AIC SS 1 Literature in English Revision Test
  • 1. The placing of two contradictory words beside each other is...........
A) alliteration
B) oxymoron
C) paradox
D) repetition
  • 2. A ............ is sung to mourn the dead
A) dirge
B) elegy
C) pantomime
D) ode
  • 3. What is a common feature of African folktales
A) modern city life
B) outer space
C) Animal characters
D) Technology
  • 4. Which animal is usually featured in African folktales as a symbol of cunning
A) Tortoise
B) Rabbit
C) Elephant
D) Lion
  • 5. one of these is a definition of folktales
A) A story written by a famous African author
B) A story set in Africa
C) A story with magical elements
D) A story passed down verbally from one generation to another teaching morals and cultural beliefs.
  • 6. The summary towards the end of a play is known as
A) prologue
B) epilogue
C) closing remarks
D) soliloquy
  • 7. What figure of speech occurs in the statement, 'a row of purple bougainvillea, cut smooth and straight as a buffet table?
A) satire
B) metaphor
C) simile
D) personification
  • 8. An author's choice of words in a literary work is known as
A) diction
B) literary device
C) mood
D) trope
  • 9. The first person narrative technique is usually the ..............
A) heroine
B) persona
C) hero
D) protagonist
  • 10. The female protagonist in the novel 'Redemption road' by Elma Shaw is ..........
A) bendu lewis
B) commander cobra
C) siatta Lewis
D) agnes jala
  • 11. one of these is not a theme in 'Redemption road' by Elma Shaw
A) trauma of war
B) inhumanity
C) bribery and corruption
D) loneliness
  • 12. The name of the building that were forcefully taken over by commander cobra and his men was later changed to..........
A) safari camp
B) historic city
C) donned camp
D) dulama camp
  • 13. one among the characters is not a major character in Redemption Road by Elma Shaw
A) samson
B) terrance clarke
C) siatta lewis
D) commander cobra
  • 14. The villain in the novel Redemption road by Elma Shaw is
A) mr and mrs benjamin lewis
B) Calvin
C) commander cobra
D) siatta lewis
  • 15. Who established a non governmental organization that looked after the traumatized people affected by the war
A) Agnes jala
B) Calvin
C) Samson
D) Bendu Lewis
  • 16. The main idea of a writing or speech is called .........
A) theme
B) focus
C) introduction
D) topic
  • 17. A long poem narrating the deeds of a hero or a legend is called a(an)
A) maverick
B) epic
C) classic
D) episodic
  • 18. literary devices are..........
A) classification of speech
B) figures of speech
C) classes of figures
D) similarity of speech
  • 19. A figure of speech that compares two things that share similar qualities by using as and like is..............
A) hyperbole
B) metaphor
C) simile
D) personification
  • 20. Giving life to inanimate object is .........
A) alliteration
B) personification
C) assonance
D) hyperbole
  • 21. .......... contradict a protagonist in a play or novel
A) friend
B) enemy
C) antagonist
D) anesthesia
  • 22. A part of play which shows a scene that happened earlier
A) audience
B) mime
C) theatre
D) flashback
  • 23. The most intense part of a literary work is........
A) epic
B) peak
C) climax
D) resolution
  • 24. one can tell poetry from prose by .......
A) setting
B) condensed language
C) plot
D) characterization
  • 25. A type of literature that describes imaginary people and events is......
A) pastoral
B) fiction
C) epic
D) imagery
  • 26. That aim of satire is ...........
A) abuse
B) criticism
C) stigmatization
D) reformation
  • 27. The difference between a novel and a short story is ........
A) style
B) length
C) setting
D) plot
  • 28. For maximum effect a play is acted and a poem is........
A) mimed
B) read aloud
C) danced
D) taught
  • 29. The classification of literary works according to type is called........
A) genre
B) toning
C) grouping
D) placement
  • 30. A question asked to make a point and not for an answer is called
A) rhetorical question
B) suspended question
C) silent question
D) unimportant question
  • 31. A play written for stage act is known as
A) playlet
B) drama
C) act
D) scene
  • 32. A person account of one's own life in a book is known as ............
A) anaphora
B) narration
C) autobiography
D) personification
  • 33. There are .......... genres of literature
A) 4
B) 3
C) 5
D) 7
  • 34. The sequential arrangement of events in a story is.........
A) pun
B) plot
C) setting
D) theme
  • 35. pick out the odd item on the list
A) poetry
B) diction
C) prose
D) drama
  • 36. The following is common to all literary forms
A) hyperbole
B) language
C) stanza
D) audience
  • 37. The character that opposes the hero in a novel is called ..........
A) co - actor
B) antagonist
C) boss
D) actor
  • 38. An expression that creates a mental picture in a literary work is .............
A) memoir
B) denouement
C) imagery
D) allegory
  • 39. A poem that has fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter is called
A) quatrain
B) sonnet
C) sestet
D) octave
  • 40. The place, time, scenery or circumstance of a drama is called ........
A) setting
B) mood
C) atmosphere
D) plot
  • 41. with relation to lyric, pick out the odd item from the following
A) ode
B) dirge
C) epigram
D) elegy
  • 42. A writer of a novel is called ..............
A) playwright
B) novelist
C) anthologist
D) poetess
  • 43. The use of suspense in a literary work, is to
A) make the audience ask for more
B) to display artistic skills
C) to return to the story line
D) to raise the people's heart bit
  • 44. poetry is defined by.........
A) evocation of feeling and imagination
B) preponderance of figures of speech
C) suspense
D) plot and setting
  • 45. She is as dirty as a pig is an example of......
A) oxymoron
B) simile
C) metaphor
D) hyperbole
  • 46. A literary work is which animals are used as character is ...........
A) alliteration
B) fable
C) allegory
D) antithesis
  • 47. chapter is to prose while ........ is to poetry
A) act and scene
B) line and stanza
C) line and scene
D) paragraph
  • 48. 'he lost his child, his car and his shoes in the incident', is an example of ..........
A) assonance
B) bathos
C) metaphor
D) euphemism
  • 49. A story written in form of letter is
A) panegyric
B) farce
C) fable
D) epistolary
  • 50. A female counterpart that writes a poem is.........
A) novelist
B) poetess
C) orator
D) folklore
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