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English Language Questions and Answers - Grade 5 End Term 1 Exams 2023 Set 3

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Read the story below and answer the questions.


One day Hyena went together with Hare to collect honey in the forest where men used to hang their beehives from the trees. Hare climbed the tree, extracted big lumps of combs full of honey from a beehive, and when he was full, said to the Hyena: 'Open your mouth and I will drop some honey into it'. The Hyena did so and swallowed the honey with great pleasure several times, until she was also satisfied. Then Hare left the tree and returned to the ground.

He asked the Hyena: 'How did you enjoy the honey?" 'Very, very much, my dear friend'. 'But remember', said hare, 'this is a kind of sweetness that must not be evacuated from your body'. 'Yes, I think it must be so; but how can one prevent it from going out?' 'I'll tell you what to do. I will stitch your waist together with your tail and you may be sure that no sweetness will come out'.

Hyena was so excited that he agreed. So, Hare stitched Hyena's waist and went on his way home. After some time, Hyena felt he needed to go for a long call but he could not do it. He lay on the ground in pain until his behind burst spraying stool all over.


  1. Where did Hare and Hyena go to collect honey? The
    1. shamba
    2. forest
    3. river
    4. hill.
  2. How did Hare give the honey to Hyena? By
    1. using a spoon to feed him
    2. dropping combs into his mouth
    3. asking him to wait
    4. chewing and spitting into his mouth.
  3. How did Hare trick Hyena?
    1. He told him that the sweetness must not be evacuated.
    2. He told him to climb the tree.
    3. He lied to him so he could steal his share of honey.
    4. He told him to drink water.
  4. What happened when Hyena felt the urge to evacuate?
    1. His behind burst open and spread stool all over.
    2. He got hare to remove the stitches.
    3. He removed the stitches himself.
    4. He went to the doctor to have the stitches removed.
  5. What lesson do we learn from this story?
    1. We should always do what our friends tell us.
    2. We should not be foolish and greedy.
    3. We should eat lots of honey.
    4. We should not trust anyone.

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow.

Jamie found a hungry boy on the side of the road with dirt across his face. The boy looked fourteen years of age. He didn't speak much. They rode the lonely road together. Fifteen minutes had passed in silence when the boy finally spoke.

'Riley' the boy said and stared ahead. 'Is that your name?' Jamie asked with his deep voice. He didn't answer. He presumed Riley was the boy's name.

'Jamie' he replied. There was a glimpse from the boy, but his look soon returned to the road as he noticed him looking back. The boy, Riley, said something but Jamie was lost in thought. 'Sorry, I didn't catch that,' he said, thinking about his late brother.

'Can we stop here?' the boy requested. Jamie looked around and saw trees, and when the reason crossed his mind, he stopped the car.

The kid opened the door, jumped out of the car, and walked into the wall of trees worry-free. Jamie waited for a while but when he didn't come back, he was worried.

'Riley!' 'Please, stop hiding' 'he heard rustling, looked around and walked towards the sound. He saw Riley sitting on a fallen tree, holding a piece of fabric. When he saw Jamie looking, he hid it in the pocket of his coat. Riley stared at him with big eyes, almost scared. Jamie was so relieved.


  1. Where did Jamie find the boy?
    1. At the side of the road.
    2. At the market place.
    3. In the forest.
    4. At the river bank.
  2. How did the boy look when Jamie found him? He looked
    1. hungry and dirty
    2. happy
    3. angry
    4. confident.
  3. Where did the boy go when he got out of the car? He went
    1. back to the market
    2. into a wall of trees
    3. home
    4. to another house
  4. What was Jamie thinking about when the boy talked to him? He was thinking about
    1. his late brother
    2. going to a hotel
    3. what he was going to do with the boy
    4. returning to town.
  5. How old was the boy? Approximately
    1. sixteen years
    2. twelve years
    3. nine years
    4. fourteen years.

Read the story below and answer the questions that follow.

Informal education in the traditional African society was conducted by elders. Youth were gathered together to learn, mostly in huts and under trees. Education of girls was done separate from the boys'. Children were gathered in their grandmothers' huts and were told stories designed to caution them against certain behaviours.

The girls were taught by their mothers and grandmothers. They were taught how to cook, care for their husbands and children. They were also taught how to farm and produce enough food for the family. Boys on the other hand were taught by their fathers and grandfathers.

They mostly took care of livestock and were also taught the secrets of the tribe. Boys were also taught to be the providers and heads of the family.


  1. Who conducted education in traditional African society?
    1. Elders
    2. Children
    3. Youth
    4. Ancestors.
  2. What were girls taught about?
    1. How to take care of livestock.
    2. The secrets of the tribe.
    3. How to cook.
    4. How to fight.
  3. The following are lessons boys were taught. Which one is not?
    1. How to take care of livestock.
    2. The secrets of the tribe.
    3. How to be good husbands and heads of the family.
    4. How to cook.
  4. Where did learning in traditional African society take place?
    1. In the classrooms.
    2. In huts and under trees.
    3. At the farms.
    4. In the kitchen.
  5. Why do you think education of girls was separated from that of boys?
    1. Because they were afraid girls would defeat the boys.
    2. Because the lessons for each group were different.
    3. Because they did not want the two groups to interact.
    4. Boys liked playing much with their fathers only.

Fill in the blank spaces 16-25 by using the best answer.

Personal hygiene ___16___ a practice ___17___ should observe ___18___. Lack ___19___ proper hygiene can ___20___ to problems such as skin ___21___. We should practice personal hygiene by bathing ___22___ and wearing ___23___ clothes. Doing ___24___ will keep us healthy ___25___ strong.

   A   B   C   D 
 16.   is   was   has   have 
 17.  them   me  you  your
 18.  regularly   never   mostly   almost 
 19.  with  of  at  on
 20.  make  result  lead  go
 21.  marks  diseases   blemishes   problems 
 22.  never  weekly  seldom  everyday
 23.  dirty  clean  torn  ragged
 24.  so  that  with  okay
 25.  again  both  plus  and

For the following questions, choose the correct answer from the choices given.

  1. Yvonne ____________________ on the notice board yesterday.
    1. wrote
    2. writted
    3. written
    4. write
  2. Maria is ______________________ in English than me.
    1. good
    2. better
    3. gooder
    4. best
  3. Only _____________________ people will be allowed in the room because it is small.
    1. little
    2. a few 
    3. many
    4. few
  4. He is not coming back, ___________________?
    1. isn't it
    2. isn't he
    3. is it
    4. is he 
  5. She is the class representative _____________________she is always involved in indiscipline cases.
    1. yet
    2. because
    3. and
    4. although 


Write an interesting composition about:



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  10. D
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  12. C
  13. D
  14. B
  15. B
  16. A
  17. C
  18. A
  19. B
  20. C
  21. B
  22. D
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  24. A
  25. D
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  28. D
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  30. A
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