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GENERAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT

ENGLISH UNIT
JUN 2015
Type of
assessment
Name

TEST 20%

Matric No.

Cours
e

DUE 1012

Class

SECTION A (6 MARKS)
QUESTIONS 1-6
INSTRUCTION

Read the article and answer the following questions


Cats adopted from the local animal shelter are soothing inmates at the Lincoln
County Jail in North Platte. Some inmates had been volunteering time at the
shelter, cleaning cages and floors, walking dogs and giving them baths. Sheriff
Jerome Kramer says he wondered having a couple of cats at the jail would help
inmates pass the time and lower tensions. He says studies show that pets can
help relieve stress. The cats have been a hit. Kramer says the inmates eagerly
await their turns to take care of the two declawed, neutered males, Nemo and
Sarge. According to North Platte television station KNOP, inmate Guy Meyers says
the cats "bring out the soft part in you, just like your kids do." - (c) AFP
1. What
A.
B.
C.
D.

were local prisoners doing at the animal shelter in North Platte?


They were escaping from prison with the dogs and cats.
They were volunteering by taking care of the dogs and cats
They were helping out by walking the dogs, cleaning cages, etc.
They were picking out dogs and cats to take back to prison with them.

2. According to the article, what's the main reason for allowing the cats in
prison?
A. To relieve prisoners' stress
B. To help the cats live a more interesting life
C. To make the prisoners life more interesting
D. To make sure that the prisoners don't commit any more crimes

3. The article mentions that the cats have been ________________. This
process, which involves completely removing a cat's claws, is considered
cruel by some.
A.
B.
C.
D.

vaccinate
declawed
neutered
dewormed

4.How are the prisoners reacting to the cats' being there?


A.
They don't care.
B. They feel tension
C. They seem to love it.
D.They feel uncomfortable
5. What does the word them in the article refers to?
A. kids
B. dogs
C. pets
D.inmates
6. Which is the most suitable heading for the article?
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Cats And Prisoners


Cats Helping Prisoners
Prisoners Keeping Pets In Prison
Prisoners Volunteering In Animal Shelter

SECTION B (12 MARKS)


QUESTIONS 7-10
INSTRUCTION

Read the article below and then answer questions 7- 10


Hamsters make wonderful pets. These furry lovable animals are easy and
inexpensive to keep. With proper attention and care, hamsters can live up
to five years.
When getting a hamster from a pet shop, you need to know which
hamster to choose. An ideal hamster is between 4 and 7 weeks old.
Hamsters are easier to tame when they are young. Choose a hamster that
is in good physical condition as they are more likely to be healthy.
Next, place the cage in a location away from direct sunlight. A hamster is
a nocturnal animal. They need to sleep and rest during the day. You should
also pick a spot in the house where you will frequently visit your hamster.
Fill the cage with a 4-cm layer of pine chips. Keep the pine chips dry. If the
chips get wet, they may rot and cause your hamster to get sick.
Keep a filled, clean water bottles attached to the cage at a height where
the spout is reachable by the hamster. Wash and refill the water bottle
daily. Hamsters eat variety of food. However, it is recommended that you
feed your hamster seeds prepared with the vitamins and minerals they
need to stay healthy.
Do not bathe your hamster. Hamsters clean themselves. If you think your
hamster smells bad, the odour is probably coming from dirty bedding. This
means that you need to clean the cage more often.
Hamsters need plenty of exercise. Put an exercise wheel in your hamsters
cage. Close the doors to your bedroom take your hamster out of its cage
and let it run around. Hamsters are curious animals and like to explore
their surroundings.

7. List TWO (2) reasons why hamsters make good pets.


i.

_____________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

ii.

_____________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)
8. What are the things that you need to know when choosing a hamster?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
9. With proper care, hamster can live longer. Based on the passage, how to
take care of the hamsters? Give TWO (2) ways.
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)
10.
Why it is not a good idea to keep two hamsters in a cage? Give TWO (2)
reasons.
i.

_____________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

ii.

_____________________________________________________________________
(1 mark)

11.
In your opinion, what are the other ways to be a responsible pet owner?
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
(2 marks)

Every second, there are an


enormous number of animals
suffering pain worse than you or I
could ever imagine, throughout
the world at the hands of
humans.

12. In your opinion, how to stop the animal cruelty cases and give reasons for
your answers.
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
(4 marks)

Answer
Section A (6 marks)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

C
A
B
C
B
B

Section B (14 marks)


7. i) easy to keep (1 m)
ii) inexpensive (1 m)
8. i) young age, between 4 -7 weeks old (1 m)
ii) good physical condition (1 m)
9. Any two of the answers below: (2 m)
i) put the cage away from direct sunlight
ii) feed your hamster seeds prepared with the vitamins and minerals they
need to stay
healthy.
iii) Wash and refill the water bottle daily.
iv) clean the cage more often
v) do not bathe your hamster
vi) provide exercise wheel in your hamsters cage
vii) do not keep two hamsters in a cage
10. i) They will fight, which often leads to death. (1 m)
ii) They will breed immediately (1 m)
11.
Accept any logical answers (2 m)
12. Ways (2 m), reasons (2 m)