English Language Examination Questions and Answers for Secondary School Students (JSS3)

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAM QUESTIONS FOR SS2

English Language Examination Questions and Answers for Secondary School Students (JSS3)

These English questions have been compiled to serve as a reference material to aid teachers set tests and examination questions without much stress.
School pupils/tutors will find it very helpful  in revision and exam preparation.

CLASS: JSS3       SUBJECT:  English Language      TIME: 2 HOURS

SECTION A: COMPREHENSION

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ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION


PASSAGE 1

John lives in a village with his wife and children. He is a popular farmer in the village. He is into different kinds of farming. He has a hut in the farm where they relax during their breakfast and lunch. They always have their dinner at home. They can also find themselves in the hut when it is raining, very sunny or even when they are tired.

His children always have their breakfast at home only on school days. When school closes, they all, after keeping school related things at home, make their way to their farm to join their parents. They always cover very long distances between their home and farm on foot. They do this without ever complaining. This is simply because they have good parents.

Even John’s elder children, who are now in higher schools in the city, come home on holidays to help in the farming. John takes good care of his needs and those of his family members. This is possible because of what he gets from the farm. He pays the school fees of his children; buys uniform and books for them. Whatever the children need is always attended to with ease.

On Sundays, John and all his family members go to church. They do not remember their farm activities on a day of worship. His family is a model for many families in the village.

Now answer the following questions

  1. According to the passage John is _____ A. A hardworking farmer
  2. A man with many wives C. Blessed with only male children
  3. Planning to go to school E. the only farmer in the village
  4. The hut in the passage does NOT have one of the following as its function A. A place to stay when the weather is unfriendly
  5. Breakfast is eaten in it C. They have dinner in it D. A place for having lunch  E. They relax in it when they are tired
  6. John’s children are good because they A. Always obey their parents Bring lunch to the farm C. Go to farm even when it is raining
  7. Join their parents in their uniform E. only earn their first meal in the farm
  8. One of the following is NOT true of the passage A. John and his family do farm work for six days in a week John does not like education   C. John is a Christian  D. John satisfies his needs   E. The need of John’s children are provided for.
  9. Another word or phrase that can replace model as used in the passage is ____ A. Generous giver Good example  C. Harvester
  10. Pillar E. Shelter
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PASSAGE II

The ear was starving and in desperation came to seek for food at the mosquito’s house. He was so thin he could hardly walk. As he approached the mosquito’s house, he saw him hide something under a stone. When the mosquito had gone to bathe in the river, the ear stole the bowl of flour and made a big dish of porridge and shared it with hundreds of his children.

The mosquito returned from his bath and was hungry, so he looked under the stone to get some flour and found that it was gone. He quickly flew to his nearest friend, the ear, and demanded for his food.

“If you do not give me back my flour, I shall never leave you. I will bother you when you “hunt or fish or sleep”, whined the mosquito. So when a mosquito comes to bite a man, the Chief of all living things, it first goes to the ear and whines, “give me my flour”. If a man hears this and does not give it, the mosquito takes his food where he can find it.


Now answer the following Questions


  1. According to the passage what was the condition of the entire world? A. Big  Disturbed by mosquito  C. Happy  D. Looking for flour
  2. Starving
  3. The mission of the ear to the mosquito’s house was to A. Kill him
  4. Listen to him C. Play with him D. Seek for food
  5. Take the stone
  6. According to the passage who is the Chief of all living things A. Ear  Flour  C. Lion  D. Man  E. Mosquito
  7. Where was the mosquito when the ear stole his flour? A. To bite someone To bathe in the river  C. To church  D. To sleep
  8. Hiding under the stone
  9. The passage can be titled. The _____ A. Ear and the flour Ear and the mosquito  C. Flour and the mosquito  D. Man and the mosquito  D. Stolen flour

