Holiday Online Assessment Test – Junior Secondary 2-3 – English Language (Round 1)

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PASSAGE I

In the days of my childhood, honey did not form any part of our diet. It was not important to us, anyway. Bread was not a thing you would see in our village unless someone was returning home on leave from abroad. However, as most African medicines were mixed with honey, we all had a chance of tasting honey at one time or the other. We knew that honey is very sweet. Sometimes, too, when our fathers were very pleased with themselves, they showed their pleasure by adding honey to their morning meals, usually prepared from milled corn. We children would struggle to do the washing-up after such meals. This gave us a chance to taste the honey.

You can, therefore, imagine our delight when, one day on our way home from school, Dara told us that he had gone with his father to the farm one morning and had discovered a hive of bees. He had called his father’s attention to it. Later, his father told him how to collect the honeycombs.
You go very quietly near the beehive, hold a green leaf in your mouth and murmur certain magic words. Hold a long stick at the end of which a large quantity of tinder is set ablaze. Set the burning tinder on the hive. The bees are disturbed, some are burnt to death, and the others fly about to attack anyone around. But bees only sting you if you move any part of your body. If you remain rigid, they settle on you but do not sting.

In the confusion, you carefully stretch out your hand little by little and remove the honeycombs into the bag hanging round your neck. If you tick the honey at the spot and in their presence, the bees also attack you.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

Why did honey not form part of their diet?

A. Because it is very sweet
B. Honey was not important to them.
C. It was only used by their fathers when they returned from abroad.
D. Most African medicines were mixed with honey.
E. The process of collecting honeycombs was quite difficult.
PASSAGE I

In the days of my childhood, honey did not form any part of our diet. It was not important to us, anyway. Bread was not a thing you would see in our village unless someone was returning home on leave from abroad. However, as most African medicines were mixed with honey, we all had a chance of tasting honey at one time or the other. We knew that honey is very sweet. Sometimes, too, when our fathers were very pleased with themselves, they showed their pleasure by adding honey to their morning meals, usually prepared from milled corn. We children would struggle to do the washing-up after such meals. This gave us a chance to taste the honey.

You can, therefore, imagine our delight when, one day on our way home from school, Dara told us that he had gone with his father to the farm one morning and had discovered a hive of bees. He had called his father’s attention to it. Later, his father told him how to collect the honeycombs.
You go very quietly near the beehive, hold a green leaf in your mouth and murmur certain magic words. Hold a long stick at the end of which a large quantity of tinder is set ablaze. Set the burning tinder on the hive. The bees are disturbed, some are burnt to death, and the others fly about to attack anyone around. But bees only sting you if you move any part of your body. If you remain rigid, they settle on you but do not sting.

In the confusion, you carefully stretch out your hand little by little and remove the honeycombs into the bag hanging round your neck. If you tick the honey at the spot and in their presence, the bees also attack you.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

One of these is NOT true about the passage.

A. A burning tinder was used to set the hive ablaze.
B. Bread was a common thing in our village.
C. Dara had discovered a hive of bees.
D. Dara’s father had told him how to collect the honeycombs.
E. The bees would attack you if you licked the honey in their presence.
PASSAGE I

In the days of my childhood, honey did not form any part of our diet. It was not important to us, anyway. Bread was not a thing you would see in our village unless someone was returning home on leave from abroad. However, as most African medicines were mixed with honey, we all had a chance of tasting honey at one time or the other. We knew that honey is very sweet. Sometimes, too, when our fathers were very pleased with themselves, they showed their pleasure by adding honey to their morning meals, usually prepared from milled corn. We children would struggle to do the washing-up after such meals. This gave us a chance to taste the honey.

You can, therefore, imagine our delight when, one day on our way home from school, Dara told us that he had gone with his father to the farm one morning and had discovered a hive of bees. He had called his father’s attention to it. Later, his father told him how to collect the honeycombs.
You go very quietly near the beehive, hold a green leaf in your mouth and murmur certain magic words. Hold a long stick at the end of which a large quantity of tinder is set ablaze. Set the burning tinder on the hive. The bees are disturbed, some are burnt to death, and the others fly about to attack anyone around. But bees only sting you if you move any part of your body. If you remain rigid, they settle on you but do not sting.

