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UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT

GENERAL STUDIES UNIT
COMMUNICATION SKILL IN ENGLISH
GES 100 2012/2013 SESSION

  1. Drawings of an area of the earth are referred to as
    1. Maps
      Ans: A (Page 50)
    2. directives
    3. atlas
    4. handbooks
  2. Book published yearly which carry information on various events for the coming year are called ________
    1. year book
    2. annual book
    3. almanacs
      Ans: C (Page 49)
    4. handbook
  3. ____ holds the parts of the book together and makes them easy to handle
    1. preliminary pages
    2. binding
      Ans: B (Page 42)
    3. tight book
    4. Surran tight
  4. In which of The section of the library can we find the dictionary
    1. research section
    2. reference
      Ans: B (Page 48)
    3. acquisition
    4. none
  5. The short description on the cover of a book is referred to as
    1. balb
    2. babule
    3. back print
    4. blurb
      Ans: D (Page 42)
  6. Never allow days to elapse without making up the notes taken in class
    1. four
    2. two
    3. three
      Ans: C (Page 27)
    4. five
  7. Always consult other _______ when making up your notes
    1. lecturers
    2. books
      Ans: B (Page 33)
    3. students
    4. notes
  8. _____ is the modification or amplification of notes taken during lectures
    1. notebooks
    2. note making
      Ans: B (Page 33)
    3. note taking
    4. long memory
  9. ______ is a technique of outlining in note taking and note making
    1. textbook format
    2. pattern
    3. sentence outline
      Ans: C (Page 31)
    4. Course outline
  10. Division of an outline can be done by the use of
    1. notebooks
    2. textbook
    3. lecture notes
    4. numbers
      Ans: D (Page 31)
  11. Flexibility in reading can be achieved through the following reading strategies
    1. listening and speaking
    2. reading and writing
    3. skimming and scanning
      Ans: C (Page 126)
    4. none
  12. We skim because we want to make utmost use of our ____
    1. textbooks
    2. notebooks
      Ans: B (Page 144)
    3. lecture notes
    4. notes
  13. ______ is also known as preview reading
    1. pre-reading
      Ans: A (Page 135)
    2. overview
    3. review
    4. skim reading
  14. Which is not required in speed reading
    1. context clues
    2. proper eye movement
    3. active reading
      Ans: C (Page 126)
    4. knowledge of one’s speed
  15. Which is of great relevance in summarizing a text
    1. connotative sentences
    2. semantic fields
    3. meaningful clusters of words
    4. topic sentence
      Ans: D (Page 186)
  16. Inferential comprehension requires
    1. making personal corrections
      Ans: A (Page 158)
    2. collocation
    3. sub-vocalization
    4. evaluation information
  17. Which is a context clue?
    1. Inferences
    2. Chronological order
    3. writer’s purpose
    4. definitional sentence
      Ans: D (Page 358 & 160)
  18. Connectives and determiners enable us to ___
    1. identify background knowledge
    2. identify the functions of details
      Ans: B (Page 265)
    3. determine the writer’s purpose
    4. none of the above
  19. Which can shape a writer’s arguments
    1. educational background
    2. experiences
    3. environment
    4. all of the above
      Ans: D (Page 205)
  20. A major comprehension skill is ______
    1. armchair travelling
    2. strategic comprehension
    3. deductive comprehension
      Ans: C (Page 156)
    4. flexibility
  21. A good paragraph must contain the following in which order
    1. purpose, unity, coherence, completeness and order
      Ans: A (Page 190)
    2. coherence, completeness, unity, purpose and order
    3. order, unity, purpose, coherence and completeness
    4. topic sentence, connectives, beginning, middle and ending
  22. Lots of people have problems writing conclusions because
    1. they do not know what to say
    2. they do not know how much to say
      Ans: B (Page 186)
    3. they forgot that the conclusion is the conclusion
    4. they sum up all the steps of the argument they have
  23. There are three basic types of paragraph
    1. the narrative, descriptive and argumentative paragraph
    2. introductory, transitory and the concluding paragraph
      Ans: B (Page 186)
    3. the expository, persuasive and structural paragraph
    4. the response, research and assessment paragraph
  24. A fast and effective reader makes
    1. very few eye movement
      Ans: A (Page 126)
    2. rapid eye movement
    3. no eye movement
    4. persistent eye movement
  25. A fast and effective reader makes
    1. rapid reading
    2. study space reading
      Ans: B (Page 126)
    3. retrogression
    4. peripheral
  26. ____is not a figure of speech
    1. Apostrophe
    2. Ellipsis
      Ans: B (Page 449)
    3. Irony
    4. Bathos
  27. _____uses a part of something to represent the whole and vice-versa
    1. Metonymy
    2. Euphemism
    3. synecdoche
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. Oxymoron
  28. The opposite of bathos is
    1. Litotes
    2. Climax
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    3. bathos
    4. Oxymoron
  29. “We are unaware of the devices of the enemy” is an example of ____
    1. Climax
    2. Litotes
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    3. Euphemism
    4. Unlitotes
  30. “The pen is mightier than the sword” this statement is ____
    1. paradoxical
      Ans: A (Page 451)
    2. ironical
    3. sarcastic
    4. metonymical
  31. “He is an eloquent dumb man” is an example of
    1. allusion
    2. pun
    3. euphemism
    4. oxymoron
      Ans: D (Page 451)
  32. ”To Nigeria will I steal and there I’ll steal” is an example of
    1. allusion
    2. pun
      Ans: B
    3. Euphemism
    4. oxymoron
  33. Based on their mode of operation in the process of communication, figures of speech are classified into ____ basic types
    1. three
    2. four
    3. two
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. twelve
  34. Figures of speech can ____ the reader for better understanding
    1. persuade
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    2. factorize
    3. delude
    4. none of the above
  35. ____is regarded as the basic unit of language
    1. the alphabet
    2. the sentence
    3. the phrase
    4. the word
      Ans: D (Page 286)
  36. ____is a broad concept which refers to words and their various connections and collocations
    1. Vocabulary
    2. Dictionary
    3. Encyclopaedia
    4. Lexis
      Ans: D (Page 251)
  37. Words that have the same spelling, same pronunciation but different meaning are called
    1. homophones
    2. homographs
    3. homonyms
      Ans: C (Page 386)
    4. homomorphs
  38. The process of word formation that is most productive is
    1. compounding
      Ans: A (Page 377)
    2. conversion
    3. derivative
    4. clipping
  39. The plural form of “corrigendum” is
    1. Corrigandums
    2. Corrigenda
      Ans: B (Page 342)
    3. corrgendae
    4. Corrigendi
  40. One of these is not an irregular noun
    1. sheep
    2. syllable
    3. Girl
      Ans: C (Page 252)
    4. stadium
  41. All of these are examples of neuter nouns except one
    1. Phenomenon
    2. Hippopotamus
      Ans: B (Page 252)
    3. criterion
    4. stadium
  42. The plural formation that requires the addition of “e” as in formulae is called
    1. Feminine
      Ans: A
    2. Neuter
    3. Masculine
    4. Complex
  43. A process of word formation by combining parts of two or more already existing words in the same language is referred to as
    1. clipping
    2. back of formation
    3. coinage
    4. blending
      Ans: D (Page 375)
  44. "He is a goat” is an example of ____ meaning
    1. Connotative
      Ans: D (Page 449)
    2. denotative
    3. contextual
    4. reflexive
  45. A ____ is a group of words without a finite verb
    1. sentence
    2. clause
    3. phrase
      Ans: C (Page 269)
    4. paragraph
  46. All these are structural types of phrases except one
    1. Adverbial phrase
      Ans: A (Pages 284 & 272)
    2. gerundial phrase
    3. participial phrase
    4. infinitival phase
  47. ____ is not part of the sentence that is modified
    1. adverbial phrase
    2. absolute phrase
      Ans: B (Page 272)
    3. participial phrase
    4. infinitival phrase
  48. All but one belongs to the open word class in English
    1. Eat
    2. Man
    3. And
      Ans: C (Page 251)
    4. Fine
  49. Please _____ on this point
    1. expantiate
    2. expertiate
    3. expatiate
      Ans: C (Page 348)
    4. expatriate
  50. The party has only just __________
    1. began
    2. being began
    3. commence
      Ans: C (Page 342)
    4. none
  51. This is just the tip of the _______
    1. ice
    2. ice breaker
    3. ice bag
    4. None
      Ans: D (Page 342)
  52. The player was _________ side
    1. up
    2. of
    3. off
      Ans: C (Page 347)
    4. on the
  53. We are going on a three ______ holiday
    1. weeks
    2. weeks’
    3. week
      Ans: C (Page 347)
    4. week’s
  54. There is _________ poverty in Nigeria
    1. Abject
      Ans: A (Page 347)
    2. object
    3. ground
    4. grounded
  55. Adjourn collocates
    1. cult
    2. matter
      Ans: B (Page 347)
    3. quarrel
    4. magistrate
  56. To persevere means to ____
    1. preserve
    2. moan
    3. cajole
    4. none
      Ans: D (Page 347)
  57. The past tense of burst is _____
    1. bursts
    2. none
      Ans: B (Page 340)
    3. bursted
    4. busted
  58. You are nothing but a _________ weather friend
    1. Fear
    2. fare
    3. sphere
    4. none
      Ans: D (Page 348)
  59. The building was __________ to borrow from the bank
    1. raze
    2. razed
      Ans: B (Page 348)
    3. erase
    4. erased
  60. We needed a _______ to borrow from the bank
    1. surety
    2. guarantee
    3. collateral
      Ans: C (Page 347)
    4. mortgage
  61. I know the _____ of the word
    1. pronounciation
    2. pronunciation
      Ans: B (Page 348)
    3. pronunsation
    4. pronountiation
  62. The police action was very swift and _____
    1. determined
    2. positive
    3. possible
    4. decisive
      Ans: D (Page 347)
  63. The president with his wife and five bodyguards _____ attending a meeting in Paris
    1. are
    2. is
      Ans: B (Page 338)
    3. were
    4. will
  64. The houses with their garden _____ sold
    1. was
    2. were
      Ans: B (Page 338)
    3. is being
    4. was being
  65. The ____ hut is the one built
    1. little white mud
      Ans: A (Page 338)
    2. white little mud
    3. white mud little
    4. none
  66. The room is out of ____
    1. bonds
    2. bond
    3. bound
      Ans: C (Page 347)
    4. none
  67. Tom used to be the best behaved student; _____
    1. wasn’t he?
      Ans: A (Page 340)
    2. Aren’t him?
    3. Weren’t he?
    4. Weren’t him?
  68. Each morning and evening ___________ another problem for the commuter
    1. presented
    2. present
    3. presents
      Ans: C (Page 338)
    4. presenting
  69. If you go traveling without permission, you may ________ your job
    1. Loose
    2. loss
    3. be losing
    4. none
      Ans: D (Page 347)
  70. “I can’t bear to see the child suffer” is _____ phrase
    1. Gerund
    2. infinitive
      Ans: B (Page 284)
    3. participial
    4. none
  71. Being humble is his greatest desire is _____ phrase
    1. Gerund
      Ans: A (Page 273)
    2. infinitive
    3. participial
    4. absolute
  72. Waiting for the bride’s arrival, the bride’s groom prayed silently is _____
    1. Gerund
    2. infinitive
    3. participial
      Ans: C (Page 273)
    4. absolute
  73. The most handsome boy has won the pageant is ______
    1. adverbial phrase
    2. prepositional phrase
    3. adjectival phrase
    4. noun phrase
      Ans: D (Page 273)
  74. The man who showed me the way is a kind of _____
    1. adverbial clause
    2. adjectival clause
      Ans: B (Page 277)
    3. noun clause
    4. none
  75. That John refused to assist us is a mystery
    1. noun phrase
    2. adjectival phrase
    3. noun clause
      Ans: C (Page 277)
    4. adverbial clause
  76. Mary went swimming, although it was raining is ____
    1. independent clause
    2. dependent clause
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. independent phrase
    4. dependent phrase
  77. We shall assist the ruling class if only they acknowledge their flaws
    1. independent clause
      Ans: A (Page 276)
    2. dependent clause
    3. independent phrase
    4. dependent phrase
  78. John, the die is cast
    1. article
    2. expletive
    3. vocative
      Ans: C (Page 289)
    4. appositive
  79. Ala, the business man has been here with me
    1. article
    2. expletive
    3. vocative
    4. appositive
      Ans: D (Page 289)
  80. It is crystal clear who will become the manager
    1. article
    2. expletive
      Ans: B (Page 289)
    3. vocative
    4. appositive

