OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE 2006 POST UME TEST

The following three question are on Thomas Hard
Tess of the d’ Urbervilles
1. The Farm Flintcomb- is Ash is symbolic of a. Tess’s fa11en state b. Tess’s innocence c. Tess’s happiness c1. The suffering and ill- luck that is Tess’s late

2. Prince in the novel is a. The title of Tess’s ravisher b. Angel Clare’s other name c. The name of a horse d. The name of Tess’s brother

3. The period Tess spends at Talbothays is the period of her: a. The happiest period other life b. The period she suffers most horribly in the novel e. The period she falls into temptation d. The period when she becomes pregnant

The following three questions are on william Shakespeare’s Hamlet
4. The play hamlet may be described as a tragedy of: a. Belief in ghosts b. Marital infidelity c. Indecision and procrastination d. Inordinate love of father by son

5. Prince Hamlet refrains from Killing King Claudius while the latter is praying because. a. He does not want to murder a pious man
b. He is not yet fully convinced of his uncle’s guilt c. King Claudius might thereby gain eternal life d. Murder of a person praying is an unpardonable sin.

6. Which of these best describes setting in a novel a. The place where an event takes place b. The time when an event takes place c. The place and time of an event d. The background of an event

The next three questions are on Attahira, Ahmed Yerimas play
7. The play starts with a a. Flashback b. Prayer c. Muezzin d. Dialogue

8. Caliph Attahiru invites Mallam because a. Mallam has offended the caliph b. Mai Wurno needs to be talked to
c. Attahiru wants Mallam to explain the dream he had d. Mallam and Mai Wurno are friends

9. Caliph “You have spoken well. I agree with the Wazir’s suggestions. You shall both organize your men and build a new well in the market.
That is our judgment
what informed this statement ?
a. Waziri’s fight with the whiteman b. Waziri’s disagreement with Sarkin Zango c. The dispute between Caliph Attahin-and Prince Muhammed al Tahir d. The dispute between Sarkin Zango and Sarkin fatake.

10. A brief but u,itry expression is called: a. Song b. Epigram c. Enecdote d. Joke

11. Pastoral poetry refers to the poetic composition of 1. One of the following is not a type of drama: a.Clergynen b. Friare c. Scops d .Shepherds

12. A literary composition that employs rvit and humour to ridicule persons or institutions is a. Drama b. Satire c. Norella d. Clergy

13. In a tragedy. the moment when the protagonist suffers a reversal of fortune is known as a. Catharsis b.Expositiou c. Anagtrousis d. Peripeteia

14. A five line poem that treats a non sensical subject with humor is a a. Quartet b. limerick c. Panegyric d.Sestet

15. Which of the following statements is most true about poetry a. The meanings of words are more important than their sounds b. The sounds of words are more important than their meanings c. The sounds of words are often mole important than their meanings d. Sounds and meanings of words are of little consequence

16. The expression “coin of go1d” in Naett, coin of gold is a. Personification b. Epithet c. Metonymy d. Metaphor

17. What figure of speech is “shining coal”? a. Paradox b. Irony c. Oxymoron d. paronomasia

18. The rhythm of the poem “Serenade” is a. Blue b. Jolting c. Jerky d. Measured

19. Which of these best defines exposition in drama? a. The author’s own general introduction to the play
to conflict c. Introduction to the characters and the general problems with which the play deals d. The first performance of the play on stage
The next two question are on an extract from a poem by Thomas
Hardy, Read the lines carefully and answer the question that follow:
We stood by a pond that winter day,
And the sun was white, as though chidden of God
And a ferv leaves lay on the starving sod,
.. ..They had fallen from an ash, and were grey.
20. The tone or mood of the speaker in the poem is:a. Neutral b.Angry c. Happy d. Sad

21. “starving sod” here is: a. a metaphor b. a personification c. simile d. paradox

22. In Leopold Sedar Senghor’s “I will pronounce Your name” Naeth represents a. Africa b. Senegal c. The poet’s mother d. The poet’s lover

23. In Ofeimun’s “We Must Learn Again to fly” cumulus Symbolizes: a cloud b. old age c. sounded masses d. black hair

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