Hello Welcome to The National/State Common Entrance Examination Practice Tests - English Studies Set 2 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 passages below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A — ESometime ago, a man punished his three- year-old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight, and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the tree.Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said, “this is for you, daddy”. He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his temper flared again when he found that the box was empty. He yelled at her, “don’t you know that when you give someone a present there is supposed to be something inside of it”.The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said, “Oh daddy, it is not empty I blew kisses into the box, all for you daddy”. The father was crushed. He put his arms around the little girl and begged her for forgiveness. The man kept the box by his bed for years, whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.What did the man do when the girl offered him a gift the next morning? HeA. begged bet B. kept the gift. C. was angry. D. was embarrassed. E. yelled at her.ABCDE What did the girl put in the box that the father did not see? The girl putA. gold. B. kisses. C. love. D. tears. E. wrapping paper.ABCDE Why was the man angry when he was given the gift? He was angry becauseA. 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.ABCDE Why was the girl’s father embarrassed when she brought him a gift? He was embarrassed becauseA. he OverreactedB. he punished her.C. he was furious.D. the little girl was crying.E. there was nothing inside the box.ABCDE The man took the imaginary kiss whenever he was ____A. angry. B. discouraged. C. disturbed D. happy. E. sick.ABCDE Read the passages below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A — ERalia was alone, lost in the bush. She was afraid she called out but site had a small voice. It was not. good fur shouting; it was only good for singing. Again and again she shouted, hoping that someone would hear. No one heard. No help came.She threw herself down and wept. She pulled at her hair and kicked one footagainst the other. She sat up, stood up and again threw herself down. The hushscratched her body and blood came from the scratches.Ralia thought of her father and mother. She thought of her dog, Wara. What would they do when she did not go home? Her mother was blind. Her father had hurt his back. Her dog had a bad foot and could not walk. Therefore no one would look for her.Her mother would only cry and clap her hands. Her dog would only bark arid herfather would only bite his fingers. No one would eat that night. There was nobody to make their food. Ralia again started to weep. She thought, where would she sleep that night? All sorts of insects might bite her. She might be bitten by a snake. The wild animals might kill her. She might die and no one would know where she was.Culled from Sugar Girl by Kola Onadipe.“. . . called out” as used in paragraph one of the passage can he replaced withA. cried. B. hoped. C. sang. D. shouted E. slept.ABCDE Ralia’s mother would only cry and clap her hands because she could notA. hear. B. see. C. person. D. run E. walk.ABCDE Wara was a/an _____A. dog. B. insect. C. person. D. snake. E. wild animal.ABCDE According to the passage prepared food for the family ____A. no one B. Ralia C. Ralia’s father D. Ralia’s mother E. WaraABCDE A suitable title for this passage could beA. A Lost Girl.B. A Sad Family.C. A Sad Old.D. An Abandoned Child.E. Raha, the Blind Girl.ABCDE Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italicsThe water was polluted.A. clean B. dirty C. packaged D. pure E. tastyABCDE The magician disappeared into thin air.A. dived B. fled C. floated D. rushed E. vanishedABCDE Jane is very unfriendly.A. nasty B. selfish C. stingy D. unpleasant E. wickedABCDE The examination will soon resume.A. begin B. commence C. continue D. start E. terminateABCDE This year’s harvest was poor.A. bad B. late C. limited D. partial E. richABCDE Complete each of the following statement with the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in italicsThe milk was sour.A. bitter B. delicious C. good D. lovely E. sweetABCDE Mr. John bought a huge sheep from the market.A. big B. hit C. short D. skinny E. smallABCDE The girl was carrying an empty bucket.A. a deep B. a dry C. a full D. a wet E. brokenABCDE The beggar held a crooked stick.A. bent B. long C. magical D. straight E. thinABCDE The school is at its temporary site.A. basic B. initial C. old D. original E. permanentABCDE Complete each of the following statements with the most appropriate of the options lettered A — EThe bride and the groom _______absent at the wedding.A. are B. is C. is being D. were E. were beingABCDE _______of the footballers was given a cash prize for winning the championship.A. All B. Any C. Each D. Most E. SomeABCDE 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. noneABCDE The governor, with his four wives, _______ detained by the EFCC about two weeks ago.A. are B. are being C. is D. was E. wereABCDE The superlative form of the word little is ________A. least. B. less. C. lest. D. lesser. E. littlestABCDE Ann was the ______ of the two girls.A. more taller B. most taller C. tall D. taller E. tallestABCDE The police have seen the criminal _______ they for.A. have been looking B. have looked C. has looked D. looked E. being lookingABCDE 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. worksABCDE The past tense of the word broadcast is _______A. broadcast. B. broadcasted. C. broadcaster. D. broadcasting. E. broadcasts.ABCDE I _______ travelling abroad next year.A. have B. have been C. will be D. will have been E. wouldABCDE He ________ a present from the head teacher.A. received B. receved C. recieved D. recived E. resievedABCDE The boy _______ bag was stolen also lost his sandals.A. that B. which C. who D. whom E. whoseABCDE When Biodun was picking mangoes, a bee _______ him.A. have stung B. is stinging C. sting D. stings E. stungABCDE 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 itABCDE To _______ shall I give this parcel?A. what B. who C. who’s D. whom E. whoseABCDE 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.ABCDE If you can appeal to her, I _____ mind.A. couldn’t B. needn’t C. shan’t D. shouldn’t E. wouldn’tABCDE The most appropriate prefix for the word modest is _______A. en- B. in- C. im- D. re- E. pre-ABCDE 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 beABCDE ________ you want to be dismissed you will not cheat in the examination.A. Because B. If C. Perhaps D. Unless E. UntilABCDE 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 2. Make sure you supply your full name and name of school before submission. Time is Up! 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