we Good Trouble Season 3 Episode 6 Review: Help ~ Naija Poets

And again, with Good Trouble's mission to tell thorough, consistent, and relatable stories from the perspectives of communities who aren't always at the forefront of the mainstream media viewers regularly consume, the series always feels cutting edge and ahead of the curve.

It's not so much that they're ahead of the times or "timely." It's the times catching up to a series that sheds light on the places or people often left in the shadows.

It's because of that that storylines such as Good Trouble Season 3 Episode 6's exploration of Alice's plight as an up-and-coming Asian-American stand-up comic exude how this series has its finger on the pulse.

It addresses conversations that have taken place long before the series but before society is willing to have dialogue. It couldn't have come at a better time.

Alice is such a naive character in a sense, and it's that naivety that had led her not to consider or realize the rippling effects of what would happen the second she mimicked her mother in a comedic bit during Good Trouble Season 3 Episode 3.

Most knowing viewers could figure out where the act would lead, Alice typecast into an Asian stereotype where they find humor in her imitating someone who can barely speak English; thus, her identity becomes their amusement.

You could see the exact moment the characters of color and Lindsay realized what was happening. You also knew the second Alice recognized that the laughter was pointed and racial and that she inadvertently perpetuated it.

It was a heart-sinking moment. Yet, it's one that many people have been there before. It's especially prominent in the entertainment industry, where one has to play up to certain stereotypes for the amusement or comfort of others "to get by" or get their foot in the door.

Alice's realization of this hit her like a sledgehammer. However, it did lead to a wonderful exchange between her and Lindsay in a shockingly quiet moment in the Coterie's communal kitchen space.

Lindsay is, let's face it, godawful the majority of the time. Their general assholish behavior makes it easy to forget about how capable they are of being a good friend and person sometimes.

Alice: I guess you were right.
Lindsay: About what?
Alice: Me falling back on my ethnicity. I opened this Pandora's Box for Asian stereotypes. I never should've done my mom.
Lindsay: I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. You have every right to do your interpretation of your mom. The problem is we don't control how people appropriate our humor. So, as a non-binary comic, as an Asian comic, we're doing jokes about how people don't understand our pronouns or how much our mom hates how loud our dad chews but, uh, to some people it's laughing at the queer freak or the Chinese lady who talks funny.
Alice: So what do we do?
Lindsay: We show them that what makes us funny isn't just what makes us different.

Lindsay led with an apology for the salty accusation of Alice using her ethnicity to get by. It was a real stinger, and the layers of which it hurt are coming to fruition now.

As Lindsay said, in an ideal world, Alice could speak about her mother and utilize her in comic routines without people jumping to the Tiger Mom stereotype and perceiving that and subsequently Asians with accents as the punchline of a joke.

But there's this fine line between Alice or even Lindsay discussing their lives and what that looks like for them as a result of their differences and the audience jumping to the conclusion that those differences ARE the joke itself.

It's something they have to learn to navigate. It puts them in a position of catering and leaning into the status quo of stereotypes, thus compromising themselves along the way or staunchly refusing to do so but getting stonewalled in their careers.

Alice's subtle stand against that system was to come up with routines that excluded mimicking her mother, and while her peers enjoyed it, she took a sizeable blow from her teacher and the panelists.

Alice faced punishment, or more so a lack of opportunity and advancement, for not limiting herself to what evolved into a racist typecast,

What does one do then? It's something that many entertainers have fallen victim to and promptly refused to engage in further. The esteemed John Cho is one of the first to come to mind.

What's sad is that the other comedians of color saw what was happening and concluded that they had to cater to the same things. The Latina students skit involved the fiery Latina trope, and her bit was threatening to take off her hoop earrings (gearing up for a fight), popping gum, and rolling her 'r's to excessiveness.

And the Muslim student came to Alice with the only skit the writers wrote for her -- them, upon his request, where she played up paranoid, nosey Tiger mom accusing him of carrying a bomb. In the student's mind, he hates playing the parts, too, but he felt this was a groundbreaking opportunity, and they had to play along to get further.

I guess the question becomes how long can that continue? If you keep making those same sacrifices and compromises, anticipating it's for a greater good in the long-run, then where does it end? What's stopping you from reasoning that with each job and opportunity that further typecasts you?

