Swahili 1 Quiz 2 Term 2

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    'I cook myself rice’ translates in Swahili as

    • A.

      Nampikia wali

    • B.

      Wajipikia wali

    • C.

      Ninajipikia wali

    • D.

      Wamepikia wali

    Correct Answer
    C. Ninajipikia wali
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ninajipikia wali." In Swahili, "Ninajipikia" means "I cook for myself" and "wali" means "rice." Therefore, the phrase "Ninajipikia wali" translates to "I cook myself rice."

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  • 2. 

    ‘The mouse was chased  by the cat – (chase =fukuza)’  translates in Swahili as

    • A.

      Panya alifukuza paka

    • B.

      Paka alifukuzana na panya

    • C.

      Panya lilifukuzia paka

    • D.

      Panya alifukuzwa na paka

    Correct Answer
    D. Panya alifukuzwa na paka
    Explanation
    The correct answer, "Panya alifukuzwa na paka," translates to "The mouse was chased by the cat" in Swahili. This sentence structure indicates that the action of chasing was done by the cat (paka) towards the mouse (panya).

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  • 3. 

    ‘Niliimba wimbo mzuri jana’. The negation of this sentence is

    • A.

      Siliimba wimbo mzuri jana

    • B.

      Sikuimba wimbo mzuri jana

    • C.

      Sinaimba wimbo mzuri jana

    • D.

      Haimbi wimbo mzuri jana

    Correct Answer
    B. Sikuimba wimbo mzuri jana
    Explanation
    The original sentence "Niliimba wimbo mzuri jana" translates to "I sang a beautiful song yesterday". The negation of this sentence would be "I did not sing a beautiful song yesterday", which is represented by the option "Sikuimba wimbo mzuri jana".

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  • 4. 

    ‘I saw many fruits at the market’ translates in Swahili  as

    • A.

      Niliona matunda mengi sokoni

    • B.

      Niliona tunda nyingi kwa soko

    • C.

      Niliona matunda mengine hapo soko

    • D.

      Niliona matunda wengi sokoni

    Correct Answer
    A. Niliona matunda mengi sokoni
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Niliona matunda mengi sokoni." This is because "Niliona" means "I saw," "matunda" means "fruits," "mengi" means "many," and "sokoni" means "at the market." Therefore, the sentence translates to "I saw many fruits at the market" in English.

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  • 5. 

    ‘Another house’ translates in Swahili as

    • A.

      Nyumba lingine

    • B.

      Jumba mwengine

    • C.

      Nyumba zengine

    • D.

      Nyumba nyengine

    Correct Answer
    D. Nyumba nyengine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nyumba nyengine". In Swahili, "nyumba" means "house" and "nyengine" means "another". Therefore, "Nyumba nyengine" translates to "another house" in English.

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  • 6. 

    The object marker of ‘wewe’ (you) is

    • A.

      -ni-

    • B.

      -ku-

    • C.

      -wa-

    • D.

      -tu-

    Correct Answer
    B. -ku-
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "-ku-". In Swahili, "-ku-" is used as the object marker for the second person singular pronoun "you" (wewe). It is added to the verb to indicate that the action is being done to or for the person being referred to.

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  • 7. 

    The object markers of ‘wao’ and ‘nyinyi’ are

    • A.

      –tu- and –m-

    • B.

      –m- and –wa-

    • C.

      Both take –wa- object marker

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both take –wa- object marker
    Explanation
    Both "wao" and "nyinyi" are plural pronouns in Swahili. In Swahili, the object marker for plural pronouns is "-wa-". Therefore, both "wao" and "nyinyi" take the "-wa-" object marker.

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  • 8. 

    ‘Wanafunzi  _____ darasani

    • A.

      Wapo

    • B.

      Wako

    • C.

      Wamo

    • D.

      Walikuwapo

    Correct Answer
    C. Wamo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wamo". In Swahili, "wamo" is used to indicate the presence or existence of people or things in a particular location. In this context, it suggests that the students are present in the classroom.

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  • 9. 

    Mnara wa Eiffel ________ Paris

    • A.

      Umo

    • B.

      Upo

    • C.

      Uko

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Upo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Upo." This is because the word "upo" in Swahili means "is" or "exists." Therefore, the sentence "Mnara wa Eiffel upo Paris" translates to "The Eiffel Tower is in Paris."

