1st Year First Periodic Test
ENGLISH PERIODIC EXAM...
Republic of the Philippines Department of Education National Capital Region
OF C ITY S C N
Mayamaya St., Kaunlaran Village, Longos, Malabon City
DIVISION OF CITY SCHOOLS, MALABON & NAVOTAS
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FIRST PERIODIC TEST ENGLISH I
S.Y. 2009-2010 Name: ______________________________________ Yr./Section: __________
Teacher: ________________________________ Score:_______ Rating: _______
General Directions: 1. Read the following test items and select the correct answer. 2. Blacken the circle of your answer. 3. If you do not know the answer to the question, skip it. Return to that question later. 4. Do the best you can. Do not guess at the answer. I. READING COMPREHENSION Read the following selections and answer the questions that follow. Choose the
letter of your choice. Selection 1
Reading, the bard once said, makes a full man. This is true for the scholar,
whose stature and contribution to the intellectual growth of society is made through constant reading and the common tao who has understood the printed word if he is not left behind, if one does not form the habit of reading.
Conversely, if one avails of the wealth available through printed word, the task of
developing a person, a community and the nation is made easier, more wholesomely. And this precisely is the reason or the theme of the year's observance of
National Book Week, a project of the Integrated Library Association which we endorse wholeheartedly. OOOO 1. What is the best title of the article? ABCD Man
A. A Captive of Ignorance B. The Common Tao and Reading
C. Reading Makes a Full D. National Book Week
OOOO 2. What will happen to a person who doesn't have the habit of reading? ABCD
B. left behind
C. without a friend
D. faces a difficult life
OOOO 3. If everyone reads, what will happen to the task of developing nations? ABCD
D. easier and wholesome
Selection 2 As students, you should spend valuable practice in learning how to write well. In
the course of an ordinary school, you have a wide range of experiences which may become possible materials for written composition. Each experience written up in a
single paragraph provides opportunities to write the forms of composition, narrative, description, exposition and argument in small units. How long will depend upon how much material you have to put into them. The important thing about writing a
paragraph is that every detail and every sentence in it must have a close relationship to the purpose or main idea which gives the paragraph its unity.
OOOO 4. What is the paragraph all about? ABCD
Learning to write well
B. The four types of composition
C. Materials for written composition D. Making writing a profitable experience
OOOO 5. What topic provides a rich source for writing a composition? ABCD
A. School experience
B. New articles in newspapers C. Close relationship with nature
D. Trips to malls and tourists spots OOOO 6. Which is the important thing about writing a paragraph? ABCD
A. main idea which gives the paragraph its reason
B. every detail and sentence in it must have a close relationship C. there should be a good paper and pen D. each letter in it must be bold
Selection 3 Everybody has a patron saint and every patron saint has a feast day. When the
patron saint’s feast day comes, it is fiesta time. We see the decoration hung over the town's main streets. The local band strikes up a tune and visitors come from different
town and barrios. The celebrations are as diverse as there are customs and traditions in every region. Such is the case with the pagan minorities in the North and with the Muslim in the South.
OOOO 7. What is inferred in the selection? ABCD
A. Filipinos are music lovers.
B. Visitors come from different towns.
C. Fiestas are common in the Philippines. D. The Philippines is composed of many towns.
OOOO 8. Based on the text, what is its main idea? ABCD
A. Filipinos are thrifty. 2
B. Filipinos are peace-loving people C. Filipinos are lovers of saints.
D. Filipinos would not celebrate the feast day without money.
OOOO 9. Which of the statements proves that fiesta is popular among Filipinos? ABCD
A. Children play in the street.
B. Party goers attend the party. C. Many are dressed in new clothes.
D. Visitors come from different barrios to join the celebration. II. VOCABULARY A. Read each sentence carefully. Select from the choices the meaning of the
underlined word through its context.
OOOO 10. Don Magno is a wealthy old man who lived in Villa Magdalena. ABCD
OOOO 11. Pauline is a vivacious young lady. She always makes her friends laugh. OOOO 12. He has a gay disposition that is why everybody likes him and ABCD
there is no problem he can't face.
OOOO 13. The president should do something to alleviate poverty level of the ABCD
Select the letter of the word that is spelled correctly.
