English Jamb Past Questions and Answers pdf 2022

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English Jamb Past Questions and Answers pdf 2022 – An English JAMB Past Questions and Answers PDF is a valuable resource for individuals preparing for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in Nigeria. JAMB is a pivotal standardized test that determines entry into tertiary institutions in the country. This PDF compilation comprises a comprehensive collection of past English language examination questions and their corresponding answers, serving as a crucial aid for prospective candidates.

These past questions provide aspiring students with an authentic glimpse into the format and types of questions frequently encountered in the English section of the JAMB exam. By studying these questions and answers, candidates can enhance their exam preparedness, build confidence, and refine their test-taking skills. Moreover, it enables them to identify recurring themes, question patterns, and areas of strength and weakness.

In the competitive landscape of JAMB, this PDF guide is an indispensable tool to secure a solid foundation in English language proficiency and increase the chances of attaining a successful outcome in this critical examination.

English Jamb Past Questions and Answers pdf 2022

English Past Questions Patterned 2022

As is customary in jamb exams on all subjects, Jamb English past question follows the multi-choice pattern. Questions are given in the company of 3-4 suggested answers and the candidate is expected to choose the most appropriate option from the stream of options.

We have made it simple for you. We bring all the questions which are usually in the objective pattern. We have put them together but we indicate the specific years for every question and the correct answers to save you time. All you need to do is to devote quality time to studying the Past Questions.

Why you need Jamb Past Questions and Answers for English PDF 2022

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Sample of English Jamb Past Questions and Answers pdf 2022

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My good people: I come before you this evening as a man whose honesty and integrity have been questioned. Now, the usual political thing when charges are leveled against you is either; to ignore them or to deny them without giving details.

But before I answer any of your questions, let me state categorically that I have not touched on the 500, thousand naira we contributed. Every kobo of it has been used in defraying political campaign expenses.

As a matter of fact, during one of my meetings with the press conference, Mr. James Ukpong accosted me and said, “Honourable Senator, what about this fund we hear about?”

I told him there was no secret about the fund and that he should meet Ken Kamalu to get details of the fund.

I told him “You will find that the purpose of the fund was primarily to defray political expenses”. In answer to another one of his questions, I said that neither contributor would not have received as an ordinary constituent.

And I can say that never since I became a senator, have I made a phone call for them to an agency or have I gone to an agency on their behalf?

Records will show that, and these records are in the hands of the administrator.

1. The author is

A. Exonerating himself from the allegation of embezzlement

B. Ignoring the allegations of embezzlement

C. Demonstrating that he is a senator

D. Trying to implicate Ken Kamalu, a fellow politician

ANSWER: A (Exonerating himself from the allegation of embezzlement)

2. Constituent in the passage means

A. A section of his constituency

B. His entire constituency

C.His Campaigner

D. A person having voting rights where he is living.

ANSWER: D (A person having voting rights where he is living.)

3. Accosted in the passage means

A. Grossly insulted

B. greeted

C. fought

D. went and spoke to

ANSWER: D (went and spoke to)

4. It appears that the 500,000

A. has been spent

B. has been paid into the government treasury

C. will soon be paid into the government treasury

D. has been saved by Ken Kamalu

ANSWER: A ( has been spent)

5. Ken Kamalu is portrayed as

A. a corrupt politician

B. the administrator of the fund

C. an ordinary taxpayer

D. a government official

ANSWER: B ( the administrator of the fund)

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They hung around together, the boys from the school up the hill, school was over. They were expecting results.

One or two got teaching jobs in St Alban’s College. It is one of the post-war secondary schools that sprang up in the city because serious people felt the educational need of the country, and possed a sharp for smelling quick money.

Boys from upcountry who were eager to learn, whose parents had a little money, but who could not get into the big schools like Achimota and Mfantisipim in Cape Coast, rushed to the new schools and secured lodgings with distant relatives, and bought relatively cheap amount some sort of education.

Sammy was the history master from form one to five and was also put in charge of sports in the distant hope that the school would one day get its playing field near the mental hospital.

There were six hundred students who were all-day boys; classes were held in Dr. Dodu’s house. the house was originally built by a man of wealth and a large family.

