A. Comprehension

My father was born in 1932, in a village called Iwoye. He was born into a relatively rich family. His own father was the second in command to the king. My grandfather had ten wives and thirty seven children out of which twenty two were males.

While all my uncles and aunts were busy doing nothing, saying that their father was rich. My father left the village for the town at a very young age. In the town, he was lucky to meet an old man who sent him to school.

Initially, it was difficult for him to cope but as time went by, he started to excel. He had the best Ordinary Level Certificate result in the whole of Western Region then, so, he was given a scholarship to study Abroad, where he studied law.

Today, my father is one of the highly placed Judges in the country. My uncles and aunts that did nothing then, later regretted their actions. Most of them now come to my father to beg for money.

Answer the following questions

  1. Where was the writer’s father born? _________________________________________


  1. Who was the second in command to the king? _____________________________________


  1. What did the writer’s father study abroad? _____________________________________


  1. How many wives and children did their grandfather had? ____________________________ ______________________________________________________________________
  2. In what year was the writer’s father born? ________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________


Section B: Grammar

Choose from the list of words lettered a – d, the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in each sentence

  1. The headmaster was shocked to hear that one of his boys stole the money

(a) frightened (b) angry (c) surprised (d) delighted

  1. The driver of the bus drove quickly to the front of the house and pulled up.

(a) stopped (b) opened (c) called out (d) ran out

  1. My father likes expensive cars (a) attractive (b) beautiful (c) costly (d) cheap

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined words in the sentences

  1. The road to our school is narrow (a) small (b) big (c) wide (d) straight
  2. My brother drives to school carefully everyday

(a) recklessly (b) happily (c) slowly (d) quickly

  1. The old man smiled at me and walked away

(a) shouted (b) whispered (c) frowned (d) screamed

From the given alternatives lettered a – d, choose one word to fill each of the gaps

  1. Who told you _______________ I did not come to school (a) if (b) what (c) which (d) that
  2. The prison gates were guarded _____________ dogs (a) about (b) by (c) of (d) on
  3. The boys are happy _____________ they (a) weren’t (b) aren’t (c) isn’t (d) couldn’t
  4. It was kind _____________ you to help me (a) to (b) of (c) with (d) for
  5. You won’t catch the bus _____________ you run (a) before (b) as soon as (c) since (d) unless
  6. The servant had no respect ______________ his master (a) with (b) to (c) about (d) for
  7. Eze was absent ______________ he was ill (a) because (b) and (c) but (d) since

Change the following sentences to the passive voices

  1. The farmer sold many bags of rice.


  1. Alero has done the work.


Section C: Composition

Write a letter to your friend telling him how you will spend your Easter Holiday.


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