Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.
Every day we come 1 situations which makes us sacrifice. We sacrifice our time, peace of mind , money , comfort and 2 our property. We give these to our relatives, friends and all those 3 we have interacted with, including the old, the sick, the needy and the 4 in the society. What makes us happy is that in the 5 , we leave such people 6 than they were before. Our hearts 7 with satisfaction when they say a 8 'Thank you'.
9 , how much have you or are you ready to sacrifice for yourself? Some people do 10 little to improve themselves. take a look at this: You went to school but your 11 in pre-primary , primary and high school was paid by your parents. they paid for your college too and 12 , you got a job soon after. How much have you paid for 13 yourself to a higher level? Some have 14 much. They have sponsored themselves to go higher than their parents left them. This is what we all 15 to do.
For question 16 and 17, choose the alternative that can best replace the underlined word.
- the officers came to inspect the damage cause by the floods
- The schools debating contest began at two o'clock
in the questions 18 and 20, choose the alternative that best fills the blank space.
- He arrived late _______ the gate was still open
- more so
- "Were you treated at the hospital?"
- I got
- I was
- I were
- I got treated.
- Julia does not like travelling at night and __________.
- Solomon does neither
- neither does Solomon
- nor Solomon does
- nor does Solomon
In questions 21 to 23, choose the sentence that means the same as the underlined word
- If Timothy had paid for the trip, he would have travelled.
- Timothy travelled paid for the trip too late to travel
- Timothy wanted to pay for the trip so that he could travel
- Timothy travelled although he did not pay for the trip
- Timothy did not pay for the trip so he did not ravel
- "I will visit the dentist," said Joan
- Joan said that I will visit the dentist the next day
- Joan said that she would visit the dentist tomorrow.
- Joan said that she would visit the dentist the following day
- Joan said that she will visit the dentist tomorrow
- The workers hardly rest while at work
- The workers never rest while at work
- The workers barely rest while at work
- The workers sometimes rest while at work.
- The workers do not like taking a rest while at work.
In questions 24 and 25 choose the sentence which is correctly punctuated.
- "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. "early in the morning."
- "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. "Early un the morning."
- "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. early in the morning."
- "Our exams will begin, said the teacher, early in the morning."
- All Charles' childrens' shoes are black
- All Charle's childrens shoes are black
- All Charles children's shoes are black.
- All Charles' children's shoes are black.
Read the passage below and answer questions 26 to 38
Daudi looked for his friends excitedly. He had made a discovery he believed would interest them. Just in the neighbouring farms, he had come across a squirrel. It looked big and good to eat but then he knew he needed miracles to catch it. Many others had tired but only a handful were successful though he was sure with the brains they had, if combined, they could easily catch not just one but even four in a day. Each of them would carry a whole carcass home although the 'feast' would wait for three or so days.
It was approaching three o'clock when he managed to assembled his 'soldiers' as he expected, they were excited. Naum said he knew how to make good traps and it would take him only minutes to do so. Tope, on the other hand, was good at tracking and so they were upbeat as they went through the hedge to Kauma's cassava farm. Tope reminded them that if they caught the four, they could inform Kauma and he would definitely reward them. However, Daudi hoped they would not be suspected of stealing the crop. The boys laid their traps at the entrance of the holes. They did not know whether the squirrels were in or out so they had only one option: to lie still and wait. The waiting period would depend on factors beyond their ability.
In the next fifteen minutes or so, they saw a woman approaching the farm. She had a medium-sized reed basket and a short panga, the type used for harvesting cassava tubers. She looked left and right then crouched as she approached the farm. All the boys identified her positively: Teresa, the talkative woman who lived alone. creeping like a lizard, she went up near the centre of the farm. she was actually near the boys but out of earshot. She could not hear Naum describing her as the biggest squirrel they'd ever seen. She embarked on her business with skill and speed.
A squirrel appeared as if from nowhere. it stood on its hind legs and looked at the woman. She picked up a stone, threw it at the creature and it swiftly shuttled towards the hedge. Another one followed and seemed to be hasty. Its head went right into the trap and was unlucky to get caught as the boys silently gave one another a 'high-five' for the achievement. However, Teresa saw it!
The next activities happened faster than they expected. As the boys silenced themselves to see how Teresa would handle the situation, they heard shuffling and when they turned their heads, they almost stopped breathing. Kauma, the least expected person by both parties, appeared. he was accompanied by two young men and for the first time we, the trappers, felt really trapped.!
In a matter of minutes , they were all out of the farm. The boys explained when and what had brought them into the farm. As they narrated how they had seen Teresa do all that she did, Kauma started smiling but when it reached where she went for the trapped squirrel, he laughed out loudly and everybody else except her, joined in. he was a kind man for he ordered us to be given our squirrel as he released Teresa unconditionally. He let her take the tubers she had harvested.
- What discovery had Daudi made?
- There were squirrels on the nearby farms
- Some neighbours had cassava.
- He had belief of interest.
- He has news that could excite them
- By saying he needed miracles to catch squirrels. Daudi meant
- no one had ever caught squirrels
- squirrels were mysterious creatures.
- It was almost an impossible task
- They boys were not good at catching squirrels
- Daudi believed they could catch even four squirrels per day because.
- The squirrels were everywhere.
