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BASIC FACTS ABOUT ELEPHANTS
Habitat loss is one of the key threats facing elephants.
Many climate change projections indicate that key por-
tions of elephants' habitat will become significantly hotter
and drier, resulting in poorer foraging conditions and
threatening calf survival. Increasing conflict with human
populations taking over more and more elephant habitat
and poaching for ivory are additional threats that are plac-
ing the elephant's future at risk.
Elephants form deep family bonds and live in tight matri-
archal family groups of related females called a herd. The
herd is led by the oldest and often largest female in the
herd, called a matriarch. Herds consist of 8-100 individuals
depending on terrain and family size. When a calf is born,
it is raised and protected by the whole matriarchal herd.
Males leave the family unit between the ages of 12-15 and
may lead solitary lives or live temporarily with other
Elephants are extremely intelligent animals and have
memories that span many years. It is this memory that
serves matriarchs well during dry seasons when they
need to guide their herds, sometimes for tens of miles, to
watering holes that they remember from the past. They
also display signs of grief, joy, anger and play.
9. You can schedule the appointment to meet the
Dental Surgeon at his practise which is now
open to the public. No Error
10. The premature birth of the child caused severe
respatory problems and resulted in a lengthy
incubation period. No Error
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully, then
select the word that is opposite in meaning to the
11. We enjoyed a lavish meal at this quaint, but
elegant restaurant in the country.
12. The Russian athlete displayed dexterity during
the qualifying round of the floor exercises.
13. Prior to the introduction of information systems,
the sorting and dispatch of letters and parcels
was a tedious process.
14. This weekend was unique in that the hotel was
inundated with bookings.
15. It was 6:30am when we started the hike, by the
time we had completed 2/3 of the journey
lethargy was beginning to overtake us.
DIRECTION: Read the following sentences carefully.
No sentence contains more than one error. Some of the
sentences are incorrect because of grammar, vocabulary
or idiom. Identify the part of the sentence which is in-
correct and select the letter which corresponds with
your answer. If the sentence is appropriate as it stands
mark your answer D.
1. May I have the use of your IPad until the weekend?
2. When you wade in the water after a flood, you
became exposed to all types of diseases. No Error
3. If you want to invest in an affordable insurance plan,
you can enquire from the broker. No Error
4. The waters of the North Coast has risen by two
meters in last two days. No Error
5. The workbook which Sasha used is different than
the one used by Gillian. No Error
DIRECTION: In the following sentences, one of the un-
derlined words may be misspelled. Identify the mis-
spelled word in each sentence based on the options
given A, B, C. If no error exists mark your answer D.
6. I shudder to think what would have happened to
the woman, had the authorities not rescued her
from the flamming constituency office. No Error
7. At the end of the school term, Francis will recieve
a new bike, a set of encyclopedias and a pair of
patent shoes. No Error
8. On the day of his court appearance, the defendant
was accompanied by his legal team as he
journeyed to court. No Error
DIRECTION: Read each sentence carefully. You will
be required to determine whether an error exists and
if so identify the type error. Four options have been
given select the option that best describes the sen-
tence. The options are as follows:-
A. The sentence is faulty in diction or
contains grammatical errors.
B. The sentence is too wordy or redundant.
C. The sentence contains clich s and or mis-
D. The sentence is acceptable as it stands.
16. The committee had the complex and arduous
task of reviewing hundreds of applicants for the
17. Your failing to heed the doctor's advice will be to
18. Principals must take prompt and appropriate ac-
tion to combat the insurgence of school bullying.
19. Since time immemorial, the drugstore has been
situated at Barnes Road.
20. When visiting historic sites, it is important to ad-
here to the instructions of the tour guide.
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four possi-
ble answers, select the most appropriate answer,
based on what is contained or implied in the passage.
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