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DIVISION OF CARCAR CITY

Carcar City, Cebu

Assesment Test in English Grade 9

General Directions​: W ​ rite your answer on the answer sheet provided.


I. Knowledge
(Reading Comprehension)
A. Directions: I​ dentify the sequence signals used in the following paragraph. Choose the letter of the
correct answer on the box below.

Creative thinking usually involves five stages. ___​1.__​, the problem is defined. ​___2.__​, creative thinkers saturate
themselves with as much information as they can find. ​___3.__​comes the incubation stage. ​___4.__​, problem solving
moves to an unconscious level and the mind ponders different possible, or even impossible, solutions. The incubation
stage is followed by illumination. By illumination, we refer to a period of sudden understanding or insight. ___​5.__​, there
is the verification stage when solutions or answers are critically evaluated.

A. First B. second C. finally

D. then E. next

(Vocabulary Development)
B. Directions: D
​ etermine the word which means the same as the given word/s or phrase.

6. a bag carried on the shoulder by a long strap


A. trodden B. treble C. satchel D. sans
7. the state of being unaware or unconscious
A. oblivion B. trodden C. mewling D. ballad
8. without
A. ballad B. woeful C. sans D. satchel
9. wrap or covered for warmth
A. muffled B. bivouac C. sublime D. mournful
10. inspiring
A. mournful B. forlorn C. muffled D. sublime

(Literature)
C. Directions: I​ dentify the following.
11. Who is Mordred?
A. King Arthur’s son B. Beoewulfs’ opponent C. Grendels’ home D. Arthurs’ wife
12. Otherwise known as story telling developed from ritualistic chanting of myths, and has traditionally been grouped into
two poetic categories, epic and ballad.
A. narrative B. dramatic C. lyric D. epic
13. Is a loosely defined term for a broad category of non-narrative, non-dramatic poetry, which was originally sung or
recited with musical instrument, called a lyre.
A. narrative B. dramatic C. lyric D. ballad
14. It something related or associated with literature or scholarly learning and writing.
A. literary text B. informative text C. journalistic text D. dramatic text
15. Serves to inform; provides or discloses information; instructive; instructional.
A. literary text B. informative text C. journalistic text D. dramatic text

(Grammar)
D. Directions:​Choose the correct use of contractions and possessive pronoun.
16. ___ it’s author?
A. Who’s B. who’se C. whoo’s D. whoo’se
17. Have you accepted ___ opinion about coping challenges?
A. They’r B. they’re C. there D. their
18. ___ here to demonstrate understanding.
A. They’r B. they’re C. there D. their
19. It’s too late for you to go ___.
A. Their B. there C. they’re D. they’r
20. ___ here to stay and it’s about time too.
A. Their B. there C. they’re D. they’r

II. Choose the most appropriate word in Column B to be used in a consultative communication style in replacement for each word in
Column A.

​Column A Column B
21. BEAM grin laugh smirk smile
22. CLING hug embrace grip clasp

23. BOISTEROUS loud rollicking rowdy uproarious

24. DAINTILY lightly softly deftly elegantly

25. PARAPHERNELIA gear machinery regalia equipment

III. Pick out the word which does not belong to the group.

26. The man was shouting ​blasphemous​ ideas about different religions.

a. authentic b. nonsense c. distracting d. humiliating

27. The audience ignored the man’s ​clamor​ for change on social injustice.

28. They were spoken by a man who had false ideas as to what is convincing in ​elocution​.

a. delivery b. inarticulate c. expression d. utterance

29. The lawyers could not easily ​counterfeit​ his arguments.

a. simulate b. reverse c. imitate d. fabricate

30. The lady was wearing a ​bourgeois​ dress just like any other woman in their locale.

a. traditional b. common c. original d. conservative

​ ade which was agreed upon for quite some time.


31. He can never forget the ​entreaties m

a. answer b. petition c. request d. appeal

IV. Give the meaning of the underlined words in these sentences. Choose your answer from the synonyms in
the box.

a. Proud and arrogant d. dull


b. Complaining e. destroyed calmness
c. Overbearing and demanding f. worried

32. Mrs. Stevenson is identified as a ​querulous ​and self-centered neurotic.


33. She became ​imperious ​when she could not connect to the number she
dialled.
34. When she dialled again, she only got a ​bland ​buzzing signal and heard the
conversation on the cross line.
35. The telephone operator’s failed attempts to connect to her husband’s
office number ​unnerved​ her.
36. She gave a ​highhanded ​reply when she sensed Sgt. Duffy did not take
action on her complaint.

V. Arrange the events according to their occurrence . Enter the letter of your answer in the box.

37. 38. 39. 40. 41.


a. ​She accidentally overheard a conversation between two men
planning a murder.
b. Desperate to prevent the crime, she began a series of calls--to the
operator, to the police, and others.
c.Mrs. Stevenson is an invalid confined to her bed and her only lifeline was the telephone.
d. one night, while she was waiting for her husband to return home, she picked up the phone and called his
office.
e. Her conversation with Sgt. Duffy made her realize the description of the crime scene and the victim.

VI. ​Match the italicized words in Column A with their meanings in Column B.
A B
42. Evidently, the ​untethered​ ​electronic voice is a. hindrance
preferable to human contact.
43. The driver ​shushed​ u ​ s because he could not hear b. one who opposes
the person on the other end of his cell phone. technological change
44. Every advance in communications technology c. unlimited resources or
is a ​setback​ t​ o the intimacy of human interaction. endurance
45. I am no ​Luddite​. ​I own a cellphone, an ATM d. ordered to be silent
card and an email account.
46. The communications revolution makes us stop e. shrink in fear
talking to one another. This makes me ​cringe​. f. limit
47. I’ve put myself on technology ​restriction:​ g. to wish or long for
no instant messaging to people near me.

VII. Arrange the letters on the right to define what is being described on the left.
The backstage technical crew responsible
for running the show. In small theatre
companies the same persons build the set
and handle the load-in. Then, during
performances, they change the scenery
and handle the curtain.

WHO ARE YOU?


GSATE WECR 
48.___________________ 

A male or female person who performs


a role in a play, television, or movie.

WHO ARE YOU?


T R S A I T 
49._____________________

The backstage technical crew responsible for


running the show. In small theatre companies
the same persons build the set and handle
the load-in. Then, during performances, they
change the scenery and handle the curtain.

WHO ARE YOU?


GATSE GMARENA 
50.___________________