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English Questions and Answers - Class 8 Opener Exams Term 1 2023 Set 3

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Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1-15. For blank spaces choose the best alternative from the choices given

I ___1___to study late ___2___ the night to prepare for my essay. ___3___ in the hall ___4___ everyone also was ___5___, a ___6___ slight noise frightened me. I ___7___ that ___8___ was someone ___9___me.
Every time the curtain ___10___ in the ___11___, my heart missed ___12___. When my ___13___ dog ___14___, I broke ___15___  in goose bumps.

    A   B   C  D 
 1.   have   had   ought   get 
 2.  in  at  on  into 
 3.  Alone   Lonely   Lonesome   Once 
 4.  after  while  when  before
 5.  asleep   sleepy  dreamy  dreaming 
 6.  quite  very  too  much
 7.  knew  assured   imagined  think
 8.  then  their  it  there
 9.  in front of   above  below  behind
 10.   tossed  fluttered  flattered  teased
 11.  wind  rain  gale  moon
 12.  a bit  abit  a beat  abeat
 13.  neighbouring   neighbour   neighbours'   neighbour's 
 14.  hissed  barked  yelled  yelped
 15.   out  off  up  down


For questions 16-18, choose the correct form of adjective 

  1. Joy is my ____________________ sister.
    1. older
    2. eldest
    3. more old
    4. elder
  2. Of the twins, Tom is the ______________________ one.
    1. clever
    2. more cleverer
    3. cleverer
    4. cleverest
  3. Nairobi is the ________________ city in Kenya.
    1. most populous
    2. more populous
    3. most pepulace
    4. most dense

For questions 19-20, complete appropriately

  1. Do you prefer coffee______________ tea?
    1.  or
    2. and
    3.  to
    4. with
  2. Scarcely had I walked in, ____________-
    A. than he arrived
    B. when he arrived
    C. as he arrived
    D. unitl he arrived

Use the correct form of the verb in the following questions.

  1. None of my friends __________________ that has been going on.
    A. attend
    B. are attending
    C. attends
    D. attending
  2. Either Kay or her friends ___________________ come.
    A. have
    B. has
    C. is
    D. were being

For questions 23-25, select the best preposition.

  1. I told him _____________________ his face that he was a disgrace to our family.
    1. on
    2. in
    3. at
    4. to
  2. How much money do you have, __________________ you?
    1. by
    2. with 
    3. in
    4. on
  3. We congratulated them _____________________________ their incredible performance.
    1. for
    2. on
    3. with
    4. of

Read the passage below to answer questions 26-38

Is it possible to predict the future? Can we know something before it has taken place? For those of us who do not think it possible, let us look at the case of Janet Henley.

One day, Janet, a colleague of Linda's, a nurse, told Linda that she had dreamt something terrible. Apparently, in her dream, Linda was trapped in a store-room in the hospital and fire was engulfing her. Janet could not remember the ending to the dream. Linda laughed it away as "Overwork!" The dream came again two days later. This time, she saw Linda trying hard to escape but unable to do so because the door was stuck. However, Janet also saw a large hammer in the corner of the room. She related the events to Linda again. Two days later, she dreamt the same thing again. This time she was scared as the number ten kept appearing too.

She got up the next day and felt depressed When she reached the hospital, she realized that the date that day was the tenth. She told Linda, "Please be careful - remember my dream - it's the tenth today." Linda shrugged it off as another crazy dream

At about eleven in the morning, Linda had to get some plasters and bandages for an emergency case from the store-room. As she was rummaging through the shelves for more bandages, she smelt smoke. Before she knew it, there was an explosion and bottles started cracking in the heat. She ran to the door to escape and found it locked. Suddenly, she remembered Janet's dreams. Looking around her frantically, she saw a large hammer leaning against the wall! She grabbed it quickly, broke the lock and scrambled out to safety.

After the firemen had put out the fire and everyone was safe, Linda related what had happened in the store-room to Janet. She added, "I remember you saying there was a hammer in your dream. You know what - that's what saved me. You are psychic!"

It was a scary thought for Janet but she was pleased that her dreams had saved Linda. She never dreamt anything like that again but she could never understand how she knew about the fire.

Was it really a dream or was it a premonition? Was it God's way or just a fantastic coincidence? As you can see, there is no rational explanation — or, at least, I cannot think of one. Can you?

