Primary Five First Term Examination Questions 2019/2020 Session – All Subject

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT: RELIGION AND NATIONAL VALUES                      CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

INSTRUCTION:  Choose the correct answer from the word lettered A – C

  1. Saul was persecuting the disciples of the _________  (a) Lord  (b) Satan  (c) Jewish
  2. What was Saul going to do at Damascus?  (a) to dance  (b) to persecute  (c) to laugh
  3. The disciple that helped Saul is _______(a) John   (b) Peter  (c) Ananias
  4. Paul’s former name was ________(a) Andrew  (b) Saul  (c) Timothy
  5. MON means (a) members of the order of the Niger  (b) man of the order of Nigeria  (c) members of Nigeria
  6. Nigeria is a country in ____________(a) Asia  (b) Europe  (c) West Africa
  7. NUT means (a) Nigeria Union of Workers,  (b) Nigeria Union of traders  (c) Nigeria Union of Teachers
  8. FCT means Federal Capital Territory  (b) Federal Capital Teachers  (c) Fellow Capital Teachers.
  9. EU means  (a) European Union  (b) Energy Union  (c) Engineers  Union
  10. The official language in Nigeria is (a) Yoruba  (b) Igbo  (c) English

Section B:  Theory

1.         What was Saul going to do at Damascus?

2.         Who is Ananias and why did he have to go to Saul?

3.         What did Saul do after his conversion?

4.         Define National Honours Awards

5.         Mention two types of National Honous Awards

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES                                    CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

INSTRUCTION:  Choose the correct answer from the word lettered A – C

  1. _______ is the proper keeping of farm produce until we need them  (a) cultivation  (b) farm produce preservation  (c) weeding
  2. Farm produce are preserved for the following reasons except  (a) to retain freshness  (b) use as waste product  (c) keeping away from insects
  3. One of the method of preserving farm produce is  (a) sun – drying  (b) burning  (c) washing
  4. Daily cleaning of the bedroom involves the following except  (a) pack away the dirt           (b) sweep the room  (c) sleeping in the room
  5. Cleaning of bathroom ____(a) prevent bad odour  (b) attract insects  (c) makes people contaminate diseases
  6. Materials for cleaning toilet include  (a) soap  (b) wood  (c) gun
  7. Cleaning techniques of kitchen include  (a) scrub the floor  (b) lock the kitchen             (c) cook food
  8. Cleaning techniques of store include  (a) sleeping in the store  (b) locking the store  (c)remove the cobwebs
  9. All these are types of farm record except  (a) farm diary  (b) cash records  (c) yam
  10. Farm record is used to  (a) cultivate the land  (b) harvest the produce  (c) know financial status.

Section B:  Theory

1.         What is farm record?

2.         List four types of farm record

3.         Mention four uses of farm record

4.         Give four reasons for cleaning our environment

5.         What do you understand by preservation of farm produce?

BASIC FIVE VERBAL CONT.                                   

18.       1.         He made me also

            2.         God is the maker of all things

            3.         He made the heaven and the earth

            (a) 3,2,1  (b) 1,2,3  (c) 2,3,1  (d) 3,1,2

19.       1.         I felt extremely happy

            2.         I saw very many relatives

            3.         I arrived at the Enugu Airport

            (a) 1,2,3  (b) 2,3,1  (c) 2,1,3  (d) 3,2,1

20.       1.         I am so surer, I will pass

            2.         I did my best in the examination

            3.         My mother brought me to the venue

            (a) 2,1,3    (b) 2,1,3  (c) 3,2,1  (d) 2,3,1

 

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   VOCATIONAL STUDIES                                            CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

INSTRUCTION:  Choose the correct answer from the word lettered A – C

  1. The work we acquire skill in is called  (a) apprentice  (b) vocation  (c) money
  2. Which of these is not a type of vocation  (a) Nursing  (b) carpentry  (c) talking
  3. The period of time that the apprentice needs to acquire the skills for a particular vocation is called  (a) vocation  (b) apprenticeship  (c) working
  4. _____involves making use of paints to add to a surface  (a) painting  (b) fishing            (c) bricklaying
  5. A workman who weds is called a ____(a) carpenter  (b) welder  (c) hunter
  6. A person who learns a trade from another person  (a) engineer  (b) blacksmith                (c) apprentice
  7. ______ is trade which involves shaving and cutting of hair  (a) hunting  (b) tailoring  (c) barbing
  8. Which of these is a tool used by a hunter  (a) gun  (b) tester  (c) comb
  9. All of the following are local crafts except  (a) brewing  (b) blacksmithing  (c) basket weaving
  10. The workman that engages in plumbing work is known as a _______(a) plumber   (b) farmer  (c) electrician

