Literature in English 2017 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.

41. This question is based on General Literacy Principles

A literacy device wherein the author places a person, concept, idea or theme parallel to another is ________?

  • A. allusion
  • B. juxtaposition
  • C. symbolism
  • D. memoir

42. “I can stand well enough and I speak well enough”. The excerpt above exemplifies ___ ?

  • A. synedole
  • B. euphemism
  • C. repetition
  • D. irony

43. Tension between the protagonist and the antagonist is called______

  • A. Climax
  • B. Concrete
  • C. Conflict
  • D. Confident

44. This question is based on Amma Darko’s Facesless.

The street phenomenon in the novel is a universal theme because

  • A. It only occurs in Ghana
  • B. It could be found only in Africa
  • C. It is common to almost all nations of the world
  • D. the novel is read in all parts of the world

45. This question is based on William Shakespeare’s Othello.

According to the highest estimate, how many ships in the Turkish fleet were said to head for the Island of Cyprus?

  • A. 107
  • B. 230
  • C. 200
  • D. 140

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


Tennyon’s Crossing the Bar is ________?

  • A. a celebration of life
  • B. an appreciation of nature
  • C. a demystication of death
  • D. a celebration of the final passage

47. This question is based on Faceless by Amma Darko

What is the reason that caused Odarley’s mother to send him away from home?

  • A. she chose to go to the street
  • B. her mother remarried
  • C. she steals her mother things
  • D. she wants to poison her boyfriend

48. _______ In literature is the sequential arrangement of events in a creative work

  • A. Cast
  • B. Summary
  • C. Flaw
  • D. Plot

49. This question is based on Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s Harvest of Corruption

Who impregnated Aloho?

  • A. The Commissioner
  • B. Chief Haladu
  • C. Justice Odili
  • D. Inspector Inaku

50. This question is based on Bayo Adebowale’s Lonely Days

Yaremi’s main job is

  • A. selling cassava
  • B. harvesting cassava
  • C. dyeing taffeta cloths
  • D. sewing taffeta cloths

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