English Mock exam 2023 questions and answers

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SUBJECT:    ENGLISH LANGUAGE  PAPER 1                                                    CLASS:  S.S 3

TIME:¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 1 ¬Ĺ HRS




Answer one question from this session. You are advised to spend 50 minutes

The state of facilities and equipment in your school has gone very bad and it has adversely affected learning .As senior prefect ,write a letter to the chairman of the Old Student Association of your school explaining the condition of things to him and how it has affected academics and co-corricular activities .Also ,request that the old student come to your assistance.

2.Write a letter to the commissioner of education intimating him of the havoc done by unsupervised sports activities and how the situation can be rectified

3.Write an article suitable for publication on ways of getting youths interested in facing their studies in school so that they can achieved academic excellence.

4.You are a speaker in a debate on the topic ;The adults are to blame for the indecent behaviour of the youths. Write your contribution for or against the proposition.

5.Write a story that ends with ,So you see it does not pay to be dishonest.


Answer All the questions in this section. You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this section.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

A recent noticeable trend in the education sector is the high rate of failure by candidates in public examinations. Why do students fail? This is a question that has been a source of worry, anxiety and concern to all stakeholders in the education of the young ones ¬¨¬¨‚Äď government, teachers, educationists, parents and so on.

The factors responsible for the failure of candidates in examinations are many and varied.

Let us consider the students themselves. Many of the students do not really take their students seriously. Instead of facing their studies, they prefer watching videos, playing games and lazing about. They engage themselves in many activities which are detrimental to their progress. They thus fail to prepare for their examinations. You remember the saying? ‚Äst ‚ÄėTo fail to prepare is to prepare to fail‚Äô- or what miracle does one expect to happen when an unserious student sits for an examination?

Teachers have a lion’s share of the blame. Majority of the teachers are no longer devoted or dedicated or committed to their jobs. Some of them skip lessons. Some of them have some other private businesses which they pay greater attention to. Many of them are not even bothered whether or not their students do well and yet they spend more time agitating for more pay. The devotion, the dedication and the commitment associated with teaching in the days of old are almost gone.

The quality of many teachers nowadays is nothing to write home about. Many of them have a haphazard or smattering knowledge of the subject matter or topic they teach. In some cases it is just like the blind leading the blind. Unfortunately, many of them are too lazy to read about the subject matter they teach. The result is that little or no learning takes place after the teacher has taught.

Parents too are to blame. Many parents fail to cater for the needs of their children. Many of them do not provide textbooks and other educational materials for their wards. Their priority is not the education of their children. Whilst many of them can, and do spend colossal amounts of money on frivolities e.g burying their dead relations or ‚Äėturning the side‚Äô of their long forgotten dead parents, they fail to provide essential educational materials for their wards. One wonders how a child can perform well without good textbooks and instructional materials.

The society itself contributes much to the failure of students in examinations through its wrapped value system. The society places much emphasis on money and what money can buy. Anyone who acquires wealth through whatever means- fair means, foul means, any means at all ‚Äď is made an object of worship. Since the child has observed that money is regarded as the all in all, he doesn‚Äôt see the need to receive education. His main concern is how to acquire money. His mind is far away from the classroom environment. The societal value system thus serves as a disincentive to education.

Another contributory factor is the loss of the reading culture. In the olden days, every student had to read at least a novel a term. The result was that spoke and wrote good English. In addition, students read their textbooks and relevant books from cover to cover. Nowadays, even the recommended texts are not read. Similarly, many teachers themselves hardly read anything extra apart from the textbooks which the use in preparing their notes of lessons.

If the situation is to change therefore, everybody must be involved in a new reorientation.

In six sentences, one for each, state the factors responsible for the high rate of failure of students in public examinations according to the writer.


Answer all the questions in this section. You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this section.

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions on it.

He bid me observe it, and I should always find that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower parts of mankind, but that the middle station had the fewer disasters, and was not exposed to so many vicissitudes as the higher or lower parts of mankind. No, they were not subjected to so many distempters and uneasinesses either of body or mind. This is unlike those who, by vicious living, luxury and extravagances on one hand, or by hard labor, want of necessaries, and mean or insufficient diet on the other hand, bring distempers upon themselves by the natural consequences of their way of living. It is said that the middle station of life was calculated for all kinds of virtues and all kinds of enjoyment, that peace and plenty were the handmaids of a middle fortune. It is also believed that temperance, moderation, quietness and health were blessings attending the middle station of life. In this way men went silently and smoothly through the world, and comfortably out of it, not sold to the life of slavery for daily bread, or harassed with perplexed circumstances, which rob the soul of peace, and the body of rest; not enraged with the passion of envy, or secret burning lust of ambition for great things; but in easy circumstances sliding gently through the world, and sensibly tasting the sweets of living.

