KCSE 2018: ENGLISH PAPER 3 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
English Paper 3 (101/3)
Answer three questions only.
1. Imaginative Composition (Compulsory) (20 marks)
(a) Write a composition beginning:
I wondered why the principal had summoned me.
(b) Describe the estate or village you live in.
2. Compulsory Set Text (20 marks)
Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle
With illustrations from Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, write a composition entitled:
Self Centredness Does not Pay.
3. The Optional Set Texts (20 marks)
Answer any one of the following three questions.
(a) The Short Story
Chris Wanjala (Ed.), Memories We Lost
Drawing examples from Barry McKinley’s short story “Almost Home”, write a composition on the topic: “Some people keep making one bad decision after another.”
Francis Imbuga, Betrayal in the City
There is a direct link between oppression and weaknesses in a leader’s character. Drawing examples from Francis Imbuga’s Betrayal in the City, write an essay illustrating the truth of this statement.
(c) The Novel
John Steinbeck, The Pearl
With illustrations from John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, write an essay showing the evil nature of greed.
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