English Questions - Alliance Boys High School Post Mock KCSE 2020

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  1. Answer question 1 in the foolscap provided.
  2. Answer all the other questions in the spaces provided.


  1. ESSAY
    *Things are not always as they seem". With reference to A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, write an essay to validate this assertion.
    1. Answer the following questions. (7 mks)
      Question: Which is the pot whose inside is never washed?
      The stomach.
      1. Identify the genre above.(1 mk)
      2. If you were to perform the above piece, how would you ensure that the performance is as lively as possible?(3 mks)
      3. "Do not abuse the crocodile when you are still in water." Describe a situation in which the above can be applied.(1 mk)
    2. Identify the syllable to be stressed.(2 mks)
      1. De.cided
      2. Un.for.tu.nately
      3. Beau.ti.ful.ly
      4. Ex.plo.ring
    3. Imagine that you have been asked to give a talk as a senior student to the form ones who have just joined the school.
      1. State three ways in which you can manage stage fright. (3 mks)
      2. What are the advantages of good listening skills? (3 mks)
      Pounding hooves, dust flying;
      Heads held high, manes toss.
      Stripes blending as bodies surging;
      Eyes starting, teeth baring,
      Dams with goals, startled, running
      Sharp hooves dusty grass beating;
      Horns tossing, glimpse so fleeting of
      Brown and striped bodies blending, meeting;
      Blundering together, pushing and shoving,
      Fear is the spur - off they go thundering
      Terror behind, setting ground trembling.
      See the vast herds, roistering, flowing
      Pass out of sight, dusty grass flattening
      Then - all is still. Red dust is settling.
      By Valerie Guthbert
      1. How would you say the last two lines of the poem?(4 mks)
      2. Identify and illustrate two sound devices used in this poem?(4 mks)
      3. Which words would you stress in the last line of the poem and why(2 mks)
        Pick out four words in which 'th' is pronounced the same.(2 mks)
        Thumb  thimble  thank  they  than  thaw  mother
    5. Write down words that are pronounced the same as the following.(4 mks)
      knot            (4 mks)
    6. Underline the silent letters in the following words.
      1. bourgeois
      2. gourmet
      3. Faux pas
      4. answer
    7. Give the difference in meaning if the following underlined words are stressed. (4 mks)
      Can you lend me another book?
      Can you lend me another book?
      Can you lend me another book?
      Can you lend me another book?
    8. Otieno was part of the audience listening to a speech on how to control the spread of Covid 19 among the youth. After the speech, the teacher asked them to discuss in class what they had learnt. Otieno could not remember much. What do you think Otieno failed to do during the speech? (4 mks)
    Read the poem below and then answer the questions that follow.
    High up in his cabin
    Gloved hands,
    Extentions of the levers,
    The driver
    Down there
    The woman
    And dragging out
    And the blade chews up her meagre shelter
    Scrapes away the hearthstones
    Leaving a nice smooth surface
    Nice smooth surface
    High up in his cabin
    He could not perhaps
    Have heard her pleas
    Above the din of the machine
    Could not possibly have seen her
    Through the thick goggle darkness,
    Small as she was
    Or was busy perhaps
    About his family of five
    Boxed in the one-room
    Council house Not far off
    1. What is the poem about?(3 mks
    2. Identify the persona in the poem.(2 mks)
    3. What is the effect of repeating the words 'nice smooth surface"?(2 mks)
    4. Identify the irony in the poem.(3 mks)
    5. Pick out an instance of personification and comment on its effectiveness. (2 mks)
    6. Explain the mood of the poem.(2 mks)
    7. Identify one theme from the poem.(2 mks)
    8. Comment on the title of the poem.(2 mks)
    9. Identify one other figure of speech apart from personification(2 mk)
    1. Fill in the blank spaces in the following sentences with the most appropriate word(s) (3 mks)
      1. If we had gone to bed early last night, we         rested enough
      2. If I           the recruiting officer, I would not take bribes.
      3. Every one of the students now_      _ a role to play in keeping the school compound clean.
    2. Rewrite the following sentences to remove gender bias.
      1. A professor should give his students opportunities to develop their skills. (3 mks)
      2. My sister was appointed chairman of the Water Project committee.
      3. The firemen took a long time to arrive at the scene of the accident.
    3. Fill in the blanks with the correct alternate from the choices given. (3 mks)
      1. Who__a fire outside my house? (light/lighted/lit).
      2. Since the introduction of community policing in our estates          of thefthave reduced. (Incidence/Incident/Incidents)
      3. A elephant looks after    calf. (its, it's)
    4. Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each. Do not change the meaning,(6 mks)
      1. The choir entertained the visitors. (Begin: The visitors .................)
      2. If we do not keep the environment clean, the health officer will close our café.
        (Rewrite using 'unless').
      3. The patient could not stand without support. She could not sit straight.
        (Rewrite as one sentence using: "neither ......... nor").
      4. The school team would not have won the game if it had not been for the captain's quick action.
        (Begin: Had ...............)
      5. Jomo Kenyatta the first president of Kenya was a great orator.
        (Punctuate the sentence)
      6. We learn from the legend that Me Katilili was a powerful leader.
        (Begin: The legend ............) (2 mks)
    5. Rewrite the following sentences in the active voice
      1. Chinese is taught in Kenya by Chinese nationals.
      2. I was rewarded by the coach.
    6. State whether the adjectives underlined in the sentences below have been used attributively or predicatively, (3 mks)
      1. Aziz composed a beautiful song.
      2. The tall girl has an expensive bag. The tall girl's bag looks expensive.
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