  1. According to paragraph one, it's true to say that
    1. It is not possible to predict the future. 
    2. Everyone thinks it's impossible to predict the future.
    3. Some people believe it's possible to predict the future.
    4. We always know things before they happen.
  2. What was Janet's first dream about Linda?
    1. Linda was killed in a fire.
    2. Linda was trapped in a lift with fire engulfing her.
    3. There was a hammer in a corner
    4. Linda was trapped in a store-room with fire engulfing her.
  3. What would the meaning of the word colleague be as used in the passage?
    1. Workmate
    2. Acquaintance
    3. Ally
    4. Antagonist
  4. According to Linda, Janet's dreams were as a result of
    1. tension
    2. anger
    3. burnout
    4. exhaustion
  5. On the night before the actual fire, Janet
    1. was very depressed
    2. dreamt about the number ten
    3. slept well
    4. dreamt that Linda managed to escape
  6. What did Janet think the number ten meant in her dream?
    1. Linda would be trapped at ten O'clock 
    2. It would happen on her tenth birthday
    3. Linda would be caught in the fire on the tenth
    4. Ten bottles would explode in the store-room
  7. Linda went to the storeroom because
    1. she needed some peace
    2. there was an explosion
    3. she had to get some medical items there 
    4. she was to swathe bandages and plasters
  8. Linda believed in Janet's story when
    1. Janet said, "I told you!"
    2. She found herself locked in the storeroom C
    3. The fireman arrived
    4. She saw the bottles exploding
  9. What saved Linda from dying in the fire?
    1. The broken lock
    2. The hammer in Janet's dream and its position
    3. The explosion broke the lock
    4. The firemen saved her
  10. Janet was scared when the whole incident was over because
    1. her friend was safe
    2. the store-room was on fire
    3. the firemen arrived late
    4. her dream became reality
  11. Was the whole thing a dream? 
    1. It was coincidence
    2. There was no explanation for what happened
    3. It was God's way
    4. It was only a dream
  12. Who is a psychic?
    1. A person who sees a hammer in a dream
    2. A person who can predict a fire
    3. A person that is able to know what ma happen in future
    4. A nurse with special power
  13. What is a suitable title for the passage?
    1. Premonition
    2. Friendship
    3. Crazy dreams
    4. A fire

Read the passage below to answer questions 39-50   

A visit to a healthcare provider is often not a very exciting undertaking. Patients and their family members are in an uneasy state during the time. Many healthcare professioanls that we interact with during such visits do not make it any better.

Most of us have come across cold doctors, harsh nurses, insensitive dentists, slack laboratory assistants, unhelpful pharmacists among other not-so- caring healthcare professionals. Experience with such staff makes patients feel worse about their medical condition.

Why is customer experience in healthcare lagging? Why are our experiences in hospitals, doctors' and dentists' clinics laboratories, pharmacies and other health-service providers frequently below par?

Two to three decades ago, healthcare services in Kenya were mainly public. Growing up, those were our natural choices, locally, we had a renowned health centre for outpatient services, there was the general hospital and a few missionary hospitals not too far away. This may not have been the case for every Kenyan. Today, it is different both public and private healthcare servies in most counties are a stone's throw away and some are next to each other. The number of healthcare providers has soared.

Most patients are spoilt for choice. Despite this, many of our local providers do not seem to have improved their experience considerably. The healthcare industry seems to be trailing in its focus on the customer. Kudos to the few providing an exceptional experience.

In the public sector, healthcare services continue to face a myriad or indequancies. There has been frequent labour unrest. There is also lack of adequate supplies, and facilities are poorly maintained. As a result, most Kenyans continue to experience sloppy public healthcare services. The customer
experience in public heathcare certainly needs improvement.

  1. According to the paragrah one, a visit to a health care provider
    1. is a walk in the park
    2. B. is a tall order
    3. is a rosy affair
    4. is a professional one
  2. Who among the followng is not a healthcare professional?
    1. Doctors
    2. Laboratory assistants
    3. Quacks
    4. Pharmacists
  3. The word slack has been underlined. What does it mean according to the passage?
    1. Loose
    2. Quiet
    3. Calm
    4. Lazy
  4. According to paragraph four sentence one, it is true to say that
    1. there were no private hospitals then 
    2. healthcare services were topnotch
    3. there were few private hospitals
    4. there were many private hospitals
  5. Three decades is equivalent to
    1. thirty years
    2. three years
    3. ten years
    4. three hundred years
  6. The number of healthcare providers has soared, means that they have
    1. become better
    2. gone up
    3. improved
    4. stagnated
  7. Most patients are spoilt for choice means that patients
    1. have fewer choices
    2. have spoilt the healthcare provides
    3. have a wide array of hospitals to choose from
    4. cannot decide what to do.
  8. Who is the customer mentioned in paragraph six?
    1. The doctor
    2. The patient
    3. The professional
    4. The healthcare providers
  9. Which one of the following is not an inadequacy in the healthcare services?
    1. Cheap drugs
    2. Poor maintenance of facilities
    3. Inadequate medicines
    4. Strikes by doctors
  10. The customer care in public healthcare is
    1. good
    2. wanting
    3. impressive
    4. okay
  11. A stone's throw away as used in the passage means
    1. by the road
    2. near a quarry
    3. very near
    4. in the outskirt
  12. The best title for the passage would be
    1. A visit to a hospital
    2. Patients and doctors confidentiality
    3. Minimising patients pain by healthcare providers
    4. Private healthcare providers


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