The bedrooms, of which there were eight, were turned into classrooms; toilets were knocked into pantries to provide additional classrooms for the ever-growing population of the school.

Mr. Anokye, a retired pharmacist, owned the school. He laid great emphasis on science, being a science man himself. He wore a small-rimmed pair of glasses which made him look like one of those little black cats on Christmas cards.

He had a small voice which squeaked with akpeteshie, and breath like the smell of gunpowder. He had spent many years at Korle Bu Hospital where he drank the methylated spirit meant to be supplied to laboratory assistants.

He was dedicated to learning, a scholar in many ways. he knew Archimedes’s principle. Whenever he shouted, during the terminal examination, his battle cry of Eureka! Eureka! then he had caught someone cheating, someone looking over his mate’s answer sheet.

Mr. Anokye came from a long line of scholars. He claimed his grandfather went to England with Reverend T.A. Barnes. D.D., who was the Anglican Bishop of Cape Coast from 1896 to 1909, he was dedicated to his work.

He interviewed Sammy himself, questioned him about his parentage and religious background, listened to him carefully, and dedicated himself to appointing him a salary of six per month pending the outcome of his Cambridge Certificate Examination.

He questioned him closely on history, especially the Glorious Revolution and Olive Cromwell.

6. Mr. Anokye would shout “Eureka!”

A. After he had drank methylated spirit

B. to show that he knew Archimedes’s principle

C. whenever he caught a boy cheating during an examination

D. to frighten the boys.

ANSWER: C (whenever he caught a boy cheating during an examination)

According to paragraph four, sentence three

___whenever he shouted… answer sheet

7. _____________ The message of the Holy Quran was not lost on the lady

A. Being a devout Muslim

B. As she was a good Muslim

C. Being non-Muslim

D. As she paid no attention

ANSWER: A (Being a devout Muslim)

8. St Alban’s College was founded because

A. the war was over

B. there were no other colleges in the country

C. the need for education was seriously felt

D. boys from the interior were eager to learn

ANSWER: C (the need for education was seriously felt)

9. Who was the founder of St. Alban’s College

A. Dr. Dodu

B. Mr. Anokye

C. Achimota and Mfantisipim

D. Mr. Sammy

ANSWER: B (Mr. Anokye)

10. What subject did Sammy teach at St Alban’s College?

A. Sports

B English language

C. History

D. Religious studies

ANSWER: C (History)

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I am always amazed when I hear people saying that sport creates goodwill among nations and that if only the common peoples of the world could meet one another at football or squash, they would have no inclination to meet on the battlefield.

Even if one didn’t know from concrete examples ( the 1936 Olympic Games, for instance, that international sporting contests lead to orgies of hatred), one could deduce it from general principles. Nearly all the sports practiced nowadays are competitive.

You play twin, and the game has little meaning unless you do your utmost to win. on the village green, where you pick up sides and no feelings of local patriotism are involved, it is possible to play simply for the fun of it and exercise;

but as soon as the question of prestige arises, as soon as you feel that you and some larger unit will be disgraced if you lose, the most savage combative instincts are aroused.

Anyone who has played even in a school football match knows this. At the international level, sport is frankly a mimic warfare. But the significant thing is not the behavior of the players but the attitude of the spectators;

and behind the spectators, of the nations who work themselves into furies over these absurd contests and seriously believe at any rate for a short period of that running, jumping, and kicking a ball are tests of national virtue.

Even a leisurely game demanding grace rather than strength can cause much ill will. Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its style of play is far worse.

The worst of all is boxing. One of the most horrible fights in the world is a fight between white and colored boxers before a mixed audience.

11. The 1936 Olympic Games was cited in the passage as an example to show that sports can

A. lead to excessive hatred

B. create goodwill among nations

C. Generate feelings of national prestige

D. Make people meet on the battlefield

ANSWER: A (lead to excessive hatred)

12. According to the passage,

A. all the sports practiced nowadays are competitive

B. Games have meaning only when the participants play to win

C. it is possible to play a game simply for the fun of it

D. Games are not important.

ANSWER: C ( it is possible to play a game simply for the fun of it)

13. Boxing is regarded as one of the worst games in the passage because

A. of the behaviour of the boxers themselves

B. of the amount of ill will that can be generated among spectators of different races

C. of the ill will that can be generated by a game that demands strength from the competitors

D. it is a game in which both players get hurt rather badly

ANSWER: B (of the amount of ill will that can be generated among spectators of different races)

14. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?

