*English Part 1* General Education (Gen Ed) LET Reviewer

Here is Part 1 of our Gen Ed English reviewer for the upcoming Licensure Exam for Teachers (LET).

This is Part 1 of our Gen Ed English reviewer. This has 50 multiple-choice questions with the answer key provided at the bottom.

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Gen Ed English reviewer

1. _____ is an epic about the adventures of early Muslim warriors who defended Islam.
A. Indarapatra and Sulayman
B. Bantugan
C. Parang Sabu
D. Darangan

2. During the 18th century, what kind of novel is most common?
A. Religious
B. Epistolary
C. Picaresque
D. Gothic

3. This is a literary movement in America that looks through life as it is.
A. Romanticism
B. Puritanism
C. Realism
D. Naturalism

4. All the citIes below were centers of government, religion, and culture in the 3rd Millennium B.C except _____.
A. Babylon
B. Nineveh
C. Baghdad
D. Thebes

5. What is the main idea that can be inferred from the stanza below?
Time is a pair of scissors
And life, a bolt of brocade
When the lost section is done
The scraps are committed to a bonfire
A. Transitoriness of life
B. Cruelty of time
C. Beauty of life
D. Destruction of beauty

6. “Ibong Mandaragit” was written by ____.
A. Amado V. Hernandez
B. Vergilio Almario
C. Lualhati Bautista
D. Edgardo Reyes

7. Poetry during the age of modernism is characterized by _____.
A. Measure
B. Free Verse
C. Blank Verse
D. Rhyme

8. “Her dress is as blue as the sky” is an example of _____.
A. Simile
B. Hyperbole
C. Metaphor
D. Onomatopoeia

9. A Comedia usually ends with the _____.
A. Death of the Prince
B. Victory of Muslims
C. Death of the Queen
D. Victory of Christians

10. The American Renaissance also known as the American Romantic Movements paved the way for the birth of _____.
A. Romanticism
B. Transcendentalism
C. Naturalism
D. Realism

11. What does Sappho tell the lesbian woman about her death in the poem below?
To An Uncultured Lesbian Woman
“Yes, thou shalt die,
And lie
Dump in the silent tomb;
Nor of thy name
Shall these by any fame”
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

12. The Ifugao epic “HUDHUD” immortalized the hero _____.
A. Lumawig
B. Banna
C. Duluyan
D. Aligaynon

13. Who is considered the Indian counterpart of Shakespeare?
A. Kalidasa
B. Tagore
C. Khagyam
D. Sadi

14. Both Realism and Naturalism oppose ______.
A. Classicism
B. Symbolism
C. Romanticism
D. Neoclassicism

15. This is Geoffrey Chaucer’s collection of stories in poetic form.
A. The Canterbury Tales
B. Lliad
C. Decameron
D. Beowulf

16. Which of the statements below supports this statement: “The Homeric poems greatly influenced the development of Greek Civilization.”
A. The Greeks became the great warriors
B. The great epic characters became the models of conduct for the later generations of the Greeks
C. The Olympian gods were worshipped
D. The Greeks became the good architects

17. Filipino folks narratives’ function is _____.
A. To ward off evil spirits
B. To explain natural phenomena
C. To teach proper behavior
D. To honor the gods

18. Among the following statements, which best describe the difference between the three canticles of the Divine Comedy?
A. In Inferno, they become more corporeal as Dante descends into the lower circles
B. In Purgatorio, they have corporeal shape, but not corporeal
C. In Paradiso, they have neither bodies nor images but simply lights; in Purgatorio, they have corporeal shape but not corporeal substance; and in Inferno, they become more corporeal as Dante descends into lower circles
D. In Paradiso, they have neither bodies nor images but not a corporeal substance

19. _____ are at war in the lliad.
A. Trojans and Macedonians
B. Trojans and Minoans
C. Trojans and Acheans
D. Trojans and Phoenicians

20. The lines of the poem below describe Africa as a land that is _____.
David Deop
Africa, my Africa
Africa of proud warriors
In ancestral savanna
Africa of whom my grandmother
A. Free and beautiful
B. Mysterious and unexplored
C. War town and undeveloped
D. Primitive and uncivilized

21. Because of his poetic style, Ezra Pound is considered a/an
A. Philosophical
B. Imagist
C. Metaphysical
D. Romantic

22. Oedipus _____ as a punishment for killing his father and having sexual relations with his mother.
A. Castrated himself
B. Killed himself
C. Ordered his sons to murder him
D. Gouged his eyes

23. ______ can be inferred from Iseneses’ “answer.”
A. She respects Creon
B. She fears Creon
C. She understands Creon
D. She likes Creon

24. The following are romantic poets except
A. William Blake
B. Robert Burn
C. John Milton
D. John Keats

25. _____ is famous for his plays that used the “alienation effect”.
A. Henrick Ibsen
B. August Strindberg
C. Bertolt Brecht
D. Thomas Mann

