LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH WAEC REVISION QUESTIONS

 
1. The protagonist is the ______(a) author (b) villain (c) hero (d) speaker (e) antagonist. 

2. As chapter is to prose, so ___ is to poetry. (a) couplet (b) stanza (c) line (d) chorus (e) paraphrasing. 



3. Verbal irony occurs when a speaker on stage (a) says the opposite of what the speaker means (b) is misunderstood (c) tries to deceive the audience (d) is alone (e) is funny. 


4. A humorous scene in a play intended to ease tension is (a) climax (b) tragi-comedy (c) comic relief (d) comedy (e) tragedy. 

5. 
 An aside occurs when a speaker on stage    (a)addresses another speaker   (b)mumbles words intended for the audience only   (c)mumbles words heard by the actors and actress   (d)reveals his intentions




6. ‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea; My love as deep’ is an example of ___ (a) hyperbole (b) litotes (c) euphemism (d) paradox (e) metaphor. 

 


7. Through the trees I’ll hear a single ringing sound, a cowbell jingle. The underlined illustrate _______ rhyme. (a) end (b) decasyllabic (c) internal (d) dimeter (e) middle rhyme.



8. A literary work is a satire when it ______ (a) finds fault (b) humorously criticises to improve a situation (c) proves laughter (d) teaches a lesson for social improvement (e) it’s not a comedy. 

9. A mountain of fufu was placed before the hungry visitors. The device used above is _________ (a) hyperbole (b) euphemism (c) alliteration (d) assonance (e) simile. 

10. The omniscient narrator is _____ (a) all knowing (b) limited (c) realistic (d) always humorous (e) God. 

11.  
 A literary work is a satire when it ______ (a) finds fault (b) humorously criticises to improve a situation (c) proves laughter (d) teaches a lesson for social improvement (e) it’s not a comedy. 



12 Which of the following is not a type of play?(a) Tragedy (b) Tragic flaw (c) Comedy (d) Tragi-comedy (e) farce. 

13.   An ode is usually a poem written for (a)celebration (b)condemnation  (c)instruction  (d)entertainment
  14 .    Pick out the odd item (a) stage (b) actors (c)chapters  (d)dialogue
  15.    A short witty saying is a/an (a)epitaph (b)sonnet  (c)epigram (d)limerick
  16.   ''The fire gnawed ceaselessly at the back of the tree'' illustrates (a)personification (b)epithet  (c)allusion (d)paradox   

  17.   '' The king has joined his ancestors'' ancestors'' is an example (a)euphemism  (b)eulogy  (c)malaproprism (d)trilogy

19.     Which of these is not a type of drama?  (a)burlesque (b)resolution   (c)tragedy  (d)comdey
20.  Acharacter that develops with events and situations in a novel is a ________ charcter? (a)flat   (b)round    (c)minor   (d)main
21. Pick out the odd item (a)Othello (b)Lonely Days   (c) She Stoops to Conquer     (d) Harvest of Corruption 
  

   SECTION B-
Answer one question each from each category. Each question carries 25 marks


LONELY DAYS 

1. Discuss any two themes in the novel 

2. To be a widow is the worst that can happen to an African woman. Justify the truism of this statement with adequate reference to the novel. 

3.  Examine the use of literary devices in the prose work
 

FACELESS 

4. Discuss any two theme in the novel 

5. Compare Kabria’s attitude with her children and that of Maa Tsuru 

6. Write short no
tes on the following characters: 

i. Kabria 

ii. Fofo 

iii. Baby T 
Part 1-African drama
Harvest of Corruption-Frank Ogbodo Ogbeche
1.  Discuss the theme of corruption
2.  ‘’Aloho is responsible for her predicament’’. Justify this saying.
Part 2- Non-African Drama
She Stoops to Conquer-Oliver Goldsmith
1.   Examine the use of dramatic irony in the play
2.   Discuss the significance of the Alehouse scene in the play

Part 3-African Poetry-Piano and Drums
1.  '' Piano and Drums'' is clearly a poem about cultural dichtonomy. Discuss
2.    Examine the use of poetic devices in the poem



Part 4-Non African Poetry- The Proud King
1.   Discuss the theme of pride and its consequences
2.   Examine the use of poetic devices in the poem




            




 
1. The protagonist is the ______(a) author (b) villain (c) hero (d) speaker (e) antagonist. 

2. As chapter is to prose, so ___ is to poetry. (a) couplet (b) stanza (c) line (d) chorus (e) paraphrasing. 



3. Verbal irony occurs when a speaker on stage (a) says the opposite of what the speaker means (b) is misunderstood (c) tries to deceive the audience (d) is alone (e) is funny. 


