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English Language Questions and Answers - Grade 4 Mid Term 2 Exam 2023 Set 2

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Read the conversation below and then answer questions 1- 5.


Kamau : Good afternoon, Cheruto? How are you?
Cheruto: Good afternoon, Kamau.__1__
Kamau : Where are your storybooks and the pens?
Cheruto: They are both in my bag. Why ask?
Kamau : Because we agreed that there will be no __2__.
Cheruto: That is nice of you to show concern.
Kamau : And where is your lunch?
Cheruto: I did not carry much. Only a soda, banana and orange will do.
Kamau : Are you serious? Will you survive with that till evening? Cheruto My mother advised that I should not eat much in order to                       stay alert and grasp concepts very fast.
Kamau : Does she not know that you cannot work on an empty stomach? Cheruto: But it shall not be completely empty; I have                             something to bite.
Kamau : That is a snack, Cheruto.
Cheruto: I am okay with that.
Kamau : I can see the reason why you keep fit. Anyway, for me, I have chapati, beef stew, water, some soda and of course an apple                     and a banana.
Cheruto: Good for you. You need energy to jump around. You are a boy remember.
Kamau : Does it mean that girls do not need energy?
Cheruto: Everybody does but...

  1. What do you think was the response that Cheruto gave to Kamau as in question 1?
    1. I am fine, thank you.
    2. Can't you see I am doing well.
    3. I am doing well.
    4. I am not feeling fine.
  2. What would be the correct word to complete the sentence in question 2?
    1. asking
    2. sharing
    3. giving
    4. borrowing
  3. What is the problem with Cheruto's food? 
    1. It is made up of fruits and soda only.
    2. It would not make her full.
    3. It is not a balanced diet.
    4. Kamau did not like it at all.
  4. Which one of the following was not a reason given by Cheruto's mother for not eating much?
    1. You stay alert.
    2. You maintain good health and stay alert.
    3. You understand concepts very fast.
    4. You understand things quickly.
  5. From what Kamau carried for lunch, we learn that ___________________________
    1. he was loved by the mother a lot.
    2. he ate too much.
    3. he was an active energetic boy.
    4. he was going to spend a day and night out.

Read the passage below and then question 6 – 9.


Our parents had always warned us against going to Makunga forest. The forest was full of dangerous animals and it was said that those who went deep enough were never seen again. Parents would tell their children scary stories about those who entered the forest and came out hurt to keep them in check. As a result, the children were disciplined and obedient at all times

One day, when we had closed school for the August holidays, the topic of the forest came up. We were all happy about closing for the holidays and we were discussing how we would spend our time away from school.

"We can go to the field and organise great soccer matches," I said excitedly as we made our way home.

"No way!" answered John, "we are used to such. We need something much more interesting. Something like going to Makunga forest."

  1. Why did the parents warn their children against going to Makunga forest?
    1. They knew children can sometimes be naughty.
    2. The forest was full of dangerous animals.
    3. There were evil people who killed others in the forest.
    4. The forest was very big.
  2. What brought about obedience and discipline among the children?
    1. The scary stories they were told by their parents.
    2. They wanted to please their parents.
    3. The teachings that the teachers had taught them in school.
    4. They were among the few survivors who went to the forest and returned.
  3. According to the passage, what were the children used to doing during the holidays? 
    1. Playing various games.
    2. Helping their parents with household chores.
    3. Playing football.
    4. We are not told.
  4. From what John said, we can say that he is
    1. disobedient
    2. disciplined. 
    3. wicked
    4. daring.

Read the passage below and then answer questions 10 – 12.


"Today we are going to learn how we can show respect to the people that we live with in our community," said Mrs Omollo, the Grade 4 teacher for English.

"First of all, when a visitor arrives at our home, what is the first thing that we tell him or her?" she asked. "Welcome," Paula answered. "Correct, Paula," said the teacher." The word 'Welcome' should be said with a smile in order to show politeness," she said.

"When we serve the visitor with something to eat or to drink, we should also remember to tell them "Welcome".
This will make them feel comfortable to eat or drink," said Mrs Omollo.

"Teacher," asked Peter, "if you make a mistake when serving the visitor, what do you say?" "That is a very good question, Peter," replied the teacher. "If you make a mistake, you must be polite enough to say, I beg your pardon. You can also say I am sorry, when you do something wrong to your friend."

