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Multiple choice question

Answer the questions that follow by choosing the most appropriate alternative
from those given below : (3 Marks)

Our grandmother looked away from her and spoke. There is nothing. No home. Why does our
grandmother say that ? Why ? I'll go back through that Kruger Park.

(a) Her in these lines refers to

(i) the nurse
(ii) the neighbouring lady
(iii) the reporter
(iv) the narrator's friend

(b) The grandmother says There is no home because she

(i) knew that bandits must have destroyed everything
(ii) didn't like the place, Mozambique
(iii) liked the village they were in
(iv) didn't like the weather of the place they lived in

(c) The narrator wants to go back home because

(i) she has friends there
(ii) she likes her school in the village
(iii) her village is a beautiful place
(iv) she thinks that per parents and grandfather would be waiting for them there

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Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that follow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

Another Sister called us to stand in line on the veranda of the clinic but we couldn't. We sat all
over the place there, falling against each other, the Sister helped each of us up by the arm and
than stuck a needle in it. Other needles drew our blood into tiny bottles.

(a) They had finally reached

(i) the Krager Park
(ii) their village
(iii) their grandparents' village
(iv) a refugee camp in a village across the Kruger Park

(b) They couldn't stand because

(i) the floor was slippery
(ii) there was water all around
(iii) they were feeling very weak
(iv) people were pushing each other

(c) Needles were stuck in their arms because

(i) they had wounds on their bodies which could be infectious
(ii) some poisonous insects had bitten them
(iii) they had eaten some poisonous food
(iv) they were weak and prone to diseases

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Multiple choice question

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The clinic gives us special powder to make into porridge for him and perhaps one day, he'll be
all right.

(a) The person is being talked about here is

(i) the narrator's grandfather
(ii) the narrator's new born brother
(iii) the narrator's elder brother
(iv) the man who led them through the Kruger Park

(b) What has happened to him ?

(i) He has met with an accident
(ii) He is shocked by the traumatic journey through the Kruger Park
(iii) Some poisonous insect bit him in the Kruger Park
(iv) His brain is underdeveloped so he is very quiet

(c) This shows that the narrator is

(i) very passionate
(ii) very pessimistic
(iii) very optimistic
(iv) an introvert

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Multiple choice question

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My first-born brother and the other boys brought it to the man so it could be killed and we could
cook and eat it. He let it go because he told us we could not make a fire;

(a) The narrator's first-born brother brought a

(i) peacock
(ii) wild partridge
(iii) tortoise
(iv) pheasant

(b) The man referred to here is the

(i) most elderly person of the group
(ii) one who guided them across the Kruger Park
(iii) man who had saved them from the bandits
(iv) man who took them safely to their grandparents' home

(c) Making a fire in jungle was dangerous because the

(i) dried leaves and trees could catch fire and the fire could spread
(ii) elderly people and children would feel suffocated.
(iii) police and wardens could know about their presence and send them back.
(iv) animals would also feel suffocated and start running in different directions.

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So everyone waited for our grandfather to catch up. But he didn't. We looked and looked but we
couldn't find him. We stayed in that long grass all night. In my sleep I found him curled round
in a place he had tramped down for himself, like
the places we'd seen where the buck hide their babies.

(a) The grandfather had gone to
(i) get some water
(ii) search for some food
(iii) the elephant grass to ease himself
(iv) search for a stick for support

(b) The figure of speech used in the last sentence is
(i) simile
(ii) metaphor
(iii) alliteration
(iv) personification

(c) The grandmother probably
(i) lost his way
(ii) went back home
(iii) sat down to rest
(iv) had been eaten up by some wild animal

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So they decided - our grandmother did; our grandfather made little noises and rocked from
side to side, but she took no notice - we would go away. We children were pleased.

(a) They decided to leave the village because

(i) the village was attacked by the bandits
(ii) their mother had left them on their own
(iii) there was a flood in the village
(iv) the red ants had attacked their village

(b) The children were pleased to know that they were leaving the place because

(i) they wanted to leave the village and live in the city
(ii) they wanted to live with their father
(iii) all their friends had shifted to a new place
(iv) the bandits had destroyed their village and they had nothing to eat

(c) Their mother had gone to

(i) meet their father
(ii) fetch some oil but it was feared that she was killed by the bandits
(iii) meet her brother and was to return soon
(iv) the jungle to get some wood and some wild spinach

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