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Midterm exam (grade 7 literature (edited)


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Midterm exam (grade 7 literature (edited)

  1. 1. Page 1 of 4 MANILA HANKUK ACADEMY Approval Teacher: Deborah A. Homillano 2015 Year Second Semester Midterm Examination Grade (7)Sub (Literature) Date: 13 October 2015/ Period (1) Teacher- In-charge (Signature) Head of English Department (Signature) Principal (Signature) Student: Test I. Vocabulary Directions: Circle the letter of the best answer for the underlined word. 1.) A visit to southern Italy, where many of the princes paid homage to the emperor, was cut short by the death of the pope. a.) humiliation c.) respect b.) dishonor d.) acceptance 2.) If you look closely at his dark hair, you can see where his hairline has started to recede. a.) proceed c.) advance b.) progress d.) withdraw 3.) The father was seething with anger when he learned that his son will not graduate from college. a.) enraged c.) celebrated b.) valued d.) appraised 4.) The man was blithe about his break up with her; they hadn’t talked in nearly a week. a.) carefree c.) concerned b.) anxious d.) timid 5.) On their vacation, my parents stayed at a quaint old inn in Vermont. a.) modern c.) charming b.) remarkable d.) old-fashioned 6.) Japan entered into an alliance with France just before the war. a.) difference c.) agreement b.) divergence d.) disagreement 7.) The popular detective attempted to ascertain the truth through his questioning of the suspect. a.) hide c.) create b.) discover d.) cover 8.) William the Silent was characterized as a stolid man in most biographical stories. a.) boisterous c.) chatterer b.) emotionless d.) talkative 9.) You might embark on a new career this year. a.) stop c.) enter b.) end d.) continue 10.) The people of Switzerland murmured indignation upon hearing the brutal punishment of the bailiff. a.) stolid c.) calmness b.) demands d.) anger Test II. Comprehension Questions Directions: Read the questions carefully, and circle the best answer. 11.) Which is not true about the figure of speech, simile? a.) It is used to compare. c.) It can also be used to show contrasts. b.) The words like and as are used to compare. d.) It is helpful in making creative descriptions. 12.) Which is an example of simile? a.)The experience was a total nightmare. c.)The sun is a floating gold coin. b.) Undeniably, cheese is Jerry’s heaven. d.) The wind is as strong as a roaring lion. 13.) Which is true about the figure of speech, metaphor? a.) It is an indirect way of comparison. c.) It is a comparison using like and as. b.) It is a comparison that uses exaggeration. d.) It is used to contrast two subjects. 14.) Which is an example of a metaphor? a.)Her voice was as annoying as the sound of a wailing cat. c.)Missing him is as dark- gray as the starless dark sky. b.) Her cheeks are pinkish- red like roses. d.) Know that school is your second home. For item 15, refer to the poem “Psalm 104” below: 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul./ O LORD my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed w ith honor and majesty: 2 Who coverest thyself w ith light as w ith a garment: Who strechest out the heavens like a curtain: 3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers/ In the w aters: w ho maketh the clous his chariot: Who w alketh upon the w ings of the w ind: 4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: 5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, That it should not be removed forever.
