English Questions and Answers - Form 2 Term 1 Mid Term Exams

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ENGLISH
FORM 2
MID TERM
TERM 1

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Answer all the questions

SECTION A
Composition (20mks)
Write a composition entitled ‘The effects of Modern Technology on the Youth Today.’

SECTION B
Cloze Test (10mks) Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.

Most of us know 1______________ our human rights are. We often demand that they be respected. This is as it should be. Unfortunately, some of us do 2________realize that others have rights too. For instance, you have the right to 3____________loud music. You have to consider if the music would be a nuisance to other people who want peace and 4___________ . What about the way we dress? Should we dress to please ourselves? Should we dress to please others? Definitely, we come first. We must not dress in a way that 5__________the modesty of others. Also, many people defend the right to 6 __________. They know how harmful this is to our health. I, however, strongly believe that smoking should not be done I 7___________. Doing so denies others the right to enjoy a pollution free environment and 8________ their health. Remember nobody is likely to 9_____________your rights if you do not respect those of others. Long live 10____________human rights.

SECTION C
Oral Skills (10mks)

  1. For each of the following words provide a word pronounced in the same way. (5mks)
    1. bury __________________
    2. gate __________________
    3. cruise __________________
    4. taught __________________
    5. flecks __________________
  2. Identify the silent letters in the following words (5mks)
    1. Debut __________________
    2. Chassis __________________
    3. Crochet __________________
    4. rendezvous __________________
    5. poignant __________________

SECTION D
Comprehension (20mks)
Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow

There are varied opinions as to what real pleasure ought to be. However, this is one view which approaches this controversial topic from the positive angle and lays down certain test which true pleasure must satisfy.

Firstly, no pleasure can be right if its effects on the person who indulges in it are harmful. There are pleasures which can injure a man's body and which, in the end, have permanent ill effect on his health. There are pleasures which can coarsen a man's moral fibre and lower his resistance against that which is wrong. Any pleasure which leaves a man less physically fit, less mentally alert, less morally sensitive is wrong.

There are obvious instances of this. Excessive use of alcohol lowers a man's power of self-control and renders him liable to do things which he would not have done if had been soberly master of himself. The taking of drugs and stimulants can leave a man a physical wreck. Over-indulgence in eating and drinking can leave a man a burden to himself, with his physical fitness seriously impaired. Promiscuous sexual relationships can leave a man with the most tragic of diseases which will not only ruin his own life, but will be passed on to his children.

One of the simplest tests of pleasure is: What does it do to the man who indulges in it? If it is actively harmful, or even if it has built-in risk, it cannot be right.

Secondly, no pleasure can be right if its effect on others is harmful. There are pleasures which can result in the corruption of other people, either physically or morally. To teach others to do wrong, to invite them to do, or to make it easier for them to do so, cannot be right. To take drugs should not be painted as adventurous and free. An illicit relationship, similarly, should not be presented as a beautiful friendship. Experiment with things which experience has proved to be disastrous cannot be looked on as the assertion of freedom.

Thirdly, pleasure which becomes an addiction can never be right. One of the old Greeks said that there were only two questions about any pleasure: ‘Do I possess it or am I possessed by it?’ ‘Do I control it, or does it control me?’ The minute a man feels that some pleasure is gripping him in such a way that he cannot do without it, he will be well advised to break it before it breaks him.

Addiction can happen with things like tobacco and alcohol: It can also happen with drugs, so that a man becomes hooked on some drugs and thereby become slave to them. It is better to have nothing to do with pleasure which is liable to become an addiction. It is essential, the moment we become aware of the growing addiction, to stop.

Fourthly, a pleasure is wrong if, to enjoy it, the essentials of life have to take second place. A pleasure should not cost too much, even if it is a good thing in itself. A man may spend on a game time and money which should have gone to his home and family. Anything in life that gets out of proportion is wrong. Whenever any pleasure annexes time and money which should have gone to things and to people in life of even greater importance, then, however fine it is in itself, it is wrong.

