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1. “Chaka” written by Thomas Mofolo, which is considered the first African historical novel.

This
novel is comparable to what Shakespeare’s play?
a. Hamlet b. Othello c. Macbeth d. Romeo and Juliet

2. Nadine Gordimer’s first published novel “Lying days”. What is the most prevalent literary device
that can be observed in this work?
a. Stream of consciousness b. Bildungsroman c. En media res d. Hamartia

3. It is the best-preserved and the best-known African epic which is a blend of fact and legend.
The story’s hero really existed as a powerful leader who in 1235 defeated the Sosso nation of
western Africa and reestablished the Mandingo Empire of Old Mali. What is this African epic?
a. The legend of liyongo b. Sundiata c. The magic flyswatter d. Mwindo

4. Song of Lawino is regarded as the first important poem in “English to emerge from Eastern
Africa. It is a plea for the Ugandans to look back to traditional village life and recapture African
values, who wrote “Song of Lawino”?
a. Okot P’Bitek b. Dennis Brutus c. David Diop d. Ferdinand Oyono

5. A prolific writer widely regarded as "the leading writer of Children's literature in Uganda"
a. Ousmane Sembene b. Bessie Head c. Mbella Sonne Dipoko d. Barbara Kimenye

6. In the words of one of his characters: “You will never be a good writer so long as you don’t
defend a cause.” From which African author it belong?
a. Ousmane Sembene b. Bessie Head c. Mbella Sonne Dipoko d. Barbara Kimenye

7. This hymn was found on the wall of a tomb built for a royal scribe named Ay and his wife. It was
intended to assure their safety in the afterlife.
a. The Great Hymn to Aten b. Hymn of the sacred knowledge c. Rigveda d. Dhamapada

8. Which Features of African oral literature: Served foremost as memory aids for Griots and other
storytellers? a. Tonal assonance b. Call-and-response format
c. Repetition and parallel structure d. Repeat-and-vary technique

9. He often takes the shape of a spider and is considered to be the god of all knowledge of stories,
who is this West African god?
a. Shango b. Mawu c. Olokun d. Anansi

10. Which of the following African poem shows the swings between assimilation of French,
European culture or negritude, intensified by the poet’s catholic piety?
a. Train Journey b. Totem c. Paris in the Snow d. Letters to Martha

11. A Novel written by Mongo Beti which is a stark revelation of the deception, hypocrisy,
blasphemy and moral decadence that characterizes a small village set in the colonial Cameroon,
microcosmic of Africa, brimming with Catholic missionaries. What is the title of this novel?
a. The Houseboy b. The Poor Christ of Bombay c. The River Between d. Heirs to the Past

12. The stories of Sinbad, Alibaba and Aladdin and his Lamp is taken to what literary piece of
Arabian literature?
a. The Arabian Nights b. Rawis c. Kasidah D. The Suspended

13. Africa: Griots; Saudi Arabia?


a. The Arabian Nights b. Rawis c. Kasidah D. The Suspended

14. The most celebrated poems of Pre-Islamic period in Saudi Arabia were known as what?
a. The Arabian Nights b. Rawis c. Kasidah D. The Suspended

15. What is the typical poem of Arabic literature during Pre-Islamic period?
a. Ode b. elegy c. Ballad d. Sonnet
16. Arabian Nights is also known as? a. The Hundred and One Nights
b. The Thousand and One Nights c. Aladdin and his Lamp d. Ali Baba

17. “Klila wa dimna” of Ibn Muqaffa is a translated version of what literary work of india?
a. Ramayana b. Mahabharata c. Rigveda d. Panchatantra

18. The Bible of the Zoroastrian faith? a. Acesta b. Book of Kings c. Rubaiyat
d. Gulistan and Bustan.

19. An epic that covered the history of Persia from the earliest to the Muslim conquest?
a. Acesta b. Shah Namah c. Rubaiyat d. Gulistan and Bustan.

