PAPER 1 (SS 1)
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. A dead metaphor is one that is _______ (a) overused and ineffective (b) extended in meaning (c) implied (d) mixed (e) not funny.
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. Which of the following does not define a character? (a) What the character does (b) what the character says (c) what others say about the character (d) the way the character appears (e) the character’s mannerism.
12. Which of the following is not a type of play?(a) Tragedy (b) Tragic flaw (c) Comedy (d) Tragi-comedy (e) farce.
13. A short introductory speech delivered as a part of a play is called (a) a preamble (b) a prologue (c) an introduction (d) an epilogue (e) first words.
14. Pick the odd one of the option listed. (a) euphemism (b) oxymoron (c) hyperbole (d) rhythm (e) simile
15. The major distinctive feature of drama is (a) dialogue (b) setting (c) epilogue (d) plot (e) singing
16. A poem written in praise of someone or something is (a) a ballad (b) an epic (c) a sonnet (d) an ode (e) lullaby
17. The central idea of a story or poem is the (a) title (b) climax (c) theme (d) conflict (e) topic
18. The timing and location of a literary work is ______ (a) theme (b) plot (c) setting (d) atmosphere (e) timing
19. The elegy ____ (a) conforms to a fixed pattern of lines (b) is set in the countryside (c) has a mournful tone (d) celebrates heroic deeds (e) is a church poem.
20. The major genre of literature are ______ (a) fiction, non-fiction, drama (b) prose, farce, comedy (c) prose, drama, poetry (d) poetry, prose, fiction (e) comedy, drama and prose
21. “Poetry gets bored of being alone. It wants to go outdoors to chew on the winds.” The dominant figure of speech in the above lines a ________ (a)paradox(b) pun (c) parallelism (d) personification (e) irony
22. A poem consisting of fourteen lines is ____ (a) a narrative (b) a sonnet (c) an ode (d) an elegy (e) lyric
23. The most exciting and tense part of a story is the (a) epilogue (b) climax (c) prologue (d) exposition (e) middle
24. Lines of unrhymed poetry are known as__ (a) blank verse (b) assonance (c) consonance (d) free verse (e) verse
25. A dramatic performance with only bodily movements and without words is _____ (a) a mime (b) an aside (c) a soliloquy (d) an opera (e) farce
26. A short poem lamenting the death of someone is a____ (a) lyric (b) sonnet (c) ballad (d) threnody (e) lullaby
27. In a story, the adversary of the protagonist is the ___(a) hero (b) heroine (c) antagonist (d) foil (e) cast
28. “Tell me not, sweet, i am unkind” illustrates_____ (a) inversion (b) paradox (c) humour (d) mood (e) satire
29. The art of giving human attributes to non-human object is _____ (a) personification (b) allegory (c) anecdote (d) allusion (e) simile
30. A long narrative poem which deals with heroic deeds is _____ (a) lyric (b) epic (c) ode (d) euphony (e) sonnet
31. A poem of four lines is called a ___ (a) quatrain (b) sestet (c) sonnet (d) couplet (e) octave
32. A literary piece used to mock or ridicule a society or practice is called _______ (a) an allegory (b) a fable (c) a farce (d) a satire (e) a pun
33. The story of a person’s life written by another is _________ (a) history (b) autobiography (c) biography (d) anthology (e) short story
34. When charaacters talk to each other, it is referred to as ______ (a) soliloquy (b) monologue (c) dialogue (d) recitation
Read the extract and answer questions 35 and 36
I have to thank God I’m a woman,
For in these ordered days a woman only
Is free to be very hungry, very lonely.
