PAST QUESTIONS

NTC Past Question On Literacy

English Grammar

1. There ………. two alligators at the edge of the swamp this morning.
(a) was
(b) were
(c) is
(d) have been

2. Mrs. Abafum teaches in the Akropong School for the ………….
(a) dead
(b) deaf
(c) death
(d) deafs

3. After graduating, he had to choose a career in business and working for his father.
(a) among
(b) between
(c) for
(d) from

4. He was posted to the police ………… to deal with administrative issues.
(a) headquarters
(b) headquarter
(c) headquarters’
(d) headquarter’s

5. A teacher referred to a dead person as the departed. This is an example of a/an
(a) euphemism
(b) hyperbole
(c) idiom
(d) simile

6. This car is not mine but ………………… .
(a) your’s
(b) your own
(c) yours
(d) yours’

7. Our professor is always saying, “Let’s go into that _”
(a) farther
(b) father
(c) feather
(d) further

8. The Agric students report that if it does not rain today all the crops …………. perish.
(a) would
(b) would have to
(c) will
(d) may have to

9. Ask them ………….. car was run over by the armour car.
(a) whose
(b) whom
(c) who
(d) whoever

10. The new teacher …………… was expected to arrive yesterday has still not yet come.
(a) whom
(b) who
(c) which
(d) whose

11. Even though most Christians would prefer the gospel tunes, a lot of them would dance to the ……… music as well.
(a) foreign
(b) secular
(c) circular
(d) local

12. This is a special program for …………
(a) marriage couples
(b) married couple
(c) married couples
(d) marry couples

13. I went home …………… my mother was not there.
(a) also
(b) so
(c) accordingly
(d) but

14. Be careful, Peter, I can’t ……….. with your rude manners any more.
(a) put off
(b) put on
(c) put by
(d) put up

15. ………………… the policeman left the cell, the inmates started smoking again.
(a) As soon as
(b) No sooner had
(c) Soon
(d) Pretty soon

16. I agreed to his marriage proposal …………
he was not very attractive.
(a) but
(b) hence
(c) although
(d) when

17. The chief of my village had …………. for more
than fifty years before independence.
(a) reigned
(b) reined
(c) ruined
(d) rained

18. Joseph had constantly ……….. the truth in Adelaide’s explanation.
(a) afforded
(b) arranged
(c) affirmed
(d) told

19. The felling of trees and the indiscriminate burning of the forest contributes to environmental ………….
(a) discrimination
(b) degradation
(c) sanitation
(d) digression

20. There has been some ………… in the media that the price of petroleum products is likely to go up.
(a) theories
(b) visions
(c) speculations
(d) desires

  1. The …………… of the waiter was that we eat fried rice and chicken but since that was very expensive, we were……………with the fried plantain and beans stew.

(a) recommendation…..content

(b) suggestions…..hungry

(c) interdiction…..happy

(d) relish…..okay

 

  1. …………… you like it or not, Akwasi will drive the car today.

(a) wither

(b) weather

(c) whether

(d) wether

  1. Kwofie and his children ………… here to swim

yesterday.

(a) are

(b) is

(c) was

(d) were

 

  1. The police had assured all the teaming fans that they had put in place ……………. measures to check …………. at the Accra Sports Stadium.

(a) spectators……disturbances

(b) possible……alarming

(c) stringent……hooliganism

(d) hooliganism……rioting

 

  1. A baby alligator is usually only seven to nine inches long at birth. An adult, …………… , can grow to lengths from six to sixteen feet.

(a) therefore

(b) however

(c) so

(d) hence

  1. ……………. snow was too deep for cars and buses to travel on the roads, the schools were closed for one week.

(a) Because

(b) For

(c) Although

(d) So

 

  1. The examiners promised that the examinations were going to be very easy …………….. ?

(a) Isn’t it

(b) Wasn’t they

(c) Hadn’t she

(d) Didn’t they

 

  1. ………….. burdens were laid on the altar.

(a) Their

(b) There

(c) Dear

(d) They’re

 

  1. …………… he was wealthy man by the time he was 40 years old, he still enjoyed the simple things of life.

