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  • 1. LANGUAGE ARTS PAPER 1 In questions 92-119, look for errors in capitalization, punctuation, or usage. The sentence that contains an error is the “correct” answer. If you find no mistake, choose (E). Place the letter of your answer on the blank space before each number.SAMPLES: I (A) Even with the help of his brother, Tom failed. (B) The unfortunate man was taken to the hospital. (C) The girls books could not be found. (D) I won’t be able to go tomorrow. (E) No mistakes. II (A) Do you like nigerian food? (B) During the hot weather it is important to keep the plants watered. (C) They have drunk two cups of water. (D) The tiger is a wild and ferocious animal. (E) No mistakes. The correct answer to I is: (C) The correct answer to II is: (A)_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 92. _____ 96. (A) The cold water helping to clear her head. (A) The storm increased until all the air was a powdery (B) He caught himself puzzling over problems that white and every trace of road was obliterated. hitherto he had ignored. (B) Our clothing was insufficient to protect us from the (C) Thinking she was in difficulty, he hastened toward cold. her. (C) Suddenly there was a loud explosion. (D) The girl shivered, empty with fear. (D) Running to the scene of the crime as fast as he could. (E) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes._____ 93. (A) I grasped quite soon what was going on. _____ 97. (B) They are doing everything possible to take care of (A) I tried so many times I just gave up. you. (B) The weary travelers rested under the shade of a (C) Many of the audience walked out through sheer mango tree. boredom. (C) “If I’ve told you once,” he exclaimed, “I’ve told you (D) The assembly murmured in subdued agreement. a thousand times!” (E) No mistakes. (D) Underneath the bed there was a collection of broken toys._____ 94. (E) No mistakes. (A) Both the room and its occupants looked incredibly peaceful. _____ 98. (B) The trees began softly to sing a hymn of twilight. (A) They were practically giving away the merchandise. (C) Neither of them have the slightest interest in music. (B) I missed my flight, the rush hour traffic was bad. (D) She had doused herself with perfume and stunk to (C) He lifted the heavy desk with all the strength he high heaven. could muster. (E) No mistakes. (D) She was not the least bit jealous. (E) No mistakes._____ 95. (A) The poor man was exhausted and famished. _____ 99. (B) Illiteracy is widespread in many villages. (A) Necessity is the mother of invention. (C) Disabled people at work should have preferential (B) The story is open to a number of interpretations. treatment. (C) It is imperative that I deliver this message at once! (D) They accused the army of committing atrocities (D) The children were griefstricken when their mother against civilians. died. (E) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes. 11
  • 2. _____ 100. (C) It’s much too early to leave for the airport. (A) Other people’s secrets bursting to be told. (D) There are twenty eight students in my class. (B) She is always looking for an opportunity to gossip. (E) No mistakes. (C) The road leading to the city is under repair. (D) All throughout the service, Charles was nodding off. (E) No mistakes. _____ 108. (A) We should have went to the park with you._____ 101. (B) Of all the boys on the team, Ezugo runs fastest. (A) Panic broke out from one end of town to the other. (C) For their punishment the boys had to rake the leaves. (B) Without making a sound, he slipped out of the room. (D) Mary volunteered to erase the chalkboard. (C) Sometimes it is better to quit while you are ahead. (E) No mistakes. (D) Try as he might, Ebuka could not open the door. (E) No mistakes. _____ 109. (A) The planet Earth is divided into seven separate_____ 102. layers. (A) Without warning the robber jumped from the bushes (B) Dele is the smallest boy in the first year class. and attacked the pedestrian. (C) The rain was so heavy we couldn’t hardly see. (B) There always seems to be a problem with this car. (D) We have to run the generator all the time. (C) How I wish I could go to the movies with you! (E) No mistakes. (D) “Do you know what I think,” he said quietly. (E) No mistakes. _____ 110. (A) She would not condescend to speak with me._____ 103. (B) These countries are all burdened by massive foreign (A) Often Susan would sit by the fire daydreaming. debt. (B) “There aren’t