KUULCHAT
ENGLISH MOCK

OBJECTIVE TEST

PART I
LEXIS AND STRUCTURE

SECTION A

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1.

The new school is ideal for Mr. Mensah's children.

A.

good

B.

perfect

C.

satisfactory

D.

suitable

2.

The headteacher asked the pupils to disperse.

A.

assemble

B.

come

C.

meet

D.

stay

3.

I'm going to make you eat your words.

That means that you will.........

A.

become shocked

B.

be punished

C.

admit you are wrong

D.

face the consequences of your actions

4.

There is nothing with which to compare the infinite knowledge and power of Providence.

A.

endless

B.

immeasurable

C.

incomplete

D.

inconstant

5.

The four brothers haven't seen........... since June last year.

A.

theirself

B.

each another

C.

themselves

D.

each other

6.

Araba's visit was a bolt from the blue. This means that the was..........

A.

a most welcome one.

B.

short.

C.

a complete surprise.

D.

timely.

7.

Cann worked hard to stock the shop.

A.

decorate

B.

empty

C.

fill

D.

reinforce

8.

Nimo worked hard after his business had collapsed and soon found his feet. This means that he............

A.

bought a new fleet of cars.

B.

could walk again.

C.

revievd the business.

D.

sold the rest of the business.

9.

People in our village polite to strangers.

A.

cruel

B.

mean

C.

rude

D.

unfair

10.

The girl intentionally tore her dress.

A.

carelessly

B.

accidentally

C.

willingly

D.

foolishly

11.

Dallies is the pick of the bunch. This means that Dallies..........

A.

is a farmer.

B.

is an athlete.

C.

is preferred to all others.

D.

works on a banana plantation.

12.

The results will be released very soon.

A.

withheld

B.

confirmed

C.

withdraw

D.

cancelled

13.

Kwame was too scared to be left alone in the house.

A.

afraid

B.

anxious

C.

uneasy

D.

unhappy

14.

Susan was on edge after that incident. This means that she was.............

A.

confused

B.

surprised

C.

nervous

D.

unhappy

15.

Aminu's bushy eyebrows gave him a very severe look.

A.

bad

B.
p>deadly

C.

serious

D.

unpleasant

SECTION B

Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in each sentence.

16.

The curious child likes to ask a lot of questions.

A.

inquisitive

B.

pompous

C.

intelligent

D.

talkative

17.

The radio is a potent medium of communication

A.

fast

B.

necessary

C.

powerful

D.

sound

18.

There is nothing with which to compare the infinite knowledge and power of Providence.

A.

endless

B.

immeasurable

C.

incomplete

D.

inconstant

19.

Trading is a lucrative economic activity.

A.

profitable

B.

legitimate

C.

desirable

D.

cherished

20.

The officials made a sudden visit to the school.

A.

an usual

B.

a strange

C.

a quick

D.

an unexpected

SECTION C

In each of the following sentences a group of words has been underlined. Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one that best explains the underlined group of words.

21.

Nimo worked hard after his business had collapsed and soon found his feet. This means that he............

A.

bought a new fleet of cars.

B.

could walk again.

C.

revievd the business.

D.

sold the rest of the business.

22.

I was informed at the eleventh hour about his decision to leave. This means that I heard about his decision...........

A.

immediately.

B.

at eleven o'clock

C.

in good time

D.

very late

23.

Being the eldest child of the family, Joojo claimed the lion share of the father's property. This means that Joojo had.........

A.

all the property.

B.

half of the property.

C.

the best part.

D.

the largest part.

24.

Manna lay aside some money for Baaba's party. This means that Manna............

A.

refused to host the party.

B.

saved money for the party.

C.

spent money on the party.

D.

took a loan to organise the party.

25.

Foli and Adzovi hit it off quite well. This means they............

A.

fight often

B.

get on very well.

C.

play as a team.

D.

present good arguments.

SECTION D

From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word underlined in each sentence.

26.

The results will be released very soon.

A.

withheld

B.

confirmed

C.

withdraw

D.

cancelled

27.

The current is slow downhill.

A.

abrupt

B.

fresh

C.

running

D.

swift

28.

These simple rules were infringed.

A.

observed

B.

violated

C.

changed

D.

formulated

29.

The bread is stale.

A.

burnt

B.

delicious

C.

fresh

D.

mouldy

30.

The price of petrol has fallen for no reason.

A.

aggravated

B.

doubled

C.

risen

D.

weakened

THEORY QUESTIONS

1.

Answer two questions in all, one question from each section. Your composition should be about 250 words long.

 

Credit will be given for clarity of expression and orderly presentation of material.

 

Answer one question only from this section.

 

Write a letter to your friend telling him or her three ways in which the computer has made learning easier for students.

2.

Write an article to be published in a national newspaper on why every school should have a library.

3.

Write arguments for or against the topic: Life in the city is more dangerous than that in the village.

4.

Write a story which ends with the expression:

'................ what a dream!'

5.

Read the following passage carefully and answer all the questions which follow.

 

Ali set out the house that morning in high spirits knowing well that hw e was going to meet his childhood friend Kofi. He had heard that his friend was occupying a very high position in a reputable company. Kofi could hardly recognize Ali when the letter entered the former's office.

 

'So you can't recognize me, Kofi, your classmate, Sikakrom J.H.S? Does money blind people and erase their memory? Can ten short years change you so completely as to make you forget an intimate friend?'

 

Kofi then suddenly recognize him. 'Sorry, Ali. You've changed so much I couldn't make you out. Please, sit down. What can I do for you?

 

Ali reluctantly sat down. He admired Kofi's tidy office and person - the well-groomed hair, the attractive shirt and tie. Ali removed a small bottle from the breast pocket of his dust-covered shirt, poured out some white substance in his palm and sniffed it greedily.

 

Kofi noticed all that but suppressed his anger. 'I learn that luck has given you great wealth, Kofi' Ali said. 'Indeed, some people are lucky!' he added, and pulled out a crumpled cigarette and a box of matches.

 

'I'd rather you didn't come smoke here. I keep my air fresh,' Kofi politely ordered. Ali was shocked. 'Hei, Kofi, what a complete change! What bird must have lent you is wings for you to soar so high? Oh, Luck, you can really change people! Just ten short years!'

 

'Look here, Ali, leave luck out of this. I worked very hard hard for seven years to acquire a good degree and a job. I never relied on luck for success.'

 

(a) What did Ali expect as he left the house to meet Kofi?

 

(b) Why did Kofi fail to recognize Ali?

 

(c) What does the passage tell us about Ali's habits?

 

(d)I. According to Ali, what has made Kofi successful?

II. What actually helped Kofi to succeed?

 

(e) Explain the following expressions in your own words:

I. in high spirits;

II. erase their memory;

III. I couldn't make you out.

 

(f) For each of the following words, give another word or phrase that means the same and can fit into the passage:

I. reputable;

II. intimate;

III. tidy;

IV. attractive;