2001 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word

The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

76. Jide bought a car last year and now there is the need to renew the............

A. road worthiness
B. chassis
C. insurance policy
D. vehicle dues

77. The first time he went to Mr Olumide, the............

A. road superintendent
B. insurance broker
C. drawing instructor
D. licensing officer

78. he was advised to............

A. take out
B. take up
C. taken on
D. take in

79. a............

A. yearly license
B. yearly premium
C. cheaper deal
D. comprehensive policy

80. rather than............ cover

A. second rate
B. first party
C. third party
D. third rate

81. Mr Olumide had carefully explained the merits and demerits of both types, which include the fact that one was far more............ than the other.

A. expensive
B. prohibitive
C. exclusive
D. impressive

82. Now Jide has cause to smile because of his entitlement to a no-claim............

A. deduction
B. bonus
C. dividend
D. reward

83. Being a careful owner-driver, he has not been involved in any............ during the period.

A. incident
B. event
C. accident
D. quarrel

84. Unfortunately, the same could not be said for his friend, Jackson whose car was a total............

A. wash-out
B. write-up
C. knock-out
D. write-off

85. after a............ with a truck.

A. collision
B. collusion
C. contact
D. confrontation

86. He could not even make any claim for............

A. damage
B. repair
C. damages
D. improvement

87. because he was not............ at all.

A. endorsed
B. recognized
C. insured
D. authorize

88. Jackson's experience clearly points to the need for insurance............

A. agents
B. vendors
C. administrators
D. dealers

89. to educate prospective............ on benefits of insurance.

A. customer
B. buyers
C. clients
D. applicants


The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

90. The persistent fuel............ in the country paralyzed all aspects of life in the cities.

A. paucity
B. scarcity
C. withdrawal
D. subsidy

91. The streets were often............ of the usual hustle and

A. full
B. derailed
C. deserted
D. devoid

92. ............ that characterized city life.

A. struggle
B. bustle
C. juggle
D. tussle

93. A visitor might erroneously think it was a public holiday, until he came near a............,

A. market place
B. park
C. filling station
D. fuel depot

94. there he will find long............ of haphazardly parked vehicles

A. columns
B. crowd
C. lines
D. queues

95. waiting to buy the non-existent fuel from the idle............

A. hand
B. pumps
C. motors
D. tanks

96. Another look at the bus stops would reveal groups of people anxiously trying to get to their places of work. Even car owners used the few............ buses,

A. inaccessible
B. available
C. agreeable
D. pliable

97. the drivers of which had increased the............ by anything from 100 to 500%.

A. fees
B. levies
C. fares
D. money

98. Though this could be very annoying, ............should not blame the drivers

A. transport
B. voyagers
C. conductors
D. passengers

99. for the............ rates

A. exorbitant
B. moderate
C. exquisite
D. fair

100. because the drivers had to pay through the nose to procure fuel at the............

A. back door
B. black market
C. fuel depot
D. open market

2001 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word
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2002 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word

The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

74. Last month our school marked her diamond jubilee with a double celebration: an inter house sports competition in the morning and a football match later in the afternoon. The former was very exciting as many............ were broken and several new ones were set.

A. records
B. trophies
C. titles
D. events

75. The most exciting were the............ events,

A. path
B. track
C. road
D. race

76. especially the 100 meters............ ,

A. run
B. lap
C. dash
D. finish

77. the 200 meters hurdles and the............ races.

A. fast
B. single
C. group
D. relay

78. The............ did not seem particularly interested in the

A. audience
B. congregation
C. spectators
D. mob

79. ............events.

A. athletic
B. field
C. sport
D. house

80. Expectedly, the football match drew a very large crowd because of the reputation of the contesting teams. The............

A. kick-off
B. shot
C. kick-out
D. pass

81. was taken by the State Administrator who was the special............

A. chief of ceremonies
B. guest of honour
C. master of ceremonies
D. guard of honour

82. Our team played excellent soccer: ............ were accurate

A. shooting
B. moves
C. passes
D. dribbling

83. and our players displayed such............

A. combination
B. understanding
C. co-operation
D. team work

84. that the spectators were not surprised when by the end of the............ they had scored three goals to nil.

A. break
B. half-way
C. interval
D. first-half

85. In the second half, one of our players was shown a............

A. blue card
B. white card
C. red card
D. green card

86. for a rough............

A. dribbling
B. passing
C. rushing
D. tackle

87. Although our opponents were awarded a............

A. penalty-kick
B. throw-in
C. back-pass
D. corner-kick

88. our............ was so smart that he did not concede a goal.

A. mid-fielder
B. goal-keeper
C. defender
D. striker


The gaps in the following passage indicate missing words. Four options are offered, lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the gap in the passage.

89. The airport had a big tarmac and a wide............

A. air-strip
B. runway
C. stretch
D. expressway

90. Departure time for our flight was announced and all the passengers............

A. stretched out
B. fell out
C. queued up
D. moved up

91. to............ the plane.

A. ascend
B. climb
C. board
D. embark

92. Soon the aircraft began to............

A. race
B. speed
C. fly
D. taxi

93. for............ and in a few moments,

A. take-off
B. take-up
C. departure
D. light

94. we were............

A. floating
B. coasting
C. air-borne
D. air-lifted

95. In no time, we were lost in the............

A. atmosphere
B. clouds
C. skies
D. heavens

96. A beautiful young............ was meanwhile

A. lady
B. waitress
C. maid
D. air-hostess

97. standing in the............, close to the cockpit,

A. aisle
B. corridor
C. strait
D. passage

98. demonstrating security............ in the event of an emergency.

A. methods
B. programmes
C. measures
D. plans

99. All along the engines of the plane............

A. burred
B. clattered
C. creaked
D. hummed

100. and provided a background of sinister............

A. sound
B. droning
C. cacophony
D. disturbance

2002 June | Part B – Most Suitable Word
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