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JAMB Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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This question is based on Literary Principles.
'So Children,
If per chance you see a here that roars
Or an ape perched in a palanquin,
Look on in silence..'
'Africa by David Diop
This excerpt exemplifies
A
poetic climax
B
rhetorics
C
paradox
D
conflict
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
This question is based on Literary Principles.
Going up the river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings An empty stream, a great silence, an impenetrable forest. The air was warm, thick, heavy, sluggish. '
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
The landscape described in the passage above is
A
formidable
B
friendly
C
hostile
D
overpowering
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
This question is based on Literary Principles.
'Poor bastard,
Dumped on the ground to make room
For his nocturnal fathers,
Or on the mat to spend his horrid nights
Among the steaming pots of food
And walking rats.'
''The Bastard'' by B.S. Tibenderana
The picture presented above is one of
A
loneliness
B
hunger
C
desolation
D
squalor
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
This question is based on Literary Principles.
'' The road was endless. One road led to a thousand others. Which in turn fed into paths, which fed into dirt tracks, which become streets, which ended in avenues and cul-de-sacs''
The Famished Road by Ben Okri.
The description above suggests
A
urban disorder
B
a labyrinth
C
clutter
D
disharmony
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
This question is based on Ola Rotimi's Ovonramwen Nogbaisi.

Forget self! Forget status! let power die so that Benin may live!....
Iyase's entreaty comes when
A
the Ifa priest makes his predicitions
B
the whitemen attack Benin
C
Ovonramwen is discovered in hiding
D
Ovonramwen is asked to pay homage to the Whiteman
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
This question is based on Ola Rotimi's Ovonramwen Nogbaisi.

At the end of Ovonramwen's discussion with Gallway and Hutton, one can conclude that Ovonramwen is
A
fascinated by their gifts
B
eager to sign the trade treaty presented
C
suspicious about their real intentions
D
ready to welcome them
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
This question is based on Ola Rotimi's Ovonramwen Nogbaisi.

'Not much. tell Queen Victoria that at last the big pot of corn been toppled; now mother hen and her children may rejoice!'

The phrase 'mother hen and her children' in the passage above refers to
A
Princess Evbakhavbokun and herchildren
B
Glogbosere and the other Benin chiefs
C
Captain Carter and the British soldiers
D
Queen Victoria and the British official
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
This question is based on Ola Rotimi's Ovonramwen Nogbaisi.


'Go tell Overami that he has nothing to fear from the white men in matter of fair play....'

In the above statement, the White man expects Ovonramwen to
A
allow the Whiteman free access to Benin
B
accept gifts from the Whiteman in exchange for land
C
surrender himself to the whiteman
D
surrender his chiefs who are in hiding
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
This question is based on Ola Rotimi's Ovonramwen Nogbaisi.

GALLWAY (untying a parcel). 'Your Highness, our Queen, Her Royal Majesty Queen Victoria, asks us to extend her very best wishes to you;...... What is contained in the parcel which Gallway unties?
A
An inner tube of a bicycle
B
A royal message from Queen Victoria
C
A framed portrait of Queen Victoria
D
A bottle of gin
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Which of the following is the most fitting moral lesson that the reader can derive from the play?
A
It is not good to be over -ambitious
B
A determined wife is a curse to the husband
C
Power is sweet but always over-used
D
Every evil is punishable
CORRECT OPTION: a
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