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.

41. The press will no longer be free when the new government starts to — newspapers

  • A. censure
  • B. edit
  • C. publish
  • D. censor

42. In the novel “Independence” Tayo lied to Vanassa that Christine was his ______?

  • A. sister
  • B. niece
  • C. aunt
  • D. cousin

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

The_____event takes place every two years

  • A. bienial
  • B. biannual
  • C. biennial
  • D. biannal

44. Fill in the Gap

Mr Collins does not allow his name to be published in connection with the philanthropy because he _____ publicity

  • A. wields
  • B. lacks
  • C. detests
  • D. defines

45. The first time Paul met Ngozi, her beauty caught his eye. This means that _________

  • A. Ngozi admired Paul
  • B. Paul recognized Ngozi.
  • C. Ngozi attracted Paul.
  • D. Paul surprised Ngozi

46. From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same consonant sound(s)


  • A. vague
  • B. mirage
  • C. logic
  • D. legume

47. This question is based on S. L. Manyika’s INDEPENDENCE

According to Tayo the two major problems of Nigeria were

  • A. tribalism and religion
  • B. politics and culture
  • C. bribery and corruption
  • D. greed and mismanagement

48. The government has decided to freeze student’s grants. This means that government intends to

  • A. reduce grants meant for students
  • B. resume paying grants to students
  • C. make students repay the grants
  • D. stop paying grants to students

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

This case is within the jurisdiction of the council

  • A. record
  • B. prohibition
  • C. authority
  • D. finance

50. Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word underlined

One of the twins was as daring as the other was ______

  • A. morose
  • B. timid
  • C. secretive
  • D. rational

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