we Grey's Anatomy Round Table: With Another Heavy Hour, Do You Have COVID Fatigue? ~ Naija Poets

Bailey's centric hour ended in tragedy.

Bailey's mother succumbed to COVID-19 on Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 5, while Mer's health improved and Tom survived for now.

Join Meaghan Frey, Jasmin Pettie, Berea Orange, and Jasmine Blu as they discuss the hour.

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Despite misleading promos, Tom lives! For now. React!

Meaghan: I am thrilled that he is and that he didn't kick the bucket. It was far too soon to lose Tom from our lives. His near-death experience gave us that Teddy and Tom scene that I never knew I needed until we were in the thick of it.

Despite how awful Teddy has been, I could get on board with her and Tom giving it another go. The only thing that I can't get past, though, is the fact that both he and Meredith cannot survive. Obviously, in the real world, they both could as they are healthy adults, but not in the world of Grey's Anatomy.

I'm still on team Meredith is going to die, and this episode did nothing to sway my thinking. They made it clear that the only way people get into this clinical trial is if someone else dies, so I think that Meredith will die as Tom is declining, and he will get her spot in the trial.

Jasmin: I'm glad that Tom lived because I really like him as a character, but the whole thing felt very anti-climactic to me. I was expecting more action! I like Tom and Teddy as a couple, so I'm also hoping that they reconcile and get back together at some point.

I'm not sure where they're going with this 'let's be friends' plot. We'll see how long that lasts.

I don't think Meredith will die because, as I said before, if that was the plan, I think they would have introduced this plot later on in the season. It's also possible that they are faking us out with Tom and making it seem like he's okay when in reality, something is about to happen.

Berea: I’m so happy Tom is doing better! I’m just unsure about being too happy because I’ll never forget Mark’s “surge” right before he died. I hope he stays healthy and fights this.

I also enjoyed the scene with Teddy because I was always Team Tom in that triangle. I was just tired of her putting him through everything.

Jasmine: I'm thrilled Tom survived. I adore him, but it was anti-climatic AF. No one else outside of Teddy genuinely cared, and it took a backseat to everything with Bailey. I'm also worried it could be a Mark repeat.

It's no secret how much I loved Tom and Teddy, so their moment reminded me of that, but I just need Teddy to treat Tom better than she has. I'm tired of waiting on her to be a better character, or at least the Teddy I used to enjoy.

On a scale of 1-10, how emotional and/or devastating was Bailey's journey leading up to her mother's death?

Meaghan: To be honest, not as emotional as I thought it would be, so I will give it a 7. Chandra did an incredible job taking on this journey with Bailey, but the problem for me was that it all came on so fast.

We were given the news about Alzheimer's and COVID so quickly that there wasn't enough time for the storyline to warm up and take off in the way that I would have hoped.

Perhaps that was the point, though. COVID has taken so many people from their families before anyone had the chance to even process what was going on. I just wish that we had gotten at least one more episode to see this play out over.

Jasmin: On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd give Bailey's journey with her Mom this episode an 8. It tore me up, and I teared up at all of the parts of that storyline.

But because we learned that Bailey's Mom suffered from Alzheimer's in this episode and then she died, it didn't pack the emotional punch I think it could have if we'd had more lead up. I agree with Meaghan on that, and I also agree that Chandra did a fantastic job!

Berea: I’ll give it 7. As Meaghan said, the whole story happened so quickly. I sort of wish it was at least two episodes before they killed her, sort of like Maggie’s arc with her mom’s illness. Chandra, as always, did a fabulous job. I just wish all of Bailey’s centrics weren’t so tragic (but I guess most centrics are).

Jasmine: I'll give it an 8. Chandra Wilson owned this entire episode, and as per usual, her performance was superb.

But I do agree with the rest of you about how they dropped everything on us in one episode. I also wish they had taken more time with it (though, I get the point). We never got to know her mother well, and then they surprised us with her suffering from Alzheimer's, something Bailey never told anyone before, and BOOM, she's dead.

I also agree about depressing centric episodes. Bailey is always going through it. Leave her alone!

Were you surprised to learn that Bailey's mother battled Alzheimer's too? What are your thoughts about her moment in the dreamscape with Meredith?

Meaghan: Only that a main character hid such a huge secret from the rest of the characters and the audience. That feels like a trend on Grey's Anatomy the past couple of seasons -- Telling us instead of showing us.

They did it last season when all of a sudden Richard had a hip replacement that we never saw him get or heard about, and it almost killed him. It relies too much on the "shock" factor instead of natural storytelling.

