1992 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Which of the following is common to all forms of literature?
A
language
B
chorus
C
action
D
narrator
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
The three major forms of literature are
A
tragedy,comedy, tragi-comedy
B
poetry,drama,folktales
C
drama,lyric,prose fiction
D
poetry, drama,prose
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
Beauty in poetry depends mainly on
A
expression and rhythm
B
length and theme
C
vowels and consonants
D
mood and verse form
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Read the extract below and answer this question.
But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position. She moved, suddenly, and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horribly, and the work of a million years was lost.
The predominant figure of speech in the above extracts is
A
Oxymoron
B
Metaphor
C
Simile
D
Personification
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Read the extract below and answer this question.
But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position. She moved, suddenly, and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horribly, and the work of a million years was lost.
The subject matter of the above extract is
A
earthquake
B
house movement
C
sea waves
D
storm
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Read the extract below and answer this question.

But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position. She moved, suddenly, and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horribly, and the work of a million years was lost.

The image depicted in the extract is one of
A
destruction
B
merriment
C
happiness
D
amiration
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Pick the odd item from the list below
A
Night Rain
B
Things fall Apart
C
Stanley Meets Mutesa
D
Nightfall in Soweto
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
The birds fly high over
the hills beyond the corn fields.
The poetic device used in the above extract is
A
assonance
B
alliteration
C
metaphor
D
metonymy
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
The birds fly high over
the hills beyond the corn fields.

A poem written or rendered in praise of a person or thing is called
A
a lyric
B
an ode
C
an elegy
D
a panegyric
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
The basic elements of drama are
A
character, plot, episode
B
dialogue, chorus, plot
C
character, action, setting
D
character, monoloue, plot
CORRECT OPTION: a
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