2014 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 14.
A
reporter
B
anouncer
C
news editor
D
proof reader
CORRECT OPTION: c
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 15.
A
Producers
B
Sub-editors
C
Writers
D
Agents
CORRECT OPTION: b
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 16.
A
an essayist
B
a freelancer
C
composer
D
columnist
CORRECT OPTION: d
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 17.
A
an agent
B
a guild of researchers
C
An editorial board
D
All readers
CORRECT OPTION: c
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 18.
A
a gazetteer
B
an article
C
a column
D
a magazine
CORRECT OPTION: d
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 19.
A
a contrast in
B
a contrast from
C
a contrast for
D
a contrast to
CORRECT OPTION: d
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Setting up a news paper involves a lot of preparations. The __11__ has to employ a lot of people. Other people working with him are cartographers, editors, typesetters, readers, who work in various ways to produce the text of the newspaper, __12__, who go out and collect story and items of news, and __13__, who specialize in one kind of topic. Another important person who works closely with the Editor-in-Chief is the __14__, who has to choose the most important stories__15__ go through stories sent to them and make necessary adjustments.

The Editor-in-Chief could determine for instance, whether a particular journalist should write articles daily or weekly in a particular column. Such a journalist is known as __16__. The editorials of the news paper will be coordinated by __17__. The publisher could decide to establish __18__ which would be on sale weekly, fortnightly, or monthly,__19__ the eyes catching, screaming headlines and captions of newspapers on sale everyday from the __20__. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled 20.
A
salesmen
B
readers
C
distributors
D
pressmen
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. The minister considered the ministry's budget to be a drop in the ocean in view of the number of projects in the pipeline.
A
The pipeline project across the ocean will be abandoned unless budgetary allocation improves
B
The amount available may be inadequate for projected expenditure
C
The minister may be dropped for failing to complete a number of projects
D
The money approved cannont complete the pipeline project acorss the ocean
CORRECT OPTION: b
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Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence. The police are looking for the woman who farmed her children out to her neighbours.
A
The police wanted the woman for allowing her children to destroy her neighbour's crops.
B
The woman and her children are in the habit of working in neighbour's farms and the police are not well disposed to this
C
The police may arrest the woman for allowing her heighbours to take care of her children.
D
The woman may be arrested for allowing her children to be a nuisance to her neighbours
CORRECT OPTION: c
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Select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence.Jummai's father remarked that pigs would fly before she passed.
A
She would have to cheat in order to pass.
B
It would be possible to pass only if she worked harder.
C
It would never be possible for her to pass.
D
He would have to bribe her teachers to enable her to pass.
CORRECT OPTION: c
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