Cameroon GCE A/L June 2016 Literature in English 2

Cameroon GCE A/L June 2016 Literature in English 2


PART ONE – OLD SYLLABUS

SECTTION A – DRAMA

ROBERT BOLD: A Man for All Seasons

  1. Bolt’s strength as a skillful writer lies in his ability to blend history with dramatic devices. Discuss.
  2. What possible difficulties may be faced in a performance of A Man for All Seasons on a Cameroonian stage?

WOLE SOYINKA: The Trials of Brother Jero

  1. The Trial of Brother Jero depicts a vicious world, void of virtue. Comment.
  2. Select any three episodes from The Trials of Brother Jero and show how each sustains the interest of the audience

SECTION B – PROSE

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: The old Man and the Sea

  1. How symbolic are the physical settings in The Old Man and the Sea?
  2. Discuss the use of the flashback technique in the Old Man and the Sea.

BESSIE HEAD: A Question of Power

  1. Discuss Bessie Head’s treatment of the theme of love in A Question of Power.
  2. A Question of Power is a novel of suffering and pain. Do you agree?

LINUS T. ASONG: No Way to Die

  1. How do women contribute to the development of plot in No Way to die?
  2. In Asong’s No Way to Die, Dennis Nunquam’s past is responsible for his failure in life. Examine the validity of this statement.

SECTION C: POETRY

GEOFFREY CHAUCER: The General Prologue and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

  1. Discuss the significance of any three settings in The General Prologue and Tale.
  2. Chaucer archives humorous effects by evoking a sense of the incongruous in his characters. How relevant is this statement in The General Prologue and The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale?

WILLIAM BLAKE’S Selected Poems

  1. Discuss the relevance of the church in Blake’s poetry.
  2. With reference to any three poems in your selection, show how Blake is unhappy with constituted authority.

WOLE SOYINKA (ed): Poems of Black Africa

  1. Modern Africa poets decry lack of vision in Africa leadership. Discuss with reference to any poems in your selection
  2. Discuss the use of local color by any three poets in your selection.

PART TWO: NEW SYLLABUS

SECTION A – DRAMA

ARTHUR MILLER: Death of a Salesman

  1. “Willy Loman’s problem in Death of a Salesman is the falsity of the American dream” How far is this true?
  2. How effective is Miller’s use of the flashback technique in Death of a Salesman?

OLA ROTIMI: Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again

  1. Show how Sikira contributes to plot development and resolution in Ola Rotimi’s Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again.
  2. Our Husband Has Gone Mad Again is well applauded for its appeal. Discuss

SECTION B – PROSE

CHARLES DICKENS: Hard Times

  1. “Women in Nervous Conditions are obedient servants of men”. How far is this true of Dickens’ Hard Times
  2. Hard Times is a novel of social protest. Comment.

TSITSI DANGAREMBGA: Nervous Conditions

  1. “Women in Nervous Conditions are obedient servants of men” Do you agree?
  2. Select any three buildings/landscapes and discuss their importance in Nervous Conditions.

JOHN NKEMGONG NKENGASONG: Across the Mongolo

  1. Across the Mongolo mirrors the contemporary Cameroonian society. Discuss.
  2. Discuss the use of contrasts in Across the Mongolo.

SECTION C: POETRY

GEOFFERY CHAUCER: The General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale

  1. Comment on the use of allusions in the General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale.
  2. Critically examine Chaucer’s attitude to women in both The General Prologue and The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale?

ALEXANDER POPE: The Rape of the Lock

  1. Comment on the poetic techniques which Pope uses to represent “” trivial things” as “Mighty Contest”.
  2. Write short notes on any three of the following in relation to The Rape of the Lock.
  3. The Cave of spleen
  4. Belinda’s dressing table
  • The game of Ombre
  1. Ariel

WOLE SOYINKA (ed): Poems of Back Africa

  1. “The Africa Poet is uncomfortable with injustice and oppression” By close reference to any three poems, discuss this view.
  2. With reference to any three poems of the selection, show African poets are preoccupied with issues of African personality.

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