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Jose Rizal was the one who led the Filipinos to start a revolution against the Spanish Government to attain freedom and to gain control of the country. Not only was he a writer, but he was also a medical practitioner. Want to know about his life, works, and writings? Take up the quiz below and get to do that. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On his last night in Manila, Rizal rode about the city and its suburbs. He was accompanied by ___________.

    • A.

      Uncle Antonio Rivera

    • B.

      Paciano

    • C.

      Soledad

    • D.

      Both Uncle Antonio Rivera and Paciano

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Soledad
    Explanation
    On his last night in Manila, Rizal rode about the city and its suburbs. The question is asking who accompanied him during this ride. The options given are Uncle Antonio Rivera, Paciano, Soledad, both Uncle Antonio Rivera and Paciano, and none of the above. The correct answer is Soledad, as it is stated in the question.

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  • 2. 

    When did Rizal left for Spain to complete his university studies and improved his knowledge of arts & sciences and his God-given talents?

    • A.

      May 3, 1880

    • B.

      May 3, 1881

    • C.

      May 3, 1882

    • D.

      May 3, 1883

    • E.

      May 3, 1884

    Correct Answer
    C. May 3, 1882
    Explanation
    Rizal left for Spain on May 3, 1882, to complete his university studies and improve his knowledge of arts and sciences as well as his God-given talents.

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  • 3. 

    Rizal's departure for Spain was kept secret to avoid detection by the colonial officers and friars, but the following below knew that Jose was leaving EXCEPT 

    • A.

      His parents

    • B.

      His sisters

    • C.

      Uncle Antonio Rivera

    • D.

      Some close friends

    • E.

      Paciano

    Correct Answer
    A. His parents
    Explanation
    Rizal's departure for Spain was kept secret to avoid detection by the colonial officers and friars. However, his parents were not aware of his plan to leave.

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  • 4. 

    In Singapore, Rizal boarded this French steamer named __________, which was sailing to Europe. 

    • A.

      Belvic

    • B.

      Salvadora

    • C.

      Hayfong

    • D.

      City of Rome

    • E.

      Djemnah

    Correct Answer
    E. Djemnah
    Explanation
    Rizal boarded the French steamer named Djemnah in Singapore, which was sailing to Europe.

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  • 5. 

     In the steamer bound to Europe, Jose tried to speak French with some passengers but to his surprise the bookish French which he learned from Ateneo couldn't be understood. Jose tried to do the following EXCEPT

    • A.

      Speak it with Latin and Spanish words

    • B.

      Aid it with much gesticulation

    • C.

      Aid it with frequent sketching on paper

    • D.

      Speak it with German and Greek

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Speak it with German and Greek
    Explanation
    Jose tried to do all of the following EXCEPT speak French with German and Greek words.

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  • 6. 

    Where did Rizal Rizal hear mass at the sunrise of his embarkation date to Madrid, Spain?

    • A.

      Sto. Domingo Church

    • B.

      San Agustin church

    • C.

      Manila Cathedral

    • D.

      San Francisco Church

    • E.

      Recoletos Church

    Correct Answer
    A. Sto. Domingo Church
    Explanation
    Rizal Rizal heard mass at Sto. Domingo Church on the sunrise of his embarkation date to Madrid, Spain.

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  • 7. 

    On June 2, 1882, Rizal arrived at the city of ___________ (Red Sea terminal of the Suez Canal), whose beautiful moonlight of  this picturesque city reminded him of his family and Calamba.

    • A.

      Colombo

    • B.

      Singapore

    • C.

      Aden

    • D.

      Marseilles

    • E.

      Suez

    Correct Answer
    E. Suez
    Explanation
    Rizal arrived at the city of Suez on June 2, 1882. The description of the city's beautiful moonlight and its resemblance to his family and Calamba suggests that this city held sentimental value for Rizal. The other options, Colombo, Singapore, Aden, and Marseilles, do not fit the description given in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is Suez.

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  • 8. 

    Rizal landed this place to see the interesting spots of ____________, the Mediterranean terminal of Suez Canal, where he heard  the multi-racial residents speaking a babel of tongues - Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Egyptian, etc. 

    • A.

      Point de Galle

    • B.

      Port Said

    • C.

      Colombo

    • D.

      Aden

    • E.

