National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests – Verbal Aptitude Set 2


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SECTION I

In the question below, there is a pair of words followed by another pair which is not complete. Study the first pair carefully and choose from the options, the one that best completes the second pair

Strong and ox,
agile and ________

A. bee    B. bird    C. monkey    D. snake    E. spider


Light and feather,
cool and ________

A. cucumber    B. grave    C. juice    D. melon   E. water


Cold and ice,
innocent and ________

A. angel    B. government    C. judge    D. lamb    E. lawyer


Sweet and sugar,
blind and _______

A. bat    B. eagle    C. owl    D. raven    E. vulture


Cute and kitten,
common and ________

A. dirt    B. grass    C. house    D. money    E. people




SECTION II

In the question below, there are three sentences. Read them carefully and decide which one should come first, second and third.

1. I bought some snacks.
2. I went to the mini-market.
3. My father gave me some money.

A. 1, 3, 2    B. 1, 2, 3    C. 3, 1, 2    D. 2, 1, 3    E. 3, 2, 1


1. He took me to the hospital.
2. I was very ill.
3. My father came to our school.

A. 2, 3, 1    B. 2, 1, 3    C. 1, 3, 2    D. 3, 1, 2    E. 1, 2, 3


1. Cassava is also grown in Nigeria
2. Cassava is a cash crop.
3. Cassava brings in a lot of foreign exchange for Nigeria.

A. 3, 2, 1     B. 1, 3, 2     C. 2, 3, 1    D. 2, 1, 3    E. 3, 1, 2


1. It has also taught us to read and write.
2. It has given us interest in language and books.
3. What has English done for us?

A. 1, 2, 3    B. 3, 2, 1    C. 2, 3, 1    D. 3, 1, 2    E. 2, 1, 3


1. The governor was sworn in.
2. The people went to the pools to vote.
3. The results were announced.

A. 2, 1, 3     B. 3, 1, 2    C. 1, 2, 3    D. 1, 3, 2    E. 2, 3, 1




SECTION III

In the box below, each small letter represents the capital letter above it. Choose from the options, the correct code for the word given in the question.



unifrom

A. KCTWDNB
B. KTWDNCB
C. BCNDWTK
D. NDWTKCB
E. NCBKTWD


natural

A. TEVKCEA
B. EVTKCAE
C. KATEECV
D. OLMKCAE
E. CPLKNPA


kitchen

A. LZENXCB
B. WVGJHTZ
C. GJHTZWV
D. TZWVGJH
E. ZWVGJHT


counter

A. NGKTVCH
B. ZDKCLXN
C. CGKNYTH
D. GNKTVHC
E. GNKTCVH


country

A. RGNKTVC
B. GNKTVCR
C. TVCRNKG
D. GNTVCRK
E. NTVGCKR




SECTION IV

In the question below, you were given a sentence. Read it carefully and decide the extent to which it is TRUE.

Example: Most women bear triplets.

A. Always B. Often C. Rarely D. Undecided E. Never

The answer is C - because it rarely occurs.

Questions:

It takes less time to boil one egg than to boil ten.

A. Always    B. Often    C. Rarely    D. Undecided     E. Never


Women are more powerful than men.

A. Always     B. Often     C. Rarely     D. Undecided     E. Never


Water is heavier than palm oil.

A. Always     B. Often     C. Rarely     D. Undecided     E. Never


Animals walk on their heads.

A. Always     B. Often    C. Rarely     D. Undecided     E. Never


Petrol catches fire easily.

A. Always     B. Often     C. Rarely     D. Undecided     E. Never




SECTION V

In the question below, a word is given in bold letters. Choose from the options, the word that CANNOT be formed by an arrangement of some or all of the letters of the word given in bold letters.

FAMILIAR

A. Air     B. Army     C. Far     D. Farm     E. Mail


OPPORTUNITY

A. One     B. Pot     C. Port     D. Turn     E. Unity


INTERESTING

A. Great     B. Green     C. Rest     D. Sting     E. Tense


SENTENCE

A. See     B. Seen     C. Sent     D. Set     E. Tent


ARRANGEMENT

A. Angle     B. Mean     C. Meat     D. Men     E. Ran




SECTION VI

In the question below, two incomplete words are given. Choose from the options, the one that will correctly complete the first word and begin the second.

trac( _ )ject

A. d     B. e     C. n     D. r     E. s


entr ( _ ) ear

A. e     B. g     C. l     D. s     E. y


rea ( _ ) oint

A. d     B. l     C. p      D. r     E. y


stitc ( _ ) over

A. c     B. h     C. m     D. r     E. s


rea ( _ ) ight

A. k     B. l     C. p     D. s     E. t

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