FIRST TERM EXAMINATION, 2010/2011 SESSION.
SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS: JSS 1 TIME ALLOWED: 1HR
Read the following passages and answer the questions below each passage.
One day, Owina was called by his father to get ready to travel with him to Lagos the following day.
The boy was very happy because he had never visited Lagos before. Moreover, he was going to travel by air for the first time.
The other children became jealous when they heard the news. They had all gone to Lagos with their father at different times in the past, but did not travel by air. So they cried and appealed to their father to take them along. Their father�s stern look was enough to send them out of the sitting room. They went back to the playground behind the house where they had been playing. Ogegere was going to attend a meeting in Lagos.
He decided to take Owina this time because the other children always laughed at him for having not been to Lagos. This often made the boy cry.
Owina�s preparation was little. He needed a few things as he was going to be away for only three days. His mother got a few clothes and a pair of shoes. These were carefully put in a leather bag which she bought for Owina.
(1) Why was Owina happy to go to Lagos?
(a) He had not been there before. (b) He wanted to go and stay there.
(c) He was going to see his teacher. (d) He was born in Lagos. (e) His mother invited him.
(2) The other children were jealous because
(a) Owina was their enemy (b) their uncle also invited them (c) Owina was born in Lagos
(d) Owina was going by aeroplane (e) they wanted to go and see their mother
(3) How did father send the children out of the sitting room?
(a) He flogged them and they ran out. (b) He gave them a stern look. (c) He fought with them.
(d) He told their mother to send them out . (e) He closed his door against them.
(4) What was the children doing before they learnt that Owina was to travel to Lagos.
(a) They were praying (b) They were eating (c) They were cleaning the house
(d) They were playing behind the house (e) They were helping their mother
(5) What was Owina�s father going to do in Lagos?
(a) He was going on holidays (b) He was going to buy some goods
(c) He was going to see his mother (d) He was going to see his brother
(e) He was going to attend a meeting
Faith and her twin brother Joshua were visiting home for the first time since their birth twelve years ago in far away Chicago. The home coming was an experience neither of the twins would ever forget. Never in their lives had they experienced so great a show of love. Almost everyone in the village turned out to welcome them as soon as the news of their arrival spread.
The exclamations, the hugging and the embracing were nearly too much for the children and even their mother, Hannah, who at one point collapsed in a chair and shed tears of joy.
The children were attracted by the way their kinsmen and women dressed. Their mother and father had not told them much about their culture. In fact Faith was so fascinated that on one occasion, she went up to one of the women who was sitting down and stared, touching and feeling her braided hair. This action immediately earned her further hugs and embraces from the woman whose hair-style had attracted her attention. And even now Faith remains, a special friend to Hauwa.
Suddenly someone raised a song. There was clapping and singing all round. The merry-making continued until later into the night. The result was that the following morning all of them including the twin�s father, were too tired to wake up early enough to receive the early visitors who had come to ask Abraham, his wife and the twins whether they had slept well
(6) The twin�s homecoming was a memorable experience because—–
(a) they had been taught in school to remember such things.
(b) there was such a strong demonstration of love from people.
(c) they were naturally anxious to know the people. (d) they were born in a far away land.
(e) they could not understand the people�s language.
(7) The twin�s mother collapsed in a chair and shed tears because ———
(a) She had hurt her feed. (b) She had just been told that her mother had died.
(c) She had lost her necklace at the airport. (d) She had not wanted to return home.
(e) the happiness and attention were too much for her.
(8) The woman whose hair Faith touched—–
(a) pasted a one naira note on her fore head
(b) merely laughed and showed no further interest (c) embraced and hugged Faith
(d) thought Faith wanted to mock her (e) Complained to Fatima�s parents
(9) The twin�s mother was called —————
( a) Hannah (b) James (c) mummy (d) Fatima (e) Joy
(10) The family could not wake up early the following morning because———
( a) they were upset with the visitors. (b) they were disturbed by mosquitoes.
(c) they were afraid of the crowd. (d) there was no fan in the room.
(e) they were too tired.
