Hello and Welcome to UTME CBT FREE Practice Test - Use of English - Set 3 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): COMPREHENSION: Read each passage carefully and answer the questions that follow It. PASSAGE I In 1962, a team of scientists produced a special radio station that had a range of fifteen miles. Even though communication was being accomplished in space at a range of more than a million times this distance, the new radio station caused much excitement among scientists. The reason: its power supply was a ‘battery’ made of bacteria. For the first time, practical amounts of electricity were being produced by a form of life and put to use. ‘Biocell’ the new power supply had a liquid fuel containing tiny forms of life that changed the fuel directly into electric energy. This was far more than an interesting experiment. The biocell is being developed as producer of electricity for radios, for signals to guide ships, for lighting and for other uses. Though the working biocell is only a few years old, some scientists feel that it will one day produce power cheaply as is now being done by other methods, and that the biocell will use materials that would otherwise be considered a waste. Early biocells were powered with sugar, but a wide range of fuels can be used. Work is being done using sea water to feed the bacteria. Electricity from living cells is no new idea. Man experienced the strange ‘shock’ produced by some fish even before electricity was really discovered. Then in time, there were other discoveries. Benjamin Franklin found that lightning in the sky was electricity. Lulgi Galvani found some electricity in the muscles and nerves of animals. But the African catfish produces far more electricity than most other living creatures. And another fish, the electric eel, well named, for it has an even greater electric charge. Research works also discovered that even humans produce small amount of electricity in their bodies. Our hearts produce a very small amount that can be measured, so do our brains. The biocell is completely new in the field of power production and, as yet, no mass-produced models have begun to replace the older types of batteries. It might be wondered, then, what the excitement is all about 1. The writers posture, as conveyed in the statement Electricity from living cells is no new idea, can be described as ______ A. ineffectual B. contentious C. logical D. unguarded.ABCD 2. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. Scientists felt that biocells would produce very costly energy.B. Biocells, at the beginning, derived their energy from sugar.C. Sugar and fuel were initially used as sources of energy for biocells.D. Biocells were forms of power used by the scientists.ABCD 3. The inventors of biocell justified the need for it by saying that it would A. develop ways for changing biocelis into fuel for useB. yield a source of energy without much spendingC. produce electricity for ad types of machinesD. produce signals to guide all ships and other vessels.ABCD 4. According to the passage, electricity was first discovered in ____ A. hearts and brains B. muscles of animals C. lightning D. fish.ABCD PASSAGE II The passage below has gaps numbered. Immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap. Believe it or not, change is to human existence what the blood is to the human body. We live in an era of amazing ... 5. ..[A. well-defined B. fast-paced C. favourable D. social] change spawned by advancing technology and industrialization.ABCD However, man’s ... 6... [A. knowledge of B. attitude to C. commitment to D. opinion of]ABCD promoting and defending change in a deliberate effort to establish ...7... [A. customs B. companies C. trade-zones D. variations]ABCD that stimulate advancement for man’s concern is proving unfavourable to the climate with threatening . . . 8. . [A. repercussions B. clouds C. pressure D. implication].ABCD Human-induced climate change has awakened widespread concern across the globe. As a matter of fact, climate change is now ...9... [A. an acceptable B. aforemost C. the only D. the last] global issue.ABCD It is a major test of Africa’s ...10... [A. popularity B. energy C. ingenuity D. incapability].ABCD The fourth Assessment Report (AR4) of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that human actions are changing the earth’s climate and creating major disturbances in human . . . 11. . . [A. geography B. societies C. systems D. life] and ecosystems.ABCD The IPCC reports that the world has warmed by an average of 0.76°C since pre-industrial times. The rising global ..12... [A. command B. demand C. warning D. supply] for energy and the adverse changes in the climate put the earth and its inhabitants in a catch situation.ABCD Again, if the effects of climate change on each were commensurate with the level of greenhouse ...... .13........ [A. structure B. paints C. emulsion D. emissions] it spews out, perhaps Africa would have been spared and would probably be just an amused spectator.ABCD But as it is, this is not the case. Here again, we see well-meaning global citizens appealing for the rest of the world to take responsibility for the problems of Africa, a strategy that cannot, thus far, be termed .. .14... [A. notable B. liable C. credible D. flexible].ABCD In each of questions below, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. 