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.

31. Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options.

The stressed are written in capital letters
departmental

  • A. DEpartmental
  • B. dePARTmental
  • C. departMENtal
  • D. departmenTAL

32. choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

They come here on bootless errand

  • A. worthwhile
  • B. vain
  • C. delusive
  • D. intended

33. Choose the option to which the given sentence relates

Aderonke STATED she had a right to her privacy

  • A. Did Omowunmi state she had a right to her privacy?
  • B. Did Aderonke lament she had a right to her privacy?
  • C. Did Aderonke state she had a right to her openness?
  • D. did Aderonke state she had a right to his privacy

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

The painting was beautifully faked

  • A. The painting was a good deceptive replica
  • B. The painting was well-framed and displayed
  • C. The painting was deceptively decorated
  • D. The painting was carefully designed

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

The crops the farmer planted will be ____ in three months time.

  • A. sold
  • B. weeded
  • C. uprooted
  • D. harvested

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

Garba acquiesced______their decision

  • A. for
  • B. on
  • C. in
  • D. by

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

The letter was being written by the principal

  • A. The letter had been written by the principal
  • B. The principal was writing the letter
  • C. The principal wanted to write the letter
  • D. The principal wrote the letter

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

Advising Olu to break his bad habit is like knocking your head against a brick wall

  • A. It is making a fool of you
  • B. It is trying the impossible
  • C. It is making him your enemy
  • D. It is asking him to beat you

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

_____a good boy, he was given a prize

  • A. To being
  • B. Been
  • C. Being
  • D. To been

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

The children received gifts from doting parents

  • A. nagging
  • B. loving
  • C. humble
  • D. Docile

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