2020 NECO Literature in English Objective Questions and Answers

2020 Neco Literature in English Questions
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2020 NECO Literature in English Questions: The National Examinations Council (NECO) is an examination body in Nigeria that conducts the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination and the General Certificate in Education in June/July and December/January respectively.

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2020 NECO Literature in English Questions Scheme of work

We recommend that you use the Neco scheme below for maximum preparation.

Neco Literature in English Questions Paper 1 

Multiple choice objective test. It will contain fifty questions distributed as follows:

(a) Twenty questions on General Knowledge of Literature;

(b) Five questions on an unseen prose passage;

(c) Five questions on an unseen poem;

(d) Twenty context questions on the prescribed Shakespearean text.

Candidates will be expected to answer all the questions within 1 hour for 50 marks.

2020 NECO Literature in English Questions Paper 2

Paper 2 is always an essay test with two sections, Sections A and B.

Section A will be on African Prose and Section B on Non-African Prose.

Two essay questions will be set on each of the novels recommended for study.

Candidates shall be required to answer one question only from each section within 1 hour 15 minutes for 50 marks.

2020 NECO Literature in English Questions Paper 3 

It is going to be on the Drama and Poetry components of the syllabus.

It will be put into four sections, Sections A, B. C and D as follows:

Section A: African Drama

Section B: Non-African Drama

Section C: African Poetry

Section D: Non-African Poetry

There shall be two questions on each of the prescribed drama texts for Sections A and B. There shall also be two questions for each of the poetry sections ie Sections C and D.

Candidates shall be required to answer one question from each of the sections, making a total of four questions. The paper will take 2 hours 30 minutes to complete and will carry 100 marks.

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The roles and significance of Max’s defence of Bigger Thomas is one that contributes to the message of the novel. During his defence, he exposes the illogicalities. For instance, he highlights the absurdity in renting houses to blacks including Bigger’s family in the black belt and refuses to do so in other areas, thereby keeping many a stranger to the family chauffeur. He points out the contradiction in allowing a black man to be so close to the allures of western civilization only to deny him their enjoyment.

Through his personal and professional counsel, he is able to move Bigger from a great deal of ignorance to a reasonable level of enlightenment. He is also able to make him feel like a man with dignity. It is the effect of these efforts which make Bigger wish not to die again.

Max role here is significant as the mouthpiece of the Blacks. He airs his views to the world through his defence on the exploitation and discrimination of the blacks in the society. He stands for equality.

(i) Use of Irony: There is the use of situational irony in some of the episodes in the novel. Bigger has always seen a very white person as his enemy. Every white person is a symbol of oppression to him. In meeting Mary Dalton, Providence brings a white friend his way. Mary is friendly towards Bigger as soon as she meets him. Unfortunately, his hatred for whites is what he is ready to give in return. The same feelings play out between him and Jan, another white person.

It is also ironic that Jan, whom Bigger tried to blame his murder of marrying on, would later step o free the same Bigger of culpability in the crime.

Another ironic situation is noticed with respect to Bigger’s Freedom. While restricting to a cell in prison, he feels free whereas outside he feels constrained. similarly, before committing murder, he often feels as if he is not living, as if he is just a zombie being pushed around by others. However, with the murder of Mary and later, Bessie, he feels alive for the first time. He feels he had done something. His life is now meaningful. With this killing of Mary, He feels that he has “shed an invisible burden he had long carried”.

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