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Literature is one of the most loved subjects out there. Do you know enough about the literature of the Philippines to pass this Philippine literature quiz? Philippine literature has made its way among the top literature of the world with its amazing novels, poetries, dramas, and other literary works by great authors. Here, we will see if you really understand Philippine literature well or not. Give your best, and we hope you love this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The setting of the short story, "The Dog-Eaters."

    • A.

      Saray

    • B.

      Pasay City

    • C.

      Artiaga Street

    • D.

      Garbage Dump

    Correct Answer
    C. Artiaga Street
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Artiaga Street. This is the setting of the short story "The Dog-Eaters." The mention of Saray and Pasay City suggests that the story takes place in the Philippines. The garbage dump mentioned in the options could be a significant location within Artiaga Street where the events of the story unfold. The specific mention of Artiaga Street indicates that it is the main setting of the story.

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  • 2. 

    How did Mariana view Victor as he crawled on the floor, strain his body toward the wall and search for his slippers under the table?

    • A.

      He looked like a dog.

    • B.

      He looked like Mr. Philippines.

    • C.

      He looked like he was suffering a sickness.

    • D.

      He looked so sexy and muscular.

    Correct Answer
    A. He looked like a dog.
    Explanation
    Mariana's observation of Victor crawling on the floor, straining his body towards the wall, and searching for his slippers under the table suggests that he resembled a dog in his actions. This implies that Victor's movements were similar to those of a dog, possibly indicating that he was on all fours and using his hands and knees to navigate and search for his slippers.

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  • 3. 

    What does the underlined word in the following sentence mean? He looked like a dog tracking the smell of some hidden carrion.

    • A.

      Gory reverse horror game

    • B.

      Carry on tracking the hidden smell

    • C.

      A native or inhabitant of Caria, an ancient region of southwestern Asia Minor

    • D.

      The decaying flesh of dead animals

    Correct Answer
    D. The decaying flesh of dead animals
    Explanation
    The underlined word "carrion" in the sentence means the decaying flesh of dead animals.

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  • 4. 

    What did Victor refer to when he told Mariana, "It's barbecue today."

    • A.

      The act of cooking something over fire

    • B.

      How the dog was cooked

    • C.

      How hot and sweaty he is

    • D.

      Lunch was chicken barbecue

    Correct Answer
    B. How the dog was cooked
  • 5. 

    What was Victor's ambition?

    • A.

      To become Mr. Philippines

    • B.

      To be the President of the Philippines

    • C.

      To drink tuba and eat dog food everyday

    • D.

      To have many children

    Correct Answer
    A. To become Mr. Philippines
    Explanation
    Victor's ambition was to become Mr. Philippines.

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  • 6. 

    How can you describe Mariana in the following sentences? "Now who's talking? When was the last time you went to church, ha Victor? That was the time the Legion Mary brought us to Fatima Church to be married and you fought with the priest in the confessional. And now here you are mentioning God's name to me."

    • A.

      Contemptuous

    • B.

      Religious

    • C.

      Loving and sweet

    • D.

      Begging

    Correct Answer
    A. Contemptuous
    Explanation
    Mariana can be described as contemptuous based on her sarcastic and mocking tone towards Victor. She brings up a past incident where Victor fought with a priest in the confessional, implying that he is not truly religious. By mentioning God's name in her response, she suggests that Victor is being hypocritical in his remarks. This shows Mariana's disdain and lack of respect towards Victor's religious beliefs.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Mariana kill the dog?

    • A.

      The dog represents Victor and Mariana's relationship, noisy and very troubled.

    • B.

      To unleash her fury against Victor and the life she is leading.

    • C.

      She wanted to eat the dog and drink tuba.

    • D.

      Ramir was so noisy and she was jealous because Victor liked him.

    Correct Answer
    B. To unleash her fury against Victor and the life she is leading.
  • 8. 

    Why does Mariana want to abort her baby?

    • A.

      She doesn't want to have another child.

    • B.

      Her husband does not have a job thus nothing to feed the baby.

    • C.

      The baby had an inborn defect that could greatly affect his life.

