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.

21. In the book “Independence” Tayo’s uncle, Kayode, wanted to study Engineering in _______?

  • A. Britain
  • B. U.S.A
  • C. France
  • D. Germany

22. Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options. The stressed are written in capital letters

  • A. judiCIAry
  • B. judiciaRY
  • C. JUdiciary
  • D. juDIciary

23. From the options, choose the word opposite in meaning to the underlined word

He is quite an outspoken young man but his father is_____?

  • A. humorous
  • B. sober
  • C. taciturn
  • D. silent

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

  • A. Cold
  • B. Going to a party
  • C. sick
  • D. walking in the rain

25. The number of workers have increased steadily each year means _________

  • A. have increased steadily
  • B. steadily have increased
  • C. have been increasing steadily
  • D. has increased steadily

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

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

  • A. overshadowed
  • B. defeated
  • C. demoted
  • D. submerged

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

The students received a mild reproof from the teacher

  • A. exhortation
  • B. opposition
  • C. commendation
  • D. appropriation

28. Choose the option nearest in meaning to the word or phrase in italics
Aisha impelled to the party

  • A. compelled
  • B. accompained
  • C. authority
  • D. finance

29. When you ____ an opponent’s point in a debate, you must do so politely

  • A. refute
  • B. rebuke
  • C. reject
  • D. refuse

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


  • A. sure
  • B. ledger
  • C. treasure
  • D. judge

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