Choose from the options lettered A-E the correct word to complete the following sentences:
(11) My cousin is the son of my ——-
(a) brother (b) nephew (c) sister (d) step brother (e) uncle
(12) Mary is my ——- since we only have the same father but not the same mother.
(a) brother�s wife (b) cousin (c) half-sister (d) father�s sister (e) step-sister
(13) Audu has no ——–, he is an orphan
(a) brothers (b) friends (c) neighbours (d) parents (e) relations
(14) Immediately after the wedding occasion, the bridegroom carried up his ———
(a) baby (b) best man (c) bride (d) girl friend (e) pastor
(15) My —— is my mother�s mother.
(a) aunt (b) uncle (c) sister (d) niece (e) grand mother
(16) The children of the same parents are referred to as ——–
(a) cousins (b) brothers (c) fianc� (d) siblings (e) nuclear family
(17) I must obtain ——— university degree this year.
(a) a (b) an (c) same (d) the (e) these
(18) There was ——- attack from the terrorist camp
(a) is (b) an (c) the (d) a (e) same
(19) I prefer reading newspaper ———— watching television programmes.
(a) instead of (b) more than (c) rather than (d) than (e) to
(20) We ————– the senior students recently .
(a) are seeing (b) saw (c) see (d) seen (e)sees
(21) Koyejo bought ————-pens last week.
(a) an (b) a (c) much (d) little (e) plenty
(22) The book has ——- attractive colour.
(a) some (b) few (c) an (d) a (e) the
(23) The ——— blew his whistle to signal the end of the football match.
(a) captain (b) commissioner (c) linesman (d) referee (e) umpire
(24) Cholera is ——— disease
(a) some (b) an (c) a (d) few (e) the
(25) Stanley�s shop is stocked ——— a wide range of items.
(a) by (b) for (c) in (d) to (e) with
Choose from the options lettered (a) to (e) the one that contains the given phonetic symbol
(26) / f /
(a) cord (b) cough (c)court (d) fault (e) ought
(27)/ i /
(a) toy (b) symbol (c) house (d) gate (e) hair
(28) / m /
(a) Gather (b) leather (c) method (d) they (e) wither
(29) / i : /
(a) meal (b) bit (c) give (d) ink (e) lick
(30) / g /
(a) cough (b) sign (c) large (d) gate (e) ought
(31) / i /
(a)bee (b) field (c) pretty (d) half (e) fate
(32) / v /
(a) cough (b) life (c) van (d) half (e) fate
(33) / ai /
(a) go (b) gate (c) boat (d) cot (e) why
(34) / e /
(a) love (b) mother (c) doctor (d) hen (e) bee
(35) / t /
(a) tight (b) mother (c) think (d) anthem (e) this
(36) ———- is the place where the event of a story takes place.
(a) Cast (b) Setting (c) Theme (d) Simile (e) Fiction
(37) A story that is based on real events or a true life story is a —————-
(a) Fiction (b) Biography (c) Cast (d) Non-fiction (e) Plot
(38) ———- is the story of a man�s life written by someone else.
(a) Biography (b) Geography (c) Non- fiction (d) Fiction (e) Autobiography
(39) ——– is the list of characters in a play
(a) Fiction (b) Biography (c) Setting (d) Cast (e) Autobiography
(40)� Jesus is the lion of the tribe of Judah� is an example of ————
(a) Personification (b) Biography (c) Metaphor (d) Simile (e) Hyperbole
(41) �The wind whistles by� is an example of ———–
(a) simile (b) hyperbole (c) metaphor (d) fiction (e) personification
(42) Prose texts are written in ——–
(a) Chapters and paragraphs (b) Poems (c) Plays (d) verses (e) Stories
(43) Poems are written by ———
(a) novelists (b) playwrights (c) poets (d) casts (e) fictions
Like Father, Like Son
(44) What is the name of the school in the story?
(45) Where did the orientation exercise take place?
(46) Which student made the day during the orientation exercise?
(47) Who is the class teacher for J.S.1A?
(48) Who was made the assistant class captain of J.S.1a?
(49) How many students joined Peju in the saving scheme?
(50) How much did Peju leave on her locker?
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