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SSCE/NECO/GCE (LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS)

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Read the stanza and answer this question

For days I wept and felt depressed
The one and all I loved had left
But then on me our Bill impressed
'Your love is where she looks bereft'

The rhyme scheme is

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Catharsis is normally associated with____________

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A short play is also called a

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

........this tale justifies_________

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A dramatic performance with ONLY bodily movements and no speech is a _____________

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Through the trees, I'll hear a single

Ringing sound, a cowbell jingle 

The underlined is an example of____________ryhme

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Who lied in the chapel
Now lies in the Abbey

 

The dominant device used is___________

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Oral literature is part of

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An essential features of drama is___________

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''The sun smiled gently on the scene'' illustrates"

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Hamartia, in a literary work refers to a hero's_________

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The leading character in a literary work is the________

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Through ........ the ills of society are criticised with the objective of having them corrected

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An...... is an indirect and usually unfavourable remark

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The extract is about____________

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A short single act drama is called____________

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Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The lines illustrates________

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Poetry is written in

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Weeping Pilliow illustrates________

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Conflict in a literary work begins to unfold with

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

Othello then_________

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Oh spite! Oh Hell!! I see you are all bent

To set aganist me for your merriment.

 

The lines illustrate__________

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Speaker:    I durst, my Lord, to wager she is honest
Lay down my soul at stake. If you think other,
Remove your thought. It doth abuse your bosom
If any wretch have put this your head,
Let heaven requite it with the serpents curse
For if she be not honest, chaste and true
There's no man happy. The purest of their wives
Is foul as slander

   (Acts IV, Scene Two, Lines 12-19)

The speaker is__________

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An essential part of the plot is____________

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A narrative poem that relates heroic exploits is an___________

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

Othello is speaking to_____________

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The character assumed by the author in his writing is

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Speaker:    I durst, my Lord, to wager she is honest
Lay down my soul at stake. If you think other,
Remove your thought. It doth abuse your bosom
If any wretch have put this your head,
Let heaven requite it with the serpents curse
For if she be not honest, chaste and true
There's no man happy. The purest of their wives
Is foul as slander

   (Acts IV, Scene Two, Lines 12-19) 

 

The speaker is addressing__________

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A short play perfomed during the pause between the acts of a longer play is____________

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The cast appears at the end of a play for the ___________

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The ....... produces comic relief in drama

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

A man he is honesty and trust refers to_________

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The eight-line part of a Petrarchan sonnet is the________________

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He is my most beloved enemy ilustrates__________

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

The underlined expression refers to the____________

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...... refers to the structure of a work of art.

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Death be not proud, though some have called thee might and dreadful is an example of___________

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The Main Character in a Play or Novel is the ____________

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

The speech illustrates the use of________

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Poetry is written in

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

 

The major consequence of the brawl is that___________

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Read the stanza and answer this question

For days I wept and felt depressed
The one and all I loved had left
But then on me our Bill impressed
'Your love is where she looks bereft'

The lines constitute

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''That it will rain is not unlike'' illustrates the use of"

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Diction is a writer's choice of___________

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Read the following lines to answer this question

The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped
At the poor battered and weeping yacht.

The dominant device used in the lines is

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Beware her faintly failing health, and gentle gallands around her speed  Illustrates_________

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The metrical beat in the The Splendor falls on castle walls is___________

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The major part of the Petrarch sonnet is the

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"Its a matter of sad joy" Iillustrates__________

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The climax in a literary work is the_____________

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A play on words for literary effect is_________

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

In "Who began this" This refers to the ______________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

According to the speaker__________

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Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The alliteration in stinks and stings effectively conveys__________

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A Poem that celebrates an object, person or event is

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Dramatis personae is the same as ____________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The speaker is_____________

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A play that moves the audience to pity and fear is a ____________

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The predominant figure of speech in the extract is____________

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

Othello is leaving to__________

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Read the following lines to answer this question

The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped
At the poor battered and weeping yacht.

 

The picture presented is one of

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The effect of the extract is conveyed through the use of___________

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Read the stanza and answer this question

For days I wept and felt depressed
The one and all I loved had left
But then on me our Bill impressed
'Your love is where she looks bereft'

The lines are iambic

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Read the extract and answer the question
Work on,
My medicine work! Thus credulous fools are caught,
And many worthy and chaste dames even thus,
All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! My lord!
My lord, I say!
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 45 - 49)

The speaker is

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A poem which celebrates simple country life is___________

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Over the cobbles it clattered and crashed is an example of__________

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Before a play is performed, it is ___________

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A humorous poem with five lines, the first two ryhming with the last is______________

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Ten thousand saw i at glance....... Illustrates_________

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

 

Othello is brought to the scene because___________

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A Sonnet has a final couplet when it has___________

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Read the extract and answer the question
Work on,
My medicine work! Thus credulous fools are caught,
And many worthy and chaste dames even thus,
All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! My lord!
My lord, I say!
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 45 - 49)

Just before this speech,

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Yet, let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings

 

The poets intention is to___________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The tale being referred to is___________

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A praise poem is ____________

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'Many hands make light work' illustrates the use of'

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The underlined expression means___________

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A literary work in which the characters are animals is a ____________

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Read the extract and answer the question
Work on,
My medicine work! Thus credulous fools are caught,
And many worthy and chaste dames even thus,
All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! My lord!
My lord, I say!
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 45 - 49)

The speaker is addressing

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

 

To Othello, Iago is________________

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