2017 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1

In the following sentence, 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.

Michael is stingy but his brother is _______ 

A generous

B kind

C humane

D hospitable



Correct Option: A


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2

In the following sentence, 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.

Success is the reward of _________, not indolence

A prudence

B attentiveness

C diligence

D sharpness



Correct Option: C


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3

In the following sentence, 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.

I don't know how Yusuf became so proud; his parents have always been ______ 

A gentle

B noble

C humble

D simple



Correct Option: C


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4

In the following sentence, 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 once unknown musician became _____ in a very short time. 

A popular

B accepted

C respected

D admirable



Correct Option: A


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5

In the following sentence, 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.

Issa is very much interested in education while his sister in ________ 

A dull

B indifferent

C uncertain

D serious



Correct Option: B


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6

In the following sentence, 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 comment I made at the conference was general; being ______ would have hurt some people. 

A ordinary

B specific

C tactful

D candid



Correct Option: B


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7

In the following sentence, 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.

Buba was purposeful in his serch for a job but Bala was rather _____ about his. 

A patient

B slow

C lazy

D casual



Correct Option: D


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8

In the following sentence, 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.

In recent tournaments i have seen amateurs play better than so-called _____  

A experts

B veterans

C specialists

D professionals



Correct Option: D


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9

In the following sentence, 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.

Giraffes are attractive animals but snakes are _____ 

A repulsive

B ugly

C poisonous

D offensive



Correct Option: A


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10

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.

Mr Uche was trying to _____ a list of his debtors 

A compare

B compose

C compound

D compile



Correct Option: D


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