Section B: Theory

1.         Define vocation?

2.         List four types of vocation

3.         What do you understand by workshop?

4.         List four safety precautions that are applicable to factories or workshops

5a.       ____________is a person who works in a garden

b.         A person who controls the movement of an aeroplane is called _______________

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   HISTORY                                                                    CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

INSTRUCTION:  Choose the correct answer from the word lettered A – E

  1. The British occupation of Nigeria began in which year ______(a) 1851  (b) 1881   (c) 1997  (d) 1986
  2. The Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria was joined in ________ (a) 1906  (b) 1941  (c) 1963  (d) 1914  (e) 1960
  3. The Northern and Southern protectorates of Nigeria was amalgamated by _____             (a) Mungo Park  (b) Hebert Macaulay  (c) Dr, Nnamdi Azikiwe  (d) Lord Fredrick Lugard  (e)  Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa
  4. Nursery and Primary schools are usually headed by  (a) principal  (b) registrar  (c)head master/head mistress  (d) rector
  5. The Nigerian children’s day is celebrated on  (a) May 1st  (b) May 27  (c) Mach 1  (d) December 25
  6. The highest level of government in Nigeria is the ______ government  (a) Local  (b)State  (c) Central  (d) Federal
  7. Sir Hugh Clifford ruled Nigeria between __________(a) 1931 – 1935  (b) 1948 – 1955  (c) 1919 – 1925  (d) 1955 – 1960
  8. Herbert Macaulay established a newspaper called ______(a) Daily sun  (b) Daily independent   (c) Daily news  (d) Champion
  9. Which of these states in the south western part of Nigeria? Kastina  (b) Lagos               (c) Jigawa  (d) Niger
  10. Herbert Macaulay was born in the year ________(a) 1946  (b) 1904  (c) 1864                   (d) 1881

Section B:  Theory

1a.       Define a nation

b.         What is the meaning of nationalism

2.         State four reasons for occupation of Nigeria by the British

3.         State four positive consequences of British rule in Nigeria

4.         Mention any four British colonial administrators in Nigeria.

5.         ____________is a person who allocates for the political independence of his/her country.

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY              CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

  1. _______is the greatest source of light to earth? (a) sun  (b) moon  (c) stars  (d) Pluto  (e) satum
  2. The earth rotates on its axis _____ in a day  (a) twice  (b) thrice  (c) once  (d) ten times  (e) five times
  3. The rotation of the earth on its axis causes  (a) night and season  (b) day and seasons  (c) rain  (d) day and night  (e) heat
  4. Energy obtained from the sun is known as _____(a) petrol energy  (b) solar energy  (c)electrical energy  (d) local energy  (e) none of the above
  5. There are _____ colours in the rainbow  (a) two  (b) three  (c) four  (d) five                     (e) seven
  6. The sound that accompanies lightening is called ______(a) thunder  (b) cloud  (c)atmosphere  (d) rain  (e) light
  7. Eclipse of the sun is sometimes called ______  (a) solar eclipse  (b) gravity eclipse  (c)darkness eclipse  (d) lunar eclipse (e) planet eclipse
  8. How long does it take the earth to make a complete rotation on it axis?  (a) 365 days  (b) 28 days  (c) 24 hours  (d) 12 hours  (e) 7 hours
  9. The earth moves completely round the sun once in every _______(a) 1 day  (b) 28 days  (c) 30 days  (d) 365 days/
  10. Which of these is not a planet?  (a) sand  (b) Venus  (c) Earth  (d) Mars  (e) Pluto

Section B:  Theory

1.         Define solar system

2.         ________is the third planet away from the sun in the solar system

3.         The earth’s rotation causes ______________ and _______________

4.         List four types of weather conditions

5a.       Define weather

b.         ___________is an instrument used for measuring wind direction.

