2013 BECE English Objective Test, Q1-15

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1. The lion………. under the tree waiting for its prey.

A. lie
B. lain
C. lay
D. laid

2. I wish Ato………. come to see us tomorrow.

A. will
B. is to
C. would
D. may

3. It’s high time we………. the items out.

A. move
B. are moving
C. moved
D. were moving

4. This amount is all………. I have on me.

A. what
B. that
C. which
D. this

5. The harder you study, ……….your chance of success.

A. the great
B. greater
C. greatest
D. the greater

6. Please, I would rather you………. not disturb me.

A. did
B. will
C. may
D. do

7. That pair of trousers is worn……….

A. in
B. out
C. into
D. on

8. Atsu is looking forward to………. his friends at the party.

A. see
B. be seeing
C. seeing
D. have seen

9. The minister is my………. brother.

A. senior
B. older
C. elder
D. junior

10. We have………. sugar, so we cannot have breakfast.

A. a few
B. little
C. few
D. a little

11. I wouldn’t say this to……….

A. no other
B. any other
C. nobody
D. anyone else

12. This vase is made………. glass.

A. on
B. of
C. with
D. by

13. Mrs. Akwei is blind………. the faults of her children.

A. on
B. over
C. to
D. by

14. Shika was absent yesterday, ……….?

A. isn’t she
B. has she
C. didn’t she
D. wasn’t she

15. Come and see me tomorrow, ……….you?

A. shall
B. will
C. may
D. don’t


ANSWERS

1.  C. lay
2.  C. would
3.  C. moved
4.  B. that
5.  D. the greater
6.  A. did
7.  B. out
8.  C. seeing
9.  C. elder
10.  B. little
11.  B. any other
12.  B. of
13.  C. to
14.  D. wasn’t she
15.  B. will


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2015 BECE English Language Section A

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1. Ntim’s careless driving resulted………. a fatal road accident.

A. in
B. to
C. into
D. with

2. Abibatu takes………. her mother in many ways.

A. by
B. on
C. up
D. after

3. Araba goes to school………. foot.

A. by
B. in
C. on
D. with

4. The doctor advised the patient to abstain………. smoking

A. by
B. from
C. upon
D. with

5. The relationship………. group A and group B is cordial.

A. of
B. with
C. among
D. between

6. Edwin prefers fish………. meat.

A. to
B. for
C. from
D. than

7. His neighbor complained that the radio was………. loud.

A. far
B. too
C. much
D. enough

8. The white horse is………. than the black one.

A. the faster
B. very faster
C. much the faster
D. very much faster

9. I………. him; then I changed my mind.

A. had told
B. have told
C. am telling
D. was going to tell

10. By the end of the day, I………. the house.

A. shall paint
B. shall be painting
C. shall have painted
D. shall have been painting

11. You are a member of the society, ……….?

A. isn’t it
B. are you
C. aren’t you
D. weren’t you

12. Our captain is not a very reliable person, ……….?

A. is he
B. isn’t he
C. does he
D. doesn’t he

13. You have been to Lagos, ……….?

A. did you
B. have you
C. didn’t you
D. haven’t you

14. Joseph is the………. in the class.

A. cleverer
B. cleverest
C. more clever
D. very clever

15. The triplets love………. very much.

A. each other
B. themselves
C. theirselves
D. one another


ANSWERS

1.   A.  in
2.   D.  after
3.   C.  on
4.   B.  from
5.   D.  between
6.   A.  to
7.   B.  too
8.   D.  very much faster
9.   D.  was going to tell
10.   C.  shall have painted
11.   C.  aren’t you
12.   A.  is he
13.   D.  haven’t you
14.   B.  cleverest
15.   B.  themselves


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2016 BECE English Language Section A

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1. He is………. poor that he cannot pay his bills.

