Geography Paper 2 Questions - Alliance Girl's High School Mock December 2020

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Instructions to candidates.

  1. Write your name and index number in the spaces provided above. 
  2. Sign and write the date of the examination in the spaces provided above.
  3. This paper has two sections: A and B. 
  4. Answer all the questions in sections A.
  5. Answer question 6 and any other two questions from Section B. 
  6. All answers must be written in the answer booklet provided. 
  7. This paper consists of 6 printed pages. 
  8. Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.
  9. Candidates should answer the questions in English.

For Examiner's Use Only

Section  Questions  Maximum Score Candidate's Score 
 A  1-5  25  
 B     6  25  
   25  
   25  
  Total Score  


QUESTIONS

SECTION A
Answer all questions in this section

  1.                              
    1. What is balance of trade? (2 marks)
    2. Give three reasons why Kenya experiences unfavourable balance of trade. (3 marks)
  2.                          
    1. Name two cocoa growing regions in Ghana. (2 marks)
    2. Give three reasons for the decline of cocoa production in Ghana. (3 marks)
  3.                                
    1. State two human factors that influence industrial development in Kenya.(2 marks)
    2. Name three major industrial zones in Japan. (3 marks)
  4.                                      
    1. Distinguish between land rehabilitation and land reclamation(2 marks)
    2. State three factors that must be considered before land reclamation. (3 marks)
  5.                                    
    1. What is a road by-pass? (2 marks)
    2. State three benefits of constructing the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) (3 marks)

SECTION B
Answer questions 6 and any other two questions from this section.

  1. The table below show world wheat productions by various regions in percentage
    Regions  Percentage 
    Asia  
    Europe  
    North America  
    USSR  
    Others  
    1. Draw a pie - chart of 5 cm diameter to illustrate the information given above. (7 marks)
    2.                                      
      1. Name two counties in Kenya where wheat is grown on commercial scale, (2 marks)
      2. State three physical factors that favours wheat growing in Kenya, (3 marks)
    3.                                    
      1. Identify two towns located in the wheat growing belt in Canada (2 marks)
      2. Explain three factors which have favoured wheat growing in the Canadian Prairies. (6 marks)
    4. State five problems facing wheat farming in Kenya. (5 marks)
  2.                                    
    1.                            
      1. Differentiate between forestry and agroforestry. (2 marks)
      2. Name two industries associated with forestry (2 marks)
    2.                                
      1. State three factors that favour forestry in Kenya (3 marks)
      2. Give four reasons why only a small part of Kenya is forested (4 marks)
    3. Compare forestry in Kenya and Canada under the following sub-headings
      1. Tree harvesting (2 marks)
      2. Transportation of logs (2 marks)
    4.                                          
      1. Explain three problems that are experienced in exploitation of hardwood forest in Kenya, (6 marks)
      2. Give four measures that the government of Kenya is taking to conserve forests. (4 marks)
  3.                                    
    1. Name two varieties of coffee grown in Kenya (2 marks)
    2. State four physical conditions that favour the growing of coffee in Kenya (4 marks)
    3. Describe the production of coffee from harvesting to processing in Kenya. (8 marks)
    4. Give five problems faced by coffee farmers in Brazil (5 marks)
    5. Explain how the following factors influence coffee farming in Brazil;
      1. Land tenure(2 marks)
      2. Transport(2 marks)
      3. Market(2 marks)
  4.                                                  
    1. What is meant by the term mining (2 marks)
    2.                            
      1. Outline four way through which minerals occur. (4 marks)
      2. State five factors that determine the exploitation of minerals. (5 marks)
    3. Describe how minerals are mined using solution method. (7 marks)
    4. You intend to conduct a field study on Gold Mining in Kenya.
      1. Name two areas you would visit for study. (2 marks)
      2. Identify three ways in which you would present the data collected (3 marks)
      3. Give two reasons why you would use interviewing as your method of data collection (2 marks)
  5.                                    
    1.                                      
      1. Identify three traditional methods of fishing used in Kenya (3 marks)
      2. Name two areas in Kenya where fish hatcheries are located (2 marks)
    2.                                
      1. State five reasons why marine fisheries in Kenya are under developed (5 marks)
      2. Explain four ways through which fish farming is contributing to the economy of Kenya (8 marks)
      3. State three factors that favour fishing in Japan (3 marks)
      4. Describe long-lining as a method of fishing. (4 marks)

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