KCSE Past Paper English # 3 (2008)
August 31, 2011 KCSE Exams
KCSE Past Paper
Answer three questions only
1. Creative composition (compulsory) (20 marks)
(a) write a composition illustrating the saying.”Honesty is the best policy”.
(b) Write a story beginning:
I had never found myself in such a situation before….
2. Drama (compulsory) (20 marks)
Using William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice for your illustration, write an essay on the need for forgiveness in human relationships.
3. Optional set texts (20 marks)
(a) The short story
Macmillan (Ed), Half a day and other stories
Using illustrations from the story ‘The Town’ by Eneriko Seruma, write an essay on the characteristics of townspeople as seen through the eyes of the villager.
In a paragraph, say whether or not you agree with the villager.
John Ruganda, Shreds of Tenderness
There are several instances of “Play within a Play” in John Ruganda’s Shreds of tenderness.
Write an essay describing any three such instances and indicate how they contribute to the play.
(c) The Novel
Velma Pollard, Homestretch
With illustration from Velma Pollard’s Homestretch, write an essay on relationship between children and their step-parents.