PAST WAEC/NECO EXAM QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE…PAPER3… (PROSE) (AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN) (18)

 PAST WAEC/NECO EXAM QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE…PAPER3… (PROSE) (AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN) (18)

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Literature-In-English Paper 3,Nov/Dec. 2007

1.Examine the character of Aku.

2.Comment on the effectiveness of Okpewho’s narrative technique in the novel

3.Compare village and city life as portrayed in the novel.

4.Examine any two of the following traditions in the novel:
(i) marriage
(ii) child bearing
(iii) superstition

5.Discuss the relationship between Richard and his family.

6.How are the blacks treated at the orphanage in the novel?
7.How is village life portrayed in the novel?

8.Assess the contribution of Eppie to the development of the plot.

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General Comments

The standard of the paper compares adequately with those of previous years. The questions lack any form of ambiguity but the performance of candidates is still low. This could be attributed to the fact that the candidates for this examination are private candidates most of whom did not have the privilege of continuous and regular teaching.
A very negligible few of the candidates were able to exhibit traces of their having read the actual texts. Most of them merely (obviously) read short notes and summary of texts. So, their responses to questions were very shallow.
Candidates’ Weaknesses
Most of the candidates did not understand the requirements of the questions. This combined with their having not read the set texts makes their response to questions below average.
Candidates should endeavor to procure and study the set texts in preparation for examination
Candidates’ Strengths

Just a handful of candidates demonstrated a level of preparedness for the examination. They were able to answer the questions in detail. They even quoted some texts correctly in an attempt to buttress their points.

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QUESTION-BY-QUESTION OBSERVATIONS

1.Aku is Oshevire’s wife and mother of Oghenovo.She is exploited by Toje at a time when she is vulnerable. Her husband is being detained on trumped up charges, she is ostracized by her neighbors and she still has to keep the home front. At a point, she is unable to withstand the pressure of Toje’s demand.She is disillusioned and gets into an affair with Odibo.

2.The narrative technique used by Okpewho is the episodic which involves the characters’ point of view. The story is narrated in a confessional manner. This brings out the role of the characters. This technique reduces boredom.
Oghenovo babbles like a child would in real life, there is no use of punctuation marks just like a child. The question was avoided by most candidates.
Most candidates who attempted the question merely narrated the relationship between Aku and Toje.

3.The action in the novel move progressively from the rural to urban setting from time to time with its attendant differences and values. The rural setting is typified in Ibuza while the urban setting is Ebute-Metta, Lagos. The rural dwellers live from day to day guided by their norms and traditions while the city dwellers are a diverse set of people. Here, women maintain their roles as housewives but must by necessity combine it with earning a living. The men also have to take up jobs erstwhile reserved for women.
Most of the candidates mainly compared rural and urban life without referring to the text

4.(i) Marriage:- The society is polygamous and the woman is duty bound to respect the institution, take care of domestic chores and bear children. The man is free to acquire more wives as he wishes.The payment of dowry is strictly adhered to.
(ii) Child bearing:- All married couples are expected to have children. An infertile woman is viewed as a failure. The society considers childbearing an investment.

(iii) Superstition:- The societies both rural and urban in the novel are both superstitious. The medicine man who is believed to possess supernatural powers is a very important personality in the society. Sacrifices are made to Nnu Ego’s chi in Ibuza, so also in the city the dibia is consulted over the guitar believed to play itself.

Most candidates who attempted the question discussed the headings in general without referring it to the text

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5.Richard was born and brought up in a difficult environment controlled by Whites.Richard’s relationship with members of his family is not much different from the one in his society at large. He deliberately annoys his father, is aggressive to Aunt Addie, indifferent to his grandmother. The only member of his family he looks up to is Uncle Hoskins who is murdered by Whites.
Candidates who attempted the question connected their response to racial discrimination in general and could not relate it to the text.

6.Richard and his brother were taken to the orphanage run by a mullato when their maintenance by their mother becomes very difficult.The children exist under near starvation, the few meals given to them are skimpy. They are also beaten up regularly and lack affection totally.
Candidates only enumerated the conditions prevalent in an orphanage without relating it to the text.

7.Village life is portrayed in the novel as being basically communal. In Lantern lard, the ill deacon is taken care of by members of the assembly who take turns to keep watch over him. In Raveloe, the people are also their brother’s keepers and take pride in their individual professional skills. They also enjoy chatting and making music.
As usual candidates only described village life in abstract.

8.Eppie is the product of an illicit affair, she toddles into Sila’s life having been attracted by the fire in his hearth on a cold night. Eppie gives Silas immediate respite for his lost gold. This feeling improves with time. In an attempt to make Eppie live a full life, Silas participates in village activities he had hitherto shunned.
Very few candidates who attempted the question were able to do justice to it.

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 PAST WAEC/NECO EXAM QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE…PAPER3… (PROSE) (AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN) (18)

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3 comments on “PAST WAEC/NECO EXAM QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE…PAPER3… (PROSE) (AFRICAN AND NON-AFRICAN) (18)

  1. Its well commendable, helpful and most of all appreciating. But can we have the titles of the book that are usually used in asking questions?

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