I did like the beach sequence with Bailey and Mer. It was beautifully done, and Ellen and Chandra both did a great job. I did love that she confided in Meredith and recognized she should have talked to her about it sooner because Mer would know what she was going through.

Jasmin: I agree that on the most recent few seasons, the show has been relying a bit too much on telling rather than showing. I often felt in Grey's Anatomy Season 15 that they told us stuff that they should have shown us and showed things they could have just told us quickly.

While I think they have improved upon that significantly, there are moments like this one where it does creep back in. I think having a least an episode of lead-up or some hints dropped before her Mom's appearance would have helped. I also loved the beach sequence and the scene in Meredith's hospital room. That got me.

Berea: Yes, you guys! There has been WAY too much storytelling off-screen in recent seasons, and the show has honestly suffered because of it. When they just tell the audience, it doesn’t have the same effect.

This whole thing with Bailey is interesting because I saw someone say Grey’s is just recycling storylines now, and this keeps proving to be true. Yes, it was sad and surprising to find out Bailey’s mom had Alzheimer’s, and she hadn’t told anyone, but that’s exactly what Meredith did.

Mer was the perfect person for Bailey to have opened up to about her mom’s illness, and I really enjoyed their beach scene. I love their friendship moments that go past mentor and mentee.

Jasmine: YES! I agree with you all. They have a terrible habit of tellings us random things when it suits the plot when they never showed us any of it. It's number one in storytelling, show, don't tell. It drives me nuts!

And yes, I adore it when Bailey and Mer have genuine friendship moments, so the beach scene was one of the best of them all, and it was about Bailey and not Mer.

Do you think Maggie was the best person to support Bailey during this devastating time? Did you enjoy their scenes together?

Meaghan: No, I really don't think so. It feels like they are just throwing characters at the wall and trying to make them stick with Bailey at this point. Last week Owen, this week Maggie.

Another thing that makes me think that Mer isn't making it through this season, and they are trying to figure out if they could continue the show without her. Mer and Richard are the only people who have a connection with Bailey left on the show at this point, so it is like they are trying to see if they could find a substitute for Mer in that department.

The right person for Bailey to go to would have been Richard. He dealt with Adele having dementia, so he would have been able to support her in that aspect. While Maggie did lose her mother to a horrible disease like Bailey was losing her own, it just didn't hit in the way it was intended, for me at least.

Jasmin: While I agree that Richard and Meredith, along with Ben, were the best people to support Bailey, I did like the park scene with her and Maggie. It felt real and authentic in the way they talked about their struggles both with losing a parent and as Black female surgeons. I liked that the dialogue was clearly drawn from real-life experiences.

How, how do I tell my dad that the love of his life won't make it through the night?

Bailey

Berea: I have to disagree with Meaghan. Maggie was THE perfect person to support Bailey during this time. They already have a friendship they’ve been building over the years. When Maggie found out about Diane’s illness, she was so upset because it was too late and not much she could do about it.

Bailey was also upset that no one told her her mother was sick. Additionally, Ellis was Maggie’s mother, who also had Alzheimer’s, something she wasn’t around for and had no control over. She can relate to Bailey’s pain in more than one way.

I really enjoyed their scene in the park. It was so important to Black women to hear a dialogue that’s just so relatable. This is another reason I love their friendship because Maggie can connect with Bailey in a way she doesn’t necessarily connect with Meredith and Amelia.

Jasmine: I, too, thought Maggie was the perfect person for many of the reasons Berea mentioned above.

Bailey had special moments with the three people still at the hospital who could comfort her through all of that, Mer, Richard, and Maggie. I also think that Bailey and Maggie are very similar in ways that fall under the radar, so it was lovely to hear them bring up some of them while recalling their experiences growing up.

Maggie was the same person there for Bailey during her heart attack and advocating for her like a Boss, so there's this sisterhood they share, unlike what Maggie gets from her sisters or Bailey gets from others.

My biggest critique would probably be that the park bench scene was a smidge too long. But other than that, I enjoyed their moments together. And some of their dialogue resonated with me.

How do you feel about Jo's new career change into OB?

Meaghan: It feels very sudden. She delivers one baby, and now she is going to up and change the entire course of her career.

This obviously isn't the first time we have seen this on Grey's before. We saw it when Mer decided to pursue general surgery over neuro, when Arizona switched to fetal surgery, and when Ben went from anesthesiologist to surgeon to firefighter. All of those made sense. This wasn't given time to make sense.

