HOME SCIENCE PAPER 1 - 2019 KCSE KASSU JOINT MOCK EXAMS (QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

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Instructions to candidates

  • This paper consists of 3 sections A, B and C. Answer all questions in section A and B and any two from section C. All answers must be written in the answer booklet provided.
  • All Answers must be written in English

SECTION A (40MKS)
Answer all questions in this section in the spaces provided

  1. Name three foods that can be given in the management of kwashiorkor (11/2mks)
  1. State 2 methods of softening hard water at home (1mk)
  1. Suggest 3 reasons for using carpets in a house (3mks)
  1. Mention 2 points on the importance of basting in cookery (2mks)
  1. State 3 ways of caring for a kitchen sink (3mks)
  1. List 3 ways of improvising cleaning agents at home (11/2mks)
  1. Mention 3 rights a consumer is entitled to in Kenya (3mks)
  1. Mention 2 uses of mineral fibres in clothing (2mks)
  1. Name 2 methods of incorporating fat into flour (1mk)
  1. List 4 categories of sewing equipment (2mks)
  1. State 2 causes of cracked and sore nipples when breastfeeding (2mks)
  1. State 2 functions of facings in garment construction (2mk)
  1. Mention 2 ways in which strained section of a seam can be strengthened (1mk)
  1. Give 2 reasons for buffing the floor after polishing (2mks)
  1. Suggest three precautions to observe when cleaning china cups (3mks)
  1. Highlight three importance’s of consumer education (3mks)
  2. Give a reason for each of the following processes in garment construction
    1. Top stitching         (1/2mk)
    2. Snipping           (1/2mk)
    3. Binding         (1/2mk)
    4. Piping     (1/2mk)
  1. Define the term first aid (2mk)
  1. State 3 qualities of a well attached hook and bar (3mks)

    SECTION B (20MKS)
    COMPULSORY
    Answer this question in the spaces provided;
  2.  
    1. Your ten year old brother is participating in the forth coming National drama festival. Describe the procedure you would follow when laundering his acrylic knitted scarf to use  (10mks)
    2. Outline the steps you would follow to clean a porcelain wash basin to be used that day  (5mks)
    3. Describe how you would thorough clean a terrazzo cemented latrine for use that day     (5mks)

      SECTION C (40MKS)
      Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided
  3.  
    1. Explain five points to consider when buying sewing machine       (5mks)
    2. Explain 3 points to consider when caring for a white nylon shirt     (3mks)
    3. Distinguish between;      (3mks)
      1. Wear and tear
      2. A casing and a hem
      3. Regenerated and synthetic fibres
    4. State 6 points considered when planning meals for invalids         (6mks)
    5. Mention 3 ways of managing hems     (3mks)
  4.  
    1. With the aid of well labeled diagrams, give the procedure you will follow to prepare and attach a round patch pocket        (10mks)    
    2. State 5 advantages of drawing a budget for the family       (5mks)
    3. State five disadvantages of convenience foods       (5mks)
  1.  
    1. Highlight six qualities of well-made stitches      (6mks)
    2.  
      1. List any 6 examples of storage facilities for clothes     (3mks)
      2. In each of the above examples, state one way of improvising them  (3mks)
    3. Explain three reasons why child immunization is important to a country                           (6mks)
    4. Give two reasons why weaning should be done gradually          (2mks)


MARKING SCHEME

Section A (40mks)

