Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands that have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of humanity requires that they declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all human beings are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We affirm also that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organising its power in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to secure their safety and happiness.
Adapted from The Declaration of Independence
1. Why does the writer find it necessary to state the reasons that the colonies have for
breaking away from their colonial masters ?
A. because they have had a long relationship with the colonial power
B. because they were obedient to God’s laws
C in order to show that they respect world opinion
D. because they have been a colony for a long time.
A. when that government rigs elections
B. when the literate citizens no longer respect the government
C. when the government has stayed too long in power
D. when the government stops protecting the rights of the people
3. By saying that some truths are ‘self-evident’, the writer means that those assertions
A. can be defended
B. cannot be disputed
C. need evidence
D. none of the above
4. The right of a nation to self- governance derives ultimately from
A. the strength of that nation
B. a respect for the opinions of human beings
C the laws of God
D. the laws of nature
5. Choose the most appropriate option nearest in meaning to the italicized or bold
word/phrase. The little village became more enchanting at dusk.
6. Choose the most appropriate option nearest in meaning to the italicized or bold
word/phrase. More students are relying on virtual resources for study and entertainment.
7. Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the italicized or bold
word/phrase.. I wonder why her brother is indifferent to her financial situation.
A. Interested in
B. troubled by
C. discouraged by
D. filled with
8. Choose the most appropriate option opposite in meaning to the italicized or bold
word/phrase. I would have enjoyed the novel but for its convoluted theme.
C. C immoral
9. Which of the following highlighted consonants is pronounced differently from the
10. Which of these words has a vowel pronounced differently from the others?
1. What is the name of the people, language and culture of Madagascar?
2. An underground layer of porous rock that contains water is called what?
3. In June 2009, which ruler began his second decade as king of Morocco?
A. Mohammed VI
B. Hassan I
C. Abdullah II
D. Al-Mustafa III
4. What does the word “dinosaur” mean?
A. Huge creature
B. Great dragon
C. Terrible lizard
D. Enfant terrible
5. Born with the last name Ayew, which striker is the top international scorer for Ghana?
A. Abedi Pele
B. Samuel Kuffor
C. Daniel Amokachi
D. Kanu Nwankwo
6. Which lead singer of Queen was born in Zanzibar?
A. Freddie Mercury
B. George Harrison
C. David Bowie
D. Gustav Dottie
7. Who wrote “Wuthering Heights”?
A. Emily Bronte
B. Patrick Branwell
C. Agatha Christie
D. Justine Henine
8. Which major trading bloc has Swaziland, Angola and Egypt among its members?
9. Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon all border which lake named after a fourth nation?
10. Which geological event occurs when tectonic plates slide and the ground shakes?
B. Ice Shelf formation