IJMB Literature 102 Past Questions 2023; This Literature 102 past question is suitable for students about to sit for the upcoming IJMB EXAMINATION. Students should be informed that IJMB is an advanced-level program that helps students secure admission into the university of their choice without JAMB.
IJMB Literature 102 Past Questions 2008
INTERIM JOINT MATRICULATION BOARD EXAMINATION 2023
SUBJECT: LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH, PAPER II: PROSE-FICTION
DATE SCHEDULED: SATURDAY 22nd JULY,2023
TIME ALLOWED: THREE HOURS (3 HRS)
INSTRUCTION: Answer question ONE (1) from section A, and ONE (1) question each
from sections B and C.
SECTION A: UNSEEN PROSE PASSAGE (30 marks)
Read the passage and ANSWER ALL the QUESTIONS that follow:
Among the Akan communities of Ghana, when you sneeze, people, you have met, strangers, say ‘Life to you’ – Nkwa. The supervision is the soul escapes from the body when one sneezes. To say,’ Life for you’ is an earnest wish for the soul to be restored.
Examples abound to show that although we live in a technologically advanced age, superstition is as widespread now as it has ever been. Consider the following instances of superstition, Some people consult soothsayers or fetish priests before any undertaking.
An athlete, although he has trained intensively, credits his victory to a mere article of clothing. A particular T-shirt that was first worn on the day of triumph becomes a charm thereafter. Such a piece of cloth is never to be washed for fear that some of the magical powers of the charm might be washed away.
A student uses a certain pen for an examination and passes well. Thereafter, he views the pen to be a fountain of luck object.
A superstitious mind believes that certain objects, places, and animals bring luck. Some people will embark on enterprises only on certain dates and under the influence of superstition will act against their better judgment, instincts, or consciences. In the case of the chain letter, which is a letter is promises good luck, the one who breaks the chain is supposed to experience ill luck.
Answer the following questions:
- In a few words give a suitable title to the passage.
- What is the main issue that the writer is trying to reveal in the passage?
- Using your own words, explain the meanings of the underlined words in the passage.
- The expression ‘’He views the pen to be a fountain of luck object’’ is an example of what figure of speech?
- Give two instances of superstitions from the second paragraph of the passage.
SECTION B: NON-AFRICAN NOVEL (25 MARKS)
Samuel Selvon’s: Lonely Londoners
2. Discuss characterization. Using ample examples, explore the roles of three main characters
Samuel Selov’s Lonely Londoners.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
3. Examine Scott Fitzgerald’s depiction of the American dream in the novel
The Great Gatsby
Toni Morrison: Sula
4. Comment on Toni Morrison’s portrayal of the role of motherhood in Sula.
5. Compare and contrast the theme of racism in Selvon’s Lonely Londoners and Toni Morrison’s Sula.
SECTION C: AFRICAN NOVEL (25 marks)
Sembene Ousmane: Xala
6. Discuss the satire of post-colonialism in the novel Xala.
Ayi Kwei Armah: Fragment.
7. Using ample instances comment on Armah’s representation of neocolonialism in the text
Olu Obafemi: The wheels.
8. Examine Obafemi’s description of corruption in The Wheels.
9. Compare and contrast the use of imagery in Sembene Ousane’s Xala and Olu Obafemi’s The Wheel.