Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere & El Filibusterismo Quiz

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Poverty is one of the things that ails a lot of developing countries, and governments have held hands to eliminate it in whichever way. Jose Rizal's Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo books have gone to show us the power the people have when corrupt leaders oppress them. How well did you learn about Jose Rizal's two significant novels? Take up the quiz below and find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does the title "Noli Me Tangere" mean?

    • A.

      Do not detain me

    • B.

      Touch me not

    • C.

      Subversive

    • D.

      Rebel

    Correct Answer
    B. Touch me not
    Explanation
    The title "Noli Me Tangere" means "Touch me not." This phrase is derived from Latin and is often associated with a biblical verse (John 20:13-17). The title suggests a sense of caution or warning, indicating that the subject should not be touched or approached. It could also imply a desire for personal space or boundaries.

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  • 2. 

    The title "El Filibusterismo" means

    • A.

      Do not detain me

    • B.

      Touch me not

    • C.

      Subversive

    • D.

      Rebel

    Correct Answer
    C. Subversive
    Explanation
    The title "El Filibusterismo" means "subversive". "Subversive" implies a rebellious or revolutionary nature, indicating that the story may involve characters or actions that seek to disrupt or overthrow the established system. This title choice hints at the potentially controversial and provocative content of the novel.

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  • 3. 

    The main character of Noli Me Tangere is

    • A.

      Elias

    • B.

      Simoun

    • C.

      Crisostomo Ibarra

    • D.

      Isagani

    Correct Answer
    C. Crisostomo Ibarra
    Explanation
    In the novel Noli Me Tangere, Crisostomo Ibarra is the main character. He is a young and idealistic Filipino who returns to the Philippines after studying in Europe. Crisostomo Ibarra is portrayed as a symbol of hope and change, as he seeks to bring about reforms and fight against the injustices and abuses of the Spanish colonial government. Throughout the novel, the story revolves around his struggles, aspirations, and interactions with other characters, making him the central figure in the narrative.

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  • 4. 

    The main character of El Filibusterismo is

    • A.

      Isagani

    • B.

      Simoun

    • C.

      Crisostomo Ibarra

    • D.

      Basilio

    Correct Answer
    B. Simoun
    Explanation
    Simoun is the correct answer. Simoun is actually Crisostomo Ibarra, the protagonist from the previous novel Noli Me Tangere, who has returned with a new identity and a plan for revenge against the oppressive Spanish colonial government. Simoun is a complex character who uses his wealth and influence to manipulate those around him in order to achieve his goals. His actions and schemes drive the plot of the novel and highlight the themes of revolution and social injustice.

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  • 5. 

    The novel, Noli Me Tangere is about

    • A.

      Religion

    • B.

      Love

    • C.

      Society

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The novel, Noli Me Tangere, encompasses all of the above themes: religion, love, and society. It explores the impact of religion on society, the complexities of love, and the societal issues faced during that time. The novel delves into the corrupt practices of the church, the forbidden love between the main characters, and the social injustices prevalent in the society.

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  • 6. 

    The novel, El Filibusterismo is about

    • A.

      Politics & revolution

    • B.

      Love & emotion

    • C.

      Humor & liberty

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Politics & revolution
    Explanation
    The novel, El Filibusterismo, is about politics and revolution. It explores the political landscape of the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era and delves into the themes of oppression, corruption, and resistance. The protagonist, Simoun, seeks to incite a revolution against the oppressive Spanish regime. Through its narrative, the novel sheds light on the political and social injustices prevalent at that time and emphasizes the need for change and revolution. 

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  • 7. 

    The novel, Noli Me Tangere is dedicated to

    • A.

      Maria Clara

    • B.

      Gomburza

    • C.

      Blumentritt

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The novel "Noli Me Tangere" by José Rizal is dedicated to a multifaceted audience. Originally dedicated "To the Philippines," Rizal later expanded the dedication to include Maria Clara, symbolizing the idealized Filipina; Gomburza, the three Filipino priests executed for advocating Church reforms; and Blumentritt, an Austrian friend and supporter of Rizal's writings.

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  • 8. 

    El Filibusterismo is dedicated to

    • A.

