2011 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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

Since its inception 1983, the newspaper has attracted thousands of readers?
A
renaissance
B
coming
C
commencement
D
publication
CORRECT OPTION: c
2
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Mrs. Asio wanted her sister to stop being so detached?
A
friendly
B
careless
C
indifferent
D
passionate
CORRECT OPTION: c
3
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Lantana dwelt in a ruined cottage on the hillside?
A
sat
B
worked
C
slept
D
lived
CORRECT OPTION: d
4
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The mistake brought the show to an ignominious end?
A
a good
B
a palatable
C
a disgraceful
D
a satisfactory
CORRECT OPTION: c
5
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

He compliments me on my way of doing things?
A
complements
B
imitates
C
disgusts
D
praises
CORRECT OPTION: d
6
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The girl is angry with her friend who had ensnared her into this relationship?
A
tricked
B
encourage
C
forced
D
enslaved
CORRECT OPTION: a
7
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

Their new house was roofed with corrugated sheets?
A
folded
B
iron
C
aluminium
D
corrupted
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The stockbroker said it was an astute move to sell the shares then?
A
a bad
B
a shrewd
C
an unprofitable
D
an insincere
CORRECT OPTION: b
9
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The principal described Oche as the most tactful person he had ever worked with?
A
passionate
B
discreet
C
hard-working
D
innovative
CORRECT OPTION: b
10
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the underlined word(s).

The old woman is suffering from dementia?
A
lucidity
B
senility
C
insanity
D
sagaccity
CORRECT OPTION: c
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