1990 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
Knowledge of figures of speech as well as idioms and lexical items .... in this section
A
is tested
B
have been tested
C
are tested
D
were tested
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
The buildings damaged by the rainstorm .....schools, hospitals and private houses
A
included
B
include
C
were included
D
was including
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
I would have been off to see Biola at Festac Town by the time you ... tomorrow
A
returned
B
return
C
are returning
D
would return
CORRECT OPTION: b
4
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
The lecturer said that we .... be able to finish the next chapter this evening
A
must
B
can
C
shall
D
should
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
If you want a successful marriage , you .... pray for it
A
have better
B
better
C
had better
D
would better
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
I could have agreed with your action if i .... not .... you promised to increase the worker's salaries
A
have/heard
B
had/heard
C
were/hearing
D
was/hearing
CORRECT OPTION: b
7
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
The chemistry teacher seized the girl's comic .... during the laboratory work
A
which she had been reading
B
which she has been reading
C
which she had read
D
which she is reading
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
He .... during the whole of last month
A
was sick
B
has been sick
C
had been sick
D
had sicken
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
Ladies and gentlemen, our guest speaker, Dr. Oni .... also a resident doctor at the teaching hospital.
A
who is
B
which is
C
who was
D
is
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
In the question below choose the word(s) or phrase(s) which best fill(s) the gap:
We are not surprised he was not elected; every one of his constituents .... that he is unreliable
A
know
B
knows
C
will know
D
do know
CORRECT OPTION: b
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