Does it help in the end? Alice died a little inside -- the light went out in her as she completed her role, saw the laughing faces, and she considered this sacrifice she may or may not have to make, and Lindsay was disappointed.

Maybe, through this, we can see more of them as supportive friends of one another. Heaven knows there are bigger monsters to slay. I suppose it's sad that they don't have the luxury of engaging in run-of-the-mill competition and rivalry, even if this diversity workshop, because of the realities they face as diverse comics creeping in.

And isn't that the problem in itself? With them, it's always something else they have to concern themselves.

Similarly, with Malika, her job is a gratifying one for her. It can be a form of therapy, but it also can be a trigger. It's crazy how something can exacerbate past traumas, and then it stops a person in their tracks.

Her project, which is devoted to a program that would provide accessible childcare to these women in need to curb things like imprisonment for unpaid parking tickets, is a fantastic thing to implement.

I served my time, but when I got out, no one would give me a job or a place to live.

Client

She and Dyontae work well together, and those stories and accounts by the women were heavy and deep. You could tell they affected Malika -- it's a lie to say they didn't leave an impression on anyone.

But it brought up unresolved feelings Malika had about her mother and their past. Kudos to the series for revisiting this in such an emotional way. Grief isn't some one-note thing wrapped up in under 45 minutes in a neat bow and never addressed again.

After Malika's time in jail and near imprisonment, it's natural that she would think about her mother's struggles with addiction, the criminal justice system, and taking care of them.

The ghost of her mother haunted her, and Malika's breakdown, or shall we call it a breakthrough, with her boss was a remarkable scene. She posed an interesting question.

Why did she feel such compassion for the women she interviewed, but she never mustered up that same level of sympathy for her mother?

Part of it was probably a matter of knowledge and wisdom that comes with age and experiences. But also, being in something from one side of it leads to a different perspective.

She always thought of things from her position as a daughter who had to grow up too fast and play adult caretaker to her mother and brother while her mom's addiction raged.

Because of Malika's position as a child affected by her mother's actions, it was harder for her to step outside of her anger, resentment, and hurt to consider her mother's side.

Malika: I have all of this compassion for these women, but I never had compassion for my own mother. I had this dream that she was being shackled and taken away to Linwood instead of me.
Boss: Maybe you realized your mother is a victim of the system.
Malika: If the system actually worked, if she was able to get the help that she needed, maybe our lives would've been different. And maybe she would still be here today. I thought I could heal if I made other people's lives better than the one I had.
Boss: This work can be very healing, but only if you're honest with yourself about how much you can afford to give without burning out.

It's a trickle-down effect. The system didn't help and worked against Malika's mother, and her mother failed the kids. All young Malika could see was how her mom let her down, and she never considered anything beyond her mother that did the same.

It left Malika wondering if there was a system in place that saved and helped people like her mother before things got bad in the first place -- then would she and Dom have ended up in the system? Would their mother have battled addiction? Could her death have been prevented?

We'll never know the answers to any of that, but all Malika can do is make peace with her past, forgive her mother, and do what she can to help others.

As an adult, she has realized how easily one can fall victim to the criminal justice system and how unfair it is, given her personal experiences. Unfortunately, she feels more bonded to her mother now after the woman died than she did before.

So much is brewing under the surface with Malika, and fortunately, she finally took the perceptive Dyontae up on his offer of a therapist's phone number.

Malika needs this healing. The hour focused more on that than laying hints about the love triangle aspect of things between her, Isaac, and Dyontae.

However, it's still not lost that she and Dyontae have a special connection. He's very attuned to her and genuinely cares. It's hard to ignore that, and I wonder if Malika can maintain their friendship as it gets deeper without crossing any lines.

The longer Mariana keeps vital things from the Byte Club -- the more likely her friendships with them may implode. It's unavoidable at this rate.

Mariana: I love you.
Evan: You love me.
Mariana: For wanting to help me.
Evan: Okay.
Mariana: But I don't want your help.

Her attempts to keep Rachel in the dark about her relationship with Evan were more uncomfortable than anything Rachel did as she crashed with Mariana and Callie.

