50 QUESTIONS: 30 Minutes

INSTRUCTIONS

All answers must be submitted before 21:30.

Helping aids and other edutainment must not be consulted during this test.

COMPREHENSION

Read the passage carefully and answer the question that follow it
In America, the first amendment to the Bill of rights states, “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech…..” This amendment was passed to protect our right to express our opinions without fear. Yet, we must stop using the first amendment as a justification to say whatever we want, whenever we want. No speech is “free” when it has detrimental effect on the well-being of the others, the protection of our privacy, the safety of our borders, or the quality of our thinking.
While censorship is not the way of this land, we must take into account the effect of musical lyrics that influence young listeners. How often do we find ourselves singing a tune or repeating a phrase from a song instinctively, without stopping to ponder the meaning of the words? When these words are demeaning to any group of people or when they incite violence, we are unknowingly repeating phrases of hate. How long does it take until those phrases become worn into our patterns of thought and we find ourselves believing the words we mindlessly hummed?

  1. As used in the passage, the word demeaning most nearly means
    A. distasteful
    B. complimentary
    C. insulting
    D. delightful
  2. The author implies that the most important aim of the right to free speech is
    A. the ability to disagree with Congress
    B. the ability to say whatever you want to say whenever you want
    C. the right to express our opinions freely
    D. the right to listen to violent music
  3. The author attempts to persuade the reader with
    A. statistics
    B. impassioned generalizations
    C. historical quotations
    D. anecdotes and examples
  4. This passage is most likely from
    A. speech given to a radio station
    B. textbook on the constitution
    C. magazine article on American music
    D. editorial in a school newspaper
  5. The passage seems to imply that
    A. Our mind is dull in receiving data
    B. our subconscious is sometimes the most active
    C. our songs are harmful
    D. our rights are very exclusive
    LEXIS AND STRUCTURE

In each of question 6 to 25 choose the words or phrase which best fills the gaps.

