Majorship LET Reviewer
|LET Reviewer for English|
101. Below is a sentence from DON QUIXOTE:
In a village of La Mancha a name of which I have no desire to recall, there lived not so long ago one of those gentlemen who always have a lance in the rock, an ancient buckles, a skinny nag and a greyhound….
Which question should you ask if you reading it at a LITERAL LEVEL?
a. Is there a figurative language used?
b. Which word will lown?
c. What are the figurative language and sound techniques used?
d. Which technique creates humor?
102-103. Read the poem, 25th HIGH SCHOOL REUNION by Linda Pastan and answer the questions that follows.
We come to hear the endings
of all the stories
in our anthology
of false starts:
how the girl who seemed
as hard as hails
was the girl who seemed
as hard nails
was hammered into shape,
how the athletes ran
Out of races;
How skulls rise
To the surface
Like rocks in the bed
Of a drying stream.
Look! We have all
102. After reading the poem at the THIRD LEVEL, which question should be asked?
a. What were their transformations after 25 years?
b. Who is speaking in the poem?
c. What happened during the reunion?
d. What is meant by the comparison under the skin/ our skull rise /to the surface/ like rocks in the bed/ of a drying stream”?
103. Which question should be asked when the poem is read at the FIRST LEVEL?
a. Who attended the 25th high school reunion?
b. What language is used in the poem?
c. Why were their faces as sharp and pointed as the rocks?
d. To what are the once-young students compared?
104. Which is the lowest of comprehension?
a. critical comprehension
b. critical evaluation
c. literal comprehension
105. Which is the highest level of comprehension?
a. Literal comprehension
b. Critical evaluation
c. Critical comprehension
106. To read the sentences below at the LITERAL LEVEL:
I could be forgiven a few siddity aris. In fact, a pretension to worldiness was expected of me, and I was too happy to disappoint.
I should say
a. When the women returned home she pretended to be religious
b. And, why does she need to pretend?
c. I have to get a dictionary to look up an unfamiliar word siddity
d. I cannot understand why she has to use unfamiliar words.
107. The Maranao stories about Pilandok are examples of ____.
a. Fantastic stories
b. Creation myths
c. Folk tales
d. Folk epics
108. Which of the following epic is about the exploits of early Muslim warriors who fought in defense of Islam.
a. Indarapatra and Sulayman
c. Parang Sabu
109. Which book in the New Testament includes a vision of the end of the world and the second coming of Jesus?
a. Epistle of Hebrews
c. Epistle of James
110. Which of the following terms describes the subject matter, style, tone and attitude of the literature of ancient Greek and Rome?
111. The Greek alphabet is adapted from the consonantal writing developed by the
112. Which of the following is Carlos Bulosan’s celebrated autobiography?
a. Falling Leaves
b. The laughter of My Father
c. America is in the Heart
d. Footnote to Youth
113. The type of novel which became popular, in the 18th century is ____.
114. Who died at the end of Iliad?
115. Which of the following is NOT a lyric poem?
116. The most authentic record of Confucian teaching form which the Tao or Way was learned the correct principles of governing both self and state is ____.
a. Tu Fu
c. Shih Ching
d. Tao-te Ching
117. What literacy movement in American literature examines life as it is?
118. “The Tale of Genji” was written by ____.
a. Akutagawa Ryunosuki
b. Lady Murasoki Shokibu
c. Kawabata Syaonari
d. Lady Murasaka
119. Madame Bovary is considered as the best example of French ______.
120. What is the English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s “Gitanjail”
a. Patriotic Hymns
b. Devotional Songs
c. Song of Offerings
d. Songs Caesar
121. Who of the following Romans was never emperor?
d. Juluis Caesar
122. Which is NOT a work of Leo Tolstoy?
a. Father and Sons
b. The Death of Ivan Illyach
c. War and Peace – Tolstoy
d. Anna Karenina
123. Which of the following cities was NOT a center of government, religion and culture in the third millennium B.C.?
124. Who among these writers is famous for using local color in his stories?
a. Manuel Arguilla
b. Carlos Bulosan
c. F. Sionel Jose
d. Juan C. Laya
125. What narrative poem tells of the heroic exploits of great heroes?
126. If Divine Comedy is characterized by absolute faith in a single truth, what best characterizes Boccaccio’s Decameron?
