01. Read the following passage then answer the questions that follow:
One day when I was standard seven my fellow student called Najma told me that Basic mathematics subject is very difficult in secondary school level. This made me develop fear and totally unconfident when I joined forms, one class, this year. We conducted orientation course for about six weeks (one month and two weeks) which made us fit to be taught by using English language as the medium of instruction in secondary schools. During orientation our class master Mr Makungu advised us we should not bother whatever subjects because all subjects are simple.
Thus, I advise my fellow students who used to claim that some subject is more difficult than other, to avoid that wrong perception because nothing is impossible.
(a) Suggest the title of the passage of not more than five words
(b) For how long orientation course carried out?
(c) Which subject claim to be difficult according to the passage?
(d) Identify the language which is used as a medium of instruction at the secondary level
(e) According to your views, which subject seems to be difficult? Give reason
02. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow:
Animals are not all the same. Some are big and some are small. Some of them live on land and some of them live in water. The largest animal in the world is the blue whale. It lives in the oceans. It can grow up to 150 tonnes in weight and it can measure 100 feet in length.
The biggest animal on land is the African elephant. It is also the strongest. The tallest animal in the world is the giraffe. It has got long legs and a very long neck. The most colourful feathers. Some animals are very ugly. The hippopotamus is possibly the ugliest. The cheetah is certainly the fastest and the snail is perhaps the slowest animal in the world.
(i) What is the title of the passage?
(ii) Mention three (03) features of the giraffe as shown in the passage
(iii) Is the elephant the largest animal in the world?
(iv) What is the ugliest animal in the world?
(v) How many tones in weight can the blue whale grow?
03. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow by writing a letter of the correct answer in the box provided (FTNA KATAVI REGIONAL MOCK, 2018)
In order to make soap, you need raw materials like oil and soda. You can use either vegetable oil or animal’s fats. Vegetable oil can be obtained from palms, coconut, Soya beans, cotton seeds and whales. Caustic soda could be bought from SIDO stores. The following are the instruction for making soap.
First, oil is boiled in large drums; next caustic soda solution is added into the boiling oil. The liquid gradually rises and some bubbles are formed. When this happens some cold water and salt solution are added. This prevents the liquid soap from spilling over and stops it from becoming too thick.
The liquid is further boiled to produce soap and thick oil called glycerine. Next, some salt solution is added to separate the glycerine from the soap. Some perfumes and colours may be added at this stage.
Glycerine is removed and the soap is put in boxes to give it a shape. It then left to harden finally. It is removed from the box and bars. At these stages, the soap is already and can be used.
(a) Write the letter of the correct answer in the box provided.
(I) the suitable title of this passage should be;
(a) Soap industry (b) Produce Soap (c) Raw materials (d) Soap making ( )
(ii) In order to make soap you need
(a) Vegetable oil of glycerine (b) Oil and caustic soda ( )
(c) Material from SIDO (d) Boiled oil from vegetable
(iii) Salt the solution is added to the soap;
(a) To make a good taste (b) to make the smell good ( )
(c) To separate the glycerine from the soap (d) to give it shape
(iv) When glycerine is removed it helps the soap to;
(a) Get shape (b) get colour (c) to boil fast (d) harden ( )
(v) Raw materials are anything that;
(a) Can be used to make soap (b) can be used for decoration ( )
(c) Is added to make things (d) is used in the production of thing
(vi) The final stage during soap making is that;
(a) Add perfumes and colours (b) remove the soap from the box ( )
(c) Store the soap in a dry place (d) Wash your clothes by using that soap
(vii) You can use either ___ or ___ to make soap
(a) Coconut or palm (b) Caustic soda or salt solution ( )
(c) Oil or boiled water (d) Vegetable oil or animal fat
(viii) When __ is added to the boiling, the lipid gradually rises and some bubbles are formed;
(a) Cold water (b) Caustic soda (c) cotton seeds (d) Animal fats ( )
(ix) According to the page how many things are used to get vegetable oil?
(a) Five things (b) six things (c) Four things (d) Two things ( )
(x) Caustic soda could be bought from;
(a) Supermarket (b) Shops (c) Sido (d) Soda industries ( )
(b) Write TRUE (T) if the statement is correct or FALSE (F) if the statement is not correct for the following sentences.
(i) Vegetable oil can change colour and perfume of soap ____
(ii) SIDO is the industry of soap ____
(iii) Caustic soda is chemical ____
(iv) To make a soap good taste add salt solution____
(v) Minerals like gold and diamond are raw materials ____
04. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow :( FTNA TANGANYIKA DC MOCK, 2020)
I think Tanzania’s forests are in danger of disappearing. It is possible that Tanzania might lose its entire forest cover in less than a century if urgent measures are not taken to control the rate of cutting the trees down. It is estimated that about a million acres of forest are lost each year.
Mount Kilimanjaro has been severely affected by indiscrimination by cutting down trees and frequent bush fires. The deforestation on its slopes has probably contributed to the melting of its glaciers. And this, I think, accelerates the demise of the snow caps. According to the UN, Tanzania’s population may be increasing by over two percentages per year; such an increase is likely to speed up the rate of deforestation due to the demand for charcoal. Charcoal is the cheapest source of energy. Not only is that but also another cause of deforestation of Tanzania’s forest demand for firewood, timber as well as agriculture.
(a) Answer the following questions with reference from the passage:
(i) Suggest the title of the passage with one word _______________
(ii) What will happen if the measures will not be taken to control the rate of cutting trees? _____________________________________________________
(iii) According to the passage the Mount Kilimanjaro affected by ______________
(iv) Give out the suggestion UN about Tanzania’s population ________________________
(v) According to the passage give out four (4) causes of deforestation in Tanzania:
(b) Write T against sentence if the statement is true and F if the statement is not true.
(i) I think Tanzania’s forests are in trouble __________
(ii) Deforestation is taking place at an alarming rate _______
(iii) Charcoal is expensive source of energy ____________
(iv) Mount Kilimanjaro’s glaciers are benefits due to the cutting down trees ________
(v) Measures are important so as to control the rate of cutting down trees ________
05. Read the following letter below and answer the questions that follow after each:
2nd February 2020.
How are you? Do you like your new school? Salmon and I are in Form IA at Sibwesa Secondary School. It’s not far from our house. It’s a good school. We like it” we do a lot of reading and writing. We talk English all day. It’s not easy but we enjoy it. I’m working hard and Bakari is working hard too. Do you like your new school?
Will you write to me and tell me about it?
Say hello to your brother Ngwido
(i) Which school does Adreana go to? _________________________________
(ii) Is her brother at the same school? __________________________________
(iii) Do they like their new school? ____________________________________
(iv) What is the name of Adreana’s brother? _____________________________
(v) Who wrote the letter? ___________________________________________
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