we Kristoffer Polaha on Mystery 101, Wonder Woman: 1984, Moments Like This: "It's Been a Year!" ~ Naija Poets

The last time we had the pleasure to speak with Kristoffer Polaha about his work was in December of 2019.

The world has changed a lot since then, but Kris, like many other creatives like him, embraced the change, jumping into new ventures in addition to spending quality time with his family.

As it turns out, 2020 was a very good year for Kris. Just last week, the latest installment of Mystery 101 aired on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and on March 9, the romance novel he co-wrote was released to great acclaim.

"I was Jude's, my little guy's third-grade teacher, and then Julianne took over for the fall semester for his fourth-grade year. And over the summer, I worked, and I had this very interesting year where there were a lot of blessings.

"There were a lot of things that went well in the face of a lot of things that were going badly for the world, you know?"

With all of his creative energy simmering, a chance encounter with Anna Gomez, a successful author under the pen name Christine Brea, led to a collaboration on a contemporary romance novel.

Kris says Moments Like This (From Kona with Love) was written with the Hallmark audience in mind. It's fun, flirty, and respectful, which isn't always easy to find in women's literature.

"I think that's the most surprising thing about what we were able to pull off. We wanted to write a book that wasn't going to offend my aunt in Tennessee, but that was still going to be exciting for women who are used to reading romance novels, and what we were trying to do was, hopefully, encourage the women's husbands or if they had a friend and they're like, 'You should read it.'

"We just wanted to write a really good book, so we started with a very basic formula, and then, as we were writing, we just kept telling the story, and it kept getting a little deeper, and it kept getting a little more nuance till we remembered we had to bring the romance.

"It was just this living organism. And, again, because of the pandemic and because there was nothing but time," Kris says of working writing into his schedule as an actor.

Actors and others traveling for movie and television productions face a grueling 15-day quarantine upon arrival. That solitary time without interruption could make you go mad, but it can also be used to great benefit.

"I did not see another human being for 15 days, which also means, I had an enormous amount of time. In a fever pitch, almost like a fever dream, my co-author, Anna Gomez and I, hammered out 55,000 words in 15 days. It was 46 chapters, and I think we wrote more than half of that in those 15 days, to the point where we finished the book."

Currently working on the second book in their From Kona with Love series, Kris says that he's never had as much artistic control over a project, which can be elusive as an actor.

"If I wanted Warren to go rock swimming or running with rocks, I just write the chapter, and there he goes. All of a sudden, you're not having to deal with a network or studio saying, 'Eh, we don't know. That didn't test well. We're going to go the other way. We're going to do this and that.'

"So, all of a sudden, it was like, no, this is what these two people are doing, and the only person that I had to bounce anything off of was Anna."

Kris and Anna connected right out of the gate with a comfort level that allowed their collaboration to soar on many levels. "It's funny because Anna and I were strangers when we started the process," he says of their origin story, which is taking on a life of its own after the celebration of their work across the globe.

Kris was looking for intellectual property to create under his new production company, Podunk Productions, when his neighbor, Javier, mentioned that his friend had written six romance novels she'd love to turn into movies. That was music to Kris' ears. "I said I'd love to take a look at them.

"Rosewind was an imprint through Vesuvian Media, which was just basically going to do family-friendly romance geared toward the Hallmark audience. I think that was their mission statement," Kris said of the women behind the imprint and company.

"The women at Vesuvian created this arm, Rosewind. And they were like, 'Well, let's make books for people who don't want smut and who don't want to be scandalized, but who really want to feel those feelings of romance and excitement and tenderness and love, without all the other stuff.'

"It just really was kismet. It was really perfect timing." Kris and Anna met through a Zoom call (they've yet to meet in person), and expecting to discuss adapting her work to screen, Kris was instead surprised when Anna asked if he'd like to co-author a book with her.

Kris hesitated initially, concerned that Anna might be making an offer without thinking it through. "And she's like, 'I thought about it. I've thought about it. As we were talking, I've thought about it." She's like, "I have a really good feeling. I trust my gut instinct, and my gut instinct is saying you, and I should do this together.

That was all the push that Kris needed. They decided to discuss the notion with their spouses and consider the collaboration financially over the weekend, while Kris dove into Anna's book, In This Life.

"It was really beautiful. I got it. I was like, 'I get her. I could write with her.' And I looked up her other books and had a sense of who she was and, then, on Monday, we both ended up wearing the exact same shirt."

By the end of their call that began with matching French-sailor, Pablo-Picasso, horizontal navy and white striped shirts, they knew they'd begin their collaboration in earnest.

"She's such a generous co-creator," Kris says of his co-author and friend as he bounced ideas off of her during their process. "She was like, 'Yes, and what about this chapter?' I think we both made a decision just to agree to accept what the other person wrote, even if, at first, it was like, 'I don't really get that. What is that?'

