ENGLISH STANDAARD SEVEN

NECTA PAST PAPERS

ENGLISH PAST PAPERS NECTA STANDARD SEVEN (7)

SECTION A: GRAMMAR


Choose the right word(s) which complete(s) the sentences:


  • 1. The students ______ their exercise books at this time.
  • A. Read
  • B. Reads
  • C. Reading
  • D. Is reading
  • E. Are reading.
  • 2. Samtumwa ________ the form six examination since 2002
  • A. Passed
  • B. Passes
  • C. Passing
  • D. Is passing.
  • 3. A zebra is _____ than an antelope.
  • A. Beautiful
  • B. More beautiful
  • C. Beautifuler
  • D. The most beautiful
  • E. Beautifulest.
  • 4. My friends looked ________ my shaving style.
  • A. With
  • B. At
  • C. In
  • D. By
  • E. On.
  • 5. Congregation of Muslims listened to their Sheikh ____
  • A. Attentively
  • B. Attention
  • C. Attentive
  • D. Polite
  • E. Correct
  • 6. The boy has _____________ Qur'an since last day.
  • A. Reciting
  • B. Recited
  • C. Been recited
  • D. Been reciting
  • E. Recite.
  • 7. The country ______- people do not live in peace is Somalia.
  • A. Whose
  • B. Which
  • C. What
  • D. Who
  • E. Whom
  • 8. Which of the following sentences is correct?
  • A. Although I am young, but I can play netball
  • B. Although I am young, I can play netball
  • C. Although I am young, I can plays netball
  • D. Although I am young, but I can’t netball
  • E. Although I am young, but I can’t play netball.
  • 9. Amina said “I’m much better”. The indirect speech of the sentence will be:
  • A. Amina said she is much better
  • B. Amina said that she is better
  • C. She was doing well
  • D. Amina says “she was better”
  • E. Amina said that she was much.
  • 10. They are good fellows, _____?
  • A. Don’t they
  • B. Are they
  • C. Aren’t they
  • D. They are
  • E. Didn’t they.
  • 11. Her music ______ me when I’m doing my homework
  • A. Annoy
  • B. Annoys
  • C. Annoying
  • D. Annoies
  • E. Will annoy.
  • 12. Can I _________ your pen please?
  • A. Borrow
  • B. Lend
  • C. Will borrow
  • D. Borrowed
  • E. Lent
  • 13. The children walked __________ into the classroom
  • A. Quick
  • B. Quickly
  • C. More quick
  • D. Quicker
  • E. Most quickly
  • 14. The newspaper is ___________ daily.
  • A. Delivering
  • B. Delivers
  • C. Delivered
  • D. Deliver
  • E. Will deliver
  • 15. Dad_________ his shoes twice a week.
  • A. Polishes
  • B. Polished
  • C. Polish
  • D. Polishing
  • E. Is polishing
  • 16. Some geese flew ________ their house.
  • A. On
  • B. Off
  • C. Above
  • D. Upper
  • E. Top
  • 17. I have a friend _______ lives in Wyoming.
  • A. Who
  • B. Whose
  • C. Whom
  • D. Which
  • E. Where
  • 18. John took a map __________he wouldn’t get lost.
  • A. So that
  • B. However
  • C. Although
  • D. But
  • E. Because
  • 19. As you’re my best friend, I’ll__________ you my new bike.
  • A. Lend
  • B. Borrow
  • C. Lent
  • D. Borrowed
  • E. Lands
  • 20. Maggie said that she felt ill. What is a correct form of direct speech of this sentence?
  • A. Maggie said, “I feel ill.”
  • B. Maggie said, “I felt ill.”
  • C. Maggie said, “I am feeling ill.”
  • D. Maggie said, “we are felt ill.”
  • E. Maggie said, “I will feel ill.”
  • 21. You can do your homework ________ now ___ after dinner.
  • A. ….…either …….or…..
  • B. …...neither…… nor
  • C. ….. so…… that 
  • D. ….however…… or…..
  • E. …..as…. as….
  • 22. We left early__________ we wouldn’t be late.
  • A. So that
  • B. However
  • C. Because
  • D. In order to
  • E. Hence
  • 23. If we _____ now, we’ll arrive on time.
  • A. Leave
  • B. Left
  • C. Leaving
  • D. Leaves
  • E. Shall leave
  • 24. Anna and I can go by train. A correct question tag of this sentence is.
  • A. Can’t us?
  • B. Can’t we?
  • C. Can’t they?
  • D. Couldn’t we?
  • E. Couldn’t they?
  • 25. ________ are these gloves?
  • A. Whose
  • B. Who
  • C. Whom
  • D. Which
  • E. Where
  • 26. The teacher put all his books ____________ the table.
  • A. Above
  • B. Over
  • C. On
  • D. To
  • E. Off
  • 27. Tom defended ____________ against the bullies.
  • A. His self
  • B. Her self
  • C. Him self
  • D. Them selves
  • E. It self
  • 28. Sue’s drawing is _______.
  • A. Beautiful
  • B. Better
  • C. More beautiful
  • D. Beautifully
  • E. Beautifuler
  • 29. John is a ____________ driver
  • A. Careless
  • B. Carelesness
  • C. Carelessness
  • D. Care some
  • E. Caring
  • 30. My brother is at the hospital, he is suffering ___________ cancer.
  • A. Of
  • B. Flom
  • C. Off
  • D. From
  • E. With
  • F. For.

