Swahili 2 Term 2 Quiz 2

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Swahili 2 Term 2 Quiz 2 - Quiz

Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Instructions: 1.      This quiz counts for 10% of your course work 2.      Computer based version of this Quiz is available at 3.      This is not an open book Quiz. Do not refer to any printed or electronic sources 4.      Use blue/black pen. Do not use pencils or coloured pens (Paper Quiz only) Answer all questions. Circle the letter of the correct answer choice from the questions given below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    ‘Help him!’ The correct Swahili translation is

    • A.

      Sadia yeye

    • B.

      Saidia Mvulana

    • C.

      Msaidie

    • D.

      Yeye asaidiwe

    Correct Answer
    C. Msaidie
    Explanation
    The correct Swahili translation for "Help him!" is "Msaidie."

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  • 2. 

    ‘I bought the chair yesterday’. With object marker this translates in Swahili as

    • A.

      Nilichinunuwa kiti jana

    • B.

      Nilimnunuwa kiti jana

    • C.

      Nilinunuwa kiti jana

    • D.

      Nilikinuwa kiti jana

    Correct Answer
    D. Nilikinuwa kiti jana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nilikinuwa kiti jana". In Swahili, the verb "to buy" is "kununua" and when using the past tense, the prefix "li-" is added to the verb stem. The object marker "ki-" is used to indicate that the chair is the direct object of the verb. Therefore, the correct sentence is "Nilikinuwa kiti jana", which translates to "I bought the chair yesterday".

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  • 3. 

    ‘The Chair that I bought yesterday’. If this sentence is translated in Swahili it must include

    • A.

      Object marker

    • B.

      Only a relative marker –cho can be used here

    • C.

      Both , relative marker –cho and the object marker can be included

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both , relative marker –cho and the object marker can be included
    Explanation
    In Swahili, the object marker is used to indicate the direct object of a verb. In the given sentence, "The Chair that I bought yesterday," the word "chair" is the direct object of the verb "bought." Therefore, the object marker would be included in the Swahili translation. Additionally, the relative marker "-cho" is used to introduce a relative clause, which is necessary in this sentence to indicate that the chair is the one that was bought yesterday. Hence, both the relative marker "-cho" and the object marker would be included in the Swahili translation.

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  • 4. 

    ‘I saw the ghost outside my classroom’ – Ghost means mzuka. If this sentence is translated in Swahili, the Object marker is

    • A.

      Obligatory

    • B.

      Optional

    • C.

      Both, optional and Obligatory are applicable choices

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Both, optional and Obligatory are applicable choices
    Explanation
    In Swahili, the object marker is used to indicate the direct object of a verb. In this sentence, "I saw the ghost" is the main clause, and "the ghost" is the direct object. The object marker is not obligatory in Swahili, as the verb tense and context can often indicate the object without it. However, it is also optional to use the object marker to clarify or emphasize the direct object. Therefore, both the optional and obligatory use of the object marker are applicable choices in this case.

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  • 5. 

    ‘The girl I loved’ (Girl = msichana). The correct relative affix of this sentences when translated into Swahili is

    • A.

      -ye

    • B.

      –o

    • C.

      –ku

    • D.

      –wa

    Correct Answer
    A. -ye
    Explanation
    The correct relative affix for the sentence "The girl I loved" when translated into Swahili is "-ye". This affix is used to indicate possession or association. In this case, it shows that the girl is associated with the speaker's love.

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  • 6. 

    One of the statements below is not true about amba- relative form

    • A.

      Relative amba can be used with all tenses/ aspects in Swahili

    • B.

      Relative amba can be attached with a relative suffix of the noun class given

    • C.

      Relative amba cannot came after the verb in a sentence

    • D.

      Relative amba can be used with both relative infixes and suffixes in a sentence

    Correct Answer
    D. Relative amba can be used with both relative infixes and suffixes in a sentence
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that relative amba can be used with both relative infixes and suffixes in a sentence. This means that in Swahili, the relative form amba can be attached to a noun class as a suffix or inserted into the verb as an infix to indicate a relative clause.

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  • 7. 

    1.      In the past tense, the relative form can be formed by using the following, except

    • A.

      Using amba relative

    • B.

      Using a relative infix

    • C.

      Using a relative suffix

    • D.

      Using amba or a relative infix but not the suffix

    Correct Answer
    C. Using a relative suffix
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Using a relative suffix". This means that in the past tense, the relative form cannot be formed by using a relative suffix. The other options, such as using amba relative, using a relative infix, or using amba or a relative infix but not the suffix, are all possible ways to form the relative form in the past tense.

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  • 8. 

      In the past perfect tense, a relative form can only be formed by

    • A.

      Amba relative

    • B.

      Relative infix

    • C.

      Relative suffix

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Amba relative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Amba relative." In the past perfect tense, a relative form can only be formed by using the Amba relative. This means that the relative form of a verb in the past perfect tense can only be created by adding the Amba relative prefix to the verb stem. This is the only option that correctly identifies the method for forming a relative form in the past perfect tense.

