2005 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

It would be difficult to defeat such a team?
A
highly deluded
B
completely disillusioned
C
very demoralized
D
very immature
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Asabe bought a glossy pair of shoes?
A
smooth and shiny
B
rough and dull
C
smooth and shining
D
rough and gummy
CORRECT OPTION: b
3
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Manu is hard to convince because he is an opinionated person?
A
an objective
B
an imperative
C
a subjective
D
a discursive
CORRECT OPTION: c
4
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Some people consider the leather upholstery and thick rugs a bit sumptuous?
A
expensive
B
desirable
C
lavish
D
simple
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The dramatist provided a satisfactory denouement to the play?
A
audition
B
climax
C
lavish
D
simple
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Many Nigerian are wary of night journeys
A
worried about
B
satisfied with
C
unscared of
D
troubled about
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The proprietor accused Uche of silently acquiescing to the students' demands?
A
submitting to
B
adjusting
C
compromising on
D
resisting
CORRECT OPTION: d
8
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The greatness of the creator of the universe is always inexpressible to many adherents of certain faiths?
A
inevitable
B
wonderful
C
unbearable
D
ineffable
CORRECT OPTION: d
9
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

We made a pie in the business deal?
A
lost a lot of money
B
earned alot of money
C
broke even
D
cut corners
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
Choose the option that best completes the gap(S).

Yesterday, my mother asked me...... ?
A
are you tired?
B
are you tired?
C
whether was I tired?
D
if i was tired?
CORRECT OPTION: d
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