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English Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End of Term 3 November 2022 Exams Set 1

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QUESTIONS

Read the following conversation and then answer questions 1-5
Teacher: How are you today?
Tasha and Rama: We are fine, thank you sir. I did not expect you here since your friends are in the field playing. What is the matter?
Tasha: Omh! Nothine much sir, we just... we just wanted you to give us some points benefits of sports.
Rama: Yes sir, this is because we are expected to write a composition on the same.
Teacher: Very well. To pupils like you, sports activities are the best way to relax your mind atask, both at home and in school.
Tasha: I think that is one of the reasons our time table has break time slots.
Teacher: Exactly Tasha, and also...
Teacher, is it true that some people use sports as their full time career?
Teacher: You are right Rama. We have popular sports men and women in our country who do us proud after winning international competitions.
(The bell rings) There are other benefits of sports but because of time...
Tasha: We shall come over after classes so that you tell us more, goodbye.
Teacher: Goodbye Rama and Tasha. I shall be waiting for you right here.

  1. The teacher did not expect to see Rama and Tasha there because
    1. they were not allowed to be there.
    2. they were supposed to be playing like the rest.
    3. it was not yet beak time.
    4. pupils are not expected to go where teachers are.
  2. According to this conversation, what is the importance of break time in school? It
    1. helps pupils to play.
    2. gives teachers time to take their tea.
    3. enables pupils to relax their mind as they play.
    4. helps teachers to rest after working hard.
  3. Which of the following statements is not true according to this conversation?
    1. The teacher gave the learners all the points he had. 
    2. The teacher was a caring type.
    3. When our players win out there, we become proud. 
    4. The pupils had not written a composition yet. 
  4. Before the bell went how many points did they come up with? 
    1. 4
    2. 3
    3. 1
    4. 2
  5. The word popular as used in the passage means
    1. very strong.
    2. well known.
    3. hardworking 
    4. not very famous

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 9.
The following day, we were up early, ready to start our return journey to Nairobi. Though we set off long before dawn, we were held up at the barrier out of Moyale. Many trucks that had come before us were well in place for the convoy, completely blocking our way. We had to wait until they were all cleared.
It was interesting to see how people who did not have private vehicles travelled to and from this place. Since there are no buses to Moyale, passengers are forced to travel on top of lorries Sometimes, the same lorries would be carrying animals and one had to be careful not to fall on the animals. A trip on such a lorry could take up to three days to Nairobi and passengers had to bear wiu the situation.

  1. Why was there a barrier out of Moyale?
    1. The road was too dusty.
    2. The trucks were to be cleared before leaving.
    3. There was no reliable means of transport.
    4. It was probably a weekend. 
  2. According to this passage, what was very funny?
    1. How travellers fell on animals.
    2. The way lorries were driven.
    3. How those who didn't have vehicles travelled.
    4. The way buses travelled to and from Moyale.
  3. Since there were no buses to Moyale,
    1. passengers did not travel at all.
    2. passengers travelled on lorries.
    3. people used animals to travel.
    4. people used minibuses instead.
  4. Those who did not have their vehicles needed to be careful when travelling not to
    1. fall on the speeding lorries.
    2. reach their destinations late.
    3. be blocked at the border.
    4. fall on the animals in the lorries.

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.
There is a great need of maintaining the safety and cleanliness of our environment. We all understand that environment means all that surround us. Therefore, soil, plants, water and air are important parts of the environment. Each of these has special ways of protection.
If soil is not protected, it becomes less productive. In such a situation, the crops farmers harvest become of low quality. This happens when dangerous chemicals are spilt on soil. Excessive use of inorganic fertilizers is another way of contaminating both soil and water. Instead, farmers are advised to use manures which do not have any negative effect on soil.
Plants, one of the major parts of the environment, need to be protected as well. Young plants or seedlings should be taken care of until they become big trees.

