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2020 Literature WAEC Theory Past Questions CBT

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Comment on Foto’s visit to Maa Tsuru.

 In answering this questions, you are expected to develop the following points.

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the trauma of street life, which is a major theme in the novel.

ANSWER

The visit reflects the trauma of street life. This theme shows the helplessness of the street child (Foto, Baby T and others) at the mercy of the forces of neglect (parents – Maa Tsuru) and street oppression (Poison, Macho and others).

2. Character identification (Highlight the character of Foto):

ANSWER

  1. Foto is a street child and has recently escaped being raped by poison.
  2. She is Maa Tsuru’s daughter.
  3. Maa Tsuru is the mother of Foto.
  4. She has been abused by men.
  5. She us “cursed”.

3. Purpose of visit

ANSWER

  1. Foto wants to inform her mother about Poison’s attempted rape of her.
  2. Foto wants to know why she s being targeted.

4. The Encounter (B/W Foto and Maa Tsuru)

ANSWER

  1. Maa Tsuru informs Foto that Kpakpo has abandoned the family.
  2. She informs Foto that Maami Broni has visited her.
  3. Foto learns that Baby T is dead.
  4. Foto blames her mother for Baby T’s death.
  5. She also blames her own predicament on her mother (Maa Tsuru).
  6. Maa Tsuru breaks down while trying to put up a defence.

5. Significance of the visit: The visit delineates characters.

ANSWER

  1. Foto is revealed as a vulnerable girl who is punished unjustly.
  2. Maa Tsuru is revealed as a defenceless victim.

6. Significance of the visit: The visit advances the plot.

ANSWER

  1. Baby T’s death is revealed.
  2. Maami Broni’s contribution to baby T’s death is revealed.
  3. Kpakpo’s abandoning Maa Tsuru and the children advances the plot.

7. Mother and daughter relationship.

ANSWER

  1. Maa Tsuru feels guilty about being unable to protect Foto and the rest of the family.
  2. The daughter (Foto) blames her mother (Maa Tsuru) for the predicament.
  3. Foto loathes (detest) her mother.

To what extent are men portrayed as oppressors of women in the novel?

In answering this question, you are expected to develop the following points.

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the theme of gender/social inequality which brings to focus men’s responsibility to women as well as their treatment of women.

ANSWER

The treatment of women by men in a patriarchal society in the novel portrays this theme of gender/social inequality.

2. Character identification (Highlight the character of Foto)

The following are male and female characters in the novel (Highlight their character traits).

MALES

  1. Kwei and Kpakpo (husbands of Maa Tsuru).
  2. Onko (relative and neighbour of Maa Tsuru) and the jujuman.
  3. Adade (husband of Kabria).
  4. Sylv Po (broadcaster).
  5. Poison and Macho (street lords).

FEMALES

  1. Maa Tsuru
  2. Kabria
  3. Maami Broni
  4. Baby T
  5. Foto
  6. Odarley

ANSWER

1. Kwei and Kpakpo

2. Onko and the jujuman

3. Adade and Sylv Po

4. Poison and Macho

How does Alani reject his ancestry in the novel?

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of cultural conformity in the novel.

ANSWER

Cultural conformity is a major theme in the novel. Yaremi’s refusal to conform to culture is responsible for her woes. Alani is bent on cutting off from his roots and clinging to the city way of life.

  1. Character identification (Highlight the character of Alani):

ANSWER

  1. Change in his (Alani) physical appearance and dressing.

ANSWER

  1. Attitude towards his mother:

ANSWER

  1. Attitude towards father’s legacy:

ANSWER

  1. His Ultimate intentions

ANSWER

Examine the advice of the three widows to Yaremi in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of marriage and continuity in the novel.

ANSWER

Marriage and continuity is a major theme in the novel. Yaremi is expected to conform to the traditional norm and remarry after Ajumobi has passed on.

