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Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.
Returning home after a decade and half abroad, our Geography master remained incurably addicted to foreign ways and ideas for years after landing here. He would forever stick to his theory of Africans suffering from a curse inflicted on them by the Almighty God for some heinous sins committed centuries ago. He would, in support of this theory, ask listeners: "Why would our mosquito inflict deadly malaria on us whereas the British mosquito does not bite? Why aren't there poisonous snakes in Britain whereas here most snakes are deadly? Why should the deadly sickle cell disease be peculiar to the black race?"
Of course, he hardly waits for answers to these and similar questions before jumping to the same inevitable conclusion. However, he met his match one day when a new student
joined the class and heard the litany we were used to. The new boy calmly said, "Sir, I
happen to know a few white men who suffer from the sickle cell disease; some are Italians
and some are Spanish. The mosquito is equally deadly in India, South-east Asian Countries and South America. The United States and some other South American 5 Countries have their deadly snakes. And, Sir, I know many white men, some of them British, who would prefer our brilliant sunshine to their horribly cold winter." And he sat down.
I had never, before that day, seen our master so consumed with anger. He directed a burning look at the poor boy, who had no answer to this new battle. Without as much as saying a single word, the master stalked out of the classroom. Needless to say, our anger was turned on the new boy, who had decided to rock the boat without taking the time to sound the water. A delegation was sent to the master to apologise to him. He was appeased. But we all noticed something rather unusual thereafter never again did he dwell on the issue of Africans being the cursed People.
1. What point of view is the Geography master fond of advancing?
The passage below has gaps immediately following each gap, four options are provided. Choose the most appropriate option for each gap Questions 7-22.
Mankind has been ravaged by many virus and 7... [(A) germ (B) bacterial (C) dirty (D) mosquito] diseases such as measles,
23. When asked to state her side of the story, Bunmi started by beating about the bush. This means that Bunmi
34. I am happy to inform you that your boys are conscientious
44. He was [___] by the trickster.
In each of these questions, choose the option nearest in meaning to the word(s) or phrase in italics. Questions 51 - 55
51. The witness averred that she had seen Dosun at the scene of the crime
The high cost of living these days calls for a lot of Frugality
Tunde's reaction underscores the points I was making.
Everyone admired the manager's adroit handling of the crisis in the company
The principal took exception to the ignoble role the teacher plays d in the matter