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# TANSIAN UNIVERSITY POST UTME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

This is to inform all the candidates of Tansian university who want to participate in the upcoming post utme exam that we have a few questions and answers that have been carefully and correctly outlined in order to enable them to get good grades and come out of the exam Hall smiling….

## BELOW ARE The FEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FOR TANU POST UTME EXAMINATION FOR 2023 EDITION……

* ENGLISH LANGUAGE*

*From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.*

1 When the little girl hurt herself she —— her mother for sympathy.

(a) looked up (b) forced (c) appealed for (d) turned to

2 The ————— applauded the lecturer. (a) crowd (b) congregation (c) spectator (d) audience

3 The new Eko Bridge in Lagos should help to greatly ease the terrible traffic———–(a) compression (b) conversions (c) congestion (d) convergence

4 Able and ————-, he eventually reaped his reward.

(a) awkward (b) industrial (c) officious (d) industrious

5 The lecturer felt that it would be—————– to let women compete for posts normally filled by men. (a) inadequate (b) impolite (**c)**inferior (d) inappropriate D From the list of words or group of words lettered A to D below

each of the following sentences, choose the word or group of words which is nearest in meaning to the underlined expression as it is used in the sentences.

6 The discussion became animated. (a) robust (b) unruly (c) intellectual (d) lively

7 John did four years in the University without obtaining his degree, and his scholarship had to be withdrawn (a) recovered (b) postponed (c) canceled (d) re-allocated C

8 The driver failed to obey the speed-limit regulations in the college compound and was summarily

dismissed. (a) answer (b) understand (c) notice (d) observe D

9 The rebels were forced to surrender. (a) give off (b) give out (c) give in (d) give way C

10 Prospective students for admission must be eligible. (a) clever (b) fluent (c) smart (d) qualified D

Read the following passage and answer the seven questions that follow.

In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field, there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment.

Those who really desire to attain independence, have only to set their minds upon it and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, “as plain as the road to the mill.” It consists simply in expending less than we earn; that seems to be a very simple problem. Mr. Micawber, one of those happy creations of the genial Dickens, puts the case in a strong light when he says that to have an annual income of twenty pounds per annum and spend twenty pounds and sixpence, is to be the most miserable of men; whereas, to have an income of only twenty pounds, and spend but nineteen pounds and sixpence is to be the happiest of mortals.

Many of my readers may say, “We understand this: this is economy, and we know the economy is wealth; we know we can’t eat our cake and keep it also.” Yet I beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from mistakes on this point than almost any other. The fact is, many people think they understand the economy when they really do not.

- Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of the passage? (A) Getting a job is easier now than it ever has been before.

(B) Earning money is much less difficult than managing it properly.

(C) Dr. Franklin advocated getting a job in a mill.

(D) Spending money is the greatest temptation in the world. (E) There is no way to predict changes in the economy.

- What would this author’s attitude likely be to a person unable to find employment? (A) descriptive

(B) conciliatory

(C) ingenuous

(D) incredulous (E) exculpatory

- According to the author, what is more, difficult than making money? (A) getting a job

(B) traveling to a mill

(C) reading Dickens

(D) understanding the economy (E) managing money

- Who is the most likely audience for this passage?

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(A) economists (B) general readers (C) teachers

(D) philanthropists (E) children

- What is the best definition of the economy as it is used in this passage? (A) exchange of money, goods, and services

(B) delegation of household affairs

(C) efficient money management

(D) less expensive

(E) luxurious accommodations

- Which word best describes the author’s attitude towards those who believe they understand money?

(A) supportive

(B) incriminating

(C) excessive (D) patronizing (E) incendiary

- This passage is most likely taken from a(n) _____.(A) self-help manual

(B) autobiography

(C) epistle

(D) novel (E) brochure

MATHEMATICS

Problem-solving: Solve these problems and indicate the best of the answer choices given. All numbers used are real numbers.

- If a = 3 and b = -2, what is the value of a2 + 3ab – b2? (A) 5

(B) -13

(C) -4

(D) -20 (E) 13

- 34 is what percent of 80? (A) 34%

(B) 40%

(C) 42.5%

(D) 44.5% (E) 52%

- Jack and Kevin play in a basketball game. If the ratio of points scored by Jack to points scored by Kevin is 4 to 3, which of the following could NOT be the total number of points scored by the two boys?