2. Character identification (Highlight the common character trait of the three widows):

ANSWER

3. Expectations of the society:

ANSWER

4. Reconciliation with society:

ANSWER

5. Cap-picking for a new husband:

ANSWER

6. Yaremi’s attitude to the advice:

ANSWER

Comment on Bigger’s last moments with Max.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of racial discrimination in America and how it affects blacks.

ANSWER

One of the themes explored in the novel is racial discrimination in America and how it affects blacks. Bigger’s reaction to the system lands him in jail and he heads for the electric chair.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Bigger’s crime and his punishment:

ANSWER

  1. Max’s defence and Bigger’s death sentence:

ANSWER

  1. The last moment with Max:

ANSWER

  1. Significance of the last moments:

ANSWER

Examine Bigger’s visits to Besie in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of fear in a racially segregated America.

ANSWER

The novel explores the theme of fear in a racially segregated America. It is this fear that triggers Bigger’s reaction, culminating in his committing murders and thus advancing the plot.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Purpose of the visits:

ANSWER

  1. His first visit:

ANSWER

  1. Second visit:

ANSWER

  1. Significance:

ANSWER

Assess the relationship between fathers and their children in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the relationship between parents and their offspring.

ANSWER

One major theme in the novel is the relationship between parents and their offspring. The manner of relating to an offspring triggers various outcomes which contribute greatly to the development of the plot.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Manfred, Conrad and Matilda

ANSWER

  1. Father Jerome and Theodore

ANSWER

  1. Fredrick and Isabella

ANSWER

  1. Significance

ANSWER

Comment on the presence of ghost and spirits in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of superstition in the novel.

ANSWER

Superstition is a major theme in the novel. The presence of the supernatural accounts for several strange occurrences and incidents.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Incidents of their appearances:

ANSWER

  1. Notions of their presence:

ANSWER

  1. Characters reactions to the presence of these phenomena.

ANSWER

  1. Significance:

ANSWER

Compare Kindo and his father in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of colonial exploitation and the theme of deception and greed.

ANSWER

Colonial exploitation brings about division in society and family; alcoholism/relegation of culture. Deception and greed also bring about division in society and family.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Attitude to culture

ANSWER

  1. Differences

ANSWER

  1. Climax:

ANSWER

Examine Wara’s encounter with Soko in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of colonial exploitation and the theme of deception and greed in the play.

ANSWER

Colonial exploitation brings about division in society and family.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. First Encounter: The abduction of Wara

ANSWER

  1. Wara’s Second encounter with Soko

ANSWER

  1. Significance of the encounters:

ANSWER

Examine Ogeyi as a deeply religious person in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme:  ANSWER- Relate your answer to the theme of corruption and abuse of power. Also relate your answer to theme of quest for justice in a corrupt society.
  2. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi’s warning of Aloho against Ochuole

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi’s caution to Aloho about her new job:

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi denunciation of corruption:

ANSWER

 

Account for the downfall of Chief in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

Relate your answer to the theme of corruption and abuse of power. Also relate your answer to theme of quest for justice in a corrupt society.

2. Character identification:

ANSWER

3. Chief’s womanizing, embezzling funds, and abuse of office:

ANSWER

4. Aloho’s frustration trip to USA:

ANSWER

5. His eventual downfall:

ANSWER

Consider the role of Mrs Johnson in the development of the plot.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Definition of plot:

ANSWER

3. Character Identification:

ANSWER

4. The visit:

ANSWER

5. Her relevance to the plot:

ANSWER

6. Significance:

ANSWER

Account for Walter’s expectation in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. His desire to improve his lot and that of his family:

ANSWER

4. Walter’s choice of business:

ANSWER

5. Walter’s admiration of success:

ANSWER

Assess Marlow and Hastings’ first encounter with Mr Hardcastle.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. The first encounter:

ANSWER

4. The ensuing events:

ANSWER

5. The revelation of character:

ANSWER

6. Significance

ANSWER

Comment on Tony’s attitude to Mr and Mrs Hardcastle.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. Attitude to Mr and Mrs Hardcastle:

