National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests – English Studies Set 2

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What did the girl put in the box that the father did not see? The girl put

A. gold.     B. kisses.     C. love.     D. tears.     E. wrapping paper.


Why was the man angry when he was given the gift? He was angry because

A. the box was empty.
B. the box was put under a tree.
C. the girl wasted wrapping paper.
D. he hated gifts.
E. money was tight.


Why was the girl’s father embarrassed when she brought him a gift? He was embarrassed because

A. he Overreacted
B. he punished her.
C. he was furious.
D. the little girl was crying.
E. there was nothing inside the box.


Ralia’s mother would only cry and clap her hands because she could not

A. hear.     B. see.     C. person.     D. run     E. walk.


Wara was a/an _____

A. dog.     B. insect.     C. person.     D. snake.     E. wild animal.


According to the passage prepared food for the family ____

A. no one    B. Ralia     C. Ralia’s father     D. Ralia’s mother     E. Wara


A suitable title for this passage could be

A. A Lost Girl.     B. A Sad Family.     C. A Sad Old.      D. An Abandoned Child.    E. Raha, the Blind Girl.



Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics


The water was polluted.

A. clean    B. dirty    C. packaged     D. pure    E. tasty


The magician disappeared into thin air.

A. dived    B. fled    C. floated    D. rushed    E. vanished


Jane is very unfriendly.

A. nasty    B. selfish    C. stingy    D. unpleasant    E. wicked


The examination will soon resume.

A. begin    B. commence    C. continue    D. start    E. terminate


This year’s harvest was poor.

A. bad    B. late    C. limited    D. partial    E. rich


Complete each of the following statement with the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in italics

The milk was sour.

A. bitter    B. delicious    C. good    D. lovely    E. sweet


Mr. John bought a huge sheep from the market.

A. big    B. hit    C. short    D. skinny    E. small


The girl was carrying an empty bucket.

A. a deep    B. a dry    C. a full    D. a wet    E. broken


The beggar held a crooked stick.

A. bent    B. long    C. magical    D. straight    E. thin


The school is at its temporary site.

A. basic    B. initial    C. old    D. original    E. permanent


_______of the footballers was given a cash prize for winning the championship.

A. All     B. Any     C. Each     D. Most     E. Some


The supervisor was angry when he discovered that _______ of the students was in the examination hall.

A. all     B. any     C. both     D. either     E. none


The governor, with his four wives, _______ detained by the EFCC about two weeks ago.

A. are     B. are being     C. is     D. was     E. were


The superlative form of the word little is ________

A. least.     B. less.     C. lest.     D. lesser.     E. littlest


Ann was the ______ of the two girls.

A. more taller     B. most taller     C. tall     D. taller     E. tallest


The police have seen the criminal _______ they for.

A. have been looking     B. have looked     C. has looked     D. looked    E. being looking


The charming lady presently _________ in one of the new generation banks as a cashier.

A. are working     B. is working     C. work     D. worked     E. works


The past tense of the word broadcast is _______

A. broadcast.     B. broadcasted.     C. broadcaster.     D. broadcasting.     E. broadcasts.


I _______ travelling abroad next year.

A. have     B. have been     C. will be     D. will have been     E. would


He ________ a present from the head teacher.

A. received     B. receved     C. recieved     D. recived     E. resieved


The boy _______ bag was stolen also lost his sandals.

A. that     B. which     C. who     D. whom     E. whose


When Biodun was picking mangoes, a bee _______ him.

A. have stung     B. is stinging     C. sting     D. stings     E. stung


He told you he wasn’t at home ______ ?

A did he     B. didn’t he     C. didn’t you     D. isn’t it     E. wasn’t it


To _______ shall I give this parcel?

A. what     B. who     C. who’s     D. whom     E. whose


Has he finished the work?

A. No, he has     B. No, he isn’t,     C. No, he hasn’t.    D. Yes, he hasn’t.     E. Yes, he is.


If you can appeal to her, I _____ mind.

A. couldn’t     B. needn’t     C. shan’t     D. shouldn’t     E. wouldn’t


The statement “I have done the work” in the passive form becomes, the work ____ done by me.

A. are being     B. has been     C. have been     D. is being     E. will be


________ you want to be dismissed you will not cheat in the examination.

A. Because     B. If     C. Perhaps     D. Unless     E. Until

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