After this, he pressed me earnestly, and in most affectionate manner, not to play the young man, not to precipitate myself into miseries which Nature and the station of life I was born in seemed to have provided against. He also told me I was under no necessity of seeking my bread. He assured me that he would do well for me; and that if I was not very easy and happy in the world it must be my mere fate of fault that must hinder it. He further told me that he should have nothing to answer for; having thus discharged his duty in warning me against measures which he knew would be to my hurt.


(A)          Into how many classes, according to the writer, is society divided and how do you identify each class?

(B)          What are the characteristics of the lower class which the writer mentions first?

(C)          What are the natural consequences of the way of living of the upper class?

(D)          Into what type of life has the person being addressed in passage been born and what type of life is the writer recommending to him?

(E)          Why did the writer say that he would have nothing to answer for?

(F)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äė‚Ķ peace and plenty were the handmaids of a middle fortune.‚Äô

What figure of speech is used in the above expression?

(G)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ‚Äė‚Ķ that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower parts of mankind ‚Ķ‚Äô

(i)            What grammatical name is given to the above expression as used in the passage?

(ii)           What is its function?

(H)          For each of the following words, find another word or phrase which means the same and can replace it as it is used in the passage.

(i)            calamities

(ii)           necessaries

(iii)          consequences

(iv)         calculated

(v)          affectionate

(vi)         discharged



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SUBJECT:             ENGLISH LANGUAGE  PAPER 2                                                   CLASS:  S.S 3

TIME:                    1HR

OBJECTIVE TEST:  Answer all questions


In each of the following sentences there is one word or group of words underlined and one gap. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

A.            The ignorant miner found a priceless diamond but thought that it was an ___________ material. A. Worthless     B. Valuable      C. Durable     D. Costly

1.            Some people delight in provoking aggrieved persons instead of ____________ them.

A.            Discouraging    B. Praising     C.   Pacifying    D. Encouraging

2.            One of the amazing things of nature is that while in some areas there is a surplus of commodities in other areas there is ______

A.            Scarcity   B. Plenty    C. Much    D. None

3.            Whilst Mero’s husband is extravagant she is quite ______________

A.            Miserly  B.  Frugal     C. Wasteful     D. Considerate

4.            The students expected that the committee would recommend severe punishment for the offenders but insteadS it recommend a _____________ one.

A.            Strict  B. Great    C. Painful    D. Mild

5.            Pride is a quality that we should avoid but ____________ is one that should be imbided.

A.            Humility  B. Arrogance C. Pomposity    D. Gentleness

6.            A good leader must not always be rigid he should be ____________ so as to take into account human frailty.      A. soft   B.  twisted    C.  flexible    D. Gentile

7.            They will need to __________ all those dilapidated houses first if they are going to erect a new five star hotel there.    A.Burn    B.  buy      C. remove    D. demolish

8.            The girl frequently has severe headaches, though she ____________ complains.

A.            Often  B. Seldom    C. Recently    D.  Gently

9.            It is often said that attack is the best means of ____________.

A.            Defence    B.Fighting    C.  War     D.  Diplomacy


From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

10.          After their meeting the two presidents issued a ______________.

A.            Communique  B.  Memorandum  C. Report    D. Statement

11.          The preliminary ______________ conducted by the police into the incident revealed that the death of the victim was result of provocation.

A.            Interrogation       B.          Examination    C. Report     D. Investigation

12.          The unfavorable economic climate has forced many people to ___________ to seek for green pastures.   A. Fly    B. immigrate    C. Emigrate    D. travel

13.          The package is ____________ please handle it with care.

A.            Weak  B.              Fragile    C.           Infirm     D. Frail

14.          Many people are now going against ___________ punishment for criminal offences.

A.            Mortal   B.           Fatal     C.             Capital     D.  Corporal

15.          I trust my father, he will never ____________ act of indiscipline.

A.            Condone    B.  Condemn   C. Repudiate    D. Discourage

16.          The members of staff pledge their ____________ loyalty to the new principal.

A.            United   B. Divided   C. Unalloyed    D. Enormous

17.          There was an interruption of the court ___________ because of power outage.

A.            Procession  B.  Debates   C. Deliberation   D. Proceedings

18.          The minister was sacked for gross ____________ of duty.

A.            Performance   B.              Dereliction   C.  Laziness    D. Dishonesty

19.          The kidnappers demanded a ___________ of two million naira before they could release the child of the influential government official.

