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BECE Past Questions & Answers – 2011 (English)

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31. It is compulsory for all pupils to be in school uniform for the ceremony.
A. considerate

B. optional
C. unnecessary
D. expected

32. Aminata is boastful about her beauty.
A. careless B. humble C. modest
D. uneasy

PART B

LITERATURE

33. A metaphor achieves the same effect as a/an ……………
A. alliteration B. metonymy C. paradox
D. simile

34. One of the following gives a clue to a character‟s nature:
A. what he thinks
B. how he feels
C. what he says
D. how he moves about

Read the following extract carefully and answer Questions 35 and 36

The fair breeze blew; the white foam flew, The furrow followed free;
We were the first that burst
Into the silent sea

35. The dominant sound device used in the extract is
A. alliteration
B. onomatopoeia
C. pun
D. rhyme

36. The device in the extract helps to express the
A. silence of the sea
B. smoothness of the movement

C. whiteness of the foam
D. fairness of the weather

37. A good novel or play both entertains and
A. condemns B. preaches C. teaches
D. warns

38. A character that develops in a play or novel in the course of the work is known as
A. complete
B. flat
C. round
D. sound

39. Which of the following best help(s) to develop the plot of a novel or play?
A. Characters
B. Literary devices
C. Setting
D. Style

40. A lyric is usually fairly short and
A. tells a short story
B. praises a dead person
C. expresses thoughts and feelings
D. is sung to send a child to sleep CLICK TO VIEW ANSWERS TO OBJECTIVES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1

SOLUTIONS

OBJECTIVE TEST

1. B. of

2. D. to

3. D. were

4. D. what the story is about

5. C. his

6. B. didn‟t

7. A. ago

8. B. is

9. C. out

10. C. off

11. C. a little more

12. D. could visit

13. A. had attended

14. A. If

15. A. will they

16. B. buy

17. B. shall we

18. C. unexpected

19. A. impolite

20. B. complained

21. D. recognize

22.
A.
dangerous

23.
B.
even though he was clever

24.
C.
unchangeable

25.
A.
foolishly

26.
A.
cowardly

27.
B.
can defend herself

28.
D.
rejected

29.
B.
generous

30.
C.
shabby

31.
B.
optional

32.
C.
modest

33.
D.
simile

34.
A.
what he thinks

35.
A.
alliteration

36.
B.
smoothness of the movement

37.
C.
teaches

38.
C.
round

39.
A.
Characters

40.
C.
expresses thoughts and feelings

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