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English Questions and Answers - Grade 4 Opener Exams Term 2 2023 Set 1

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Read the conversation below and then answer questions 1 -5.
Father: Good morning, son!
Son: Good morning father, How are you?
Father: I am alright. Son, which occupations do you happen to know?
Son: Not all, but I know quite a number. Being a teacher, doctor, engineer, pilot, nurse name them.
Father: Why aren't you mentioning accountant like your father?
Son: Sorry I forgot. I should also have remembered mother's occupation, surgeon.
Father: What would you like to be when you grow up?
Son: I have always imagined myself as a nurse, working with children such as myself, listening to them and turning their frowns into smiles.
Father: Hmmmmmm... that is interesting...
Son: I would also like to be a lawyer; a very good lawyer. My teacher once told me that a good lawyer needs to have good communication skills, be able to work well with people and be creative.
Father: Go on, son.
Son: I shall probably be a celebrated athlete. I shall train and practise for long hours so that I can win all the races. However, my greatest joy will be to help people in my community with the money that I shall be paid. I have read that they earn a lot of money.
Father: That is very true.
Son: I shall become a police officer; yes a police officer... my work will be to help people and fight crime.
Father: Well, you cannot be all those things, son. The good news is, you have time to decide what you would like to be. I am sure that whatever you choose, you will do it well. Your mother and I shall support you as well.

  1. Which among the following did the son not mention among the occupations he knew? 
    1. Nursing
    2. Medicine
    3. Engineering 
    4. Aviation
  2. From the conversation we learn that the son mother was
    1. an accountant
    2. a surgeon
    3. a teacher
    4. a housewife
  3. The word frown has been used in the passage as the opposite of
    1. laugh
    2. whimper
    3. smile
    4. cry
  4. An excellent lawyer according to the conversation
    1. has good communication skills.
    2. represents clients well in court.
    3. convinces the judge to favour him.
    4. dresses well when going to court.
  5. From the conversation we learn that one 
    1. can become all manner of occupations.
    2. can only choose and become a particular occupation.
    3. does not need to work hard to get a given occupation.
    4. has to listen to his father to succeed.

Read the passage below and then answer questions 6 - 9.
Long ago in the village of Namusasi, people grew tea. They worked together as unity is strength. and helped one another on their farms. They were always as busy as a bee preparing the land, marking the rows, planting the tea trees, weeding and harvesting the tea. It was a lot of work but they always finished it. They woke up very early in the morning, as the early bird catches the worm and made sure that all the work was done by the end of the day. 
It is only a bad workman who quarrels with his tools. The people of Namusasi village always tried their best to get the work done right. Their hard work bore fruit. They always sold the best quality tea and got enough money for themselves. Even today, Namusasi people are famous for their excellent tea.

  1. Why did the people of Namusasi work hard?
    1. They knew that unity is strength.
    2. They knew that other communities would laugh at them.
    3. They were taught by their forefathers.
    4. It was their tradition.
  2. How did the people of Namusasi manage to finish the work even though it was a lot?
    1. They worked hard.
    2. They woke up early
    3. They woke up early and worked hard.
    4. they were rewarded for their hard work.
  3. Even today, Namusasi people are
    1. famous for their hard work.
    2. well known for their excellent tea.
    3. hated by their neighbours.
    4. loved by Kenyans.
  4. The best title for the passage above would be
    1. It is good to work.
    2. Namusasi people.
    3. Tea farming
    4. Hard work never goes unrewarded.

Read the poem below and then answer questions 10-12.
A tribute to Grandma
Saturday was the burial day,
Ready was the funeral programme,
Up with decorations and ribbons were tents and chairs,
They were packed with mourners,
Here, we were to celebrate the life of a soldier,
A soldier in the army of the Lord!

Grandma's wise words and deeds sank into my pierced heart,
As tears rolled down my cheeks when the ceremony started,
Grandma had always been there for me when I needed her.

She took care of me when mom was away,
She corrected my mistakes and taught me basic manners,
Like greeting visitors, giving up a seat, going to school, church early.

  1. What was inside the tents?
    1. People who had come to comfort those who lost their loved ones.
    2. Decorations and ribbons, chairs and tables.
    3. The body of the soldier of the Lord.
    4. Those who had lost grandma.
  2.  Which of the following was not among grandma's teachings?
    1.  Get to church on time.
    2. Allow an adult to sit on a chair as you stand.
    3. Always greet visitors who come to your place.
    4. Talk to people the way you want.
  3. A ceremony is an example of a
    1. a burial
    2. a wedding
    3. a public occasion
    4. a celebration of death

Read the passage below and then answer questions 13-15.
Wahome and his friend Musyoka were walking home from school one Friday evening. On the way, there was a shamba with mango trees. Many school boys and girls were tempted to steal the fruits. Wahome and Musyoka got tempted too. They climbed the tree and started picking the ripe mangoes. They did not see the owner of the shamba arrive at the foot of the tree.
When the owner, Mrs Kariuki, asked them to get down, the boys were very frightened. They started crying and Musyoka was shaking. He fell from the tree and broke his hand and injured the palm of the other hand, which he used to support himself as he landed on the ground. As Wahome was getting down, he stepped on a sharp twig that injured his foot.

  1. A farm full of fruit trees is known as
    1. an orchard
    2. a planation
    3. a farm
    4. a forest
  2. When Mrs Kariuki asked the boys to come down from the tree
    1. they started screaming loudly.
    2. they pleaded for forgiveness.
    3. they were very frightened and fell injuring themselves.
    4. they threw the fruits at her to get a chance to escape.
  3. What do you think happened to the boys in the end?
    1. they were forgiven.
    2. they were rushed to the hospital.
    3. they ran away leaving Mrs Kariuki there.
    4. they were taken to hospital, treated but finally punished.

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16-20.
For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the given four.
Children should not be ...................16...................... to do hard work when others are going to school. They should be school to learn and succeed in life. Education is the key ...................18...................... life. Once you know how to ...................19...................... write, you live a better life. There is nothing that you cannot do because we ...................20...................... all abled differently.

    1. expected
    2. allowed
    3. given
    4. permitted
    1. taken
    2. taking
    3. takes
    4. take
    1. of
    2. for
    3. to
    4. in
    1. or
    2. but
    3. even
    4. and
    1.  are
    2. were
    3. could be
    4. should be

For questions 21-22, choose the alternative that contains the plural of the underlined word.

  1. The tomato was rotten.
    1. tomatos
    2. tomatoes
    3. tomatos'
    4. tomato
  2. The man in white is a doctor.
    1. men
    2. mans
    3. man's
    4. men's

For questions 23-28, choose the alternative that best completes the sentence given.

  1. People who show.....................respect are liked by others.
    1. a lot
    2. enough
    3. a lot of
    4. any
  2. ...................................... may I borrow your pen?
    1. Hello
    2. Please
    3. Some
    4. Hi
  3. This book belongs to me. It is.................
    1. mine
    2. yours
    3. theirs
    4. my
  4. The table is ....................... than the desk
    1. big
    2. biggest
    3. bigger
    4. more bigger
  5. Musembi
    1. happy
    2. much happy
    3. happiest
    4. happier
  6. Kasuku drew a.........................
    1. small, round ball.
    2. round, small, ball
    3. ball, small, round.
    4. ball, round, small

For questions 29 and 30, choose the alternative that means the same as the underlined word(s).

  1. A condition of being fat in a way that is not healthy 
    1. plump
    2. slender
    3. obesity
    4. slim
  2. A disease which is caused by not eating enough proteins.
    1. marasmus
    2. kwashiorkor
    3. rickets
    4. anaemia


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