THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Time: 2:30 Hours November 2010 p.m.
SECTION A COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY
1. Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
It was raining heavily when Mustapha and Aloyce left Mpwapwa on their way to Dodoma. They were driving the hospital pick-up to collect supplies for the hospital. They drove across the dry river bed near Kongwa and joined the main road. They soon reached Dodoma. They collected the supplies, ate lunch of ugali and roasted liver in a busy restaurant near One-Way Street and then set off back to Mpwapwa.
On their way back they stopped from time to time to pick up some passengers and to buy some goat meat from the butcheries at the junction of Mpwapwa road. When they reached the river bed, they were surprised to find some water flowing along it. "There must be a lot of rain in the mountains." said Aloyce. "May be we should wait until the water has stopped."
"Don't worry", replied Mustapha. "The water is not very deep. The pick-up will easily pass through".
He drove the pick-up into the river. The water reached the top of the wheels. Rocks and pieces of wood in the river hit the pick-up. The passengers in the back were beginning to feel frightened when suddenly there was a loud roar and a wall of muddy water rushed towards them.
Choose the best answer and write its letter in the box provided after each question.
(I) Mustapha and Aloyce went to Dodoma during the:
(ii) Junction means a:
(iii) Mustapha and Aloyce went to Dodoma to:
buy goat meat
collect supplies for hospital
See the floods
(iv) From the passage the writer was:
among the passengers
with Mustapha and Aloyce in the journey
(v) Their outgoing journey was.......than their return journey.
(vi) The rain from the mountains caused.......to the area.
(vii) The idea of Mustapha to his colleagues was:
(viii) What type of a car were Mustapha and Aloyce using?
(ix) Which is true among these statements?
Dodoma is always dry.
It was raining when they arrived at Dodoma station.
2. Write a summary of the passage below in three sentences.
John's shoes are old and torn. He went to town to buy new ones. He was looking for black shoes. He went into the first shop and found some shoes. He tried them on but they were too big for his feet. In the next shop, he found the right size, but they were dark brown. In the third shop, he found the black shoes but they were not very nice. He decided to go to a cobbler to mend his old pair.