2009 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A poem consisting of fourteen lines is
A
a narrative
B
a sonnet
C
an ode
D
an elegy
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
The attitude of a writer towards the subject matter is the
A
tone
B
plot
C
crisis
D
climax
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem is called
A
internal rhyme
B
rhyme scheme
C
rhythm
D
scansion
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
The most exciting and tense part of a story is the
A
epilogue
B
climax
C
prologue
D
exposition
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Lines of unrhymed poetry are known as
A
blank verse
B
assonance
C
consonance
D
free verse
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
A dramatic performance with only bodily movements and without words is
A
a mime
B
an aside
C
a soliloquy
D
an opera
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
''Mathematics is my Achilles' heel'' is an example of
A
litotes
B
metonymy
C
allusion
D
analogy
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
A short poem lamenting the death of someone is a
A
lyric
B
sonnet
C
ballad
D
threnody
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
In a story, the adversary of the protagonist is the
A
hero
B
heroine
C
antagonist
D
foil
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
''Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind'' illustrates
A
inversion
B
paradox
C
humour
D
mood
CORRECT OPTION: a
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