I actually thought that Jo was going to decide to do doctors without borders type of thing after the intern, whose name I can't recall, pointed out how incredible it was that she could do what she does when in so many places in the world that isn't possible. Instead, she is going to give up something she is truly amazing at that can so save so many people, to pursue a specialty on a whim.

Jasmin: I think it's the dumbest thing ever, and it makes no sense to me. It came out of nowhere!

Jo spent years being with and then married to the Head of Pediatric Surgery and was decidedly lukewarm on the idea of having kids or even being near them. And now she and Alex split up, and in the wake of that, she randomly decides she wants to be an OBGYN and deliver babies?

When those other doctors switched, as Meaghan said, they gave us an explanation. Meredith changed because Derek couldn't handle it. Arizona switched because she wanted a new challenge in an emerging field. I don't know why Ben switched, but they built it up over time enough that I was able to accept it.

Jackson: Why are you being so weird about it? It's about sex, isn't it?
Richard: Yes.
Jackson: Thanks

The Doctors Without Borders idea is cool, and I honestly wish they'd gone with that. I also feel like Hayes should have been there because it was a Peds case, and if Jo wants to re-specialize, it would make sense for her to talk to Carina or Hayes.

This confuses me even more because Carina’s a main character on Station 19 and is still reoccurring on Grey’s, so she can talk to her for an episode or two, but any more than that, and I think that would fall under Hayes purview because he’s a main character. But he’s currently MIA, and we don’t know why.

Berea: I don’t care that much about Jo or her career choice, but it makes a little sense to me, actually. Jo has been in her “woe is me” funk, and she was looking for a little joy in her life. Amid all the death surrounding covid, she got a bit of happiness when she delivered that baby, so why not continue to chase that high?

I guess I’m in the minority for liking the change, but I never understood why she was in general in the first place. We have enough general surgeons.

To Jasmin’s point, I don’t think Hayes had any place in that story. Peds and Obstetrics are two different specialties. Plus, this was just her first time getting the thought, so I don’t think a whole consultation with him and Carina was necessary this time. However, I do hope she works more with Carina eventually. Hopefully, this makes Jo interesting.

Jasmine: I'm of the "it doesn't make sense, wtf?" camp.

Jo got into General because she was trying to impress and be like Meredith. Before that, she was interested in Neuro, I think, or was it Cardio? She's had ample time between being with Alex and the many times over the years she's been on Peds cases to show interest in this, but somehow, she was acting as if this was a new revelation.

I guess if we're basing it on how she behaved with the abandoned baby last year, that served as the build-up. I don't know.

What I do know is that it did nothing for me. Jo brings out the cranky in me when it comes to many of her storylines. In this case, I couldn't bring myself to care and thought the screentime could've gone elsewhere. But we'll see what happens.

Who was the MVP of the hour? What was your favorite scene or quote?

Meaghan: Bailey. Like I said before Chandra did amazing throughout this episode. Even if I didn't love the storytelling, she sold it. My favorite scene would have to go to the beach scene. I thought it was extremely well-executed and a great way to keep Mer involved in the storylines when she otherwise wouldn't be.

Mer: I can be your tree.
Bailey: My mother has alwheimer's. I never told you because she's older and I didn't want to bring up any old pain for you and Richard. But it would be a lot to say that it hasn't been hard or painful. Even as a doctor who knows the diseason. I feel like
Mer: I didn't know crap.
Bailey: I didn't know anything. It's difficult to talk about with anyone who hasn't been through it. No one nows what it feels like to know that you're watching your mother die twice. I wish you were awake.

Jasmin: I agree! Bailey was the MVP of this episode, and Chandra's acting was amazing!

Coming in second for me would be Richard. I loved how he supported Bailey and told her what she needed to hear to get her to go into her Mom's room and then stood by her and sang with her to give her Mom that moment of peace and a death with dignity.

My favorite scene was of Bailey and Richard singing to her Mom while Bailey does the voice over talking about all of the patients she's lost to COVID.

Berea: Bailey obviously was the MVP of the episode. My favorite scene was her and Maggie in the park. But second place goes to Bailey singing to her mom as she passed away, because it was just so sad, man.

Jasmine: Bailey, hands down. Chandra Wilson slays me during her centrics. Holy crap, she's amazing! All the Bailey scenes were my favorite, and the tribute at the end was beautiful.

Is there anything else you'd like to touch on that we haven't covered?

Meaghan: If you couldn't tell from my answers, this wasn't my favorite episode.

I have praised Grey's throughout this season so far for how well they are handling the pandemic, but this episode felt heavier in many ways, and it stopped allowing it to be enjoyable for me. I worry about next week because I think it is going to be extremely difficult to watch them reach the early peak of the pandemic.