20. Cradle of Islam


a. India b. Israel c. Pakistan d. Saudi Arabia

21. Persia; a. Iran b. Iraq c. Saudi Arabia d. Egypt

22. Who is the English writer that translated “The Rubaiyat” of Omar Khayyam on 1859?
a. F. Scott Fitzgerald b. Curell Bell c. The Bostonian d. Edward Fitzgerald

23. Egyptian’s God of Underworld


a. Isis b. Osiris c. seth d. Nepthiz

24. God of Dessert; a. Isis b. Osiris c. seth d. Nepthiz

25. God of Magic; a. Isis b. Osiris c. seth d. Nepthiz

26. God of Air, Death and morning;


a. Isis b. Osiris c. seth d. Nepthiz

27. Who conquers Egypt at 332 B.C?


a. Napoleon Bonaparte b. Alexander the great c. Genghis Khan d. Julius Cesar

28. On 1805 the modernization of Egypt started, who is the pharaoh at that time?
a. Muhammad Ali b. Tutankhamun c. Amenhotep d. Hatu Shepsut

29. Aside being a wife what is the relationship of Pharaoh Hatu Shepsut to Thutmose?
a. Father b. Uncle c. Cousin d. Sibling

30. He is the Pharaoh that changed his name as Akenhaten from the name of God he want to
change (Aten) a. Ramises b. Amenhotep c. Horus d. Tutankhamun

31. Name of Ancient Egypt, which means “black sand”?


a. Atum b. Horus c. Kemet d. Geb

32. King of Earth; He is successful in killing seth


a. Atum b. Horus c. Kemet d. Geb

33. In ancient Egypt they write their writings on?


a. Hierogliphics b. Mortuary c. Ba d. Papyrus

34. It is considered one of the finest works of Ancient Egyptian literature. It is a narrative set in the
aftermath of the death of Pharaoh Amenemhat I, founder of the 12th dynasty of Egypt, in the
early 20th century BC.
a. Tale of Genji b. Tale of heiki c. An eloquent peasants d. Tale of Sinuhe

35. It is an Ancient Egyptian story about Khun-Anup, who stumbles upon the property of the noble
Rensi son of Meru, guarded by its harsh overseer, Nemtynakht. It is set in the Ninth or Tenth
Dynasty around Herakleopolis
a. a. Tale of Genji b. Tale of heiki c. An eloquent peasants d. Tale of Sinuhe

36. In Korean literature it is the oldest poems composed in idu?


a. Sijo b. Hyangga c Kasa d. Goryeo

37. The longest enduring and the most widely representative form of Korean poetry
a. Sijo b. Hyangga c Kasa d. Goryeo

38. A borrowed form of Chinese lyric and prose poetry?


a. Sijo b. Hyangga c Kasa d. Goryeo

39. The new poetic form introduced by writers during the Koryo Kayo period was the Koryo Kayo
called as? A. Pyolgok b. Sijo c. Goryeo d. Renga

40. A small group of poetic songs written to celebrate the beginning of the new dynasty
a. Hahoo b. Haeso c. Sandae d. Akchang

41. Korea’s mask play?


a. Hahoo b. Haeso c. Sandae d. Akchang

42. Korea’s mask dance drama which has 7 acts?


a. Hahoo b. Haeso c. Sandae d. Akchang

43. Korea’s mask dance drama which has 5 acts?


a. Hahoo b. Haeso c. Sandae d. Akchang

44. The first printed work of Korean in fiction was John bunyan’s?
a. Holy war b. The Life and Death of Mr. Badman c. Some Gospel Truths
c.The Pilgrim’s Progress

45. literally means Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven and was the first work written in hangul
a. Yongbieocheonga b. Jayusi c. Geumo Sinhwa d. Joseon