      Marseilles

    Correct Answer
    B. Port Said
    Explanation
    Rizal landed in Port Said to see the interesting spots of the Mediterranean terminal of Suez Canal. He heard the multi-racial residents speaking a babel of tongues, including Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Egyptian, and more.

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  • 9. 

    In his two-day sojourn in the English colony of Singapore, what did Rizal particularly admire?

    • A.

      Their languages and culture they spoke

    • B.

      Their customs and traditions that were somewhat alike to the Filipinos

    • C.

      The confidence which natives of Singapore seemed to have in their government

    • D.

      Their discipline and strict compliance of imposed laws

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The confidence which natives of Singapore seemed to have in their government
    Explanation
    Rizal particularly admired the confidence which natives of Singapore seemed to have in their government.

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  • 10. 

    The editor of Diariong Tagalog who congratulated Rizal for the article and requested him for some articles

    • A.

      Marcelo H. del Pilar

    • B.

      Juan Luna

    • C.

      Francisco Calvo

    • D.

      Antonio Luna

    • E.

      Manuel T. Hidalgo

    Correct Answer
    C. Francisco Calvo
    Explanation
    Francisco Calvo is the correct answer because he was the editor of Diariong Tagalog who congratulated Rizal for the article and requested him for some articles.

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  • 11. 

    The article that Rizal wrote in Diariong Tagalog urging his compatriots to love their fatherland just like his prize-winning A La Juventud Filipina 

    • A.

      Los Viajes

    • B.

      Felicitacion

    • C.

      Un Recuerdo a Mi Pueblo

    • D.

      Revista de Madrid

    • E.

      Amor Patrio

    Correct Answer
    E. Amor Patrio
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Amor Patrio." The article that Rizal wrote in Diariong Tagalog urging his compatriots to love their fatherland just like his prize-winning A La Juventud Filipina is "Amor Patrio."

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  • 12. 

    The article that Rizal wrote in Madrid on November 29, 1882 which was returned to him because the Diariong Tagalog ceased publication.

    • A.

      Los Viajes

    • B.

      Felicitacion

    • C.

      Amor Patrio

    • D.

      Revista de Madrid

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Revista de Madrid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Revista de Madrid". This is because the question mentions that the article was written by Rizal in Madrid on November 29, 1882. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the article would be returned to him by a publication based in Madrid, such as the Revista de Madrid.

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  • 13. 

    Rizal visited ___________  (in Marseilles) where Dantes (hero of the Count of Monte Cristo) was imprisoned.

    • A.

      Tower of babel

    • B.

      Chateau d' If

    • C.

      Hanging Garden of Babylon

    • D.

      Point de Galle

    • E.

      Pyramid of Pharaoh in Greece

    Correct Answer
    B. Chateau d' If
    Explanation
    Rizal visited Chateau d' If (in Marseilles) where Dantes (hero of the Count of Monte Cristo) was imprisoned.

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  • 14. 

    Naples: Italy;  Marseilles: France;  Port-Bou:__________

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      Japan

    • D.

      Singapore

    • E.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Spain
    Explanation
    The given question is testing the knowledge of the locations of different cities and their corresponding countries. Naples is located in Italy, Marseilles is located in France, and therefore Port-Bou is most likely located in Spain.

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  • 15. 

    Filipinos in Barcelona, some of whom were Rizal's school mate in Ateneo gave him party at their favorite cafe in __________.

    • A.

      Hotel de Paz

    • B.

      Plaza de Cataluna

    • C.

      Las Ramblas

    • D.

      Port-Bou

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Plaza de Cataluna
    Explanation
    Filipinos in Barcelona, who were Rizal's schoolmates in Ateneo, organized a party for him at their favorite cafe in Plaza de Cataluna.

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  • 16. 

    While sojourning in Barcelona, Rizal received a sad news about the ___________ that was ravaging Manila and provinces causing Calamba folks to have afternoon novenas to San Roque and nocturnal processions and prayers to stop dreadful epidemic, which Spanish authorities were impotent to check. What was the disease?

    • A.

      Dengue

    • B.

      Malaria

    • C.

      Typhoid fever

    • D.

      Diarrhea

    • E.

