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The first four lines of the Shakespearean sonnet rhyme

A. abcd.    B. abba.    C. abab.    D. cdcd.

The flat character in a literary work ______

A. is the same as the round character
B. cannot be found in an allegory
C. is capable of growing
D. always embodies a quality

The performers in a play constitute the

A. chorus.    B. characters.    C. audience.    D. cast

Read the stanza and answer question below:

Pan, O great Pan, to thee
Thus do we sing!
Thou who keep’st chaste and free
As the young spring:
Ever be thy honour spake
From that place the morn is broke
To the place day doth unyoke.

The rhyme scheme of the stanza is

A. abcabcc.    B. ababcdd.    C. babacec.    D. bcbccaa

Read the passage and answer the question.

A modest two-room hut built of mud and roofed with straw graciously sheltered the Mensahs. One of the rooms advertised itself as a living room. The kind earthenware pot willingly kept company with four ever- smiling stools. The pot eternally contained cool water for guests. The second room was a warm-hearted bedroom without a bed. The poor pair had to sleep on bare straw mats on the polished dirt floor. Some overwashed rags deputised for blankets and sheets and pillows. Two strong dry logs, facing each other like bitter rivals burned themselves out at night, not merely to keep the couple warm but mainly to ward off hungry mosquitoes and other hostile pests.
There was no door to ward off the cold night alit Some rude devices, however, were contrived to keep the room quite safe from prying eyes and curious domestic animals. Would any thief be ever tempted to peep into such a rude room of such a poor pair?

The writer’s attitude to the couple is one of

A. resignation.    B. indifference.    C. patronage.    D. praise

He is a faithful liar. The line above is an example of _____

A. euphemism.   B. antithesis.     C. epigram.    D. oxymoron.

A ballad is essentially a _____________ poem.

A. descriptive    B. dramatic    C. pastoral    D. narrative

The literary device which anticipates that an event will take place is best described as _____

A. foreshadowing    B. rising action    C. flashback     D. parody

The speech made at the end of a dramatic performance is generally called ______

A. a prologue.   B. an epilogue.    C. a dirge.   D. a monologue.

Read the stanza and answer question below:

Pan, O great Pan, to thee
Thus do we sing!
Thou who keep’st chaste and free
As the young spring:
Ever be thy honour spake
From that place the morn is broke
To the place day doth unyoke.

Pan is used here as

A. an allusion.    B. symbol.    C. irony.    D. metonymy

Which of the following is central to narrative friction?

A. Verisimilitude.    B. Dialogue.    C. Objectivity.    D. Subjectivity.

______________ is the location of the action of the plot.

A. Setting    B. Narrative technique    C. Point of view    D. Characterization

‘Lift not the painted veil which those who live
call life: through unreal shapes be pictured
there, And it but mimic all we would believe
With colours idly spread,-behind, lurk fear.' -

P.B sheliey: Sonnet

The stanza above is an example of a ______

A. couplet.    B. seslet.    C. quatrain.    D. sonnet.

Dramatis personae in a play refers to ______

A. list of characters.
B. order of appearance.
C. cast list.
D. protagonist and antagonist.

‘Let me not love thee if I love thee not’ illustrates

A. metaphor.    B. proverb.    C. paradox.    D. meiosis

You. Your head is like a drum that is beaten
for spirits.
You. Your ears are like the fans used for
blowing fire.

The lines above are good example of ______

A. satire.    B. lampoon.    C. caricature.   D. ridicule.

He put himself in uniform, made one for his
five-year-old son, and marched with the
infant from dawn till noon every market day,
on the main road singing 'Kayiwawa beturi..

The persona in the excerpt above is portrayed as ______

A. a soldier.    B. abnormal.    C. energetic.    D. a policeman.

Tone and mood of a poem refer to ______

A. locale.    B. atmosphere    C. setting.    D. space.

Read the poem and answer the question.

Proud mothers of the coming age,
‘Tis good to find you now engage
Your minds and time your lives to raise
Above the level of bygone days.

‘Tis good to see you play your part
Wfth spirit and undaunted heart,
It gives young Afric’s throbbing soul
A glimpse of a bright and glorious goal.

God bless you, mothers of our race,
God cause to shine on you His face;
And give you strength and all you crave
To bring forth sons and daughters brave

“To bring forth sons and daughters brave” illustrates

A. paradox.    B. zeugma.    C. inversion.    D. epigram

_________________ is a literary device used to express something unpleasant in a more acceptable manner.

A. Epilogue    B. Epigram    C. Euphemism    D. Eulogy

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