English Paper 2 Form 3 End of Term 2 Examination 2019

Class: Form 3

Subject: English

Level: High School

Exam Category: Form 3 End Term 2 Exams

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English Paper 2 Form 3 End of Term 2 Examination 2019
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1. COMPREHENSION

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow. (20 marks)
In the end I was duly discharged (from hospital) and sent back relieved but not cured. A very elaborate belt kept death at arm’s length. My congregation was deeply sympathetic, but started making representations for my transfer. Shortly afterwards the final blow was delivered. The circumstances in which I was forced to retire from the work for which I had sacrificed my youth and strength and hope were so confused and sad that a bitter taste will forever remain. I had toiled for over half a century only to end like this. Somehow I feel my third courtship had something to do with it, for I drew bitter opposition from some new relations of the lady. The campaign of mudslinging grew to ugly proportions and became an organized campaign to throw me out. Charges were tramped up. I was declared feeble, aged and unable to visit outstations, and probably I was secretly called immoral. These charges were duly handed to the superintendent minister.
Meanwhile at Mankessim angry mobs made the place untenable. I was in the end transferred – nowhere. That was the end. My retirement was skillfully managed by the chairman and superintendent minister, and I went quietly into obscurity with no lauvels and no respect, no last-minute farewell or godspeeds; no visible means of support save that which my own sons were hopefully expected to give. For catechists are the scum of the earth and command no respect and expect none. They are entitled to no gratuities or pension and when they are strong enough to outlive their usefulness….. “God will provide” I had worked half a century to bring salvation to other people. It would probably be appropriate to say, “Physician heal theyself.” Sometimes I think we, the workers in the Lord’s vineyard, have the greatest need of salvation ‘in the obscurity of retirement I can now have time to look back on my life and into my soul and try to assess where I failed and try to effect my own salvation.’ God indeed never leaves those who believe in Him really desolate. I have my wife with me now. My sons are all securely settled in life and work to support my old age. At the throne of God, I hope the Almighty will not deal too harshly with his servant, but in His infinite mercy will forgive my sins and accept even me.
(From: Joseph W. Abruquah, The Catechist, London – 1965)

Questions
a) What was the narrator’s occupation before he was taken ill? (1 mark)

b) Mention four factors responsible for the narrator’s dismissal from his duty. (2 marks)

c) Justify the narrator’s bitter attitude in the third paragraph. (3 marks)

 

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