BASIC FIVE ENGLISH LITERATURE CONT.

34.       What would be the outcome of the missing bead-neck lace?

35.       Why was Abbey having a sleepless night?

COMPOSITION

Instruction:  Write on either of these topics

1.         In not more than ten (10) sentences, write on the topic “My life so far”

OR

2.         In not more than ten (10) sentences, write on the topic “An airport”

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   MATHEMATICS                                                          CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A:

  1. Express 31010 in words  (a) Thirty one thousand and ten  (b) thirty thousand one hundred and ten  (c) three thousand one hundred and ten  (d) three thousand ten hundred and ten
  2. Write in figure:  Twenty thousand, one hundred and ten  (a) 20,101  (b) 20,110  (c) 20,011  (d) 20,010  (e) 20,001.
  3. Express 514 in Roman numerals  (a) DXIV  (b) DIXV  (c) DXIII  (d) CDLV  (e)DXII
  4. What is the value of the figure 8 in 8576?  (a) 8576  (b) 8000  (c) 1000  (d) 8  (e) 1
  5. If 25 + 145 + 1000 + 2500 = N, what is N?  (a) 4975  (b) 3670  (c) 4660  (d) 2770  (e) 520
  6. Find the L.C.M of 14 and 18  (a) 42  (b) 54  (c) 63  (d) 126  (e) 252
  7. Add 1.03 + 0.006 + 2.1  (a) 1.63  (b) 3.13  (c) 3.136  (d) 3.190  (e) 5.000
  8. Express 7/8 as a decimal  (a) 0.88  (b) 0.875  (c) 0.758  (d) 0.785  (e) 0.587
  9. Find the H.C.F of 18 and 36  (a) 36  (b) 18  (c) 6  (d) 3  (e) 2
  10. What is the place value of 4 in 4 in 7.047?  (a) 4/1000  (b) 4/100   (c) 4/10  (d) 4  (e) 40
  11. What are the prime factors of 105  (a) 3, 5, 7  (b) 7, 1, 5  (c) 3, 3, 5  (d) 5,7  (e) 1, 3 7
  12. If 4/5  = y/25, what number does y represent?  (a) 4 (b) 5  (c) 12  (d) 16  (e) 20
  13. Simplify 1 1/6 + 2 ¼ – 1/3  (a) 5/6  (b) 2 ¾  (c) 2 5/6  (d) 3 1/=12  (e) 3 5/12 
  14. Which of the fractions 5/8, 4/5, ½, ¼, 3/10 is the largest?  (a) 5/8   (b) 4/5   (c) ½  (d) ¼  (e) 3/10
  15. Arrange ½ , 1/8 , ¼ , 1/3 in order of size starting from the smallest  (a) 1/3, ¼, 1/8, ½   (b) 1/8, ¼, 1/3, ½    (c)  1/8, ½ , 1/3, ¼    (d) ¼ , 1/3,  1/8, ½      (e) ½ , 1/3, ¼ , 1/8
  16. Express the ratio of 12 to 30 in its simplest form  (a) 1:3  (b) 2:5  (c) 3:4  (d) 3:5  (e) 5:6
  17. Simplify 2 ¼ + 1 1/3  + 5/6      (a) 3 7/12   (b) 4 5/12   (c) 6 ½   (d) 8 5/12  (e) 8 7/12
  18. If you share 45 in the ratio 3:2, the small share is (a) 2  (b) 3  (c) 5  (d) 18  (e) 27
  19. 1/5  x 5/6 x 3 / x 21/16  = ?  (a) 3/16   (b) 15/32  (c) 3/32  (d) 5/16   (e) 9/16
  20. In a class there are 15 girls and 35 boys.  What is the ratio of girls to boys?  (a) 3:7                   (b) 15:35  (c) 15:7   (d) 3:35  (e) 15:20

SECTION B: THEORY

1a.       Write 8065 in words.  (b)        Express twenty three thousand and three in figures

2a.       What is the place value of the 5 in the number 35234?

b.         Express 19 in Roman numerals

3a.       What is the smallest number which can be divided exactly by 24, 40, and 48?

b.         Find the H.C.F of 27, 36, and 54

4a.       What is the value of y, if y/4 = 24/6?   (b) Simplify ½ x 1/8 ÷ 1/24

5a.       If the ratio of three angles of a triangle is 2:3:4, find the size of the largest angle

b.         The cost of 36 exercise books is N120.  Find the cost of 60 exercise books

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT:   VERBAL REASONING                                                CLASS: BASIC 5

SECTION A

Instruction:  In each of the following items a word is missing.  Chose from the given alternatives the word that most suitably fills the space.

