UNIVERSITY OF UYO, UYO

2008/2009 POST-UTME SCREENING EXCERSICE

ENGLISH

Section A: choose the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word

1.I took the drug to relieve my headache

(a) alleviate

(b) provoke

(c) abate

(d) aggravate

2.This information is very confidential the director said

(a) public

(b) personal

(c) popular

(d) private

3.You will succeed fairly well with adolescent if you coax them

(a) coerce

(b) punish

(c) pamper

(d) curse

4.Life has become a misery for many due to harsh economic condition

(a) satisfaction

(b) extravagance

(c) peace

(d) comfort

5.They ended the discussion on amiable terms

(a) unacceptable

(b) hostel

(c) friendly

(d) aggressiveFrom the word lettered a to d, choose the word that best complete each of the following

sentences

6.The visit of the patrons of the club …. The words of the players

(a) elated

(b) induced

(c) boasted

(d) boosted

7.The man advised his children not to give …. To the temptations of its city

(a) off

(b) up

(c) in

(d) out

8.…… were sent to the library by the english teachers

(a) I and udoh

(b) udoh and me

(c) udoh and I

(d) myself and udoh

9.You’re not too tired to continue …….

(a) are you

(b) isn’t it

(c) can’t you

(d) is it

10.Hardly had the journey started …… the car engine developed a fault

(a) that

(b) when

(c) than

(d) soonChoose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word

11.The bride was praise by her mother in law for her impeccable behaviour

(a) spotless

(b) appropriate

(c) beautiful

(d) faultless

12.The accused vehemently denied the changes against him

(a) ignorantly

(b) stupidly

(c) deliberated

(d) strongly

13.The foreman believe that with the augment work force the construction job would take one more month to

complete

(a) skilled

(b) enlarged

(c) hired

(d) determined

14.The children were warned not to be unduly inquisitive

(a) naughty

(b) playful

(c) troublesome

(d) penurious

15.The incessant chatter of the pupils irritated the teacher

(a) excited

(b) meaningless

(c) unceasing

(d) illogicalChoose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence

16.Although aliyu was acquitted by the court for want of evidence, the police still kept a tag on him. This means

that they

(a) kept him under close observation

(b) set a trap to catch him again

(c) attached a tag to his clothes

(d) kept him behind bars

17.When it came’s to the question of an increase in allowances, the striking worker spoke with one voice this

means that the workers

(a) became frightened

(b) appointed one of them as their spokesman

(c) repeated their demand in a chorus

(d) were unanimous in their position

18.The newly acquired air- bus plane is a wile elephant the mean that the plane is

(a) very costly but worthless

(b) very useful

(c) as big as and elephant

(d) the biggest plane on the fleet

19.Amina always flies off at a tangent when a serious matter is being discussed , this means that Amina

(a) get over excited

(b) keep digressing

(c) keeps the discussion lively

(d) has nothing to contribute

20.The restaurant owner offered olu a drink on the house. this means that

(a) the drink was taken to olu house

(b) olu was invited to the owner house

(c) the drink was free of charge

(d) olu was served inside the restaurantChoose the correctly spelt word from question 21 to 25

21.(a). Tommorrow

(b) tommorow

(c) tomorrow

(d) tomorow

22.(a) proffessor

(b) professor

(c) proffesor

(d) profesor

23.(a) paralell

(b) parellel

(c) palarel

(d) parallel

24.(a) embarassment

(b) embarasmet

(c) embarrassment

(d) embarrasment

25.(a) denounciation

(b) denonciation

(c) denunciation

(d) denounziation

ANSWER

1.D

2.A

3.A

4.D

5.B

6.D

7.C

8.C

9.A

10.B

11.D

12.D

13.D

14.D

15.C

16.A

17.D

18.A

19.B

20.C

21.C

22.B

23.D

24.C

25.C

UNIVERSITY OF UYO 2012/2013 POST UTME SCREENING EXERCISE ENGLISH 001

Two goats once meet in the middle of a wooden bridge over the river in a village. The bridge was so narrow that

only one goat can pass across it at a time. ¡°Go back,¡± shouted the first goat in anger. ¡°I am older than you,¡±

answered the other. ¡°I will soon teach you a lesson, we shall know whose bones are stronger,¡± challenged the

first goat. So angry did they become they started to push each other. This led to butting, and they continued to

fight until at last, both of them fell into the river. Neither of them could swim, and so both of them drowned. 1.

