1998 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

If I left the country, I would arrange for my family to join me?
A
He left the country and his family joined him
B
In the event of his leaving the country, his family would join him
C
He did not leave the country and his family did not join him
D
He may not leave the country
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

A state of mutual hatred existed for years between the two villages of Umunna and Ogboma?
A
Umunna hated Ogboma
B
Ogboma hated Umunna
C
Ogboma and Umunna hated themselves
D
Umunna and Ogboma hated each other
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The painting in the museum was beautifully faked?
A
The painting was a good deceptive replica
B
The painting was well-framed and displayed
C
The painting was deceptively decorated in the museum
D
The painting was carefully hung in the museum
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

Ade: Do you mind if i sit down here?
Bola: Well, yes I do actually.
A
Bola is reluctantly granting the request
B
Bola is willingly accepting the request
C
Bola is certainly rejecting the request
D
Bola is objecting to the request
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The president held forth for several minutes on the need for patriotism?
A
The president was silent for some minutes when patriotism was being discussd
B
The president whispered a few things about patriotism
C
The president spent time saying a few things about patriots
D
The president gave a rather long speech on the importance of patriotism
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The slide in the price of gold in the world market has left the industry reeling?
A
The gradual fall in gold price is making the industry unstable
B
The stablity in gold price is making the industry stagnant
C
The decline in gold price is making the industry redundant
D
The increase in gold price is making the industry to boom
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

Fabricated statements published as truths amount to an abuse of press freedom?
A
To make known what is not true is aggressive to press
B
Publishing formulated untruths is misused press freedom
C
Unplanned publicized untruths are a misuse of the freedom of the press
D
Press freedom is based on ,published untruths
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The expected guests arrived at the eleventh hour?
A
The guest arrived at the last minute
B
The guests arrived 11 o'├žlock
C
The guest arrived at the expected time
D
The guests arrived at the eleven hours behind schedule
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

After addressing the court for two hours, the defence counsel rested her case?
A
The defence counsel's was tried after speaking for two hours, so she took a break
B
The judge adjourned the defence counsel's case after listening for two hours
C
The defence counsel concluded her defence after speaking for two hours
D
The judge advised the defence counsel to rest after two hours of address
CORRECT OPTION: c
10
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

Benjamin exclaimed, 'If it is Napoleon who said it, it must be right'?
A
Benjamin never believes what Napoleon says
B
Benjamin does not know what is right unless Napoleon says it
C
Napoleon always says what Benjamin believes to be right
D
Benjamin thinks that Napoleon always says the right thing
CORRECT OPTION: d
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