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  • 9. 

    ‘Nikilala naota’ (When I sleep, I dream). The –ki tense here is used to show

    • A.

      An ongoing tense

    • B.

      Narrative tense

    • C.

      Conditional tense

    • D.

      Past tense conditional

    Correct Answer
    C. Conditional tense
    Explanation
    The "-ki" tense in the sentence "Nikilala naota" is used to show the conditional tense. It indicates that the action of dreaming (naota) will only occur if the condition of sleeping (nikilala) is met. This tense is commonly used to express hypothetical or possible situations.

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  • 10. 

    ‘Jana nilikuwa nikiimba wimbo wa Mariah Carey’.  The –ki tense here is used to show

    • A.

      An ongoing tense

    • B.

      Narrative tense

    • C.

      Conditional tense

    • D.

      Past tense conditional

    Correct Answer
    A. An ongoing tense
    Explanation
    The -ki tense in the sentence "Jana nilikuwa nikiimba wimbo wa Mariah Carey" is used to show an ongoing tense. This indicates that the action of singing the Mariah Carey song was happening continuously in the past.

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  • 11. 

    1.       ‘The window broke (vunja)’. If this sentence is translated in Swahili, which verbal form will verb ‘vunja’ take in this context?

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Passive

    • C.

      Reciprocal

    • D.

      Stative

    Correct Answer
    D. Stative
    Explanation
    The verb "vunja" in this context will take the stative form when translated into Swahili.

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  • 12. 

          ‘James scratched my back. I scratched his’ (scratch= parura). If this sentence is translated in Swahili, which verbal form will verb ‘parura’ take in this context?

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Causative

    • C.

      Reciprocal

    • D.

      Stative

    Correct Answer
    C. Reciprocal
    Explanation
    The sentence "James scratched my back. I scratched his" suggests that both James and the speaker scratched each other's backs. This indicates a mutual action or exchange between two parties, which is characteristic of a reciprocal verb form. Reciprocal verbs are used to express actions that are done mutually or reciprocally between two or more subjects. Therefore, in Swahili, the verb "parura" would take the reciprocal verbal form to convey the meaning of both parties scratching each other's backs.

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  • 13. 

    ‘My home work was eaten by the dog’. If this sentence is translated in Swahili, which verbal form will verb ‘kula’ take?

    • A.

      Prepositional

    • B.

      Passive

    • C.

      Reciprocal

    • D.

      Stative

    Correct Answer
    B. Passive
    Explanation
    The verb "kula" in Swahili will take the passive verbal form when translating the sentence "My homework was eaten by the dog." In the passive form, the subject of the sentence (my homework) becomes the object of the verb, and the agent performing the action (the dog) is introduced using the preposition "na" (by). Therefore, the correct answer is Passive.

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  • 14. 

    1.    ‘Mr. Park bought me a wonderful Korean gift’. If this sentence is translated in Swahili, which verbal form will verb ‘nunua’ take?  

    • A.

      Causative

    • B.

      Stative

    • C.

      Prepositional

    • D.

      Reciprocal

    Correct Answer
    C. Prepositional
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Prepositional" because in Swahili, the verb "nunua" (to buy) takes the prepositional form when used in the sentence "Mr. Park bought me a wonderful Korean gift." This form indicates the relationship between the subject (Mr. Park) and the object (me) in terms of possession or acquisition.

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  • 15. 

    1.     ‘He dropped his pen’ (drop= dondoka). If this sentence is translated in Swahili, which verbal form will verb ‘dondoka’ take?

    • A.

      Reciprocal

    • B.

      Prepositional

    • C.

      Stative

    • D.

      Causative

    Correct Answer
    D. Causative
    Explanation
    The verb "dondoka" in Swahili means "to fall". In the given sentence, "He dropped his pen", the action of dropping the pen is intentional and caused by the subject. Therefore, the verb "dondoka" would take the causative form in Swahili to indicate that the subject caused the pen to fall.

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  • 16. 

    ‘I came by bus.’ The preposition ‘by’ in this context translates correctly as

    • A.

      Nilikuja na basi

    • B.

      Nilikuja basi

    • C.

      Nilikuja wa basi

    • D.

      Nilikuja kwa basi

    Correct Answer
    D. Nilikuja kwa basi
    Explanation
    In Swahili, the preposition "kwa" is used to indicate the means or method by which someone came. Therefore, the correct translation of "I came by bus" would be "Nilikuja kwa basi."

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  • 17. 

    1.      ‘She ate with a spoon,’ The preposition ‘with’ in this context translates correctly as

    • A.

      Alikula kwa kijiko

    • B.

      Alikula na kijiko

    • C.

      Alikula pamoja na kijiko

    • D.

      Alikula kijiko

    Correct Answer
    A. Alikula kwa kijiko
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Alikula kwa kijiko." In Swahili, the preposition "with" is translated as "kwa" when indicating the instrument or tool used to perform an action. In this sentence, "kwa" is used to show that she ate using a spoon.

