EDUDELIGHT SECONDARY SCHOOL
1 BENSON AVENUE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS.
SECOND TERM CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TEST (CAT)
CLASS: SS ONE DURATION: 1 HOUR SUBJECT: LIT. IN ENG
SECTION: Answer all
- A short introductory speech delivered as part of a play is called —- (a) a preamble (b) a prologue (c) an introduction (d) an epilogue
- A character whose flaws combine with external forces lead to his suffering is a —— (a) heroine (b) hero (c) tragic hero (d) protagonist.
- A piece of writing which teaches morals is ____ (a) didactic (b) serious (c) playful (d) analytical
- A poem of fourteen lines is____ (a) an elegy (b) a dirge (c) an ode (d) a sonnet
- “The lawyer addressed the bench” illustrates (a) alliteration (b) metonymy (c) simile (d) oxymoron
- Pick the odd item from the option listed below. (a) Romance (b) Novel (c) Short story (d) Sonnet
- “ The strong gong groaning as the guns boom far” illustrates (a) Onomatopoeia (b) Refrain (c) repetition (d) metonymy
- “The dragon-fly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky”… illustrates (a) litoes (b) contrast (c) simile (d) metaphor
- ‘Penny wise pound foolish’ is an example of——- (a) metonymy (b) paradox (c) hyperbole (d) metaphor
- Any expression which creates a mental picture is known as— (a) paradox (b) exaggeration (c) symbolism (d) imagery
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
- Who is Ajumobi? Ii List the names of Ajumobi’s children.
- State two themes of ‘Lonely Days
EDUDELIGHT SECONDARY SCHOOLS
SECOND TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020
SUBJECT:LIT-IN-ENGLISH CLASS: SS ONE Duration: 2hrs
SECTION A: LITERARY APPRECIATION AND FIGURES OF SPEECH.
1) Jamiu is like his friend Kehinde, this illustrates
(a) irony (b)simile (c)metaphor (d)parable
2) I have read very hard and I am expecting to fail the exam.
The above exemplifies
- Irony (b)simile (c)metaphor (d)parable
3) He cried until their was no more tears in his eyes. the figure of speech used here is
(a) irony (b)simile (c)hyperbole (d)paradox
4) My biro sang very well during the exams. the above reflects
(a)irony (b)personification (c)metaphor (d)drama
5) It is now an open—secrete that you can pass without reading in our school. The underlined exemplifies
(a)epilogue (b)fantasy (c)oxymoron (d)parable
6) We heard boom as okonkwo shot the old gun. The underlined is a figure of speech known as
(a) hero (b)onomatopoeia (c)metonymy (d)simile
7) In the novel, the arrangement of events and actions is referred to as the ————
(a) setting (b)tone (c)plot (d)epilogue
8) A poem with fourteen lines is known as
(a) a sonnet (b) a satire (c) melodrama (d) irony
9) The main character in a literary works is the——–
(a) antagonist (b) narrator (c) protagonist (d) villian
Read the extract and answer questions 10 –15
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky
So was it when my life began
So is it now that I am a man
So be it when I shall grow
The child is the father of the man
10) The mood of the poem is that of
(a)sorrow (b)elation (c)anxiety (d)sarcasm
11) The rhyme scheme of the poem is
(a) ab cc ac (b) ac bc ca (c)ab ca cc (d)ab ac bc
12) The subject of the extract is
(a) childishness (b)the adverse effects of the rainbow on man (c) the unchanging cycle of nature (d)the adverse effects of old age
13) The literary device use in line 1 is
(a) simile (b)alliterature (c)litotes (d) personification
14) The literary device used in line 6 is an example of
(a). synecdoche (b)irony(c).paradox (d). hyperbole
15)”forty hands descended on the devilish heads ”illustrates
(a)epigram (b)synecdoche (c)metonymy (d)allegory
`16) Pick the odd item out of the option listed below:
(a)sonnet (b)epic (c)allusion (d)ode
17 A praise poem is (a) a dirge (b) an epic (c) a ballad (d) an ode
18. The pattern of end rhymes in a poem is called —- (a) internal rhymes (b) rhyme scheme (c) rhythm (d) scansion
19. A poem constituting of 14 lines is — (a) a sonnet (b) a narrative (c) an ode (d) an elegy
20. A dramatic performance with only bodily movements and without words is —- (a) an aside (b) a soliloquy (c) an opera (d) a mime
21. The act of giving human attribute to non-human object is —- (a) personification (b) allegory (c) anecdote (d) allusion
22. A literary device used to mock of ridicule a society or practice is called —– (a) a fable (b) a farce (c) a satire (d) an allegory
23. When characters talk to each other. It is referred to as — (a) soliloquy (b) monologue (c) dialogue (d) recitation
24. A folktale is a —- (a) novel (b) biography (c) work of fiction (d) novelette
25. A poem written in an elaborate style to address or celebrate an object or an event is called — (a) an ode (b) a ballad (c) an epic (d) a dirge
26. The most exciting and tense part of a story is the — (a) epilogue (b) prologue (c) exposition (d) climax
27. The man has joined his ancestors’ is an example of — (a) euphemism (b) malapropism (c) eulogy (d) trilogy
28. In drama, comic relief often occurs in (a) comedies (b) historical plays (c) dramatic plays (d) tragedies
30. An expression from which one derives a mental picture is (a) paradox (b) imagery (c) exaggeration (d) photography
Read the extract and answer question 31 and 32
Said the lion: “on music I dote
But something is wrong with my throat
When I practice a scale
The listeners quail
And flee at the first note”
31. What type of poem is this? (a) epic (b) ode (c) limerick (d) sonnet
3The rhyming pattern of the lines is (a) ababb (b) ababa (c) abbaa (d) aabba
33 The central idea of a poem is the. (a) title (b) climax (c) theme (d)conflict
34 The timing and location of a literary work is (a)theme (b) plot (c) setting (d) atmosphere.
What a morning!
The sound of guns was everywhere
The city was trapped.
I have a mournful sigh
Boom Boom Boom!
The heart pants at the sound of the blast.
Lord! When will all this end?
This is the fourth day
You say you are free
Oh no, you are not you are trapped
A prisoner in your own home
The song is everywhere
Food-Water-a hiding place
Far from the sound of gun
34. The theme of this poem (a) peace (b) war (c) love (d) death. 35“Boom Boom Boom!” is an example of (a) symbols (b) onomatopoeia (c) metonymy (d) allusion
36. The atmosphere of the poem implies (a)danger and confusion (b)peace and reconciliation (c) happiness (d) hope
37. The second stanza refers to (a) the uncertainty of life (b) the pleasures of life (c) the meaning of life (d) the joys of life
38.”The song is everywhere” refers to (a) freedom (b) anxiety (c) pleasure (d) satisfaction
39. A character that develops in the course of a novel or play is described as — (a) flat (b) antagonist (c) round (d) protagonist
40. In drama —- creates humour (a) clown (b) hero (c) villain (d) chorus
SECTION B: Answer four questions. 10 marks each.
- Discuss the plot structure of Lonely Days by Bayo Adebowale
- Discuss the theme of loneliness in the novel.
- What differentiates Yaremi from the three other widows in the narrative?
- Examine Woye as a curious child.
- Discuss Yaremi’s undying love for Ajemobi.
- Attempt a character portrait of Alani