Questions

  1. According to the information given in paragraph 2, how can pleasure affect a man? (2mks)
  2. What is the author’s argument excessive use of alcohol? (2mks)
  3. Rewrite the following statements according to the instructions given after each.
    1. Addiction can happen with things like tobacco and alcohol: It can also happen with drugs (Begin Not only …………..) (2mks)
    2. A pleasure should not cost too much .
      (Supply a question tag) (1mk)
  4. What is the author’s recommended test for pleasure? (2mks)
  5. How can pleasure become harmful to other people? (2mks)
  6. Pick any four adverbs of sequence used in the passage (2mks)
  7. State the author’s definition of true pleasure according to the last paragraph (2mks)
  8. Find out the meaning of the following words and phrases as used in the passage (5mks)
    1. Controversial
    2. Over-indulgence
    3. built –in-risk
    4. Ilicit relationship
    5. annexes

SECTION E
Poetry (10mks) Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow
My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held may wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm cake hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt

Questions

  1. Say what happens in the poem (2mks)
  2. Who is the persona in the poem (1mks)
  3. What is the persona’s attitude towards Papa? (2mks)
  4. Identify figures of speech used in the poem (2mks)
    1. Identify and illustrate the rhyme scheme of the poem. (2mks)
    2. To what effect does the poet use rhyme. in the poem (2mks)

SECTION F
Oral Literature (15mks)
Read the narrative below and answer the questions that follow:

This thing happened long time ago when people first appeared on earth. One day, the people were told that if they didn’t want to die, they should send Chameleon with a fat piece of meat to take to the moon who would pass it to God. They were also told to give Lizard a hoe to take to the moon. Then, if Chameleon reaches the moon with the fat piece of meat before Lizard with the hoe, the people would not die, but would live forever.

That day, people never slept a wink. They stayed awake throughout the night and early next morning. They sent Chameleon far ahead of Lizard. However, on the way, the temptation to taste the succulent appetizing piece of meat proved too great, so Chameleon stopped to taste a little meat. The meat proved to be tender and juicy and Chameleon ended up eating a chunk of it. The remaining piece that was to be taken to the moon became dirty, covered in soil.

Once Chameleon realized he was late, he lowered the meat down from his back and began to hurry, dragging it along. As Chameleon hurried along, all other animals stared at him, sniggered and id away. But of course, most of them have been envious of the chameleon for the important errand on which he had been sent. So they were happy to see that he had failed. By the time Chameleon had reached the moon with the dirty piece of meat, Lizard had already handed the hoe over to the moon and man thus lost the golden opportunity to acquire immortality. ‘The moon chased away Chameleon and threw the dirty piece of meat after him. The hoe which Lizard carried was used by the Luo to dig graves and bury their dead. Death had been born

Since that time that Chameleon messed up the Moon’s gift meat, the type of death from which an individual would die is fixed right on the day of his or her birth! And initially death didn’t come secretly to human beings. Death just sent word to whoever he wanted to take away to get ready on a particular day. But since no one liked to die, people used to give death a hard time. He always had to chase one person for days before he overpowered and caught them. People used all sorts of tricks to evade death, so he decided to come secretly and catch them unawares. That’s why human never know the date they die.

Questions

  1. With illustrations, classify the above narrative (2mks)
  2. Describe the character of the following as brought out in the narrative (4mks)
    1. Lizard
    2. Chameleon
  3. Identify and illustrate three oral features that make the above an oral narrative (3mks)
  4. Give three functions of the narrative that you have identified in (a) above (3mks)
  5. Identify and illustrate one economic activity of the community from which this narrative is drawn (2mks)
  6. Explain the meanings of the following words and phrases as used in the narrative (1mks)
    1. Sniggered
    2. immortality

SECTION G (15MKS)
Grammar

  1. Complete the following sentences by filing in the blanks with the correct proposition (3mks)
    1. The traveller was robbed ___________________________ all his money
    2. Mike expressed his interest _____________________ modern art
    3. Juma’s parents no longer have much influence ___________________________ him.
  2. choose the correct pronoun to fill in the gap (3mks)
    1. She knows as well as _________________________ that food is not permitted in the dormitories (me, I )
    2. There’s not much difference between you and ______________________(he,him)
    3. I am taller than _______________ (she, her)
  3. Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each (4mks)
    1. He went to look for a window – cleaner since he could not do the work himself (rewrite to change the compound noun to plural)
    2. “I greeted the president this morning, “Esther exclaimed (change to indirect speech)
    3. If you have nothing more to contribute, we will stop the fundraising now (Begin: Unless…..)
    4. The favourite colour of Bosire is blue (correct the sentence where necessary)
  4. Rewrite the following sentences using the present perfect tense form of the verb in brackets (3mks)
    1. The dresses I bought _________________________ (shrink)
    2. The market _______________________ (grow) and changed a great deal.
    3. The shirt ____________________ (cost) him a fortune
  5. Complete the following idiomatic expressions with the correct word. (2mks)
    1. Do not take him seriously, he is just pulling your ______________________
    2. Her behaviour is getting out of _____________________________.

