FORM FOUR LITERATURE EXAMS SERIES

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023 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TERMINAL EXAMINATION

FORM FOUR-2022

TIME: 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTION

  1. This paper consists of section A, B and C.
  2. Answer all questions.

SECTION A (15 MARKS)

Answer all questions in this section.

1. Multiple choices. Choose the correct answer.

(i) One of the following isn't the function of literature.

  1. Work of art which entertains
  2. Stimulate no feelings
  3. Use language artistically
  4. Influence people

(ii) Why literature is said to be art ?

  1. Because it involves few characters
  2. Because it uses stanza and symbols.
  3. Because if uses verses and metaphor
  4. Because it uses techniques and language creatively.

(iii) One of the following is not the features of Poetry.

  1. Rythmical
  2. Reflects experiences and ideas of people
  3. Arouses Emotions
  4. Needs creativity

(iv) Fables have number of features that distinguish them from myths.

  1. True story
  2. They are connected to religious
  3. Not based on facts
  4. Talks about beliefs

(v) Tragic Comedy drama is:

  1. Drama of strong feeling
  2. Drama that make people laugh
  3. Drama that contains elements of tragedy and Comedy
  4. Drama like tragedy.

(vi) One of the following is not poetic device

  1. Metonymy
  2. Omniscient
  3. Thesis
  4. Sacasm

(vii) Two categories of rhythm.

  1. verse and regular rhythm
  2. Regular and irregular rhythm
  3. verse and regular rhythm
  4. Verse and stanza

(viii) Onomatopeiaare sounds through

  1. Cries
  2. Imitation of people's walking
  3. Imitation of sound.
  4. Imitation of animal cries.

(ix) Whats is flashback?

  1. Refers to articulation of words artistically
  2. An interruption of the chronological sequence of events in a story
  3. Is the mirror of the society in which produced
  4. An interruption of people to the author.

(x )Which is the most correct answer for "Written literature" :

  1. started during the invention of writings
  2. started before Christ.
  3. started after man started to walk by two limbs.
  4. started during the existence man

2. Matching items. (5 marks)

Match the following item against column A and that in column B.

COLUMN A COLUMN B
(i) Diction
(ii) Tautology
(iii) Elipsis
(iv) Litotes
(v) Plot
  1. A form of understatement in which a thing is affirmed by stating the negative of its opposite.
  2. Is the use of less direct expressions.
  3. Is the omission of letters or words to avoid repetition in the sentence.
  4. Series of events in a story.
  5. The use of superfluous , repetitious words without adding force of clarity.
  6. The intended meaning is different with the statement.
  7. Choice and arrangement of words in literary work.
  8. The main character.
  9. Person or forces that is in conflict with main charactor.
  10. Occur when what happens is the opposite of what was expected.


SECTION B( 40 MARKS)

SHORT ANSWERS

Answer all questions in this section.

3. What is literature? With examples describe (8) functions of literature in the society

4. What makes poetry peculiar from other genres of literature give 5 points.

5. Differentiate ordinary language from literary language. (05 points).

6. Write short notes on the following:

  1. Imagery
  2. Flat Character
  3. Dramatic Character
  4. Symbolism
  5. Archaism

SECTION C (45 MARKS) 

POETRY, NOVEL AND PLAY 

Answer three questions from this section. 

Answer question 7 ,8 and choose one 01 from either 9 or 10

LIST OF READINGS

PLAYS

  • The Trials of Brother Jero - Wole Soyinka
  • Dilemma of a Ghost - Ama Ata Aidoo
  • The Lion and the Jewel - Wole Soyinka
  • The Government Inspector - N. Gogol

NOVELS

  • A walk in the Night and other Stories  - Alex La Guma
  • Houseboy - Ferdinand Oyono 
  • The Concubine - Elechi Amadi 
  • The Old man and the Medal - Ferdinand Oyono 

POETRY

  • Selected poems - Tanzania Institute Of Education
  • Growing up with poetry - David Rubadiri

7. Use two NOVELS to show how the novelist have used the characters to convey the themes to their society. (Give 03-points from each poem)

8. With reference of THE DILEMA OF THE GHOST and THE LION AND THE JEWEL, Culture is said to be dynamic, there are some of traditions and customs which are outdated, do you agree or disagree ? prove your arguments with the support of the books. (Give 03-points for each)

9. With reference from TWO novels you have read, choose two PROTAGONISTS one from each book and show why should we sympathize with them (Give 03-points from each character).

10. Use the two poems "A FREEDOM SONG and BUILDING THE NATION" to show how the two poems have delivered the messages to the society. (Give 03-points from each poem)

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FORM FOUR MID TERM EXAMINATION

LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

Time: 3 Hours2022

Instructions

1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of ten (10) questions.

2. Answer all questions from sections A and B and three (3) questions from section C of which questions 7 and 8 are compulsory.