"If you want to borrow something from your friend, you must use the word please. This should be followed by the words may I," said the teacher.
"Paula asked me this morning. Please may I borrow your pen?" said Peter.
"That was very good," said the teacher. "You should also remember if somebody achieves something like winning in a race, you tell them congratulations," added the teacher.

  1. What were the learners going to learn about?
    1. How to show respect to others in the community.
    2. Being polite at all times.
    3. Phrases that are important but are never used.
    4. What teacher Omollo had prepared to teach.
  2. Which word makes a guest at your place feel at home?
    1. I beg your pardon.
    2. Excuse me
    3. Welcome
    4. Thank you for coming.
  3. Winning a race has been given as _____________________
    1. the only moment when to tell someone congratulations.
    2. a way of showing how polite and disciplined you are.
    3. a big occasion to celebrate.
    4. an example of an occasion when one is told congratulations.

Read the poem below and then answer questions 13-15.


The snake Bite
Accident! Accident! Accident.
Hospital! Hospital! Hospital.
Ride me to hospital.

Accident! Accident! Accident.
Bleed! Bleed! bleed.
Bandage my leg.

Accident! Accident! Accident.
Pain! Pain! Pain.
Given me a painkiller.

  1. How many stanzas make up the poem?
    1. Four
    2. Three
    3. Two
    4. Five
  2. When somebody is bitten by an animal, he or  she ___________________
    1. bleeds profusely.
    2. is only bandaged.
    3. takes painkillers and sleeps.
    4. screams at the top of his or her voice.
  3. Whenever one falls sick, the person ____________________.
    1. takes painkillers and rests at home. 
    2. goes to see a doctor in the hospital.
    3. buys medicine over the counter at the chemist.
    4. gets bandaged all over the place.

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16-20. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the given four.

At long last, the master of __16__ better late than __18__.The people announced that it was time to eat. It was __17__ dark, but __19__ directed to the place to wash their hands as cleanliness is next to godliness. The food was __20__ little that we asked for more.

   A   B   C   D 
 16.   occasions   ceremonies   ceremony   the people 
 17.  becomming   geting   getting   approaching 
 18.  never  usual  always   ever
 19.  who  are   whom    were 
 20.  very  quite   so   too 


For questions 21-25, choose the best alternative to complete the given sentence.

  1. Kasuku drew a ________________________ ball. 
    1. small, round, beautiful
    2. beautiful, small, round
    3. beautiful, round, small
    4. small, beautiful, round
  2. Musembi looks _________________________ today.
    1. happier
    2. happy
    3. more happier
    4. happiest
  3. They played ______________________ the sand yesterday evening.
    1. in
    2. on
    3. with
    4. by
  4. Mary has _____________________________crayons to colour her picture.
    1. a lot
    2. lots
    3. enough
    4. plenty
  5. This pen belongs to me. It is ___________________
    1. my
    2. yours
    3. our's
    4. mine

For questions 26 and 27, choose the alternative that means the same as the underlined word(s)

  1. This is something that is hard to stop because you do it often.
    1. Traditional
    2. concern
    3. habit
    4. behaviour
  2. One of the three: breakfast, lunch and supper.
    1. food
    2. meal
    3. portion
    4. share

For questions 28 and 29, choose the alternative that is the plural form of the underlined word.

  1. The knife we used has got lost.
    1. knifes
    2. knives
    3. knife
    4. knivess
  2. The ox pulled the plough on the farm.
    1. oxen
    2. oxes
    3. ox
    4. oxes'

For question 30, choose the correctly punctuated sentence.

    1. The hen laid many eggs?
    2. Why are you crying now.
    3. Mother bought oranges, bananas, apples and paw paws.
    4. It was such a boring day!


Write a composition about:

                                                                                A VISIT TO A MARKET


















  1. A
  2. D
  3. C
  4. B
  5. B
  6. B
  7. A
  8. C
  9. D
  10. A
  11. C
  12. D
  13. B
  14. A
  15. B
  16. B
  17. C
  18. A
  19. D
  20. C
  21. B
  22. A
  23. A
  24. C
  25. D
  26. C
  27. B
  28. B
  29. A
  30. C
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