English Language 2020 Past Questions | JAMB

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46.  After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations of all or part of the sentences is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

Muiz does not let the grass grow under his feet. This means that Muiz _________

  • A. does not waste time in doing things
  • B. is a very wicked man
  • C. cuts the grass in his field regularly
  • D. cares about himself

47. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The Major demanded an unalloyed and not a __________ loyalty from his soldiers

  • A. strict
  • B. wavering
  • C. clumsy
  • D. alterable

48. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The economist argued that the apparently inconsequential rise in the price of petrol had a _________ effect on the cost of living

  • A. capricious
  • B. frivolous
  • C. dangerous
  • D. bright

49.  From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The exotic bird looked resplendent; its bright plumage contrasted with the rather _________ undergrowth

  • A. immobile
  • B. foreign
  • C. bright
  • D. drab

50. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

I thought that the comments made by the Manager were quite innocuousbut the chairman considered them __________

  • A. polite
  • B. inappropriate
  • C. antagonistic
  • D. harmful

51. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

My uncle is a prosperous businessman, my aunt, unfortunately, is quite ________

  • A. unskillful
  • B. domestic
  • C. unsuccessful
  • D. unqualified

52.

From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The University has a large intake, very few ________ take place

  • A. turnouts
  • B. rejections
  • C. explusions
  • D. obstructions

53.  From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

Rather than make derogatory remarks about the host, a guest should make ________ ones

  • A. polite
  • B. complimentary
  • C. interesting
  • D. honest

54. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

Our mechanised services contrast sharply with the _________ operative we had before

  • A. electrical
  • B. controlled
  • C. original
  • D. manual

55.  From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

After Ade had listened to some advice, his rigid ideas became more ______________

  • A. friendly
  • B. compromising
  • C. flexible
  • D. democratic

56. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The policies of this government favour the eliterather than the _______________

  • A. masses
  • B. oppressed
  • C. public
  • D. unemployed

57. God opposes the proud and rewards the _________

  • A. poor
  • B. honest
  • C. humble
  • D. faithful

58. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

The pilot says that it is easier to take offfrom the airport than to ___________ on the tarmac

  • A. land
  • B. come down
  • C. alight
  • D. drop

59. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

Although Chide’s manners are quite refined, his colleagues are rather ___________

  • A. bold
  • B. crude
  • C. hostile
  • D. rash

60. From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence. 

I am quite outspoken but my brother is __________

  • A. dumb
  • B. indolent
  • C. taciturn
  • D. modest
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