      Maria Clara

    • B.

      Gomburza

    • C.

      Blumentritt

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Gomburza
    Explanation
    El Filibusterismo is a novel written by Jose Rizal, a Filipino national hero, during the Spanish colonial period. The novel is a sequel to Noli Me Tangere and serves as a continuation of the story. It is dedicated to Gomburza, which refers to the three Filipino priests who were executed by the Spanish authorities for their alleged involvement in the Cavite Mutiny of 1872. The dedication to Gomburza highlights Rizal's support for the Filipino clergy and his condemnation of the injustices committed by the Spanish colonial government.

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  • 9. 

    Noli Me Tangere was inspired by

    • A.

      Luna's Spolarium

    • B.

      Uncle Tom's Cabin

    • C.

      Martyrdom of Gomburza

    • D.

      A and B

    • E.

      B and C

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B
    Explanation
    "Noli Me Tangere" was inspired by both Juan Luna's "Spolarium" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin". Luna's "Spolarium" is a famous painting that depicts the suffering and oppression of the Filipino people during the Spanish colonial period, which resonated with Jose Rizal and influenced his writing. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe that portrays the horrors of slavery, and Rizal drew parallels between the plight of the slaves in the novel and the oppressed Filipinos under Spanish rule. 

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  • 10. 

    How many years was Simoun away from the Philippines?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    C. 13
    Explanation
    Simoun, the wealthy jeweller, returned to the Philippines after 13 years.

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  • 11. 

    How many years was Crisosomo Ibarra abroad while attending school?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      20

    Correct Answer
    A. 7
    Explanation
    Crisostomo Ibarra had his homecoming after 7 years.

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  • 12. 

    In "Noli Me Tangere," who was the character Philosopo Tasyo based upon in the real world?

    • A.

      Marcelo

    • B.

      Paciano

    • C.

      None of the above

    • D.

      Chengoy

    Correct Answer
    B. Paciano
    Explanation
    Pilosopo Tasyo, a character in Noli Me Tangere, was inspired by Paciano in reality. Paciano was the older brother of the national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal. He was known for his intelligence and philosophical thinking, which is similar to the character of Pilosopo Tasyo in the novel.

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  • 13. 

    What was the name of the "heaven-sent" financier who helped get "Noli Me Tangere" published?

    • A.

      Valentin Ventura

    • B.

      Antonio Luna

    • C.

      Maximo Viola

    • D.

      Ferdinand Blumentritt

    Correct Answer
    C. Maximo Viola
    Explanation
    Viola was a close friend of Rizal and provided financial support for the publication of the book. He believed in the importance of the novel in exposing the injustices and abuses of Spanish colonization in the Philippines. Viola's contribution was crucial in making the publication of Noli Me Tangere possible, and he played a significant role in the dissemination of Rizal's ideas and advocacy for social reform.

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  • 14. 

    Whose financial assistance helped get "El Filibusterismo" published?

    • A.

      Valentin Ventura

    • B.

      Antonio Luna

    • C.

      Maximo Viola

    • D.

      Ferdinand Blumentritt

    Correct Answer
    A. Valentin Ventura
    Explanation
    Valentin Ventura provided the financial assistance for the publication of the novel, El Filibusterismo.

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  • 15. 

    What was the name of the woman who dumped Isagani for another man because she believed she would have no future if she stayed with him?

    • A.

      Huli

    • B.

      Juliana de Dios

    • C.

      Paulita Gomez

    • D.

      Victorina de Espedana

    Correct Answer
    C. Paulita Gomez
    Explanation
    Paulita Gomez is the correct answer because she is the girlfriend of Isagani who dumped him for another man. This suggests that she believes she has no future if she marries him.

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Andrea Glass |Bachelor's Degree, History |
History Exppert
Andrea is an accomplished historian with a Master's degree in medieval history from the University of Leicester. Her expertise, cultivated over a decade of academic research and paper writing, spans various historical topics. Her passion for history fuels her commitment to sharing knowledge through diverse mediums, enriching understanding and fostering appreciation for the past. Andrea's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of historical subjects also extends to her role in reviewing historical quizzes, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and educational value for students and enthusiasts alike.

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