Jackson: You realize half of our COVID patients are black and brown?
Richard: I know.
Jackson: In a city that's 7% Black, like, how does that even compute?
Richard: It doesn't.

Jasmin: I agree! The previous episodes this season have been really exciting and action-packed, and I've been excited each week to find out who's on the beach and what our heroes are up to.

This week I was excited, and then I felt let down because there was no one new on the beach, and apart from Bailey, none of the other characters' storylines moved forward at all.

This episode felt very stagnant to me. It felt like Grey's has been on an upward swing, and then it plateaued with this episode. I hope they get that excitement back with the new episode. This episode made me feel the COVID fatigue that everyone has been talking about in a way that the other episodes didn't.

Berea: Hmm, I actually felt like this was the best episode of the season so far. It felt like a more cohesive streamlined episode, where last week felt all over the place. I feel like the show has too many people on the cast again to where the show isn’t giving enough focus on their stories.

Jasmine: It's funny, I've been feeling the COVID fatigue in all the episodes leading up to this, and they've all been heavy in their respective ways.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, the surprise guest-appearances were every other episode or something to that effect, so I didn't anticipate anyone new.

But I enjoyed this episode because of how close to a bottle episode it felt.

The series has so many characters that they struggle to focus on everyone enough, but this one felt cohesive, and it gave us some forward movement for things that were dangling for a bit (Tom and Teddy and how Richard and Catherine are doing in their relationship), so I appreciated that.

Do you have any mid-season finale predictions? What would you like to see before Grey's signs off for the new year?

Meaghan: I think that Mer is going to continue to improve because of the clinical trial, and at the last second, she will take a turn for the worst, and they'll leave on a cliffhanger of: will she live or die?

I think we will see Lexie as well, and Mer will consider the idea of crossing over and being with Lexie and Derek or staying.

My main hope for this first half of this season is they leave our characters in a hopeful place. With so much darkness in the world, I would love to see the majority of our characters getting some much-needed light.

Jasmin: Grey's Anatomy Season 17 Episode 1 taught me to expect the unexpected, so I don't have many predictions for the Mid-Season Finale.

I think we are going to see Meredith wake up as she's been unconscious and hanging out on that beach for a while now, and as she's the star of the show, she has to wake up sometime. Plus, it's the mid-season point, so it would be a good place to do it.

I think it's likely that we will see Derek again, and I'd love to see Lexie! God, I miss her.

I want the characters in a hopeful place too. I'd also love to see Meredith have some scenes with Hayes as he's been absent from the previous two episodes, and I'm not sure why.

Berea: What would I like to see? Mark and Lexie on the beach would be nice. Then I would not be mad if Meredith dies and goes to Derek. End the show at this point.

Jasmine: I think Mer will wake up from her slumber, but I do hope we get a Lexie sighting at least before that happens. Maybe Lexie is the one who flat out tells her to get her ass back to her kids. I mean, she lost her mother to hiccups, so Lexie can come from the angle of Mer's sister and a child who lost a mother.

I hope we reach a turning point in the COVID-storylines, and not so much see an end to them, but the show manages to incorporate other things as well. I still feel as though they abandoned some storylines and characters to make room for all of this.

Over to you, Grey's Fanatics. Do you agree with us or disagree? Hit the comments below!

Grey's Anatomy airs Thursdays on ABC.



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    is not regarded as a negotiable instrument
    can be negotiated for cash by any holder

Economics

Test Your Memory of Economics
  1. A government that wants to get more revenue will increase the tax on commodities with a

  2. low price elasticity of demand
    Building society
    low income elasticity of demand

  3. Which of the following is involved in the money market

  4. Stock exchange
    Commercial banks
    Building society

  5. Demand pull inflation can aptly be described as

  6. Persistent rise in prices due to increase in expenditure
    Reduction in government expenditure
    Inflation induced by rising costs of production

  7. In order to develop the banking habit of rural dwellers the traditional money lenders should be

  8. Subsidized
    Legalized
    Proscribed

  9. All rates of interest in a country are influenced by the

  10. Mortgage rate
    Wage rate
    Bank rate

  11. Exchange control is a weapon used in regulating

  12. Barter trade
    Stock exchange
    Internal trade

  13. When the marginal product is negative the total product will be

  14. Constant
    Decreasing
    At a maximum

  15. Physical productivity is affected by all the underlisted factors except the

  16. Quantity of input
    State of technology
    Price of output

  17. If a commodity has a high marginal utility its market price will be

  18. Stable
    High
    Zero

  19. Price fluctuation is a feature of

  20. Common market
    Imperfect market
    Supermarkets

  21. Which of the following statements is not a feature of a monopoly

  22. Seller is allowed to fix his own price
    Buyers and sellers are price takers
    New entrances are restricted

  23. The following are advantages of sole proprietorship except

  24. Quick and easy decision-making
    Keeping its business affairs private
    Assurance of raising huge capital for expansion