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  • 10. 

    London ________Uingereza

    • A.

      Iko

    • B.

      Ipo

    • C.

      Imo

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Iko
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Iko". In Swahili, "Iko" means "is" or "exists". Therefore, the correct phrase would be "London iko Uingereza", which translates to "London is in England".

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  • 11. 

    1.       One of the relative forms below is not correct

    • A.

      Kijana ambaye nilimwona

    • B.

      Kijana niliyemwona

    • C.

      Kijana nilimwonaye

    • D.

      Kijana ambaye nimemwona

    Correct Answer
    C. Kijana nilimwonaye
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kijana nilimwonaye." This form is not correct because it does not follow the correct structure for relative clauses. In Swahili, the correct structure for a relative clause is "ambaye" followed by the verb. Therefore, the correct form should be "Kijana ambaye nilimwona."

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  • 12. 

          1.       Which statement below is correct about past perfect relative –me- ?

    • A.

      Past perfect can only be used with –amba relative form

    • B.

      Past perfect can be used with relative infix

    • C.

      Past perfect can be used with relative suffix

    • D.

      Past Perfect can be used with both relative infix and suffix

    Correct Answer
    A. Past perfect can only be used with –amba relative form
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the past perfect can only be used with the -amba relative form. This means that when using the past perfect tense in Swahili, it is necessary to use the -amba relative form to indicate the completion of an action before another action in the past. It cannot be used with the relative infix or suffix.

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  • 13. 

    1.       Which statement below is a not correct about relative constructions in Swahili?

    • A.

      Relative amba, relative infix and relative suffix can be used with present tense –na

    • B.

      Relative amba and relative infix can be used with future tense –ta-

    • C.

      Relative amba can be used with all tenses in Swahili

    • D.

      Relative suffix can be used with past tense –li-

    Correct Answer
    D. Relative suffix can be used with past tense –li-
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Relative suffix can be used with past tense –li-". This statement is not correct because relative suffix is not used with past tense -li- in Swahili. Relative suffix is used with the present tense -na-, while the past tense -li- is used with relative infix.

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  • 14. 

    1.     That is my Chair’. The correct demonstrative - reference 'that' will be

    • A.

      Huyo

    • B.

      Huo

    • C.

      Hilo

    • D.

      Hicho

    Correct Answer
    D. Hicho
    Explanation
    The correct demonstrative reference for "That is my Chair" would be "Hicho" because it refers to something that is further away from both the speaker and the listener.

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  • 15. 

    Huu ni mkoba _____ (hers). The appropriate possessive pronoun is

    • A.

      Wangu

    • B.

      Lake

    • C.

      Wake

    • D.

      Yangu

    Correct Answer
    C. Wake
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wake" because it agrees with the noun "mkoba" (bag) which is in the singular form and also matches the possessive pronoun for the third person singular feminine, which is "hers" in English.

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  • 16. 

    _____ ni magari ______. The correct answer pair is

    • A.

      Wale - wao

    • B.

      Yale – yao

    • C.

      Lile – lao

    • D.

      Zile – zao

    Correct Answer
    B. Yale – yao
    Explanation
    In Swahili, the word "ni" means "are" or "is" and "magari" means "cars". The correct answer pair is "Yale - yao" because "Yale" is the plural form of "that" and "yao" is the possessive form of "their". Therefore, the correct sentence would be "Yale ni magari yao" which translates to "Those are their cars".

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  • 17. 

    Jumba (mansion) __________ madirisha ya vioo (glass windows). Choose an appropriate –enye choice below:

    • A.

      Mwenye

    • B.

      Chenye

    • C.

      Zenye

    • D.

      Lenye

    Correct Answer
    D. Lenye
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Lenye". In Swahili, "Lenye" is used to indicate possession or belonging. In this context, it is used to show that the mansion has glass windows.

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  • 18. 

    Kipande (piece)_____________ ncha kali (sharp edge). Choose an appropriate –enye choice below:

    • A.

      Chenye

    • B.

      Vyenye

    • C.

      Mwenye

    • D.

      Wenye

    Correct Answer
    A. Chenye
    Explanation
    In this question, we are given the Swahili words "Kipande" which means "piece" and "ncha kali" which means "sharp edge." We are asked to choose the appropriate word from the given options to complete the sentence. The correct answer is "Chenye" because it means "which/that has" in Swahili, and it fits grammatically in the sentence. Therefore, "Kipande chenye ncha kali" translates to "A piece that has a sharp edge."

