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WAEC Literature In English Questions 2021 Objective and Theory Update

Filed in Exam, WAEC News by on September 14, 2021

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WAEC Literature In English Questions

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West African countries.

In a year, over three million candidates registered for the exams coordinated by WAEC.

For your information, there are three papers in Lit in Eng WAEC – Papers 1, 2 and 3, which you must take all of which are for different days.

Paper 1 & 2 (Objective and Prose) is combined in a paper taken at one sitting from 8:30 am to 10:45 am while Paper 3 (Drama and Poetry) will take place on Monday, 16th April from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm [details will be posted as the day arrives].

WAEC Literature Books and Reading Text for 2021 SSCE:

Section A

African Prose

  1. Amma Darko – Faceless
  2. BayoAdebowale – Lonely Days.

Non-African Prose

  1. Richard Wright – Native Son
  2. Patience Swift – The Last Goodman
  3. *William Shakespeare – OTHELLO.

Non-African Drama

  1. Oliver Goldsmith – She Stoops to conquer
  2. Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun.

African Drama

  1. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche – Harvest of Corruption
  2. Dele Charley – The Blood of a Stranger.

African Poetry

  1. Birago Drop – Vanity
  2. Gbemisola Adeoti – Ambush
  3. Gabriel Okara – Piano and Drums
  4. Gbanabam Hallowell – The Dinning Table
  5. Lenrie Peter – The Panic of Growing Older
  6. Kofi Awoonor – The Anvil and the Hammer.

Non-African Poetry

  1. Alfred Tennyson – Crossing the Bar
  2. George Herbert – The pulley
  3. William Blake – The School Boy
  4. William Morris – The Proud King
  5. Robert Frost Birches – Birches
  6. William Shakespeare – Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?

Note:

(i) The Unseen Prose passage for Paper 1 shall be about 120 – 150 words long.
(ii) Only context questions shall be set on the Shakespearean text. The context questions will test such items as theme, characterization, style and setting in the Shakespearean text.
(iii) No essay question shall be set on the Shakespearean text.

Literature in English Real Answers 2021

VERIFIED LITERATURE OBJ

1-10: DBADACDABD
11-20: BBBDBADADD
21-30: ACDABDDCDB
31-40: CDBCBCCBCD
41-50: ACDBDBADAC

1. Comment on the attitude of the people of kufi towards superstition? “Lonely days”
Answer:
*Superstitions: *The novel explains how superstitious beliefs impact 
people’s
behaviour. For instance, wives were accused of killing their husbands
because of
the belief that someone had to be responsible for every death. They also
suspected feathered creatures like birds as they were usually linked to
witchcraft.

*2. How is Ajumobi portrays in the novel “Native Son”?*
Through Yaremi’s reminiscences, the author introduces his readers to
Ajumobi.
Ajumobi was a brave and powerful hunter who enjoyed boasting of his prowess
as a
successful hunter. In his lifetime, he was firm and had absolute control of
his household.
Ajumobi was a happy and lively man. Like most men in Kufi, he liked
drinking palmwine
in the company of friends. He was quite ambitious. Prior to his death, he
planned to
renovate his house and even take a second wife.
*Or*
*Ajumobi*
Ajumobi is Yaremi’s late husband. He was a brave hunter who loved to boast
of his
hunting prowess. He died after a brief illness. He was an ambitious man.
For instance,
prior to his death he planned to renovate his house and take a second wife.
He was short
tempered and often reacted to Yaremi’s nagging. Like other men in Kufi, he
beat Yaremi
on few occasions.

WAEC Literature In English Questions

3)
Ajumobi was a brave and powerful hunter who enjoyed boasting
of his prowess as a successful hunter.
In his lifetime, he was firm and had absolute control of his household.
Ajumobi was a happy and lively man.
Like most men in Kufi, he liked
drinking palmwine in the company of
friends. He was quite ambitious. Prior
to his death, he planned to renovate his house and even take a second
wife. Yaremi loved her husband
greatly and in spite of their many
squabbles in his lifetime, she missed
his affection and companionship.

4)
In Kufi, wives were accused of killing their husbands because of the belief that someone had to be responsible for every death. They also suspected feathered creatures like birds as they were usually linked to witchcraft

5)
i)Blindness
In the ancient Greek drama, Oedipus the
tragic hero is convinced he can overcome the Oracle’s predication that he will unwittingly kill his father and marry his mother. He blinds himself in a fit of rage after the prophecy is fulfilled.
ii)Hubris
Is the word given to the excessive pride exhibited by the tragic hero in
ancient Greek drama, which brings about his downfall. It is hubris that ultimately causes Bigger’s death. Filled with excitement after committing the
seemingly ultimate crime-killing and decapitating a white woman-Bigger puts aside his doubts and his instinctual desire to run and save himself and repeatedly returns to the scene of the crime, the Dalton house.

WAEC Literature In English Questions

6. The use of irony in the text is called situational irony. Bigger has always regarded every white person as his mortal enemy and as fake will have it,a white friend is brought his way. To him, Every white person is a symbol of oppression. On the contrary. Many Dalton is friend to bigger but bigger is ready to exhibit his disdain for white folks as the same feelings is felt towards Jan too. On the other hand, many and jam (the two I white lovers ) shows him love and friendliness which makes him ashamed of himself. Both lovers are closing so at the rock of disapproval from their own folks. The two parties are actually operating in total ignorance of the other hand situation , a condition brought about by years of unhealthy extreme opinion of the other .
It is ironical that jam,whom bigger tried blame his murder of Mary on, would later take step to free the some bigger of culpability in the crime. He is the one who brings max to Bigger to act as his counsel during his arraignment.
Another ironic situation is noticed with the respect of bigger is freedom. While restricted to a cell in prison , he feels free where as outside he feel.

PAPER 3 (Drama and Poetry)
Answer ONE question only from each section. Write your answers on the answer booklet provided.

SECTION A (African Drama)

Dele Charley – The Blood of a Stranger.
1. How does love for wealth and power influence the actions of the characters in the play.

2. Examine Wara’s role in the development of the plot. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche – Harvest of Corruption.
3. Consider Aloho as a foil to Ogeyi 4. How does Chief Haladu Ade-Amaka manipulate justice to his own advantage?

SECTION B (Non-African Drama) Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun.

5. To what extent are the dreams of the Younger family fulfilled in the play?
6. Discuss the living conditions of the Younger family. Goldsmith – She Stoops to Conquer. 7. Compare the relationship between Tony and Constance with that between young Marlow and Kate

8. What makes Mr Hardcastle a humorous character?

SECTION C (African Poetry)

9. Relate the title of the poem Ambush to the theme of frustrated dreams. 10. Comment on the poets’ use of imagery in The Dining Table.

SECTION D (Non-African Poetry)
11. Comment on Birches as a descriptive poem.

12. Examine the relationship between God and man in The Pulley.

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