(a) Although

(b) Since

(c) Therefore

(d) Whilst

  1. The students came on ………… knees to apologize to the teachers.

(a) bended

(b) crooked

(c) broken

(d) disguised

 

  1. It was ……………….. boring film that I fell asleep.

(a) as

(b) so

(c) such

(d) such a

 

  1. ………………….. the better team, we lost the match.

(a) despite being

(b) despite of being

(c) although

(d) despite the fact

 

  1. You …………… to use your mobile so there’s no point in leaving it on.

(a) are allowed

(b) have

(c) aren’t allowed

(d) can’t

  1. They have put speed bumps on the road to ………………… accidents.

(a) prohibit

(b) prevent

(c) avoid

(d) forbid

 

  1. If they ……………… next to each other on the plane, they wouldn’t have got married.

(a) hadn’t sat

(b) had sat

(c) sat

(d) didn’t sit

 

  1. Drive …………….. otherwise you’ll have an accident.

(a) more careful

(b) less carefully

(c) more carefully

(d) much more careful

  1. She has been ……………. of murdering her husband.

(a) charged

(b) arrested

(c) blamed

(d) accused

 

  1. When I got home, someone ……………. the window.

(a) broke

(b) brokes

(c) had broken

(d) hadn’t broken

 

  1. I am fed up ……………… this exercise.

(a) to do

(b) to doing

(c) with doing

(d) for doing

  1. By this time next year, I …………………… all my exams.

(a) will take

(b) will have taken

(c) have taken

(d) take

41. Do you know the athlete ………….. can lead the team to victory?
(a) who
(b) which
(c) by whom
(d) whether

42. If I were to go to the moon, I …………. see many things.
(a) shall
(b) will
(c) would
(d) would have

43. The whole class agreed …………… the suggestion of the teacher.
(a) for
(b) to
(c) about
(d) on

44. If you had sent the telegram, he …………… here by now.
(a) would have been
(b) will have been
(c) would be
(d) will be

45. If you trust me, you …………… take my advice.
(a) will
(b) would
(c) will have
(d) would have

46. If kwesi had run very fast, he …………. first.
(a) would have been
(b) will be
(c) would be
(d) was

47. The boys …………… football when the teacher arrived.
(a) would be playing
(b) would have played
(c) played
(d) were playing

48. Mama, …………… I eat this food?
(a) ought
(b) will
(c) may
(d) might

49. ……………… I do not know you, I cannot speak.
(a) Although
(b) Since
(c) However
(d) Even

50. I do not know ……………. the teacher did not turn up for work today.
(a) what
(b) how
(c) why
(d) although

51. At seven o’clock in the night, the boys agreed that it was …………. dark for them to go out.
(a) too
(b) so
(c) very
(d) quite

52. Whenever a decision is taken it …………..to be carried out.
(a) had
(b) must
(c) has
(d) should

53. It is not known whether Esi is the ………… girl in the school.
(a)tall
(b) tallest
(c) taller
(d) very tall

54. Abena was given a prize for being the best student in class …………. she least deserved it.
(a) even
(b) despite
(c) because
(d) although

55. The fishermen spent one week ……………sea until help finally came to them.
(a) in
(b) on
(c) from
(d) at

56. ………………… hockey is one of his best games.
(a) Playing
(b) To be playing
(c) To have played
(d) By playing

57. Kofi is …………… older than his sister Akosua.
(a) most
(b) much
(c) more
(d) much more

58. I know that his wife is ………….. a good driver.
(a) very
(b) so
(c) too
(d) quite

59. The workers were so tired…………… they decided to rest a little.
(a) because
(b) that
(c) when
(d) then

60. Philip has been promoted to the next grade in his employment ……………. he is a diligent worker.
(a) though
(b) but
(c) because
(d) so

61. The food became so bad ……….. the students refused to eat it.
(a) that
(b) which
(c) but

(d) yet

62. The two cars ………….. which collided are on fire
(a) who
(b) whose
(c) which
(d) whom

63. I have observed that there isn’t ……………. in the school on Saturdays.
(a) no one
(b) someone
(c) anyone
(d) somebody

64. One of the students staying outside the school …………….. always late for classes.
(a) is
(b) are
(c) was
(d) were

65. You believe that you have a stronger team ………………… ?
(a) isn’t it
(b) don’t you
(c) aren’t you
(d) do you

66. Do you remember that …………….. some pencils?
(a) I promised you
(b) I will promise you
(c) I promise to you
(d) I promised them to you

