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1.
[ Comprehension ]
Read the passages below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

PASSAGE 1

A country’s human population can grow beyond available resources such as food, water and shelter. This leads to problems such as overcrowding and starvation.

Many countries have found it essential to regulate their national populations so that they have populations that they can cater for. Catering for a human population does not involve only food and shelter but many other requirements such as education, medical services, employment and transportation.

A country regulates its population through family planning. Family planning means that parents voluntarily limit their children to the number they want.

An average girl is capable of becoming a mother at the age of about 15, and may continue bearing children until the age of 45.

If she bears children at the rate of one in two years, and all of them remain alive, she may have a total of 15 children. If most of the women in a particular generation did this, the country’s population would explode.

Today, educated parents voluntarily limit the size of their families because they know that by so doing they can better provide for the children they choose to have.

Some people argue, especially on religious grounds, that family planning is wrong because it often involves the termination of the life of a baby. But, in fact, there are several family planning methods and the emphasis in family planning is on the prevention of conception rather than the termination of life. One can therefore choose a method of birth control that agrees with one’s religious beliefs.

Culled from Senior Secondary Biology 2 by Ndu et al. .

According to the passage, family planning is ______

A. catering for a human population in a country.
B. consciously limiting the number of births.
C. preventing conception.
D. preventing overcrowding and starvation.
E. termination of the lives of babies.
2.
[ Comprehension ]
Read the passages below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

PASSAGE 1

A country’s human population can grow beyond available resources such as food, water and shelter. This leads to problems such as overcrowding and starvation.

Many countries have found it essential to regulate their national populations so that they have populations that they can cater for. Catering for a human population does not involve only food and shelter but many other requirements such as education, medical services, employment and transportation.

A country regulates its population through family planning. Family planning means that parents voluntarily limit their children to the number they want.

An average girl is capable of becoming a mother at the age of about 15, and may continue bearing children until the age of 45.

If she bears children at the rate of one in two years, and all of them remain alive, she may have a total of 15 children. If most of the women in a particular generation did this, the country’s population would explode.

Today, educated parents voluntarily limit the size of their families because they know that by so doing they can better provide for the children they choose to have.

Some people argue, especially on religious grounds, that family planning is wrong because it often involves the termination of the life of a baby. But, in fact, there are several family planning methods and the emphasis in family planning is on the prevention of conception rather than the termination of life. One can therefore choose a method of birth control that agrees with one’s religious beliefs.

Culled from Senior Secondary Biology 2 by Ndu et al. .

The word “resources” as used in paragraph one means

A. amenities.
B. attributes.
C. capacities.
D. features.
E. liabilities.
3.
[ Comprehension ]
Read the passages below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

PASSAGE 1

A country’s human population can grow beyond available resources such as food, water and shelter. This leads to problems such as overcrowding and starvation.

Many countries have found it essential to regulate their national populations so that they have populations that they can cater for. Catering for a human population does not involve only food and shelter but many other requirements such as education, medical services, employment and transportation.

A country regulates its population through family planning. Family planning means that parents voluntarily limit their children to the number they want.

An average girl is capable of becoming a mother at the age of about 15, and may continue bearing children until the age of 45.

If she bears children at the rate of one in two years, and all of them remain alive, she may have a total of 15 children. If most of the women in a particular generation did this, the country’s population would explode.

Today, educated parents voluntarily limit the size of their families because they know that by so doing they can better provide for the children they choose to have.

Some people argue, especially on religious grounds, that family planning is wrong because it often involves the termination of the life of a baby. But, in fact, there are several family planning methods and the emphasis in family planning is on the prevention of conception rather than the termination of life. One can therefore choose a method of birth control that agrees with one’s religious beliefs.

Culled from Senior Secondary Biology 2 by Ndu et al. .

The main focus of this passage is ____

A. methods of birth control.
B. religious beliefs.
C. terminating lives.
D. the age limit of child birth.
E. why countries regulate their human population.
4.
[ Comprehension ]
Read the passages below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

PASSAGE 1

A country’s human population can grow beyond available resources such as food, water and shelter. This leads to problems such as overcrowding and starvation.

Many countries have found it essential to regulate their national populations so that they have populations that they can cater for. Catering for a human population does not involve only food and shelter but many other requirements such as education, medical services, employment and transportation.

A country regulates its population through family planning. Family planning means that parents voluntarily limit their children to the number they want.

