2019 JAMB Literature Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

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Attempt to answer this JAMB Literature 2019 Past Questions & Answers Online Practice if you're planning on writing the 2022 UTME.

2019 JAMB Literature Past Questions & Answers Online Practice

Attempt to answer this JAMB Literature 2019 Past Questions & Answers Online Practice if you’re planning on writing the 2022 UTME.

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  1. 1 When a writer deviates from the chronological arrangement of events in a literary piece, he uses _______________

    1. Anadiplosis
    2. Anachrony
    3. Chrestomathy
    4. Anagnorisis
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  2. 2 The literary term for conflict in literature is_________

    1. Agon
    2. Hubris
    3. Hamartia
    4. Anaphora
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  3. 3 _______ is used to describe the situation where a character recognize his mistake

    1. Tragic flaw
    2. Hubris
    3. Denouement
    4. Anagnorisis
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  4. 4 "Nightfall! Nightfall!! You are my mortal enemy". The dominant figure of speech above is a/an________

    1. Ode
    2. Apostrophe
    3. Allusion
    4. Metaphor
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  5. 5 ________is used to describe the 'god of inspiration' in literature

    1. Muse
    2. Premiere
    3. Mood
    4. Deux Ex Machina
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  6. 6 ________ is used to describe the predetermination of a future event in a literary piece

    1. Analepsis
    2. Prolepsis
    3. Interlude
    4. Fatalism
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  7. 7 The theme that runs through Hallowell's Dining Table is that of________

    1. Conflict
    2. Brutality
    3. Poverty
    4. Loneliness
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  8. 8 Which one of the following does not relate to the tone in Diop's Vanity?

    1. Sarcasm
    2. Condemnation
    3. Rejuvenation
    4. Concern
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  9. 9 Use the extract below to answer questions 9 - 13

    Line 1: My heart leaps up when I behold
    Line 2: A rainbow in the sky
    Line 3: so was it when my life began
    Line 4: so is it now
    Line 5: so is it when I have grown
    Line 6: the child is the father of the man.

     

    The mood of the writer is that of _____?

    1. Elation
    2. Sarcasm
    3. Sorrow
    4. Anxiety
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  10. 10 The rhyme scheme of the poem is_________

    1. acbcca
    2. abccdc
    3. abcacc
    4. abacbc
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  11. 11 The object of the extract is ___________?

    1. childishness
    2. the unchanging cycle of nature
    3. the adverse effect of old age
    4. human being
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  12. 12 The literary device used in line 1 is ________

    1. Simile
    2. Alliteration
    3. Litotes
    4. Personification
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  13. 13 The literary device used in line 6 is an example of______

    1. Synecdoche
    2. Irony
    3. Paradox
    4. Hyperbole
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  14. 14 The atmosphere of a poem has to do with_________

    1. Time and Place
    2. Rhythm and Rhyme
    3. Tone and Mood
    4. Versification and Lineation
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  15. 15 An overused expression is a/an _________

    1. Cliche
    2. Cacophony
    3. Epigram
    4. Archetype
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  16. 16 What basically distinguishes literature from other disciplines is its________

    1. use of creative imagination
    2. exposition of human experiences
    3. communication of ideas
    4. portrayal of places
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  17. 17 In drama, comic reliefs often occur in_______

    1. comedies
    2. tragedies
    3. historical plays
    4. romantic plays
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  18. 18 'A trouble shared is a trouble halved' illustrates the use of______

    1. Paradox
    2. Cliche
    3. Pun
    4. Metaphor
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  19. 19 The art of using persuasive words in literary works is known as_______

    1. Rhetoric
    2. Dilemma
    3. Parody
    4. Paronomasia
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  20. 20 A poem is said to be good if it________

    1. has elevated style
    2. has rhyme and reason
    3. is difficult to understand
    4. has a regular rhythm
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  21. 21 A struggle between opposing forces in a story/play is________

    1. Denouement
    2. Conflict
    3. Comedy
    4. Tragedy
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  22. 22 The second stanza of Awonoor's Anvil and the Hammer ________

    1. deals with the conflict between African traditions and westernisation
    2. deals with the disregard for African tradition
    3. offers solution to the conflict between African traditions and westernisation
    4. advocates for a radical change in the perception of Africans about their culture
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  23. 23 The dominant mood in Tennyson's Crossing the Bar is that of___________

    1. Acceptance
    2. Anxiety
    3. Uncertainty
    4. Readiness
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  24. 24 Lago's hatred for Othello is deep rooted because__________

    1. he accused Othello of stealing
    2. he loves Desdemona who is married to Othello
    3. Othello is a better warrior that he is
    4. Othello didn't make him the Lieutenant
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  25. 25 The narrative technique adopted in Bayo Adebowale's Lonely Days is that of_________

    1. a second person narrator
    2. a first person narrator
    3. an omniscient narrator
    4. none
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  26. 26 The specie of conflict exemplified in the Native Son is that of_______

    1. man against society
    2. man against nature
    3. man against culture
    4. man against man
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  27. 27 Amma Darko's Faceless may be best described as a___________

