Geography Paper 1 Questions - Maseno Mock Examinations 2022

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    1. What is a solar system? (2marks)
    2. Give THREE components of the solar system. (3 marks)
  2. The diagram below shows the angles of the Sun’s rays at different latitudes when the sun is at the equator. Use it to answer questions (a) and (b)
    1. Name the parts of the earth’s surface marked J and K. (2 marks)
    2. Give two reasons why the intensity of the insolation is higher at M than at N. (2 marks)
    1. Name TWO types of faults. (2 marks)
    2. Explain any TWO processes that causes faulting. (4 marks)
    1. Identify the types of vegetation in the following areas. (2 marks)
    2. State THREE characteristics of Savanna vegetation in Kenya. (3 marks)
  5. Study the diagram below and use it to answer the questions that follow
    1. Identify the process above (1 mark)
    2. Describe how the process above takes place. (4 marks)


      1. What type of map is Nyeri sheet? (1 mark)
      2. Identify TWO districts found in the area covered by the map. (2 marks)
      3. Citing evidence state TWO functions of the area covered by the map. (4 marks)
      1. Explain TWO factors that favour trade in the area covered by the map. (4 marks)
      2. Describe the relief of the area covered by the map. (5 marks)
      1. Draw across-section between trigonometric station at 6963 and grid reference 7561. Use scale. 1cm rep 40m. mark and label
        • Amboni farm (1 mark)
        • River (1 mark)
        • Kimenju estate (1 mark)
      2. Calculate vertical exaggeration. (2 marks)
      1. What is a rock? (2 marks)
      2. Give TWO examples of plutonic igneous rocks. (2 marks)
    2. Describe the process of formation of the following types of sedimentary rocks.
      1. Mechanically formed (4 marks)
      2. Organically formed (4 marks)
    3. State FIVE characteristics of rocks. (5 marks)
    4. Form Four Geography candidates of Maseno School are planning to carry out a field study on rocks within their environment
      1. List THREE methods they will use to record data. (3 marks)
      2. Identify TWO items that they will carry during the study. (2 marks)
      3. State THREE follow-up activities they will get involved in after the study. (3 marks)
  3. The map below shows some climatic regions of Kenya. Use it to answer question (a)
      1. Name the climatic regions marked X,Y. (2 marks)
      2. State THREE characteristics of the climatic region marked Z. (3 marks)
    2. Explain how the following factors influences climate
      1. Altitude (2 marks)
      2. Ocean currents (2 marks)
      3. Latitude (2 marks)
    3. What are the negative effects of climate change on the physical environment (4 marks)
    4. The table below shows rainfall and temperature figures of a station in Africa
      Month J F M A M J J A S O N D
      Temp (°C) 24 24 23 22 19 17 17 18 19 20 22 23
      Rainfall (mm) 109 122 130 76 52 34 28 38 70 108 121 120
      1. Calculate the annual temperature range of the station above. (2 marks)
      2. Calculate the mean annual rainfall. (2 marks)
      1. Differentiate between aridity and desertification. (2 marks)
      2. State FOUR possible solutions to aridity and desertification (4 marks)
      1. Name TWO types of submerged highland coasts. (2 marks)
      2. Identify TWO resultant features of the emerged highland coasts. (2 marks)
      1. Explain THREE factors that determine the rate of coastal erosion. (6 marks)
      2. Identify TWO features found at the beach. (2 marks)
      3. State THREE conditions necessary for the formation of a beach. (3 marks)
      1. Using a well labelled diagram(s), describe how a bay bar is formed. (6 marks)
      2. State FOUR ways in which corals contribute to the economic development of Kenya.(4 marks)
      1. What is glacier? (2 marks)
      2. Name TWO types of glacier. (2 marks)
      3. Explain TWO process which the glacier erodes. (4 marks)
      1. Describe the formation of a crag and tail. (4 marks)
      2. The diagram below shows features resulting from glacial deposition in lowland area.
        Name the features marked X, Y,Z (3 marks)
      3. Explain TWO positive effects of glaciation in lowland areas. (4 marks)
      1. Students from your school are planning to carry out field study. Give reasons why they would require a working schedule. (3 marks)
      2. Give THREE reasons why it would be difficult for the students to undertake field study on the glaciated features on top of the mountain. (3 marks)

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