| Three hours
Answer one question from each of the sections, A, B and C. Choose a fourth question from any of the sections but from a
different text. In all therefore, answer FOUR questions. Each question carries 10 marks.
You are reminded of the necessity for good English and orderly presentation in your answers.
SECTION A – DRAMA
ARTHUR MILLER; Death of a Salesman
1. Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman lives more in the past than in the present. Do you agree?
2. Comment on Miller’s use of symbolism in Death of a Salesman.
OLA ROTIMI: Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again
3. How is the traditional African society presented in Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again.
4.Write short notes on any THREE of the following in Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again.
(a) Love and marriage
SECTION B- PROSE
CHARLES DICKENS: Hard Times
5. Dickens is preoccupied with childhood in Hard Times. How far is this true?
6. Coketown, according to Dickens strikes the keynote in Hard Times. Why?
TSITSI DANGAREMBGA: Nervous Conditions
7. “Nyasha is an admirable as well as a despicable character in Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions”. Comment on the validity of the statement.
8. Select any three dramatic scenes in Nervous Conditions and show how they develop the plot of the novel.
JOHN NKEMNGONG NKENGASONG: Across the Mongolo
9. Across the Mongolo presents a drama of pain spiced with occasional moments of joy Discuss.
10. Comment on the use of vivid descriptions in Nkengasong’s Across the Mongolo.
SECTION C: POETRY
11. GEOFFREY CHAUCER: The General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale.
12. Show how Chaucer is a didactic poet in both The General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale
ALEXANDER POPE: The Rape of the Lock
13. Write short notes on the roles played by any three of the following in Pope’s The Rape of the Lock.
(i) The Baron
(ii) The Sylphs
14. Comment on Pope’s effective use of exaggeration in The Rape of the Lock
WOLE SOYINKA(ed): Poems of Black Africa
15. With reference to any three poems by three different poets from the selection show how the African poet
pays tribute to women.
16. With close reference to any three poems from the selection discuss the dramatic qualities displayed by the poets.