As a student, answering quizzes or exams is one of the common class activities that happens regularly. Teachers provide exams to their students to gauge their understanding in a specific subject. It can also measure the knowledge of students and how the school performs in terms of teaching. This exercise is also important as the result of your exam will be included in computing your grades.
Recently, a student who answers one of his lessons in a Filipino subject – the ‘awit’ “Florante and Laura,” caught the attention of the netizens.
On January 23, a Facebook user named Erwin Adigue uploaded a photo of what seems to be a test booklet in the training titled “Paunlarin ang Kaisipan” in the book of “Florante and Laura”. The Facebook user didn’t reveal the name of the said student.
Take a look at how the student answered the five questions in the test booklet.
The first question is:
“Sino sa mga tauhan sa akda ang nais mong tularan? Bakit?,” he answered “Si Florante, lupit nya kase eh.”
In the second question:
“Marapat bang mainggit sa ibang mga tao na may magandang kapalaran?”, he wrote as the answer, “Hindi, anong pakealam ko sa kanila.”
While in the third question:
“Paano maiiwasan ang inggit sa kapuwa?”, the student answered, “Wag mong tignan para di ka maangasan.”
The fourth question is:
“Pumili ng isa o ilang tauhan sa akda na masasabi mong naghatid ng matinding bisa sa iyong damdamin”, he answered this question as, “Si Florante at Laura. Sweet kase nila, parang kami lang dati.”
In the fifth and final question:
“Sino sa mga tauhan ng Florante at Laura ang nahahalintulad sa iyong katangian?”, he proudly answered it with, “Si Florante, gwapo namin parehas,” he also leaves a comment, “Sana pumasa ako, wew.”
Meanwhile, netizens react differently to the way the student answered his exam. Some of them laughed and entertained, but there are also some who are concerned.
Here are some comments from the netizens:
“Ganito ang maangas na pagsagot. Hahaha.”
“Astig na bata!”
“Oooopppsss, wait lang ah natatawa din ako, pero naiisip ko din ‘yong mga puno, pinuputol iyon para makapag–exam tayo tapos lalaruin lang natin yong exam, tapos di natin iniisip mga pamilya natin kung paano sila after 10 years? Minsan napapaisip ako eh.”
“Ganito na ba talaga ang henerasyon ngayon? Nakalulungkot naman. Masaya pa namang aralin at basahin ang Florante at Laura.”
‘Florante and Laura’ is a Filipino epic written by Francisco Balagtas aka Francisco Baltazar while he was in prison. He was hailed as the greatest of Tagalog poets and his Florante at Laura was acclaimed as a masterpiece.
This is introduced in the Eighth grade of the Filipino subject in Junior High School, accompanied by reading and teaching. The story is about the love and adventure of Florante and Laura, who are both Christians, and Aladin and Flerida are the same Moro. There are other works like this that came from some of the most respected Filipino workers, such as “Ibong Adarna” in the Seventh Grade, “Noli Me Tangere” in Ninth Grade, and “El Filibusterismo” in the Tenth Grade.
“Awit” is a form of Filipino poetry, it’s a kind of narrative that deals with the real adventure and affair of kings and princes, princes and princesses, dukes and dukes, and other nobles in a kingdom.