      Cholera

    Correct Answer
    E. Cholera
    Explanation
    During Rizal's stay in Barcelona, he received news about a disease that was spreading in Manila and the provinces, causing the people of Calamba to hold afternoon novenas and nocturnal processions to pray for the epidemic to stop. The Spanish authorities were unable to control the disease. The correct answer is cholera.

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  • 17. 

    On November 3, 1882, Rizal enrolled in Universidad Central de Madrid (Central University of Madrid) in two courses aside from his studies in painting and sculpture in  Academy of San Carlos, lessons in French, German and and English under a private instructor, and practice in fencing and shooting in the Hall of Arms of Sanz y Carbonell. What was the 2 courses that he matriculated in Universidad Central de Madrid?

    • A.

      Philosophy and Letters & Medicine

    • B.

      Philosophy and Latin & Medicine

    • C.

      Philosophy and Latin & Diploma in Surveying

    • D.

      Ophthalmology and Philosophy

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Philosophy and Letters & Medicine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Philosophy and Letters & Medicine. This is evident from the statement that Rizal enrolled in two courses in Universidad Central de Madrid, and the options provided include different combinations of courses. Therefore, the correct combination of courses that Rizal enrolled in would be Philosophy and Letters & Medicine.

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  • 18. 

    Rizal invested his three pesetas (peseta is the currency of Spain between 1869 and 2002) on __________.

    • A.

      A lottery ticket

    • B.

      Wine

    • C.

      Food

    • D.

      Books

    • E.

      Clothing

    Correct Answer
    A. A lottery ticket
    Explanation
    In Madrid, Rizal spend wisely his money on food, clothing and books---NEVER on wine and women. But at every draw, he invested his 3 pesetas on lottery ticket.

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  • 19. 

    The historic waterway Suez Canal, which was traversed by Rizal for 5 days, was constructed by the famous Frenchman named __________. 

    • A.

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • B.

      Ferdinand de Lesseps

    • C.

      Miguel Lopez de Legazpi

    • D.

      Juan de Salcedo

    • E.

      Cristopher Colombus

    Correct Answer
    B. Ferdinand de Lesseps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Ferdinand de Lesseps. Ferdinand de Lesseps was a famous Frenchman who was responsible for the construction of the Suez Canal. Rizal traversed this historic waterway for 5 days, making de Lesseps the most likely candidate for the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    A liberal-minded Spaniard and Civil Governor of Manila (during General Carlos Ma. de la Torre's administration) whom Rizal used to visit the home of every Saturday evening because the hero was far away and lonely in Madrid. He and other Filipino students played parlor games with his 2 daughters. 

    • A.

      Guillermo Puatu

    • B.

      Francisco Calvo Muñoz

    • C.

      Ramon Blanco

    • D.

      Don Pablo Ortega y Rey

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Don Pablo Ortega y Rey
    Explanation
    Don Pablo Ortega y Rey is the correct answer because he was a liberal-minded Spaniard and Civil Governor of Manila during General Carlos Ma. de la Torre's administration. Rizal used to visit his home every Saturday evening because he was far away and lonely in Madrid. Don Pablo Ortega y Rey and other Filipino students played parlor games with his two daughters, indicating a close relationship between Rizal and Don Pablo Ortega y Rey.

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  • 21. 

    On August 22, 1883, Rizal wrote a lovely poem entitled A la Senorita C.O. y R. Who was he dedicating the poem to?

    • A.

      Leonor Rivera

    • B.

      Pilar

    • C.

      Consuelo

    • D.

      Concepcion

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Consuelo
    Explanation
    Rizal wrote the poem "A la Senorita C.O. y R." to Consuelo.

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  • 22. 

    Shortly after Rizal's arrival in Madrid, he joined the Society of Spaniards and Filipinos, in which the members of the society requested him so he wrote a poem entitled Me Piden Versos(They Asked Me for Verses).  What's the name of the organization? 

    • A.

      Circulo Hispano-Filipino

    • B.

      El Consuejo de los Dioses

    • C.

      Liceo Artistico-Literario

    • D.

      Marian Congregation

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Circulo Hispano-Filipino
    Explanation
    Shortly after Rizal's arrival in Madrid, he joined the Society of Spaniards and Filipinos, which is known as Circulo Hispano-Filipino.

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  • 23. 