ANSWER

Mr. Hardcastle

Mrs. Hardcastle

4. Their reaction to his attitude:

ANSWER

5. Effects of his attitude on himself:

ANSWER

How does the diction convey the theme of Adeoti’s “Ambush”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Definition of diction:

ANSWER

3. Reference to the giant whole:

ANSWER

4. The reference to the sabre-toothed tiger:

ANSWER

5. The reference to the image of the giant hawk hovering in the sky:

ANSWER

6. The land lying patiently in ambush:

ANSWER

Examine the theme of accommodation in “The Anvil and the Hammer”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

  1. The African dilemma:

ANSWER

  1. Product of forging:

ANSWER

  1. Prospects of the New African:

ANSWER

  1. The presence of accommodation has not been easy. This is conveyed by the following experiences:

ANSWER

Examine God’s reasoning in “The Pulley”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. The reasoning for this is laid out in the stanzas:

ANSWER

3. The drama of withholding ‘rest’:

ANSWER

4. God’s reasoning:

ANSWER

5. The concession and conclusion:

ANSWER

How does the image of the caged bird explain the boy’s experiences in “The Schoolboy”?

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

Relate your answer to the theme of restrictions imposed by society in general and school in particular on children’s growth and development.

2. The caged bird and the boy’s experience of nature (“summer morn”)

ANSWER

“I love to rise in a summer morn,

When the birds sing on every tree;

The distant huntsman winds his horn,

 And the skylark sings with me:

O what sweet company”.

3. The caged bird and the boy’s experience of school:

ANSWER

A caged bird must be going through similar experiences.

4. Through exclamations, appeals, and rhetorical questions the boy blames his parents and society looking on as he, like a caged bird, is being denied natural growth and being kept sorrowful.

5. Implication for Adulthood:

ANSWER

Comment on Foto’s visit to Maa Tsuru.

 In answering this questions, you are expected to develop the following points.

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the trauma of street life, which is a major theme in the novel.

ANSWER

The visit reflects the trauma of street life. This theme shows the helplessness of the street child (Foto, Baby T and others) at the mercy of the forces of neglect (parents – Maa Tsuru) and street oppression (Poison, Macho and others).

2. Character identification (Highlight the character of Foto):

ANSWER

  1. Foto is a street child and has recently escaped being raped by poison.
  2. She is Maa Tsuru’s daughter.
  3. Maa Tsuru is the mother of Foto.
  4. She has been abused by men.
  5. She us “cursed”.

3. Purpose of visit

ANSWER

  1. Foto wants to inform her mother about Poison’s attempted rape of her.
  2. Foto wants to know why she s being targeted.

4. The Encounter (B/W Foto and Maa Tsuru)

ANSWER

  1. Maa Tsuru informs Foto that Kpakpo has abandoned the family.
  2. She informs Foto that Maami Broni has visited her.
  3. Foto learns that Baby T is dead.
  4. Foto blames her mother for Baby T’s death.
  5. She also blames her own predicament on her mother (Maa Tsuru).
  6. Maa Tsuru breaks down while trying to put up a defence.

5. Significance of the visit: The visit delineates characters.

ANSWER

  1. Foto is revealed as a vulnerable girl who is punished unjustly.
  2. Maa Tsuru is revealed as a defenceless victim.

6. Significance of the visit: The visit advances the plot.

ANSWER

  1. Baby T’s death is revealed.
  2. Maami Broni’s contribution to baby T’s death is revealed.
  3. Kpakpo’s abandoning Maa Tsuru and the children advances the plot.

7. Mother and daughter relationship.

ANSWER

  1. Maa Tsuru feels guilty about being unable to protect Foto and the rest of the family.
  2. The daughter (Foto) blames her mother (Maa Tsuru) for the predicament.
  3. Foto loathes (detest) her mother.

To what extent are men portrayed as oppressors of women in the novel?