(A) 7

(B) 14

(C) 16

(D) 28

(E) 35 - Factor the following expression: x2 + x – 12 (A) (x – 4) (x + 4)

(B) (x – 2) (x + 6)

(C) (x + 6) (x – 2)

(D) (x – 4) (x + 3) (E) (x + 4) (x – 3)

- The average of six numbers is 4. If the average of two of those numbers is 2, what is the average of the other four numbers?

(A) 5

(B) 6

(C) 7 (D) 8 (E) 9

- What is the next-highest prime number after 67? (A) 68

(B) 69

(C) 71

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(D) 73 (E) 76

- Solve: 0.25 x 0.03 = (A) 75

(B) 0.075

(C) 0.75

(D) 0.0075 (E) 7.5

- Dean’s Department Store reduces the price of a $30 shirt by 20%, but later raises it again by 20% of the sale price. What is the final price of the shirt?

(A) $24.40

(B) $32

(C) $30 (D) $28.80 (E) $26.60

- How many 3-inch segments can a 4.5-yard line be divided into? (A) 15

(B) 45

(C) 54

(D) 64 (E) 84

- Sheila, Janice, and Karen, working together at the same rate, can complete a job in 3 1/3 days. Working at the same rate, how much of the job could Janice and Karen do in one day?

(A) 1/5

(B) 1/4 (C) 1/3 (D) 1/9 (E) 1/8

- Dave can deliver four newspapers every minute. At this rate, how many newspapers can he deliver in 2 hours?

(A) 80

(B) 160

(C) 320 (D) 400 (E) 480

- 46 ÷28 = (A) 2

(B) 8

(C) 16

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(D) 32 (E) 64

- Ifa=4,b=3,andc=1,then a(b−c) = b(a+b+c)

(A) 4/13 (B) 1/3 (C) 1/4 (D) 1/6 (E) 2/7

- What is 20% of 12 , expressed as a percentage? 5

(A) 48% (B) 65% (C) 72% (D) 76% (E) 84%

- Archie’s gas tank is 1/3 full. If Archie adds 3 gallons of gas to the tank, it will be 1⁄2 full. What is the capacity in gallons of Archie’s tank?

(A) 28

(B) 12

(C) 20 (D) 16 (E) 18

Data sufficiency: This Data Sufficiency problem consists of a question and two statements, labeled (1) and (2), in which certain data are given. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements are sufficient for answering the question, using only the data given in the statements and your knowledge of mathematics and everyday facts (such as the number of days in July or the meaning of counterclockwise).

- Does Jonathan get paid more than Deborah? (1) Alice gets paid more than Deborah.

(2) Jonathan makes less money than Alice.

(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) is not sufficient.

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Is the integer a less than the integer b? (1) a3 < b3

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(2) a2 < b2

(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) is not sufficient.

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Is the perimeter of a given rectangle greater than 8 inches?

(1) The two shorter sides of the rectangle are 2 inches long.

(2) The length of the rectangle is 2 inches greater than the width of the

(A) Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) is not sufficient.

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Is a an integer? (1) a > 0

(2)42 +32 =a2

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- What is the value of the integer P? (1) P is an integer multiple of 2, 4, and 5. (2) 40 < P < 70

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Brian is dividing 50 marbles into 3 groups. How many marbles are in the largest of the three groups?

(1) The sum of the two smaller groups of marbles is equal to the largest group of marbles. (2) The smallest group contains 6 marbles.

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(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Is b a positive number? (1) 1,452(b) > 0

(2) –b < 0

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- Is x greater than y? (1) x > 2y

(2) x – y > 0

(B) Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) is not sufficient.

(C) BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.

(D) EACH statement ALONE is sufficient.

(E) Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.

- What is the average test score of Angela, Barry, Carl, Dennis, and Edward? (1) The average test scores of Barry, Carl, and Edward is 87.

(2) The average test score of Angela and Dennis is 84.

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