Hello and Welcome to UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 4 You are to attempt 60 Objectives Questions ONLY for 30 minutes. Supply Your Full Name in the text box below and begin immediately. Your time starts NOW! Full Name (Surname First): Location (City/State): UTME Use of English - 60 questionsPASSAGE I - COMPREHENSION: Read the passage carefully and answer the question that follows. There are many different approaches to conflict management, each of which may have utility in particular circumstances. A great deal of scholarship has been devoted to analysing how and in what situations different approaches can be applied most effectively. Conflict management approaches can be classified into two broad categories: firstly on the basis of the level of escalation which the particular conflict is being managed. In this sense one can distinguish between the peaceful and the military approaches. The trademarks of the peaceful approach are negotiation, verbal persuasion, use of inducements, denial of privileges and subtle manipulations, short of the use of physical forces. While those of the military approach relates to the use of physical coercion. The use of physical force could be by a party to the conflict or a third party to promote one side’s interests, impose a settlement or create a situation in which diplomatic negotiations can occur. Secondly, conflict management approaches can also be classified according to the status of the participants in the bargaining process. For example, a conflict could be managed through negotiation that is, direct bargaining by the parties involved in the conflict or through mediation, that is with the help of a third party. Adaped from Imobiche. T.A. (2003) The (OAUTAU) and OAS Regional Conflict Management A comparative Assesment, lbadan: Spectrum Books Ltd. 1. The expression third party as used in the passage means: A. Politician B. Intruder C. conformist D. Mediator.ABCD 2. From the passage, it can be deduced that _____ A. All nations adopt the peaceful approachB. All nations prefer the military optionC. Prevailing circumstances push a warring nation to sue for peace.D. Conflicts are noted for facilitating opportunities.ABCD 3. Which of the following statements can be inferred from the passage? A. The approach to employ in conflict management depends on the state of affairs.B. Only one conflict management approach can be applied in all situationsC. All conflict management approaches can be applied in all situations.D. There is a general disagreement among scholars on conflict managementABCD 4. According to the passage, the different approaches to conflict management are: A. pernicious B. uniform C. misleading D. Fundamental.ABCD 5. The word utility; as used in the passage means: A. difficulty B. Attitude C. usefulness D. Management.ABCD 6. The word couched, as used in the passage, means ______ A. Arrange B. Expressed C. modified D. Itemized.ABCD PASSAGE llThe passage below has gaps. Immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap. Before now, students bumped onto career by chance or through the advice and insistence of parents. These parents had pre-conceived notions of ----7------[ A. prestigious, B. insignificant, C. inferior, D. debased]ABCD profession and gave little consideration to their children’s ------8-----[A. interest, B. aptitude, C. knowledge, D. skills.]ABCD Student’s career decisions were also ---------9--------[A. hampered. B. influenced, C. subdued D. rejected] by the type of secondary schools they attended.ABCD Before government take-over of schools in 1971, over 80% of elementary and secondary schools were privately owned and competition was -----10-----[A. minimal. B. high, C. low D. moderate] among these schools.ABCD Each strived to calve an -----11-----[A. image, B. attitude, C. effort, D. avenue for]ABCD herself by excelling in sports or academics and students often ended up in -----12----[A. engineering, B. medicine, C. the sciences D. law. ]ABCD In these questions, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. 13. The workers tightened their hold on the capital A. They tightened a rope round their capitalB. They controlled their capital more strictlyC. They held onto other workers in the capitalD. They stretched their hold on the capital and beyondABCD 14. Amedu’s action provoked severe criticism A. His actions were seriously rejectedB. His actions were severe and accepted.C. His actions were itemized because he was young.D. His actions provoked the humour.ABCD 15. I haven’t seen the movie and my brother haven’t either. A. I have seen the movie but neither of my brothers has.B. My brother and I haven’t seen the movieC. Only my brother has seen the movieD. I was the only one that has seen the movie.ABCD 16. Sule would have been given the car if his father had not complained. A. He wasn’t given the car because his father complainedB. He was given the car because his father complainedC. His father complained about the car and he was given.D. He was given the car even though his father didn’t complain.ABCD 17. Adayi cannot halt the march of time. A. She is willing to march onB. She cannot change the way thing has happen.C. She halts the march on time.D. She cannot alter the peace march.ABCD For these questions, choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics 18. Adewale’s arrival always triggers a media frenzy A. Violence B. Agitation C. Calm D. Excitement.ABCD 19. She said, the experience was harrowing. A. Educating B. Frightening C. Pleasant D. StrangeABCD 20. The house was invaded by the young officers A. Set up B. Put down C. Defended D. builtABCD 21. I like Adamu weird attitude. A. Buoyant