Comprehension: Pre and Post – Independence Nigeria
Title: Pre and Post Independence Nigeria
Text: New Oxford Secondary English Course for SSS 2 pages 160-161
Read the passage carefully and answer the questions on it.
(a) Africans are starving to death because of lack of food.
(b) Three reasons why Africans are starving to death are:
(i) sudden change from self-sufficiency in food production to other foreign exchange earners;
(ii) inability to control the productive land;
(iii) desertification of most arable lands.
(c) The writer says so because the problems that resulted in the lack of food were caused by Africans themselves.
(d) Because there was excess food with which to feed the dogs.
(e) Nigeria, formerly an exporter of palm oil, now imports the product.
(g) (i) Noun Phrase
(ii) Object of the verb ‘include’
(h) (i) annually – every year, yearly
(ii) dismay – disappointment
(iii) advance – given, adduced
(iv) evident – clear, obvious
(v) formerly – previously, in the past
(vi) rich – fertile