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Eddie's truth is out, and now, we'll have to tune in to see how he and his family and friends pick up the pieces.

Eddie's addiction storyline came to a climax during A Million Little Things Season 3 Episode 8. However, the hour also served as some perfectly timed and much-needed commentary about racism.

It specifically focused on the Anti-Asian sentiment that has increased ten-fold in the wake of the pandemic.

Knowing that series like A Million Little Things, New Amsterdam, and many others had already planned to touch on this bigotry well before #StopAAPIHate and #HateIsAVirus campaigns hit mainstream media is a comfort.

It means that this wouldn't go unacknowledged or swept under the rug, even if it wasn't part of the discussion in society until the murders in Atlanta. These stories aligning with reality and recent events make them powerful upon witnessing them unfold with beloved characters.

Katherine: I know our parents did their best, but I have to do better. I don't want Theo to have to pay the same price.
Alan: Well then maybe it's doing what our parents never did. Talk to him about it.

A Million Little Things has touched on race often with Rome, in particular, and Regina. It was overdue for the series to address issues from Katherine and Theo's perspective as Asian-Americans.

Aside from some throwaway lines and an interpretation of Katherine's breakdown carrying racial and cultural undertones without an overt address, the series mostly managed to move around them.

Theo volleys between being a young and an old ten-year-old, and Katherine and Eddie are notoriously overprotective of him. It's not the least bit surprising that Katherine has tried to shield Theo from racism for as long as she possibly could.

As a result, Theo didn't pick up on his classmate's microaggression about why only Theo needed to wear a mask during their remote school sessions. And he likely didn't recognize why Eddie took a hockey stick to their asshole neighbor's car after the man yelling at him and referenced the "China Flu."

It's a topic to broach, and it does make you wonder what type of conversations Eddie and Katherine had while dating and when they found out they were pregnant. There are unavoidable conversations that naturally happen when you're in an interracial or intercultural relationship.

And particular conversations are imperative when you bring kids into the world. It's an aspect of Katherine and Eddie's relationship that has largely gone unaddressed beyond mentions of the language barrier between Eddie and her mother and the offhand jokes about how Eddie can't handle spicy foods.

Some of Eddie and Katherine's behavior leads one to assume that they didn't delve into the nitty-gritty of that aspect of their lives often. Katherine instantly knew what happened with Theo, but Eddie didn't think about it when he asked her if she was sure that's what it was.

Eddie: Doesn't Connor know that you can't get someone sick over the internet?
Katherine: Of course he knows, Eddie. He said it because he's Asian.
Eddie: Are you sure?
Katherine: Yeah, I'm sure. He probably heard it at home.
Eddie: Then I'm calling the school.
Katherine: No. All it will do is single Theo out, probably make him even more of a target.

He meant well, of course, but Katherine has been an Asian-American woman for her entire life, so it's safe to say she's more knowledgable about discerning these things than an aloof Eddie.

Even their methods for handling the situation varied. Eddie wanted to contact the school, and Katherine didn't want to put a bigger target on Theo to protect him.

It translated over to Eddie, who was also fueled by his pill-popping, resorting to a violent display after their neighbor said something racist. The neighbor was a total dick for what he said. It was enraging to hear him callously sling that bullcrap phrase at a child.

And as per the case with bigotry's absurdity, I found myself bitterly laughing at this man's anti-Asian sentiment while driving a freaking Nissan. Sure, it was satisfying and cathartic in a way that Eddie raged out.

However, it's also a luxury that only a White Eddie has. It's been at least a couple of hours since the incident happened, and for anyone else, the police would've been at the scene minutes later. Eddie would've been in cuffs and thrown into the back of a police car, and there'd be a host of other issues from there.

It's not a surprise if Eddie doesn't face any immediate consequences from that incident as the series rolls into addressing his relapse. It can go either with the series. We've segued into all of this addiction business and have seemingly abandoned the "who hit Eddie?" narrative.

