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Literature in English is the study of literature written in the English language. Literature, in its broadest sense, is any single body of written works. Literature in English is popular among arts secondary school students.

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Question 1

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You cram these words into mine ears against
The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,
My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
(Act II, Scene One, lines 99 - 102)

The speaker is

Options

A) Gonzalo

B) Antonio

C) Sebastian

D) Alonso

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 2

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You cram these words into mine ears against
The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,
My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
(Act II, Scene One, lines 99 - 102)

"These words" refer to

Options

A) the shipwreck

B) the son's disappearance

C) the daughter's wedding

D) Prospero's magic

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 3

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You cram these words into mine ears against
The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,
My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
(Act II, Scene One, lines 99 - 102)

Where did the wedding take place?

Options

A) Algiers

B) Milan

C) Tunis

D) Naples

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)


Question 4

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You cram these words into mine ears against
The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,
My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
(Act II, Scene One, lines 99 - 102)

The setting is

Options

A) outside Prospero's cell

B) on a ship

C) in front of Prospero's cell

D) another part of the island

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 5

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You cram these words into mine ears against
The stomach of my sense. Would I had never
Married my daughter there! For, coming thence,
My son is lost, and, in my rate, she too,
(Act II, Scene One, lines 99 - 102)

".......in my rate" means

Options

A) I'm very certain

B) so far as I can see

C) there's no doubt

D) as it appears

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 6

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Ariel: All hail, great master! Grave sir, hali ! I come
To answer the best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.
(Act I Scene Two, lines 189 - 193)

Ariel has 'come' because

Options

A) he has been invited by Prospero

B) he wants to make a request

C) he desires a meeting

D) flying is no problem to him

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 7

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Ariel: All hail, great master! Grave sir, hali ! I come
To answer the best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.
(Act I Scene Two, lines 189 - 193)

Prospero has actually

Options

A) raised a storm at sea

B) punished Miranda

C) dismissed Ferdinand

D) commanded Ariel to disappear

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 8

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Ariel: All hail, great master! Grave sir, hali ! I come
To answer the best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.
(Act I Scene Two, lines 189 - 193)

Before Ariel's entry

Options

A) Ferdinand has brought in some wood

B) Prospero had put Miranda to sleep

C) Caliban had been sweaing at prospero

D) Trinculo had discovered Caliban's cloak

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 9

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Ariel: All hail, great master! Grave sir, hali ! I come
To answer the best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.
(Act I Scene Two, lines 189 - 193)

'Ariel and all his quality' means Ariel and

Options

A) all at his command

B) the quality of a spirit

C) his band of spirit

D) an ability to cause mischief

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

Question 10

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Ariel: All hail, great master! Grave sir, hali ! I come
To answer the best pleasure; be't to fly,
To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride
On the curled clouds, to thy strong bidding task
Ariel and all his quality.
(Act I Scene Two, lines 189 - 193)

Soon after, Ariel

Options

A) flies off to do his duty

B) recounts the confusion on board the ship

C) kneels down to worship Prospero

D) calls Ceres and another spirit

Exam Body: West African Examinations Council (WAEC)