    • D.

      The gender of the baby was not to her liking.

    Correct Answer
    B. Her husband does not have a job thus nothing to feed the baby.
    Explanation
    Mariana wants to abort her baby because her husband does not have a job and they have no means to provide for the baby. This suggests that financial instability is the primary reason for her decision to abort the pregnancy.

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  • 9. 

    What does dog-eaters mean?

    • A.

      Gluttons

    • B.

      People that eat dogs.

    • C.

      Ravenous eaters

    • D.

      Dogs that eat people.

    Correct Answer
    B. People that eat dogs.
    Explanation
    The term "dog-eaters" refers to people who consume dogs as food. This answer is supported by the fact that the other options, such as "gluttons" and "ravenous eaters," do not specifically mention dogs as the source of their consumption. Additionally, the option "dogs that eat people" is not a logical interpretation of the term "dog-eaters."

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  • 10. 

    Who is the author of the story Footnote to Youth?

    • A.

      Estrella Alfon

    • B.

      Jose Garcia Villa

    • C.

      Ibrahim Jubaira

    • D.

      Macario D. Tiu

    Correct Answer
    B. Jose Garcia Villa
    Explanation
    Jose Garcia Villa is the author of the story "Footnote to Youth."

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  • 11. 

    In the story Magnificence, what did Vicente give to the girl as a present?

    • A.

      Chocolates

    • B.

      Pencils

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Bread

    Correct Answer
    B. Pencils
    Explanation
    In the story "Magnificence," Vicente gave the girl pencils as a present. This is evident from the context of the story, where it is mentioned that Vicente would bring a box of pencils every time he visited the girl's house. The act of giving pencils as a present is significant because it symbolizes Vicente's kindness and his desire to nurture the girl's creativity and education.

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  • 12. 

    In the story Magnificence, what did the mother do to her child after knowing what happened to her?

    • A.

      She bathed her child

    • B.

      Slapped her child

    • C.

      She told her to go to bed

    • D.

      Fed her porridge

    Correct Answer
    A. She bathed her child
    Explanation
    After learning about what happened to her child, the mother decided to bathe her. This action suggests that the mother wanted to cleanse her child, both physically and emotionally, from the traumatic experience. Bathing can be seen as a comforting and nurturing act, symbolizing the mother's care and protection for her child. By bathing her, the mother may also be trying to create a sense of normalcy and routine in the aftermath of the incident.

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  • 13. 

    In the story Magnificence, what did Vicente do to the little girl, which caused the mother’s anger?

    • A.

      Tutored the child

    • B.

      Jogged with the child

    • C.

      Walked with the child

    • D.

      Molested the child

    Correct Answer
    D. Molested the child
    Explanation
    In the story "Magnificence," Vicente molested the little girl, which caused the mother's anger. This action is considered inappropriate and abusive, leading to the mother's justified anger towards Vicente.

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  • 14. 

    In the story Magnificence, what did Vicente do to win the trust of the mother and the  little children?

    • A.

      He was gentle and kind

    • B.

      He was generous and wealthy man

    • C.

      He was intelligent and smart

    • D.

      Helped around the house

    Correct Answer
    A. He was gentle and kind
    Explanation
    Vicente won the trust of the mother and the little children in the story Magnificence by being gentle and kind. This means that he treated them with care and compassion, showing them empathy and understanding. His actions and behavior towards them were considerate and thoughtful, which made them feel comfortable and safe in his presence. By being gentle and kind, Vicente was able to build a positive relationship with the mother and the children, earning their trust and respect.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the author of the story, “ I am one of the Mountain People “?             

    • A.

      Macario D. Tiu

    • B.

      Esther Viv B. Aringoy

    • C.

      Jose Garcia Villa

    • D.

      Ibrahim Jubaira

    Correct Answer
    A. Macario D. Tiu
    Explanation
    Macario D. Tiu is the author of the story, "I am one of the Mountain People."

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  • 16. 

    In the story, I am one of the Mountain People, who is the narrator?

    • A.

      Bal – og

    • B.

      Ita Magdum

    • C.

      Nana Loling

    • D.

