JAMB Literature in English Questions 2018/2019 | Check Literature Repeated Questions 2018/2019 Here

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JAMB Literature in English Questions 2018/2019 | Check Literature Repeated Questions 2018/2019 Here

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is Nigerian student entrance examination board into University, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education. The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective candidates into Nigerian universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education as an Undergraduate.

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JAMB Literature in English Questions 2018/2019


  1. The character matched against the hero of a play is the

[a] antagonist

[b] Anti-hero

[c] Braggart

[d] Clown

[e] Hypocrite

  1. “He bleats like a goat” is an example of

[a] hyperbole

[b] Irony

[c] Personification

[d] Pun

[e] Simile

  1. An epistolary method of writing a novel is a method whereby a novel is written in the form of

[a] dialogue

[b] Drama

[c] Essay

[d] Letter

[e] Monologue

  1. Which of the following is not a genre of literature?

[a] farce

[b] novel

[c] play

[d] poetry

[e] satire

  1. A simple story with a deeper meaning is called

[a] an allegory

[b] an elegy

[c] an epic

[d] an ode

[e] a romance

  1. A poetic device which exaggerates situations or objects is known as

[a] climax

[b] epigram

[c] flashback

[d] hyperbole

[e] paradox

  1. Which of the following is odd in the appreciation of a poem?

[a] chapter

[b] rythm

[c] setting

[d] stanza

[e] theme

  1. The term ‘tragic flaw’ means

[a] A mistake made by the hero

[b] A moral weakness in the hero

[c] the first act in a play

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[d] the prologue

[e] wrong spellings in a play

  1. The first eight lines of a sonnet is called

[a] a couplet

[b] an octave

[c] a quatrain

[d] a sestet

[e] a set

  1. The last part of a literary work is known as

[a] acknowledgement

[b] an epilogue

[c] an epitaph

[d] a prologue

[e] conclusion

  1. The identical sound at the end of a poem is known as

[a] mere

[b] refrain

[c] rhyme

[d] rhythm

[e] verse

  1. A direct address to a dead/absent person or thing is known as

[a] apostrophe

[b] direct speech

[c] dirge

[d] lyric

[e] oration

  1. The use of mild expression to avoid the direct statement of an unpleasant truth is known as

[a] euphemism

[b] hyperbole

[c] irony

[d] simile

  1. Which of the following is not a play?

[a] Doctor Faustus

[b] Romeo and Juliet

[c] Galileo

[d] Dizzy Angels

[e] The trail of Dedan Kimathi

  1. But from this earth, this grave, this dust my God shall raise me up, ‘I trust’ The feeling of the poet is one of

[a] hatred

[b] indecision

[c] love

[d] optism

[e] sarcasm

  1. But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, ‘I trust!. The underlined are examples of

[a] assonance

[b] paradox

[c] repetition

[d] rhyme

[e] sarcasm

  1. The period of laughter or amusement in a tragic play is called

[a] comedy

[b] comic relief

[c] denouncement

[d] interlude

[e] suspense

  1. The principal female character in a novel is called a/an

[a] actress

[b] clown

[c] hero

[d] heroine

[e] villain

  1. A Poem telling of spending deeds of a hero is

[a] a ballad

[b] a lampoon

[c] an epic

[d] a parody

[e] a sonnet

  1. The major features of a play are

[a] acts and scenes

[b] chapters and paragraphs

[c] characterization

[d] metres and rhythms

[e] stanza and verse

  1. One of the main aim of a did active literary work is to
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[a] laugh at the society

[b] make people laugh

[c] show man’s weakness

[d] teach a moral lesson

  1. A poem which portrays a simple rural life of the common people is called

[a] a carol

[b] a lyric

[c] an epic

[d] an ode

[e] a pastoral

  1. The expression ‘He is a living dead’ is an example of

[a] antithesis

[b] imagery

[c] oxymoron

[d] paradox

[e] personification

  1. The counsel for the accused addressed the bench.The underlined is an example of

[a] a seat

[b] metaphor

[c] metonymy

[d] onomatopoeia

[e] oxymoron

  1. A sonnet may be divided into an octave and a/an

[a] a couplet

[b] octave

[c] quatrain

[d] Sestet

[e] tercel

  1. In drama, the clown

[a] creates confusion

[b] creates hatred

[c] creates humour

[d] generates horror

[e] identifies with the hero

  1. Pick out the odd item

[a] ballad

[b] hyperbole

[c] metaphor

[d] pun

[e] simile

  1. A protagonist who has a disastrous end is a

[a] comic character

[b] flat character

[c] round character

[d] tragedy

[e] tragic hero

  1. Romantic poetry deals with

[a] beauty

[b] conquest

[c] kingdom

[d] marriage

[e] nature

  1. The anxiety of the reader to know of the subsequent developments in a novel is known as

[a] conflict

[b] Fiction

[c] Love

[d] Surprise

[e] Suspense

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