SECTION B: VOCABULARY


Choose the correct answer of the following questions;-


  • 30.  A citizen of USA is called
  • A. America
  • B. Amercan
  • C. Niger
  • D. White people
  • E. American
  • 31. A plural form of a word monkey is 
  • A. Monkeys
  • B. Monkeyies
  • C. Monkeies
  • D. Monkevs
  • E. Monkeyss
  • 32. I saw __________ of shoppers at the street today.
  • A. Crowd
  • B. Congregation
  • C. Swam
  • D. Fleet
  • E. Gang
  • 33. I gave a ____________ of flowers to my friend as a birthday gift.
  • A. Bunch
  • B. Bundle
  • C. Bar
  • D. Package
  • E. String.
  • 34.  Go to the market and buy a ________ of bread.
  • A. Bar
  • B. Loaf
  • C. deck
  • D. Bouquet
  • E. Bunch
  • 35. My horse gave birth to a young ______________
  • A. Foul
  • B. Calf
  • C. Cub
  • D. Fox
  • E. Ram
  • 36. A person whose job is to cook is called _______
  • A. Coock
  • B. Cook
  • C. Cooker
  • D. Coocker
  • E. Bakery

SECTION C: COMPOSITION


this section has four mixed sentences. arrange the sentence so as to make a good composition by giving the letter A-D.


  • 37. She was attacked by a croco-dile and died immediately.
  • 38. She jumped into the pool without reading the caution sign written, “crocodiles insi-de.”
  • 39. It was a hot sunny day and what Marry wanted was some water to cool her body.
  • 40. She then saw a pool of water across the road.

SECTION D: COMPREHENSION


Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions that follow:-


In 1588 the great Spanish Armanda attacked England. The 131 ships of the Armanda first sailed from Spain up the English Channel. It was there they were spotted by watchers on England’s high coast. Almost immediately, eighty English ships, much smaller but faster, put forth to do battle. 


In a short time they drove the Spanish fleet into a French harbor. Following this, they set a number of their own ships afire and caused them to drift among the anchored Armanda. Panic soon forced the Spanish to flee the harbor and take to the open channel, where the quick English ships did severe damage.


Following this battle, the remains of the Armanda fled northward. Weeks later they limped home, having lost sixty-three ships and great many men, while the English lost no ships in combat.


  • 41.  A word fleet means
  • A. A group of soldier
  • B. A group of attacker
  • C. A group of ships
  • D. A group of English
  • E. A group of anchors
  • 42. In this battle ______ defeated Armanda.
  • A. Armanda’s ships
  • B. Spanish’s ships
  • C. English’s ships
  • D. Panic’s ships
  • E. French’s ships
  • 43. How many ships came from Englan’s high coast
  • A. 1588
  • B. 131
  • C. 80
  • D. 63
  • E. No
  • 44. Having lost sixty-three ships, Armanda fled _________
  • A. Southward
  • B. North
  • C. Northward
  • D. Eastward
  • E. East
  • 45. English ships were _______ compared to Armanda’s ships
  • A. Bigger than Amrmanda ships
  • B. Small but big
  • C. Fast and small
  • D. Fast and big
  • E. Smaller and bigger
  • 46. From this story we know that Armanda is a ___________
  • A. English
  • B. Spanish
  • C. French
  • D. England
  • E. Spain
  • 47. How many ships did Armanda lost?
  • A. 131
  • B. 63
  • C. 80
  • D. 93
  • E. 8
  • 48. Why Armanda lost this battle?
  • A. Because he was spotted before a battle
  • B. English ships were stronger
  • C. Small number of ships
  • D. He fell in trap
  • E. He was not a good fighter.
  • 49. Great many men in this story means _______
  • A. Great number of giant people
  • B. Great number of important men
  • C. Great number of biggest men
  • D. Great number of beautiful people
  • E. Great number of important soldiers?
  • 50. From this story a word “battle” means _________
  • A. Fight
  • B. Conflict
  • C. Confusing
  • D. Abusing
  • E. Complaining.


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