2005 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A device that reveals a discrepancy between appearance and reality is
A
oxymoron
B
irony
C
antithesis
D
bathos
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
A situation in which the audience knows more than the character does, is an instance of
A
comic relief
B
interior monologue
C
dramatic irony
D
poetic licence
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Pick the odd item from the options below
A
Elegy
B
Epitaph
C
Dirge
D
Ode
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
A narrative poem in the manner of oral folk tradition is
A
a pastoral
B
a lyric
C
a ballad
D
an elegy
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
In ''my finger click with a Snicker And, chuckling, they knuckle the key'' the dominant figure of speech used is
A
parallelism
B
litotes
C
hyperbole
D
onomatopoeia
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
Pick the odd item from the options below
A
Plot
B
Theme
C
Metre
D
Subject
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
''Horrendous horrors haunted Helen's happiness'' illustrates
A
alliteration
B
rhythm
C
repetition
D
assonance
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
Which of the following poems is based on travel and adventure?
A
Ode to the West Wind
B
Freetown
C
Ulysses
D
No coffin, No grave
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
It runs through the reeds And away it proceeds, Through meadows and glade, In sun and in shade. The dominant device used in the above extract is
A
imagery
B
symbolism
C
rhyme
D
pun
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Pick the odd item from the options below
A
Simile
B
Metaphor
C
Synecdoche
D
Ballad
CORRECT OPTION: d
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