SECOND TERM EXAMINATION 2020 CLASS: PRIMARY 5 SUBJECT: VERBAL REASONING

 

SECOND TERM EXAMINATION 2020
CLASS: PRIMARY 5 SUBJECT: VERBAL REASONING
NAME:……………………………………………………………………………………
Instruction: In each of the following problems a word is missing. Choose from the options lettered A – D, the word that most suitably fills the space

Example: feather and bird; fin and ________________ (a) fish (b) hen (c) lizard (d) elephant
The missing word is ‘Fish’, option A
1.) Sheep and bleat; Pig and ___________________ (a) neighs (b) bellow (c) grunt (d) trumpet
2.) Cut and knife; sew and _____________________ (a) seed (b) needle (c) tailor (d) pin
3.) Mouth and eat; nose and _____________________ (a) breathe (b) sneeze (c) sound (d) scent
4.) Friends and party; monkeys and __________________ (a) group (b) gang (c) mob (d) troupe

Section B: Choose from the letter(s) labeled A – D the one that can end the first and begins the second word

Example: Plan ( ) ube (a) L (b) C (c) R (d) T
The correct letter is ‘t’. We therefore pick, option D
5.) Verba ( ) earn (a) t (b) r (c) l (d) p
6.) Straigh ( ) alk (a) r (b) t (c) b (d) s
7.) Ope ( ) eat (a) p (b) d (c) s (d) n
8.) Gif ( ) rade (a) p (b) n (c) s (d) t

Section C: Choose from each of the following items labeled A to D, the one that does not belong to the group

Example: (a) carpenter (b) photographer (c) tailor (d) farming
The word ‘farming’ does not belong to the group. It is a profession while others are people, so option D is the correct one

9.) (a) huge (b) tiny (c) small (d) little
10.) (a) crayon (b) pencil ` (c) table (d) chalk
11.) (a) cocoa (b) cocoyam ` (c) coffee (d) groundnut
12.) (a) copper (b) iron (c) zinc (d) plate

Section D: Find out the words lettered A – D, the one that can be used to describe the other words
Examples: (a) thirty (b) eleven (c) number (d) five
The word ‘number’ describes the group. Option ‘C’ is the correct answer
13.) (a) calves (b) steers (c) cattle (d) cows
14.) (a) spice (b) clove (c) nutmeg (d) ginger

15.) (a) mutton (b) pork (c) beef (d) meat
16.) (a) London (b) New York (c) City (d) Kano

Section E: The words below are written in codes. Study each word and its code word carefully and work out how the code is written

Examples: STRANGE is written as SETGRNA
LIBRARY is written as LYIRBAR
17.) The word SECTION should be written as _____________
(a) NEOCIST (b) SNECITO (c) SNEOCIT (d) SNOCITE
18.) The word VEHICLE would be written as _______
(a) VEELHCI (b) VELEHCI (c) CIVLHEE (d) VIHEECL
19.) The code BNAIRAG can be written to form
(a) BRAGAIN (b) BARGAIN (c) RAGBAIN (d) GRABIAN
20.) The word TRAILER would be written as ________
(a) RELIAYR (b) TRARELI (c) TRERALI (d) TRREALI


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