In the confusion, you carefully stretch out your hand little by little and remove the honeycombs into the bag hanging round your neck. If you tick the honey at the spot and in their presence, the bees also attack you.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

The word “they” as used in the third paragraph of the passage refers to

A. beehive.
B. bees.
C. children.
D. fathers.
E. honeycombs.
PASSAGE I

In the days of my childhood, honey did not form any part of our diet. It was not important to us, anyway. Bread was not a thing you would see in our village unless someone was returning home on leave from abroad. However, as most African medicines were mixed with honey, we all had a chance of tasting honey at one time or the other. We knew that honey is very sweet. Sometimes, too, when our fathers were very pleased with themselves, they showed their pleasure by adding honey to their morning meals, usually prepared from milled corn. We children would struggle to do the washing-up after such meals. This gave us a chance to taste the honey.

You can, therefore, imagine our delight when, one day on our way home from school, Dara told us that he had gone with his father to the farm one morning and had discovered a hive of bees. He had called his father’s attention to it. Later, his father told him how to collect the honeycombs.
You go very quietly near the beehive, hold a green leaf in your mouth and murmur certain magic words. Hold a long stick at the end of which a large quantity of tinder is set ablaze. Set the burning tinder on the hive. The bees are disturbed, some are burnt to death, and the others fly about to attack anyone around. But bees only sting you if you move any part of your body. If you remain rigid, they settle on you but do not sting.

In the confusion, you carefully stretch out your hand little by little and remove the honeycombs into the bag hanging round your neck. If you tick the honey at the spot and in their presence, the bees also attack you.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

Apart from the struggle to do the washing-up after such meals prepared with honey, the children also had opportunity to taste honey when

A. people returned home on leave from abroad.
B. they discovered a hive of bees.
C. they followed their father to the farm.
D. they licked it at the spot of collection,
E. they used African medicines that were mixed with honey
PASSAGE I

In the days of my childhood, honey did not form any part of our diet. It was not important to us, anyway. Bread was not a thing you would see in our village unless someone was returning home on leave from abroad. However, as most African medicines were mixed with honey, we all had a chance of tasting honey at one time or the other. We knew that honey is very sweet. Sometimes, too, when our fathers were very pleased with themselves, they showed their pleasure by adding honey to their morning meals, usually prepared from milled corn. We children would struggle to do the washing-up after such meals. This gave us a chance to taste the honey.

You can, therefore, imagine our delight when, one day on our way home from school, Dara told us that he had gone with his father to the farm one morning and had discovered a hive of bees. He had called his father’s attention to it. Later, his father told him how to collect the honeycombs.
You go very quietly near the beehive, hold a green leaf in your mouth and murmur certain magic words. Hold a long stick at the end of which a large quantity of tinder is set ablaze. Set the burning tinder on the hive. The bees are disturbed, some are burnt to death, and the others fly about to attack anyone around. But bees only sting you if you move any part of your body. If you remain rigid, they settle on you but do not sting.

In the confusion, you carefully stretch out your hand little by little and remove the honeycombs into the bag hanging round your neck. If you tick the honey at the spot and in their presence, the bees also attack you.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

According to the passage, bees sting in the process of collecting the honeycombs if

A. one remains rigid.
B. the hive is set ablaze.
C. they are disturbed and burnt to death.
D. you move any part of your body.
E. you murmur certain magic words
PASSAGE II

My father could stand anything from his children but the only thing he wouldn’t stand was having his children go out at night to join other noisy children in their moonlight play. He, therefore, made sure that the door was locked and that we went down on our sleeping mats in our room as early as possible.

On many occasions, we would lie on our mat and listen to the joyful noise and songs of other children. We would see our father as the most wicked man in the village, which was our world. After some time, however, we had come to accept this way of life without complaint.

But then, two cousins, who recently lost their father, came to live with us. They had been brought up differently and were not used to being kept in doors while other boys were playing outside.

They grew restless as the days passed and began to think of a way out Soon they worked out a plan. They knew that my father usually went to sleep in the front room of the house after checking that we were locked up in our room and that the gateways locked. In their plan, my cousins included me. It was that one of us would be left behind each night so as to lock the gate and the door of our room after the two who had sneaked out to play. We could do this in rotation. My father would find both the door and the gate locked and assume w were safe inside.
I did not take kindly to this plan. However, after a lot of argument, I agreed to stay in every nigh and see to the locking and opening of the doors

My cousins were delighted, and this plan worked for many weeks.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

According to the passage, the children could do anything. EXCEPT

A. go out at night to play.
B. listen to other children play.
C. lock the door.
D. sleep on their mats.
E. wake up very early
PASSAGE II

My father could stand anything from his children but the only thing he wouldn’t stand was having his children go out at night to join other noisy children in their moonlight play. He, therefore, made sure that the door was locked and that we went down on our sleeping mats in our room as early as possible.

