Class: SS TWO
Time Allowed: 2 HRS
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Fill in the gaps with the most suitable words from the options a – d.
- The expression of unpleasant experiences in a mild way is _____(a) hyperbole (b) metaphor (c) euphemism(d) paradox
- The paragraph in prose can be compared to ____________ in poetry.(a) couplet (b) line (c) stanza (d) verse
- A literary device that creates a mental picture of a situation is (a) imagery (b) symbolism (c) flashback (d) epilogue
- ‘The whole town was present at the wedding ceremony’. This is an example of ____
(a) oxymoron (b) hyperbole (c) onomatopoeia (d)repetition
- In a literary work , a clown normally ___ (a) directs the action (b) creates comic relief (c) supports the protagonist (d)creates the atmosphere
- A narrative in the oral tradition that may include legends and fables is a _________(a) ballad (b) pastoral (c) folktale (d) romance
- Any literary work which holds up a society to ridicule is a __________(a) satire (b) lampoon (c) limerick (d) sarcasm
- A mistake committed by the hero which leads to his downfall is known as ___ (a) climax (b) tragic flaw (c) comic relief (d) terse
- An author’s story about himself is a/an ____ (a) biography (b) essay (c) diary (d) autobiography
- The feeling and attitudes of a writer are conveyed by __________ (a) mood (b) theme(c) setting (d) language
- Rhyming words ______ (a) have similar spellings (b) are parallel lines (c) sound alike (d) convey meaning
- The specific literary term used to distinguish a novel from a play is _________
(a) genre(b) verse (c) act (d) passage
- A struggle between opposition forces in a literary work is the __________ (a) plot (b) conflict (c) climax (d) denouement
- “Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is an example of(a) alliteration (b) rhyme (c) satire (d) digression
- “O happy torment” is an example of
(a) oxymoron (b) synecdoche (c) innuendo (d) simile
- A literary work written in form of a letter is
(a) creative (b) romantic (c) tautological (d) epistolary
- According to Peter’s The Panic of Growing Older, at twenty, a man is (a) poor (b) religious (c) hopeful (d) frustrated
- The concluding part of a play where the conflict is resolved is the _______
(a) prologue (b) enjambment (c) denouement (d) climax
- A writer’s choice of words is his ______(a) diction (b) mood (c) tone (d) setting
- A deliberate use of exaggeration for the purpose of humor/emphasis is ______(a) metaphor (b) irony (c) simile (d) hyperbole
- A piece of writing or speech at the beginning of a work of art is the
(a) prologue (b) dialogue (c) monologue (d) epilogue
- What sustains the interest of a reader in all literature is (a) ambiguity (b) characterization (c) suspense (d) plot
- In literature, another name for denouement is
(a) resolution (b) reference (c) inference (d) deregulation
- The opposite of the part that introduces the main work in literature is known as ___ (a) prologue (b) epitome (c) epilogue (d) epitaph
- Dramatis personae in a play refers to ____(a) list of characters (b) order of appearance (c) cast list (d) protagonist and antagonist
- _____ applies to both tragedy and comic plays (a) horrifying end (b) happy ending (c) bomb blast (d) plot
- Which of the following options is the stronghold of poetry? (a) emotion only (b) ideas only (c) beauty only (d) all of the above
- A narration is said to be an epistolary work if it is largely conceived in: (a) essays (b) episodes (c) arguments (d) letters
- In the poetic line, “I am the enemy you killed, my friend,” the literary device most noticeable there is a/an ___ (a) hyperbole (b) oxymoron (c) synaesthesia (d) onomatopoeia
- “What is our life? A play of passion?” What is the pronounced device deployed in that single poetic line? A/An (a) simile (b) rhetorical question(c) allusive phraseology (d) metaphor
- One of the following makes use of gestures only. (a) Comedy (b) Lampoon (c) Mime (d) Satire
Read the extract below and answer questions 32 – 34
‘Like the dew on the thorn
Like the foam below a valley
Like the bubble on a sweet babe born
Thou art gone, forever rarely’
- The extract arouses in the reader a feeling of (a) anxiety (b) sorrow (c) joy (d) ecstasy
- One of the literary devices used in the extract is ____(a) personification (b) repetition (c) hyperbole (d) paradox
- The rhyme scheme of the above extract is (a) abba (b) abab (c) aabb (d) abcd
- ‘A joyful tear’ is an example of which figure of speech? (a) simile (b) metaphor (c) hyperbole (d) oxymoron
- ____ is a central organising element linking figure(s), action, style and language in a piece of fiction. (a) setting (b) plot (c) theme (d) characterisation
- The author of ‘Native Son’ is _______
(a) Robert Shawn (b) Richard Frost (c) Richard Wright (d) Bernard Shaw
Your head is like a drum that is beaten
Your ears are like the fans used for blowing fire.
The lines above are good example of (a) satire (b) lampoon (c) caricature (d) ridicule
- One of the following is not a theme in Amma Darko’s ‘Faceless’ ? (a) sexual exploitation (b) superstition (c) racism (d) fear
- The family that donates to charity is ___(a) the Thomas’ (b)Buckleys’ (c) Daltons’ (d) Earlones
SECTION B – THEORY
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS IN ALL. TWO FROM ‘Native’ AND ANY OTHER ONE.
- Discuss any three themes in the novel.
- Write a character portrait of Bigger.
- Closely examine the relationship between Bigger and Bessie.
ANSWER ONE QUESTION FROM THIS PART.
- List ten figures of speech you know, and explain any five.
- List and explain the genres of literature. Give copious examples.