2010 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 handsome profit from her fish business made Mrs. Uba stop complaining about her husband's ..........salary

A ugly

B meagre

C modest

D lowly



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.

The media houses should employ both the novice and the............journalist

A apprentice

B probationer

C newcomer

D veteran



Correct Option: D


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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.

Cheif Osa prefers fame in the village to............in the city

A neglect

B ignorance

C poverty

D obscurity



Correct Option: D


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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.
While the Registrar considers the matter insignificant his deputy sees it as.............

A minute

B crucial

C compulsory

D marvellous



Correct Option: B


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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.
It pays to be firm rather than..........in a case like this.

A flexible

B frank

C irresponsible

D careless



Correct Option: A


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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 man's first wife is loyal while second is............

A unfaithful

B unkind

C selfish

D hostile



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.

Rather than convict him, the impartial judge........him.

A blamed

B dismissed

C upheld

D acquitted



Correct Option: D


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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.
Instead of reconciling her parents, Roxanne worked hard at..................them

A dividing

B destroying

C separating

D isolating



Correct Option: C


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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.
We thought that Uncle Sam's health had improved but it had rather................

A persisted

B deteriorated

C deepened

D decreased



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:

One very important aspect of human relationship is.................trust.

A communal

B individual

C mutual

D personal



Correct Option: C


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