For one, a lot of the juvenile secrecy could've been nipped in the bud if Mariana said she needed some boundaries and put an end to Rachel asking her invasive questions and tracking her every move. It isn't any of Rachel's business what Mariana is doing in her spare time, where she goes, and if she spends the night out.

All Mariana had to do was say that. It's Mariana's constant lying that makes things worse and has her digging a deeper hole for herself.

And if she presented that Rachel should rotate crashing at the other girls' homes from the beginning, then so much could've been avoided.

The Byte Club is hitting the ground and trying to shop their proposal, but they aren't getting any bites or even stepping foot in the door to make their pitch. It's hard out there.

As tempting as Evan and Mariana's scenes are, and they are of importance for a whole other reason, it would be nice to see more of the process of the girls' pitch in meetings at companies.

It's a challenging business on its own, and the Byte Club facing sexism at every turn has stacked things against them more. Evan knows this, and he's trying to be a supportive boyfriend while respecting Marian's boundaries.

Of course, he argued on a technicality how getting her a meeting is minor and a small way he could help without taking over or doing things for her.

His motivation for it, much like Mariana compromising the line she drew by taking it, was getting Rachel out of the Coterie so they could spend time together without sneaking around.

It's an exasperating development, to say the least. Rachel is on the verge of moving back to the Midwest, and the other girls' savings have run out, and they may have to take on new jobs if they don't get some forward movement.

Yet, that's not why Mariana caved. She did it for a selfish reason, and she's still lying to the women, knowing how they'd feel about her involvement with Evan and his in them making a break.

It won't feel as if they did it on their own. The fallout for this is bound to be epic when it happens.

So far, the only thing that's thriving amid all of this is Mariana's relationship with Evan. She even accidentally slipped and told him that she loved him. They both bumbled their way through it, but it's going to come up again; you know it will.

On the one hand, Mariana and Evan's relationship has blossomed out of some questionable things. All of her lying and secrecy from her friends is disturbing.

The ground for which Mariana and Evan got together, coupled with the power dynamic that was at play and, of course, the Raj bit, it's all messy.

However, Mariana and Evan have incredible chemistry. They are a cute pairing, and some of the ways they navigate some of their issues are engrossing, while in other ways, they're brushed past.

But it is refreshing that we're witnessing what appears to be a happy, stable, and healthy relationship that involves a man who is on the spectrum.

Speaking of relationships, what is there to say about Callie and Jamie anymore? Good grief, it's doubtful they'll ever be on the same page, and regardless of how often they attempt to reduce it to politics and morals, it's much deeper than that.

They're two people who care about each other but keep hurting one another.

They could barely get through the negotiation for Yvonne's sentence without making it about their issues. Callie's level of judgment that Jamie took a job with the D.A. is unfathomable for a woman who got him fired from his previous job.

Are you going to get me fired from this job too?

Jamie [to Callie]

And his resentment and puppy dog eyes are at war with one another regularly. Yvonne got a decent deal thanks to one of Jamie's bosses pouncing on it, but that moment did undermine Jamie, so it's understandable why he got pissy and threw that lug at Callie.

But the awkwardness at the restaurant was the kind of juvenile that reminds us that we're still human. It was so painstakingly cringing.

Callie wasn't above using Tony (who would've thought there would be a moment of sympathizing with Tony) to make Jamie jealous.

While Tony claimed he didn't mind, it is apparent that he likes Callie, albeit in a childish, negging, pigtail pulling kind of way.

Tony: So that guy from last night. He's just a deputy DA that you know?
Callie: Well, he is my brother's brother-in-law. And my ex.
Tony: So that's why you were flirting with me?
Callie: I was not flirting with you.
Tony: I just want you to know that I'm not offended that you used me to make your ex jealous. And by the way he marched over to introduce himself, I'd say you succeeded.

But Jamie and Callie's frosty ex thing got worse when they met for drinks. You could tell Callie thought it would go in a different direction than it did. They're so confusing.

Callie hasn't shown any real remorse for what she did to Jamie with her "I'm sorry, buts," and Jamie can't let any of it go. Perhaps, that's why as harsh as it was, it made sense that he would tell her he didn't know if they could be friends, but they should be cordial colleagues.

Callie's dismay is absurd and a reminder of how little she expects her actions to change things between them.

