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NEW COMMUNICATION SKILLS PAST QUESTIONS 2022

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THE 2022 END OF SEMESTER EXAMINATION WILL BE OBJECTIVES AND FILL IN

HERE ARE THE LATEST QUESTIONS SAMPLE TO READ THROUGH

 

1.       Her mother,……….is wearing the red suit, is the head of the company.

a)       Who

b)      Whom

c)       Which

d)      Whose

 

2.       Three-fourth of the painting……….. the artist’s muse.

a)       To show

b)      Show

c)       C. Shows

d)      D Showing

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3.       Half an hour………… too long when you are at the doctor.

a)       a Seem

b)      b. Seems

c)       c. Seeming

d)      d. Have seem

 

4. Benjamin……………my room for the last six hours.

a.       Has been cleaning

b.       Have being cleaning

c.        Has being cleaning

d.       Have been cleaning

 

5.       Asilevi…………..on the project this time tomorrow

a)       Would be working

b)      Will been working

c)       Will be working

d)      Would been working

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6.       Poisonous ferns………. Along with winding road to the red house

a.       grows

b.       grow

c.       has being grown

d.       has been growing

 

7.       We play better than

a)       Them

b)      Her

c)       Him

d)      They

 

8. Let’s…………..take a walk in the park

a You and I

b. Him and she

c. You and me

d. He and she

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9 Kingsley didn’t like…………………..past me without saying helo.

a. he running

b. his running

him-running

d. he to run

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10. Sylvester chose…………………….volunteered for the project

a. Who

b. Whom

c. Whoever

d . Whomever

 

11. To…………………are u talking to

a)       Who

b)      Whom

c)       Which

d)      Whoever

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12 I believe the thief is ………………………….

a)       Him

b)      His

c)       Her

d)      He

 

13. You can select …………… you want

a)       Whoever

b)      Whoever

c)       Who

d)      How

 

14. It was ………………….at the marketing conference

a)       Her

b)      Him

c)       Them

d)      She

Read the following and choose from the options below the types of sentences they are.

 

15. “My car is an old grey sedan with a broken trunk latch.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

c. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

 

16. “Everybody cleared the dishes, turned off the lights and locked the door.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

C. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

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17. “Mona and kids finished off the punch and cookies.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

Complex

d. Compound-Complex

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18. The cat is in the room and on the bed.”

a Simple

b. Compound

c. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

 

19. “I ate cake; similarly, she ate banana bread.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

Complex

d. Compound-Complex

 

20. “As long as we cooperate, we can be released for ransom.

a. Simple

b Compound

C. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

 

21. *I arrived before the restaurant opened.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

c. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

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22. Since 1 posted the letter, I had been checking my email account.

a. Simple

b. Compound

C. Complex

D Compound-Complex

 

23, “All will be well providing you stay alert.”

a. Simple

b. Compound

c. Complex

d. Compound-Complex

 

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Identify the Parts of speech of the underlined words.

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This research work is aimed at investigating the techniques that China Achebe employs and critically

reviewing his presentation of the African society and cultural values in his creative work; Things Fall

Apart. African beliefs and cultural institutions represented offer insight to readers in a creative and

aesthetic way that distinguishes the African novel from all others. The study examines how the African writer sets out to inform and project his society and culture in a stylish way that is critical and entertaining, educative and appealing.

 

24. Techniques

a.       Noun

b.       Adjective

c.       Adjunct

d.       Complement

 

25. Critically

e.       Verb

f.        Adverbial

g.        Adverb

h.       Conjunction

 

26. Cultural

i.         Noun

j.         Adjective

k.       Adverbial

l.         Conjunction

 

27. Project

m.     Noun

n.       Verb

o.       Adjective

p.       Adjunct

28. stylish

a.       Nonu

b.       Adverb

c.       Adjective

d.       Complement

Indicate the sentence patterns for the following sentence

 

29. At Six o’clock pm, most Ghanaians waited anxiously.

a. ASVO

b. ASVOA

C SVAA

d. ASVA

 

30. The ladies were nurses in 2016 after graduation.

a. SVCAA

b. SVOA

C. SVAC

d. SVOCA

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31. “While we were looking for an old scrapbook, we found a box of Indian-head pennies in an old

attic trunk.”

a. SVOOC

b. ASVOA

c. ASVOC

d. ASVOOC

 

32. They tell the children stories.”

a. SVA

b. SVO

c. SVOC

d. SVC

 