An average girl is capable of becoming a mother at the age of about 15, and may continue bearing children until the age of 45.

If she bears children at the rate of one in two years, and all of them remain alive, she may have a total of 15 children. If most of the women in a particular generation did this, the country’s population would explode.

Today, educated parents voluntarily limit the size of their families because they know that by so doing they can better provide for the children they choose to have.

Some people argue, especially on religious grounds, that family planning is wrong because it often involves the termination of the life of a baby. But, in fact, there are several family planning methods and the emphasis in family planning is on the prevention of conception rather than the termination of life. One can therefore choose a method of birth control that agrees with one’s religious beliefs.

Culled from Senior Secondary Biology 2 by Ndu et al. 

According to the passage, countries regulate their population in order to ___

A. ascertain the number of people in the country.
B. come up with proper family planning methods.
C. create awareness of the number of children a woman should have.
D. encourage population growth.
E. have a population they can control.
5.
[ Comprehension ]
Read the passages below and answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate of the options lettered A-E.

PASSAGE 1

A country’s human population can grow beyond available resources such as food, water and shelter. This leads to problems such as overcrowding and starvation.

Many countries have found it essential to regulate their national populations so that they have populations that they can cater for. Catering for a human population does not involve only food and shelter but many other requirements such as education, medical services, employment and transportation.

A country regulates its population through family planning. Family planning means that parents voluntarily limit their children to the number they want.

An average girl is capable of becoming a mother at the age of about 15, and may continue bearing children until the age of 45.

If she bears children at the rate of one in two years, and all of them remain alive, she may have a total of 15 children. If most of the women in a particular generation did this, the country’s population would explode.

Today, educated parents voluntarily limit the size of their families because they know that by so doing they can better provide for the children they choose to have.

Some people argue, especially on religious grounds, that family planning is wrong because it often involves the termination of the life of a baby. But, in fact, there are several family planning methods and the emphasis in family planning is on the prevention of conception rather than the termination of life. One can therefore choose a method of birth control that agrees with one’s religious beliefs.

Culled from Senior Secondary Biology 2 by Ndu et al. 

Which of the following is a negative effect of over-population?

A. Hunger and overcrowding
B. Improper family planning methods
C. Lack of disease control
D. Limiting the size of families
E. Negative religious practices
6.
[ Vocabulary Development ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

A _____ of people gathered at the accident scene.

A. colony
B. crowd
C. horde
D. host
E. team
7.
[ Vocabulary Development ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

The boy who is a drug ______,died after an overdose.

A. addict .
B. administrator
C. baron
D. peddler
E. specialist
8.
[ Vocabulary Development ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

She _____ over the price of the item before paying for it.

A. argued
B. debated
C. discussed
D. fought
E. haggled
9.
[ Vocabulary Development ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

The young man plans to learn a _______ after leaving college.

A. career
B. hobby
C. skill
D. trade
E. vocation
10.
[ Vocabulary Development ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

All the traders met to review the _______of their commodities.

A. items
B. payment
C. prices
D. prizes
E. stock
11.
[ Grammatical Accuracy ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

That is the boy ______I have been talking about.

A. of whom
B. which
C. who
D. whom
E. whose
12.
[ Grammatical Accuracy ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

The principal has nominated _____and ______to represent the school.

A. he/I
B. he/me
C. him/me
D. us/me
E. we/him
13.
[ Grammatical Accuracy ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

Was it _____ you were talking about?

A. be
B. in
C. himself
D. his
E. them
14.
[ Grammatical Accuracy ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

The two friends hugged _____ at the party.

A. each one
B. each other
C. one another
D. their selves
E. themselves
15.
[ Grammatical Accuracy ]
Complete the question with the most appropriate of the options lettered A— E

The children were told to share the sweets _______ the three of them.

A. against
B. among
C. between
D. for
E. to
16.
[ Spoken English ]
Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbol

/a:/

A. duty
B. nail
C. party
D. soap
E. tune
17.
[ Spoken English ]
Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbol

/ ɔ:/

A. album
B. body
C. divorce
D. expose
E. flow
18.
[ Spoken English ]
Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbol

/θ/

A. bath
B. bottle
C. date
D. float
E. this
19.
[ Spoken English ]
Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbol

/əʊ/

A. ball
B. crop
C. one
D. proof
E. toad
20. Choose from the options lettered A—E, the one that contains the given phonetic symbol

/w/

A. sword
B. wall
C. who
D. wrapper
E. wrong

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