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LONG TEST IN ENGLISH 9
CONNECTION BETWEEN TEXTS
NAME:__________________________________________GRADE AND SECTION:_________________
I.
MULTIPLE CHOICE. ENCIRCLE THE LETTER OF THE CORRECT ANSWER.
1.
This comprehension strategy means to use what you know to understand what you
are reading
a. visualizing
c. making connections
b. summarizing
d. determining importance
2.
A connection between the book and your life experiences
a. text-to-text
c. text-to- world
b. text-to-self
d. text-to-media
3.
A connection between the book and another book you have read
a. text-to-text
c. text-to- world
b. text-to-self
d. text-to-media
4.
A connection between the book and events in real life
a. text-to-text
c. text-to- world
b. text-to-self
d. text-to-media
5.
A connection between the book and something you have seen on TV, the internet,
or in a song
a. text-to-text
c. text-to- world
b. text-to-self
d. text-to-media
6.
What type of connection is this: I read a book about how grocery stores get their
food. It reminded me of the grocery trucks that drive by on the highway every day.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
7.
What type of connection is this: I read a book about what life was like before
electricity. It reminded me of the time I went camping in a cabin that had no
electricity.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
8.
What type of connection is this: I read a nonfiction book about how to get better at
tennis. It reminded me of last summer when I attended a tennis camp to improve my
skills.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
9.
What kind of connection is this text: I read a magazine about the new airport the city
is planning to build. It reminded me of how small many local airports are.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
10.
What kind of connection is this: I read a book about how eggs are produced. It
reminded me of my visit last summer to my grandparents' farm.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
11.
What type of connection is this: I read a story about a boy who loved to eat cheese
for breakfast. It reminded me of the time we ran out of cereal and my mom made me
a cheese sandwich for breakfast.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
12.
What type of connection is this: I read an article about a woman who opened a
boat rental business at a lake. It reminded me of my vacation to Lake Michigan and
the canoes we rented to explore the lake.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
13.
What type of connection is this: I read an article about how bananas are grown in the
tropics. It reminded me of how oranges are usually grown in Florida.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
14.
What type of connection is this: I read a book about the best sports for kids. It
reminded me that I had baseball practice that afternoon.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
Republic of the Philippines
Department of Education
Region III
Schools Division Office City of Malolos
P A M A R A W A N H I G H S C H O O L
Brgy. Pamarawan, City of Malolos, Bulacan 3000
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15.
What type of connection is this: I read a story about how people talk without
speaking, and it reminded me of school where sign language is taught.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
16.
What type of connection is this: I read a chapter book about a girl who worked in a
factory in New York. It reminded me of an article that I read in school about child
labor laws.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
17.
What type of connection is this: I read an article about how to catch a football. It
reminded me of the time I caught the football during the championship football
game and captured the victory for my team.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
18.
What type of connection is this: I read a story about a boy who visited a magical
land with witches and wizards. It reminded me of the book Harry Potter.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
19. What type of connection is this: I read a story about a woman who was afraid of
black cats. It reminded me of all the black cats left behind in animal shelters.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
20.
What type of conneciton is this: I read the nutrition label on the back of my frozen
pizza. It reminded me of an article I read about how to make healthy food choices.
a. text-to-text
b. text-to-self
II. READING. Read the text below entitled By the Railway Side by Alice Meynell and
reflect on the questions that follow.
By the Railway Side
by Alice Meynell
My train drew near to the Via Reggio platform on a day between two of the harvests
of a hot September; the sea was burning blue, and there were a sombreness and a gravity
in the very excesses of the sun as his fires brooded deeply over the serried, hardy, shabby,
seaside ilex-woods. I had come out of Tuscany and was on my way to the Genovesato:
the steep country with its profiles, bay by bay, of successive mountains grey with olive-
trees, between the flashes of the Mediterranean and the sky; the country through the
which there sounds the twanging Genoese language, a thin Italian mingled with a little
Arabic, more Portuguese, and much French. I was regretful at leaving the elastic Tuscan
speech, canorous in its vowels set in emphatic L's and m's and the vigorous soft spring of
the double consonants. But as the train arrived its noises were drowned by a voice
declaiming in the tongue I was not to hear again for months--good Italian. The voice was
so loud that one looked for the audience: Whose ears was it seeking to reach by the
violence done to every syllable, and whose feelings would it touch by its insincerity?