      A prince of the Mountain People

    Correct Answer
    D. A prince of the Mountain People
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a prince of the Mountain People." This means that the narrator of the story is a member of the Mountain People who holds the title of prince.

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  • 17. 

    In the story, I am one of the Mountain People, Why did the narrator study in a Christian school?

    • A.

      To not be stupid and ignorant as the Mountain people

    • B.

      To be urbanized

    • C.

      To be Christian

    • D.

      To learn to dress better

    Correct Answer
    A. To not be stupid and ignorant as the Mountain people
    Explanation
    The narrator studied in a Christian school to avoid being stupid and ignorant like the Mountain people. This suggests that the Mountain people are seen as uneducated or lacking knowledge, and the narrator wanted to receive a better education to avoid the same fate. The Christian school was likely perceived as providing a higher quality education compared to the schools available to the Mountain people.

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  • 18. 

    In the story, I am one of the Mountain People, why did the narrator decide to go back home against his father’s will?

    • A.

      He was ashamed of what he has become

    • B.

      He finished high school

    • C.

      He could not pay tuition anymore

    • D.

      He wants to be with his people

    Correct Answer
    D. He wants to be with his people
    Explanation
    The narrator decided to go back home against his father's will because he wants to be with his people. This suggests that the narrator feels a strong sense of belonging and connection to his community and wants to be with them, even if it means going against his father's wishes. It implies that the narrator values his cultural identity and the support and companionship of his people more than anything else.

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  • 19. 

    In the story, I am one of the Mountain People, who was the only friend of the narrator at Santa Barbara?

    • A.

      Abdul

    • B.

      Ita Magdum

    • C.

      Nana Loling

    • D.

      Esther Viv B. Aringoy

    Correct Answer
    A. Abdul
    Explanation
    Abdul is the correct answer because in the story, he is mentioned as one of the Mountain People and the only friend of the narrator at Santa Barbara. The other options, Ita Magdum, Nana Loling, and Esther Viv B. Aringoy, are not mentioned in the given context and therefore, cannot be the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Who is the author of the story, “ Blue blood of the Big Astana “?

    • A.

      Abdul

    • B.

      Mary Viv

    • C.

      Ibrahim Jubaira

    • D.

      Macario D. Tiu

    Correct Answer
    C. Ibrahim Jubaira
  • 21. 

    In the story, Blue blood of the Big Astana, how was the narrator treated in the Datu’s Astana?

    • A.

      He was treated as a servant

    • B.

      He was kicked out

    • C.

      He was ignored

    • D.

      He left immediately

    Correct Answer
    A. He was treated as a servant
    Explanation
    In the story, "Blue blood of the Big Astana," the narrator was treated as a servant in the Datu's Astana. This suggests that he was not given the respect and dignity that one would expect, but instead was expected to perform menial tasks and cater to the needs of others. This treatment likely made the narrator feel inferior and subservient in the presence of the higher-ranking individuals in the Astana.

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  • 22. 

    In the story, Blue blood of the Big Astana, what was the relationship of Jafaar and Dayang – Dayang?

    • A.

      Siblings

    • B.

      College mates

    • C.

      Milk siblings

    • D.

      Master and Servant

    Correct Answer
    D. Master and Servant
    Explanation
    Jafaar and Dayang-Dayang had a master and servant relationship. This can be inferred from the phrase "Blue blood of the Big Astana" which suggests that Jafaar belonged to a higher social class, while Dayang-Dayang was his servant.

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  • 23. 

    In the story, Blue blood of the Big Astana, what is the meaning of the word ‘Babo’?

    • A.

      Hungry

    • B.

      Aunt

    • C.

      Tall

    • D.

      Poor

    Correct Answer
    B. Aunt
    Explanation
    In the story, the word 'Babo' is used to refer to someone's aunt. The context of the story suggests that 'Babo' is a term of endearment or a nickname for an aunt figure. This is supported by the fact that the other options - hungry, tall, and poor - do not make sense in the given context of the story.

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  • 24. 

    In the story, Blue blood of the Big Astana, what is an Astana?

