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Literature JAMB/UTME TEST

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1. A literacy genre which directly imitates human actions is______?

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2. A character that is always against the interest of the protagonist is

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3. That year the harvest was sad, like a funeral, and many farmers wept as they dug up the miserable yams. One man tied his cloth to a tree branch and hanged himself. The mood conveyed here is one of _____

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4.

Characterisation in a novel refers to the _____?

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5.

This question is based on General Literary Principles.
The technique used in bringing the plot of a play to an abrupt end is called

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6.

This question is based on General Literary Principles
In literary convention, 'aside' is used to

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7.

In literacy work, verbal irony refers to a _________?

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8. A literary work in which the characters and events are used as symbols is known as _________?

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9. In the theatre, words spoken by a character that are meant to be heard by the audience but not by the other characters on stage is called_________?

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10.

Literature is studied as a subject at school because

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11. A poet‘s use of regular rhythm is known as _______?

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This question is based on selected poems from Wole Soyinka (ed.) Poems of Black Africa and D.I. Nwoga (ed.) West African Verse.
'...Tide and market come and go
And so shall your mother.'
The above lines from J.P. Clark's 'Streamside
Exchange' depict the

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The Comstocks belonged to the most dismal of all classes, the middle-middle class, the landless gentry. In their miserable poverty, they had not even the snobbish consolation of regarding themselves as an "old" family fallen on evil days. The writer's tone is _______

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14.

Empathy is achieved when the audience

 

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15. A poem of 14 lines is known as__________

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16.

The plot of a novel is best described as

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17.

Drama is the representation of a complete series of actions by means of _________

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18.

One of the following writers is better known as  a playwright than as a novelist

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19. This question is based on General Literary Principles and Appreciation.
''From here the island of Fogo is a presence
At Sunset
The palm trees are slow singers of farewell
The sail on the sea
Writes in geometry of spume
- departure of he who remains
And the clouds carried by incessant soft breezes
-journey of he who never left!''
Which of the following figures of speech is used prominently in the poem?

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20.

The characterisation of Othello maybe pointed out in that__________

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21. Pick out the odd item

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22. Another shoal of cars swam past.
One, in particular, caught his eyes, a long slender thing,
elegant as a swallow, all gleaming blue and silver;
a thousand guineas it would have cos, he thought.

In the first sentence, cars are described in terms of

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23.

 A narrative poem must

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24. The exclusive right given to authors to protect their works from unlawful production is

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25. This question is based on selected poems from D. Ker, C. Maduka et al (eds.): New Poetry from Africa, Wole Soyinka (ed.): Poems of Black Africa, K.E. Senanu and T. Vincent (eds.): A Selection of African poetry and E.W. Parker (ed.) A Pageant of Longer Poems.

'I hear your call
I hear if far away
I hear it break the circle'
The device in which the first two words of the lines above from Okara's 'The Call of the River NUN' are invaried while the rest very is called

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26. This question is based on selected poems from D. Ker, C. Maduka et al (eds.): New Poetry from Africa, Wole Soyinka (ed.): Poems of Black Africa, K.E. Senanu and T. Vincent (eds.): A Selection of African poetry and E.W. Parker (ed.) A Pageant of Longer Poems.

'I hear your call
I hear if far away
I hear it break the circle'
The device in which the first two words of the lines above from Okara's 'The Call of the River NUN' are invaried while the rest very is called

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This question is based on Literary Appreciation
'Thathat is why wwe must acc-c-cept the universal d-d-dome,b-b-because ththere is no d-d-d-direction. The b-b-bridge is the d-d-dome of rreligion and b-b-bridges d-ddon't jjjust g-g-go from hhhere to ththere; a birdge also faces backwards'
Wole Soyinka, The Interpreters
The idiolectal feature of the character's speech is the

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28. This question is based on Literary Appreciation.

Move him into the sun
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of field unsown
Always it woke him even in France
Until this morning and this snow
If anything might rouse him now
This kind of old sun will know
Think how it woke the seeds
Woke, once, the clay of a cold star
Are limbs, so dear achieved, are
sides full nerved still warm too hard
to stir was it, for this the clay grew
tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams
toil to break earth's sleep at all.
The poem can be described as

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This question is based on General Literary Principles
Empathy is achieved when the audience

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30.

A travelogue is

 

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31. am informed the day recycles itself today
when I slept in the Lord in February
I blame no one for an untimely death
I bless Good for a noble departure-His words
The lord taketh the righteous away before evil days

The lines above express

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32.

le is a story in which________?

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33.

This question is based on Wole Soyinka's The Lion and the Jewel.
Lakunel is presented as a

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34. That year the harvest was sad, like a funeral, and many farmers wept as they dug up the miserable yams. One man tied his cloth to a tree branch and hanged himself. The mood conveyed here is one of _____

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This question is based on Buchi Emecheta's Second Class Citizen.
For her act of child neglect, Adah's mother was forced by the police to

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36. An hero whose weakness contributes to his downfall is called?

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37. The main aim of caricature is to_______?

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38. The juxtaposition of two contrasting ideas in a line of poetry is_________?

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39. A Literary work that ridicules the shortcomings of people or ideas is ......

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40. The idea of metre as used in a literary piece is

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Ace aka Undergragra is a 500 Level Computer Engineering Student in the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. He is a passionate teacher,writer,educational consultant and educational informant.
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