46. In indian literature “hymns of supreme sacred knowledge,”


a. Ramayana b.Mahabharata c. Dhammapada d. Rigveda

47. This poem is made up of almost 100,000 couplets divide into 18 parvans or sections,
traditionally ascribed to the sage Vyasa.
a. Ramayana b.Mahabharata c. Dhammapada d. Rigveda

48. Known as the Blessed Lord’s Song. It is regarded by the Hindus in somewhat the same way as
the Gospels are by Christians
a. Shakuntala b. Panchatantra c. Bhagavad Gita d. Gitanjali

49. It was composed in Sanskrit, probably not before 300 BC, by the poet Valmiki and consists of
some 24,000 couplets divided into seven books.
a. Ramayana b.Mahabharata c. Panchantantra d. Bhagavad Gita

50. Mṛcchakaṭika (The Little Clay Cart) is a ten-act Sanskrit drama, it is attributed to whom?
a. Tagore b. Vyaza c. Kalidasa d. Shudraka

51. The Hindus regard this as the Universal Spirit, as the soul and original source of the universe.
a. Purusha b. Kama c. Dharma d. Artha

52. Virtue, duty, righteousness, moral law


a. Purusha b. Kama c. Dharma d. Artha

53. Wealth; a. Purusha b. Kama c. Dharma d. Artha


54. This is called the “way of truth” an anthology of basic Buddhist teaching in a simple aphoristic
style. a Ramayana b.Mahabharata c. Dhammapada d. Rigveda

55. Pseudonym of Dhanpat Rai Srivastava


a. Prem chand b. Kamala Markandaya c. R.K Narayan d. Anita Desai

56. A young female writer whose first book “The God of Small Things” won for her a Booker Prize.
a. Prem chand b. Anita desai c. Arundhati Roy d. Kalidasa

57. She is considered India’s premier imagist writer.


a. Prem chand b. Kamala Markandaya c. R.K Narayan d. Anita Desai

58. In china’s history this was the longest of all the dynasties and throughout most of this period
China suffered from severe political disunity and upheaval. This era was also known as the
Hundred Schools period.
a. Shang b. Chou c. Han d. Ch’in

59. In what dynasty the Great Wall of China has been built?
a. Shang b. Chou c. Han d. Ch’in

60. What dynasty was marked by the introduction of Buddhism from India?
a. Shang b. Chou c. Han d. Ch’in

61. Among the significant advances of this period were bronze working, decimal system, a twelve-
month calendar and a system of writing consisting of 3,000 characters.
a. Shang b. Chou c. Han d. Ch’in

62. The dynasty that was established by Kublai khan?


a. T’ang b. Ch’ing c Sung d. Yuan

63. The second foreign dynasty of china?


a. T’ang b. Ch’ing c Sung d. Yuan

64. This period was characterized by delicacy and refinement although inferior in terms of literary
arts but great in learning? a. T’ang b. Ch’ing c Sung d. Yuan

65. Fine arts and literature flourished during this era which is viewed as the Golden Age of Chinese
civilization. Chinese lyrical poetry reached its height during this dynasty
a. T’ang b. Ch’ing c Sung d. Yuan

66. Genre in Chinese poetry It was an unusually long poem consisting of two parts: i) an
autobiographical account that is Confucian in overtones; and ii) a narration of an imaginary
journey undertaken by the persona. Also known as encountering sorrrow
a. Shih b. Sao c. Fu d. Lu-shih

67. It was identified with the Sung dynasty. It is not governed by a fixed number of verses nor a
fixed number of characters per verse
a. Chueh-chu b. Tzu c. Lu-shih d.Sao

68. Known as ‘regulation poetry’ was developed during the Tang dynasty but has remained popular
even in the present times. It is an octave consisting of five or seven syllabic verses with a
definite rhyming scheme with all even lines rhyming together and the presence of the caesura in
every line? a. Lu-shih b. Sao c. Fu d. Chueh-chu

69. Known as “truncated poetry” is a shorter version of the lu-shih and was also popular during the
Tang dynasty? a. Sao b. Fu c. Chueh-chu d. Shih

