Literature-In-English Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2014  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Main
General Comments
Question 1

Comment on the view that Pokuwaa is an optimist.


Many candidates attempted this question. However, some gave a plot summary of the text rather than bring out instances of Pokuwaa’s optimism. 

The following points were expected from the candidates:

  • Pokuwaa’s bold attempt at snatching her sacrificial jet black hen from the jaws of a big black snake.
  • Pokuwaa’s marriage to her first, second and third husbands all in a bid to have a child.
  • The fruitless number of sacrifices and rituals she had to undergo so that the gods will give her a child.


Candidates’ performance was fair.

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