So yeah, it's a stark contrast from when Rome was arrested and thrown into the back of a cop car during A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 12.

Seeing my dad that angry was scary, and I never understood why he reacted that way until I got older and asked him about it, and that's when he told me. The system treats people like us differently, and once you're in the system, it's really hard to get out, so I did what I had to do to keep you out, son. What I'm trying to say is my dad did that to protect me from something that I didn't understand yet. Sometimes our parents do things we don't understand because they love us. So when you're ready, you should talk to your dad. Tell him how you feel.

Rome

It's also why Rome was the perfect person to speak to a young Theo who was too afraid of what he witnessed his father doing to talk to him. The Uncle Rome moments are underrated, and we don't get them nearly as much as Uncle Gary, so when we do, they're such a treat.

And that's when you appreciate this group of individuals who serve as a family to one another. Eddie is a good dad, but there are some conversations that he can't have with Theo with such depth. But Theo's Black uncle, while not Asian-American, is a minority with experience.

Rome could talk to Theo about how it feels to be on the receiving end of racism and how these are things that Theo can and will face in his life. Katherine can speak to matters an Asian-American. Meanwhile, Rome's experience converges with that as a fellow man of color and how to navigate that specific journey.

Rome's story about his father was heartbreaking. Romany Malco is always pure perfection when he gets these emotional types of scenes; this one was special since it had him playing against Tristan Byon, and this a pairing that I would love to see more of in the future.

Gina: Babe, the Vicodin from my wrist surgery is missing. I keep thinking about the pill I found on the floor and how I didn't say anything, how I almost lost you, so I need to know do you have them?
Rome: No, I promise you, I'm OK. I'm not in that place anymore.
Gina: OK but if you didn't take them, who did?

Rome's father refused to allow the police to keep his son handcuffed after a fight another child instigated, and he went to jail for him.

His father is right; as a Black man especially, it would've been impossible for Rome to overcome once immersed in the criminal justice system. It again added another layer to Rome's conversation with Gary in the back of that police car.

Rome was able to connect to Theo, but he also explained Eddie's position as a father. He respected Theo's need for time to process, giving him space while also encouraging him to speak to his father when he's ready. Rome is the best!

Katherine confided in and commiserated with Alan, and there is an intimacy blossoming between those two.

Alan: When I think back to when I was Theo's age, the number of Kung Fu Jackie Chan jokes I heard, my own classmates mimicking my parents' accents behind their back, I may not have known exactly what it was then, but it still hurt.
Katherine: Did you ever talk to your parents about this stuff.
Alan: No. They risked so much moving their lives here just so I could have a good education, just for me to come home and complain about a couple of jokes? I couldn't bother them with that. Those weren't real problems. I can still hear my dad's words, don't cause trouble, just fit in.
Katherine: Don't cause trouble. Work hard. Be successful. You know, Model Minority.

Somehow, they managed to drop in this random character and make him engaging. He and Katherine's scenes are a delight, and the chemistry is there, and it's risky. They haven't crossed any lines yet, but you can tell Katherine is cognizant of the possibility. She stopped herself from offering him leftovers.

Did you catch that subtle moment when Alan opened his computer and covered the family photo? You have to love those touches. 

They like spending time with one another, and he serves as a great confidant and friend since she essentially lost Darcy to Gary. It opened the door for her to have conversations like that of being a Model Minority, and she wouldn't have had those types of talks with Darcy.

It was great to have a scene where Katherine and Alan opened up about their lives and what it was like growing up and for their families.

Alan's classmates subjected him to some racist jokes and treatment, but he didn't feel right coming home and telling the parents who worked their asses off to ensure he got a better life and an opportunity to live the American Dream that kids were mean to him.

And you can understand that. It's nothing trivial about what Alan had to deal with, but in comparison to the sacrifices his parents made, he felt that dealing with is the least he could do.

