2015 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

The officer was expected to be.....by his boss, but he was censured.

A questioned

B praised

C decorated

D guided



Correct Option: C


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2

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

The honour that was conferred on the general has been....

A withdrawn

B confirmed

C rejected

D destroyed



Correct Option: A


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3

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

The modest young man was rewarded while his....brother was punished

A intelligent

B handsome

C conceited

D wicked



Correct Option: C


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4

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

Young people are known for their....which contrast with the composure of adults

A ability

B instability

C activity

D credibility



Correct Option: B


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5

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

It is a fact that pride is a less admirable quality than....

A humility

B honesty

C affection

D tenderness



Correct Option: A


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6

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

It is obvious that many people many people prefer affluence to....

A scarcity

B thrift

C waste

D poverty



Correct Option: D


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7

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

While some workers felt that the term were amicable; others thought that they were....

A strange

B disagreeable

C bad

D hostile



Correct Option: D


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8

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

Now that the people of this community are living in comfort, i dont think they will want to go back to their days of....

A disappointment

B hardship

C strife

D starvation



Correct Option: B


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9

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

False withness castigate rather than....the accused

A expose

B appease

C punish

D exonerate



Correct Option: D


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10

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. from the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence

The some teachers dissuade students from studying Mathematics, but others...them

A motivate

B lure

C instruct

D reward



Correct Option: A


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