WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

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WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE) 2022.

Subject: English Language (Objective Test 1)

TIME ALLOWED: ONE HOUR (1 HR)

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Answer all the questions
  2. Each question is followed by four options, lettered A to D. Find the correct option for each question.
  3. Give only one answer to each question.
  4. Be sure you understand the instructions at the beginning of each section before you try to answer any of the questions that follow them.
  5. Do not spend too much time on a question. If you find any question difficult, leave it and go on and try it again later.
  6. These questions carries 80 marks.

Section 1

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

1. Obi’s family is known for their audacity, so one is surprised at his ……………….

A. cowardice

B. irritability

C. moodiness

D. insolence 

2. Bayo is careless in his ways while Tayo is ……………

A. lovable

B. meticulous

C. difficult

D. reserved

3. In this country, the law against armed robbery is stringent whereas that against smoking in public places is ………….

A. accurate

B. complex

C. lax

D. easy

4. The purpose of education is to facilitate progress, not to ………….. it.

A. prevent

B. impede

C. stampede

D. restrain

5. These days, many people concentrate on temporal things to the detriment of the …………..

A. tangible

B. durable

C. unchanging

D. spiritual

6. While your parents are ………………., mine are liberal in their views.

A. strict

B. intimidating

C. conservative

D. discerning

7. The judge expected direct answers but the accused was …………..

A. illusive

B. secretive

C. delusive

D. evasive

8. Kofi is generous, whereas his wife is ……………

A. sparing

B. stingy

C. unkind

D. harsh

9. His manners are uncouth, while his wives are ………………

A. clever

B. classic

C. refined

D. purified

10. The peak of Mount Everest is about six miles from its ……………

A. base

B. depth

C. source

D. root

SECTION 2

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences.

11. The recent floods in some countries have …………….. many lives.

A. claimed

B. drowned

C. buried

D. injured

12. He does not smoke so the gift of an ashtray will not be quiet ………………..

A. admirable

B. applicable

C. appropriate

D. attractive

13. The reviewer did an excellent job with the book ………………..

A. launch

B. premiere

C. session

D. briefing 

14. The governor filed an ………………. against the ruling of the tribunal.

A. injunction

B. objection

C. application

D. appeal

15. At the terminus, all passengers on the train will have to ………………

A. alight

B. disembark

C. descend

D. dismount

16. Reading the ……………… of the famous king, one would see that he had many things to hide.

A. memoirs

B. chronicles

C. life

D. monument

17. The smaller boys had always drawn back in fear when bully raised a fist, but this time they did not ………………..

A. advance

B. agree

C. retaliate

D. recoil

18. The old man prayed for the ……………… of his sins before he died.

A. omission

B. commission

C. permission

D. remission

19. Inflation has caused the cost of goods to ………………

A. escalate

B. ascend

C. intensify

D. progress 

20. The economy of the country has remained ………………. Despite the crisis.

A. strong

B. realistic

C. tough

D. firm

SECTION 3

After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations is given. Choose the interpretation that is most appropriate for each sentence.

21. The principal raised eyebrows at the student’s explanation. This means that the principal

A. was unhappy about the explanation.

B. rejected the explanation.

C. considered the explanation.

D. was surprised by the explanation.

22. Mary made a clean breast of everything. This means that Mary

A. won everyone over.

B. told the whole truth.

C. did everything efficiently.

D. changed the way things were done.

23. Had it not rained, I would have visited you. This means that

A. I visited you even though it rained.

B. it did not rain and so I visited you.

C. it rained so I did not visit you.

D. because it did not rain I visited you.

24. I hadn’t finished talking to Halima, when she snapped my head off. This means that she

A. gave me a sharp slap.

B. rudely interrupted me.

C. hissed at me.

D. ordered me to stop talking.

25. Franca’s behavior towards Edward leaves much to be desired. This means that Franca’s behavior was

A. unsatisfactory.

B. appreciated.

C. commendable.

D. unexpected.

26. The teacher truly had his heart in the right place. This means that he was

A. kind and considerate.

B. sharp and thorough.

C. simple and modest.

D. focused and direct.

27. Only teachers could afford a car. This means that

A. teachers could afford a car and nothing else.

B. teachers and nobody else could afford a car.

C. teachers and others could afford a car.

D. few teachers could afford a car.

28. The night watchman was given the marching orders because of his negligence. This means that he was

A. promoted.

B. dismissed.

C. counseled.

D. suspended.

29. My friend is as dull as ditchwater. This means that my friend is

A. dark in complexion.

B. extremely boring.

C. not intelligent.

D. not a troublemaker.

30. The director sees Tim as the joker in the pack. This means that the director considers Tim to be

A. unpredictable.

B. humourous.

C. nonchalant.

D. unimportant.

SECTION 4

From the words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence.

