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WAEC questions for "Literature in English :: Unseen Prose Passage"
Q1
Kyeiwa is
A
relaxed
B
ecstatic
C
frightened
D
elated
E
Q2
The narrative technique is
A
third person
B
a soliloquy
C
first person
D
an aside
E
Q3
The passage is
A
expository
B
argumentative
C
narrative
D
analytical
E
Q4
The atmosphere in the passage is one of
A
love
B
fear
C
anger
D
joy
E
Q5
"The little vehicle laps up the distance" conveys the impression of
A
leisure
B
pleasure
C
strength
D
speed
E
Q6
The passage is
A
narrative
B
expository
C
descriptive
D
argumentative
E
Q7

"Ralph wormed his way" is an example of

A

irony

B

apostrophe

C

metaphor

D

allusion

E
Q8
The mood of the passage is
A
anger
B
sarcasm
C
indifference
D
fright
E
Q9

The literary device used in "Ralph launched himself like a cat" is

A

assonance

B

simile

C

contrast

D

personification

E
Q10
The writer's diction portrays
A
repetition
B
irony
C
tension
D
humour
E
Q11
The speaker's love for Healthcliff is
A
platonic
B
indestructible
C
ephemeral
D
universal
E
Q12

My love for Healthcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath illustrates

A

metaphor

B

allusion

C

euphemism

D

simile

E
Q13

annihilated in the extract implies

A

rebirth

B

death

C

marriage

D

problems

E
Q14

If all else perished and he remained illustrates

A

paradox

B

irony

C

bathos

D

antithesis

E
Q15
The diction of the extract conveys the speaker's
A
contempt
B
despair
C
assurance
D
determination
E
Q16
The style of writing is
A
argumentative
B
epistolary
C
narrative
D
expository
E
Q17
"...... on the backs of the benches" illustrates
A
synecdoche
B
epithet
C
assonance
D
personification
E
Q18
The passage conveys a mood of
A
defiance
B
hope
C
fear
D
despair
E
Q19
"...... gasping exhaustion of the ill-nourished and aged" infers
A
helplessness
B
slowness
C
sadness
D
tiredness.
E
Q20
"droning" and "hive" illustrates
A
anecdote
B
epigram
C
allusion
D
epitaph
E
Q21
The dominant literary device used in the passage is
A
litotes
B
personification
C
synecdoche
D
onomatopoeia
E
Q22
''Where is the human touch?'' conveys an impression of
A
disappointment
B
expectation
C
discontent
D
indifference
E
Q23
The narrative technique used in the passage is
A
omniscient
B
third person
C
flashback
D
first person
E
Q24
The dominant mood in the passage is one of
A
excitement
B
fear
C
anxiety
D
joy
E
Q25
''...... a swift left hand ...... and the right hand delivered the punches'' illustrates
A
symbolism
B
hyperbole
C
parallelism
D
alliteration
E
Q26
"Being ten times undervalued to try gold?" reveals the speaker's
A
strength of love
B
assessment of his lover's character
C
value of gold
D
estimate of his lover's worth
E
Q27
The passage deals with
A
atmosphere
B
temperature
C
scene
D
clouds
E
Q28
The passage illustrates the use of......prose
A
descriptive
B
narrative
C
expository
D
imaginative
E
Q29
The literary device used in the passage is
A
metaphor
B
simile
C
oxymoron
D
hyperbole
E
Q30
The last five lines makes use of ...... imagery
A
tactile
B
auditory
C
gustatory
D
visual
E
Q31
The feeling induced is one of
A
excellent
B
indifference
C
anger
D
despondency
E
Q32
The mood of the extract is one of
A
gloom
B
serenity
C
anxiety
D
indifference
E
Q33
The extract is about
A
armed robbery
B
ritual killings
C
the tragedy of war
D
the tragedy of oppression
E
Q34
The dominant literary device used is
A
metaphor
B
repetition
C
simile
D
personification
E
Q35
''...... a tender rose'' is an example of a/an
A
personification
B
imagery
C
symbolism
D
metaphor
E
Q36
''...... put a sword in the heart of the land '' implies
A
murder
B
danger
C
strife
D
destruction
E
Q37

The subject of the passage is

A

cloud

B

climate

C

rainfall

D

flood

E
Q38

The month of July crept in is an example of

A

metaphor

B

synecdoche

C

imagery

D

apostrophe

E
Q39

The expression the sky, like a hooded monk wore black, illustrates

A

symbolism

B

paradox

C

personification

D

metaphor

E
Q40

......high and low alike refers to the

A

rulers of the village

B

women and their children

C

chiefs and their subjects

D

rich and the poor

E
Q41

......destructive blessing shows the use of

A

antithesis

B

oxymoron

C

apostrophe

D

parallelism

E
Q42
The passage is
A
descriptive
B
narrative
C
argumentative
D
expository
E
Q43
The theme of the passage is (that)
A
whales are a menace to mankind
B
the killing of whale is unnecessary
C
the importance of whale-hunting
D
whales are highly intelligent
E
Q44
The underlined expression suggests that the writer
A
has an aversion for the process
B
finds the activity fascinating
C
is aloof to the activity
D
does not like the process
E
Q45
''......gentle giant'' conveys the picture of being
A
ferocious
B
tame
C
timid
D
brave
E
Q46
......like a steer in a slaughterhouse'' is an example of
A
simile
B
metaphor
C
personification
D
assonance
E
Q47
A suitable title for the passage is the
A
March of Soldiers
B
Agony of War
C
Pangs of Hunger
D
Dread of Disease
E
Q48
The winter's mood is one of
A
anger
B
fear
C
pity
D
dissapointment
E
Q49
The mood is expressed through the use of
A
objects
B
scenery
C
syntax
D
diction
E
Q50
The attitude of the survivors is best summed up by the word
A
indifference
B
persistence
C
resignation
D
victory
E
Q51
The device used in the last sentence is
A
climax
B
sarcasm
C
euphemism
D
hyperbole
E
Q52
The mood of the people in the extract is that of
A
sadness and tiredness.
B
depression and anxiety.
C
happiness and hope.
D
anger and depression.
E
Q53
From the extract, the Howlands and the Jacobos represent the
A
oppressors.
B
competitors.
C
teachers.
D
people.
E
Q54
The theme of the extract is the
A
resistance to oppression.
B
ambition to become a priest.
C
quest for education.
D
desire for happiness.
E
Q55
What does the expression ''Instrument of thy light and peace'' tell us about the speaker?
A
His filial bond.
B
His humility.
C
His pride.
D
his symphaty.
E
Q56
The expression ''a glimmer of light'' stands for
A
courage.
B
disaster.
C
tolerance.
D
hope.
E
Q57
The predominant figure of speech in thre above extract is
A
oxymoron
B
metaphor
C
simile
D
personification
E
Q58
The subject matter of the above extract is
A
earthquake
B
house movement
C
sea waves
D
storm
E
Q59
The image depicted in the extract is one of
A
destruction
B
merriment
C
happiness
D
admiration
E
Q60
The figure of speech underlined in line 1 is
A
assonance
B
consonance
C
onomatopoeia
D
alliteration
E