Grade 8 English Examination 2015 - Short Answer Questions
Short Answer Questions
For questions 26 to 29, read the passage and write the missing words on the answer sheet to complete the passage. The word you provide should make sense, be spelt correctly and be correct in grammar. Names
Papua New Guinean names are very important. It is something which belong to us and which we need in our lives. The surname especially, often tell us about the past. A student in my class is called Watki Philma and his Christian name is ‘GEORGE’ his surname means bee. This is probably because there was something happening in relation to a bee when he was 26 . Many chiefs have long names. The names came from their ancestors. Hindu people’s names are also very meaningful and often sacred. Some women and girls are called ‘Laxmi’ which links them with the Goddess of wealth. Boys and men might have ‘Ram’ as part of their names. Many Muslim boys and men are 27 Mohammed. They are named 28 their famous prophet who started Muslim religion. My favourite name is Ikti Mon 29 means ‘nothing more to discuss.’ I hope you like your name and also proud of it. It is very precious and important and helps make who you are.
For questions 30 - 33 read the passage and answer questions.
The World’s most dangerous snakes.
The most dangerous snakes when attacking their victims inject venom through grooves or hollows in their fangs. The fangs act like hypodermic needles, which puncture the flesh of the victim when the snake strikes, introducing the poison into the prey’s bloodstream.
Mambas. These snakes are common in the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. They are among the fastest and most aggressive of all snakes. Their speed of attack is so great that they can pluck a bird out the sky and kill it with an injection of venom almost before it has hit the ground.
Cobras. These are found in Asia and Africa. The spitting cobra has the most fearsome reputation because it can spit blinding venom into the eyes of its victim from a range of nearly 3m (10 ft.).
Coral Snakes. The toxic venom of the relatively small coral snake of the America is very powerful. Would be predators are warned of the potential danger by the snakes ‘distinctive colouring’ of red, black, yellow and white bands.
Identify a word that means the same as teeth in the passage, ________________________
The word ‘venom’ is underlined in the passage. Venom would mean__________________
Which of the world’s dangerous snake lives in the sea? ____________________________
The distinctive colours of the coral snake makes it easy, to be _______________________
Read the passage about Changes to the Organic Law and answer questions 34 to 35.
Changes to the Organic Law will not kill Opposition.
PARLIAMENTARY democracy in Papua New Guinea is no different to other democracies in the world where government holds the majority of the members, according the Registrar of Political Parties Dr Alphones Gelu. Gelu spoke about the current debate on the amendment to Section 145 of the Organic Law on the Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates (OLIPPAC). He brushed aside criticism that the amendments would kill the Opposition. You talk about constitutional democracy and the working of a Parliamentary system of government. Go to Britain in the House of Commons when the Government has majority what happens to the Opposition? Nothing, just like here. PNG is no exception,” he said. “It happens in the House of Commons in Britain and in the Congress in the US. Obviously someone may not like the idea, it’s healthy but don’t mislead, when you come with an opposition on an issue, you have to give the truth and be constructive. ”The amendment to Section145 will kill the Opposition – that’s misleading the people. The Opposition will always be there.
According to the article, which section of the Organic Law is to be altered? ______________________
What system of Government is Papua New Guinea practicing? ______________________________
Who is spearheading the changes to the Organic Law? _____________________________
For question 37 – 42 read the given information and help complete the SIM card registration form Mero Maraki.
On the 30th of June 2014, Mero Maraki went to a phone dealer for a SIM card replacement after losing his phone. He was asked to fill out a registration form.
Mero is from Tomisini village and has been living in the village since birth, on the 13th of October 1986. He was born at the Port Moresby General Hospital. He is employed by the Department of Education and travels daily from the village to work. He told the retailer to deactivate the lost SIM card and activate a new SIM card with the same phone number he had lost 70500902.
Imagine you are Mero. Fill in the registration form, correctly with the missing information. Write the required information on the Answer Sheet next to the question number.
For questions 43 to 47, refer to the poem given below.
The sun rises with its Glory.
Its rays shot through the cracks Of the sago thatch walls
Beautiful rainbow colours of the sun rays penetrate.
Bringing out of a wonderful glorious feeling.
In the distance, you hear the first cock crows
Soon, a chorus of crowing echoes in the whole valley.
Mother stirs at the familiar wake up call.
She jumps immediately out of bed
With her basket clinging to the side.
The daily chores soon begin with a crackle of fire.
A black kettle can be seen on the fire and soon steams.
Green bananas soon turn black in colour.
Breakfast is ready.
She soon departs for her next chore, Gardening.
By Freda Militan
Who in particular is the poem referring to as a hero?
What was the familiar wake up call?
Where do you think is this poem describing?
Identify a word from the passage that means ‘hanging.’
What chore would she be occupied with the whole day? ______________________
PART C EXTENDED RESPONSE (QUESTIONS 48 – 50) 3 MARKS
For question 48, rewrite the given sentence to the present simple tense.
‘We were swimming in the river’.
For questions 49 to 50, change the sentences to the Reported Speech. Write your answer on the answer sheet
Example: “Tom does not play rugby,” Ranu said. Answer: Ranu said that Tom does not play rugby.
“John is very sick,” said mother.
“The doctor will visit his patients again,” said the nurse.
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