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General Instruction to NCEE Candidate
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:
Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so. While you are waiting, read the following carefully.
1. There are sixty questions in English and Social Studies paper, for which you are allowed 65 minutes.
2. Use HB pencil throughout.
3. Check that the details printed on your answer sheet are correct.
(a) In the space marked “Name”, check that your name is printed correctly.
(b) In the box marked “Examination Number”, check that the digits of your examination number are correctly printed in the spaces on die left-hand side. There are numbered spaces in line with each of these digits. For each digit, the space with same number as the digit has been shaded.
(c) In the box marked “Sex”, check that the space marked “M” has been shaded if you are a male, or “F” if you are a female.
4. When you have chosen the answer to a question, shade the space which has the same letter as the letter as the letter of the answer you have chosen.
5. Leave extra spaces blank if the answer spaces provided are more than you need.
6. Do not make any marking(s) across the heavy black marks at the right edge of your answer sheet.
7. Think carefully before you shade the answer spaces. Erase completely any answers) you wish to change
8. Do not shade more than one answer space for a question (if you do, you will score zero for that question).
9. When you qre told to begin, answer die questions as quickly and carefully as you can. If you cannot answer a question, do not spend too much time on it, but try the next one.
10. Do not ask any question(s) once the examination has started.
The Supervisor is not allowed to explain any question(s) to you during the examination.
National English Common Entrance Comprehension Passage
PART B ENGLISH
SECTION A COMPREHENSION
Read The passages below carefully and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A – E (Nos. 1-10).
Long time ago, babies began to talk immediately they were born. They could tell their mothers when they were sick, thirsty or hungry and needed some food.
One day, a woman left her newborn baby in the room and rushed to fetch water from a nearby stream.
A woman, newly married, entered the room to fetch fire for her evening meal.
Unknown to her that the baby was watching, she quickly took some of the meat that was kept across the hearth.
When the mother of the baby returned, he disclosed to her that the woman had taken some of the meat.
The matter was taken to the king and the baby narrated how the woman hid the meat under her cloth before leaving the room.
The new wife and her husband bowed their heads in shame. The king himself was embarrassed by the incident.
News of the incident spread all over the kingdom and people mocked the woman anytime they saw her passing. ‘This cannot be allowed to continue’, cried the king. ‘Babies must be stopped from embarrassing adults with their talks.
He ordered that a lump of flesh be forced down the throats of newborn babies to prevent them from talking until they are old enough to differentiate between right and wrong.
1. According to the passage, babies
A. cried for their needs.
B. talked before they were born.
C. talked but no longer ’do now.
D. talked only when they had problems.
E. talked only when they saw evil.
2. The new wife entered the room to
A. check if the baby was awake.
B. cook her meal.
C. fetch fire for her meal.
D. steal the meat.
E. watch over the baby.
3. The Woman knew her meat was stolen because
A. her neigbour informed her.
B. She hid somewhere in the room.
C. She saw the new wife coming out of her room.
D. The baby informed her.
E. the meat was not the way she left it.
4. The most suitable title for this passage could be
A. Babies and their Mothers.
B. The Embarrassed Woman.
C. The final Judgment.
D. The Stolen Meat.
E. Why Babies Don’t talk
5. The king reasoned that if babies were allowed to continue talking, they could
A. be too wise for their age.
B. disgrace adults with their talks.
C. disrespect adults.
D. disturb their mothers.
E. take over his kingdom.
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SECTION B: LEXIS
Choose from the options lettered A – F.. the one that is nearest in meaning to the word in italics (Nos. 11-15).
11.We found the missing items inside the cupboard in the store.
12. The pupils are eager to go on holiday.
13. The enemies invaded the village
14. The eyewitness gave a vivid account of the fatal accident.
15. I shall certainly pass my
examinations if I study very hard.
Choose from the options lettered A- E, the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in italics (Nos. 16-20).
16.The child felt secured in his mother’s arms.
17.The soldiers retreated when their commander was shot.
18.The criminal did not show any sign of guilt during interrogation.
19.He was elevated for his hard work.
20.The comforting word sent him to sleep.
Common Entrance Past Questions on English Structure
SECTION C: STRUCTURE
Complete each of the following statements with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E (Nos. 21-40).
21. Of the three cars, my uncle’s is the ______expensive.
22.I ______some gifts from my friends.
23. The child is suffering from
24. Okon has a ______bag.
A. beautiful leather small
B. beautiful small leather
C. leather beautiful small
D. leather small beautiful
E. small beautiful leather