enough hours in the day,” sighed Joe. (C) The wounded soldier was covered in bandages. (C) They placed the blame on Chuka and I. (D) Part of the requirement was to write a personal essay. (D) Because of the severe flooding, the streets were (E) No mistakes. closed. (E) No mistakes. _____ 111. (A) “Ready or not, here I come,” shouted Tommy._____ 104. (B) They never completely understood the explanation. (A) Each night before he goes to sleep, Victor says his (C) The handle of the saucepan can be detached. prayers. (D) That car is so fast it’s amazing. (B) We’ll leave when the storm is over. (E) No mistakes. (C) No matter what happens you must tell the truth. (D) During the long vacation my family is planning to go _____ 112. to London. (A) Children often confuse fantasy with fact. (E) No mistakes. (B) The special effects in the movie was done by computer._____ 105. (C) After years of study, Jide had acquired a mastery of (A) It was so hot yesterday that I thought I was going to the French language. die. (D) Sally could not attend the party because she had a (B) The two friends sitting quietly on the bench. previous commitment.. (C) The fog was so dense that I could barely see the (E) No mistakes. person in front of me. (D) Rice is a staple food in many parts of the world. _____ 113. (E) No mistakes. (A) My cousin got a ticket for reckless driving. (B) If the drought continues, the crops will be destroyed._____ 106. (C) The doctor was sued for negligence. (A) Quite unexpectedly the doorbell rang and in walked (D) “Some times you can be so thoughtful,” she said. Grandfather. (E) No mistakes. (B) “I’ve been trying to tell you,” she said, “but you seem so distracted.” (C) The president will give a press conference this _____ 114. afternoon. (A) The boy had told so many lies that no one believed (D) The policeman shouted, “Drop your gun!” anything he said. (E) No mistakes. (B) The egyptians were a highly developed people. (C) Where is Loyola Jesuit College located?_____ 107. (D) The student suddenly realized the full import of what (A) Two wax candles stood lighted on the table. the teacher had said. (B) My favourite subjects are English, biology and (E) No mistakes. African history. 12
  • 3. _____ 115. (A) It was a shameless peace of plagiarism. (B) She was running, off-balance, with her feet wrongly positioned. (C) Lagos is notorious for crime and traffic jams. (D) I sat there and tried to mull things over in my mind. (E) No mistakes._____ 116. (A) Is there any difference between a zoo and a menagerie? (B) Nanu and Dolu are long-time friends. (C) The teacher lectured the students on their responsibilities. (D) It would be futile to look for a solution at this stage. (E) No mistakes._____ 117. (A) We should avoid making generalizations about others. (B) Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by. (C) Eau de cologne is a fairly weak, sweet-smelling perfume. (D) The robber held up the bank in broad daylight. (E) No mistakes._____ 118. (A) I wouldn’t do that if I was you. (B) They achieved their ends through non-violent demonstrations and civil disobedience. (C) Many people don’t understand the difference between a saloon and a salon. (D) “It’s all the same to me,” said Toby. (E) No mistakes._____ 119. (A) The number of applications doubled from last year. (B) The surgery, which lasted for ten hours, was successful. (C) The birds in the trees were making quite a racket. (D) Funsho decided to not tell her parents. (E) No mistakes._____ 120. (A) Do you have any proof of that allegation? (B) He wasn’t speaking slow enough to be understood. (C) Mother was cooking something delicious for dinner. (D) The army won’t be sending supplies by parachute. (E) No mistakes.Go on to the next page. 13
  • 4. (B) They achieved their ends through non-violent demonstrations and civil disobedience. (C) Many people don’t understand the difference between a saloon and a salon. (D) “It’s all the same to me,” said Toby. (E) No mistakes._____ 119. (A) Do you have any proof of that allegation? (B) Mother was cooking something delicious for dinner. (C) He wasn’t speaking slow enough to be understood. (D) The army won’t be sending supplies by parachute. (E) No mistakes.Go on to the next page. 11
