Life and Works of Rizal Multiple Choice Quiz

Life and Works of Rizal Multiple Choice Quiz. This test covers various aspects of the life and works of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the Philippine national hero particularly his travels, affairs, and famous literary works.

  1. All of the following are Rizal’s hidden purposes for his voyage to peninsular Spain except:
    • To make name for himself in the realm of journalism
    • To escape from civil authorities due to discovered insurgency
    • To observe and study European society
    • To prepare himself for the task of liberating the Filipinos
  2. How did Paciano help ensure that Rizal can leave the country secretly?
    • He disguised as a steamer crew.
    • He decided not to inform the family and friends.
    • He secured Rizal’s passport with the name Jose Mercado.
    • All of the above
  3. What was/were the sudden change/s in Rizal’s religious outlook while on trip to Barcelona?
    • He became inattentive to saints and patron saints.
    • Rizal prayed directly to God.
    • He became very curious of other religions.
    • All of the above.
  4. What changed Rizal’s negative impression of Barcelona and its people?
    • The prevalence of freedom and liberalism in the city
    • The good qualities of residents
    • Open-heartedness and hospitality of people
    • All of the above
  5. In what particular literary masterpiece Rizal first used the term Tierra Extranjera (Foreign Land) in referring to Spain?
    • El Amor Patrio
    • A La Juventud Filipina
    • In Memory of My Town
    • A Mi Musa
  6. Upon moving to the capital city of Spain in 1882, where did Rizal enroll Philosophy and Letters and Licentiate in Medicine?
    • Academia de San Fernando
    • Universidad Central de Madrid
    • Schools of Sanz and Carbonell
    • Madrid Ateneo
  7. What was the reason why Rizal was not conferred the Doctor’s Diploma in Medicine?
    • His failure to pay the fee for the presentation and defense of his thesis
    • The difficulty of recognition in a foreign country
    • His rigid schedule and extra-curricular activities
    • His failing grade in the medical examination for the course
  8. After the El Amor Patrio, Rizal stopped producing nationalistic articles because of:
    • The opposition of his mother
    • His desire to finish his studies
    • The difficulty of recognition in a foreign country
    • All of the above
  9. Rizal took lessons in painting and sculpture at:
    • Academia de San Fernando
    • Universidad Central de Madrid
    • Schools of Sanz and Carbonell
    • Madrid Ateneo
  10. In El Amor Patrio, what is considered by Rizal as the greatest, most heroic and sublime or disinterested sentiment a person can have?
    • Love of Nature
    • Love of Fellowmen
    • Love of Country
    • Love of God
  11. In his voyage to Spain, what Italian city impressed Rizal for its panoramic beauty and lively people?
    • Venice
    • Naples
    • Rome
    • Florence
  12. A La Senorita was a poem composed by Rizal for:
    • Leonor Rivera
    • O-Sei-San
    • Consuelo Orang
    • Valenzuela
  13. Filipinos were mistaken for Chinese in Spain and Japanese in Paris. For this, during the Paris Exposition of 1889, Rizal encouraged his fellow expatriates to call themselves:
    • Indios Bravos
    • Penisular Filipinos
    • Mestizos Indios
    • Insulares
  14. It was perceived by Rizal as a reflection of the spirit of the social, moral and political life of his time because it clearly showed mankind under severe ordeal, mankind unredeemed and reason and aspiration in an open struggle with fanaticism and injustice.
    • Luna’s Spolarium
    • Noli Me Tangere
    • El Filibusterismo
    • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  15. Which of the following could not be the source of Rizal’s idea for writing a novel?
    • Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    • Luna’s Spolarium
    • Eugene Sue’s The Wandering Jew
    • Dante’s The Divine Comedy
  16. In Noli Me Tangere, he represented the Filipino masses a symbol of common people:
    • Juan Crisostomo
    • Ibarra Elias
    • Sisa
    • Capitan Tiago
  17. One defender of Rizal’s Noli was Marcelo H. Del Pilar who wrote a pamphlet in answer to one written by Fr. Rodriguez. What was the title of the said pamphlet written by Del Pilar?
    • Si Tandang Basyong Macunat
    • La Solidaridad
    • Caiigat Cayo
    • Por Telefono
  18. What was Paciano’s reason upon discouraging Rizal from pursuing law at the UST?
    • Fear of what might happen to him due to martyrdom of GOMBURZA
    • Belief that Rizal might not be able to practice law later due to political condition in the country
    • Uncertainty of Rizal’s intellectual capacity
    • The course was against Don Francisco’s will
  19. The following are the factors that could really explain Rizal’s below academic performance at UST except:
    • Medicine was not Rizal’s real vocation
    • Dissatisfaction with the Dominican system of education
    • Exciting distractions of youth
    • None of the above
  20. She was a woman from Batangas whom Rizal was so infatuated with and whom he often visited in her boarding house.
    • Orang Valenzuela
    • Leonor Rivera
    • Segunda Katigbak
    • O-Sei-San
  21. The influx of liberal ideas that came to be felt in Manila can be attributed to the following except:
    • The opening of Suez Canal
    • The ending of the Spanish Civil Wars
    • The opening of the Philippines to world trade
    • The Filipinos surpassing the Spaniards in literary prowess
  22. It was an allegory written by Rizal in praise of Cervantes as co-equal of Homer and Virgil
    • El Consejo de los Dioses
    • A La Juventud Filipina
    • Junto al Pasig
    • El Amor Patrio
  23. When did Rizal have the first taste of Spanish brutality?
    • When he was accused of blasphemy and heresy
    • When he was whipped out and slashed by a lieutenant of the Guardia Civil by a sword after his failure to greet or salute the officer
    • He was not allowed to touch the different laboratory apparatus and equipment in school.
    • As an Indio, he was not accorded to equality with a Spaniard before the bar of justice.
  24. While studying at UST, Rizal organized a secret society of Filipino students called:
    • Companerismo
    • Indios Bravos
    • Companions of Jehu
    • Compadre de Indios
  25. Noli Me Tangere can be translated into English as:
    • The Enemies of the Government
    • Touch Me Not
    • Drag Me to Hell
    • Teach Me the Liberty
  26. In Noli Me Tangere, she symbolizes the Filipino womanhood in their fidelity, coyness and modesty:
    • Maria Clara
    • Sisa
    • Dona Victorina
    • Paulita Gomez
  27. The setting of the novel Noli Me Tangere:
    • San Pablo
    • San Sebastian
    • San Diego
    • Santiago
  28. In his poem, The Intimate Alliance Between Religion and Good education, Rizal showed the importance of religion in Education. Which of these is a valid main topic of the poem?
    • Education without God is not true education.
    • Religion without education is not a true religion.
    • Education without God is allowable
    • Religion without education is allowable.
  29. The winning of A La Juventud Filipina in literary contest was controversial and exceptional. Why?
    • There were better entries but Rizal’s charming abilities won the judges.
    • Rizal should not be a contestant because the contest was exclusively for the elite.
    • It was a Spanish poem written by a Filipino, whose merit was recognized by the Spaniards.
    • It was the first poem advocating the youth to stand for the truth and for their country.
  30. Though Rizal was the author of both Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, the two novels differ in many aspects. What is the most significant difference between the two?
    • They differ in characters.
    • They differ on the ideas and aspirations implied to the reader.
    • They differ on the place and date they were written by Rizal.
    • They differ on the setting and over-all plot of the story.

“It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice….” –Dr. Jose Rizal.