2004 ANSWERED Questions – Lexis and Structure

Nearest in meaning

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

11. Mary’s mother is confident that her daughter will win a prize.

A. anxious
B. proud
C. certain
D. determined

Answer: C

12. The troops retreated when they were attacked

A. escaped
B. scattered
C. fought
D. withdrew

D

13. Our teacher advised us to be courteous always.

A. punctual
B. mannerly
C. hard-working
D. kind

B

14. All latecomers were promptly punished.

A. immediately
B. mercilessly
C. roughly
D. severely

A

15. We should all learn to restrain our anger.

A. avoid
B. control
C. apply
D. delay

B


Best explains

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

16. The two brothers are always quarreling: they never see eye to eye. This means they do not..........each other.

A. agree with
B. admire
C. respect
D. trust

A

17. You must be off your head if you really believe that the moon is a huge cake. This means that you must be..........

A. crazy
B. joking
C. unintelligent
D. dreaming

A

18. Amale does not earn much, but she has some money put by. This means Amale has some money..........

A. to live on
B. for charity
C. saved for the future
D. to pay her children's fees

C

19. Several passengers were killed in the accident, but the driver escaped by the skin of his teeth. This means that the driver..........

A. missed death narrowly
B. lost all his teeth
C. ran into the bush
D. had only a scratch on his skin

A

20. When the armed robbers could no longer fight the police, they gave in. this means the armed robbers..........

A. fled
B. surrendered
C. shot themselves
D. cried for help

B


Most nearly opposite

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

21. The prefect was commended for his good work.

A. admired
B. promoted
C. rejected
D. rebuked

D

22. The teacher’s stern looks helped maintain discipline in the class.

A. proud
B. indifferent
C. friendly
D. concerned

C

23. Our Assemblyman had declined our invitations to talk to us.

A. registered
B. denied
C. rejected
D. accepted

D

24. Though her friend asked for some water, Divine callously drank all of it.

A. mercifully
B. greedily
C. playfully
D. intentionally

A

25. Rain makes the soil moist for planting.

A. fertile
B. loose
C. solid
D. dry

D


Most suitably completes

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

26. The students can go home when they.......... the work.

A. had finished
B. finished
C. finish
D. will finished

C

27. Most people are not kind to animals, ..........?

A. weren’t it
B. isn’t it
C. wasn’t
D. are they

D

28. Afua.......... her clothes on the line to dry.

A. hung
B. folder
C. hang
D. stretched

A

29. Kwesi went to school after he.......... his teeth.

A. had brushed
B. has brushed
C. brushing
D. brushed

A

30. Kate is the.......... pupil in her class.

A. well-behaved
B. more-behaved
C. very well-behaved
D. most well-behaved

D

31. A bag of money, with some documents.......... stolen from the car.

A. were
B. are
C. was
D. have been

C

32. It is necessary sometimes to resort.......... violence.

A. through
B. to
C. into
D. with

B

33. Clara understood all.......... her teacher taught.

A. what
B. which
C. that
D. this

C

34. Ali agrees that the rice project is.......... good.

A. so
B. much
C. too
D. very

D

35. Charles does not expect.......... his teacher today.

A. seeing
B. having seen
C. being seen
D. to see

D

36. Kweku thinks that life is difficult.......... you are old.

A. if
B. while
C. when
D. as

C

37. Many countries.......... the world use English.

A. across
B. inside
C. by
D. on

A

38. Do you like this dress? I made.......... myself.

A. for
B. that
C. which
D. it

D

39. Ashanti Goldfields is the.......... of gold.

A. nation's produce largest
B. largest nation's producer
C. producer nation's largest
D. nation's largest producer

D

40. Neither Kwesi nor Yaw.......... there when I got to the house.

A. are
B. is
C. was
D. were

C


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