1.         Food and water; eat and _____(a) drink  (b) dinner  (c) talk  (d) rice

2.         Light and bright; knife and ________  (a) new  (b) costly  (c) sharp  (d) useful

3.         Empty and full; narrow and ______ (a) straight   (b) wife  (c) long  (d) smooth

4.         Hear and ear; smell and ______(a) tongue  (b) eye  (c) lip  (d) nose

5.         Kindness and wickedness; humility and ______ (a) gentleness  (b) boldness  (d)long suffering  (d)pride

SECTION B:

Instruction:  Pick out the one word that does NOT belong to the group.

6.         (a) rat  (b) lizard  (c) dog  (d) yam

7          (a) mango  (b) cassava   (c) pawpaw  (d) orange

8.         (a) nurse  (b) doctor  (c) pharmacist  (d) judge

9.         (a) bus  (b) boat  (c) car  (d) trailer

10.       (a) Ijanikin  (b) Nigeria  (c) Brazil  (d) Togo

SECTION C

Instruction:  Choose the letter from those labeled A – E that can complete the first word and begin the second.

11.       plasti (       );   (           )  andle   (a) k  (b) c  (c) s  (d) e

12.       Denta (       );    (           ) abour  (a)n  (b)d  (c) l  (d) s

13.       Bus      (     );    (           )   element   (a) h  (b) p  (c) e  (d) f

14        settl    (                   );  (           )   ast               (a) l  (b) e  (c) f  (f) k

15.       secon  (      );  (            ) wided    (a) d  (b) m  (c) e  (d) f

SECTION D:

Instruction:  In each of the following, there are three sentences.  Read them carefully and decide which one should come first, second and third.

16.       1.         The entire school felt very excited

            2.         My school went for a science quiz

            3.         We came first

            (a) 1,3,2   (b) 3,2,1  (c) 2,1,3 (d) 2,3,1

17.       1.         I read about the school

            2.         My mother obtained the form

            3.         I sat for the entrance examination and passed

            (a) 1,2,3  (b) 1,3,2  (c) 3,2,1  (d) 2,1,3

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                                  CLASS: BASIC 5

PART A:  COMPREHENSION

Instruction:  Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given on it

            The lorry we caught on our journey from the city to the village was old and slow.  It had a bad engine.  The driver was very talkative and boastful.  There were all kinds of cupboards and long brooms and things in sacks strapped to its roof.

            There was absolutely no space in the lorry to move because most of the passengers had brought with them as many of the belongings of their lives in the city as they could carry.  Those with household juju could not hide the and we started at the strange things they worshipped.  It was so uncomfortable and airless in the lorry that I nodded in and out of sleep, the only relief.  It was a long journey indeed.

            We got home eventually and avoided being killed during war.  In fact, war is a useless thing.

Questions.

1.         According to the passage, the lorry was  (a) slow and steady  (b) slow and fast  (c) old and slow  (d) almost old and slow

2.         The lorry had a ________engine  (a) bad  (b) good  (c) excellent  (d) remarkable

3.         The passengers had no space to move property because  (a) the passengers were not interested  (b) the passengers brought all their possessions in the city  (c) the people felt like standing to pray  (d) none of the above.

4.         Which of the statement given below is not true about the passage?  (a) it was a long journey even though passenger enjoyed themselves  (b) it was a frustrating experience  (c) the event captured in this passage is unrealistic  (d) the journey was long even though the writer enjoyed himself.

5.         The events in this story took place  (a) during the peace of the people in their lands  (b)during the argument about ozone layer  (c) during the war in the country  (d)during the festival in a village.

Section B

Instruction:  From the word lettered A – D, choose the word that best completes each sentences.

