Who among the Filipino writers below focuses on the beliefs and traditions during the Filipino-Spanish period?
A. Nick Joaquin
B. Benvenido Santos
C. NVM Gonzales
D. F. Sionil Jose
A (Nick Joaquin). He was most famous for his Filipino-Hispanic inspired writings.
F. Sionil Jose is a national artist for literature famous for many selections, like The God Stealer. In the story, the protagonist, who hails from a tribal group, brought his foreigner boss to the community. The boss is an avid collector of unique items, and he desired the old anito of the protagonist’s grandfather. Wanting to please his boss, he stole the anito and gave it to the foreigner. This caused the heartbreaking death of the grandfather. Afterward, grandson returned to his roots, wearing the tribal colors and shunning away his foreigner boss. Which of the following emotions best explains the grandson’s reaction?
C (remorse). Brought about by regret for what he did, the grandson returned to his roots out of remorse and the desire to make amends for his mistakes.
The planets of the solar system have mythical references. They are based on what genre of mythology.
A. Greek Mythology
B. Roman Mythology
C. Norse Mythology
D. European Mythology
B (Roman Mythology). Jupiter, Venus, and Mars are examples of Roman gods and goddesses.
Novels of Nicholas Sparks are a big hit because they can make people feel romantic love-whether it is lost or requited. Selections like these can appeal to people successfully by achieving this literary standard.
B. spiritual value
C. emotional value
D. aesthetic value
C (emotional value). It is when a selection is able to make the readers feel what the author intends the reader to feel.
“Two heads are better than one” means that it’s better for two people to think of a solution than just one person. This is a classic example of this figure of speech.
C (synecdoche). It is when a part of the whole (in this case, the head represents the whole person) represents the entire thing.
“The prodigal son, who is the black sheep of the family, has returned home.” What figure of speech was used in the given statement?
A (Metaphor). The “prodigal son” was compared to the “black sheep” without the use of the words “like” or “as,” making it a direct comparison.
Jacee was confused when she saw the printout of her speech because it had slashes after some words. What should she do when seeing a double slash?
A. Stop the speech.
B. Wait for the audience’s reaction
C. Continue the speech
D. Pause for a full second
D (Pause for a full second). Slashes signal juncture or pausing in a speech. A double slash is for a full-second pause.
The invited resource speaker has a lot on his mind. He is such a LOQUACIOUS speaker. The capitalized word means:
C (verbose). Loquacious means using a lot of words, or verbose.
Read the following lines from the Shakespearean play “Hamlet” and decide which of the following emotions is most reflected.
“To be or not to be, that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrow of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them?”
C (Indecision). Words like “to be or not to be” and the constant presence of options shows a person who cannot make up his mind. Hence, there is indecision.
What do we call a traditional Japanese poem with three lines (with 17 syllables)?
B. Free verse
A (haiku). A haiku is composed of three lines (with 5 syllables, then 7 syllables, and finally 5 syllables), and it usually discusses themes of nature and love.