    Rizal as lover of books was able to build up a fair-sized private library. His collection of books, to name a few,  were The Bible, Hebrew Grammar, Lives of Presidents of the United States from Washington to Johnson, History of the French Revolution, Ancient Poetry, The Byzantine Empire, The Characters of La Bruyere, The Renaissance, Uncle Tom's Cabby Harriet Beecher Stowe, Works of Alexander Dumas, and so on.  Whos is the owner of the second-hand book store where Rizal purchased books from?

    • A.

      Guillermo Puatu

    • B.

      Francisco Calvo Muñoz

    • C.

      Juan de Salcedo

    • D.

      Jose M. Cecicilio

    • E.

      Señor Roses

    Correct Answer
    E. Señor Roses
    Explanation
    Señor Roses is the owner of the second-hand book store where Rizal purchased books from.

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  • 24. 

    In 1883, Rizal joined the Masonic Lodge Acacia and his Masonic name is Dimasalang. His reasons why he became a Mason: (1) the abusive bad friars in the Philippines and he needed the help of the Masons as shield to use in his fight against evil forces of tyranny. On November 15, 1890, he became a Master Mason in _________.

    • A.

      La Liga Filipina

    • B.

      Liceo Artistico-Literario

    • C.

      Circulo Hispano-Filipino

    • D.

      Propaganda Movement

    • E.

      Lodge Solidaridad

    Correct Answer
    E. Lodge Solidaridad
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lodge Solidaridad. Rizal became a Master Mason in Lodge Solidaridad on November 15, 1890. He joined the Masonic Lodge Acacia in 1883 and took the Masonic name Dimasalang. Rizal's reasons for becoming a Mason were to seek the help of the Masons as a shield against the abusive friars in the Philippines and to use their support in his fight against the forces of tyranny.

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  • 25. 

    At the National Exposition of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1884, joined by many painters in Europe in that art competition, Luna won first prize (gold medal) for his __________.

    • A.

      Christian Virgins Exposed to the Populace

    • B.

      Spolarium

    • C.

      Felicitacion

    • D.

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • E.

      The Wandering Jew

    Correct Answer
    B. Spolarium
  • 26. 

    Rizal graduated a degree of Licentiate in Medicine in June 1884 at Universidad Central de Madrid as well as a degree of Licentiate in Philosophy and Letters in such school with the rating of __________.

    • A.

      Aprobado (passing grade)

    • B.

      Bueno (good)

    • C.

      Notable (very good)

    • D.

      Sobrasaliente (excellent)

    • E.

      Emperor

    Correct Answer
    D. Sobrasaliente (excellent)
    Explanation
    The given statement mentions that Rizal graduated with a degree of Licentiate in Philosophy and Letters from Universidad Central de Madrid. The term "sobrasaliente" in Spanish translates to "excellent" in English, indicating that Rizal received the highest rating for his degree.

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  • 27. 

    After Rizal completed his studies in Madrid, Rizal went to Paris and Germany in order to specialize in ___________.

    • A.

      Optometry

    • B.

      Philosophy and Letters

    • C.

      Ophthalmology

    • D.

      Philosophy and Latin

    • E.

      Doctorate in Medicine

    Correct Answer
    C. Ophthalmology
    Explanation
    He took Doctorate of Medicine in Universidad Central de Madrid in 1884-1885 but but he was not awarded such.

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  • 28. 

    After completing his studies at Universidad Central de Madrid, on his way to Paris for further study in Ophthalmology, he stopped at Barcelona to visit his friend named ___________, a medical student and a member of a rich family of San Miguel, Bulacan.

    • A.

      Don Miguel Morayta

    • B.

      Señor Eusebio Corominas

    • C.

      Paz Pardo de Tavera

    • D.

      Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

    • E.

      Maximo Viola

    Correct Answer
    E. Maximo Viola
    Explanation
    Maximo Viola is the correct answer because the passage mentions that the protagonist stopped in Barcelona to visit his friend, who is described as a medical student and a member of a rich family. Among the given options, Maximo Viola is the only one who fits this description. The other options are either not mentioned in the passage or do not match the given details. Therefore, Maximo Viola is the most logical choice for the friend's name.

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  • 29. 

    During his week-stay in Paris, Rizal befriended _________  the editor of La Publicidad

    • A.

      Don Miguel Morayta

    • B.

      Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

    • C.