    Identify the sentence types from 82 - 87

  81. The dean and heads of departments are meeting with the students
    1. Simple
    2. Complex
    3. Compound
      Ans: C (Page 293)
    4. Compound-complex
    5. multiple
  82. The children got home, ate their food and did their home work
    1. Simple
    2. Complex
    3. Compound
    4. Compound-complex
    5. multiple
      Ans: E (Page 294)
  83. I will eat the food, though not well prepared
    1. Simple Complex
    2. Compound
      Ans: B (Page 293)
    3. Compound-complex
    4. multiple
  84. Tari is a very handsome looking man but obviously also very irresponsible
    1. Simple
    2. Complex
    3. Compound
      Ans: C (Page 293)
    4. Compound-complex
    5. multiple
  85. Tell me your name and I will tell you what you are because I have seen you before
    1. Simple
    2. Complex
    3. Compound
    4. Compound-complex
      Ans: D (Page 293)
    5. multiple
  86. The villagers killed the big snake and drove away the fox before they could sleep peacefully last night
    1. Simple
    2. Complex
    3. Compound
    4. Compound-complex
      Ans: D (Page 293)
    5. multiple

    Identify the sentence pattern from 88 - 94

  87. Here is the president
    1. VCS
    2. AVS
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVC
    4. SVO
    5. VSO
  88. Away went the robber like a bat out of hell
    1. ASVA
    2. SVAA
    3. SVOAA
    4. ASVA
      Ans: D (Page 290)
    5. SVC
  89. The masons finished the building in recorded time
    1. SVOA
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVOO
    3. SVOC
    4. SVC
    5. SVAOC
  90. One big bully threw Martha a devastating punch
    1. SVOA
    2. SVOO
    3. SVOC
      Ans: C (Page 290)
    4. SVOCA
    5. SVOOCA
  91. It is palatable
    1. SV
    2. SVO
    3. SVA
    4. SVC
      Ans: D (Page 290)
    5. SV
  92. The lecturer will invite you when he is prepared
    1. SVOCA
    2. SVOA
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVOAA
    4. SVOOCA
    5. ASVOCA
  93. There lies the corpse on the carrier
    1. ASVA
    2. AVSA
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVAA
    4. SVOAA
    5. SVCA

GES 100 2011/2012 SESSION

  1. The classification scheme used in University of Port Harcourt is _______
    1. Universal Decimal classification
    2. Library of Congress
      Ans: B (Page 45)
    3. Bibliographic Classification
    4. Sear’s list of subject heading
  2. The 3 x 5 inches card which contains information about the book is called
    1. card catalogue
    2. card sorter
    3. card holder
    4. Catalogue card
      Ans: D (Page 46)
  3. The page of a book which contains information about authority of the author over the book is called
    1. bastard page
    2. copy page
    3. right page
    4. copy right page
      Ans: D (Page 43)
  4. Past copies of journals are referred to as
    1. old copies
    2. file copies
    3. past papers
    4. back files
      Ans: D
  5. Call mark is also referred to as
    1. call back
    2. call number
      Ans: B (Page 46)
    3. back number
    4. locating number
  6. In which of the sections of the library can we find the dictionary
    1. research section
    2. reference section
      Ans: B (Page 48)
    3. acquisition
    4. none
  7. _____ holds the part of the book together and makes them easy to handle
    1. preliminary pages
    2. tight cover
    3. surran tight
    4. binding
      Ans: D (Page 42)
  8. Always consult other ________ when making up your notes
    1. lecturers
    2. books
      Ans: B (Page 30)
    3. students
    4. notes
  9. _______ is the modification or amplification of notes taken during lectures
    1. notebooks
    2. note making
      Ans: B (Page 33)
    3. note taking
    4. long memory
  10. Flexibility in reading can be achieved through the following
    1. listening and speaking
    2. reading and writing
    3. skimming and scanning
      Ans: B (Page 121)
    4. none
  11. Which is not required in speed reading
    1. context clue
    2. proper eye movement
    3. active reading
      Ans: B (Page 137)
    4. knowledge of one’s speed.
  12. There are ________ language skills
    1. two
    2. three
    3. four
      Ans: C (Page 2)
    4. five
  13. Which is not a purpose of speed reading?
    1. To review familiar materials
    2. to identify main idea of a text
    3. for pleasure
    4. for an in-depth study
      Ans: D (Page 7)
  14. A topic sentence sums up ____
    1. the subject of the text
    2. the key ideas of the text
    3. the writer’s point of view
    4. the key ideas of the paragraph
      Ans: D (Page 186)
  15. Reading for evaluation involves ________
    1. recreational reading
    2. critical reading
      Ans: B (Page 150)
    3. flexible reading
    4. progressive reading
  16. One of the following is NOT a quality of the paragraph
    1. unity
    2. coherence
    3. critical reading
      Ans: C (Page 190, 191, 192)
    4. adequate development
  17. ____is simply defined as a unit of thought in composition
    1. paragraph
      Ans: A (Page 201)
    2. sentence
    3. essay
    4. punctuation
  18. Pick out the odd one
    1. article
      Ans: A (Page 201)
    2. narration
    3. description
    4. argument
  19. To search or locate information quickly is known as
    1. scanning
      Ans: A (Page 146)
    2. skimming
    3. writing
    4. none
  20. ____ is a type of skimming
    1. preview skimming
    2. location skimming
    3. check skimming
    4. none
      Ans: D (Page 145)
  21. A major comprehension skill is
    1. arm chair reading
    2. deductive comprehension
      Ans: B
    3. strategic comprehension
    4. flexibility
  22. Connective and determiners enable us to _____
    1. identify background knowledge
    2. determine the writer’s purpose
    3. identify the functions of detail
      Ans: C (Page 264)
    4. none
  23. An abstract
    1. reveals the writers background
    2. highlights the key ideas in the article
      Ans: B (Page 226)
    3. explains the writer’s strategy
    4. introduces the arguments
  24. _____ is the stock of words which language makes available to its users
    1. syntax
    2. structure
    3. dictionary
    4. vocabulary
      Ans: D (Page 354)
  25. Which can shape the writer’s arguments
    1. educational background
    2. experience
    3. environment
    4. vocabulary
      Ans: D

    For the following questions 26- 30 match the instructions with the way of reading listed A-E

    1. Reading for specific information
    2. Reading for detail
    3. Reading for gist
    4. Intensive reading
    5. Extensive reading

  26. Find all the words in the story about pest
    Ans:A
  27. Read the text. Decide which is the best heading for it
    And: D
  28. Read the article to find out exactly how the machine works
    Ans:B
  29. Finish reading the story at home
    Ans:E
  30. Read the poster to find out the dates of Annie’s Sam’s and Julie’s birthday
    Ans: A
  31. Choose the correct options

  32. The reference to the practical and normal use of language is
    1. lexicon
    2. literal
    3. vocabulary
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. denotative
  33. The expression of ideas, views and thoughts in their colourful forms is done ______
    1. denotatively
    2. literarily
    3. metaphorically
    4. figuratively
      Ans: D (Page 449)
  34. Tenor as a concept of figurative languages refers to the _______ image
    1. magnified
      Ans: A (Page 381)
    2. carnivorous
    3. tertiary
    4. primary
  35. What is the figurative concept of the underlined word? “Tobi is vulture"
    1. ground
    2. abuse
      Ans: B
    3. desert
    4. vehicle
  36. Unpleasantness, vulgarity and obscenity are replaced with favourable connotation in _________
    1. antithesis
    2. climax
    3. euphemism
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. litotes

