May 16, 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: WORDS AND MEANING (SYNONYMS) ISSUE: ONE Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one which is nearest in meaning to the inverted commas word or expression in each sentence. Click Next below to start. 1. When the teacher went out of the classroom, the students became "restive".A. quiteB. anxiousC. uncomfortableD. peaceful 2. Daraprim "suppresses" malaria, though it may not cure it.A. removesB. promotesC. subduesD. aggravates 3. In business affairs, awareness of what is relevant to be done is "vital".A. worthlessB. livelyC. essentialD. useless 4. The headmaster will not "rescind" his decision to dismiss the studentA. go through withB. go back onC. go on withD. go in for 5. Soccer matches often "generate" hatred and animosity among supporters.A. destroyB. ruinC. formulateD. create 6. Rich people who "flaunt" their wealth sometimes attract armed robbers.A. save upB. show offC. hide awayD. give out 7. We should try at all times to allow our reason to "prevail upon" our emotions.A. dampenB. defeatC. rattleD. overcome 8. Most traditional folk songs were composed by "anonymous" musicians.A. insignificantB. inconspicuousC. unusualD. unknown 9. I did not mean to "reprimand" you, but merely to warm you.A. reportB. teaseC. praiseD. rebuke 10. Diana’s statement to the police was "corroborated" by her husband's.A. influencedB. prefacedC. lookedD. confirmed 1 out of 5 11. Ben is not only hardworking; he is also "meticulous".A. optimisticB. fortunateC. particularD. resolute 12. Pierre and Marie Curie were "collaborators" in the search for radium.A. inmatesB. conspiratorsC. partnersD. benefactors 13. The drainage system in the city is in an "appalling" state.A. a brutalB. a deplorableC. an illogicalD. an excellent 14. She had to "endure" the horrible food that was served at the parry.A. toleranceB. ignoreC. enjoyD. cook 15. The villagers built a fortress which was "impregnable".A. weakB. highC. curvedD. strong 16. James "quivered" at sight of the policemenA. trembledB. sighedC. faintedD. screamed 17. In the past, people tried to "atone" for their sins by sacrificing animals to their gods.A. extractB. expiateC. attenuateD. thwart 18. All the political organizations formed during the struggle for independence are now "defunct".A. extinctB. staleC. distinctD. outlawed 19. Farmers sometimes go through the "frustrating" experience of having to watch their produce rot because of lack of market.A. discouragingB. wakeningC. fruitlessD. adverse 20. As a result of his "persistence", he acquired a University degree.A. valourB. intelligenceC. preferenceD. determination 2 out of 5 21. I don’t think Kofi can act as our spokesmen; he is "inarticulate".A. a stutteredB. not eloquentC. not forcefulD. a traitor 22. The acrobats performed so well that the spectators were "stunned".A. amusedB. enticedC. astonishedD. threatened 23. Women and children are often considered the most "vulnerable" in the society.A. defencelessB. unhealthyC. riskyD. alarming 24. Elsie is a pleasant girl; she simply "exudes" good nature.A. buildsB. issuesC. radiatesD. reeks 25. The new chief was advised to be fair and "transparent" in his dealings with his subjects.A. firmsB. fatherlyC. openD. easy 26. Hilly areas with moist soils are "susceptible" to landslides.A. suspiciousB. responsibleC. dangerousD. prone 27. Don’t take Josiah’s hostility to heart; he’s in reality an "amiable" fellow.A. agileB. affableC. aggressiveD. admirable 28. Landlord’s are "refurbishing" old houses in order to collect higher rents,A. reinforcingB. relocatingC. recoveringD. renovating 29. Outspoken teachers are often "persecuted" by their principals.A. maltreatedB. despisedC. ignoredD. expelled 30. Elena was a "celebrated" singer at the age of eighteen.A. potentialB. famousC. notoriousD. jubilant 3 out of 5 31. Success in life is "contingent" on hard work.A. boardedB. predicatedC. dependentD. contiguous 32. I won’t vote for Rosa; her "comportment" makes her unsuitable for the office.A. demeanourB. banishmentC. overthrowD. deterioration 33. Since I didn’t know anything about the films, my choice was "arbitrary".A. irrationalB. forcedC. outrageousD. random 34. In our search for world peace, we must pursue racial "integration" vigorously.A. compositionB. blemishC. accumulationD. harmony 35. The United Nations have expressed concern about the "carnage" going on in many countries.A. violenceB. bombingC. hungerD. killings 36. In her youth, Daina was , "exceptionally" beautiful and intelligent.A superficiallyB. grosslyC. singularlyD. impartially 37. In "retrospect" school life was more interesting than we thought.A. realityB. recollectionC. resurrectionD. recurrence 38. Man sometimes suffers from "hereditary" diseases.A. traditionalB. originalC. geneticD. incurable 39. Diplomats are expected to be "circumspect" in their dealings.A. secretiveB. discreetC. informativeD. honest 40. Joe was a very "bright" studentA. cleverB. obedientC. loudD. happy 4 out of 5 41. Karl is the most "incorrigible" member of the gang.A. oppressiveB. dubiousC. irresoluteD. obstinate 42. The peace talks broke down because of the "wrangling" over the issue of resettlement of the freedom fighters.A. defianceB. secessionC. bickeringD. repudiation 43. Because many of the speakers used several "hackneyed" phrases, they didn’t receive much applause from the audience.A. offensiveB. overusedC. aptD. catchy 44. The Dutch priest is now a "naturalized" citizen of this country.A. full-grownB. transformedC. born-againD. extended 45. The Minister of Finance "expounded" his views on free trade in his broadcast to the nation.A. exclaimedB. exaggeratedC. explainedD. extended 46. The chief has been criticized for his "ostentatious" lifestyle.A. exclusiveB. triumphantC. flamboyantD. lordly 47. The express train arrived late this morning, but the driver gave a "plausible" excuse.A. pleasingB. familiarC. reasonableD. useful 48. After offering him appointment as history professor, they discovered that he was a "sham".A. nobodyB. spyC. fakeD. failure 49. The tension that mounted before the match has been "diffused".A. silencedB. clearedC. extendedD. diverted 50. Several "crucial" decisions were taken at the meeting.A. finalB. particularC. importantD. obvious 5 out of 5 Time is Up!