Emmanuel baptist college, tanke, ilorin. Third term examination. Class: ss1 subject: english language



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THIRD TERM2017
OBJECTIVE TEST
In each of the following sentences, there is one word underlined and one gap. Choose the word or group of words that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

  1. It is quite customary to introduce the guest speaker but……….to insult them. A .impolite B. useless C. pointless D. unusual.

  2. Olu was able to kindle the fire which my father had to………..later. A. kill B. switch C. extinguish D. ignite.

  3. Those who had invitation cards were admitted to the party while those who had none were………..A .barred B. repelled C. expelled D. compelled.

  4. What should have been a source of motivation for him proved a terrible source of…………… A. failure B. harm C. discouragement D. disturbance.

  5. The government has been spending more money on preventive rather than on.………..medicine. A. protective B. curative C. modern D. diagnostic.

  6. The computerized services of the new bank contrast with the ………..operations of the old ones. A. mechanical B. manual C. electrical D. condensed.

  7. The economist argued that the apparently inconsequential rise in the price of petrol had a………..effect on the cost of living. A. frivolous B. dangerous C. bright D. drab.

  8. They ended the discussion on amicable terms though they were………….to each other at the beginning. A. hostile B. unacceptable C. unknown D. annoying.

  9. You should be…………so as not to be caught unawares. A. serious B. sober C. alert D. ready.

  10. We were asked to reach a compromise and not start another ………………A. accusation B. concession C. issue D. controversy.

Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences

  1. The pastor addressed his…………in a sonorous voice. A. audience B. masses C. spectators D. congregation.

  2. No ………person will do that A. matured B. mature C. maturing D. matures.

  3. I found out recently that one can enjoy…………..without drinking. A. myself B. oneself C. herself D. yourself



  1. Umar and Yusuf went hunting today,………….? A. isn’t it B. haven’t they C. didn’t they D. is it.

  2. I don’t like my Maths teacher; he doesn’t like me………….A. too B. also C. quite D. either.

  3. The man………missed death during the collision. A. extensively B. narrowly C. amply D. always.

  4. I want that spoon washed. I can still see………on it. A. oiliness B. greases C. some oil D. greasiness.

  5. Joke’s stay in the hotel afforded her…………chance to do her writing. A. ample B. insufficient C. powerful D. opportune.

  6. As at yesterday, only nomination papers in respect of three candidates…………..A. have been filed B. are being filed C. has been filed D. had been filed.

  7. I was ……..a bus when you called. A. in B. on C. at D. for.

  8. Besides being a qualified nurse, my mother is also good in accounting, hair-dressing and sewing; she is very…………A. versatile B. skilled C. clever D. hard-working.

  9. Harry hates………..in suspense. A. been kept B. keeping C. being kept D. haven been kept

  10. Sally assisted me in buying my……………..yesterday. A. very first party dress B. first very party dress D. party very first dress D. party dress first very.

  11. The professors said Ade was……………A. a great student of potential B. a student of great potential C. a great potential student D. of great a potential student.

  12. Does Omar………….in the city? A. lives B. live C. lived D. living.

  13. The motorcycle nearly hit Jane and……….A. I B. me C. myself D. mine.

  14. Please, can you ……………..money? A. lend me little B. borrow me a little C. lend me some D. borrow me some.

  15. Haven’t you got a football field in your school?..............., we haven’t. A. Yes B. No C. Never D. So.

  16. God always………….us when we pray. A. bless B. blesses C. blessing D. blessed.

  17. The Housemaster asked Ekene if he had ever………….the marathon. A. run B. ran C. running D. runs.



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