QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR USE OF ENGLISH AND USE LIBRARY FOR COLLEGES,POLYTECHNICS AND UNIVERSITIES

USE OF ENGLISH 1

  1. Rich also cries. The above expression is grammatically correct.
  2. True     (b) False     (c) None of the above    (d) None of the above
  •  A short interesting story about a person or event is known as ­­­­_________
  • Anecdote   (b) Bibliography   (c) Biography   (d) Tales
  • ________ and ________ are the two methods of vocabulary development.
  • The two main types of clause are _______ and _______
  • Main and Dependent clause
  • Subordinate and Independent clause
  • Main and subordinate clause
  • Noun and Adverbial clause
  • The rise and fall of speech sounds in English is referred to as;
  • Intonation   (b) Homonyms   (c) Stress   (d) Pitch
  • What the man did to his wife is wrong is grammatical name given to the above expression is?
  • Adjectival Phrase   (b) Adverbial clause   (c) Verbal phrase   (d) Noun clause
  • It is not uncommon to find beggars on the streets of Uyo these days. The figurative device in the above expression is ________
  • Innuendo   (b) Oxymoron    (c) Litotes   (d) Metaphor
  • Every one is a waiting for his turn. The above expression is grammatically correct
  • True   (b) False   (c) All of the above   (d) None of the above
  • A dictionary that gives synonyms of words is known as
  • Encyclopedia   (b) Thesaurus   (c) Lexicon   (d) Webster
  1. Ekaette went to the market and bought a pen, a jotter, an exercise book, a dictionary and an encyclopedia. The figurative device in the above expression is
  2. Climax   (b) Anti-climax   (c) Oxymoron   (d) Simile

Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions which follow it.

            Not all sounds made by animals serve as a language, and we have only to turn to that extraordinary discovery of echo-location in bats to see a case in which the voice plays in a strictly utilitarian role.

To get the full appreciation of what it means we must turn first to some recent human inventions. Everyone knows that if he shouts in the vicinity of  a wall or a mountain side, an echo will come back. The further of the solid obstruction, the long time will elapse for the return of echo. A sound made by tapping on the hull of a ship will be reflected from the sea bottom, and by measuring the time interval between the taps and the receipt of the echoes and depth of the sea at that point can be calculated. So as born the echo-sounding apparatus, now in general use in ships. Every solid object will reflect a sound, varying according to the sound and nature of the object. A shoal of fish will do this. So it is a comparatively simple step from locating the sea bottom to locating a shoal of fish. With experience and with improved apparatus it is now possible not only to locate a shoal but to tell if it is herring, cod, or other well-known fish, by the pattern of the echo.

A few years ago it was found that certain bats emit squeaks and by receiving the echoes they could locate and stay clear of obstacles, or locate flying insects on which the feed. This echo-location is bats is often compared with radar; the principle of which is similar.

  1. Suggest a suitable title to this passage.

In one word or sentence, what is are meaning of the following words as used in the passage

  1. Utilitarian role
  2. Appreciation
  3. Vicinity
  4. Hull
  5. Squeaks
  6. Radar
  7. All these have the same vowel sound except (a) Blood  (b) Law   (c) come  (d) but
  8. The degree of intensity of sounds is known as ____________
  9. Two importance of reading are _______  and _______
  10. All these have the same vowel sound except (a) look   (b) boom   (c) boot   (d) two
  11. All these have the same vowel sound except. (a) bird   (b) burn   (c) fur   (d) luck
  12. All these have the same vowel sound except (a) book   (b) cook   (c) boot   (d) good
  13. Mention two types of presentation ……………………………………………………………………..
  14. What do you understand by Mnemonics ……………………………………………………………..

What is the full meaning of the following …………………………………….

  • SQ3R
  • OK4R
  • PS3R
  • 3S3R
  • Poor reading habit includes ________ & _______
  • Effective reading can be enhanced by __________ and __________
  • Nigeria is a giant of African is an example of
  • Metaphor   (b) Metonmy   (c) Irony   (d) Simile
  • Differentiate between segmental and non-segmental in English.

The following words are mispelt correct them.

