we New Amsterdam Season 3 Episode 1 Review: The New Normal ~ Naija Poets

New Amsterdam's return feels like the warm embrace of a loved one that we still can't experience, and the poignancy of that isn't lost.

The first five minutes of New Amsterdam Season 3 Episode 1, served as a meaningful tribute to all frontline workers who poured their entire selves into saving lives during the peak of the pandemic, and they were the most heartrending, exquisite moments of a stellar hour.

The series has never felt more resonant, as the characters, like the rest of us, are trying to figure out what this new normal is and where we go from here.

Many series are tackling the pandemic in several ways. Medical dramas, specifically, are touching upon and building stories around it to honor the real-life heroes they write about and portray and make sense of some of the things we discovered about the healthcare system amid the pandemic.

What separates New Amsterdam from the others is how the series has found success in a timeline that aligns with our own. Via montage form, we saw what the characters have gone through during the pandemic's peak, especially in a COVID ravaged NYC.

But we're revisiting the series now, they've rolled out the vaccines, and we're in this weird limbo space of not quite being post-pandemic but also not being in the thick of it. The masks are there, and then they aren't, depending on the scene, but it feels more authentic.

The season's tagline spouts that it's "time to heal," and we get that sense. It's like those bleary-eyed moments of hazy confusion when the fog settles, the stench of napalm still lingers, and the body is still tense with uncertainty, wondering if and when something else is happening next.

It's visceral, a deliberate cognizant choice, but it's still distinctly New Amsterdam. In that sense, so far, it's the strongest of the medical dramas keeping us grounded in reality, capturing the authenticity of this moment, and still being that familiar show we know and love that doesn't overwhelm the viewers too much.

I want everyone to know that I am committed to fixing the cracks around here, OK? The system abandoned us when we need it most, and I vow to fix the system that left us overburdened and unprotected. The system that left our most vulnerable patients behind, and hopefully, New Amsterdam can finally get back to --

Max

But who knows? It's still early.

Each of our heroes bears scars from what they've endured over the past year. And the series has done well showing that and how it affects them daily now.

All of it ranges from compelling to relatable in some aspect or another. The pandemic halted so many good things, like romance and love, and we saw that with Helen as we learned she's been dodging Cassian's calls for months.

It's not to say she doesn't like him or wants to pursue something, but she doesn't know how to right now. She was in the thick of it with her colleagues, treating patients, saving lives, and watching people die. She's spent the year experiencing that form of alienation and isolation, and it left a lasting effect.

You're incredibly upbeat for someone who's living on seeds.

Lauren [to Iggy]

She obsessively washes and cleans herself, developing some form of OCD, a learned behavior after a year of practicing such behavior with frequency in hopes of minimizing contracting the virus.

It's understandable, but her inability to touch or be touched is heartbreaking when you take the time to process it.

Her body physically recoiled at Cassian's touch before she could even think about, it which prompted her to apologize profusely. How do you react like that to a man you've shown interest in, right?

But we've conditioned ourselves to keep six feet apart or limit contact, and the body doesn't unlearn a yearlong habit overnight. Personally, it was one of the most relatable displays of the hour.

Lauren: How does no one know what happened to our patients?
Casey: Because once you pass him on, they're no longer our patients.
Lauren: Wrong! This is an emergency room, not a waiting room. I want a full report of everyone who came here today, by end of shift.

Helen doesn't know what to make of this new world; all the things she took for granted feel wrong.

The only indicator of Iggy's eating disorder during this installment was his current obsession with healthier food and all the recipes and cooking habits he picked up during quarantine. Oh, there's probably a story there, and it couldn't be a better time to delve into Iggy's issues with full-force.

Many people have struggled with weight issues, fluctuating eating habits, and other matters about health and fitness over the past year. An already relatable plot for many will likely be even more so now.

It speaks to how New Amsterdam is the perfect series to implement the pandemic and the human elements, the effects, psychologically, mentally, emotionally, and within the healthcare system with effortless ease.

