2003 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.
Angela is very indolent but her sister Mary is one of the most...............girls in the school.

A perfect

B trustworthy

C diligent

D devoted



Correct Option: C


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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.
Rather than support the Chairman, the members of his board expressed..........to his plans.

A denial

B opposition

C indifference

D doubt



Correct Option: B


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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.
In any group there are people who display apathy and others who show a lot of.............

A enthusiasm

B patience

C respect

D tolerance



Correct Option: A


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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.
Femi was very......about his political ambition but his sister was open about it

A silent

B withdrawn

C closed

D secretive



Correct Option: D


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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.
Ngozi's beauty is natural but her sister's is rather............

A unnatural

B artificial

C awkward

D fake



Correct Option: B


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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 testimony of the witness was so vague that it was difficult to learn the...........details of the case

A specific

B minute

C transparent

D hidden



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.
It is amazing how Jide became so proud, his parents have always been.........

A humble

B friendly

C generous

D reserved



Correct Option: A


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8
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 workshop was intended to............the workers who had been confused by management's decisions

A train

B enlighten

C address

D confound



Correct Option: B


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9
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.
Johnson is consistently assertive but his twin brother is rather..............

A cautious

B cowardly

C reserved

D respectful



Correct Option: B


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10
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
The country's aviation industry has lost at least four.........this year alone

A vessels

B aircraft

C coaches

D equipment



Correct Option: B


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