  • 5. LANGUAGE ARTS PAPER 2 In questions 106-145, look for errors in capitalization, punctuation, or usage. The sentence that contains an error is the “correct” answer. If you find no mistake, choose (E).SAMPLES: I (F) Even with the help of his brother, Tom failed. (G) The unfortunate man was taken to the hospital. (H) The girls books could not be found. (I) I won’t be able to go tomorrow. (J) No mistakes. II (F) Do you like nigerian food? (G) During the hot weather it is important to keep the plants watered. (H) They have drunk two cups of water. (I) The tiger is a wild and ferocious animal. (J) No mistakes. The correct answer to I is: (C) The correct answer to II is: (A)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________106. (E) No mistakes. (F) Iron has a greater density than tin. 111. (G) I can’t believe you ate the entire pie yourself? (E) To whom is the letter addressed? (H) The nicest way for things to happen is when they (F) What you don’t know won’t hurt you. come as a surprise. (G) “I was late,” he explained, “Because of the rain.” (I) Every Saturday I play football with my friends. (H) Still waters run deep. (J) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.107. 112. (F) I don’t like baseball it’s so boring. (E) At the end of the day when I am falling asleep. (G) During our long vacation we are going to London. (F) There’s nothing more exhilarating than an early (H) People can’t tell the difference between my brother morning swim in the lake. and me. (G) Two heads are better than one. (I) Are you the one who took the ruler from my locker? (H) It’s not for me to say. (J) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.108. 113. (F) The poor man had neither silver nor gold to give. (E) I am quite tired, actually. (G) Gozie can make her bed, but she can never make up (F) We could have went to the concert with you last her mind. night. (H) This ticket will enable me enter the amusement park. (G) Don’t just stand there! (I) I just don’t know what to do with myself. (H) If you don’t know me by now, then you never will. (J) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.109. 114. (A) Maria could not find anything she liked in the store. (F) A ruler and a biro is what you will need for the test. (B) Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. (G) Such are the dreams of an everyday housewife! (C) The breeze at night is so pleasant and cool. (H) She can never remember what day of the week it is. (D) I looked everywhere I just couldn’t find the missing pin. (I) We have been expecting rain for several days. (E) No mistakes. (J) No mistakes.110. 115. (F) Henry was finding it difficult to keep up with the (F) Some people want to fill the world with silly love others. songs. (G) Worrying will not help the situation any. (G) The mango tree was laden with fruit. (H) We should always do as we are told. (H) Suddenly and quite remarkably, I came upon my lost (I) A bird in the hand is worth too in the bush. key. 12
  • 6. (I) If it was not for my friend’s help, I would never have 123. finished on time. (F) Our trip to the National Assembly was a very (J) No mistakes. educational experience. (G) When it comes to racing, you are not as fast as me.116. (H) The first place winner was awarded a full (F) Place the package in the corner near the end of the scholarship. table. (I) Sylvester read all the Harry Potter books in record (G) Reply me as soon as you get the documents I mailed. time. (H) The early morning sun beamed through the window. (J) No mistakes. (I) After finishing the race, Chuka collapsed on the field. 124. (J) No mistakes. (F) The teacher addressed the class in a most serious manner.117. (G) My grandfather was such a kind and gentle soul. (F) What will I do without you? (H) The price of inflation was crippling the nation’s (G) Nanu and Jide seen that movie several times already. economy. (H) Precious and few are the moments we two can share. (I) It is extremely difficult to find a manual typewriter (I) They overslept because the alarm clock wasn’t anywhere these days. working. (J) No mistakes. (J) No mistakes. 125.118. (F) The athletes were sweating profusely under the (F) She keeps forgetting to brush her teeth after meals. blistering sun. (G) The snake slithered through the tall grass silently. (G) Atop the highest branch, a majestic eagle was (H) A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards perched. the rest. (H) When we were little, we used to play cops and (I) Our parents said it was alright for us to stay over at robbers. your house. (I) There were all together too many people to fit in the (J) No mistakes. elevator. (J) No mistakes.119. (F) Blood is thicker than water. 