  1. How does the writer describe the word environment?
    1. Soil plants water and air.
    2. Everything that surrounds us.
    3. Plants and animals around us.
    4. All that surrounds soil, plants, water and air.
  2. Sometimes, farmers' harvest are of low quality. What causes this?
    1. The poor type of manure they use.
    2. The poor type of seeds they plant.
    3. The contaminated soil they plant in.
    4. Dangerous chemicals spilt in rivers.
  3. Which one of the following has been mentioned as a major part of the environment?
    1. Soil.
    2. Air.
    3. Water.
    4. Plants.

Read the passage and then answer questions 13 to 15.
Maria is in Grade five. She likes going to school but over the weekends and during the holidays, she enjoys helping her mother at home. On Saturdays, her mother usually goes to the market to sell bananas and Maria stays home to look after her younger brother, Mulei, as well as doing some of the housework. Sometimes she takes Mulei, to play with the neighbours' children while she goes out to collect firewood.
One Saturday during the August holiday when their mother had already left for the market, Maria prepared breakfast and called Mulei to the table. However, he hardly ate anything. He had a stomachache. Maria advised him to lie down. Mulei lay on his bed, but a little later, he started to diarrhoea. Maria began to feel worried when he kept going to the toilet.

  1. Which one of the following is not true about Maria? She
    1. likes going to school.
    2. likes helping her mother.
    3. helps at home during weekends.
    4. goes visiting during holidays.
  2. Maria was very much worried because
    1. their mother did not come immediately.
    2. Mulei began to cry.
    3. Mulei kept on going to the toilet.
    4. Mulei did not eat anything.
  3. Although Maria was not sure of what to do, she
    1. took Mulei to the hospital. 
    2. gave Mulei some porridge.
    3. sat beside Mulei.
    4. helped the brother to eat breakfast.

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20.
For each blank space, select the best alternative from the choices given
David and his family are farmers. They live in a big farm house. One day, David went as usual to milk his cows. He had cleaned the cowshed the _16_ night and left Mumo, the _17_ cow to rest. When he woke up the following morning, Mumo had difficulty in breathing. She also did not welcome David with her usual morning_18_. David called a _19_ doctor who said Mumo had a thorn in her mouth which pricked her_20_

  1.    
    1. following
    2. past
    3. last
    4. previous
  2.    
    1. daily
    2. diary
    3. dairy
    4. daring
  3.    
    1. meow!
    2. moo!
    3. woof!
    4. mee!
  4.    
    1. veterinary
    2. witch
    3. family
    4. animal
  5.    
    1. woof
    2. skin
    3. gum
    4. horn

For questions 21 to 23, complete the sentences using the correct question 

  1. Kambi did not travel alone, 
    1. did he? 
    2. is it? 
    3. didn't he? 
    4. isn't it?
  2. Cheetah is the fastest animal, 
    1. is it?
    2. did it? 
    3. isn't it? 
    4. didn't it?
  3. We cannot travel in this weather,
    1. will we? 
    2. can't we?
    3. isn't it?
    4. can we?

Use the correct conjunction to complete the sentences in questions 24 to 26.

  1. We cannot start singing the guests have not arrived.
    1. and
    2. but
    3. since
    4. or
  2. We have not___ started our practices.
    1. yet
    2. and
    3. but
    4. also
  3. Do you like to travel at night during day time? 
    1. also
    2. yet 
    3. but
    4. Or

For questions 27 to 30 select adverbs.

  1. The van drove slowly past the red gate. 
    1. van
    2. slowly 
    3. past
    4. red
  2. We shall travel tomorrow for the show. 
    1. shall
    2. show
    3. travel 
    4. tomorrow
  3. It often rains in the month of April.
    1. it
    2. month
    3. often
    4. April
  4. The patient was flown abroad for medication. 
    1. patient 
    2. flown
    3. medication 
    4. abroad


MARKING SCHEME

  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B
  6. B
  7. C
  8. B
  9. D
  10. B
  1. C
  2. D
  3. D
  4. C
  5. B
  6. D
  7. C
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C
  1. A
  2. C
  3. D
  4. C
  5. A
  6. D
  7. B
  8. D
  9. C
  10. D

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