The tones were insincere, but there was passion behind them; and most often
passion acts its own true character poorly, and consciously enough to make good judges
think it a mere counterfeit. Hamlet, being a little mad, feigned madness. It is when I am
angry that I pretend to be angry, so as to present the truth in an obvious and intelligible
form. Thus even before the words were distinguishable it was manifest that they were
spoken by a man in serious trouble who had false ideas as to what is convincing
in elocution.
When the voice became audibly articulate, it proved to be shouting blasphemies
from the broad chest of a middle-aged man--an Italian of the type that grows stout and
wears whiskers. The man was in bourgeois dress, and he stood with his hat off in front of the
small station building, shaking his thick fist at the sky. No one was on the platform with him
except the railway officials, who seemed in doubt as to their duties in the matter, and two
women. Of one of these there was nothing to remark except her distress. She wept as she
stood at the door of the waiting-room. Like the second woman, she wore the dress of the
shopkeeping class throughout Europe, with the local black lace veil in place of a bonnet
over her hair. It is of the second woman--O unfortunate creature!--that this record is made-
-a record without sequel, without consequence; but there is nothing to be done in her
regard except so to remember her. And thus much I think I owe after having looked, from
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the midst of the negative happiness that is given to so many for a space of years, at some
minutes of her despair.
She was hanging on the man's arm in her entreaties that he would stop the drama
he was enacting. She had wept so hard that her face was disfigured. Across her nose was
the dark purple that comes with overpowering fear. Haydon saw it on the face of a
woman whose child had just been run over in a London street. I remembered the note in
his journal as the woman at Via Reggio, in her intolerable hour, turned her head my way,
her sobs lifting it. She was afraid that the man would throw himself under the train. She was
afraid that he would be damned for his blasphemies; and as to this her fear was mortal
fear. It was horrible, too, that she was humpbacked and a dwarf.
Not until the train drew away from the station did we lose the clamour. No one had
tried to silence the man or to soothe the woman's horror. But has any one who saw it
forgotten her face? To me for the rest of the day it was a sensible rather than a merely
mental image. Constantly a red blur rose before my eyes for a background, and against
it appeared the dwarf's head, lifted with sobs, under the provincial black lace veil. And at
night what emphasis it gained on the boundaries of sleep! Close to my hotel there was a
roofless theatre crammed with people, where they were giving Offenbach. The operas of
Offenbach still exist in Italy, and the little town was placarded with announcements of La
Bella Elena. The peculiar vulgar rhythm of the music jigged audibly through half the hot
night, and the clapping of the town's-folk filled all its pauses. But the persistent noise did
but accompany, for me, the persistent vision of those three figures at the Via Reggio station
in the profound sunshine of the day.
1. 2. What is implied by these lines found in the first paragraph - “the sea was burning
blue and there were sombreness and a gravity in the very excesses of the sun.” -
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
3. How is the setting described?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
4. 5. Why was the man speaking at the top of his voice in the station? What was his
purpose?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
6. 7. How do you think people reacted to him? What do they feel and why?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
8. Who do you think was the woman trying to stop the man from talking nonsense?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
9. Based on the dialogue, actions and attitude of the man, what can you say about his
character?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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10. 11. If that man was a known person, for example, he is a politician, a priest, a
teacher, do you think people would listen to him? Why?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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12. What would make a person be more credible to be given such attention?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
13. How does the author describe her journey in the essay? What emotions are evident?
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
14. 15. If you were one of the passengers on that train who saw the incident, how would
you react? Explain your answer.
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_________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________
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III. MAKING CONNECTIONS. RECORD THE CONNECTION IN THE TEXT, BY THE RAILWAY SIDE
BY ALICE MEYNELL AND COMPLETE THE TABLE BELOW.
TYPES OF CONNECTIONS
CONNECTIONS I MADE
Text-to-Self
This reminds me of when I . . .
I can connect to the book because . . .
I connected to this when . .
