KIKAAYA COLLEGE SCHOOL END OF TERM I EXAMS 2008 S.III ENGLISH PAPER II TIME: 2 hours Name………………………………………………………. Stream………………..

Instructions: Attempt all questions All answers must be written on the question paper. 1. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. The people in tropical lands have arranged their diet almost clasively of vegetables. In this it is possible to see the influence of the physical environment. As a whole, in making use of nature, people in the low, wet belt turn exclusively to the vegetable kingdom for their tools, clothes and dwellings. Like the people in the Far East, they belong to a vegetable kingdom. They have used the highest degree of ingenvity in getting the best out of certain plants. The innumerable possibilities of the bamboo are well known and in Ceylon the Palmyra tree has no fewer than 801 uses, whilst the oil palm is quite as valuable to the people of the Guinea coast as is really the basis of daily life. The fibrous husk of the nut yields oil which is used in the preparation of all kinds of food. The nut is eaten raw. Its oil, though less valued, is chiefly used for making cosmetics. After the extraction of the oil, the fibers are carefully kept, dried and used for lighting fibers. The ashes of the male flowers take the place of salt. When the stalk which bears the fruit is combed out, it makes a good brush for white washing walls with lime or kaolin. A fiber used for mending broken gourds is taken from the outside leaf which protects the fruit. The leaves of the palm oil tree are made into roofing –screens to protect young plants from the sun, fish fences and baskets for carrying on the back or in the hand. The veins of the leaflets are used for making little fly whisks which the chiefs carry in their hands. The thick central part of the leaf, the fronds, Jerve as rafters. Or, if these are cut into think strips, they make rat- traps or snares for birds, and when flatlened they can be used as rough paddles. The juice from the trunk is used for healing cuts, The fluff, taken from the base of the leaves, catch fire easily and is used for lighting fires. The cental leaf-buds are eaten raw or cooked as palm cabbage. Among

some tribes it is boiled with red pepper and used as medicine. The sap, which flows from a hole cut in the central leaf buds, is made into palm wine. The roots are chewed for stimulation. As soon as the tree is feled the trunk is attacked by a larval of a special bettle and these palm worms are popular food. Most investigators into the diet of the people in the hot, wet-bele have found that the diet does not contain the quantity of calories of the Bemba tribe in Northern Zimbabwe, has shown that the average ration of a grown man does not exceed 1,706 calories a day, although according to calculations made by the league of Nations experts, the ration of an employed man should be 2,400 calories a day. (from the tropical world by Pierre Gourou) Question: In not more than 120 words, sum\rise the uses of the palm oil tree. Rough Copy

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2A. Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. The country was also void of any kind of grain worth propagating. We had, therefore, obtained from various parts of the world small quantities of quick-growing wheat seed which might be found suitable, and out of these we had discovered one species of Egyptian grain which seemed quite adopted to tropical conditions. A small plot of this corn was in full ear and the new fruit trees had just thrown out some succulent branches when there came a plague of locusts upon the country, which blighted the high expectations we cherished and spoilt our prospects of obtaining comparatively inexpensive bread. Never can we forget the day when the locus came. Out on the norther horizon we saw a cloud rising from the earth heaven ward until it assumed almost alarming proportions. Some naives close by seemed apparently interested in this strange phenomenon, and calling them to us we inquired what it might be. With a gesture expressive of calamity they replied, “Ngie clocusts. Before we had ended our conversation with them, he huge living cloud had reached us and was soaring overhead. In a few minutes the entire heavens were covered by the passing myriads, and so dense was he mass that the mid-day sun was blotted out and the sky was covered with a moving cloud of blackness. The rushing sound of their wings was like the roaring of the sea in a mighty storm……………

Soon the locusts touched the earth and struck us on the face and clung to our clothing. While we stood amazed at the descent of these aerial hosts, we found that the ground was actually covered with their bodies; we found that the ground was actually covered with their bodies, and they were still falling in undiminished members until the ground was strewn with a seething, living mass several inches deep. The scenes around our mission station were appalling skeletons were tottering hither and hither with every bone and joint in their body tracks. Little skeleton babies were found crying besides the dead bodies of their mothers. At that time the railway, which the government was building from the coast to lake Victoria, was trusting out its long arm into the interior, at the rate of half a mile a day, with the aid of tens of thousands of Indian coolies who had been imported for the work. This section of the line which had cost the lives of so many Indian to build, for they died like flies in the early days of construction, was now used in saving the lives of tens of thousands of naïve sarages. Over the stretch of rails which had already been laid the government brought up large quantities of Indian rich and opening free-food depots at various forts in the country, distributed food to those weeks of human beings who were able to reach the area of distribution too late and soon passed away, while hundreds ravenously bolted the uncooked grain and immediately died, but with all many thousands of lives were saved. The train which the savages had called, “The great serpent.” To whose advent they had attributed the famine because in the goodness of God, the means of their salvation. Answer questions 21-35 by selecting the best four possible answers. Put a ring around your best choice. 2.1. The first impression one gets of the country from the first paragraph is a. rather hot and dry b. not very good for Europeans c. seems very unproductive. D. it was reasonably fertile “Which blighted he high expectations’ mean a. spoiled our crop b. ruineds our high hope c. damaged all the farm crop d. ate all the things we had planted Who were the aerial hosts? a. the men b. clouds c. locusts d. local people

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How did the railway save lives? a. it provides jobs and wages for many starving people. b. It took people to better area. c. It destroyed the locusts d. It brought food to the starving areas. Do you think that the author had seen locusts before? a. yes, because of the way he accepted them b. yes, because he seems to know all about them c. No, because he seems surprised at the effects of them d. No, because he tells us it’s the first time he has seen them.