On many occasions, we would lie on our mat and listen to the joyful noise and songs of other children. We would see our father as the most wicked man in the village, which was our world. After some time, however, we had come to accept this way of life without complaint.

But then, two cousins, who recently lost their father, came to live with us. They had been brought up differently and were not used to being kept in doors while other boys were playing outside.

They grew restless as the days passed and began to think of a way out Soon they worked out a plan. They knew that my father usually went to sleep in the front room of the house after checking that we were locked up in our room and that the gateways locked. In their plan, my cousins included me. It was that one of us would be left behind each night so as to lock the gate and the door of our room after the two who had sneaked out to play. We could do this in rotation. My father would find both the door and the gate locked and assume w were safe inside.
I did not take kindly to this plan. However, after a lot of argument, I agreed to stay in every nigh and see to the locking and opening of the doors

My cousins were delighted, and this plan worked for many weeks.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

The children perceived their father as the most ___________man in the village.

A. acceptable
B. canng
C. playful
D. selfish
E. wicked
PASSAGE II

My father could stand anything from his children but the only thing he wouldn’t stand was having his children go out at night to join other noisy children in their moonlight play. He, therefore, made sure that the door was locked and that we went down on our sleeping mats in our room as early as possible.

On many occasions, we would lie on our mat and listen to the joyful noise and songs of other children. We would see our father as the most wicked man in the village, which was our world. After some time, however, we had come to accept this way of life without complaint.

But then, two cousins, who recently lost their father, came to live with us. They had been brought up differently and were not used to being kept in doors while other boys were playing outside.

They grew restless as the days passed and began to think of a way out Soon they worked out a plan. They knew that my father usually went to sleep in the front room of the house after checking that we were locked up in our room and that the gateways locked. In their plan, my cousins included me. It was that one of us would be left behind each night so as to lock the gate and the door of our room after the two who had sneaked out to play. We could do this in rotation. My father would find both the door and the gate locked and assume w were safe inside.
I did not take kindly to this plan. However, after a lot of argument, I agreed to stay in every nigh and see to the locking and opening of the doors

My cousins were delighted, and this plan worked for many weeks.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

Another word that can be used to replace sneaked in the passage is

A. crept
B. moved.
C. ran.
D. tread.
E. walked
PASSAGE II

My father could stand anything from his children but the only thing he wouldn’t stand was having his children go out at night to join other noisy children in their moonlight play. He, therefore, made sure that the door was locked and that we went down on our sleeping mats in our room as early as possible.

On many occasions, we would lie on our mat and listen to the joyful noise and songs of other children. We would see our father as the most wicked man in the village, which was our world. After some time, however, we had come to accept this way of life without complaint.

But then, two cousins, who recently lost their father, came to live with us. They had been brought up differently and were not used to being kept in doors while other boys were playing outside.

They grew restless as the days passed and began to think of a way out Soon they worked out a plan. They knew that my father usually went to sleep in the front room of the house after checking that we were locked up in our room and that the gateways locked. In their plan, my cousins included me. It was that one of us would be left behind each night so as to lock the gate and the door of our room after the two who had sneaked out to play. We could do this in rotation. My father would find both the door and the gate locked and assume w were safe inside.
I did not take kindly to this plan. However, after a lot of argument, I agreed to stay in every nigh and see to the locking and opening of the doors

My cousins were delighted, and this plan worked for many weeks.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

In order for the children to go out at night, they

A. grew restless.
B. locked up their room.
C. slept in the front room.
D. went to sleep.
E. worked out a plan
PASSAGE II

My father could stand anything from his children but the only thing he wouldn’t stand was having his children go out at night to join other noisy children in their moonlight play. He, therefore, made sure that the door was locked and that we went down on our sleeping mats in our room as early as possible.

On many occasions, we would lie on our mat and listen to the joyful noise and songs of other children. We would see our father as the most wicked man in the village, which was our world. After some time, however, we had come to accept this way of life without complaint.

But then, two cousins, who recently lost their father, came to live with us. They had been brought up differently and were not used to being kept in doors while other boys were playing outside.

