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Use the lines to answer the question below:

‘Our leaders will not compromise freedom
Nor will our heads give up liberty.’

The lines illustrate

A. soliloquy.    B. parallelism.    C. dialogue.    D. contrast.


And when you trudge on one horny Pads
Gullied like the solos of modern shoes Pads
that even jiggers cannot conquer.

Horny pads in the lines above is a reference to a ______

A. sole of a pauper.    B. sole of a soldier.    C. policeman.    D. madman.


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 setting is

A. dawn.   B. sunset.    C. midday.    D. night


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


A character that develops in the course of a novel or play is described as

A. flat    B. antagonist.    C. round.    D. protagonist


Dramatis personae in a play refers to ______

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


Purgation of emotion, pity and fear is ____

A. catharsis.    B. catastrophe.    C. epilogue.    D. exposition.


The most important concepts in poetry are _____

A. story and action    B. plot and rhythm    C. rhythm and imagery    D. plot and character


The use of imagery in prose or verse

A. appeals to the senses.    B. develops the plot.    C. creates confusion.    D. obscures meaning


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


Tone and mood of a poem refer to ______

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


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 expression ‘such a rude room of such a poor pair’ illustrates

A. onomatopoeia.    B. pun.    C. rhyme.    D. alliteration


A dirge is a poem sung

A. to send a child to sleep.    B. to make workers happy.    C. at a birthday party.    D. at a funeral.


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

The literary device used in line 7 is

A. conceit.    B. personification.    C. hyperbole.    D. pathos


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 stanza is an example of

A. appellation.    B. apostrophe.    C. euphemism.    D. elegy.


A ballad is essentially a _____________ poem.

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


Which of the following is central to narrative friction?

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


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.


In drama, the __________ creates humour.

A. hero    B. clown    C. villain    D. chorus


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