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WAEC questions for "Literature in English :: Literary Appreciation"
Q1
A poem consisting of fourteen lines is
A
a narrative
B
a sonnet
C
an ode
D
an elegy
E
Q2
The attitude of a writer towards the subject matter is the
A
tone
B
plot
C
crisis
D
climax
E
Q3
The pattern of end rhymes in a poem is called
A
internal rhyme
B
rhyme scheme
C
rhythm
D
scansion
E
Q4
The most exciting and tense part of a story is the
A
epilogue
B
climax
C
prologue
D
exposition
E
Q5
Lines of unrhymed poetry are known as
A
blank verse
B
assonance
C
consonance
D
free verse
E
Q6
A dramatic performance with only bodily movements are without words is
A
a mime
B
an aside
C
a soliloquy
D
an opera
E
Q7
"Mathematics is my Achilles' heel" is an example of
A
litotes
B
metonymy
C
allusion
D
analogy
E
Q8
A short poem lamenting the death of someone is a
A
lyric
B
sonnet
C
ballad
D
threnody.
E
Q9
In a story, the adversary of the protagonist is the
A
hero
B
heroine
C
antagonist
D
foil
E
Q10
"Tell me not, sweet, I am unkind" illustrates
A
inversion
B
paradox
C
humour
D
mood
E
Q11
The art of giving human attributes to non-human objects is
A
personification
B
allegory
C
anecdote
D
allusion
E
Q12
A long narrative poem which deals with heroic deeds is
A
lyric
B
epic
C
ode
D
euphony
E
Q13
A poem of four lines is called
A
quatrain
B
sestet
C
sonnet
D
couplet
E
Q14
A literary piece used to mock or ridicule a society or practice is called
A
an allegory
B
a fable
C
a farce
D
a satire
E
Q15
The story of a person's life written by another is
A
history
B
autobiography
C
biography
D
anthology
E
Q16

When characters talk to each other, it is referred to as

A

soliloquy

B

monologue

C

dialogue

D

recitation

E
Q17
A folk-tale is a
A
novel
B
work of fiction
C
biography
D
novelette
E
Q18
A poem written in an elaborate style to address or celebrate an object or event is called
A
a ballad
B
an epic
C
a dirge
D
an ode
E
Q19

Sight refers to

A

players and drummers

B

soldiers from England

C

incest committed

D

dead bodies

E
Q20
A literary work in which action and characters represent ideas is
A
an allusion
B
an epigram
C
an allegory
D
an innuendo
E
Q21

"Peter's pretty partner paid the bills" is an example of

A

alliteration

B

rhyme

C

satire

D

digression

E
Q22
A stanza of four lines in poetry is
A
a quatrain
B
a sestet
C
an octave
D
an elegy
E
Q23

"O happy torment" is an example of

A

oxymoron

B

synecdoche

C

innuendo

D

simile

E
Q24
A recurring dominant idea in a work of art is called
A
setting
B
conflict
C
plot
D
motif
E
Q25
A question which does not require an answer is
A
discourse
B
rhetorical
C
ironic
D
flashback
E
Q26
A literary work written in form of a letter is
A
creative
B
romance
C
tautological
D
epistolary
E
Q27

"The lawyer addressed the bench" illustrates

A

metonymy

B

alliteration

C

simile

D

oxymoron

E
Q28
The concluding part of a play where the conflict is resolved is the
A
resolution
B
enjambment
C
denouement
D
climax
E
Q29
A character whose flaws combined with external forces leads to his suffering is a
A
heroine
B
tragic-hero
C
hero
D
protagonist
E
Q30
Pick the odd item out of the under-listed
A
ode
B
elegy
C
sonnet
D
simile
E
Q31

"Pregnant clouds" is an example of

A

eliche

B

litotes

C

metaphor

D

synecdoche

E
Q32
A writer's choice of words is his
A
diction
B
mood
C
tone
D
setting
E
Q33
The art of creating fictional personages constitutes
A
point of view
B
characterization
C
narrative technique
D
symbolism
E
Q34
A deliberate use of exaggeration for the purpose of humour/emphasis is
A
metaphor
B
irony
C
simile
D
hyperbole
E
Q35
Drama is meant to
A
teach manners only
B
criticize
C
educate and entertain
D
be read and acted only
E
Q36
A piece of writing which teaches morals is
A
serious
B
didactic
C
playful
D
analytical
E
Q37
A poem of fourteen lines is
A
an elegy
B
a dirge
C
a sonnet
D
an ode
E
Q38
Shakespeare's poetry consists mainly of
A
quatrain
B
heroic verse
C
blank verse
D
couplet
E
Q39
A piece of writing or speech at the beginning of a work or art is the
A
prologue
B
dialogue
C
monologue
D
epilogue
E
Q40
A bitter remark intended to wound the feelings is
A
a satire
B
an allusion
C
a sarcasm
D
an ambiguity
E
Q41
"She waited for him for a thousand years" illustrates
A
euphemism
B
hyperbole
C
assonance
D
ellipsis
E
Q42
A literary device which expresses meaning in its direct opposite is
A
metaphor
B
paradox
C
parody
D
irony
E
Q43
"They also serve who only stand and wait" illustrates
A
an epigram
B
a synecdoche
C
a simile
D
an antithesis.
E
Q44
Pick the odd item out of the options listed below
A
Verse
B
Stanza
C
Rhythm
D
Dialogue
E
Q45
In drama, 'denouement' is the same as
A
resolution
B
climax
C
anti-climax
D
conflict
E
Q46
Which of the following is Not true of a ballad?
A
They were originally sung
B
They are mostly part of oral tradition
C
They tell a popular story
D
They are written in iambic metre
E
Q47
"Forty hands descended on the devilish head" illustrates
A
epigram
B
synecdoche
C
metonymy
D
allegory
E
Q48
Pick the odd item out of the options listed below
A
sonnet
B
epic
C
allusion
D
ode
E
Q49
A deliberate violation of the rules of versification constitutes
A
imperfect rhyme
B
poetic license
C
verbal irony
D
comic relief
E
Q50
A praise poem is
A
a dirge
B
an epic
C
a ballad
D
an ode
E
Q51
Lines of regular recurrence in a poem constitutes
A
an alliteration
B
a refrain
C
an assonance
D
a theme
E
Q52
An individual who acts, appears or is referred to as playing a part in a literary work is a
A
villain
B
character
C
clown
D
narrator
E
Q53
A regular group of lines in poetry constitutes
A
stanza
B
rhythm
C
verse
D
metre
E
Q54
"A black beautifulbrilliant bride" is an example of
A
alliteration
B
assonance
C
onomatopoeia
D
pun
E
Q55
"......the dragon-fly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky......" illustrates
A
simile
B
litotes
C
contrast
D
metaphor
E
Q56
A pause within the line of a poem is a
A
Zeugma
B
foot
C
caesura
D
stress
E
Q57
Unrhymed iambic pentametre lines illustrates a
A
rhyme scheme
B
heroic couplet
C
blank verse
D
free verse
E
Q58
The limerick
A
is written to be sung
B
has a serious subject matter
C
is always light and humorous
D
uses lofty language
E
Q59
The elegy
A
conforms to a fixed pattern of lines
B
is set in the countryside
C
has a mournful tone
D
celebrates heroic deeds.
E
Q60
"But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near" illustrates
A
metaphor
B
apostrophe
C
oxymoron
D
metonymy
E