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Common Entrance Examination Committee (Nursing)


Asaba - Delta State
Common Entrance Examination into Schools of Nursing Delta State.
September, 2012.

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Section A
In each of the following sentences there is one word Underlined and one gap; from the list of words lettered A to D
choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time
correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

1. Ikem was able to kindle the fire which my brother had to later
A. ignite B. extinguish C. switch D. destroy

2. The exotic bird looked resplendent; its bright plumage contrasted with the rather undergrowth.
A. drab B. extraneous C. immobile D. bright

3. Mary is very presumptuous quite unlike her late mother who was a rather woman.
A. kind B. honest C. modest D. chaste.

4. The king warned his people to be frugal and avoid expenditure.


A. wasteful B. recurrent .C. gigantic D. unplanned

5. The exterior and the parts of the fruit remain very had even after it is ripe.
A. intrinsic B. inner C. inferior D. inward

6. The probationary workers do not have the same rights as Staff


A. approved B. dismissed C. old D. confirmed

7. Elders are expected to be where youths are green.


A. impetuous B. red C. withered D. experienced

After each of the following, a list of possible interpretations of the sentence is given, choose the interpretation that
you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

8. Benson is the dictator’s hatehetman. This means that Benson.


A. kills the dictators enemies B. find out the dictator’s enemies
C. discredits the dictator’s enemies D is the dictators closest friend

9. The teacher’s explanation begged the question. This means that the teacher’s explanation
A. was confusing B. was false C. avoided the real issue D. addressed the issue clearly

10. The principal is high-handed with his staff. This means that the principal
A. uses his authority over his staff sternly B. shakes hands with his staff frequently
C. is very friendly and easy-going with his staff D. highly respects his staff

11. The loan was taken on a gentleman’s agreement.


A. there was no documentation of the loan B. two gentlemen witnessed the loan
C. the loan was not to be refund D. the loan was granted by a gentleman

12. Constructing the road along the coast was difficult but the men had already broken the back of the work
before the rains. This means that they had
A. completed it altogether B. completed the preparations
C. completed the most difficult part of it D. broken the road

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13. Whenever my sister comes to realize that I am telling the truth, she will eat humble pie.
This means that my sister will.
A. be ashamed B. hate herself C. respect me D. apologize

14. The beauty of Beatrice’s garden shows that she has green fingers. This means that Beatrice
A. always paints her fingers green B. is good at growing plants
C. she works to ensure that all her plants are green. D. likes green as a colour

15. Jane was on tenter hooks until the examination results were released. This means that jane was
A. detained for examination malpractice B. anxiously waiting for the result
C. unhappy about the examination D. afraid of failure

SECTION B
Circle the correct answer.

16. Autotrophic nutrition may be defined in terms of food obtained


A. in a synthesized form from other living organisms
B. by the breakdown of complex substances.
C. by synthesizing simple substances using energy from an external source
D. from other organisms in exchange for some products

17. Which pf the following is not a constituent of DNA?


A. uracil B. deoxyribosc C . phosphate. D. purine

18. The hereditary characters in a cell are passed on 'from parent-cell to daughter-cell through the process of
A. gestation B. implantation C. fertilization D. mitosis

19. The inability of some individuals to perceive the taste of some substances is an example of
A. morphological variation B. physiological variation. '
C. morphological adaptation D. physical adaptation

20. The scientist who discovered the honey comb structure of the cell was:
A. Mathias Schleiden B. Theodore Schowanti C. Louis Pasteur ’ D. Robert Hooke

21. Which of the following takes place during the process of detoxication in the liver?
A. Fats’ & Oils are broken down
B. Enough heat is generated to sustain liver activity
C. Poisonous substances in the body are converted into harmless substances
D. worn out red blood cells are broken down

22. Which of the following parts of the mammalian brain is involved in taking the decision to run rather than walk?
A. Cerebellum B. Medulla Oblongata C. Cerebrum E. Mid-brain

23. Agglutination occurs in blood transfusion when the


A. donor and the recipient belong to different races
B. antigen & antibody in the donor and the recipient react,
C. donor and the recipient belong to same blood group
D. same antibodies from both recipient and donor fuse together.