6.         I saw a _______of letters on Mr. Alibi’s table  (a) fleet  (b) bunch  (c) group  (d)file

7.         Our country is blessed with a forest of ________(a) animals  (b) insects  (c)fishes  (d)trees

8.         Mr. T was attacked and robbed by a ______of robbers  (a) party  (b) member  (c)board  (d)gang

9.         I had to spend a large sum of ______ to get it back  (a) time  (b) money  (c) energy  (d)effort

10.       A ______ of events has been planned for the school’s tenth anniversary  (a)company              (b) bunch  (c) series  (d) host.

BASIC FIVE ENGLISH CONT.

SECTION C

Instruction:  From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the word that best completes each sentence

11.       This is ________honest man, I must say.  (a) a  (b) an  (c) some  (d) any

12.       The young man said, “I haven’t _______food left”  (a) some  (b) any  (c) an  (d) a

13.       I saw ______ friend of mine in the market today  (a) some  (b) an  (c) any  (d) a

14.       I have ________fruits in my bag  (a) any  (b) an  (c) some  (d) a

15.       Hunting is __________interesting job  (a) a  (b) some  (c) any  (d) an

SECTION D

Instruction:  Choose the correct option for each of the following questions.

16.       The principal and the secretary of the school _________coming   (a) is  (b) are  (c) were   (d) are not

17.       My ______ to you students is to be good learners.  (a) advice  (b) advise  (c) adverse                 (d) advance.

18.       Our teacher succeeded because he ___________hard  (a) is working  (b) will work  (c) worked  (d) works

19.       Young children are excluded _________  paying tax  (a) out  (b) from  (c) out of  (d) in’

20.       Joe said that air _______ through the hose  (a) pass  (b) passes  (c) passing  (d)passed

SECTION E:

Instruction:  Choose the correct spelt word in each number

21.       (a) sucessful     (b) suckcessful     (c) successful  (d) sucesful

22.       (a) informasion   (b) infometion   (c) informattion    (d) information

23.       (a) registration    (b) reggistration    (c) registrasion   (d) registrattion

24.       (a) development   (b) divelopoment   (c) developmentt    (d) divellopment

25.       (a) klasify   (b) calasity   (c) clasify    (d) classify

SECTION F:

Instruction:  Re-arrange these words to make meaningful.

26.       yonem  _________________

27.       lleyow _________________

28.       urteyk ____________________

29.       xis  _______________________

30.       unegifawlo  ______________________

PART B:  LITERATURE

Instruction:  Answer the following question

31.       What was Abeey’s mission in Ejigbo?

32.       How often had Abbey and his father been coming to Ejigbo?

33.       Describe the palace scene when Chief Ganwo went in

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT: FRENCH                                                                         CLASS: PRY.FIVE

Completez

1.         Nous voyon avec _____  (a) nos yeux  (b) le nez 

2.         Nous seutons avec ______(a) nos nez    (b) la bouche  

3.         Je parle avec ______  (a) ma bouche  (b) le lou 

4.         J’eris avec ________(a) ma main  (b) le doigt 

5.         Je marche avec _____  (a) mes jambs   (b) la tete  

6.         Il mange avec _____(a) les main  (b) Sa bouche

7.         Je percois avec _________(a) mon nez  (b) mes jambes

8.         Je cours avec  (a) le cai   (b) mes jambes

9.         Paul ecrit avec sa ______(a) tete  (b) main

10.       J’ecoute avec mes  _____(a) Oreille  (b) tete

11.       Fish means ________(a) gateau  (b) passion

12.       Bread means ___________(a) pain  (b) gateau

13.       Maize means _______________(a) mais  (b) viande

14.       Cake means gateaux.  Yes/No

15.       Viande means meat.  Yes/No

16.       Igname means cake.  Yes/No

17.       Poulet means meat.  Yes/No

18.       Poisson means egg.  Yes/No

19.       Je m’_________dickson  (a) appelle  (b) habitez

20.       J’_____________a Ikeja  (a) appelle  (b) habite

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT: QUANTITATIVE REASONING                             CLASS: PRY.FIVE

Sample: 