A. so
B. too
C. very
D. rather

2. You will be late………. you hurry.

A. if
B. or
C. unless
D. while

3. Aminu has been absent from class………. one month.

A. in
B. for
C. from
D. since

4. Many people have been invited, but………. will be employed.

A. few
B. a few
C. little
D. a little

5. The teacher told the girl he had received………. of the two exercises.

A. all
B. any
C. none
D. neither

6. My father has bought a………. car

A. private brand new
B. new brand private
C. private new brand
D. brand new private

7. Mama is never………. ready for anything.

A. so
B. ever
C. even
D. rather

8. Akua was………. that she won four prizes.

A. a girl so brilliant
B. a so brilliant girl
C. so brilliant a girl
D. a brilliant so girl

9. Before he entered the classroom, we………. the chalkboard.

A. cleaned
B. have cleaned
C. had cleaned
D. are cleaning

10. I have forgotten all………. my friend told me.

A. this
B. that
C. what
D. which

11. The supervisor will ask the………. to come and repair the pipe in the bath room.

A. mason
B. repairer
C. plumber
D. lumber

12. The stone fell into the river with a loud……….

A. bang
B. crash
C. noise
D. splash

13. Aggie got………. mark for French in the examination.

A. bad
B. worse
C. the worse
D. the worst

14. We won the school debating contest, ……….we?

A. hadn’t
B. didn’t
C. couldn’t
D. did

15. Kwame looks very handsome, ……….?

A. isn’t he
B. isn’t it
C. doesn’t he
D. does he


ANSWERS

1.   A.  so
2.   C.  unless
3.   B.  for
4.   A.  few
5.   D.  neither
6.   D.  brand new private
7.   B.  ever
8.   C.  so brilliant a girl
9.   C.  had cleaned
10.   B.  that
11.   C.  plumber
12.   D.  splash
13.   D.  the worst
14.   B.  didn’t
15.   C.  doesn’t he


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From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1. John has given………. smoking

A. in
B. off
C. out
D. up

2. The crowd was………. large that the Director became frightened.

A. quite
B. so
C. too
D. very

3. When we got there, the buses………. left.

A. are
B. had
C. have
D. were

4. The book was………. to me.

A. gave
B. given
C. giving
D. to give

5. Auntie is the lady to………. I gave the list.

A. who
B. whom
C. which
D. whose

6. He’s your friend, ……….?

A. doesn’t he
B. does he
C. isn’t he
D. isn’t it

7. Kay: You didn’t go to Accra did you?
Lee:……….

A. No, I did
B. No, I didn’t
C. Yes, did I
D. Yes, I didn’t

8. You had better………. now.

A. left
B. leave
C. be leaving
D. to leave

9. Kwame asked his friend to………. him a pen.

A. borrow
B. excuse
C. lend
D. spare

10. She ended the letter, ……….

A. ‘Yours sincerely’
B. ‘Your’s sincerely’
C. ‘Yours’ sincerely’
D. ‘Your sincerely’

11. The woman refused to sell me………. kerosene.

A. any
B. little
C. plenty
D. some

12. ‘Yes, ………. a book,’ he said.

A. is
B. its
C. it’s
D. it

13. I know you are much………. than Esi.

A. tall
B. taller
C. tallest
D. the taller

14. Neither John nor his friend, ………. a play to the end.

A. watch
B. watches
C. was watching
D. were watching

15. Araba and Osei are a devoted couple who love……….

A. each other
B. one another
C. themselves
D. the other


ANSWERS

1.   D.  up
2.   B.  so
3.   B.  had
4.   B.  given
5.   B.  whom
6.   C.  isn’t he
7.   B.  No, I didn’t
8.   B.  leave
9.   C.  lend
10.   A.  ‘Yours sincerely’
11.   A.  any
12.   C.  it’s
13.   B.  taller
14.   B.  watches
15.   A.  each other


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2014 BECE English Language Sections C & D

SECTION C

In each of the following sentences a group of words has been underlined. Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one that best explains the underlined group of words.

23. The student was caught red-handed breaking the louvers. This means that the student was caught

A. while committing the offence
B. with blood on his hands
C. before the act
D. after the act

24. We knew it was a cock and bull story. This means that the story was

A. difficult to believe
B. about a cock and a bull
C. real
D. false

25. The thieves were armed to the teeth when they entered the house. This means that the thieves were

A. well trained
B. experienced
C. fully armed
D. violent

26. Mr. Abban instructed his wife to keep an eye on their daughter. This means that their daughter should be

A. pampered
B. disciplined
C. controlled properly
D. watched closely

27. The president hit the nail on the head when he complained that most of the ministers were corrupt.

A. the exact truth
B. in detail
C. harshly
D. clearly

ANSWERS

23.   A.  while committing the offence
24.   A.  false
25.   C.  fully armed
26.   D.  watched closely
27.   A.  the exact truth


SECTION D

From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word underlined in each sentence.

28. The man was disgraced in public.

A. respected
B. honoured
C. welcomed
D. accepted

29. Akosua accepted the offer.

A. disliked
B. declined
C. withdrew
D. ignored

30. Food is abundant in the rural areas.

A. scarce
B. less
C. few
D. cheap

31. Doctors have withdrawn their services.

A. hidden
B. registered
C. offered
D. displayed

32. By our constitution, it is obligatory to vote.

A. good
B. necessary
C. optional
D. right

ANSWERS

28.   B.  honoured
29.   B.  declined
30.   A.  scarce
31.   C.  offered
32.   C.  optional


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