Text-to-Text
This reminds me of another book
I read because . . .
This part makes me think of . . .
This is similar to . . .
Text-to-World
This makes me think about . . .
This part makes me remember . . .
This is like . . .

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Education Region III Schools Division Office – City of Malolos PAMARAWAN HIGH SCHOOL Brgy. Pamarawan, City of Malolos, Bulacan 3000 LONG TEST IN ENGLISH 9 CONNECTION BETWEEN TEXTS NAME:__________________________________________GRADE AND SECTION:_________________ I. MULTIPLE CHOICE. ENCIRCLE THE LETTER OF THE CORRECT ANSWER. 1. This comprehension strategy means to use what you know to understand what you are reading a. visualizing c. making connections d. determining importance b. summarizing 2. A connection between the book and your life experiences a. text-to-text c. text-to- world d. text-to-media b. text-to-self 3. A connection between the book and another book you have read a. text-to-text c. text-to- world d. text-to-media b. text-to-self 4. A connection between the book and events in real life a. text-to-text c. text-to- world d. text-to-media b. text-to-self 5. A connection between the book and something you have seen on TV, the internet, or in a song a. text-to-text c. text-to- world d. text-to-media b. text-to-self 6. What type of connection is this: I read a book about how grocery stores get their food. It reminded me of the grocery trucks that drive by on the highway every day. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 7. What type of connection is this: I read a book about what life was like before electricity. It reminded me of the time I went camping in a cabin that had no electricity. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 8. What type of connection is this: I read a nonfiction book about how to get better at tennis. It reminded me of last summer when I attended a tennis camp to improve my skills. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 9. What kind of connection is this text: I read a magazine about the new airport the city is planning to build. It reminded me of how small many local airports are. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 10. What kind of connection is this: I read a book about how eggs are produced. It reminded me of my visit last summer to my grandparents' farm. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 11. What type of connection is this: I read a story about a boy who loved to eat cheese for breakfast. It reminded me of the time we ran out of cereal and my mom made me a cheese sandwich for breakfast. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 12. What type of connection is this: I read an article about a woman who opened a boat rental business at a lake. It reminded me of my vacation to Lake Michigan and the canoes we rented to explore the lake. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 13. What type of connection is this: I read an article about how bananas are grown in the tropics. It reminded me of how oranges are usually grown in Florida. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 14. What type of connection is this: I read a book about the best sports for kids. It reminded me that I had baseball practice that afternoon. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 15. What type of connection is this: I read a story about how people talk without speaking, and it reminded me of school where sign language is taught. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 16. What type of connection is this: I read a chapter book about a girl who worked in a factory in New York. It reminded me of an article that I read in school about child labor laws. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 17. What type of connection is this: I read an article about how to catch a football. It reminded me of the time I caught the football during the championship football game and captured the victory for my team. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 18. What type of connection is this: I read a story about a boy who visited a magical land with witches and wizards. It reminded me of the book Harry Potter. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 19. What type of connection is this: I read a story about a woman who was afraid of black cats. It reminded me of all the black cats left behind in animal shelters. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world 20. What type of conneciton is this: I read the nutrition label on the back of my frozen pizza. It reminded me of an article I read about how to make healthy food choices. a. text-to-text b. text-to-self c. text-to- world II. READING. Read the text below entitled By the Railway Side by Alice Meynell and reflect on the questions that follow. By the Railway Side by Alice Meynell My train drew near to the Via Reggio platform on a day between two of the harvests of a hot September; the sea was burning blue, and there were a sombreness and a gravity in the very excesses of the sun as his fires brooded deeply over the serried, hardy, shabby, seaside ilex-woods. I had come out of Tuscany and was on my way to the Genovesato: the steep country with its profiles, bay by bay, of successive mountains grey with olivetrees, between the flashes of the Mediterranean and the sky; the country through the which there sounds the twanging Genoese language, a thin Italian mingled with a little Arabic, more Portuguese, and much French. I was regretful at leaving the elastic Tuscan speech, canorous in its vowels set in emphatic L's and m's and the vigorous soft spring of the double consonants. But as the train arrived