History and Government Paper 1 Questions - Alliance Girl's High School Mock December 2020

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Instructions to Candidates

  • This paper consists of three sections A, B and C
  • Answer ALL the questions in section A, three questions from section B and two questions from section
  • Candidates should answer the questions in English.


Answer ALL questions in this section in the foolscaps provided

  1. Name two unwritten sources of information on history and government of Kenya. (2 marks)
  2. Identify two communities that comprise the Plain Nilotes. (2marks)
  3. Give the main economic activity of the Borana during the pre-colonial period. (1 mark)
  4. State two factors that facilitated plantation agriculture in the East African coast in the 19 century. (2marks)
  5. State two limitations to the Right to Freedom of Expression in Kenya. (2marks)
  6. Give one way in which education promotes National Integration in Kenya (1mark)
  7. State one characteristic of Human Rights.(1 mark)
  8. Name one constitutional amendment that took place in 1974 in Kenya. (Imark)
  9. State one strategic factor that led to the British occupation of Kenya in the 19th century, (1mark)
  10. Give two similarities between the causes of Nandi and Somali resistance against British rule in Kenya. (2marks)
  11. State two objectives of missionary education in Kenya during the colonial period (2marks 
  12. State one objective of trade unions in Kenya. (1mark)
  13. Name two subordinate courts in Kenya. (2marks)
  14. Name two pillars of Nyayoism. (2 marks)
  15. State the main advantage of multi-partism in Kenya. (1 mark)
  16. Identify one education commission set up to streamline education sector in Kenya since 1963. (I mark)
  17. Give one disadvantage of relying on foreign Aid as a source of revenue in Kenya.(I mark)

Answer any three questions in this section.

    1. State five reasons for the migration of the Eastern Bantu into Kenya in the pre-colonial period. (5marks)
    2. Explain the social organization of the Akamba in the pre-colonial Kenya. (10marks)
    1. State five factors that facilitated the spread of Christianity in Kenya. (5marks)
    2. Explain five effects of missionary activities in Kenya. (10marks)
    1. State three ways through which the colonial government controlled migration of Africans to urban centers in Kenya during the colonial period. (3marks)
    2. Discuss six effects of urbanization during the colonial period in Kenya. (12marks)
    1. Name three settlement schemes establishment by the government of Kenya in the former European farms after independence. (3 marks)
    2. Explain six challenges facing industrial development in Kenya since independence. (12marks)

Answer any two questions from this section

    1. Give three advantages of a written constitution. (3marks)
    2. Describe six features of the independence constitution of 1962. (12marks)
    1. Outline the composition of the National Kenya Assembly, (3marks)
    2. Explain six reasons why the parliament is supreme in Kenya, (12marks)
    4. State three functions of the County Assembly. (3marks)
    5. Describe six challenges facing the County Governments in Kenya.  (12marks
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