4. A humorous scene in a play intended to ease tension is (a) climax (b) tragi-comedy (c) comic relief (d) comedy (e) tragedy. 

5. 
 An aside occurs when a speaker on stage    (a)addresses another speaker   (b)mumbles words intended for the audience only   (c)mumbles words heard by the actors and actress   (d)reveals his intentions




6. ‘My bounty is as boundless as the sea; My love as deep’ is an example of ___ (a) hyperbole (b) litotes (c) euphemism (d) paradox (e) metaphor. 

 


7. Through the trees I’ll hear a single ringing sound, a cowbell jingle. The underlined illustrate _______ rhyme. (a) end (b) decasyllabic (c) internal (d) dimeter (e) middle rhyme.



8. A literary work is a satire when it ______ (a) finds fault (b) humorously criticises to improve a situation (c) proves laughter (d) teaches a lesson for social improvement (e) it’s not a comedy. 

9. A mountain of fufu was placed before the hungry visitors. The device used above is _________ (a) hyperbole (b) euphemism (c) alliteration (d) assonance (e) simile. 

10. The omniscient narrator is _____ (a) all knowing (b) limited (c) realistic (d) always humorous (e) God. 

11.  
 A literary work is a satire when it ______ (a) finds fault (b) humorously criticises to improve a situation (c) proves laughter (d) teaches a lesson for social improvement (e) it’s not a comedy. 



12 Which of the following is not a type of play?(a) Tragedy (b) Tragic flaw (c) Comedy (d) Tragi-comedy (e) farce. 

13.   An ode is usually a poem written for (a)celebration (b)condemnation  (c)instruction  (d)entertainment
  14 .    Pick out the odd item (a) stage (b) actors (c)chapters  (d)dialogue
  15.    A short witty saying is a/an (a)epitaph (b)sonnet  (c)epigram (d)limerick
  16.   ''The fire gnawed ceaselessly at the back of the tree'' illustrates (a)personification (b)epithet  (c)allusion (d)paradox   

  17.   '' The king has joined his ancestors'' ancestors'' is an example (a)euphemism  (b)eulogy  (c)malaproprism (d)trilogy

19.     Which of these is not a type of drama?  (a)burlesque (b)resolution   (c)tragedy  (d)comdey
20.  Acharacter that develops with events and situations in a novel is a ________ charcter? (a)flat   (b)round    (c)minor   (d)main
21. Pick out the odd item (a)Othello (b)Lonely Days   (c) She Stoops to Conquer     (d) Harvest of Corruption 
  

   SECTION B-
Answer one question each from each category. Each question carries 25 marks


LONELY DAYS 

1. Discuss any two themes in the novel 

2. To be a widow is the worst that can happen to an African woman. Justify the truism of this statement with adequate reference to the novel. 

3.  Examine the use of literary devices in the prose work
 

FACELESS 

4. Discuss any two theme in the novel 

5. Compare Kabria’s attitude with her children and that of Maa Tsuru 

6. Write short no
tes on the following characters: 

i. Kabria 

ii. Fofo 

iii. Baby T 
Part 1-African drama
Harvest of Corruption-Frank Ogbodo Ogbeche
1.  Discuss the theme of corruption
2.  ‘’Aloho is responsible for her predicament’’. Justify this saying.
Part 2- Non-African Drama
She Stoops to Conquer-Oliver Goldsmith
1.   Examine the use of dramatic irony in the play
2.   Discuss the significance of the Alehouse scene in the play

Part 3-African Poetry-Piano and Drums
1.  '' Piano and Drums'' is clearly a poem about cultural dichtonomy. Discuss
2.    Examine the use of poetic devices in the poem



Part 4-Non African Poetry- The Proud King
1.   Discuss the theme of pride and its consequences
2.   Examine the use of poetic devices in the poem




            




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