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English Questions and Answers - Grade 6 Opener Exams Term 2 2023 Set 1

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Read the conversation below and then answer questions 1-5.
Wambua : How are you, Nabwire!
Nabwire I am fine, thank you.
Wambua: You have been on that computer for some time. Can I use it too?
Nabwire : Just a minute, please. Let me finish filling this crossword puzzle. Wambua : Oh! Is the language game in the computer?
Nabwire: Not really. It is in the Internet.
Wambua : Oh! I see. How did you find the game?
Nabwire I clicked on a site our teacher told us about.
Wambua : Oh! I remember. Mrs Mutua told us the Internet has many games.
Nabwire That's true. Would you like to play a language game?
Wambua : Not for now. I would like to watch a video about how to write an email.
Nabwire Oh! I see. Whom do you want to send the email to?
Wambua: To my father. How do I get the video?
Nabwire :You need to get to the Internet. Then you type the name of the video you want to watch. Wambua: That looks simple.
Nabwire :You will get a choice of many videos. You choose one of them. Click on it twice and the video will play.
Wambua : It is not easy. But nothing is impossible to the willing mind. When did you learn all this Nabwire?

  1. What was Nabwire doing on the Internet?
    1. She was writing an email to her father.
    2. She was filling in a crossword puzzle.
    3. She was reading an online story.
    4. She had visited a site given by the teacher.
  2. What shows that Nabwire is a well-mannered girl?
    1. She answered politely when she was greeted and when asked to leave the computer. 
    2. She stood up and left the chair for Wambua when he came.
    3. She did not watch any bad videos on the Internet.
    4. She worked hard to complete the assignment given by the teacher.
  3. What happens when you double click a video or any programme?
    1.  It closes down.
    2. It shows a blank page.
    3. We have not been told.
    4. It opens and plays.
  4. Wambua wanted to
    1. write an email to his father.
    2. play a language game on the computer.
    3. know what Nabwire was actually doing on the computer.
    4. help Nabwire fill in the crossword puzzle.
  5. The phrase nothing is impossible to the willing mind mean
    1. Anyone who is blessed can get everything.
    2. No one has a reserve of anything, it is open. 
    3. Someone who is eager, keen and determined can achieve anything.
    4. People who work hard get everything in life.

Read the passage below and then answer questions 6-9.
I remember the day very clearly. Our Science and Technology teacher told us that the world would be celebrating the World Environment Day. As members of the Environmental Club, our teacher told us we would help in cleaning up our local market. Mrs Otembo was our club patron.
"We shall join learners from other schools in cleaning the market. A few adults will also join us," she told during our club meeting. We liked Mrs Otembo a lot. She always reminded us to keep our bodies clean. "Ensure you wash your body every day. Brush your teeth after every meal. Wear clean clothes always. Remember to keep your body clean. You will gain a lot from doing so," she would tell us. She said that a healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Learners in our school always listened to her. It was our turn to help the community live in a clean environment. That morning, before the clean-up started, the local chier had addressed us.
"We are happy that learners from primary schools nearby have joined us today, it is true that if everyone swept their pavement clean, the whole street would be clean.
Today, we are cleaning the market. We hope the residents will keep the environment clean all the time," the chief said. Everyone clapped for the chief for the speech.

  1. Members of the Environmental club
    1. had nothing to do to pay back to the society
    2. went to listen to the chief's speech on the Environment Day
    3. would celebrate the World Environment Day by cleaning up the market.
    4. were to travel and join others in celebrating the World Environment Day.
  2. The words, a few adults will join us, mean
    1.  some grown-ups would join the leaners.
    2. many adults would join the learners.
    3. no adult would join the learners.
  3. Some elderly people would join the learners. Three of the following are hygienic practices. except?
    1. Wash your body.
    2. Brush your teeth.
    3. Wear clean clothes.
    4. here are many gains for a clean body.
  4. What do we learn about a healthy body?
    1. It helps the mind to think.
    2. It is the home of a healthy mind..
    3. It controls the entire system.
    4. It promotes good health.

Read the passage below and then answer question 10-12.
One Saturday morning, Miriam was left to take care of her brother, David. While in the bedroom, Miriam saw a razorblade on the floor. She decided to use it to shave David's hair, which was looking untidy. David sat down to have his hair cut. Miriam was not a barber and had never cut anybody's hair before.
As she continued, the boy moved his head suddenly. Miriam's hand slipped and she cut David on the side of the head. David began bleeding. The cut was not deep and after Miriam cleaned it, she
covered it with cotton wool.
David then saw a pair of scissors on the bed. He decided to use it to cut shapes on the bedcover. Miriam was shocked. This meant that both would be in trouble with her mother. She took a needle and thread from a drawer and started sewing the bedcover. As she was doing so, she pierced her finger with the needle. She screamed. She felt a lot of pain. Her finger was bleeding. The blood was on the bedcover.
At this point, Miriam's mother arrived. She found the blood on the bedcover and asked the children what had happened. David's head had patches of hair. The two children were taken to the hospital. They were both given injections. The doctor said they were lucky as the razor blade and
needle had not been used before.