    1. Travelogue
    2. Satire
    3. Lampoon
    4. Tragedy
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  28. 28 "You can call me a rebel, but I need a job. That's what matters to me." The repercussion of this statement by Aloho is a pointer to the theme ____

    1. of corrpution
    2. that patience is a virtue
    3. Of Retributive Justice
    4. of unemployment
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  29. 29 A short poem that expresses an idea in a clever way is called _____

    1. An Epigram
    2. A Limerick
    3. An Ode
    4. A Lyric
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  30. 30 Adeoti's Ambush may be best described as____________

    1. Prosaic
    2. Lyrical
    3. Analogical
    4. Metaphorical
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  31. 31 The most dominant poetic device used in Okara's 'Panio and Drums' is_______

    1. Metaphor
    2. Symbolism
    3. Pathetic Fallacy
    4. Analogy
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  32. 32 In Lenrie's 'The Panic of Growing Older', another significant theme therein is on the___________

    1. fear of natural disasters
    2. uncertainties of life
    3. futility of war
    4. essence of mankind and nature
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  33. 33 The withdrawal of rest from man according to George Herbert in 'The Pulley' is particularly because_____

    1. man by nature has the tendencies to be lazy
    2. of the need for human survival
    3. God wants man to feel less of himself
    4. of the space for God's worship
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  34. 34 Blake's 'The School Boy' advocates for____________

    1. a fine balancing between work and pleasure for a child's development
    2. the liberty of the child to explore nature and life without restraints
    3. the promotion of the culture of excellence in a child's academic endavour
    4. a proper disciplinary culture for the training of a child
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  35. 35 A significant literary device employed by Morris in 'The Proud King' is that of________

    1. Suspense
    2. Nemesis
    3. Agon
    4. Interlude
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  36. 36 Aloho begins her harvest of corruption when____________

    1. she found out the truth about Chief Ade Amaka
    2. she discovered she was 3 months pregnant and abortion was impossible
    3. her best friend warned her about the deceitfulness of Chief Ade Amaka
    4. she eventually died after giving birth to a baby girl
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  37. 37 The metaphorical significance of Frank Ogodo's 'Harvest of Corruption' is seen in the theme of_____________

    1. corruption
    2. unemployment
    3. retribution
    4. betrayal of public trust
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  38. 38 The voice of reason in the 'Harvest of Corruption' is exemplified in the character of___________

    1. Ochuole
    2. Ogeyi
    3. Madam Hoha
    4. Aloho
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  39. 39 The characterisation of Othello maybe pointed out in that__________

    1. he remains at a distance from much of the action that concerns and affects him at the beginning
    2. he refuses to appoint Lago as the Lieutenant
    3. although he is a cultural outsider in Venice, his military skills are valuable to the State
    4. Lago sees him as an enemy
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  40. 40 The setting of Shakespeare's Othello is____________

    1. Verona
    2. Venice
    3. the Faroe Islands
    4. Bulgaria
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  41. 41 Bayo Adebowale portrayed Yaremi as resilient, self reliant and strong willed particularly to__________

    1. rebuke African superstitious beliefs
    2. represent the image of African traditionalism
    3. condemn male chauvinism
    4. demonstrate the plight of widowhood
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  42. 42 'They are as fearsome as they are fearless' is an example of______

    1. antithesis
    2. pun
    3. oxymoron
    4. simile
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  43. 43 In Herbert's "The Pulley", God's supremacy is exemplified through______

    1. His withholding of the gift of rest
    2. the insatiable nature of man's needs
    3. His unending love for mankind
    4. His blessings of man with many gifts
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  44. 44 The dominant figure of speech in the below passage is

    'The fair breeze blew
    The white foam flew
    The furrow followed free
    We were the first that ever burst
    Into that silent sea.'

    1. alliteration
    2. repetition
    3. paradox
    4. rhyme scheme
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  45. 45 Awonoor's 'The Anvil and the Hammer' is best described as a/an___________

    1. free verse
    2. blank verse
    3. ode
    4. apologue
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  46. 46 Read the poem below and answer questions 46 - 50

    At dawn must I rise to till the rock
    That our land has turned into
    The land where on we'd gleefully harvested paddy
    Planted and nurtured and tended on plots marshy
    Our woes are bloody woes of accursed revenges
    Of the land spirits aggrieved by paltry human respect
    For the life of fellow man by his fellow
    Kindred blood has counted for less than no value
    Brother's wife has been wife to other brother's brother
    Communal loot has emptied our country silos
    The earth has stopped breathing and sighed
    Soldered tears has the moon shed
    The earth was scorched at noon-day night
    And our land has turned to hoeing rock.

     


    The theme of the poem is__________

    1. drought and heat
    2. abomination and retribution
    3. sickness and death
    4. famine and disease
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  47. 47 The mood of the poet is one of________

    1. loneliness
    2. happiness
    3. hopelessness
    4. recklessness
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  48. 48 'The earth has stopped breathing and sighed' illustrates__________

    1. bathos
    2. paradox
    3. climax
    4. personification
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  49. 49 The run-on lines convey the speaker's_______

    1. lamentation
    2. disappointment
    3. defiance
    4. indignation
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  50. 50 There is a predominance of words associated with________

    1. governance
    2. nature
    3. nurture
    4. celebration
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  51. 51 Which one of the following is most influential to the substance of Hallowell's "The Dinning Table"?

