Hello Welcome to The SSCE (WAEC and NECO) Practice Test - English Language (Set 2) You are to attempt 100 questions for 60 minutes. Supply your name and name of school in the text box below Your time starts NOW! Full Name (Surname First): School: In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence. It was a very harmonious meeting, without one _____ note. A. divergent B. adverse C. discordant D. stridentABCD The man was accused of premeditated murder but he pleaded that it was -——A. determined B. accidental C. planned D. contrivedABCD We nearly lost the trend of his argument because of its complexity but the -—-——— of his language A. simplicity B. correctness openness C. was our saving grace. D. naivetyABCD Uche achieved ultimate success after overcoming many ——-—-—--- difficulties. A. grave B. challenging C. first D. initialABCD I should know what to do in normal circumstances but this is a very—-—-—-— situation. A. different B. unlikely C. unusual D. improbableABCD Bola is quite extravagant whereas his wife is _____ A. considerate B. ordinary C. wasteful D. thriftyABCD This is quite surprising, you cannot differentiate between the authentic and the _____ receipt. A false B. fake C. wrong D. illegalABCD Many people objected to the demolition of the toll gates whose --——- cost millions of dollars. A. construction B. formation C. maintenance D. designABCD To some people, that custom is repugnant but to others it is -—-—-—— A. captivating B. delightful C. popular D. acceptableABCD While the armed robber remained unruffled after he had been arrested, his wife became -—-—-— A. defiant B. rude C. agitated D. energeticABCD From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. Many people were seriously injured in the -——-—-——— accident, fortunately, nobody died. A. ghastly B. fatal C. reckless D. dangerousABCD The editor decided not to publish the -—————-— article since the writer did not indicate his name. A. unmarked B. unlabelled C. anonymous D. stampedABCD Dende did not fulfil the requirement for admission and so was _____ from taking the entrance examination. A. removed B. disqualified C convicted D. implicatedABCD The murder suspect denied the grave allegations against him but the evidence so far has --—-—— him. A. corroborated B. impeached C. convicted D. implicatedABCD It was quite _____ to have invested in that new business. A. prosperous B. sufficient C. profitable D. successful.ABCD The President granted the condemned prisoner a -———-— A. reprieve B. remission C. bail D. chanceABCD It was difficult for the doctor to -—-—-— the patient’s ailment. A. discover B. decide C. divine D. diagnoseABCD They wished her—-—-—-—- of the season. A. compliments B. compliment C. complement. D. complementsABCD Chief Koko never allows his name to be published in connection with his philanthropic activities because he -—-——publicity. A lacks B. cherishes C. detests D. understands.ABCD A befitting —-—-——— was paid to the memory of the departed renowned professor, playwright and dramatist. A. tribute B. reward C. contribution D. praiseABCD After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.The accused was caught red-handed by the police. This means that the accused was _____A. made to wear red gloves. B. thought to be in danger. C. found in the very act. D. found covered with blood.ABCD The greatest-problem of the leader is that he can see no further than his nose. This means that the leader ______A. lacks foresight. B. has bad sight. C. is easily deceived. D. has no self-confidence.ABCD He left the country to avoid loss of face. This means that he left the country to A. make his fortune somewhere else. B. seek revenge. C. seek refuge. D. avoid being publicly humiliated.ABCD John was not really angry with Janet but she seems to have taken the matter very much to heart. This means that Janet A. dose not like him. B. is very upset about the matter. C. has taken the matter very lightly. D. has had a serious talk with him.ABCD His driving made my hair stand on end. This means that his driving was A. delightful. B. frightening. C. interesting. D. exciting.ABCD When the riot broke out in the school, only the Principal kept his head. This means that only the Principal A. was not injured. B. held his head high. C. remained calm. D. hid himself.ABCD Grace failed Mathematics last year but she has promised to turn over a new leaf this year. This means that this year Grace will A. be more vigilant. B. work harder. C. cling to her books. D. examine both sides