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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (JSS)

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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 one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

The two friends are always at loggerheads. This means that the two friends always

2 / 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

3 / 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

4 / 40

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

 

He took it _________ himself to spread unfounded rumours

5 / 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

6 / 40

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

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

7 / 40

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

Glory is the _______ of the three girls

8 / 40

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

These girls are the _______ daughters

9 / 40

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

Kite

10 / 40

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

Bees are noted for breeding in enormous numbers

11 / 40

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

A beautiful ________ came to our house yesterday

12 / 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

13 / 40

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

Does your mother always ___________ her new car?

14 / 40

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

Where is the biro ________ was kept in the drawer?

15 / 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.

16 / 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

17 / 40

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

The doctor warned the patient against anxieties

18 / 40

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

My brother says it is dangerous to walk at night.

19 / 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

20 / 40

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

Bus

21 / 40

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

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

22 / 40

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

Many

23 / 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

24 / 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 _________

25 / 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.

26 / 40

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

An elephant can be a tamed animal

27 / 40

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

It was impossible for anyone staying in such _______ conditions to remain healthy

28 / 40

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

 

He _____ my shoes but did not use polish

29 / 40

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

Obi looked intoxicated after the fight

30 / 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

31 / 40

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

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

32 / 40

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

More than one student __________ absent

33 / 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 _________

34 / 40

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

It is peter who __________ done this

35 / 40

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

The student were given enough time to do the exercises

36 / 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.

37 / 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

38 / 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

39 / 40

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

Mr. Bello was at ________ with all his colleagues

40 / 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

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  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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