2021 JAMB Novel: “The Life Changer” Chapter 1 Likely Questions And Answers

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“The Life Changer” Chapter 1 Likely Jamb Questions And Answers

(Question 1)

What is the full name of the author of the Life Changer?


Khadija Abubakar Jalli

(Question 2)

Why did the mother pause to listen to their conversation?


Because there was something about the laugher that drew her attention

(Question 3)

Why were the other sisters laughing very hard?


The 5-year-old younger one was telling them stories

(Question 4)

She was telling her two sisters the story of her classroom encounter with their meddlesome Social Studies teacher. Which other word can replace meddlesome as used in the novel?



(Question 5)

They were waiting for dad, why?


He is a banker, he closes by 5 pm and gets home late.

(Question 6)

How old was Bint when she was narrating the story?


5 years old.

(Question 7)

How do you say Good Morning in French?”



(Question 8)

How do you say that’s very good in French?


C’est tres bien

(Question 9)

How do you say that’s very good in French, Aunty?” Bint asked reverentially. Which other word can replace reverentially as used in the passage?


Respectfully, In admiration

(Question 10)

Why did the students surround Bint and started clapping and singing going around her


Because she asked a question the teacher could not answer

(Question 11)

The following are reasons the mom (Ummi) goes into their room… Ummi – (Arabic) when translated means mummy too.


1. To question them about neatness
2. To keep them company

(Question 12)

Who was Bint’s elder sister?



(Question 13)

Who was the first child?


Omar (the only male)

(Question 14)

Who was Bint’s Teacher?


Mallam Salihu

(Question 15)

How do you say goodbye until we meet again in French?


au revoir

(Question 16)

When our conversation got that animated…. Mean


Full of life, exciting, lively

(Question 17)

Omar Gained admission to study at where?


Study Law at the Kongo Campus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

(Question 18)

According to Omar, what’s stopping Teemah from growing tall?


Plain Jealousy, Envy

Meaning & Synonyms of Words in Chapter 1

1. meddlesome – Obstructive, active to know everything

2. didactic – intended to teach, instructive, educational.

3. animated – Full of life, exciting, lively.

4. spontaneity – flow of the discussion.

5. ululated – howl or wail as an expression of strong emotion.

6. providence – fate, nemesis, destiny.

7. But those belligerent sisters of yours -hostile and aggressive, threatening

8. bickering – argue about petty and trivial matters.

9.Omar turned to look balefully at me – Harmful or malignant in intent or effect.

10.My life before marriage had always been one dreary thing after another – depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.

11.What do you mean by that immodest remark?- lacking humility or decency.

12.She stopped taunting him – Stopped Interrupting him.

13. …he paused to look empathically at me – The ability to sense the emotions, feelings, and reactions intellectually.

14. It means I am at one with members of the intelligentsia – intellectuals or highly educated people as a group, scholars.

15. Chortle – Laugh in a noisy, gleeful way.

16. chuckle – to laugh inwardly or quietly.

17. mirthful – full of mirth; merry or amusing.

18. eavesdrop – to secretly listen to conversation.

19. surreptitiously – secretively.

20. vivid – clear, realistic, authentic.

21. meddlesome – interfering

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