Top 100 ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAM QUESTIONS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
FIRST TERM EXAMINATION, 2018/2019 SESSION
CLASS: JSS1 SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TIME: 2 HOURS
SECTION A: COMPREHENSION
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION
An automobile (also called autocar, motor car or car) is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, typically to have four wheels and to be constructed principally for carrying people rather than goods.
The word automobile comes from the French word automobile from the ancient Greek word autos (self) and the latin mobilis (movable) meaning a vehicle that moves. The alternative name ‘car’ is believed to originate from the latin ‘carrus’ (wheeled vehicle) or the middle English word ‘carre’ (cart).
Most automobiles in use today are propelled by an internal combustion engine, fuelled by deflagration of gasoline (petrol) or diesel. Both fuels are known to cause air pollution and are also blamed for contributing to climate change.
How does a car work? When a driver turns a key in the ignition, the car battery sends power to the starter motor which turns the crankshaft, which gets the pistons moving, and then the engine fires up and ticks over. A fan draws air into the engine through an air filter. The air filter removes dirt and girt from the air which is drawn into a chamber where fuel (petrol or diesel) is added. This fuel-air mix (a vapourished gas) is stored in the chamber. When the driver preses the accelerator pedal, the throttle valve is opened. The fuel-air mix passes through an intake manifold and is distributed, through intake valves, into the cylinders. The crankshaft controls the opening and closing of the valves. The distributor makes the spark plugs spark, which ignites the fuel-air mix. The resulting explosion forces the piston to move down which, in turn, causes the crankshaft the rotate. As the pistons are forced up and down to rotate the crankshaft, and after sending the power through the transmission, the crankshaft turns the wheels to make the car move.
Now answer the following questions
- An alternative word for a car engine, according to the passage is _____
- Apart from diesel, a car can also run on ______
- Which part of a car turns the crankshaft?
- A vapourised gas is also known as ______
- Mention four part of a car given in the passage
- Which word in the first paragraph means the same as primarily.
- Which of the following is supported by the fourth paragraph? A. Most vehicles operate through an external combuston engine. A fan draws air into the engine through a fuel filter C. When the accelerator pedal is pressed, the throttle is closed D. The air filter removes dirt.
- Which of the following parts of a car makes the fuel-air mix burn?
- The prison B. The crankshaft C. The spark plug D. The wheel
- To make the wheels of the car turn, power is sent through the ____
- Wheel B. Valve C. transmission D. Ignition
- From the passage, it can be concluded that most cars have _____ wheels Five B. Four C. Three D. Six
SECTION B: ORAL ENGLISH
From the word letter A-D, choose the word that has the same vowel sound as that enclosed in the slashes below
- /ei/ man B. another C. day D. pike
- /Λ/ note B. bus C. push D. pick
- /i:/ bee B. car C. wine D. her
- / i/ say B. shoe C. try D. name
- / / cow B. try C. law D. put
SECTION C: LEXIS & STRUCTURE
From the words or group of words lettered A-D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences
- We have just _____ two letters Write B. Wrote C. Writing
- He is ____ the palm nuts now Break B. Broken C. Breaking
- One of the men ____ dead Are B. Is C. Were D. Am
- We have never _____ to Ghana before Being B. Be C. Were
- Everything _____ good Are B. Is C. Were D. Will
- The time-keeper had just _____ the bell See B. Seeing C. saw D. Seen
- He _____ rice and beans Like B. Liking C. Likes D. Likess
- We ____ his name Know B. Knows C. Knowing D. Knowingly
- Several of them EXCEPT John _____ chosen the class prefect Are B. Is C. Were D. None of these
- All except Philip ____ chosen the captain of the team Has
- Were C. Are D. None of these
From the list of words lettered A – D, choose the correct option of the word that is NEAREST IN MEANING to the under-lined words as is used in the sentences below:
- The pauper came and appealed for help but nobody listened, so he left with nothing A. Driver Tailor C. Beggar D. Teacher
- Effiong is a clever young boy A. Stupid Dull C. Intelligent
- The child was trained by the grandmother A. Worshipped
- Nurtured C. Beaten D. Stubborn
- The woman was surprised to see her son with such a heavy load from the farm A. Astonished Happy C. Sad D. Laughed
- Chief Etim does not want to change the custom of his people. A. Style Manner C. Habit D. System
Choose from the option lettered A – D, the ANTONYMS to the underlined words in the sentences below
- The Doctor went round the ward to see his _____ A. Wardmaid
- Cleaner C. Patients D. Chemist
- The Driver refused to carry the load of his ____ A. Conductor
- Passer-by C. Passenger D. Hawker
- Charles was the Host in the function and he entertained his ____ so well A. Travellers B. Enemy C. People D. Guest
- The Speaker was happy to see his _____ paying attention to his speech Audience B. Listeners C. Gathering D. Group
- The Teacher punished his ____ for disobedience Pupils B. Family C. Relatives D. Crowd
The words below are wrongly written in an opposite direction, think well, and re-arrange them on the reversed side and re-write them correctly to bring about the correct meaning of the words
SECTION D: Letter writing (Answer all questions)
- Write a letter to the principal of your school complaining about the lack of water and what should be done to have adequate supply of water in the school Hostel.
