SSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2019
Objective Test Section 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.
1. Though my mother was convinced about the success of the business, her manager remained ________________
The underlined word here is convinced
2. Judgement should always be in favour of the innocent and not the ________________________
The underlined word here is innocent
3. Layi is quite reliable but his sister is ______________
The underlined word here is reliable
4. The gullible and not the ___________ usually fall prey totricksters.
The underlined word here is gullible
5. Tom's humility contrasts with his brother's __________
The underlined word here is humility
6. The life of man appears long but in reality it is _____________
The underlined word here is long
7. In the interest of peace, it is better to dialogue than to be ___________
The underlined word here is dialogue
8. All the wealth amassed by a greedy father is often ____________ by undisciplined children.
The underlined word here is amassed
9. Many people find cod liver oil disgusting but soldiers find it ___________
The underlined word is disgusting
10. The arrival of the riot police at our campus ___________ thetension rather than mitigate it.
The underlined word is mitigate
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.
11. Investigations revealed that the senior students ___________ the juniors to throw stones at the Principal's car.
12. The Supreme Court _________________ the ruling of the lower court.
13. The board has _______ the film because it contains some nude scenes.
14. Many young graduates have __________ to the West in search of greener pastures.
15. The Committee let her go because they considered her explanation ________
16. The company has paid dividends to its __________
17. Within one year, that country has __________ its currency five times.
18. The man was arrested because he ___________ in the repayment of the loan.
19. Many members of political parties ___________ to opposing parties just before elections.
20. The boy must have ________________ the disease from the school.
After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given. Choose the interpretation that is most appropriate for each sentence.
21. The class captain got cold feet when he was asked to lead the protest. This means that the class captain became
22. Street traders often try to palm their customers off with faulty goods. This means that street traders
A. trick customers into buying faulty goods.
B. assist customers in choosing perfect items
C. ask for a lot of money for faulty goods
D. are ready to swap faulty items for good ones.
23. He has broken new ground in cancer treatement with his drug. This means that he has
A. been highly acclaimed
B. introduced a new method in cancer treatment
C. solved all cancer problems
D. thought of a new drug for cancer treatment
24. The Principal stood her ground even when the students revolted. This means that the Principal
A. maintained her position
B. remained standing
C. refused to listen
D. condemned the protest
25. Looking after young children can tax one's patience. This means that looking after children
A. is pleasant
B. requires endurance
C is a lot of fun
D. takes time
26. When the show was about to begin, we were still at sixes and sevens. This means that we were.
B. in groups
D. far away
27. My aunt's rough driving could make one tear one's hair out. This means that her driving could make one
A. lose the hair on one’s head
B. feel very sad
C. get very worried
D. feel like crying
28. We never expected that Father would read you the riot act. This means that our father
A. taught us the riot act
B. cautioned us not to be involved in riots
C. warned us to stop making trouble
D. encouraged us to make trouble
29. You will certainly break his heart if you tell him that. This means that telling him would
A. make him very sad
B. meet his expectations
C. greatly disappoint him
D. make him confirm his suspicion
30. He is at a crossroads of his life. This means that it is time for him to
A. make a very important decision
B. retrace his steps
C. make peace with every one
D. Take matters seriously.
From the words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, choose the word or group of words that
is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence.
31. Amina is fond of making derogatory remarks about her brother
The underlined word here is derogatory
32. His jail terms are to run concurrently
The underlined word here is concurrently
33. Here’s a man who comes from a background of entertainment
The underlined word here is background
A. an experience
B. a place
C. a cultur
D. a mood
34. She has always been grateful that you save her from kidnappers
The underlined word here is grateful
35. The whole place was in turmoil when we got there
The underlined word is turmoil
36. Charles’ concern for Anna is affected
The underlined word is affected
37. Corporal punishment is meant to be a deterrent to indiscipline
The underlined word is deterrent
38. The new bank is fast becoming insolvent
The underlined word is insolvent
39. He did all he could to defend his master
The underlined word here is Defend
40. I hope the Principal would be gracious enough to forgive us
The underlined word here is gracious
From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.
41. You have no excuse __________ late
A. in being
B. to being
D. for being
42. My phone is superior ___________ yours
43. You will surely help me with my work, __________________?
A. can you
B. won’t you
C. would you
D. you won’t
44. The trader tried to cash in __________ the customer's ignorance.
45. She hates _______ waiting
A. to have been kept
B. having been kep
C. being kept
D. to be keeping
46. He took his share and gave them ____________
47. It is advisable to mind your own business and not ____________
A. somebody’s else
B. somebody else’s
C. somebody’s else’s
D. somebody else
48. Mike was very glad _____________ that he had won the lottery
A. to hear
B. for hearing
C. at hearing
D. on hearing
49. Mr. Kwesi bought ___________
A. a cupboard attractive new
B. attractive a new cupboard
C. a new attractive cupboard
D. an attractive new cupboard
50. Don’t let Jack bully you, stand up _________ him
51. The culprits _________ when we entered the courtroom
A. were being interrogated
B. are being interrogated
C. will be interrogated
D. would be interrogated
52. The students had no choice ___________ to do as they had been commanded
53. My submission _______ by the council at the moment
B. is being considered
D. is considered
54. If she had known, she wouldn’t have come, _________?
A. could she
B. couldn’t she
C. wouldn’t she
D. would she
55. Last week’s assignment was ________ for me
A. much too difficult
B. too much difficult
C. difficult too much
D. much difficult too
56. Could you please __________ a receipt for my purchase?
A. make in
B. make out
C. make up
D. make for
57. This is an improvement _________ the last report
58. You can apply if you agree ______________ their terms
59. When we were in boarding school, my parents usually came to check _________ us every week
60. It is I who ___________ to blame for the lapses
61. The holiday came to an end all _______ soon
62. The research was carried out __________ a sample population
63. Though _______ by opposition from his own supporters, the Chairman pressed ahead with his plans
D. was shaken
64. To avoid trouble, it is best to say very ___________ on the case
65. He offered no explanation, ___________ apology
A. still less an
B. and even less an
C. not less the
D. still less the
66. Our school will __________ one-hundred and twenty students this year
A. turn in
B. turn on
C. turn out
D. turn over
67. At the last minute, Amidu _________ of the plan
A. backed up
B. backed for
C. backed out
D. backed in
68. We need to __________ for lost ground
A. make in
B. make by
C. make up
D. make through
69. Blood is usually screened _____ transfusion
70. I believe he’ll be arrested __________
A. some days
B. many days
C. many a day
D. some day
In the following passage, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. Against each number in the list below the passage, four options are given in columns lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the numbered gaps in the passage.
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The Passage Begins
The day of the great tournament arrived and
trooped into the stadium in their thousands. Meanwhile, the home team had arrived and was in the
The visiting team was late. With both teams now around, the referee
his whistle and the two teams emerged from the tunnel and walked onto the pitch. The referee, his assistants and the players stood still while the national anthems of both countries were being played. After this, the captains of both teams came forward for the
The home team won, they then exchanged
(-75)- and shook hands.
At exactly 4.30pm, the referee signalled for the start of the match. The supporters were singing and dancing in the
Both teams played very well but
a lot of chances. After playing for forty-five minutes, the referee stopped the match for the half-time break. During this brief break, the
of both teams came out to warm themselves up.
When the match resumed, the home team now played better. A
from the half-back at the opponent's goal was
into the net. There was a thunderous shout from the crowd. The match continued till the ninetieth minute. The result at the end of the match was 1-0. The home team had won.
End of Passage
C. dressing room
D. rest room
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