SECTION B: VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT

♦Complete each of the following questions with the most  appropriate option

  1. The football match started immediately the governor entered the
  2. Court B. Game reserve C. Gymnasium  D. Ring  E. Stadium
  3. The accident _____ had just been wheeled into the emergency ward
  4. Patient B. Person C. Sickler   D. Sufferer  E. Victim
  5. The girl was _____ for losing her school fees Abused
  6. Condemned C. Disgrace D. Disowned   E. Scolded
  7. The president ____ a London bound plane at Aminu Kano international Airport A. Board Entered   C. Flew in  D. Joined
  8. During elections, voters put their vote into the ______ A. Ballot  B. Campaign C. Rigging D. Voters  E. Voting
  9. Nigeria has to attract _____ into the country to boost her economy
  10. Ambassadors B. Competitors C. Foreigners  D. Investors
  11. Proprietors
  12. What prefix can be added to the word “patient” from the list below?
  13. Dis- B. Im – C. In –   D. re-  E.  Un _
  14. He sells newspapers, so he is a ____ A. Hawker  Journalist
  15. Marketer D. Newsboy E. Vendor
  16. My son’s grandmother who is my ____ visited us yesterday
  17. Grandmother-in-law B. Mother-in-law C. Sister-in-law  D. Step-mother  E. Step-mother-in-law
  18. A school principal would be the right ____ for the post of Minister of Education Applicant  B. Candidate  C. Object  D. Personnel
  19. Subject
  20. The train is expected to stop and pick passengers at every ____ A. Bus stop Junction  C. Park  D. Station  E. Terminus
  21. A ___ would soon be passed on women empowerment Bill
  22. Decision C. Decree D. Law  E. Mandate
  23. The price of some foodstuff have gone up because of excess demand and ____ supply Abundant   B. Enormous  C. Excess
  24. Inadequate E. Sufficient
  25. In a library ____ books are never lent out A. Catalogued
  26. Documented C. Edited D. Published  E. Reference
  27. Mary works as a broadcaster with the state A. Fire service Hospital  C. Police station   D. Radio  station  E. Social welfare development
  28. He works in the abbatoir, therefore he is a ____ A. Butcher
  29. Contractor C. Doctor D. Herbotist    E. Trader
  30. I was not expecting a ____ carpet treatment. A. Blue  Brown
  31. Pink D. Purple E. Red
  32. A meal that is eaten very late in the morning and close to afternoon is called A. Breakfast-lunch Bunch   C. Desert  D. Dinner  E. Brunch
  33. The skin is for feeling as the tongue is for ____ A. Breathing  Hearing  C. Seeing  D. Selling  E. Punishing
  34. The judge restrained the Landlord from ____ the tenant Attacking  B. Dismissing   C. Ejecting  D. Expelling  E. Punishing
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In the passage below, fill each numbered gap with the appropriate of the options in table

Last –31-, I -32- on the -33- to Oregun in Lagos State. Before I 34-, I had all my -35- belonging -36- into my travelling bag the 37- night. Though we  38- early we -39- there -40- in the evening



  A B C D E
31.

32.

33.

34.

35.

36.

37.

38.

39.

40.

 

Autumn

Barked

Transfer

Leave

Individual

Packed

Following

Left-out

Felt

Dead

 

Season

Comment

Transport

Left

Peculiar

Parked

Precious

Took-away

Get

Late

Summer

Embarked

Trap

Let

Personal

Sacked

Previous

Took-in

Got

Quickly

Winter

Entrusted

Trek

Met

Special

Saved

Proceeding

Took-off

Sat

Sometime

Year

Started

Trip

Set

Proper

Soaked

Next

Took-up

Set

Soon



SECTION C – SPOKEN ENGLISH

♦Choose from the option letter A – E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbols 41-60


  1. /b/ Comb      B. Dumb     C. Lamb      D. Middle    E. Womb
  2. /dз/ Chain      B. Cheerful C. Dame      D. goddess E. jobless
  3. /e/ feel          B. fine         C. neck       D. pain        E. pool
  4. /a:/ bread      B. fat           C. grass       D. mate       E. palm
  5. /k/ cake        B. cease       C. Chain     D. knew      E. knife
  6. /t/ cream      B. pestle      C. this         D. water      E. wrestler
  7. /p/ geography  B. lap       C. physics   D. Psalm     E. psychology
  8. /f/ goal         B. grape      C. graph      D. lamp       E. pillar
  9. /ei/ Bread      B. colour     C. gate        D. gear        E. guest
  10. /i∂/ cake        B. eight       C. fate         D. hear        E. joy
  11. /ai/ milk        B. name      C. plate       D. raid        E. time
  12. /d/ bathe      B. die          C. sooth      D. they        E. thine
  13. /dз/ dog         B. glass       C. judge      D. treasure E. zoo
  14. /t∫/ badge      B. chin        C. jeer         D. lacks      E. larks
  15. /η/ comb      B. make      C. man        D. net                   E. sing
  16. /∫/ bash       B. beige       C. decision D.  rough    E. vision
  • /∂/ banana B. cause      C. gist         D. kettle      E. learn
  1. / /  could      B. court      C. lost         D. love        E. what
  2. /Λ/ beauty    B. cot          C. monkey  D. put         E. surge
  3. /j/ away       B. cousin    C. joy          D. page       E. unite

SECTION D: ESSAY


  1. Write a letter to the new senior perfect, in your school congratulating him on his election and advising him on how to succeed.
  • Introduction – congratulate him on his election
  • Advise him on how to succeed
  • Conclusion

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