August 2, 2021 WASSCE EXAM PREPARATION TEST Preamble You are required to read all instructions carefully before you answer any question. All questions carry equal marks. Click next to go to the next page, and at the end of all pages, click submit button to see your Grade, Marks, and how many questions you got them correct. On the result page, you will see My Dashboard, Next Test, Retake Test, and Back to Home, choose what you prefer to do next. SUBJECT: ENGLISH LANGUAGE TOPIC: INTERPRETATION OF SENTENCE ISSUE: ONE After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretations of all or part of the sentence is given. Choose the interpretation you consider most appropriate for each sentence. Click Next below to start. 1. The writer alienated his readers by harping on one string. This means the writerA. always dwelt on one subject.B. was found of moralizing.C. steadily repeated himself.D. was singing one tune. 2. The teachers brought the candidates up to scratch before the examination. This means that the teachersA. made the candidates pay their fees.B. prepared the candidates well.C. made them stop fooling about.D. prayed fervently for their success. 3. The staff attendance was half as much again as last week’s. This means that attendance wasA. one and a half times more.B. equal to last week’s.C. twice last week’s.D. one and half times less. 4. The new student has a nodding acquaintance with French. This means that the studentA. has above average knowledge of the language.B. knows as much French as his friends.C. has little knowledge of the language.D. is very much familiar with French. 5. Hamidu praised Ali with his tongue in his cheek. This means that HamiduA. did not speak clearly.B. had his tongue impeding his speech.C. did know what he was saying.D. did not mean what he said. 6. Except for her sister, Patricia received no visitors. This means thatA. her sister did not visit her.B. nobody, including her sister, visited her.C. only her sister visited her.D. her sister wouldn’t allow anybody to visit her. 7. Aduako’s birthday party was rather flat. This means that the party wasA. enjoyable.B. poorly attended.C. badly organizedD. boring. 8. It was never Tumuru’s dream still to be childless at 35. This means that TumuruA. is childless no more.B. was childless only when he was 35.C. is now 35 and childless.D. was 35 when he became childless. 9. The candidates arrived in the nick of time for the examination. This means that the candidates arrivedA. just before the examination.B. long before the examination.C. late for the examination.D. just after the examination. 10. Arkoh’s remarks touched -Kobina to the quick. This means that Arkoh’s remarksA. flattered him.B. pained Kobina.C. made him act quickly.D. confused Kobina. 1 out of 3 11. Timothy laughed in my face when I told him I had bought a car. This means that TimothyA. made fun of me.B. smiled broadly.C. joked with me.D. didn’t believe me. 12. Whether to go on strike or not is a black and white issue. This means that the choiceA. has its good and bad sides.B. has been made already.C. is quite cleat.D. is already written down. 13. Adongo is tied to his wife’s apron strings. This means that heA. loves his wife very much.B. is under his wife’s control.C. can hardly stay away from her.D. often ties his wife’s apron around his neck. 14. Afolabi is a Nigerian to the backbone. This means that he is a NigeriaA. by birth.B. in some ways.C. by adoption.D. in every way. 15. Serwaa dug her own grave when she challenged the chief in public. This mens that sheA. hid herself in a grave after the challenging.B. went into hiding after challenging the chief.C. offended the chief by digging a grave.D. put herself in trouble by challenging the chief. 16. By rejecting the President’s directive’s, Paul has shown that he is his own master. This means that PaulA. listens to no one.B. is stubborn.C. opposes the president.D. is independent 17. Koomson’s suggestion at the meeting fell flat. This means that it wasA. unwise.B. rejected.C. ridiculed.D. shelved. 18. Act 191 opened the floodgate to press freedom in the country. This means that the Act ............... press freedom.A. stifledB. explainedC. precededD. engendered 19. Ali has a chip on his shoulder about his deprivation. This means that he isA. proud.B. angry.C. pompous.D. happy. 20. The new executives have papered over the cracks in the union. This means that they have ........... the problem.A. concealedB. exposedC. not noticedD. discussed 2 out of 3 21. The embattled leader resigned of his own accord. This means that the leaderA. resigned willingly.B. agreed with us to resign.C. resigned without a fight.D. resigned in order to fight. 22. It will work to your advantage if you see the manager ahead of the interview. This means thatA. you will work hard to get an advantage.B. the manager will see your advantage if you see him.C. it will benefit you if you see the manager.D. you need to have an advantage to see the manager. 23. After his discharged from hospital, the baby is now alive and kicking. This means that the babyA. is very active.B. is not dead.C. now plays a ball.D. has been crying 24. Don’t bare your soul to Mercy because she can’t keep secrets. This means that you should notA. welcome her openly.B. reveal your feelings to her.C. confess your sins to her.D. bar her from your presence. 25. Benevolence runs in their blood. This means that benevolenceA. has become part of their family.B. is difficult for them to practise.C. comes naturally to them.D. has made them popular. 26. Benedicta was the only student who could buck the system in the school. This means that sheA. understood the regulations.B. supported the authorities.C. challenged the authorities.D. applied regulations. 27. Kevin must have a charmed life to have survived this accident. This means that KevinA. charmed the car.B. uses charms for protection.C. is a magician.D. is very lucky. 28. “You are off-colour, Carol” said Mrs. Opoku. This means that CarolA. has not painted her face.B. looks different.C. doesn’t look well.D. has not used make-up 29. The new headmaster has flung himself heart and soul into his work. This means that the ' headmaster isA. devoted to his work.B. inexperienced in his work.C. compassionate towards his workers.D. always angry with everyone. 30. With a sinking heart, Sarah wondered what kind of reception awaited her. This means that SarahA. was happy about the reception.B. hated the reception.C. was amazed at the reception.D. was apprehensive about the reception. 3 out of 3 Time is Up!