1993 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Between you and me, i would say the equipment has outlived its usefulness
A
I believe that the equipment is no longer useful to any of us
B
I believe that the equipment continues to be useful to either you or me
C
My idea of the usefulness of the equipment should remain known only to the two of us
D
My idea of the usefulness of the equipment is shared by both
CORRECT OPTION: a
2
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Emeka wished he had started school early
A
Emeka started school early as he wished
B
Emeka regretted starting school early
C
Emeka regretted not starting school early
D
Emeka could have started school early if he had wished
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
He was between the devil and the deep blue sea
A
He was in danger
B
He was scared
C
He stood between the devil and the sea
D
He was in a dilemma
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
The boys who rioted, were suspended by the principal
A
Only some of the boys rioted and they were suspended
B
All the boys rioted and were suspended
C
Many boys rioted and were suspended
D
A few boys rioted and were suspended
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Whoever would have thought that he would lose the presidential election?
A
Everyone believed that he would lose the election,
B
It was commonly believed that he would win the election
C
He was supposed to lose the election
D
No one believed that he would win the election
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
It's wonderful that Musa is already out of hospital
A
The fact that Musa is out of hospital cause great wonder
B
The fact that Musa is out of hospital is a miracle
C
It is surprising that Musa is out of hospital
D
It is very pleasing that Musa is out of hospital
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
You could have heard the sound if you weren't asleep
A
You were not asleep so you heard the sound
B
You were asleep so you did not hear the sound
C
You heard the sound though you were asleep
D
You did not hear the sound though you were not asleep
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Had Aminu been a dull student, his failure wouldn't have surprised anybody
A
Aminu failed and it surprised everybody since he was dull
B
Aminu was not a dull student and so everybody was surprised that he failed
C
Because Aminu was a dull, student, everybody was surprised that he failed
D
Aminu had been a dull student, and so nobody was surprised that he failed
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
The president of club said that he would cross the bridge on getting there
A
He was waiting for an opportunity to take a decision
B
When he got to the river he would build a bridge across it
C
He would take a decision at the appropriate time
D
When he got to the river he would cross at the bridge
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
His refusal to help us, dealt a death-blow to our plans
A
because he did not help, our plans did not materialize
B
He helped and our plans materialized
C
He blew our plans to pieces
D
He supported our plans so it worked
CORRECT OPTION: a
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