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WAEC questions for "Literature in English :: Unseen Poem Passage"
Q1
The dominant device in the above line is
A
burlesque
B
paradox
C
conflict
D
irony
E
Q2
The tone of the poem is one of
A
sorrow
B
sarcasm
C
happiness
D
anger
E
Q3
The poem is about
A
war
B
dirt
C
travelling
D
prison life
E
Q4
The imagery in the first four lines is predominantly
A
agricultural
B
military
C
political
D
social
E
Q5
".....a thousand miles" is an example of
A
hyperbole
B
irony
C
antithesis
D
epigram
E
Q6
The poem is written in
A
blank verse
B
pentameter
C
free verse
D
trochee
E
Q7
The impression created of the person is one of
A
anger
B
competitiveness
C
reconciliation
D
resignation
E
Q8
The subject matter of the extract is
A
harvesting
B
rain
C
time
D
farming
E
Q9
The dominant device used in the extract is
A
metaphor
B
paradox
C
symbolism
D
simile
E
Q10
"The hard and erect hoe" connotes
A
uprooting of weeds
B
the sowing of seeds
C
digging of the soil
D
farming implementation
E
Q11
"Joyous toiling" is an example of
A
onomatopoeia
B
oxymoron
C
irony
D
metaphor
E
Q12
The last line of the extract suggests the
A
growth of a seed
B
birth of a child
C
harvesting of fruits
D
flourishing of flowers
E
Q13
The mood of the poem is that of
A
sorrow
B
elation
C
anxiety
D
sarcasm
E
Q14
The rhyme scheme of the poem is
A
ab cc ac
B
ac bc ca
C
aab ca cc
D
ab ac bc
E
Q15
The subject of the extract is
A
childishness
B
the adverse effects of the rainbow on man
C
the unchanging cycle of nature
D
the adverse effects of old age
E
Q16
The literary device used in line I is
A
simile
B
alliteration
C
litotes
D
personification
E
Q17
The literary device used in line six is an example of
A
synecdoche
B
irony
C
paradox
D
hyperbole
E
Q18
The extract conveys a mood of
A
dejection
B
desperation
C
resentment
D
resignation
E
Q19
The dominant figure of speech in the first stanza is
A
hyperbole
B
simile
C
euphemism
D
pun
E
Q20

The expression Drunk with fatigue illustrates

A

metaphor

B

synecdoche

C

litotes

D

irony

E
Q21
The rhyme scheme of the first stanza is
A
aabb
B
abab
C
abcd
D
abba
E
Q22
Sludge in the extract means
A
water
B
fire
C
snow
D
mud
E
Q23
The poem is
A
an epic
B
an ode
C
a lyric
D
a ballad
E
Q24
The dominant device used in the first line is
A
oxymoron
B
apostrophe
C
rhyme
D
metaphor
E
Q25
The poem makes use of
A
end-stopped lines
B
run-on lines
C
rhyme
D
metaphor
E
Q26
"Sleep" in the poem is an example of
A
alliteration
B
assonance
C
onomatopoeia
D
pun
E
Q27
The power of "sleep" is described as
A
majestic
B
magical
C
poetic
D
worshipful
E
Q28
The dominant device used is
A
contrast
B
paradox
C
oxymoron
D
parallelism
E
Q29
The reference to ''...... the Nunnerie of thy chaste breast'' suggest that the woman is being
A
praised
B
mocked
C
scorned
D
admired
E
Q30
The rhyme pattern of the poem is
A
abab
B
aabb
C
abcd
D
abba
E
Q31
''Inconstancy'' in the poem implies that the
A
man is unfaithful
B
woman is pure
C
woman is a nun
D
man loves war
E
Q32
The theme of the poem is the pursuit of
A
war
B
religion
C
honour
D
a horse
E
Q33
The poem describes
A
dancing
B
wrestling
C
hunting
D
druming
E
Q34
The atmosphere of the poem is one of
A
anxiety
B
excitement
C
eagerness
D
despair
E
Q35
''frenetic flutes'' illustrates the use of
A
hyperbole
B
symbolism
C
metaphor
D
metonymy
E
Q36
The dominant literary device in the poem is
A
personification
B
simile
C
onomatopoeia
D
alliteration
E
Q37
The poem is an example of a/an
A
lyric
B
ode
C
pastoral
D
ballad
E
Q38
The poem is a/an
A
elegy
B
epic
C
sonnet
D
lyric
E
Q39
One of the dominant literary devices used in the poem is
A
hyperbole
B
simile
C
assonance
D
metaphor
E
Q40
The mood in the last two lines is one of
A
surprise
B
lament
C
uncertainty
D
indifference
E
Q41
The theme of the poem is the...... of life
A
vanity
B
creation
C
distortion
D
futility
E
Q42
The dominant images are associated with
A
death
B
nature
C
life
D
age
E
Q43

The theme of the poem is

A

religion

B

enlightenment

C

struggle

D

hardship

E
Q44

The dominant poetic devices used are

A

onomatopoeia and refrain

B

metaphor and simile

C

repetition and personification

D

pun and hyperbole

E
Q45

The tone of the poem is one  of

A

sadness and lamentation

B

happiness and excitment

C

apathy and non-challance

D

resignation and joy

E
Q46

The use of rhetorical questions ...... the poet's message

A

emphasizes

B

repeats

C

recasts

D

dramatizes

E
Q47

Lines 13 - 15 illustrates the use of

A

metaphor

B

alliteration

C

simile

D

pun

E
Q48
The poetic device used in the first line is
A
apostrophe
B
personification
C
euphemism
D
litotes
E
Q49
The last line of each stanza illustrates
A
repetition
B
refrain
C
chorus
D
alliteration
E
Q50
The dominant device used in stanza three is
A
alliteration
B
assonance
C
onomatopoeia
D
personification
E
Q51
The poem is about
A
judgement
B
fate
C
time
D
life
E
Q52
The extract teaches us to use time
A
to the fullest
B
wisely
C
to plan
D
for pleasure
E
Q53

The poem says that ''Joy'' is

A

for the poor.

B

natural and satisfying.

C

artificial transitory.

D

for lovers.

E
Q54
The dormant device used in presenting ''joy'' and ''Pleasure'' in the first stanza is
A
diction
B
oxymoron
C
personification
D
conceit
E
Q55
The feelings associated with ''Joy'' and Pleasure'' are conveyed through the use of
A
rhyme
B
euphemism
C
assonance
D
contrast
E
Q56
''False glare'' refers to
A
man-made light
B
nature's light
C
the moon's light
D
the sun's light
E
Q57
''Pleasure's a moth'' is an example of a(n)
A
irony
B
hyperbole
C
metaphor
D
simile
E
Q58
The subject of the poem is
A
mosquito.
B
flea.
C
bedbug.
D
louse.
E
Q59
Lines 1 and 2 of the second stanza illustrate the use of
A
caesura.
B
metre.
C
enjambment.
D
ellipsis.
E
Q60
The creature in the poem is best described as
A
clever.
B
sluggish.
C
awkward.
D
tiny.
E