  25. Which of the following controls a limited liability company

  26. The managing director
    Tax payers
    The board of directors

  27. The main advantage of large scale production is that

  28. Decision-making is quick
    The quantity of the product increases
    Unit cost of production falls

  29. Gold diamond iron ore and limestone are collectively referred to as

  30. Mineral resources
    Artificial resources
    Human resources

  31. Points outside a production possibility curve indicate

  32. Unattainable production levels
    Attainable production levels
    Optimum production levels

  33. The introduction of tariffs and quotas

  34. Reduce the prices of imports
    Increase the demand for locally made goods
    Reduce the prices of locally made goods

  35. Which of the following is the main outcome of a trade Union's interference with the wage rate

  36. Lowered but more employment opportunities are created
    Lowered but employment level remains unchanged
    Increased and employment levels are unchanged

  37. The demand for money is described as a

  38. Competitive demand
    Joint demand
    Derived demand

  39. Which of the following best explains what to produce

  40. How much goods are to be produced
    The combination of resources to be used
    Which goods and services to be produced

  41. Post harvest losses in west African countries can be reduced if

  42. Better storage facilities could be provided
    Erosion is controlled
    More irrigation schemes could be provided

  43. Which of the following will enhance productivity in an economy

  44. The use of obsolete capital
    Technological change
    An increase in the labour force

Government OBJ Practice

  1. A constitution that has special rules for its amendment is said to

  2. Written
    Federal
    Rigid

  3. Which of the following statement best describes an unwritten constitution

  4. The legislature is always unicameral
    The body of the rules and laws cannot all be found in a single document
    The source of the constitution is supreme court verdicts

  5. The process by which people vote to elect their representatives is called

  6. Electoral system
    Plebiscite
    Franchise

  7. Apart from making laws, the legislature has the important function of

  8. Implementing executive decisions
    Appointing the civil servants
    Checking the executive power

  9. Which of the following is a demerit of bicameral legislature

  10. The scope for political participation is limited
    Passing of bills into acts is delayed
    No safeguard for the minority groups

  11. One form of delegated legislation is

  12. Case laws
    Statutory instruments
    Conventions

  13. A system of government in which one level of government exercises an overwhelming authority over o

  14. Confederal
    Parliamentary
    Unitary

  15. A major weakness of a ine-party system is that

  16. It encourages the emergence of dictators
    It ensures freedom of political choice
    It negates the principle of one man one vote

  17. A multiparty system often leads to the formation of

  18. Coalition government
    Dual government
    Dictatorial government

  19. Under a two-party system, the opposition party is as important as the ruling party

  20. It has equal number of supporters as the ruling party
    It is as strong as the ruling party
    It is the alternative government

