Jose Rizal Life Incidents Quiz: How Well Do You Know?

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Jose Rizal Life Incidents Quiz: How Well Do You Know?

This is the Jose Rizal life incidents quiz. Want to see how well do you know him? Take this fun and comprehensive quiz to answer the following questions and find out if you really know about his life and experiences as well as you think you do. Keep in mind, we will dive deep and ask about every little tidbit so put on your thinking caps and make sure to share this quiz with other Jose Rizal fans as well!


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

  • 2. 
    When did Rizal leave for Spain to complete his university studies and improve 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

  • 3. 
    Rizal's departure for Spain was kept secret, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    Where did Rizal hear mass on 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

  • 7. 
    On June 2, 1882, Rizal arrived in the city of ___________and the beautiful moonlight of this picturesque city reminded him of his family and Calamba.
    • A. 

      Colombo

    • B. 

      Singapore

    • C. 

      Aden

    • D. 

      Marseilles

    • E. 

      Suez

  • 8. 
    Rizal landed to see the interesting spots of ____________, the Mediterranean terminal of Suez Canal, where he heard the multi-racial residents speaking a babel of tongues. 
    • A. 

      Point de Galle

    • B. 

      Port Said

    • C. 

      Colombo

    • D. 

      Aden

    • E. 

      Marseilles

  • 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

  • 10. 
    Who was the editor of Diariong Tagalog who congratulated Rizal for his article and requested him for some more?
    • A. 

      Marcelo H. del Pilar

    • B. 

      Juan Luna

    • C. 

      Francisco Calvo

    • D. 

      Antonio Luna

    • E. 

      Manuel T. Hidalgo

  • 11. 
    What was the name of 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

  • 12. 
    What was the name of 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

  • 13. 
    Rizal visited ___________  (in Marseilles) where Dante (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

  • 14. 
    Naples: Italy;  Marseilles: France;  Port-Bou:__________
    • A. 

      Spain

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Japan

    • D. 

      Singapore

    • E. 

      Africa

  • 15. 
    Filipinos in Barcelona, some of whom were Rizal's school mates in Ateneo, gave him party at their favorite café in __________.
    • A. 

      Hotel de Paz

    • B. 

      Plaza de Cataluna

    • C. 

      Las Ramblas

    • D. 

      Port-Bou

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    While sojourning in Barcelona, Rizal received a sad news about the dreadful breakout of___________ that was ravaging Manila and other provinces.
    • A. 

      Dengue

    • B. 

      Malaria

    • C. 

      Typhoid fever

    • D. 

      Diarrhea

    • E. 

      Cholera

  • 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 the 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 were those 2 courses?
    • 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

  • 18. 
    Rizal invested his three pesetas (peseta was the currency of Spain between 1869 and 2002) on __________.
    • A. 

      A lottery ticket

    • B. 

      Wine

    • C. 

      Food

    • D. 

      Books

    • E. 

      Clothing

  • 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

  • 20. 
    Who was the liberal-minded Spaniard and Civil Governor of Manila (during General Carlos Ma. de la Torre's administration) whose home Rizal used to visit every Saturday evening because the hero was lonely in Madrid?
    • A. 

      Guillermo Puatu

    • B. 

      Francisco Calvo Muñoz

    • C. 

      Ramon Blanco

    • D. 

      Don Pablo Ortega y Rey

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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 to write a poem, which he 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

  • 23. 
    Rizal, as lover of books, was able to build up a fair-sized private library. Who was 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

  • 24. 
    In 1883, Rizal joined the Masonic Lodge Acacia and his Masonic name was Dimasalang. 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

  • 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

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