English P1 Questions - Mangu High School Trial Mock Exams 2021/2022

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Instructions to Students

  1. Write your Name, Admission Number and Class in the spaces provided above.
  2. Answer all the questions in this question paper.
  3. All your answers must be written in the spaces provided in this question paper.
  4. This paper consists of 6 printed pages.
  5. Candidates should check the paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.

For Examiner’s Use Only

Question

Maximum Score

Candidate’s Score

1

20

 

2

10

 

3

30

 

Total

60

 


Questions

  1. Functional Writing (20 marks)
    Imagine that you are the County Representative of your County. You have been requested by the Governor to carry out a research on the problems facing the people of your County. Write a report on any four findings. In your report, also include the purpose for the study, method(s) of study and suggest solutions to the problems found.
  2. Cloze Test (10 marks)
    Fill each blank space with the most appropriate word.
    Hunger is the single _1______________ acute problem Africa’s children face. _2___________ 60 million children across Africa are very hungry. _3________________ hungry from _4_____________ meals but permanent malnourishment. Political leaders _5_________________ tomorrow to find a way out to the problem. Child hunger is _6_________________ by poverty and gender inequality. _7_______________ from the rural backgrounds suffer the most. Agricultural production is _8__________________ by economic targets. __9_________________ of growing nutritious foods such as fruits and vegetables, they only _10__________________ on major cereal crops.
  3. Oral Skills (30 marks)
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.
      Phenomenal woman: Maya Angelou (first stanza)
      Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
      I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
      But when I start to tell them,
      They think I'm telling lies.
      I say,
      It's in the reach of my arms,
      The span of my hips,
      The stride of my step,
      The curl of my lips.
      I'm a woman
      Phenomenally.
      Phenomenal woman,
      That's me.

      Questions
      1. Identify the rhyme scheme of the poem. (2mks)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      2. Apart from rhyming words, how else has the poet achieved rhythm? (2mks)
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      3. How would you say the last line of the poem? (2mks)
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      4. How would you prepare yourself before presenting the poem to an audience? (3mks)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      5. Mention two ways in which you would know that your audience are not following your recitation of the above poem. (2mks)
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    2. For each of the following words, write another that is spelt differently but pronounced in the same way.(5mks)
      1. all ………………………. 
      2. made ……………………….
      3. sail ………………………. 
      4. not ……………………….
      5. none ……………………….
    3. Read the item below and answer that follow.
      The baboon does not see his own backside; he sees only that of his fellow baboon.
      1. Classify the above genre  (1mk)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      2. Identify two characteristics of the genre above (2mks)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      3. Who are the suitable audience for the above genre? (2mks)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    4. Read the dialogue and answer the questions below. (10mks)
      Pretty: _____________________________________________________________breakfast today?
      Mother: Butter toasts and milk.
      Pretty: But mama, you know _______________________________________________ Why don’t you ever prepare it for me?
      Mother: Dear, nobody else in the family likes porridge. I have to take care of every one.
      Pretty: Oh. I understand. By the way, ____________________________________________ Has he gone somewhere so early in the morning?
      Mother: Yes. Dad has gone to the temple. You know, he is on fast today.
      Pretty: ___________________________________________________________ fast, mama?
      Mother: Keeping fast improves our digestive system. Moreover, it also enhances our will powers.
      Pretty: Oh. I see. I _____________________________________________________________.

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