B. Peculiar C. Zestful D. normal.ABCD 22. We travelled to an obscure little town. A. rugged B. Distinguished C. Secluded D. inglorious.ABCD 23. She is known for her bizarre dressing. A. Natural B. Weird C. Obsolete D. Odious.ABCD 24. Lami normally scurries around town A. Scampers B. Dashes C. Dawdles D. ScufflesABCD 25. Sule’s poem is always explicit and compelling A. Exciting B. Clear C. Ambiguous D. Long.ABCD 26. Usman smiled in a scornful way A. Respectful B. Derisive C. Sarcastic D. DeludedABCD 27. Alade is noted for his erratic behaviour. A. Fitful B. Bizarre C. Consistent D. EuphoricABCD 28. The Priest knows Ochai as an abstainer A. Someone who never drinks alcoholB. Someone who holds onto his ideasC. Someone who reads a lotD. Someone who never cares about others.ABCD For this questions, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word or phrase in italics. 29. She gave a caustic remark on the occasion A. tangible B. Friendly C. Insignificant D. Sarcastic.ABCD 30. It was a good try but it didn’t quite walk out. A. Come to B. come off C. come from D. come forABCD 31. Garuba’s performances in the competition was horrid. A. terrible B. encouraging C. Commendable D. rigid.ABCD 32. Just give me the basic facts with needless details A. relevant B. extraneous C. essential D. criticalABCD 33. Usarna likes toys made with bright and animated colours. A. dull B. sparkling C. black D. deepABCD 34. The man has strong distaste for alcohol. A. love B. aversion C. desire D. excitement.ABCD 35. The schism in the organisation is on the increase. A. disagreement B. understanding C. opportunity D. rotABCD 36. Sule admires people who have unbending character A. mobile B. steady C. wavering D. unstableABCD 37. He detests honesty A. likes B. hates C. encourages D. commands.ABCD From questions below; choose the option that best completes the gap(s) 38. The number of stores will be increased ... twenty to thirty. A. from B. on C. at D. intoABCD 39. ……..bomb had earlier been defused A. A leaf B. An alive C. A life D. A liveABCD 40. The mechanic did not tell me the brakes …..... bad A. were B. are C. is D. was.ABCD 41. Tayo could have supplied the goods but it was ….. into two A. splitting B. split C. splited D. splits.ABCD 42. Had Aisha realized what marriage entails she ……….. A. could have not rush into itB. would have rushes into itC. would not have rushes into itD. would not have rushed into it.ABCD 43. The company deals ... computer software A. with B. for C. in D. to.ABCD 44. There is no logic ______ any of their claims. A. with B. in C. from D. upABCD 45. ………. the house was an easy task for the demolition squad. A. Bringing forth B. Tearing down C. Bringing up D. Tearing with.ABCD For this question, choose the option that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. 46. Bore A. call B. curl C. slot D. humABCD 47. Head A. said B. heard C. herd D. shirt.ABCD 48. Sky. A. cite B. eats C. breaks D. coil.ABCD For questions below, choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options. the stress syllables are written in capital letter(s) 49. Programmatic A. proGRAMmatic B. PROgrammatic C. programMATIC D. programmatiCABCD 50. Certification A. certiFIcation B. CERtification C. certificAtion D. cerTIfication.ABCD JAMB Reading Text - The Life Changer By Khadija Abubakar Jalli51. The registration officers, the so called university lecturers. “They are, all of them, inconsiderate,”.“They are so heartless it is hard to imagine they have children at home.”The statement above is credited to ______A. Ummi B. Omar C. Salma D. BintABCD 52. Salma compared University lecturers to ________A. professor B. doctor C. policeman D. teachersABCD 53. According to Salima, University lecturers will ask a girl for ______A. money B. a date C. marriage D. lecture notesABCD 54. According to Salma Mohammed, ______moves mountains.A. money B. billdozer C. faith D. GodABCD 55. She was suddenly bereft of words.Another word for bereft as used in the sentence above is _____A. loss B. fill C. full D. lostABCD 56. According to Ummi, etiquette demand that ________A. you sit immediate you entered an officeB. you talk immediately you entered an officeC. you present your demand immediately you entered an officeD. you wait to be offered a seat immediately you entered an officeABCD 57. The kind of things I heard Salma say about university lecturers filled me with foreboding.Another word for foreboding as used in the sentence above is ______A. joy B. love C. premonition D. painABCD 58. Suddenly the office was becoming oppressive. I developed an instant, irrepressible feeling of claustrophobia. Another word for claustrophobia as used in the sentence above is ______A. sickness B. fear of being closed in a confined space C. tiredness D. loveABCD 59. A scarified face according to Ummi's husband means ______A. smooth face B. a face with sunshades C. a face with tribal marks D. a face with decent make upsABCD 60. Accroding to Ummi's husband, Dr. Samuel Johnson is a/an ______ man.A. igala B. ibira C. hausa D. yorubaABCD GREAT! You finished before the expiration of the 30 minutes allotted to you. You may want to preview before submission, else, Click the submit button below to see your score To submit your quiz and see your score/performance report; Make sure you supply your Full Name in the form above. Unable to submit your quiz? Kindly Click Here To Retake UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 4. Complete Required Fields error? Make sure you supply your Full Name and Location before submission. Scroll up to fill the fields and click the submit button. Time is Up! 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