English Language 2017 Past Questions

Study the following English Language past questions and answers for JAMBWAEC  NECO and Post-JAMB. Get prepared with official past questions and answers for upcoming examinations.

1. Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in the meaning to the underlined word or group of words that will fill in the sentence.

At first we found life in the town very exciting but soon it became rather _______

  • A. tiring
  • B. disturbing
  • C. burdensome
  • D. boring

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

  • A. radicalism and aggression
  • B. boldness and awareness
  • C. kindness and truthfulness
  • D. purpose and discipline

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

The man’s Achilles’ heel is women ________

  • A. His weakness is women
  • B. His strength is women
  • C. He fights women
  • D. He respects women

4. Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

Constitution

  • A. CON—sti—tu—tion
  • B. con—STI—tu—tion
  • C. con—sti—TU—tion
  • D. con—sti—tu—TION

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

clash

  • A. sharp
  • B. cheap
  • C. leisure
  • D. school

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

who

  • A. vehicle
  • B. khaki
  • C. rhyme
  • D. hammer

7. Choose the option to which the given sentence relates
My Boss has an amiable DISPOSITION

  • A. Does your boss have an amiable disposition
  • B. Does my boss have an unfriendly disposition
  • C. Does my colleague have an amiable disposition?
  • D. Does my boss have an amiable complexion?

8. Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

palatable

  • A. PAL—a—ta—ble
  • B. pal—A—ta—ble
  • C. pal—a—TA—ble
  • D. pal—a—ta—BLE

9. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

Despite their newness on the job, the workers were remunerated rather handsomely. This means that _________?
  • A. the salaries were poor
  • B. those paid were handsome in appearance
  • C. the salaries were attractive
  • D. workers were paid by handsome accountants

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

The chairman is Parsimonious

  • A. Avaricious
  • B. thrifty
  • C. generous
  • D. accustomed

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