2001 ANSWERED QUESTIONS – Lexis and Structure

Nearest in meaning

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

12. The director was humiliated when the theft was detected in his ministry.

A. angered
B. cautioned
C. discouraged
D. disgraced

D

13. Nortey was industrious so he was duly rewarded.

A. intelligent
B. hardworking
C. careful
D. courageous

B

14. Born and bred in an affluent home, he never experienced any hardships in life.

A. respectable
B. religious
C. happy
D. rich

D

15. Dazzled by the bright headlights of the approaching vehicle, our driver drove into the bush.

A. disturbed
B. worried
C. blinded
D. discouraged

C

16. He gave a precise definition of the word.

A. learned
B. hasty
C. accurate
D. short

C


Best explains

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 words.

17. After serving ten years in prison he returned home under a cloud.

A. in dull weather
B. very depressed
C. in disgrace
D. very secretly

C

18. His father’s death, which was a bolt from the blue, greatly affected his education

A. a disastrous event
B. complete surprise
C. a mournful affair
D. a blessing in disguise

B

19. Kofi Mensah found it difficult to do away with his habits. This means that Kofi Mensah could not.......... his bad habits.

A. continue
B. hide
C. stop
D. talk about

C

20. Many people dislike Abugri because he enjoys blowing his own trumpet. This means that Abugri is..........

A. boastful
B. greedy
C. disrespectful
D. shameful

A

21. When Susan was caught stealing money, she shed crocodile tears.

A. pretended she was sorry
B. was annoyed
C. was embarrassed
D. cried like a crocodile

A


Most nearly opposite

From the alternatives lettered A to D choose the one which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in each sentence.

22. The health officer advised the people not to contaminate the water any further.

A. fetch
B. store
C. purify
D. use

C

23. Theresa wanted to know the arrival time of the plane.

A. scheme
B. routine
C. departure
D. boarding

C

24. I must consent to this proposal.

A. ignore
B. question
C. disagree
D. react to

C

25. Yesterday my cousin looked very depressed.

A. contented
B. active
C. surprised
D. happy

D

26. The level of the river subsided after the floods.

A. outflow
B. ascended
C. enlarged
D. rose

D


Most suitably completes

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

27. I suggest that they.......... the piano instead.

A. are playing
B. play
C. playing
D. will play

B

28. ..........frankly, I hate the idea.

A. Speak
B. Spoken
C. To speak
D. For speaking

C

29. I think we.......... Kwesi’s offer.

A. better taking
B. had better taken
C. had better take
D. better to take

C

30. .......... the arable land was under cultivation.

A. Most of
B. Many of
C. More of
D. Much of

A

31. In attempting to control to control us, the headmaster gave..........a great deal of trouble.

A. themselves
B. himself
C. ourselves
D. yourself

B

32. Do you believe in witches?

A. Yes, I don’t
B. No I won’t
C. Yes I won’t
D. No, I don’t

D

33. Aba insisted that Adjoa..........to the party.

A. to have come
B. has come
C. to come
D. should come

D

34. Esi: I felt rather tired yesterday. Efua: Yes..........

A. I did too
B. so I did
C. so did I
D. I didn’t

C

35. The students complained that there was.......... sugar in their tea.

A. plenty
B. few
C. little
D. small

C

36. One of the duties of the police is to.......... traffic.

A. lead
B. regulate
C. direct
D. move

B

37. He decided to.......... the entrance examination again.

A. have sat
B. sit
C. be sitting
D. have been sitting

B

38. We won the school debate..........?

A. hadn’t we
B. isn’t it
C. couldn’t we
D. didn’t we

D

39. The plumber turned the pipe so hard that it..........

A. will break
B. breaks
C. had broken
D. broke

D

40. He was introduced.......... the directors by his co-worker.

A. by
B. to
C. through
D. from

B