31. The president of the students union said it was strategic to boycott classes to press home their demands.

A. acceptable

B. ethical

C. Practical

D. tactical

32. The proscription of the political parties was one of the steps taken by the military.

A. launching

B. expulsion

C. banning

D. removal 

33. Farmers sometimes go through the frustrating experience of having to watch their produce rot. 

A. disheartening

B. dismaying

C. annoying

D. frightening

34. The acrobatic displays left the spectators stunned.

A. amused

B. enticed

C. astonished

D. elated

35. Binetou looked quite resplendent in that red dress.

A. expensive

B. stunning

C. respectable

D. conspicuous

36. It is foolish to depend entirely on mundane things

A. imported

B. material

C. attractive

D. expensive

37. Only a pragmatic approach will solve this problem

A. constant

B. careful

C. practical

D. drastic

38. The governor rebutted all the allegations against him

A. rejected

B. removed

C. revoked

D. refuted

39. He was jailed for failing to obey the court injunction

A. law

B. order

C. fine

D. proceedings

40. The World Bank made funds available to the government for poverty alleviation.

A. reduction

B. removal

C. termination

D. elimination

SECTION 5

From the words of a group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences. WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

41. The two players protested against the ………………..

A. fitness twice-weekly practice

B. practice fitness twice-weekly

C. twice-weekly practice fitness

D. twice-weekly fitness practice

42. If I ………………… what actually happened, I would have punished him.

A. had heard

B. have had

C. had had

D. have heard

43. She was certainly going to the cinema,  ……………………..?

A. isn’t she

B. isn’t it

C. wasn’t it

D. wasn’t she

44. Their ………………………… house is by the side of the road.

A. father-in-law’s

B. father’s-in-law

C. fathers’-in-law

D. father-in-laws

45. He ………………….. his ideas very clearly at meetings.

A. puts out

B. puts across

C. puts away

D. puts in

46. Remember to return it to Ruth; ………………………… hers.

A. is

B. it’s

C. it

D. its

47. I want to know your religious ……………………

A. believe

B. believing

C. beliefs

D. believes

48. The student did the assignment, but not ………………… the way I had expected.

A. just

B. quite

C. hardly

D. as

49. Bola invited Joe and ………………….. to the show.

A. I

B. myself

C. me

D. himself

50. Highlights …………………… the events will be televised today.

A. of

B. for

C. in

D. on

51. When the fire alarm went off, we all ………………….. the door.

A. made at

B. made to

C. made after

D. made for

52. Jane has stopped smoking, ………………………..?

A. hasn’t she

B. didn’t she

C. isn’t it

D. hadn’t she

53. Graduates find it difficult to secure ……………………… nowadays.

A. an employment

B. employment

C. employments

D. few employments

54. I’ll try to convince him as ……………………… I can.

A. best

B. best as

C. the best

D. well as

55. ……………………….. were classmates in the university.

A. His sister and I

B. Me and his sister

C. I and his sister

D. His sister and me

56. Their shop stocks ……………………… overwhelming variety of goods.

A. any

B. every

C. an

D. each

57. It’s a miracle that the child didn’t die after the illness, …………………..?

A. did she

B. isn’t it

C. didn’t she

D. wasn’t it

58. It is always good to live …………………. One means.

A. within

B. under

C. with

D. through

59. How I wish she …………………… the books before Tunde arrived.

A. sees

B. had seen

C. has seen

D. saw

60. He is certainly the ……………………. Man in this party.

A. most offended

B. more offended

C. very offended

D. much offended

61. To ……………………… did you speak?

A. whose

B. whom

C. who

D. which

62. ………………………. all probability, the strike will be called of today.