  1. Those men helped Joy and __
    A. Myself
    B. I
    C. Me
    D. We
  2. She wounded the man __ the back with her knitting needle
    A. On
    B. In
    C. At
    D. By
  3. The novel makes _ interesting reading.
    A. Very
    B. Mostly
    C. Much
    D. Almost
  4. The jury gave _ verdict
    A. It’s
    B. Its
    C. His
    D. Her
  5. __ of the two girls sang sweetly.
    A. Every one
    B. Each
    C. Some
    D. All
  6. The worker suffered a lot toiling __ the sun
    A. In
    B. Under
    C. Underneath
    D. Inside
  7. He was angry with me __ being treated nonchalantly
    A. On
    B. For
    C. Of
    D. At
  8. This is an improvement __ your last essay
    A. On
    B. With
    C. By
    D. For
  9. Can you __ the result of tomorrow’s match?
    A. Conclude
    B. Predict
    C. Order
    D. Certify
  10. Okon’s evidence led _ Peter being imprisoned for life
    A. At
    B. Into
    C. In
    D. To
  11. You avoid facing _ the reality of life
    A. At
    B. Up
    C. Up to
    D. On to
  12. The choice to write the UTME or not is
    A. Yours’
    B. Your
    C. Yours
    D. Your’s
  13. The pastor with his wife __ here
    A. Were
    B. Were to be
    C. Are
    D. Was
  14. Do you have __ when you visited the doctor?
    A. Diarrhoea
    B. Diarrhea
    C. Diarhoer
    D. Diarhea
  15. Anyone who wants to succeed in any endeavour should _ his lazy habits.
    A. Shake off
    B. Shake down
    C. Shake out
    D. Shake in
  16. I just want __ sugar in tea
    A. A few
    B. Small
    C. Little
    D. A little
  17. __ of the question you answered is incorrect.
    A. Many
    B. Much
    C. Few
    D. Plenty
  18. I look forward to __ you next week
    A. Seen
    B. Seeing
    C. Be seeing
    D. See
  19. The members of the other team agree _ all the terms of the contract
    A. By
    B. To
    C. On
    D. With
  20. We saw him _ over a wall as the police approached.
    A. Leaped
    B. Leap
    C. Leapt
    D. Leaping
    In question 26 to 35, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word in phrase or italics
  21. My choice of partner is based on character, not looks .
    A. Visibility
    B. Feasibility
    C. Appearance
    D. Posture
  22. The culprits will surrender their loot to the customs officials.
    A. give away
    B. give out
    C. give in
    D. give up.
    28 The discussion became animated .
    A. specialized
    B. lively
    C. intellectual
    D. unruly
  23. Rich citizens are often niggardly in their ways
    A. beggarly
    B. sordid
    C. miserly
    D. pompous
  24. The hundu͛s popularity is beginning to decline .
    A. change
    B. wane
    C. slide
    D. disappear
  25. Olu promised to look out for her next time he is in town
    A. watch for
    B. visit
    C. greet
    D. take care of
  26. Finally, I assured him that I would not go back on my word.
    A. return to a place
    B. return to a certain word when reading
    C. re-use my word
    D. fail to keep my promise
  27. The speaker took his audience down memory lane before he went to the topic of his lecture.
  28. The culprits will surrender their loot to the customs officials.
    A. give away
    B. give out
    C. give in
    D. give up.
    28 The discussion became animated .
    A. specialized
    B. lively
    C. intellectual
    D. unruly
  29. Rich citizens are often niggardly in their ways
    A. beggarly
    B. sordid
    C. miserly
    D. pompous
  30. The hundu͛s popularity is beginning to decline .
    A. change
    B. wane
    C. slide
    D. disappear
  31. Olu promised to look out for her next time he is in town
    A. watch for
    B. visit
    C. greet
    D. take care of
  32. Finally, I assured him that I would not go back on my word.
    A. return to a place
    B. return to a certain word when reading
    C. re-use my word
    D. fail to keep my promise
  33. The speaker took his audience down memory lane before he went to the topic of his lecture.
    A. took his audience on a journey through a street called Memory Lane
    B. recalled events from the past
    C. told a tale about a place called Memory Lane
    D. gave an outline of his lecture
  34. The man was able to persuade his wilful and obstinate daughter to follow the career he chose for her.
    A. intelligent but arrogant
    B. hardworking and intelligent
    C. unyielding and obdurate
    D. obscure and odious.
  35. That punch by the young boxer proved to be fatal.
    A. effective
    B. belated
    C. hard
    D. deadly
    In question 36 to 45 , choose the option nearest in meaning to the word in phrase or italics.
  36. Common sense requires that one should be decorous at formal gatherings.
    A. courteous
    B. careful
    C. impolite
    D. incurious
  37. The string was taut
    A. stretched
    B. loose
    C. firm
    D. tight.
  38. The diminutive figure bounces over the track with unfathomable lightness.
    A. irresistible
    B. predictable
    C. invigorating
    D. impressive.
  39. The teacher announced that the class would be making a fleeting visit to the Zoo.
    A. long
    B. routine
    C. brief
    D. guided
  40. We intend to make the reception a diurnal event.
    A. an annual
    B. a weekly
    C. a nightly
    D. a short.
  41. The project is designed to alleviate poverty in the country.
    A. exacerbate
    B. assuage
    C. eradicate
    D. tackle.
  42. The permanent Secretary left his job under a cloud
    A. with a clear record
    B. on a sunny day
    C. in disgrace
    D. on a cloudy clay.
  43. It is surprising that this politician has now turned renegade
    A. militant
    B. loyal
    C. quiet
    D. corrupt.
  44. Hypertension is a debilitating disease that everyone should prevent.
    A. a horrible
    B. an enervating
    C. a mortal
    D. an energizing.
  45. The striking workers have vowed not to return to work until the decision is rescinded
    A. implemented
    B. changed
    C. dismissed
    D. incorporated
    In the question 46 to 47 the word in capital letters has an emphatic stress. Choose the option
    that best fits the expression in the sentence
  46. The fire destroyed MANY lives.
    A. Did the fire destroy the village?
    B. Did the fire destroy some houses?
    C. Did the fire destroy any lives?
    D. Did the fire spare any lives?
  47. The electricity in OUR premises comes from a generator.
    A. Is the electricity in your compound supplied by a generator?
    B. Is the electricity in your neighbour’s premises supplied by a generator?
    C. Does the electricity in your premises come from NEPA?
    D. Does everybody in your street receive electricity from generators?
  48. Identify the word that has a different stress pattern from the others.
    A. Interrupt
    B. Contribute
    C. Harmattan
    D. Entertain
  49. Identify the word that has a different stress pattern from the others.
    A. Interlocutor
    B. Opportunity
    C. Ambiguity
    D. Actualization
    Choose the one that has the correct stress
  50. laboratory
    A. LA-bor-a-tory
    B. la-BOR-a-tory
    C. la-bor-A-tory
    D. la-bor-a-TORY

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