35. The dominant device in the above lines is _________ (a) burlesque (b) paradox (c) conflict (d) irony (e) assonance
36. The tone of the poem is one of ________ (a) sorrow (b) sarcasm (c) happiness (d) anger (e) excitement
37. A piece of writing which teaches moral is___(a) serious (b) didactic (c) playful (d) analytical (e) satirical
38. “Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is an example of___ (a) alliteration (b) rhythm (c) satire (d) digression (e) assonance
39. A character whose flaws combined with external forces lead to his suffering is a __
(a) heroine (b) tragic-hero (c) hero (d) protagonist (e) villian
40. A deliberate use of exaggeration for the purpose of humour/emphasis is_____ (a) metaphor (b) irony (c) simile (d) hyperbole (e) personification
41. A short introductory speech delivered as a part of a play is called __(a) a preamble (b) a prologue (c) an introduction (d) an epilogue (e) extempore
42. The timing and location of a literary work is _________
(a) theme (b) plot (c) setting (d) atmosphere (e) place
43. The most exciting and tense part of a story is the __________(a) epilogue (b) climax (c) prologue (d) exposition (e) middle
44. A dramatic performance with only bodily movements and without words is _______ (a) a mime (b) an aside (c) a soliloquy (d) an opera (e) monologue
45. In a story, the adversary of the protagonist is the (a) hero (b) heroine (c) antagonist (d) foil (e) tragic hero
46. A literary piece used to mock or ridicule a society or practice is called _____ (a) an allegory (b) a fable (c) a farce (d) a satire (e) pun
47. The story of a person’s life written by another is__(a) history (b) autobiography (c) biography (d) anthology (e) short story
48. When characters talk to each other, it is referred to as _____ (a) soliloquy (b) monologue (c) dialogue (d) recitation (e) language
49. A piece of writing which teaches moral is (a) serious (b) didactic (c) playful (d) analytical (e) satirical
50. A character whose flaws combined with external forces lead to his suffering is a
(a) heroine (b) tragic-hero (c) hero (d) protagonist (e) villian
INSTRUCTION: Answer QUESTION TWO and ANY OTHER THREE questions from this section.
1. Write short notes on the following:
2. What is literature?
(b)Explain the difference between English literature and literature-in-English.
3. Mention and explain five purposes of literature
4. Enumerate the genres of literature
(b)Give a brief explanation of each
5. Outline and explain five elements of drama
6. What is the difference between the following?
a. dramatic monologue and soliloquy
b. simile and metaphor
c. suspense and comic relief
d. Protagonist and antagonist
7. List and explain five types of poetry
PAPER 2 (SS 2)
1. The expression of unpleasant experiences in a mild way is _________
(a) hyperbole (b) metaphor (c) euphemism (d) paradox (e) oxymoron
2. The paragraph in prose can be compared to ____________ in poetry.
(a) couplet (b) line (c) stanza (d) verse (e) scene
3. A literary device that creates a mental picture of a situation is _____
(a) imagery (b) symbolism (c) flashback (d) epilogue (e) picaresque
4. The whole town was present at the wedding ceremony. This is an example of _____
(a) oxymoron (b) hyperbole (c) onomatopoeia (d)repetition (e) pun
5. In a literary work , a clown normally ___ (a) directs the action (b) creates cosmic relief (c) supports the protagonist (d)creates the atmosphere (e)disguises as the antagonist
6. A narrative in the oral tradition that may include legends and fables is a _________
(a) ballad (b) pastoral (c) folktale (d) romance (e) eulogy
7. Any literary work which holds up a society to ridicule is a __________
(a) satire (b) fable (c) lampoon (d) limerick (e) sarcasm
8. Pick the odd item______________
(a) elegy (b) ballad (c) metaphor (d) ode (e) none
9. An author’s story about himself is a/an _____
(a) biography (b) essay (c) diary (d) autobiography (e) selfism
10. The feeling and attitudes of a writer are conveyed by __________
(a) mood (b) style (c) theme (d) setting (e) language
11. Rhyming words ______ (a) have similar spellings (b) are paralled lines (c) sound alike (d) convey meaning (e) are disjointed
12. The specific literary term used to distinguish a novel from a play is ______(a) genre (b) verse (c) act (d) passage (e) diction
13. A struggle between opposition forces in a literary work is the ______
(a) plot (b) conflict (c) climax (d) denouement (e) relief
14. “Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is an example of _____
(a) alliteration (b) rhyme (c) satire (d) digression (e) assonance
15. “O happy torment” is an example of
(a) oxymoron (b) synecdoche (c) innuendo (d) simile (e) irony
16. A literary work written in form of a letter is ____(a) creative (b) romantic (c) tautological (d) epistolary (e) letter writing