67. John is a friend of ……………. and visits them very often.
(a) him
(b) theirs
(c) them
(d) me

68. It is certain that, that book is…………………. .
(a) Josephine’s
(b) the Josephine’s
(c) Josephines
(d) of Josephine’s

69. Since his ability was below average, he couldn’t fit …………… the next class.
(a) into
(b) at
(c) with
(d) over

70. Kojo was not promoted because he was not as intelligent ……….. his brother.
(a) than
(b) as
(c) such as
(d) like

71. Football is a ……………… entertaining game.
(a) too
(b) very
(c) such
(d) quite

72. The twin brothers have joined the Army; ……………… of them are quite tall.
(a) neither
(b) both
(c) either
(d) none

73. These two men are …………… the richest people in Ghana.
(a) in
(b) out of
(c) among
(d) between

74. I live in a house ……….. has no supply of water.
(a) which
(b) whose
(c) who
(d) and which

75. This is the lady …………… car got burned.
(a) of whom
(b) of whose
(c) which
(d) whose

76. The day is …………… hot to play basketball. (a) so
(b) very
(c) quite
(d) too

77. The book …………….. I bought from the shop is very interesting.
(a) which
(b) who
(c) whom
(d) what

78. Abedi Pele is ……………. footballer than his brother.
(a) the best
(b) the better of
(c) a better
(d) the better

79. The soup is not tasty; “Can you add ………….. salt, please?”
(a) little 
(b) few
(c) a little
(d) a few

80. Jim is easily the …………… boy in the whole school.
(a) taller
(b) tall
(c) tallest
(d) most tall

81. Aba worked ……………. hard that she was able to complete her assignment.
(a) too
(b) so
(c) too much
(d) such

82. “Do you have any handkerchiefs, please?” “Yes, I have ……………….. ”
(a) few
(b) little
(c) a little
(d) a few

83. It is …………….. hot to go out for a picnic.
(a) too
(b) quite
(c) very
(d) so

84. In Geography we learn that Mount Everest is the ………….. mountain in the world.
(a) higher
(b) high
(c) highest
(d) most highest

85. When I got the message, I communicated at once to both the Headmaster ………….. the Assistant headmaster about the problem.
(a) and
(b) also
(c) or
(d) with

86. Since he has been dismissed from school, he will not …………. to visit his friends.
(a) dared
(b) dares
(c) dare
(d) daring

87. This wrist-watch which I bought is …………. than yours.
(a) the better
(b) better
(c) the better of
(d) the best

88. He fought ………….. well that he easily defeated his opponent.
(a) much
(b) very
(c) so
(d) quite

89. ……………….. Kojo failed in the test, he was given a driving license.
(a) Even
(b) Before
(c) Because
(d) Although

90. Can you add …………. sugar to the tea, please?
(a) a few
(b) a little
(c) few
(d) little

91. This car is not mine but ………………… .
(a) your’s
(b) your own
(c) yours
(d) yours’

92. Nobody thought that the thief would be ……………. as to wish to jump over that high wall.
(a) more foolish
(b) so foolish
(c) enough foolish
(d) much foolish

93. You want to buy a new ball for this game, …………….. ?
(a) don’t you
(b) isn’t it
(c) is it
(d) do you

94. The report, copies …………… have been made for all students, has been pasted on the Notice Board.
(a) whose
(b) which
(c) that
(d) of which

95. The Chief advised the villagers that each should make a farm which he could call ……………….
(a) their own
(b) of his
(c) his own
(d) of his own

96. The Agric students report that if it does not rain today all the crops …………. perish.
(a) would
(b) would have to
(c) will
(d) may have to

97. We must ensure that we do every homework…………..
(a) by ourselves
(b) ourselves
(c) ourself
(d) ourselve’s

98. Agnes was anxious …………… the work but she found that she was not strong enough.
(a) to have done
(b) doing
(c) to do
(d) to be doing

99. Last year, for my hobby, I ………….. lawn tennis, but I now play basketball
(a) use to play
(b) used to play
(c) have been used to play
(d) am used to playing

100. The new teacher …………… was expected to arrive yesterday has still not yet come.
(a) whom
(b) who
(c) which
(d) whose

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