Hello Welcome to The National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests - English Studies Set 1 You are to attempt 40 questions for 30 minutes. Supply your name and name of school in the text box below and scroll down this page to begin immediately. Full Name (Surname First): School: Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A - E PASSAGE 1 At first, the dog considered the challenge mean and refused to accept it. But realizing how persistent the tortoise was in his demand, he accepted. There and then, the animals appointed a day at the race course for the demonstration. In the night before the appointed day, the tortoise took a large piece of fresh bone and hid it in the bush not fr from the race course. That same night, the dog invited his friends to celebrate his impending victory.When the race started the following day, other animals who attended, laughed at the tortoise, who was about one yard away from the starting point when the dog bad already disappeared from their sight. In a short time, the dog reached the place where the piece of bone was hidden and was attracted immediately by its smell. Looking back and not seeing the tortoise, he jumped into the bush in search of the bone. It took him some time to find it and longer time to chew it, At last, when he set off to complete the race, he found that the bone had cost him the bet, and that the tortoise, of all animals, had won the race.The dog became miserable among his fellow animals. Soon he decided to leave the bush for good. From that day, the dog came to the town to live with men.According to the passage, the dog accepted the challenge becauseA. he knew hens faster than fir tortoise. B. he wanted his friends to celebrate victory. C. he was sure of winning the race. D. the tortoise gave him a fresh boneE. the tortoise insisted on it.ABCDE When did the tortoise hide the bone?A. A day before the raceB. The night after the raceC. Few hours before the raceD. On the appointed dayE. Two days before the raceABCDE The other animals laughed at the tortoise becauseA. he carried a heavy fresh bone. B. he could not reach the final point. C. he ran faster than the dog. D. he was far behind the dog when the race started. E. the dog had won the race.ABCDE Why did the dog leave the bush forever?A. He loved the town.B. He wanted to live with men.C. He was banished by the other animals.D. He was put to shame before his fellow animals.E. The bone had cost him the bet.ABCDE The most suitable title for this passage is ______A. A Contest between the Tortoise and the Dog.B. An Invitation of the Dog.C. The Danger of a Large Piece of Bone.D. The Great Challenge.E. The Victory of the Dog in the Race.ABCDE Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A - E A seed contains a baby plant with its own supply of food, all wrapped in a tough outer coat. Some seeds come from cones of trees such as pines and firs. But most seeds arc made inside flowers and protected by a soft, fleshy fruit.Some seeds are as tiny as specks of dust. You need a magnifying glass to see them properly. Others are much larger. The peas you eat are seeds. If you open them up you can see the baby plants inside.The pips in oranges and tomatoes are also seeds, so are peanuts and plum stones.Seeds are scattered from plants during the harmattan season. The tough coals protect the baby plants right through the dry season. Then the warmth of rainy season stirs the seeds to life, and the tiny plants inside start to grow.Which of the following words can replace ‘wrapped’ as used in the passage?A. covered B. exposed C. locked D. scattered E. tiedABCDE The expression ‘as tiny as specks of dust’ is an example of ______A. idiom. B. irony. C. metaphor. D. proverb. E. simile.ABCDE Which of the following statement is not true according to the passage?A. All seeds arc as tiny as specks of dust. B. All seeds are protected by a strong coat. C. Most seeds are produced from flowers. D. Some seeds are edible. E. You need magnifying glasses to see some seeds.ABCDE According to the writer, what protect seeds during the dry season?A. Coats B. Flowers C. Fruits D. Pines E. PlantsABCDE According to the passage, when do seeds germinate?A. Dry season B. Harmattan period C. Hot season D. Rainy season E. Warm periodABCDE Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italicsOlu visits us often.A. frequently B. irregularly C. occasionally D. randomly E. rarelyABCDE Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italicsHe assisted me in lifting the heavy load.A. encouraged B. guided C. helped D. joined E. ledABCDE Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italicsThe teachers monitored the students’ academic performance.A. commended B. determined C. recorded D. supervised E. supportedABCDE Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics.The room was untidy.A. clean B. colourful C. dirty D. smelling E. sparkingABCDE Choose from the options lettered A —E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italicsThe baby was abandoned by its mother.A. dumped B. embraced C. helped D. rejected E. rescuedABCDE Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word/expression in italics John is a habitual late corner.A. a normal B. a perpetual C. a regular D. an occasional E. an unrepentantABCDE Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word/expression in italicsThe teacher told the pupils that the assignment was compulsory.A. important B. mandatory C. necessary D. obligatory E. optionalABCDE Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word/expression in italicsShe rejected the gift from her father.A. accepted B. discarded C. dumped D. examined E. refusedABCDE Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word/expression in italicsThe family has moved out of Yola.A. evacuated to B. left for C. moved to D. remained in E. transferred toABCDE Choose from the options lettered A – E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word/expression in italics Amina is quite inquisitive.A. anxious B. curious C. indifferent D. insolent E. intelligent ABCDE Complete each of the following statements with the most appropriate of the options lettered A — EMy mother ____ fish from the market every Tuesday.A. bought B. buy C. buys D. has bought E. will buyABCDE Chike ____ away the rubbish in the refuse bin.A. had threw B. has throw C. has throwing D. has thrown E. have thrownABCDE She _____ handball when she was young.A. has played B. is playing C. play D. played E. playsABCDE He loves traveling, ____ he?A. does B. doesn’t C. don’t D. isn’t E. wasn’tABCDE The prefix, ______ can be added to “possible” to form a new word.A. il- B. im- C. in- D. re- E. un-ABCDE The test is difficult, ______ it?A. does B. is C. isn’t D. was E. wasn’tABCDE He has houses in Lagos _____ Abuja.A. also B. and C. nor D. or E. withABCDE The child danced to the ____ of the musicA. rhythm B. rhythym C. rideem D. riethym E. rythmABCDE Binta has a ____ wristwatch.A. small gold fine B. small fine gold C. gold fine small D. fine small gold E. gold small fineABCDE He rode the bicycle ____ two hours.A. at B. between C. by D. for E. onABCDE The thieves came in _____ the bathroom window.A. by B. on C. through D. under E. withABCDE The thieves came in _____ the bathroom window.A. by B. on C. through D. under E. withABCDE One of the boys ____ sick.A. are B. has being C. have been D. is E. wereABCDE Active voice: The dog chased the thief. Passive voice: The thief _____ chased by the dog.A. had been B. has been C. have been D. is being E. wasABCDE Daniel is the ______ of the pupils in our class.A. more smarter B. most smartest C. smart D. smarter E. smartestABCDE The four boys shared the banana among ______A. himself. B. ourselves. C. theirselves. D. themself. E. themselves.ABCDE If one studies hard, ______ will surely pass.A. it B. one C. site D. we E. youABCDE Active voice: Bala grows tomatoes. Passive voice: Tomatoes ____ grown by Bala. A. are B. had C. is D. is being E. wasABCDE The common _____ of malaria is fever.A. sympthon B. smptom C. symptom D synptom E. synptonABCDE I can’t see _____ mango in the fridge.A. a few B. any C. more D. much E. someABCDE To submit your quiz and see your score/performance report; Make sure you supply your name and name of school in the form above. Unable to submit your quiz? Kindly Click Here To Retake National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests - English Studies Set 1. 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