English Form 1 End of Term 2 Examination 2019
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1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
You have enjoyed your stay at your new school for your first term in high school. During this period, you have managed to achieve the first place in exams, you have been appointed the class prefect, you have gone for a trip, and most importantly, someone one has expressed interest in sponsoring you throughout your four years in school. Write a letter to your parent to inform them of these developments. (20marks)
2. Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.
Medical marijuana is now legal in a majority of states. A small but growing number of states and cities have legalized recreational pot as well. Marijuana still is the most commonly used illegal drug in the U.S.
Marijuana has some well-proven benefits, including relief for long-term pain. But smoking marijuana can have some bad effects on your health, including making breathing problems worse.
Marijuana comes from the dried flowers of cannabis plants. It has more than 500 chemicals. Cannabis can have a psychoactive – or mind-altering – effect on you. THC is the main psychoactive agent in marijuana. Its full name is delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol. When you smoke cannabis, THC goes from your lungs into your bloodstream and then into your brain. It stimulates the part of your brain that responds to sources of pleasure, like food and sex. That lets loose a chemical called dopamine, which causes the high.
THC’s effects can vary depending on who you are, the potency of the strain, whether you smoke it or eat it, and other things. It can give you a relaxed sense of well-being. It also heightens your senses, like make colors seem brighter. Again, it changes your sense of time. Apart from these, THC makes you anxious, afraid, or panicked. Finally, THC makes you hallucinate.
CBD, also called cannabidiol, is another well-studied compound. It doesn’t make you high. Instead, it can counteract the effects from THC and bring you down from any paranoia or anxiety. It also has been found to have beneficial uses in treatment the side effects of chemotherapy and treating epilepsy.
You can get cannabis into your body in two main ways: smoking and eating. Smoking, along with inhaling (vaping), is the fastest way for marijuana to work. Your bloodstream carries the THC to your brain so quickly that you may start to feel high within seconds or minutes. The amount of THC in your blood typically peaks in about 30 minutes, then tapers off in 1-4 hours.
(a) Where, according to the passage, does Marijuana come from? (2marks)
(b) Referring to the third paragraph, what factors determine the effects of THC.(3marks)
(c) Identify from the passage the sources of pleasure that THC stimulates. (2marks)
(d) In note form, state the effects of THC. (5marks)
(e) Identify two key compounds found in Marijuana according to the passage.(2marks)
f) According to the passage, what are the two benefits of CBD in marijuana?(2marks)
(g) In which two ways in cannabis taken into the body?(2marks)
(h) Explain the meaning of the following expressions as used in the passage. (2marks)