2013 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
_ is fundamental to a play or novel.
A
Mime
B
Conflict
C
Flashback
D
Epilogue
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
A long and serious narrative about heroic characters is a/an
A
burlesque
B
ballad
C
epic
D
elegy
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
The device used in 'Light as wind on water laid' is
A
rhyme
B
simile
C
onomatopeia
D
pun
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
''The fire gnawed ceaselessly at the bark of the tree'' illustrates
A
personification
B
eithet
C
allusion
D
paradox
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
This book should fill the memory, rule the heart and guide the feet.

The above expression illustrates the use of
A
repetition
B
refrain
C
synecdoche
D
metaphor
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
The author's attitude towards the subject being treated is
A
mood
B
tone
C
feeling
D
atmosphere
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
One of the following makes use of gesture only:
A
comedy
B
lampoon
C
mime
D
satire
CORRECT OPTION: c
8
An omniscient narrator in a novel
A
dataches himself from the story
B
knows nothing about the characters and events
C
knows everything about the caharecters and events
D
is a character in the story
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
In poetry _ is made up of stressed and unstressed syllables
A
an anapaest
B
trochee
C
dacty 11
D
an iambus
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
Bank verse has no
A
metre
B
rhyme
C
rhythm
D
imagery
CORRECT OPTION: b
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