2018 WAEC English past questions and answers

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1

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

Binetou's inquisitiveness is in sharp contrast with her sister's 

A indifference

B noisiness

C calmness

D dullness



Correct Option: A


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2

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

Though at first it appeared an insignificant idea, it turned out to be quite _________

A outstanding

B successful

C remarkable

D interesting



Correct Option: C


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3

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

After grasping the fundamental aspects of his job, Kwesi had to cope with more ________ procedures.

A advanced

B academic

C subsidiary

D secondary



Correct Option: A


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4

In the following sentence, there is an 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 youth prefer discussing contemporary issues to ______ ones. 

A archaic

B uninteresting

C stale

D political



Correct Option: A


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5

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

As erroneous as it might sound, the Headmaster's assumption was quite _______

A wise

B correct

C precise

D faulty



Correct Option: B


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6

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

Halima likes to dwell on trivial, rather than _______ matters. 

A strong

B popular

C weighty

D heavy



Correct Option: D


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7

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

We all know that Bola is insolent whereas Ade is ________ 

A cowardly

B respectful

C humble

D modest



Correct Option: B


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8

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

A few days after Musa's _______, his sister longed for his departure

A coming

B entrance

C arrival

D welcome



Correct Option: C


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9

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

Algebra seems complicated, but with practice it becomes ________ 

A solved

B simple

C accessible

D achievable



Correct Option: B


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10

In the following sentence, there is an 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. 

Mrs. Agide is unassuming whereas her twin sister is ________ 

A cheerful

B boastful

C loud

D rude



Correct Option: B


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