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English - Class 6 End Term 1 Exam 2021 Set 2

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STANDARD 6, END OF TERM 1
ENGLISH
NAME....................................................SCHOOL...............................

Read the following passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 - 15.
Choose the BEST alternative to fill the blank spaces.

Finally.      1      day we had all      2       waiting       3       came. Nora and      4      had       5      up very early that morning      6     father had told us that we would not be leaving early. We prepared       7      and packed our      8       eager        9      the trip. Time seemed to move slowly as we waited for the driver who       10      be taking us to Moyale The driver finally arrived in a     11     car at about noon. He found us all      12     outside the front door of     13     house. Then, we left     14     Moyale. The first section of the road was so bumpy     15    we did not enjoy much.

  1. A. an                    B. the                   C. these                      D. this
  2. A. been                B. be                    C. to be                       D. being
  3. A. at                     B. by                     C. of                           D. for
  4. A. me                   B. myself              C. I                              D. mine
  5. A. woke                B. waked              C. woken                    D. wake
  6. A. although           B. and                  C. because                 D. since
  7. A. Our selfs          B. themselves      C. ourselves              D. myself
  8. A. luggages          B. lugage              C. lugagge                 D. luggage
  9. A. at                      B. for                    C. of                           D. by
  10. A. could                B. would               C. was                        D. will
  11. A. bigger               B. biggest             C big                          D. smaller
  12. A. waiting              B. waited              C wait                        D. to wait
  13. A. my                    B. his                    C. their                      D. our
  14. A. to                      B. at                     C. for                          D. by
  15. A. and                   B. than                  C. but also                 D. that

For questions 16 - 17. complete the sentences with the correct question tag 1

  1. The girl broke the vase,_____________?
    1. did she
    2. was she
    3. didn't she
    4. isn't it
  2. They will come tomorrow,________?
    1. willn't they
    2. won't they
    3. are they
    4. can't they

For questions 18 - 21, choose the correct word to complete the sentences

  1. She cannot seem ____________ she kept her keys.
    1. where
    2. why
    3. how
    4. what 
  2. The thieves broke ______ the house.
    1. into
    2. out
    3. up
    4. in
  3. The man was sufferng _______ malaria
    1. of
    2. by
    3. with
    4. from
  4. David can visit either Mombasa ____ Samburu
    1. and
    2. also
    3. and not
    4. or

For questions 22-24, choose the opposite of the underlined words.

  1. The interior of the tank was painted
    1. exterior
    2. inside
    3. bottom
    4. top
  2. The arrival time of the train was changed
    1. stopping
    2. depart
    3. coming
    4. departure
  3. The lazy pupil will be punished.
    1. idle
    2. industrious
    3. stupid
    4. kind

For question 25. choose the word that least fits in the group .

  1.    
    1. Kettle
    2. Swarm
    3. Herd
    4. Flock

Read the following passage and then answer questions 26 - 38

Just before dark, we took up our abode for the night at a small village where I bought some food for myself and some corn for my horse at the moderate price of a button and was told that I would see the river Niger early in the next day.

The lions here are numerous. The gates of the compound are shut a little after sunset, and no one is allowed to go out after this curfew. The thoughts of seeing the Niger in the morning, and the buzzing of the mosquitoes, prevented me from sleeping until nearly dawn.

I saddled my horse and was in readiness to start before any of my followers but we were obliged to wait until the villagers were stirring and the gates opened. As this happened to be a market day at Sego, the roads leading to the village were crowded with traders and merchadise. However, we drew along fairly rapidly in spite of a few stops on account of false alarms, and after Passing through some marshy land, we at last saw in the distance the Niger!

