Read the following passage and choose the best answer to fill in the blank spaces.
He remembered vaguely the good old days when_ 1 _his parents were alive. There_2_everything in their house. There was plenty of food and_3__of time to play. Then one_4_, he saw people pouring _5_their house. _6_faces were downcast and they looked very_7_. He tried to catch what they were saying but_8_loud enough for him to hear. When he tried to ask why_9_parents were not at home, someone told him_10_casually that they had been involved in a road accident and were in hospital. Munyaka had no other opportunity to ask questions because that same day, he was _11_away to live with an _12_. Later on, Munyaka was told that both his parents had not survived the accident. His life changed for the _13_ and his caretaker became his tormentor. When his life_14_ unbearable he ran_15_to work in a quarry like other boys.
- a lot
- a little
- non one
For questions 16-17, choose the correct sentence
- "Will you visit the show?" asked Alila.
- Will you visit the show? "Asked Alila."
- Will you visit the show?" Asked Alila.
- "Will you visit the show?" asked Alila
- Many trees grows in the equatorial region.
- He asked me to told Noah about it.
- She have been sick for a month.
- We were bought some food in the afternoon.
For questions 18-19, arrange the sentences in the correct order.
- there was
- the shout, "Goal!"
- Odipo, our best striker
- within a minute
- had a ball
- i, ii, iii, iv, v
- iii, v, iv, i, ii
- iii, iv, i, v, ii
- iii, v, iv, ii, i
- wanted to know
- late for school
- why Bellyant
- The teacher
- iv, i, iii, v, ii
- iv, i, iii, ii, v
- iii, iv, i, ii, v
- i, ii, iii, iv, v
For questions 20-21, choose the correct order of adjectives
- Hazel bought a
- red beautiful cotton dress.
- red cotton beautiful dress.
- beautiful red cotton dress.
- beautiful cotton red dress.
- He carried his on his back.
- heavy black bag
- black heavy bag
- heavy bag black
- black bag heavy
For questions 22-23 choose one sentence whi is the same as the given sentence.
- He was milking the cow.
- The cow were being milked.
- The cow was milked.
- The cow was being milked.
- The cow had been milked.
- Jane sent the letter to his brother.
- The letter was being sent by Jane.
- The letter was sent by Jane.
- The letter had been sent by Jane.
- The letter is sent by Jane.
For questions 24-25, choose the correct word to fill in the blank spaces in the sentence
- Near Lake Turkana, the children saw a large .................. of cattles.
- Kato wanted to ................ my money.
Read the following passage and answer questions 26-38
When travelling, we meet very many types of passengers. Their actions at times makes the journey very interesting but at times, interacting with some types may make your journey to be so boring and long. But then we have to travel to different destinations. If you never like to meet these passengers, my advice to you, use your own private means of transport.
One type that I have met is the talking or parrot passenger. This passenger gets into the bus, takes only ten minutes and people who are keen enough shall have known everything about him. He tells people where he is heading to, what he is going to do, what he is carrying in his bag, what he took for supper e.t.c. I have no problem with this passenger. After all, he doesn't interfere with other travellers in any way.
The next type is the eating or hyena passenger. The hyena passenger eats. In his/her bag, there is some food staff, call it chapati, termites, roasted maize. Any time the bus stops at a bus station, the eating passenger will even buy more food to eat. What pisses me off mostly is that sometimes they want you to share their food. The worst part of it, when they start experiencing stomach problems and force the driver to stop the bus for them to get out. Oh! That bad air that they leave behind! One time I travelled with one. He was my bus neighbour. At the first stop, he bought bananas and swallowed them. Next he bought boiled eggs, he followed it with roasted maize. At another stage, he swallowed ripe oranges and summarized it with hot tea. I experienced a long day with this man. I had to change my sitting position.
Another type is the sleeping passenger. I think this is the type of passenger I hate most especially if she or he is my neighbour. I don't like people who bother me when I travel. I just need peace. But the sleeping passenger will be your guest whether you like it or not. Turning you into a pillow! I hate it. Let them start snoring, you'll never have peace in you journey especially if your were travelling in the night. The sleeping passengers are also very stubborn.
Have you ever met a quarrelling passenger. The passenger quarrels everybody in the bus. You look her direction, she picks a quarrel with you. This passenger really provokes others. Can even ask you, "Why are you so quiet?" From there a quarrel starts.
Now, meet my best friend in a journey, the quiet passenger. As silent as a grave. You'll never hear his or her voice, will be quiet in the whole journey. This is the best passenger who never bothers others. He'll just give the conductor money then remain silent.
I have never boarded a plane. I wonder if these categories of passengers can be found among those who travel by air. They are very common in road and rail transport especially in public vehicles. Some are common in voyages.
- How many types of passengers have been mentioned in the passage?
- Who is the parrot passenger?
- The eating passenger.
- The quarreling passenger.
- The talking passenger.