  21. Who among the following was dismissed from the Action Group at the Jos Congress of 1962

  22. Anthony Enahoro
    Ladoke Akintola
    Dauda Adegbenro

  23. If the receiving state does not approve a diplomat on account of his past activities, he is

  24. A doyen of diplomatic corps
    An extraordinary ambassador
    A persona-non-grata

  25. Nigeria's idea of Africa as the centrepiece of her foreign policy includes all the following excep

  26. Support for Apartheid policy in South Africa
    Promotion of African Unity
    Settling of disputes in Africa

  27. The organ of Organization of African Unity (OAU) responsible for appointment of Secretary General

  28. Appointment committee
    Liberation committee
    Assembly of the Heads of State and Government

  29. Which of the following is an organ of the United Nations Organization (UNO)

  30. Assembly of Heads of State
    Council of Ministers
    The Security Council

  31. The first agent of political socialization is the

  32. School
    Mass media
    Family

  33. Baron Montesquieu was noted for the theory of

  34. Rule of law
    Separation of power
    Delegated legislation

  35. Political sovereignty in the state resides with the

  36. Executive
    People
    National assembly

  37. A political system in which there is only one source of authority in a state is

  38. Confederal
    Presidential
    Unitary

  39. Which of the following best describes an absolute monarch

  40. He wields the supreme power in a state
    He is elected by an electoral college
    He has a fixed tenure of office

  41. Judicial independence means that the courts are independent of the

  42. Civil service and the bar
    Executive and the legislature
    Legislature and the Ministry of Justice

  43. A citizen expresses loyalty to his nation by

  44. Participating in sports
    Supporting political parties
    Singing the national anthem when required

  45. A citizen can participate in the politics of his country by

  46. Acquiring university education
    Attending international meetings
    Contesting for an elective post

  47. The office of the ombudsman is created to act as

  48. Spy for government
    An agency to redress maladministration
    Regulator of government activities

  49. A constitution that has special rules for its amendment is said to be

  50. Written
    Federal
    Rigid

Civic Education OBJ Practice

Test how far you have learned your Civic Education Topics...
  1. Nigeria is a

  2. 1999
    1979
    1960

  3. Franchise means the right to

  4. Contest for political post
    Vote
    Join association

  5. Citizens who are legally qualified to vote form

  6. The electorates
    The constituency
    The executive council

  7. Who amongst the following personalities has never been INEC chairman

  8. Dr. Abel Guobadia
    Prof. Humphrey Nwosu
    Prof. Attahiru Jega

  9. One of the ways to ensure free and fair election is to

  10. Allow parties to campaign on election day
    Guarantee the security of electoral materials
    Appoint a politician as the chairman of the electoral commission

  11. One of the aims of citizenship education is to produce students with

  12. High sense of patriotism
    Creative skills
    Manipulative skills

  13. Victims of human trafficking are usually compelled to engage in

  14. Lucrative employment
    Visiting tourist sites
    Forced labour

  15. Negative behavior includes the following except

  16. Ostentation living
    Cultism
    Living within our means

  17. Inflation of figures, bad town planning and prohibitive religious beliefs are

  18. Modern day behavior pattern
    Problem of road construction pattern
    Bad behavioral patterns

  19. Civic education is the study of

  20. Activities of government
    Animals in the community
    Primary and secondary schools

  21. Which of the following is not a factor that promotes good values in the society

  22. Dishonesty
    Fairness
    Tolerance

  23. Standards, rules and criteria that influence and determine how individual behave in the society is

  24. Attitude
    Liberty
    Values

  25. Nigeria is a

  26. Colonial state
    Federation
    Confederation

  27. Which of the following is not a characteristic of federalism

  28. Two houses of legislature
    Power sharing between central, state and local government
    Power resides at the central government

  29. Who among the following is associated with the concept of the rule of law

  30. Jean Bodin
    A.V.Dicey
    Baron Montesquieu

  31. Consumer responsibilities indicates

  32. Franchise
    Making noise in the market
    Things ought to be done by the consumer

  33. Among other things, a consumer's right is

  34. Right to respect the environment
    Right to speak out
    Right to consumer education

  35. Which one is not a pillar of democracy

  36. Democratic institution
    People
    Fraudulent election

  37. Two-party system is one among the features of the following

  38. 1999 Constitution
    1989 Constitution
    1979 Constitution

  39. The origin of democracy is traceable to or associated with

  40. Egyptians
    Roman Empire
    Ancient Greeks

Bookkeeping Account Obj

  1. When a shareholder fails to pay the calls requested from him this situation leads to

  2. right issues
    forfeiture of share
    bonus share

  3. Which of the following is not a petty cash book item

  4. purchase of machinery
    purchase of stamp
    purchase of milk

  5. Into how many major types can general purpose computer be classified

  6. three
    six
    four

  7. A sale of goods to Audu was not posted. This is an error of

  8. principle
    compensation
    omission

  9. The total share capital which a company would be allowed to issue is known as

  10. authorized share capital
    working capital
    fixed capital

  11. Which of the following is not a unit of the computer

  12. console
    control
    input

  13. Computer programmes are

  14. micro processor
    memory
    software

  15. A statement that measures the performance of a business over a period of time is the

  16. profit and loss account
    balance sheet
    bank statement

  17. Which of the following is the basis of accounting in public service

  18. cash
    expenditure
    profit

  19. An expense is said to be revenue in nature if it

  20. reduces the capital of the business
    adds or contributes to the operating income of the business
    adds to or improves the value of fixed assets

  21. Which of the following is not correct

  22. credit purchases are entered on the debit side of the customers personal account
    returns inwards are entered on the credit side of the supplier's personal account
    returns outwards are entered on the debit side of the supplier's account

  23. When discount is allowed the accounting entry is debit discount allowed and credit

  24. expenses account
    debtors account
    suspense account

  25. When partners maintain fixed capital accounts the correct entries for a partner's share of profit

  26. debit profit and loss account credit current account,
    debit profit and loss appropriation account credit capital account
    debit current account credit capital account