    • A.

      Big house

    • B.

      River

    • C.

      Animal

    • D.

      Musical instrument

    Correct Answer
    A. Big house
    Explanation
    In the story, "Blue blood of the Big Astana," an Astana refers to a big house. This can be inferred from the title itself, as "Big Astana" suggests a large dwelling. Additionally, the word "blue blood" implies a wealthy or noble family, which further supports the idea of a big house being the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    Who is the author of the story “ The Chieftest Mourner “?

    • A.

      Vivian Ringo

    • B.

      Aida Rivera Ford

    • C.

      Jose Garcia Villa

    • D.

      Amador Daguio

    Correct Answer
    B. Aida Rivera Ford
    Explanation
    Aida Rivera Ford is the author of the story "The Chieftest Mourner."

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  • 26. 

    In the story, The Chieftest Mourner, who is the other woman?

    • A.

      Evie

    • B.

      Esa

    • C.

      Sophia

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    B. Esa
  • 27. 

    In the story, The Chieftest Mourner, Why did the other woman give up her placein the funeral?

    • A.

      She was shoved away by the family

    • B.

      She had a tummy ache and needed to go to the bathroom

    • C.

      She declared that they can have all that is left of him

    • D.

      She had to walk her dog

    Correct Answer
    C. She declared that they can have all that is left of him
    Explanation
    The other woman gave up her place in the funeral because she declared that they can have all that is left of him.

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  • 28. 

    In the story, The Chieftest Mourner, how did the narrator react when she read about her uncle’s death?

    • A.

      She tried to be brave

    • B.

      She was happy

    • C.

      She was depressed

    • D.

      She drank beer to it

    Correct Answer
    A. She tried to be brave
    Explanation
    The narrator's reaction to her uncle's death was that she tried to be brave. This implies that she made an effort to remain strong and composed despite the sadness and grief she felt. It suggests that she attempted to put on a brave face and not let her emotions overwhelm her, possibly for the sake of others or to maintain a sense of dignity during a difficult time.

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  • 29. 

    In the story, The Chieftest Mourner, how did the guests react towards the two women during the funeral wake?

    • A.

      They were happy

    • B.

      They were eager to see the scene

    • C.

      They danced along the confrontation

    • D.

      They filmed the scene

    Correct Answer
    B. They were eager to see the scene
    Explanation
    The guests' eagerness to see the scene during the funeral wake suggests that they were not mourning or showing sympathy towards the deceased. Instead, their reaction indicates a morbid curiosity or a lack of empathy. This implies a certain level of detachment and insensitivity towards the grieving process, highlighting the superficiality of their presence at the funeral.

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  • 30. 

    Who is the author of the story, “ The Wedding Dance “?

    • A.

      Estrella Alfon

    • B.

      Jose Garcia Villa

    • C.

      Amador Daguio

    • D.

      Estheria Vivia

    Correct Answer
    B. Jose Garcia Villa
  • 31. 

    In the story, the Wedding Dance, what was Lumnay’s ailment that made her husband leave and marry another?

    • A.

      She was barren

    • B.

      She cannot cook

    • C.

      She was a rock star

    • D.

      She cannot bath

    Correct Answer
    A. She was barren
    Explanation
    Lumnay's ailment that made her husband leave and marry another was that she was barren. This means that she was unable to conceive and bear children, which was seen as a significant issue in their culture and marriage. This infertility likely put strain on their relationship and led her husband to seek a new wife who could fulfill his desire for children.

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  • 32. 

    In the story, the Wedding Dance, how was Awiyao seen in the village for his marriage to Lumnay?

    • A.

      Shameful

    • B.

      Honored

    • C.

      Misplaced

    • D.

      Incompetent

    Correct Answer
    A. Shameful
    Explanation
    Awiyao was seen as shameful in the village for his marriage to Lumnay because he decided to marry another woman, Madulimay, in order to have a child and continue his family lineage. This act goes against the traditional beliefs and values of the village, where marriage is considered sacred and breaking a marriage is seen as disgraceful. Awiyao's decision to leave Lumnay, his first wife, is seen as a betrayal and brings shame upon him in the eyes of the village community.