126. (G) How many letters did you get last week? (F) Kazeem my youngest cousin passed the entrance (H) The chairs, not the table, is broken. exam with flying colours. (I) A surgeon must have steady hands and keen eyes. (G) The child was so innocent and untouched by the (J) No mistakes. world. (H) Never underestimate the abilities of your opponent.120. (I) Try as he might, Jimmy could not open the drawer. (F) It is for you and I to decide what to do. (J) No mistakes. (G) Inside, the people were laughing and singing. (H) A stitch in time saves nine. 127. (I) The parents of this girl have been searching for her. (F) We may be having a fire drill this afternoon. (J) No mistakes. (G) After finishing the last question, Chuka went back and reviewed his work.121. (H) Every one sitting at my table got malaria last term. (F) The students couldn’t wait until Easter vacation. (I) He is coming to the party, isn’t he? (G) Sometimes you can be so exasperating! (J) No mistakes. (H) Which section did you find more simple to do: the English or the mathematics? 128. (I) All things considered, it was a lovely party. (F) Are there any lions in north America? (J) No mistakes. (G) The man, who is crossing the street, is my Uncle Charles.122. (H) Do you have any siblings at Loyola Jesuit College? (F) The rainbow painted a colourful smile across the (I) The problem has gotten much worse. sky. (J) No mistakes. (G) Many Fulani people herd cattle. (H) Every one of the students were punished for their 129. disobedience. (F) Where in the world have you been? (I) The pauper inherited a great fortune from a distant (G) “I have absolutely nothing to wear to the ball,” relative. Cinderella said with a sigh. (J) No mistakes. (H) We gave our cousin porcelain ware for her wedding gift. 13
  • 7. (I) Are you a ware of the school rules? (D) His absence at the meeting was conspicuous. (J) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.130. 138. (F) There is no way I can finish this test on time! (A) The sound of a closing door broke the silence. (G) They’re many tailors in the marketplace. (B) The moonlight seemed to cast a spell upon the sleepy (H) The storekeepers were busy opening their shops. village. (I) There many people coming for the festival. (C) As soon as the bell rang, the children left hurriedly for (J) No mistakes. dinner. (D) Thanks alot for all your help yesterday.131. (E) No mistakes. (F) The teacher gave us sometime to think it over. (G) There was enough evidence to convict the felon. (H) When will I see you again? (I) The car speeding along the highway nearly crashed. (J) No mistakes. 139.132. (A) The late afternoon sun had long vanished behind the (F) The children scurried from the football field as the nearby hills. rain began to fall. (B) You look real pretty in that dress. (G) Had I only known, I will have chosen differently. (C) The lilting sound of a violin drifted through the window. (H) Without rain the crops started to wither and die. (D) “Please accept my apologies,” he said. “There were (I) Toby’s uncle recently returned from a business trip. extenuating circumstances.” (J) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.133. 140. (F) She was carrying an umbrella not because it was (A) Bobo laid in bed all day yesterday because he was sick. raining, but because the sun was too strong. (B) There were so many flavours from which to choose. (G) We had an amazing tour of the ruins of ancient (C) A herd of cattle was grazing lazily in the meadow. Greece. (D) The thunderstorm continued for several hours. (H) The package is finally on it’s way; I just mailed it (E) No mistakes. this morning. (I) I love you more today than yesterday, but not as 141. much as tomorrow. (A) The children waited expectantly, hoping their names (J) No mistakes. would be called. (B) My family and I have never been to Australia before.134. (C) By the time the white blizzard darkness came. (F) He stood in the doorway, watching. (D) Before going to bed, he knelt down and said his prayers. (G) The table was adorned with a bouquet of garden (E) No mistakes. flowers. (H) The scent of cinnamon and apples filled the air. 142. (I) I feel badly about what happened last night. (A) The waiter came to our table and cleared away the dishes. (J) No mistakes. (B) I promise to do better on the next report card. (C) The banquet proceeded with cheer and a good share of135. noise. (A) If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times! (D) The boy entered the room, walked to his seat, and plopped (B) It is better to be safe then sorry. himself down. (C) The truth of the matter is we’re all in this together. (E) No mistakes. (D) You had better do all your homework tonight! (E) No mistakes. 