And Katherine could relate. She and her parents didn't talk about those types of things either. Instead, their parents instilled in them that they work hard and keep their hands down; essentially, you don't give anyone a reason to otherize you.

The harmfulness of the Model Minority Myth on full display, putting the onus on the recipients of racism to not give people a reason to be racist. It was a simple conversation, and they didn't get into as much depth as you'd expect, but it did inspire Katherine to do something that embraced their culture.

She got everything together to teach Theo how to make dumplings, and she was so excited about this chance to share their culture. After a day when Theo faced shunning because of his heritage, it's the best time to celebrate it.

All of that went to hell when, after a day of coming to grips with the fact that his addiction was ruling his life, Eddie admitted the truth to Katherine.

Eddie and Delilah are the absolute worst at nearly effing up the Howards' marriage. Delilah damn near wanted Gina to lie to Rome about a pregnancy test that Delilah left in their bathroom, and Eddie had Gina worried that Rome was in a suicidal place again.

Sorry, I stole Gina's pills. I screwed everything up. I need help.

Eddie

Initially, Gina's assumption hurt Rome. But after realizing that Eddie had lied to all of them, including Katherine, for months, he recognized the importance of someone checking in out of care and concern.

Eddie's defensiveness put Rome and Gary onto him, and they wasted no time talking things over with each other to figure out their next steps.

They sped through the revelation quickly after spending a large portion of the season dragging out Eddie's secret relapse. After Eddie's car incident and the realization that he scared Theo, he was willing to confess everything to the guys once they arrived.

Most of it was explained offscreen, and Rome went to talk to Theo before he had any significant reaction. Eddie's confession was probably meant to clean it up a bit after he reached new lows in his lying.

Eddie: I was just trying to be the husband and father that I ... dude, what the hell are you doing?
Gary: What the hell are you doing? You've been taking pills for two months and I'm just now hearing about it? The night we buried Jon, we agreed that we would talk. We agreed that we would tell each other everything, even the hard stuff, and I'm only hearing about this because you stole Gina's Vicodin? It's not like you couldn't get me on the phone, Ed. I was ten feet away. All you had to do was say something, anything, instead, you lied.
Gary: I couldn't tell you. I couldn't tell anyone cause doing that would mean losing.

Gary delivered with a frustrated reaction, and he didn't pull any punches calling Eddie out on his deceit and failure to reach out for help. It was a satisfying enough scene, and it was the right amount of tough love and "take no bullshit."

But then it fizzled out as Eddie gave some lip service about how hard it was and him trying to be a good husband and dad, and his excuses fell flat.

Eddie has an illness; addiction is a sickness, and he wasn't wrong about his physical pain that fueled this, but there's no way they allow Eddie to sink this low without reaching out for help and then kumbaya through it.

Eddie's reasoning for not telling a soul about his relapse when they would've been sympathetic and helped him early on does not have the desired effect of making him sympathetic here. He had too many chances to have genuine conflict over all of this.

Rome: Hey, listen. When you were over here did you happen to see Gina's Vicodin?
Eddie: Uh, no.
Rome: It's weird. It was right next to the arnica and now it's gone.
Eddie: And you think I took it?
Rome: Did you?
Eddie: Dude this is ridiculous! I'm sitting here in a wheelchair rubbing freaking arnica on my back and my best friend is accusing me of stealing his wife's ills! I don't even take pills, Rome, you know why? Because I'm an alcoholic, which you should know since you helped me get sober, what was that, 11 years ago!

He jumped headfirst into the deceit, manipulation, and gaslighting, and it loses some luster that he knew Rome was onto him before he caved and told the truth.

Now, he has to tell Katherine, and she would and should have sympathy for Eddie at the beginning of this. However, her anger and any negative repercussions on their marriage are justifiable because of the deceit now.

It's not that he was struggling and need help; it's that he didn't confide in her and lied through his teeth for months, and he did it effortlessly without considering an alternative. How do you get past all of that?