17. “The lawyer addressed the bench” illustrates ______(a) metonymy (b) alliteration (c) simile (d) oxymoron (e) irony
18. The concluding part of a play where the conflict is resolved is the
(a) resolution (b) enjambment (c) denouement (d) climax (e) solution
19. A writer’s choice of words is his
(a) diction (b) mood (c) tone (d) setting (e) words
20. A deliberate use of exaggeration for the purpose of humor/emphasis is
(a) metaphor (b) irony (c) simile (d) hyperbole (e) oxymoron
21. A piece of writing or speech at the beginning of a work of art is the
(a) prologue (b) dialogue (c) monologue (d) epilogue (e) introduction
22. The main objective of drama is to ____(a) educate us (b) entertain us (c) educate and entertain us (d) strengthen and beautify us (e) all of above
23. In literature, another name for denouement is _____(a) resolution (b) reference (c) inference (d) deregulation (e)accusation
24. A common attribute of a play is its possession of a(n) _______
(a) conflict (b) epilogue (c) sarcasm (d) prologue (e) epilogue
25. If the sound of a word suggests its probable meaning, we have a case of ______________(a) euphemism (b) onomatopoeia (c) criticism (d) synaesthesia (e) litotes
26. _____ applies to both tragedy and comic plays. (a) horrifying ending (b) happy ending (c) bomb blast (d) climax (e) plot
27. Which of the following options is the stronghold of poetry?(a) emotion only (b) ideas only (c) beauty only (d) all of the above (e) none of the above
28. A narration is said to be an epistolary work if it is largely conceived in___________(a) essays (b) episodes (c) arguments (d) letters (e) reports
29. 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 (e) metaphor
30. “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 (e) personage
31. ____ is a central organising element linking figure(s), action, style and language in a piece of fiction. (a) setting (b) plot (c)synecdoche (d) theme (e) characterisation
32. The outline of a story in a logical order is referred to as ______(a) plot (b) outline (c) storyline (d) pan-shot (e) flashback
33. A narrative poem ____(a) preaches a sermon (b) propounds a philosophy (c) tells a tale or story (d) argues in a narrative manner
34. One of the following makes use of gesture only___________(a) Comedy (b) Lampoon (c) Mime (d) Satire (e) Opera
35. An epilogue ________(a) introduces a play (b) develops characters (c) sums up a play (d) introduces characters (e) plots a play
Read the extract below and answer questions 36 – 38
‘’like the dew on the thorn
Like the foam below a valley
Like the bubble on a sweet babe born
Thou art gone,for ever rarely
36. The extract arouses in the reader a feeling of ___(a) anxiety (b) sorrow (c) joy (d) hope (e) excitement
37. One of the literary devices used in the extract is___ (a) personification (b) repetition (c) hyperbole (d) paradox (e) irony
38. The rhyme scheme of the above extract is ___(a) abba (b) abab (c) aabb (d) abcd (e) abcc
39. ‘A joyful tear’ is an example of which figure of speech? (a) simile (b) metaphor (c) hyperbole (d) oxymoron (e) irony
40. The principal female character in a novel is called _______(a) hero (b) villain (c) heroine (d) clown (e) meter
41. The last part of a literary work is known as__ (a) acknowledgement (b) epilogue (c) climax (d) prologue (e) ending
42. The character matched against the hero of a play is the_________ (a) antagonist (b) anti-hero (c) clown (d) hypocrite (e) enemy
43. The identical sound at the end of a poem is known as (a) metre (b) rhythm (c) rhyme (d) verse (e) sound
44. A protagonist who has a disastrous end is a _____(a) comic character (b) flat character (c) round cast (d) tragic hero (e) disaster
45. The author of Lonely Days is _______
(a) Asare Dokubo (b) Kwaku Fosu (c) Bayo Adebowale (d) Asare kanadu (e) Adeoye Saswa
46. What is the name of Yaremi’s late husband? (a) Ajumobi (b) Fayoyi (c) Olonade (d) Adeoye (e) Lanwa
47. “Yeremi I am the one that carved the image of vengeance divinity, standing there at the village gate” Who made this speech?
(a) Ajumobi (b) Anyanwale (c) Lanwa (d) Olonade (e) Dedewe
48. One of the following is not a theme in Bayo Adebowale’s Lonely Days. (a) subjugation of women (b) superstition (c) excitement (d) agony of widows (e) Education
49. One of the following is not a character in the book______
(a) Nanna Sonte (b) Nwoye (c) Yaremi(d) olonade (e) Dedewe
50. Who is the author of ‘Faceless’? (a) Naan sanko (b) Amma Darko (c) Bayo Darko (d) Charles Darwin (e) Adeoye Alabi
INSTRUCTION: ANSWER TWO QUESTIONS FROM EACH PART
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. Write short notes on the following characters
4. Discuss any two theme in the novel
5. Compare Kabria’s attitude with her children and that of Maa Tsuru
6. Write short notes on the following characters:
iii. Baby T
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MR. OLUKOLADE AKINNIFESI