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1.
This question is based on Richard Wright's Native Son

The story is narrated using the
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A.
Omniscient
B.
limited omniscient
C.
objective
D.
first person
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The novelist makes use of the omniscient or third person narrative technique.


2.
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.

The mood of Peter's The Panic of Growing Older can be described as
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sober
B.
boastful
C.
defiant
D.
languid
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Peter was so sober as depicted in the poem, being that we step into a sober life of domesticity, followed by a period of self-evaluation of the years spent well or not.


3.
Thus question is based on Frank Ogodo Ogbeche's Harvest of Corruption

"Trust me. My duty is to convince her to play ball with him and then the usual commission keeps rolling in, shee you get?..."

The speaker in the excerpt above is
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Aloho
B.
Ogeyi
C.
Odili
D.
Ochuole
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The statement was made by Ochuole in Page 13, as she tried to inform Madam Hoha in Page 13 on how she would "convince her (Aloho) to pay the ball with him (Chief) and then the usual commission keeps rolling in"(Pg.13)


4.
"The bees are buzzing and humming with great zest.
the doves are cooing, and the children chatter as they clatter downstairs to come and dabble in the cool system.

Use the extract above to answer the question below

The predicament sound device in the extract is
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A.
assonance
B.
consonance
C.
onomatopoeia
D.
alliteration
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
It is the deployment of words in a way that such words suggest or echo their meaning or sense of use.


5.
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.


Piano and Drums according to Okara's Piano and Drums are musical instruments of __________
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contradictory tunes
B.
complementary tunes
C.
different cultural milieus
D.
different rhythmic appeals
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The main idea in the poem is to develop two contrasting musical instruments. These are the jungle drums, associated with Africa, and the piano, which is identified with Europe. They are used symbolically to represent the different cultures of people from these geographical entities.


6.
Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options.

The stressed syllables are written in capital letters departmental
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A.
DEpartmental
B.
dePARTmental
C.
departMENtal
D.
departmenTAL

7.
A poem that describes the simple life of rural people is called ___
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elergy
B.
ode
C.
lyrics
D.
pastoral
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
It describes the life of rural people, especially the shepherds


8.
Choose the option that has the same consonant sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

Vice
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A.
cat
B.
dress
C.
show
D.
chalk

9.

This question is based on William Shakespheare's Othello

 ...Fathers, from hence trust not daughters' minds. By what you see them act. Is there not charms. By which the property of youth and maidhood May be abused?.

In the excerpt it is implied that daughters are

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lascivious

B.

petty

C.

pretentious

D.

thieves


10.
How many stanza and lines does William Moris' poem "the proud king" has?
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119 stanzas and 849 lines
B.
109 stanzas and 849 lines
C.
119 stanzas and 850 lines
D.
109 stanzas and 850 lines

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