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2B. Read the passage and answer the questions that follow. The electronic media which comprises of the Radio and Television plays a very big role in modeling people attitudes towards development. Unlike the newspapers, the electronic media penetrates the society to capture both the educated and the uneducated alike; a large audience is reached with in a short time. Uganda is a developing country struggling to evolve into a nation, she has numerous problems of under development and her population is still less sophisticated, prone to being manipulated. The electronic media is one of the most important effective instruments of the state to model people attitudes towards social development, national building and preservation of cultural values. With the liberation of this sector, the state has to compete with the contending forces trying to influence our societies towards their interests. Since the liberalization of the electronic media, different trends have taken shape. On the positive side, the people have a variety source of information and entertainment. It has broken the monopoly of UTV and Radio Uganda. Set against competition, it is hoped that these utilities will improve their services. However the alternative information on other stations is debatable some stations were welcomed because they relieved people of buying recorded cassettes. They were and still they are judged on which station plays the best music. In addition, they compete with each other in parading wags known as Djs some of whom present their music programmes as if they are drunk. As they play the music, they crack jokes some of which have the potential to derail the thinking of young people into negative behaviour. The young for instance think that being a clown may be it the most important thing they should aim at. Generally, most stations play music most of the time foreign movies are shown some of them encouraging violence. Slowly but surely our society is being

eroded by foreign ideas and cultures some of which may not be appropriate to our heritage and conditions. We shall be uprooted from our roots and left at the mery of the blowing winds. 2.6 Why are news papers less popular compared to electronic media? ……………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2.7. Give at least 3ways to show how effective electronic media is ……………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………….. ……………………………………………………………………………………… 2.6. (i) What do the following words or phrases mean in the context of the passage. “Utilities…………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………….. (ii) “Contending force”…………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………… (iii) “Derail”…………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… (iv) “eroded”…………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… (v) 2.7. “drop in the ocean”………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………… In your own words, say what the writer thinks of the liberalization of the electronic media sector. …………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………..

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What are the probable outcomes of the electric media …………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………........... 3A. Rewrite the following sentences 3.1 – 3.10 according to the instructed give in brackets with out changing the meaning. 3.1 It would be even sillier to dodge exams.(replace sillier with foolish) ………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………… 3.2 It was done in a great hurry(rewrite using ……. In too……) ………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………. 3.3 . His mother warned him not to go into the forest alone. He took his little bow and arrows and went off in search of alion(use… Having….) ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… 3.4Musoke ascended the platform to receive a gift. His body was shaking with emotion.(begin: His body…………..) ……………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………. 3.5. Not courage but fear drove him into battle (rewrite beginning.What…………………..) ………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… 36. You may be a very good footballer, but you stick need practice (rewrite No matter how………………………..) ………………………………………………………………………… …… ………………………………………………………………………………… 3.7. Peter made a noise, that’s the only reson for our getting caught.(rewruite: If only Peter………………..) ………………………………………………………………………… …

………………………………………………………………………… …… There were almost no teacher in the hall when the debate began.(rewrite beginning:Hardaly)………………………………………… ………………. …………………………………………………………………………………. 3.9. They were giving him some work to do (rewrite in the passive form)…………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………… 3.10. Many of them were Christians but the odd beliefs were still very much alive. (Begin Christians……………………) …………………………………………………………………………...... ……………………………………………………………………………… 3B. choose the best alternative and put a ring around the letter of your choice. 3.11. “I had no intention………………… him, sir, he pleases. a. far hurting b. of hurting c. to hurt d. to have hurt.

3.12. After the accident, passers by should always be…. From moving an injured person a. prevented b. reused c. denied d. for bidden 3.13”The prison officer wouldn’t let ……….. Yesterday”, she said, a. me visiting you b. me to visit you c. me visit you d. my visiting you 3.14. I did not notice you. i……………….. been dreaming when you came in a. must b. must have c. couldn’t have d. can not 3.15. During the storm, most of the equipment fell into the sea and the salt water ruined…… that we managed to save a. those b. the little c. the one d. the few 3.16 The lesson we are having today………………… place yesterday, a. took b. has to take c. was to have taken d. was to take 3.17. He likes to show…………. His knowledge of languages

a. with

b. about

c. off

d. up

3.18. Uganda is…………………………………. a. a beautiful, exciting, small country b. a small beautiful exciting country c. beautiful, small exciting country d. small, beautiful, an exciting country 3.19. As he was tired ……………………… in bed until nine 0’clock a. lay b. lied c. lain d. laid 3.20. The teacher gave……………….. his job when he fell ill. a. out b. away c. back d. up

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