English Questions and Answers - Form 1 Term 2 Opener Exams 2022

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QUESTIONS

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING(10 MARKS)
    Write a letter to your parent at home informing him/her how life is in your new school.
  2. CLOZE TEST(10MARKS)
    Fill in the blank spaces with the most appropriate word.

    Excessive consumption (1) alcohol is a big problem in our society today. Unfortunately, many people are not (2) of its many negative effects. It can adversely affect us physically, socially (3) economically.
    Let us consider what alcohol (4) to your health. Although alcohol has a high level of calories, it does not contain nutrients. 
    Actually, (5) interferes with absorption of nutrients in the body system. (6) you consume alcohol, there is the likelihood (7) being malnourished. Moreover, it has been established that alcohol encourages the development of cancer of the pancreas and the stomach.
    In addition, consuming alcohol, even if lightly, in pregnancy, can (8) physical and mental retardation of the unborn child. Alcohol also causes a fatal damage of the liver called cirrhosis. Since the liver is a main (9) organ, damages to it disrupts (10) body processes.
  3. ORAL LITERATURE(20 MARKS)
    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 ogre. Nyokabi could not run away because her legs were weak with fear. The ogre had a long tail and one big eye on the forehead.
    ‘Now I will take you home and eat you,’ the ogre told Nyokabi as he carried her in one hand across the river to his house.
    The ogre locked her 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 happened. Her elder brother, Matheri, took a spear and after getting directions from the girls and went to rescue his sister.
    Questions 
    1. Classify this narrative and give the reason for your answer. (2 marks)
    2. Name other three types of narratives in oral literature. (3 marks)
    3. What are the three reasons for studying literature? (3 marks)
    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. Why was Nyokabi unable to run away?(2 marks)
    7. Give one character trait of Matheri in the narrative. Give reason for your answer. (2 marks)
    8. Identify the opening formula in the narrative above (1 mark)
    9. Give other words that mean the same as the ones below. (3mks)
      1. Frightened 
      2. Feast
      3. Outstanding
  4. ORAL SKILLS (15 MARKS)
    1. Provide a word that is pronounced the same as the words below. (5mks)
      1. Flower-
      2. Air-
      3. Dear-
      4. Sent-
      5. Nun- 
    2. Identify the silent letter in the following words (5mks)
      1. Sachet
      2. Debris
      3. Gnaw
      4. Mortgage
      5. Heir 
    3. Complete the dialogue below with the most suitable polite phrases. (5 marks) 
      Student: …………………………………………… get in? 
      Teacher: Good morning Amollo. You may get in. 
      Student: …………………………………..for allowing me in. 
      Teacher: Feel free. Any problem? 
      Student: ………………………………………………. I did not collect my books as others did. 
      Teacher: You are forgiven, but make sure you don’t repeat this next time. 
      Student: ………………………………….again, sir. I promise.
  5. GRAMMAR(15 MARKS)
    1. Indicate the type of each underlined noun in the following sentences (3 marks)
      1. Jomo Kenyatta was the first president in Kenya.
      2. A teacher is walking to school.
      3. I have an idea on how to solve the matter.
    2. Complete the sentences by filling in the blanks with a, an, or the. (3 marks)
      1. Jane is ………………………. honest girl. 
      2. Peter is …………………………. tallest in our class.  
      3. …………….poor have a right to education.
    3. Use the correct form of the word in brackets to fill in the blank spaces.(3 marks)
      1. Who ……………………. the class yesterday. (sweep)
      2. My son ………………………… to school every day and he says he enjoys it. (walk)
      3. The mother had …………………… to the market when the baby started crying. (go)
    4. Choose the correctly spelt words to complete the sentences below. (3 marks)
      1. The word is misspelt/mispelt.
      2. Why this sort of argument/agument.
      3. The pronunciation/pronounciation of English words is sometimes difficult.
    5. Re-write the following sentences correctly. (3marks)
      1. An orange fell on Jack while he was sitting under the shade of the mango tree.
      2. Take care you do not loose your purse.
      3. “My names are Joseph Mwangi,” said the young man.

 

 

 

 

 

MARKING SCHEME

  1.        
    • Writers address (1/2   mk) 
    • Date (1/2 mk) 
    • Salutation (1/2 mk) 
    • Body (about life in school 4 mks) 
    • Closing tag (1/2 mk) 
    • Language spelling, grammar and punctuation (4 mks)
  2.        
    1. of
    2. aware
    3. and
    4. does
    5. it
    6. When
    7. of
    8. cause
    9. body
    10. normal
  3.      
    • Trickster narrative
    • Ogre, legends, myths, Aetiological, dilemma, fables
    • Long long time ago   my story ends there
    • “Thank you. Thank you," said the grateful Tortoise
      "That will teach you a lesson, my friend,"
  4.        
    1.      
      • Flower- flour
      • Air-  heir
      • Dear- deer
      • Sent- cent/scent
      • Nun- none
    2.      
      • Sachet  t
      • Debris   s
      • Gnaw  G
      • Mortgage  t
      • Heir    H
    3. Student: …Good morning Sir, may I …………… get in?   (2 marks)
      Teacher: Good morning Amollo. You may get in. 
      Student: …………Thank you……………..for allowing me in. (1 mark)
      Teacher: Feel free. Any problem? 
      Student: …I am sorry I did not collect my books as others did.  (1 mark)
      Teacher: You are forgiven, but make sure you don’t repeat this next time. 
      Student: ……………Thanks again, sir. I promise.  (1 mark)
  5.        
    1.      
      1. Jomo Kenyatta was the first president in Kenya. proper
      2. A teacher is walking to school.   common
      3. I have an idea on how to solve the matter. abstract
    2.      
      1. Jane is ……………an…………. honest girl. 
      2. Peter is …………the………………. tallest in our class.  
      3. ……The……….poor have a right to education.
    3.      
      1. Who swept the class yesterday.  (sweep)
      2. My son walked to school every day and he says he enjoys it. (walk)
      3. The mother had gone to the market when the baby started crying. (go)
    4.      
      1. The word is misspelt
      2. Why this sort of argument
      3. The pronounciation of English words is sometimes difficult.
    5.      
      1. An orange fell on Jack while he was sitting under the shade of the mango tree.
      2. Take care you do not lose your purse.
      3. “My name is Joseph Mwangi,” said the young man.

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