A.            Ransom     B.       Token    C.           Settlement    D. Deposit


After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

20.          Those who are born with silver spoons in their mouths do not run into any financial problems. This means that those

A.            Who have silver spoons in their mouths at birth do not run into financial problems

B.            Who brought silver spoon from heaven do not run into financial problems

C.            Who are born into affluence do not run into financial problems

D.            Who are born with a set of silver teeth in their mouths do not run into financial problems.

21.          The man gave his son a free hand to run his business. This means the man

A.            Assisted the boy freely.

B.            Made his son the sole owner of the business

C.            Allowed his son to make his own decision

D.            Untied his son’s hand to run the business.

22.          Just as she was at the brink of taking the crucial decision she developed cold feet. This means that

A.            She lost interest  B.Her feet suddenly became cold    C. She caught cold from the feet

D. She became afraid.

A.            The Professor of Medicine had made his mark before he died. This means that the Professor had   A. Scored high mark   B.  Become quite rich  C. Stressed his points

D. Distinguished himself.

23.          The General Manager of the company started on the wrong foot by listening to sycophants. This means the General Manager

A.            Started with a painful foot  B. Made an initial mistake  C. Started well at the beginning

D. Was not fit for the post.

24.          She’d been wanting to see him for ages. This means that she had been wanting to see him

A.            For almost an era   B. Because of their ages   C.In order to find out how old he was

D. For a long time.

25.          They decided to call it a day. This means they decided that

A.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† They had done enough work for the time being¬† B.It was a special day¬† C. The best name for it was ‚Äėday‚Äô¬†¬† D. It was evening

26.          The garrulous lady can talk the hind leg off a donkey. This means that she

A.            Knows how to talk to donkey  B. Talks complete nonsense  C.Talks too much  D. Can persuade anyone to believe anything.

27.          The lady supported her husband through thick and thin. This means that the lady supported her husband

A.            When he was well and when he was ill  B. In both good and bad circumstances  C. Whether he was behaving badly or well  D. When he was fat and when he lost weight

28.          The tragedy that befell her put paid to all her plans. This means that the tragedy that befell her

A.            Forced her to pay some money  B. Provided a receipt for her plans  C. Made possible the achievement of her plans   D. Prevented her from carrying out her plans.


From the group of words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as it is used in the sentence.

29.          Politicians should not make damaging remarks about their opponents.

A.            Sensitive   B. Mild   C. Harsh    D. Scathing

30.          The teacher refused to comment on the principal’s uncomplimentary speech.

A.            Declined  B.Rejected    C.Inclined   D. Descended

31.          In the present situation the President is powerless.

A.            Incompetent  B.Impotent   C. Incapable   D. Inefficacious

32.          There was an abundance of food on the table during the birthday ceremony.

A.            A basket B.A shortage   C. A great deal    D.A heap

33.          The crowd, being intimidated by the soldiers, stood silent and afraid.

A.            Questioned   B.Frightened  C. Attacked   D.Informed

34.          For all men, death is inevitable.   A. Unavoidable  B. irresistible   C. compulsory D. inexplorable

35.          It has never been my lot to have a garden.   A. fate   B.  ambition   C. objective   D. luck

36.          I don’t think that anything he does will affect the result.

A.            Effect   B. Improve   C. Influence   D. Reverse

37.          I don’t engage in shady businesses.  A. unknown    B. shadowy   C. unrevealed  D. dishonest

38.          Some politicians engage in clandestine meetings.   A. secret  B. unknown  C. important   D. sudden

       SECTION 5

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

39.          A loyal citizen ought not to abstain _______ voting.    A. In   B. against   C. from   D. by

40.          She set _________ preparing lunch when I came.  A. On    B. at    C. about    D.  for

41.          The ____________ engineer designed a new machine.

A.            Brilliant Nigerian young   B.Nigerian brilliant young   C.Young Nigerian brilliant   D. Brilliant young Nigerian

42.          ______________ were asked to represent the school at the quiz competition.

