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  • 1. Division of City Schools of Navotas Bagumbayan Elementary School Compound M Naval St., SipacAlmaen, Navotas City 3rd PERIODIC TEST in ENGLISH GRADE 8 SY 2013-2014 NAME: ________________________________________ DATE: _______________ YR & SEC.:______________________________________ TEACHER:_____________ GENERAL DIRECTIONS: On your answer sheet, copy the letter of the correct answer I. Reading Directions: Read the selections below and answer the questions that follow. What is faith? Faith is believing in possibilities. It is the ability to carry on with our plans or to be true to our work even when though we feel discouraged or tired. It is staying active in relationship even when our friends aren’t able to respond. If there were no doubts, there would be no need for faith. Faith is temporarily putting our doubts on the shelf and working toward our goals Faith is trusting that help and support will be there for us even though they are not in view. It is looking at a map and choosing a new destination, getting on the road to go there, and trusting that the marks on the map symbolize a real place that we will find. 1. Based on the selection, what does faith consist of? a. Temporary doubt b. A belief in possibilities c. Getting on the road d. Looking at a map 2. According to the author, what will happen if there is no doubt? a. There will be no need for faith b. There will be no relationships c. People will get discouraged d. Confusion will occur 3. What can we infer about faith from the selection? a. There is no need for faith b. Faith is knowing you are right c. There are no sure things in life d. Faith is believing in spite of uncertainties 4. What is the best title of the selection? a. Marvelous Singing Voices b. The Imaginative Power of Drama c. The Absurdity of Fiction d. The Production of Musical Plays 5. The author’s attitude toward unreal situations in drama is one of _____. a. Appreciation b. Anger c. Disapproval d. Worry 6. The word INEXPLICABLY means…. a. b. c. d. The arts generally depend on ridiculous fiction, but the theater is the most ridiculous of all. Imagine asking us to pretend that we are in Bangkok after the fall of Saigonand that Lea Salonga is a Vietnamese bar girl who kills herself because she believes that suicide is the only solution to her problem. More than that, imagine asking us to believe that she and all the other characters in the play talk to each other by singing. The theater is a lily that inexplicably arises from a jungle of weedy falsities. Yet it is precisely from the tension produces by all this absurdity that theater is able to create such poetry, power, enchantment and truth Cannot be expected Cannot be predicted Cannot be explained Cannot be anticipated 7. The phrase ‘Jungle of weedy falsities’ contains… a. Personification b. Simile SCORE:________ RATING:_______ c. Metaphor 8. How does the author develop the paragraph? a. Giving an example b. Telling a humorous story 9. The author believes that all the statements are true EXCEPT a. Theater is based on absurdities b. The characters n musical plays converse by singing c. Suicide is the only solution to problems d. Theater creates poetry, power, enchantment of truth. d. Hyperbole c. Describing the event d. Using comparison
  • 2. 10. All the statements below are true EXCEPT a. Prevention is important in fighting AIDS b. The HIV multiplies during the early stage of infection c. HIV infected people have little virus in their blood for ten years d. AIDS destroys the immune system of an infected person. 11. What is the meaning of dormant in the second sentence of the paragraph? a. hidden c. virulent b. resting d. active 12. The expression conventional wisdom in the passage means ______. a. opinion of experts b. opinion of scientists c. belief of authorities d. common belief Because half of all HIV-infected people live for10 years, with little virus in their blood beforedeveloping AIDS, conventional wisdom held that the deadly invader was dormant of that time. Not so say two studies in Nature. The intruding virus begins to multiply immediately, producing millions of copies that lie waiting in the lymph nodes, the pea-sized organs that are found throughout the body. Once key parts of the immune system are destroyed, this reservoir of virus spills into the blood. Such a massive early attack may make it impossible to rid the body completely of the virus and underscores the importance of prevention in fighting AIDS . II. VOCABULARY A. Context Clues: Directions: Read each sentence(s) using clues through association carefully then get the meaning of the italicized word from the context. 