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THE SENEGALESE AMERICAN BILINGUAL SCHOOL

May, 2014
WADE

Mr. DIAGNE/Mr.

3A/B

ENGLISH

EVALUATION 4

90mns

The slaughter began with precision. On April 6, 1994, five years ago this week, the Rwanda presidents
plane was shot down over the capital, Kigali. The killers of Juvnal Habyarimana, a Hutu, are believed to
have been Hutu- supremacist extremists within his own party. Within hours of the presidents death,
government soldiers and militia began erecting roadblocks throughout the small central African country.
Then they began hunting Tutsi people and moderate Hutus. The first to be killed were opposition
politicians.
Next came journalists and intellectuals. Finally, the Hutu majority began the wholesale slaughter of
Rwandas Tutsi minority.
Men, women and children were massacred in their homes and fields and in churches, hospitals and schools
where they had sought refuge. The killing was part of a well organized Hutu plan.
Three months later in early July, the massacre was over. A Tutsi invasion force had defeated the Hutu
army. But Rwanda was a bloody mess. Some 800,000 corpses littered the land. They clogged the countrys
waterways and poured into lake Victoria by the thousands. Rwanda was dead, recalls presidential aide
Anastase Gasana.
Today, Rwanda is struggling to be reborn. Most of the 2 million Hutus who fled Rwanda, fearful of
retribution by the victorious Tutsis have returned home. A judicial system has been set up to try more than
150,000 genocide suspects sitting in Rwanda jails.
The civil service has been rebuilt. There is a system of tax collection and a government fund for education.
And last week Rwanda held its first election since the genocide- for the tiny administrative areas known as
sectors comprising 2,000 to 5,000 people. It was a step toward real democracy.

Vocabulary

A slaughter = un massacre

a retribution = un chtiment.

NAME: .........................................................................................................

I READING COMPREHENSION (8pts)


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Exercise1: Read the text carefully and answer the questions 2pts
1. When was president Juvnal Habyarimana killed?
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2. Who were responsible for the presidents death?
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3. Where did they kill the Tutsi minority?
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4. How long was the massacre ?
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Exercise 2: Say whether these statements are true or false. Justify by quoting from the text. 3pts
5. Rwanda is a country in the east of Africa. .........................................................
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6. The massacre ended in June. .......................................................................
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7. Very few Hutus have returned home. ..........................................................
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Exercise 3: Complete the sentences with words derived from the ones in brackets.3 pts
8. These survivors had ...........................a lot before they were rescued. (bloody)
9. Fortunately, they escaped from that hide and ......................(sought)
10. Others were obliged to .........................their native country.(fled)
11. Who ................................the territory 20 years ago? (invasion)
12. The ..................................of the Republic of Rwanda started with President Paul Kagame.
(reborn)
13. The ....................between the rebels and the army lasted so long. (shot)

II- LINGUISTIC COMPETENCE 7pts


Exercise 1: Reformulate the following sentences as indicated. 2pts
14. A Tutsi invasion force had defeated the Hutu army.
The Hutu army.................
15. Rwanda held the first election some years ago.
The first election...................
16. Rwanda was dead, recalls Anastase Gasana.
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Anastase Gasana recalls that.........................


17. Today Rwanda is struggling to be reborn, said an old man.
An old man said that.
Exercise 2: Put the verbs between brackets in the right tense or form. 2.5pts
18. The genocide in Rwanda makes many people..from the country. (to flee)
19. We.................the composition yet. (not to finish)
20. Men, women and children were massacred,.........?
21. If I were the president of Rwanda, Idemocracy. (to promote)
22. The war will stop as soon as the militiato negotiate with the government.
(to accept)
Exercise 3: Choose the right answer to complete these sentences. 2.5 pts
23. Boko Haram has been controlling some northern areas .............years.
a. since

b. for

c. ago

24. Do they plan ........................ back the girls?


a.to bring

b. bringing

c. to bringing

25. Let's listen to the news, ................................?


a. will you

b. don't you

c. shall we

26. There is rebellion in the north of Mali. ............is there in the south of Senegal.
a. neither

b. so

c. either

27. ...................they are kidnapped; they haven't lost their self-control so far.
a. despite

b. in spite of

c. although

III WRITING: choose one the three topics.


Topic 1: Wars in Syria, Nigeria, Mali and in the south of Senegal: why are people fighting?
Give your opinions about this.
Topic 2: What are you intending to do during the summer holidays? What part are you going to play for
your family, your school and your country?
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Topic 3: Write a letter to your friend telling him/her about the Walkathon of your school.
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