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Read the passage below and fill in the gaps using the most appropriate words.

The classification (1) _________ any material refers to (2) _________ division of such materials into specific 

classes according to established (3) _____. The categories developed should (4) ____ be able to accommodate all 

manner of material considered. We can then talk of literary classification as a (5) __________ of categorizing, 

characterizing, describing, typifying, labeling etc. In literature (6) _________, classification is done according to 

the content or (7) ________ of the material. Content refers to the subjects, ideas, people, objects and situations 

presented in the work. The latter refers to the how, the shapes, patterns, appearances, dimensions and textures. 

Written literature comes to us in the form of novels, short stories, poems (8) __________ plays. They are in a 

graphic form. But oral literature comes (9) __________ the form of narratives, poetry, riddles and proverbs. 

They are transmitted by (10) ___________ of mouth and therefore have an oral form.


(a) Replace the underlined words in the sentences below with their antonyms 

(2mks)

(i) The sea was rough


(ii) She gave an intelligent answer


(b) Replace the phrasal verbs underlined in these sentences with one word that means the same.(3mks)


(i) It is wrong to look down on students from other schools.


(ii) Teachers should not give in to their students' unreasonable demands.


(iii)The delegates came up with ten rules to guide our response to globalization


(c) Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each without changing the 

meaning.


(i) Neither Peter nor Michael prefers coffee to tea

(Rewrite to begin with Peter and end with Michael)


(ii) He was the Chairman of the society, and therefore he couldn't tolerate anybody's impudence 

(Begin As............)


(iii)Joseph and his sister came out of the bus accident unhurt.

(Begin Neither Joseph and end with hurt in the bus accident)


(iv)When the guests arrived, the function begun.

(Begin No sooner...)


(d) Fill in the blank spaces with the correct form of the given adjectives comparative or superlative, 

whichever completes the sentence correctly.


(i) The patient says he feels_______________________ this morning (good)


(ii) Who is the ____________________ writer in the world? (famous)


(e) Explain the difference in meaning between the following pair (2mks)


(a) A Mr. Gitau came to see you when you were out


(b) Mr. Gitau came to see you when you were out

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