A. Through

B. In

C. By

D. At

63. Amao ……………………… his master in every way.

A. takes after

B. takes over

C. takes up

D. takes on

64. He ran ………………………. that the defenders couldn’t catch up with him.

A. very fast

B. much faster

C. so faster

D. so fast 

65. I told them I would come back as soon as I ………………………..

A. should

B. can

C. could

D. will

66. Isn’t it high time we ………………………?

A. started eating

B. start eating

C. had started eating

D. start to eat

67. The reason he gave, ………………………., was most unconvincing.

A. which he had no money

B. since he had no money

C. that he had no money

D. for he had no money

68. Sometimes minor incidents in our lives stand out because we cherish ………………………

A. it

B. many

C. none

D. them

69. An act of cleanliness is to dispose of…………………….. useless items.

A. away

B. of

C. with

D. off

70. Two of his ………………….. left for Europe.

A. friends

B. friend’s

C. friends’

D. friend

SECTION 6

In the following passage, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. Against each number in the list below the passage, four options are given in columns lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the numbered gaps in the passage.

Within the last quarter of the twentieth century, medical experts have been laying emphasis on …….71……. rather than …….72……. measure. Through primary health care programs, people have been taught about these. When an individual …….73……. a disease, he has to see a doctor for …….74……. . At times, the doctor finds it difficult to …….75……. the disease during the initial examination of the patient because many diseases have similar …….76……. . When this happens, the patient is either asked to go to the …….77……. for one test or the other or he would have …….78……. taken to help the doctor find out what is happening internally. It is after all these, and sometimes more, that the doctor can …….79……. some drugs for the individual and perhaps give him some …….80…….. To save yourself and everyone else from this headache, it is advisable to pay heed to public health programs.

A B C D

71. effective protective defensive preventive

72. curative healing corrective anesthetic

73. acquires contracts contacts develop

74. consultation interaction discussion instruction

75. explain discover diagnosis detect

76. signs indications symptoms dues

77. pharmacy infirmary ward laboratory

78. an image an x-ray a film a-photograph

79. prescribe write select dictate

80 concoction syringes additives injections

WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (WASSCE) 2022

SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE: TEST OF ORALS (OBJECTIVE TEST 3)

TIME ALLOWED: FOURTY-FIVE MINUTES (45 MIN)

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Answer all the questions
  2. Each question is followed by four options lettered A to D. Find the correct option for each question.
  3. Give only one answer to each question.
  4. Be sure you understand the instructions at the beginning of each section before you try to answer any of the questions that follow them.
  5. Do not spend too much time on a question. If you find any question difficult, leave it and go on and try it again later.
  6. This question carries 60 marks.

SECTION 1

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined. WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

1. lynch

A. flee

B. dye

C. you

D. lick

2. said

A. paid

B. maid

C. many

D. ham

3. dance

A. dunce

B. aunt

C. friend

D. mace

4. core

A. pole

B. cot

C. loud

D. saw

5. nook

A. noon

B. poor

C. good

D. food

6. doubt

A. nought

B. round

C. rough

D. drove

7. hut

A. knob

B. rot

C. bought

D. tonne

8. alert

A. pearl

B. percent

C. heart

D. check

9. believe

A. lie

B. quay

C. lettuce

D. kick

10. beauty

A. good

B. courier

C. put

D. few

11. white

A. pair

B. hit

C. bye

D. writ

12. here

A. chair

B. weird

C. care

D. pair

13. soul

A. how

B. weird

C. care

D. pair

14. boot

A. louse

B. bull

C. cook

D. ruse

15. fall

A. power

B. dole

C. dawn

D. pull

SECTION 2

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same consonant sound(s) as the one represented by the letter(s)underlined. WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

16. order

A. another

B. made

C. wedge

D. flunked

17. joy

A. ahoy

B. huge

C. you

D. bagged

18. chunk

A. choir

B. chemise

C. matches

D. show

19. pressure

A. sour

B. beige

C. wash

D. measure

20. easy

A. loss

B. phase

C. curse

D. last

21. method

A. brother

B. bath

C. though

D. breathe

22. reverse

A. aisle

B. debris

C. cast

D. boys

23. gang

A. gene

B. gist

C. tag

D. merge

24. supper

A. psychic

B. elephant

C. trip

D. psalm

25. beige

A. gag

B. genre

C. gem

D. lough

26. long

A. plunge

B. chunk

C. binge

D. dawn

27. bask

A. slacks

B. basque

C. lacks

D. axed

28. then

A. month

B. three

C. thunder

D. thus

29. split

A. sprint

B. spilt

C. splendor

D. spill

30. black

A. knead

B. know

C. scene

D. echo

SECTION 3

From the word lettered A to D, choose the word that rhymes with the given word.