In answering this question, you are expected to develop the following points.

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the theme of gender/social inequality which brings to focus men’s responsibility to women as well as their treatment of women.

ANSWER

The treatment of women by men in a patriarchal society in the novel portrays this theme of gender/social inequality.

2. Character identification (Highlight the character of Foto)

The following are male and female characters in the novel (Highlight their character traits).

MALES

  1. Kwei and Kpakpo (husbands of Maa Tsuru).
  2. Onko (relative and neighbour of Maa Tsuru) and the jujuman.
  3. Adade (husband of Kabria).
  4. Sylv Po (broadcaster).
  5. Poison and Macho (street lords).

FEMALES

  1. Maa Tsuru
  2. Kabria
  3. Maami Broni
  4. Baby T
  5. Foto
  6. Odarley

ANSWER

1. Kwei and Kpakpo

2. Onko and the jujuman

3. Adade and Sylv Po

4. Poison and Macho

How does Alani reject his ancestry in the novel?

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of cultural conformity in the novel.

ANSWER

Cultural conformity is a major theme in the novel. Yaremi’s refusal to conform to culture is responsible for her woes. Alani is bent on cutting off from his roots and clinging to the city way of life.

  1. Character identification (Highlight the character of Alani):

ANSWER

  1. Change in his (Alani) physical appearance and dressing.

ANSWER

  1. Attitude towards his mother:

ANSWER

  1. Attitude towards father’s legacy:

ANSWER

  1. His Ultimate intentions

ANSWER

Examine the advice of the three widows to Yaremi in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of marriage and continuity in the novel.

ANSWER

Marriage and continuity is a major theme in the novel. Yaremi is expected to conform to the traditional norm and remarry after Ajumobi has passed on.

2. Character identification (Highlight the common character trait of the three widows):

ANSWER

3. Expectations of the society:

ANSWER

4. Reconciliation with society:

ANSWER

5. Cap-picking for a new husband:

ANSWER

6. Yaremi’s attitude to the advice:

ANSWER

Comment on Bigger’s last moments with Max.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of racial discrimination in America and how it affects blacks.

ANSWER

One of the themes explored in the novel is racial discrimination in America and how it affects blacks. Bigger’s reaction to the system lands him in jail and he heads for the electric chair.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Bigger’s crime and his punishment:

ANSWER

  1. Max’s defence and Bigger’s death sentence:

ANSWER

  1. The last moment with Max:

ANSWER

  1. Significance of the last moments:

ANSWER

Examine Bigger’s visits to Besie in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of fear in a racially segregated America.

ANSWER

The novel explores the theme of fear in a racially segregated America. It is this fear that triggers Bigger’s reaction, culminating in his committing murders and thus advancing the plot.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Purpose of the visits:

ANSWER

  1. His first visit:

ANSWER

  1. Second visit:

ANSWER

  1. Significance:

ANSWER

Assess the relationship between fathers and their children in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of the relationship between parents and their offspring.

ANSWER

One major theme in the novel is the relationship between parents and their offspring. The manner of relating to an offspring triggers various outcomes which contribute greatly to the development of the plot.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Manfred, Conrad and Matilda

ANSWER

  1. Father Jerome and Theodore

ANSWER

  1. Fredrick and Isabella

ANSWER

  1. Significance

ANSWER

Comment on the presence of ghost and spirits in the novel.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of superstition in the novel.

ANSWER

Superstition is a major theme in the novel. The presence of the supernatural accounts for several strange occurrences and incidents.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Incidents of their appearances:

ANSWER

  1. Notions of their presence:

ANSWER

  1. Characters reactions to the presence of these phenomena.

ANSWER

  1. Significance:

ANSWER

Compare Kindo and his father in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of colonial exploitation and the theme of deception and greed.

