SSCE 2020 Literature-in-English
1. A situation where the audience is aware of an action a character is ignorant of is *
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2. A frictional prose which is neither a novel nor a short story is a/an *
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3. Condensed use of language is a dominant feature of *
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4. The sudden reversal of character's fortune in a literary work is *
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Read the extract below and question 5 to7
With the pen. he wrote kings into reality a with reality
with his words, kingdoms arose
Those same words, slaves inhaled
their hands building walls, their tromping territories
his pen was like the breath of life.
5. The underlined word illustrate *
The underlined words is "With his words, kingdom arose"
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6. Hand and feet in line 4 illustrate *
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7. His pen was like the breath of life exemplifies *
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8. Comic relief occurs in *
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9. One week of fasting makes one weak is an example of *
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10. Students rarely read Julius caesar these days illustrates *
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11. In literature, the term poetic justice applies to *
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12. Ascribing human mood to nature, as in a playful breeze illustrates *
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13. The end of a performance is followed by *
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Read the extract below and question 14
Marching along fifty score strong.
Great hearted gentlemen singing this song
14. The underlined words illustrate *
The underlined words are along, strong and song
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15. A short poem with a witty and sarcasm ending is a/an *
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16. The big bolder blasted the house illustrates *
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Read the extract below and questions 17-18
I find no peace and all my war is gone.
I fear and hope. I burn and freeze like ice.
17. The dominant literary device used in the lines is *
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18. The feeling of the narrator from this extract is one of *
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19. Which of the following is written by an African play-wright? *
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20. Which of the following is written by Non- African poet *
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PART ii UNSEEN PROSE AND POETRY Read the Passage and answer Questions 21-25
On, on, on, over countless miles of angry space roll the long heaving billows. Mountains and caves are here; for what is now the one is now the other; then all is but a boiling heap of rushing water. Pursuit, and fight and mad return of wave on wave, and savage struggle, ending up in a spouting up of foam that whitens the black night; incessant change of place and form and hue; constancy in nothing but eternal strife.
On, on, on, they roll and darker grows the night; and louder howls the wind and more clamorous and fierce becomes the million voice in the sea, when the wild cry goes fort upon the storm, 'A ship!'

21. The most suitable title for the passage is *
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22. The predominant use of long vowels in the first sentence heightens the - of the waves *
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23. The writer's attitude to the scene is one of *
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24. The expression million voices is used *
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25. A ship in the last line symbolises *
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Read the extract below and question 26-30
Oft in the stilly night Ere slumber’s chain has bound me Fond memory brings the light of the other days around me:
The smiles, the tears
of boyhood years
The words of love then spoken;
The eyes that shone
How dimm’d and gone
The cheerful hearts now broken!
Thus in the stilly night
Ere slumber’s chain bound me.
Sad memory brings the light of other days around me
26. The theme is about the poet's *
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27. The theme of the poem is presented essentially through *
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28. The two words that give hint of the poet's unhappiness are *
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29. The poet refers to memory as being fond and sad because it brings *
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30. The meaning of the expression "Ere slumber's chain has bound me is *
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Section B. Answer all the questions in this section. Read the extract and answer question 31-35
Zounds, sir, y'are robbed! for shame, put on your gown! Your heart is burst, you have lost half your soul. Even now, now, very now, and old black ram is tupping your white ewe. Arise, arise! Awake the snorting citizens with the bell, or else the devil will make a grandsire of you. Arise i say!
(Act1, scene one, line 83-89)
31. The speaker is *
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32. The listener's initial reaction to speech is one of *
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33. The underlined expression implies an attitude of *
And old black ram is tupping your white ewe.
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34. - y' are robbed ! refers to *
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35. The speaker is *
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Read the extract below and question 36to40
will rather sue to be despised than to deceive so good a commander with so slight, so drunken, and so indiscreet an officer.Drunk! And speak parrot! And squabble! Swagger! Swear! And discourse fustian with one’s own shadow! O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!
(Act II, Scene Three, line 262-267)
36. The speaker is *
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37. The speaker is addressing *
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38. The mood is that of *
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39. -- so good a commander refers to *
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40. The underlined expression examplifies *
The underlined word is "O thou invisible spirit of wine"
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Read the extract below and question 41-45
Speaker X: .... Did he live now,
This sight would make him do a desperate turn:
Yea/curse his better angel from his side,
And fall to reprobation.
Speaker Y: 'T' is pitiful; but yet lago knows That she with Cassio hath the act of shame A thousand times committed. Cassio confessed it; And she did gratify his amorous works
(Act V, Scene Two, lines 204-211)
41. ---he-- referred to speaker X, is *
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42. --- do a desperate turn means *
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43. Speaker Y speech shows that *
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44. Speaker Y has just *
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45. Just after this dialogue *
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Read the extract below and question 46-50
O thou dull moor, that handkerchief thou speakest of
I found by fortune, and did give my husband
For often with solemn earnestness
More than indeed belonged to such triffle
He begged of me to steal't
(Act v scene two line 223-227).
46. The speaker is *
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47. The speaker has just been threatened by *
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48. What has just happened is that *
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49. Soon after this, the speaker *
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50. This stage of the play is known as the *
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