They grew restless as the days passed and began to think of a way out Soon they worked out a plan. They knew that my father usually went to sleep in the front room of the house after checking that we were locked up in our room and that the gateways locked. In their plan, my cousins included me. It was that one of us would be left behind each night so as to lock the gate and the door of our room after the two who had sneaked out to play. We could do this in rotation. My father would find both the door and the gate locked and assume w were safe inside.
I did not take kindly to this plan. However, after a lot of argument, I agreed to stay in every nigh and see to the locking and opening of the doors

My cousins were delighted, and this plan worked for many weeks.

Culled from The Adventures of Souza by Kola Onadipe

Which of the following statements is NOT true according to the passage?

A. His cousins were delighted with the plan.
B. The plan was successful.
C. The writer stayed in every night.
D. The writer was not comfortable with the plan.
E. The writer went out to play.
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The toothache was so severe that he went to see a

A. chemist.
B. dentist.
C. doctor.
D. pharmacist.
E. surgeon
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Could you please give me the ........... to reprint my pictures?


 

A. cameras
B. negatives
C. originals
D. positives
E. tripods

Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The President and ______of the armed forces is here to commission the project

A. Attorney General
B. Commander-in-Chief
C. Comptroller
D. Director General E. General
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The nurse needed a/an_____ to examine the patient’s temperature.

A. apparatus
B. microscope
C. stereoscope
D. stethoscope
E. thermometer
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The cheque was not______ by the bank.

A. credited
B. debited
C. honoured
D. opened
E. signed
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

In a democratic government citizens _______their leaders.

A. appoint
B. choose
C. elect
D. nominate
E. select
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Mr Aminu needs the services of a/an _______ to mend the fallen fence.

A. architect
B. bricklayer
C. contractor
D. plumber
E. surveyor
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

He intends to _______the antivirus software on his system.

A. file
B. recycle
C. refresh
D. reload
E. update
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

After many years of courtship, Mary and John finally got _______

A. acquainted.
B. betrothed.
C. divorced.
D. engaged.
E. married
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The raw product was.......for final consumption.

A. displayed
B. manufactured
C. packaged
D. refined
E. reproduced
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The pronounced the ............... accused guilty.

A. clerk
B. judge
C. lawyer
D. prosecutor
E. registrar
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The public became aware of the item because of its ______ in the newspapers.

A. advertisement
B. announcement
C. campaign
D. exhibition
E. propaganda
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

“To be able to use your legs again, ______will be needed”, said the doctor

A. check-ups
B. consultation
C. diet
D. medication
E. therapy
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Our class teacher is always______ in school; she resumes at the right time.

A. active
B. present
C. prompt
D. punctual
E. regular
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The criminal was arrested and _____ before being taken to the police station.

A. chained
B. detained
C. handcuffed
D. interrogated
E. surrounded
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Our teacher asked us to move _____to the other line.

A. above
B. across
C. below
D. over
E. under
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

It ______ here in Abuja during the ceremony

A. rain
B. rained
C. rains
D. raining
E. has rained
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The receptionist took me round and — me all the vacant rooms.

A. had showed
B. had shown
C. show
D. showed
E. shows
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Our commander advised us to ________ by the rules.

A. abide
B. adhere
C. follow
D. stick
E. turn
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The two suspects blamed ______ for their action,

A. each other
B. one another
C. theirself
D. theirselfs
E. themselves
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

There was so _____ traffic that we got home late.

A. many
B. more
C. most
D. much
E. plenty
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

It is a pleasure to welcome you _____ our home.

A. at
B. from
C. ln
D. on
E. to
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

They were asked to answer either question one _______two.

A. for
B. none
C. nor
D. or
E. than
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

.________ of the candidates is absent?

A. Which
B. Who
C. Who’s
D. Whom
E. Whose
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The boy’s trousers were _______

A. tear
B. teared
C. tearing
D. tore
E. tom
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The phones were sold ______ at very cheap rates.

A. off
B. out
C. over
D. through
E. up
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

Surprisingly, he ________ not punished for violating the law.

A. can
B. had
C. is
D. was
E. were
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The book is a collection of stories _______ women writers.


A. after
B. by
C. from
D. under
E. with

Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

She was ________ a chance to make up for the lost opportunity.

A. gave
B. give
C. given
D. gives
E. giving
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

The most successful students are the ______ who do not miss classes.

A. once
B. one
C. one’s
D. ones
E. ones’

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