AIC SS 2 Literature in English Revision Test 2nd Term
  • 1. Morality, love and attachment are ......... in Senghor's 'Black Woman'.
A) themes
B) symbols
C) literary devices
D) rhymes
  • 2. What is the central theme of Leopold Senghor's poem 'Black Woman'.
A) the weakness of black woman in the face of adversity
B) the beauty of African landscape
C) The celebration of cultural heritage and African identity
D) the remembrance of forgotten African heroes
  • 3. All the following are the examples of auditory imagery in 'Black Woman' except
A) solemn contralto voice
B) my promised land
C) I sing your beauty
D) carved tom tom, taut tom tom
  • 4. What is the dominant tone of 'Black Woman'
A) confident and arrogant
B) worshipful and dismissive
C) playful and lighthearted
D) proud and admiring
  • 5. How does Senghor use vivid imagery to depict the beauty of black woman?
A) by contrasting their beauty with that of woman from another culture
B) by revealing their past achievements
C) by describing their physical features in explicit detail
D) by comparing them to natural elements and symbols of African culture
  • 6. 'Many years on Wheels' The reference to 'wheels' exemplifies the use of .......... in the poem 'Government Driver on His own Retirement by Chibuike Onu
A) climax
B) metonymy
C) synecdoche
D) personification
  • 7. The poem 'caged bird was written by ........
A) Chibuike Onu
B) John Donne
C) Maya Angelou
D) Leopold Senghor
  • 8. Which of the following is not a theme in the poem 'Grieved Land of Africa'
A) The importance of song
B) The oppression of woman
C) The power of time
D) joy of retirement
  • 9. The poem 'Black Woman' has its setting in which ..........
A) England
B) Nairobi
C) Europe
D) Africa
  • 10. Enjambment is also called ...........
A) symbolism
B) run - on - lines
C) continuation
D) rhetorical question
  • 11. A literary device that creates a mental picture of a situation is ..........
A) epilogue
B) symbolism
C) imagery
D) flashback
  • 12. A couplet is formed by ....................
A) four rhyming lines of Poetry
B) five alternate rhyming lines
C) five rhyming lines of Poetry
D) two rhyming lines of Poetry
  • 13. The major theme in the poem 'Black Woman is ............
A) Rejection of European
B) Racism
C) African land
D) Blackness as a subject of beauty
  • 14. The feelings and attitudes of a writer are conveyed by .........
A) setting
B) tone
C) plot
D) theme
  • 15. A writer's choice of words is his ...........
A) mood
B) tone
C) diction
D) setting
  • 16. The dominant attitude T. S. Eliot's Journey of the magi's is
A) disgust
B) dissatisfaction
C) pessimism
D) ambivalence
  • 17. Who wrote 'The Grieved Lands of Africa'?
A) Omar Farouk Sesay
B) Agustino Neto
C) Niyi Osundare
D) John Donne
  • 18. In which of these poems were Africans made to suffer from 'the tearful woes of ancient and modern slave'?
A) A Taxi Driver on His own Retirement
B) Black Woman
C) The Grieved Lands of Africa
D) None of the above
  • 19. Of all these, which poem has its subject matter as 'celebration and danger of drink-and - drive culture'?
A) The Good Morrow
B) The Song of the Woman of my Land and
C) A Government Driver on His own Retirement
D) None of the above
  • 20. Which poem is evidently set in post - colonial African country where government becomes me the major source of employment?
A) Neither A nor B
B) A and B
C) Government Driver on His own Retirement
D) Raider of the Treasure Trove
  • 21. One of these is not among the themes of 'Caged Bird'
A) music as a channel for emotional discharge, action and freedom
B) live is evil
C) growth and maturity
D) limitation
  • 22. .............. is a poem set in twentieth American century
A) Binsey Poplars
B) Bat
C) Good Morrow
D) Caged bird
  • 23. The dominant figure of speech here is : 'tyranny of time' is ...........
A) alliteration
B) simile
C) bathos
D) pun
  • 24. One of these is not a theme in 'Grieved Lands of Africa'
A) Hope in adversity
B) The problem of leadership in Africa
C) Africa as land of grieve
D) Slavery :ancient and modern
  • 25. Which animal is usually featured in African folktales as a symbol of cunning
A) Tortoise
B) Lion
C) Rabbit
D) Elephant
  • 26. What is the feature of African folktales?
A) Technology
B) Animal characters
C) Outer space
D) Modern city life
  • 27. The following relates most to comedy
A) laughter
B) horror
C) suspense
D) anxiety
  • 28. The most intense part of a literary work is also called
A) climax
B) epic
C) resolution
D) peak
  • 29. The classification of literary works according to type is called ...........
A) toning
B) genre
C) group
D) placement
  • 30. The aim of satire is ................
A) stigmatization
B) reformation
C) abuse
D) criticism
  • 31. A type of literature that describes imaginary people and events ......
A) epic
B) imagery
C) . pastoral
D) fiction
  • 32. In the stage act of a play, the following is absent .........
A) setting
B) plot
C) direction
D) preface
  • 33. A playwright who writes exclusively for the stage is known as ..........
A) stage man
B) a dramatist
C) Wole Soyinka
D) a stage writer
  • 34. for maximum effect a play is acted and a poem is ..........
A) read aloud
B) mimed
C) danced
D) taught
  • 35. Through which means are African folktales usually passed from one generation to another
A) They are only written and never spoken
B) They are performed as plays in threater
C) They are broadcasted on radio and television
D) They are passed down through generations by word of mouth
  • 36. Which of the following is not a lesson that can be learnt from African folktales
A) The importance of bravery and courage
B) The benefits of technology and modernization
C) The value of hard work and preserverance
  • 37. Poetry is defined by ...........
A) evocation of feeling and imagination
B) preponderance of figures of speech
C) plot and setting
D) suspence
  • 38. A type of poem which tells a story in the form of a song is a (an)
A) elegy
B) dirge
C) ode
D) ballad
  • 39. The odd item here is ..........
A) pantomime
B) tragedy
C) epigram
D) burlesque
  • 40. In African folktales, animals are usually portrayed in the various ways except
A) wise and helpful
B) aggressive and dangerous
C) cunning and deceitful
D) Animals are never portrayed in African
  • 41. one of these best describes a folktales
A) A story written by a famous African author
B) A story passed down verbally from one generation to another teaching morals and cultural beliefs
C) A story with magical elements
D) A story set in Africa
  • 42. A play written for stage act is known as ...........
A) drama
B) playlet
C) act
D) scene
  • 43. Setting is used in a play to create atmosphere or .........
A) mood
B) beauty
C) structure
D) scenery
  • 44. Traditional poetry usually comes from ......
A) songs
B) pantomimes
C) dances
D) mimes
  • 45. A personal account of one's own life in a book is known as
A) narration
B) anaphora
C) personification
D) autobiography
  • 46. A female protagonist in a literary work is known as........
A) Chief character
B) maverick
C) heroine
D) feminine antagonist
  • 47. The summary towards the end of a play is known as
A) closing remarks
B) soliloquy
C) epilogue
D) prologue
  • 48. Poetry without a regular rhythm or rhyme is a good called ...........
A) blank verse
B) run - on
C) iambic
D) free verse
  • 49. Turning or expression a piece of writing in verse form is a called
A) stanzas
B) verification
C) rhythm formation
D) rhyming scheme
  • 50. A published collection of poems by different poets is known as
A) amalgam
B) edit
C) poetry
D) anthology
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