2019 - JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

Okibe was rusticated for his [derogatory] remark about the principal

A

complimentary

B

unwarranted

C

lack luster

D

unsavoury

CORRECT OPTION: d

 The most suitable synonym for derogatory in this regard is Unsavory, it means disagreeble and unpleasant.

2

Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

Some men will continue to cause offences until they are given [a taste of their own medicine]

A

placated

B

revenged on

C

cured

D

recompensed for

CORRECT OPTION: b

 To have 'a taste of your own medicine' means to receive the same unpleasant experience that one has caused another. Revenge on is the best answer

3

Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

Justice is difficult to enforce because people are unwilling to accept any loss of [sovereignty]

A

positing

B

leadership

C

autonomy

D

kingdom

CORRECT OPTION: c

Sovereignty means a situation of self-sufficiency and self-governance. Autonomy as well means the right or condition of self-government. Autonomy is the best answer

4

His many years of success in legal practise.... didn't come out without challenges

A

but

B

in spite of all

C

indeed

D

however

CORRECT OPTION: d

However- is used when trying to bring in a new point or further back up an old one with a comparison. 

5

Choose the word that has the same rhyme scheme

'Thyme'

A

climb

B

bind

C

time

D

lime

CORRECT OPTION: c

'Time' sounds almost the same, just like how the word 'Thyme' is pronounced. 

6

Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket

There are still [virtous] women in our society today

A

devilish

B

clever

C

intelligent

D

upright

CORRECT OPTION: d

Virtuous means having and showing  a high level of moral standards or ethics, which is the same as being upright. Upright is the best answer. 

7

Choose the one nearest in meaning to the word(s) in bracket.

This type of response is [typical] of a lazy teacher

A

symptomatic

B

characteristics

C

universal

D

incontestable

CORRECT OPTION: b

Something is described as 'typical' of another when it becomes an observable quality or attribute of it. Characteristics Is the best answer. 

8

Choose the word with the same vowel sound as the one in bracket

Orthop[ae]dic

A
elite
B
impase
C
cacophony
D
sharp
CORRECT OPTION: a

The vowel /i:/ pronounced as 'eee' (as in letter E e.g. tea) sound is present . Elite is the best answer. 

9

Choose the word with the same vowel sound as the one in bracket
Band[a]ge

A

kite

B

says

C

cacophony

D

cage

CORRECT OPTION: c

 The main last sound pronunciation of 'cacophony' bears /i/. The vowel /i/ as in bit is present here. 'Cacophony' is the answer. 

10

Read the Passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The term Mass Communication occurs when information is disseminated to a relatively large number of people in different places. it should be seen as the same thing with talking face to face with someone else. With mass communication, there is no answer, smile, laugh or lock of surprise. the people who receive the message are as far away from the source of the message as far away as you are from the announcers on the radio or from the newscasters on television, or from the writer of a column in the local newspaper.
There are three identifiable means of errors in mass communication. There is one done through the printed words, books, magazine and newspapers. The other is primarily radio, but also records and tape recordings. Also, it can be done through a combination of sound and pictures as in television, films and the more recently popular video tape.
Together, they are referred to as the mass media.
All media can be used to inform and entertain. However, there are coverts roles played. It may be to educate as in school broadcast. Again, the aim may be to persuade as when the media are used by advertisers or for political broadcasts. The media are often in strong position to influence public opinion because they select the topics to be presented and can stress the importance of one issue over the other.
The mass media have, in recent times, come under acerbic criticism. Many presenters have become not only conscientized but also immensely concerned about the possible effects that science of violence and bad behavior may have on their children. More worrisome are the potential danger of political and commercial propaganda.


 

 

A suitable title for the above passage can be:

A

Mass communication

B

The mass media and the people

C

The purpose of mass media

D

The good and the bad side of the media

CORRECT OPTION: b

The passage is that of an expository essay, which widely explains mass communication as a career, practice, importance of it and societal impact and effect.

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