2012 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
A story which explains a natural phenomenon is
A
legned
B
parable
C
myth
D
fiction
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
A narrative in which characters and events are invented is
A
fiction
B
epistolary
C
autobiography
D
biography
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
Lines and stanzas are to poetry as action and dialogue are to
A
music
B
prose
C
fiction
D
drama
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
The performers in a play constitute the
A
chorus
B
characters
C
audience
D
cast
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Use the following lines to answer the question

Truth may bend but will never break:
It will ever rise above falsehood as oil above water.

The alliteration in the first line
A
draws attention to the key ideas
B
drwas attention to the rhythm of the line
C
makes the idea sound more true
D
makes the line sound more pleasant
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Use the following lines to answer the question

Truth may bend but will never break:
It will ever rise above falsehood as oil above water.

The simile in the second line
A
expresses the idea more vividly
B
tells one that oil is heavier than water
C
makes a comparison between oil and water
D
expresses the idea in a complex manner
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
The types of literary work are
A
eras
B
episodes
C
genres
D
cantos
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
The choice of words to create special effects is called
A
fallacy
B
atmosphere
C
diction
D
mood
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
A long narrative chronicling a family's heroic deeds is a/an
A
opera
B
epistle
C
fable
D
saga
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
_ in drama operates against a character who is unaware of a situation which is known to the audience
A
Verbal irony
B
Dramatic irony
C
Satire
D
Parody
CORRECT OPTION: b
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