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JAMB LITERATURE IN ENGLISH, 1979:

Please read questions 25 - 39 here.

 

40. In “Kossoh Town Boy”, the hero presents his father as _____.

  1. tyrannical
  2. despotic
  3. strict
  4. weak
  5. selfish

 

41. Kontiki Expedition demonstrates human _____.

  1. rashness
  2. wastefulness
  3. tactlessness
  4. courage
  5. recklessness

 

42. Mitchali’s “Nightfall in Soweto” is about one of the following:

  1. moonlight play at night
  2. disease that attacks the body
  3. a man fighting against a dangerous animal
  4. an animal attacking a helpless man
  5. a wicked man oppressing a helpless man

 

43. Point out the odd item in this list.

  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. Ozidi
  3. Tom Sawyer
  4. A Raising in the Sun
  5. Kongi’s Harvest

 

44.

We returned to our places, these kingdoms:

But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,

With an alien people clutching their gods,

I should be glad of another death.

The author of these lines is _____.

  1. W. B. Yeats
  2. Chinua Achebe
  3. Thomas Hardy
  4. T.S Eliot
  5. G. Okara

 

45. Peter Abraham’s “Mine Boy” is about one of the followings:

  1. oppression throughout
  2. the dignity of labour
  3. happy childhood
  4. conflict of culture
  5. none of the above

 

46. In a “Portrait”, a poet writes:

At mankind’s feast, I take my place

In solemn, sanctimonious state,

And have the air of saying grace

While I defile the dinner plate

The tone of the passage may be described as _____.

  1. solemn
  2. self-mocking
  3. dead earnest
  4. serious
  5. angry

 

47. Our attitude to the hero of George Eliot’s “Silas Marner” is one of _____.

  1. contempt
  2. fear
  3. sympathy
  4. hatred
  5. none of the above

 

48. Kenneth Kaunda’s “Zambia shall be Free” is a non fictional work because _____.

  1. it is about politics
  2. it has no characters
  3. it evokes no feelings
  4. it is not written by a novelist
  5. it deals with real life events

 

49. 

The woods decay, the woods decay and fall

The vapours weep their burthen to the ground

Man comes and fills the field and lies beneath

And after many a summer dies the swan

The theme of these lines is _____.

  1. the falling of leaves
  2. the ground on which leaves fall
  3. man as a farmer
  4. the power of death over every life
  5. the flight of death in certain seasons

 

50.

A woman cried out. The policeman who was edging nearer had been joined by another. Both were edging nearer carefully and slowly. But it was not this that had made the woman cry out. She had seen one of the man’s hands slip. He was now holding on by one hand only. The crowd was tense. This was the kill. Automatically, they moved forward in a body. The doctor was in the lead.

The author of this passage creates in the reader _____.

  1. disbelief
  2. a feeling of nostalgia
  3. a feeling of lighthearted relaxation
  4. suspense
  5. unconcern

 

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ANSWERS TO JAMB LITERATURE IN ENGLISH, 1979

1. C   2. B   3. D   4. B   5. D   6. D   7. D   8. B   9. D   10. D

11. D   12. E   13. E   14. D   15. E   16. C   17. A   18. C   19. E   20. D

21. A   22. A   23. C   24. E   25. D   26. B   27. C   28. C   29. B   30. B

31. C   32. C   33. A   34. C   35. A   36. B   37. B   38. C   39. A   40. C

41. D   42. E   43. D   44. D   45. D   46. B   47. C   48. E   49. D   50. D

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