National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests – English Studies Set 3

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According to the passage, _________ shot his father.

A. a child     B.  a friend     C. Clinton     D. Ibe     E. Musa


Another word that can replace disliked as it is used in the passage is _______

A. hated      B. loved      C. shunned      D. wanted      E. watched


Ibe was used to ______

A. catching fun.     B. talking to Musa.     C. telling story.     D. watching football.    E. watching violent films.


Musa liked football because it ______

A. boosted his thinking ability.
B. enhanced his physical fitness.
C. increased his retentive memory.
D. made him smart and creative.
E. taught him several moral lessons.


Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?

A. Bathing once in two months contributes to good health.
B. Children who wash their hands often fall sick.
C. Hands should be washed before using the toilet.
D. Keeping clothes fresh and clean promotes better health.
E. Parents who teach their children to wash their hands encourage unhealthy habit


"So, wash them often....." What does the underlined word refer to?

A. Diaper   B. Eyes   C. Hands   D. Mouths   E. Toilets


Hands washing is more effective using _______ and ________

A. alcohol, sanitisers.
B. alcohol, soap.
C. sanitisers, water
D. soap, water.
E. water, alcohol


A word that can replace lines as used in the passage is ______

A. clothes.     B. napkin.     C. nets.     D. sheets.     E. towels.



Choose from the options, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics.

John went to the bookshop to buy his textbooks.

A. borrow   B. collect   C. purchase   D. receive   E. sell


We have packed out of the old house.

A. come    B. gone    C. jumped    D. moved    E. parked


The hunter was afraid when he saw the lion.

A. angry   B. bold   C. brave   D. happy   E. scared


The teacher taught the pupils how to make baskets with paper.

A. create    B. draw    C. mend    D. paint    E. sew


Jane's mother bought her a Christmas dress that was costly.

A. beautiful.   B. cheap.   C. expensive.   D. ugly.   E. wonderful.



Complete the statement below with the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in italics.

The cook made us a pot of sweet tea.

A. bitter   B. creamy    C. delicious    D. smelly    E. tasty


Sam's mother praised him for failing the examination.

A. blamed    B. celebrated    C. congratulated    D. honoured    E. thanked


The tortoise has always been a foolish animal.

A. cunning    B. greedy    C. loyal   D. stupid   E. wise


The patient felt terrible after the operation.

A. bad   B. good   C. guilty   D. lucky   E. satisfied


My sister would be leaving for Canada soon.

A. at once   B. early   C. immediately   D. later   E. now


Their parents are rich, so are _______

A. mine     B. my     C. them     D. they     E. us


She met us when we ______ to her house.

A. are going     B. go     C. had gone     D. was going     E. were going


Bisi and Bola _______ down the lawn every morning.

A. are running     B. has run     C. ran     D. run     E. runs


The boy ______ blue shirt is my brother.

A. in     B. inside     C. on     D. under     E. with


_______ Jane and Juliet will have the toy.

A. Although     B. Both     C. Either     D. Neither     E. Until


The word "present" will change to an adjective by adding the suffix ______

A. able.     B. ed.     C. ing.     D. ly.     E. s.


Ngozi bought her aunt a ________ present

A. wedding     B. weddinng     C. weding     D. weeding     E. welding


My shoe are made _______ leather.

A. by     B. from     C. in     D. of     E. on


The students are happy _______ their result.

A. about     B. for     C. on     D. over     E. up


I love my sister but ______ of them is alive today.

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


Simon is not in the class, he may _______ to the toilet.

A. be going     B. go     C. have been going     D. have gone     E. going


The girl is dancing. ______ she?

A. Didn't     B. Does     C. Isn't     D. Is     E. Won't


The governor appointed the _______ last week.

A. chaiman     B. chairman     C. cheerman     D. cheimans     E. cheirman


Only _______ people attended the meeting last month.

A. a few     B. a little     C. few     D. much     E. one


The article "a" can be used with the following, except _______

A. house.     B. sheet.     C. shoe.     D. umbrella.     E. pen.


She _______ table tennis very well.

A. has play     B. had play     C. has being play     D. is playing     E. plays


Grace asked, " _________ is my bag?"

A. It     B. This     C. What     D. When     E. Where


Who among them is the most beautiful?

A. most dangerous      B. most handsome      C. most notorious     D. prettiest     E. ugliest

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