English Examination for Form Four| Pre-Necta| Jan 2018

English Examination for Form Four| Pre-Necta| Jan 2018

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SECTION A (10 Marks)

1.   Read the passage below carefully and summarise it in two sentences.
How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in 1937 in an edition of only five thousand copies. Neither Dale Carnegie nor the publishers, Simon and Schuster, anticipated more than this modest sale. To their amazement, the book became an overnight sensation, and edition after edition rolled off the presses to keep up with the increasing public demand. Now to Win Friends and Influence People took its place in publishing history as one of the all-time international best-sellers. It touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish phenomenon of post-Depression days, as evidenced by its continued and uninterrupted sales into the eighties, almost half a century later.

SECTION B (30 Marks)

2.   Choose two things among the following and write them against the people listed to show that you know who uses them in their daily activities.
Thermometer, car, injection, overhead projector, trowel, dipstick, gun, blackboard, tray,
measuring tape, bullets, sewing machine, plates, aeroplane.
a) Teacher: ______________, ______________.
b) Tailor: ______________, ______________.
c) Cook: ______________, ______________.
1.   d) Driver: ______________, ______________.
3. Read the following passage carefully and answer all questions that follow.
Kitumburuju and his wife Nacha have two children. The boy child is called Tesua and girl child is called Echa. Tesua is married to Niza and they have two children, a boy called Mani and a girl called Mndee. Echa is married to Chika and they have two boys. The older one is Mgosi and the young one is Semsi.
a) What does Semsi call Niza?
b) What does Kitumuruju call Mndee?
c) What does Chika call Nacha?
d) What does Mani call Mgosi?
4. Rewrite the following sentences according to instructions given after each.
(a) Mama Pekupeku was too fat to win the race. (Rewrite using ‘so _____ that’ )
(b) Had she heard the noise, she would have opened the door. (Begin ‘She would have _____ if _____)
(c) Although it was raining, he managed to go to school. (Use: Despite _____)
(d) He always goes to school by foot. (Write the sentence correctly)

SECTION C (20 Marks)

6. Assume that your a professional teacher and looking for someone to hire you. Write an application letter for teaching vacancy at Intimidating Secondary School. create your own name and address. remember not to use your real name.

SECTION D (40 Marks)

Answer two (2) questions from this section. One (1) question should be selected from poetry and the other from novels and short stories or plays.

7. Is it true that the problems and injustices experienced by the people in the books you have read are caused by the white man? Use two plays as references to support your arguments.
8. With reference to any two novels you have read under this section, discuss things which you think are not good to be practiced with the future generations.

9. Read the following poem then answer the questions that follow:

How is development
To be brought brother
When the people to whom
We have entrusted power
Are corrupt?

I plead the stomachs of the privileged few
Greater than the Rift Valley;
They cannot be satisfied
With a normal share
I plead the thirst
OF the minority
Greater than that of the Sahara;
No rains can satisfy it

The majority plead

But brother
How development is to come?

(a) What is the poem about?
(b) Is the persona happy in this poem? Give reasons.
(c) How many stanzas are there?
(d) What are the possible two themes in this poem?
(e) Show the relevance of the themes portrayed in this poem to your society.
(f) Who is the persona in this poem?
(g) What type of poem is this?
(h) What is the message that is carried by this poem?
(i) How many verses are in the poem?
(j) Comment on the language use in this poem.

10. Suggest four lessons which can be drown from four poems you have read under this section.

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