COMBINED LITERATURE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

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1. In which of the following genres is the term “soliloquy” generally used? A. novel B. Drama C. Epic D. poetry​​ 

2. Blank verse ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ A. is nonsensical verse B. consists of​​ unrhymed​​ five stress lines​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. is verse used by nobility​​  ​​ ​​​​ D. consists of rhyme in the second and fourth line

3. A burlesque is ​​ A. an exaggerated mockery of​​ a literary work​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ B. a sentimental comedy​​  ​​​​ C. an account of a famous person’s life​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ D. a​​ rhetorical​​ device used for effect in poetry

4. “The dum dum of the drum” is an example of​​ ​​ A. assonance B. onomatopoeia C.​​ metaphor D. simile

5. One major narrative technique a novel shares with drama is​​ ​​ A. scenes B. dialogue C. soliloquy D. sarcasm​​ 

WOLE SOYINKA:​​ THE LION AND THE JEWEL

6. What is “the one – eyed box”? A. a train​​ ​​ B. one of Sadiku’s wedding load ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ C. a camera​​  ​​ ​​​​ D. the stranger’s new machine​​ 

7. “O’ – Oh. You really mean to turn the whole World upside down”​​ Who said this and to​​ whom​​ ​​ A. ​​ Sadiku to Sidi​​  ​​​​ B. Baroka to Lakunle​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. Lakunle to the traveller​​ ​​ D. Sidi to Lakunle​​ 

8. Lakunle’s comment to Sidi and the girls as “devil among women” means that​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ A. the stranger has to come to destroy all the women B. Baroka hates all women ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ C. Sadiku is the most wicked woman​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ D. Baroka has his way with any woman he pleases.

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9. “No, no. Let the school teacher count” What are the things to be counted? ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ A. The number of girls present ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ B. The number of​​ boys looking out of the window​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. The number of sheets of the Magazines bearing Sid’s picture​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ D. The number of times Lakunle has refused to pay Sidi’s dowry

10. The Lion and the Jewel may be described as a literary genre: ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ A. epic poem​​  ​​​​ B. verse drama C. prosaic poem​​ ​​ D. poetic poem

11. Lakunle believes that the fact a mere woman has more important than Baroka is the work of​​ ​​ A. the stranger​​  ​​​​ B. Lakunle himself ​​​​ ​​ C. Baroka himself ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ ​​ D. Sidi herself

12. Baroka ‘s age is about​​ ​​ A. 70 years B. 65 years C. 82 years D. 62 years

13. “You played him to the bone” means​​  ​​ ​​​​ A. You’re a rough player and you broke somebody’s leg​​  ​​​​ ​​ B. You played your role perfectly to the last detail​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. You were​​ quarrelling​​ in the play​​  ​​​​ D. You succeeded very well in deceiving him

14. “I won’t take part” ​​ What is Lakunle refusing to do?​​  ​​​​ ​​ A.​​ pay a visit to the Baale with the dancer​​ ​​ B.​​ play the part of the stranger in the dance of the lost traveller​​  ​​​​ C. attend a dowry paying ceremony ​​​​ D. Go drinking with the stranger at a party after the show

15. “One leaf for every heart that I shall break” means that Sidi will break A. Baroka’s heart​​ ​​ B. five hearts C. three hearts​​ ​​ D. Lakunle’s heart

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T. S.​​ ​​ ELLIOT: THE JOURNEY OF THE MAGI​​ 

16. What is the overall tone of the poem A. merry B. suffering C.​​ exulting​​ D. hopeful​​ 

17 What does the journey of​​ tittle represent?​​  ​​​​ A. The change from a pagan to a​​ Christian​​ World​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ B. The journey of Mary and Joseph to find the manger​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. The spiritual journey of conversion to​​ Christianity​​ ​​ D. The journey of the Magi to witness the birth of Jesus

18. ​​ The poem allude to the​​  ​​​​ A. The Quran​​  ​​​​ B. The new​​ Testament C. The old Testament​​  ​​​​ D. Greek Mythology

19. Magi means multiple​​ ​​ A. magnanimous B. magnus C. maximus D. magus

20. Which of ​​ these is not a theme of the poem​​ ​​ A. poem B. doubt C. suffering D. death.

LITERARY TERMS/FIQURES OF SPEECH

21. The moment of recognition of truth when ignorance gives way to knowledge in a character is known as​​ ​​ A. harmatia B. anagnorisi C. hubris D. anamnesis

22. The quality in a literary work which evokes tenderness pity or sorrow is​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ A. Pathos B. patios C. pataphysics D. pathopoeia

23. Which of the following forms of poetry is an example of a monologue? A. Lament B. Ode C. Sonnet D.​​ Epic

24. An interlude is a brief​​  ​​​​ A. presentation in the interval of a dramatic performance B. play before the main dramatic performance​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. presentation after the main dramatic ​​​​ ​​ D. dialogue between two persons

25. An epic is a heroic story which includes​​  ​​​​ A. ballad B. lyric C. myth D. dialogue

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26. Farce can be described as a dramatic piece marked by​​ ​​ A. movement from serious to the light hearted mood​​ ​​ B. comic and exaggerated actions​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​ C. actions devoid of meaning​​  ​​​​ D. gloomy actions with momentary reliefs

27. Oxymoron is the use of two contradictory word that are​​ ​​ A. placed apart​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​  ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​​​  ​​ ​​ ​​​​ B. different in meaning C. placed side by side ​​​​ D. similar in meaning

28. A poetic device in which an idea in a line runs into another is called A. rhyme Scheme B. enjambment C. end rhyme D. pathos

29. The use of sound pattern to suggest meaning in​​ poetry A.​​ rhythm B. mimics C. lyric D. metonymy​​ 

30. A short witty remark is​​  ​​​​ A. a limerick B. a tercet C. an epigram D. a litotes.

 

 

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