However, Jamie opening with that, shutting down the possibility of them rekindling their romance and dashing Callie's hopes, then transitioning into the Katheleen stuff was A Choice.

Callie: Is that all?
Jamie: No. I also wanted you to know that your new boss, Kathleen Gale, is being investigated by the FBI.
Callie: How do you know that?
Jamie: I'm in the DA's office.
Callie: And you're telling me this, why?
Jamie: I just want you to be aware of something you might be getting yourself into.
Callie: Or you're trying to justify working at the DA's office by discrediting my boss and trying to make me doubt my own judgment.
Jamie: Don't do that! I'm just saying be careful.
Callie: My boss just save Jerod's life. And I'm sure the DA's office isn't happy to have to pay for the actions of deputy gang members that they refuse to do anything about. You know what, if you really do want this to be over and amicable. Why don't you start by not continuing to patronize me. I'm a big girl, Jamie, I can take care of myself. I definitely don't need professional advice from you of all people.

Callie was already hurt by what he said, so naturally, she thought he had ulterior motives when he told her about the FBI investigating Kathleen.

Again, Callie's outburst and stomping off were childish as hell, and if she genuinely does believe that Jamie is capable of these new layers of petty, vindicativeness to hurt her, then why did she ever date him?

She would've been irate and hurt if she figured out that Jamie knew something and didn't warn her, so there is no winning here. However, I do wonder what Jamie was trying to get at here. Did Jamie only tell Callie to control her and tamper with her excitement over her win and working with Katheleen?

I wouldn't believe so. However, the show has taken some confusing liberties with Jamie before whenever it suits the plot. It's not something you can rule out.

Did he want to play Callie Protector and Keeper again and make sure she didn't inadvertently get sucked into the investigation, too? It's possible and true to character for both of them.

Jamie: I just want to say that I don't want to be angry with you anymore.
Callie: I really am sorry for hurting you.
Jamie: Yeah, all of this is just, I don't even know how we got here.
Callie: Me neither.
Jamie: And look, it seems like we are destined to keep running into each other.
Callie: It does.
Jamie: And I just want it to be over and amicable so we can both just go on with our lives. I mean, uh, I don't really see us being friends, but I do think we can be professional.
Callie: Yeah, me too.

Was he giving her a professional courtesy to solidify the work bond he hoped they could foster as colleagues on opposite sides? Maybe.

We don't know yet, and maybe never will, so Callie let her emotions get the better of her and flounced off instead of asking questions.

The priority should've been figuring out what the hell the FBI is investigating Katheleen for in the first place and milking Jamie for all the information that he has.

Maybe if Jamie found her before she and Katheleen secured that deal and settlement for Jerod, she would've done that, but now, Callie is a Kathleen loyalist like Tony and Rowen.

Hell, I'm a Kathleen loyalist; although, I got there before Callie did. But how could you not be after that epic takedown of those deputies?

Katheleen's style is one of the best things about her. She knows people and perception, and she's not above using it as a tool to the best of her abilities. It's as ingenious as it is effective.

Katheleen having Callie do the "aw shucks, I'm still green" routine while questioning the deputies was cinema at its finest.

The two of them work so well together, and it was one of the best scenes of the hour as they slowly unraveled their case and went in for the kill.

I hope you like the preview. Ha! Wait until you see the movie.

Katheleen

The deputies were part of some all-white-male gang in law-enforcement who have the terrible sense to emblazon their secret society on their bodies with a freaking tattoo. And beating up on Jerod was some form of initiation for the newbies.

Why are people so gosh damn awful? It's sickening and not the least bit surprising. Then they attempted to use the young Latino deputy conveniently left out of their little club and barbeques as their backup.

The sneak attack with the threat of leaving all of their findings and speculation up to public opinion during a socially conscious climate was a risk they couldn't take, and now Jerod is getting charges dropped and a settlement.

The win prompted Callie to trust Kathleen in a way that she didn't before, and it's what Tony and Rowen were telling her the whole time. Now, she gets the magic of what Kathleen does and who she is.

And we know how Callie gets about the people she cares about, so she'll defend Katheleen to the hilt. But from what?

You can watch Good Trouble online here via TV Fanatic.



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    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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