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Helmer: That is like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that

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Helmer: That is like a woman! But seriously, Nora, you know what I think about that. No debt, no borrowing. There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt. We two have kept bravely on the straight road so far, and we will Go on the same way for the short time longer that there need be any struggle.

Helmer: That is like a woman! We two have kept bravery on the straight road so far, and we will go on the same way for the short time longer that there need be any struggle.

 

Questions.

 

What had happened before this excerpt? 3mks

 

'That is like a woman!' What does this reveal about Helmer? 2mks

 

Nora says that this is the first Christmas that they need not economize. Why is this so? 2mks

 

Give and illustrate two-character traits of Nora brought out in the excerpts 4mks

 

Why does Helmer refer to Nora as my little squirrel? 3mks

 

From elsewhere in the play, explain why Nora had to hide the macaroons and wipe her mouth when

 

 

 

 

 

3.   Read the poem below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

 

   

 

   You man, lifted gently

   Out of the poverty and suffering

   We so recently shared; I say

   Why splash the muddy puddle onto

   My bare legs as if, still unsatisfied

   With your seated opulence

   You must sully the unwashed

   With your diesel-smoke and mud-water

and force him buy, beyond his mean

A bar of soap from your shop?

A few years back we shared a master

Today you have none, while I have

Exchanged a parasite for something worse

But maybe a few years is too long a time.

 

(a)   Briefly explain what is happening in the poem.               (3 marks)

 

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(b)   With two illustrations from the poem, describe the economic condition of the persona.   

                                    (4 marks)

 

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   (c)   Explain the significance of the following images in the poem.         (6 marks)

 

      (i)   Muddy puddle/mud-water. _______________________________________________

 

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      (ii)   Diesel smoke. _________________________________________________________

 

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Parasite. _____________________________________________________________

 

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   (d)   What is the importance of the last line in relation to the rest of the poem.      (4 marks)

 

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   (e)   Explain the tone of the poem.                        (3 marks)

 

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4.   GRAMMAR

 

   (a)   Use the comparative form of the word in brackets at the end of each sentence to fill the blank space correctly.   

 

(i)   Grace could not have been _________________ about our plans. (happy)

 

(ii)   The cake has a ______________ flavour than the one you made last week.   (rich)

 

(iii)   Last July, I had the ____________  of my life. (bad)

 

   (b)   Choose the correct form of words in brackets to complete each of the sentences below.

                                       (2 marks)

      (i)   Who broke the handle (off, of) this cup?

 

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Choose (among, between) these sick.

 

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   (c)   Rewrite the following sentences using the words in brackets.         (2 marks)

 

      (i)   We will give the winner a prize.   (whoever)

 

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      (ii)   "Goodness always conquers evil," is my favourite life saying.   (me)

 

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   (d)   In the following sentences, insert the word in brackets into the correct position.   (2 marks)

 

      (i)   They had a political argument.    (absurd)

 

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      (ii)   She sold her house.   (comfortable, wooden)

 

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For each of the following sentences, write the tense of the verb in brackets according

to the instruction given.                        (3 marks)

 

The canoe ends (taper) to make the craft glide through the marsh. 

(Present continuous).

 

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The plants, called blushes, (provide) both new and replacement coverings for summer   lodges.     (Future tense)

 

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The Kalispel women (follow) this way of life for many years. (Past tense)

 

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   (f)   Add question tags to the followingstatements.               (3 marks)

 

    

  (i)   William is such a talented guitarist.________________________________________

 

Mwombe dared the mob to attack him. _____________________________________

 

(iii)   Let's respond to the distress call.

 

 

 

I firmly believe that the positive benefits to boys dim when sports cease to be play. D.W. Winnicott, to distinguished English pyschoanalist observed that for children, play is at the heart of health integrated development. His words were especially pertinent to boys whole inner selves are too often suppressed. "Playing shows that the child is capable of developing a personal way of life and eventually becoming a whole being... welcomed by the world at large." Sheer competition among ooysreareiyouna character and does little to bring boys closer to one another. But sports, when they are played, can be a tremendously good thing for boys. The late commissioner of baseball and Renaissance scholar Giamatti A.BatletGiamati spoke of sports as, "that aspiration out of the self-for a moment in touch-with a joy free of all constraints. It is a sensation not of winning, but of fully playing ". When sports are kept in proper perspective — when we see sports primarily as a chance for boys come together for joyful, spirited high energy play-they can help boys discover new competencies, buttress their feelings of self-worth and reunite them with their authentic voices, enabling them to express the deepest stirrings of emotions in their hearts, widening their cycles of connection.

1.  write the point that the author makes in the first sentence of this passage.             (2mks .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... 2.  What is Max's  attitude towards school?       (3mks) .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... 3.  Re write the following sentences following the instructions given after each. Do not change the meaning.            (2mks)

 

(a) Some guys play hard just

the way they should," said the student. (Rewrite in reported speech) .................................................................................................................... (b)  During school we have to be quiet .(Add a question tag) .................................................................................................................... 4.  When do sports cease to be play according to the author?     (2mks) .................................................................................................................... 5.  What do you think the author means by Boy Code?     (2mks) .................................................................................................................... 6. summarize the disadvantages of sports as portrayed in the  passage            (6mks) Rough Copy .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................    Fair Copy .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... .................................................................................................................... 7.  Give the meaning of the following words as used in the passage (a) Unfettered ...................................................................................................  (b)  Pertinent......................................................................................................  (c)  Buttress........._____

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