Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions which follow

  • PASSAGE I (BECE 2008)
  • PASSAGE II (BECE 2008)
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PASSAGE I (BECE 2008)

Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions which follow

Since the building of the District Hospital at Kpota, there had sprung up some residential structures around the hospital. One particular cluster of houses took the fancy of Mr. Akpaloo, who told himself that if ever he wanted to build a house, it would be like one of those. When Mr Akpaloo thought he was ready to put up his own building, one of the things he did was to look for the plan of the house that he so admired. He went to the office of Dr. Agbetor, the Hospital Administrator to ask for it. Dr. Agbetor explained that those houses in which Mr. Akpaloo was interested had actually been built by Dr Grant who still had the blueprint of the structure. Obviously, the person to see was Dr. Grant. Mr. Akpaloo went and saw Dr. Grant in his magnificent house at Tokoe. The latter explained that it was not prudent to give out the plan that had been specifically designed for those projects. However, he advised Mr Akpaloo to go to the site and see the caretaker who would show him the rooms. Mr Akpaloo could then make a sketch of the building. To the site, Mr Akpaloo went. When he arrived, the caretaker took him around. What had looked like a two-bedroom house from afar, was at close quarters, a four-bedroom affair. The difference that distance can make!

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When were the residential structures built at Kpota?

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Dr. Grant did not give the plan to Mr Akpaloo because

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What did Mr. Akpaloo do when he was ready to build a house? He

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The word magnificent means

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One particular cluster of houses took the fancy of Mr. Akpaloo. This means Mr. Akpaloo