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24. Which of the following is not a way of conserving natural resources?
A. controlling farming practices B. Establishing of parks and gardens
C. Establishing forest reserves D. encouraging poaching in game reserves

25. The mammalian skin can insulate the body from cold because it has:
A. nerve endings B. sebaceous glands C. epidermal cells D. malphighian layer .

26. Which of the following is not a type of finger-print?


A. compound B. Simple C. Loop D. Arch

27. The Theory of use and disuse of organs was propounded by:
A. Gregor Mendel B. Charles DarwIn C. Jean Lamarck D. Robert Hooke

28. Which of these are the final products of aerobic respiration?


A. Water, carbondioxide & energy B. Energy & carbondioxide '
C. Lactic acid, water & carbondioxide D. Glucose, Energy and Urea :

29. The maintance of a constant internal environment of an organism is known as:


A. homeothersis B. diuresis C. turgidity D. homeostasis

30. The hormone that promotes secondary sexual characteristics in females is:
A. progesterone B. oxytocin C. Oestrogen D. testosterone

31. In animal the main protective covering is found in the:


A. connective tissues B. bone tissues C. adipose tissues D. epithelial tissues

32. The glomerular filtrate contains the following substances except:


A. water B. urea C. blood D. glucose

33. The drugs which inhibit, the growth of disease causing organisms and thus used in the treatment of infections
are called
A. antibiotics B. antitoxics C. antibodies D. anti-malaterials

34. Which of .the following conditions is responsible for the presence of sugar in the blood of diabetic patients?
A. Low production of insulin B. High intake of carbohydrate
C. Low intake of glucose D. High production of insulin

SECTION C .
36. A solid X when heated gives off a brown.gas. If X is soluble in excess Sodium hydroxide solution but insoluble in
excess ammonium; hydroxide solution, then X is:
A. zinc nitrate B. sodium nitrate C. sodium carbonate D. lead

37. Which of the following contains two amphoteric oxides?


A. sulphur dioxide, Aluminum oxide, carbon monoxide
B. Silver oxide, lead oxide, sodium oxide
C. Ammonium oxide, calcium oxide, zinc oxide
D Potassium oxide, Lithium Oxide, carbon dioxide

38. Starch can be converted to ethyl alcohol by


A. fermentation B. isomerization C. distillation D. bracking

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39. Pick out the correct statement
A. Zinc does not react with hot or cold water
B. Zinc reacts with hot water to form zinc oxide and hydrogen
C. Zinc reacts very easily with cold water to give zinc oxide and hydrogen
D. Zinc heated to redness reacts with steam to give oxygen and hydrogen

40. When a glowing splint is inserted into the mount of ajar containing a gas, the splint is extinguished. The gas
gives a white precipitate when passing into barium hydroxide. The gas is:
A. carbon dioxide B. nitrogen C. hydrogen D. methane
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41. Sodium and potassium belong to the same group of the Periodic Table. This is because:
A. both are metals B both are soft and high than water
C., both have identical electronic configuration D. both react with water vigorouls

42. Reaction of X with yeast forms the basis of the.


A. bakery B. brewing industry C. plastic industry D. textile industry

43. The densities of two gases, X and Y are 0.5gdm3 and 2.0gdm3 respectively. What is the rate of diffusion of X
relative to Y?
A. 4.0 B. 0.1 C. 0.5 D. 2.0

47. A compound contains 31.91 % potassium. 28.93% chlorine and the rest oxygen. What is the chemical formula
of the compound?
A. KCLO4 B. KCLO C.KCIO3 D. KC102

48. A fixed mass of gas has a volume of 92cm3 at 3oC. What will be its volume at 180C if the
pressure remains constant?
A. 87.4cm3 B. 97.0cm3 C. 15.5cm3 D. 65.3cm3

49. What Mass of K2Cr04 is required if you prepare 2.50cm3 of 0.020mol dm-3 solution
A. 0.97g B. 9.70g C. 97.1g D. 19.42g