Where did goats meet? A. In the middle of the bridge B. under the narrow bridge C. at the end of the bridge D.

over the river 2. What caused the argument between the two goats? A. the goats were foolish B. each goat

wanted to be first C. the bridge was too narrow for both of them to cross D. the river was deep and narrow 3. Why

did first goat order the other goat to go back? A. because the first goat was older B. it wanted to teach the other a

lesson C. the first goat was in a hurry D. because the first goat was more foolish 4. Why did the second goat want

to cross first? A. because it was very angry B. wanted to push the other C. because it was stronger D. to

challenge the other 5. How did they try to settle the dispute? A. by teaching each other a lesson B. by fighting C.

the first goat walked over the other D. both of them went back 6. What happened to them finally? A. they started

to butt B. they wounded each other on the bridge C. they continued to fight D. both of them went back Choose

the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined statements or word 7. Had she asked me earlier, I might

have been able to help him A. I employed him B. I did not employ him C. I did not employ her D. I employed

neither of them 8. If he were to apologize, I would probably forgive him. A. I will not forgive him even if he

apologizes B. if he apologizes, I will decide whether to forgive him or not C. I will definitely forgive him if he

apologizes D. he will not apologize and I will not forgive him 9. his summary of the meeting was brief and to the

point. A. careful B. precise C. accurate D. exact 10. publishers say that newsprint has become more expensive

A. newspapers B. paper for printing C. printer¡¯s salaries and wages D. publishing news 11. one of the stages of

the creative process of the incubation period. This refers to the period when A. the idea is firmly fixed through

repetition B. the person suddenly comes upon the idea C. the person thinks over the idea D. the idea is given up

12. in spite of the loud , John soon managed to fall asleep. A. the loud music soon helped John to fall asleep B.

John soon fell asleep as a result of the loud music C. the loud music made John despise sleep D. John soon

fell asleep even though the music was loud

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13. My school principal is getting old. His mates have been retired. But because of his zeal for work he has been

retained. A. My school principal is strong B. my school principal is cheerful C. my school principal¡¯s activity at

work is unparalleled D. my school principal is enthusiastic about his job Choose the expression or words that

best completes each sentence below 14. The bridge connecting the two cities was __ by the enemy A. blown

down B. blown up C. blown off D. blown out 15. By the end of this year ___ in this town for eleven years A. I¡¯m

living B. I¡¯d be living C. I have lived D. I¡¯ll have lived 16. Walking down the street, ___ A. the boy was knocked

down by car B. a car knocked the boy down C. a car collided with a boy D. the boy was knocked down by a car

17. She doesn¡¯t have to attend the lecture, ___ A. doesn¡¯t she? B. is she? C. has she? D. does she? 18. After

our series of quarrels, it would be ___ to pretend that I have any more regard for him A. hypothetical B. essential

C. inevitable D. hypocritical 19. If the company had any delay at customs office, it was ___ their own making A.

at B. of C. from D. through Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and

that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence 20. The leader of the delegation was

commended for the manner in which he handled the matter while their hosts were ___. A. applauded B. praised

C. criticized D. sanctioned 21. Musa is very frugal whereas Audu is ___. A. miserly B. thrifty C. precocious D.

extravagant 22. Taiwo¡¯s flamboyance and kehinde ___ often keep people wondering if they are really twins A.

modesty B. arrogance C. timidity D. pretention 23. He was promoted for his efficiency, while his colleagues were

demoted for ___ A. ability B. lateness C. incompetence D.

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UNIVERSITY OF UYO 2012/2013 POST UTME SCREENING EXERCISE MATHEMATICS

1. Solve for x given that log x = - A. - B. -4 C. D. 4

2. Find dy/dx given that x = t 1, y = t A. 2t/3 B. 3t/2 C. t 1/t D. y/x

3. Find without using tables, the value of sin 210бу A. б╠3/2 B. -б╠3/2 C. D. -

4. A shop sells bananas at 6 for N100. A trader sells the same kind of bananas at 8 for 120. Which price is

cheaper, and by how much per banana? A. 8 for 120; 1.67 B. 8 for V120; 15 C. 6 for 100; 16.67 D. 6 for 100; 6

5. The sum to infinity of G.P is 99. Find its first term if the common ratio is 2/3 A. 66 B. 33 C. 50 D. 9

6. Calculate the perimeter of a sector of circle of radius 27 cm, the angle of the sector being 140бу A. 66 cm B.

93 cm C. 120 cm D. 76 cm

7. How many revolutions does a bicycle wheel of diameter 70 cm make in travelling 110 cm A. 50 B. 25 C. 5 D.

40 8. Express 495 g as a percentage of 16.5 kg A. 33% B. 3% C. 30% D. 33.3%

9. Which of the following quadrilaterals has diagonals intersecting at right angles? A. rectangle B. rhombus C.

trapezium D. parallelogram

10. In a test, the mean of four student was 61. The median was 60 and the mode was 57. What is the highest

score? A. 63 B.64 C. 67 D. 65

11. Evaluate log8 - log1/9 A. -3/2 B. 5 C. 3/2 D. 1

12. Which of the following statements is not true? A. If RVQ = R, then QR B. if Rб╔Q= Rб╚Q, the R=Q C. if QR

then Q and R are disjoint sets D. if Rб╔Q = R, then RQ

13. In a school inter-house sport competition, 80% of the students turned up at the athletic event and 60%

attended the football match. What percentage of the students attended both events? A. 40% B. 50% C. 70% D.

none of the above

14. A box contains two red balls and four blue balls. A ball is picked at random from the box and then replaced

before a second ball is drawn. Find the probability of drawing two red balls A. 4/16 B. C. 2/5 D. 1/5