ANSWER

Colonial exploitation brings about division in society and family; alcoholism/relegation of culture. Deception and greed also bring about division in society and family.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Attitude to culture

ANSWER

  1. Differences

ANSWER

  1. Climax:

ANSWER

Examine Wara’s encounter with Soko in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme: Relate your answer to the theme of colonial exploitation and the theme of deception and greed in the play.

ANSWER

Colonial exploitation brings about division in society and family.

  1. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. First Encounter: The abduction of Wara

ANSWER

  1. Wara’s Second encounter with Soko

ANSWER

  1. Significance of the encounters:

ANSWER

Examine Ogeyi as a deeply religious person in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme:  ANSWER- Relate your answer to the theme of corruption and abuse of power. Also relate your answer to theme of quest for justice in a corrupt society.
  2. Character identification:

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi’s warning of Aloho against Ochuole

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi’s caution to Aloho about her new job:

ANSWER

  1. Ogeyi denunciation of corruption:

ANSWER

 

Account for the downfall of Chief in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

Relate your answer to the theme of corruption and abuse of power. Also relate your answer to theme of quest for justice in a corrupt society.

2. Character identification:

ANSWER

3. Chief’s womanizing, embezzling funds, and abuse of office:

ANSWER

4. Aloho’s frustration trip to USA:

ANSWER

5. His eventual downfall:

ANSWER

Consider the role of Mrs Johnson in the development of the plot.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Definition of plot:

ANSWER

3. Character Identification:

ANSWER

4. The visit:

ANSWER

5. Her relevance to the plot:

ANSWER

6. Significance:

ANSWER

Account for Walter’s expectation in the play.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. His desire to improve his lot and that of his family:

ANSWER

4. Walter’s choice of business:

ANSWER

5. Walter’s admiration of success:

ANSWER

Assess Marlow and Hastings’ first encounter with Mr Hardcastle.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. The first encounter:

ANSWER

4. The ensuing events:

ANSWER

5. The revelation of character:

ANSWER

6. Significance

ANSWER

Comment on Tony’s attitude to Mr and Mrs Hardcastle.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme

ANSWER

2. Character Identification:

ANSWER

3. Attitude to Mr and Mrs Hardcastle:

ANSWER

Mr. Hardcastle

Mrs. Hardcastle

4. Their reaction to his attitude:

ANSWER

5. Effects of his attitude on himself:

ANSWER

How does the diction convey the theme of Adeoti’s “Ambush”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. Definition of diction:

ANSWER

3. Reference to the giant whole:

ANSWER

4. The reference to the sabre-toothed tiger:

ANSWER

5. The reference to the image of the giant hawk hovering in the sky:

ANSWER

6. The land lying patiently in ambush:

ANSWER

Examine the theme of accommodation in “The Anvil and the Hammer”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

  1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

  1. The African dilemma:

ANSWER

  1. Product of forging:

ANSWER

  1. Prospects of the New African:

ANSWER

  1. The presence of accommodation has not been easy. This is conveyed by the following experiences:

ANSWER

Examine God’s reasoning in “The Pulley”.

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

2. The reasoning for this is laid out in the stanzas:

ANSWER

3. The drama of withholding ‘rest’:

ANSWER

4. God’s reasoning:

ANSWER

5. The concession and conclusion:

ANSWER

How does the image of the caged bird explain the boy’s experiences in “The Schoolboy”?

You are expected to develop the following points:

1. Relation to the theme:

ANSWER

Relate your answer to the theme of restrictions imposed by society in general and school in particular on children’s growth and development.

2. The caged bird and the boy’s experience of nature (“summer morn”)

ANSWER

“I love to rise in a summer morn,

When the birds sing on every tree;

The distant huntsman winds his horn,

 And the skylark sings with me:

O what sweet company”.

3. The caged bird and the boy’s experience of school:

ANSWER

A caged bird must be going through similar experiences.

4. Through exclamations, appeals, and rhetorical questions the boy blames his parents and society looking on as he, like a caged bird, is being denied natural growth and being kept sorrowful.

5. Implication for Adulthood:

ANSWER