a. An equally devout reference for this truth
b. A complete negation of Christian doctrine
c. Characteristics of the merchant class
d. A sexual libertinism that seeks to revive the great pleasures of Ancient Rome
127. Read the poem below and answer the following question.
Time is a pair scissors
And life , a bolt of brocade
When the lost section is done
The scraps are committed to a bonfire
The key idea expressed in the stanza above is the __.
a. Transitoriness of life
b. Cruelty of time
c. Beauty of life
d. Destruction of beauty
128. Which of the following literacy genre was used to express social protest during the early days of American regime?
129. In Homer’s epic, who kept Odysseus on her Island for seven years?
130. Who wrote “Mga Ibong Mandaragat”?
a. Amado V. Hernandez
b. Lualhati Bautista
c. Virgilio Almario
d. Edgardo Reyes
131. A distinct of poetry during the age of modernism is ______.
b. Blank verse
c. Free verse
132. Her way of speaking is as entertaining as a laundry list “is an example of _____.
133. Which short narrative poem is intended to be sung?
134. What is the usual ending of a Comedia?
a. Death of the prince
b. Victory of Muslims
c. Death of the queen
d. Victory of Christians
135. The period of American Renaissance gave birth to ____.
136. Read the poem below and answer the following question.
“Yes, thou shalt die,
“Yes, thou shalt die,
Dump in the tomb;
Nor of thy name
Shall these be any fame”
To An Uncultured Lesbian Woman
What does the person tell the lesbian woman about her death?
a. She will not be famous in death
b. She will find peace
c. She will be placed in a tomb
d. She will be forgotten
137. The Ifugao hero who was immortalized in the epic Hudhud is _____.
138. Who among the following is known as the Indian Shakespeare?
139. What conventions or earlier literary and artistic cycle style do both realism and naturalism oppose?
140. What work of Geoffrey Chaucer is regarded as the first collection of short stories in English literature written in poetic form?
a. Canterburry Tales
141. The Homeric poems greatly influenced the development of Greek civilization. Which of the following best supports this statement?
a. The Greek became great warriors
b. The great epic characters became models of conduct for later generations of the Greeks
c. The Olympian gods were worshipped
d. The Greek became good architects
142. What is the function of the Filipino folk narratives?
a. To ward off evil spirits
b. To explain natural phenomena
c. To teach proper behavior
d. To honor the gods
143. Which of the following best describes the differences between figures that Dante encounters in the three canticles of the Divine Comedy?
a. In Inferno, they become more corporeal as Dante descends in the lower circles
b. In Purgatorio, they have corporeal shape but not corporeal
c. In Paradiso, they have neither boodles nor images but simply lights, and In Purgatorio they have corporeal shape but not corporeal substance and Inferno, they become more corporeal as Dante descends into the lower circles
d. In Paradiso, they have neither bodies nor images but not corporeal substance
144. Which two groups are at war in the Iliad?
a. Trojans and Macedonians
b. Trojans and Achaens
c. Trojans and Minoans
d. Trojans and Phaeacians
145. Read the poem below and answer the following question.
Africa, my Africa
Africa or proud warriors
In ancestral savanna
Africa of whom my grandmother sings
- David Diop
These lines above describe as Africa that is ___.
a. Free and beautiful
b. Mysterious and unexplored
c. War town and undeveloped
d. Primitive and uncivilized
146. The poetry of Ezia Pound is best described _____.
147. To punish himself for murdering his father and having sexual relations with his mother, what did Oedipus do?
a. He castrated himself
b. He killed himself
c. He ordered his sons to murder him
d. He gouged his eyes
148. What can be inferred from Iseneses “answer”?
a. She respects Creon
b. She fears Creon
c. She understands Creon
d. She likes Creon
149. Who is NOT a romantic poet?
a. William Blake
b. John Milton
d. John Keats
150. The playwright who used the “alienation effect” in his plays to educate the audience and not merely to play upon their emotion is ____.
a. Herick Ibsen
b. August Strendberg
c. Bertolt Brecht
d. Thomas Mann