2001 June | Part B – Best Completes 2

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

39. For such a serious offense, Etim was lucky to............ with a fine.

A. get over
B. get on
C. get away
D. get off

40. The members of the association were just rounding............ their discussion when the police arrived.

A. up
B. off
C. of
D. in

41. I could not attend the meeting, so I asked my sister to stand............ for me.

A. up
B. by
C. in
D. on

42. I tendered for that contract, but my application............

A. fell in
B. fell off
C. fell through
D. fell down

43. He is Mr Bello's son, ............?

A. isn't he
B. isn't it
C. is it
D. wont you

44. You will help me with my assignment, ............?

A. can you
B. could you
C. would you
D. won't you

45. I bought my............ today at the mall.

A. very green first party dress
B. green very party first dress
C. first green very party dress
D. very first green party dress

46. Although he was not born in Yoruba land, ............

A. he can't speak the language
B. he can't write the language
C. he can speak the language
D. but he can speak the language

47. Adaku and Udoka were curious............ who was coming to see their father

A. at
B. about
C. in
D. of

48. Moji says she is better in Math............

A. as me
B. than I am
C. as I am
D. with me

49. I have never............ humiliated in my life.

A. being so
B. so being
C. been so
D. so been

50. He............ the scene before that accident occurred.

A. leaves
B. has left
C. left
D. had left

51. The proposer's argument was............ convincing than that of his opponent.

A. much more
B. most
C. much
D. more much

52. The cloth is............ bright for my liking.

A. very
B. so
C. quite
D. too

53. By the time they arrive, we............ the work.

A. shall have finished
B. could have finished
C. will finish
D. have finished

54. This engine is............ that one.

A. superior than
B. more superior than
C. more superior to
D. superior to

55. Janet could not attend the party because she............ with the flu over the weekend

A. came up
B. came down
C. came away
D. came in

56. The new student made a good impression............ rest of the class.

A. with
B. at
C. on
D. for

57. Could I borrow............ cash, please?

A. a little
B. a few
C. much
D. few

58. It is............ this background that we can understand the issue clearly.

A. for
B. against
C. with
D. on

59. The teacher told the pupils to commit the poem............ memory

A. to
B. in
C. onto
D. inside

60. ............ we waited, Ayo read the letter over again

A. While
B. When
C. Where
D. Why

61. I expect everybody to respect............

A. itself
B. ourselves
C. himself
D. oneself

62. You are............ for having that painful experiences.

A. none the best
B. none the worst
C. none the worse
D. nonetheless

63. ............ is not good for children.

A. To have skipped breakfast
B. To have been skipping breakfast
C. To be skipping breakfast
D. Skipping breakfast

64. The manager is leaving the company to............ a new appointment elsewhere.

A. take over
B. take on
C. take up
D. take off

65. Since we were not given all the things we requested, we should............ with what we have.

A. make up
B. make out
C. make do
D. make over

66. Nigerians will have to............ to blame for withdrawing from the competition at the last minute.

A. themselves
B. one another
C. each other
D. ourselves

67. Many people do not............ their religious professions.

A. live by
B. live
C. live with
D. live on

68. ............ a new teacher, she does not know much about the behavior of the students

A. Being
B. Having been
C. Been
D. Having being

69. The principal hoped that he............ to help the students.

A. can be able
B. is able
C. would be able
D. must be able

70. The lecturer arrived exactly............ time to give the talk.

A. on
B. with
C. by
D. in

71. Olumide initially disliked Mathematics, but............ time began to like it.

A. by
B. on
C. with
D. at

72. The judge says that no one is............ the law.

A. over
B. above
C. after
D. across

73. The officer............ that he was not supposed to talk to the press on the matter.

A. will know
B. shall know
C. could have known
D. should have known

74. He is a dare-devil; I really............ be surprised that he has escaped.

A. ought to
B. oughtn't
C. could
D. couldn't

75. This is Bisi's handwriting: there............ be no argument about it.

A. will
B. may
C. might
D. can

2001 June | Part B – Best Completes 2
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2002 June | Part B – Best Completes 2

