Welcome to your WAEC Literature Past Questions

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

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