  • Queu
  • Explaination
  • Necessary
  • Counsil
  • The suspect paused and said: If  … If, I should tell the truth, what then?

The three dots is called ………………..

  • Differentiate between skimming and scanning: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • Susan’s sixty siblings slept soundly in sand. The figurative device in the above expression is ………………….. (a) Alliteration   (b) Oxymoron   (c) Metaphor   (d) Climax
  • “He” is a masculine word, “she” is feminine while “it” is ………………………………………………
  • All vowels are conventionally numbered (a) True   (b) False   (c) all of the above   (d) None of the above.
  • A word whose meaning is different from the meanings of the constituent words is known as a/an ………………. (a) Homonyms   (b) idioms   (c) Synonyms   (d) Antonyms
  • The four languages or communication skills in English are speaking, writing, listening and hearing

(a) True   (b) False   (c) all of the above   (d) None of the above.

  • An extra force used in pronouncing a particular syllable in a word is called (a) Stress   (b) forceful sound   (c) Intonation   (d) Pitch
  • Segmental in English comprise mainly stress and intonation (a) True   (b) False   (c) all of the above   (d) None of the above.
  • A group of word without a finite verb is called  (a) Gerund   (b) clause   (c) Phrase   (d) sentence
  • The past tense of smite is ______________________________
  • The  term “etymology” gives on an idea of the ________ of words (a) spelling   (b) Content   (c) Pronunciation   (d) Origin  
  • Nkoyo arrives the Air Port, collected her boarding pass and took the first flight to Lagos. The above expression is grammatically correct. (a) True   (b) False   (c) all of the above   (d) None of the above.

Nos. 51-57 are idioms, Give their meanings respectively:

  • Bell the cat ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • A bed of roses ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • A cat and dog life ………………………………………………………………………………………………
  • In a nut shell ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • To beat around the bush …………………………………………………………………………………..
  • To bury the hatchet …………………………………………………………………………………………..
  • To cast pearls before swine ……………………………………………………………………………….

What are the figurative devices in the following expressions

  • All hands must be on deck ……………………………………………………………………………………
  • The pen is mightier than the sword ………………………………………………………………………
  • Cowards die many times before their death …………………………………………………………

USE OF LIBRARY

  1. ………………… exposes students to different forms and formats of recording …………….. on paper, metal and electronic devices.
  2. The term library refers to an organized ……………….. of information ………………..
  3. ……………………. Libraries are usually regarded as ……………… deposit libraries.
  4. ……………………. Libraries serve a wide range of ………………….. than any other kind of library
  5. The content of ……………… library is determined by the owner’s area of interest.
  6. …………. Is the most popular of all information resources.
  7. …………….. and ……………….. are examples of magnetic disks
  8. University library is established to support the ………., ……….. and ……….. purposes of the university.
  9. ………………. Is the practice of giving out books on loan to users.
  10. …………………. Is the process of receiving books back from users at the expiration of the loan period.
  11. Location of print and non-print media in a library is enhanced by ……………………………………..
  12. The function of planning and budgeting in university library is done by the ……………………….
  13. The list or index of available books and other materials in the library is called ……………………

What is the full meaning of the following

  1. ISBN
  2. SDI
  3. CAS
  4. NIDOC
  5. IT
  6. ISSN
  7. CD-ROM
  8. OPAC
  9. Libraries of institutions of higher learning are known as ……………………………..
  10. The list of sources on a research topic is called ……………………………………………
  11. The library catalogue is to textbooks as …………………. Is to journals.
  12. The preliminary section of a textbook is usually numbered in …………………….
  13. The arrangement of books & other library materials according to their degree of likeness is known as …………………………
  14. The type of classification used in our school library is ……………………………………..
  15. Imagine you have a need for a textbook in your discipline but you know neither the title nor the author of the book in the library, what catalogue would you consult?
  16. ………………… is defined as a building or set of rooms or a shelf where books and other materials are displayed for reading or reference purpose.
  17. ………………. Is regarded as the summary of periodical or journal articles the accompanied by bibliographical descriptions which enable the articles to be traced.

