English - National Common Entrance Exam
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Category: English - National Common Entrance Exam
To __________ shall I give this parcel?
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Complete each of the following statements with the most appropriate of the options lettered A - E
The supervisor was angry when he discovered that __________ of the students was in the examination hall
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He __________ a present from the head teacher
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Read the passages below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A – E
Sometime ago, a man punished his three-year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.
Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “This is for you, daddy”. He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his temper flared again when he found that the box was empty. He yelled at her, “don’t you know that when you give someone a present there is supposed to be something inside of it”.
The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said “Oh daddy, it is not empty I blew kisses into the box, all for you daddy”. The father was crushed. He put his arms around the little girl and begged her for forgiveness. The man kept the box by his bed for years, whenever he was discourage, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who has put it there.
Question: What did the girl put in the box that the father did not see? The girl put
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Complete each of the following statements with the option that is mostly nearly opposite in meaning to the word in underlined
The milk was sour
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Question: Why was the man angry when he was given the gift? He was angry because
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The bride and the groom ____________ absent at the wedding
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Complete each of the following statements with the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word underlined.
The beggar held a crooked stick
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Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics
The water was polluted
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Ralia was alone, lost in the bush. She was afraid. She called out but she had a small voice. It was not good for shouting; it was only good for singing. Again and again she shouted, hoping that someone would hear. No one heard. No help came.
She threw herself down and wept. She pulled at her hair and kicked one foot against the other. Sh set up, stood up and again threw herself down. The bush scratched her body and blood came from the scratches
Ralia thought of her father and mother. She thought of her dog, Wara. What would they do when she did not go home? Her mother was blind. Her father had hurt his back. Her dog had a bad foot and could not walk. Therefore no one would look for her.
Her mother would only cry and clap her hands. Her dog would only bark and her father would only bite his fingers. No one would eat that night. There was nobody to make their food. Ralia again started to weep. She thought, where would she sleep that night? All sorts of insects might bite her. She might be bitten by a snake. The wild animals might kill her. She might die and no one would know where she was
Culled from Sugar Girl by Kola Onadipe.
Question: A suitable title for this passage could be
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The girl was carrying an empty bucket
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I _______ travelling abroad next year
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Mr. John bought a huge sheep from the market.
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If you can appeal to her, I _________ mind
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The magician disappeared into thin air
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Question: The man took the imaginary kiss whenever he was
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Question: What did the man do when the girl offered him a gift the next morning?
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The past tense of the word broadcast is
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This year's harvest was poor
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The examination will soon resume
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Jane is very unfriendly
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Has h finished the work?
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The superlative form of the word little is
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The statement "I have done the work" in the passive from becomes, the work ________ done by me
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Question: According to the passage _______ prepared food for the family
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______ of the footballers were given a cash prize for winning the championship
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The governor, with his four wives, ___________ detained by the EFCC about two weeks ago.
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The school is at its temporary site
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He told you he wasn't at home, ________?
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_______ you want to be dismissed, you will not cheat in the examination
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Question: Why was the girl's father embarrassed when she brought him a gift? He was embarrassed because
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Question: Wara was a/an
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Question: Ralia's mother would only cry and clap her hands because she could not
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The most appropriate prefix for the word modest is
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Question: ".......... called out" as used in paragraph one of the passage can be replaced with
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