If this arc has everyone waving a hand past the extent of what Eddie did in favor of holding his hand through rehab, then it'll feel like a cop-out.

Eddie: Katherine?
Katherine: How was your day? What is it?
Eddie: Dakota didn't steal my pills. I've been taking them, and now I can't stop.

Darcy's PTSD arc is one that always brews with potential, but now that it seems she's going to a retreat for help, I don't know what to make of it. In hindsight, the problem with Darcy's mental illness arc is that it's still about how it affects Gary and their relationship.

It's not like we follow Darcy to those therapy sessions, or we've seen firsthand how she's working through any of it. All of the hard work of exploring her PTSD is taking place offscreen. It's the downside of giving a storyline like this to a secondary character.

It's only relevant to one of the main characters, so Darcy's arc feels reductive and underdeveloped because of her status.

You have a past and I have a past and when I told you about mine last night you were still here in the morning. It's time to start focusing on the future.

Darcy

Instead, we get more focus on how Maggie's presence affects Gary and Darcy's relationship. Fortunately, it seems they're pulling back on the Jealous Darcy, Maggie-obsessed Gary, and Interloper Maggie narrative. However, it often feels as if that changes with the weather, and it's enough to give you whiplash.

For now, Darcy listened to the podcast, and she, as a divorcee with a child, knows what it's like to have remnants of a meaningful relationship, so she didn't judge Gary or assume he was still in love with Maggie because of a ring.

It didn't put a wedge between them, and they seem to be a good place. The same goes for Maggie and Jamie, who have resumed their friends with benefits arrangement.

They're both deluding themselves into thinking that they aren't an actual couple now. But Jamie inserting himself into other people's business as a running gag has gotten old.

We're still friends even if our benefits ran out.

Jamie

It was downright awkward that he tried to explain things on Maggie's behalf to Gary while in his underwear on Gary's home. And by the time he came rushing out telling Darcy about the podcast, I wanted to put a muzzle on him.

Jamie and Maggie are cute together, but he's a nuisance with others.

And the Tyrell predictions weren't that far off. He wasn't lying about his mother's job as an EMT. I give Rome credit for clocking all of the little lies and talking them over with Gina.

They handled it well, especially Gina's insistence that she'd bring food to his home and meet his mother. I didn't expect that Tyrell was living in his apartment after his mother got taken by ICE.

That they haven't worked in an ICE plot until its third season, given all the things that AMLT covers, is surprising. They have a lot to figure out about harboring a teenager who is supposed to be in the system.

But for now, Tyrell staying with the Howards was a foregone conclusion.

Over to you, AMLT Fanatics. Do you think they were too easy on Eddie after learning the truth? Is the Gary, Darcy, and Maggie love triangle giving you whiplash? Hit the comments below!

You can watch A Million Little Things online here via TV Fanatic.



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  4. A. Davis Cup
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  10. A. table
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  2. A. 5/6
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  3. The positions of two countries P and Q are (150N, 120E) and (650N, 120E) respectively. What is the difference in latitude

  4. A. 240
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  10. A. 21cm
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  12. A. 9
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  2. A. 1.44 x 10-7 N
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  8. A. Using a week hair spring
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  10. A. Thumb rule
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  12. A. 0.5s
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General Literature Questions

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  1. A question asked in a poem or drama which does not demand an answer before it makes an impact is

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    Rhetorical question

  3. This question is intentionally left blank.

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  16. Cantos
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    Myth

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    Poetic licence

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

  18. Stable
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  19. Price fluctuation is a feature of

  20. Common market
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  25. Which of the following controls a limited liability company

  26. The managing director
    Tax payers
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  27. The main advantage of large scale production is that

  28. Decision-making is quick
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  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
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    Reduce the prices of locally made goods

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

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  38. Competitive demand
    Joint demand
    Derived demand

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  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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