- The silent passenger.
- What is the best advice given to those who don't want to meet such funny passengers?
- Ignore them as you travel.
- Travel by air.
- Never travel.
- Use a private means of transport.
- The eating passenger can also be described as
- What pisses the writer off mostly?
- When the eating passenger starts to have stomach problems.
- When the eating passenger wants to share his food.
- When the eating passenger eats a lot of food.
- When the eating passenger stops the bus.
- The talking passenger talks a lot. Which one of the following does he not tell people according to the passage?
- His level of education.
- Where he is heading to.
- What he is going to do.
- What is in his bag.
- It is true to say that the writer doesn't like
- people who bother him on the journey.
- people who are quiet throughout the journey.
- people who buy food as they travel.
- people who sleep a lot during the journey.
- Which of the following foods did the eating passenger not buy according to the passage?
- Who is hated most by the writer?
- The eating passenger.
- The quiet passenger.
- The talking passenger.
- The sleeping passenger.
- The sleeping passenger will
- want you to share his food.
- turn you into a pillow.
- never give you peace.
- snore as he sleeps.
- The writer has never travelled by
- What is a voyage?
- Travelling by rail
- Travelling by road.
- Travelling by air.
- Sea travel
- The best title for this passage is
Read the passage below and answer questions 39-50
There once lived a hyena in the forests of Mt. Kilimanjaro, who was very arrogant and selfish. Due to his lack of respect for his elders, he had been chased away from his clan. He now roamed in the vast forests alone.
It happened that the dry season turned out to be a very harsh drought. All the rivers eventually dried up and most of the animals either died or migrated. Because of this the hyena almost died from hunger as he was alone and hunting was so much harder for him.
One day, he was so hungry that he could not walk. He crawled under a shade and lay there, waiting to die. Vultures had already begun flying above him waiting to feed on his carcass. Before he passed on, he asked God to forgive all his sins and grant him another chance to live. He told God that he would be forever grateful if he survived. Just as he had finished his plea, heard had a mooing of a calf.
He mustered his last reserves of energy and crawled to where he heard the sound coming from. There, he saw a calf tethered to a tree. It was most likely that a herder had left it there.
He thought to himself then he started mocking God. He felt that it was he who had searched for food without God's assistance. He told God that if he was one who had provided the calf, then He should try and take it away.
He then came up with a plan. Since the rope was made of leather, he would start by eating the rope, then he would finish by eating the calf.
He jumped on the rope and started chewing. It was rough but he urged himself on, thinking about how he would finish by eating the sweet tender and juicy meat of the calf.
No sooner had he broken the rope than the calf ran away for its life. The hyena remained standing there amazed. He had not even imagined that the calf could escape. He started begging God again to help him saying that he had made a big mistake. He pleaded with God saying he was sorry. This time round, it was too late.
- Which one of the following characteristics was NOT found with the hyena?
- Why was the hyena chased away from is clan?
- He did not respect elders.
- The rivers had dried up.
- He was arrogant.
- He was selfish.
- Why did hunting become difficult for the hyena?
- There was drought.
- The rivers dried.
- He was alone in the forest.
- He was hungry.
- The word vast as used in the passage means:
- What do you think happened to the hyena at the end of the story?
- The hyena died.
- The hyena found food.
- The hyena ate the calf.
- God answered the hyena's prayer.
- The remains of a dead animal is called
- Apart from the hyena and the calf which other animal is mentioned in the story?
- Which one of the following words is NOT an adjective?
- Which one of the following reasons made the animals in the story to die and to migrate?
- The river that dried.
- Selfishness of the hyena.
- The drought.
- We are not told.
- What did the hyena promise God?
- He would be grateful.
- He would not be arrogant.
- He would not be selfish.
- He would be disobedient.
- calf moos.
- According to the passage, what made the hyena to almost die at first?
- He was alone.
- He was too weak to hunt.
- Other animals had migrated.
- He was selfish.
Below is a beginning of a composition. Complete it in your own words making it as interesting as possible.
That was a special Sunday in my life for I would attend my sister's wedding ceremony.
COMPOSITION MARKING SCHEME
- The composition will be assessed according to the following guidelines.
- The maximum mark will be 40 and the minimum mark 01
- Does the script show that the candidate can communicate accurately, fluently and imaginatively in English?
Accuracy (16 Marks)
- Correct tenses and agreement of verbs (4 marks)
- Accurate use of vocabulary (4 marks)
- Following a sequence (4 marks)
- Correct punctuation (4 marks)
Fluency (16 marks)
- Words in the correct order (4 marks)
- Sentence connecting and paragraph (4 marks)
- Correct spelling (4 marks) .
- Ideas developed in logical sequence(4 marks)
Imagination (8 marks)
- Unusual but appropriate use of words and phrases (4 marks)
- Variety of structure (4 marks)
N.B: Please, teachers are requested to scrutinize this marking scheme before use, it is worth.