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A reviewer about all literary pieces taught and read in Literatures of the World Pre-Final Period under Ms. Margaux Denice Garcia.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Second Bakery Attack is about:

    • A.

      The search of the cure for the curse of the unending hunger.

    • B.

      The hardships of marriage in the modern era.

    • C.

      The struggle of a couple to find time in the midst of professional work.

    • D.

      The bakery where a couple will find their start and their end.

    Correct Answer
    A. The search of the cure for the curse of the unending hunger.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The search of the cure for the curse of the unending hunger." In The Second Bakery Attack, the story revolves around a couple who embarks on a quest to find a cure for their unending hunger. They believe that committing a crime will help them find the answer they seek. The story explores themes of desire, obsession, and the consequences of one's actions. It focuses on the couple's journey to find a solution to their mysterious hunger and the unexpected events that unfold along the way.

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  • 2. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) In the first attack in the bakery, what music did the man let them hear in exchange for the bread?

    • A.

      Wagner

    • B.

      Wolfgang

    • C.

      Mozart

    • D.

      Opera

    Correct Answer
    A. Wagner
    Explanation
    In the first attack in the bakery, the man let them hear Wagner's music in exchange for the bread.

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  • 3. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) The couple woke up very early in the morning for this particular reason.

    • A.

      Hunger pangs

    • B.

      Arousal

    • C.

      Suspicion of thieves

    • D.

      Paranormal sensations

    Correct Answer
    A. Hunger pangs
    Explanation
    The couple woke up very early in the morning because they were experiencing hunger pangs. Hunger pangs are the uncomfortable sensations in the stomach that arise when a person is hungry. It is likely that the couple woke up early to satisfy their hunger by preparing or finding food.

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  • 4. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) The woman shot the gun in the fast food chain.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    She did not fire the gun.

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  • 5. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) The couple lingered around Tokyo in search of a:

    • A.

      Bakery

    • B.

      Fast food restaurant

    • C.

      Gourmet restaurant

    • D.

      Coffee shop

    Correct Answer
    A. Bakery
    Explanation
    The correct answer is bakery. In the story "Second Bakery Attack," the couple is specifically searching for a bakery. The word "linger" suggests that they were taking their time and exploring different places in Tokyo, but their main focus was finding a bakery.

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  • 6. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) The couple stole 30 Big Macs and Coke.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    They did not steal the Coke, in contrary, they paid for the beverage.

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  • 7. 

    (Second Bakery Attack) What is the vehicle that the husband's is riding on, in the scenario provided by his subconscious.

    Correct Answer
    boat
    Boat
    Explanation
    In the scenario provided by the husband's subconscious, he is riding on a boat. This implies that the vehicle he is using to travel or move around is a boat.

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  • 8. 

    It is a Japanese Literature where it has a three line structure containing 5-7-5 syllables in each line respectively.

    Correct Answer
    Haiku
    Explanation
    Haiku is a form of Japanese literature that follows a specific structure. It consists of three lines, with the first and third lines containing 5 syllables, and the second line containing 7 syllables. This structure allows for concise and evocative poems that capture a moment or feeling. Haiku is known for its simplicity and focus on nature, often using vivid imagery to convey emotions or observations.

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  • 9. 

    (Once Upon A Time) The narrator of the story was awakened by:

    • A.

      The creaking sound made by the weight carried by one foot after another.

    • B.

      The Chopi and Tsonga working underground for gold.

    • C.

      The screaming woman murdered two blocks away.

    • D.

      The narrator was voluntary awakened by a voice in the room.

    Correct Answer
    A. The creaking sound made by the weight carried by one foot after another.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The creaking sound made by the weight carried by one foot after another." This is the correct answer because it is mentioned in the given options that the narrator was awakened by a creaking sound. The other options, such as the Chopi and Tsonga working underground for gold or the screaming woman murdered two blocks away, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    What is the label of the coiled tunnel?

    • A.

      Dragon's Teeth

    • B.

      The Thorned Tunnel

    • C.

      Anti Black Tunnel

    • D.

      African Repeller

    Correct Answer
    A. Dragon's Teeth
    Explanation
    The label of the coiled tunnel is Dragon's Teeth.

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  • 11. 

    (Once Upon A Time) This is very imminent in the situation in the story, this is the discrimination among races, especially in South Africa.

    Correct Answer
    Apartheid
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Apartheid," is correct because it accurately identifies the situation described in the question. Apartheid refers to the system of racial segregation and discrimination that was enforced in South Africa from 1948 to 1994. This system divided the population based on race and restricted the rights and freedoms of non-white individuals. The mention of discrimination among races in the story and the reference to South Africa align with the concept of apartheid, making it the appropriate answer.