Nurse: We just paged Cardio. She's not your patient anymore.
Lauren: They're all my patients.

They're in their wheelhouse here, and the pandemic with all the scars it left and the cracks it revealed aligns nicely with this series and what it has always been.

Max still has his optimistic, can-do attitude, which is more refreshing and appreciated than ever before, but it comes with a slight jadedness. You can see the wear and tear, and that feels real.

He's determined to build a better system than the one that demonstrably failed them when they needed it most. He's determined to save Kapoor, clinging to a beloved friend and colleague because they can't lose anyone else. You felt the desperation in that.

Max's despair is also rooted in the fact that the pandemic, and how ill-equipped we were to deal with it, has robbed him of the chance to see his sweet girl.

If Luna has been away from him since the beginning, he hasn't seen her beyond Face Times with crappy connections in roughly a year. Of course, this man wants to build a better system!

However, Lauren's pandemic plight touched on a unique take that you wouldn't have anticipated, and yet, is quintessentially Lauren Bloom.

Lauren peaked during the worst of the pandemic. It was a time where she felt the most useful in her life. It's the moment she was created for, in her mind, and it was hard to come back down and transition back to "normal."

During the pandemic, all hands were on deck, and there was no real distinction between scrubs, coats, and titles. They all worked as one, and if you could do something, you did it, regardless of specialties or level of expertise.

Lauren: When we were knee-deep in the pandemic, you were thanking me for taking over your patients.
Cardo surgeon: Well, thank God we aren't there anymore.

The come-down from that is giving Lauren a rough time. In a superb scene between Lauren and Casey, the two dug into why that is.

Lauren kept overstepping, driving the ED to keep updated on the dozens upon dozens of patients that crossed through those doors, even after they handed them off to others.

She nearly made things much worse when she took the initiative of cutting into a patient instead of waiting for cardio to arrive, and Lauren didn't take kindly to the reminder that she was out of her depth.

Lauren is living for the fight, and she hated how insensitive and "sociopathic" it sounded to confess that she missed the worst of the pandemic. It gave her a sense of purpose, and she lost without that.

Casey: What's going on with you today?
Lauren: I miss it.
Casey: Miss what?
Lauren: I miss the pandemic. I mean the worst of it. You know I feel like a sociopath even saying this, but when we were hit the hardest when the ED was above capacity, I felt like I spent my whole life training for a moment that finally came. I helped people. I saved them. And even when I couldn't save them, I was doing exactly what I was meant to do. My patients' hands as they died, I sang songs to them, and now, what? I'm supposed to pass them off as if they don't matter to me? They matter.
Casey: I never told anyone this, but when my deployment ended, I missed it, you know? I missed knowing what I had to do and doing it. I missed the fight. You were at war, Lauren. It's OK to miss the fight. Oh, and uh, by the way? You haven't stopped saving people. The doctors, nurses, me. You saved us, too. You're still saving us.

She grew invested in each of her patients, immersed herself in all aspects of their lives and care, and it's hard for her to give that up and go back to something resembling normal.

She couldn't have confided in a better person than Casey, who is always blunt with her, but he's also a war veteran. And we've seen the analogy; we use the language and make the comparisons.

It's war.

They all went to war against a virus; with any form of battle, it takes a toll on a person.

It's the quiet exploration of this collective trauma and grief that we have yet found the language to describe that makes scenes like that one so evocative.

And was there a hint of something else beneath the surface? Casey's specifying that Lauren saved him felt more intimate than it lets on.

Iggy did expertly touch upon trauma with his patient, Starks. Despite the pandemic address, the series presented us with emotional cases as it always does.

The near plane crash was intense, as was the hospital gearing up for incoming triage, but the subsequent hunt by the NTSP looking to hinge the faulty plane on Starks along with Iggy and Max's refusal to hand him over was New Amsterdam games.