its noises were drowned by a voice declaiming in the tongue I was not to hear again for months--good Italian. The voice was so loud that one looked for the audience: Whose ears was it seeking to reach by the violence done to every syllable, and whose feelings would it touch by its insincerity? The tones were insincere, but there was passion behind them; and most often passion acts its own true character poorly, and consciously enough to make good judges think it a mere counterfeit. Hamlet, being a little mad, feigned madness. It is when I am angry that I pretend to be angry, so as to present the truth in an obvious and intelligible form. Thus even before the words were distinguishable it was manifest that they were spoken by a man in serious trouble who had false ideas as to what is convincing in elocution. When the voice became audibly articulate, it proved to be shouting blasphemies from the broad chest of a middle-aged man--an Italian of the type that grows stout and wears whiskers. The man was in bourgeois dress, and he stood with his hat off in front of the small station building, shaking his thick fist at the sky. No one was on the platform with him except the railway officials, who seemed in doubt as to their duties in the matter, and two women. Of one of these there was nothing to remark except her distress. She wept as she stood at the door of the waiting-room. Like the second woman, she wore the dress of the shopkeeping class throughout Europe, with the local black lace veil in place of a bonnet over her hair. It is of the second woman--O unfortunate creature!--that this record is made-a record without sequel, without consequence; but there is nothing to be done in her regard except so to remember her. And thus much I think I owe after having looked, from the midst of the negative happiness that is given to so many for a space of years, at some minutes of her despair. She was hanging on the man's arm in her entreaties that he would stop the drama he was enacting. She had wept so hard that her face was disfigured. Across her nose was the dark purple that comes with overpowering fear. Haydon saw it on the face of a woman whose child had just been run over in a London street. I remembered the note in his journal as the woman at Via Reggio, in her intolerable hour, turned her head my way, her sobs lifting it. She was afraid that the man would throw himself under the train. She was afraid that he would be damned for his blasphemies; and as to this her fear was mortal fear. It was horrible, too, that she was humpbacked and a dwarf. Not until the train drew away from the station did we lose the clamour. No one had tried to silence the man or to soothe the woman's horror. But has any one who saw it forgotten her face? To me for the rest of the day it was a sensible rather than a merely mental image. Constantly a red blur rose before my eyes for a background, and against it appeared the dwarf's head, lifted with sobs, under the provincial black lace veil. And at night what emphasis it gained on the boundaries of sleep! Close to my hotel there was a roofless theatre crammed with people, where they were giving Offenbach. The operas of Offenbach still exist in Italy, and the little town was placarded with announcements of La Bella Elena. The peculiar vulgar rhythm of the music jigged audibly through half the hot night, and the clapping of the town's-folk filled all its pauses. But the persistent noise did but accompany, for me, the persistent vision of those three figures at the Via Reggio station in the profound sunshine of the day. 1. – 2. What is implied by these lines found in the first paragraph - “the sea was burning blue and there were sombreness and a gravity in the very excesses of the sun.” _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 3. How is the setting described? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 4. – 5. Why was the man speaking at the top of his voice in the station? What was his purpose? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 6. – 7. How do you think people reacted to him? What do they feel and why? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 8. Who do you think was the woman trying to stop the man from talking nonsense? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 9. Based on the dialogue, actions and attitude of the man, what can you say about his character? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 10. – 11. If that man was a known person, for example, he is a politician, a priest, a teacher, do you think people would listen to him? Why? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 12. What would make a person be more credible to be given such attention? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 13. How does the author describe her journey in the essay? What emotions are evident? _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ 14. – 15. If you were one of the passengers on that train who saw the incident, how would you react? Explain your answer. _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ III. MAKING CONNECTIONS. RECORD THE CONNECTION IN THE TEXT, BY THE RAILWAY SIDE BY ALICE MEYNELL AND COMPLETE THE TABLE BELOW. TYPES OF CONNECTIONS CONNECTIONS I MADE Text-to-Self This reminds me of when I . . . I can connect to the book because . . . I connected to this when . . Text-to-Text This reminds me of another book I read because . . . This part makes me think of . . . This is similar to . . . Text-to-World This makes me think about . . . This part makes me remember . . . This is like . . . Name: Description: ...
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