Division of City Schools of Navotas
Bagumbayan Elementary School Compound
M Naval St., SipacAlmaen, Navotas City
3rd PERIODIC TEST in ENGLISH GRADE 8
YR & SEC.:______________________________________
GENERAL DIRECTIONS: On your answer sheet, copy the letter of the correct answer
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
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 _____.
6. The word INEXPLICABLY means….
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…
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.
c. Describing the event
d. Using comparison
10. All the statements below are true EXCEPT
a. Prevention is important in fighting AIDS
b. The HIV multiplies during the early stage of
c. HIV infected people have little virus in their
blood for ten years
d. AIDS destroys the immune system of an infected
11. What is the meaning of dormant in the second
sentence of the paragraph?
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
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.
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.
15. They reached the river, a bridge was hardly visible, they had to reach the flashlights. It was PITCH-DARK.
b. Extremely Dark
d. Blind folded
16. The events of the evening passed through Sachiko’s mind in no particular order. She had RAMBLING thoughts.
17. She was careful to CHASE a firefly out, it glided across the room and lighted on Sachiko’s kimono.
Directions: Choose the best word to complete the sentence.
18. A person who preaches is a _________.
19. Sick and infirm students were sent to the _________.
20. If you take away the prefix –im from the word impossible, what is the root word?
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 _________.
Subordinating and Coordinating Conjunctions
23. The poor Arabian farmer is happy _______ the war in the region has ended.
b. In order
d. So that
24. There will be no peace _____ we unite and join with another to achieve a common goal.
d. Even if
25. ______ Asia suffered greatly from economic crisis, it has managed to achieve excellence.
c. Even though
26. Not only were the villagers hungry ____ disturbed by the birds.
c. But also
27. The farmer must either hunt for water buffalo _____ his family has no meat for the meal.
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.
28. My Soul has grown deep like rivers
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.