OOOO 14. A. vulnerable
OOOO 15. A. monutonous OOOO 16. A. garulous garrulous
OOOO 17. A. vivacious vevicious
OOOO 18. A. vuluptous
B. garrulus B. vivacius
C. garrolous C. vevacious
D. monotunus D.
IV. STUDY SKILLS
For each item, select from the four choices the correct answer. Reprinted 1997 Copyright 1995 by Phoenix Publishing
House, Inc., and Josephine B. Serrano 3
OOOO 19. Which part of the book contains the entry above? ABCD
A. Copyright Page
C. Table of Contents
D. Title Page
OOOO 20. What part of the book that is like a little dictionary gives the ABCD
meaning of the words?
REVIEW OF BASIC SENTENCE PATTERNS Lesson 1. Subject and Predicate ................................... 2 2. Kinds of sentences …......................................
3. Expansion of Basic Sentence Patterns ….13
4. Review of Phrase ….................................. 20
OOOO 21. Which part of the book contains the entry above? ABCD
A. Body of the book
D. Table of Contents
H1N1 Swine Flu Likely to Worsen OOOO 22. Where in the newspaper can be possibly seen the entry above? ABCD
A. Editorial Page
C. Obituary Page
B. Front Page
D. Sports Page
OOOO 23. Which section of the newspaper contains the death notices? ABCD
A. Classified Ads Section B. Entertainment Section
C. Obituary Page
D. Provincial News Section
OOOO 24. A section of the news paper designed to entertain and amuse the ABCD
A. Business Section
C. Front Page
B. Entertainment Section
D. Obituary Page
The Folk Tales
by Eugenio, Damiana L. c 1989
OOOO 25. The above catalog card is an example of _________. ABCD
A. an author card B. an index card
C. a subject card D. a title card
Philippine Folk Literature Complied and Edited
by Damiana L. Eugenio
Quezon City, UP Folklorists, 1989 4
7V (Phil. Literature Series)
OOOO 26. What catalog card contains the entry above? ABCD
C. subject card
D. title card
Eugenio, Damiana L.
Philippine Folk Literature, Comp. & ed. Q.C., UP Folklorists, c 1989. 7V (Phil. Literature Series) I Phil. Literature
OOOO 27. The entry above is an example of a/an __________. ABCD
A. an author card
C. a subject card
B. an index card
D. a title card
V. SPEAKING ABCD
Classify the following words according to the sound produced.
OOOO 28. best
B. /ey/ B. /I /
OOOO 30. eight
C. /I / C. /ͻ/
D. /I /
OOOO 32. seek
A. /I /
OOOO 29. will
OOOO 31. goal
A. Identify the pattern used in the following sentences. Select your answer from the choices below.
OOOO 33. Mr. Montes made his reply very short. ABCD
OOOO 34. The coach appointed Edward as captain of the team. ABCD
OOOO 35. The students are behaved. ABCD
OOOO 36. He considers his father his best friend. ABCD
D. S-TV-IO-DO D. S-TV-DO-OC 5
OOOO 37. The tidal wave sank the ship. ABCD
B. Identify the pattern used. Select the answer from the A. Full form
C. Nominal definition
B. Reduced form
D. Expanded definition
OOOO 38. Friendship is a special relationship which is cultivated and characterized by mutual trust.
OOOO 39. A lyric poem that has 14 lines is a sonnet. OOOO 40. Linguistic is a science which studies language.
OOOO 41. A composer is a person who composes a song. VII. LITERATURE Inferring Character Traits
Infer character traits based on what the speaker says or does.
OOOO 42. “Go away! Leave me alone!” ABCD
OOOO 43. “Look Sarah, the fiireworks are so wonderful.”
OOOO 44. The girl cannot make up her mind as to what she really likes. OOOO 45. “Ronald, you fool, answer me before I lay my hand on you.” B. generous
OOOO 46. David answered back because he was scolded by his mother. ABCD
Read the letter below and answer the questions that follow. 46 A. Mabini St., Sta. Rita Subd., Marikina, Metro Manila August 09, 2009
Dear Tricia, It's my birthday on Saturday, August 15. I have invited all our friends to my party. Please come and let's have fun. We will play tricks, sing and dance the whole afternoon.
Hope you can come.
OOOO 47. Who wrote the letter? ABCD
A. Your Friend
C. Farrah's mother
OOOO 48. Whose address should appear in the heading? B. postman
D. Tricia D. sender
OOOO 49. Which of the following is correct in writing the complimentary close? B. Your friend,
C. Your Friend, D. Your friend
OOOO 50. What type of letter is the above example? ABCD
A. Letter of Excuse
B. Letter of Invitation
C. Love letter
D. Thank You Letter