English Language Examination Questions and Answers for Secondary School Students
CLASS: JSS2 SUBJECT: English Language TIME: 2 HOURS
SECTION A: COMPREHENSION
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION
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Since 1986, when the first acquired immune deficiency syndrome case was reported in Nigeria, the disease has spread like wildfire. By 1991, the number had gone up to 209, nobody knows the exact figure today as many cases go unreported.
At the beginning of the 21st century, expert were of the opinion that the disease was so nearing epidemic proportions that by the year 2013 about two million cases may be diagnosed in the country. In the same vein, the World Health Organization (WHO) report that by 2013, more than five million children throughout the world would be orphaned as a result of the death of their AIDS – infected parents.
There is no doubt that the virus that causes AIDS, known as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is contained in the body fluids. Therefore, the main way it is passed from one person to another is through sex with an infected person. Other ways include blood transfusion an the use of unsterilized needles or knives used for operations. Many countries are now suffering from the scourge of AIDS. Nigeria, with a population of over 120 million remain Africa’s most populous country. It is clear that unless drastic steps are taken by the government, the nation will have a big problem on their hands.
Unfortunately, despite the seriousness of the disease, there is still widespread ignorance about it, especially in the rural areas where AIDS IS widely attributed to the activities of witches and juju. AIDS is a condition in which the immune system in our bodies which protect us from diseases, usually becomes powerless. This results in the cells of our body not being able to fight off illness anymore. After a period of between eight and fifteen years, the victim dies.
Now answer the following Questions
- How many children, according to WHO, have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS.
- How many years did it take for the number of HIV/AIDS victim to rise to 209 in Nigeria?
- Give your own title to the passage. (Your words must not be more than two or five words).
- According to the writer, which country may have the highest number of HIV/AIDS victim in Africa.
- In one sentence, give the meaning of AIDS.
- Which one of the following is true about HIV/AIDS according to the passage A. some people believe that witches and juju are responsible the major means of transmitting HIV/AIDS is through transfusion C. The virus that causes HIV is AIDS D. No HIV/AIDS case goes unreported.
- The word “their” in the last part of the third paragraph refers to
- WHO B. Nigeria C. HIV/AIDS D. A female HIV/AIDS victim
- The word epidemic as used in the second paragraph means
- Restricted B. Sad C. Restrictive D. Widespread
- Which of the following can correctly replace the word “orphaned” used in the second paragraph Life lifeless B. made powerless C. Left parentless D. Kept bloodless
- What part of speech does the word “populous” belong to A. Noun
- Adjectives C. Adverb D. Pronoun
SECTION B: VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT
- Answer all questions
- Use the words in the grind to fill in the following blank appropriately
One of the reasons -11- down forest is to -12- land for farming. However, the -13- in rain forest is usually poor, so the new farms do not improve the -14- supply very much. On the other hand, plants which might -15- new kinds of food are destroyed by fire, sometimes before -16- have been able to give them names. Remember rice, cocoa and maize were all first -17- in the rain forest.
Rain forest give us medicines as well as food. A quarter of the medicines in a dispensary contain something which has come from -18- forest plants or trees. Because of these -19-. We can hope to find -20- for some of the worst diseases of our time.
Complete each of the following questions with the most appropriate of the options lettered A – E (21-30)
- Our teacher asked us to move _____ to the other line A. Above
- Across C. Below D. Over D. Under
- It _______ here in Abuja during the ceremony A. Rain Rained
- Rains D. Raining E. Has rained
- The receptionist took me round and ______ me all the vacant rooms Had showed B. Had shown C. Show D. Showed E. Shows
- Our commander advised us to _____ by the rules Abide B. Adhere C. Follow D. Stick D. Turn
- The two suspects blamed _____ for their actions Each other
- One another C. thierselfs D. Theirselves E. Themselves
- There was so ____ traffic that we got home late. A. Many B More
- Most D. Much E. Plenty
- It is a pleasure to welcome you ____ our home At B. From C. In D. On E. To
- They were asked to answer either question one _____ two A. For
- None C. Nor D. Or E. Than
- ______ of the candidates is absent? A. Which Who C. Who’s
- Whom E. Whose
- The boy’s trousers were ____ A. Tear Teared C. Tearing D. Tore E. Torn
SECTION C: SPOKEN ENGLISH
Choose from the options lettered A-D, the one that contains the given phonetic symbols
- /i:/ meat B. pour C. shy D. dull
- /u:/ flu B. sore C. buy D. probe
- /∂/ year B. period C. walter D. cure
- /æ/ offer B. man C. crawl D. foetus
- /D/ coke B. goved C. mould D. god
/ / break B. broad C. foil D. goal
- /i∂/ mitre B. dresser C. beer D. waiter
- /∂ / cork B. note C. fox D. pier
- /Λ/ tough B. protect C. use D. wound
- /e/ deaf B. breathe C. beans D. broad
SECTION B: ESSAY
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS
- Write a letter to your uncle in Abuja requesting for his financial assistance towards the coming escortion to Ghana by your school
- Write an expository essay on the topic: My favourite Pet (20 marks)
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