Imaginative composition (Compulsory) (20mks)
A) Write a composition beginning with the statement:
The cool and calm Saturday evening was suddenly interrupted…………..
B) Write a composition to validate the saying:
Birds of a feather flock together ...............
2. Compulsory set text (20 marks)
H.R. Olekulet: Blossoms of the Savannah
“The frustrations faced by people in the contemporary times can be traced to the conduct of a few morally diseased individuals in society.
Write an essay supporting this statement drawing from Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of the Savannah.
3. Optional set texts 20mks
Answer any one of the following three questions:
A) Short Stories
Chris Wanjala : The Short Stories
Religious hypocrisy leads to exploitation of the ignorant in society.
Write an essay in support of this statement, drawing your illustrations from SegunAfolabi’sThe Folded Leaf.
Inheritance by David Mulwa
LakunaKasoo’s leadership is a mockery of civilized societies.
Show the truth of this statement using illustrations from the play.
C) The novel:
The Pearl – John Steinbeck.
We can always count on support from our families during difficult times.
With illustrations from John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, show the truth of this statement.
‘Dictatorship is rampant in Kafira.’ Write an essay to show the validity of the above statement - Betrayal in the City – Francis Imbuga.
The dictatorial political system of Kafira is an epitome of many African governments. This kind of government, which is very conservative, is characterized by oppression to human rights, both social and political. This is clearly seen in the text, ‘Betrayal in the City’ where any individual who tries to speak his mind is either jailed unconstitutionally or is killed.
“In order to fight for your rights as a society, bravery is key. Cowardice usually condemns people to doom.” Validate this statement with reference to Francis Imbuga’s Betrayal in the city.
So many ills are propagated in the current society simply because a majority of people have chosen to be silent and do nothing about problems facing them. The perpetrations of such ills are left to go scot free.
We keep our friends close but our enemies even closer”. Support this statement using “Betrayal in the City” as reference.
We have those that we think are our friends and we keep them informed and as part of our lives, yet they are our enemies and don’t have much interest in us.
With illustrations from Francis Imbuga’s play ‘Betrayal in the City’, Write an essay to show how various characters are victims of injustice.
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