English Language 2019 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.

Passage

Read the Passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The term Mass Communication occurs when information is disseminated to a relatively large number of people in different places. it should be seen as the same thing with talking face to face with someone else. With mass communication, there is no answer, smile, laugh or lock of surprise. the people who receive the message are as far away from the source of the message as far away as you are from the announcers on the radio or from the newscasters on television, or from the writer of a column in the local newspaper.
There are three identifiable means of errors in mass communication. There is one done through the printed words, books, magazine and newspapers. The other is primarily radio, but also records and tape recordings. Also, it can be done through a combination of sound and pictures as in television, films and the more recently popular video tape.
Together, they are referred to as the mass media.
All media can be used to inform and entertain. However, there are coverts roles played. It may be to educate as in school broadcast. Again, the aim may be to persuade as when the media are used by advertisers or for political broadcasts. The media are often in strong position to influence public opinion because they select the topics to be presented and can stress the importance of one issue over the other.
The mass media have, in recent times, come under acerbic criticism. Many presenters have become not only conscientized but also immensely concerned about the possible effects that science of violence and bad behavior may have on their children. More worrisome are the potential danger of political and commercial propaganda.

11.  The means of mass media can be summarized into:

  • A. Radio, Television and Newspaper
  • B. Newspaper,books and journals
  • C. Print and Electronic
  • D. Print, Electronic and Advertisemen

12. One of the following is NOT true in the passage

  • A. Mass communication don’t talk
  • B. Mass communication don’t personalize discourse
  • C. Mass media determine what the public gets to know
  • D. All of the above

13. One major source of worry about the mass media is from?

  • A. Broadcasting
  • B. Advertisement
  • C. Political rallies
  • D. News casting

14. All the following are roles of the media but?

  • A. Entertainment
  • B. Sensitization
  • C. Information
  • D. Moralization
Passage

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Alice, a small fragile-looking Ugandan mother, is dying of AIDS. She lives with her son and daughter in a tin-roofed shack on the …..1… of Kampala. When her husband died of AIDS in 1987, Alice discovered she was HIV positive. Frequent …2….. of sickness forced her to give up her embroidery job. She was so depressed that she just wanted to eat. ….3…. by a neighbour, the mobile care unit from Nsambya hospital went to her home. They convinced her to start taking proper ..4……. After three months of ….5…. treatment, she regained her will to live. The AIDS time bomb …..6… on relentlessly. The World Health Organization ….7…. that 1.8 million Ugandans are HIV positive, nearly one in eight of the total population. The Ugandan AIDS Commission set up by President Museveni ..8…… the spread of the disease. However, under-porting and the lack of post-mortem and …9….. makes it impossible to establish exact figures. No one ….10…. that it is a disaster far worse than the years of civil war.

15.  Alice, a small fragile-looking Ugandan mother, is dying of AIDS. She lives with her son and daughter in a tin-roofed shack on the …..1… of Kampala.

  • A. Outskirts
  • B. Suburbs
  • C. Interior
  • D. Outside

16. When her husband died of AIDS in 1987, Alice discovered she was HIV positive. Frequent …2….. of sickness forced her to give up her embroidery job.

  • A. sufferings
  • B. Happenings
  • C. Rounds
  • D. Bouts

17.  She was so depressed that she just wanted to eat. ….3…. by a neighbour, the mobile care unit from Nsambya hospital went to her home.

  • A. Attracted
  • B. Visited
  • C. Noticed
  • D. Alerted
 

18. They convinced her to start taking proper ..4…….

  • A. Cure
  • B. Medication
  • C. Measures
  • D. Precautions

19.  After three months of ….5…. treatment, she regained her will to live.

  • A. Intensive
  • B. Healthy
  • C. Safe
  • D. Heavy

20. The AIDS time bomb …..6… on relentlessly.

  • A. Strikes
  • B. Burns
  • C. Ticks
  • D. Drops

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