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English Questions and Answers - Grade 6 Mid Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 5

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Read the passage below and answer questions 1 to 4.

Martin burped loudly at the table. Father chuckled. Grandma shook her head disapprovingly.

"Martin!" His mother growled, eyeing her husband grumpily as well. She had quite had enough of this behavior, and decided to finally fix it. He burped again and then he wiped his mouth on the table cloth. "Man I am so charming!" He chuckled.

"Martin unless you want to do the laundry and you want to start eating out of a dog's bowl, I suggest you find some manners." "Like what? Martin groaned, leaning on the table with both elbows. "Elbows off the table." Martin lifted his elbows and fidgeted with his napkin. "The napkin goes on your lap," mother ordered, "and no eating with your fingers."

Martin sighed and peeking out the corners of his eyes at his mom, he grabbed his spoon and started shoveling food into his mouth with his face about two inches off the plate. Speed eating was fun. He liked to see how much he could get into his mouth at once.

"Whoa there! I had no idea this was a feeding trough," mother laughed. Try using a fork, sitting up and closing your mouth when you chew. If you can't get the fork to your mouth without spilling the food on your lap, you are overloading it."

"Then it takes forever to eat, and I want to go and watch TV." Martin whined. "You will eat properly, and you will stay and have a discussion with us until we are all done with our meals. This is not a
drive-through. Eat slowly and neatly, and then help me wash the dishes."
"But..." Martin began to protest.
"Dog bowl?" Mother offered.

"No, thank you." Martin said softly, which made grandma smile. Mother smiled when Martin lifted a carefully -loaded fork of food to his mouth closed. "Excellent. You might still make someone a good husband." Father cleared his throat and ate neatly, too. He didn't get a complement though.


  1. Which one of the following activities did Martin not do while eating?
    1. Leaning on the table with both elbows.
    2. Spilling the food on his lap.
    3. Eating everyone's food.
    4. Burping loudly at the table.
  2. What shows that Martin learnt a lesson? He
    1. lifted a carefully loaded fork of food to his mouth closed.
    2. lifted his elbows and fidgeted with a napkin.
    3. used the table cloth to wipe his mouth.
    4. burped at the table.
  3. Why was Martin complemented? He
    1. started practicing some manners
    2. helped his mother to wash some dishes
    3. peeked out the corners of his eyes at his mom
    4. had a discussion with the family.
  4. Which proverb can best summarize the story?
    1. All work without play makes Jack a dull boy.
    2. Courtesy costs nothing. 
    3. Prevention is better than cure.
    4. Every cloud has a silver lining.

Read the passage below and answer questions 5 to 9.


Once upon a time there was a parrot. His name was Chiriku. He lived on a Mango tree, where he had made a nice nest. Chiriku was a Lovely and intelligent parrot. Not only had he a sweet voice but he also had a natural gift of imitating the voices of many things such as a crying child, coughing person, barking dog, singing of other birds and so on. It was a great pleasure to hear him singing. Whoever was near that Mango tree was pleased to hear him singing or for his imitation. 

During the dry season the parrot on this particular day woke up feeling very thirsty. He flew around in that area in search of water but unfortunately, he could not find water anywhere. He was so thirsty that he could not live any longer without water. As he flew for a long time to get water, he was so tired so he sat on a branch of a tree to take rest. While he was sitting on the tree, he saw a pot of water under the tree. On seeing the pot, he was very pleased and rushed to the pot to drink water.


  1. Where was Chiriku staying?
    1. On a Mango tree.
    2. On a branch of a tree.
    3. In the forest.
    4. Near the tree.
  2. People became happy when they
    1. heard the parrot singing
    2. passed near the mango tree 
    3. saw the nice nest
    4. saw the good parrot.
  3. The parrot was ________________________.
    1. fortunate and hungry
    2. lovely and nice.
    3. lovely and intelligent
    4. intelligent and ugly
  4. Why did the parrot sit on the branch of a tree?
    1. He was very hungry.
    2. He had found a pot of water.
    3. To drink water because he was thirsty.
    4. He was tired and wanted to rest.
  5. In the last sentence the word rushed is underlined. It means
    1. go slowly
    2. go lazy
    3. go very quickly
    4. to rest.