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  • 18. 

    Which one of the following verbs is the correct nominalised form of ‘vuta’ (smoke)?

    • A.

      Mvutizi

    • B.

      Mvutaji

    • C.

      Mvuti

    • D.

      Mvutiaji

    Correct Answer
    B. Mvutaji
    Explanation
    The correct nominalized form of "vuta" (smoke) is "Mvutaji." This is because the suffix "-aji" is used to nominalize verbs in Swahili. Therefore, "Mvutaji" means "someone who smokes" or "a smoker."

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  • 19. 

            Which one of the followings is the most appropriate choice of the nominalised form of the verb ‘soma’?

    • A.

      Msomi

    • B.

      Msomaji

    • C.

      Msomeshi

    • D.

      Both, A and B are appropriate nominalised forms of ‘soma’

    Correct Answer
    D. Both, A and B are appropriate nominalised forms of ‘soma’
    Explanation
    Both "Msomi" and "Msomaji" are appropriate nominalized forms of the verb "soma". "Msomi" refers to someone who reads or studies, while "Msomaji" refers to the act of reading or studying. Both forms capture the essence of the verb "soma" in a nominalized form.

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  • 20. 

    1.      One of the  following is the most appropriate choice of the nominalised form of the verb ‘zika’ (burry)

    • A.

      Mziki

    • B.

      Mzishi

    • C.

      Mzikaji

    • D.

      Both, B and C are appropriate nominalised form of ‘zika’

    Correct Answer
    D. Both, B and C are appropriate nominalised form of ‘zika’
    Explanation
    Both options B and C, "Mzishi" and "Mzikaji," are appropriate nominalized forms of the verb "zika" (burry). "Mzishi" refers to the act of burying or a burial ceremony, while "Mzikaji" refers to a person who buries or undertakes burial activities. Both options accurately represent the nominalized form of the verb "zika."

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  • 21. 

    Nyumba  _____    ___livunjika (All houses broke). The appropriate choices for the spaces are

    • A.

      Yoyote ____ a

    • B.

      Zote ______ zi

    • C.

      Lolote ____li

    • D.

      Wote ____ wa

    Correct Answer
    B. Zote ______ zi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Zote ____ zi". In Swahili, "nyumba" means "houses" and "livunjika" means "broke". The word "zote" means "all" and is used to refer to plural nouns like "houses". The word "zi" is the verb form that agrees with the subject "zote" in the plural form. Therefore, "Zote ____ zi" is the appropriate choice to complete the sentence, meaning "All houses broke".

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  • 22. 

    1.      Si ruhusa kwa mtu __________ kuingia humu (Any). The appropriate choice for the space is:   

    • A.

      Wote

    • B.

      Lote

    • C.

      Wowote

    • D.

      Yeyote/yoyote

    Correct Answer
    D. Yeyote/yoyote
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yeyote/yoyote". This is because the sentence is asking for permission for anyone to enter. "Yeyote/yoyote" is a Swahili word that means "anyone" or "anybody", making it the most suitable choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 23. 

    1.     ‘I have two eyes, ten fingers and a lot of hair’. This translates in Swahili as  

    • A.

      Mimi nina macho wawili, vidole vikumi, na nywele mingi

    • B.

      Mimi nina macho mawili, vidole kumi, na nywele nyingi

    • C.

      Mimi nina majicho mabili, dole kumi, na nywele wengi

    • D.

      Mimi nina macho maawili, vidole vikumi na nywele nyingi

    Correct Answer
    D. Mimi nina macho maawili, vidole vikumi na nywele nyingi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Mimi nina macho maawili, vidole vikumi na nywele nyingi". This is the correct translation of the given English sentence into Swahili. It accurately conveys the information that the speaker has two eyes, ten fingers, and a lot of hair.

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  • 24. 

    1.      'One youth came home’. This translates in Swahili as   

    • A.

      Kijana mmoja alikuja nyumbani

    • B.

      Kijana kimoja kilikuja nyumbani

    • C.

      Kijana moja alikuja nyumbani

    • D.

      Kijana mmoja walikuja kwa nyumba

    Correct Answer
    A. Kijana mmoja alikuja nyumbani
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Kijana mmoja alikuja nyumbani". This is the correct translation because "mmoja" means "one" in Swahili and agrees with the noun class of "kijana" (youth). "Kilikuja" and "walikuja" are incorrect because they do not agree with the noun class of "kijana". "Kwa nyumba" is also incorrect because it means "to the house" instead of "home".

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  • 25. 

    Wanafunzi  _____ darasani

    • A.

      Wapo

    • B.

      Wako

    • C.

      Wamo

    • D.

      Walikuwapo

    Correct Answer
    C. Wamo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Wamo". This is because "wamo" is the correct conjugation of the verb "kuwa" (to be) in the plural form. It is used to indicate that the students are present in the classroom.

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