  1. At what time did the writer and the rest take up abode at the small vilage?
    1. At dawn
    2. Late at night
    3. At dusk
    4. in the morning
  2. What did the writer buy for the horses?
    1. Corn
    2. Hay
    3. Biscuits
    4. A button
  3. Which word means the same as 'numerous' as used in the passage?
    1. Few
    2. Dangerous
    3. Very many
    4. Very big
  4. How did the writer know that river Niger was quite near?
    1. There were many mosquitoes
    2. He was told that he would be able to reach it early the next day
    3. The village was in a marsh
    4. The village shut its gates at sunset
  5. Why were the gates of the village shut a little after sunset?
    1. To keep off mosquitoes
    2. To discourage visitors
    3. Because of the many lions there
    4. They were expecting an attack
  6. What prevented the writer from sleeping?
    1. The buzzing of the mosquitoes and thoughts of seeing the Niger
    2. The constant roaring of lions
    3. The thoughts of seeing the Niger and mosquito bites
    4. The noise from the villagers
  7. Why didn't the writer leave early as he had planned?
    1. It was a market day
    2. It was very cold
    3. He was late to wake up
    4. The gates had not been opened
  8. We can say that the price of the corn was
    1. cheap
    2. expensive
    3. clear
    4. very high
  9. Why were the roads crowded?
    1. The people travelled away from Sego when the gates were opened
    2. The people of Sego were all merchants
    3. It was a market day in the village
    4. There were so many visitors in the village
  10. What was the purpose of the writer's journey?
    1. To trade in the village
    2. To buy food
    3. To spend the night at Sego
    4. To see the Niger
  11. Which word below is the synonym of obliged' as used in the passage?
    1. allowed
    2. compelled
    3. pleaded
    4. requested
  12. Teh writer made a few stops on the way due to
    1. false alarms
    2. marshy ground
    3. fatigue and hunger
    4. getting lost
  13. Choose the most appropriate title for the passage
    1. An insecure village
    2. A village market day
    3. The dangerous lions
    4. A journey to the Niger

Road the following passage and then answer questions 39 - 50

June 1978 was the 25th anniversary of the climbiig of Mt. Everest. This great mountain in the Himalayan mountains of Northern India, the highest mountain in the world, had always tooked down mockingly on mere man, seeming to say, "I challenged you to climb me, poor, weak morials." And try they did, "but failed to reach the top. There were avalanches, blizzards, extreme cold and hunger to contend with.

Then it happened! The news flashed around the world and Edmud Hillary and John Hunt had led a party of devoted climbers ever upwards until the fateful moment when Hillary himself and a Nepalese. Tensing Norgay set foot upon the roof of the world and looked down from a height of 3,848 metres

Celebrations followed to mark the great exploit Queen Elizabeth Il awarded him, Hillary and Tensing with the Biritish Empire Medal

  1. If June 1978 was the 25th anniversary of climbing the mountain, when was it climbed?
    1. June 1950
    2. June 1920
    3. June 1953
    4. June 1978
  2. In which country is Mt. Everest?
    1. Europe
    2. India
    3. Britain
    4. Nepal
  3. Those who tried to climb the mountain and failed taced the following problems except
    1. money
    2. cold
    3. hunger
    4. blizzards
  4. The word that is similar in meaning to 'climb' as used in the passage is
    1. ascend
    2. descend
    3. lower
    4. catch 
  5. Who led the party of devoted climbers?
    1. Queen Elizabeth II
    2. Tensing and Norgay
    3. Edmund Hillary and Queen Elizabeth II
    4. Edmund Hillary and John Hunt
  6. What is referred to as the roof of the world according to the passage?
    1. The metal they received
    2. The celebrations
    3. The peak of the mountain
    4. The party that climbed the mountain
  7. The following received medals according to the passage except
    1. Hunt
    2. Queen Elizabeth II
    3. Tensing
    4. Hillary 
  8. Which one of the following statements is false according to the passage
    1. The Everest is the nighest mountain in the world
    2. The first people to try climbing the Everest mountain did not reach the top.
    3. No climbers have ever reached the top of the Everest mountain
    4. The first people to reach the top of the Everest mountain were rewarded a medal
  9. Climbing of mountains is called
    1. mountaineering
    2. surfing
    3. skiing
    4. gliding 
  10. The height of the Everest mountain in metres is
    1. 8884
    2. 8848
    3. 8488
    4. 8084
  11. The great exploit was foiled by
    1. hunger
    2. punishment
    3. ridicule
    4. celebrations
  12. The most appropriate title for the passage would be
    1. The cold mountain
    2. The fateful journey 
    3. Climbing Mount Everest
    4. A failed attempt

COMPOSITION
Your neighbour has been disturbing your family by playing loud music at nigh over the weekends. Write a letter to the chief of your area to complain about it.

MARKING SCHEME

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

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