1-50 General Literature Questions

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These General Literature Questions have been specially composed to help Literature Students practice more on how to construct grammatically correct Literature sentences. 
In the following items (1-50), choose the most correct answer from the given choices:
[1] Metaphor _______ to the figure of speech in which two dissimilar things are compared without using conjunctions.
A. refer
B. refers
C. referred
[2] Poverty _________ the situation of not being able to afford basic needs like food, shelter, and clothes.
A. is define
B. is defined
C. is defined as
[3] This is term __________ as the figure of speech in which two dissimilar things are compared by using conjunctions.
A. is refer to
B. is referred to
C. is referring to
[4] The author _________ that the issues discussed are relevant to the contemporary societies.
A. showed
B. shows
C. shown
[5] The playwright __________ the issues that happen in the society.
A. portrayed
B. portrays
C. portray
[6] The poet ________.
A. said
B. says
C. say
[7] The writer _________ the following issues that are relevant important to the modern societies.
A. discusses
B. discuss
C. discussed
[8] Meka _________ that the Europeans are hypothetical in nature.
A. realised
B. realises
C. realise
[9] Armando Guebuza __________ how Africans are oppressed.
A. explained
B. explain
C. explains
[10] The author __________ many images that are found in the novel.
A. described
B. describes
C. describe


[11] Both Lakunle and Sidi _____ in love with each other. 
A. are 
B. is 
C. get 
[12] The poets _________ various contemporary issues.
A. has discussed
B. have discussed
C. had discussed
[13] Kitunda _________ that Kinjeketile is lying to people.
A. thought
B. think
C. thinks
[14] When Bi Kitunda ________ the smoke on Kinjeketile's house, she ________ Chausiku.
A. see/sent
B. sees/send
C. sees/sends
[15] Bi Kitunda ______ Chausiku; " Perhaps they are cooking something ".
A. tell
B. tells
C. told
[16] By using THE OLD MAN AND THE MEDAL _________ by Ferdinand Oyono, I am going to show the following issues:
A. write
B. written
C. writes
[17] By using the play THE LION AND THE JEWEL written ______,  the following issues have been portrayed:
A. and
B. with
C. by
[18] The playwright has clearly described how Africans _________ their traditions.
A. practice
B. practices
C. practiced
[19] Toundi _________ against the White men.
A. protest
B. protests
C. protest
[20] The playwrights _________ how betrayal is unacceptable in the whole society.
A. show
B. shows
C. shown


[21] In this point, the writer is _________  how people are exploited.
A. portrays
B. portrayed
C. portraying
[22] This society is ___________ the difficult situations because of poverty.
A. experience
B. experiencing
C. experienced
[23] By using two plays, I _________ going to express the following issues:
A. am
B. are
C. is
[24] Some Africans are _________ other Africans.
A. betrayed
B. betraying
C. betray
[25] The writers show things which are ___________ in the society.
A. happened
B. happens
C. happening
[26] The poet is _________ us that exploitation should be abolished.
A. showing
B. show
C. shows
[27] The poets have clearly succeeded in ___________ the contemporary issues in their works.
A. portraying
B. portrayed
C. portrays
[28] Some characters __________ portrayed by the writer as revolutionists.
A. is being
B. were being
C. are being
[29] In these points, the writer is _________ to explain how people are poor.
A. try
B. tries
C. trying
[30] Kinjeketile is __________ unity first while Kitunda is ___________ it.
A. encouraging/opposing
B. encouraged/opposes
C. encourages/opposed


[31] The writer is an advocate because he has _________ people to start fighting against the injustices in the society.
A. encourage
B. encouraged
C. encourages
[32] The oppression is also _______ in the poem.
A. seen
B. see
C. saw
[33] By using two plays I __________, I am going to show how issues discussed in the poem are relevant.
A. has read
B. have read
C. had read
[34] The writer __________ discussed various issues like poverty.
A. have
B. has
C. had
[35] The following issues_________been portrayed by the poet.
A. have
B. has
C. had
[36] The women ________________ portrayed as weak people.
A. have also been
B. has also been
C. had also been
[37] By using the play THE LION AND THE JEWEL,  the following issues ________ been portrayed:
A. had
B. have
C. has
[38] The poet has ________ the following issues:
A. express
B. expressed
C. express
[39] The authors ______ clearly succeeded in portraying the contemporary issues in their works.
A. have
B. has
C. had
[40] The play _________ successfully conveyed the message to the society.
A. have
B. has
C. had


[41] The issues discussed in this play _____ relevant to the society.
A. is
B. are
C. is being 
[42] Chausiku is oppressed and humiliated _______ the Colonialists.
A. with
B. by
C. and
[43] The playwright has __________ described how Africans practice their traditions.
A. clear
B. clearly
C. cleared
[44] The author is showing us that exploitation should be ________.
A. abolished
B. abolish
C. abolishes
[45] In ________ point, the writer explains how people are exploited.
A. these
B. this
C. the
[46] _____ THE LION AND THE JEWEL, the playwright has discussed the following issues:
A. By
B. And
C. In
[47] ______ using YOUR PAIN, the poet has portrayed how Europeans tortured Africans.
A. For
B. With
C. By
[48] By _______ the play 'Kinjeketile', the playwright has deeply discussed the following matters:
A. use
B. uses
C. using
[49] ___________, the authors have clearly succeeded in portraying the contemporary issues in their works.
A. In general,
B. By general
C. In generally
[50] _______________ the issues in KINJEKETILE, I am now going to discuss the issues found in THE LION AND THE JEWEL as follows:
A. After discussing
B. After
C. After that

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