33. “An average person who lives in the Western Hemisphere eats about forty-five tons of food

during his lifetime.”

a. SAVOA

b. SAVOC

c. SVOC

d. SVOA

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34. “The man painted the house blue’

a. SVOA

b. SVOC

c. SVO

d. SVC

 

35. “For his Night to Paris, Franki, who sought no reward, won a prize.”

a. SVO

b. SAVO

c. ASAVC

d. ASAV

 

36. “Cecilia made her intentions clear now.

a. SVOC

b. SVOCA

c. SVOAC

d. SVOOA

 

37. Which one of the following is NOT a principle for scanning?

a. The reader must have an idea about the item he is looking for

b. The reader must focus on only one or two items at a time

c. The reader must read the whole passage

d. The information that the reader is looking for must be a short one

 

38. New perspectives are discovered when the author

a. edits

b. proofreads

c. simmers

d. writes

 

39. A group of students were given a topic to write for an assignment. The students have to go

through the following stages EXCEPT……………….

a. drafting

b. prewriting

c. revision

d. submission

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40. What type of reading do we find a reader being motivated to read a text properly?

a. Browsing

b. Brainstorming

C. Drifting

d. Diving

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41. This type of reading considers every aspect of the text as well as everything that goes to give

meaning to the text.

a. Intensive reading

b. Extensive reading

c. Close reading

d. Faster reading

 

42. In packaging our merchandize, Mike works faster than……………………..

a. Her

b. She

c. Them

d. Us

43. Between……………………….. she is not nice.

a. You and I

b. He and She

c. You and Me

d. You and We

 

44. When a student rends to gather general knowledge about the world around him, what type of

reading will that be?

a. Intensive reading

b. Extensive reading

c. Close reading

d. Fast reading

45. Jonathan,………………. we all admire, rides well.

a. Who

b. Whom

c. That

d. Which

 

46, Paragraphs can be distinguished according to the following EXCEPT

a. Function

b. Length

c. Position

d. Unity

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47……………is a reading technique that aims at understanding and obtaining of a story or text.

Close reading

b. Scanning

c. Skimming

d. Studying

 

 

48. The final step in the pre-writing stage of the writing process is

a. brainstorming

b. clustering

c. editing

d. outlining

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49. The reading habit which refers to the practice of reading and going back immediately to read

what you have already read is termed

a. Diving

b. Regression

c. Fixation

d. Psychological stress.

 

50. Which of the following is NOT a feature of a good note?

a. Descriptive

b. Readable

c. Reflects the source

d. Understandable

 

51. All the following are ways of writing notes EXCEPT……………….

a.       a Detailing

b.       Headline

c.       Paraphrasing

d.       Spidergram

 

52. Which of the following reading techniques is employed at the Survey Stage of the SQ4Rs Method?

a.       Browsing

b.       Drifting

c.       Scanning

d.       Skimming

 

53. The concluding paragraph has the following functions EXCEPT…………………

a.       to introduce new research idea

b.       to refer to cause or effect of issues

c.       to summarize main ideas

d.       to suggest solutions

 

54

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……………are to move the reader to make a particular choice or to take a particular course of action.

a.       Expository paragraphs

b.       Mainstream paragraphs

c.       Narrative paragraphs

d.       Persuasive paragraphs

 

55. Which of the following is NOT a negative reading habit?

a. Fixation

b. Regression

c. Stress

d. Vocalization

 

56. The type of reading that is undertaken for academic and professional purposes is

a. Diving

b. Extensive reading

c. Faster reading

d. Intensive reading

 

57. Any paragraph that lacks Coherence would lack Unity.

a. TRUE

b. FALSE

Read the sentence below and answer questions 57-62.

Predictably, a four-month-old Justical gave her mother a toothless smile and gurgled with pleasure.