MARKING SCHEME

WRITING
The candidate should employ past tense it must be a credible story .
It must be a story . If not deduct 4 A.D
Check correctness of sentences grammatical corrections of the sentences used

CATEGORIES OF ESSAYS

DCLASS
Valid punctuation. All kind of errors. Broken English

  • D- (01 -02)
    Chaotic little meaning whatsoever. Question paper or some words from it simply copied
  • D (03)
    Flow of thought almost impossible to follow the errors are continuous .
  • D+(04-05)
    Although the English is often and broken and the essay is full of errors of all types, we can at least guess what the candidate wants to say.

C CLASS
The candidate communicates understandably but only more or less clearly. He is not confident with his language. The subject is often undeveloped. There may be some disgressions, unnecessary repetitions are frequent. The arrangement is weak and flow jerky There is no economy of language. Mother tongue influence is felt

  • C- (06-07)
    The candidates obviously find it difficult to communicate his ideas. He is seriously hampered by the very limited knowledge of structure and vocabulary. This results in many errors of agreement, spelling, misuse of prepositions tenses, verb agreement and sentence construction.
  • C (08)
    The candidate communicates but not with consistent clarity. His linguistic abilities being very limited, he cannot avoid frequent errors in sentence structures. There is little variety or originality very bookish English links are weak. incorrect repeated at times. Proverbs idioms misused.
  • C+(09-10)
    The candidate communicates clearly but in flat uncertain manner. Simple concepts sentences forms are often stained. There may be an overuse of clichés, unsuitable idioms. Proverbs are often misquoted or misinterpreted. The flow is sill jerky. There are some errors of agreement, Tenses and spelling.

B CLASS
This class is characterized by greater fluency an ease of expressions. The candidate demonstrates that he can use English in a normal way of expressing himself. Sentences are varied an usually well constructed. Some candidates become ambitious and even over ambitious. There may be items of merit of the one word or one expression type. Many essays I this category may be just clean an unassuming but they still show that the candidate is at ease with the language. There may be a tendency to under mark such essays. Give credit for tone

  • B- (11-12)
    The candidate communicates fairly and with some fluency. There may be little variety in sentence structure. Gross errors are still found occasionally but this must not be over punished by the examiners.
  • B(13)
    The sentences are varied but rather simple, straight forward. The candidate does not strain in an effort to impress. There is a fair range for vocabulary and idiom. Natural and effortless. Some items of merit. Economy of language.
  • B+ (14-15)
    The candidate communicates his ideas pleasantly and without strain. There are errors an slips. Tenses, spelling and punctuation are quite good. A number of items of merit of the whole sentence” or the “whole expression” type.

A CLASS
The candidate communicates not only fluently but attractively with originality and efficiency. He has the ability to make us share his deep feelings, emotions enthuasism. He expresses himself freely and without any visible constraints. The script gives evidence of maturity good planning and often humour many items which indicates that the candidates has complete command of the language. There is no stain, just pleasantness, clever arrangement. felicity of expression.

  • A- (16-17)
    The candidate shows competence and fluency in using the language. He many lack imagination o r originality which usually provide the “spark” in such essays, vocabulary, idiom, sentence structures, links variety, impressive. Gross errors are very rare.
  • A(18)
    A positive ability. A few errors that are felt to be slips. The story or argument has a definite impact. No grammar problems. Variety of structures. A definite impact. Many margin ticks.
  • A+(19-20)
    The candidates communicates not only information and meaning, but also and especially the candidates whole self, his feelings, tastes point of view, youth, culture. The “ability” to communicate his deep self may express itself in many ways. Wide range of effective vocabulary, original approach, vivid and sustained account in the case of a narrative, well developed and ordered argument in the case for a debate or discussion. Errors and slips should not deprive the candidate of the fullrange of mark he deserves. A very definite impact.