      Paz Pardo de Tavera

    • D.

      Señor Eusebio Corominas

    • E.

      Maximo Viola

    Correct Answer
    D. Señor Eusebio Corominas
    Explanation
    During his week-stay in Paris, Rizal befriended Señor Eusebio Corominas, the editor of La Publicidad.

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  • 30. 

    Owner of La Publicidad and statesman whom Rizal made a crayon sketch when Rizal went to Paris visiting Maximo Viola.

    • A.

      Don Miguel Morayta

    • B.

      Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

    • C.

      Dr. Louis de Weckert

    • D.

      Señor Eusebio Corominas

    • E.

      Maximo Viola

    Correct Answer
    A. Don Miguel Morayta
    Explanation
    Don Miguel Morayta was the owner of La Publicidad and a statesman. Rizal made a crayon sketch of him when he visited Maximo Viola in Paris.

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  • 31. 

    In October 1885, Rizal living in Paris, where he sojourned for about 4 months, worked as an assistant to __________, leading French ophthalmogist. 

    • A.

      Felix Pardo de Tavera

    • B.

      Dr. Javier Galezowsky

    • C.

      Dr. Louis de Weckert

    • D.

      Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

    • E.

      Dr. Otto Becker

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. Louis de Weckert
    Explanation
    During his time in Paris in October 1885, Rizal worked as an assistant to Dr. Louis de Weckert, a prominent French ophthalmologist.

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  • 32. 

    Rizal discussed with Luna, the great master of brush, by posing as model in several painting. In Luna's canvas "The Death of Cleopatra posing as a/an ___________.. Rizal discussed with Luna, the great master of brush, by posing as model in several painting. In Luna's canvas "The Death of Cleopatra" posing as a/an ___________.

    • A.

      Ferdinand Magellan

    • B.

      Lapu-Lapu

    • C.

      Dagohoy

    • D.

      Sikatuna

    • E.

      Egyptian priest

    Correct Answer
    E. Egyptian priest
    Explanation
    Rizal discussed with Luna, the great master of brush, by posing as a model in several paintings. In Luna's canvas "The Death of Cleopatra," Rizal posed as an Egyptian priest.

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  • 33. 

    In another Luna's great painting  "The Blood Compact" Rizal posed as ___________ while Dr. Trinidad Pardo de Tavera posed as Legazpi

    • A.

      Spanish priest

    • B.

      Lapu-Lapu

    • C.

      Dagohoy

    • D.

      Sikatuna

    • E.

      Egyptian priest

    Correct Answer
    D. Sikatuna
    Explanation
    In Luna's painting "The Blood Compact," Rizal posed as Sikatuna while Dr. Trinidad Pardo de Tavera posed as Legazpi.

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  • 34. 

    In Heidelberg, Rizal worked in the clinic of __________, famous Polish ophthalmologist

    • A.

      Felix Pardo de Tavera

    • B.

      Dr. Javier Galezowsky

    • C.

      Dr. Louis de Weckert

    • D.

      Trinidad Pardo de Tavera

    • E.

      Dr. Otto Becker

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Javier Galezowsky
    Explanation
    Rizal worked in the clinic of Dr. Javier Galezowsky, a famous Polish ophthalmologist, in Heidelberg.

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  • 35. 

    The Austrian professor, Director of Ateneo of Leitmeritz, whom Rizal had had long and frequent correspondence as their beautiful friendship lasted all their lives.

    • A.

      Dr. Javier Galezowsky

    • B.

      Dr. Louis de Weckert

    • C.

      Jose Alejandrino

    • D.

      Dr. Otto Becker

    • E.

      Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt

    Correct Answer
    E. Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt
    Explanation
    Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt is the correct answer because the question states that Rizal had a long and frequent correspondence with this person, indicating a close friendship. Additionally, the question mentions that their friendship lasted all their lives, further emphasizing the significance of their relationship.

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  • 36. 

    Rizal sent two books entitled "Arithmetica" written in Spanish and Tagalog by University of Santo Tomas Press in 1868. The author was __________, a native of Santa Cruz, Laguna.

    • A.

      Felix Pardo de Tavera

    • B.

      Rufino Baltazar Hernandez

    • C.

      Jose Alejandrino

    • D.

      Marcelo H. del Pilar

    • E.

