2020 JAMB English Questions and Answers by ExamClass Team. JAMB 2020 Exam is already here and every candidate needs an idea on what is likely to come out from JAMB use of English.
Below is what upcoming JAMB English Questions will look like. Let’s quickly go through Use Of English likely questions . Are you ready?
Question 1: Dele’s Speech at the naming ceremony made father ANGRY. Choose the capital letter that has the emphatic stress. Choose the options to which the given sentence relate.
A. Did Wale’s speech at the naming ceremony make his father angry?
B. Did Dele’s speech at the naming ceremony make his father happy?
C. Did Dele’s silence at the naming ceremony make his father happy?
D. Did Dele’s speech at the naming ceremony make his mother angry?
Answer: ‘Angry’ is in contrast with the emphasized word ‘happy’. So, the answer is B
Question 2: Choose the option that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) in bold.
Answer: The answer is D.
Question 3: Choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options. The stressed syllabus are written in capital letters.
Answer: The answer is C. Words that have base suffixes of -SION, -TION and -ATION usually have their primary stress on the syllabus before the suffix and this remains constant even if more syllables are added to the word.
Question 4: Choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options
Answer: The answer is B. Four syllable words that end in -gy usually have their primary stress on the second syllables.
Question 5: Choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the underlined letter(s).
Answer: The answer is B
Question 6: Since the flight, Joy and Gift have refused to talk to ____
A. each other
D. one another
Answer: The answer is A
Question 7: we went home early,_____?
A. we did
B. shall we
C. didn’t we
D. didn’t us
Answer: The answer is C. A statement that has no auxiliary verb should make use of any of the operators do, does or did based on the number of subject and tense of verb in the statment.
Question 8: No one is there to reply, _____?
A. are they
B. is he/she
C. are we
D. aren’t he/she
Answer: The answer is A. A negative indefinite pronoun (like nobody, no one, etc) should take a positive question.
Question 9: The plan for the party ____ due to incorporation
A. Fell through
B. fell about
C. fell out
D. Fell down
Answer: The answer is A. fall through means to fail to happen while fell about means to laugh uncontrollably.
Question 10: We had to _____ the group headed by Taiwo
A. sell off
B. sell out
C. sell up
Answer: The answer is B
Question 11: James and Henry were at daggers drawn when
I knew them. This means they
A. were good at drawing daggers
B. always wore daggers
C. were fighting everybody
D. were always angry with each other
Answer: The answer is D. If two persons are at daggers drawn they are very angry with each other.
Question 12: My book has become dog-eared through use. This means that
A. the corners of the pages of my book are crumpled
B. my book is designed like dog’s ears
C. my book is torn
D. my book is indispensable.
Answer: The correction option is A. This means that the corners of the pages of my book are crumpled.
Question 13: I had dinner with Tony and Nick and they talked shop the whole time. This means that they talked
A. about their job
B. all the time
C. about buying things from the shop
D. about taking me to the shop
Answer: The correct answer is A. To “talk shop” means to talk about your job (work) with, the people you work with.
Question 14: Choose the word which has the same consonant sounds as the bold letter(s)
Answer: A is correct.
Question 15: Nearest in meaning(Synonym)…. Bisi has become an indispensable member of staff
Answer: The correct answer is C. To be indispensable means to be important or vital.
Question 16: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)… A good leader is resolute in his decisions
Answer: The answer is Firm. To be resolute means to be firm. Other synonyms of resolute are unyielding and
Question 17: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)… Mr Brown is often described as an astute businessman.
Answer: The correction option is A. An astute person is someone who is clever and quick at seeing what to do in a particular situation. Such person can also be described as shrewd.
Question 18: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)… The collector could not tell whether the painting was genuine or not.
Answer: B is correct. When something is genuine, it is real.
Question 19: Opposite in meaning (Antonyms)…. The test shows that the lumps are malignant
Answer: Benign is correct. Malignant means harmful. Benign is the opposite.
Questions 20: Opposite in meaning (Antonyms)…. The children await a severe punishment
Answer: The correct answer is mild.