History and Government Trial Exams Paper 1 Questions - Alliance Boys High School Mock December 2020

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  1. Name two sources of the history of Kenyan communities during the pre-colonial period. (2mks)
  2. State two environmental factors which influenced the settlement of the Borana in Kenya. (2mks)
  3. Give two factors which influenced the Abaluyha to become crop farmers by the beginning of the 19th century. (2 mks)
  4. State the main reason for the coming of the Portuguese to the Kenyan coast in the 15th century, (1mk)
  5. Identify two factors that facilitated contact between the Kenyan coast and the outside world by the end of the 16th century. (2mks) 
  6. Identify the main feature of the current constitution of Kenya. (1mk)
  7. State two practices that may interfere with national unity in Kenya. (2mks)
  8. What document contains the rights of citizens in Kenya? (1 mk)
  9. Identify two types of direct democracy. (2 mks)
  10. State two reasons why the British used direct rule in administering most parts of Kenya (2 mks)
  11. Give two reasons why Nabongo Mumia of the Wanga collaborated with the British (2mks)
  12. Who was the political head of the British administration in Kenya? (1 mk) 
  13. Identify any one feature of the system of education in Kenya during the colonial period. (1 mk)
  14. State one way in which the colonial government controlled the migration of Africans during the colonial period in Kenya. (1mk)
  15. Why was the nomination of Eliud Mathu to the Legco important to the struggle for independence in Kenya? (1 mk) 
  16. Give one reason why parliament is regarded supreme in Kenya. (1mk) 
  17. What is the name of the budgetary allocation in the constitution given to some counties in Kenya to cater for marginalized communities? (1mk)

Answer any THREE questions in this section

    1. State five reasons for migration of the Cushites from their original homeland into Kenya during the pre-colonial period. (5mks)
    2. Describe five political organization aspects of the Kenyan Somali during the pre-colonial period. (10mks)
    1. Give five reasons why Christian missionaries came to Kenya in the 19th century.  (5mks)
    2. Explain five results of the coming of Christian missionaries to Kenya.  (10mks)
    1. Give five reasons why the colonial government encouraged white settlement in Kenya. (5mks) 
    2. Explain five factors that made Kenyan communities to be defeated by the British during the establishment of colonial rule in Kenya. (10mks)
    1. Outline five contributions of Daniel Arap Moi as a leader in Kenyan History (5mks)
    2. Explain five roles played by Wangari Mathai in the liberation of women in promotion of democracy in Kenya. (10mks)

Answer any TWO questions in this section

    1. State any three constitutional offices in Kenya. (3mks)
    2. Explain six ways in which the United Nations Charter on human rights is important in Kenya. (12mks)
    1. State three organs of the national security in Kenya. (3mks)
    2. Explain six ways through which multi-partyism has promoted democracy in Kenya  (12mks)
    1. State five sources of revenue for county governments in Kenya. (5mks)
    2. Explain five principles of public finance in Kenya (10mks)
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