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English Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End of Term 2 CBC Exams 2022 Set 1

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Read the following conversation and then answer questions 1 to 5.

Mother: Come here my son. Bring your books with you books with you. I'd like us to check the arrangement of your work in every learning area. Come on, take the books out.

Son: Of late, I have been arranging my work neatly. Our class teacher, Miss Tari, told all of us the importance of doing so.

Mother: Please open your Mathematics exercise books, both class work and homework as I check English.

Son: Here, can't you see? This is how our Mathematics teacher wants us to arrange our work. Isn't it neat, mama?

Mother: Wow! I am very proud of both you and your teachers. All the work looks well arranged, neat, marked and corrections done. Indeed, you deserve a present from me, son! Come on let us go to the supermarket. I can't wait to get you a gift.

Son: Yees!

  1. What did the mother want to check  from his son's books?
    1. The amount of work given by the teachers
    2. The arrangement of her son's work.
    3. Some unmarked work, if any,
    4. The cleanliness of the son's books.
  2. Whose idea was it to always be arranging the work neatly? The
    1. mother's 
    2. son's
    3. class teacher's 
    4. pupils'.
  3. Towards the end of the conversation, the mother seems 
    1. disappointed.
    2. disorganised. 
    3. sad.
    4. happy. 
  4. Evidently, the mother thinks that the teachers
    1. are doing a good work.
    2. laze around mostly.
    3. arrange the pupil's work neatly.
    4. need to be transferred for a better work organization.
  5. Why did the son deserve a gift? 
    1. His work was quite disorganised.
    2. There was a supermarket near their  home.
    3. He had pleased his mother. 
    4. The teachers arranged his work well

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 9.

Otieno was playing with his younger sister outside the house. Their mother had told them not to kick the ball hard because it could hurt someone or break a window pane. Otieno kicked the ball to his sister. She kicked it back to him. After some time, Otieno decided to kick the ball hard to see whether his sister could catch it. His sister dived to catch the ball but missed it. The ball broke one of the window panes of the house. Otieno's mother was very angry with the children. She took away the ball and told them that they would not play with it again.

  1. According to the mother, kicking the ball hard would?
    1. hurt a window pane or break someone.
    2. break the window panes of the house
    3. hurt somebody accidentally.
    4. break a window pane or hurt somebody
  2. Which game do you think Otieno and his ball hard would sister were playing?
    1. Netball
    2. Football
    3. Basketball
    4. Handball 
  3. Why couldn't Otieno's sister catch the last ball?
    1. She feared to be hurt.
    2. It was kicked so hard.
    3. She wanted it to break the window pane
    4. She did not see it.
  4. What was the children's punishment?
    1. Not playing with the ball again.
    2. Not playing again.
    3. Using a different ball.
    4. Playing far from the house.

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.

Trees are always exciting to look at. Many people like their homes surrounded by trees. Many hotels are located in areas with many trees. When you look at a tree, what you see first is the bark that protects the tree trunk and branches. The bark at the bottom is old, rough and cracked. At the top, the bark is young and smooth.

The tallest tree alive today is over 360 feet high! It is a coast redwood growing in California in the USA. There is enough wood in its trunk to build over 300 houses! The other half is underground. These are the roots pushing their way through the thick earth. They can spread out through the soil as far the tree is high.

All people, young and old, should try to make the world beautiful by planting trees. Since the trees are already growing, we should take care of them.

  1. What have we been told about the redwood in California? It
    1. has a soft bark. 
    2. has a lot of wood in its bark.
    3. can build many houses.
    4. is good for firewood.
  2. The bark at the bottom of a tree
    1. is cracked, old and rough.
    2. can build over three hundred houses.
    3. looks smooth and young. It
    4. is rough, young and cracked.
  3. Trees should be planted by
    1. young people.
    2. old people.
    3. those who do not use them.
    4. all.

Read the passage and then answer questions 13 to 15.

I hardly slept that night. I kept on thinking about the following day. We were to have a school trip to Amboseli National Park. Those who had paid for the trip were lucky. They would see many wild animals like zebras, elephants, gazelles, buffaloes and giraffes among others. My parents had made the payment and I would accompany the other pupils.

We were to travel by bus. The bus arrived very early in the morning. The class teacher read the list as we boarded the bus. I selected a seat next to the window where I would enjoy looking outside as we travelled. 

  1. The first sentence means that the writer 
    1. slept very hard. 
    2. did not sleep at all.
    3. did not sleep well. 
    4. stayed awake the whole night.
  2. According to this passage, who were lucky?
    1. Those who planned to pay for the
    2. The pupils who did not pay for the trip. , 
    3. All the pupils in the writer's class. 
    4. Those who had paid for the trip. 
  3. Which of the following animals has not been mentioned in the passage?
    1. Lions
    2. Gazelles
    3. Zebras
    4. Elephants

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20. For each blank space, select the best alternative from the choices given.

Of all the learning areas, I like Mathematics more. It is my ___16___ because I never have difficulty with it and always get good marks in tests. I suppose I am ___17___ to be born with a clear-thinking brain. The wonderful thing about Mathematics is that besides the ___18___
there's nothing else to remember. Every step in solving a ___19___ is done logically. Unlike in some other learning areas, remembering dates and other facts is hard compared with the ease and ___20___of Mathematics reasoning

    1. wonderful
    2. better
    3. subjects
    4. favourite
    1. cursed 
    2. genious
    3. lucky
    4. luckier
    1.  formulae
    2.  notes
    3.  punishments
    4. homework
    1. question 
    2. problem
    3. equation .
    4. division
    1. simple
    2.  simplified
    3. simply
    4. simplicity

For questions 21 to 23, choose the correct question tags to complete the sentences.

  1. Yesterday you were late for classes,
    1. weren't you? 
    2. were you?
    3. aren't you?
    4. are you?
  2. I am the best dancer in our school,
    1. am I?
    2. aren't I?
    3. can't I?
    4. isn't it?
  3. She did not come to school yesterday,
    1. didn't he? 
    2. did he?
    3. did she? 
    4. didn't she?

For questions 24 to 27, choose the correct order of adjectives to fill in the blank spaces 

  1. Wambua's room has a __________________ carpet. 
    1. red circular oval 
    2. red oval circular
    3. oval red circular
    4. oval circular red
  2. Mr. Jakoya wears a _________________ jacket. 
    1. baggy, big old 
    2. big old baggy
    3. baggy old big 
    4. big baggy old
  3. There is a ____________________ fort near Maserati animal orphanage.
    1. huge tall ancient
    2. tall ancient huge
    3. huge ancient tall
    4. tall huge ancient
  4. We saw a ________________ table in Miss Masumbuko's office
    1. small new oval
    2. new oval small 
    3.  small oval new
    4. new small oval

In questions 28 to 30, select the best alternative to fill in the blank spaces.

  1. Mwajuma and I __________________ visit the zoo next week.
    1. will
    2. shall
    3. are
    4. could
  2. The cabinet secretary ____________________ announce the results.
    1. shall
    2. are 
    3. is
    4. will
  3. They ___________________ bring us new toys tomorrow.
    1. shall not
    2. have 
    3. will
    4. are 


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

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