THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION
Time: 1:30 HoursThursday, 12th September 2013 a.m.
SECTION A: GRAMMAR
Choose the words that complete the sentences by shading the letters of the correct answer in the answer sheet provided.
1.Mr. Kazi _____________ his house in 1947.
A buildsB was builtC is building
D builtE has built
2.Juayote _____________ reading a book now.
A haveB isC wereD hadE was
3.Chanjagaa _____________ go to buy water melons yesterday.
A didn’tB don’tC doD doesn’tE does
4.They are going to town, _____________
A are they?B are they.C aren’t they.
D aren’t they?E weren’t they?
5.The whole class was excited because _____________ had passed the examination.
A usB himC theyD herE them
6.This dog is healthy because it _____________ good food.
A catB ateC eatingD eatenE eats
7.Mrs. Luka said that she _____________ come back the following day.
A wouldB wasC hadD shallE has
8.Omi and Mputa _____________ while the teacher was teaching.
A laughB was laughingC were laughing
D laughsE have laughed
9.They _____________ to harvest crops next month.
A have goneB will goC is goingD has goneE are gone
10.I found Jane _____________ bread at the bakery.
A boilingB cookingC roastingD fryingE baking
11._____________ house is this?
A WhoseB WhomC WhoD WhyE Where
12.Is there _____________ orange juice left?
A aB fewC manyD anyE most
13.The teacher put all his books _____________ the table.
A inB onC atD toE of
14.Hey, Anne, what are you looking _____________?
A toB inC forD onE intos and other free resources at:
15.This book is yours but the blue one is _____________.
A mineB yourC myD meEtheir
16.She was not familiar _____________ the school.
A byB withC atD inEon
17.This is my mother’s house _____________ she built it herself.
A althoughB whoC where
D becauseE even if
18.I have been teaching in this school _____________1970.
A forB sinceC unlessD aboutEon
19.Peter and Paul are good friends. They always sit _____________ each other.
A besidesB betweenC besideD beforeEbehind
20.He neither cooked his food _____________ cleaned his room.
A alsoB onlyC butD orEnor
21.To _____________ does this dictionary belong?
A whatB thatC whoD whomEwhose
22.I have talked to my teachers _____________ one hour.
A sinceB forC byD onEat
23.John’s behavior is different _____________ his father.
A fromB withC thanD asEto
24._____________ Jitihada is always late for class, he is going to pass the examination.
A In spiteB ButC DespiteD EvenE Although
25.Masanja is _____________ than Mayala.
A tallB the tallestC taller
D tallestE most taller
26.You can _____________ read or write on the blackboard.
A neitherB eitherC andD norE or
27.We have known him _____________ 1995.
A forB sinceC byD atE in
28.Jane was told to do the work by _____________.
A ourselvesB himselfC herself
D her ownE themselves
29.Juma was so tired _____________ he had to go for a rest.
A thatB suchC forD althoughE enough
30.Samson is not only intelligent _____________ obedient to his teacher.
A butB but alsoC and alsoD andE alsofree resources at:
SECTION B: VOCABULARY
For each of the following questions, choose the correct answer and shade its letter in the answer sheet provided.
31.Your uncle’s wife is your __________.
A nephewB auntC cousinD nieceE mother
32.A building along the roadside where motorists pay to stay in and have meals is a __________.
A motelB restaurantC hotelierD canteenE hotel
33.The opposite of the word “expensive” is __________.
A cheepB sheepC sheapD chipE ship
34.A person who mends shoes is a __________.
A cobraB barberC cobber
D cobblerE shoe shiner
35.A group of buffaloes or cattle is called __________.
A a flockB a hordeC a gangD a hedgeE a herd
36.Another meaning for the word “purchase” is __________.
A sellB buyC sellingD exchangeE export
SECTION C: COMPOSITION
This section has four mixed sentences. Arrange the sentences so as to make a good composition by
giving them letters A-D. Shade the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.
37.When Mrs. Daudi came back from work, she did not find the meat.
38.One day, Mrs. Daudi put some meat in the cupboard and left for work.
39.From that day the cat was chased away.
40.Her cat opened the cupboard and ate the meat.
SECTION D: COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions that follow by shading the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.
Tourism is a type of business. Both developed and undeveloped countries use this business as a source of income. These countries have tourist attractions such as wild animals, high mountains, attractive beaches, rivers and lakes. Tourists spend money on food, accommodation, transport and many other things. In this way a country which is visited by many tourists can make a lot of money.
Tanzania is one of those countries which are visited by tourists every year. She gets a lot of money from attracting tourists. The tourists pay visits to National parks such as Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara and Mikumi. Some wild animals found in those parks are lions, elephants, tigers, antelopes, hippopotamus, buffaloes, zebras and baboons. The tourists can also take photos and buy books containing information about wild life.
Apart from visiting National parks, tourists also climb Mount Kilimanjaro which is a snow-capped mountain. This is the highest mountain in Africa with a height of over five thousand meters above sea level. Mountain climbers are helped by guides and potters. Tourists pay the guides and potters. Most tourists enjoy staying in Tanzania because of the tourist attractions which she has.
41.What is the source of income in many countries?
A AnimalsB AccommodationC Transport
D PhotosE Tourism.
42.A person who travels for the purpose of visiting another place for pleasure is a __________.
A potterB touristC guideD guardE native
43.According to the passage, where is tourism conducted?
A Developed countriesB Developing countries
C Developing and developed countriesD Many countries
E Tropical countries.
44.Who pays the potters?
A TanzaniaB TourismC AnimalsD TouristsE Guides.
45.The opposite of the word “income” is __________.
A expensiveB experienceC outcome
D expenseE expenditure
46.What else do tourists do apart from visiting National parks in Tanzania?
A Buy clothesB Climb the mountainC Stay in Tanzania
D Open businessE Visit lakes.
47.Tourists’ money is spent on which of the following items?
A Food, accommodation and transportB Food, clothes and photos
C Transport and shoppingD Accommodation and clothes
E Buying animals.
48.According to the passage, which are the animals found in the national parks?
A Lions, elephants and hyenaB Tigers, buffaloes and peacocks
C Lions, impala and antelopesD Lions, elephants and baboons
E Zebras, tigers and wild pigs.
49.How high is the highest mountain in Africa?
A Over five hundred kilometersB About five thousand meters
C Over five thousand metersD Over five thousand kilometers
E About five thousand centimeter.
50.What does the pronoun “She” stands for in this passage?
A A girlB A womanC A mountain
D A touristE A country.