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WAEC Literature In English Past Questions and Answers PDF

It is very easy and possible to pass Literature in English in one sitting and a lot of people have done it. One of the secrets of those that passed Literature in English is making use of past questions and answers hence the reason why we published this article.

In order to pass the WAEC Literature in English with flying colors, applicants are to ensure that they know the syllabus, the recommended textbooks, and a copy of the past question and answers as this would give them a preview of how the questions are like.

This article would provide some objective questions that you can practice before the WAEC Literature in English examination. We would like to give you a quick tip before the examination and the tip is very vital if you want to pass with good grades.

Before you start answering questions, ensure that you read the instructions thoroughly as most people just rush and start answering questions without going through the instructions and this is very risky. Take 2 to 5 minutes of your time to go through the instructions before you start answering questions.

About Literature In English WAEC Past Questions

The past question is divided into two sections which are objectives and theory and the objective section is made up of 50 questions that are compulsory and the number of questions in the theory section is dependent on WAEC. We would provide some objective questions to practice with.

In the theory section, you would be asked to explain some things from the recommended literature like in 2019, candidates were asked to explain the relationship between the street child and the title of the novel(AMMA DARKO: Faceless). So acquaint yourself with the recommended Literature recommended by WAEC for that year before the examination commences.

WAEC Literature In English Past Questions

  1. A praise poem is a?
    a.A Ballard
    b. A panegyric
    c. An allegory
    d. An epigram

2.A literary work in which the characters are animals is a?
a.lampoon
b.fable
c.parody
d.pantomime

3.A short single act drama is called?
a.Opera
b.allusion
c.farce
d.playlet

Through the trees I’ll hear a single
ringing sound, a cowbell jingle

4.The underlined is an example of ___________ rhyme
a.end
b.feminine
c.internal
d.masculine

Read the following lines and answer questions 5 to 7

Yet, let me flap this bug with guilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

5.The alliteration in stinks and stings effectively conveys
a.distate
b.admiration
c.indifference
d.approval

6.The poet’s intention is to
a.create humor
b.arouse sympathy
c.create fun
d. show contempt

7.The lines illustrate
a.blank verse
b.end rhyme
c.internal rhyme
d.free verse

8.A play on words for literacy effect is
a.a pradox
b.a pun
c.a satire
d.an elegy

9.The leading character in a literary work is the
a.metonymy
b.oxymoron
c.antagonist
d.protagonist

10.A long narrative poem that relates heroic exploits is an
a.epilogue
b.epitaph
c.epic
d.epigram

11.An essential feature of drama is?
a.soliloqy
b.conflict
c.irony
d.aside

12.A humorous poem with five lines, the first two rhyming with the last is?
a.an ode
b.setset
c.octave
d.a limerick

13. Death be not proud, though, some have called thee mighty and dreadful is an example of?
a.euphemism
b.metaphor
c.apostrophe
d.alliteration

14.An essential part of the plot is?
a.characterization
b.exposition
c.atmospher
d.a foreshadow

15.The climax in a literary work is the?
a.middle
b.beginning
c.central part of the dialogue
d.peak of the conflict

If you want to be successful in the examination, ensure that you read the instructions at the top of the examination paper before you start answering questions.

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