3. Section A carries fifteen (15) marks, section B forty (40) marks and section C carries forty five (45) marks.

4. Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.

5. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section

1. For each of the items (i) - (x), choose the correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

(i) “She called his name a million times” is best referred to ____ in a literary work

  1. Refrain
  2. Personification
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Assonance
  5. Legend

(ii) One of the following types of drama makes the reader happy after reading the work of art, which one is it?

  1. Rhyming pattern
  2. Comedy
  3. Tragedy
  4. Tragic Drama
  5. Historical drama

(iii) One of the following statements explains the functions of literature which one is it?

  1. Literature is interested in individual lifestyle of people
  2. Literature talks badly of politicians
  3. Literature educates the society
  4. Literature praises people who did well in the past
  5. Literature uses animals and inanimate things to represent human characteristics

(iv) Caleb wanted to write a story about Hillary, he opted to use animals to express characters of Hillary. What kind of literary terms best describes this narrative?

  1. Legend
  2. Anecdote
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Oral literature
  5. Fable

(v) When reading a literary work, and meet the word “she behaved like a queen”. What literary term has been provoked here?

A. Simile B. Metaphor C. Assonance D. Alliteration E. Flashback

(vi) Which one of the following group of words make up literature?

  1. Language, figures of speech, society
  2. Society, genres, language
  3. Language, art, genre
  4. Society, art, language
  5. Novels, poetry, play

(vii) The literary term “The world swallowed him” can be said to fall under which literary terminology?

  1. Alliteration
  2. Personification
  3. Symbol
  4. Anecdote
  5. Sarcasm

(viii) One of the following elements of literature belongs to content, which one is it?

  1. Plot
  2. Language use
  3. Character
  4. Flashback
  5. Theme

(ix) One of the following terminologies is used in poetry, which one is it?

  1. Stage
  2. Personal
  3. Author
  4. Plot
  5. Rhythm

(x) _____ explains a situation whereby conflict is reached

  1. Crisis
  2. Climax
  3. Resolution
  4. Exposition
  5. Solution

2. Match the descriptions in List A with the corresponding type of character in List B by writing the letter of the correct response beside the item number in the answer booklet provided

List A

List B

  1. A representation of individuals in the work of literature
  2. An arrangement of literary work in some chronological order
  3. An act of assigning a character a role to play in literature
  4. Time, nature of people and environment where the work of art has taken place
  5. A way in which work of art is made
  1. Style
  2. Plot
  3. Setting
  4. Characterization
  5. Language/diction
  6. Character

SECTION B (40 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section

3. Give very short notes, with examples, for the following literary terminologies

(a) Persona

(b) Onomatopoeia

(c) Play

(d) Act

(e) Prose

4. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow

TIME by Alicia Green

Who was I before?

I don’t remember

Nor do I want to

Remember a time without you

Where was I before?

I don’t remember

I just know

When I found you

I had come home

Questions

  1. Who is the persona in this poem? Justify your answer
  2. What is this poem about?
  3. Comment on the language use, in this poem
  4. How has rhetoric question been used in this poem?
  5. What message does the poem carry?
  1. Compare and contrast the following literary terms
  1. Expository character and dramatic character
  2. Form and content
  3. Biography and autobiography
  4. Assonance and alliteration
  5. Hypocrisy and exploitation
  1. Provide one literary word for the following group of words
  1. Metonymy, alliteration, simile
  2. Fable, myth, legend
  3. Climax, crisis, resolution
  4. Themes, message, relevance
  5. Exploitation, Hypocrisy, love

SECTION C (45 Marks)

Answer three (3) questions from this section

Answer question 9 and 10 and choose one (1) from either question 7 or 8

LIST OF READINGS

Plays

The Lion and the Jewel - Soyinka, W.

The Trials of Brother Jero - Soyinka, W.

The Dilemma of a Ghost - Aidoo, A.A.

The Government Inspector - Gogol, N.

Novels

A Walk in the Night and Other Stories - Guma, A.

Houseboy - Oyono, F.

The Old Man and the Medal - Oyono, F.

The Concubine - Amadi, E.

Poetry

Selected poem - Tanzania Institute of Education

Growing up with poetry - David Rubadiri

  1. Use one novel and make critical appreciation of it
  2. Some characters are good at directing blames on people and situation whenever they fail to take individual responsibilities of their own actions. Use two characters, each from one novel and explain this statement in details
  3. How can the literary term “relevance” be justified in any of the two plays you have attempted? Give three points from each of the two plays you have studied under this section to support your answer.
  4. With the aid of two plays “The Lion and the Jewel” written by Wole Soyinka and “The Dilemma of A Ghost “written by Christina Ata Aidoo, explain how marriage is viewed in relation to our African setting. Give three points for each reading.

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