NOUN Practice Questions: GST102 - Use of English & Communication Skills II

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NOUN Practice Questions: GST102 - Use of English & Communication Skills II

Postby Jed » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:10 pm

GST102_PRACTICE_SET1
Question 1
A paragraph is a piece of writing unified by a central controlling _______.
Topic
Theme
Title
Tempo
ANS: B
Question 2
A topic sentence can be all except one of the following ________
Generalisation
Problem
Statement
Subject
ANS: D
Question 3
Paragraphs can be developed by all these methods except _______
Definition
Connection
Listing Effects
Comparison
ANS: D
Question 4
Coherence refers to the ___________
Logical transition from one idea to the next
Critical transition from one idea to the next
Practical transition from one idea to the next
Gradual transition from one idea to the next
ANS: A
Question 5
Examples are used in paragraph development to __________.
Persuade the reader that the generalization is correct
Present the writer's perspective
Identify issues
Expand the writing
ANS: A
Question 6
Beginning a paragraph with a topic sentence ________
Helps both the reader and the writer
Makes the paragraph more interesting
Allows the building of the sentence to the topic
Allows for an effective summary
ANS: A
Question 7
Placing a topic sentence at the end of a paragraph _________
Helps both the reader and the writer
Makes the paragraph more interesting
Allows for all the sentences to be built up to the topic
Allows for an effective summary
ANS: C
Question 8
Explaining the meaning of a concept or thing is called_________
Illustration
Explanation
Definition
Identification
ANS: C
Question 9
He had a serious accident while getting off a ________ bus.
Moving
Going
Movement
Move
ANS: A
Question 10
We need a _________ door here.
Slide
Slider
Sliding
Slided
ANS: C
Question 11
Look at the dark clouds; it _______ rain tonight.
Can't
Can
May
Has
ANS: C
Question 12
The interview is often called ________ because it helps the interview board get an insight into your personality

Acuity test
Psychological test
Personality test
Capability test
ANS: C
Question 13
Coherence in a paragraph is achieved through all but one of the following _________
Topic sentence
Topic sentence and supporting details
Transitional devices
Logical transitions
ANS: A
Question 14
One of the following words or phrases expresses result_________
Similarly
Accordingly
Yet
Furthermore
ANS: B
Question 15
One of the following words or phrases expresses additional information__________
Likewise
Consequently
Besides
Next
ANS: C
GST102_PRACTICE_SET2
Question 1
Causes and effects in paragraphs do one of the following__________
Help the reader to understand difficult concepts
Help the writer to explain reasons for an event
Help the writer to create an accurate image of an event
Help both writer and reader
ANS: B
Question 2
One of the following is NOT usually used in descriptive writing ______
Place and position; direction
Temporal issues
Measurements: weight, size, volume, distance
Shapes and patterns
ANS: B
Question 3
Which vowel is represented in the word 'bead'?
/I/
/ei/
/I:/
/ai/
ANS: C
Question 4
One of the following is the correct stress pattern for the word 'commerce'
Commerce
Co'mmerce
Commerce
Co'mmerce
ANS: A
Question 5
One of the following is the correct stress pattern for the underlined word in the following sentence, 'Let me have a record of all the sales for today
Re'cord
Record
Record
Re'cord
ANS: B
Question 6
Identify the word that does NOT have this consonant / j /.
Yoke
Yacht
Joke
Yawn
ANS: C
Question 7
Which of the following words does NOT have a short vowel?
Feet
Cold
Wrist
Card
ANS: D
Question 8

