UTME PAST QUESTIONS FOR ENGLISH  LANGUAGE  (2000)

UTME PAST QUESTIONS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE (2000)

1. PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from a curse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?” Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his match one day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down. I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.

 

What point of view is the Geography master fond of advancing?

 
 
 
 

2. PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from a curse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?” Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his match one day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down. I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.

 

Which of the following arguments did he not use to support his vies?

 

 
 
 
 

3.

PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from acurse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?”Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his matchone day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down.I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.
“…rock the boat” What figure of speech is this expression?
 
 
 
 

4.

PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from acurse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?”Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his matchone day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down.I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.

What extra argument (lid the new boy offer after countering each of vie master’s points?

 
 
 
 

5.

PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from acurse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?”Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his matchone day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down.I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.
“…who had no answer to this new battle”. What grammatical name is given to the above passage expression as it is used in the passage?
 
 
 
 

6.

PASSAGE A
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from acurse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: “Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren’t there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?”Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his matchone day when a new student joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, “Sir, I happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter.” And he sat down.I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.

Why do you think the master fought back with his look rather than with further argument?

 
 
 
 

7. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

8. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

9. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

10. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

11. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

12. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 

13. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

14. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

15. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

16. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

17. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

18. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

19. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still poses a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough. Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armor C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long-lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complications arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

20. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhoea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still pose a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough . Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armour C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complication arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

21. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhoea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still pose a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough . Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armour C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complication arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

22. Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and
7… [A. germ B. bacterial C. dirty D. mosquito]
diseases such as measles, but tuberculosis,
diarrhoea and many others including … 8…
[A.catarrh B. runny-nose C. headache
D.influenza] known also as the … 9… cold [A.
common B. sporadic C. universal D. regular].
Outbreaks of many of these diseases have
been brought under control in the last fifty
years. Some 10… [A. pains B. fevers C.
infection D. traces] like measles and
‘…whooping cough still pose a great danger to
younger children. The …11 symptoms B.
appearance C. feels D. signs] of measles are
more easily … 12… [A. diagnosed B. treated
C.dealt with a handled] than those of whooping
cough . Unlike that of many others, the virus of
measles more easily remain …13… [A.
unchanged B. constant C. undiscovered D.
erratic] for hundreds of years. However, once
you have had an …14…[A. epidemic B.
encounter C. attack D. indisposition] of this
dreadful disease, you develop an … 15… [ A.
impurity B. armour C. immunity D. ability]
which is almost complete and long lasting.
Modern science has made available … 16 …[A.
injections B. medicine C. tablets D. vaccines to
prevent many childhood diseases and this is
the only guarantee of … 17… [A. freedom B.
discharge C. cure 0. protection] from these
scourges. More effective treatment of
Complication arising from these childhood
diseases using penicillin and other …18… [A.
relievers B. treatments C. antibiotics D. Pills]
has also helped to reduce the … 19… [A. high
B. mortality C. killing D dangerous] rate among
children. It is universally accepted that
good…20… [A. health B. body C. sense D.
development] is the right of every human
being and children. You do not have to die from these diseases which wiped out the whole …21
…[A. countries B. areas C. communities
D.states] in the middle Ages. We have today
…22… [A. bitter B. lovely C. potent D.
marvelous] drugs which give protection against
most childhood diseases.

 
 
 
 

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

When asked to state her side of the story,
Bunmi started by beating about the bush. This
means that Bunmi

 
 
 
 

24. The amount he donated was small. He said
it was his widow’s mite. This means that

 
 
 
 

25. The friendship between Segun and Shehu
has turned sour. This means that Segun and
Shehu are

 
 
 
 

26. The driver smelled a rat when the
policemen asked him to stop. It means that
the driver was

 
 
 
 

27. The students were as Wised to face their
studies and let the sleeping dog lie. This means
that the students shout

 
 
 
 

28. From the way Ngozi behaves, it is obvious
she is a greenhorn. “This means that Ngozi is

 
 
 
 

29. The economic situation is so bad that many
wage earners are hardly able to make both
ends meet. This means that

 
 
 
 

30. Since I found out his hypocritical nature, I
have been keeping him at arm’s length. This
mean: that I ___

 
 
 
 

31. I knew Okoronkwo’s father very well and I
must say that his son is a chip off the old
block. Thy means that Okoronkwo

 
 
 
 

32. The debating team was warned to make
convincing points and not to play to the gallery.
This means that the team should not

 
 
 
 

33. Anyone who thinks that he can succeed in
life without working hard is living in a fool’s
paradise. This means is that such a person

 
 
 
 

34. From these questions, choose the options
opposite in meaning to the words or
phrases in italics.

I am happy to inform you that your boys
are conscientious

 
 
 
 

35. My father is a
very prosperous businessman.

 
 
 
 

36. My hostess greeted her guest in a
very relaxed manner

 
 
 
 

37. Ayo takes his studies rather lightly

 
 
 
 

38. The doctor was very gentle with his
patients in the examining room

 
 
 
 

39. The President took exception to
the ignoble role the young man played in the
matter

 
 
 
 

40. The man who had been seriously ill
was convalescing at a seaside resort —

 
 
 
 

41. For millions of years, the world resources
have remained boundless

 
 
 
 

42. The difference between the experimental
procedures was imperceptible to me

 
 
 
 

43. His anti-apathy to religion ideas makes him
unpopular

 
 
 
 

44. For the questions, choose the options that
best complete the gap(s).

He was [A. assisted B. duped C. enjoined
D. encouraged} by the trickster.

 
 
 
 

45. . When the soldiers saw that resistance was
[A. inadequate B. inefficient C. futile D.
successful], they stopped fighting

 
 
 
 

46. You should read all the … [A. brochures B.
prospectus C. tickets D. handouts] carefully
before you decide where to go on holiday.

 
 
 
 

47. The Emir and Conqueror of the enemy
territories. —[A. arrives B. are to arrive C.
arrive D. are arriving } next week.

 
 
 
 

48. We ought to have visited the Governor,
…[A. isn’t it B, oughtn’t we C. shouldn’t we D.
haven’t}?

 
 
 
 

49. He didn’t sense Obi’s presence in the room,
did he?… [A. yes, he did B. No, he did C. Yes,
he didn’t D. No, he didn’t]

 
 
 
 

50. You can stay here A. as long B. so long C.
in a much D. for as long] as you are quiet.

 
 
 
 

51. In each of these questions, choose the
option nearest in meaning to the word(s)
or phrase in italics.

The witness averred that she had seen
Dosun at the scene of the crime

 
 
 
 

52. The high cost of living these days calls for a
lot of Frugality

 
 
 
 

53. Tunde’s reaction underscores the points I
was making

 
 
 
 

54. Everyone admired the
manager’s adroit handling of the crisis in the
company

 
 
 
 

55. The principal took exception to
the ignoble role the teacher plays d in the
matter

 
 
 
 

56. In each of these questions, choose the
option that has the same vow 11 sound as
the one represented by the letter(s)
underlined.

key

 
 
 
 

57. taught

 
 
 
 

58. In each of these questions, choose the
appropriate stress Item from the options.
The syllables are written in capital letters.

comfortable

 
 
 
 

59. incapacitate

 
 
 
 

60. encouragement

 
 
 
 

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