PAPER 2: USE ANSWERS A - D BELOW TO ANSWER THE QUESTION 1 - 4

  1. Antithesis
  2. litotes
  3. Allusion
  4. Rhetorical
  1. “Willing to wound, yet afraid to strike” Ans:A
  2. “Woe is me if I preach not the gospel” Ans: B
  3. “What happens to a dream deferred?” Ans: D
  4. “Sing, o heavens, for the Lord has done itAns: C
  5. CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTIONS IN THE FOLLOWING

  6. Identify the lexical item that contains a single morpheme
    1. train
    2. boys
      Ans: B
    3. hunter
    4. reactivate
  7. _____ is a word with four morphemes
  8. _____ is a word that has a root and a suffix
  9. Morphemes that have variants forms are called
    1. allomorph
    2. free
    3. bound
    4. allomorphs
      Ans: D
  10. The process of introducing new words or new senses of old words into a language is Called _____
    1. clipping
    2. neologism
      Ans: B
    3. reduplication
    4. composition
  11. The process of word formation that is most productive is
    1. compounding
      Ans: A
    2. conversion
    3. derivation
    4. reduplication
  12. One of these is not an irregular noun
    1. sheep
    2. syllabus
    3. amoeba
    4. girl
      Ans: D
  13. “She prays every morning” is an adverb of
    1. place
    2. frequency
      Ans: B
    3. time
    4. manner
  14. ____ is not of the sentence that modifies
    1. gerundive phrase
    2. absolute phrase
    3. participial phrase
    4. infinitive phrase
      Ans: D
  15. In the sentence “Eyi” has the ability to kill “ability to kill” is
    1. a part of an adverb phrase
    2. an adjective
    3. complement of a verb
      Ans: C
    4. complement of an adjective
  16. The noun can work as the
    1. subject
    2. object
    3. complement
    4. all of the above
      Ans: D
  17. The personal pronoun is distinguished by all except
    1. case
    2. person
    3. number
    4. interrogation
      Ans: D
  18. Back-backward-backward
    1. noun-adjective-adverb
    2. adjective-adverb-noun
    3. adverb-adjective-noun
    4. noun-noun-adjective
  19. Theory-theoretical-theoretically is
    1. preposition-noun-adverb
    2. noun-adjective-noun
    3. noun-adjective-adverb
      Ans: C
    4. adverb-noun-adjective
  20. My mother and my boss _______ announced their retirement
    1. has
    2. have
      Ans: B (page 250)
    3. having
    4. hasn’t
  21. Neither the defense nor the prosecution ________ enough evidence to win the case
    1. have
    2. has
      Ans: B (page 250)
    3. having
    4. are having
  22. Every student _____ school bag
    1. hasn’t
    2. has his
      Ans: B (page 250)
    3. had her
    4. have
  23. Statistics and physics ______ my favourite subjects
    1. are
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. was
    3. was not
    4. is
  24. The risk of vandalizing petroleum pipelines _______too enormous
    1. are
    2. were
    3. is
      Ans: C (page 250)
    4. dare
  25. The deaf ______ not pity but fair treatment from the community
    1. desire
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. desires
    3. desired
    4. does desire
  26. My teacher and best friend ______ at GRA
    1. live
    2. lives
      Ans: B (Page 250)
    3. are living
    4. were lived
  27. The congregation _______ mainly of students and staff of the university
    1. comprise
    2. comprising
    3. consist
    4. consists
      Ans: D
  28. When will Ghana celebrate ____ next independents anniversary?
    1. her
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. their
    3. his
    4. Ghana’s
  29. In other to boost ______ waning reputation, the company sent canvassers to Mile One Market
    1. their
    2. its
      Ans: E (page 250)
    3. his
    4. it’s
  30. Both countries impose travel ban to countries at war on _____ citizens
    1. their
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. its
    3. it’s
    4. his
  31. The presiding judge decided to _______ justice with mercy
    1. temper
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. tamper
    3. trample
    4. stamp
  32. It is indeed a ______ shame to dress indecently
    1. resounding
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. stupid
    3. wonderful
    4. crying
  33. Either John or I _______ to blame
    1. is
      Ans: A (page 250)
    2. are
    3. an
    4. were
  34. “Come here” is a/an ______ sentence
    1. interrogative
    2. declarative
    3. exclamatory
    4. imperative
      Ans: D (page 250)
  35. “I did go to Aba yesterday” is ______sentence
    1. reflexive
    2. continuous tense
    3. compulsory
    4. emphatic
      Ans: D (page 250)
  36. We have just _____ an inspiring hymn
    1. sung
    2. sang
      Ans: B (page 250)
    3. being
    4. singing
    5. been sung

PAPER 3 CA: CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTIONS

  1. “I can’t bear to see the child suffer? _____ Phrase
    1. gerundive
    2. infinitive
      Ans: B (page 270)
    3. participation
    4. absolute
  2. The ugliest girl has been dismissed phrase
    1. prepositional
    2. gerundic
    3. absolute
    4. infinitive
    5. noun
      Ans: E (page 270)
  3. The man cried aloud, being in anguish is ______
    1. participial
    2. gerundive
    3. absolute
      Ans: C (page 270)
    4. infinitive
  4. Teaching is my profession
    1. participial
    2. gerundive
      Ans: B (page 270)
    3. absolute
    4. infinitive
  5. Mary the nurse is ray sister
    1. adjective appositive
    2. verb appositive
    3. adverb appositive
    4. noun appositive
      Ans: D (page 270)

    IDENTIFY THE CLAUSE IN THE UNDERLINED EXPRESSION

  6. Let us pretend for a moment that of these happened
    1. dependent
      Ans: A (page 275)
    2. independent
    3. main
    4. adjective
  7. Here comes the stupid girl who slapped her father
    1. adverbial
    2. adjective
      Ans: B (page 275)
    3. noun
    4. independent
  8. Since you have taken my pair of shoes, I will not go home
    1. adverbial
    2. independent
      Ans: B (page 275)
    3. dependent
    4. adjectival
  9. Give me the ice-cream or I will scream as soon as the lecturer comes in
    1. independent
    2. nominal
    3. adverbial
      Ans: C (page 275)
    4. participial
  10. The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows his handwork
    1. independent
      Ans: A (page 275)
    2. dependent
    3. subordinate
    4. gerundive

    IDENTIFY THE SENTENCE TYPES

  11. You ignore my warning, you will ultimately face the consequence
    1. simple
    2. compound
    3. complex
      Ans: C (page 292)
    4. compound-complex
  12. John, the best student in the class, the tallest and most handsome student
    1. simple
    2. complex
    3. compound
    4. compound-complex
  13. It is not that the councillor lied exactly, but he did tend to exaggerate
    1. compound
      Ans: A (page 292)
    2. compound-complex
    3. simple
    4. complex
  14. When the cat is away, the mice will play
    1. simple
    2. compound
    3. complex
      Ans: C (page 292)
    4. compound complex
  15. Yesterday, Stella brought a cat home and it caught and killed the rat which ate the groundnut that mum bought on Tuesday
    1. complex
    2. simple
    3. compound-complex
      Ans: C (page 292)
    4. compound

    IDENTIFY THE SENTENCE PATTERN

  16. The man died
    1. SVO
    2. SVA
    3. SV
      Ans: C (page 290)
    4. SVC
  17. Chelsea defeated Bayern Munich
    1. SV
    2. VSO
    3. SOV
    4. SVO
      Ans: D
  18. Mazi is a lecturer
    1. SVOC
    2. SVC
      Ans: B
    3. SVCO
    4. SVA
  19. Hurriedly, the boys finished the job
    1. SVOA
    2. SAVO
    3. ASVO
      Ans: C
    4. SVCCA
  20. The class elected John their course leader today
    1. SAVO
    2. SVOO
    3. SVOCA
      Ans: C
    4. SVCCA
  21. Akpan and Audu cheered and shouted happily
    1. SSVVA
    2. SVA
      Ans: B
    3. SSVVC
    4. SVC
  22. Here comes Dokubo
    1. SVA
    2. AVS
      Ans: B
    3. SVO
    4. AVO
  23. Don’t tell me a pack of lies
    1. SVA
    2. VOO
      Ans: B
    3. VOS
    4. SOV
  24. To record very good scores this semester is my great and constant dream
    1. SCVOC
    2. SVCOVA
    3. SVC
    4. SVCO
  25. It is palatable
    1. SV
    2. SVO
    3. SVA
    4. SVC
      Ans: D

    IDENTIFY THE ODD EXAMPLE

    1. Slump
    2. wane
    3. dwindle
    4. peter out
      Ans: D
    5. wax

    1. Melt
    2. thaw
    3. evaporate
    4. liquefy
    5. freeze
      Ans: E

    1. Coke
    2. brandy
    3. orange
      Ans: C
    4. juice
    5. lemonade

    1. bessottedness
    2. credit
    3. savings
    4. editorial
      Ans: D
    5. overdraft

