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

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QUESTIONS

Instructions:

Answer all the questions in the spaces provided
1. Your wildlife club will host the club members from a neighbouring school for three day camping next month. You expect about thirty people, your club plans to prepare some tea and snacks.

  1. Prepare a shopping list of the things you would require for the camping period, (8mks)
  2. After the camping you are required to write a three day personal journal of the experience. (12mks)

2. Question 2: Cloze test (10mks)
Numerous ____1___________________ by researchers have proved that good personal hygiene can keep many illness _____2___________ bay. Simple practices such as storing food in containers that __3___________ lids and boiling or disinfecting drinking __4___________ are recommended, other practices are brushing your teeth after __5________________ meal, taking a bath at least once daily and __6____________________ soiled clothes and bedding. However, there are people who __7_________________ that such practices are not important. To __8_________________ matters to do with hygiene only matter when they are hospitalized. They feel that __9____________________lives are __10_____________ busy for them.

3. Poetry (15mks)
First sight
Lambs that learn to walk in snow
When their bleating clouds the air
Meet a vast unwelcome, know
Nothing but a sunless glare
Mainly stumbling to and fro
All they find, outside the fold
Is a wretched width of cold.
Questions

  1. Describe the rhyme scheme of the poem. (2mks)
  2. Identify three pairs of rhyming words in the poem. (3mks)
  3. Mention any two verbal and two non-verbal cues you would use in the poem. (4mks)
  4. Identify and illustrate two sound devices used in the poem. (4mks)
  5. Give another word that is pronounced the same as the ones below. (2mks)
    1. Air
    2. To

Oral skills (10mks)
Read the genre below and answer the questions that follow.
4. Sister Susie’s sewing shirts for soldiers.

  1. Identify the genre above. (1mk)
  2. Name other two genres that are in the same categories as the one above. (2mks)
  3. Underline the silent letter in the following words according to pronunciation. (3mks)
    1. What
    2. Dormitory
    3. Leopard
  4. Identify the odd one out depending on the pronunciation of the sound underlined(4mks)
    1. Rough, stuff, bough, photograph
    2. Fetched, wanted laughed, raked
    3. Herd, bird, heart, fur
    4. Attempt, receipt, leapt

5. Grammar (15mks)

  1. Use suitable quantifiers phrases to complete the sentences below. (3mks)
    1. I gave her ___________________ of advice to help her improve her manners.
    2. There is ___________________ noise coming from that room.
    3. Ngugi wrote _______________ of his early novels while still in Kenya.
  2. Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns. (4mks)
    1. Can ______________ be good friends, you and I have know each other long enough.
    2. I cannot allow ______________ to take over the restaurant before she is well trained.
    3. The cat drank ______________ milk.
    4.  ____________________ should obey the law.
  3. Fill in the gaps using the right order of objectives in the brackets. (4mks)
    1. I live in a _______________________________ house (furnished, old, large)
    2. There is a ____________________________ rug in the room (soft, wonderful, woollen)
    3. I have a ___________________________________ clock (useful, alarm, digital)
    4. Have you seen this _______________________________ car (fantastic, german, new)
  4. Give the plural form of the words below. (4mks)
    1. Commander-in-chief
    2. By-law
    3. Bedding
    4. knowledge

MARKING SCHEME

Instructions:
Answer all the questions in the spaces provided

  1. Your wildlife club will host the club members from a neighbouring school for three day camping month. You expect about thirty people, your club plans to prepare some tea and snacks.
    1. Prepare a shopping list of the things you would require for the camping period, (8mks)
      Must be a shopping list
      Title 1mk
      Each column at least
      4x1 =4mks
      Pints to consider the items should enough for thirty people.
      Total amount used (1mk)
      Language (2mks)
    2. After the camping you are required to write a personal journal of the experience. (12mks)
      Must be a personal journal
      Title 1mk
      Each day 3 x1 =3
      Language 2mks
  2. Question 2: Cloze test (10mks)
    Numerous ___studies____by researchers have proved that good personal hygiene can keep many illness _____at_____ bay. Simple practices such as storing food in containers that __have___________ lids and boiling or disinfecting drinking ___water____ are recommended, other practices are brushing your teeth after ___every______ meal, taking a bath at least once daily and ____washing_____ soiled clothes and bedding. However, there are people who _____feel_______ that such practices are not important. To ______them_____________ matters to do with hygiene only matter when they are hospitalized. They feel that _their________lives are __too____ busy for them.
  3. Poetry (15mks)
    First sight
    Lambs that learn to walk in snow
    When their bleating clouds the air
    Meet a vast unwelcome, know
    Nothing but a sunless glare
    Mainly stumbling to and fro
    All they find, outside the fold
    Is a wretched width of cold.
    Questions
    1. Describe the rhyme scheme of the poem. (2mks)
      • ababcdd irregular rhyme scheme
    2. Identify three pairs of rhyming words in the poem. (3mks)
      • Snow –know
      • Air – glare
      • Fold - cold
    3. Mention any two verbal and two non-verbal cues you would use in the poem. (4mks)
      • Verbal
      • Voice projection Tonal variation
      • Mimicy
      • Non-verbal
      • Gestures Body movement
      • Dramatization
    4. Identify and illustrate two sound devices used in the poem. (4mks)
      • Rhyme
      • Assonance
      • Consonance
      • Alliteration
      • Must identify and illustrate to get a full mark.
    5. Give another word that is pronounced the same as the ones below. (2mks)
      1. Air – heir
      2. To – two, too

Oral skills (10mks)
Read the genre below and answer the question that follows.

4. Sister Susie’s sewing shirts for soldiers.

  1. Identify the genre above. (1mk)
    • Tongue twister
  2. Name other two genres that are in the same categories as the one above. (2mks)
    • Riddles
    • Pan and jokes
    • Proverbs
  3. Underline the silent letter in the following words. (3mks)
    1. What
    2. Dormitory
    3. Leopard
  4. Identify the off one out depending on the pronunciation of the letters underlined. (4mks)
    1. Rough, stuff, bough, photograph
    2. Fetched, wanted laughed, raked
    3. Herd, bird, heart, fur
    4. Attempt, receipt, leapt

5. Grammar (15mks)

  1. Use suitable quantifiers phrases to complete the sentences below. (3mks)
    1. I gave her _ a piece/pieces_____ of advice to help her improve her manners.
    2. There is __much/some___ noise coming from that room.
    3. Ngugi wrote _many___ of his early novels while still in Kenya.
  2. Fill in the blanks with suitable pronouns. (4mks)
    1. Can _we__ be good friends, you and I have know each other long enough.
    2. I cannot allow _her__ to take over the restaurant before she is well trained.
    3. The cat drank ____its_____ milk.
    4. _everyone/everybody__ should obey the law.
  3. Fill in the gaps using the right order of objectives in the brackets. (4mks)
    1. I live in a _furnished, large, old___ house (furnished, old, large)
    2. There is a _wonderful, soft, woollen__ rug in the room (soft, wonderful, woollen)
    3. I have a _useful, digital, alarm___ clock (useful, alarm, digital)
    4. Have you seen this _fantaastic , new, german__ car (fantastic, german, new)
  4. Give the plural form of the words below. (4mks)
    1. Commander-in-chief – commanders in chief
    2. By-law - by - laws
    3. Bedding - bedding
    4. Knowledge - knowledge

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