  2. 2. Page 2 of 4 15.) Which line shows the use of simile? a.) line 5 c.) line 2 b.) line 4 d.) line 3 For items number 16-18, refer to the excerpt of the poem “Father” below. 16.) The 5th line of the poem is about the color of the father’s eyes. What does it mean? a.)The father is kind- hearted and welcoming. c.) The father is loving and generous. b.) The father is strong, but gentle. d.)The father is a responsible father. 17.) What does line number 13 say about the father’s work ethics? a.)The father is responsible c.) The father is hard working. b.) The father shows initiative. d.) The father shows patience. 18.) The last two lines of the poem describes the father as___________. a.) a skilled worker c.) a faithful husband b.) a famous captain d.) a nature lover 19.) Write the rhyme scheme of the poem “Father”. ______________________________________________ Items 20-22 refer to the excerpt of the poem “The Secret Heart” below. 20.) Which line tells what the father did during that late night? a.) line 5-6 c.) line 15-16 b.) line 9-10 d.) line 6-7 21.) Explain the meaning of the last 2 lines of the poem. ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ 22.) Write the rhyme scheme of the poem “The Secret Heat”. ______________________________________________ For numbers 23-25, refer to the excerpt from the story “Mama and the Graduation Present” below. My father’s eyes are the colors of the sky, 5 Clear blue or gray as rain: 6 They change w ith the sw inging change of days While he w atches the w eather vane. To stack our w ood and pile our mow s 13 With redtop and sw eet tossed clover. 14 He captains our farm that rides the w inds, 15 A keen-eyed brow n earth-lover. 16 The Secret Heart In the stillest hour of night The boy aw akened to a light. 2 Half in dreams, he saw his sire With his great hands full of fire. 4 The man had struck a match to see If his son slept peacefully. 6 He held his palms each side the spark His love had kindled in the dark. 8 His tw o hands w ere curved apart The man had struck a match to see 5 If his son slept peacefully. 6 He held his palms each side the spark His love had kindled in the dark. 8 His tw o hands w ere curved apart In the semblance of a heart. 10 A heart that gave out such a glow No son aw ake could bear to know. 12 It show ed a look upon a face Too tender for the day to trace. 14 One instant, it lit about, And then the secret heart w ent out. 16 But it shone long enough for one To know that hands help up the sun. 18 “Don’t you dare talk about my lovely present like that! You’re jealous, that’s w hat. I’ll tell Mama on you.” “And w hile you’re telling her,” Christine said, ask her w hat she did w ith her silver brooch. The one her ow n mother gave her. Ask her that.” I looked at Christine w ith horror. “What? You mean—Did Mama—? Christine w alked aw ay. I grabbed the dresser set and ran dow n the stairs to the kitchen. Papa w as drinking his second cup of coffee, and Dagmar w as playing w ith her doll in front of the stove. Nells had left. “Papa, oh Papa! I cried. “Did Mama—Christine says—“I started to cry then, and Papa had me sit on his lap. “There now,” he said, and patted my shoulder. “There now.” And he dipped a cube of sugar into his coffee and fed it to me. We are not allow ed to drink coffee—even w ith lots of milk in it—until w e w ere considered grow n up, but all of us children loved that occasional lump
  3. 3. Page 3 of 4 23.)What made the mother sell the silver brooch? a.) It was a family heirloom, so it was old. c.) Mother loves Katrin more than the brooch. b.) It costs a lot of fortune and she needs money. d.)Katrin asked for another present. 24.) Why did the father offer coffee for Katrin to drink? a.) Katrin already graduated in high school. c.) Katrin is crying, so the father is concerned. b.) The father’s favorite daughter is Katrin. d.) The father appreciated Katrin’s actions. 25.) What part of the plot diagram is the excerpt of the story “Mama and the Graduation Present”? a.) Conflict c.) Denouement b.) Exposition d.) Falling Action Items 26-27, refer to the excerpt from the story “Lead Not Forth O Little Shepherd”. 26.) From the excerpt cited above, what lesson about our own relationship with God can we learn from Wanda’s obedience? a.) Always seek the voice of God. c.) Wait patiently upon the Lord. b.) Trust and obey God. d.) Be strong and patient. 27.) Choose the best reason: Jasek, the shepherd was compared to God because________. a.) God urges people to obey His commandments c.) God leads and takes care of His people b.) God provides food for the people d.) God saves his people if they are obedient For items 28 and 29, refer to the excerpt from “The Legend of William Tell” below. 