English Questions and Answers - Form 1 End Term 1 Exams 2022

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QUESTIONS

Instructions:
Answer all the questions in the spaces provided

1. Write a composition with the title: The day I will never forget. (20mks)
2. Cloze test (10mks)

The first principle accords every child the right to enjoy the rights set forth in the law. In enjoying these rights ____1___________________________ child shall be discriminated __2_____________________ on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, language, nationality, or political opinion ___3___________________ himself/herself and his or her family. This law is in ____4___________________________ with the human rights principle of equality of all _______5__________________. This principle caters ___6______________________ the child’s right __7______________________ enjoy special protection___8_________________ the law. These include __9________________ of shelter, education, religion, health _10__________________________ other services.
3. Read the narrative below and answer the questions that follow. (15MKS)
Once upon a time, some girls went for a dancing competition in a distant village. There were many young men there but one young man was outstanding. He was very handsome and danced very well.
At the end of the dance, the young man rose to go home. Several girls followed him. Suddenly, one girl saw a mouth open at the back of his head and catch an insect. She was frightened and decided to go back home.after some time, another girl saw the same thing happen. She, too, turned and went back home. This went on until only one girl called Nyokabi remained. By now it was almost daylight. Soon they came to a big river.
‘Wait for me here while I go to the bush,’ the young man said. When the young man came back, he had turned himself into a huge orge. Nyokabi could not run away because her legs were weak with fear. The orge told had a long tail and one bid eye on the forehead.
‘Now I will take you home and eat you,’ the orge told Nyokabi as he carried her in one hand across the river to his house.
The ogre locked in his house and went to call other ogres for a feast. In the meantime, the other girls had got home and told Nyokabi’s family what had happended. Her elder brother, Matheri, took a spear and after getting diections from the girls went to rescue his sister.
Questions

  1. Classify this narrative and give the reason for your answer. (2mks)
  2. Name other three types of narratives in oral literature. (3mks)
  3. What are the three reasons for studying literature? (3mks)
  4. Why was one of the girls so frightened and decided to go home? (2mks)
  5. What did the young man turn into when he came back and how did he look like? (2mks)
  6. Give another word that mean the same as the ones below. (3mks)
    1. Frightened
    2. Feast
    3. Outstanding

4. Oral skills (10mks)

  1. Pick the odd one out according to the pronunciation that is underlined. (4mks)
    1. Picked, wicked, packed, sacked
    2. Think, this, thing, thistle
    3. World, worker, wolf, worship
    4. Gas, Gesture, Gait, Grace
  2. Identify three pair of words with the same pronunciation from the list below.(3mks)
    Bear, tale, get, tell, beer, know, bare, cheque, hole, check, tail, gate, gait, gnaw, hall.
  3. Correct the spelling mistakes of the words below. (3mks)
    1. Pronounciation
    2. Immeadiately
    3. Luggages.

5. Grammar (15mks)

  1. Complete the following sentences by filling in the blanks with a, an or the.(5mks)
    1. ___________ lion is said to be the king of the jungle.
    2. The girl bought _______________ pair of sunglasses.
    3. It is __________________ honour to work for big companies.
    4. I bought _____________ umbrella yesterday.
    5. _________ poor have a right to education
  2. Give the plural form of the following nouns. (5mks)
    1. Child -
    2. Thief -
    3. Church -
    4. Berry -
    5. Ox -
  3. Fill the blanks with a non-count expression. (5mks)
    1. A __________________of sugar
    2. A __________________ of milk
    3. A __________________ of advice
    4. A __________________ of bread
    5. A ___________________ of salt.