A. Running, jumping, and kicking a ball are tests of national virtue.

B. At the national level sport is frankly a mimic warfare

C. The most savage combative instincts are aroused by anyone who has played in a school football match.

D. Nations work themselves up because they tend to believe that sports are tests of national virtue.

ANSWER: D (Nations work themselves up because they tend to believe that sports are tests of national virtue.)

15. “Mimic” as used in the passage, means

A. comic

B. silent

C. imitated

D. practiced

ANSWER: C (imitated)


Teaching is one of the oldest …….. 16 ……….. ( A. activities B. roles C. professions D. callings) known to man. Every community from time immemorial must have……… 17 ………… ( A. men B. women C. individuals D. groups) known and respected for their ability to guide and ………. and 18 ………. ( A. induce B. bribe C. motivate D. force) younger members of their community towards the ………. 19 ………. ( A. attainment B. evolution C. creating D. enforcement) of the desired goals of their group. The …….. 20 …….. ( A. fattening B. courageous C. wild D. initiation) ceremonies for young adults common to many cultures are part of the ……….. and 21 ……. ( A. true B. formal C. respective D. good) education process of those cultures; but there are very many informal ways of educating the young. When a young girl helps her mother in preparing the family ……… 22………, ( A. diet B. meat C. meal D. cooking) she is learning ………. 23 ……… ( A. modern B. expert C. culinary D. beneficial) skills in an informal set-up. One’s ……. 24 ……… ( A.sex B. school C. friendly D. peer) group also exerts a great ……. 25 ……….. (A. pressure B. action C. influence D. attitude) on individuals. In the formal set-up of our schools today, education is highly ………. 26 ……….. (A. expensive B. Europeanized C. organized D. different). There is ……… 27 ………… ( A. hierarchy B. obedience C. respect D. power) of authority from the principal down to the class monitors. We have a fixed ….. 28 ………… ( A. calendar B. almanac C. timetable D. way of life) which we adhere to strictly. Though we …….. 29 …………. ( A. study B. gather C. learn D. acquire) a great deal from our mates, the ………… 30 …………. ( A. prefect B teacher C. monitor. D. leader) plays an important role.

16. C (professions) 17. C (individuals) 18. C (motive) 19. A (attainment) 20. D (initiation) 21. B (formal) 22. C (meal) 23. C (culinary) 24. D (peer) 25. C (influence) 26. C (organized) 27. A (hierarchy) 28. C (timetable) 29. C (learn) 30. B (teacher)

In each of questions 31 to 45, choose the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in emboldened italics.

31. It could be said that he founded the club and also …………….

A. destroyed

B. created

C. organized

D. discovered

32. I encouraged my younger sister to take on medicine as a profession while I ……………. my elder sisters from doing so

A. finance

B. persuaded

C. helped

D. dissuaded

33. Tayo is very pessimistic about the business while his father is ……………

A. sad

B. worried

C. optimistic

D. unconvinced

34. Some bacteria are mild in their effect on people while others are ………..

A. strict

B. temperature

C. merciless

D. severe

35. Ekaette’s argument was spurious while Jide’s own was …….

A. false

B. illogical

C. fascinating

D. genuine

36. A hard worker should earn promotion as an incentive while demotion should serve as a …………… to the indolent

A. consolation

B. deterrent

C. reward

D. humiliation

37. The lecturer’s treatment of the subject was rather haphazard, we expected something more ……………

A. systematic

B. arbitrary

C. casual

D. straight

38. The policeman’s statement was explicit while that of the suspect was………

A. vague

B. clear

C. illogical

D. suspicious

39. Kadire purchased various articles at the supermarket and surprisingly, he ………. my elder sister from doing so

A. destroyed

B. sold

C. bought

D. distributed

40. Ade is very conservative in his political ideas whereas Bola expresses ……….. views always.

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In each of questions 41 to 60, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics.

