1. According to Aristotle, a well–written play has
A five B. six C. seven D. eight
- 2. The art of dressing up a character for the stage is
A directing B. performing C. costuming. D. assembling
- 3. Aristotle‘s catastasis is the same as
A exposition B. complication. C. falling action. D. climax.
- 4. Many Renaissance tragedies emphasized the
- A. Elizabethan B. Restoration C. Romantic D. Victorian
than they are in real life.
- 5. Comedy as a dramatic form presents men
- A. better B. greater C. miser D. worse
- 6. The error or frailty through which the fortunes of a hero are reversed is called
- A. peripeteia. B. hamartia. C. anagnorisis. D. catharsis.
- 7. As a corrective measure, satire draws blood but uses a
A silver B. golden C. rubber D. double
- 8. The struggle for supremacy that grows out of the interplay of two opposing forces in a
play is known as A quarrel. B. rebellion C. conflict. D. confusion.
- 9. A literary composition where characters enact prescribed events and articulate prescribed
speeches is A. prosaic. B. ecliptic. C. poetic. D. dramatic.
- 10. Drama in ancient Greece developed out of man‘s attempt to harmonize with his
- A. person. B. universe C. family. D. society.
- 11. Drama evolved out of man‘s instinct to
A dramatise. B. imitate C. write. D. correct.
- 12. In drama, Oedipus complex is the attachment of the
A hero to his father B. hero to his mother. C. heroine to her mother. D. heroine to her father.
- 13. The addition of extemporaneous jokes and clowning makes a play
A tragic. B. historical C. farcical. D. mimetic.
- 14. The action of Thespis in Greek Drama demonstrates
A imitation. B. dialogue
- C. creation. D. presentation.
- 15. In a tragic play. anagnorisis leads to
complication crisis. purgation resolution.
- 16. The major distinguishing features of prose are
- A. narrative and epilogue. B. verse and action. C. narrative and fiction. D. character and dialogue.
- 17. An epistolary novel is conveyed entirely by
- A. an emphasis on the motives of the characters. B. an exchange of letters between characters. C. a dig into the minds of a character. D. a beginning of conflict between characters.
- 18. A story within the narrative used to give a broader view of events is known as a
- A. conventional plot. B. complex plot. C. sub–plot. D. simple plot.
- 19. Surface level interpretation of meaning would focus on
A thematic structure. B. plot sequence. C. narrative technique. D. subject matter.
- 20. All these novelists are new generational African writers EXCEPT
A Mukoma wa Ngugi. B. Chris Abani. C. Sembene Ousmane. D. Segun Afolabi.
- 21. The heightened expectation of a reader while engaging a narrative is called
A suspense. B. irony. C. paradox. D. imagery.
- 22. Who is considered the precusor of the epistolary novel?
A George Eliot B. Daniel Defoe. C. Samuel Richardson. D. Henry Fielding
- 23. What best describes the subject of most Victorian novels?
A Portrayal of mechanized social world in realistic detail. B. Representation of a mythic world of social fantasy. C. A surrealist exploration of different states of consciousness. D. An ever continuing pursuit of fate of men.
- 24. Most neocolonial prose narratives portray characters who are
- A. struggling with dual identities. B. fighting corruption. C. in dire need of D. religiously confused.
LIT 001 (POETRY)
1a Identify and discuss the thematic thrust of Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”. (15
1b In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Satan is presented as a character with many traits.
Examine one of his soliloquies and identify the character traits and poetic techniques
that make him seem appealing or forgivable. (15 marks)
LIT 002 (UNSEEN POETRY)
2 Write short notes on the following:
3. Explain what you understand by characterization and discuss any THREE types of
characters. (15 marks)