2007 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A bitter remark intended to wound the feelings is
A
a satire
B
an allusion
C
a sarcasm
D
an ambiguity
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
''She waited for him for a thousand years'' illustrates
A
euphemism
B
hyperbole
C
assonance
D
ellipsis
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
A literary device which expresses meaning in its direct opposite is
A
metaphor
B
paradox
C
parody
D
irony
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
''They also serve who only stand and wait'' illustrates
A
an epigram
B
a synecdoche
C
a simile
D
an antithesis
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Pick the odd item out of the options listed below
A
Verse
B
Stanza
C
Rhythm
D
Dialogue
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
In drama, ' denouement' is the same as
A
resolution
B
climax
C
anti-climax
D
conflict
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Which of the following is NOT true of balled?
A
They were originally sung
B
They are mostly part of oral tradition
C
Tehy tell a popular story
D
They are written in iambic metre
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
Read the extract and answer the question

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began,
So is it now that I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow
The child is father of the man

The mood of the poem is that of
A
sorrow
B
elation
C
anxiety
D
sarcasm
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Read the extract and answer the question

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began,
So is it now that I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow
The child is father of the man

The rhyme scheme of the poem is
A
ab cc ac
B
ac bc ca
C
ab ca cc
D
ab ac bc
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
Read the extract and answer the question

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began,
So is it now that I am a man,
So be it when I shall grow
The child is father of the man

The subject of the extract is
A
childishness
B
the adverse effects of the rainbow on man
C
the unchanging cycle of nature
D
the adverse effects of old age
CORRECT OPTION: c
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