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English Language Past Questions


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Question 1

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:Had he known that it would rain, he ________ his umbrella with him.

Options

A) would have taking

B) was going to take

C) would be taking

D) would have taken

E) would take

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 2

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:Omeime was taking his dog for a walk when the dog suddenly _______ from its chain and escaped

Options

A) broke through

B) broke lose

C) broke even

D) broke loose

E) broke away

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 3

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:I was still sleeping when the national news ________ this morning

Options

A) were broadcast

B) were broadcasted

C) was broadcast

D) was broadcasted

E) were being broadcasted

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 4

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:Each of the contestants ________ a chance to win

Options

A) has

B) have

C) get

D) gets

E) take

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 5

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:I gave the book to the library attendant ________ I think works in the evenings

Options

A) whom

B) whose

C) which

D) who

E) of whom

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 6

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:The politicians are responsible for the ________ events have taken in this country

Options

A) course

B) curse

C) coarse

D) cause

E) corse

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 7

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:The chief was GENEROUS in his award of university scholarships

Options

A) nobel

B) considerate

C) liberal

D) mean

E) honest

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 8

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:To most people last Christmas was an AUSTERE period

Options

A) prosperous

B) harsh

C) severe

D) sour

E) stern

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 9

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:Chidi is naturally TACITURN

Options

A) friendly

B) cheerful

C) dumb

D) lively

E) garrulous

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 10

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:He is loved for his ALTRUISM.

Options

A) benevolence

B) sincerity

C) selfishness

D) selflessness

E) kindness

Exam Body: JAMB


Question 11

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:The military Governor UPHELD the decision of his cabinet

Options

A) held up

B) undercut

C) maintained

D) abolished

E) reversed

Exam Body: JAMB

Question 12

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:Many untrustworthy students gives EVASIVE answers to questions which they fully understand.

Options

A) direct

B) outspoken

C) simple

D) truthful

E) clever

Exam Body: JAMB