1998 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
By nature armed robbers are ruthless I have never seen a ........ one among them

A humane

B barbarous

C forceious

D mean



Correct Option: A


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2
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The taxi driver slowed while overtaking the lorry when the proper thing to do was for him to have.........

A throttled

B despatched

C expedited

D negotiated



Correct Option: E


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3
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The probationary workers do not have the same rights as .....staff

A approved

B dismissed

C postponed

D confirmed



Correct Option: A


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4
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The journey by road.....where the rail journey ended

A concluded

B originated

C commenced

D established



Correct Option: C


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5

From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

Instead of laughing about this serious matter, you should be

A whimpering

B sober

C bitter

D indifferent



Correct Option: B


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6
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
After years of hostility the two communities now live in...........

A bondage

B security

C enmity

D equanimity



Correct Option: E


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7
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Mrs. Apata is always moody while her husband is for ever.........

A cheerful

B willing

C tender

D loving



Correct Option: A


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8
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
The judge ruled that the first transaction was valid while the second was............

A abnormal

B legal

C valueless

D void



Correct Option: D


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9
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Ebere's ........contrasts with his brother's indolence

A indulgence

B laziness

C labour

D abstinence



Correct Option: E


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10
From the words lettered A to E below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word.
Elders are expected to be ......where youths are green

A rash

B red

C experienced

D callous



Correct Option: C


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