WAEC Literature Exam Questions

Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

1. 
The main idea in a literary work is
2. 
A piece of writing at the end of a book is called
3. 
The major genres of literature are
4. 
The performers in a play constitute the
5. 
The antagonist is
6. 
A literary work in which the characters are animals is a
7. 
Bringing back a scene that had occurred in the past is called
8. 
“The sun smiles gently on the scene” illustrates A. paradox B. euphemism C. hyperbole D. personification
9. 
“Like a baby, the old man cried” is an example of
10. 
"Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful" is an example of
11. 
A praise poem is
12. 
A speech in a play in which a character speaks his or her thoughts alone is
13. 
As chapter is to narrative, so________ is to drama.
14. 
Stanza refers to _____ in a poem
15. 
Poetry is written in ___
16. 
In ‘I am so famished, I can devour a whole cow’ is an example of
17. 
An authors story about himself is called
18. 
A poem that celebrates an object, person or event is
19. 
In a literary work, a clown normally
20. 
Narrative is a predominant feature of
21. 
A quatrain is
22. 
“This terrible blessing” is an example of
23. 
Pick the ode item.
24. 
A short witty saying is known as
25. 
In a literary work, a clown normally
26. 
The writers unique way of presenting a literary work is
27. 
The personalities created or presented in a literary work are
28. 
In a play, unfolding events reach their peak in the
29. 
The counsel for the accused addresses the bench. The underlined is an example of
30. 
A literary work that teaches moral is said to be
31. 
A long an serious narrative about heroic characters is
32. 
When humour is used to ease tension, it is called
33. 
A poem about simple rural life is known as
34. 
“Many hands make light work” illustrates
35. 
Diction is the writer’s choice of
36. 
A writing on a tomb is called
37. 
The writer’s feelings and attitudes are suggested by
38. 
Soliloquy is a _____ technique
39. 
“Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is and example of
40. 
“The king has joined his ancestors” is an example of
41. 
A praise poem can be called
42. 
A play on words for literary effect is
43. 
44. 
A hyperbole is also referred to as
45. 
A book that contains a collection of poems is called

Welcome to your literature waec questions

1. 
A poem about simple rural life is known as
2. 
A poem that celebrates an object, person or event is
3. 
The personalities created or presented in a literary work are
4. 
“Many hands make light work” illustrates
5. 
“Peter’s pretty partner paid the bills” is and example of
6. 
A speech in a play in which a character speaks his or her thoughts alone is
7. 
Stanza refers to _____ in a poem
8. 
Soliloquy is a _____ technique
9. 
“Like a baby, the old man cried” is an example of
10. 
11. 
Pick the ode item.
12. 
“This terrible blessing” is an example of
13. 
A hyperbole is also referred to as
14. 
“The sun smiles gently on the scene” illustrates A. paradox B. euphemism C. hyperbole D. personification
15. 
In a play, unfolding events reach their peak in the
16. 
The performers in a play constitute the
17. 
The major genres of literature are
18. 
The writer’s feelings and attitudes are suggested by
19. 
The main idea in a literary work is
20. 
Poetry is written in ___
21. 
The writers unique way of presenting a literary work is
22. 
In a literary work, a clown normally
23. 
An authors story about himself is called
24. 
Narrative is a predominant feature of
25. 
Diction is the writer’s choice of
26. 
“The king has joined his ancestors” is an example of
27. 
A long an serious narrative about heroic characters is
28. 
In ‘I am so famished, I can devour a whole cow’ is an example of

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