58. How old is Justical?

a Four-months

b. A four months

c. Four months

d. Four-month

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59. What is the grammatical name of toothless”?

a.       Noun

b.       Object

c.       Adjective

d.       Complement

 

60, What is the subject of the sentence?

a. Predictably

b. Justical

c. four-month-old Justical

d. Predictably, a four-month old Justical

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61. What grammatical name is given to the expression, ‘with pleasure’?

a. Prepositional phrase

b. be Object

c. Adverb phrase

d. Adverbial phrase

 

62. Why is Justical’s teeth described as ‘toothless”?

a. She has no teeth

b. She is very young

c. She has not cut teeth yet

d. She still feeds on breast milk

 

63. How would you describe Justical?

a. A baby

b. A mother’s loving child

c. A happy child

d. A predictable baby

 

64. All the following are undiagrammatic way of making notes EXCEPT

a. Summary

b. Paraphrasing

c. Outlining

d. Quotations

 

65. Selecting relevant points and recording them is termed as

a Notes writing

b. Notes taking

C. Notes making

d. Paraphrasing

 

66. Which of the following is NOT a strategy for making good notes

a. Identify key words

b. Leave margins

c. Use abbreviations

d. Being verbose

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67. One of the following is NOT an item, considered during the skimming of a chapter.

a. Heading

b. Topic sentences

c. Illustrations

d. Blurb

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68. Which method of reading is employed when one wants to read for pleasure?

a. Drifting

b. Browsing

c. Shallow reading

d. Close reading

 

69. When a reader’s aim is to examine a text carefully, the reading method employed is

a. Browsing

b Extensive reading

c. Intensive reading

d. Close reading

 

70. The reading habit which refers to the practice of reading and going back immediately to read

what you have already read is

a. Diving

b. Regression

c. Psychological stress

d, Intensive reading

 

71. Which of the following is NOT part of the SQARs?

a Read

b. Rehearse

c. Respond

d. Questionnaire

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72. An effective communication begins with

a. Sender

b. Feedback

c. Idea

d. Audience

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73. For a paragraph to be called effective, it must possess the following EXCEPT

a. Topic sentence

b. Adequate development

c. Unity

d. Coherence

 

74. When one expresses one’s opinion about a text after examining and judging it carefully in detail,

which of the following has the person performed?

a)       Recall

b)      React

c)       Revise

d)      Survey

 

75. All the following are to be avoided when reading EXCEPT

a)       Pointing at words

b)      Exposure to much reading

c)       Psychological stress

d)      Deriving meanings of words

 

76. Regression may occur in all the following EXCEPT

a)       Poor reading posture

b)      Psychological stress

c)       Divided attention

d)      Faster reading

 

77. When writing doubles back and leap ahead, it is known as

a.       Process of writing

b.       Transitions

c.       Recursive

d.       Brainstorming

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78. Which of the following is NOT considered at the pre-writing stage?

a.       Audience analysis

b.       Purpose of writing

c.       Statement of purpose

d.       Clarity of expressions

 

79. Coherence can also be established through the use of the following EXCEPT

a. the transitional keywords

b. the reference of pronoun

c. expressing an idea in a topic sentence

d. the use of the parallel structure

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80. A cause and effect paragraph is considered as what type of paragraph?

a. Narrative

b. Persuasive

c. Expository

d. Descriptive

 

81. The type of paragraph which lacks an explicit topic sentence but has a controlling idea is

a. Emphatic

b. Periodic

c. Implied

d. Pivoted

 

82. Which of the following is a transition used in showing time?

a. In view of

b. Particularly

In fact

d. Forthwith

 

Choose from the options below the statements which are unambiguous,

83.

a. Napoleon saw the American Embassy flying over the airport building.

b. Having been written, Sylvester posted the letter.

c. I admired the sweater Cecilia was wearing with happy flowers,

d. The dealer sold the car with leather seats to the buyer,

 

84.

a. Franklin will visit the court tomorrow

b. Kingsley bought a pen from the market yesterday.

C. Flying planes can be dangerous

d. We wished to purchase a travel package to Mexico

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85.

a. Lost in thought, the bus passed me by without stopping.

b. While walking, his feet hit a stone.

C, When the meat is sufficiently cooked, the next step is to add pepper.

D When angry, one’s pulse rate quickens

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86.

a. As a mother, you have to take care of your baby

b. Foreigners are hunting dogs,

c. Each of us saw her duck.

d. The passer-by helped dog bite victims

 

What are the subjects of the following sentences?

87. “Into the room walked mother.”

a. Room

b. Into

c. Into the room

d. Mother

 

88. “Under the dead body lay the bloody murder weapon.”

a. Dead body

b. Weapon

c. Murder

d. Bloody murder weapon

 

89. “Here is my book.”

a. Book

b. Here

c. My

d. My book

 

90. “Eating on the run is one of the unhealthiest American habits.”

a. American habits

b. Eating

c. Eating on the run

d. Unhealthiest American habits

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