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English Questions and Answers - Grade 5 Mid Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 2

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Read the following dialogue and answer questions 1 – 5.

Policeman:   How are you this morning?
Driver:           Am fine. How are you?
 Policeman:  Am fine too. Do you know why I have stopped you?
Driver:          No officer.
Policeman:   I have noted one of your tyres is flat.
Driver:           No sir, the last time I checked they were all fine.
Policeman:   I think you will have to change it. Do you have a spare wheel?
Driver:          Yes I have. I must be having a slow puncture.
Policeman:   Find a safe spot and change the wheel. Don't forget to place the life saver sign some distance in front and behind                             your car.
Driver:           Thank you.
Policeman:   Welcome.

  1. Why did the policeman stop the driver?
    1. To check licence
    2. To greet the driver
    3. To check the wheel
    4. To alert him of the flat tyre.
  2. The word puncture as used in the dialogue means ____________________
    1. a hole allowing air to escape.
    2. a spoilt wheel.
    3. a loose wheel
    4. traffic offence
  3. What shows that the policeman is a polite officer?
    1. He stopped the driver
    2. He told the driver to change the wheel
    3. He greeted the driver
    4. He said thank you.
  4. Why did the driver thank the policeman?
    1. For stopping him
    2. For the advice on how to change the wheel
    3. For not arresting him
    4. For changing the wheel for him
  5. Where was the driver supposed to place the life saver signs?
    1. On the road
    2. In front of the car
    3. In front and behind the car
    4. Behind the car.

Read the following passage and answer questions 6 - 8.

Beth was now old enough to go to school. She had new uniform and was to have new shoes too. The old shoemaker in the village took the measurement of her little feet. This took place at his shoes shop. There stood large glass-cases, filled with elegant shoes and brilliant boots. All this looked charming, but most of them were not the right colour for uniform. In the midst of the shoes stood a pair of black ones, just like those in the admission letter. How beautiful they were! The shoemaker said that
they had been made for the child of a slightly older child, but had not fitted.

  1. Who took measurement of Beth's little feet?
    1. Her mother
    2. Shoemaker
    3. Teacher
    4. The older child
  2. Where was the shoemaker's shop?
    1. In the village
    2. In town
    3. In the city
    4. At home
  3. What was in the glass-cases?
    1. Shoes
    2. Boots
    3. Uniform.
    4. Shoes and boots

Read the passage below and answer questions 9-11  


Although the king was rich, he wanted to rule all other kingdoms and be a head chief for all the rain-land country. So he sent for all the wise men in the country and foreseers, and marched them with all his slaves through the country's towns. Before he started, he held a big meeting and told them to point out any slave who had a bad heart, and who might kill him when he came to rule the country. Then the wise men and foreseers consulted together, and pointed out fifty of the slaves who, they said, were witches, and would try to kill the king. He at once made them prisoners, and tried them by forcing them to eat poisonous beans to see whether they were witches or not. As none of them could vomit the beans they all died, and were declared to be witches. He then had them buried at once.

  1. The king wanted to
    1. to be rich
    2. to rule all other kingdoms
    3. to kill slaves
    4. to be a chief
  2. Who showed the kings who could kill him?
    1. Wise men
    2. The king
    3. The foreseers
    4. Wisemen and foreseers
  3. Why did the prisoners die?
    1. The beans were poisonous
    2. They couldn't vomit the poisonous beans
    3. The king buried them
    4. The wise-men killed them

Read the following passage and answer questions 12-15.


One Saturday afternoon my sister and I were on our way to the park when we came across a road accident. A crowd was surrounding something in the middle of the road. We thought it was probably a quarrel or a fight. However, when we reached the spot, we found out that an accident had taken place.

We got to know the whole story. A pedestrian was crossing the road at the zebra crossing when a speeding truck hit him leaving him severely injured. The man lay unconscious on the ground bleeding profusely. People were calling for an ambulance while others administered first aid. One driver in the traffic rushed the victim to the hospital.

  1. Where were the writer and his sister going?
    1. Town
    2. Market
    3. Shop
    4. Park
  2. Why did the truck hit the pedestrian?
    1. It had mechanical problem
    2. It was at a zebra crossing
    3. He was drunk
    4. It was speeding
  3. The word lay as used in the passage is the past tense of
    1. Lie
    2. Laid
    3. Lain
    4. Lay
  4. Where was the injured pedestrian taken?
    1. Police station
    2. Hospital
    3. Park
    4. School

Read the passage below keenly. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20. Fill in the spaces using the best alternative from the choices given.

At this time, all the ___16___ in the church looked at ___17___ beautiful shoes. There were to many pictures in the church, and as she knelt before the altar ___18___and raised the cup her lips, she only thought of the new shoes. Her thoughts seemed to ___19___ in it; and she forgot to sing her psalm, and she forgot to ___20___, "Our Father in Heaven!" forgot

   A   B   C   D 
 16.   worshippers   men   people   children  
 17.  Susan  Susans   Susans'   Susan's
 18.  ,  .  !  ?
 19.  swim  swam   swimming   swum 
 20.  pray  sing   speak   recite 

For questions 21 to 23 choose the correct collective noun from the choices given.

  1. My mother bought a ________________________________ of bananas at the market.
    1. bunch
    2. group
    3. branch
    4. bag
  2. The lorry dropped a ___________________________ of clothes near our home
    1. line
    2. wardrobe
    3. bale
    4. crate
  3. The teacher told me to dust the _________________________________ of books on his table.
    1. bag
    2. tray
    3. library
    4. pile

For questions 24 to 27 choose the correct pronoun from the given choices.

  1. The driver changed the flat tyre ________________________________
    1. themselves
    2. myself
    3. yourself
    4. herself
  2. Take care not to injure ___________________________ with that machine.
    1. myself
    2. herself
    3. yourself
    4. themselves
  3. I saw the cat cleaning ____________________________ with its tongue.
    1. its self
    2. itself
    3. it's self
    4. it self
  4. They prepared ______________________________ and left without goodbye.
    1. ourselves
    2. themself
    3. myself
    4. themselves

For questions, 28 to 30 select the plural of the underlined word.

  1. I will go there myself.
    1. Myself
    2. Herself
    3. Ourselves
    4. Ourself
  2. Her father is a lecturer at the university
    1. Our
    2. Their
    3. Your
    4. There
  3. Your help was just at the right time.
    A. Yours
    B. Your
    C. Their
    D. Our


Write an interesting story about:



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