15. If he were here, it could be more fun. A. He was expected but did not show up to make the occasion lively.B. There was no fun because he was not presentC. He did not show up and so the occasion lacked much fun.D. He was being expected to supply more fun.ABCD 16. The secretary said that the postponement of the meeting was due to unforeseen circumstances. A. The date of the meeting was shifted as a result of unexpected reasons.B. The meeting’s date was put off for strange reasons.C. The meeting was called as a result of obstacles hitherto unknown.D. The meeting broke off as a result of unusual difficulties.ABCD 17. The hunter has a bird’s-eye view of the animals. A. He views animals from a high positionB. He views the bird’s eyeC. He views the birds on tree with one eye.D. He watches animals and birds closely.ABCD 18. Even though Susan was the last in the examination, her result wasn’t too different from what had been expected. A. Her result was poor.B. Her result was a disappointmentC. Her result was as expectedD. She had not been serious with her studies.ABCD 19. Mrs. Adasu does all her work with more haste, less speed. A. She accepts whatever she does with more haste and speed.B. She approaches whatever she does hurriedly.C. She addresses everything she does very quickly to avoid mistakesD. She does everything carefully to avoid mistakes.ABCD In each of questions below, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word or phrases in italics. 20. Since its inception in 1983, the newspaper has attracted thousands of readers. A. renaissance B. coming C. commencement D. publication.ABCD 21. Mrs. Asio wanted her sister to stop being so detached. A. friendly B. careless C. indifferent D. passionateABCD 22. Lantana dwelt in a ruined cottage on the hillside. A. sat B. worked C. slept D. lived.ABCD 23. The mistake brought the show to an ignominious end. A. a good B. a palatable C. a disgraceful D. a satisfactory.ABCD 24. He compliments me on my way of doing things. A. complements B. imitates C. disgusts D. praises.ABCD 25. The girl is angry with her friend who had ensnared her into this relationship. A. tricked B. encouraged C. forced D. enslaved.ABCD 26. Their new house was roofed with corrugated sheets. A. folded B. iron C. aluminium D. corrupted.ABCD 27. The stockbroker said it was an astute move to sell the shares then. A. a bad B. a shrewd C. an unprofitable D. an insincere.ABCD 28. The principal described Oche as the most tactful person he had ever worked with. A. passionate B. discreet C. hard-working D. innovative.ABCD 29. The old woman is suffering from dementia. A. lucidity B. senility C. insanity D. sagacity.ABCD 30. Some drugs have a deleterious effect on a child’s development A. debilitating B. helpful C. harmful D. healing.ABCD 31. Fila has always been described as belligerent. A. beautiful B. attractive C. combative D. innocentABCD 32. Laraba saw a forlorn little figure sitting outside the class. A. wise and intelligent B. lonely and unhappy C. smart and healthy D. short and ugly.ABCD 33. The circular supersedes all previous correspondence on the matter. A. supports B. displaces C. eliminates D. circumventsABCD 34. Her problem was exacerbated by the loss of her father. A. exaggerated B. solved C. aggravated D. infuriated.ABCD In each of questions below, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics. 35. The warring communities were coerced into negotiating a settlement. A. driven B. compelled C. persuaded D. pressured.ABCD 36. His father served as a mercenary in the army. A. preacher B. regular C. recruit D. officer.ABCD 37. Jummai is cruel to her husband. A. harsh B. brutal C. passionate D. ferocious.ABCD 38. The teacher who beat the student was treated with mercy. A. disrespect B. contempt C. vengeance D. kindness.ABCD 39. His wife hates his garrulous attitude. A. outspoken B. unfriendly C. reticent D. thoughtful.ABCD 40. Agoshito is a callow youth’, said the teacher. A. an ignorant B. an experienced C. an idle D. an organized.ABCD 41. What you are asking me to do is a herculean task. A. a strenuous B. a demanding C. a lovely D. an easy.ABCD 42. Nkechi was a novice when she was first employed. A. manager B. clerk C. supervisor D. professional.ABCD 43. ‘I do not trust him’, he said, in š rare moment of candour. A. reproach B. dishonesty C. frankness D. fairness.ABCD 44. Mrs Akunilo looks anaemic today. A. strange B. sick C. weak D. strong.ABCD 45. It is inconceivable that the sun shone in the night A. credible B. unthinkable C. impossible D. contestable.ABCD 46. She only gives a superficial impression of warmth and friendliness. A. a strong B. a fake C. a deep D. an unrealistic.ABCD 47. As a prudent businessman, Adayi does not leave anything to chance. . A. frugal B. shrewd C. careless D. unsuccessful.ABCD 48. His antipathy affected the growth of his business. A. hatred B. receptiveness C. loyalty D. hostility.ABCD 49. Okonkwo’s lethal right foot did the magic in the football match. A. weak B. wicked C. fat D. harmless.ABCD In each of questions 66 to 85 choose the option that best completes the gap. 50. When his car tyre …….... on the way, he did not know what to do. A. has burst B. had burst C. bursted D. burst.ABCD 51. Lami’s father ... as a gardener when he was young, but now he is a driver. A. had been working B. use to work C. has worked D. used to work.ABCD 52. ... he switches on the light the shadow disappears. A. Whenever B. Except C. Since D. Until.ABCD 53. It is important that you clear the refuse in front of your house every ......... A. fourtnight B. fortnight C. fourthnight D. forthnight.ABCD 54. The policemen became suspicious as the hoodlums ......... in their office. A. ferreted B. ferretted C. ferreted about D. ferretted about.ABCD 55. Suara needn’t come with us, ...? . A. does she B. will she C. can she D. need she.ABCD In each of questions below, choose the option that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. 56. bubble A. guy B. bull C. bumper D. gurgleABCD 57. weight A. whale B. white C. whet D. wrytheABCD 58. leach A. gear B. cedar C. cheer D. deathABCD In each of questions below, choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options. The syllables are written in capital letters. 59. termination A. terminaTION B. TERmination C. termiNAtion D. terMInationABCD 60. meditative A. meDItative B. mediTAtive C. MEditative D. meditaTIVE.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? 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