Literature in English 2018 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.

31. Use the following excerpt to answer the question.


And awake me. from my sweet dreams be lost,
Sucking blood from my poor head…
Mbure: “To Bed-Bug

The lines are an example of a________?

  • A. limerick
  • B. lampoon
  • C. light verse
  • D. light opera

32. Use the following excerpt to answer the question.

“I wonder how long, you awful parasites,
Shall share with me this little bed.
And awake me. from my sweet dreams be lost,
Sucking blood from my poor head…
Mbure: “To Bed-Bug

The poet persona expresses dismay about________

  • A. bet
  • B. cockroaches
  • C. grasshoppers
  • D. light opera

33. Use the following excerpt to answer the question.

“I wonder how long, you awful parasites,
Shall share with me this little bed.
And awake me. from my sweet dreams be lost,
Sucking blood from my poor head…
Mbure: “To Bed-Bug

The most dominant figure of speech in the excerpt is________

  • A. metaphor
  • B. simile
  • C. personification
  • D. hyperbole

34. Your head is like a drum that is beaten for spirits

Yours ears are like the fans used for blowing fire.

The lines above are a good example of_________

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

35. How can I look at Oyo and say I hate long shiny cars? How can I come to the children and despise international schools? And Koomson comes; and the family sees Jesus Christ in him…

The feeling conveyed by the speaker above is one of_________

  • A. anger
  • B. alienation
  • C. hope
  • D. despair

36. “Hide me now, when night children haunt the earth” Wole Soyinka: “Night”. 

Night children in the stanza above reacts the consciousness of__________

  • A. birds
  • B. armed robbers
  • C. animals
  • D. spirit beings

37. Serrated Shadows, through dark leaves,

Till, bathed in warm suffusion of your dapped cells
sensation pained me, faceless, silent as night thieves
Wole Soyinka: “Night” 


The dominant mood in the lines above is one at____________

  • A. apprehension
  • B. defiance
  • C. joy
  • D. indifference

38. “The drum overwhelmed the guns…” J.P Stark: “Casualties”

The poet in the excerpt above uses

  • A. litotes
  • B. symbolism
  • C. onomatopoeia
  • D. aliteration

39. “… They do not see the funeral plies, At home eating up the forests…” J.P Clark: “Casualties”

The imagery created in the above excerpt is achieved through______

  • A. Metaphor
  • B. Personification
  • C. Synecdoche
  • D. Metonymy

40. “I cannot rest from travel: I will drink, life to the lees, all times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly”. A.L. Tennyson: “Ulysses”

  The lines above inform the reader that the poet

  • A. Is determined to suffer
  • B. Has his poetic imagination kindled
  • C. Will cure his sour mood
  • D. Will not drink much

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