2016 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1
According to the novel, Efua was in Forcados High School because
A
her stepfather was a board member
B
of her former principal's recommendation
C
the school needed her mother's support
D
of aunt Moni's gift to the school
CORRECT OPTION: b
2
Jimi and Efua, there's something fishy going on there....
From the exercept above, the expression...something fishy refers to
A
Nene's fear that Efua and Jimi were no longer going out
B
Nene's fear that Jimi was not determined to jilt Efua
C
Nene's annoyance that Efua might snatch Jimi from her
D
Nen's suspicion that Jimi and Efua were having a relationship
CORRECT OPTION: d
3
Seyi Lawal, the head boy of the school was described as someone who
A
loved his job
B
hated Physics practical
C
loved interacting with girls
D
hated hard-work
CORRECT OPTION: a
4
The author uses the novel to portray some of the
A
NGO's activities only
B
environment conditions
C
feelings of teachers only
D
societal problems
CORRECT OPTION: d
5
Efua's guarded and hostile attitude towards boys could be traced to
A
the teachings she had from her cleric
B
stories she had heard from her aunt
C
the experience she had with her stepfather
D
her innate sense of justice
CORRECT OPTION: c
6
Jimi was very prominent in Forcados High School because he was
A
the son of a great scholar
B
the only child of his parents
C
one of the school prefects
D
noted for his good paintings
CORRECT OPTION: c
7
For this question, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the question.

Mr. Rufus bore the brunt in the last promotion examination.
A
Mr Rufus failed the examination woefully
B
Mr Rufus excelled in the examination
C
Mr. Rufus was excited about the examination
D
Mr. Rufus toyed with the examination
CORRECT OPTION: a
8
For this question, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the question.

My friend is well off nowadays
A
My friend is financially sound
B
My friend is well known to people
C
My fiend is now well
D
My friend has lost focus
CORRECT OPTION: a
9
For this question, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the question.

The retired army officer did a yeoman's service to the nation
A
His activity brought disrepute to the nation
B
His service to the nation was not exemplary
C
He was showered with the responsibilty of the yeoman
D
He was very loyal to the nation
CORRECT OPTION: d
10
For this question, select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the question.

He suddenly found himself in the thick of the situation
A
He did not agree with the situation
B
He used his experience to settle the sitution
C
He saved himself out of the situation
D
He found himself deeply involved in the situation
CORRECT OPTION: d
be in the thick of something means = to be very involved at the busiest or most active stage of a situation or activity
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