MARKING SYMBOLS AND CONVENTIONS

  1. Gross Errrors
    1. (=) double underlining
    2. –omission of fullstops, word etc
    3. C// -in the margin toshow wrong construction
    4. Br// - in the margin to show broken parts
    5. P//- inside the margin to show faulty paragraphing
    6. ~~~ Illegible or doubtful word.
    7. Vague//- vague statements
    8. R//- in the margin for reapeated sentences or ideas covering more than one line.
    9. ILL// illogical or contradictory
    10. – circle around the word unnecessarily repeated.
  2. Minor Errors
    1. (-) – single underling for minor errors e.g spelling of difficult words.
    2. - omission of commas, preposition etc. which doesn’t distort sense.
    3. C/- in the margin for minor construction error A tick ( ) in the margin indicates an item of merit of the phrase, clause, sentence type.
    4. -An outstanding vocabulary/word has a tick ( ) on the word itself.

 

  1. Gross Errors
    • poor hyphenation
    • contract forms
    • poor paragraphing
    • joining and separation of words
    • simplistic words
    • verbosity
    • vagueness
    • broken English
    • direct translation
    • repetition of words or ideas
    • R in the margin
    • illogicality
    • Spelling
    • misuse of grammatical items
    • missing/misused punctuation marks
    • redundant use of language
    • word order
    • Archaic/outdated expressions.

points of Interpretation

  1. The irrelevant scripts
    • Consistent distortion of questions
    • evasion of the question
    • writing on totally different subject
  2. The question is given unacceptable or questionable interpretation
  3. Essays containing wrong semi-relevant digression/lack of coherence.

Action on such scripts

Examiner marks the essays and gives a alinguistic mark, then gives comments on the nature of irrelevance.

Rubric

  • If both optional questions are answered, mark the two asses both and award marks for both. Record the highest mark.
  • Breivity
    The main quality of an essay is how effectively it communicates. If an essay looks too short, the examiner should count the exact number of words and a mark penalty given of 3mks

Kenya English Expressions and words
Accept:

  • Panga –boma –murram
  • ugali –magendo – matatu
  • rungu –debe –matoke
  • harambee –duka –wananchi
  • madarasa –sukumawiki –ayah
  • nyayo –goat party
  • maendeleo ya wanawake

Accept both American and British English e.g centre – centre etc.

 

SECTION A
Composition (20mks)
Write a composition entitled ‘The effects of Modern Technology on the Youth Today.’

Effects of modern technology on the youth  today 

  1. Addiction
  2. wasting time – spending a lot of time on social sites e.g facebook, Skype, twitter among others 
  3. Exposure to pornography, violence, crime 
  4. poor performance in school
  5. a lot of information and knowledge is available e.g from Google, Wikipedia  which can supplement what they get in the classroom. 

SECTION B
Cloze Test (10mks) Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.

Most of us know what our human rights are. We often demand that they be respected. This is as it should be. Unfortunately, some of us do not realize that others have rights too. For instance, you have the right to play loud music. You have to consider if the music would be a nuisance to other people who want peace and quiet. What about the way we dress? Should we dress to please ourselves? Should we dress to please others? Definitely, we come first. We must not dress in a way that offends the modesty of others. Also, many people defend the right to smoke. They know how harmful this is to our health. I, however, strongly believe that smoking should not be done in public. Doing so denies others the right to enjoy a pollution free environment and endangers their health. Remember nobody is likely to respect your rights if you do not respect those of others. Long live our human rights.

SECTION C
Oral Skills (10mks)

  1. For each of the following words provide a word pronounced in the same way. (5mks)
    1. bury -  berry
    2. gate - gait
    3. cruise - crews
    4. taught - taut
    5. flecks - flex
  2. Identify the silent letters in the following words (5mks)
    1. Debut  - t
    2. Chassis -s
    3. Crochet -t
    4. rendezvous -s
    5. poignant - g

SECTION D
Comprehension (20mks)
Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow

There are varied opinions as to what real pleasure ought to be. However, this is one view which approaches this controversial topic from the positive angle and lays down certain test which true pleasure must satisfy.

Firstly, no pleasure can be right if its effects on the person who indulges in it are harmful. There are pleasures which can injure a man's body and which, in the end, have permanent ill effect on his health. There are pleasures which can coarsen a man's moral fibre and lower his resistance against that which is wrong. Any pleasure which leaves a man less physically fit, less mentally alert, less morally sensitive is wrong.

There are obvious instances of this. Excessive use of alcohol lowers a man's power of self-control and renders him liable to do things which he would not have done if had been soberly master of himself. The taking of drugs and stimulants can leave a man a physical wreck. Over-indulgence in eating and drinking can leave a man a burden to himself, with his physical fitness seriously impaired. Promiscuous sexual relationships can leave a man with the most tragic of diseases which will not only ruin his own life, but will be passed on to his children.