    1. Collateral
    2. credit
    3. savings
    4. editorial
      Ans: D
    5. overdraft

GES 100 2010/2011 SESSION

  1. Drawings of an area of the earth are referred to as ________?
    1. Maps
      Ans: A (Page 50)
    2. Directives
    3. Atals
    4. Handbooks
  2. Books published yearly which carry information on various events for the coming year are called?
    1. Year book
    2. Annual book
    3. Almanacs
      Ans: C (Page 49)
    4. Hand book
  3. Abstracts differ from indexes by _______
    1. Being arranged in alphabetical order
    2. Containing vital information
    3. Contain short description of the most important ides in an article
      Ans: C (Page 49,51)
    4. Contain information not published in any book
  4. The section of the library that operates open access
    1. One is able to browse and pick any material
      Ans: A (Page 48)
    2. the materials are for reference only
    3. the materials are very expensive and can only be used in the library
  5. Past copies of journals are referred to as
    1. Old copies
    2. File copies
    3. past papers
    4. back files
      Ans: D
  6. The classification scheme used in University of Part Harcourt is ____
    1. Universal Decimal Classification
    2. Library of Congress Classification
      Ans: B
    3. Bibliographic Classification
    4. Scars list of Subject Heading
  7. The short description on the cover of a book is referred to as
    1. Bait
    2. Babule
    3. Blurb
      Ans: C (Page 42)
    4. flack print
  8. The page of a book which contains information about authority of the author over the book is called?
    1. Bastard page
    2. Copy page
    3. Right page
    4. Copy right page
      Ans: D (Page 43)
  9. The 3 x 5 card which carried information about the book is called?
    1. Catalogue card
    2. Card catalogue
      Ans: B (Page 46)
    3. Card sorter
    4. Card holder
  10. Call mark is also referred to as
    1. Call number
      Ans: A (Page 46)
    2. call back
    3. back number
    4. locating card
  11. _______ is fundamental in Note-taking and note-making
    1. Writing
      Ans: A (Page 27)
    2. Talking
    3. Listening
    4. Cramming
  12. One of these is an element in note-taking and note-making
    1. Digression
    2. Language
    3. Confusion
    4. Clarity
      Ans: D (Page 27)
  13. There are four elements in the process of taking and making note ____
    1. True
      Ans: A
    2. False
  14. ______ is one of the purposes of note-taking and note-making
    1. Research
      Ans: A
    2. Cramming
    3. Copying
    4. Writing
  15. Note-taking and making, judicious use of time table and study efforts can all be supported by ________
    1. more individual effort
    2. intensive private work
    3. group study
      Ans: C
    4. reading speed
  16. Context clues help to _______
    1. define reading purpose
    2. identify sentence structure
    3. defer meaning of words
    4. infer meaning of words
      Ans: D (page 358)
  17. Taking and making notes can be affected by one of these_________
    1. rapt attention to lectures
    2. truancy
      Ans: B
    3. group study
    4. intelligibility
  18. An environmental problem to a note-maker is
    1. light
    2. tune
    3. lack of infrastructure
      Ans: C
    4. adequate rest
  19. A good note-maker is a bad listener
    1. True
    2. False
      Ans: B
  20. A writer’s diction and language can pose a problem to the note-maker
    1. True
      Ans: A
    2. False
  21. Words are studies under two broad areas. They are,
    1. Dictionary and Thesaurus
    2. Student’s Companion and Encyclopaedia
    3. Lexis and Vocabulary
      Ans: A
    4. Idioms and proverbs
  22. The basic unit of expression that is assigned to a specific class, and that has some semantic implication is _____________
    1. the sentence
    2. the word
      Ans: B
    3. the paragraph
    4. the syllable
  23. The process of shortening a word by removing one or two phonemes from it is called
    1. Reduplication
    2. Neologism
    3. Clipping
      Ans: C (Page 374)
    4. Acronym
  24. The most productive method of word formation is
    1. Compounding or Composition
      Ans: A (Page 377)
    2. Derivation
    3. Conversion
    4. Reduplication
  25. The prefix ‘ultra’ simply means
    1. Spremely
    2. extremely
      Ans: B (Page 355)
    3. all
    4. universal
  26. The suffix ‘–esque’ simply means
    1. rule of
    2. in all direction of
    3. in style of
      Ans: C (Page 355)
    4. inhabitant of
  27. Words that are spelt and written in the same way, but that are pronounced differently and have different meanings e.g lead (go ahead of others) and lead (a salt heavy grayish blue metal) are called
    1. homographs
      Ans: A (Page 368)
    2. homonym
    3. homophones
    4. synonyms
  28. Eating in dream is a sign of spiritual attack “Eating” in the above sentence is an example of
    1. Infinitival phrase
    2. Participial phrase
    3. Gerundial phrase
      Ans: C (Page 284)
    4. Absolute phrase
  29. The main determining factor in structural types of phrases is
    1. contend
    2. form
      Ans: B
    3. both
    4. none
  30. The functional type of phrase that describes the noun and can appear whenever a noun phrase is found is:
    1. Verb phrase
    2. Adverbial phrase
    3. Prepositional phrase
    4. Adjectival phrase
      Ans: D (Page 273)
  31. The meaning expressed by a word in relation to other words in a passage is called:
    1. Denotative meaning
    2. Connotative meaning
    3. Contextual meaning
      Ans: C (Page 358)
    4. Figurative meaning
  32. ‘Hanky-panky’ is an example of
    1. Homophones
    2. Homonyms
    3. Homographs
    4. Synonyms
      Ans: D (Page 366)
  33. ‘Knew’ and ‘new’ are examples of
    1. Homophonies
    2. Homonyms
      Ans: B (Page 368)
    3. Homographs
    4. Synonyms
  34. ‘TV’ is an example of
    1. Clipping
      Ans: A (Page 374)
    2. Acronym
    3. Neologism
    4. Idiolect
  35. ‘Amoeba’ is an example of a
    1. Masculine noun
    2. Neuter noun
      Ans: B
    3. Hermaphrodite
    4. Feminine noun

PAPER 2 NOS. 1-35 CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION

  1. Facts are stubborn things
    1. SSV
    2. SVOC
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVOO
    4. SVVO
    5. SSVVO
  2. Ade wanted to be a student at that University
    1. SAVO
    2. SVAC
    3. SVCA
      Ans: C (Page 290)
    4. SVAO
    5. SVA
  3. Carefully searching the room, Osaro found a ring
    1. AVOSVO
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SAVO
    3. SVO
    4. SVC
    5. SVOA
  4. Made the Chairman every year, he was very busy
    1. SV
    2. SVV
    3. SVO
    4. VSASVAC
    5. ASVAC
      Ans: E (Page 290)
  5. Some men can be so very unrepentant
    1. SAVO
    2. SVAC
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVAO
    4. SVA
    5. SVC
  6. Knocked down is
    1. Verb + Noun
    2. Verb + Particle
    3. Adjective + Preposition
    4. Noun + Adjective
    5. None of the above
      Ans: E (Page 256)
  7. Good at games is
    1. Noun + Verb
    2. Adverb + Verb
    3. Adjective + Preposition
    4. Adjective + Prepositional phrase
      Ans: D (Page 256)
    5. Noun + Adjective
  8. Frozen stuff is
    1. Verb + Adjective
    2. Adjective + Noun
      Ans: B (Page 256)
    3. Noun + Adverb
    4. Adverb + Adverb
  9. Emerald green is
    1. Noun + Verb
    2. Adjective + Adjective
    3. Noun + Adjective
      Ans: C (Page 256)
    4. Noun + Noun
  10. Pale blue shirt is
    1. Adjective + Adjective + Noun
      Ans: A (Page 256)
    2. Verb + Adjective
    3. Verb + Noun
    4. Noun + Adjective
  11. Elsy is five years old
    1. Nominal Group + Adjective
    2. Verb + Verb
    3. Adverb + Noun
    4. Noun + Adjective
      Ans: D (Page 256)
  12. Facts are stubborn things
    1. compound sentence
    2. complex sentence
    3. simple sentence
      Ans: C (Page 292)
    4. compound complex sentence
  13. There the wicked cease from trouble, and the weary be at rest
    1. compound sentence
      Ans: A (Page 293)
    2. complex sentence
    3. simple sentence
    4. compound complex sentence
  14. When she got there, the cupboard was bare
    1. compound sentence
    2. complex sentence
      Ans: B (Page 293)
    3. single sentence
    4. Complex-complex sentence
  15. Jack fell down and Jill came tumbling after because she was too busy watching Jack
    1. Compound sentence
    2. complex sentence
    3. simple sentence
    4. compound- complex sentence
      Ans: D (Page 293)

    Identify the underlined expressions in the sentences from Nos. 16-20

  16. We watched the bird feed its young
    1. A verb phrase
      Ans: A (Page 273)
    2. A noun phrase
    3. An infinite phrase
    4. A participle phrase
  17. He caused the confusion by suddenly changing lanes
    1. A noun phrase
    2. A prepositional phrase
    3. An infinitive phrase
    4. A noun phrase
      Ans: D (Page 274)
  18. When we got there, she discovered that the cupboard was bare
    1. Dependent clause
    2. Independent clause
      Ans: B
    3. Adverb clause
    4. Adjective clause
  19. They hoped that the war would end soon
    1. Adverb Clause
    2. Adjective clause
    3. Noun clause
      Ans: C (Page 276)
    4. Restrictive clause
  20. He was bitter that she had deserted him
    1. Adverb clause
      Ans: A (Page 277)
    2. Noun clause as subject
    3. Noun clause as direct object
    4. Noun clause as predicate
  21. What is Communication?
    1. A process of expressing abstract ideas
    2. The production of desired result that is wanted or intended
    3. The activity or process of exchanging ideas and feelings or of giving people information
      Ans: C (Page 18)
    4. Effective production of speech
  22. Effective communication requires
    1. The application of linguistic resources
    2. The application of the right tools and the necessary skills either in speaking or writing
      Ans: B (Page 18)
    3. Effective use of the euphemism
    4. Effective use of figures of speech
  23. What is the other name for figures of speech?
    1. Figures of contrast
    2. Conversational figures
    3. Linguistics devices
    4. Rhetorical figures
      Ans: D (Page 449)
  24. Rhetorical devices embellish speech
    1. True
      Ans: A (Page 449)
    2. False
    3. maybe
    4. somehow
  25. The messages of figures of speech reside at the ____ level
    1. Denotative
    2. Linguistic
    3. Connotative
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. Literal
  26. Figures of speech play the following roles except
    1. Beautifying an expression
    2. Stress a point
    3. Help the user to confuse his audience
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. Tease the mind for better understanding
  27. _______ bring two things together in order to show and stress the difference between them
    1. Figures of contrast
      Ans: A
    2. Metaphor
    3. Personification
    4. Metonymy
  28. Irony is grouped into three categories except one
    1. Verbal irony
    2. Non-verbal Irony
      Ans: B
    3. Dramatic irony
    4. Situational irony
  29. What figure of speech is used in the expression: I have never seen such a united nation like Nigeria
    1. Simile
    2. Irony
      Ans: B
    3. Contrast
    4. Verbal Irony
  30. According to Chinue Achebe ______ is both a functional means of communication and also a very elegant and artistic performance itself
    1. Variable
    2. Proverb
    3. Figures of speech
      Ans: C (Page 449)
    4. imagery
  31. _______ is an exaggeration of overstatement of fact
    1. Climax
    2. Peak
    3. Hyperbole
      Ans: C (Page 451)
    4. Zennith
  32. Angela is a Peacock. What figure of speech is used in the expression?
    1. Metaphor
      Ans: A (Page 449)
    2. Personification
    3. Euphemism
    4. Simile
  33. _____ is the opposite of climax?
    1. Non climax
    2. Bathos
      Ans: B
    3. Less climax
    4. Poet climax
  34. A question that is not intended to elicit a reply is _______
    1. Unanswered question
    2. Non rhetorical question
    3. Rhetorical question
      Ans: C (Page 288)
    4. Unnecessary
  35. A figure of comparison which ascribes human attributes to inanimate objects or abstract ideals is _____
    1. Metonymy
    2. Simile
    3. Personification
      Ans: C (Page 452)
    4. Metaphor

