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ENGLISH Marking Scheme - Form 2 End of Term 1 2019 Examinations

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  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    Shopping list.

    Shopping list for a visit to Nakuru.

    Item                                         Amount                                cost(sh)

    Toiletries
    Toothpaste                               1 tube                                    100
    Lotion Vaseline                         100g                                      100
    Groceries
    Sugar                                      2 kilos @ 100                          200
    Bread                                      2 loaves @ 50                         100
    Margarine                                500 grammes @ 90                 90
    Gifts
    Cap                                          1 baseball                              300
                                                    TOTAL                                         
    Expected             
    title√
    Item column √
    Description/amount √
    Cost per item √
    Categorization√√       
                           
  2.  COMPREHENSION
    1. Classify this narrative with reasons. (2 marks)
      • Trickster – the squirrel tricked the elephant and convinced him he could eat tens times as he.
    2. Explain why the squirrel was offended. (2 marks)
      • He was offended because the Elephant threw him off the path.      
    3. Mention two items that the elephant liked to eat. (2 marks)
      • Palm nuts and acacia pods.
    4. So full was elephant that he could hardly stand.
    5.  Identify and illustrate character traits of:
      1. Elephant – Proud – he boasted that he was the greatest                    (2 marks)
      2. Squirrel – clever- he devised a way to teach elephant a lesson
    6. Write one English proverb to summarize the moral lesson in this narrative. Explain. (3 marks)
      • Pride comes before a gall. The elephant ended up humiliated ye he had boasted about his greatness.
    7. Explain the meaning of the following as used in the passage. (2 marks)
      • Intended - planned
      • Full to bursting – so satisfied he could not eat more.
  3. POEM
    1. Write a rhyme scheme of the poem above. What is its effect? (4 marks)
      • Abccdeff – 2
      • The scheme is irregular - 2
    2. Mention three sound patterns that the poet has used. (3 marks)
      • Alliteration:- wondered what
      • Rhyme:   awake take
      • Repetition – I had to pick, I had to pick
    3. Which words would you stress in line 7 of the poem? (3 marks)
      • Sprang, awake – they emphasize suddenness with which the persona woke up.
    4. How would you say the last line of this poem? (2 marks)
      • With a falling intonation because it is a statement in an assertive tone to express confidence or satisfaction.
    5. If you are performing this poem to your classmates, how would you know that they are not concentrating? (3 marks)
      • Fidgeting in their seats
      • Looking outside
      • Sitting inappropriately
      • Checking the time (any three)
  4. CLOZE TEST. (10 MARKS)
    1. giants
    2. They
    3. for
    4. many
    5. heard
    6. looked
    7. hazards
    8. other
    9. You
    10. boys
  5. GRAMMAR. (15 MARKS)
    1. Give the silent letter in the following words. (5 marks)
      1. Pitch -   t
      2. Lamb - b
      3. Palm - l
      4. Bridge – d
      5. Honour - h
    2. Match the phrasal quantifiers with right nouns. (5 marks)
      1. A bundle of…………… clothes
      2. A tube of…………… toothpaste
      3. A pinch of …………salt
      4. A bouquet of ………………flowers
      5. A blade of ………………… grass
    3. Fill in each gap in the following sentences with a possessive pronoun. (5 marks)
      1. This computer belongs to Kurgat. It is …………………………………… his
      2. This house belongs to me. It is ………………….mine
      3. This country belongs to us. It is………………………ours
      4. These balls belong to the boys. They are …………………theirs
      5. This handbag belong to Joan. It is …………………hers
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