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1.
Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in the meaning to the underlined word or group of words that will fill in the sentence.

At first we found life in the town very exciting but soon it became rather _______
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A.
tiring
B.
disturbing
C.
burdensome
D.
boring

2.
Suleiman's reason for becoming a Muslim in the novel is because Islam brings sense of ______?
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A.
radicalism and aggression
B.
boldness and awareness
C.
kindness and truthfulness
D.
purpose and discipline
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
In chapter 30, Suleiman was resolute about tracing his roots and finally finding his identity amongst his people in Africa and in the religion, Islam


3.
Select the option that best explain the information conveyed in the sentence

The man's Achilles' heel is women ________
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A.
His weakness is women
B.
His strength is women
C.
He fights women
D.
He respects women
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The phase 'Achilles heel' means a small problem or weakness in a person or system that can result in failure. The phrase has it origin traced to the legend of Achilles, that tells the talk of Achilles, how he was dipped into the river styx by his mother, That is in order to make him in vulnerable. His heel wasn't covered by the water and he was later killed by a narrow wound to his heel.


4.
Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

Constitution
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A.
CON—sti—tu—tion
B.
con—STI—tu—tion
C.
con—sti—TU—tion
D.
con—sti—tu—TION

5.
Choose the option that has the same consonant as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

clash
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A.
sharp
B.
cheap
C.
leisure
D.
school

6.
Choose the option that has the same consonant as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined

who
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A.
vehicle
B.
khaki
C.
rhyme
D.
hammer

7.
Choose the option to which the given sentence relates

My Boss has an amiable DISPOSITION
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A.
Does your boss have an amiable disposition
B.
Does my boss have an unfriendly disposition
C.
Does my colleague have an amiable disposition?
D.
Does my boss have an amiable complexion?
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
Still going by the rule when answering questions on emphatic stress, the option that doesn't have the emphasized word. In this case 'DISPOSITION' is the emphasized word on the only option without it is option D


8.

Choose the most appropriate stress pattern from the options below

palatable

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A.

PALatable

B.

palAtable

C.

palaTAble

D.

palataBLE


9.
Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

Despite their newness on the job, the workers were remunerated rather handsomely. This means that _________?
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A.
the salaries were poor
B.
those paid were handsome in appearance
C.
the salaries were attractive
D.
workers were paid by handsome accountants
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The word 'remunerate' as used in the sentence means paid for services rendered or work done, while the word 'handsomely' means to a large degree, substantially and also connotes attractiveness


10.
Choose the option opposite in meaning to the word or phrase in italics

The chairman is Parsimonious
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A.
Avaricious
B.
thrifty
C.
treacherous
D.
accustomed
Explanation. Give a better Explanation
The word Parsimonious means very unwilling to spend money or use resources. On the other hand 'Generous is the opposite', meaning to give more of something especially money
From the above meaning of each words of option, generous best describes the opposite of parsimonious, as every other option is synonymous to parsimonious


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