1st Term Examination VERBAL REASONING Basic 5

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Subuode Gbaga Gasline Shimawa Ogun State

1st Term Examination

VERBAL REASONING

Basic 5

Name:………………………

Section A

Instruction: In each of the following problems, a word is missing. Choose from the given alternative the word that most suitably completes the problem.

  1. Sheep and bleat, lion and _______ (a)shout (b)brave (c)wicked (d)roar
  2. Chalk and blackboard, pen and _________ (a)teacher (b)paper (c)pencil (d)ink
  3. Aeroplane and wings, car and _______ (a)engine (b)driver (c)road (d)wheels
  4. Beautiful and ugly, sharp and __________ (a)blunt (b)short (c)crooked (d)bright
  5. Swim and fish, gallop and __________ (a)man (b)lion (c)pig (d)horse

SECTION B

Instruction: Choose from the options the word which correctly fills the gap

Example:- (best, beast), (set, seat), (bed, _______) (a)bean (b)bead (c)beat (d)bare

  1. (cash, sash) (advice, advise) (cod, ________) (a)bold (b)sold (c)dole (d)lord
  2. (cat, tack) (sat, task) (cub, ________) (a)buck (b)cab (c)curb (d)but
  3. (blast, last) (dark, ark) (fallow, ________) (a)follow (b)allow (c)lower (d)allot
  4. (late, loot) (hate, hoot) (fate, _______) (a)foal (b)fool (c)foot (d)foul
  5. (series, serial) (vies, vial) (dies, _______) (a)deal (b)dale (c)side (d)dial

SECTION C

Underline the word that does not belong to the same group

A B C D E

  1. Nigeria Iraq India U.S.A. Cairo
  2. School Teacher Principal Doctor Pupil
  3. Pen Red Green Pink Black
  4. Orange Guava Apple Pear Cassava
  5. Solid Water Milk Petrol Liquid

SECTION D

Instruction:- Choose the one that ends the first word and begins the second

  1. Can__le 17. Examin__tion

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(a)c (b)s (c)d (d)p (a)n (b)g (c)s (d)a

18. Pi__ture 19. Bi__le

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p o

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(a)d (b)t (c)p (d)c (a)b (b)z (c)d (d)s

20. peo__le

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a

y

(a)o (b)p (c)s (d)y

SECTION E

Choose the word that cannot be formed by an arrangement of some or all the letters of the letter more often than it appears in the word printed in capital letters.

EXAMPLE: SWEAR (a)ware (b)sew (c)erase (d)sear

  1. GEOGRAPH (a)yoga (b)rogue (c)peg (d)hoe
  2. COMBATANT (a)aunt (b)comb (c)baton (d)atom
  3. INDISPENSABLE (a)sleep (b)insane (c)enable (d)pension
  4. AMERICA (a)rise (b)crime (c)area (d)care
  5. OPPOSITION (a)site (b)option (c)spoon (d)post

SECTION F

In each of numbers 26 – 30 you are given a sentence. Read it carefully and decide how true it is, circle:

  • A if it is ALWAYS true
  • B if it often true but NOT ALWAYS true
  • C if it is NEVER true
  • D if it is IMPOSSIBLE to say how true it is
  1. Fire is hot

A B C D

  1. Adults are taller than children

A B C D

  1. Boys called Peter are clever

A B C D

  1. Bicycles have engines

A B C D

  1. Twin brothers have the same mother

A B C D

 

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