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English Language Activities Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 1

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

Juma:  How are you doing Saida? I'm very sorry I couldn't visit you as we agreed. How was your weekend?
Saida:   I am fine Juma. Maybe next time you will make it to my place for a visit. My weekend was not very bad, I thank God. We were to visit Omari in               the hospital but I couldn't make it. I'm sorry.
Juma:   Ooh, that is true. Kadzo, her sister and I managed to visit Omari at Medicare hospital. How come you did not show up?
Saida:   I was looking after my sick grandmother. Since there's no one at home to take care of her, I had no option.
Juma:   I'm sorry Saida. What is she suffering from?
Saida:   According to the doctor, she is suffering from chronic pneumonia. She also has a problem in breathing. By the way, how is Omari?
Juma:   After recovery, the doctor discharged him. However he will have to take a week's time rest. I would like to see you grandmother. Let us go and               take care of her.

  1. How many children visited Omari in 3. Medicare hospital?
    1. Two
    2. Three
    3. Four
    4. Five
  2. Saida could not make it to Medicare hospital because
    1. she wasn't feeling well.
    2. she was taking care of her sick mother.
    3. she did not want to do so.
    4. she was taking care of another patient at home.
  3. Who had a breathing problem?
    1. Saida's grandmother
    2. Saida
    3. Omari
    4. Kadzo's sister
  4. According to the conversation, it is true to say that Juma is
    1. sick.
    2. careless.
    3. caring.
    4. impatient.
  5. What was Omari suffering from according to the conversation?
    1. Chronic pneumonia
    2. Breathing problem.
    3. We have not been told.

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 9.  

Rats have very sharp senses especially those of touch and hearing. They are afraid of humans and can hear you coming long before you have a chance to see them. They are loners by nature, never will they get together to defend themselves if they are threatened. Rats can also be clever. They are smart by the way they steal eggs. A rat will hold an egg firmly with all four paws lying on its back so as not to break the egg while two or three others pull it away by its tail.

  1. According to the passage, what can rats sense very well?
    1. Touching and eating
    2. Hearing and defending.
    3. Eating and defending.
    4. Hearing and touch.
  2. However smart rats are, they cannot 
    1. help one another stealing eggs.
    2. defend one another.
    3. hear approaching human beings.
    4. carry away eggs.
  3. The method rats use to steal eggs shows their
    1. cleverness
    2. speed.
    3. sharp senses.
    4. strength.
  4. According to this passage, unity in rats is seen when
    1. sensing touch and hearing. 
    2. surviving lonely.
    3. stealing eggs.
    4. defending each other.

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.  

I was born and brought up in a liberal home by African standards. We all cooked, washed the house, clothes and dishes. It did not matter whether you were a boy or a girl. We all went to school. Everyone was allowed to pursue their own interest and their opinions were heard and respected. We were taught to appreciate our strengths and work on our weaknesses. During school holidays, we were taught lifeskills involving activities like hunting, fishing and farming. Some of us would learn pottery and basketry. Back then, life was real, unlike today where almost everything is a fiction based on technology.

  1. Since both boys and girls did all the chores,
    1. girls suffered child labour.
    2. boys were exposed to child labour. 
    3. equality was observed.
    4. parents became very lazy.
  2. Which of the following is not true according to the passage?
    1. Human beings have strengths and weaknesses.
    2. The writer is not a young person.
    3. There is a difference between life back then and now.
    4. Lifeskills are not very necessary today.
  3. During school holidays, the writer would learn all the following except
    1. weaving.
    2. hunting
    3. fishing.
    4. farming.

Read the passage and then answer questions 13 to 15.  

Dog and her puppies lived on a farm where there was a well. The mother dog told the puppies not to go near the well or play around it. One of the puppies wondered why they should not go near the well and decided to explore it. He went to the well, climbed the wall and peeped inside there. He saw his reflection and thought it was another dog. The puppy saw that the "other dog" was imitating him and got very angry. He decided to fight the dog. He jumped into the well but there was no dog there! He cried for help until the farmer came and rescued him.

  1. The mother dog told the puppies not to
    1. swim in the well.
    2. play around the well.
    3. explore the well.
    4. play together.
  2. The puppy that climbed up the wall of the well
    1. saw his reflection in the water.
    2. saw another puppy in the well. 
    3. followed his mother's instructions.
    4. died in the well.
  3. After the puppy cried for help in the well,
    1. the mother dog came to his rescue.
    2. he died immediately
    3. the farmer came and helped him. 
    4. he swam out of the well.

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

Wambua and his family are farmers. They live in a big farm house. One day, Wambua went as usual to milk his cow. He had cleaned the cowshed the ___16___ night and left Maziwa, the ___17___cow to rest. When he woke up the following morning. Maziwa had a difficulty in breathing. She also did not welcome Wambua with her usual ___18___ Wambua called a ____19___ doctor who said Maziwa had a thorn in morning. her mouth which pricked her ___20___.

   A   B   C   D 
 16.   following   past   last   previous 
 17.  daily  diary   dairy   daring
 18.  meow!  moo!  woof!   mee!
 19.  veterinary   witch   family   animal 
 20.  woof  skin   gum   horn 


For questions 21 to 23, select the best article to complete the sentences.  

  1. My cousin studies at _______________________ university.
    1. an
    2. the
    3. a
    4. then
  2. It was ______________________ honour to be warmly welcomed.
    1. the
    2. a
    3. at
    4. an
  3. ________________________ sun was shining bright in the morning.
    1. A
    2. An
    3. As
    4. The

In questions 24 to 26, select the best alternatives to fill the blank spaces.  

  1. Kombora ____________________ take his son to school tomorrow.
    1. shall
    2. has
    3. will
    4. had
  2. Mumo and I _____________________ be practising in the field.
    1. would
    2. shall
    3. were
    4. could
  3. The porridge in the jug ___________________ not cold.
    1. has
    2. will
    3. hadn'
    4. is

For questions 27 to 30, choose adjectives in the given sentences   

  1. My cat's fur is very soft.
    1. fur
    2. cat's
    3. soft
    4. very
  2. The blanket Ongeti bought was red.
    1. red
    2. blanket
    3. Ongeti
    4. bought
  3. Kafupi is the tallest boy in our class.
    1. class
    2. boy
    3. tallest
    4. Kafupi
  4. The food Tina prepared was delicious.
    1. Tina
    2. food
    3. delicious
    4. prepared


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


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