      Dr. Adolph Meyer

    Correct Answer
    B. Rufino Baltazar Hernandez
    Explanation
    Rufino Baltazar Hernandez is the correct answer because he was the author of the book "Arithmetica" written in Spanish and Tagalog. The question states that Rizal sent two books entitled "Arithmetica" in 1868, and it specifies that the author was a native of Santa Cruz, Laguna. Therefore, Rufino Baltazar Hernandez fits this description as the author of the mentioned book.

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  • 37. 

    Rizal stayed in Leipzig from August 14, 1886-October 29, 1886, he translated Schiller's ___________ from German to Tagalog so that Filipinos might know the story of Swiss independence. 

    • A.

      Fairy Tales

    • B.

      Travels in the Philippines

    • C.

      William Tell

    • D.

      The Count of Monte Cristo

    • E.

      Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Correct Answer
    C. William Tell
    Explanation
    During his stay in Leipzig, Rizal translated Schiller's "William Tell" from German to Tagalog. This translation was done with the intention of making Filipinos aware of the story of Swiss independence. Rizal believed that by translating and sharing this story, he could inspire Filipinos to fight for their own independence and freedom.

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  • 38. 

    In Berlin Rizal was enchanted because of the scientifice atmosphere and the absence of racial prejudice. And he came in contact with the German scientist-traveler named ___________, who was the author of Travelers in the Philippines which Rizal read and admired for such author foretell the downfall of the Spanish rule and the coming of Americans to the Phillippine shore. 

    • A.

      Dr. Feodor Jagor

    • B.

      Alexander Dumas

    • C.

      Hans Andersen

    • D.

      Beecher Stowe

    • E.

      Eugene Sue

    Correct Answer
    A. Dr. Feodor Jagor
    Explanation
    Rizal came in contact with the German scientist-traveler named Dr. Feodor Jagor, who was the author of "Travelers in the Philippines". Rizal read and admired this book because it foretold the downfall of Spanish rule in the Philippines and the arrival of the Americans. Rizal was enchanted by Berlin's scientific atmosphere and the absence of racial prejudice, which likely made his encounter with Dr. Feodor Jagor even more impactful.

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  • 39. 

    Rizal lived in Berlin not just as mere student or  a curious tourist, but for the following reasons EXCEPT      i.)  to gain further knowledge of opthalmology and sciences & languages      ii.) to observe the conditions of the German nation and associate with the German scientists and scholars      iii) to finish his novel El Filibusterismo

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      Ii only

    • C.

      Iii only

    • D.

      I and ii

    • E.

      I and iii

    Correct Answer
    C. Iii only
    Explanation
    Rizal lived in Berlin not just as a student or tourist, but for the following reasons: to gain further knowledge of ophthalmology and sciences & languages, and to observe the conditions of the German nation and associate with German scientists and scholars. The correct answer is "iii only", meaning that Rizal did not live in Berlin to finish his novel El Filibusterismo.

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  • 40. 

    The winter of 1886 was his darkest winter in Berlin for the following reasons EXCEPT:         i.)  He ate only one meal a day consisted of bread and water or some cheap vegetable soup         ii.)  The diamond ring from Saturnina got lost          iii.) He had no money arrived from  Calamba and could not pay for his landlord

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      Ii only

    • C.

      Iii only

    • D.

      I and ii

    • E.

      I and iii

    Correct Answer
    B. Ii only
    Explanation
    The diamond ring given by Saturnina was pawned in the pawnshop

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  • 41. 

    How much did Rizal owed to Maximo Viola so that the novel Noli Me Tangere could be printed?

    • A.

      P100.00

    • B.

      P150.00

    • C.

      P200.00

    • D.

      P250.00

    • E.

      P300.00

    Correct Answer
    E. P300.00
    Explanation
    Rizal owed Maximo Viola P300.00 in order to have the novel Noli Me Tangere printed.

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  • 42. 

    In Rizal's Europe tour, he (together with Viola)  visited such because of the following reasons:         i)  to further study opthalmology and sciences & anguages         ii)  Rizal was interested in botany to study numerous varieties of extraordinary beauty and size         iii) to visit Dr. Adolph B. Meyer

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      Ii only

    • C.

      Iii only

    • D.

      I and ii

    • E.