Starks had it rough, and Iggy's little rant about how heavily stigmatized mental illness is and why people suffer because of a society that compels them to hide it was gospel truth.

Max: I need you to listen.
Iggy: It never fails to amaze me how stigmatized mental health is in this country. It's unbelievable. At New Amsterdam, we have dozens of doctors with a variety of mental health care issues and because this hospital's policy is one of understanding and respect, they manage their condition without it ever affecting their work. It seems simple, but everywhere else in the world it's some flaw, it's a deficiency, it's a detriment, it's their fault somehow. No wonder people are hiding it from their employers! Which compounds their shame, increases the public distrust, and contributes to inadequate medical intervention. It's so simple! I'm tired of it, Max. I want to bring mental healthcare out into the open. No more shame. No more hiding. I'm sorry, what do you need?
Max: We need to ... hide your patient.

Starks was an exceptional pilot, and he kept up with his routine and took care of himself, but it didn't keep him from fearing the worst -- that he had a manic episode somehow, and maybe he nosedived the plane in some attempt to kill himself.

It's a wonder his first moments with Iggy he was catatonic. But Iggy was able to talk him through everything, and he had an unwavering faith in Starks and his abilities.

The revelation that the words uttered by his co-pilot were to inform everyone that Starks was a hero who saved them was such a relief. They came in the nick of time, too.

No other hospital would be willing to give Starks the benefit of the doubt or take the time to figure out what was happening to spare him from criminal charges. Max and the others always prioritize their patients above all else and go above and beyond.

My 15-year-old son has access to more drugs than I do.

Bill

We saw it again when it came to Max's dogged attempt to obtain propofol at the hospital so Kapoor and others could get off of the ventilator.

It's sickening to see the gross shortages that all the hospitals are facing. Each hospital is allotted the same amount of supplies instead of receiving what they most demand.

Max's inadvertent creation of a sort of medical tree where each of them barters with their supplies, so everyone gets what they need, was pure brilliance.

Ideally, if hospitals aren't doing that already, then they should be to the benefit of all of their patients. I loved the reminder of how well-intended and pure-hearted Maxi is.

He kept going along, connecting everyone with the person they needed even when it didn't appear to be to his benefit.

And Kapoor is off of the ventilator, but he's not out of the woods yet. They were all so thrilled to see him awake, but his doctor shared some troubling news.

The COVID severely damaged Kapoor's heart, and he needs the best cardio-surgeon. Enter Floyd. Didn't it make you smile a bit when Floyd answered Max's call and recited Max's signature inquiry?

Max is relentless in trying to make everything better and help others, and his quiet moment on the rooftop says it all.

How can I help?

Floyd [answering Max's phone call]

Max wants to make a better world for his daughter, Helen, and everyone. If the pandemic hasn't done anything, it's exposed how deeply cracked this healthcare system is.

It's something that Max has known and discussed for as long as he can remember, but it's far worse than he could've ever imagined.

He's concluded that this isn't a system that he can fix. Ideally, it's something that needs to be dismantled and rebuilt into something stronger and better.

Of course, after a long day, he and Helen escaped to the rooftop for a moment of peace, reflection, and vulnerability. It's hard not to cherish those moments between them and the bond that they have.

Helen: How's our Ms. Luna?
Max: I wouldn't know, she's still frolicking in suburban splendor with Georgia's parents.
Helen: How often do you get to see her?
Max: Not enough. I miss her. I miss her like crazy.
Helen: I know.
Max: It's just not safe enough to bring her home.
Helen: Nothing's safe anymore though,is it? Everything that was normal, friends, restaurants, intimacy, they all seem so strange, you know? They feel wrong. I used to be scared of the virus, but now I am scared of normal.
Max: Normal. I kept thinking, once everything gets back to normal, I can finally fix this hospital. That I could fix it, but I don't want to fix this hospital anymore if we could go back to normal. I don't want to fix the system. I want to tear it down.I want to tear it all down and build something better. Something better or my daughter, something better for you, something better for all of us. I mean otherwise what the hell was this all for?