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  • 12. 

    (Once Upon A Time) The message on the plaque is :    YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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  • 13. 

    (Once Upon A Time) What is the title of the fairy tale that inspired the little boy to venture out into the security pretending as the Prince Charming?

    Correct Answer
    Sleeping Beauty
    The Sleeping Beauty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sleeping Beauty". The little boy was inspired by the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty to venture out into the security pretending to be Prince Charming. The story of Sleeping Beauty involves a prince who wakes up a princess from a deep sleep with a kiss, which may have motivated the boy to emulate the brave and heroic character.

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  • 14. 

    (Once Upon A Time) The boy was trapped inside the razor-blade coiled tunnel ending to the boy's demise.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the boy was trapped inside a razor-blade coiled tunnel, which ultimately led to his demise. This implies that the statement is true.

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  • 15. 

    (Once Upon A Time) This is the husband's mother.

    • A.

      Old Witch

    • B.

      Baas

    • C.

      Vaas

    • D.

      Tsotsis

    Correct Answer
    A. Old Witch
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Old Witch". This suggests that the person being referred to in the statement "(Once Upon A Time) This is the husband's mother" is an old witch. The term "old witch" implies that the individual is an elderly woman who possesses magical or supernatural abilities. This explanation aligns with the context provided and the options given, indicating that the husband's mother is an old witch.

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  • 16. 

    She wrote Once Upon A Time, an African woman, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991. 

    Correct Answer
    Nadine Gordimer
    Explanation
    Nadine Gordimer is the correct answer because she wrote the book "Once Upon A Time, an African woman" and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.

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  • 17. 

    Analects mean :

    • A.

      Selected sayings

    • B.

      Endings of an ideal

    • C.

      The turning point

    • D.

      Ethical values

    Correct Answer
    A. Selected sayings
    Explanation
    Analects refers to selected sayings because it is a term that is commonly used to describe the collection of writings by Confucius, which consists of his teachings and philosophical ideas. These sayings were carefully chosen and compiled to represent the core principles and values of Confucianism. Therefore, "selected sayings" is the most appropriate explanation for the term Analects.

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  • 18. 

    (Analects) When you know a thing, to recognize that you know it, and  when you do not know a thing, to recognize that you know it. That is ___________.

    Correct Answer
    Knowledge
    Explanation
    The given statement emphasizes the importance of self-awareness in knowledge. It suggests that true knowledge lies in recognizing what we know and what we don't know. It implies that being aware of our own limitations and gaps in knowledge is crucial in the pursuit of knowledge. This understanding allows individuals to continuously seek new information and expand their understanding.

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  • 19. 

    (Analects) Out of these choices, what did the Master chose if all were removed except one?

    • A.

      Confidence of the common people

    • B.

      Sufficient food

    • C.

      Sufficient weapons

    • D.

      Eternal enlightenment

    Correct Answer
    A. Confidence of the common people
    Explanation
    The Master chose confidence of the common people because in the Analects, Confucius emphasizes the importance of gaining the trust and support of the common people. He believed that a ruler should prioritize the well-being and happiness of the people, and by earning their confidence, the ruler can maintain stability and harmony in society. This choice aligns with Confucius' teachings and his emphasis on the moral and ethical responsibilities of a ruler.

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  • 20. 

    (Analects) This is the saying that one can act upon all day and every day.

    Correct Answer
    Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you.
    Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you
    never do to others what you would not like them to do to you.
    never do to others what you would not like them to do to you
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Never do to others what you would not like them to do to you." This answer is repeated multiple times in the given text, indicating its importance and relevance to the saying mentioned in the Analects. It emphasizes the principle of treating others with respect and kindness, based on the Golden Rule. By not doing to others what we would not like them to do to us, we promote empathy, fairness, and ethical behavior in our interactions with others.

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  • 21. 

    "Proverbs are daughters of experience" "Man in harmony with nature" "Man holds the center of the universe" These are all ideals and values that are encompassed in:

    • A.

      Taoism

    • B.

      Confucianism

    • C.

      Buddhism

    • D.

      Judaism

    Correct Answer
    A. Taoism
    Explanation
    Taoism encompasses the ideals and values of "Proverbs are daughters of experience," "Man in harmony with nature," and "Man holds the center of the universe." Taoism emphasizes the importance of living in harmony with nature and following the flow of the Tao, or the way of nature. It also recognizes the wisdom gained from experience and values the individual's connection to the universe. Therefore, Taoism is the correct answer.

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  • 22. 

    He wrote the poem "Conversation Among Mountains", he was known to be drunk when writing his literary pieces.