26. In the poem below, what could be the author’s feeling toward lesbian women?
To Uncultured Lesbian Woman
“Yes, thou shalt die,
And lie
Dump in the silent tomb;
Nor of thy name
Shall these by any fame”
A. Pity
B. Regret
C. Sadness
D. Anger

27. Who is speaking in the poem below:
“Sunset and the evening star
And one clear call for me
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea”
A. A dying man
B. A fisherman
C. The certainty of more suffering
D. Understanding and progress

28. Based on Zeus’ plan, _____ comes from suffering.
A. The consolation of death
B. The ecstasy of truth
C. The certainty of more suffering
D. Understanding and progress

29. The word Gospel is derived from a Greek word that means _____.
A. Holy word
B. Good News
C. Law of God
D. Message of God

30. The line below expresses _____.
“While a cold hand snatched you away like a kite–I should have come home”
A. Regret
B. Sadness
C. Loss
D. Love

31. Which statement best characterizes the Old Testament as a literary piece?
A. A collection of religious anecdotes
B. A chronicle of Jewish events
C. An inspirational prose
D. An anthology of Jewish literature

32. This line usually starts a/an _____.
A. Supernatural tale
B. Legend
C. Folk tale
D. Creation myth

33. _____ greatly influenced the Japanese Noh Play
A. Shintoism
B. Zen Buddhism
C. Hinduism
D. Buddhism

34. Among the statements below, which is not an important cultural influence in the development of Europe in the middle ages?
A. Greco-Roman civilizations
B. Christianity from Palestine
C. Germanic tribes from the north
D. Merchant trade from China

35. Pre-colonial literature is best described by _____ themes.
A. Sad and dramatic
B. Serious and imaginative
C. Playful and entertaining
D. Communal and functional

36. What lesson can be inferred in the passage below:
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: It is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him, as the wheel follows the foot of the ox that draws the carriage.”
A. we must change for the better
B. we must think carefully
C. we must have the right thoughts
D. we must be hardworking like the ox

37. Among the following statements below, which is not an accurate representation of ancient Greek religious beliefs?
A. The Greeks credited humanity with intervening in humanity
B. The Greek god Zeus was subject to the mysterious power of fate
C. The Greek gods were expressions of the world’s uncontrollable forces
D. The Greeks blamed humanity for disorder in the universe

38. Euripides produced the play “Medea” to _____.
A. Express his shock
B. Attack the deepest prejudices of the levels
C. Criticize Greek behavior
D. Entertain the audience

39. The following are works of Sophocles except
A. Agamemnon
B. Ajax
C. Antigone
D. Oedipus at Colonus

40. This is considered the greatest contribution to the prose of the 17th century.
A. the drama
B. the biology
C. the essay
D. the novel

41. _____ is the usual topic of lyric poetry
A. Women
B. Nature
C. Feelings or emotions
D. Religion

42. All are examples of Gnomic verses except:
A. Folktale
B. Legend
C. Fable
D. Riddle

43. Sappho is considered the _____.
A. The greatest woman poet of antiquity
B. model of women Greece
C. The leader of women in Lesbos
D. A very passionate poet

44. Mistakes in pronunciation are immediately corrected in the Audio-Lingual method because:
A. So that behaviors don’t become habits
B. To make learners conscious of their mistakes
C. So that learners will practice more
D. To develop accuracy and fluency

45. Which of the following statements below will help the students, who are asked to listen to a set of instructions in English, process the material?
A. Identifying the topic sentence
B. Identifying the keywords
C. Listening to every word
D. Repeating each sentence

46. Vowels are characterized by _____.
A. Freely flowing air through the nasal cavity
B. The little obstruction in the vocal tract
C. Friction that is present in the vocal tract
D. Vibrations of the vocal cords

47. This is the most appropriate “while listening” activity for a text describing a family tree with three generations.
A. Completing a family tree
B. Copying a family tree
C. Writing down names
D. Writing the family history

48. Which statement below is a feature of suggestopedia?
A. Learners share their feelings in a small group
B. Only listening activities are provided
C. Learners are in a relaxed and reclining position
D. Reading and writing are emphasized

49. If a teacher believes that a language is a system of a structure composed of sounds, words, and sentences, then his syllabus might focus on _____.
A. Communication tasks
B. Building blocks of language
C. Functions of language
D. Form and function of language

50. Where is the primary stress in the word “characterization”?
A. Second
B. Fifth
C. Fourth
D. First

Answer key

1. A11. D21. B31. D41. C
2. D12. D22. D32. D42. C
3. C13. A23. B33. A43. A
4. C14. C24. A34. D44. B
5. A15. A25. C35. D45. D
6. A16. B26. A36. C46. B
7. B17. B27. A37. B47. C
8. A18. C28. B38. B48. C
9. D19. C29. B39. A49. D
10. B20. C30. A40. A50. B