2010 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A short introductory speech delivered as part of a play is called
A
a preamble
B
a prologue
C
an introduction
D
an epilogue
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
The limerick
A
is written to be sung
B
has a serious subject matter
C
is always light and humorous
D
uses lofty language
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Unrhymed iambic pentametre lines illustrate
A
rhyme scheme
B
heroic couplet
C
blank verse
D
free verse
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
The major distinctive feature of drama is
A
dialogue
B
setting
C
epilogue
D
plot
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
The recurrence of rhythmic pattern of stress in a poem is
A
couplet
B
metre
C
consonance
D
strophe
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
A poem written in praise of someone or something is
A
a ballad
B
an epic
C
a sonnet
D
an ode
CORRECT OPTION: d
7
Read the poem and answer the question

''No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
from this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell''


The mood of the poet is one of
A
anger
B
humour
C
metancholy
D
gaiety
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
Read the poem and answer the question

''No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
from this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell''


The poet uses
A
eye-rhyme
B
run-on-lines
C
end-stopped-lines
D
internal rhyme
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Read the poem and answer the question

''No longer mourn for me when I am dead
Then you shall hear the surly sullen bell
Give warning to the world that I am fled
from this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell''


The rhyming pattern of the lines is
A
abab
B
abba
C
aabb
D
aaab
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
''But at my back I always hear
Time's winged chariot hurrying near'' illustrates
A
metaphor
B
apostrophe
C
oxymoron
D
metonymy
CORRECT OPTION: a
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