2014 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
In drama, comic relief often occurs in
A
comedies
B
tragedies
C
historical plays
D
romantic plays
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
A struggle between opposing forces in a story or play is
A
denouement
B
conflict
C
comedy
D
tragedy
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
An expression from which one derives a mental picture is
A
paradox
B
exaggeration
C
imagery
D
photography
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
The repetition of the same vowel sounds in a line is
A
alliteration
B
assonance
C
onomatopoeia
D
parallelism
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
A character in the story who narrates what happens to him or her is
A
a second person narrator
B
a first person narrator
C
an omniscient narrator
D
a third person narrator
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
An understatement is otherwise called
A
litotes
B
conceit
C
pun
D
contrast
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
The loneliest people live in the most crowded places illustrates
A
paradox
B
anecdote
C
allegory
D
parody
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
A person's life story written by another person is
A
a commentary
B
a biography
C
an autobiography
D
an epistolary
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
The term used to depict the freedom of a poet with language is
A
poetic diction
B
bathos
C
graphology
D
poetic licence
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
A poem in which a lone speaker seems to be addressing someone else is a
A
pathetic fallacy
B
verbal irony
C
dramatic irony
D
dramatic monologue
CORRECT OPTION: d
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