FORM FOUR LITERATURE NECTA 2016

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION EXAMINATION

024 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

(For Both School and Private Candidates)

Time: 2:30 Hours Monday, 14th November 2016 p.m.

Instructions

1. This paper consists of sections A, B, C and D.

2. Answer two (2) questions from section A and one (1) question from each of sections B, C and D.

3. Each question carries 20 marks.

4. Cellular phones are not allowed in the examination room.

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

SECTION A (40 Marks)

THEORIES OF LITERATURE

Answer two (2) questions from this section.

1. Analyse eight elements which makes drama look different from other works of literature.

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2. Giving eight points, explain the importance of studying literature.

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3. Analyse four key elements of Form and four of Content in a piece of literary writing.

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SECTION B (20 Marks)

PLAYS

Answer one (1) question from this section.

TEXTS:

The Lion and the Jewel - Wole Soyinka

The Trials of Brother Jero - Wole Soyinka

The Swamp Dwellers - Wole Soyinka

Kinjeketile - Ibrahim Hussein

Dilemma of a Ghost - Ama Ata Aidoo

The Barbed Wire - M. Rugyendo

Dedan Kimathi - Keneth Watene

The Government Inspector - N. Gogol

4. Using two plays read to support the view that “cultural issues are hindrance to development in our societies.” Give four points from each play.

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5. With reference to two plays read, justify the statement that, “selfishness and misuse of power among African leaders hinder the achievement of aimed goals in many societies.” Use four points from each play.

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6. Discuss the main ideas found in one play of your choice using eight points.

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SECTION C (20 Marks)

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

Answer one (1) question from this section.

TEXTS:

Tales of Amadou Koumba - David Diop

Quartet - Richard Rive

A Walk in the Night and Other Stories - Alex La Guma

Houseboy - Ferdinand Oyono

The Old man and The Medal - Ferdinand Oyono

The Concubine - Elechi Amadi

Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali - Djibril Tamsir Niane

Secret Lives - Ngugi Wa Thiong’o

The Three Solid Stones - Martha Mvungi

Girls at War - Chinua Achebe

Uncle Tom’s Children - Richard Wright

7. Give four points from each of the two readings of your choice to support the argument that, the titles of novels give the view of what is happening in that particular society.

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8. Choose two characters from two readings you have done under this section and explain their positive contributions to their societies using four points each.

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9. Use two readings to discuss the causes of conflicts between people in society. Use four points from each reading to support your discussion.

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SECTION D (20 Marks)

POETRY

Answer one (1) question from this section.

TEXT: Selected poems — Tanzania Institute of Education

10. Discuss the relevance of the themes of two poems you have read to the today’s Tanzanian society.

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11. Using two poems you have appreciated under this programme, point out four issues raised from each of the poems and then show how those issues are relevant to our society today.

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12. Read the following poem and then answer the questions that follow:

AFRICA BY DAVID M. DIOP

Africa my Africa

Africa of proud warriors in ancestral savannahs

Africa of whom my grandmother sings

On the banks of the distant river

I have never known you

but your blood flows in my veins

Your beautiful black blood that irrigates the fields

The blood of your seat

The sweat of your work

The work of your slavery

The slavery of your children

Africa tell me Africa.

Is this your back that is bent

This back that breaks under the weight of humiliation

This back trembling with red scars

And saying yes to the whip under the midday sun

But a grave voice answers me

Impetuous son that tree young and strong

That tree there

In splendid loneliness amidst white and faded flowers

That is Africa your Africa

That grows again patiently obstinately

And its fruit gradually acquire

The bitter taste of liberty.

Questions:

(a) Who is speaking in the poem?

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(b) To whom is the speaker speaking?

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(c) Comment on the tone used by the poet.

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(d) Mention with examples four poetic devices used.

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(e) What four themes are portrayed in the poem?

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(f) What lessons does this poem offer to the society?

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