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  • 33. 

    In the story, the Wedding Dance, how did Lumnay feel when Awiyao told her about his plan?

    • A.

      She felt happy

    • B.

      She felt betrayed

    • C.

      She felt worried

    • D.

      She danced to it

    Correct Answer
    B. She felt betrayed
    Explanation
    In the story "The Wedding Dance," Lumnay felt betrayed when Awiyao told her about his plan. This suggests that she had expectations and hopes for their relationship, possibly believing that they would stay together. Awiyao's plan might have indicated a lack of commitment or disregard for Lumnay's feelings, leading her to feel betrayed and hurt.

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  • 34. 

    In the story, the Wedding Dance, who is Kabunyan?

    • A.

      God

    • B.

      Pet snail

    • C.

      Lumnay's mother

    • D.

      Dance teacher

    Correct Answer
    A. God
    Explanation
    In the story "The Wedding Dance," Kabunyan is portrayed as a deity or god-like figure. This can be inferred from the context of the story where Kabunyan is described as the one who controls the rain and the harvest. Additionally, the characters in the story show reverence and respect towards Kabunyan, seeking his blessings and guidance. Therefore, it can be concluded that Kabunyan represents a divine being or God in the narrative.

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  • 35. 

    Who is the author of the story, “ A footnote to youth “?

    • A.

      Jose Garcia Villa

    • B.

      Amador Daguio

    • C.

      Esther Viv B. Aringoy

    • D.

      Ibrahim Juhaira

    Correct Answer
    A. Jose Garcia Villa
    Explanation
    Jose Garcia Villa is the author of the story "A footnote to youth."

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  • 36. 

    In the story, A footnote to youth, at what age did Dodong decide  to marry?

    • A.

      35 - 40

    • B.

      17 - 18

    • C.

      25 - 30

    • D.

      50 - 60

    Correct Answer
    B. 17 - 18
    Explanation
    In the story "A Footnote to Youth," Dodong decided to marry at the age of 17-18. This decision reflects the impulsive nature of youth and the desire for independence and freedom. Dodong's young age suggests that he may not have fully considered the consequences and responsibilities of marriage, leading to potential challenges and conflicts in his relationship.

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  • 37. 

    In the story, A footnote to youth, what was the name Dodong’s eldest son?

    • A.

      Maria

    • B.

      Blas

    • C.

      Christina

    • D.

      Rodolfo

    Correct Answer
    B. Blas
    Explanation
    In the story "A Footnote to Youth," Dodong's eldest son is named Blas.

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  • 38. 

    In the story, A footnote to youth, what happened to Dodong’s life when he married young?

    • A.

      Ruined

    • B.

      Contented

    • C.

      Accomplished

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    A. Ruined
    Explanation
    When Dodong married young, his life was ruined. This suggests that his decision to marry at a young age had negative consequences and led to a decline in his overall well-being and happiness. It implies that his responsibilities and obligations as a husband and father at such a young age overwhelmed him and prevented him from achieving his goals or living a fulfilling life.

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  • 39. 

    In the story, A footnote to youth, how many children did Dodong have during his married life?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    Dodong had 9 children during his married life. The story "A Footnote to Youth" revolves around Dodong's life, his dreams, and the consequences of his decisions. The number of children he had is significant because it reflects the responsibilities and challenges he faced as a husband and father. This detail adds depth to Dodong's character and highlights the theme of youth and its consequences in the story.

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  • 40. 

    Illumination

    • A.

      Light

    • B.

      Strange

    • C.

      Twisted

    • D.

      Picked up

    Correct Answer
    A. Light
    Explanation
    The word "illumination" refers to the act of providing light or brightening something. It is closely related to the concept of light, as light is the source of illumination. The other words listed - strange, twisted, and picked up - do not directly relate to the meaning of illumination. Therefore, the correct answer is light.

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  • 41. 

    Rage

    • A.

      Strange

    • B.

      Light

    • C.

      Soft sob

    • D.