A.            I and Ngosi  B. Ngosi and me    C. Ngosi and I    D.  Myself and Ngosi

43.          I am not going to the stadium with you as I ___________ that team play before.

A.            Am seeing  B. Have seen    C. Had seen   D. Was seeing

44.          I won’t be able to come to the party as the day’s work has tired me _________________.

A.            Through   B.Down    C. Out      D.   on

45.          It’s been rough so far, ______________?   A. Hasn’t it    B. Hadn’t it   C. Isn’t it   D. wasn’t it

46.          The suspect ______________ when I entered the office.

A.            Has been questioned   B. Have been questioned  C. Was being questioned  D.Is being questioned

47.          Ada had only ______________ time to spend with her family before the plane took off.

A.            A little    B. Some    C.  Little    D. small

B.            Small

48.          The calculations looked ________________ simple that he thought would not get any of them wrong.   A. very    B. quite     C. so       D. much

49.          The story she was reading made her ________________.

A.            Laughed    B.To laugh     C. Laugh       D. Laughing

50.          _____________ people turned out for the rally because of the poor publicity.

A.            Few  B. Quite a few    C. Only fewer     D.A few

51.          The two brothers fell out and refused to live ____________ the same roof.

A.            Inside   B. Beneath      C. In     D. under

52.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† The teacher asked, ‚Äė_____________ will have the courage to try and lift that heavy log?‚Äô

A.            Whom    B. Which    C. Who   D. Whomever

53.          My friend and I quarreled last week and haven’t ________________ yet.

A.            Made it out  B. Made up    C. Made out    D. Made it up

54.          After two years of courtship, Jide is _____________ Nkechi next Sunday.

A.            Getting married to   B.  Marrying   C. To marry to   D. Being married by

55.          The visitor was very uncomfortable because of his ______________ noise.

A.            Runny  B. Watery   C. Flowing   D. Running

56.          My friend’s car has ________________ to a halt.

A.            Grinded     B. Grounded    C. Ground    D. Grind

57.          It’s time we _________________ for the party.   A. leave   B. left   C. are  leaving  D. will  leave

58.          Bassey was _________________ by the girl’s story.

A.            Taken away  B. Taken on    C. Taken in   D. Taken up

59.          ______________, you should put in some effort to show that you are interested.

A.            However you are tired  B. However tired you are   C. However tired are you

D. However are you tired

60.          _____________ ride a bicycle but he also drives a car.

A.            He not only does B. Not only he does    C. He only does not  D. Not only does he

61.          Our plans for the trip fell ______________ because we had no money.

A.            Down  B.  Through   C. Off   D. Out

62.          My brother ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬_______________ studying in England for two years now.

A.            Is    B. Has been    C. Was    D. Had been

63.          I am not going to the cinema tonight, neither _____________ you.

A.            Would   B.  Are   C.  Do     D. Have

64.          No sooner had we started the journey __________________ we had a flat tyre.

A.            Then   B. That    C.  When  D.Than

65.          In this letter there __________________ good news about your elder brother.

A.            Is some  B. Are   C.Is a    D. Are some

66.          There were men on the job day and night all the time that this hostel ______________.

A.            Was building  B.Was being built    C. Was built    D. Is being built

67.          I shall have to start work _______________ I can after leaving school.

A.            So soon as  B. As soon    C. So soon that     D. As soon as

68.          Mary and Jane are always fighting _____________.

A.            Each other   B. Themselves    C.  Another    D. The other

69.    Whilst Mero’s husband  is extravagant  she is  quite _____ (a) miserly (b) plenty (c) wasteful  (d) consider

70. It is  often said that  attack is the best  means of  _______ (a)  defence  (b)  fighting  (c)  war (d)  displomacy



In the following passages, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. Against each number in list below each passage, four options are offered in columns lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the numbered gap in the passage.


            Oil is perhaps the most sought after of all natural resources. However, a major difficulty in its research is that oil mines are very often found below the sea shore. As a result, the search for oil is very expensive, and unless oil is found there in -71- quantities the companies or governments involved are liable to lose heavily. Therefore, before -72- starts, extensive surveys are carried out to see how much oil, or -73- gas the rock formation is likely to yield. If the results are favourable an oil rig is towed into position. The rig consists of a main -74- on which the men work and a derrick which supports the drill. This drill goes down thousands of feet until oil or a -75- of gas is reached. The next stage is to transport the gas or oil to the shore. In the case of gas, this is normally done by laying a -76- below the sea, but oil on reaching the top of the well is more often transported in its -77- state by -78-. On shore it is -79- into different fuels or it is treated chemically to turn it into a variety of -80- materials such as polythene.