ANSWERS TO USE OF ENGLISH

  1. B
  2. A
  3. Reading, using of dictionary, etc.
  4. C
  5. A
  6. D
  7. C
  8. B
  9. B
  10. A
  11. Animal sounds compared to human inventions (N/B: you can get other suitable titles from the passage)
  12. Practical
  13. Interpretation
  14. Area round a place
  15. Body of the ship
  16. Sounds, noise, etc.
  17. Movement of ship
  18. B
  19. A
  20. I) to increase knowledge   (ii) For moral experience   (iii) recreation and co-relaxation   (iv For academic success
  21. A
  22. D
  23. D
  24. (i) Discussive   (ii) informative   (iii) Argumentative
  25. Mnemonics are devices such as acronym used to aid recall
  26. SQ3R

S – Survey

Q – Question

R – Read

R – Recite

R – Review and revise

  • OK4R

O – Overview

K – Key point

R – Read

R – Recite

R – Review and revise

  • PS3R

P – Preview

S – Skim

R – Read

R – Recite

R – Review and revise

  • 3S3R

S – Survey

S – Study Read

S – Speed Read

R – Recite

R – Review

R – Reflect

Before we proceed lets look at the meaning of most of these Mnemonics.

  • SURVEY –  it involves taking a general look at the material to be read, the title, table of contents, chapters, etc
  • QUESTION The reader after surveying and finalizing the major ideas, then formulatesnpertinent questions for whose answers will be provided in the course of reading.
  • READ – The reader is expected to read the passage normally watching out for answers to the questions earlier raised.
  • RECITE –  The reader is expected to recite to him/herself or to a friend the ideas he/she has gathered from the text; writing down the answers he/she got from the questions raised.
  • REVIEW OR REVISE –  It involves taking notes or outlining the points, ideas, etc. he has gained from the text.
  • REFLECT – Here the reader is expected to evaluate the information in the text to the extent he/she has understood and even compare the information to what other authors have said concerning the subject matter.

I took time to explain the above Mnemonics because others correspond to the same format.

  • (i) Pointing of words

(ii) Vocalization

(iii) poor posture

(iv) poor eye movement

(v) Head movement

  • (i) Good health and general physical comfort

(ii) Conducive surroundings

(iii) Emotional stability

  • A
  • Segmental are aspects of sounds in a English which can be demarcated into identifiably parts. They are vowels and consonants; while non-segmental are those aspects of English sound which cannot be demarcated easily into parts. They involve phonetic elements such as speech, stress, intonation, etc.
  • Queue not Queu
  • Explanation not Explanaition
  • Necessary not Necessary
  • Council not counsil
  • Ellipses
  • Scanning  involves rapid eye movement and fast speed with a view in locating specific information such as a name, a word, a figure, a date, a symbol, etc. while skimming involves glancing through a material by looking only at the occasional lines or words with a view of identifying main points in the text such as topic sentence in paragraphs. The speed level is very fast but not as that which characterizes scanning.

  • A
  • Neuter
  • B
  • B
  • The four language skills are (speaking, writing, listening and reading) the correct option is False (b)
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • Smote
  • D
  • B (N/B Arrives suppose to be arrived)
  • Performing a difficult or impossible task
  • A very comfortable and pleasant condition
  • A quarrelsome life
  • In short, in summary
  • To tell something in a round about way
  • To end up enmity or quarrel
  • To offer a person a thing which he cannot appreciate
  • Synecdoche
  • Metonymy
  • Paradox

ANSWERS TO LIBRARY SKILLS

  1. The use of library/information
  2. Collection/ resources
  3. National/ legal
  4. Public/ Clientele
  5. Private
  6. Book
  7. Floopy disk and hard disk
  8. Teaching, learning and research activities
  9. Lending services
  10. Discharging
  11. Author, title and call numbers
  12. Administrative department
  13. Catalogue
  14. International standard book number
  15. Selective Disseminative of information
  16. Current Awareness Services
  17. National Information and Documentation centre
  18. Information technologies
  19. International standard series number
  20. Compact Disk only memory
  21. Online Public access catalogue
  22. Academic Libraries
  23. Bibliography
  24. Index
  25. Roman figured
  26. Classification
  27. Library of congress system
  28. Subject catalogue
  29. Library
  30. Abstracts.
inim kufre
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