PAPER 3: NOS. 1-30 C/A CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION

  1. Which is not required in speed reading?
    1. Active reading
      Ans: A (Page 126)
    2. Proper eye movement
    3. Context clues
    4. Knowledge of one speed
  2. Skimming enables one to identify
    1. Key ideas
      Ans: A (Page 144)
    2. Writer’s techniques
    3. Writer’s viewpoint
    4. All of the above
  3. Scanning is:
    1. An active process
    2. Collocation
    3. Search reading
      Ans: C (Page 146)
    4. Sensible clusters
  4. An impediment to speed reading is:
    1. Sub-vocalization
      Ans: A (Page 163)
    2. Skimming
    3. Progressive sweep
    4. Sentence type
  5. Close reading involve:
    1. Speed reading
    2. Vocalization
    3. Retrogression
    4. Study-pace reading
      Ans: D (Page 150)
  6. A major comprehension skill is:
    1. Flexibility
    2. Literal comprehension
    3. Armchair traveling
    4. Effective span

    5. (Page 156)
  7. Deductive comprehension requires:
    1. Fluidity
    2. Making personal connections
    3. Arriving at logical conclusions
      Ans: C
    4. Evaluating information
  8. Which is not a strategy for reading comprehension?
    1. Reading for information
      Ans: A (Page 170)
    2. Previewing
    3. Self question
    4. Goal setting
  9. A topic sentence sums up:
    1. The title of the text
    2. The entire text
    3. The paragraph
      Ans: C (Page 186)
    4. The writer’s perspective
  10. Which is a context clue?
    1. Inferences
    2. Chorological order
    3. Writer’s purpose
    4. Definitional Sentence
      Ans: D (Page 358)
  11. A paragraph is ______
    1. a composition
    2. A group of related sentences
    3. A unit of thought in a composition
      Ans: C (Page 184)
    4. An indented expression
  12. These are features of the paragraph
    1. Unity and coherence
    2. Indentation and topic sentence
      Ans: B (Page 185)
    3. Unity and adequate development
    4. Analysis and definition
  13. ______ is the central idea in a paragraph
    1. Topic sentence
      Ans: A (Page 186)
    2. Thesis statement
    3. Sentence
    4. Theme
  14. One of these is a quality of a good paragraph
    1. Classification
    2. Illustration
    3. Cause and effect
    4. Adequate development
      Ans: D (Page 189)
  15. The standard length of a paragraph is
    1. One sentence
    2. Two sentence
    3. Five or more sentence
    4. One or more sentence that adequately express a distinct thought
      Ans: D (Page 184)
  16. By using appropriate transitional markers to link sentences, idea and paragraphs we achieve
    1. Coherence
      Ans: A (Page 190)
    2. A topic sentence
    3. Introducing paragraph
    4. Aesthetics
  17. Which of the following is a method of paragraph development?
    1. Analysis
    2. Definition
    3. Classification
    4. All of the above
      Ans: D (Page 192)
  18. Which of the following is suitable for a topic sentence?
    1. Good leadership in Nigeria
    2. The Global economics crises
    3. The National Assembly and Anti-corruption Reform in Nigeria
    4. Nigeria is an underdeveloped nation
      Ans: D (Page 187)
  19. A topic sentence is usually located at
    1. The beginning of a paragraph
    2. Middle of a paragraph
    3. End of a paragraph
    4. Any of the above
  20. The primary aim of paragraphing is to
    1. Create ideas
    2. Brain storm
    3. Dazzle the reader
    4. Organize ideas effectively
      Ans: D (Page 184)
  21. Write the letter of the term that describes each underlined portion in the following passage:

    Has this ever happened to you? You decided to take a personal quiz, (21) Which you found on the Internet
    (22) You had up your score and you eagerly read the paragraph that supposedly described your personality type.
    However, (23) When you finish reading you feel horrible. The reason is not
    (24) because you don’t recognize yourself but because you do!
    (25) When a scenario like this occur, keep these points
    (26) in, mind, first, the quiz results may not be completely accurate.
    (27) Taking a personality test while in a rotten mood. It can skew the result. Second, personality quizzes vary in quality. Even highly respected test
    (28) that professionals use may have flaws.
    (29) Finally, even if your quiz results are accurate, you could turn the situation into a learning experience. You might try to change
    (30) Whatever attitudes and behaviours you’d like to improve or you could choose to accept yourself as you are.

    1. Noun clause
    2. Adjective clause
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. Adverb
    4. Independent clause

    1. Simple sentence
    2. Compound sentence
      Ans: B (Page 293)
    3. Complex sentence
    4. Compound- complex sentence

    1. Noun clause
    2. Adjective clause
    3. Adverb
      Ans: C (Page 257)
    4. Independent clause

    1. Nnoun clause as subject
    2. Noun clause as direct object
    3. Noun clause as predicate
      Ans: C (Page 276)
    4. Noun clause as predicate nominative

    1. Noun clause
      Ans: A (Page 276)
    2. Adjective clause
    3. Adverb clause
    4. Independent clause

    1. Independent clause
    2. Sentence fragment
    3. Run-on-sentence
      Ans: C (Page 349)
    4. Simple sentence

    1. Essential adjective clause
    2. Nonessential adjective clause
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. Adverb clause
    4. Noun clause

    1. Simple sentence
    2. Compound sentence
    3. Complex sentence
      Ans: C (Page 293)
    4. Compound- complex sentence

    1. Noun clause as subject
    2. Noun clause as direct object of an infinitive
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. Noun clause as direct object

2009/2010

  1. Reference materials are marked REF or Ref
    1. There is no difference between these
      Ans: B (Page 48)
    2. There is a difference between them
    3. One is shelved at the reference section while the other is in the open shelf
    4. Both are displayed on the shelf
  2. Old issues of journals are called
    1. Superseded issue
      Ans: A
    2. Old books
    3. Ancients issues
    4. discarded issue
  3. Catalogue cards are the same as:
    1. cards in catalogues cabinets
    2. catalogue of books
    3. information on the shelves
      Ans: C (Page 46)
    4. cards in the books
  4. In which section of the library can we find the dictionary?
    1. Research section
    2. reference
      Ans: B (Page 48)
    3. acquisition
  5. Accession number of a book is:
    1. the number given to a book in the library
      Ans: A (Page 47)
    2. the call mark of the book
    3. the call number of the book
  6. A few of these apples ____ great
    1. tasted
    2. tastes
      Ans: B (Page 340)
    3. taste
    4. None
  7. It _____these men that I saw
    1. were
    2. Was
      Ans: B (Page 340)
    3. has
    4. is
  8. Half of the mango ______ rotten
    1. are
    2. is
      Ans: B (Page 338)
    3. were
    4. can
    5. being
  9. A gang of thieves ______ broken into the bank
    1. have
    2. were
    3. were
    4. has
      Ans: D (Page 338)
  10. Neither the boys nor their father ______ arrived.
    1. have
    2. had been
    3. has
      Ans: C (Page 338)
    4. was
  11. The crowd ______ silent
    1. were
    2. are
    3. has
    4. was
      Ans: D (Page 338)
  12. Derby as well as Tony______ brave
    1. are
    2. was
    3. has being
    4. is
      Ans: D (Page 338)
  13. We made Ben our cook
    1. SSV
    2. SVOC
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVOO
    4. SVVO
    5. SSVVO
  14. Some men can be so vary unrepentant
    1. SAVO
    2. SVAC
    3. SVAO
    4. SVA
    5. SVC
      Ans: E (Page 291)
  15. We later heard the views
    1. SAVO
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVO
    3. SVC
    4. SVCA
    5. SVOA
  16. This is good news indeed
    1. SVAA
    2. SVO
    3. SVAC
    4. SVCA
      Ans: D (Page 290)
    5. SVOA
  17. This is the end of the story
    1. SV
    2. SVV
    3. SVO
    4. SVCA
    5. None of the above
      Ans: E (Page 290)
  18. Good is called_____
    1. word
      Ans: A (Page 251)
    2. morpheme
    3. syllable
    4. root
  19. Hanger-on is _____
    1. verb + noun
    2. adjective + preposition
      Ans: B (Page 377)
    3. Noun + adjective
    4. adjective
  20. Spoon-feed is _____
    1. verb adjective
    2. Adjective noun
    3. Noun+ verb
      Ans: C (Page 377)
    4. Adverb + Verb
  21. Armoured car is
    1. Noun+ verb
    2. Noun+ noun
    3. Verb± noun
      Ans: C (Page 255)
    4. Verb+ adjective
  22. Make-believe is a _______
    1. verb+ adjective
    2. Noun+ adjective
    3. Verb + verb
      Ans: C (Page 377)
    4. Adverb + noun

    23-26: Answer the question below, based on the information in the following passage

    The concept of fashion as we know it originated around 1350, Before that time, people wore loose garments draped according to the national style. Clothing styles changed after the Crusaders returned from the East with the button which they had seen used by the Turks and Mongols. Court tailors began attaching buttons to clothes that fastened tightly round the human form. These garments resulted in fashion’s first scandal when the Catholic Church objected to the revealing clothes. The objection posed by the Church did not halt the progress of fashion, however. As merchants and other members of the emerging middle class acquired new wealth, they wanted to dress like the nobility. The aristocrats, in turn, struggled to keep a step ahead of the middle class, and as result, styles quickly became obsolete. By 1380 tailors were kept busy with the rapidly changing fashions. As fashions changed, some odd styles emerged. One of the strangest was that worn by women in Venice, Italy, in the 1600s. Venetian noblewomen began wearing platform shoes that lifted them nearly a foot off the ground. The wearer required an attendant on either side to support her as she walked on the stilt-like shoes. The shoes might have been designed to keep the women’s feet dry when water from the surrounding lagoons rose and flooded some of the city’s streets, but they were far from practical: The women who wore them might be considered among the earliest slaves to fashion.

