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Question 21

This question is based on Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood.

In the society of Nwokocha Agbadi, a man's social rating is determined by his

Options

A) oratorical power

B) physical prowess

C) gentle mien

D) altruistic actions

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Question 22

This question is based on Buchi Emecheta's The Joys of Motherhood''look at me jubilant for being given another opportunity to live longer, and see this foolish woman eager to end her own life when her maker is not yet ready for her...''

The opportunity referred to in the extract above is

Options

A) the misunderstanding between Nnaife and his wife

B) narrowly escaping being knocked down

C) the driver's encounter with Nnu Ego

D) ominous visit of Agunwa

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Question 23

This question is based on selected poem from Ker, D. et al (eds.):New Poetry from Africa; Soyinka, W. (ed.):Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T. (eds):A selection of African poetry; Umukoro, M. et al (eds.): Exam Focus Literature in English; Eruvbetine, A.E. et al (eds.); Longman Examination Guides; Nwoga, D.I.(ed.); West Africa Verse and Adeoti G.: Naked Soles.

Thorn in Adeotiu's Naked Soles symbolizes

Options

A) victory

B) bleakness

C) destruction

D) suffering

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Question 24

This question is based on selected poem from Ker, D. et al (eds.):New Poetry from Africa; Soyinka, W. (ed.):Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T. (eds):A selection of African poetry; Umukoro, M. et al (eds.): Exam Focus Literature in English; Eruvbetine, A.E. et al (eds.); Longman Examination Guides; Nwoga, D.I.(ed.); West Africa Verse and Adeoti G.: Naked Soles 'Pregnant clouds ride Safely on its back'.

Pregnant clouds in Rubadiri's An African Thunderstorm implies

Options

A) uncertainty

B) calmness

C) disbelief

D) fertility

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Question 25

The phrase the sunset in Kunene's A Heritage of Liberation refers to

Options

A) old age

B) patience

C) caution

D) critical need

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Question 26

This question is based on selected poem from Ker, D. et al (eds.):New Poetry from Africa; Soyinka, W. (ed.):Poems of Black Africa; Senanu, K.E. and Vincent, T. (eds):A selection of African poetry; Umukoro, M. et al (eds.): Exam Focus Literature in English; Eruvbetine, A.E. et al (eds.); Longman Examination Guides; Nwoga, D.I.(ed.); West Africa Verse and Adeoti G.: Naked Soles'The silence of the battlefield heralds the widow's anguish.'

The widow in the lines above in Launko's End of the War is in anguish because of the

Options

A) confirmation of her husband's death

B) uncertainty over husband returning alive

C) delay in the husband's return from the battlefield

D) death of all the soldiers in the battlefield

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Question 27

Literary works are classified into

Options

A) genres

B) eras

C) episodes

D) cantose

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Question 28

This questions are based on J.C De Graft's Sons and Daughters
'I simply don't understand what's the matter with everybody today. Everybody let me down, and...

The speaker above is referring to

Options

A) Hannah and George

B) Aaron and Maanan

C) Lawyer B and Mrs B

D) Fosuwa and Maidservant

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Question 29

Read the extract and answer the question.

If thou hast any sound, or use of voice,
Speak to me;
That may be any good thing to be grace to me,
Speak to me;
If thou art privy to thy country's fate,
Which, happily, foreknowing may avoid, O, speak!
Or if thou has uphoarded in thy life
Extorted treasure in the womb of earth,
For which, they say, you spirits oft walk in death
Speak of it: (Act 1 scene one, lines 129-139)

The character being addressed is:

Options

A) the ghost

B) the queen

C) Bernado

D) Reynaldo

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Question 30

The protagonist is the

Options

A) author

B) villian

C) hero

D) speaker

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