"I think we both just made the decision... like, I can't control the questions you're going to ask, so this interview is going to go in the direction that you and I both organically allow it to go.

"And the same thing with that book, I can't control what Anna was going to write, and so, when she would write something, it would really surprise me, and I would respond to that organically, and I would write another chapter.

"And then I would send my chapter back to her, and she'd be like, 'Oh my gosh.' And then she would write a chapter. It was a really fun back and forth."

All of it was over Zoom during his 15-day quarantine. "Like I said, I was in the UK; she was in Chicago, so we had this crazy time difference. We were trying to find all those moments throughout the course of the week where we could connect and do little spitball and story point ideas and get back on the same page.

"Then, for a week, we'd write, and then we'd get back together on a Friday, and we'd post our chapters and talk about everything, and then we'd go off and write."

If you've read Moments Like This, then none of this is surprising. But if you haven't, then let their collaboration be your guide to a romance novel that finds two adults who allow a budding relationship to grow organically without the push and pull that often plagues similar stories.

As we chitchatted over the importance of any two people in a relationship being open to new adventures and growing together through those shared experiences, Kris revealed that when he and Anna began collaborating, she had already picked the title and didn't want to vary from her decision.

And while someone else might have pushed their views onto their partner, Kris leaned into the idea instead, helping to shape the vision of the first book and its two followups.

"We were sitting there talking, and then, all of a sudden, I said, 'Well, the one thing I can offer you is, why doesn't Warren take Andie on these little moments?' And so, Anna came up with this idea that they were in the water.

"So that's where I got the idea from, was her chapter where they were in the water, and these dolphins came up, and it was a special moment. And when I read that, I was like, 'You know what? That's what he's going to do. He's going to take her, and they're going to have these special moments together.'

"And what the book became about, but organically, was really just living in the moment, and how present can you be? I think all of us deal with that.

"We have regret, and we have shame, and we have guilt, maybe, from our past, or we have all those things that we carry with us from the things that have been done to us or the things that we've done or the things that we've gone through. And then we also have all of the expectations and the hope and the fear or promise of the future, and what that can bring to each of us is different.

"Some of us carry amazing victories from the past, and we have bright, bright hopes for the future. Some of us carry so many scars and wounds from the past, and we have so much dread for the future.

"But both of those things, whichever they are, oftentimes eclipse the present moment and where we're at right now. Because there's no day like today to do the thing that you want to do or be the person you want to be, you know what I mean?"

"It became special with Moments Like This because they made a deal; they were going to cut off their past, and they weren't going to talk about who they used to be, and they weren't going to worry about making plans for the future. They were just going to live in the moment.

That's the takeaway from reading Moments Like This. Whether rekindling a romance or taking advantage of your life, right now, you can use moments that spark joy within your life to do it.

"You can. You can draw from the things that you've done, and you can share that with a partner. Or you can just breathe and be in the moment and say, 'who are you today? And this is where I am today, and let's go to the grocery store together.' You know? And just start being in the moment."

If you've read anything about how Kris works with his costar in the Mystery 101 series, Jill Wagner, then you know their working relationship and the resulting on-screen of their characters, Amy and Travis, follows a similar trajectory.

Hallmark Networks are known for their chaste and respectful romances, but Kris and Jill weren't interested in the will-they/won't-they aspect. Instead, they fought for an adult, organically growing interest in each other between two adults, and it is unfolding beautifully across the Mystery 101 installments to date.

In the most recent outing, Killer Timing, Jill met Travis' ex-wife, Kate, played by Erin Cahill. Kris hadn't seen it yet when we talked, so he was thrilled to learn the dynamic between Amy, Travis, and Kate played so well on screen.

"It's one of those things," Kris says of the Mystery 101 success story so far. "It's like artists are dependent on word of mouth, and so when you see a book in a bookstore, you think, well, that thing is real, that exists.

"But people have to buy it. That's the point. You have to buy the book and tell your friends about the book; you have to buy a book for them. And the same thing with movies. Even though it's on TV, you got to turn out and watch it.

"I love the old way of watching television where you watched it when it came out; you watched it when it was live, commercials and all, and then you could talk about it with each other after the fact and not spoil anything for people.

"I think the idea of recording it and watching it later could spoil it for you but, it's the same thing. You've got to watch it, and you got to talk about it, and you got to share it."

That's not something Kris has to worry about too much with the Hallmark audience. "They are engaged, and they're fervent, and they love what they love, and they're not afraid to talk about it and share it and tweet about it."

The Hallmark audience is why Kris believes he has a book deal. "It's the people who've grown to love me in these movies. They were willing to go on this journey with me, and it's just been an amazing blessing for me. I can't describe it. Nothing but gratitude and awe, really, for the whole process."

