Literature In English 2019 Past Questions | JAMB

Study the following Literature in English past questions and answers for JAMBWAEC  NECO and Post-JAMB. Get prepared with official past questions and answers for upcoming examinations.

  1. When a writer deviates from the chronological arrangement of events in a literary piece, he uses …

    • A. Anadiplosis
    • B. Anachrony
    • C. Chrestomathy
    • D. Anagnorisis

2.  The literary term for conflict in literature is_________

  • A. Agon
  • B. Hubris
  • C. Hamartia
  • D. Anaphora

3.  _______ is used to describe the situation where a character recognize his mistake

  • A. Tragic flaw
  • B. Hubris
  • C. Denouement
  • D. Anagnorisis

4.  “Nightfall! Nightfall!! You are my mortal enemy”. The dominant figure of speech above is a/an________

  • A. Ode
  • B. Apostrophe
  • C. Allusion
  • D. Metaphor

5.  ________is used to describe the ‘god of inspiration’ in literature

  • A. Muse
  • B. Premiere
  • C. Mood
  • D. Deux Ex Machina

6.  ____ is used to describe the predetermination of a future event in a literary piece

  • A. Analepsis
  • B. Prolepsis
  • C. Interlude
  • D. Fatalism

7.  The theme that runs through Hallowell’s Dining Table is that of________

  • A. Conflict
  • B. Brutality
  • C. Poverty
  • D. Loneliness

8.  Which one of the following does not relate to the tone in Diop’s Vanity?

  • A. Sarcasm
  • B. Condemnation
  • C. Rejuvenation
  • D. Concern

9.  Use the extract below to answer questions


Line 1: My heart leaps up when I behold
Line 2: A rainbow in the sky
Line 3: so was it when my life began
Line 4: so is it now
Line 5: so is it when I have grown
Line 6: the child is the father of the man.

The mood of the writer is that of _____?

  • A. Elation
  • B. Sarcasm
  • C. Sorrow
  • D. Anxiety

10.  Use the extract below to answer questions


Line 1: My heart leaps up when I behold
Line 2: A rainbow in the sky
Line 3: so was it when my life began
Line 4: so is it now
Line 5: so is it when I have grown
Line 6: the child is the father of the man.

The rhyme scheme of the poem is_________

  • A. acbcca
  • B. abccdc
  • C. abcacc
  • D. abacbc

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