    1. the structure of the poem
    2. the atmosphere of the poem
    3. the poetic style
    4. the setting of the poem
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  52. 52 The figurative name for the manner in which Nightfall is directly addressed in the quote below is______

    'Nightfall! Nightfall!
    You are my mortal enemy'

    1. allusion
    2. an ode
    3. metaphor
    4. apostrophe
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  53. 53 The mood of Diop's 'Vanity' is__________

    1. expressed through rhetorical questions
    2. condemnation
    3. expressed through the use of innuendos
    4. concern
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  54. 54 ____________ is the illustration which serves to persuasively sustain the interest of the readers in a literary piece

    1. storyline
    2. narrative hook
    3. plot
    4. suspense
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  55. 55 In literary criticism, a casual reference to a figure or an event is regarded as a/an_______

    1. personification
    2. metonymy
    3. metaphor
    4. allusion
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  56. 56 A transferred epithet is popularly known as a/an ___________

    1. Epistrophe
    2. Ellipsis
    3. Hypallage
    4. Hendiady
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  57. 57 A dramatic type directed against an individual or a private institute with the intent to severely ridicule is called_________

    1. satire
    2. burlesque
    3. caricature
    4. lampoon
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  58. 58 A novel written in form of a letter is said to be _______

    1. gothic
    2. biographical
    3. epistolary
    4. autobiographical
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  59. 59 Adeoti's "Ambush" ends on a note of ___________

    1. despair
    2. bright aspirations
    3. courage
    4. uncertainty
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  60. 60 Use excerpt below to answer questions 60 - 62

    "Now, by yond marble
    heaven,
    In the due reverence of a sacred vow
    I here enrage my words." (Shakespeare's Othello)




    What incident ignited the excerpt above?

    1. the taking of a vow of revenge
    2. Othello's rage about Desdemona's betrayal
    3. Lago's conspiracy with Brabantio to kill Othello
    4. Desdemona and Emilia's discussion on the lost handkerchief
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  61. 61 The prevailing activity in the extract is _____________

    1. the vow of revenge and pledge of loyalty by Lago to Othello
    2. evident of the conspiracy between Lago and Othello
    3. the vow by Lago to revenge upon Othello
    4. reflective of Othello's rage
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  62. 62 Consequent upon the act in the excerpt, _________________

    1. Desdemona reconfessed her love for Othello
    2. Othello became Lago's sworn enemy
    3. Lago successfully executed Othello
    4. Othello changed from being the hero to a villain
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  63. 63 The bar in Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar" is a symbol for the___________

    1. presence of God's and his guiding force
    2. world
    3. boundary between life and death
    4. grave
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  64. 64 A story which explains a natural phenomenon is_______

    1. parable
    2. legend
    3. myth
    4. fiction
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  65. 65 ____________ may be said to be a critical subject of concern in Blake's "School Boy"

    1. adventurism
    2. futility of life and time
    3. moral rectitude
    4. academic development
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  66. 66 Amma Darko's "Faceless" ended with ________

    1. an inclination of tragi-comedy
    2. an epilogue narrating how Baby T's spirit revenged her death
    3. an epilogue narrating how Fofo started her early childhood
    4. an inclination of indecisiveness
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  67. 67 Richard Wright's " Native Son" may be described to a/an _______

    1. parody
    2. picaresque
    3. bildungsroman
    4. travelogue
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  68. 68 "The sudden throb of pain" in Lenrie's 'The Panic of Growing Old' signifies the_________

    1. negative impacts of aging
    2. difficulties of life
    3. youthful age
    4. uncertainties of life
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  69. 69 A character whose action or qualities serve to heighten those of the hero through contrast is__________

    1. an antagonist
    2. a foil
    3. an adversary
    4. a protagonist
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  70. 70 A poem of 14 lines is known as__________

    1. sonnet
    2. octave
    3. sestet
    4. quatrain
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  71. 71 Okara's reminiscence in the "Piano and Drums" as to how he walks to the farm with no shoes, marching thorns and dangerous leafs, and still finds this enjoyable creates a feeling of___________

    1. nostalgia
    2. neglect of African culture for civilized styles
    3. clash of culture
    4. confusion
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  72. 72 Analogy is the arrangement of two ideas that are_________

    1. opposite
    2. similar
    3. symbolic
    4. repetitive
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  73. 73 A didactic poem, especially such with animals as characters may be distinctively described as a/an_________

    1. Romance
    2. gothic poem
    3. limerick
    4. apologue
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  74. 74 One of the following is not significant to Morris' "The Proud King"

    1. didacticism
    2. allusion
    3. parable
    4. allegory
    Correct!
    Wrong!
  75. 75 'The dun dun of a drum' is an example of an__________

    1. euphemism
    2. onomatopoeia
    3. assonance
    4. oxymoron
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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