  27. The excess of current assets over current liabilities is

  28. working capital
    loan capital
    preference capital

  29. Goodwill is taken into account in partnership when

  30. a partner becomes dominant
    a new partner is admitted
    the business is making huge profit

  31. The excess of current assets over current liabilities is

  32. preference capital
    working capital
    loan capital

  33. A class of preference shares in which dividend rights are carried forward is

  34. cumulative
    floating-rate
    redeemable

  35. When both debit and credit entries in respect of a transaction are made in the same ledger account

  36. this is a folio entry
    this is a ledger entry
    this is a centra entry

  37. A business operates on a markup of 25%. If cost of goods sold is #800000. What is the profit

  38. #40000
    #160000
    #200000

  39. If #280000 capital turns #485000 at year end and year drawings was #15000; find year profit

  40. #190000
    #265000
    #220000

English Language OBJ Practice

The below English language questions are fill in the gap
  1. The exercise presented us with a lot of problems but later it was all_____

  2. Plain
    Smooth
    Rough

  3. All the cattle on Lamidi's farm _____

  4. Is tick-free
    Are tick-free
    Is ticks-free

  5. _______ been no official reaction to your request yet

  6. There's
    Theres'
    Theirs'

  7. Kunle was annoyed for arriving late ______

  8. Also Kemi's rather insolent manner
    Also that Kemi's insolent manner
    And Kemi's rather insolent manner also

  9. Those men helped Dupe and _______

  10. Myself
    I
    Me

  11. You can stay here _______ as you are quiet

  12. As long
    So long
    In as much

  13. The Emir and conqueror of the enemy territories _________ next week

  14. Arrives
    Are to arrive
    Arrive

  15. He was ________ by the trickster

  16. Assisted
    Duped
    Cajoled

  17. ______ woman was attacked by a group of bandits

  18. A 90-years old
    A 90-year-old
    A 90 year-old

  19. He was angry with me ________ being treated nonchalantly

  20. For
    Of
    At

  21. The teacher with his wife ______ here

  22. Was
    Are
    Were to be

  23. ______ he would have been convicted

  24. If he could do this
    If he had done this
    If he did this

  25. What saved her was that she _______ to the side of the boat

  26. Had clinged
    Clung
    Clinged

  27. When we visited him, he offered us a variety of _______

  28. Hot
    Local
    Hard

  29. The exercise will be easily accomplished by the team if members _______ their ______

  30. Poor/resources together
    Pull/resources
    Pool/resources

  31. I have decided to ________ drinking alcohol for health reasons

  32. Abandon
    Give up
    Jettison

  33. I would like to ________ my father to Kaduna

  34. Accompany
    Follow
    Escort

  35. One ________ be too careful these days; times are uncertain and walls have ears

  36. Can't
    Shouldn't
    Need not

  37. I shall never be so tired _______ to write to you

  38. Such that I will be unable
    As not to be able
    That I shan't be able

  39. As you have been here before ________ lead the way

  40. You would better
    It is you who will
    You'd better

  41. My brother got married to a woman with ______

  42. Gorgeous
    Exquisite
    Decent

  43. The thief we caught yesterday was ________ manner

  44. Disguised
    Concealed
    Masked

  45. The carpenter asked for ten packets of ________ nails

  46. Fifteen centimetres'
    Fifteen-centimetres
    Fifteen-centimetre

  47. The President refused to shake ______ with the visiting Prime Minister

  48. Hand
    Hands
    His hand

  49. The trader companied that he ________ robbed

  50. Had been
    Has been
    Is being

Geography OBJ

  1. "Houses are far apart from one another. They are commonly connected by foot path" this description refers to.

  2. Despersed settlement
    Ribbon settlement
    Urban settlement

  3. An area is said to be overpopulated if

  4. It has more people than its developed physical and human resources can support
    There is not enough food to cater for the population
    There is rural urban migration