      Harshness

    Correct Answer
    D. Harshness
    Explanation
    The word "harshness" stands out among the given options as it contrasts with the other words such as "strange," "light," and "soft sob." These words evoke a sense of gentleness or subtlety, while "harshness" suggests a rough or severe quality. Therefore, "harshness" is the odd one out in terms of its meaning and tone.

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  • 42. 

    Squirmed

    • A.

      Retreated in fear

    • B.

      Soft sob

    • C.

      Squeezing

    • D.

      Like

    Correct Answer
    A. Retreated in fear
    Explanation
    The word "squirmed" suggests a feeling of discomfort or unease. When someone squirms, they often try to escape or move away from the source of their discomfort. Therefore, it can be inferred that the person "retreated in fear" because they were squirming. The word "retreated" implies a movement away from something, and "in fear" indicates that the person was scared or afraid.

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  • 43. 

    Dote

    • A.

      Fashion

    • B.

      Like

    • C.

      Unforgettable

    • D.

      Picked up

    Correct Answer
    B. Like
  • 44. 

    Indelibility

    • A.

      Like

    • B.

      Soft sob soft sob

    • C.

      Unforgettable

    • D.

      Light

    Correct Answer
    C. Unforgettable
    Explanation
    The word "indelibility" refers to something that cannot be forgotten or erased easily. In the given list of words, "unforgettable" is the only word that conveys this meaning. "Soft sob" and "light" do not have the same connotation of being memorable or unforgettable. Therefore, "unforgettable" is the correct answer.

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  • 45. 

    Idle

    • A.

      Lazy

    • B.

      Drunk

    • C.

      Idealistic

    • D.

      Hopeful

    Correct Answer
    A. Lazy
    Explanation
    The word "idle" refers to someone who is not active or working. The word "lazy" means unwilling to work or use energy. These two words have similar meanings and can be used interchangeably in many contexts. Therefore, "lazy" is the correct answer as it is the closest synonym to "idle" among the given options.

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  • 46. 

    Hazardous

    • A.

      Manly

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Delicious

    • D.

      Animalistic

    Correct Answer
    B. Dangerous
    Explanation
    The word "hazardous" means something that poses a risk or danger. Similarly, the word "dangerous" also refers to something that is likely to cause harm or injury. Therefore, "dangerous" is the correct answer as it is synonymous with "hazardous". The other options, "manly", "delicious", and "animalistic", do not have the same meaning as "hazardous" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 47. 

    Glamorous

    • A.

      Attractive

    • B.

      Rich

    • C.

      Poor

    • D.

      Foolish

    Correct Answer
    A. Attractive
    Explanation
    The word "glamorous" is often associated with beauty, elegance, and charm. It implies a sense of allure and sophistication. Therefore, the most fitting word to describe "glamorous" would be "attractive," as it captures the essence of the word and conveys a positive and appealing image.

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  • 48. 

    Jubilation

    • A.

      Fried

    • B.

      Foolish

    • C.

      Joy

    • D.

      Crazy

    Correct Answer
    C. Joy
    Explanation
    The word "jubilation" means a feeling of great joy or happiness. Out of the given options, "joy" is the closest in meaning to "jubilation". "Fried", "foolish", and "crazy" do not convey the same positive and exuberant emotion as "jubilation". Therefore, the correct answer is "joy".

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  • 49. 

    Languished

    • A.

      Weaken

    • B.

      Strengthened

    • C.

      Working

    • D.

      Cursing

    Correct Answer
    A. Weaken
    Explanation
    The word "languished" means to become weak or feeble. Therefore, the correct answer "weaken" is the most suitable option as it directly relates to the meaning of "languished".

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  • 50. 

    What does magnificence mean?

    • A.

      Roaring lion

    • B.

      Glamorous

    • C.

      Glory

    • D.

      Gigantic

    Correct Answer
    C. Glory
    Explanation
    The word "magnificence" refers to something that is grand, impressive, and awe-inspiring. It is often associated with greatness and splendor. "Glory" perfectly captures the meaning of magnificence as it signifies honor, fame, and admiration. It represents the state of being highly esteemed or praised, which aligns with the concept of magnificence.

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