15. If 5x 3/252x-3 = 1 find x. A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5

16. Subtract 16418 from 18630 A. 1121 B. 2112 C. 2113 D. 2211

17. Simplify 7 иC 4/ 2 A. 4 B. 4 C. 4/ D. 5/

18. A student spent of his allowances on books, of the remainder on food and kept the rest on contingencies.

What fraction was kept? A. B. C. D. 19. If log 2 = 0.3010 and log 7 = 0.8451, evaluate log 280 A. 3.4471 B. 2.4471

C. 1.4471 D. 1.4071

20. If p = rs/T, express r in terms of p, s and t. A. pt/s B. pt/s C. pt/ s D. pt/s

21. A regular polygon has 150бу as the size of each interior angle. How many sides does it have? A. 12 B. 10 C.

9 D. 8

22. If the hypotenuse of a right angled isosceles triangle is 2 cm. What is the area of the triangle? A. б╠2 cm B.

1 cm C. б╠2 cm D. 2б╠2 cm

23. Find the radius of a sphere whose surface area 154 cm A. 7.00 cm B. 3.50 cm C. 3.00 cm D. 1.75 cm [ж╨ =

3.142]

24. If the 7th term of an A.P is twice the third term and sum of the first four terms is 42. Find th common

difference A. 6 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1

25. What value of x makes the function x(4-x) maximum? A. 4 B 3 C. 2 D. 1

UNIVERSITY OF UYO 2012/2013 POST UTME SCREENING EXERCISE MATHEMATICS

1. Solve for x given that log x = - A. - B. -4 C. D. 4

2. Find dy/dx given that x = t 1, y = t A. 2t/3 B. 3t/2 C. t 1/t D. y/x

3. Find without using tables, the value of sin 210бу A. б╠3/2 B. -б╠3/2 C. D. -

4. A shop sells bananas at 6 for N100. A trader sells the same kind of bananas at 8 for 120. Which price is

cheaper, and by how much per banana? A. 8 for 120; 1.67 B. 8 for V120; 15 C. 6 for 100; 16.67 D. 6 for 100; 6

5. The sum to infinity of G.P is 99. Find its first term if the common ratio is 2/3 A. 66 B. 33 C. 50 D. 9

6. Calculate the perimeter of a sector of circle of radius 27 cm, the angle of the sector being 140бу A. 66 cm B.

93 cm C. 120 cm D. 76 cm

7. How many revolutions does a bicycle wheel of diameter 70 cm make in travelling 110 cm A. 50 B. 25 C. 5 D.

40 8. Express 495 g as a percentage of 16.5 kg A. 33% B. 3% C. 30% D. 33.3%

9. Which of the following quadrilaterals has diagonals intersecting at right angles? A. rectangle B. rhombus C.

trapezium D. parallelogram

10. In a test, the mean of four student was 61. The median was 60 and the mode was 57. What is the highest

score? A. 63 B.64 C. 67 D. 65

11. Evaluate log8 - log1/9 A. -3/2 B. 5 C. 3/2 D. 1

12. Which of the following statements is not true? A. If RVQ = R, then QR B. if Rб╔Q= Rб╚Q, the R=Q C. if QR

then Q and R are disjoint sets D. if Rб╔Q = R, then RQ

13. In a school inter-house sport competition, 80% of the students turned up at the athletic event and 60%

attended the football match. What percentage of the students attended both events? A. 40% B. 50% C. 70% D.

none of the above

14. A box contains two red balls and four blue balls. A ball is picked at random from the box and then replaced

before a second ball is drawn. Find the probability of drawing two red balls A. 4/16 B. C. 2/5 D. 1/5

15. If 5x 3/252x-3 = 1 find x. A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5

16. Subtract 16418 from 18630 A. 1121 B. 2112 C. 2113 D. 2211

17. Simplify 7 иC 4/ 2 A. 4 B. 4 C. 4/ D. 5/

18. A student spent of his allowances on books, of the remainder on food and kept the rest on contingencies.

What fraction was kept? A. B. C. D. 19. If log 2 = 0.3010 and log 7 = 0.8451, evaluate log 280 A. 3.4471 B. 2.4471

C. 1.4471 D. 1.4071

20. If p = rs/T, express r in terms of p, s and t. A. pt/s B. pt/s C. pt/ s D. pt/s

21. A regular polygon has 150бу as the size of each interior angle. How many sides does it have? A. 12 B. 10 C.

9 D. 8

22. If the hypotenuse of a right angled isosceles triangle is 2 cm. What is the area of the triangle? A. б╠2 cm B.

1 cm C. б╠2 cm D. 2б╠2 cm

23. Find the radius of a sphere whose surface area 154 cm A. 7.00 cm B. 3.50 cm C. 3.00 cm D. 1.75 cm [ж╨ =

3.142]

24. If the 7th term of an A.P is twice the third term and sum of the first four terms is 42. Find th common

difference A. 6 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1

25. What value of x makes the function x(4-x) maximum? A. 4 B 3 C. 2 D. 1

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