A                                  B                                  C                        D

71.       Unstable                     Saleable            Commercial             Practical

72.       Mining                        Prospecting        Drilling                    Digging

73.       Natural                       Oceanic           Flammable                 Household

74.       Ramp                          Foundation    Scaffold                      Platform

75.       Pocket                        Marsh             Balloon                       Stratum

76.       Cable                           Tunnel Pipeline                      Channel

77.       Raw                             Crude              Liquid                          Impure

78.       Tanker            Boat                Transporter                Tug

79.       Made                          Refined           Produced                    Manufactured

80.       Processed                   Industrial        Artificial                      Synthetic


MOCK EXAMINATION                                       

Examination malpractices may lead to a repeat of the subject or suspensions don’t be involved.

SUBJECT:    ENGLISH LANGUAGE  PAPER 3                                                  CLASS:    S.S 3

TIME:             1HR



From the words lettered A to D, Choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. An example is given below:

Example: seat   A.  sit  B.  cite   C. set   D.  key.

The correct answer is D because only key contains the same vowel sound as the one underlined in seat. Therefore, answer space D would be shaded

(A)      (B)    (C)   (D)

Now answer the questions that follow:

  1. sit  A.  guilt   B.   clique   C.  marine   D.  sardine
  2. wed   A.   days   B.    says    C.   meal    D.   deal
  3. card      A.   bat    B.    hat     C.    class     D.     glad
  4. bought    A.  grouse   B.   loss   C.   worse    D.   horse.
  5. who     A.    bulll     B.      wood     C.  rush       D.    lose.
  6. serve    A.    harp    B.   come    C.    journey    D.    beg.
  7. man    A.     dam     B.     basket     C.      parch    D.      park
  8. bottle       A.   holy    B.     prowess    C.   grower    D.    modern.
  9. cut        A.    butcher     B.      touch     C.     pouch   D    pull.
  10.  should          A.   push     B.    mould    C.     cousin     D.    gush.
  11. great       A.    neighbour      B.  meat      C.    lead     D.   peasant.
  12.  boat    A.   comfort     B.    host        C.    golf    D.   mother.
  13. boil    A.    mail      B.    sour      C.    coin      D.   mayor
  14.  fair    A.    sheer    B.  here    C.    heir     D.   fear.
  15. ear     A.    chair     B.    wear    C.    cheer     D.   earnest                                                                                                                                                 SECTION B

From the words lettered  A to D, choose the word that has the same consonant sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. An example is given below.

Example:  vice       A.   cat     B.    dress     C.    show    D.     chalk.

The correct answer is B because only dress has the same consonant sound as the one underlined in vice. Therefore answer space B would be shaded.

(A)      (B)     (C)    (D)

Now answer the questions that follow.

16.  huge    A.  bug     B.   fog     C.   hug   D.  joy

17.  wanted   A.   reduce    B.  handsome   C.   sandwish   D.   handkerchief

18.  match     A.   machine   B.   charade   C.   moustache   D.  chunk.

19.  gas   A.   debris    B.    reverse   C.    island   D.   aisle

20.  those    A.   thrive   B.   scathing   C.    worthless   D.   threat.

21.  knife   A.   sink   B.  bank   C.  gnaw    D.   single

22.  feather     A.   victor   B.  vendor  C.   physics   D.   brave.

23.  face   A.   lose    B.    shoes    C.   tease    D.    rats

24.  nation     A.   anxious   B.  decision   C.  explosion    D.   equation

25.  cool      A.   ceiling    B.   architect   C.   attache    D.    brochure.

26.  cause      A.     course  B.  sauce   C.    pores    D.   toss.

27.  thread     A.    bath    B.   booth    C.  writhe     D.    northern.

28. flood.     A.  plead     B.   fillip   C.   burglar    D.    ruffle.

29.  exact    A.    exceed   B.  excess  C.   exhaust   D.   excel.

30.  conduct    A.   attached    B.   resist     C.    indict   D.   impact.

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that rhymes with the given word. An example is given below.

Example:  obtain   A.   detain   B.   detail   C.   claim   D.   relay.

