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1.
' Chief, the buys are getting more expensive to handle. They continue to demand for increased pay and you know what you give for expenses. Please try and look into a possible increases in the overhead allocation.
This smuggling racket is becoming too hot to handle you know, the risk involved'.


The scene of the conversation in the excerpt above is
.
A. a street
B. Chief's office
C. a hotel
D. the Police Station

2.
''Chief, the boys are getting more expensive to handle. They continue to demand for increased pay and you know what you give for expenses. Please try and look into a possible increase in the overhead allocation.
This smuggling racket is becoming too hot to handle you know, the risk involved'.

The setting of the play is
.
A. Gbossa
B. Benue
C. Nassarawa
D. Jabu

3.
This question is based on Frank Ogodo Ogbeche's Harvest of Corruption.

From its resolution of conflicts. the play can be described as being
.
A. obscene
B. farcical
C. comic
D. didactic

4.
This question is based on Frank Ogodo Ogbeche's Harvest of Corruption.

Aloho is employed as Chief's
.
A. Personal Assistant
B. Protocol Officer
C. Legal Adviser
D. Secretary

5.
This question is based on Frank Ogodo Ogbeche's Harvest of Corruption.
'I thought as much. I know what all these hide-and-seek games that have been going on will one day come to light'.
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The speaker of the excerpt above is
.
A. Ogeyi
B. Alice
C. Ayo
D. Mrs Obi

6.
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Othello.
The handkerchief that Othello inherits from his mother is made by
.
A. a famale prophet
B. Desdemona's maid
C. Othello's mother
D. Othello's lover.

7.
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Othello.
The first character in the play to refers to Othello by name is
.
A. Brabantio
B. Desdemona
C. the Duke
D. lago

8.
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Othello.
The hypocritical character in the play is
.
A. Montano
B. lago
C. Cassio
D. Roderigo

9.
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Othello.
Othello kills himself with a
.
A. bottle
B. sword
C. gun
D. knife

10.
This question is based on William Shakespeare's Othello.

'No faith; she let it drop by negligence. And, to the advantage, I, being here, took up look, here it is.'

This speaker of the lines above is
.
A. lago
B. Cassio
C. Desdemona
D. Emilia

11.
This question is based on Amma Darko's Faceless.
'Ordaley ignored the two young women plating their hair because she didn't want to generate another war with a simple greeting'
The image depicted in the lines above is
.
A. ironic
B. personification
C. hyperbolic
D. metaphoric

12.
This question is based on Amma Darko's Faceless.
After impregnating Maa Tsuru, Kwei's family treats him like a
.
A. renegade
B. leper
C. foreigner
D. desperado

13.
This question is based on Amma Darko's Faceless.
After impregnating Maa Tsuru, Kwei's family treats him like a
.
A. renegade
B. leper
C. foreigner
D. desperado

14.
This question is based on Amma Darko's Faceless.

Kabria's second child is
.
A. Ottu
B. Adade
C. Essie
D. Obea

15.
This question is based on Amma Darko's Faceless.

Kabria's second child is
.
A. Ottu
B. Adade
C. Essie
D. Obea

16.
This question is based on Bayo Adebowale's Lonely Days.

Yaremi's main job is taffeta
.
A. mending
B. making
C. weavibg
D. dyeing

17.
This question is based on Bayo Adebowale's Lonely Days.

In Kufi the death of a husband is treated with
.
A. indifference
B. suspicion
C. elation
D. anger

18.
This question is based on Bayo Adebowale's Lonely Days.

Kufi is a
.
A. Christian community
B. pagan society
C. Muslim community
D. traditional society

19.
This question is based on Richard Wright's Native Son.

One of the pictures Bigger sees on the pamphlet given to him by Jan is that of a
.
A. knife and a sword
B. knife and gun
C. hammer and a sickle
D. matchet and a hammer

20.
This question is based on Richard Wright's Native Son.

The family that donates to charity is
.
A. the Thomas
B. Buckleys
C. the Daltons
D. the Earlones

21.
This question is based on Richard Wright's Native Son.

You want to known something then you run like a rabbit'

The device used in the line above is
.
A. pun
B. personification
C. metaphor
D. simile

22.
This question is based on Richard Wright's Native Son.

According to the novel, Southerners deprive the Negroes of
.
A. being more educated
B. accommodation
C. good job
D. the rights to vote

23.
This question is based on Selected Poems from Johnson,R.et al (eds.): New Poetry from African (ed); Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T.(ed): A Selection of African Poetry; Adeoti, G: Naked Soles; Hayward, J. (ed); The Penguin Book of English Vers and Nwoga, D. (ed): West African Verse.

The title of Herbert's The Pulley is an example of
.
A. fable
B. euphemism
C. allegory
D. symbolism

24.
This question is based on Selected Poems from Johnson,R.et al (eds.): New Poetry from African (ed); Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T.(ed): A Selection of African Poetry; Adeoti, G: Naked Soles; Hayward, J. (ed); The Penguin Book of English Verse and Nwoga, D. (ed): West African Verse.

The tone of the persona in Blake's The School Boy is that of
.
A. fear
B. fulfillment
C. contempt
D. neutrality

25.
This question is based on Selected Poems from Johnson,R.et al (eds.): New Poetry from African (ed); Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T.(ed): A Selection of African Poetry; Adeoti, G: Naked Soles; Hayward, J. (ed); The Penguin Book of English Verse and Nwoga, D. (ed): West African Verse.

