Literature 3rd C.A. for SS 2
  • 1. A couplet is formed by _________.
A) two rhyming lines of poetry
B) five rhyming lines of poetry
C) five alternate rhyming lines
D) four rhyming lines of poetry
  • 2. Which of the following is not a theme in the poem "The Grieved Land of Africa"?
A) Joy of retirement
B) The importance of song
C) The power of time
D) The oppression of women
  • 3. Which is a Non-African Poetry?
A) The song of the women of my land
B) Black Woman
C) The Good Morrow
D) The leader and the led
  • 4. The poem " The leader and the led is written by ___
A) Oumar Farouk
B) John Kolosa
C) Wole Soyinka
D) Niyi Osundare
  • 5. The poem " Black Woman" has it's setting in _______
A) England
B) Europe
C) Nairobi
D) Africa
  • 6. The major theme in the poem "Black Woman" is _
A) Racism
B) African Land
C) Rejection of European standard of beauty
D) Blackness as a subject of beauty
  • 7. In the poem" The Grieved Land of Africa" degrading......dance, sweat......seas, flower......forest, jingling.......jailers, victorious voice, decked......dances, baobabs....... balances are examples of ________
A) Metaphor
B) Assonance
C) Repetition
D) Alliteration
  • 8. The subject matter in the poem" The song of the women of my land' is on _____
A) The endurance of African women
B) The training of African women
C) the plight of African women
D) The beauty of African women
  • 9. Enjambment is also called _______
A) Symbolism
B) Rhetorical question
C) Continuation
D) Run-on-line
  • 10. The poem " A Government Driver on his retirement" is a narrative poem
A) True
B) False
C) I don't know
  • 11. A literary device that creates a mental picture of a situation is ______
A) epilogue
B) flashback
C) symbolism
D) imagery
  • 12. The feeling and attitudes of a writer are conveyed by __________
A) theme
B) language
C) setting
D) mood
  • 13. Rhyming words ______
A) have similar  spellings
B) sound alike
C) convey meaning
D) are parallel lines
  • 14. A writer’s choice of words is his ______
A) diction
B) setting
C) mood
D) tone
  • 15. Which of the following options is the stronghold of poetry?
A) all of the above
B) ideas only
C) beauty only
D) emotion only
  • 16. ‘Like the dew on the thorn Like the foam below a valley Like the bubble on a sweet babe born Thou art gone, forever rarely’ The rhyme scheme of the above extract is
A) abab
B) abba
C) aabb
D) abcd
  • 17. The poem “The Leader and the Led”, is about __________.
A) the animals choosing a leader
B) when to make the right choices
C) the animals fighting against man
D) the king of the jungle
  • 18. According to the poem, which animal has a “lethal appetite”?
A) lion
B) hyena
C) warthog
D) elephant
  • 19. Tough like a tiger, compassionate like a doe Transparent like a river, mysterious like a lake" The lines above illustrate the use of ________
A) simile
B) irony
C) oxymoron
D) antithesis
  • 20. Our need calls for a hybrid of habits”, Proclaims the Forest Sage,' The above refers to the need for __________.
A) agreement
B) war
C) balance
D) truth
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