2011 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
The protagonist is the
A
author
B
villain
C
hero
D
speaker
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
As chapter is to prose, so ...is to poetry
A
couplet
B
stanza
C
line
D
chorus
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
Verbal irony occurs when a speaker on stage
A
says the opposite of what the speaker means
B
is misunderstood
C
tries to deceive the audience
D
is alone
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
A humorous scene in a play intended to ease tension is
A
climax
B
tragi-comedy
C
comedy
D
comic relief
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
A dead metaphor is one that is
A
overused and ineffective
B
exteneded in meaining
C
implied
D
mixed
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
''My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep'' is an example of
A
hyperbole
B
litotes
C
euphemism
D
paradox
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Through the trees l'll hear a single ringing sound, a cowbell jingle. The underlined illustrate _ rhyme.
A
end
B
decasyllabic
C
intenal
D
dimeter
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
A literary work is a satire when it
A
finds fault
B
humorously criticises to improve a situation
C
provokes laughter
D
teaches a lesson for social improvement
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Foreshadowing is a device used to
A
prepare the reader for the direction a plot will take
B
introduce the plot
C
shed light on events through background information
D
recall the past
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
A mountain of fufu was placed before the hungry visitors. The device used above is
A
hyperbole
B
euphemism
C
alliteration
D
assonance
CORRECT OPTION: a
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