Kris laughed, "I don't want to give my secret away, but when I play these roles, I remember the first one I did with Meghan Markle, I remember reading the script, and they are very much the women's movie.

"The women are the lead in these films, and if you're a guy signing up for a Hallmark film, you cannot make any mistake about that. There are no bones to pick about, like, 'Hey, isn't this my scene? Why am I...' It ain't your movie.

"You have a choice; you can have an issue with that, or you can roll with that."

Kris recalls filming Dater's Handbook with Megan, walking to her trailer door and introducing himself. "I said, 'I'm here, like 100 percent, I am here for you. I'm here to support you. I'm here to make you feel like you're number one because that's what you are on this movie, and that's what's going to be.'

Despite knowing that women drive the Hallmark platform, he's also aware of the room he gets to play with, thanks to his respected role within the Hallmark family. "While [Mystery 101 is] Jill's movie, it's also very much Travis's movie, and it's very much his world, and so I do get a little more, 'oh, it is about me.'

"But, I think having said that, I still tend to allow that old philosophy of I'm going to make sure that Jill's character is taken care of, and so what that's manifested itself. Before it was an actual relationship and love between those two characters, Travis just wanted to make sure that she was safe, and he wanted to protect her, and he wanted to make sure that she wasn't in harm's way."

If you've begun connecting the dots between his work as an actor and as an author, then you're on the right page. The descriptions in the book leap off the page, and it's easy to imagine how well they'd translate to screen. In this case, the big screen, as three pictures spanning the five-book series.

Not so fast, Kris reminds me, as the books have to sell first. But with the warm reception he's been receiving the world over by fans eager to see what he does next, it doesn't seem like such a tall order, after all.

With filming locations around the Hawaiian islands on tap, it would be a large budget, but they're not letting little things like studios and budget stop their planning. He and Anna have mapped out the full five-book series as well as how their screen adaptation would unfold.

As for how the story will continue after Moments Like This, Kris said, "We both were charmed by a few characters, and we said, 'What if we explore them in book two?' And, 'What if we explore them in book three?' And then I was struck with a really beautiful idea for book five, which I haven't shared with Annie yet, which I'm going to pitch to her soon because I think it's a beautiful conclusion.

"We know what book five is, but this other B storyline, this other idea too, to come in and to really just wrap up this family saga."

Kris has another writing collaboration in the works, too, with an artist who is illustrating a children's book that he authored.

"It's called, How Are You Loved? And I had the whole vision one night because of the pandemic. The whole book just showed up in my head, and I shot out 900 words, and now I have this artist, and she's working on these beautiful illustrations.

"We're going to have a book about what does good, healthy love look like, How Are You Loved? And it talks about all sorts of different love, like how them being loved with patience and kindness matters, and all of those things."

Kris has also added directing to his lengthy resume. Working with a dear friend named Barry Weiss and the daughter of a teacher at his former high school, Sylvie Maris, Kris offered to give her a leg up in the entertainment industry with a short reel she could use by way of introduction.

Instead, he discovered a true talent, and they worked together to create a short film that will make the rounds of the festival circuits.

Kris had an idea about a girl whose suicide is interrupted by an unexpected knock at the door and how one moment can change your life, but Sylvie thought it might be too deep for her to tackle.

In response, Sylvie came up with a story about a beautiful relationship between an uncle and his niece. "His niece has lost her parents; we don't know if they're around or if they're gone. We don't know her backstory, but we know that she's not doing well.

"So, she incorporated the depression and the tendencies and all those things that come with it, and weirdly, we filmed it for one weekend in 2018, we did another weekend in 2019 and then, of course, the pandemic hit, which is when Barry enters the picture, and he cobbled together, now it's a completed short, and it's beautiful."

The timing could be better. "With the pandemic and how awful the suicide rate has gotten and how desperate; there are so many young people, and they need to know that their life is precious and that they are a work of art and the people in those kid's lives need to know that you've got to pour it into a kid. You got to treat somebody like they're your masterpiece in order for them to bear the fruit of a masterpiece."

His work on the big screen continues, as well. When we last talked, his role in Wonder Woman: 1984 was top secret; now we know that his character was the catalyst for Steve Trevor's return.

"It was awesome. And I had no idea. I didn't know to expect the reaction that the world gave my character. People were totally stoked for me. They were like, 'That's an amazing role, man, that's awesome to be in that movie that way.'

"And then there were people who were just totally shocked, and they were like, 'What happened to your character? Where does he go?'

"It was funny, because I was sitting there at home on Christmas day and, obviously the movie was released on the 25th, and that night, there was an article in Vulture magazine, and my buddy from London called, and he's like, 'Dude.' He's like, 'It's, it's, it's on. Your character is like the guy that people are talking about you.' So, it was interesting."

