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Q1

I shall find time for my ... when I get ... with this difficult assignment.

A

Past-time / over

B

Pass - time/over

C

passtime/through

D

passtime/through

E
Q2

Agbo says he is not afraid of ...

A

anybody

B

nothing

C

nobody

D

no one

E
Q3

It is ... responsibility to look after their parents in old age.

A

theirs'

B

their

C

theirs

D

their's

E
Q4

One needs to exemplify or ... the aspect of the subject being discussed

A

supply

B

declare

C

satisfy

D

demonstrate

E
Q5

..... his illness, Muhammad could not come to school.

A

With reference to

B

Reffering to

C

Owing to

D

Due to

E
Q6

After so many trials, the experiment ...

A

paid up

B

paid for

C

paid out

D

paid off

E
Q7

People dislike Mariam because she is ....

A

trickful

B

trickish

C

tricky

D

a tricker

E
Q8

The reporter said that the Honourable Speaker .... impeached

A

is to be

B

might have been

C

may have being

D

will have been

E
Q9

Actually, he forgot the one to ..... the job was given.

A

whom

B

who

C

whomever

D

whoever

E
Q10

You may not have heard the last word on the matter ....

A

may you have

B

haven't you

C

have you

D

mayn't have you?

E
Q11

All God's prophets were given the great ... to preach salvation to people.

A

commision

B

commition

C

commission

D

commission

E
Q12

Each of the houses ... a new look

A

have got

B

have

C

has

D

were given

E
Q13

The minister addressed the workers to boost their .....

A

morale

B

morality

C

mural

D

moral

E
Q14

He isn't coming home, is he? .... he isn't

A

Yes

B

No

C

Why

D

Now

E
Q15

The city ... as a federal capital only ..... the last twenty years.

A

has existed/for

B

existed/over

C

was existing/from

D

is existing/in

E
Q16

No teacher of honour would subject his student to any form of ....

A

harassment

B

harassment

C

harrasment

D

harassment

E
Q17

Each producer is able to place a price on his product by considering its.

A

worth

B

choice

C

judgement

D

assessment

E
Q18

The police claim that a number of stolen cars .... recovered

A

has being

B

is being

C

has been

D

have been

E
Q19

The storm ... havoc on several buildings in the village.

A

wreaked

B

wrecked

C

made

D

did

E
Q20

The chairman refused to shake .... with the secretary

A

hand

B

his hand

C

hands

D

his hands

E
Q21

The poor widow who could not buy the clothes was seen ... her wool into .... yesterday

A

to spin/yards

B

spinning/yarn

C

making/tailoring

D

to spill clothes

E
Q22

He not only looked after the children when their parents died ... sponsored their education to university

A

but also

B

also he

C

but be

D

also

E
Q23

His supporters rallied round him in moments of ...

A

criticism

B

crisis

C

acrimony

D

disillusionment

E
Q24

The interpreter was wrong because he gave the congregation a .... translation of the pastor's statement

A

literal

B

unilateral

C

literary

D

lateral

E
Q25

Judge

A

gear

B

spinach

C

pleasure

D

camouflage

E
Q26

caused

A

chanced

B

frost

C

released

D

realized

E
Q27

Mischief

A

Christmas

B

ritual

C

brochure

D

champagne

E
Q28

Everyone was ready to play the devil's advocate in the impeachment controversy.

A

Everyone was willing to speak against the impeachment to encourage discussion on it.

B

Everyone was willing to defend an unpopular point of view concerning the impeachment

C

Everyone was willing to fight for the defenceless citizens no matter the consequences.

D

Everyone was willing to be an evil genius in the controversy.

E
Q29

Adamu's father is a key figure in that ministry.

A

The ministry trusts Adamu's father as a central figure.

B

Adamu's father is a figurehead in the ministry

C

Adamu's father's position is essential in the ministry

D

Adamu's father keeps they key to the ministry.

E
Q30

The government warns that drinking-driving is punishable under the law.