    Correct Answer
    Li Po
    Explanation
    Li Po, a renowned poet, is known for his poem "Conversation Among Mountains." It is believed that Li Po often wrote his literary pieces while being intoxicated. This fact adds an interesting layer to his work, as it suggests that his alcohol-induced state might have influenced the themes, emotions, and imagery present in his poems. This association between Li Po's drunkenness and his writing style has become a notable aspect of his artistic reputation.

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  • 23. 

    (Alvin Pang) She will not stay, but she may rest for a while and tell you the stories she's picked up from her years on the road.

    Correct Answer
    Beauty
    Explanation
    The given answer "Beauty" is a possible explanation for the statement because it suggests that the woman mentioned in the statement may not stay permanently, but she can bring beauty and stories from her experiences while traveling. This interpretation implies that her transient presence can still have a positive impact on the listener by sharing her tales and adding a touch of beauty to their lives.

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  • 24. 

    (Alvin Pang) She felt different inside, a place where the moonlight could not reach.

    Correct Answer
    Race
  • 25. 

    (Alvin Pang) When he goes abroad, he brings along very little, although he's comfortably endowed.

    Correct Answer
    Learning
    Explanation
    The given answer "Learning" suggests that when Alvin Pang goes abroad, he values gaining knowledge and experiences more than material possessions. Despite being comfortably endowed, he chooses to bring along very little, indicating that he prioritizes personal growth and learning over materialistic pursuits. This implies that he seeks to expand his horizons and broaden his understanding of the world through his travels.

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  • 26. 

    (Alvin Pang) Deep in her heart, what she truly wants is to fly again-- if only she could be sure of never falling.

    Correct Answer
    Anxiety
    Explanation
    The passage suggests that the person mentioned desires to fly again, but is held back by the fear of falling. This fear indicates a deep sense of anxiety, as anxiety often revolves around the fear of unknown outcomes or potential negative consequences. The person's longing to fly again, coupled with the need for assurance, further supports the idea that anxiety is the correct answer.

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  • 27. 

    (Let's Make A Modern Primer for our Kids) Which of these cannot be inferred about this poem?

    • A.

      The world is full of false prophecies about the creator.

    • B.

      Even one country can be divided by ideals.

    • C.

      Violence and chaos is imminent and evident in the world today.

    • D.

      There is no such thing as global peace.

    Correct Answer
    A. The world is full of false prophecies about the creator.
    Explanation
    The poem does not provide any evidence or information to support the claim that the world is full of false prophecies about the creator.

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  • 28. 

    This type of Japanese Play is intended for the elites and higher people.

    Correct Answer
    Noh
    Explanation
    Noh is a traditional Japanese play that is known for its highly stylized performances and symbolic storytelling. It originated in the 14th century and was primarily performed for the aristocracy and upper classes. The intricate costumes, masks, and music used in Noh plays were considered to be sophisticated and refined, appealing to the tastes of the elites. The themes explored in Noh often revolve around supernatural beings, historical events, and philosophical concepts, further catering to the intellectual interests of the higher social classes.

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  • 29. 

    This type of Japanese play is meant for everybody.

    Correct Answer
    Kabuki
    Explanation
    Kabuki is a type of Japanese play that is known for its accessibility and appeal to a wide range of audiences. It incorporates elements of drama, music, dance, and elaborate costumes to create a visually stunning and entertaining performance. Kabuki plays often feature exaggerated characters and dramatic storytelling, making them engaging for both the general public and theater enthusiasts. With its rich history and cultural significance, Kabuki has become a popular form of entertainment that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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  • 30. 

    Matsuo Basho is known for his Tankas

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He is known for his haikus.

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  • 31. 

    The writer of the Tale of Genji

    Correct Answer
    Murasaki Shikibu
    Explanation
    Murasaki Shikibu is the correct answer because she is widely recognized as the writer of the Tale of Genji, a classic Japanese novel from the 11th century. She was a noblewoman and lady-in-waiting at the imperial court, known for her literary talent and cultural contributions. The Tale of Genji is considered one of the greatest works of Japanese literature, depicting the life and romantic relationships of a nobleman named Genji. Murasaki Shikibu's authorship of this renowned novel solidifies her place in history as a prominent writer.

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  • 32. 

    Julia Alvarez wrote Let's Make A Modern Primer for our Kids

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Julia Alvarez is a renowned author known for her works in literature. One of her notable works is "Let's Make A Modern Primer for our Kids." Therefore, it can be concluded that the statement "Julia Alvarez wrote 'Let's Make A Modern Primer for our Kids'" is true.

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  • 33. 

    Tanka is arranged 5-7-5-5-5

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is arrranged 5-7-5-7-7

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