of a leaf.ABCD The woman supported her husband through thick and thin. This means that she supported her husband A. in both good and bad health. B. when he was fat and when he got thin. C. whether he was behaving well or badly. D. in both good and bad circumstances.ABCD Jumai thinks she is always right but I am determined to catch her out. This means that I am determined to A. arrest her. B. confronter. C. prove that she can make a mistake. D. make her agree that I am right.ABCD The preacher advised those who lost their property in the tire disaster not to lose hope as every cloud has a silver lining. This means that A. there is a good side to all misfortunes. B. when there is life there is hope. C. to lose is a common occurrence. D. everybody must encounter misfortune in life.ABCD From the words or group of words lettered. A to D below each of the following sentences, choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as it is used in the sentences.I concede that I am wrong on this point. A. admit B. pledge C. declare D. concludeABCD Within a short time, what was meant to be a peaceful demonstration escalated into a riot. A. rose B. elevated C. expanded D. developedABCD The students were incensed to hear that their school fees had been substantially increased. A. enraged B. disappointed C. displeased D. frightenedABCD The flood that swept away the whole village was a catastrophic event. A. an unfortunate B. a disastrous C. a devilish D. an infuriatingABCD The box contains the most valuable of all his possessions. A. beautiful B. cost C. useful D. admirableABCD The decision I have taken is irrevocable. A. inapplicable B. unacceptable C. irreversible D. irregularABCD I am delighted to speak before this august assembly. A. monthly B. popular C. crowded D. honourableABCD The chairman ended the meeting of the Cooperative society with a fitting speech. A. a short B. an improved C. an appropriate D. a briefABCD That class is unusually disorderly today. A. unruly B. lawless C. unrestrained D. aggressiveABCD The report given by the boy is substantially correct and we have to decide what to do about it. A. completely B. largely C. probably D. understandablyABCD From the word or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.The new economic policy took --—-—-——- last year. A. out B. off C. of D. upABCD l'll look out--—-—you at the stadium. A. for B. at C. to D. onABCD The men were reported —-—-— the money fraudulently. A. to take B. to have taken C. to having taken D. to be taking.ABCD The boy's father made him --—-—-— the medicine against his will. A. swallow B. to swallow C. swallowed D. to have swallowedABCD The bridge was blown _____ by enemy soldiers. A. out B. off C. through D. upABCD Chukwuma explained that he -—-—-—home early yesterday to be able to catch the early bus. A. has to leave B. has left C. had to leave D. was leavingABCD —-—-he comes, tell him I have left. A. Should B. Should in case C. ln case D. WhetherABCD Many a player --—-—-—-- to score a goal so as to be highly honoured. A. is wanting B. wants C. want D. have wantedABCD You ——-— to know that you cannot succeed without hard work. A. are supposed B. supposed C. suppose D. are supposeABCD By the time I left the police station, the suspect ——— A. was been questioned B. was been question C. was being questioned D. was being question.ABCD Mary has two dresses; one is dirty, -—-—-, is wet A. either B. another C. each D. the otherABCD That house across the road is -——-——--—, isn't it'? A. their B. theirs C. their's D. theirs'ABCD Mr. Bello, with his wife and children, ———- to the United States A. are travelling B. have travelled C. is travelling D. had travelABCD The students refused to appear before the --—--- panel set up to investigate the cause of the riot. A. ten-men B. ten-man C. ten-man's D. ten-men'sABCD The hardened criminal was convicted _____ the charges. A. of B. on C. for D. overABCD I enjoy -————-—-— my grandson to school everyday. A. to drive B. to driving C. driving D. driveABCD lt seems that the children are not paying attention. -—-———-—? A. aren’t they B. doesn't it C. isn't it D. don’t theyABCD We knew you were not averse to ————— new friends. A. meeting B. meet C. having met D. have metABCD We should have a special programme for —-——-— in this country. A. the disableds B. disabled C. the disables D. the disabledABCD Neither those girls nor that boy --—- to blame for the error. A. are B. were C. is D. haveABC The pepper has been——-—by my sister. A. ground