- he had strong belief in their combined ability.
- he expected to be awarded for the achievement
- squirrels were not easy to catch by groups.
- According to the responsibilities they had.
- Daudi had no role to play.
- both Naum and Tope would work simultaneously.
- Tope would help find where the farms were
- Naum's skill would ve of most importance.
- The reason why Kauma would reward the boys is:
- He liked eating squirrel but was unable to trap them.
- The boys simply wanted permission to continue trapping.
- They would have assisted him to save his crop.
- no one else had ever caught squirrels on the farm.
- The boys would land themselves in trouble if
- more of their traps caught any squirrel
- they were suspected of being thieves.
- they caught more than four squirrels
- one of them failed to take a carcass home.
- The boys' waiting period would depend on
- when a squirrel came in or out of the hole
- how many squirrels there were
- the number of squirrels they needed to catch
- how silent they could remain down there.
- The boys were suspicious of Teresa because.
- they all knew her well
- of what she carried and her movement
- she too liked catching squirrels
- she had no business at the farm.
- Naum's description of Teresa shows that he
- knew Teresa better than all the others
- could catch even very big squirrels
- wasn't quite sure if it was Teresa or a squirrel
- had some sense of humor.
- Why did Teresa throw a stone at the squirrel
- In order to kill it
- To make it enter its hole.
- To make it go away
- In order to test if it could get scared.
- What made the boys not to go fro the trapped squirrel immediately
- They wanted to catch more
- They were scared of Teresa
- The shuffling of feet distracted them
- They wanted to see Teresa's next move.
- Kauma must have laughed.
- as he realised Teresa was also an opportunist
- since he could not believe Teresa also ate squirrels
- because the boys were obviously lying
- as Teresa herself had not talked
- Kauma allowed Teresa to carry away the tubers
- to make sure she doesn't steal again
- as she behaved remorseful
- as he was a kind man at heart
- since he was thoroughly entertained
Read the passage below and the answer questions 39 to 50.
Are you always saying 'Yes' to people whom you believe you should not? This is a bad habit many of us suffer from though for a good reason. Many adults find themselves in this situation because of how they were raised.
We were taught how to be polite and that came with always doing what we were told. Refusal to do so was seen as a backtalk and lack of discipline by parents, teachers and those in authority.
Saying NO can be hard when you do not want to upset others, be a source of disappointment or just happen to be a people pleaser. Sometimes, you are scared of saying 'NO' for fear of feeling guilty afterwards, more so if you are in a position to help and have no valid reason to say "NO".
A research study carried out by a social psychologist, in examining people's influence over others came to the conclusion that many people agree to do things they would prefer not to do to avoid the considerable discomfort of saying NO. Out of that, you find yourself being overwhelmed and unhappy because you said you would go for an event you did not want to attend or took up more work assignments when you are up in the neck with any deadlines.
As valid as these fears may be, you need to mark deeply and fully understand why you need to say NO and for what reasons. Sometimes you just do not want to do it and it is time to say NO.
Allow you say NO without lying which is usually the default for most of us matters, Be polite, firm and say you are not able to do whatever it is. You can follow up with responses like. "Let me get back to you." or "Let me think about it first then i'll get back to you."
Learning to say NO is a huge favour to yourself. It will lessen your stress and pressure. Likewise, it will, it will enable you to do things you genuinely love and care about.
- According to the first sentence of the passage.
- there are many people who say YES unconsciously .
- You may be one of those who always say YES.
- people say YES when they mean NO
- you can decide to say YES and later NO.
- When you say YES to a person when you should not
- it is meant to please them.
- you suffer for it more than the other person.
- the person knows you are not serious
- you should explain the reason for it.
- A person who is well-raised is likely to
- say YES when he means exactly that
- Favour only the people he knows
- to behave like a few adults
- fail to disappoint others.
- How do we get polite manners?
- When we don't disagree with others.
- If many people talk well of us.
- Memory of home expectations and being obedient
- As long as we keep good company.
- Parents, teachers and people in authority are mentioned in the passage as
- those who teach us to be polite.
- the only people known to be polite.
- those who feel uncomfortable with us.
- those who have both good and bad habit.
- When you tell a person NO, it's likely that
- he waits for his turn to tell you the same.
- he looks for one who could say YES.
- he realises you are actually polite.
- he gets disappointed.
- Why should one feel guilty after telling the other NO?
- We believe we too could be told NO
- When he knows he could have helped
- No one ever feel guilty when told NO.
- There is no reason completely for telling the other NO.
- When in company of others, many people
- forget to say NO when they should.
- say YES so that they are told the same.
- feel comfortable to please the group.
- decide to say whatever they feel like.
- If you are invited to a party by a friend. you should stay
- NO is you don't intend to go.
- YES even if you don't want to go.
- NO then surprise them by going.
- neither YES or NO.
- In most cases, when one says NO
- he should ensure it is well understood.
- it can later change to be a YES.
- he must know the other person could be annoyed,
- he should do it genuinely and politely.
- It is possible to tell a person NO
- just intentionally to annoy him.
- without using the word itself.
- to make the person stop bothering you.
- to stress both the person and yourself
- The best title for this passage would be
- Ways of pleasing your friends.
- How lo communicate bad news to others.
- Be certain when you say NO.
- People do not mean what they say.
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