#FocusonExam: Literature in English GCE ‘A’ Level – 16th May 2020
QUESTION INTERPRETATION A LEVEL.
- ESSAY QUESTIONS
- Chaucer’s presentation of his characters in The General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale is quite didactic and entertaining. Discuss.
- Discuss the theme of nobility in The General Prologue and the Franklin’s Prologue and Tale.
- Across the Mongolo is a mirror of the contemporary Cameroonian society. Discuss.
- Discuss the use of contrast in John Nkemgong’s Across the Mongolo.
- Ngwe is an admirable character. To what extent is this true?
- Discuss Charles Dickens’ Hard Times as a satirical novel.
- What aspects of African life are portrayed in Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again?
- EXTRACT QUESTION
Read the extract below and answer the questions that follow.
Come hither, my dear Hamlet, sit by me.
No, good mother; here’s a metal more attractive.
(To the king) O,ho. Do you mark that ?
Lady, shall I lie in your lap?
(lying down at Orphelia’s feet)
No, my lord.
Do you think I meant country matters?
I think nothing my lord.
O God, your only jig-maker. What should a man do but be merry? For look you how cheerfully my mother looks, and my father died within two hours.
Nay, tis twice two months, my lord.
- What has prompted Hamlet to speak thus? (2marks)
- Pick out two figures of speech from this extract and comment on its effectiveness.(3marks)
- Bring out two aspects of Hamlet’s character from this extract. (2marks)
- Write down the infinitive of the following verbs:
- Give a brief account of the rest of the scene. (2marks)