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BECE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (JSS)

These are English Language Past Questions. 40 questions will be picked at random from the question bank.

You have 20 minutes to answer all the questions.

You can use the NEXT button to move to the next question, use the PREV button to move to the previous question, the CLEAR button to clear any answer of your choice and you have the FINISH button to end the exam if you choose to.

Any question not answered before the end of the exam time, will be marked as wrong and the exam will end by itself. so try to attempt all questions on time.

Goodluck!

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1 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The new students pledged to abide by the rules and regulations of the school

2 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

As things are now, I have to look for _________ tyre

3 / 40

Choose the word which is neatest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The promotion of literacy among our people is our major concern

4 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

The younger wife invited all her ____________ to her father;s burial ceremony

5 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

A cure for AIDS will be one of the major ______ in medical research

6 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

 

He _____ my shoes but did not use polish

7 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Bees are noted for breeding in enormous numbers

8 / 40

Choose the one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

The man keeps his friends at arm’s length after the argument

9 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Where is the biro ________ was kept in the drawer?

10 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

John is not prepared to many now, even though he brought his _______ home yesterdays

11 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

These girls are the _______ daughters

12 / 40

Choose the one that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The lady whose son was ill refused to keep calm

13 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Glory is the _______ of the three girls

14 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Many

15 / 40

Choose the word which is neatest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The old couple enjoyed walking slowly down the road every evening

16 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

 

Adamu asked for a lift but there was no _________ in the car.

17 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

The central idea of a literary work of art is the ___________

18 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

More than one student __________ absent

19 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

He inspected the materials before sending them to the shop.

20 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

The two brother fell out and refused to live _______ the same house

21 / 40

Choose the one that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

This newspaper contains an authentic report of the accident

22 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options provided below.

A play that send sadly with the death of the protagonist is called _________

23 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Bus

24 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

If Dele had succeeded in the venture, he _________ become a millionaire

25 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Joy could not conceal the truth from her mother

26 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Prize

27 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

The _________ for the selection of winners were unfair

28 / 40

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

An elephant can be a tamed animal

29 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options provided below. It rained cats and dogs yesterday.

This is an example of ________ in literature

30 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The teacher was skeptical about the story John told her.

31 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

 

He took it _________ himself to spread unfounded rumours

32 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

“you are the salt of my life” is an example of _________

33 / 40

Choose the one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

Joy said that she would not go back on her words. This means that Joy would not

34 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Free

35 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

It is peter who __________ done this

36 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

A story that teaches morals and in which animals behave like human beings is a/an _________

37 / 40

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Obi looked intoxicated after the fight

38 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Mr. Bello was at ________ with all his colleagues

39 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

In a prose, the arrangement of events in sequence is known as “________”

40 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

When the light went out, I threw myself down ______ my stomach

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9 thoughts on “ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (JSS)”

  1. Its really helpful, only one problem; I wish there where answers to the question at the end to know the right ones

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