SSCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2018
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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. Binetou's inquisitiveness is in sharp contrast with her sister's ______ *
The underlined word is Inquisitiveness
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2. Though at first it appeared an insignificant idea it turned out to be quite ________. *
The underlined word is insignificant
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3. After grasping the fundamental aspects of his job, kwesi had to cope with more _____ procedure. *
The underline word is fundamental
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4. The youth prefer discussing contemporary issues to ____ ones. *
The underlined word is contemporary
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5. As erroneous as it might sound, the headmaster was quite______. *
The underlined word is erroneous
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6. Halima likes to dwell on trivial, rather than _____ matter *
The underlined word is trivial
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7. We all know that bola is insolent whereas ade is ______ *
The underlined word is insolent
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8. few days after Musa's _____, his sister longed for his departure *
The Underlined word is Departure
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9. Algebra seems complicated, but with Practice becomes _____ *
The underlined word is complicated.
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10. Mrs. Agide is unassuming whereas her twin sister is ____ *
The underlined word is Unassuming
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SECTION 2
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that completes each of the following sentences.
11. At Christmas, employees of the Sugar Factory m huge _____ *
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12. The exposed milk in that container has turned _____ *
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13. Not all activists champion _____ causes *
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14. The Mayor gave a glowing _____ at the funeral of the city’s only curator. *
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15. At the end of _____ the National Anthem is played on our radio station *
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16. The defence counsel was unable to convince the _____ of John's innocence *
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17. Unfortunately, corruption is the _____ of most African countries *
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18. The _____ results proved that the patient had hepatitis *
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19. The new book has beautiful _____ which make it attractive *
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20. Their marriage was finally _____ after years of hostility *
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Section 3.
In each of the following sentences, a list of possible intercalations is given. Choose the interpretation that is most appropriate for each sentence.
21. Can you imagine Oka behaving as if he has all the knowledge in the world? This means that Oka *
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22. Akin is too full of himself. This means that Akin *
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23. She slogged her guts out for the examination. This means that she *
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24. I admire modou: very few people can stomach all adaeze's insults. This means *
1 point
25. After months of battling with stroke, he is now a shadow of his former self. This means that he *
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26. Kura, you can't be too careful when dealing with Wang. This means that Kura *
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27. Don't tell me another cock and bull story. This means that the speaker does not want to *
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28. Had he confessed much earlier, she would have trusted him. This means that he *
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29. Kola: You really worked had to win the case. Didia: You don’t know the half of it. This means that *
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30. Femi is too clever by half. This means that Femi *
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Section 4
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 underline word as it is used in the sentence.
31. He was such a brilliant footballer *
The underlined word is brilliant.
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32. The politician is a fluent speaker *
The underlined word is fluent
1 point
33. Everyone has the urge to succeed in life. *
The underlined word is Urge
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34. When he heard the gunshot, he ran into a thick forest. *
The underlined word is thick
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35. That was a timely intervention. *
The underlined word is timely
1 point
36. David is not only hardworking but also scrupulous. *
The underlined word is scrupulous
1 point
37. We really have to be careful because the situation is rather tricky. *
The underlined word is tricky
1 point
38. think that his essay is impeccable. *
The underlined word is impeccable
1 point
39. There has been a marked change in her study habit. *
The underlined word is marked
1 point
40. He was directed to write the letter. *
The underlined word is directed
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Section 5
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. Every one of the students _____ to be excited about the excursion. *
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42. We should assist the poor, _____? *
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43. Either he or you _____ to clean up the mess. *
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44. If Musa had woken up earlier, he _____ breakfast. *
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45. He would rather appeal the decision _____ defeat *
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46. The student complained that he _____ the teacher *
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47. My brother _____ in Lagos for the past ten years. *
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48. I am totally disappointed _____ such poor grades *
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49. He is a doctor but he dabbles _____ politics now and then *
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50. _____ arrived before the manager *
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51. The evening was rounded _____ with a dance *
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52. I _____ have done the dishes but I haven’t had the time *
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53. I have heard all _____ you said. *
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54. Life in the city is _____ challenging for the lazy. *
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55. It is always _____ that get the blame *
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56. He spends a _____ deal of his time studying *
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57. I guess he holds _____ sensitive position in the company *
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58. He always gives _____ for coming late to school *
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59. _____ you turn down the voluem of the radio? I am trying to read! *
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60. I know it's a secret, so I _____ tel anyone *
1 point
61. At the last minute, Amidu backed _____ of the plan *
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62. He _____ be very handsome but I don’t like him. *
1 point
63. During her early days in school, she ____ study for hours. *
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64. He _____ this morning in a dazzling white shirt. *
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65. The police have ________ a warning to all residents of the area *
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66. My parents taught me a lot of lessons, most of _____________ are difficult to forget. *
1 point
67. Sani _____________ on a banana peel and fell down *
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68. I look forward to ____________ from you. *
1 point
69. I have made remarkable progress _____________ learning French *
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70. The beans have not been properly __________________ *
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SECTION 6
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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Passage Begins
An entrepreneur is a person who organises and manages any business enterprise, or one who combines the other factors of
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to start a business and make a profit. He possesses considerable initiative and is willing to take
(---72)---.
An entrepreneur can be a farmer, a dressmaker, a factory owner, a wholesaler or a
(---73)---.
More often than not, it is best for an entrepreneur to start a business from scratch rather than
(---74)---
in or buy an existing business. One advantage is that he would be independent and not become a
(---75)---
or get to inherit
some bad debt.
The
(---76)---
of a good entrepreneur must include hard work, innovation and creativity. He must be well-informed and confident to make worthwhile decisions. As it takes a great deal of energy, time and money to operate one's own business, entrepreneurs must seek to possess good managerial
(---77)---
in order to manage their business successfully.
But how useful is the entrepreneur to the society? He is an innovator who develops new
(---78)---
and services to make life easier and more comfortable. He plans, organises, directs and
(---79)---
his business activities effectively, thus minimizing waste of limited
(---80)---
and enhancing productivity. Also, he creates employment and contributes to the generation of revenue for the government by paying taxes.


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