Eng101 Past paper Questions and Solved McQ's

    Question: Which things should be kept in mind while reading?

    Answer: As a skilled reader you must recognize the writer's purpose, tone and


    Question: What is practical writing?

    Answer: Practical writing deals mainly with facts. It may be a report, an account or

    someone expressing his opinion on a particular matter, a series of

    instruction or a set of statistics.

    Question: What does "making inferences" mean?

    Answer: 1.You are familiar with the expression “to read between the lines”,

    which means that you pick up ideas that are not directly stated in the

    material you are reading. The writer is giving or making a suggestion but

    stating it directly i.e. he is implying something. These implied ideas are

    often important for a full understanding of what the writer means. It is

    this discovering of ideas in writing that are not stated directly that is

    called “making inferences” or drawing conclusions.

    Question: What is a fact?

    Answer: A fact is a statement that can be proved true through objective evidence.

    This evidence may be physical proof or the testimony of witness (spoken

    or written).

    Question: What is an opinion?

    Answer: An opinion is a statement that can not be objectively proved true or false.

    Opinions usually express beliefs, feelings, judgements that a person may

    have on or about a subject.

    Question: What is the difference between the abbreviation i.e., and e.g.

    Answer: The abbreviation i.e. (i.e., that is) is often confused with other

    abbreviations (e.g., e.g.). The i.e. generally is used to introduce matter

    that is explanatory as opposed to being the name of an example or list of

    examples. If you can say for example as a substitute for the abbreviation,

    You want to use e.g., not i.e. Do not italicize or underline these


    Question: What is the difference between abbreviations and acronyms?

    Answer: There is a difference between acronyms and abbreviations. An acronym

    Is usually formed by taking the first initials of a phrase or compounded-

    Word and using those initials to form a word that stands for something.

    Thus NATO, which we pronounce NATOH, is an acronym for North

    Atlantic Treaty Organization, and LASER (which we pronounce "lazer"),

    Is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of

    Radiation. FBI, then, is not really an acronym for the Federal Bureau of

    Investigation; it is an abbreviation. AIDS is an acronym; HIV is an

    Abbreviation. URL is an abbreviation for Uniform Resource Locator

    (World Wide Web address), but many people pronounce it as "Earl,"

    Making it a true acronym and others insist on pronouncing it as three

    Separate letters, "U * R * L," thus making it an abbreviation.

    Question: How many phonemes are there in English?

    Answer: In English 44 sounds of phonemes have been identified.

    Question: How many vowel phonemes are there in English language?

    Answer: There are 20 vowel phonemes in English language.

    Question: What are references?

    Answer: References are words in a sentence that refer to each other. They can be

    Pronouns, demonstrative pronouns, adverbs etc.,as well as substitute the

    Words coming earlier are later.

    Question: What is skimming?

    Answer: Skimming means reading a text quickly to get the gist of the text. The

    reader is just concerned with the main idea and leaves the minor or

    Supporting details. Skimming is a useful technique especially in extensive


    Question: What is imaginative writing?

    Answer: Imaginative writing means creative writing. Creative writings include

    novels, short stories, a piece of writing dealing with fictional situation. It

    can also be a poem.

    Question: What is a topic sentence?

    Answer: The sentence which states the main idea of a paragraph is the topic

    sentence of that paragraph. It may occur anywhere in the paragraph_____

    in the beginning, in the middle or at the end.

    Question: Whish are the three common purposes of communication?

    Answer: The three common purposes of communication are:

    ? To inform

    ? To persuade

    ? To entertain

    Question: What is a synonym?

    Answer: Synonym is a word having similar meaning.

    Question: What is an obsolete?

    Answer: Obsolete is a word that is no longer in use.

    Question: What is an archaic?

    Answer: Archaic is a word that is no longer in use.

    Question: What are some of the uses of a dictionary?

    Answer: The following is a list of things that can be learned from a dictionary.

    ? Spelling

    ? Pronunciation

    ? Parts of speech

    ? Origin of words

    ? Meaning/ explanation

    ? Synonyms& antonyms

    ? Foreign words and phrases

    ? General information.

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