History Paper 1 - Alliance High School Pre-Trial Examination 2018

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ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL
FORM FOUR PRE-TRIALS 2018

HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT
PAPER ONE: 311/1
TIME: 2 HOURS 30 MINUTES

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  • This paper consists of three sections: A, B and C
  • Answer ALL THE QUESTIONS from SECTION A and THREE from SECTION B and any TWO from SECTION C in the foolscaps provided.
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that NO questions are missing.

 SECTION A(25 MARKS)

ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION

  1. Give the main source of information on the history of the people of Kenya during the pre-colonial period. (1 mk)
  2. Name one plain Nilotic group that settled in Western Kenya in the pre-colonial period. (1 mk)
  3. State two social factors for the migration of the Abagusii in the pre-colonial period. (2 mks)
  4. Identify one contribution of Ptolemy in the History of East Africa. (1 mk)
  5. How did the translation of the Bible into the local languages facilitate the spread of Christianity in Kenya? (2 mks)
  6. Identify two causes of conflicts in Kenya today. (2 mks)
  7. Give two ways in which direct democracy can be practised in Kenya today. (2 mks)
  8. Outline two responsibilities of Imperial British East African Company in Kenya. (2 mks)
  9. Give one social factor for the European conquest in Kenya in the 19thC (1mk)
  10. State the main reason for the rise of the Mau Mau movement in Kenya. (1 mk)
  11. Name the first African to be nominated in the council of ministers in the colonial government. (1 mk)
  12. State one reason why suspected criminals are tried in court of law. (1 mk)
  13. Give one function of the president as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces. (1 mk)
  14. Name two independed offices in the Kenyan parliament. (2 mks)
  15. Give two ways in which Harambee philosophy promoted the provision of health services in Kenya. (2 mks)
  16. What is the composition of the County Assembly in Kenya? (2 mks)
  17. Name the officer in charge of overseeing the implementation of the National budget in Kenya. (1 mk)

SECTION B(45 MARKS)
ANSWER THREE QUESTIONS IN THE SECTION

  1.  
    1.  Outline three qualifications for one to become a member of council of elders among the Kenyan communities in the pre-colonial period. (3 mks)
    2. Explain six results of the settlement of the Luo in Kenya during the pre-colonial period. (12 mks)
  2.  
    1. State three economic benefits of the introductin of Omani rule along the Kenyan coast during the 19th century. (3 mks)
    2. Explain six factors that contributed to the decline of the Omani rule along the Kenyan coast in the 19th century. (12 mks)
  3.  
    1. Identify five characteristics of political parties formed in Kenya after 1945. (5 mks)
    2. Explain five roles of political parties in Kenya during the struggle for independence. (10 mks)
  4.  
    1. State five demands made by trade unions in Kenya during the colonial period. (3 mks)
    2. Explain five ways through which Thomas Joseph Mboya contributed to the struggle for independence in Kenya. (12 mks)

SECTION C (30 MARKS)
ANSWER ANY TWO QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION

  1.  
    1. Identify three practices that may undermine national unity in Kenya today. (3 mks)
    2. Explain how the Bill of rights protects the rights of the individual. (12 mks)
  2.  
    1. State five responsibilities of the correctional services in Kenya. (5 mks)
    2. Explain five reasons why parliament is an important institution in Kenya. (10 mks)
  3.  
    1. Mention three types of taxes paid by Kenyans to the government. (3 mks)
    2. Explain six functions of the public service commission in Kenya. (12 mks)

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