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JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Attempt 60 questions that are picked from our question bank. You have 2 hours to answer all the available questions.

This is a real life - like situation examination where you won't see the answers nor corrections. This enable you to have a real exam feeling and practice.

 

You can retake the exams again as many times as possible.

Goodluck

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the option nearest in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

Aisha impelled to the party

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Choose the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. The organization is constantly in a state of flux

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Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

Some men will continue to cause offences until they are given [a taste of their own medicine]

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Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. He is loved for his altruism

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Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi's "Sweet Sixteen"

It may be argued that Chapter Two is titled, "The Drive" particularly because...?

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Choose the option that has the same consonant as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

clash

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He was both a writer and a politician, but he was better ........ a singer

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Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

The painting was beautifully faked

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Despite their newness on the job, the workers were remunerated rather handsomely. This means that _________?

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The first time Paul met Ngozi, her beauty caught his eye. This means that _________

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Choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

Garba acquiesced______their decision

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From the options, choose the word nearest in meaning to the underline word

By working hard, Benjamin outshone his elder brother instead of being ________

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Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

Constitution

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Choose the option that has a different stress pattern from the others. Choose the option that has different stress pattern from the others.

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From the options given, Choose the option that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

This house which was sealed off years ago has now been —

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Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

The chairman is Parsimonious

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Suleiman's reason for becoming a Muslim in the novel is because Islam brings sense of ______?

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In the book "Independence" Tayo's uncle, Kayode, wanted to study Engineering in _______?

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In each of the questions, the word in capital letters has the emphatic stress, Choose the option to which the given sentence relates.

The cat DEVOURED the rat

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Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

The man's Achilles' heel is women ________

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Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. The severity of the harmattan helped me to complete my writing assignment in record time because i had no choice but to lock myself indoors

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the word with the same vowel sound as the one in bracket

Orthop[ae]dic

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choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) in italics. The manager commended the players for the narrow victory.

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Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. He is notorious for his drunkenness

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Vacancies in the company will be notified by .....

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the word that has a different stress pattern

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Mr Collins does not allow his name to be published in connection with the philanthropy because he _____ publicity

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Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

Okibe was rusticated for his [derogatory] remark about the principal

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi's "Sweet Sixteen"

Aliya although is born with a silver spoon, but she has no freedom to move around meet new people unlike other persons. This signals to the...

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Choose the option nearest to the statement

My brother's drunkenness often got on my nerves. This means

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Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi's "Sweet Sixteen"

The significance of Mr Bello's advice to Aliya on Bobo's gift is that

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Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket.

This type of response is [typical] of a lazy teacher

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When you ____ an opponent's point in a debate, you must do so politely

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Choose the word that best completes the following sentence.

I really like working in that office: I find the — very friendly

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In the Novel "Independence" Tayo wrote a biography of ______?

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choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

Snakes and ladders always______me happy these days

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Choose the word that has the same consonant sound as the one in bracket;

Smoo[th]

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Read the Passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The term Mass Communication occurs when information is disseminated to a relatively large number of people in different places. it should be seen as the same thing with talking face to face with someone else. With mass communication, there is no answer, smile, laugh or lock of surprise. the people who receive the message are as far away from the source of the message as far away as you are from the announcers on the radio or from the newscasters on television, or from the writer of a column in the local newspaper.
There are three identifiable means of errors in mass communication. There is one done through the printed words, books, magazine and newspapers. The other is primarily radio, but also records and tape recordings. Also, it can be done through a combination of sound and pictures as in television, films and the more recently popular video tape.
Together, they are referred to as the mass media.
All media can be used to inform and entertain. However, there are coverts roles played. It may be to educate as in school broadcast. Again, the aim may be to persuade as when the media are used by advertisers or for political broadcasts. The media are often in strong position to influence public opinion because they select the topics to be presented and can stress the importance of one issue over the other.
The mass media have, in recent times, come under acerbic criticism. Many presenters have become not only conscientized but also immensely concerned about the possible effects that science of violence and bad behavior may have on their children. More worrisome are the potential danger of political and commercial propaganda.


 

 

One major source of worry about the mass media is from?

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Tayo opted to remain in Nigeria because he had a duty to serve his

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Choose the option that has the same consonant sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.

thatch

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. The Flying Eagles put up a plucky defence against their opponents

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Read the Passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The term Mass Communication occurs when information is disseminated to a relatively large number of people in different places. it should be seen as the same thing with talking face to face with someone else. With mass communication, there is no answer, smile, laugh or lock of surprise. the people who receive the message are as far away from the source of the message as far away as you are from the announcers on the radio or from the newscasters on television, or from the writer of a column in the local newspaper.
There are three identifiable means of errors in mass communication. There is one done through the printed words, books, magazine and newspapers. The other is primarily radio, but also records and tape recordings. Also, it can be done through a combination of sound and pictures as in television, films and the more recently popular video tape.
Together, they are referred to as the mass media.
All media can be used to inform and entertain. However, there are coverts roles played. It may be to educate as in school broadcast. Again, the aim may be to persuade as when the media are used by advertisers or for political broadcasts. The media are often in strong position to influence public opinion because they select the topics to be presented and can stress the importance of one issue over the other.
The mass media have, in recent times, come under acerbic criticism. Many presenters have become not only conscientized but also immensely concerned about the possible effects that science of violence and bad behavior may have on their children. More worrisome are the potential danger of political and commercial propaganda.


 

 

A suitable title for the above passage can be:

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Choose the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. The man reasoned that there ought to be a limit to sycophancy

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Choose the option that has the same consonant as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

who

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Choose the option to which the given sentence relates

Aderonke STATED she had a right to her privacy

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Choose the option to which the given sentence relates

My Boss has an amiable DISPOSITION

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Choose the option that has a different stress pattern from the others. Choose the option that has different stress pattern from the others.

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Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

palatable

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In each of the questions, the word in capital letters has the emphatic stress, Choose the option to which the given sentence relates.

The traditional chief NARRATED the story to the children

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Choose the options that have the same consonant as the ones represented by the letter(s) underlined

leisure

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

choose the option that best completes the gap(s).

I am not sure that all _____ well with John.

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The number of workers have increased steadily each year means _________

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In each of the questions, the word in capital letters has the emphatic stress, Choose the option to which the given sentence relates.

The ACCOUNTANT paid the workers July salary in September

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi's "Sweet Sixteen"

Aliya's choice of wanting to study medicine ...

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Choose the word that has the same consonant sound as the one in bracket

Non[ch]alant

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In the book "Independence" Wearing woolens, lamb cardigans, extra socks, gloves and Balliol scarf signified that Tayo was _______?

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Choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

_____a good boy, he was given a prize

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Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. The governor's visit is an unprecedented event in the history of the social club

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the word with the same vowel sound as the one in bracket

Cacoph[o]ny

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Category: JAMB ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word

The delegates found it better to resort to consultation rather than __________

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