Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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