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.

41. Bayo Adebowale portrayed Yaremi as resilient, self reliant and strong willed particularly to__________

  • A. rebuke African superstitious beliefs
  • B. represent the image of African traditionalism
  • C. condemn male chauvinism
  • D. demonstrate the plight of widowhood

42.  ‘They are as fearsome as they are fearless’ is an example of______

  • A. antithesis
  • B. pun
  • C. oxymoron
  • D. simile
 

43. In Herbert’s “The Pulley”, God’s supremacy is exemplified through______

  • A. His withholding of the gift of rest
  • B. the insatiable nature of man’s needs
  • C. His unending love for mankind
  • D. His blessings of man with many gifts

44. ‘The fair breeze blew

The white foam flew
The furrow followed free
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.’


The dominant figure of speech in the above passage is

  • A. alliteration
  • B. repetition
  • C. paradox
  • D. rhyme scheme

45. Awonoor’s ‘The Anvil and the Hammer’ is best described as a/an___________

  • A. free verse
  • B. blank verse
  • C. ode
  • D. apologue

46. 

Read the poem and answer questions

At dawn must I rise to till the rock
That our land has turned into
The land where on we’d gleefully harvested paddy
Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
For the life of fellow man by his fellow
Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
Brother’s wife has been wife to other brother’s brother
Communal loot has emptied our country silos
The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
Soldered tears has the moon shed
The earth was scorched at noon-day night
And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

The theme of the poem is__________

  • A. drought and heat
  • B. abomination and retribution
  • C. sickness and death
  • D. famine and disease

47.  Read the poem and answer questions


At dawn must I rise to till the rock
That our land has turned into
The land where on we’d gleefully harvested paddy
Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
For the life of fellow man by his fellow
Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
Brother’s wife has been wife to other brother’s brother
Communal loot has emptied our country silos
The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
Soldered tears has the moon shed
The earth was scorched at noon-day night
And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

The mood of the poet is one of________

  • A. loneliness
  • B. hopelessness
  • C. happiness
  • D. recklessness

48.  Read the poem and answer questions


At dawn must I rise to till the rock
That our land has turned into
The land where on we’d gleefully harvested paddy
Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
For the life of fellow man by his fellow
Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
Brother’s wife has been wife to other brother’s brother
Communal loot has emptied our country silos
The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
Soldered tears has the moon shed
The earth was scorched at noon-day night
And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

‘The earth has stopped breathing and sighed’ illustrates__________

  • A. bathos
  • B. paradox
  • C. climax
  • D. personification
 

49. Read the poem and answer questions


At dawn must I rise to till the rock
That our land has turned into
The land where on we’d gleefully harvested paddy
Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
For the life of fellow man by his fellow
Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
Brother’s wife has been wife to other brother’s brother
Communal loot has emptied our country silos
The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
Soldered tears has the moon shed
The earth was scorched at noon-day night
And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

The run-on lines convey the speaker’s_______

  • A. lamentation
  • B. disappointment
  • C. defiance
  • D. indignation
 

50.  Read the poem and answer questions


At dawn must I rise to till the rock
That our land has turned into
The land where on we’d gleefully harvested paddy
Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
For the life of fellow man by his fellow
Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
Brother’s wife has been wife to other brother’s brother
Communal loot has emptied our country silos
The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
Soldered tears has the moon shed
The earth was scorched at noon-day night
And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

There is a predominance of words associated with________

  • A. governance
  • B. nature
  • C. nurture
  • D. celebration

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