  1. Name three foods that can be given in the management of kwashiorkor
    -Milk
    -Meat
    -Fish
    -Beans/peas                                                                                                   
    (any 3x 1/2=11/2 marks)
  1. State 2 methods of softening hard water at home
    -Boiling                                                  
    -Addition of washing soda/calcium hydroxide
    -Adding ammonia
    -use of synthetic detergents
    (Any 1mk)
  1. Suggest 3 reasons for using carpets in a house
    -Gives warmth to the room
    -Makes the room look attractive
    -It is comfortable and soft to the feet
    -It absorbs sound
    -Creates a feeling of elegance
    (Any 3x1 = 3mks)
  2. Mention 2 points on the importance of basting in cookery
    -to ensure the food cooks evenly                                  
    -to ensure the food does not burn
    -To prevent the food being cooked from drying up / moisten
    (any 2x1=2mks)
  3. State 3 ways of caring for a kitchen sink
    -Do not overload it
    -Disinfect it occasionally
    -Do not bang it
    -Repair if broken
    -Do not allow big particles in the sink
    -Polish occasionally according to the material
    (any 3x1=3mks)
  4. List 3 ways of improvising cleaning agents at home
    -Sieving ash
    -Crushed egg shells
    -Fine/Sifted sand
    -Crushed charcoal
    -Rough leaves
    (any 3x1/2= 11/2marks)
  5. Mention 3 rights a consumer is entitled to in Kenya
    -To be given information about goods and services available in the market
    -To be offered quality products and services
    -To seek help in case of problems as pertaining goods and services
    (Any 3x1=3marks)
  1. Mention 2 uses of mineral fibres in clothing
    -Making protective clothing for fire fighting
    -making theatre curtains
    (2x1=2marks)
  2. Name 2 methods of incorporating fat into flour
    -Rubbing in method
    -Creaming method
    (2x1=2marks)
  3. List 4 categories of sewing equipment
    -Pressing equipment
    -Haberdashery
    -Storage equipment
    -Stitching equipment
    (any =2mks)
  1. State 2 causes of cracked and sore nipples when breastfeeding
    -Not feeding the baby frequently
    -Neglect of cracked nipples
    -Not positioning the baby well
    -Failure to allow a few drops of milk to drip and dry on the nipple
    (Any2x1=2marks)
  1. State 2 functions of facings in garment construction
    -To reinforce the area applied
    -To improve the appearance of the area applied
    -To give the garment good shape
    (any 2x1=2marks)
  1. Mention 2 ways in which strained section of a seam can be strengthened
    -Double stitching
    - Reinforcing with a piece of fabric
    (any 1mark)
  1. Give 2 reasons for buffing the floor after polishing
    -To remove excess polish
    -To make the surface shine and smooth
    -To remove loose dirt
    -To improve the appearance
    (any 2x1=2marks)
  2. Suggest three precautions to observe when cleaning china cups
    -Avoid dropping them
    -avoid stacking them inside each other
    -Clean them separately from the cutlery
    -Avoid banging them against each other
    -Avoid abrasives
    (any 3x1=3marks)
  1. Highlight three importance’s of consumer education
    - informs on the importance of planning for family finances
    - Enables one to interpret and use advertisement
    - Informs people on their rights
    - Helps people to understand their role
    (any 3x1=3marks)
  2. Give a reason for each of the following processes in garment construction
    1. Top stitching  (1/2mk)
      -Decorate/Emphasize style
    2. Snipping (1/2mk)
      -Remove excess weight of a seam
    3. Binding      (1/2mk)
      -Neaten the raw edges
      -Decorate
    4. Piping         (1/2mk)
      -Decorate and finish the raw edges
      (1/2x4=2mks)
  3. Define the term first aid
    Any assistance(1/2) given to a person(1/2) who has had an accident/illness(1/2) before taking them to the hospital(1/2) (2marks)
  4. State 3 qualities of a well attached hook and bar
    - Buttonhole stitch should be used
    - attached on double fabric
    - attached strongly
    - correctly position
    (3marks)
    SECTION B (20MKS)
    1. Your ten year old brother is participating in the forth coming National drama festival. Describe the procedure you would follow when laundering his acrylic knitted scarf to use
      Collect the equipment and materials required (1/2)Shake to remove loose dirt(1/2)Take measurements and record(1/2)Wash(1/2) by kneading and squeezing(1/2)In warm(1/2) water with a mild detergent(1/2)Rinse(1/2)severally in warm(1/2) water to remove soap and dirt(1/2)Final rinse in warm water(1/2)Squeeze out excess water without wringing(1/2)Roll(1/2) in a dry(1/2) towel to remove excess waterTake measurements and make adjustments if necessary(1/2)Dry(1/2) flat(1/2) under the shade Press(1/2) when dry with a warm(1/2) iron Air (1/2) to dry completely fold(1/2) and store appropriately clean the equipment and materials used, dry and store(1/2) (Max 10mks)
    2. Outline the steps you would follow to clean a porcelain wash basin to be used that day
      -Collect the necessary equipment and materials(1/2) Wash(1/2)using hot(1/2) soapy(1/2) water and a sponge/soft clothe(1/2) to avoid damaging the surface Rinse(1/2) severally using hot(1/2) clean water to avoid sudden temperature changes which can cause breakage Final rinse(1/2) using warm water Wipe (1/2) with a clean towel to dry(1/2) Buff (1/2) to shine with a clean soft dry(1/2) cloth Clean the equipment and materials used,dry store(1/2)           
       (max = 5mks)
    3. Describe how you would thorough clean a terrazzo cemented latrine for use that day
      Collect the equipment and materials required(1/2) Wear gloves for protection(1/2) Uncover(1/2) the lid and wash using hot(1/2) soapy water and a scrubbing brush Rinse(1/2)using hot(1/2) clean water and dry under direct sunlight Clean the floor (1/2)using hot(1/2) soapy water and a scrubbing brush(1/2) Rinse(1/2) severally using hot (1/2) water to remove soap and dirt Final rinse(1/2) using cold(1/2) water into which a disinfectant(1/2) has been added to kill germs Wipe to dry(1/2) completely Ensure there is a toilet paper and return the lid(1/2) Close the door(1/2) Clean the equipment and materials used, dry store(1/2)
      (Max 5marks)

