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The ant traveled a long distance to reunite with his family
and friends who were fellow ants. A few weeks later, the
antelope also made a new friend; however, this time round
it was a female antelope. They shared many good times
and lived happily ever after.
Article by Daniel Dela Dunoo
Article Source: http://www.faithwriters.com-CHRISTIAN WRITERS
THE human heart has hidden treasures,
In secret kept, in silence sealed;
The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures,
Whose charms were broken if revealed.
And days may pass in gay confusion,
And nights in rosy riot fly,
While, lost in Fame's or Wealth's illusion,
The memory of the Past may die.
But, there are hours of lonely musing,
Such as in evening silence come,
When, soft as birds their pinions closing,
The heart's best feelings gather home.
Then in our souls there seems to languish
A tender grief that is not woe;
And thoughts that once wrung groans of anguish,
Now cause but some mild tears to flow.
And feelings, once as strong as passions,
Float softly back a faded dream;
Our own sharp griefs and wild sensations,
The tale of others' sufferings seem.
Oh! when the heart is freshly bleeding,
How longs it for that time to be,
When, through the mist of years receding,
Its woes but live in reverie!
And it can dwell on moonlight glimmer,
On evening shade and loneliness;
And, while the sky grows dim and dimmer,
Feel no untold and strange distress
Only a deeper impulse given
By lonely hour and darkened room,
To solemn thoughts that soar to heaven,
Seeking a life and world to come
By Charlotte Bronte
41. What made the duo the envy of their friends?
A. Their friendship
B. Their interest in each other
C. Their willingness to work together
D. Their ability to recognize the best in each other
42. How did the antelope occupy his time daily?
A. By keeping himself active
B. By playing, eating and sleeping
C. By carefully managing his food supply
D. By gathering food
43. What predicament did the ant face?
A. He frequently ran out of food
B. He worked for long hours without ceasing
C. He struggled to locate new food sources
D. He was committed to building a relationship
with the antelope
44. The antelope's attitude towards foraging for food is
BEST described as
45. Why did the antelope respond in anger towards the
A. He felt betrayed
B. The truth offended him
C. He felt entitled to the ant's food because of
D. Being bigger than the ant, he felt disrespected
46. What should the antelope have done to restore the
A. Ask the ant for forgiveness
B. Thank the ant for his kindness and return the
C. Apologize and begin to provide food for the ant
D. Secure food for himself and the ant
47. Why was the ant slow to react?
A. He wanted to give his friend the benefit of the
B. He tried to set an example for the antelope to
C. He hoped the antelope would take up his re-
D. He sought to protect their relationship
48. Why do you suppose the ant was so eager to work?
A. He had grown accustomed to working
B. He understood the importance of living a bal-
anced life, the need for work and play.
C. He did not want to be without food.
D. He felt he had a responsibility to provide for
himself and his friend
49. The ant was able to evade capture because
A. He anticipated the antelope's response
B. He was far more cleaver that the antelope
C. He devised a plan
D. He was swift
50. What is the moral of the story?
A. Friends do not disappoint friends
B. There is a limit to friendship
C. Not everyone who calls themselves a friend is a
D. A friend should not exploit a friend
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempting
the questions. Each question has four options, select the
most appropriate answer, based on what is implied or
stated in the poem.
51. What do the words "hidden treasures," in (line 1)
A. The heart's capacity
B. The deep secrets of the mind
C. The intimate thoughts and feelings captured
by the heart
D. The value of the heart
52. "The memory of the Past may die," is the
speaker's way of saying
A. Memories of the past linger
B. Past memories may disappear
C. It becomes easier to deal with the pain
D. The pain becomes less severe
53. Line (7 and 8) seem to suggest that fame and
A. Help us to move on
B. Mask the pain
C. Provide hope amidst the pain
D. Serve as a temporary distraction
54. What happens to our feelings of anguish?
A. They fade overtime
B. They are hidden from sight
C. The heart dismisses the most painful
D. The pain becomes less intense
55. The speaker's sentiments are MOST likely rep-
A. Her observations B. Her experiences
C. Her beliefs
D. Her research
56. The heart's ability to bear such treasures is
A. Its capacity
B. Its limitations
C. Its size
D. Its endurance
57. The speaker's tone engenders feelings of
58. When does the heart register the greatest
A. At times when we are most vulnerable
B. When we are young
C. During the silence of evening
D. After a traumatic event
59. According to the poem, does the heart have
the capacity to conceal our grief?
A. Not entirely, but the pain does lessen over
B. Yes, by burying our emotion deep within
C. No, the heart finds a way to bear our
D. Yes, new experiences, fame and wealth
take away the pain of past experiences.
60. What note does the speaker end on?
A. There are endless possibilities in life
B. Memories may last for a lifetime
C. Pain and despair are temporal
D. The possibility of life after death
END OF ENGLISH TEST
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