1999 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).

Even though there is no obvious riot on the campus, the atmosphere is restive?
A
quiet
B
chaotic
C
restless
D
tense
CORRECT OPTION: d
2
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).



Mr. Dzokoto plays the piano with great dexterity?
A
wisdom
B
power
C
force
D
skill
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).

The government is not opening up to the unions in the negotiations; it must have something up its sleeve?
A
be nursing a hidden a last agenda
B
be hoping to trap them
C
be hiding a last minute package
D
be intending to dissolve the unions
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).

Adamu woke up with a start a took to his heels, claiming that something was on his trail?
A
in his food
B
giving him the chase
C
hiding near the bed
D
staring at him
CORRECT OPTION: b
5
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).

When he found himself in a difficult situation, he tried to double-talk his way through?
A
talk to two people to help him
B
mix up issues to sound nervous
C
mix up facts to confuse people
D
talk twice to gain sympathy
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined world(S).

They have tried circumvent the restriction on the importation of the commodities?
A
bypass
B
confront
C
oppose
D
challenge
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
The word in capital letters has an emphatic stress, Choose the option that best fits the expression in the sentence?

The accused hasn't even been TRIED yet?
A
Was the accuse sentenced to life imprisonment ?
B
Has the suspect been apprehended?
C
Why hasn't the accused been tried yet?
D
Was the accused handed over to the
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
The word in capital letters has an emphatic stress, Choose the option that best fits the expression in the sentence?

The fire destroyed MANY lives?
A
Did the fire destroy the village?
B
Did the fire destroy some houses?
C
Did the fire destroy any lives?
D
Did the fire spare any lives?
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
The word in capital letters has an emphatic stress, Choose the option that best fits the expression in the sentence?

The electricity in OUR premises comes from a generator?
A
Is the electricity in your compound supplied by a generator
B
Is the electricity in your neighbour's premises supplied by a generator
C
Does the electricity in your premises come from NEPA
D
Does everybody in your street receive electricity from generator
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
Identify the word that has a different stress pattern from the others?
A
interrupt
B
Contribute
C
Harmattan
D
Entertain
CORRECT OPTION: c
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