MARKING SCHEME

1. Write a composition with the title: The day I will never forget. (20mks)

  • Handwriting
  • Language
  • The length at least a page
  • Or 1 ½
  • Spellings
  • Paragraph sequencing

2. Cloze test (10mks)
The first principle accords every child the right to enjoy the rights set forth in the law. In enjoying these rights _________no______________________ child shall be discriminated ________against _______________ on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, language, nationality, or political opinion ______of ________________ himself/herself and his or her family. This law is in ____________line___________________ with the human rights principle of equality of all ___________people/persons______________. This principle caters _______for__________________ the child’s right _______to_________________ enjoy special protection_____by_______________ the law. These include ___________provision_______ of shelter, education, religion, health _______________and____________ other services.
3. Read the narrative below and answer the questions that follow.
Once upon a time, some girls went for a dancing competition in a distant village. There were many young men there but one young man was outstanding. He was very handsome and danced very well.
At the end of the dance, the young man rose to go home. Several girls followed him. Suddenly, one girl saw a mouth open at the back of his head and catch an insect. She was frightened and decided to go back home.after some time, another girl saw the same thing happen. She, too, turned and went back home. This went on until only one girl called Nyokabi remained. By now it was almost daylight. Soon they came to a big river.
‘Wait for me here while I go to the bush,’ the young man said. When the young man came back, he had turned himself into a huge orge. Nyokabi could not run away because her legs were weak with fear. The orge told had a long tail and one bid eye on the forehead.
‘Now I will take you home and eat you,’ the orge told Nyokabi as he carried her in one hand across the river to his house.
The ogre locked in his house and went to call other ogres for a feast. In the meantime, the other girls had got home and told Nyokabi’s family what had happended. Her elder brother, Matheri, took a spear and after getting diections from the girls went to rescue his sister.
Questions

  1. Classify this narrative and give the reason for your answer. (2mks)
    • Ogre narrative
    • The young man turned to a huge orgre
  2. Name other three types of narratives. (3mks)
    • Trickster narrative
    • Aetiological/explanatory narrative
    • Myths
    • Legends
    • Fable
    • Dilemma
  3. What are the three reasons for studying literature? (3mks)
    • It sharpens our wits and imagination
    • It is a form of entertainment
    • It helps us to preserve the cultural values of a community
    • It is part of informal education.
  4. Why was one of the girls so frightened and decided to go home? (2mks)
    • One of the girls was frightened because she was a mouth open at the back of the man’s head and catch an insect.
  5. What did the young man turn into when he came back and how did he look like? (2mks)
    • When the man came back he turned into a huge orge and he had a long tail and one big eye on the forehead.
  6. Give another word that mean the same as the ones below. (3mks)
    1. Frightened
      • Scared
    2. Feast
      • Celebration
    3. Outstanding
      • Smart

4. Oral skills (10mks)

  1. Pick the odd one out according to the pronunciation that is underlined. (4mks)
    1. Picked, wicked, packed, sacked
      • Wicked
    2. Think, this, thing, thistle
      • This
    3. World, worker, wolf, worship
      • Wolf
    4. Gas, Gesture, Gait, Grace
      • Gesture
  2. Identify three pair of words with the same pronunciation from the list below.(3mks)
    Bear, tale, get, tell, beer, know, bare, cheque, hole, check, tail, gate, gait, gnaw, hall.
    • Cheque – check
    • Hole – hall
    • Know – gnaw
    • Bear – bare
    • Get - gate
  3. Correct the spelling mistakes of the words below. (3mks)
    1. Pronounciation
      • Pronunciation
    2. Immeadiately
      • Immediately
    3. Luggages.
      • Luggage

5. Grammar (15mks)

  1. Complete the following sentences by filling in the blanks with a, an or the.(5mks)
    1. __The _________ lion is said to be the king of the jungle.
    2. The girl bought ______a _________ pair of sunglasses.
    3. It is ________an__________ honour to work for big companies.
    4. I bought ____an_________ umbrella yesterday.
    5. __The _______ poor have a right to education
  2. Give the plural form of the following nouns. (5mks)
    1. Child - children
    2. Thief - thieves
    3. Church - churches
    4. Berry – berries
    5. Ox - oxen
  3. Fill the blanks with a non-count expression. (5mks)
    1. ___a kilo/a packet/a spoonful_______________of sugar
    2. __a packet________________ of milk
    3. _____a piece _____________ of advice
    4. __a loaf/ a slice________________ of bread
    5. ___a pinch________________ of salt.

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