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English Questions and Answers - Class 6 End of Term 2 Exams Set 1

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Read the passage below and for each blank space choose the best alternative from the choices given.

Kiange    1    a coward. He jumped at the slightest sound. He even    2    the darkness and he never    3    his bedroom    4    One day he   5   to go to Ngong to watch the horse race. He had heard    6    about the racecourse   7   the horse races and wanted to see for himself what his    8   in the office were talking about. When he got   9     he    10      as far away from the    11      as he could for he was terrified   12    horses. In the main race there was a famous horse called 'fire', but Kiange nad no idea     13    this. Then the race    14      The spectators were very     15     

  1.                 B.was                  C.wasn't              D.had
  2. A.fearing         B.fears                C.feared              D.feard
  3. A.turned off     B.turned out        C.put on              D.set off
  4. A.switch          B.lights                C.electricity         D.power
  5. A.knew            B.thought            C.said                 D. decided
  6. A.most            B. alot                  C.more               D.a lot
  7. A.of                 B.with                  C.and        
  8. A.colleagues   B.peers               C.collegues         D.buddy
  9. A.thence         B.there                C.their                 D.ncar
  10. A.seated         B.shuffled            C.sat                   D.toddled
  11. A.arena           B.field                  C.truck                D.track
  12.                 B.of                      C.with        
  13.                 B.about                           D.on
  14. A.commence   B.begun               C.kicked of         D.began
  15. A.excited         B.nervous            C.curious            D.anxious

For questions 16 to 18. supply the correct question tag.

  1. He has finished his writing ______?
    1. doesn't he
    2. hasn't he
    3. must he
    4. has he
  2. You are coming with us, ____?
    1. must you 
    2. will you
    3. aren't you
    4. are you
  3. The little girl did very well,_____?
    1. did she
    2. isn't
    3. is it
    4. didn't she

For questions 19 to 20, complete the following. 

  1. Snail is to shell as horse is to _____
    1. stable
    2. style
    3. iglo
    4. pen
  2. Herd is to cattle as ____ is to chicken.
    1. brood
    2. litter
    3. clutch
    4. gang

For questions 21 to 23, select the best verb.

  1. The chair had already_ when we arrived.
    1. singing
    2. sung
    3. sang
    4. singing
  2. He was ___to rest in a moving burial ceremony.
    1. lain
    2. laid
    3. layed
    4. lied
  3. We had to __for the festivals. 
    1. practices
    2. practising
    3. practice
    4. practise

For questions 24 to 25 select the grammatica correct sentence.

    1. How good you are?
    2. Its a wonderful day
    3. What a day it was!
    4. This is more better than that one.
    1. I cannot be able to call him.
    2. He entered into the room alone.
    3. The stationery car caused an accident. 
    4. This is the man who I told you about.

For questions 26 to 27, complete the proverbs.

  1. A rolling stone _____
    1. is dangerous
    2. can inure a fool
    3. moves very fast
    4. gathers no mass
  2. One man's meat _____
    1. is another man's poison 
    2. is another mans food
    3. can easily kill 
    4. is deadly

For questions 28 to 30, select the best proposition

  1. They entered _____an agreement with the company.
    1. into
    2. with
    3. on
    4. by 
  2. I congratulated him ____ his success.
    1. our
    2. for
    3. due
    4. at
  3. The workers were advised ____ going on strike.
    1. in
    2. with
    3. against
    4. for

Read the passage below and answer questions 31 to 40.

There was a man whose name was Victor. He was working as a tracker in the reserve, scouting game. He loved the land and his work. The job had made him a wealthy and respected member of his tribe. His wife's name was Sophia who he loved very much.

One evening, in the gathering dusk, Victor entered their hut as his beloved Sophia knelt to build a fire outside. About twenty five metres away, in a thick patch of acacia a 160kg lioness was sitting in a tall grass of which Sophia had no knowledge. On seeing Sophia bending over the fire wood, the lioness crept through he tall grass and exploded, hurling her huge body against the still unsuspecting Sophia,

The two swirled to the ground, the huge animal's razor-like claws tearing the skin on her victim's back and sides trying for a strangle hold on the woman's neck. Sophia thrust her arms up to fend off the animal's bite and screamed. On hearing her scream, Victor rushed. Eyes blinking with.horror, he raced back into the hut, grabbed a wooden broomstick and charged the lioness, yelling at the top of his voice. He swung the broom stick at the animal', head but she ducked and the blow caught her on the shoulder causing the stick to snap in two. Stunned, the snarling beast released her prey and turned away. Victor lost his balance and fell to the ground. Sophia dragged her mutilated body across his lap towards the relative safety of the hut. As the lioness circled to strike again, Victor jumped up and struck out with his broken stick. Few from his grasp, again striking the beast on the shoulder. The lioness tened and ran off into the bush.