143. (A) The fatigued hunter came back empty-handed.136. (B) Final exams were over, summer vacation had arrived. (A) He wasn’t able to solve all the problems. (C) My poor grandmother suffers terribly from indigestion. (B) As time wore on, the crowd began to disperse. (D) Once people retire they cease to be union members. (C) I am going to try and do a better job next time. (E) No mistakes. (D) Nothing is more inevitable than death. (E) No mistakes. 144. (A) Aren’t groundnuts and peanuts basically the same thing?137. (B) We have no cause to rest on our laurels. (A) The students took a short break to go to the latrine. (C) The student left the classroom, ostensibly to visit the (B) Neither Tola nor Zeze have done their assignment. clinic. (C) The firemen tried valiantly to fight the roaring blaze. (D) May I go to the bathroom please? 14
  • 8. (E) No mistakes.145. (A) Changes come slowly and are generally impermanent. (B) After awhile, my eyes became accustomed to the darkness. (C) Tony is going to have two teeth extracted tomorrow. (D) The townspeople brought their grievances to the mayor. (E) No mistakes.Go on to the next page. 15
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  • 10. LANGUAGE ARTS PAPER 3 In questions 31-40, look for errors in capitalization, punctuation, or usage. The sentence that contains an error is the “correct” answer. If you find no mistake, choose (E).SAMPLES: I (K) Even with the help of his brother, Tom failed. (L) The unfortunate man was taken to the hospital. (M) The girls books could not be found. (N) I won’t be able to go tomorrow. (O) No mistakes. II (K) Do you like nigerian food? (L) During the hot weather it is important to keep the plants watered. (M) They have drunk two cups of water. (N) The tiger is a wild and ferocious animal. (O) No mistakes. The correct answer to I is: (C) The correct answer to II is: (A)__________________________________________________________________________________________________________31. (N) No mistakes. (K) The storm destroyed several houses in the village. (L) I just got my results I can’t wait to tell you. 36. (M) Every day we water the plants during the dry season. (I) To who is the letter addressed? (N) Felim is an excellent basketball player. (J) Nengi is a rather accomplished artist. (O) No mistakes. (K) Michael’s party was a resounding success. (L) They sat under the shade of the mango tree.32. (E) No mistakes. (K) Ada does very well in Biology and French. (L) Can you believe that Dapo and Dipo are twins? 37. (M) Sally sat down by the stream and dangled her foot in (I) The sunlight bathed the street in golden beauty. the cool water. (J) I don’t like this movie it’s so boring. (N) “When you are older,” she said, “I will tell you the (K) “How sad it is,” she sighed, “to live alone.” story.” (L) The banquet hall was splendidly decorated. (O) No mistakes. (E) No mistakes.33. 38. (K) There is so much pain and suffering in the world. (I) They eventually gave up waiting and returned home. (L) Charles Dickens was a great British writer. (J) The crowd filled the room and spilled into the (C) We should just grin and bear it. hallway. (D) We go out to the movies alot when we’re on vacation. (K) I can’t believe you didn’t turn in your assignment! (E) No mistakes. (L) What is so amazing is that he knew all the answers. (E) No mistakes.34. (A) Have you ever been to China or Japan? 39. (F) At boarding school life is very hectic and stressful. (K) The conduct of the students and their families were (G) The first place was a tie between James and I. exemplary. (H) You should not be disrespectful to your teachers. (L) In the darkness of twilight it was not easy to make (I) No mistakes. out her features. (M) When was the last time you saw your grandparents?35. (N) The clouds are so beautiful at this time of the year. (J) I was to excited to fall asleep last night. (O) No mistakes. (K) The school grounds were beautifully maintained. (L) How many students are taking the entrance exam 40. today? (K) My cousin is coming to spend two weeks with us. (M) Having finished his chores, Henry collapsed on his (L) If I was you, I would obey the teacher. bed. (M) Slowly and carefully, he opened the door. 6
  • 11. (N) Sometimes it is difficult to know who is telling the truth.(O) No mistakes. 7