The correct answer is A because only detain rhymes with obtain. Therefore, answer space A would be shaded.

(A)         (B)        (C)       (D)

Now answer the questions that follow.

31.  clone   A.  crown   B.   lawn   C.   brown    D.   loan.

32.  monk     A.    smack   B.  pluck   C.  sunk     D.    shock.

33.  pride      A.    sprout   B.   kite    C.    spade    D.    wide.

34. hind    A.   void    B.   laud   C.  signed    D.   speed.

35. disdain     A.   convey     B.  curtain     C.   avail   D.   ordain.


     In each of the following questions, the main/primary stress is indicated by writing the syllable on which it occurs in capital letters.

From the words lettered A to D, choose the one that has the correct stress. An example is given below.

Example:  democratic

A.  DE-mo-cra-tic  B.  de-mo-cra-tic     C.    de-mo-CRA-tic   D.   de-mo-cra-TIC.

The correct answer is C because the main/primary stress of the word democratic is on the third syllable. Therefore, answer space C would be shaded.

(A)           (B)          (C)         (D)

Now answer the questions that follow.

36.  indoctrinate  A.   IN-doc-tri-nate  B.  in-DOC-tri-nate   C.   in-duc-TRI -nate   D.  in-doc-tri-NATE

37.  refinery   A.  RE-fin-e-ry   B.   re-FIN-e-ry    C. re-fin-E-ry     D.  re-fin-e-RY.

38.  phenomenal     A.    PHE-no-me-nal    B.  phe-NO-me-nal     C.    phe-no-ME-nal    D.  phe-no-me-NAL.

39.  consistency    A.   CON-sis-ten-cy     B.   con-SIS-ten-cy     C.  con-sis-TEN-cy     D.   con-sis-ten-CY.

40.  acrobatic      A.    AC-ro-ba-tic    B.   ac-RO-ba-tic    C.   ac-ro-BA-tic     D.    ac-ro-ba-TIC.


In the following options lettered A to D, all the words except one have the same stress pattern. Identify the one with the different stress pattern and shade your answer in the usual way. An example is given below.

Example:  A.   away    B.   apart    C.   behind     D.  river.

Options A,B, C, are all stressed on the second syllable while the option D is the only one stressed on the first syllable. So D is the correct answer. Therefore, answer space D would be shaded.

(A)    (B)   (C)   (D)

Now answer the questions that follow.

41.   A.  pursue    B.  local   C.   river    D.   country

42.   A.   review   B.   surplus   C.   surprise   D.  concise.

43.   A.  cruel     B.   moral   C.    humane   D.   terror

44.   A.   profession   B.   proposal   C.   agreement    D.    resolute

45.   A.  condolence   B.   suspicion   C.  attachment   D.  personel.


In each of the following sentences, the word that receives the emphatic stress is written in capital letters. From the questions lettered A-D. Choose the one to which the given sentence is the appropriate answer. An example is given below

Example: My mother’s FRIEND hates pets.

A.  Does your mother’s boss hate pets?  B.  Does your mother’s friend love pets?  C.  Does your mother’s friend hate toys   D.    Does your father’s friend hate pets?

The correct answer is A because My mother’s FRIEND hates pets answers the question. Does your mother’s boss hate pets. Therefore, answer space A would be shaded.

(A)   (B)   (C)   (D)

Now answer the question that follow.

46.   Tamuno bought his wife an expensive car

A.  Did Musa buy his wife an expensive car?

B.  Did Tamuno buy his daughter an expensive car?

C.  Did Tamuno buy his wife a cheap car?

D.  Did Tamuno buy his wife an expensive necklace?

47.  Father REBUKED Kemi for being dishonest

A.  Did Mother rebuke Kemin for honest

B. Did father rebuke praise Kemi for being dishonest

C. Did Father  rebuke Tunde for being dishonest

D. Did Father rebuke  Kemi for being honest?

48.  Bola’s Mother is a very PATIENT teacher

A.  Is Amina’s mother a very patient teacher?

B.  Is Bola’s mother a barely patient teacher?

C.  Is Bola’s mother a very impatient teacher?

D.  Is Bola’s mother a very patient doctor?

49.  Chinwe is usually HOSPITABLE to stranger

A.  Is Ada usally hospitable to strangers

B.  Is Chinwe seldom hospitable to strangers?

C.   Is Chinwe usually hostile to strangers?

D.  Is Chinwe usually  hospitable to foes



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