      Ii and iii

    Correct Answer
    E. Ii and iii
    Explanation
    Rizal's Europe tour included visiting various places for different reasons. He wanted to further study ophthalmology, sciences, and languages, which suggests that reason i) is valid. Additionally, Rizal's interest in botany and studying extraordinary varieties of plants indicates that reason ii) is also correct. Lastly, the mention of visiting Dr. Adolph B. Meyer supports reason iii). Therefore, the correct answer is ii and iii.

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  • 43. 

    In Leitmeritz, when Rizal and Viola was visiting Professor Ferdinand Blumentritt who was amazed by Rizal's fluency in German language that Rizal was asked how long did he study German. Then Rizal answered eleven months.

    • A.

      Alcalde mayor

    • B.

      Governor general

    • C.

      Gobernadorcillo

    • D.

      Cabesa

    • E.

      Burgomaster

    Correct Answer
    E. Burgomaster
    Explanation
    burgomaster of Germany is equivalent to town mayor in the Philippines

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  • 44. 

    In Prague, as part of Europe tour, Viola and Rizal visited the famous cave where the Catholic saint was imprisoned. Who was that saint?

    • A.

      San Antonio Padua

    • B.

      Saint Francisco de Assisi

    • C.

      Saint Pascual Bailon

    • D.

      San Juan Nepomuceno

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. San Juan Nepomuceno
    Explanation
    Viola and Rizal visited a famous cave in Prague where San Juan Nepomuceno, a Catholic saint, was imprisoned.

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  • 45. 

    After the publication of Noli Me Tangere, Rizal was warned not to return home by the following people EXCEPT:         i.)  Silvestre Ubaldo         ii)  Josephine Bracken         iii)  Paciano and Jose M. Cecilio

    • A.

      I only

    • B.

      Ii only

    • C.

      Iii only

    • D.

      I and ii

    • E.

      I and iii

    Correct Answer
    B. Ii only
    Explanation
    After the publication of Noli Me Tangere, Rizal was warned not to return home by Silvestre Ubaldo and Paciano and Jose M. Cecilio. There is no mention of Josephine Bracken warning Rizal not to return home. Therefore, the correct answer is ii only.

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  • 46. 

    Rizal, deciding to return home, left Rome by train for Marseilles, a French port. And on July 3, 1887 he boarded WHAT STEAMER?

    • A.

      Tabo

    • B.

      Djemnah

    • C.

      Hayfong

    • D.

      Salvadora

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Djemnah
    Explanation
    Rizal, after leaving Rome, took a train to Marseilles, a French port. On July 3, 1887, he boarded the Djemnah steamer.

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  • 47. 

    In Saigon, on July 30, 1887, he transferred to ANOTHER STEAMER, which was Manila-bound. What was the steamer he was riding?

    • A.

      Tabo

    • B.

      Djemnah

    • C.

      Hayfong

    • D.

      Salvadora

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Hayfong
  • 48. 

    In his hometown (Calamba), patients from Manila and provinces flocked to such town, which Rizal came to be called _________ because he came from Germany, busy attending his lucrative medical practice.

    • A.

      Doctor Laon

    • B.

      Doctor Dimasalang

    • C.

      Doctor Uliman

    • D.

      Doctor Soliman

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Doctor Uliman
    Explanation
    In his hometown (Calamba), patients from Manila and provinces flocked to such town, which Rizal came to be called Doctor Uliman because he came from Germany, busy attending his lucrative medical practice.

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  • 49. 

    While the storm over the Noli was raging in fury, Rizal was not molested in Calamba because of this Governor-General that assigned a bodyguard for Rizal. Who was that Governor-General?

    • A.

      Terrero

    • B.

      Blanco

    • C.

      Miguel Lopez de Legazpi

    • D.

      Juan Salcedo

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Terrero
    Explanation
    During the storm over the Noli, Rizal was protected in Calamba because of Terrero, the Governor-General who assigned a bodyguard for him.

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  • 50. 

    One of the greatest novelists in Europe (Austrian novelist) whom Rizal and Viola visited in Vienna and armed with letter of recommendation from Blumentritt, years later He spoke highly of Rizal, "whose genius HE so much admired."

    • A.

      Alexander Dumas

    • B.

      Eugene Sue

    • C.

      Beecher Stowe

    • D.

      Norfenfals

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Norfenfals

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