From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

38. The secretary needs to run............ two hundred copies of the previous minutes for the next meeting.

A. off
B. on
C. out
D. over

39. Let us keep............ the plans made earlier.

A. away
B. to
C. off
D. on

40. To be alive after such serious accident............ a celebration.

A. is called for
B. calls for
C. has been called
D. call for

41. She does not remember ever............ a tiger.

A. to see
B. to have seen
C. seeing
D. having to see

42. The commissioner for Education, together with his secretary, ............ expected yesterday.

A. are
B. was
C. were
D. is

43. After rigorous interrogation, the thief had no alternative............ to confess the truth.

A. except
B. unless
C. but
D. rather

44. The director is open............ criticism.

A. for
B. to
C. on
D. about

45. Tunji divided the money between David and............

A. he
B. him
C. himself
D. themselves

46. The jury gave............ verdict.

A. it's
B. its
C. his
D. her

47. No............ person will do that

A. matured
B. maturing
C. mature
D. matures

48. She stabbed her friend............ the back.

A. on
B. at
C. upon
D. in

49. I am not accustomed............ on an empty stomach

A. to sleep
B. to have slept
C. for sleeping
D. to sleeping

50. Take your share and give them............

A. their
B. there
C. there's
D. theirs

51. My uncle was not sure............ the strange guests were.

A. which
B. who
C. whom
D. what

52. The principal has already summoned all the............ on the matter.

A. heads of departments
B. head of department
C. heads of department
D. head of departments

53. But for the timely intervention of the police, the kidnapper............ by the angry mob

A. will be lynched
B. would have been lynched
C. would be lynched
D. will have been lynched

54. ........... she was tired when we arrived, Mummy prepared a delicious dinner for us

A. Despite
B. If
C. Since
D. Although

55. ............ science and technology many African countries have not made significant progress since their independence.

A. With regards to
B. In respect to
C. As far as
D. With regard to

56. If I............ your father, I would call the police.

A. have been
B. am
C. will be
D. were

57. I hate............ waiting.

A. to be keeping
B. having been kept
C. being kept
D. to have been kept

58. You had better............ the examination.

A. written
B. write
C. wrote
D. be writing

59. The policeman tried to cash in............ the driver's ignorance.

A. under
B. against
C. on
D. with

60. Yesterday, I............ on the beach for half an hour.

A. lain
B. lay
C. lie
D. lied

61. We were told to mind our business during the examination and not............

A. somebody's else
B. somebody else's
C. somebody's else's
D. somebody else

62. Whenever you travel buy me............ please.

A. a trouser
B. one trouser
C. a pair of trousers
D. trouser

63. The Housemaster asked Ekene whether he had ever............ the marathon.

A. run
B. ran
C. running
D. runs

64. The maid denied............ her mistress' money.

A. to stealing
B. stolen
C. to have stolen
D. stealing

65. One of the victims............ rushed to the nearest hospital.

A. was
B. have been
C. were
D. were being

66. Bachelors find it convenient to buy............ pepper.

A. grind
B. grinding
C. ground
D. grounded

67. I heard the news............ the radio

A. from
B. by
C. on
D. through

68. The invigilator had hardly turned her back............ the candidate was caught cheating.

A. than
B. when
C. hence
D. that

69. Of the three girls, Yetunde is the............

A. tallest
B. taller
C. most tall
D. tall

70. It was Peter that I saw, ............?

A. wasn't it
B. didn't I
C. isn't it
D. wasn't he

71. They finally broke............ after years of being together.

A. up
B. away
C. out
D. in

72. When I was in school, boarders............ very early every morning.

A. are rising
B. have risen
C. had to rise
D. have to rise

73. ............ of the two girls sang sweetly.

A. Every one
B. Each
C. Some
D. All

2002 June | Part B – Best Completes 2
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