Use the sample above to answer question 1 – 5

(a) ½ (b) 0 (c) 4 (d) 8 (e) 2  
(a) 0 (b) 2 (c) 3 (d) 6 (e) 72  
(a) 180 (b) 120 (c) 60 (d) 28 (e) 18  
(a) 32 (b) 26 (c) 12 (d) 10 (e) 6  
(a) 11 (b) 7 (c) 1 4/7 (d) 1 (e) 0  
(a) 6 (b) 3 (c) 5 (d) 12 (e) 8  
(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 6 (d) 14 (e) 16  

1.                                                         (2)                                            (3)

4.                                             (5)

Section B:

Sample:          

(a) 2 (b) 3½ (c) 8 (d) 12 (e) 18      
(a) 1/3 (b) ½ (c) 2 (d) 4 (e) 18  

Use the above sample to answer questions 6 – 10

6.                                             (7)                                            (8)

(a) 2 (b) 3 (c) 6 (d) 10 (e) 12  

9.                                             (10)                 

PRY. 5 QUANTITATIVE CONT.

Use the sample above to answer questions 11 – 15

(a) 12 (b) 16 (c) 6 (d) 5 (e) 2  
(a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 3 (d) 5 (e) 10  
(a) 4 (b) 8 (c) 17 (d) 16 (e) 24  
(a) 10 (b) 8 (c) 5 (d) 3 (e) 1  
(a) -10 (b) 8 (c) 18 (d) 21 (e) 24  
(a) 12 (b) 9 (c) 6 (d) 14 (e) 49  
(a) 50 (b) 100 (c) 20 (d) 10 (e) 8  
(a) 121 (b) 100 (c) 81 (d) 63 (e) 50  
(a) 13 (b) 12 (c) 10 (d) 8 (e) 6  
(a) 19 (b) 12 (c) 10 (d) 9 (e) 3  

11.                                                       (12)                                          (13)    

14.                                                       (15)     

SECTION D:

Sample:

Use the sample above to answer questions 16 – 20

16.                                                       (17)

18.                                                                   (19)

20.                              

EDUDELIGHT GROUP OF SCHOOLS

1 Benson Avenue, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

1ST TERM EXAMINATION 2019/2020 SESSION

SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                           CLASS: PRY.FIVE

PART A:  COMPREHENSION

Instruction:  Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:

            The villagers were unhappy.  A thief was at large stealing the palm oil they used for cooking their food.

            They tried to catch the thief but he was too clever for them.  They could not catch him. “It must be that the gods are angry”, said the villager at last.  So they killed goats, chicken and rams and made all sorts of offerings, praying to the gods to help them.

            But nobody guessed who the thief was.  It was tortoise.  Every night at the darkest hour he crept out of his house carrying a knife for cutting the palm nuts, a sack to put them in and a strong piece of rope for climbing the palm tree.  He worked hard all night, but as soon as dawn came, he stopped and crept home to bed.

Questions:

1.         Why were the villagers sad?  Their   (a) palm fruits were stolen  (b) yams were stolen  (c)cassava plants were stolen  (d) plants were dying

2.         Why could the villagers not catch the thief?  The thief (a) was armed  (b) ran away  (c)was invisible  (d) was too clever

3.         Why did the villagers kill goats, chicken and rams?  (a) the gods were hungry  (b) they wanted the gods to help them  (c) it was their custom to do so  (d) the people were afraid.

4.         The thief usually went out to steal  (a) when it was very dark  (b) at noon  (c) at dawn  (d)in the afternoon

5.         What did the thief use the morning period for?  He used for    (a) cutting the palm nuts              (b) cutting ropes  (c) sleeping  (d) cutting sticks

PART B: GRAMMAR

SECTION A

Instruction:  Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D, the word that is generic.

6.         (a) Dictionary  (b) Book  (c) Encyclopedia  (d) Bible

7.         (a) House  (b) Cottage  (c) Villa  (d) Palace

8.         (a) Geography  (b) History  (c) Subject  (d) Mathematics

9.         (a) Niece  (b) Uncle  (c) Relative  (d) Aunt

10.       (a) Bench  (b) Chair  (c) Furniture   (d) Conch

SECTION B

Instruction:  Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D, the word that best completes each sentence.

11.       The ___________of directors of N.R.C agreed to the demands of the workers.  (a) Board  (b) Gang  (c) Team  (d) Party

12.       One could easily see a swam of __________crawling all over the ground  (a) ants  (b) birds  (c) flock  (d) flower

13.       The Nigerian Port Authority has a fleet of _______(a) sheep  (b) land  (c)machines (d)ships

14.       Uncle Femi has bought a ______of gardening _______  (a) set, tools  (b) collection, materials  (c) bunch, tools  (d) fleet, equipment.