  1. Why did Miriam decide to shave David's hair with a razor blade?
    1. She saw it lying on the floor and the hair was untidy.
    2. She was told by the mother to shave it.
    3. She was trying it out if it was sharp enough..
    4. David asked her to shave his long hair.
  2. What do we learn about Miriam?
    1. She loved working hard and seeing everything clean.
    2. She was a talented actor in the house.
    3. She loved experimenting things.
    4. She knew something about first aid.
  3. Why do you think the children were rushed to the hospital?
    1. They were fighting for their life.
    2. Miriam's mother was a worried mother when she saw blood.
    3. In order to get a tetanus injection to avoid infection.
    4. They loved getting injections.

Read the passage below and then answer questions 13-15.
Oliver liked mobile phones. He took his father's mobile phone as his father was reading a newspaper. He did not need to ask how to switch it on. That was easy. He knew many things about the phone. He knew how to look for WhatsApp videos, images and animations. He knew how to get to Facebook. He knew how to take photos using the mobile phone camera. He also knew how to get the games. he liked playing.
Oliver went straight to Play Store and downloaded a game. As soon as the game appeared on the screen, he started playing it. When it was over, he decided to watch a video. He thought of the WhatsApp videos. The video made a noise
that alerted his father. He quickly looked at Oliver and found he was as busy as a bee on the phone. His father did not know that Oliver knew all those operations. He quickly took away the phone from him. The phone did not have much data bundles.

  1. What was Oliver's father doing when his mobile phone was taken?
    1. He was reading a newspaper. 
    2. He was reading a story online.
    3. He was resting after a hard day's work.
    4. We have not been told.
  2. Which one among the following did Oliver not know about the phone?
    1. Facebook
    2. WhatsApp
    3. Images
    4. Bundles 
  3. Why do you think father took away the phone from Oliver?
    1. He did not want all his data bundles used.
    2. His pictures and messages would be read.
    3. He feared Oliver might get to bad sites on the internet.
    4. Oliver may make a call to people unnecessarily.

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16-20.
For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the given four.
One day Hyena was ....................16...................... hungry. He went out to look for ....................17...................... to eat. On the way, he came across the smell of nice food. It was coming from two sides. He could see homes on each side. He tried to put his legs apart so that he ....................18...................... reach the two homes to eat the food. He felt ....................19...................... pain between the legs and stopped the idea. He decided to run to one home. He found the food was not yet ready. He did not have patience. He did not know that ....................20......................

    1. so
    2. too
    3. very
    4. rather
    1. something
    2. everything
    3. anything
    4. nothing
    1. would
    2. could 
    3. should
    4. will
    1. lot
    2. a lot 
    3. enough 
    4. a lot of
    1. patience pays
    2. suffering is painful
    3. hurry has no blessings
    4. a rolling stone gathers no moss

For questions 21 and 22, choose the alternative that best completes the sentence given.

  1. Nekesa met on her way to the market.
    1. dark, tall, handsome
    2. handsome, tall, dark
    3. handsome, dark, tall 
    4. tall, dark, handsome
  2. Is there............................milk left in the jug?
    1. some
    2. much
    3. a lot of
    4. any

For question 23, choose the sentence in the past continuous tense from the given four. 

    1. Onyango threw the papers through the window.
    2. Onyango was throwing the papers through the window.
    3. Onyango is throwing the papers through the window.
    4. Onyango will be throwing the papers through the window.

For question 24, choose the alternative with a negative sentence.

    1. She does not sell milk.
    2. She always eats a balanced diet. 
    3. He is walking home after school.
    4. We have met before.

Which one is an adverb of time in the given sentence?

  1. She left home quietly at midday.
    1. Quietly
    2. home
    3. midday
    4. left

For questions 26 and 27, choose the best preposition to complete the given sentence. 

  1. They went to town.................bus.
    1. on
    2. with
    3. by
    4. in
  2. He was infected...........................a contagious disease.
    1. With
    2. by
    3. over
    4. for

For question 28, choose the alternative that means the same as the underlined word.

  1. We bought the most essential things for our trip to Masai Mara.
    1. useless
    2. specific
    3. important
    4. classic

For questions 29 and 30, choose the alternative with the correctly punctuated sentence. 

    1. Omar, the new scout's patron is a no-nonsense man.
    2. Mwajuma, our mean neighbour bought another dog.
    3. We have several things in store: a jembe, rake, foke and watering can.
    4. They came late but, they were not scolded and punished.
    1. You did not like the presentation, did you?
    2. They have arrived just now. Haven't they?
    3. We shall visit them, shant we?
    4. The teacher rewarded all the best performers, Didn't he?


Write a one-week diary Include all the events you did.


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