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20. Why don't you ask Mrs. Khan's permission to
....................... the football?
DIRECTIONS: Read the poem carefully before at-
tempting the questions. Each question has four op-
tions, select the most appropriate answer, based on
what is implied or stated in the poem.
21. What experience is captured by the speaker in
A. Her escape from reality
B. She is captivated by nature
C. The awakening of her spirit
D. The wresting of here motions
22. What causes the speaker to react in the manner in
which she does (lines 1 and 2)?
A. The movement of the wind
B. Her imagination
C. The earth's rapture
D. Her appreciation for nature
23. Line 2 the word "aloft" means
B. In the air
24. "The wild wind is roaring, arousing to rapture
the earth and the seas." What is your interpreta-
tion of (line 4)?
A. The wind is fierce
B. The wind is threatening to reclaim nature
C. The wind is a delight to the earth and sea
D. The wind uses her power to excite nature
25. What is likely to have caused the grass to wither?
A. The wind
B. The sunshine
C. The age of the grass
D. Climatic conditions
26. Identify the figurative device used in the following
line, "The dead leaves, beneath them, are merrily
27. How would you describe the speaker's mood in
28. The speaker appeals MOSTLY to which of the fol-
29. What literary device is evident in (lines 9 to 12)?
30. Which of the following lines gives an indication of
the setting of the poem?
A. For above and around me the wild wind is roar-
B. The long withered grass in the sunshine is
C. The white clouds are scudding across the blue
D. The foam of its billows to whirlwinds of spray.
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DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before attempting the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer, based on what is contained or implied in the passage.
LINES COMPOSED IN A WOOD ON A WINDY DAY
My soul is awakened, my spirit is soaring
And carried aloft on the wings of the breeze;
For above and around me the wild wind is roaring,
Arousing to rapture the earth and the seas.
The long withered grass in the sunshine is glancing,
The bare trees are tossing their branches on high;
The dead leaves, beneath them, are merrily dancing, 8
The white clouds are scudding across the blue sky.
I wish I could see how the ocean is lashing
The foam of its billows to whirlwinds of spray;
I wish I could see how its proud waves are dashing,
And hear the wild roar of their thunder today!
By Anne Bronte
31. What is meant by the "Bride Price"?
A. The price paid by the husband's family to
secure a wife.
B. The money offered by the bride's family as
an incentive to the husband.
C. The price the bride pays to the husband
D. The value of the bride.
32. What is the legal requirement for women who are
desirous of getting divorced?
A. The wife must obtain legal representation.
B. The wife must refund the price paid by the
C. The wife must return all property obtained
during the marriage.
D. The wife is not permitted to remarry
33. The findings of the Court suggest that
A. Women should not be bought and sold
B. Women should be permitted to divorce
C. Women should be afforded the same rights
D. Women cannot afford to get divorced and
may be viewed as property.
UGANDAN JUDGE: NO MONEY BACK FOR BRIDES
The Ugandan Supreme Court has ruled that wives do not have to give back the money (or cattle) her
husband's family paid for her hand in marriage.
Typically for a woman to secure a divorce in Uganda, she had to refund her husband the amount of her
bride price. The price usually paid in livestock, which most women do not own or have the means to ac-
quire. Judges said that the practice made it difficult for women to get divorces, and it suggests women
are property to be bought and sold.
Women's rights organizations supported the decision, though many had campaigned for the elimination
of bride prices all together. The women's rights organisation Mifumi, which initiated the case, told the
BBC: "This is a momentous occasion...and this ruling will aid the fight against women and girls' rights
abuses." Mifumi argues that in pre-colonial times, bride price cemented families together and showed
mutual respect and appreciation, but that today they represent little more than the buying and selling of
Advocates also say bride prices perpetuate domestic violence. In the 2009 study, 99 percent of respon-
dents who had experiences with domestic violence said that bride price had been a significant factor in
the violence. A 2005 government report said bride price was the largest issue impeding women's em-
The BBC reports when Uganda's Supreme Court announced its decision, a gasp echoed through the court
room. Many Ugandans still see the bride price as a sign of commitment and do not oppose it.
(Article by Moira Lavelle, PRI's the World) (News about Uganda Judge Rules No Money Back For Brides) (Edited) (Source
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