      SECTION C 40MKS)
    1. Explain five points to consider when buying a sewing machine
      -Cost- should be affordable
      -Should have an instruction manual as a guide to the user
      -User friendly- easy to operate
      -Should be durable to last long
      -Should have all the necessary accessories
      -Able to make a variety of stitches-versatile
      -Buy from a reputable dealer-dealer should be reliable
       (any 5x1=5marks)
    2. Explain 3 points to consider when caring for a white nylon shirt
      -Avoid drying under the sun, it damages the fibre
      -Avoid friction method, it damages the fibre
      -Avoid washing in hot water so as not to damage the fabric /sustain bad creases
      -Avoid steam when ironing to avoid patchy marks
      -Final Rinse with water containing a fabric conditioner to minimize static electricity
      (any3x1=3mks)
    3. Distinguish between;
      1. Wear and tear
      2. A casing and a hem
      3. Regenerated and synthetic fibres
        Wear and tear
        Wear is thinning of a garment/article section caused by friction over a long period of time
        Tear is a hole on a garment/article caused by sudden extreme force
        A casing and a hem
        A fold on a fabric that has rows of stitching
        A hem is a fold on a fabric one row of stitching, used to neaten a raw edge.
        Regenerated and synthetic fibres
        Regenerated fibres are artificial fibres made by mixing chemicals with natural fibres
        Synthetic fibres are artificial fibres made by using pure chemicals ( 3marks)
      4. State 6 points considered when planning meals for invalids
        -should be balanced
        -contain plenty of fluids
        -soft and easily digestible
        -variety of color, texure ,flavor
        -follow doctor’s advice
         (Any 6x1=6mks)
    4. Mention 3 ways of managing hems
      -use of dart-like pleats
      -use of a crossway strip
      -pre-shrinking
       (3x1=3marks)
    1. With the aid of well labeled diagrams, give the procedure you will follow to prepare and attach a round patch pocket(10mks)
      Preparation
      -Turn the seam allowance to the wrong side and press
      -Trim the seam allowance
      -Snip the seam allowance at the round part
      -Turn the top hem to the wrong side and press
      -Tack and machine stitch the hem close to the fold
      -Remove tacking
      -Press
      Award (4marks + 1 mark diagram)
      Attachment
      -Place the pocket on the correct position and pin
      -Tack and remove pins
      -Machine stitch close to the fold and reinforce the pocket mouth
      -Remove tacking
      -Press
       Award (4marks + 1 mark diagram)
    2. State 5 advantages of drawing a budget for the family
      -Acts as a guide to wise buying
      -Enables one to give priority to essentials
      -Enables the family to live within their means
      -Provides a basis for analyzing the family needs
      -Provides an estimate on financial needs
      -Provides a method of accumulating savings
      -Gives satisfaction when family needs are catered for with available resources
       (any 5x1=5mks)
    3. State five disadvantages of convenience foods
      -Expensive to buy due to processing costs
      -There may be no adequate storage space especially where cold storage facilities are required
      -Some use additives which may have health effects
      - If expired, they may lead to food poisoning
      -Some may not be fully balanced requiring one to provide extra nutrients
       (any 5x1=5mks)
    1. Highlight 6 qualities of well made stitches
      -The color of thread used should match that of the fabric unless decorative
      -They should have the correct tension
      -should be made correctly and neatly
      - should have even size
      -Should be evenly spaced
      - should be fastened on and off correctly
       (Any 6x1=6mks)
      1. List any 6 examples of storage facilities for clothes
        -Trunks
        -Clothes basket
        -wardrobe
        -Dressing table
        -A chest of drawers
        -Cupboard(Any 6x ½=3mks)
      2. In each of the above examples, state one way of improvising them
        -Trunks- Use of a carton/box with lid
        -Clothes basket- Use a box with lid/carton
        -Wardrobe- a line fixed to the wall with nails
        -Cupboard- A wooden bar fixed on the wall with hooks/nails
        -Dressing table- Top surface of a cupboard ,place a mirror
        -A chest of drawers- Small cartons with lids placed on top of a surface
         (Any 6x ½=3mks)
    2. Explain three reasons why child immunization is important to a country
      -Eradicates early childhood diseases that could be terminal
      -Ensures a country has healthy citizens hence productive
      -The health status of the child is safeguarded saving on treatment costs
       (any 3x1=3mks)
    3. State 3 preventive measures taken when caring for the sick at home
      -Wearing protective clothes when handling the sick with infectious diseases
      -cleaning their clothes and utensils separately
       (Any 3x1=3mks)
    4. State 2 disadvantages of using charcoal for cooking at home
      - not clean in use of storage
      - cause death by suffocation if used in a room not well ventilated
      - Not readily available in some areas
      - Cutting of trees for charcoal use cause desertification
      (Any 2 x 1=2mks)

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