15.       Mr. David was seen off to the airport by a ___________of friends  (a) staff  (b) set  (c)host (d)party

SECTION C:

Instruction:  Choose from the alternatives lettered  A to D the word or group of words which best complete each sentence.

16.       What noise was ____________(a) this  (b) these  (c) those  (d) that

17.       _________boys here was there yesterday  (a) which of this  (b) which of these  (c)which of those  (d) which of that

18.       _________the boy that ate my guava  (a) those are  (b) these is  (c) that are  (d)this is

19.       __________the men we read about in the story book  (a) these are  (b) that are  (c)this are  (d) that is

20.       ________an intelligent test we had last weekend  (a) that was  (b) these are  (c)those are  (d)this is

SECTION D:

Instruction:  Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D, the word or group of words which best completes each sentence.

21.       The car was smashed to pieces but the driver _______to escape  (a) managed  (b)would manage  (c) was managing  (d) has managed

22.       She _______to school late four times last week  (a) has come  (b) had come  (c)was coming  (d) came

23.       Whenever I meet Mr. James, he _______me money  (a) was given  (b) gave  (c) was giving  (d)gives

24.       George will be ready in a minute.  He _____his break fast  (a) is having  (b) does have  (c) could have  (d) would have

25.       These sentences are easy _______(a)to completing  (b) of completing  (c) to complete  (d) for completing.

26.       Razaq _______asleep while the teacher was talking  (a) falls (b) has fallen  (c)fell  (d)is falling

27.       We have received no messages from the headmaster since he _______to Nairobi  (a) had been gone  (b) had gone  (c) had been going  (d) went

28.       I enjoy _____children’s magazines  (a) in reading  (b) to reading  (c) having read  (d)reading

29.       Emeka was sitting near the window when he ________the thief  (a) had seen (b) was seeing  (c) had been seeing  (d) saw

30.       It ________since yesterday morning  (a) rained  (b) had been raining  (c) was raining  (d)has been raining

SECTION E

Instruction:  Choose a word that is opposite of the one underlined.

31.       Gift runs to school everyday.  (a) crawls  (b) moves  (c) walked  (d) walks.

32.       Bala is a fast learner.  (a) slow  (b) prompt  (c) busy  (d) early

33.       My sister is a proud lady.  (a) humorous  (b) bright  (c) dull  (d) humble.

34.       The teacher spoke about the untidiness  of her work  (a) neatness  (b) excellent  (c) accuracy  (d) appearance.

35.       He gave us a practical lesson on science  (a) lovely  (b) an explanatory  (c) an academic  (d) theoretical

SECTION F

Instruction:  Choose a word that is nearest in meaning of the one underlined.

36.       The new school year commenced last week.  (a) ended  (b) lasted  (c) left  (d) started

37.       The teacher made brief  comments on my paper  (a) long  (b) short  (c) suspicious  (d)favourable.

38.       Our students are prohibited from going to teachers houses  (a) forbidden  (b) permitted  (c) halted

39.       I was tricked by my friend.  (a) taken out  (b) deceived  (c) praised  (d) honoured.

40.       Our teacher told us to imitate good leaders  (a) cram  (b) read  (c) reject  (d)copy

SECTION G:

Instruction:  Choose the correct spelt word in each number.

41.       (a) kontirious    (b) continuous  (c) continos  (d) continuous

42.       (a) gramer   (b) grammar  (c) gramear  (d) gramar

43.       (a) penalty  (b) penalti   (c) penalty  (d) penarity

44.       (a) chek  (b) chequae  (c) cheque  (d) chaeque

45.       (a) aphabet   (b) alphaebet   (c) alphebait   (d) alphabet

SECTION H:

Instruction:  Re-arrange these words to make meaning

46.       TAC    –

47.       NENPY  –

48.       TARST –

49.       LBTAE –

50.       NOEDIIT

PART C

COMPOSITION

Instruction:  Write on either of these topics

1.         A letter of congratulation

OR

2.         A letter of inquiry

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