50. When 10g of sodium hydroxide is dissolved in 1000cm3 of water, the solution formed is approximately
A. 0.01 mol dm-3 B . 0.01 mol dm-2 C 0.20 mol dm-3 D. 0.20 mol dm-2
[Na=23, H=1, O=15]

51. The shape of the S-orbital is


A. spiral B. elliptical C. spherical D. circular

52. The solubility in mol dm "3 of 20g of CUSO4 dissolved in 1 OOg of water at 180°C is
A. 2.00 B.1.25 C. 0.25 D. 0.13
[Cu=54, S=32, 0=16] ;

53. Oxyacetylene flame is used for iron-welding because it


A. dissociates to produce carbon(IV) oxide and Oxygen.
B. makes the iron metal solidify very quickly
C. combines with oxygen to give a pop sound
D. evolves a lot of heat when burnt

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54. How many moles of limestone will be required io produce 5.6g of CaO?
A. 0.10mol
B. 0.20mol
C. 1.12mol
D. 0.22mol

55. Which of the following statement is true about 2-methylpropane and butane?
A. They have same chemical reactions
B. They have same boiling point
C. They have different number of carbon atoms
D. They are members of the same homologous series.

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SECTION D
56. A pyramid is constructed on a cuboid. The figure has:
A. Fourteen edges B. Sixteen edges C. Thirteen edges D. Twelve verticles

57. If (25) x-1 = 64 (5/2)6 Then x has the value


A. 32 B. 64 C.52 D. 4

58. What will be the value of K2 so that the quadratic equation Kx2-4x+1= 0 has two equal roots?
A. 4 B. 1/4 C. 8 D.3

59. Find a two-digit number such that three times the tens digit is 2 less than twice the units digit and twice the
number is 20 greater than the number obtained by reversing the digits
A. 36 B.47 C.42 D.28

60. Given a rectangular hexagon, calculate each inferior angle of the hexagon
A. 60° B. 135° C. 45° D. 120°

61. In the equation below, solve for :X if all the numbers are in base 2
11/X = 1000/X+101
A. 10 B. 110 C. 11 D. 101

63. Without using tables, calculate the, value of: 1+Sec2 30o
A. 2, B 2 1/2 C. 1 1/2 D. 2/7

64. The ages of Ebi and Ibe differ by 6 and the product of their ages is 187. Write their ages in the form (X,Y) where
X>Y
A. (18,12), B (17,11) C. (12,6) D. 23,17

A regular Polygon of (n) sides has 160° as the size each of interior angle — find n
A. 16 B. 18 C. 14 D. 12

66. If U & V are two distinct fixed points and W is a variation such that UWW is a right over
A. The perpendicular bissector of UV B. A circle with the line UV as the diameter
C. A circle with UV as the radius D. A line parallel to the line UV

67. If the sum of the 8th and 9th terms of an arithmetic progression is 72 and the 4th term is 6. Find the common
difference. '
A. 8 B. 62/3 C. 91/3 D.4

68. Taking the period of daylight on a certain day to be from 5.30am to 7.00pm, calculate the periods of daylight
and of darkness on that day.
A.135° 2,25 B.187° 30, 172° 301 C. 202°30, 157°30 D. 195°, 165°

69. Two numbers are chosen at random from three numbers 1,3,6. Find the probability that the sum of the two is
not odd.
A. 1/6 B. 2/3 C. 1/3 D.1/2

70. Find the probability that a number selected at random from 41 to 56 is a multiple of 9.
A. 7/8 B. 2/15 , C. 1/8 D. 7/8

71. Find the positive number n, such that thrice its square is equal to twelve times the number
A. 4 B. 3 C. 2 D. 1

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72. A number is selected at random between 20 and 30 both numbers inclusive, Find the probability that number
is prime.
A. 2/11 B. 5/11 C. 6/11 D. 8/11