"It is advised that prison conditions should be improved." What kind of subject is in the sentence?
Personal
Impersonal
General
Appositive
ANS: B
Question 9
In the sentence, 'I have been waiting for sometime now' the tense form is_________.
Past tense
Present perfect continuous
Present continuous
Past continuous
ANS: B
Question 10
In the sentence, 'The girl had accidentally been harrassed by the agents' the tense form is _________
Simple past
Past continuous
Past perfect
Past participle
ANS: C
Question 11
Official reports, business letters, legal documents are often written in ______ language.
Formal
Informal
Semi-formal
Half formal
ANS: A
Question 12
The informal form of the word "aperture"
Apendisectomy
Opening
Smaller
Bow and arrow
ANS: B
Question 13
Which street d'you live in? is an example of _____ statement.
Informal
Formal
Demi-formal
Semi-formal
ANS: A
Question 14
It has been observed that students who want to be well-focused in their writing, need to learn how to _____
Paraphrase
Summarise
Decode
Plagarise
ANS: B
Question 15
She longed for a friend in whom she could confide' is an example of _____ statement.
Formal
Informal
Semi-formal
Demi-formal
ANS: A
GST102_PRACTICE_SET3
Question 1
The __ is used to describe past events, and emphasis their effect on the speaker's present situation.
ANS: present perfect tense
Question 2
No sentence can be correct in English without proper sequence of ___
ANS: tenses
Question 3
A gerund is a __ that is a noun which describes an action or experience and has the form of a present participle.
ANS: verbal noun
Question 4
__ is a form of direct statement whereby the subject of a sentence takes an object without any inversion.
ANS: active voice
Question 5
When you write to the University Registrar requesting a change of programme, it is __ type of letter.
ANS: formal
Question 6

The letter which tone is courteous and considerate will most likely be a ___ letter
ANS: formal
Question 7
A letter to a relative in which you tell a story or have an argument is an example of (a/an) ___ letter.
ANS: informal
Question 8
Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition from the following list: with, against, at, on, for, after, out, in, to, up, into. I am expected __ resume tomorrow.
ANS: to
Question 9
The following words: 'firstly', secondly' 'thirdly' are known as _________ devices because they show the logical relationship between sentences
ANS: transitional
Question 10
Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition from the following list: with, against, at, on, for, after, out, in, to, up, into. Do you care ___ a cup of tea?
ANS: for
Question 11
Identify the infinitive phrase in the sentence. You may need to do some research. The infinitive phrase is ___
ANS: to do
Question 12
Identify the infinitive phrase in the sentence. You need to think about the price. The infinitive phrase is
ANS: to think
Question 13
Identify the infinitive phrase in the sentence. Choose a car to please yourself, not others. The infinitive phrase is
ANS: to please
Question 14
Identify the voice of the underlined verb in the sentence as active or passive. Football has been Nigeria's favorite sport for a long time. The verb is
ANS: active
Question 15
Identify the voice of the underlined verb in the sentence as active or passive. Today, football is been played by both men and women. The verb is
ANS: passive
GST102_PRACTICE_SET4
Question 1
Conferences and seminars help to bring ___ in a particular subject together to present their experiences and views.
ANS: experts
Question 2
The ___ situation of a country determines the way a speech is presented.
ANS: socio-cultural
Question 3
Fill in the blanks with have or has: The teacher ___ advised me to improve my spelling.
ANS: has
Question 4
Fill in the blanks with have or has: ___ he arrived already?
ANS: has
Question 5
"Life is great!" is an example of ___ sentence
ANS: exclamatory
Question 6
Fill in the blank with do or does: ___ you know how to make a cup of tea?
ANS: do
Question 7
Fill in the blank with do or does: I ___ not think I can come with you.
ANS: do
Question 8
Fill the gaps with the appropriate articles: ___ people standing there are on strike.
ANS: the
Question 9

Fill the gaps with the appropriate articles: When I was coming to school, ___ bus came from behind and hit my bicycle.
ANS: a
Question 10
Fill the gaps with the appropriate articles: ___ arrest of our leaders caused the riot.
ANS: the
Question 11
Fill the gaps with the appropriate articles: Please, close ___ door. It is rather cold today.
ANS: the
Question 12
A' and 'an' are called articles
ANS: indefinite
Question 13
Indicate the sentence type, simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Jennifer loves to go to the beach and spend her time swimming . This is a sentence
ANS: compound
Question 14
The present tense forms of the verb 'do' are __
ANS: do and does
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