Read the passage below and answer questions 10 to 15.

One day my mother whipped me for not taking my chores seriously. I did not clean the house properly and when she returned from the market, where she had gone to sell grocery, she could not spare me. After that, I sadly retreated to my bed and soon I was deeply asleep.

I then ran away into a very deep wilderness home far away from my parents. It was so peaceful and tranquil. For once my mother would not be there with her do's and don'ts. My life would have no sadness of any kind or so I thought.

Things however changed one afternoon when strong winds accompanied by lightning struck the ground several times. All the living things I had lived with for months retreated to their respective abodes. Rodents were the first to leave for their holes. Birds complained that their homes were being shaken and
flew away to different homes elsewhere. I was left alone and the worst happened. The final lightning
struck my home setting it ablaze

For the first time in my life I longed for home, our nice home where everyone was present. I had no choice but to go home. It took a while but as I was about to reach home my mother shook me up! I was
almost late for school.


  1. The writer was punished because she was
    1. diligent
    2. responsible
    3. lazy
    4. hardworking. 
  2. Which of the following qualities was not found in the writer's new home?
    1. Peace
    2. Disturbance
    3. Absence of commands
    4. Happiness.
  3. The word 'abode' has been used. It can be  replaced by the word.
    1. home
    2. peaceful
    3. goal
    4. factory
  4. Which of the following does not explain why the writer ran away from home?
    1. She did not accept to be corrected.
    2. She wanted to find a new school.
    3. There wasn't peace at home.
    4. She wanted to be free of problems.
  5. It is true to say that
    1. the writer slept while upset
    2. she ate her supper when very sad
    3. the writer's father sided with her mother
    4. she built her home on top of trees.
  6. The best title for the passage above is
    1. Chores.
    2. My mother's punishment. 
    3. A horrible dream.
    4. Thunder and lightning.

Fill in the blank spaces 16-20 by using the best answer.   

Stenca, the chameleon was very disturbed. He did not ___16___ the fact that he ___17___changing colour whenever he moved ___18___one place to another ___19___. Even ___20___as he changed colour he also changed his mind!

   A   B   C   D 
 16.   like   liking   liked   likes 
 17.  keeps   kept   keeps   keep 
 18.  for   with   from   on 
 19.  all the time   yesterday    tomorrow   easily 
 20.  badder  worser  worse  worst


For questions 21 to 30, fill in blank spaces with the correct alternative from the choices given.  

  1. Neither Nyokabi  ____________________________Kwamboka  was present. 
    1. and
    2. or
    3. nor
    4. but
  2. Please give us _____________________________ tea.
    1. a lot
    2. much 
    3. many
    4. some
  3. We need water. There is ___________________ left in the jug.
    1. little
    2. some
    3. a little
    4. much
  4. The carpenter is __________________________ the door today.
    1. fitting
    2. fit
    3. fitted
    4. fiting
  5. The football fans ________________________________excitedly.
    1. claps
    2. was clapping
    3. are clap
    4. clapped
  6. He had faith _______________________________ God.
    1. in
    2. for
    3. of
    4. from
  7. She is good ________________________________drawing.
    1. at
    2. in
    3. of
    4. for
  8. Her aunt was seriously sick yesterday ___________________________today she is better.
    1. or
    2. but
    3. so
    4. and
  9. September was the ____________________________________month of the year.
    1. hotter
    2. hot
    3. hottest
    4. most hot
  10. The green book is ______________________________ expensive than the orange book.
    1. most
    2. more
    3. much
    4. a lot


  • You have 40 minutes to write your composition.

Write an interesting composition about;



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