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  • 19. 

    ‘Nikusaidie?’ (Can I help you?). The appropriate negative form is

    • A.

      Usimsaidie

    • B.

      Usisaidie

    • C.

      Usinisaidie

    • D.

      Tusiwasaidie

    Correct Answer
    C. Usinisaidie
    Explanation
    The appropriate negative form of "Nikusaidie?" (Can I help you?) is "Usinisaidie." This is because the prefix "Usi-" is used to form the negative imperative form, and "nisaidie" is the verb stem meaning "help me." Therefore, "Usinisaidie" translates to "Don't help me."

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  • 20. 

    ‘Call me, please’ – (phone call only). In Swahili this is equivalent to

    • A.

      Niite

    • B.

      Nipigie (tafadhali)

    • C.

      Piga simu

    • D.

      Uite, tafadhali

    Correct Answer
    B. Nipigie (tafadhali)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nipigie (tafadhali)". This is because "Nipigie" in Swahili means "Call me" and "tafadhali" means "please". So, "Nipigie (tafadhali)" translates to "Call me, please" which is the equivalent of "Call me, please" in English.

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  • 21. 

    ‘No smoking’! The most acceptable Swahili translation is

    • A.

      Usivute sigara

    • B.

      Usitoe moshi

    • C.

      Hapana moshi

    • D.

      Usiwe moshi

    Correct Answer
    A. Usivute sigara
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Usivute sigara". This is the most acceptable Swahili translation for "No smoking". "Usivute" translates to "do not smoke" and "sigara" translates to "cigarette". Therefore, "Usivute sigara" accurately conveys the message of "No smoking" in Swahili.

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  • 22. 

    ‘Babies and dogs must be carried’. The most acceptable Swahili translation is

    • A.

      Watoto na mbwa wachukuliwe

    • B.

      Chukuwa watoto na mbwa

    • C.

      Beba watoto na mbwa

    • D.

      Watoto na mbwa lazima wabebwe

    Correct Answer
    D. Watoto na mbwa lazima wabebwe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Watoto na mbwa lazima wabebwe". This translation accurately conveys the meaning of the original statement, which states that babies and dogs must be carried. The word "lazima" means "must" or "have to" in Swahili, emphasizing the necessity of carrying the babies and dogs. The verb "wabebwe" means "to be carried" in the plural form, matching the subjects "watoto" (babies) and "mbwa" (dogs).

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  • 23. 

    ‘The cat is between the lion and dog’. This translates as

    • A.

      Paka yupo kati ya simba na mbwa

    • B.

      Paka yupo kati kati ya simba na mbwa

    • C.

      Paka yupo kwenye simba na mbwa

    • D.

      Paka mbele ya simba na mbwa

    Correct Answer
    B. Paka yupo kati kati ya simba na mbwa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Paka yupo kati kati ya simba na mbwa." This is the correct translation of "The cat is between the lion and dog." The phrase "kati kati" means "between" in Swahili, indicating that the cat is positioned in the middle or in between the lion and the dog.

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  • 24. 

    The church is beside the Hospital’. This translates as

    • A.

      Kanisa mbele ya Hospitali

    • B.

      Kanisa karibu na Hospitali

    • C.

      Kanisa liko pembeni ya Hospitali

    • D.

      Kanisa karibiana na Hospitali

    Correct Answer
    C. Kanisa liko pembeni ya Hospitali
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kanisa liko pembeni ya Hospitali" which translates to "The church is beside the Hospital". This is the most accurate translation as "pembeni" means "beside" or "next to" in Swahili. The other options do not accurately convey the same meaning.

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  • 25. 

    ‘Matunda ___________ _______________ mkoba. The appropriate choice below is

    • A.

      Yako --- kwa

    • B.

      Yamo ---- ndani ya

    • C.

      Liko ----- kwenye

    • D.

      Wapo --- ndani wa

    Correct Answer
    B. Yamo ---- ndani ya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yamo ---- ndani ya." This is because "ndani ya" means "inside of" in Swahili, and it is the most appropriate phrase to complete the sentence. The sentence is saying "Fruits are inside of the basket," so "ndani ya" accurately expresses this idea.

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