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.

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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.

21. The World Health Organization ….7…. that 1.8 million Ugandans are HIV positive, nearly one in eight of the total population.

  • A. Judges
  • B. Supposes
  • C. proposes
  • D. Estimates

22. The Ugandan AIDS Commission set up by President Museveni ..8…… the spread of the disease.

  • A. Limits
  • B. Anticipates
  • C. Monitors
  • D. Increases

23. However, under-porting and the lack of post-mortem and …9….. makes it impossible to establish exact figures.

  • A. Facilitates
  • B. Amenities
  • C. Condition
  • D. Provisions

24. No one ….10…. that it is a disaster far worse than the years of civil war.

  • A. Denies
  • B. Claims
  • C. Rejects
  • D. Imagines

25. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

The significance of Mr Bello’s advice to Aliya on Bobo’s gift is that

  • A. the gift a demonstration of love and affection
  • B. the gift shouldn’t necessarily impose an obligation on Aliya to act in tune with Bobo’s interest
  • C. one of the foundations of his marriage with Aliya’s mother is through gifting
  • D. once a boy gives a girl a gift it necessarily means that he has an interest in mind

26. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

Aliya although is born with a silver spoon, but she has no freedom to move around meet new people unlike other persons. This signals to the…

  • A. criticism of strict parenting
  • B. irony of life
  • C. essence of a child’s exposure
  • D. expectations of wealthy parents

27. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

It may be argued that Chapter Two is titled, “The Drive” particularly because…?

  • A. of the social disparity between the rich and the poor which is unlikely to end
  • B. Aliya’s father drove her home from the boarding house
  • C. it indicates the realities and experiences shared during Mr Bello’s drive with Aliya
  • D. it was the best atmosphere for Mr Bello to scold Aliya for her wrongdoings

28. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

The fact that Aliya wanted to be a pilot, then a musician, a songwriter, doctor and later a lawyer points to the

  • A. need for parents to choose a befitting career for their children
  • B. reason that only passion can define one’s career
  • C. indecision that comes with choosing a career at a tender age
  • D. need for schools to make their syllabus career based
 

29. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

“The Gandhi Test” indicates how

  • A. stubborn people act without thinking of public perception
  • B. one should act when it comes to choosing a career
  • C. a child should make wise decisions mindless of popular thinking
  • D. a person can make morally right decisions

30. Questions below are based on Bolaji Abdullahi’s “Sweet Sixteen”

Bobo proved Mr Bello’s advice on infatuation as right when he

  • A. presented a gift to Aliya
  • B. flirts with other girls
  • C. eventually left for Ireland without saying a word to Aliya
  • D. proclaimed his love for Aliya

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