O level north west regional mock gce 2022 English language 1

O level north west regional mock gce 2022 English language 1

O level north west regional mock gce 2022 English language 1

The Usingwriter only^f states atera rctui t° ymifrM\ the listening comprehension passage, answer the following questions.
death celebrations in African societies.
A) three
B
) four
C
) live
D
) six
2 You have heard the word “inexhaustible” rend to yotffrom
the passage. Which word from the list below has the same
stress pattern as in inexhaustible?
A) Inexorable
B) inexplicable
C
) Infanticide
D) infallible
3. The expression “to settle scores with
C) youngest
D
) most mystically powerful
6
.The expression washing your dirty linen in public
means
activities that
characterise
A) to positively paint your image in public
B) lo quarrel with pride in public
C
) to discuss embarrassing personal affairs in
public
D) lo wash your dirty clothes in public
7
.Pick an adjective from the list below which does not
represent
the women described by the writer of this
passage.
A ) Bold
B) Disrespectful
C) Conservative
D
) Challenging
enemiesis
~A
) an idiom
B
) a proverb
C) a phrasal verb
D
) a metaphor
4. Which one of the following is not a magical activity during
death celebrations?
A) Casting out spirits from people simply by
sipping
wine
B) Predicting the future by looking at one’s palm
and face
C
) Glancing at one’s cup and telling what would
befall another
D) Quarrelling from excessive consumption
of
alcohol.
SECTION THREE
8.Ambe is presented by the writer of this passage as
A) prayerful and peace loving.
B) prayerful and antagonistic.
C) a counsellor and traditionalist.
D) traditional and conservative.
9.The title of the passage read to you, Clean Handsis a good
example
of
A) personification
B) metaphor
C) allusion
D) symbolism
10.The passage read to you can be classified under
writing.
A) descriptive narrative
B) narrative descriptive
C) narrative
D) descriptive
SECTION TWO
5. According to the writer of this
passage, the gizzard is always
eaten by the
_ during death celebrations
A) most physically powerful
B
) most elderly
SECTION B READING COMPREHENSION (7 Vi marks) Read the following passage carefully and answer the
questions
on it ,
Ngwa stirred awake to the shuffle of feet outside his door. He heard a few timid taps, and then the door opened. His mother, a
silhouette
, filled the doorframe, obscuring the wicker lamp that dangled from Sims hand.
“Ngwa. Is my son awake?she whispered. Behind her, Sirri swayed the lamp from side to side, and his mothers long shadow
moved
in the darkness.
5
He stretched, letting off sleepy grunts.
“Ngwa, are you awake?
She rushed toward him, her shadow lengthening and contracting. They met in an embrace. He clasped her tightly, then
loosened his grip
, startled by how frail she felt to the touch. In the darkness he felt a twinge of gratitude that he could neither
see her visage nor be
seen by her. Yet, his sight unavailing, his other senses were acute. He smelled her sweat, her frowzy hair.
10He saw her through the unfaltering language of the hands. She was bonier, skinnier, feebler, than he could have ever imagined.
Her flesh seemed
sheared.
Mama, how are you?he asked.
“The way you left me” she said in a voice drained of emotion.
He felt the wash of her against his shoulder, the pound of her heart against his body. Is your health fine?
15She sighed. Are you talking about health? Your mother has only one breath left to her and you’re talking about health.Each
jut of her bones stood out, like
an accusation. It had been four years since he sent her any money. In his mind, he tried to farm
the blame to Stella
Amanda. But he couldnt convince himself that his exwife was altogether to blame.
For all the harm Stella Amanda had done, gambling, undeniably, had done more. It was partly because of his mother that hed
chanced gambling
. Through his sister, she had sent one of those occasional heartrending letters, filled with entreaties and
20recriminations, chiding him for abandoning his own mother. He remembered the question that inflicted tire deepest cut: Do you
have another mother I don 7 blow about, a different mother you love and care for?
Hed had some cash on hand then, a little more than three thousand dollars. But there were bills waiting to be paid. And Stella
Amanda had demanded a thousand dollars to shop for clothes.
“Welcome home, his mother said, unsettling his thoughts.
25 “When your sister told me you were finally coming, I wondered if 1 would be alive to see you.
Mama, you will be alive for a long time,” he said.
“You forgot me, Ngwa. Her voice quavered. He squeezed her a little tighter, almost imperceptibly. “You forgot your mother, j*
anybody had told me the one son of my womb would ever toss ine aside like a rag, 1 would have said it was a lie. But you did.
“Mama, please dont speak like that.I never forgot you.
30Words, words, words, that’s all 1 hear from you. That’s all I’ve heard for years now. Does a hungry woman live on words’
When at night the stomach rumbles with hunger, do words calm it? You have left me a thing to be laughed at. Yes, Ngwa, Ive
tried to pretend to have no ear, but the ear hears things. People laugh at me.jHer son is in America, they say, yet shes left to
chew
sand for food.Her body shook, her voice hardly more audible than a whisper

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