73. Calculate the standard deviation of the following data: 7,8,9,10,11,12,13


A. 10 B. 4 C.2 D.11

74. If the standard deviation of the set of numbers, 3, 6, x,7, 5, is 2 Square


Find the least possible value of X
A. 2 B. 4 C. 5 D.6

75. What is the value of r if the distance between the points (4,2) and 1(P) is 3 units?
A. 2 B.1 C. 3 D.4

SECTION E
76. The area under a velocity=time graph represents.
A. work done B. acceleration C. final velocity attained D. distance covered

77. A body of mass 120g placed at the 10cm mark on a uniform metre rule makes the rule settle horizontally on a
fulcrum placed at the 35cm mark. Calculate the mass of the rule.
A. 200g B.80g C.60g D.150g

78. A thermometer records 680mmttg at steam point and 440mmttg at ice point. The temperature it records at
380mmHg is
A. -25°C B. -20°C C. 25°C D. 20°C

79. Capacitators are used in the following devices except:


A. water pumping machines B. electric irons C. ceiling fans D. television sets

80. As a bicyle tyre was being pumped up, it was noticed that contrary to Boyles Law the volume is increased as
the pressure increased. The beat explanation of this is that Boyles Law is only true for:
A. ideal gases B. a mixture of gases C. a gas at variable temperature D. a fixed mass of gas

81. A direct current of 5 A flows through a 0.2H Inductor. Calculate the energy stored and in the inductor.
A. 1.0J B. 2.5J C. 5.0J D. 0.5J

82. The number of protons in an element increase by one after a radioactive decay. The element must have
decayed by emitting.
A. an alpha particle, B. a gamma ray C. a beta particle D. a neutron

83. Which of the following observations cannot be explained using the rectilinear propagation of light?
A. Diffraction patterns of light
B. Production of real images by a pinhole camera
C. Production of real images of objects by lenses
D. formation of an annular eclipse

84. Light of energy 5.0eV falls on a metal ;of work function 3.0eV and electrons are emitted, determine the
stopping potential [electronic charge, e--1.60xl0"l9C]
A. 2.0V B. 1.7V C. 15.0V D. 9.0V

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85. Which of the following actions will not lead to an increase in the induced e.m.f in a coil of wire rotating
between the poles of a magnet? Increasing the
A. strength of the magnet B. number of turns in the coil
C. Speed of rotation of the coil D. gap between the poles of the magnet ’

86. A simple machine with an efficiency of 75% rifts a load of 5000 N when a force of 500N is applied to it.
Calculate the velocity ratio of the machine.
A 10.0 B.25.0 C.17.5 D.13.3

87. A 90 — W immersion heater is used to supply energy for the minutes. The energy supplied is used to
completely melt 180g t f a solid at its melting point. Neglecting energy losses to the surroundings, calculate the
specific latent heat of fusion of the solid.
A. 450.0Jg-1 B. 15.0g Jg -1 C. 2.5g Jg -1 D. 150.0g Jg -1

88. Which of the following is a fundamental quantity?


A. Length B. speed C. impulse D. energy

89. Which of the following cannot be explained by the molecular theory of matter?
A. Radiation B. Expansion C. Conduction D. Convection

90. A refractive index of a medium relative to air is 1.8. Calculate the critical angle for the medium to the nearest
degree.
A 18°, B.45° C.34° D - 90°

91. A consequence of global warming is


A. flooding B. Air pollution C. Water pollution D. increased humidity

92. The late former Super Eagles Striker, Rashidi Yekini died at the age of
A. 52 years B. 44 years C. 49 years D. 50 years

93. When was the first case of HIV identified in Nigeria?


A.1991 B.1980 C. 2002 D.1985

94. The following are Crime Fighting Bodies in Nigeria except.


A. EFCC B. EEC C. ICPC D. NDLEA

95. The 2nd South South Economic Summit took place at Asaba between?
A.12th to 14th May 2012 B. 27th to 29th May 2012
C. 26th to 28th April 2012 D. 20th to 22nd April 2012

The following abbreviations stand for:


96. i. NDIC ii. NACA
97. ii. HAART ii. UNEP

BRACED COMMISION Comprise of


98. i. B
ii.R

99. i. A
ii.C
100. i. E
ii.D

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