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WAEC, ENGLISH, 1990:

SECTION 4

Read questions 1 - 26 here

 

From the words or groups of words lettered A to E below, choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as used in the sentence

27. It takes a great deal of stamina to run the marathon race.

  1. courage
  2. determination
  3. energy
  4. intelligence
  5. cleverness

 

28. But for the principal actor, the play would have been dull.

  1. important
  2. head
  3. master
  4. famous
  5. main

 

29. An open car has no protection against the elements.

  1. weather
  2. emergency
  3. molecule
  4. atoms
  5. atmosphere

 

30. He was reluctant to grant my request.

  1. disposed
  2. delighted
  3. reticent
  4. unwilling
  5. agreeable

 

31. The detective was perplexed when the clues in the murder case pointed to at least a dozen of suspects.

  1. surprised
  2. confused
  3. excited
  4. discouraged
  5. disappointed

 

32. The Military Governor called for a concerted effort in solving the problems of the state.

  1. a dramatic
  2. an agitated
  3. a joint
  4. a directed
  5. an unfailing

 

33. My financial situation is so precarious that very soon I may be insolvent.

  1. borrowing
  2. stealing
  3. soluble
  4. dependent
  5. bankrupt

 

34. The chairman is of the opinion that accepting the proposal would be inimical to the objectives of the association.

  1. harmful
  2. relevant
  3. irrelevant
  4. indispensable
  5. helpful

 

35. The famous politician was noted for his pragmatic approach to issues of national interest.

  1. idealistic
  2. romantic
  3. compromising
  4. practical
  5. inconsistent

 

36. Kunle is very pessimistic about our chance of success.

  1. sad
  2. despondent
  3. unconvinced
  4. worried
  5. concerned

 

SECTION 5

After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations of the sentence is given. Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

37. If Kunle hadn’t been transferred to Kano, his wife would have resigned her teaching job. This means that _____.

  1. Kunle was not transferred yet his wife resigned her teaching job
  2. Kunle was transferred and his wife thought of resigning her job
  3. Kunle was transferred and so his wife had to resign her job
  4. Kunle’s wife resigned though her husband wasn’t transferred

 

38. I’ll call at your house this evening if it doesn’t rain. This means that I _____.

  1. will visit you this evening if it rains
  2. will only phone you if it rains in the evening
  3. will sleep in your house this evening if it rains
  4. may not visit you this evening if it rains

 

39. Though Ibrahim was provoked, he ought to have controlled himself. This means that Ibrahim _____.

  1. should have exercised some restraint
  2. was the aggressor
  3. took the provocation with calmness
  4. was found guilty of committing the offence

 

40. The members of staff told the principal that they took exception to his comments. This means that the members of staff _____.

  1. approved of the principal’s comments
  2. objected to the principal’s comments
  3. wanted to the exempted from the principal’s comment
  4. warned the principal about his comments

 

41. Okon is too quiet for my liking. This means that Okon _____.

  1. is liked because he is very quiet
  2. likes people who are quiet
  3. is not liked because of his extreme quietness
  4. behaves in a very queer and suspicious manner

 

42. The teacher said all but one of the sixty candidates scored below a credit grade. This means that _____.

  1. all the candidates scored below a credit grade
  2. only one of the candidates scored a credit grade
  3. only one of the candidates scored below a credit grade
  4. all the candidates scored a credit grade

 

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