One of the simplest tests of pleasure is: What does it do to the man who indulges in it? If it is actively harmful, or even if it has built-in risk, it cannot be right.

Secondly, no pleasure can be right if its effect on others is harmful. There are pleasures which can result in the corruption of other people, either physically or morally. To teach others to do wrong, to invite them to do, or to make it easier for them to do so, cannot be right. To take drugs should not be painted as adventurous and free. An illicit relationship, similarly, should not be presented as a beautiful friendship. Experiment with things which experience has proved to be disastrous cannot be looked on as the assertion of freedom.

Thirdly, pleasure which becomes an addiction can never be right. One of the old Greeks said that there were only two questions about any pleasure: ‘Do I possess it or am I possessed by it?’ ‘Do I control it, or does it control me?’ The minute a man feels that some pleasure is gripping him in such a way that he cannot do without it, he will be well advised to break it before it breaks him.

Addiction can happen with things like tobacco and alcohol: It can also happen with drugs, so that a man becomes hooked on some drugs and thereby become slave to them. It is better to have nothing to do with pleasure which is liable to become an addiction. It is essential, the moment we become aware of the growing addiction, to stop.

Fourthly, a pleasure is wrong if, to enjoy it, the essentials of life have to take second place. A pleasure should not cost too much, even if it is a good thing in itself. A man may spend on a game time and money which should have gone to his home and family. Anything in life that gets out of proportion is wrong. Whenever any pleasure annexes time and money which should have gone to things and to people in life of even greater importance, then, however fine it is in itself, it is wrong.

Questions

  1. According to the information given in paragraph 2, how can pleasure affect a man? (2mks)
    It can leave him morally, physically and mentally unfit 

  2. What is the author’s argument excessive use of alcohol? (2mks)
    Excessive use of alcohol lowers a man’s power of self-control (1mk) and makes him liable to do things which he would not have done if he had been sober 

  3. Rewrite the following statements according to the instructions given after each.
    1. Addiction can happen with things like tobacco and alcohol: It can also happen with drugs (Begin Not only …………..) (2mks)
      Not only can addiction happen with things like tobacco and alcohol but it can also happen with drugs.

    2. A pleasure should not cost too much .
      (Supply a question tag) (1mk)
      A pleasure should not cost too much, should it?

  4. What is the author’s recommended test for pleasure? (2mks)
    Is it harmful or does it have a built in risk

  5. How can pleasure become harmful to other people? (2mks)
    It can result in their moral and/or physical corruption, and this will affect the people They live with or come into contact with 

  6. Pick any four adverbs of sequence used in the passage (2mks)
    Firstly ( ½ mk)
    secondly ( ½ mk) 
    Thirdly ( ½mk)
    fourthly ( ½mk) 

  7. State the author’s definition of true pleasure according to the last paragraph (2mks)
    The pleasure should not make one avoid his basic responsibilities 

  8. Find out the meaning of the following words and phrases as used in the passage (5mks)
    1. Controversial - that which is debatable  
    2. Over-indulgence - excess
    3. built –in-risk - potential danger/harm
    4. Ilicit relationship - illegal association with somebody/immoral relationship 
    5. annexes -  takes over

SECTION E
Poetry (10mks) Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow
My Papa’s Waltz by Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother’s countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held may wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm cake hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt

Questions

  1. Say what happens in the poem (2mks)
    The persona’s father a manual labourer, is drunk and ‘Waltzes’ with his son. The mother of the boy is a little frightened, perhaps because the father is drunk and the dance rather rough. She fears her son might get hurt or that the two, could break things in the kitchen

  2. Who is the persona in the poem (1mks)
    A boy /child

  3. What is the persona’s attitude towards Papa? (2mks)
    The persona loves his father – affectionate reference to him as papa. He remembers his father fondly.

  4. Identify figures of speech used in the poem (2mks)
    1. Identify and illustrate the rhyme scheme of the poem. (2mks)
      Simile- I hung on him like death
      hyperbole – the hand that held my wrist was battered on one knuckle palm caked hard by dirt.
      NB Any one (2mks) – identification (1mk)

      illustration (1mk)

    2. To what effect does the poet use rhyme. in the poem (2mks)
      ab ab cd cd ef ef gh gh 1mk
      Regular rhyme scheme 1mk

SECTION F
Oral Literature (15mks)
Read the narrative below and answer the questions that follow:

This thing happened long time ago when people first appeared on earth. One day, the people were told that if they didn’t want to die, they should send Chameleon with a fat piece of meat to take to the moon who would pass it to God. They were also told to give Lizard a hoe to take to the moon. Then, if Chameleon reaches the moon with the fat piece of meat before Lizard with the hoe, the people would not die, but would live forever.