13. Sachico had risen early; she had been rocked and jolted by train. Se had chased over the evening fields with children. It’s EXHAUSTION that kept Sachico awake. a. Forgiveness b. Unfairness c. Passiveness d. Tiredness 14. One should properly put a long sleeved kimono, a smart summer print and run across the evening fields, lightly taking up a firefly here and there from one’s fan. Sachiko was ENTRANCEDwith the picture. a. Ignored b. Prepared c. Delighted d. Divided 15. They reached the river, a bridge was hardly visible, they had to reach the flashlights. It was PITCH-DARK. a. Evening b. Extremely Dark c. Black d. Blind folded 16. The events of the evening passed through Sachiko’s mind in no particular order. She had RAMBLING thoughts. a. Disconnectedly b. Perfectly c. Joyously d. Freely 17. She was careful to CHASE a firefly out, it glided across the room and lighted on Sachiko’s kimono. a. Follow b. Borrow c. Sorrow D. Narrow B.PREFIXES Directions: Choose the best word to complete the sentence. 18. A person who preaches is a _________. a. Preacher b. Preachcist c. Precher d. Preaches 19. Sick and infirm students were sent to the _________. a. Infirmist b. infirmary c. infirmer d. infirma 20. If you take away the prefix –im from the word impossible, what is the root word? a. Possible b. Posible c. Possibility d. Impossibility 21. What do you do if you reread a book? a. Read it again b. Read it for the first time c. Don’t read it again d. Just read 22. Not to approve of someone means that you _________. a. Unapprove b.Ilapprove c. disapprove d. inapprove III. GRAMMAR Subordinating and Coordinating Conjunctions 23. The poor Arabian farmer is happy _______ the war in the region has ended. a. Since b. In order c. Because d. So that 24. There will be no peace _____ we unite and join with another to achieve a common goal. a. If b. Unless c. Incase d. Even if 25. ______ Asia suffered greatly from economic crisis, it has managed to achieve excellence. a. Although b. Though c. Even though d. While 26. Not only were the villagers hungry ____ disturbed by the birds. a. Neither b. Whether c. But also d. Or 27. The farmer must either hunt for water buffalo _____ his family has no meat for the meal. a. Neither b. Whether c.But also d. Or IV. IDENTIFYING FIGURES OF SPEECH DIRECTIONS: Read the lines of poetry. Slashes represent break lines. Figure out which technique is being used. Choose your answer from the word pool below. a. Simile b. Metaphor c. Hyperbole d. Personification e. Irony f. Oxymoron 28. My Soul has grown deep like rivers
  • 3. 29. It is dreams that have destroyed us 30.I really like your dress, it gives me a bad day 31. He is a small giant in this room 32. Bear in mind/ That death is a drum 33. And then my hear with pleasure fills/ And dances with the daffodils 34. With processions long and winding/ with the countless torches lit. 35. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ribbon of moonlight over purple moor. 36. She is like a princess. 37. I got billions of suitors. V. SONG/POEM INTERPRETATION DIRECTIONS: Read and analyze the song, then answer the questions that follow. What a journey is has been But the end is not in sight But the stars are out tonight And they’re out to guide my way When they’re shining on my life, I can see a better day I won’t let the darkness in. 38. Based on the song, who guides the person singing? a. The stars c. The road b. A better day d. The road 39. What does the line “I won’t let the darkness in” reveal about the person? a. He is angry c. He is intelligent b. He is afraid d. He is intelligent 40. The line “But the end is not in sight” means a. The journey never started b. The journey is over c. The journey is far from over d. The journey will be over soon. 41. What kind of journey is referred to in the song? a. A business trip b. To another country c. A luxury trip d. Through life VI. WRITING: PARAGRAOH ORGANIZATION PARAGRAPH A She saw how paper can be made from banana leaves. A. Finally she made up her mind to meet them B. Moreover, she realized the children can be self-reliant individuals. C. Next, she decided that paper making can help them. D. First she thought of the children with mental disabilities 47. Which should be the first sentence? 48. Which should be the second sentence? 49. Which should be the third sentence? 50. Which should be the LAST sentence? DIRECTIONS: The sentences in each set make up a unified and coherent paragraph. Mentally arrange them in correct sequence and answer the questions that follow. 43. Which should be the first sentence? 44. Which should be the second sentence? 45. Which should be the third sentence? 46. Which should be the fourth sentence? PARAGRAPH B A. It is he on who, rests the responsibility of moulding character of young children B. These virtues are not easy to be imbibed C. Only he who himself leads a life of simplicity, purity and rigid discipline can successfully cultivate these habits in his pupils D. Apart from developing their intellect, he can inculcate in them qualities of a good citizenship, remaining neat and clean, talking decently and sitting properly E. Teaching is the noblest of professions. A teacher has a sacred duty to perform.