Hello and Welcome to UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 2 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): Read the passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. PASSAGE ICuriosity is as clear and definite as any of our urges. We wonder what is in a sealed telegram or in a letter which someone else is absorbed or what is being said in the telephone booth or in low conversation. This inquisitiveness is vastly stimulated by jealousy suspicion, or any hint that we ourselves are directly or indirectly involved in. But there appears to be a fair amount of personal interest in other people’s affairs even when they do not concern us except as a mystery to be unravelled or a tale to be told. The reports of a divorce suit will have ‘news value’ for many weeks. They constitute a story like a novel, a play or a moving picture. This is not an example of pure curiosity. However, since readily, identify ourselves with others’ their joys and despair then become our own concern. Adapted from Harris, W. and L.G Wilson (1963) The University Handbook New York Holt Rineht and Winston 1. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage? A. Suspicion often stimulates inquisitiveness.B. Every human conduct often gives rise to curiosity.C. Our environment always inhibits curiosity.D. Curiosity is effective where there is no room for it.ABCD 2. According to the passage1 people wonder what is in a sealed telegram because. A. it has taken long for the telegram to arrive.B they are naturally curious about things.C. the information is vital to them.D. it is their responsibility to know.ABCD 3. The word absorbed, as used in the passage, means A. disturbed B. engrossed C. covered D. entailedABCD 4. From the passage it can be deduced that curiosity thrives A. through conducts that are inimical to our activitiesB. if we are able to probe into what others are thinkingC. only if we become suspicious of people’s MotivesD. if the subject of discussion is of interest to usABCD 5. The author seems to suggest that curiosity is A. misleading B. inborn C. lamed D. acquiredABCD 6. The fact that the bees landed on the blue paper showed that they A. responded to sugary waterB. responded to the intensity of lightC. could not see a differenceD. responded to coloursABCD 7. Which of the following is true about the fireflies? A. They see red as blackB. They see black as other coloursC. They see all colours as the sameD. They see red as different from other colours.ABCD 8. When bees are trained continually, they A. condition themselves to feed on bowlsB. respond to sugary water in all coloursC land on blue and grey coloursD. respond to different coloured papersABCD 9. From the passage, we learn that some insects notably A. can distinguish between black and redB. cannot see red but other coloursC. cannot distinguish between red and blackD. can see red but not blackABCD 10. The word intensity, as used in the passage, means A. scheme B. flare C. instinct D. forceABCD The passage below has gaps, immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap. PASSAGE IIBoxing is sometimes called ‘the noble art of self defence’. According to some people, boxing appeals to the lowest instincts in the ....11... [A. agitators B. witnesses C. congregations D. spectators]ABCD who have conic to watch blood flow and their fellow human suffer. Boxers who are medically fit appear in the ....12... [A. stage B. circle C. track D. ring]ABCD The referee sometimes allows the ….13... [A. bout B. match C. performance D. contest]ABCD to go on for long so that one of the ... 14... [A. assailants B. disputant C. contestant D. brawlers] is reduced to a human punch bag.ABCD It may happen that the boxers are not well ... 15... [A. levelled B. groomed C. sparred D. staged]ABCD one being much stronger than the other, as a result of which he so much .....16... [A. underrates B. overrates C. outclasses D. outfits]ABCD his opponent that he wins ... 17... [A. by knock-out B. by a knock-down C. by a punch up D. by a punch down]ABCD Many boxers having suffered permanent brain ...18... [A drain B. fatigue C damage P. sprain]ABCD in the ……19... [A. barrage B. clutter C. rattle P. racket] of punchesABCD that have been thrown at them during their ...20... [A. career B. calling C. vacation D. routine]ABCD Adapted from Ogunsanwo. O. Duruaku, A. B. C., Ezechukwu J and Nwachukwu U.I (2003) Countdown to WASSCE/SSCE, NECO, JME English Language: Evans Brothers Ltd. For these questions, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the question. 21. Mr. Rufus bore the brunt in the last promotion examination.A. Mr Rufus failed the examination woefully.B. Mr. Rufus excelled in the examination.C. Mr. Rufus was excited about the examination.D. Mr. Rufus toyed with the examination.ABCD 22. My friend is well on nowadaysA. My friend is financially sound.B My friend is well known to people.C. My friend is now well.D. My friend has lost focus.ABCD 23. The retired army officer did a yeoman’s service to the nation.A. His activity brought disrepute to the nationB. His service to the nation was not exemplary.C. He was showered with the responsibility of the yeoman.D. He was very loyal to the nation.ABCD 24. He suddenly found himself in the thick of the situation.A. He did not agree with the situation.B. He used his experience Lo settle the situation.C. He saved himself that of the situation.D. He found himself