70. characterized by: i) an even number of lines; ii) the same number of words in each line, in most
cases five or seven; and iii) the occurrence of rhymes at the end s of the even-numbered lines.
a. Fu b. Lu-shih c. Sao d. Shih
71. It was a poem partially expository and partly descriptive involving a single thought or sentiment
usually expressed in a reflective manner?
a. Fu b. Lu-shih c. Sao d. Shih

72. There are four principal roles in the Conventions of Chinese Theater. It is the prerogative
of the leading actor, usually a male character, a scholar, a statesman, a warrior patriot
and the like. a. Tau b. Chau c. Sheng d. Ching

73. It is the clown or jester who is not necessarily a fool and may also do serious or evil character
a. Tau b. Chau c. Sheng d. Ching

74. The roles usually assigned the roles of brave warriors, bandits, crafty and evil ministers, upright
judges, and loyal statesmen at times god-like and supernatural beings.
a. Tau b. Chau c. Sheng d. Ching

75. Plays all the women’s roles. a. Tau b. Chau c. Sheng d. Ching

76. He/She was the greatest of China’s ‘Grand Historians’ who dedicated himself to completing the
first history of China the Records of the Historian
a. Lui An b. Chuang Tzu c. Lieh Tzu d. Ssu-ma Ch’ien

77. He has been called the ‘father of the modern Chinese short story because of his introduction of
Western techniques. a. Li Ch’ing-chao b. Chou-Shu-jen c. Wang wei d. Po Chu-I

78. She is regarded as China’s greatest woman poet and was also one of the most liberated women
of her day. a. Li Ch’ing-chao b. Chou-Shu-jen c. Wang wei d. Po Chu-I

79. In Japanese history at what period that for two centuries, Japan was a closed society: all
foreigners were expelled, Japanese Christians were persecuted, and foreign travel was
forbidden under penalty of death. ?
a. Heian b. Feudal c. Tokugawa Shogonate d. Yamato

80. These envoys consist of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables that elaborate on or summarize the theme or
central idea of the main poem.
a. Tanka b. Renga c. Choka d. Hokku

81. It consists of five lines of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables including at least one caesura, or pause. Often tell a
brief story or express a single thought or insight and the common subjects are love and nature.
a. Tanka b. Renga c. Choka d. Hokku

82. It is a chain of interlocking tanka. Each tanka within a renga was divided into verses of 17 and 14
syllables composed by different poets
a. Seppuku b. Renga c. Choka d. Hokku

83. It include a kigo or seasonal words such as snow or cherry blossoms that indicates the time of
year being described. a. Tanka b. Renga c. Choka d. Hokku

84. It is now called “Bunraku” and staged using puppets and was a great influence on the
development of the Kabuki.
a. No plays b. Jorori c. Kyogen d. Giri

85. The film Rashomon is taken to what akutagawa’s literary work?


a. The Tale of the Heike b. Kappa c. The Sea of Fertility d. In the Grove

86. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968.


a. Yukio Mishima b. Ryunusuke akutagawa c. Junichiro Tanizaki d. Yasunari Kawabata
87. What is the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka?
a. Yukio Mishima b. Ryunusuke akutagawa c. Junichiro Tanizaki d. Yasunari Kawabata

88. He epitomizes the rebellion of the post-WWII generation which he writes. He was awarded the
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994.
a. Yasunari Kawabata b. Oe Kenzaburo c. Yosa Buson d. Dazai Ozamu

89. Atsumori by Seami Motokiyo is drawn from an episode of what literary work
a. Tale of Genji b. Tale of heiki c. The Pillow Book d. In the Grove

90. It is the four-part epic including Spring Snow, Runaway Horses, The Temple of Dawn, and The
Decay of the Angel. Written by Yukio Mishima. a. The setting sun
b. The House of Sleeping Beauties c. Snow Country d. The Sea of Fertility