  23. The Crusaders saw the Turks and Mongols wearing
    1. loose garments
    2. clothes fastened with buttons
      Ans: B
    3. clothes fastened with zippers
    4. high platform shoes
  24. What is meant by the phrase “styles quickly became obsolete” in the second paragraph?
    1. Styles came into fashion
    2. Strange styles developed
    3. No one cared about styles anymore
    4. none
      Ans: D
  25. Which of the following doesn’t explain why Venetian women wore high platform shoes?
    1. They wanted to keep their feet dry
    2. They wanted to maintain the height of fashion
    3. They wanted to scandalize the Catholic Church
      Ans: C
    4. The wanted to attract attention
  26. According to the selection, who were among the earliest slaves to fashion?
    1. Venetian noblewomen 1600s
      Ans: A
    2. the attendants who supported the Venetian women
    3. the tailors who tried keep up with the changing fashions
    4. the Turks and Mongols
  27. The major factor that disrupts effective comprehension of any kind is:
    1. inattention and break in telementation
      Ans: A
    2. fatigue
    3. carelessness
    4. over enthusiasm
  28. Reading comprehension can be seriously affected by
    1. poor eyesight
      Ans: A
    2. impaired hearing
    3. poor acoustics
    4. poor environment
  29. While reading comprehension involves the eyes and the optic nerves, listening comprehension involves
    1. the vocal cords
    2. the nose arid olfactory nerves
    3. the tongue and the mouth cavity
    4. the ear, the ear drum and the ear nerves
      Ans: D
  30. Notes, taken at lectures and fully made, are very useful because
    1. they eliminate reading full books over and consulting lecturers
      Ans: A (Page 29)
    2. they build confidence
    3. they save time
    4. none of the above
  31. The loose cover when present on a book is called
    1. Dust jacket
      Ans: A (Page 42)
    2. Film jacket
    3. Coast jacket
    4. Cover file
  32. When the cover of a book bears a short description of the content the description is called
    1. The blurb
      Ans: A (Page 42)
    2. The blube
    3. The blurbel
    4. The burbul
  33. Which of these pages is differentiated by being numbered in Arabic numeral figures?
    1. Subsidiary pages
    2. introduction
    3. the main book
    4. preliminary pages
      Ans: D (Page 42)
  34. Which of these is written by a person other than the author of the book?
    1. Preface
    2. Forward
      Ans: B (Page 43)
    3. Introduction
  35. Which of these classification schemes is used in the University of Port Harcourt library
    1. Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme
    2. Library of Congress Classification Scheme
      Ans: B (Page 45)
  36. Which of these contains 12.5cm x 7.5cm (3 x 5 inches) cards?
    1. Card catalogue
      Ans: A (Page 46)
    2. Catalogue cards
    3. Guide cards
    4. Card arrangement
  37. Journals differ from books because:
    1. They are expensive
    2. Appear at regular seasons
      Ans: B (Page 47)
    3. They have editors
    4. They have dates
  38. Note-making and making, judicious use of time table and steady effort can all be supported by
    1. More individual effort
    2. intensive private work
    3. group-study
      Ans: C (Page 34)
    4. reading speed

    39-48: Write the letter of the term that describes each underlined portion in the following passage

    Has this ever happened to you? You decided to take a personal quiz, (21) Which you found on the Internet
    (22) You had up your score and you eagerly read the paragraph that supposedly described your personality type.
    However, (23) When you finish reading you feel horrible. The reason is not
    (24) because you don’t recognize yourself but because you do!
    (25) When a scenario like this occur, keep these points
    (26) in, mind, first, the quiz results may not be completely accurate.
    (27) Taking a personality test while in a rotten mood. It can skew the result. Second, personality quizzes vary in quality. Even highly respected test
    (28) that professionals use may have flaws.
    (29) Finally, even if your quiz results are accurate, you could turn the situation into a learning experience. You might try to change
    (30) Whatever attitudes and behaviours you’d like to improve or you could choose to accept yourself as you are.
    1. Noun clause
    2. Adjective clause
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. Adverb
    4. Independent clause

    1. Simple sentence
    2. Compound sentence
      Ans: B (Page 293)
    3. Complex sentence
    4. Compound- complex sentence

    1. Noun clause
    2. Adjective clause
    3. Adverb clause
      Ans: C (Page 277)
    4. Independent clause

    1. Nnoun clause as subject
    2. Noun clause as direct object
    3. Noun clause as predicate
    4. Noun clause as predicate nominative
      Ans: E (Page 276)

    1. Noun clause
      Ans: A (Page 276)
    2. Adjective clause
    3. Adverb clause
    4. Independent clause

    1. Independent clause
    2. Sentence fragment
    3. Run-on-sentence
      Ans: C (Page 349)
    4. Simple sentence

    1. Independent Clause
    2. Sentence fragment
      Ans: B (Page 275)
    3. Run-on sentence
    4. Simple

    1. essential adjective clause
    2. non-essential adjective clause
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. adverb clause
    4. noun clause

    1. Simple sentence
    2. compound sentence
    3. complex sentence
      Ans: C (Page 293)
    4. compound-complex sentence

    1. noun clause as subject
    2. noun clause as direct object of an infinitive
      Ans: B (Page 276)
    3. noun clause as indirect object
    4. essential adjective clause

    49-70: Choose the correct option:

  39. These are called terminal punctuation marks:
    1. ellipsis, dash, and apostrophe
    2. full stop, exclamation and ellipsis
    3. full stop, exclamation mark and question mark
      Ans: E (Page 317)
    4. none
  40. The hyphen, parenthesis and quotation mark are used to:
    1. to indicate commission and enclose words
    2. to show possessiveness and enclose expression
    3. to introduce, link or enclose words
      Ans: C (PageS 324,325, 324)
  41. I am sure that things will improve
    1. Noun complement
    2. Nominal
    3. Adjective complement
      Ans: C
  42. Which of these is written by a person order than the author of the book?
    1. Preface
    2. Forward
      Ans: B
    3. Introduction
    4. Content page
  43. Context clues help to
    1. define reading purpose
    2. identify sentence structure
    3. defer meanings of words
    4. infer meanings of words
      Ans: D (Page 358)

    1. Many admirer of their work agree
    2. Many admirers of their work agrees
    3. many admirers of their of their work agree
      Ans: C
    4. none

    1. Do wrapping islands arid trees seems
    2. Does wrapping island and trees seems
    3. Does wrapping islands and trees
      Ans: C

    1. The press was
      Ans: A
    2. The press are
    3. the press have been
    4. none

  44. It is raining
    1. SVC
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SV
    3. SVO
    4. None
  45. His behaviour towards his son is inexplicable
    1. AVSA
    2. SVAA
    3. SVCV
    4. None
      Ans: D (Page 290)
  46. The odd item is
    1. biographies
      Ans: A
    2. novels
    3. poems
    4. plays
  47. Which is not relevant in active reading?
    1. The publisher
      Ans: A (Page 137)
    2. the writer
    3. the reader
    4. the text
  48. The survivors gave God all the glory
    1. SVOC
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVGA
    3. SVOO
    4. SVO
  49. The boys hurriedly finished the job
    1. SVOA
    2. SAVO
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. ASVO
    4. SVC
  50. Dr. Jonathan is the President
    1. SVOC
    2. SVC
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SAVC
    4. SVOA
  51. Which is associated with previewing?
    1. Abstract
      Ans: A (Page 51)
    2. connotation
    3. call cards
    4. flexibility
  52. Topic sentences:
    1. express topical ideas
    2. express main ideas
      Ans: B (Page 186)
    3. are topics of texts
    4. all of the above
  53. Obasi was given a piece of advice by the lecturer
    1. SVOA
    2. SVOO
    3. SVOC
      Ans: C (Page 291)
    4. SVO
  54. My father gave me a new book
    1. SVOO
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVGA
    3. SVA
    4. SVO
  55. The judge found him guilty
    1. SVOC
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVC
    3. SVGA
    4. SVAA
  56. The VC will invite you when he is ready
    1. SVA
    2. SVC
    3. SVOA
      Ans: C (Page 290)
    4. None
  57. Ade ate the meal quickly
    1. SAVO
    2. SVOA
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVC
    4. SVOC

