1993 JAMB English Past Questions & Answers - page 1

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In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Between you and me, i would say the equipment has outlived its usefulness

A
I believe that the equipment is no longer useful to any of us
B
I believe that the equipment continues to be useful to either you or me
C
My idea of the usefulness of the equipment should remain known only to the two of us
D
My idea of the usefulness of the equipment is shared by both

Correct Option: A

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2
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Emeka wished he had started school early

A
Emeka started school early as he wished
B
Emeka regretted starting school early
C
Emeka regretted not starting school early
D
Emeka could have started school early if he had wished

Correct Option: C

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3
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
He was between the devil and the deep blue sea

A
He was in danger
B
He was scared
C
He stood between the devil and the sea
D
He was in a dilemma

Correct Option: D

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4
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
The boys who rioted, were suspended by the principal

A
Only some of the boys rioted and they were suspended
B
All the boys rioted and were suspended
C
Many boys rioted and were suspended
D
A few boys rioted and were suspended

Correct Option: A

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5
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Whoever would have thought that he would lose the presidential election?

A
Everyone believed that he would lose the election,
B
It was commonly believed that he would win the election
C
He was supposed to lose the election
D
No one believed that he would win the election

Correct Option: B

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6
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
It's wonderful that Musa is already out of hospital

A
The fact that Musa is out of hospital cause great wonder
B
The fact that Musa is out of hospital is a miracle
C
It is surprising that Musa is out of hospital
D
It is very pleasing that Musa is out of hospital

Correct Option: C

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7
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
You could have heard the sound if you weren't asleep

A
You were not asleep so you heard the sound
B
You were asleep so you did not hear the sound
C
You heard the sound though you were asleep
D
You did not hear the sound though you were not asleep

Correct Option: B

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8
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
Had Aminu been a dull student, his failure wouldn't have surprised anybody

A
Aminu failed and it surprised everybody since he was dull
B
Aminu was not a dull student and so everybody was surprised that he failed
C
Because Aminu was a dull, student, everybody was surprised that he failed
D
Aminu had been a dull student, and so nobody was surprised that he failed

Correct Option: B

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9
In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
The president of club said that he would cross the bridge on getting there

A
He was waiting for an opportunity to take a decision
B
When he got to the river he would build a bridge across it
C
He would take a decision at the appropriate time
D
When he got to the river he would cross at the bridge

Correct Option: C

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In the question below select the option that best explains the information conveyed in the sentence:
His refusal to help us, dealt a death-blow to our plans

A
because he did not help, our plans did not materialize
B
He helped and our plans materialized
C
He blew our plans to pieces
D
He supported our plans so it worked

Correct Option: A

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