History Paper 2 Questions with No Answers - Maseno Mock Exams 2020/2021

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Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
DEC. 2020 - 2 ½ hours

Instructions to Candidates

  1. This paper consists of three sections A, B and C.
  2. Answer all questions in section A, three from Section B and two from Section C.
  3. Answers to all the questions must be written legibly in the answer booklet provided.

SECTION A (25 marks)

Answer all the questions in this section

  1. Identify the main method used by anthropologist in gathering information on history of man. (1mk)
  2. Name two types of dwellings used by early man during the stone age period. (2mks)
  3. Mention one ancient form of writing that developed in Mesopotamia as a result of early agriculture. (1mk)
  4. Give two examples of regional trade in Africa in the pre-colonial period. (2mks).
  5. Identify the animal that is commonly known as ship of the desert. (1mks)
  6. Give two examples of print media used in communication today. (2mks)
  7. State the main source of energy used in the early stages of industrialization. (1mk)
  8. Give two major factors that contributed to the decline of Meroe as an early urban centre in Africa. (2mks)
  9. Identify the main religion of the Shona community in the pre colonial Africa. (1mk)
  10. Give two sources of British constitution. (2mks
  11. Give one characteristics of human rights. (1mk)
  12. Identify two communes administered by French in Senegal. (2mks)
  13. Identify the British official who introduced indirect rule in Nigeria (1mk)
  14. Mention two African nationalist who fought for liberation in South Africa. (2mks)
  15. Identify immediate cause of the First World War. (1mk)
  16. Provide two weapons used during cold war (2mks)
  17. Identify one major political party in USA. (2mks)

SECTION B (45 marks)

Answer any three questions in this section

    1. Outline three importance of rock art to the early man during the middle stone age period. (3mks)
    2. Explain six effects of agrarian revolution in USA (12mks)
    1. Identify five features of macadamized roads (5mks)
    2. Explain factors that facilitated the spread of iron working technology in Africa. (10mks)
    1. Give five reasons why Kabaka Mutesa I of Buganda Kingdom collaborated with the British (5mks)
    2. Discuss five political impacts of the partition of Africa by European colonizers. (10mks)
    1. Outline three terms of Arusha Declaration of 1967. (3mks)
    2. Describe six social developments in Congo since independence. (12mks)

SECTION C (30 marks)

Answer any three questions in this section

    1. Identify three main organs of the League of Nations (3mks)
    2. Explain six results of World War II (12mks)
    1. Give reasons why the Fifth Pan African Conference of 1945 in Manchester was considered unique? (3mks)
    2. Explain six challenges facing Commonwealth of Nations. (12mks)
    1. Outline the composition of Executive organ of British Government. (5mks)
    2. Explain six functions of Prime Minister in India. (12mks)
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