2017 - WAEC Literature Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

A praise poem is ____________

A
A Ballad
B
A Panegyric
C
An Allegory
D
An Epigram
CORRECT OPTION: b

A Panegyric is a formal public speech, or (in later use) written verse, delivered in high praise of a person or thing, a generally highly studied and undiscriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical.

2

A literary work in which the characters are animals is a ____________

A
Lampoon
B
Fable
C
Parody
D
Pantomine
CORRECT OPTION: b

A Fable is a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters

3

A short single act drama is called____________

A
Opera
B
Allusion
C
Farce
D
Playlet
CORRECT OPTION: d

A playlet can be definied as a short play or dramatic piece.

4

Through the trees, I'll hear a single

Ringing sound, a cowbell jingle 

The underlined is an example of____________ryhme

 

A
End
B
Feminine
C
Internal
D
Masculine
CORRECT OPTION: a

End rhyme is defined as when a poem has lines ending with words that sound the same.

5

Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The alliteration in stinks and stings effectively conveys__________-

 

A
Distaste
B
Admiration
C
Indifference
D
Approval
CORRECT OPTION: a
6

Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The poets intention is to___________

A
Create Humor
B
Arouse sympathy
C
Create fun
D
Show Contempt
CORRECT OPTION: d
7

Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The lines illustrates________

A
Blank Verse
B
End ryhme
C
Internal rhyme
D
Free Verse
CORRECT OPTION: d
8

A play on words for literary effect is_________

A
A Paradox
B
A Pun
C
A Satire
D
An Elegy
CORRECT OPTION: b

Pun can be defined as a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.

synonyms: play on words
9

"Its a matter of sad joy" Iillustrates__________

A
Metonymy
B
Oxymoron
C
Euphemism
D
Irony
CORRECT OPTION: b

An oxymoron is a term for a figure of speech. It is made up of two or more words that seem to be opposite to each other, or actually are opposite.

10

The leading character in a literary work is the________

A
Foil
B
Villain
C
Antagonist
D
Protagonist
CORRECT OPTION: d

protagonist (from Ancient Greek πρωταγωνιστής (protagonistes), meaning 'one who plays the first part, chief actor') is the leading character of a story. Theprotagonist is at the center of the story, makes the key decisions, and experiences the consequences of those decisions.

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