  1.  According to paragraph one, it's true to say that
    1. Victor was a reserved tracker
    2. The couple was liked a lot in the land
    3. Victor's wife was wealthy and a tracker
    4. Scouting gave was a famous sport
  2. The word dusk is underlined. It means
    1. in the morning
    2. in the afternoon
    3. at around sunset
    4. late at night
  3. How far was the lioness from Sophia?
    1. exactly twenty five metres away
    2. at least twenty five metres away
    3. less than twenty five retres away
    4. approximately twenty five metres away
  4. How did Victor learn that his wife was being attacked?
    1. He was on the verge of getting out when he saw it
    2. Sophia called for help
    3. Sophia cried loudly
    4. Sophia screamed
  5. When Victor saw what was happening out side, he
    1. he went back for weapon
    2. he charged at the beast
    3. he cried out loudly
    4. he called the neighbours
  6. When he swung the broom,
    1. Sophia ducked and she was hit on the shoulder
    2. the lioness dodged
    3. the lioness jumped forward
    4. Sophia dodged the broom
  7. After the animal was hit, it
    1. roared
    2. ran towards the tracker
    3. .jumped up
    4. released Sophia
  8. Victor lost his balance and
    1. fell to the ground
    2. fell on the lioness
    3. fell on Sophia
    4. screamed out loudly
  9. The word mutilated is underlined. It means
    1. strong body
    2. severely damaged
    3. attacked body
    4. weak body
  10. What is the best title of the passage?
    1. Sophia and Victor
    2. The lioness
    3. A fight with the lioness
    4. The strong lioness

Read the passage below and answer questions 41-50

Probably no legendary sea monster was as horrifying as the kraken. According to stories this huge creature, with its many tentacles, could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast. A kraken wouId attack a ship by wrapping its tentacles around the hull and capsizing it. The crew would drown or be eaten by the monster. Of all the greatest sea monster tales, those concerning the kraken are the best evidence that such a creature was based on something real.

Tales of huge horned sea creatures with many heads and tentacles exist from ancient times. In 1555, Swedish Archbishop, Olaus Magnus, described a sea creature 'about 2 metres long, very black, and with huge eyes...

Although the term 'kraken' is first found in print in 1735. stories about this monster date back to twelfth century Norway. These often referred to a creature so big that it was mistaken for an island or "series of islands. As late as 1752, the Bishop of Bergen (in Norway) described the kraken as "incontestably the largest sea monster in the world" with a width of up to two kilometres. The Bishop also noted that it had tentacles like an octopus: 'It seems these ar the creature's arms, and, it is said, if they were to take hold of the largest fighting ship, they would pull it down to the bottom.' Despite this, the Bishop said that the greatest dangers the kraken presented to ships were the disturbance it made as it came to the surface and the whirlpool created as it descended below. Because fish were attracted to where the kraken was, Norwegian fishermen would often fish directly above the creature, despite the risk to their ship and their lives.

Recent research suggests that the legendary kraken was a giant squid. A colossal octopus might also fit the description but a squid is thought to be much more agressive and more likely to come to the surface where it might be seen by the hun an eye. Although giant squids are considerably less than two kilometres across, some are thought to be large enough to wrestle with a whale. On at least three occasions in the 1930s giant squids reportedly attacked ships.

  1. According to paragraph one, it's true to say that
    1. Kraken was the most horrifying sea monster
    2. Kraken was a gigantic sea creature
    3. Kraken never existed
    4. Kraken was as big as an elephant
  2. One physical characteristic of the Kraken was
    1. the stories
    2. the creatures
    3. the wrapping
    4. the tentacles
  3. The word ancient is underlined. What is its opposite?
    1. Archaic
    2. customary
    3. old
    4. modern
  4. The sea creature Olaus Magrus described was
    1. cover 2 metres long, black and with huge eyes
    2. nearly black and almost two metres long
    3. about two metres long and extremely black with huge eyes
    4. cover 2 metres long, slightly black and eyes so, wide
  5. The word Kraken was first found in books in
    1. 1555
    2. 1735
    3. 1752
    4. 1200
  6. According to Bishop Bergen the Kraken
    1. was the largest sea monster in the world
    2. was a big octapus
    3. would be mistaken for thousands of Islands
    4. was about one thousand metres in width
  7. Around the Kraken, one was likely to find
    1. Octopus
    2. Fighting ships
    3. Islands
    4. Fish 
  8. The word colossal is underlined. It means
    1. small
    2. medium 
    3. fat
    4. huge
  9. How many times did giant squids attack ships in the 1930s?
    1. exactly three times
    2. not more than three times
    3. not less than three times
    4. less than three times
  10. Which one of the following would be the best title for the passage?
    1. The Kraken
    2. Sea monsters.
    3. The Octupus.
    4. Norwegian creatures.


  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. B
  5. D
  6. D
  7. C
  8. A
  9. B
  10. C
  11. D
  12. B
  13. B
  14. D
  15. A
  16. B
  17. C
  18. D
  19. A
  20. A
  21. B
  22. B
  23. D
  24. C
  25. C
  26. D
  27. A
  28. A
  29. B
  30. C
  31. B
  32. C
  33. D
  34. D
  35. A
  36. B
  37. D
  38. A
  39. B
  40. C
  41. B
  42. D
  43. D
  44. C
  45. B
  46. A
  47. D
  48. D
  49. C
  50. A

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