A

A drunkard driving can be punishable

B

Driving while drunk is an offence

C

Driving while drinking is an offence

D

Drinking and driving is an offence

E
Q31

In many countries, democracy is ostensibly being practised

A

Democracy is indeed being practised in many countries

B

Many countries have effective democracy

C

Many countries have democracy in practice

D

Democracy is apparently practised in many countries.

E
Q32

The investigators stated clearly that they had reached a dead end in their scrutiny of suspects in the murder case.

A

The investigators did not know what to do with the suspects' murder

B

The investigators had evidence to sentence suspects to death in the end

C

There was no further progress in the investigation of the murder suspects

D

The end had come for the suspects in the murder case.

E
Q33

Choose the option that has a different stress pattern from the others

A

secondment

B

orthopaedic

C

oriental

D

photographic

E
Q34

Choose the option that has a different stress pattern from the others

A

ratify

B

famous

C

result

D

taxi

E
Q35

Sailors are usually dauntless in their exploits

A

selfless

B

ruthless

C

excited

D

frightened

E
Q36

The potency of the drug has been acknowledged

A

action

B

loss

C

inefficacy

D

power

E
Q37

The dictator wanted tractable men in his cabinet.

A

reliable

B

intelligent

C

tough

D

unruly

E
Q38

After the war, the visitors became increasingly vindictive.

A

friendly

B

vociferous

C

arrogant

D

treacherous

E
Q39

The ship was imperilled by high winds.

A

piloted

B

destroyed

C

deceived

D

saved

E
Q40

Beauty queens sometimes wear outlandish dresses.

A

beautiful

B

flashy

C

familiar

D

attractive

E
Q41

The journlist said he was working freelance

A

tirelessly

B

satisfactorily

C

without a pay

D

dependently

E
Q42

My father's presentation was rather casual.

A

formal

B

vital

C

informal

D

divsive

E
Q43

The Flying Eagles put up a plucky defence against their opponents.

A

strong

B

weak

C

careless

D

tactful

E
Q44

The man who scared the girl was a bit deranged.

A

Sane

B

amorous

C

crazy

D

dangerous

E
Q45

The injured man is determined to get back at his assailant.

A

attack

B

identify

C

visit

D

forgive

E
Q46

The player writhed in pain after the fall.

A

remained still

B

cried out

C

walked out

D

shook violently

E
Q47

The noise of fans unnerved the star player.

A

refreshed

B

confused

C

helped

D

calmed

E
Q48

The team got an ecstatic welcome from the crowd.

A

an unexpected

B

a joyous

C

a cold

D

a thunderous

E
Q49

We found a shady place for the display.

A

an open

B

an unsafe

C

a stuffy

D

an enclosed

E
Q50

expostulate

A

exposTUlate

B

EXpostulate

C

expostuLATE

D
E
Q51

sufficiency

A

sufFiciency

B

sufficienCy

C

SUFficiency

D

suffiCIENcy

E
Q52

The town was in such a turmoil that the dance was called off.

A

mourning state

B

rainy state

C

state of darkness

D

state of conclusion

E
Q53

The festivals create in the people a feeling of pride in their cultural heritage.

A

history

B

heirloom

C

legacy

D

possession

E
Q54

Funnily enough, the priest prayed for the robber who shot him.

A

Timidly

B

Unexpectedly

C

Disappointingly

D

Fearlessly

E
Q55

The presence of the captain makes the sailors ill at ease

A

uncomfortable

B

sickly

C

impatient

D

easily ill

E
Q56

The press described the efforts of the government in pejorative terms.

A

critical

B

contemptible

C

palpable

D

superlative

E
Q57

Okonkwo manages his household with a heavy hand.

A

like a powerful dictator

B

using the cane on every occasion

C

without tolerating weakness

D

like a heavyweight champion

E
Q58

The school's badge is the Insignia of office for all

A

power

B

seal

C

symbol

D

recognition

E
Q59

Ibro shows enough liberality with his meagre income

A

generosity

B

frugality

C

prodigality

D

insensitivity

E
Q60

It is a misnomer to call three thousand naira a living wage.

A

an incontrovertible assertion

B

an appropriate term

C

a wrong description

D

a mishmash

E