1997 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

He gave a painstaking account of his encounter with the ghost of his father?
A
sordid
B
fearful
C
half-hearted
D
tender-hearted
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

Bala was put off by Lanre's coquettish behaviour towards him?
A
unfriendly advances
B
inviting and friendly advances
C
quarrelsome attitude
D
interesting attitude
CORRECT OPTION: a
3
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

Since mortality is the lot of man, argued the preacher, we must all accept death with equanimity?
A
concern
B
uncertainty
C
serenity
D
anxiety
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

We admire the minister's passionate and dynamic characteristics?
A
cruel and passive
B
kind and forceful
C
passive charmless
D
charmless and cruel
CORRECT OPTION: a
5
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

I was advised to stay away from cities that are ravaged by crime?
A
spoilt by
B
free from
C
suffering from
D
haven of
CORRECT OPTION: b
6
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

You can use lethal means if necessary to stop dangerous characters from molesting innocent citizens?
A
fatal
B
cruel
C
harmless
D
soft
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

His intention was not actually to punish the villagers, and in any case he is now making moves to pacify them?
A
placate
B
ridicule
C
appease
D
annoy
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

If you are really keen on immediate results, you just have to adopt his pragmatic approach?
A
practical
B
unrealistic
C
opportunistic
D
sensible
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

My friend was reduced to beggary by various ill-advised business deals?
A
affluence
B
penury
C
infleuence
D
poverty
CORRECT OPTION: a
10
Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the underlined words.

Measures were taken to authenticate the number of the booklets received?
A
reaffirm
B
discredit
C
discountenance
D
count
CORRECT OPTION: b
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