Will his participation in another movie event garner the same reaction? We don't know, but he's onboard Jurassic World: Dominion, which spans the franchise's history.

That was the film that offered him the 15-day quarantine during which he co-authored a novel in his ample spare time.

"That's what I was filming in 2020. We started in February, and then the pandemic hit, and everything goes frozen. Colin Trevorrow, the director of Jurassic World: Dominion, figured out a way to convince Universal that he could safely film during a pandemic if he treated the cast like a family."

Trevorrow thought if people could stay together while social distancing at home, then why couldn't they do it with the Jurassic World: Dominion cast?

We all went to this hotel called The Langley, in Iver, outside of London and just all lived in this giant hotel together, as a family, and worked from June all the way through October and made what I think is going to be a really, really, really fun movie for people.

It will be in the theaters, and people are going to want to be back in the theaters by 2022, so, hopefully, it's a big deal. But it's going to be everybody, from the Jurassic Park stuff all the way to Jurassic World."

And if none of this is enough for you to get your Kristoffer Polaha fix, he has no intention of letting you down. If his work leans toward organic and natural relationships, his time away from work extends a hand to fans who just want to talk and be heard.

With age comes (hopefully) wisdom, and with the pandemic, Kris decided to use his time more wisely than ever. From his family to his business, he's making every moment count.

But even with everything he's got on his plate -- and he admits that he works as hard as he does and from every angle to support his family, always hoping that the next move might be the breakthrough that allows him to slow down a little bit and live comfortably -- Kris has found a way to share something special with fans.

Every Sunday night, Kris takes to Instagram for the Polaha Chautauqua, an online, live show that he uses to talk with others about all kinds of things. "What it means to be alive, really. Or what it means to be alive and living the very best way that we can, and what does that look like, and how do we define that?

"What's interesting is that it really comes down to being in community with each other and loving each other. Like really, genuinely loving each other, and that then means that you have each other's best interests in mind first, and what does that mean?

"Well, it means you have to have patience with each other, it means you have self-control with yourself, it means you have to have kindness and goodness and a sense of joy, which is then added to you like a positivity.

"So, all of a sudden, this amazing conversation started, with my fans, who, I mean I just literally punched live one day, and 80 people showed up, and now, about 180 show up every Sunday, and we just talk, and I bring them onto the show with me."

Respect is paramount again, as he brings people onto the show with him live, and they speak and then offer time to the next person. Nobody takes the show hostage or tries to usurp time from others hoping to join in the conversation.

"It's just this really wonderful, safe place where all are welcome, and it's because, I think, people are... we are talking about that very thing where the beginning of wisdom is the acknowledgment that we have a finite amount of time on this planet and how do we use it in the very best way that we can? And that's what that conversation's been about."

At one point in the conversation, Kris says, "So yeah. It's been a year."

And although I could share even more from this man who is making special moments his signature, we'll stop here. That way, you can seek out his work on screen, on paper, and online to discover for yourself what makes Kristoffer Polaha worthy of your support and admiration.

Moments Like This: From Kona With Love is on sale at major retailers everywhere, Mystery 101: Killer Timing is reairing tonight on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries at 10/9c, Wonder Woman: 1984 is available on HBO Max and VOD, and you can catch Kris Sunday nights on Instagram with Polaha Chautauqua.



source https://www.tvfanatic.com/2021/03/kristoffer-polaha-on-mystery-101-wonder-woman-1984-moments-like/

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    Blending
    Synthesis

  9. Commerce is defined as the study of how

  10. man utilizes the resources in his physical environment
    Raw materials are changed into finished goods
    man produces, distributes and consumes his goods and services

  11. The type of activity which turns processed raw materials to consumer and industrial goods is

  12. Extraction
    Processing
    Manufacturing

  13. Which of these take place when firms producing at different stages in the same industry combine

  14. Cartel
    Conglomeration
    Vertical integration

  15. Tne of the main aims of the ECOWAS is to

  16. foster interchange of goods and services among member
    have one currency
    have common political system

  17. The last link in distribution is the

  18. consumer
    Retailer,
    Wholesaler

  19. When a cheque has special crossing it should be

  20. Paid into a named account
    cashed over the counter
    Paid to the drawee

  21. Which of the following towns was important to the trans-saharan traders

  22. enugu
    Owerri
    Kano

  23. The body controlling the installation an maintenance of phone in Nigeria is

  24. NICON
    NITEL
    NIPOST

  25. Retail outlets which sells from specialized vans are

  26. Mobile shop
    Minimart
    multiple shop

  27. A holding company assumes the control of it subsidiary through

  28. majority shareholding
    becoming the principal custom
    paying all the debts

  29. A cheque made payable to bearer

  30. can only be paid into an account
    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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