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31.
Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options.

The stressed are written in capital letters
departmental
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A.
DEpartmental
B.
dePARTmental
C.
departMENtal
D.
departmenTAL
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
de|part|MEN|tal


32.
choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

They come here on bootless errand
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A.
worthwhile
B.
vain
C.
delusive
D.
intended
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The word bootless means ineffectual, useless of a task or undertaking, while the answer worthwhile means worth the time, effort spent
Bootless explains that the errand was useless while worthwhile explains it was the effort, which is also synonymous to the word useful


33.
Choose the option to which the given sentence relates

Aderonke STATED she had a right to her privacy
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A.
Did Omowunmi state she had a right to her privacy?
B.
Did Aderonke lament she had a right to her privacy?
C.
Did Aderonke state she had a right to her openness?
D.
did Aderonke state she had a right to his privacy

34.
Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

The painting was beautifully faked
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A.
The painting was a good deceptive replica
B.
The painting was well-framed and displayed
C.
The painting was deceptively decorated
D.
The painting was carefully designed
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The painting being beautifully faced could also be described as a good deceptive replica, which means there is almost no difference in the fake painting and the original.


35.
Choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

The crops the farmer planted will be ____ in three months time.
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A.
sold
B.
weeded
C.
uprooted
D.
harvested

36.
Choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

Garba acquiesced______their decision
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A.
for
B.
on
C.
in
D.
by
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The preposition 'in' is used to indicate interest or feeling


37.
Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

The letter was being written by the principal
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A.
The letter had been written by the principal
B.
The principal was writing the letter
C.
The principal wanted to write the letter
D.
The principal wrote the letter
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
When the word 'being' is used in a past continuous tense, as it is in the above question, it means the action is happening sow or was happening before, in or continual manner, just like in the answer, the principal was writing the letter


38.
Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

Advising Olu to break his bad habit is like knocking your head against a brick wall
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A.
It is making a fool of you
B.
It is trying the impossible
C.
It is making him your enemy
D.
It is asking him to beat you
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
It is trying the impossible
The idiomatic expression 'knocking your hand against a brick wall' means to attempt continuously and fruitlessly to accomplish some task or achieve some goal that is or seems ultimately hopeless, more like it is impossible


39.
Choose the best option that best completes the gap(s)

_____a good boy, he was given a prize
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A.
To being
B.
Been
C.
Being
D.
To been
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
"Being" can be used as a gerund, a word that acts like a noun and looks like a verb.Being is the verb, boy is the noun.


40.
Choose the option nearest in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

The children received gifts from doting parents
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A.
nagging
B.
loving
C.
humble
D.
Docile
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The word doting was italicized in the question . It means to be extremely and uncritically fond to someone, to love dearly while loving means feeling or showing love and affection


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