2002 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The workers expected management to be...........rather than indifferent to, their welfare.

A different from

B interested in

C opposed to

D careful of



Correct Option: B


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2
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Words spoken in the heat of an argument could offend rather than...............

A pacify

B amuse

C inspire

D irritate



Correct Option: A


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3
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Although they have declared the student a suspect he may turn out be ...........

A culpable

B innocent

C safe

D ignorant



Correct Option: B


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4
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Some outspoken social critics live a........... family life

A reserved

B happy

C boisterous

D still



Correct Option: A


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5
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
While the manager was prudent in his expenditure, his deputy was..........

A miserly

B careful

C thoughtfull

D extravagant



Correct Option: D


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6
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
The cultured and the..........are known by their conduct

A barbaric

B ignorant

C clean

D lazzy



Correct Option: A


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7
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A - D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentences.
Tunde seldom asks questions in class and was..................very careful when he did

A hardly

B sometimes

C often

D never



Correct Option: C


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8
From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences:
Tests revealed that the winning athlete had taken performance-enhancing.................

A drugs

B tablets

C vitamins

D capsules



Correct Option: A


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9
From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences:
The lawyer's client was..........under oath in the law court

A investigated

B interrogated

C cross-fired

D cross-examined



Correct Option: D


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10
From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences:
That Fulani man has a large..........of cattle

A herd

B flock

C multitude

D swine



Correct Option: A


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