That day, people never slept a wink. They stayed awake throughout the night and early next morning. They sent Chameleon far ahead of Lizard. However, on the way, the temptation to taste the succulent appetizing piece of meat proved too great, so Chameleon stopped to taste a little meat. The meat proved to be tender and juicy and Chameleon ended up eating a chunk of it. The remaining piece that was to be taken to the moon became dirty, covered in soil.

Once Chameleon realized he was late, he lowered the meat down from his back and began to hurry, dragging it along. As Chameleon hurried along, all other animals stared at him, sniggered and id away. But of course, most of them have been envious of the chameleon for the important errand on which he had been sent. So they were happy to see that he had failed. By the time Chameleon had reached the moon with the dirty piece of meat, Lizard had already handed the hoe over to the moon and man thus lost the golden opportunity to acquire immortality. ‘The moon chased away Chameleon and threw the dirty piece of meat after him. The hoe which Lizard carried was used by the Luo to dig graves and bury their dead. Death had been born

Since that time that Chameleon messed up the Moon’s gift meat, the type of death from which an individual would die is fixed right on the day of his or her birth! And initially death didn’t come secretly to human beings. Death just sent word to whoever he wanted to take away to get ready on a particular day. But since no one liked to die, people used to give death a hard time. He always had to chase one person for days before he overpowered and caught them. People used all sorts of tricks to evade death, so he decided to come secretly and catch them unawares. That’s why human never know the date they die.

Questions

  1. With illustrations, classify the above narrative (2mks)
    A myth
    it takes about the origin of a phenomenon i.e. death
    presence of a supernatural being i.e. moon


  2. Describe the character of the following as brought out in the narrative (4mks)
    1. Lizard 
      Lizard – obedient 1mk He accomplished the errand as instructed and on time 

    2. Chameleon
      greedy 1mk He could not withstand the temptation of tasting the fat meat disobedient- did not obey instructions 

  3. Identify and illustrate three oral features that make the above an oral narrative (3mks)
    • Use of animal characters e.g. lizard and chameleon 
    • A moral lesson – we should be obedient so as no t to cause other people problems. 
    • It is a fantasy 

  4. Give three functions of the narrative that you have identified in (a) above (3mks)
    • Entertainment 
    • informing
    • Education on what is hitherto unknown 

  5. Identify and illustrate one economic activity of the community from which this narrative is drawn (2mks)
    • presence of a hoe.- farming
    • livestock keeping/ hunting – reference to a piece of meat

  6. Explain the meanings of the following words and phrases as used in the narrative (1mks)
    1. Sniggered -laugh quietly
    2. immortality - live forever

SECTION G (15MKS)
Grammar

  1. Complete the following sentences by filing in the blanks with the correct proposition (3mks)
    1. The traveller was robbed of all his money
    2. Mike expressed his interest in modern art
    3. Juma’s parents no longer have much influence on him.

  2. choose the correct pronoun to fill in the gap (3mks)
    1. She knows as well as I that food is not permitted in the dormitories (me, I )
    2. There’s not much difference between you and him (he,him)
    3. I am taller than she. (she, her)

  3. Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each (4mks)
    1. He went to look for a window – cleaner since he could not do the work himself (rewrite to change the compound noun to plural)
      He went to look for window–cleaners since he could not do the work himself.

    2. “I greeted the president this morning, “Esther exclaimed (change to indirect speech)
      Esther exclaimed that she had greeted the president that morning.

    3. If you have nothing more to contribute, we will stop the fundraising now (Begin: Unless…..)
      Unless you have something else to contribute we will stop the fundraising now.

    4. The favourite colour of Bosire is blue (correct the sentence where necessary)

  4. Rewrite the following sentences using the present perfect tense form of the verb in brackets (3mks)
    1. The dresses I bought have shrunk (shrink)
    2. The market has grown (grow) and changed a great deal.
    3. The shirt has cost (cost) him a fortune
  5. Complete the following idiomatic expressions with the correct word. (2mks)
    1. Do not take him seriously, he is just pulling your leg.
    2. Her behaviour is getting out of hand

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