English Paper 3 Questions and Answers - Sukellemo Joint Mock 2020/2021

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SUKELLEMO JOINT MOCK
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
ENGLISH PAPER 3
(Imaginative composition and Essay Based Texts)

2 hours

Instructions to Candidates

  • Question 1 and 2 are compulsory questions.
  • Question 3 has three optional set texts. Select and answer only one out of the three
  • Candidates must answer the questions in English.
  1. Imaginative Composition (Compulsory) (20 marks)
    Either:
    1. Write a story to illustrate the saying:
      "Do not judge a book by its cover."
      OR
    2. Write a story ending:
      "I realized that the shortest way home is not always the quickest."

  2. Compulsory Set Text (20 marks)
    Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House
    ‘The price of great sacrifice and love in a marriage is the risk it won’t be paid.’ Using illustrations from Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, write an essay in support of this statement.

  3. The Optional Set Texts (20 marks)
    Answer any one of the following three questions.
    Either
    1. The Short Story
      Chris Wanjala (Ed.), Memories We Lost
      Drawing examples from Rolf Schmid’s short story “No Need to Lie' write a composition on the topic: “Living with cancer does not have to be a death sentence.”
      OR
    2. Drama
      David Mulwa, Inheritance
      Illustrating your answer with examples from ‘Inheritence,’ write an essay entitled:
      ‘The effects of greed.’
      OR
    3. The Novel
      John Steinbeck, The Pearl
      Write an essay supporting the proposition that: ‘Juana is the embodiment of reason in Steinbeck’s novel, ‘The Pearl.’

MARKING SCHEME

  1. Imaginative Composition (Compulsory) (20 marks)
    Either
    1. Write a story to illustrate the saying:
      "Do not judge a book by its cover."
      • Expect a narrative
      • The candidate Must come up with a story in which a character pretends to be what they are not.

        OR

    2. Write a story ending:
      "I realized that the shortest way home is not always the quickest."
      • Expect a narrative
      • It should end with the sentence given.
      • The candidate should come up with a credible story in which a character has gone through a short cut in a given situation after which they realize the dire consequences of doing so.

  2. Compulsory Set Text (20 marks)
    Henrik Ibsen, A Doll’s House
    ‘The price of great sacrifice and love in a marriage is the risk it won’t be paid.’ Using illustrations from Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, write an essay in support of this statement.
    • INTRODUCTION:(2 Marks)
      Accept a plausible and convincing introduction.
    • CONTENT/BODY (12 Marks)
      Expect four points.
      Mark: 3,3,3,3
      1. Nora and the Loan
      2. Nora and the care for the family
      3. Nora’s submissiveness
      4. Nora and Loan repayment
      5. Nora’s decision to leave Helmer the children
    • CONCLUSION:(2 Marks)
      Accept a plausible conclusion.
    • GRAMMAR: (4 Marks)

  3. The Optional Set Texts (20 marks)
    Answer any one of the following three questions.
    Either

    1. The Short Story
      Chris Wanjala (Ed.), Memories We Lost
      Drawing examples from Rolf Schmid’s short story “No Need to Lie' write a composition on the topic: “Living with cancer does not have to be a death sentence.”
      • INTRODUCTION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible and convincing introduction.
      • CONTENT/BODY: (12 Marks)
        Expect four points
        Mark 3,3,3,3
        1. Food
        2. Sporting activities
        3. Desire to see family
        4. Strong will and optimism
        5. Positive attitude
        6. Genuine friends
      • CONCLUSION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible conclusion. 
      • GRAMMAR: (4 Marks)

        OR

    2. Drama
      David Mulwa, Inheritance
      Illustrating your answer with examples from ‘Inheritance,’ write an essay entitled: ‘The effects of greed.’
      • INTRODUCTION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible and convincing introduction.
      • CONTENT/BODY: (12 Marks)
        Expect four points
        Mark 3,3,3,3
        1. King Katula’s poisoning
        2. Purchase of an aircraft
        3. Scattering of nation’s wealth
        4. Goldstein’s advice to drive citizens out of their homes.
        5. Murder of Juda Zen Melo
        6. Land grabbing by councilor Chipande
        7. Lending money to African states to make profit.
      • CONCLUSION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible conclusion. 
      • GRAMMAR: (4 Marks)

        OR

    3. The Novel
      John Steinbeck, The Pearl
      Write an essay supporting the proposition that: ‘Juana is the embodiment of reason in Steinbeck’s novel, ‘The Pearl.’
      • INTRODUCTION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible and convincing introduction.
      • CONTENT/ BODY: (12 Marks)
        Expect four points
        Mark 3,3,3,3
        1. Dangers of the Pearl
        2. The second attack
        3. The first killing
        4. The flight to the north
        5. Demand for the doctor
        6. Scorpion bite
      • CONCLUSION:(2 Marks)
        Accept a plausible conclusion. 
      • GRAMMAR: (4 Marks)

 

 

 


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