31. hatch

A. stash

B. match

C. chain

D. chat

32. roam

A. come

B. done

C. home

D. from

33. callow

A. colour

B. brow

C. allow

D. shallow

34. fasted

A. instead

B. lasted

C. harvest

D. practiced

35. lose

A. shoes

B. loose

C. dose

D. mouse

SECTION 4

In each of the following questions, the main/primary stress is indicated by writing the syllable on which it occurs in capital letters. From the words lettered A to D, choose the one that has the correct stress. WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

36. institution

A. IN-sti-tu-tion

B. in-STI-tu-tion

C. in-sti-TU-tion

D. in-sti-tu-TION

37. spectacular

A. SPEC-tac-u-lar

B. spec-TAC-u-lar

C. spec-tac-U-lar

D. spec-tac-u-LAR

38. parochial

A. PA-ro-chi-al

B. pa-RO-chi-al

C. pa-ro-CHI-al

D. pa-ro-chi-AL

39. curriculum

A. CUR-ric-u-lum

B. cur-RIC-u-lum

C. cur-ric-U-lum

D. cur-ric-u-LUM

40. affidavit

A. AFF-i-da-vit

B. aff-I-da-vit

C. aff-i-DA-vit

D. aff-i-da-VIT

SECTION 5

In the following options lettered A to D, all the words except one have the same stress pattern. Identify the one with the different stress pattern.

41. A. public

B. concern 

C. centre

D. people

42. A standard

B. beauty

C. statement

D. regain

43. A. discomfort

B. aggressive

C. quality

D. depended

44. A. confess

B. festive

C. justice

D. haughty

45. A. foster

B. manner

C. cadet

D. guardian

SECTION 6

In each of the following sentences, the word that receives the emphatic stress is written in capital letters. From the questions lettered A to D, choose the one to which the given sentence is the appropriate answer.

46. HE is the press photographer.

A. Is she the press photographer?

B. Was he the press photographer?

C. Is he the museum photographer?

D. Is he the press photographer?

47. His cousin is usually HOSPITABLE to strangers.

A. Is his mother usually hospitable to strangers?

B. Is his cousin usually hostile to strangers?

C. Is his cousin seldom hospitable to strangers?

D. Is his cousin usually hospitable to foes?

48. The FRENCH village is located in Badagry.

A. Is the German village located in Badagry?

B. Is the French embassy located in Badagry?

C. Is the French village located in Ikoyi?

D. Was the French village located in Badagry?

49. John’s father was PROMOTED yesterday.

A. Was Peter’s father promoted yesterday?

B. Was John’s mother promoted yesterday?

C. Was John’s father sacked yesterday?

D. Was John’s father promoted last year?

50. The principal punished the students for being DISHONEST.

A. Did the teacher punish the students for being dishonest?

B. Did the principal praise the students for being dishonest?

C. Did the principal punish the students for being sincere?

D. Did the principal punish the teachers for being dishonest?

SECTION 7

From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that contains the sound represented by the given phonetic symbol. WAEC 2022 English Objectives Past Questions

51. /a:/

A. pat

B. angry

C. lark

D. prank

52. /ᴧ/

A. sport

B. coat

C. could

D. flood

53. /aʊ/

A. fraught

B. plough

C. fracas

D. bat

54. /w/

A. wrought

B. wire

C. awe

D. know

55. /tʃ/

A. shock

B. botched

C. machine

D. chagrin

56. /k/

A. champagne

B. knife

C. knit

D. chorus

57. /iə/

A. pair

B. lure

C. lower

D. peer

58. /ð/

A. thought

B. den

C. their

D. Thank

59. /z/

A. insist

B. persist

C. consist

D. resist

60. /I/

A. key

B. brief

C. guilt

D. seize

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