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LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

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A Poem that celebrates an object, person or event is

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Oral literature is part of

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A play that moves the audience to pity and fear is a ____________

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Death be not proud, though some have called thee might and dreadful is an example of___________

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

 

Othello is brought to the scene because___________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

According to the speaker__________

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Diction is a writer's choice of___________

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Ten thousand saw i at glance....... Illustrates_________

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A short play is also called a

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The extract is about____________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

........this tale justifies_________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The speaker is_____________

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A praise poem is ____________

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Read the extract and answer the question
Work on,
My medicine work! Thus credulous fools are caught,
And many worthy and chaste dames even thus,
All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! My lord!
My lord, I say!
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 45 - 49)

Just before this speech,

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...... refers to the structure of a work of art.

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Dramatis personae is the same as ____________

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

In "Who began this" This refers to the ______________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The tale being referred to is___________

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Weeping Pilliow illustrates________

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The leading character in a literary work is the________

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Read the following lines to answer this question

The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped
At the poor battered and weeping yacht.

The dominant device used in the lines is

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''That it will rain is not unlike'' illustrates the use of"

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The effect of the extract is conveyed through the use of___________

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A narrative poem that relates heroic exploits is an___________

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The eight-line part of a Petrarchan sonnet is the________________

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A short play perfomed during the pause between the acts of a longer play is____________

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Read the stanza and answer this question

For days I wept and felt depressed
The one and all I loved had left
But then on me our Bill impressed
'Your love is where she looks bereft'

The rhyme scheme is

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Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

 

To Othello, Iago is________________

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The ....... produces comic relief in drama

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'Many hands make light work' illustrates the use of'

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But the towering earth was tired of sitting in one position.
She moved suddenly and the houses crumbled, the mountains heaved horrible, and the work of a million years was lost

 

The predominant figure of speech in the extract is____________

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Poetry is written in

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The major part of the Petrarch sonnet is the

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Beware her faintly failing health, and gentle gallands around her speed  Illustrates_________

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Othello:    Why, how now, ho? from whence ariseth this?
Are we turned Turks, and to Ourselves do that
Which heaven hath forbid the ottomites?
For Christian shame put by this barbarous brawl!
He hat stirs next to carve for his own rage
Holds his soul light; he dies upon his motion.
Silence the dreadful bell, it frights the isle
From her propriety, What is the matter, masters?
Honest Iago, that looks dead with grieving
Speak, Who began this? On thy love, I charge thee

Iago:       I do not know

   (Acts II, Scene Three, Lines 155 - 165) 

The underlined expression refers to the____________

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A poem which celebrates simple country life is___________

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Hamartia, in a literary work refers to a hero's_________

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Through ........ the ills of society are criticised with the objective of having them corrected

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Oh spite! Oh Hell!! I see you are all bent

To set aganist me for your merriment.

 

The lines illustrate__________

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''The sun smiled gently on the scene'' illustrates"

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A humorous poem with five lines, the first two ryhming with the last is______________

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A Sonnet has a final couplet when it has___________

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He is my most beloved enemy ilustrates__________

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"Its a matter of sad joy" Iillustrates__________

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Read the stanza and answer this question

For days I wept and felt depressed
The one and all I loved had left
But then on me our Bill impressed
'Your love is where she looks bereft'

The lines are iambic

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The character assumed by the author in his writing is

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A short single act drama is called____________

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Read the following lines to answer this question

The livid waters roared and snarled and flapped
At the poor battered and weeping yacht.

 

The picture presented is one of

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Over the cobbles it clattered and crashed is an example of__________

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An...... is an indirect and usually unfavourable remark

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An essential part of the plot is____________

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A literary work in which the characters are animals is a ____________

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The metrical beat in the The Splendor falls on castle walls is___________

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

Othello is speaking to_____________

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Speaker:    I think this tale would win my daughter too,
Good Brabantio, take up this mangled matter at the best
Men do their broken weapons rather use
Than their bare hands

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 171-174)

 

The underlined expression means___________

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

A man he is honesty and trust refers to_________

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The climax in a literary work is the_____________

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Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

Othello is leaving to__________

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Read the extract and answer the question
Work on,
My medicine work! Thus credulous fools are caught,
And many worthy and chaste dames even thus,
All guiltless, meet reproach. What ho! My lord!
My lord, I say!
(Act IV, Scene One, Lines 45 - 49)

The speaker is addressing

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Category: LITERATURE PAST QUESTIONS

Othello:    So please your grace, my ancient;
A man he is of honesty and trust
To his conveyance i assign my wife
Grace shall think
To be sent after me

(Act 1, Scene Three, Lines 279-283)

 

Othello then_________

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