- Write a letter to your sister requesting for her financial assistance to pay your school fees.
FIRST TERM EXAMINATION, 2018/2019 SESSION
CLASS: JSS2 SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TIME: 2 HOURS
SECTION A: COMPREHENSION
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION
Since 1986, when the first acquired immune deficiency syndrome case was reported in Nigeria, the disease has spread like wildfire. By 1991, the number had gone up to 209, nobody knows the exact figure today as many cases go unreported.
At the beginning of the 21st century, expert were of the opinion that the disease was so nearing epidemic proportions that by the year 2013 about two million cases may be diagnosed in the country. In the same vein, the World Health Organization (WHO) report that by 2013, more than five million children throughout the world would be orphaned as a result of the death of their AIDS – infected parents.
There is no doubt that the virus that causes AIDS, known as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is contained in the body fluids. Therefore, the main way it is passed from one person to another is through sex with an infected person. Other ways include blood transfusion an the use of unsterilized needles or knives used for operations. Many countries are now suffering from the scourge of AIDS. Nigeria, with a population of over 120 million remain Africa’s most populous country. It is clear that unless drastic steps are taken by the government, the nation will have a big problem on their hands.
Unfortunately, despite the seriousness of the disease, there is still widespread ignorance about it, especially in the rural areas where AIDS IS widely attributed to the activities of witches and juju. AIDS is a condition in which the immune system in our bodies which protect us from diseases, usually becomes powerless. This results in the cells of our body not being able to fight off illness anymore. After a period of between eight and fifteen years, the victim dies.
Now answer the following Questions
- How many children, according to WHO, have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.
- How many years did it take for the number of HIV/AIDS victim to rise to 209 in Nigeria?
- Give your own title to the passage. (Your words must not be more than two or five words).
- According to the writer, which country may have the highest number of HIV/AIDS victim in Africa.
- In one sentence, give the meaning of AIDS.
- Which one of the following is true about HIV/AIDS according to the passage A. some people believe that witches and juju are responsible the major means of transmitting HIV/AIDS is through transfusion C. The virus that causes HIV is AIDS D. No HIV/AIDS case goes unreported.
- The word “their” in the last part of the third paragraph refers to
- WHO B. Nigeria C. HIV/AIDS D. A female HIV/AIDS victim
- The word epidemic as used in the second paragraph means
- Restricted B. Sad C. Restrictive D. Widespread
- Which of the following can correctly replace the word “orphaned” used in the second paragraph Life lifeless B. made powerless C. Left parentless D. Kept bloodless
- What part of speech does the word “populous” belong to A. Noun
- Adjectives C. Adverb D. Pronoun
SECTION B: VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
Answer all questions
Use the words in the grind to fill in the following blank appropriately
One of the reasons -11- down forest is to -12- land for farming. However, the -13- in rain forest is usually poor, so the new farms do not improve the -14- supply very much. On the other hand, plants which might -15- new kinds of food are destroyed by fire, sometimes before -16- have been able to give them names. Remember rice, cocoa and maize were all first -17- in the rain forest.
Rain forest give us medicines as well as food. A quarter of the medicines in a dispensary contain something which has come from -18- forest plants or trees. Because of these -19-. We can hope to find -20- for some of the worst diseases of our time.
Complete each of the following questions with the most appropriate of the options lettered A – E (21-30)
- Our teacher asked us to move _____ to the other line A. Above
- Across C. Below D. Over D. Under
- It _______ here in Abuja during the ceremony A. Rain Rained
- Rains D. Raining E. Has rained
- The receptionist took me round and ______ me all the vacant rooms Had showed B. Had shown C. Show D. Showed E. Shows
- Our commander advised us to _____ by the rules Abide B. Adhere C. Follow D. Stick D. Turn
- The two suspects blamed _____ for their actions Each other
- One another C. thierselfs D. Theirselves E. Themselves
- There was so ____ traffic that we got home late. A. Many B More
- Most D. Much E. Plenty
- It is a pleasure to welcome you ____ our home At B. From C. In D. On E. To
- They were asked to answer either question one _____ two A. For
- None C. Nor D. Or E. Than
- ______ of the candidates is absent? A. Which Who C. Who’s
- Whom E. Whose
- The boy’s trousers were ____ A. Tear Teared C. Tearing D. Tore E. TorN
SECTION C: SPOKEN ENGLISH
Choose from the options lettered A-D, the one that contains the given phonetic symbols
- /i:/ meat B. pour C. shy D. dull
- /u:/ flu B. sore C. buy D. probe
- /∂/ year B. period C. walter D. cure
- /æ/ offer B. man C. crawl D. foetus
- /D/ coke B. goved C. mould D. god
- / / break B. broad C. foil D. goal
- /i∂/ mitre B. dresser C. beer D. waiter
- /∂ / cork B. note C. fox D. pier
- /Λ/ tough B. protect C. use D. wound
- /e/ deaf B. breathe C. beans D. broad
SECTION B: ESSAY
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
- Write a letter to your uncle in Abuja requesting for his financial assistance towards the coming escortion to Ghana by your schoo
- Write an expository essay on the topic: My favourite Pet (20 marks)