28.) Which line shows the characteristic of the cruel Bailiff? a.) Line 1 c.) Line 3 b.) Line 2 d.) Line 4 29.) Which line shows the characteristic of William Tell as a concerned father? a.) Line 1 c.) Line 3 b.) Line 2 d.) Line 4 30.) In the Plot Diagram, the exposition is___________. a.) is the highest point of the story c.) the moral of the story b.)showing how the conflict is solved d.) introducing the characters and settings 31.) The climax of the story is best described as___________. a.) is considered as the ending or conclusion c.) is the highest point of the story b.) as the part where the problem is solved d.) as the part where the setting is described For items 32-33, read the excerpt of the story “William The Silent” below. “Did Mama—Christine says—“I started to cry then, and Papa had me sit on his lap. “There now,” he said, and patted my shoulder. “There now.” And he dipped a cube of sugar into his coffee and fed it to me. We are not allow ed to drink coffee—even w ith lots of milk in it—until w e w ere considered grow n up, but all of us children loved that occasional lump of sugar dipped in coffee… Far up, helpless Wanda w as moving back and forth as much as the narrow rock allow ed. From below came the strains of that pipe. When it played there could be but one command—to move ahead. Yet now there w as no w ay of moving in the regular direction. But Jasek w as her master, her lord, her god—she must do w hat he summoned her to do, The order w as to come. Wanda braced herself on the rock. She w orker her feet about until they found support. He w as a long w ay off over there, commanding her to come, and she must reach him as soon as she could. The peril that lay below w asvanished; she had orders from her shepherd and she trusted him. The people stood about and gasped, and a murmur of indignation w ent up from all the crow d, but so great w as the fear that Gessler had inspired in them all that no one dared interfere, Tell himself, a moment before so confident and self-possessed, seemed suddenly to collapse at hearing the bailiff’s w ords. 1“Place any other punishment upon me!” cried Tell. “What if the boy should move? What if my hand should tremble?” 2“Say no more!” cried Gessler. “Shoot!” 3Tell w as in despair, but the little lad, his face bright w ith perfect trust, ran stood against the linden tree at one end of the square. 4“Shoot, father!” he cried. “Shoot! I know you can hit the apple!”
  4. 4. Page 4 of 4 32.) What does that passage above tell you about the people of Leyden? I. They love their country that they don’t want to surrender, though they are weak. III. They have faith that the King will come back and rescue them from the enemies. II. They are too weak and afraid to surrender to the Spaniards. IV. They are courageous and determined to live, even under many difficulties. a.) I, II, & IV c.) III & IV b.) I, III, & IV d.) I & II 33.) Which is not true about the story “William the Silent”? a.)William the Silent is deemed as the father of Holland. c.)King Philip was described as a religious and righteous man. b.) William the Silent was described as stolid. d.) King Henry was said to be a chatterbox. For items 34-35, refer to the excerpt of the poem “Friend of Foe”. 34.) Using the clues from the excerpt, identify from what point of view was the story told? a.) a student c.) a slave b.) a child d.) a pet 35.) Which statement is NOT true about point of view? a.) One type is the third- person, where it uses pronouns she, he, they, etc c.) This element builds the mood of the story b.) It tells about how the story was narrated d.) One type is the first- person, where it uses pronoun I, me, we Test III. Identifying Titles Directions: Read the quotation, and write the title of the literary work on the blank. ____________________________36. He was determined to ascertain by a clever device how many men in Uri were loyal to his master. He therefore set up a pole in the quaint old market place of the village of Altdorf. On this pole hung a hat—the emblem of Austrian power. ____________________________37. Education was dear to Dutch hearts. The people of Leyden chose the university. “So long as we are allowed to work in peace, we can earn money to pay taxes,” they said. ____________________________38. Oi, dana, oi, dana, “he sang as he danced about the cottage that night, embracing his mother and father and brothers. “I am a made man, and it was it that made me.” ____________________________39. Oh, if instead she’d left to me/ The thing she took into the grave!—/That courage like a rock, which she/Has no more need of, and I have. ____________________________40. “I’ll shine the showcases,” I begged. “I’ll sweep the floor for you.” He said that that would not be necessary. Since I wanted the brooch back so badly, he would call the deal off. But I was serious about working during vacation, he might be able to use me. The city of Leyden did not fall. For a year Spanish armies had been encamped in the fields around it. Six miles aw ay Dutch ships laden w ith supplies floated in the harbor. But there w as no w ay to bring the food through the enemy lines, overland to the hungry city. People w ere so hungry that they ate the leaves from the trees and the dusty grass in the streets. If he’s Foe, I’ll bare my teeth And find out w hat lies beneath I’ll accept him to the end, If he is my master’s friend. If he’s Foe, before I’ve done I w ill have him on a run. Is he friend, or is he Foe? Master, speak! And I shall know.