that are implicitly expressed
a. tender and loving b. caring and gentle c. blissful and peaceful d. all of the above
40. The theme of the poem is
a. on a child’s innocence c. a blessing
b. a father’s great love to a daughter d. a father’s prayer

“Then you will have the artesian well here right away”, he said. He ordered the area commander
to get pipes and pumps from the armed forces supply depot, and commander they should be
brought to the spot immediately. He asked the army to bring in bulldozer, troops and trainees for
labor and also organize the civilians.

41. The text implicitly stated that President Ramon Magsaysay was ______.
a. a man of disguise b. a man of principle c. a man of values a man of action
42. The statement, “Then you will have the artesian well here right away” as directly stated in
the text is a/an
a. explicit information c. general information
b. implicit information d. first hand information
43. The purpose of the author in writing the text is ______.
a. to inform b. to entertain c. to persuade d. to expose

Directions: Here is a comic strip. Be able to determine the bias reflected in it. Then,
answer the questions that follow.
44. To whom is the bias directed in this comic strip?
a. boys b. girls c. both boys and girls d. adult girls
45. What is the meaning reflected in this comic strip?
a. It assumes that all girls have difficulty with Math.
b. It assumes that some girls have difficulty with Math.
c. It assumes that only girls who are studying have difficulty in Math.
d. It assumes that boys and girls have difficulty with Math.

Directions: The lines below were taken from the narrative poem, The Walam Olum by
Delaware Indian. Choose the graphical representation that best explains the text. (46-48)

At first, in that place, at all times, above the earth,

On the earth, was an extended fog, and there the great Manito was.

At first, forever, lost in space, everywhere, the great Manito was,

He made the extended land and the sky.
He made the sun, the moon, and the star.

He made them all to move evenly,

Then the wind blew violently, and it cleared, and the water flowed off
far and strong.
And groups of islands grew newly, and there remained

49-50. Interpret the poem through a drawing.

The grey sea and the long black land

And the yellow half-moon large and low;
And the startled little waves that leap
In fiery ringlets from their sleep,
As I gain the cove with pushing prow,
And quench its speed, the slushy sand.

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to

- Alan Watts