2008/2009 SESSION

  1. We read to:
    1. obtain information
    2. understand information
    3. interpret information
    4. all of the above
      Ans: D (Page 6)
  2. A problem associated with reading comprehension is:
    1. scanning
    2. anticipating content
    3. skimming
    4. defining purpose
      Ans: D
  3. To master a text we:
    1. skim
    2. san
    3. study
      Ans: C (Page 6)
    4. none of the above
  4. Which is associated with previewing?
    1. abstract
      Ans: A (Page 51)
    2. connotation
    3. call cards
    4. flexibility
  5. Topic sentences:
    1. express topical ideas
    2. express main ideas
      Ans: B (Page 186)
    3. are topics of texts
  6. Context clues help to:
    1. define reading purpose
    2. identify sentence structure
    3. defer meanings of words
    4. infer meanings of words
      Ans: D (Page 358)
  7. _____ help us understand relations within a text
    1. adjectives
    2. topic sentences
    3. connectives
      Ans: C
    4. previews
  8. Which are not associated with graphic illustration?
    1. blurbs
      Ans: A
    2. tables
    3. diagrams
    4. pictures
  9. Background knowledge is:
    1. knowledge of writer
    2. general knowledge
      Ans: B
    3. knowledge of self
    4. knowledge of the text
  10. Which is not relevant in active reading?
    1. the publisher
      Ans: A (Page 137)
    2. the writer
    3. the reader
    4. the text
  11. Which is not a function of a sentence?
    1. giving definitions
    2. making word associations
      Ans: B (Page 286)
    3. giving elaborations
    4. making hypothesis
  12. To identify facts, we need:
    1. evaluative skill
    2. deductive skill
    3. literal skill
      Ans: C
    4. inferential skill
  13. Which is not an outcome of recreational reading?
    1. proficiency in English
    2. Critical analysis
    3. general knowledge
    4. insight into human conditions
      Ans: D (Page 132)
  14. Extensive reading involves:
    1. detailed reading
    2. specialized reading
    3. leisurely reading
    4. all of the above
      Ans: D (Page 149)
  15. The odd item is
    1. biographies
      Ans: A
    2. novels
    3. poems
    4. plays

    Choose the word pair that completes each of the following analogy test items:

  16. ACCOUNTANT: CALCULATOR:
    1. mathematics: graph
    2. gardener: shovel
      Ans: B (Page 360)
    3. pen: writer
  17. SUPERVISOR: FACTORY::
    1. spectator: applause
    2. boss: command
    3. drummer: drum
      Ans: C (Page 360)
  18. VOLUME: ENCYCLOPEDIA::
    1. book: page
    2. poet: poetry
    3. musician: orchestra
      Ans: C (Page 360)
  19. HILARIOUS: COMEDY::
    1. edit: scene
    2. gloomy: tragedy
      Ans: B (Page 360)
    3. performance: triumphant
  20. RAIN: FLOOD::
    1. fire : matches
    2. plane crash: casualties
      Ans: B (Page 360)
    3. crop loss: drought

    Choose the correct option:

    1. The lecturer gave us a test on Chemistry
    2. The lecturer gave us a test in Chemistry
      Ans: B
    3. The lecturer gave a test to us in chemistry

    1. She made the comments to my hearing
      Ans: A
    2. She made the comments at my hearing
    3. She made the comments in my hearing

    1. My son went to the office with a car
    2. She made the comments to my hearing
      Ans:
    3. My son went to the office on a car

    1. The examination will start by 9a.m. prompt
      Ans: A
    2. The examination will start around 9a.m. prompt
    3. The examination will start at 9 a.m. prompt

    1. The doctor operated my sister this morning
    2. The doctor operated on my sister this morning
      Ans: B
    3. The doctor operated up on my sister this morning

  21. Select the letter of each correct answer

  22. Note-taking must necessarily be immediately followed by:
    1. further listening and reading
    2. The doctor operated on my sister this morning
      Ans: B (Page 27)
    3. discussion
    4. reading for fun
  23. In formal education, note-taking involves:
    1. reading
    2. conference attendance
    3. spoken and written/printed materials
      Ans: C (Page 27)
    4. all of the above
  24. Reading may be defined as:
    1. making sense out of pictures
    2. getting a message out of phonetic symbols only
    3. decoding a message from graphic symbols
      Ans: C (Page 6, 119)
  25. Reading comprehension is greatly enhanced by
    1. high level language competence and effective reading skills
      Ans: A (Page 168)
    2. fluency in language
    3. ability to write correctly
    4. intensive reading
  26. The major skills employed in listening comprehension are
    1. tuning in, attention, thought process, and evaluation
      Ans: A
    2. tuning in and insulation
    3. thinking and evaluating
    4. insulation and evaluation

    Select the Word with the Correct spelling

    1. accommodation
      Ans: A
    2. acommodation
    3. accomodation
    4. acormodation

    1. hypophysics
    2. hypotheses
    3. hypothesis
      Ans: C
    4. hypophesis

    1. palimpsest
      Ans: A
    2. parlimpseste
    3. pelimpsest
    4. palympsest

    1. foreshadow
      Ans: A
    2. forshadow
    3. foreshardow
    4. foshadowed

    1. genre
      Ans: A
    2. gerne
    3. genner
    4. jenre

    1. alright
      Ans: A
    2. all right
    3. al-right
    4. allright

    1. gleaning
      Ans: A
    2. gleening
    3. gleaning
    4. gunning

    1. advertorial
      Ans: A
    2. advatorial
    3. advetorale
    4. ardvertorial

    1. aappositive
    2. appositive
      Ans: B
    3. arpositivo
    4. apositive

    1. litotes
      Ans: A
    2. littotis
    3. Ielotis
    4. litoities

  27. One of the underlined sections in the following sentences may contain errors of grammar, usage, punctuation and spelling. Write the letter of the incorrect section

  28. Michelangelo painted
    1. so good that he
      Ans: A
    2. was commissioned by the
    3. Pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
  29. The finch
    1. is a
    2. spirited bird that sings
    3. beautiful and is often kept a pet
      Ans: C
  30. The ancient
    1. Romans regularly
    2. Practice bribery and
      Ans: B
    3. infanticide
    1. The Commissioner of Work announced that the
      Ans: A
    2. road project would be
    3. awarded to lowest bidder
    1. All the locations proposed for
    2. the disposal of these industrial wastes have
    3. its disadvantages
      Ans: C

    Choose the correct option

  31. Library books are secured by ensuring that they are:
    1. chained to a place
    2. not stolen
    3. classified
      Ans: C (Page 45)
  32. An encyclopaedia may:
    1. cover only one subject
      Ans: A (Page 62)
    2. have the origin of words
    3. contain words on a special subject
  33. Almanacs
    1. record list of facts
    2. cover subjects like sports
      Ans: B (Page 49)
    3. give direction to travellers
  34. If you want to know the location of Honduras, you will:
    1. read a novel
    2. search your dictionary
    3. look in an atlas
      Ans: C (Page 50)
  35. In journals and periodicals, supersede issues mean the same thing as:
    1. back files
      Ans: A (Page 47)
    2. file jackets
    3. dust jackets

    The Underlined portion functions as

  36. It’s a beautiful spring morning at Millers Woods;
    1. adjunct
    2. adjective
      Ans: B (Page 256)
    3. noun
    4. nominal
  37. Joan should learn to handle things better:
    1. adjective
    2. verb
    3. adverb
      Ans: C (Page 257)
  38. Is this the school building?
    1. noun
    2. nominal
    3. determiner
    4. adjective
      Ans: D (Page 256)
    5. C and D
  39. The Chief jumped down the roof:
    1. pronoun
    2. preposition
      Ans: B (Page 261)
    3. adverb
    4. adjunct
    5. noun
  40. His book fell through:
    1. pronoun
    2. preposition
      Ans: B (Page 261)
    3. adverb
    4. adjunct
    5. an idiom
  41. Pray to handle better things:
    1. adverbial
    2. adjunct
    3. verb
    4. modifier
    5. adjective
      Ans: E (Page 256)
  42. He is just a feudal lord:
    1. adjunct
    2. adverbial
    3. adjective
      Ans: C (Page 256)
    4. modifier
    5. quantifier
  43. Is he the first?
    1. article
      Ans: A (Page 264)
    2. determiner
    3. compliment
    4. enumerator
    5. adjectival
  44. She is:
    1. adverbial
    2. verb to be
      Ans: B (Page 254)
    3. predicate
    4. pronoun
    5. none of the above
  45. Here is better
    1. pronoun
      Ans: A (Page 259)
    2. comment
    3. proposition
    4. adjective
    5. none of the above
  46. This is incredible
    1. object
    2. pronoun
    3. compliment
      Ans: C
    4. none of the above
  47. That sounds untrue:
    1. verb
    2. transitive
    3. linking verb
      Ans: C (Page 255)
    4. modal verb
    5. all of them
  48. Both are good
    1. noun
    2. pronoun
      Ans: B (Page 259)
    3. subject marker
    4. reposition
    5. object
  49. I haven’t returned since
    1. adjective
    2. adverb
      Ans: B (Page 257)
    3. preposition
    4. compliment
    5. conjunction
  50. This is the age of information technology
    1. noun
    2. determiner
    3. modifier
    4. object
    5. adjective
      Ans: E (Page 256)

    The SVCOA pattern of the is sentence is:

  51. It is certain that he will write
    1. SVC
      Ans: A (Page 290)
    2. SVCO
    3. SV
    4. SCO
  52. That is good news indeed
    1. SVAA
    2. SVOO
    3. SVAC
    4. SVCA
      Ans: D (Page 290)
    5. SVOA
  53. Mary and Jane sounded funny
    1. SSV
    2. SVA
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVO
    4. SVVC
    5. SOVC
  54. You may be the next coordinator
    1. SVVC
    2. SVC
      Ans: B (Page 290)
    3. SVAA
    4. SAVC
  55. You were once a leader
    1. SVA
    2. SVO
    3. SVAA
    4. SVAC
      Ans: D (Page 290)