B. grind C. grounded D. grindingABCD Mr. Jato is a regular visitor of—-—-— A. our own B. our’s C. ours' D. ours.ABCD l got into the room and discovered that there wasn't —-—--— there. A. no one B. someone C. anyone D. noneABCD It is too abstract—-—-—- concept for them to understand. A. of a B. as C. for a D. aABCD Emmanuel is a man _____ courage. A. about B. of C. by D. forABCD The lady enjoyed the dance ———-—-the fact that she had a fever. A. knowing B. in spite C. even D. despiteABCD The children are all very enthusiastic ——-—-—- the forthcoming festival. A. for B. about C. on D. withABCD Hardly had the family settled down for Mummy's special dinner ——-— the lights went off. A. and B. than C. so D. whenABCD The African extended family system gives security to —-—-— members. A. his B. her C. its D. theirABCD The philanthropist has donated a -—-——-—-— machines to the village school. A. modern duplicating large B. large modem duplicating C. large duplicating modem D. modem large duplicatingABCD Perhaps what Akin told us —-—-— true alter all. A. may not be B. should not be C. must not be D. shall not beABCD The nurse inoculated —-—- pupil in the class. A. all B. every C. many D. thoseABCD Well I’ve only got -—--—-—-- naira notes, but you can have twenty naira. A. small B. few C. a few D. littleABCD Sule has been trying hard to live -——-—-—- to his parent's expectations. A. up B. over C. on D. itABCD In the following passages, the gaps indicate missing words. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gaps in the passages. PASSAGE A .The main —---- of malaria are regular —— ---— of high—---- —. (3 marks)A. Weaknesses, grips, pressureB. signals, problems, tensionC. symptoms, attacks, feverD. signs, disturbances, moodABCD The —--— is caused by ---- ——, which are carried by the —---— anopheles mosquito. (3 marks)A. discomfort, germs, maleB. plague, worms, matureC. upset, flies, ordinaryD. disease, parasites, femaleABCD The mosquito is infected when it bites a man who is already carrying malaria parasites in his —-—; if the mosquito bites another person after about two weeks, the disease is immediately —-— to him. (2 marks)A. body, turnedB. blood, transmittedC. brain, directedD. eyes, suppliedABCD After about ten days, the man experiences general weakness, —---—, fever and sweating.A. headaches B. heartache C. dislocation D. spasmsABCD In order to prevent malaria, mosquitoes must be —----—, and there -—- ------ grounds must be completely destroyed. (2 marks)A. eliminated, breedingB. removed, breathingC. weakened, livingD. crushed, growingABCD Patients must be treated promptly, and people who travel to regions of malaria should take prophylactic —---— to prevent —---—. (2 marks)A. action, affectionB. treatment, infectionC. checks, relapseD. directive, stressABCD PASSAGE B Fishing is one of the overlooked sports in this part of the world. lt really requires very little and inexpensive —-----.A. equipment B. machinery C. implements D. apparatusABCD While you enjoy the sport, you will be getting food for your efforts as --—— is highly nutritious.A. salmon B. fish C. mackerel D. sardineABCD A fisherman can use a simple pole and —---— which are not expensive or a rod and reel. to fish.A. rope B. wire C. cord D. threadABCD The standard fishing method is to put a ——- or —--— on a hook. (2 marks)A. gnat, fish B. worm, meat C. bait, lure D. fly, chaffABCD The fish will see this and nibble at it, strike it or snap at it. When the fish tries to eat it, the —--— catches it in the throat.A. needle B. hook C. pin D. lineABCD lt is also good to use —-— for fishing equipment. These indicate when a fish is nibbling at the bait. This method is more reliable than to watch for —-— on the water surface. (2 marks)A. floats, waves B. mats, bubbles C. rafts, foam D. planks, signsABCD Fishermen who fish on a small — —- do so from the river —— — and some row in boats to the middle of the river. (2 marks)A. level, embankment B. size, cliff C. scale, bank D. base, bridgeABCD Large-scale fishing needs the use of fishing ---—which go to sea and —- -—are used to —---— big fishes. A lot of hazards are faced by fishermen on sea. (3 marks)A. ships, crates, getB. canoes, baskets, killC. trawlers, nets, catchD. boats, cages, attractABCD 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 SSCE (WAEC and NECO) Practice Test - English Language (Set 2). Make sure you supply your full name and name of school before submission. Time is Up! 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