2000 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A short and witty poem is known as
A
a ballad
B
an epigram
C
an epic
D
a lyric
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
A literary work which extols one's virtues and accomplishments is
A
a eulogy
B
a pastoral
C
an elegy
D
an allegory
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
George Orwell's Animal Farm is an example of a
A
farce
B
burlesque
C
satire
D
lampoon
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
A poem of lamentation on death is
A
a lyric
B
a ballad
C
an ode
D
an elegy
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
The misuse of words that sound somewhat similar is
A
malapropism
B
metonymy
C
onomatopoeia
D
pun
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
The main character in a literary work is the
A
anatagonist
B
protagonist
C
narrator
D
villan
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
A speech delivered by a character who is alone on the stage is
A
a soliloquy
B
a chorus
C
a dialogue
D
an aside
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
A sonnet may be divided into an octave and a
A
tercet
B
quatrain
C
sestet
D
couplet
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
''All hands on deck'' is an example of
A
personification
B
metonymy
C
metaphor
D
synecdoche
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
In poetry.....consist of four lines
A
a sestet
B
a quatrain
C
an octave
D
a tercet
CORRECT OPTION: b
''Soft as he mourned, the streams forgot to flow
She flocks around a dumb compassion show''
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