41. The principal order was imperative.
A. necessary

B. optional

C. authoritative

D. genuine.

42. The lawyer’s argument of the case was exhaustive
A. exaggerating.

B. thorough

C. fascinating


43. He was reluctant to grant my request
A. disposed

B. willing

C. reticent

D. casual

44. It takes a great deal of stamina to run the marathon race
A. courage

B. energy

C. intelligence

D. determination

45. My financial situation is so precarious that very soon I may be insolvent
A. bankrupt

B. stealing

C. soluble

D. borrowing

46. The minister explained the execution of the project had been impeded by lack of funds
A. canceled

B. hindered

C. banned

D. suspended

47. The social critic was asked to recant the allegations he made against the government
A. withdraw


C. substantiate

D. recount

48. The robber’s two jail terms are to run concurrently
A. alternatively

B. simultaneously

C. consecutively


49. A journalist would do well not to express prejudicial views
A. unbiased

B. biased

C. hostile

D. spiteful

50. He worked very hard throughout his life but he died in penury.
A. riches

B. poverty

C. affluence

D. sickness

Read the following sentences carefully, and answer the questions on them.

51. I can’t help laughing at you

From the sentence above we know that

A. I can’t laugh at you.

B. I’m laughing because it’s impossible not to.

C. I enjoy laughing at you.

D. You don’t like me laughing at you.

52. I would pay you now if I had the money.

A. I ought to have paid you when I had the money.

B. I can’t pay you in the foreseeable future.

C. I can’t pay you because I have no money.

D. I will pay you very soon.

53. Mr. Akpan leaves for Enugu at the end of this year

A. Mr. Akpan will be leaving Enugu

B. Mr. Akpan has left Enugu

C. Mr. Akpan will be going to Enugu

D. Mr. Akpan will stay at Enugu

54. She would not even look at him when she met him

A. She declined to look at him

B. It was her duty not to look at him

C. She looked at him rather oddly.

D. She was forced to look away from him

55. Igwe does not treat people well; neither does his wife

A. Igwe does not treat his wife well

B. Igwe’s wife, unlike Igwe, treats people well

C. Igwe’s wife, like Igwe, does not treat people well

D. Igwe does not allow his wife to treat people well

56. If Ayo had ever been told the result, he wouldn’t have been happy.

A. Ayo did not know the result

B. Ayo was not happy about the result

C. Ayo would have expected to be told the result

D. Ayo was happy when he heard about the result.

57. Jones would have paid you if he had any money

A. Jones will pay you

B. Jones was able to pay you

C. Jones will not pay you

D. Jones did not pay you

In each of questions 58 to 71 choose the option that best completes the following sentences

58. The two brothers fell out and refused to live ………… the same house

A. through

B. out

C. in

D. on

59. Those of us who sat at the back of the hall couldn’t hear the lecturer, and so we asked him to speak ………

A. on

B. down

C. up

D. forward

60. Some parents like to show their children ……..

A. in

B. off

C. down

D. out

61 The producer asked the actors to put ……. their costumes and be ready to go on stage.

A. on

B. off

C. in

D. through

62. The teacher wouldn’t even look ……. my work, he says my writing was shocking

A. upon

B. to

C. at

D in

63. he took it ……… himself to spread unfounded rumors.

A. about

B. for

C. in

D. upon

64. Be careful. This is too serious a matter to be played ………..

A. in

B. up to

C. with

D. to

65. The second round of the competition will be played ………… tomorrow.

A. in

B. of

C. away

D. off

66. He went to the cinema to take his mind ……….. his worries

A. down

B. out of

C. to

D. off

67. An average student who has taken ……….. the course book should be able to construct reasonably good sentences.

A. in

B. by

C. to

D. through

68. That unfortunate mistake you made has laid you open ………. hostile criticism from your opponents.

A. to

B. by

C. for

D. on

69. The doctor said he would look ……….. again this evening to show how you were.

A. up

B. on

C. in

D. through

70. Shakespeare, in creating his principal characters, drew freely …….. his experience in life.

A. at

B. on

C. of

D. by

71. That was a remarkably good speech. I hardly expected him to rise …….. the occasion so well.

A. with

B. from

C. into

D. to

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