We get some of the best, most authentic, and rawest moments from both characters when they share time like this. They strip away everything else, and it's just them, trying to make sense of this world that they're in and how they feel about it all.

Their moments of intimacy are always a highlight of the series. One of the beautiful things about Max's admission, aside from the fact that he considers Helen as one of the reasons he wants and needs a better system and world, is that he trusts that she'll be right by his side to help him dismantle it himself.

Over to you, 'Dam Fanatics. What are your thoughts on this premiere? Did the COVID coverage move you beyond words? What do you think of Max's new goal? What was your favorite moment of the hour?

Hit the Show Comments tab below, and let's discuss everything.

Don't forget to check out our exclusive interview with executive producers David Schulner and Peter Horton.

You can watch New Amsterdam online here via TV Fanatic. 



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  1. In table tennis, deuce is when both players score

  2. A. 2-5
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  4. A. Davis Cup
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    C. physically

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  10. A. table
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  2. A. 5/6
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  4. A. 240
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  10. A. 21cm
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  12. A. 9
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  14. A. 4
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  2. A. 1.44 x 10-7 N
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  3. A wire 1.0m long and with cross-sectional area 2.0 x 10-7 m2 has a resistance of 0.1Ω. Calculate the electrical conductivity of the wire.

  4. A. 5.0 x 107 Ω-1 m-1
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  5. A voltmeter is a device that

  6. A. Draws high current
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  7. Which of the following actions will not increase the sensitivity of a moving coil galvanometer

  8. A. Using a week hair spring
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    C. Using a light pointer

  9. Fleming’s right hand rule is also called the

  10. A. Thumb rule
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  11. A radioactive element has a decay constant of 0.077s-1. Calculate its half-life

  12. A. 0.5s
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  13. Control in nuclear reactors is effected with boron rods because the rods have the ability to

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  15. Nuclear fission is preferred to nuclear fusion in the generation of energy because

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  18. A. Short sight
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General Literature Questions

This aims to test how well you've learned your literature and literary devices.
  1. A question asked in a poem or drama which does not demand an answer before it makes an impact is

  2. Paradoxical question
    Heeding question
    Rhetorical question

  3. This question is intentionally left blank.

  4. Paradox
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  5. A deliberately negative understatement in expressing the opposite of the meaning is

  6. Litotes
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  7. Lines of regular recurrence in a poem constites

  8. theme
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  10. Epic
    Ode
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  12. Flashback
    Symbolism
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  13. The paragraph in a prose can be compared to ________ in poetry

  14. Line
    Stanza
    Couplet

  15. Literary works are classified into ________

  16. Cantos
    Genres
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  17. A couplet is formed by

  18. Five lines of poetry
    Two lines of poetry
    Two rhymed lines of poetry

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  22. At a birthday
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  24. Proverb
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  26. Legend
    Parable
    Myth

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  28. Poetic device
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    Poetic licence

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  30. Epitaph
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  3. We intend to make the reception a (diurnal) event

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    the termination of its life

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  17. The last link in distribution is the

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    cashed over the counter
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    paying all the debts

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    can be negotiated for cash by any holder

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  2. low price elasticity of demand
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    Commercial banks
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  8. Subsidized
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    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

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

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

  18. Stable
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    Zero

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  20. Common market
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  24. Quick and easy decision-making
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  25. Which of the following controls a limited liability company

  26. The managing director
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  28. Decision-making is quick
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  30. Mineral resources
    Artificial resources
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  36. Lowered but more employment opportunities are created
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  42. Better storage facilities could be provided
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  4. The legislature is always unicameral
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  5. The process by which people vote to elect their representatives is called

  6. Electoral system
    Plebiscite
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  8. Implementing executive decisions
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    Checking the executive power

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  11. One form of delegated legislation is

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

  14. Confederal
    Parliamentary
    Unitary

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  16. It encourages the emergence of dictators
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  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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