ABU Post UTME Past Questions and Answers with Detailed Solutions
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These are the official Post-UTME Past Questions and answers of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU). For candidates intending to write Post-UTME into Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Management, Sciences, Medicine and Engineering.
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The privilege of blackening one’s stool is not granted to every dead chief or queen-mother without conditions. The honour is merited only on the fulfilment of certain conditions on the part of the occupant of a stool. The blackening of a king’s stool is regarded as the greatest honour that could be conferred on a ruler; thus in many Akan states, only the stools of kings who proved to be true leaders are blackened.
No royal person’s stool is reserved unless he died while still a ruler. A destooled chief is the last person whose memory anybody wants to keep fresh. He must have broken a taboo or committed a serious crime to merit his degradation. He may have committed adultery with his servants’ wives; he may have bought and sold slaves, who are considered heirlooms to the stool; he may have used the oath unreasonably; he may have cursed people. All these crimes can deprive a chief of his regal powers. Once this happens, he becomes, in the eyes of the people, more insignificant than a commoner who has no right whatever to be a chief.
However, a chief may ‘die on the stool’, and yet not have his stool blackened. This is so because one must die a ‘good death.
Sudden death through an accident destroys the right to have one’s stool blackened. So does death through an unusual disease like leprosy, lunacy, epilepsy and dropsy — which, if discovered in time, are causes for destoolment. The only exception here is death in a war which magnifies one’s fame and dignity. But even here, if it is found out that one fell when retreating, or running away, from the enemy, one is regarded as a treacherous and infamous leader who should be erased from all historical memory. A chief who suffered from an unclean disease, but got cured before dying, is said to have been engaged in a personal difficult war with the disease and emerged triumphantly. Such a chief is worthy of respect. Suicide is, perhaps, one of the worst deaths a chief could undergo. Under no condition will the stool of a ruler who takes his own life, or is killed by a ‘fetish’ be consecrated.
Answer the following questions on the passage
- Which of the following is true according to the passage?
(a). it is entirely up to the chief whether or not his stool will eventually be blackened(b). it is partly up to him, partly due to circumstances beyond his control (c). it is entirely due to circumstances beyond his control (d). it depends entirely on people’s opinion of him during his lifetime
- A destooled chief can be correctly defined as (a). a chief who has committed crimes (b). a chief who was removed during his reign (c). a chief who has broken taboos (d). a chief who is more insignificant than a commoner
- What is meant by ‘die on the stool’? (a). dying a miserable and unworthy death (b). dying as a reigning ruler (c). dying while on a stool in the palace (d). dying after a disease of stooling
- Which of the following is the most suitable title for the passage? (a). reasons for destoolment (b). how to live a worthy life by an Akan ruler (c). an aspect of the traditional custom of the Akan people (d). stool blackening by the royal personages
- The most basic condition that qualifies anybody for stool darkening is (a). dying a worthy death (b). having been crowned as a ruler (c). being a ruler with tangible achievements(d).having respect for traditional customs
In the following sentences, choose the option that is most nearly opposite to the underlined word.
- In any group there are people who display apathy (A. enthusiasm B. patience C. respect D. tolerance).
- Femi was very open about his ambition (A. silent B. withdrawn C. closed D. secretive).
- Angela is very indolent. (A. perfect B. devoted C. diligent D. trustworthy).
- Rather than support the chairman, Olu slept off. (A. deny B. oppose C. doubt D. back).
- Ngozi’s beauty is natural (A. unnatural B. artificial
C. awkward D. fake).
The passage below has gaps numbered 11 to 20. Immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap.
Coach Samson Siasia has asked that Heartland be paid their 11 salaries and 12 so as to 13 them to victory against Al-Ahly of Egypt in Sunday’s all-important CAF Championships League match. Heartland are third in Group B with four points 14 as many matches and need to 15 defeat at second-placed Al-Ahly to stay in the 16 for a place in the semi-final of Africa’s most prestigious club competition. Siasia told MTN Football.com that the team would be better motivated if they at least receive their August salaries before the Al-Athly 17 . We have to make sure that they are paid their salaries 18 so that they could play the game of their lives. The government has done very well, but it will be a big morale 19 to get paid for them to go out there and play. Siasia informed MTNFootbafl.com that Heartland plan to employ the counter 20 to get a result in Cairo.
- A. left over B. outstanding C. owed D. late
- A. match bonuses B. match payments C. match wages D. match fees
- A. push B. instigate C. spur D. move
- A. from B. in C. at D. with
- A. afford B. annul C. avoid D. afford
- A. focus B. centre C. running D. front
- A. show B. showdown C. show up D.blow out
- A to time B. for time C. as due D. as and when due
- A. boomer B. inspirer C. booster D. pusher
- A. attack B. attacker C. getter D. goal
For questions 21 -23, choose the best options from letters a – d that best summarises the information contained in the underlined sentence.
- In an answer to the question as to how life is treating him, the politician said it never rains but it pours.
a. things are getting decidedly worse.
b. his financial status is deteriorating.
c. the blessings of life shower on him like a
d. he is contented with improved fortunes.
- Camilla waited for her friend in the library for a good hour.a. Camilla enjoyed the sixty minutes she waited for her friend.b. When Camilla was waiting, she spent the time in a profitable way.
c. Camilla waited for her friend rather more than sixty minutes.d. It was good for Camilla to wait an hour for her friend.
- This is your instruction and I have had no hand in it. From this sentence we know that the writer
a. does not support the instruction
b. is refusing to obey the instruction
c. dislikes the person that issues the instruction
d. is somehow happy with the instruction
For questions 24 and 25, choose the letter which contains the correct phonetic symbol in the underlined sounds below.
- Plumb a. /m/ b. /b/ c. /ph/ d. /p/
- Women a. /I/ b. /e/ c. /ou/ d. /u/
ANSWERS TO THESE ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUESTIONS FOR ABU ADMISSION SCREENING
1.A 2.B 3.B 4.C 5.C 6.D 7.D 8.B 9.B 10.B 11.B 12.A 13.C 14.A 15.C 16.D 17.B 18.D 19.C 20.A 21.D 22.B 23.A 24.A 25.A
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