2007/2008 SESSION

  1. I have neither cash ______ any assistance to give
    1. or
    2. nor
      Ans: B
    3. and
    4. but
    5. A & B
  2. The Fire-for-Fire action was very swift and ____
    1. determined
    2. positive
    3. positive
    4. decisive
    5. sharp
      Ans: E
  3. The teacher was mad _____ Jennifer’s behaviour
    1. for
    2. at
      Ans: B
    3. with
    4. on
    5. of
  4. Vanessa can no longer put _____ with such rudeness
    1. in
    2. on
    3. up
      Ans: C
    4. down
    5. out
  5. Please return the forms to the ____ Manager
    1. personall
    2. personnel
      Ans: B
    3. personal
    4. personel
    5. none
  6. Maria is very good ______ Maths and Physics
    1. in
    2. at
      Ans: B
    3. with
    4. with regard to
    5. concerning
  7. He needed a ________ to borrow from UBA
    1. surety
    2. guarantee
    3. collateral
      Ans: C
    4. quarantine
    5. mortgage
  8. Is this the right ____ of this word?
    1. pronounciation
    2. pronounce
    3. pronouncing
    4. pronunciation
      Ans: D
    5. None
  9. There is no _____ against fate
    1. armor
    2. armour
      Ans: B
    3. armory
    4. army
    5. navy
  10. I bought a pair of_______
    1. shoe
    2. share
    3. shears
    4. shares
    5. None of the above
      Ans: E
  11. I take _____ to what you said
    1. exemption
    2. exclusion
    3. seclusion
    4. allusion
    5. None of the above
      Ans: E
  12. Altar and alter are____
    1. synonyms
    2. antonyms
    3. homophones
      Ans: C (Page 368)
    4. adjective
    5. subjects
  13. Happy and sad are ______
    1. synonyms
    2. subjects
    3. homophones
    4. verbs
    5. None of the above
      Ans: E (Page 367)
  14. The building was _______ to the ground
    1. rising
    2. erased
    3. rised
    4. razed
      Ans: D
    5. dazed
  15. She is always supportive _____ her husband
    1. on
    2. for
    3. by
    4. with
    5. of
      Ans: E
  16. Her skirt was _____ down the middle
    1. spilled
    2. split
      Ans: B
    3. spread
    4. spoilt
    5. splitted
  17. The new Vice-chancellors spoke to ____ students
    1. we
      Ans: A
    2. this
    3. there
    4. us
    5. they
  18. My brother has gone ______ abroad
    1. to
    2. to the
    3. ----
      Ans: C
    4. off of the
    5. All of the above
  19. I shall stop at this ____ to take questions
    1. junction
    2. juncture
      Ans: B
    3. junctures
    4. point
    5. points
  20. Please, you have to join the ______
    1. cue
    2. qeueu
    3. queue
      Ans: C
    4. cueu
    5. qeeu

    Choose the letter of the formula which represents each sentence

  21. Go away at once
    1. S5A
    2. SVO
    3. VAA
      Ans: C (290)
    4. VAC
    5. VACA
  22. The class elected Mavis their President
    1. SVO
    2. SVOC
      Ans: B (290)
    3. SVOCC
    4. SVOO
    5. SVAA
  23. I don’t fancy chatterboxes in any way
    1. SVAA
    2. SVOC
    3. SVO
    4. SVOA
      Ans: D (290)
    5. SVOO
  24. We gave him a gold watch
    1. SVA
    2. SVO
    3. SVCO
    4. SVOO
      Ans: D (290)
    5. SVAC
  25. We made him the Chairman last year
    1. SVC
    2. SVAC
    3. SVOC
    4. SVOCA
      Ans: D (290)
    5. SVCAA
  26. Men should love their wives
    1. SVV
    2. SVVO
      Ans: B (290)
    3. SVO
    4. SVCO
    5. SVC
  27. I am pained
    1. SVV
    2. SVA
    3. SVC
      Ans: C (290)
    4. SV
    5. SVVO
  28. It is not clear who will teach the new course
    1. SVO
    2. SVOC
    3. SVOO
    4. VCS
    5. VCC
      Ans: E (290)
  29. They stole his book yesterday
    1. SVO
    2. SVA
    3. SVV
    4. SVOA
      Ans: D (290)
    5. SVOO
  30. Our candidate _____ more votes
    1. pulled
    2. pole
    3. pooled
    4. peeled
    5. polled
      Ans: E
  31. The driver ______ his car
    1. revised back
    2. revised
    3. revased
    4. reverse
    5. reversed
      Ans: E
  32. The exam starts _____ 9 o’clock
    1. by
      Ans: A
    2. about
    3. around
    4. at
    5. by about
  33. Man has become a slave ____ his invention
    1. for
    2. of
    3. to
      Ans: C
    4. through
    5. B & C
  34. We will soon graduate, that is, ______
    1. convocate
    2. convoke
      Ans: B
    3. converge
    4. connect
    5. matriculate
  35. We need ______
    1. room
    2. flat
    3. accommodation
    4. acommodation
      Ans: C
    5. accomodation
  36. We have ______ our course leader
    1. chosed
    2. choosed
    3. choose
    4. None
      Ans: D
    5. choosen
  37. I heard it ____ the radio
    1. from
    2. off
    3. via
    4. over
      Ans: D
  38. This room remains out of
    1. bond
    2. bonds
    3. bounds
      Ans: C
    4. bound
    5. bounce
  39. The _______ of the society was there
    1. cream
    2. creed
    3. keen
    4. crease
    5. None of the above
  40. I don’t like the _____ of your voice
    1. tune
    2. team
    3. theme
    4. tone
      Ans: D
    5. ton
  41. Why do you like _____ corners
    1. courting
    2. curtailing
    3. curting
    4. curtain
    5. cutting
      Ans: E
  42. I was just ______ time for the examination
    1. in
    2. on
      Ans: B
    3. A & B
    4. within
    5. with
  43. Don’t kill the _____ that lays the golden eggs
    1. turkey
    2. chicken
    3. fowl
    4. goose
      Ans: D
    5. parrot
  44. You’d better _____ before you leap
    1. look
      Ans: A
    2. state
    3. examine
    4. gaze
    5. peer
  45. Our leader is highly _______ academia
    1. respect
    2. respectful
    3. respected
      Ans: C
    4. referred
    5. revere
  46. I am better ______ without you
    1. in
    2. on
    3. out
    4. off
      Ans: D
    5. A & B

    Choose the Right Option

  47. The outside of the typical book is the:
    1. file jacket
    2. dust cover
      Ans: B
    3. the back
    4. the protector
  48. The subsidiary pages of a book are:
    1. numbered in Roman figures
    2. numbered in Arabic numeral figures
      Ans: B (Page 44)
    3. are a continuation of the book
    4. bear names of the authors and publisher
  49. The copy right page of a book bears:
    1. full title of the book
    2. legal right over the work
      Ans: B
    3. just exactly what the author has in mind
    4. information to copy or produce the book
  50. Where there are more than three authors for a particular book
    1. only three names are entered on the catalogue
    2. the first author’s name is entered
    3. a new card is made for the remaining author
    4. all authors are fully represented
      Ans: D (Page 42)
  51. In the Library of Congress classification each subject class is represented by
    1. figure
    2. number
    3. capital letters
    4. alphabet
      Ans: E (Page 45)
  52. Catalogue cards are the same thing as
    1. cards in catalogue cabinets
    2. catalogue of books for record purposes
    3. information on the shelves
      Ans: C (Page 46)
    4. cards in the books
  53. ISBN means
    1. information of same books in Nigeria
    2. international students’ bibliography
    3. International specified book number
    4. International Standard Book Number
      Ans: D (Page 47)
  54. Accession number of a book is
    1. the number given to a book in the library
      Ans: A (Page 47)
    2. the call mark of the book
    3. the call number of the book
    4. directing users to the location where the book is shelved
  55. In the library journals and periodicals are:
    1. shelved alongside other books
    2. shelved differently from books
      Ans: B (Page 47)
    3. shelved in the reserved section of the library
    4. shelved at the circulation desk
  56. In which section of the library can one find the dictionary
    1. research section
    2. reference section
      Ans: B (Page 48)
    3. circulation section
    4. Acquisition section
  57. A well established skill becomes
    1. method
      Ans: A
    2. internalized
    3. redundant
    4. useless
  58. In the educational process, method means:
    1. a way of doing something
    2. an orderly arrangement
    3. a system
    4. A and B
      Ans: D
  59. A very basic skill/method in formal education is
    1. listening and reading
      Ans: A (Page 3)
    2. listening and understanding
    3. reading and writing
    4. reading only
  60. Listening comprehension involves:
    1. the ear and the ear nerves
      Ans: A (Page 4)
    2. the ear and the brain
    3. A and B plus the speaker and addresser
    4. all of ABC
  61. Reading comprehension has to do with
    1. they eyes
    2. the eyes and the brain
    3. the eye, the brain and the materials
      Ans: C (Page 6)
    4. none of the above
  62. Listening and reading comprehension presupposes
    1. encoding
    2. decoding
      Ans: B (Page 2)
    3. communication
    4. encoding and decoding in a share language
  63. Human speech sound are divided into
    1. sounds and letters
    2. vowels and consonants
      Ans: B (Page 91)
    3. vowels and syllables
    4. vowels and diphthongs
  64. The English Language came to Nigeria through
    1. the Arabs
    2. Europeans traders
    3. European traders and explorers
    4. Europeans explorer, missionaries, traders and colonialists
      Ans: D
  65. The Ved of wed is ______
    1. wed
    2. wedded
    3. wed/wedded
    4. to wed
    5. to be wed
  66. A bigamist has two _______ words
    1. children
    2. cars
    3. stamps
    4. accounts
    5. None of the above
  67. He spoke without _______ words
    1. mixing
    2. missing
    3. mincing
      Ans: C
    4. meaning
    5. meeting
  68. The benefit of mixed marriage ______ clear
    1. are
    2. were
    3. is
      Ans: C
    4. are/is
    5. none of the above
  69. Neither the pen nor the books ________ his
    1. is
    2. was
    3. are
      Ans: C
    4. has been
    5. all of the above