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English Questions and Answers - Grade 5 School Based Assessment Opener Exams Term 1 2023 Set 4

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

Peter:      Hello Winnie! How are you doing?
Winnie:   Hallo Peter! Am very fine. How about you?
Peter:     Oh! I am quite well and healthy.
Winnie:   Wah! You look "handsome"
Peter:      Thank you for your observation. I heard that your mother was admitted? How is she feeling now?
Winnie:   She is now improving. Infact my father has gone to discharge her today. All will be well.
Peter:      God is great! I told my mother about it and she allowed me to come and say sorry to all of you.
Winnie:    I am very greatful for your kindness to us. "Will you be ok with warm or cold fruit juice?"
Peter:      Warm can do because it is cold. Thanks alot.
Winnie:    Welcome!

  1. Where do you think Peter and Winnie were?
    1. In school
    2. In the hospital
    3. At Winnie's home
    4. At Peter's home
  2. What is likely to be the opposite of the word "handsome" as used in the conversation?
    1. Beatiful
    2. Kind
    3. Ugly
    4. Pretty
  3. How many peole are mentioned in the conversation above?
    1. five
    2. four
    3. three
    4. twO
  4. Winnie serve Peter with:-
    1. Warm tea
    2. Cold fruit juice
    3. Hot fruit juice
    4. Warm fruit juice
  5. Which polite word did Winnie say at the end of the conversation?
    1. Thank you!
    2. Hallo!
    3. Good bye!
    4. Welcome!

Read the passage below and then answer questions 6 - 13.


Once upon a time, there lived a naughty boy called Ury. The boy was so naughty that he never listened to anybody. Although the boy was naughty, he was very good in making friends. He made friendship even with people he did not know. His parents warned him against such behaviours but he did not change at all.

One day on his way to school, he met an Ogre. Since he was not afraid of strangers he stood to greet the Ogre. He did not know it was an Ogre. The Ogre was very happy because it had not eaten for the past three days. As he was talking to the Ogre, it could catch the flies and eat them. He could not notice this for it had another mouth at the back of the head.

The Ogre told the boy to follow him for sweets. He was taken to a dark cave and before he discovered the trick he had been turned into a tasty meal.

  1. Long ago there lived a ____________________________________ boy.
    1. good
    2. foolish
    3. wise
    4. naughty
  2. The boy could do the following except
    1. talk
    2. listen
    3. sleep
    4. dance
  3. The boy was good at making:-
    1. enemies
    2. noise
    3. songs
    4. friends
  4. The boy was _________________________________ by his parents.
    1. carried
    2. abused
    3. warned
    4. threatened
  5. Where was the boy going to when he met the Ogre?
    1. School
    2. Market
    3. Cave
    4. River
  6. Which statement is wrong about an Ogre?
    1. It ate flies.
    2. It was handsome
    3. It had two mouths
    4. It ate the naughty boy
  7. A person you don't know is known as a ___________________________________________________
    1. an Ogre
    2. visitor
    3. stranger
    4. naughty
  8. The Ogre had promised, ______________________________ to the boy.
    1. Fruits
    2. Honey
    3. Sweets
    4. Tasty meal
  9. The best title for this story is:-
    1. The sweets
    2. A day to school
    3. The Ogre
    4. The boy and the Ogre

Fill the blank spaces numbered 15-19 with the correct words below.

A thief ___15___ into ___16___ house. It was dark inside as he made___17___ way ___18___ the sitting room ___19___ the dining room and the store.

   A   B   C   D 
 15.   break   broke   broken   breaking 
 16.  a  an  much  few
 17.   their  they  his  them
 18.  above   over  under  through
 19.  into  on  at  for

For questions 20-30, answer according to instructions.   

  1. The patient died ______________________________ malaria.
    1. with
    2. from
    3. of
    4. for
  2. Purity is the ______________________________ girl in Grade four.
    1. beautiful
    2. more beautiful
    3. most beautiful
    4. most beauty
  3. Write the plural form of the underlined word.
    Our chief was given a gum.
    1. chiefs
    2. chieves
    3. chiefes
    4. chief
  4. The two teachers shared the gifts _____________________________ themselves equally.
    1. among
    2. between
    3. for
    4. with
  5. Bondeni primary school __________________________ hardly number one in the sub county.
    1. are
    2. will
    3. were
    4. is
  6. Grade 5 learners bought a hen for the project. The hen is:-
    1. there's
    2. they
    3. thems
    4. theirs
  7. Which animal does not fit in the group?
    1. Cock
    2. Ram
    3. Bull
    4. Ewe
  8. What is the opposite of the underlined word in the sentence?
    The month of March is usually a wet month in Limuru.
    1. cool
    2. hot
    3. dry
    4. warm
  9. A young child cannot drink hot tea, _______________________?
    1. does she
    2. can she
    3. can't she
    4. doesn't she
  10.  As black as __________________________
    1. darkness
    2. hair
    3. coal
    4. death
  11. Choose a similar word for the underlined word in the sentence.
    The little girl aided her sick mother.
    1. helped
    2. called
    3. treated
    4. praised


Write an interesting composition about



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

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