  5. Ports that specialize in receiving and redistributing goods to neighboring countries are

  6. River ports
    Inland ports
    Entre ports

  7. The major causes of change in population size are

  8. Birth, marriage and death
    Birth, accident and death
    Birth, death and migration

  9. The greatest problem associated with cattle rearing in west Africa is

  10. The presence of tsetse fly
    Inadequate capital
    Insufficient market

  11. Which of these African countries is noted for lumbering

  12. Uganda
    Congo
    Kenya

  13. Which of the following is not a favor of land transport to the economic development of any country

  14. Generation of income
    Diffusion of idea and innovation
    Depopulation of urban centres

  15. One of the functions performed by rural settlements for urban settlement is the provisions

  16. Of employment
    Of manufactured goods
    Of agricultural products

  17. Which of the following is the major benefit of international trade

  18. Stabilization of price
    Free movement of people across borders
    Revenue generation

  19. Perishable goods; items of high unit value (gold, diamond) are best transported by

  20. Rail
    Road
    Sea

  21. Which type of rock are quartzite, schist and mable

  22. Igneous
    Volcanic
    Metamorphic

  23. The process of headward erosion will lead to the formation of

  24. Alluvial cones
    Pot holes
    River capture

  25. The nearest planet to the sun is the

  26. Mercury
    Pluto
    Earth

  27. The longitude that joins longitude 180° at opposite side of the globe to form Great Circle

  28. Longitude 0°
    Longitude 170° W
    Longitude 30° E

  29. The part of the earth's crust that is covered by oceans and sea is called

  30. Ionosphere
    Hydrospere
    Biosphere

  31. Which of the following lines of latitudes divides the earth into two hemispheres

  32. Tropic of cancer
    Antarctic circle
    The equator

  33. In which part of the atmosphere does rain clouds develop

  34. Troposphere
    Stratosphere
    Thermosphere

  35. An example of an organically formed sedimentary rock is

  36. Rock salt
    Sandstone
    Coal

  37. Sills, dykes and batholiths are examples of

  38. Extrusive volcanic landform
    Intrusive volcanic landform
    Landforms from earthquake

  39. An advantage of air transport in the world is its

  40. High patronage
    Speedy movement of goods and passengers
    Ability to carry bulky goods

Biology Question Test 1

  1. Which of the following is not a courtship behavior exhibited by animals?

  2. A. pairing
    B. Hibernation
    C. display

  3. The process whereby micro-organisms convert atmospheric nitrogen into nitrogenous compound is known as

  4. A. nitrogen fixation
    B. Putrefaction
    C. nitrogen cycle

  5. Which of the following organisms reduces nitrates in the soil to gaseous nitrogen

  6. A. nitrifying bacterium
    B. Parasitic mould
    C. Denitrifying bacterium

  7. Which of the following mineral salts is a trace element?

  8. A. hydrogen
    B. Carbon
    C. zinc

  9. A climax community is characterized by

  10. A. constant change in appearance of the habitat
    B. Gradual change in animal population
    C. A stable composition of plants and animals species

  11. Which of the following is not a characteristic of overcrowding in plant and animal community

  12. A. population outstripping available space
    B. Increase in primary production
    C. Population exceeding available food

  13. The use of predators or parasites to control pests in the farm is known as

  14. A. predator control
    B. Animal control
    C. Biological control

  15. Which of the following substances cannot control the growth of harmful microorganisms

  16. A. disinfectants
    B. Antibiotics
    C. Isotonic sugar solution

  17. Which of the following is the underlining principle in the adoption of biological control of pests

  18. A. the predator-prey relationship in the ecologically community
    B. The presence of poisonous chemicals in the farm
    C. Relationship between plants and animals

  19. The largest game reserve in Nigeria is the

  20. A. Yankari Game Reserve in Bauchi State
    B. Oban Hills Game Reserve in Cross River State
    C. Zamfara Forest Reserve in Sokoto State

History And Philosophy Question Test 1

  1. ____ is the science for practical and efficiency

  2. A. entomology
    B. technology
    C. gerontology

  3. Michael Faraday studied ____

  4. A. Electricity and magnetism
    B. Engineering and innovation
    C. Aviation and movement

  5. Thomas Edison invented ____

  6. A. telephone
    B. badminton
    C. Electric light bulb

  7. First cosmology to give rational account of all physical phenomena was devised by

  8. A. Galileo Galilee
    B. Henry the Tudor
    C. Aristotle

  9. The Sumerians develop metallurgy and the use of ____

  10. A. compass
    B. Lunar calendar
    C. calculator

  11. Sir Isaac Newton formulated the law of universal gravitation

  12. A. fallacy
    B. certain
    C. dilemma

  13. Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 B.C.) pioneered the science of

  14. A. transportation
    B. horoscope
    C. mechanics

  15. ____ studied the chemistry of gases and and the nature of respiration and combustion

  16. A. Jack Doreen
    B. Karl Max
    C. Robert Hooke

  17. Classic learning vanished from Europe during

  18. A. Dark age
    B. Modern age
    C. Renaissance age

  19. The first periodic table of chemical elements were compiled by

  20. A. Dmitri Mendeleyev
    B. Charles Darwin
    C. Nicholas Copernicus

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