deeply involved in the situation.ABCD 25. Olu and Ado are about to come to blows.A. They are about to agree with each other.B. They are about to accept other people’s opinion.C They are about to hit each otherD. They are about to disagree with other people’s opinion.ABCD 26. By refusing the offer, he has just cut down his own throatA. He has made a big mistake.B. He has made the right decision.C. He has given up on his idea.D. He has used the knife on his throat.ABCD 27. These job cuts are just the thin end of the wedge.A. Job cuts are very rampant.B. Job cuts are inconclusive.C. Job cuts are the beginning of unpleasant situations.D. Job cuts are the beginning of healthy rivalries.ABCD 28. Jumai will do well if he was given a fair crack of the whip.A. She would do well if she was given a fair whip.B. She would excel if she used the whip well.C. She would do well if she was given equal opportunity.D. She would do well if she was made to cry.ABCD 29. Her death was a bolt from the blue to us.A. Her death bolted us together.B. Her death caused confusion.C Her death sealed our hopes.D. Her death was unexpected.ABCD 30. The students were nosing around.A. They were roaming about.B. They were searching for information.C. They were playing around.D. They were disseminating information.ABCD For these questions, choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics 31. It is important not to let mistakes blight your lifeA. damage B. impart C. improve D. ruinABCD 32. The film was shot in decrepit police station.A. an improved B. a damaged C. an impoverished D. a dilapidated.ABCD 33. Jumoke is fond of carping her sister.A. praising B. joking With C. complaining about D. faulting.ABCD 34. A cup of coffee invigorated him.A. destroyed B. energized C. angered D. debilitated.ABCD 35. It is ludicrous to suggest that she was a government agent.A. odd B. exciting C. farcical D. sensible.ABCD 36. The idea makes me cringe.A. quiver B. tremble C. resolute D. writhe.ABCD 37. His book was one of those books that galvanised democracy.A. stimulated B. encouraged C. dissuaded D. promotedABCD 38. He walks in a gawky way.A. suitable B. clumsy C. lumbering D. gracefulABCD 39. The nation is in a period of economic fluxA. modification B. change C. fluidity D. stabilityABCD 40. Our son was highly active and exuberant.A. subdued B. fulsome C. lively D. brightABCD For these questions choose the options that best complete the gap(s). 41. The book will sell in ……………A. hundreds of thousands B. a hundred thousand C. hundreds of thousand D. hundred thousands.ABCD 42. We must he ready to cater forA. the poors and needy B. poor and needs C. the poor and needy D. poors and needs.ABCD 43. After a three-day meeting, two presidents issued a ....... calling for peace.A. bulletin B. memorandum C. communiqué D. directive.ABCD 44. Timi has gone to Lagos and he will be back in _____ time.A. two’s week B. two week’s C. two weeks D. two weeks’.ABCD 45. The students have not come back from the school farm, ………….?A. hadn’t they B. have they C. didn’t they D. isn’t itABCD 46. ‘Do not forget to reply…………. ‘ said the teacher.A. my letter B. for my letter C. of my letter D. to my letterABCD 47. You will need…………... to help the investigations.A. this information B. this informations C. these information D. these informations.ABCD For these questions, choose the option nearest in meaning the word or phrase in italics 48. Mr. Ojo has a fickle character.A. a genuine B. a stable C. an imperfect D. an unpredictableABCD 49. He picked up the phone expecting to hear the chairman’s gruff voice.A. gracious B. musical C. husky D. polite.ABCD 50. It has been a fraught day.A. difficult B. pleasant C. wonderful D. solemn.ABCD 51. She scowled furiously at his back as he walked away.A. whispered B. grimaced C. screeched D. screamed.ABCD 52. The use of this equipment should obviate the problemA. prevent B. improve C. promote D. worsen.ABCD For these questions, choose the options that have the same vowel sound as the ones represented by the letter(s) underlined. 53. reprieveA. rich B. police C. queer D. probityABCD 54. doorA. food B. cough C. sure D. boardABCD 55. famousA. soup B. cook C. pilot D. colonelABCD For these questions, choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options. The stressed syllables are written in capital letter(s). 56. inoffensive A. inOffensive B. inoffenSIVE C. inoffensive D. InoffensiveABCD 57. obligation A. obliGAtion B. OBligation C. obligaTiON D. obligationABCD 58. disagreement A. disAgreement B. disaGREEment C. DiSagreement D. disagreementABCD In each of questions below, the words in capital letters have the emphatic stress. Choose the option to which the given sentence relates. 59. The car CRUSHED him. A. Who did the car crush?B. Did a car crush him?C. What crushed him?D. Did the car injure him?ABCD 60. Lamide is VERY hostile? A. Is Lamide so hostile?B. Is Lamide friendly?C. Was Lamide very hostile?D. Who is hostile?ABCD 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 2. Make sure you supply your Full Name before submission. Time is Up! Follow ASSURE On Social Media Categories: UTME CBT Practice Tests In All Subjects Tags: UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 2 0 Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name * Email * Website What's on your mind? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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