2008 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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

He needn't have bought that table?
A
It isn't possible that he bought the table
B
He bought the table, but it wasn't necessary
C
He didn't buy the table because it wasn,t necessary
D
He doesn't need to buy the table
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

It was too cold for him to go out?
A
He had a bad cold, and did not go out
B
Althoughit was very cold, he still went out
C
As it was very cold, he did not go out
D
He was afraid to go out that day
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

He wants the meeting to be adjourned?
A
He wants the meeeting closed
B
He wants the meeting cancelled
C
He wants the meeting to continue to the next day
D
He wants the meeting to commence another day
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

My father is one of the vociferous few challenging the company's appointment of the manager?
A
my father is the one who shouts with a loud voice against the appointment of the manager
B
My father and others speak on behalf of the company against the appointment of the manager
C
My father is one of those objecting to the appointment of the manager
D
My father is agitated by the appointment of the manager
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The voyager's fetched up Nigeria?
A
The foreigners finally settled in Nigeria
B
The journey by the sea ended in Nigeria
C
The travellers made a stopover in Nigeria
D
The discoverers landed in Nigeria after along journey
CORRECT OPTION: a
6
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

In those days in this school, everyone who spoke in a language other than English paid a fine of ten naira?
A
Everyone of us paid a fine of ten naira because we did not always speak in English
B
Everyone would pay a fine of ten naira for wanting to use a language other than English
C
Those who spoke a language other than English on the premises paid a fine of ten naira
D
Those who intended to speak other language onthe school premises were required to pay ten naira
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.

The officer has discussed the vexed issue of incessant power failure?
A
IN anger the officer explained th eproblem of constant power failure
B
The officer added his voice to the much discussed proble of power cut
C
The officer's explanations angered those failure who-have suffered the effects of frequent power failure
D
The officer told the people not to be angered by the frequent power cut
CORRECT OPTION: b
8
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

The weather condition now prevailing in town is unbearable?
A
widespread
B
dominant
C
uncommon
D
unconttrollable
CORRECT OPTION: c
9
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

The lady was completely nonplussed when her suitor rejected her gifts?
A
unpuzzled
B
surprise
C
unconscious
D
disappointed
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

As a public officer, he should act with scrupulous honesty at all times.
A
impeccable
B
careless
C
transparent
D
uncompromising
CORRECT OPTION: b
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