'awaiting in ambush'
ambush in the line above from Adeoti's Ambush symbolises
.
A. exploit
B. frustration
C. danger
D. pain

26.
This question is based on Selected Poems from Johnson,R.et al (eds.): New Poetry from African (ed); Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T.(ed): A Selection of African Poetry; Adeoti, G: Naked Soles; Hayward, J. (ed); The Penguin Book of English Verse and Nwoga, D. (ed): West African Verse.

'And by her stood that image of the king in rich apparel, crown and signet-ring'
The image in the lines above in Morris'
The Proud King is
.
A. auditory
B. gustatory
C. tactile
D. visual

27.
'But such a tide as moving seems asleep. Too full for sound and foam.

When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home.'


The rhyme scheme from Tennyson's cross the Bar is
.
A. abac
B. abba
C. abab
D. abcb

28.
'But such a tide as moving seems asleep. Too full for sound and foam.

When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home.'


One of the themes of Awoonor's The Anvil and the Hammer is
.
A. education
B. slavery
C. colonisation
D. corruption

29.
'But such a tide as moving seems asleep. Too full for sound and foam.

When that which drew from out the boundless deep Turns again home.'


'And my blood ripples, turns torrent.'

The line above in Okara's Piano and Drums depicts the persona as
.
A. smart
B. sick
C. weak
D. strong

30.
According tp Peter's The Panic of Growing Older at twenty a man is
.
A. poor
B. religious
C. hopeful
D. frustrated

31.
The dominant literary device in Diop's Vanity is
.
A. rhetorical question
B. allusion
C. hyperbole
D. dramatic irony

32.

Hallowell's The Dining Table can be referred to as a

.
A.

traditional poem

B.

a lyric

C.

dramatic monologue

D.

ballad


33.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

In a tragic play the device used to reduce tension is known as
.
A. comic relief
B. rhetoric
C. anti-climax
D. climax

34.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

An art that is both literary and theatrical is
.
A. a prose
B. a poem
C. drama
D. prosody

35.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

An action in a play that stimulates the audience to pity a character is
.
A. pathos
B. parody
C. pyrrhic
D. props

36.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

A literary work that teaches moral is said to be
.
A. didactic
B. instructive
C. corrective
D. impressive

37.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

The opposite of the part that introduces the main work in literature is known as
.
A. prologue
B. epitome
C. epilogue
D. epitaph

38.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

The continuation of meaning without pause, from one line to the next is
.
A. synecdoche
B. melodrama
C. enjambment
D. alliteration

39.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

A paragraph in prose is equivalent to a
.
A. verse in poetry
B. stanza in poetry
C. metre in poetry
D. trope in poetry

40.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

What sustains the interest of a reader in all literature is
.
A. ambiguity
B. characterization
C. suspense
D. plot

41.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

Satire employs the use of
.
A. onomatopeia
B. irony
C. synecdoche
D. melancholy

42.
This question is based on General Literary Principles.

The speech made by a character to himself on stage is
.
A. epilogue
B. aside
C. soliloquy
D. monologue

43.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.

'Women as a clam, on the sea's crescent I saw your jealous eye quench the sea's Fluorescence, dance on the pulse incessant.'

Wole Soyinka: Night.

The line above suggest that women are
.
A. covetous
B. dogmatic
C. seers
D. magicians

44.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.


Fights by the book of arithmetic
The figure of speech in the line above is
.
A. hyperbole
B. euphemism
C. litotes
D. innuendo

45.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.


Weep not child, weep not my darling
With these kisses let me remove your tears
The ravening clouds shall no long be victorious
They shall no longer possess the sky....
The speaker of the lines is
.
A. optimistic
B. carefree
C. helpless
D. pessimistic

46.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.


'This thing you are doing is too heavy for you, he said.' I went to school only a little, but I have killed many more years in this world than you have.'
G.Okara: The Voice.

It can be inferred from the passage above that the
.
A. listener is wise
B. speaker is a porter
C. listener is more experienced
D. speaker is more experienced

47.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.

Oh incomprehensible God!
Shall my pilot be
My inborn stars to that
Final call to thee...


The literary device used in the first line is
.
A. apostrophe
B. burleques
C. rehetoric question
D. passion

48.
This question is based on General Literary Appreciation.

'I have said too much unto a heart of stone,
And laid my honour too unchary on it',
There's something in me that reproves my fault,
But such a headstrong potent fault it is
That it but mocks reproof.'.


William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
A heart of stone in the lines above is an example of
.
A. litotes
B. metonymy
C. assonance
D. metaphor

49.
No. no1 Do not blame the gods. Let no one blame the powers. My people, learn from my fall.
The powers would have failed if I did not let them use me. They knew my weakness: the weakness of a man easily moved to the defence of his tribe against others.'


O.Rotimi: The Gods are not to Blame.

The speaker in the passage is
.
A. reckless
B. insane
C. a coward
D. a hero

50.
'He says
The medicine gourds are filthy,
And the herb
Are drunk from unhygienic cups'


Okot p Bitek: Song of Lawino

The poet in the lines is saying that
.
A. the speaker is very hygienic
B. the person referred to takes Western medicine
C. herbal medicine is dangerous
D. the speaker prefers Western medicine

51.
He is a faithful liar

The line above is an example of
.
A. epigram
B. oxymoron
C. euphemism
D. antithesis

52.
'I wonder how long, you awful parasites,
Shall share with me this little bed,
And awake me, from my sweet dreams be lost,
By sucking blood from my poor head...'


Mbure: To a Bed-Bug.
The most dominant figure of speech in the excerpt is
.
A. metaphor
B. simile
C. personification
D. hyperbole

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