KCSE Past Papers 2014 English Paper 3 (101/3)

3.1.3 English Paper 3 (101/3)

Answer three questions only.

1 Imaginative Composition (Compulsory) (20 marks)


(a) Write a story beginning with:

When We arrived at the crime scene,


(b) Write a story to illustrate the saying:

Charity begins at home.

2 The compulsory Set Text (20 marks)

Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle

“Being a biological mother is only a first step: the real moral challenge is to be motherly.” Write an essay in response to this statement, referring to the roles of Natella Abashwili and Grusha in The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

3 The Optional Set Texts

Answer any one of the following three questions. (20 marks)


(a) The Short Story

llieva Emilia and Waveney Olembo (Ed.), When the Sun Goes Down and Other Stories.

Living with HIV and AIDS does not have to be a death sentence.” With reference to Goro Wa Kamau’s When the Sun Goes Down, write an essay to illustrate the truth of this statement.


(b) Drama

Francis Imbuga, Betrayal in the City

Using illustrations from Betrayal in the City, write an essay on the effects of strikes.


(c) The Novel

Witi Ihimaera, The Whale Rider

“Many societies have practices that discriminate against women.”

Using examples from Witi lhimaera’s novel, The Whale Rider, write an essay in support of this statement.


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